Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions

In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, and any or all Agreements: “Client,” “You,” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company,” “Ourselves,” “We,” and “Us,” refers to the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Continuing Education (FORCE, Inc.). “Party,” “Parties,” or “Us,” refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance, and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of FORCE’s stated services/products. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Privacy Statement

All information collected from users of our site is subject our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into this agreement.  For more information, please visit our privacy policy at www.forceresearch.org.

Confidentiality

Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than those who assist us with operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you.  We are legally required to release information pertaining to you, if obligated by law. 

We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party. Any emails sent by FORCE, Inc. will only be in connection with the provision of agreed products or pertaining to our services.

Disclaimer

The information on this web site is provided as is. To the fullest extent permitted by law, FORCE, Inc.:

The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law.  None of your legal rights as a consumer are affected.

Payment

All major Credit/Debit cards are acceptable methods of payment. Our Terms are payment in full upon the time of purchase. All products remain the property of FORCE, Inc. until paid for in full.

In the event that a balance should remain unpaid on your account, we reserve the right to recover any outstanding funds within 30 days from the invoice date. In circumstances where there is a residual balance on your account beyond 30 days, you shall be liable for any and all additional administrative and/or court costs that may incur with recovering these funds.

We reserve the right to terminate the arrangement at any time. Consequently, all bookings and/or transactions and agreements entered into will cease with immediate effect until such time as any and all outstanding balances are recovered in full.

Cancellation

Minimum 24 hours notice of cancellation required. Notification for instance, in person, via email, phone, or in writing will be accepted. We reserve the right to charge the full payment amount, if applicable, as well as a fee to cover any subsequent administrative expenses for notification received after the 24 hour notice.

Termination of Agreements and Refunds

Both the Client and FORCE, Inc. have the right to terminate a Service Agreement for any reason.  If a service is deemed to have begun and is, for all intents and purposes, underway, no refunds shall be offered. Any amount that we have received, which constitutes payment in respect of the provision of unused services, shall be refunded.

Availability

Unless otherwise stated, the services featured on this website are only available within the United States of America, or in relation to postings from the United States of America.  All advertising is intended solely for the United States of America market. You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of FORCE, Inc.  FORCE, Inc. does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify this Company, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within FORCE, Inc. on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Cookies

Like most interactive websites, this Company website uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

Links to this website

We do not encourage you to create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website, you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website

We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or materials appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that FORCE, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. FORCE, Inc. will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Copyright Notice

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text relating to this Company’s services and the full content of this website.

Communication

There are several different ways to contact FORCE, Inc.  All contact information can be found on our Contact Us link on our website.

FORCE, Inc. has an address located at 3925 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14226.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall immediately inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.

Waiver

Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.

General

By accessing this website, using our services and/or buying our products, you consent to these terms and conditions.  If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of FORCE, Inc. to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorized representatives of FORCE, Inc.

Notification of Changes

FORCE, Inc. reserves the right to change these conditions at any time and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

 

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and FORCE, Inc.  Accessing this website indicates your understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.   

 

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