SVS Website Policies, Rules and Regulations

External Policies, Rules and Regulations


There are two objectives of

  1. Provide medical professionals, patients and the media with reliable, high-quality, up-to-date information on vascular health topics; and
  2. Serve as an SVS electronic portal for members with valuable vascular specialty information, society information and the ability to complete transactions including dues payments, make contributions, etc. Information on is reliable, high-quality and current.

However, although SVS attempts to monitor and maintain the quality of information included on the site, SVS makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any particular information included on and the user assumes full responsibility for verifying such information before relying upon it.


The Society makes reasonable efforts to monitor and maintain the quality of the information included on the site. However, because of the number and types of sources of material involved, SVS cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any particular information included on Therefore, each user agrees that, except for damage or loss resulting solely from gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of authorized representative of SVS, SVS is not liable for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions with respect to any material or the transmission or delivery of any material obtained from; any injury and/or damage to persons or property resulting from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein; or any damages incurred if material infects or contaminates a user's system or information


All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by SVS and other individuals or entities. SVS provides limited permission for the user of this site to reproduce, retransmit, and reprint for such user's own personal use (and for such personal use only) part or all of any document on this site with respect to which SVS is the copyright owner, as long as the copyright notice contained in such document or portion thereof is included in such reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting. All other reproduction, retransmission, and reprinting of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless SVS or the other copyright owner identified in the document has expressly granted its prior written consent.

Each contributor accepts full responsibility for the content of any material submitted to By accepting these Policies, Rules, and Regulations, each contributor: 1) represents and warrants that no material posted on by that user violates any right of any other party; and 2) automatically grants to SVS a perpetual, non-exclusive license to maintain on, and to otherwise reproduce and distribute, any material posted on by that user.

Patient Information and Medical Disclaimer

The information contained on is not intended, and should not be relied upon, as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is very important that individuals with specific medical problems or questions consult with their doctor or other health care professional. Privacy Statement




The information that you share with is kept strictly confidential. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, SVS has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. All authorized persons are covered and must abide by a security and confidentially agreement. They are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. SVS takes certain appropriate precautions to guard against inadvertent disclosures of personal information to unrelated third parties and will take immediate steps to stop such disclosures, if they occur, once they have come to the attention SVS staff.

Links may provide a link to other sites by allowing the user to leave this site to access third-party material. cannot alter, update or control the content on a linked site. The fact that has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or its providers. There are inherent risks in relying upon using or retrieving any information found on the Internet and urges you to make sure you understand these risks before relying upon, using or retrieving any such information on a linked site.

Response to Feedback

SVS is anxious to receive constructive feedback. However, SVS is under no obligation to review and/or reply to feedback messages sent to or posted on by users, and SVS assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such messages or postings.

Response to Patient Inquiries

Under no circumstances will be used to respond to a patient's request to provide professional advice. However, a list of vascular specialists who are members of SVS is provided for the convenience of patients who wish to locate a health care professional.

Content Not Allowed

The following content is not appropriate and will be removed from promptly after becoming aware of it: any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law; solicitations; messages posted by users impersonating others; personal information which include social security numbers, employer references and other confidential information; messages by individuals purporting to speak on behalf of or SVS; messages containing confidential information; messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information; chain letters of any kind.

Use of "Cookie" File Features reserves the right to store information on a user's computer in the form of a "cookie" or similar file for purposes of modifying to reflect users' preferences.

Violations of These Policies

SVS reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these policies, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to

Change of Policies

The SVS Board may modify these Policies, Rules, and Regulations at any time by posting revisions on Only the posted statement of Policies, Rules, and Regulations is effective with respect to then current use of the site.


Internal SVS Policies Related to Management and Operation of



The SVS Publications Committee is responsible for maintaining in a strong fiscal state by advising on the business affairs and operational issues of, including advising on the budget, contractual issues, seeking consultations as necessary, and reporting to the SVS board and executive director. Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee will act as an oversight committee to enhance the quality of and to resolve potential disagreements between or among users, contributors or SVS staff. The committee reviews the content and performance of

Conflict of Interest

Contributors to are required to disclose any conflict of interest to ensure contributors are not endorsing commercial products or attempting to influence content provided on for real or perceived personal gain.