Terms and Conditions

American Epilepsy Society Websites

This Website is owned and provided by American Epilepsy Society (AES) and is provided for your personal information, and education. “Website” as used in these Terms of Use includes, without limitation, AESnet.org and any others released by the AES from time to time as well as our pages and applications on third-party social-networking services such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and our applications on mobile devices. Your use of this Website is subject to the following terms and conditions. Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions and your agreement to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Website or any services offered by this Website.

These Terms of Use will take effect at the time you begin using the AES website. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the website automatically terminates. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Please check back often to ensure you are aware of any updates or changes to these terms.

Copyright and intellectual property policy. All names, logos, service marks, and trademarks appearing in this Website, including the trademarks, service marks, brand identities, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights and all other intellectual property ("AES Content"), except as otherwise noted, are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, AES. 

The use or misuse of these trademarks or any other content on this Website, except as provided in these Terms of Use or in the Website content, is strictly prohibited. You may print copies of the information on this Website for your personal use, store the files on your computer for personal use, or reference this server from your own documents. However, you may not reproduce, distribute, sell, publish, broadcast, circulate or otherwise disseminate AES Content (text or graphics) to others without our express written consent. Also, you may not, without our permission, copy and distribute this information on any other server, or modify or re-use text or graphics on this system or another system. Any use of AES Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Use of Content. You are authorized to view or download a single copy of the material on the website solely for your noncommercial personal use and for no other purpose if you include the following copyright notice “Copyright © 2014, the American Epilepsy Society. All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in AES Content. The AES reserves the right to bar, restrict or suspend any user's access to the AES Websites, and/or to terminate this license at any time for any reason. The AES reserves any rights not explicitly granted in these Terms of Use.

License Restrictions. Your use of the Website is limited to personal and non-commercial use only unless other uses are granted expressly to you. You may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or otherwise display the Website Content for public or commercial purposes without our written permission for such use of Content. You may not harvest or otherwise collect information about others, take any action that imposes an unreasonably large load on the Website’s servers, violate the security of the Website, or engage in any other conduct that exposes us or any of our users to any liability or potential harm.

Linking to outside sites. Links to third-party sites are provided solely as a convenience to the visitor of the Website. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation unless explicitly stated by the AES. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which the AES exercises no control. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the AES Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Links to AES Websites and AES Content. AES welcomes links to its Website. Unless specifically authorized by AES, other sites may not connect deep links to the Website (i.e. create links to this site that bypass the home page or other parts of the site) and may not mirror or frame the home page or any other pages of the AES Site. Links to the AES Site should not appear as though the linking site has an overarching relationship with AES unless specifically authorized by the AES. Links posted by third parties to the Website may not use the AES logo and shall not suggest that the AES promotes or otherwise endorses any third party products, business relationships, services, causes, campaigns, websites, content, or information. Any links to any portion of the AES Website shall be the responsibility of the linking party. The AES reserves the right to require any linking party to disable or remove any link.

Personal Login Information. Certain features and areas of the AES Websites are available only with registration, login and/or a paid subscription. If you are required to register and select a unique login and password, you must keep your Personal Login Information confidential. Your Personal Login Information is personal to you and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. The AES is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information. You must contact AES immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate your Personal Login Information due to security concerns.

Privacy Policy. For information about the AES's data protection practices and the AES's use and protection of your personal information, please read the Privacy Policy.

User Generated Content. This Website may allow users to post text, images, audio, video, links to other sites, or other content to the Website. As a consequence, you may see materials that have been submitted to this Website by individuals not affiliated with AES. You also acknowledge that you alone are fully responsible for the User-Generated Content you submit and that you own or have the rights to use the User-Generated Content. By submitting any content to this site, you understand and agree that you are giving us a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive and sublicenseable license to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display and creative derivative works from any such user submissions, in whole or in part, in any form (including for promotional or marketing purposes). You agree not to disparage, defame or otherwise seek to damage anyone or invade anyone’s rights through any submitted content.

Medical Disclaimer. The AES Content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. The AES does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular medical professional. The AES is not responsible for any treatment decisions made by any health care provider.

You warrant that you will comply with all laws that may directly or indirectly govern your retrieval, use, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure, or storage of Patient Information. You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining any patient consents, if applicable, and all other consents or permissions required by law or advisable with respect to your retrieval, use, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure or storage of Patient Information. You shall be solely responsible for your retrieval, use or misuse, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure or storage of Patient Information.

Third Party Information. The AES Websites may feature materials, information, products, and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, User-Generated Content or other information made available by third parties such as content providers and other users of the AES Websites are those of the respective third party and not of the AES or its affiliates. The AES makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third party materials, information, services or products. AES shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such third party content. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions with third parties.

Usability of its Website. AES designs, develops and tests Internet content and applications to work with web browsers that adhere to the most recent World Wide Web Consortium Recommended Standards. This is global policy for AES and applies to all AES Websites and other online activities.

Disclaimer. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE(S) OR THE SERVERS MAKING THE SITE(S) AVAILABLE ARE VIRUS FREE. We do not warrant that the functions contained in these materials will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of the materials in this Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

Responsibility for Use of the Internet and the AES Websites. Your use of the Website is at your risk. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall AES or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any damages including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, arising out of your access to or use of the Website and however caused, whether in contract or tort. If you become dissatisfied in any way with this Website or its Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using this Website and its services. (Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages, so these provisions may not apply to you. If any portion of this limitation on liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of AES shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).)

Agreeing to terms. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the privacy policy posted on the Website, please do not use this Website or any services offered by this Website. We reserve the right to make changes to these terms at any time. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of any updates or changes. Your use of our Website indicates acceptance of all terms.

Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the AES Parties from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to your use of the AES Websites and/or AES Content, a violation by you of these Terms of Use, or any other actions connected with your use of the AES Websites and/or AES Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees. The AES will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to the AES Parties other than under this Section.


If any provisions of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Entire agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular legal notice on the website, these Terms of Use and the AES Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and AES with respect to the use of the website and AES content.


Use of AES Websites and AES Content outside of the United States. The AES makes no claims regarding access or use of the AES Websites or the AES Content outside of the United States. If you use or access the AES Websites or the AES Content outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of your jurisdiction as well as these Terms of Use.

Revised September 2014

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