1. Website for use by medical professionals only
This ATS Educational Resource on Respiratory Diseases – Focus on ASTHMA and COPD is hosted by GlobalPort (International) Limited, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United Kingdom, with it legal office in Greyfriars Court Paradise Square Oxford OX1 1BE. The programme is intended solely for the use of physicians and other qualified medical professionals for medical education purposes.
By accepting these conditions, you represent and warrant that you are a physician or other medical professional fully licensed to practice in your particular country, jurisdiction or locale.
The articles in the programme have been licensed from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and GlobalPort is authorized to translate and use the articles for educational purposes.
The user is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her password and account and for logging out of his/her account. In selecting a user name, the user agrees that he/she will not:
a. select or use a screen name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person
b. use a name subject to the rights of any person without their authorization or
c. use a screen name that is offensive to people of ordinary sensitivities, illegal, or infringing.
The user is fully responsible for all activities that occur under his/her password or account.
Scientific board members and GlobalPort will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, damages or injury resulting from any failure of performance, error, omission interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, or computer virus. The user agrees that use of this service is at his/her own risk.
This website is intended for medical education purposes only. Legal steps may be taken in case of diverse use. UK law protects the intellectual property and copyright of text, layouts, graphics, and logos at this site. If you have any technical questions or problems, please contact the help desk.
This website does not provide medical advice. The opinions or views expressed in the articles are those of the authors. Content of this programme is subject to modification and amendments. Implementing scientific information presented in the programme does not guarantee for success in a specific patient.
Please note that some articles may discuss agents that may not be approved in your country for the application described. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. No responsibility for the content of external links is assumed by Scientific board members and GlobalPort. GlobalPort also declines all responsibility for reliance upon content obtained through programme. The Content should be considered only a source of information or education that a licensed physician or other qualified health provider can use to assist his/her practice. Use of this website, including any communications via this website does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. You should not use the information contained on this website in place of a consultation with medical or other professional advisers. You should not take action, or refrain from taking action, on the strength of information obtained from the website without first consulting competent professional advisers.
All the medical information offered on the website should be considered in-depth and explained by a specialist and must not be taken out of the scientific and editorial context in which it was compiled and entered. Under no circumstances may the information and documents put on this website be considered as constituting a definitive scientific truth; they merely represent the opinions of the speakers and/or authors. The opinion of the speakers and /or authors is solely theirs and, therefore, may not reflect the opinion of GlobalPort, Scientific board members or ATS.
Content of this platform has been selected by the scientific board members from the scientific journal “American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine”, published by ATS; permissions of use of the materials have been obtained. Scientific board members and GlobalPort are not liable for the correctness, completeness, and actuality of the content.
This programme is independently supported by GlaxoSmithKline. GlobalPort warrants that the sponsorship has no influence on the content of this educational programme. The scientific board members have no private interests in the funding companies and any commercial disclosures are provided here: Disclosure.
5. Disclaimer of warranty and limitation of liability
The content and other information provided on or through this website is provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. Your use of this website or any linked site is at your own risk. Although the information on this site is obtained or compiled from sources it believes to be reliable, we cannot and do not guarantee or make any representation or warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, validity, sequence, timeliness, completeness or continued availability of any information or content, including third-party content, made available on this site or on any linked site.
By using this website, you agree and understand that the website may contain viruses or other damaging elements, and that communications to or from the website, including encrypted communications through the website’s forum or other message areas and interactive areas, are not secure and may be intercepted.
In no event shall it be liable for any decision made or action or inaction taken by you in reliance on any content, information or data, including third-party content, on this site or on any linked site.
We further explicitly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
The website’s members, affiliates organizers, beneficiaries, successors, suppliers of third-party content and any other third party working with it shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or loss (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential and any and all other forms of damages or losses regardless of the form of the action or the basis of the claim) caused or alleged to be caused in connection with your use of this website, including, but not limited to, in connection with your devising, monitoring or administering treatment or applying an operating protocol, or in making a diagnosis and devising a care strategy or decision, whether or not foreseeable, even if the website or any of its affiliates organizers, beneficiaries, successors, suppliers of third-party content or other third parties working with the website in connection with this website has been advised of the possibility or likelihood of such damages.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the website’s affiliates organizers, beneficiaries, successors, suppliers of third-party content and any other third party working with the website harmless against any losses, expenses, costs or damages (including our reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert fees’ and other reasonable costs of litigation) arising from, incurred as a result of, or in any manner related to (1) your breach of the contract condition, (2) your unauthorized or unlawful use of this website, and (3) the unauthorized or unlawful use of the site by any other person using your ids.
7. Use of the website
We allow you to consult and use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use in accordance with the methods and conditions set out in these Contract Conditions.
8. Intellectual property
Content of this programme has been selected from the scientific journal “American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine”, published by ATS; permissions of use of the materials have been obtained. The Website and the Content are protected by legislation on copyright and intellectual property; they belong to GlobalPort and to its licensors. The Content may not be reproduced, represented, adapted, translated, amended, transmitted, published, circulated, re-published or any other use made of the Website or its Content, whether in full or in part, without GlobalPort giving specific consent in writing in advance, except for the entitlement to access specifically authorized to members of the site.
9. Modification of the website
The Website may be modified, interrupted or rendered unavailable at any time without notice, either temporarily or permanently. Our liability cannot be incurred as a result of such occurrences.
Should any provision or undertaking in the present agreement be invalid or inapplicable, the validity or applicability of any other provision or commitment contained in the present document would not be affected; all the invalid provisions or commitments would be deemed divisible from the remainder of the present Contract.
11. Applicable law and jurisdictional competence
Use of the Website is subject to UK law. You acknowledge and accept that you access the Website and its Content and use the same entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility therefore. GlobalPort may at any time and without notice, at its discretion, cancel or revoke your entitlement to use the Website or any part thereof. In the event of such cancellation or revocation, you would cease to be authorized to either access or use the Website or the part of the Website affected by such cancellation or revocation. The restrictions imposed on you in respect of any document downloaded from the Website and the notices of non-acceptance of liability, and the limitation of liability provided for in the present Contract, would continue to obtain if the present Contract were to be cancelled or revoked for any reason whatsoever. GlobalPort would bear no liability towards you or any other party in respect of such cancellation or revocation.