Terms of Use and Privacy Policy - PulmCCM

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy



Hello and welcome to PulmCCM. Hereafter it may be called "the site" or "PulmCCM" or "We" or "Us." PulmCCM is an online information and internet site, mobile applications, and emailed newsletters provided by Goncho Media Inc. Please take the time to read these Terms of Use carefully as they contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations, including various exclusions and limitations. The Terms of Use also include the Privacy Policy (see below). If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, please do not access the site. By accessing PulmCCM, or by submitting any registration information, you create an agreement with us. Under this agreement, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use which may be amended from time to time. In exchange, we agree to allow you to access and use the Site until terminated in accordance with these terms.


Please note that PulmCCM may change the terms of this Agreement at any time without notice. If we do, such changes will be effective on the date that such modified terms are posted on the PulmCCM Web site at http://PulmCCM.org. Access to or use of this Web site after such changes have taken effect constitutes acceptance of all changes.

Please also note that at any time, without notice, PulmCCM reserves the right to terminate access to this site.


Copyright and Trademarks

The text, graphics and web design code on PulmCCM.org are copyrighted by Goncho Media Inc (doing business as PulmCCM). All rights are reserved. This license and these permissions may be changed without notice.

The marks PulmCCM®, PulmCCM Central®, PulmCCM Journal® and the PulmCCM logo are all marks of Goncho Media Inc. and may not be used or reproduced without explicit permission from Goncho Media Inc. Nothing contained in this Web site or this Agreement grants any right to use any of the marks without our prior written permission or that of the respective owner.

Where text, graphics, html code, or other content are excerpted or used with permission from other sources, copyright shall remain with the original holder.


The Site Provides Information, Not Medical Advice or Consultation

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. If you have any medical problem that's not an emergency, call your doctor. PulmCCM offers the site for general informational and educational purposes only. PulmCCM is intended for healthcare professionals, not the lay public. We advise the lay public not to use the site. Use of this site as a lay person may cause confusion or anxiety. Nothing related to the site is intended as medical advice nor should it be used for diagnosis or treatment apart from consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. The site is not intended to create any physician-patient relationship, nor should it be considered a replacement for consultation with a healthcare professional. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact your healthcare professional. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on our Web site. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Web site. Reliance on any information provided by or through the site appearing on the Web site or other visitors to the Web site is solely at your own risk.

The information provided on PulmCCM, with the exception of PulmCCM Journal, is not peer-reviewed and should not be considered authoritative. Health care professionals agree not to use PulmCCM to replace consultation of expert physicians or peer-reviewed information sources in the treatment of patients.

The Web site may contain health-or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, please do not use our Web site.


No Warranties

The site and all the information provided on the site are distributed on an "as is" basis. There are no warranties of any kind provided, neither expressed nor implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or warranties of title. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on the site and we provide no warranty nor guarantee of any kind with regard to the information on the site.

The site and the information we provide on it are not intended to constitute the practice of medicine, nursing, and should not be construed as being health care advice, diagnosis, consultation or treatment in any jurisidiction from which the site is accessed. Always review up-to-date, peer reviewed literature and consult other medical professionals for medical advice, if you are a health professional. If you are a patient, always consult your physician. The site provides information to help guide you to these accepted standards of the practice of health care, and does not, cannot, should not replace them. Do not assume that the information on the site is continuously updated or otherwise contains current information. Because of the nature of medical research, the site will always contain outdated or inaccurate information.


Limitation of Availability

Our site may be unavailable at any time. We do not represent or warrant that the site, or any site to which ours is linked, will ever be accessible or available at any given time, or that access to same will be uninterrupted or free of errors. The site may be unavailable for long periods of time. You have no remedy if this happens.


Limitation on Liability; Limited Remedies

In no event shall we or any of our affiliates or their officers, members, directors, employees, agents, managers, representatives, subcontractors or licensors be liable to users, including you, for any direct or indirect monetary or other damages, fees, fines, penalties, loss of income or any liabilities that arise out of your use of the site. You agree that your sole and only remedy if these or other dissatisfying outcomes occur after use of the site, is to stop using the site.



PulmCCM is not affiliated or associated with sponsors of sites which hyperlink to or from any PulmCCM or other sites. We do not control the linked sites and PulmCCM is not responsible for the content of any linked site or the links contained in a linked site. PulmCCM reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. PulmCCM may provide links from this Web site to other sites as a convenience to you and in no way should this be interpreted as our endorsement of any product, company, or content it links to. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Web site, you do this entirely at your own risk.


Off-Label use

We may make references to "off-label" or non-FDA approved uses of certain products on this site.



You agree to indemnify PulmCCM and any of our parent or subsidiary companies or organizations, and any of our successors, assigns or licensees, together with any of their respective officers, directors and employees, against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to your use of the site, or any breach or violation of this Agreement or any other term or condition contained on the site.



PulmCCM is located in Atlanta, GA, in the United States of America. PulmCCM makes no claims that the site is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.


Governing Law; Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Georgia, without respect to its conflict of laws or choice of laws principles.

You expressly and irrevocably agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with PulmCCM, or in any way relating to your use of the site resides in the courts of the State of Georgia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Georgia in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving PulmCCM, or PulmCCM's parent corporation, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

You agree that any legal proceeding against PulmCCM related to the site shall be filed and tried only in the Dekalb County Municipal Court, Dekalb County, Georgia, United States of America, or, where such court does not have jurisdiction by law, then any such proceeding shall only be maintained in the State Courts of the State of Georgia, sitting in Dekalb County or the Federal Courts, for the District including Georgia. Both parties hereby expressly waive any right to a jury trial in any such proceeding.


Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular legal notice on the site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and PulmCCM with respect to use of the site.


Severability; Waiver

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



The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Binding Agreement, Copyright and Trademarks, No Warranty, Limitation on Liability; Limited Remedies, Indemnity, Governing Law; Jurisdiction, Privacy and Complete Agreement.


Privacy Policy

We use a third-party advertising company, eHealthcare Solutions, to serve ads when you visit our website. They may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by eHealthcare Solutions, click here.

eHealthcare Solutions, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Their use of cookies enables them to serve more relevant ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may learn more about, or may opt out of, the use of cookies by visiting their Privacy Policy or the eHealthcare Solutions TRUSTe page.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website, or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network.  eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website, or on other websites who partner with eHealthcare Solutions.  eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. However, you will not be personally identified to advertisers, nor your personal data or browsing history shared with advertisers, without your express permission. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy to obtain more about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this website by visiting http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and following the instructions.