Terms of Use

 

Welcome to the legal statement for Lab-Ask.com

 

 

 

As with any large community, we want to ask you to follow our terms of use which are a set of rules that fall under the usage of this website.

Terms of Use Agreement

Lab-Ask reserves the right to update the terms of use at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the terms of use can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages.

 

Terms of Use

By using this website, you acknowledge your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Lab-Ask does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Lab-Ask site. Reliance on the information and recommendations on Lab-Ask is only at your own risk.

 

Basic Terms

  • You agree NOT to post on Lab-Ask if you are concerned about it being public knowledge.
  • You agree NOT to post false, defamatory, name-calling, obscene, or threatening messages.
  • You agree NOT to use profanity words.
  • You agree NOT to give out personal information about others.
  • You agree NOT to post advertising or solicitations.
  • You agree NOT to use titles that you have not earned. i.e. ASCP, RN, Dr, MD, Nurse, etc.
  • You agree NOT to post for marketing or commercial research.
  • You agree NOT to spam Lab-Ask.
  • You agree NOT to post in any other language except English.
  • You agree NOT to argue about policies or moderating decisions in the public forums.
  • You agree NOT to hold Lab-Ask, responsible for any messages posted.
  • You agree NOT to offer medical or legal advice.
  • You agree NOT to seek medical or legal advice.
  • You agree NOT to publish copyright materials.
  • You agree NOT to handle fake or multiple accounts.

You acknowledge that you are 13 years old or older, and if you are under 18 years old, you are visiting this site under supervision of a responsible adult.

 

Posting Information:

Defamatory language about a person, school, instructor, health care facility, or entity is prohibited. Posts containing materials that violates any law or is invasive of a person’s privacy will be taken down.

We encourage members to have constructive and polite discussion with each other. Please avoid name-calling and hate speech. We will not tolerate any insulting language and personal attacks. Moreover, discrimination, racial vilification and offensive generalizations targeting people of other religions, races, and/or nationalities will not be tolerated.

 

Foul Language / Profanity:

Any kind of written text that you would not say in front of a group of professionals should not be posted on Lab-Ask. Lab-Ask staff reserves the right to edit offensive language. (Including profanity cleverly disguised – such as different spelling or a mixture of letters and symbols.)

Information About Others:

You should not post any potentially defamatory information about specific organization, schools, instructors, or health care facilities/entities in the forums and comments.

Advertising / Self Promotion:

Promotion or advertising of any website, email address, businesses, multi-level-marketing, personal blogs, or other entities that you have an affiliation with is banned.

You are not allowed any form of commercial advertising in posts, avatars, or signatures.

Soliciting or coercing others to join other community websites through posts, email, PM, use of Lab-Ask membership list or any other resource within the Lab-Ask is not allowed. Links to other websites are allowed under the informational circumstances.

 

Copyrighted Material:

Please do not upload, attach or post anything that is copyright or licensed without prior agreement of the owner. I.e. if you want to post content or articles from other websites, you should not post the whole content or article. Instead, you can post a partial synopsis, and then a link to the source.

Please do not request or post materials that are protected by copyright law such as test questions, test preparation materials, test bank codes, or post links to, or use this site to send or request via email or pm such material. WE WILL BANN THOSE POSTING THAT NEGLECTS THE COPYRIGHT MATERIAL.

 

Commercial Research:

You may not post for marketing or commercial research. Member’s account may be closed by posting marketing or commercial research materials.

Using Professional Titles:

Professional titles, i.e. ASCP, MD, DR., RN, MA, etc, shall not be used unless you are actually licensed as professional title. If you have chosen a user name that reflects an unjust professional title, you should contact us for verification process.

No Spamming:

You can always use the “search” feature to find topics of interest, so do not try to spam forums with multiple posts.

English Only:

Lab-Ask is based in the United States and much of our membership is English speaking. Since we are unable to moderate threads in other languages, we ask that communications be in English for the ease of use.

Disagreements with Policies or Staff Decisions:

You agree not to argue about policies or moderating decisions in the public forums. If you disagree with a policy or a decision, you may respectfully post your comments in private in the Admin Help Desk. You will not gather petition in the forums to change policies.

Messages Posted –Disclaimer:

We do not actively monitor the contents of every message posted on Lab-Ask. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

Messages do not necessarily reflect the views of Lab-Ask, its owners, sponsors, or any entity associated with Lab-Ask.

Lab-Ask content may contain links to other websites. These links are solely provided as a convenience to you. The accuracy, completeness or correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, or other information provided through the Lab-Ask Site are not guaranteed.

Multiple Accounts:

Users are not allowed to create and own more than one account. Accounts may be banned or suspended without notice, especially if multiple accounts are being used to troll the board.

Avatars:

Avatars may not contain pornographic or disrespectful images.

Medical Advice:

Lab-Ask or its members do not offer medical advice. Any requests for such will be taken down. If you have a medical problem, please seek attention from your health care provider.

Legal Advice:

Lab-Ask or its members do not offer legal advice. Any requests for such will be taken down. If you have a legal problem, please seek legal counsel.

Breach of Terms of Service

In the case that a user does not follow these guidelines or for any other reason the Lab-Ask team feels is not appropriate, our staff will remove/ edit the posts or disable the accounts who violated the rules.

Please keep in mind that requests for account removal will entail removing personal data such as location, avatar, signature, etc. to protect the privacy of the person but the member account will remain intact because of the nature of the threading of posts within the database.

Please note, our admin do have the ability to read private messages and do so ONLY when investigating complaints and harassment issues.

 

Intellectual property
Unless otherwise indicated, the materials displayed on this website, including, without limitation, all text, images, editorial materials, photographs, illustrations and other graphic materials, names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of Lab-Ask and/or one of its parents, affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

You are not allowed to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material or any part thereof, although you may: print or download the material on this website for your non-commercial, informational and personal use; or copy the material on this website for the purpose of sending it, without any commercial objective, to individual parties for their personal information, provided that you acknowledge the Lab-Ask Group as the owner and source of the material and that you inform the third party that these terms and conditions apply to them and that they must comply with them.

Any other use of intellectual property contained on this website requires permission from the Lab-Ask Group. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright or any other property of the Lab-Ask Group or any third party.

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

Keeping your personal information safe is of utmost importance for us. Below, you will find terms and policies regarding our privacy policy. Since we gather certain type of information from our users, we believe you should understand the way that we may use this information.

We have two types of information gathering in our website. First, information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are forms or voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletter, white papers or downloadable material, to participate on our bulletin board or forum, and participation in polls and surveys.

Second, Information, lab-Ask gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to provide better content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Lab-Ask reveal private information of users to unrelated third parties.

Cookies & Similar Technologies

Lab-Ask use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you. You can disable cookies through your individual browser options.

Use of Information

Lab-Ask uses information mentioned above to tailor its content and deliver targeted material for its users. In this way, the information we collect will be used for user targeting and research and development. We will share this information for our marketing team sending surveys and emails to you through our website. We also use third party sites such as Google Analytics for tracking the traffic on our website. The information that is shared with these sites include log files, cookies and web beacons, and doubleclick dart cookies (ie.Google services). In addition, we may share posts to our social media pages (Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube). No personal details are shared.

Your Consent

By using this site, you agree to the collection and use of this information by Lab-Ask. Be aware that our policy may change and you can find the latest version of our privacy policy at the bottom of each page.