Welcome to Americans Mad and Angry!

AmericansMadandAngry.org is a website that provides information and resources to people everywhere to help them become more knowledgeable about medical errors, hospital acquired infections and all types of preventable adverse events. The information provided herein will be helpful to many people in the healthcare system, but is primarily directed to consumers and the lay public.

AmericansMadandAngry.org is owned and operated by Americans Mad and Angry!, an Oregon nonprofit corporation. The corporation was initially created and is currently fully funded by Tom & Deandra Vallier, the former a victim of medical error and serious nosocomial infection himself.

By using our website, you agree to the following Terms of Use, which constitute an agreement between Americans Mad and Angry! and you. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use AmericansMadandAngry.org. When we refer to ourselves as "we," "us," "our," and similar terms we mean Americans Mad and Angry!. We may change these terms from time to time. You will always be able to view the most current version by clicking on a link on any page at our site.

Information on AmericansMadandAngry.org
AmericansMadandAngry.org is a resource presented for the sole purpose of helping and informing the consuming public. We include a lot of information on AmericansMadandAngry.org, including articles, references, tools, databases. While we hope you find the information helpful, if you are a consumer who chooses to use the information on AmericansMadandAngry.org, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Individuals with any type of medical condition are specifically cautioned to seek professional medical advice before beginning any sort of health treatment. CONSUMERS WHO RELY ON INFORMATION ON AmericansMadandAngry.org DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.

We do not offer you any warranty or guarantee related to AmericansMadandAngry.org. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES; EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH AmericansMadandAngry.org OR IN THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH AmericansMadandAngry.org.

Some information on AmericansMadandAngry.org may come from you or from other users. We are not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON AmericansMadandAngry.org. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF AmericansMadandAngry.org, HOWEVER ARISING, EXCEED ONE DOLLAR ($1.00), REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY YOU OR ANYONE MAY HAVE.

You understand and agree that we cannot and do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise available on AmericansMadandAngry.org or through the Internet in any way. You also understand and agree that we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for implementing sufficient precautions, procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your own requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to AmericansMadandAngry.org for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume the responsibility for the loss of any information, data, or other materials resulting from your use of AmericansMadandAngry.org.

Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, WE DO NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WEBSITES THAT ARE LINKED TO OUR SITE OR THAT YOU BROWSE TO AFTER FOLLOWING A LINK FROM AmericansMadandAngry.org.

We welcome your feedback on AmericansMadandAngry.org. However we must make the final decisions about the content that is posted on the site to make sure it meets the needs of all our users. You can use the feedback link on our site to send us comments and criticisms, but IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH OUR RESPONSE OR WITH THE CONTENTS OF AmericansMadandAngry.org, YOUR ONLY REMEDY IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE.

Copyright
Americans Mad and Angry! owns the information on AmericansMad andAngry.org. In fact, the entire contents and design of AmericansMadandAngry.org are protected under U.S. and international copyright laws.

You may look at AmericansMadandAngry.org online, download individual articles, print or email pages of content and download tools to your personal or handheld computer for later reading or use, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself or your colleagues. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials.

We reserve all our other rights. Among other things, this means you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, put it on your own website, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.

Trademarks
We or our partners also own the names we use for our products and services on AmericansMadandAngry.org, and these names are protected by trademark laws in the U.S. and internationally. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. If your activities are noncommercial, you may make use of our trademarks by linking to us or discussing us with others, as long as you make it clear that we are the owner of the trademark. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval.

You may not use our trademarks in any of the following ways:
• In a non-Americans Mad and Angry! product name or publication title.
• Within or as part of your own trademarks.
• To identify non-Americans Mad and Angry! products or services.
• In a manner which will likely cause confusion.
• In a manner that implies that Americans Mad and Angry! sponsors, endorses or is otherwise connected with your activities, products, or services.
• In any manner that disparages Americans Mad and Angry!

Linking to Us
Usually, we do not mind if you have a simple link from your website to AmericansMadandAngry.org. However, you must first ask for our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product. You are not allowed to link to AmericansMadandAngry.org if you create or post illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

Information that You Put on AmericansMadandAngry.org
Unless we tell you that something will be treated confidentially, when you place materials or information on AmericansMadandAngry.org, you are giving us an irrevocable, perpetual license to use that information. For example, we have the right to display a comment that you may post for as long as we want. We will consider requests to remove information that you make publicly available on AmericansMadandAngry.org on an individual basis. You may not post any messages, links or code that would be misleading, false, vulgar, inappropriate, or harmful. We reserve the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.
Please see our Privacy Statement for an explanation of how we use information and your rights to change or delete it.

