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All information contained in eHealth Forum in part or entirety is copyrighted by and may not be reprinted or electronically reproduced without permission. Further, you may not reprint or electronically reproduce the design and organization of the database and forums. You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any information presented to you through the Service contains proprietary information that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other proprietary rights and laws, applicable intellectual property and other laws.

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information from outside sources

eHealth Forum adheres to the Copyright Act of 1978 outlined in Title 17 by the Government of the United States. In general, it is best to apply common sense when reproducing materials you find on the internet. Copyright fully protects unique ways of expressing ideas. Facts, ideas, systems, or processes remain in the public domain and may be reproduced... but not verbatim (word for word). Do not, for example, reprint an original expression created by another. Copyright protection begins the moment an expression is fixed in a tangible medium, whether or not the content has been registered or not.

As policy, we will immediately remove posts that seem to be copied and posted from other websites, or any material protected by copyright. If a user has been granted permission to reproduce material from the owner of a copyright prior to the posting of or uploading of copyrighted information, documents or software, such material will be reviewed and validated for use on eHealth Forum. Please forward notification of permission to reproduce copyrighted material via the User Comment Form.

updating this policy

Our copyright policy may be revised periodically. The most recent changes to the policy will be noted in a different color within the policy. You can click on any of those areas to find information about the change and how it may affect you. Further, you may access all previous copyright policies through links at the top and the bottom of this page. When we make significant changes that affect our copyright policies and practices, we will post a notice on the eHealth Forum home page for 30 days; registered users will be notified by email of material changes to the policy. We recommend that you read our copyright policy whenever you visit our site in case you missed our notice.

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This policy was effective on October 1, 2003
Last reviewed November 1, 2006