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© ApneaBoard.com - This website and wiki are copyrighted by Apnea Board - All rights reserved.

User Agreement

By accessing this website, users agree that they are personally assuming all risk for using information on this website and will not hold Apnea Board liable for any problems, damages, physical harm (including death), mental harm or any other harm that may come to the user, the user's family members, the user's friends or any other persons who may receive information via the user's use of this website. Information on this website should not be considered as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician before seeking treatment for any medical condition, including sleep apnea. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician before changing pressure or other settings on any medical device, including CPAP machines. Further, all users agree that they have read and understand all information presented in our Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Fair Use Notice

This web site and associated forums contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance the understanding of Sleep Apnea treatment and to advance the educational level of Sleep Apnea patients with regard to their health. We sometimes include the full text of articles and documents rather than a simple link because we have found that links frequently "go bad" or change over time. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site and associated discussion forums is distributed without fee or payment of any kind to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use", you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Use of Wiki Editor Material

By using and editing the Apnea Board Wiki, Apnea Board Wiki Editors are expressly licensing Apnea Board (or any person subsequently editing on the wiki), for the use of their content on this wiki, the ApneaBoard.com website, the Apnea Board Forum and any other web-based media owned and operated by Apnea Board, regardless of any other claims of copyright ownership the author/editor of the article may make. Wiki Editors agree to license Apnea Board for the perpetual, free and gratuitous use of any and all content posted or uploaded to the Wiki (in part or in whole). [This includes any text, image files, video files, audio files, computer software files, data files or any other file types that are presented in, embedded in, attached to or linked to within a Wiki article or other website owned and operated by Apnea Board].

When editing a wiki article, editors are promising us that either they wrote the article or edit themselves, or they copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Editors are not allowed to submit copyrighted work without permission from the copyright holder.

Commercial Links Policy

The Apnea Board Wiki an educational website devoted exclusively to Sleep Apnea patients and CPAP usage. We make a promise to our users and editors that Wiki operations will never be influenced by commercial interests.

Direct commercial links are not allowed on Wiki articles. Links to files or web sites that offer illegal or pirated copies of software are forbidden. Links to non-commercial Sleep Apnea-related websites are allowed on the Wiki, as long as they do not sell anything on the website. The only exception to our commercial linking rule is when an editor posts a direct link to a CPAP-related manufacturer website for reference purposes: this is allowed as long as the site does not sell products directly to the public.

Links to Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers (DME) or Home Medical Equipment Suppliers (HME) websites or web sites owned or operated by a DME or HME company are not allowed on the Wiki.

Any external link placed on the Apnea Board Wiki must be non-commercial and primarily be informational or educational in nature. Please see Links to be avoided for further information.

Links to any type of commercial site are not allowed in editor signatures.

This policy does not apply to articles that are part of our "Personal-Pages" category. See Personal-Pages for details.

For questions on what may, or may not be considered a "commercial link", please contact the Wiki Administrator or post your question in the Wiki Editors Forum (log in required).

CPAP Clinician Manuals Links and Setup Menu Instructions not allowed on Wiki

For legal purposes, Wiki Editors are not allowed to post instructions for entering the "CPAP clinician setup menu" or link to CPAP clinician setup manuals or setup guides for any CPAP machine directly on any Wiki page. The one exception to this rule: Wiki Editors are allowed to link to the Apnea Board CPAP Clinician Manual Page. CPAP Clinician Manuals and setup instructions derived from any copyrighted CPAP manual can be posted only by the Administrator on our CPAP Clinician Manual Page. This policy will be strictly enforced in order to protect Apnea Board, our members and Wiki Editors and to comply with the "Fair Use" sections of U.S. Copyright Law.


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Questions concerning our Policies

For further questions regarding our policies, please contact the Wiki Administrator.