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MDS Website Terms of Use

Last Updated in 2018


The materials and other information provided by this website are for educational, communication and information purposes only and are not intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments.

MDS intends that the information contained in this website to be accurate. Public education materials contained in this website have been reviewed and approved by the website's medical editors or the MDS Education Committee. However, errors sometimes occur. Therefore, MDS disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this service, including without limitation merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall MDS be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of any use of or reliance on any content or materials contained herein.

MDS does not assume and hereby disclaims any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage resulting from any use of or reliance on this service or from the posting of any content or material by any third party. No use of, or reliance on, any materials included in this website shall be deemed to give rise to a physician-patient relationship. No material included in this website shall be deemed to present the only or necessarily the best method or procedure with respect to a matter discussed on this service; rather, any such material shall be acknowledged as only the approach or opinion of the discussant. The user assumes all risks of using the materials included in this website.

Membership Directory

Using the information contained in the Membership Directory for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

Proprietary Notices

"The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society," the acronym MDS, and the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®, along with the MDS design logo, are the valuable trademarks and intellectual property of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society ("MDS"). Use of these marks in commerce other than as "fair use" under trademark law is prohibited without the prior express written permission of MDS.

Copyrights to the materials included in this website are owned solely by MDS, including but not limited to Movement Disorders Journal, Movement Disorders Clinical Practice Journal, Evidence Based Reviews and Task Force Papers, MDS E-Newsletter, Moving Along Newsletter, and MDS Rating Scales, except for materials which are created by others (or the copyright to which is otherwise owned by others) and for which a copyright notice is posted adjacent to such content or materials. The copyright to each item of material created or otherwise owned by another is owned by such creator or other owner.

Rating Scales

The MDS Rating Scales in particular may not be reproduced, translated, modified, sold, or distributed without submission and acceptance of a Permissions Request Form and payment of the applicable license fee. Specifically, the MDS Rating Scales may not be incorporated into clinical trials, training or certification programs or materials, software programs, or otherwise except through use of the Permissions Request Form and payment of applicable fees.

Except as stated herein, none of the materials included in this website may be copied, reproduced, transmitted, modified, sold, or distributed in any form or by any means, whether by electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior express written permission of MDS, the creator or other owner, as the case may be. In this regard, the graphic images and layout of this website are the exclusive property of MDS and may not be copied, distributed or displayed except using an HTML browser or as otherwise stated herein, without the prior express written permission of MDS.

Please address inquiries regarding usage of MDS trademarks or copyrights or the trademarks and copyrights of others which are contained in this website to:

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS)
555 East Wells Street Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823 USA

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