~ Apnea Board Legal Statement ~

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Legal Information:

Apnea Board is an educational public discussion forum. We make a promise to our members that Apnea Board operations will never be influenced by commercial interests. Apnea Board exists for the benefit of Sleep Apnea patients. Funding for operations comes primarily from member donations. Apnea Board is not a 501c(3) corporation, therefore donations are probably not tax-deductible. If you have questions, consult your tax accountant. Apnea Board is not a publisher; we do not screen posts before they are available for general viewing. Although the administrators and moderators of Apnea Board will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off the forums, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All forum postings express the views of the author, and neither the owners, operators, moderators or members of Apnea Board will be held liable for the content of any message. Any information, and content of a forum posting is the sole responsibility of the user. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any post made here and therefore we assume no legal responsibility for any post. All private messages are logged and stored in a database that is accessible to the administrator for security and spam prevention purposes. Any information on our website or in our forums 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.

Apnea Board will not be held liable for any damage or injury caused by incorrect information published or posted on our website or forums. We reserve the right to apply software filters to automatically manage inappropriate terms, links, spam, words, etc. We also reserve the right to edit or delete posts or other user-provided content or data as necessary. By posting and participating on any forum or website owned or operated by Apnea Board, any poster, member or user expressly licenses Apnea Board for the perpetual, free and gratuitous use of that post (or any other user-provided content or data) in part or in whole, regardless of any other claims of copyright ownership or claims of privacy the author may make. (This includes any data, 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 forum post, user profile or other website owned and operated by Apnea Board).

Although Apnea Board attempts to protect data submitted to our forums and website, by using our website, all visitors and users agree that they are waiving any rights to privacy or claim of ownership of data submitted to our website or forums and all users hereby waive any perceived rights covered under the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or any other international organization that falsely claims to have regulatory authority over U.S.-based websites.  Apnea Board, being based in the U.S., is subject to United States laws alone, not arbitrary foreign laws.

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.

Disclaimer Concerning CPAP Manuals & Setup Directions:

By using our CPAP Setup Directions, Setup Guides or Clinician Manuals, you understand that you are personally assuming all risk for using information on this website or any documents you receive from us via download or email. You agree that you will not hold Apnea Board or our staff liable for any problems, damages, physical harm (including death), mental harm or any other harm that may come to you or any other persons who may receive this information from you. You may not use, copy or download information or documents from this website unless you have a legal right to do so under all applicable laws. Information contained on this website and forums 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.

We reserve the right to change or amend these policies and statements.

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