Advertising and Sponsorship Policy
Americans Mad and Angry! currently accepts no advertising for the AmericansMadandAngry.org website. We do not endorse any company, product or service. In addition, no company or website may suggest that AmericansMadandAngry.org endorses any product, service or entity.

Copyright Agent
Americans Mad and Angry! respects the rights of all copyright holders and has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users who post materials on AmericansMadandAngry.org that infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512:
• A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
• Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
• Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
• Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
• A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
• A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding AmericansMadandAngry.org can be reached as follows: Tom & Deandra Vallier, Americans Mad and Angry!, 1101Sherman Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031, USA., or (info@americansmadandangry.org)

Laws that Govern This Agreement
Americans Mad and Angry! controls AmericansMadandAngry.org from its offices within the state of Oregon in the United States of America. AmericansMadandAngry.org can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each state or country able to access AmericansMadandAngry.org may differ, by accessing AmericansMadandAngry.org both you and Americans Mad and Angry! agree that the statutes and laws of the state of Oregon will apply to all matters relating to use of AmericansMadandAngry.org. Both you and Americans Mad and Angry! submit to jurisdiction in Oregon and further agree that any cause of action arising under these Terms of Use shall be brought exclusively in any state or federal court located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Acceptance Procedure
By accessing information on or registering with the website, you agree with all the terms and conditions of this agreement. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of AmericansMadandAngry.org constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. We will post any such changes in a timely manner, and draw your attention to any significant changes.

We at Americans Mad and Angry! (AMA), producers of AmericansMadandAngry.org, believe that you have the right to know how your personal information may be used or disclosed. You take your privacy seriously, and we respect your concerns. Accordingly, we have borrowed this Privacy Statement in order to describe how we collect information, what we do with it, and what controls you have. Please read it carefully, and if you have any questions or concerns, please send us a comment at info@americansmadandangry.org . Unless otherwise indicated, this Privacy Statement applies only to information collected via the AmericansMadandAngry.org website. "Information" means information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, phone number, areas of interest or data related to your improvement work or credit card information, and other information about you that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that AMA does not own or control, or to people that AMA does not employ or manage.

Gathering of Information
We collect data from you ("Information") in different ways and on many different parts of our website including: when you register at AmericansMadandAngry.org; when you download or use content; when you comment on content; when you share your stories, when you rate content on the site; or even when you are just perusing the site and reading content.

Use of Information
We may collect Information that you choose to share with us when you register at the website. This Information is only collected with your permission and may be updated or deleted by you at any time. If you choose these options during your registration, we may use your Information to send you a newsletter or email messages with updates and notices concerning new content posted to the site and/or news that we think might be of interest to you. Completing the registration information allows us to better understand you, your position, your organization type and interests. If at any time you would like to stop getting this email information you can do so by updating your Profile.

When visiting any website, your browser sends information to the site's hosting server identifying the browser you are using, your Internet Service Provider, the page you last visited, and the page you are currently visiting. We log this Information. We may also track and catalog the search terms that you enter in search forms. We may make use of a standard feature of browser software called a "cookie" that helps us recognize you when you visit.

Access to Information
Americans Mad and Angry!, AmericansMadandAngry.org and its employees have access to your Information. We use all of this Information to administer and improve the operations of AmericansMadandAngry.org. Aggregate Information or data on visitors to our site and how the site is being used, including the pages users are viewing, will also be logged. Aggregate data does not identify individuals but rather describes data as a whole. We may also share aggregate Information with market analysts, advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and any other third parties. We may allow third party service providers and consultants access to Information on an as-needed basis. We may also share Information as required by law or to cooperate with legal authorities in a criminal investigation.

Third Parties/Links
AmericansMadandAngry.org links to other sites. Please recognize that we cannot control the use or security of your Information once it leaves our hands. If you have any concerns regarding the security or privacy of our affiliates, we encourage you to review their privacy policies or even to contact them directly. AmericansMadandAngry.org is not responsible for the privacy practices, data collection, security or content of other websites.
Please remember that when you respond to a classified advertisement by email you are sending information to a third party and not to the AmericansMadandAngry.org. We cannot control the use or security of any Information that you send to a third party, so please be careful.

Security
We use industry-standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology, a secure server, and other physical and procedural safeguards to protect the security of your personal Information. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the Information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

By using AmericansMadandAngry.org, you consent to the collection and use of your Information as we have outlined in this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to our policy, you may not use AmericansMadandAngry.org. We may change our policies at any time and without prior notice. If we decide to change this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes to this page so that users may be aware of our actions. Your continued use of AmericansMadandAngry.org following a posting of changes to this Privacy Statement will mean that you accept those changes.

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