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IASP Pain Research Forum User Agreement

Welcome to IASP Pain Research Forum (the “Site,” which includes all pages within the host directory), a website hosted by the International Association for the Study of Pain (“IASP”). By accessing content posted on the Site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms of this User Agreement. IASP reserves the right to change the terms of the User Agreement or to modify its features at any time. The Site will post changes to the terms of this User Agreement at, and by accessing the Site after modifications to this User Agreement have been posted, you agree to be bound by all the modified terms.


Use of Site Content

“Site Content,” which shall include all content posted to the Site by IASP Pain Research Forum authors and freelancers as well as User-Generated Content, is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) License.


We welcome requests for additional permissions to reuse site content for text mining, scientific mash-ups and other appropriate purposes. To obtain such permissions, please write to the Editor at, call IASP at 1-202-856-7400, or write to IASP Pain Research Forum Copyright Permissions, c/o IASP, 1510 H St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20005-1020.


Use of Third-Party Content

To the extent the Site incorporates the copyrighted material of third parties (“Third-Party Content”), you agree to make only such uses of said Third Party Content as are consistent with copyright law. IASP does not warrant that any use of Third Party Content will not infringe the rights of the content owners.


If you believe that any content on the Site infringes your copyrights, please contact the Editor at


User-Generated Content

The Site includes features that support and publish User-Generated Content, in the form of comments to articles, blog posts, and other Site-hosted fora submitted by registered users. By accessing the Site, you agree that you will not make use of these features:

  • To make comments that are threatening, knowingly false, or unlawful; to use foul language; or to engage in personal attacks;
  • To impersonate any person or entity or create a false identity on the Site;
  • To disseminate or transmit “spam,” unsolicited messages, chain letters, advertisements, solicitations, or other unsolicited commercial communications, including (but not limited to) communications describing investment opportunities;
  • To post material that infringes a copyright, trademark or patent right, trade secret or other legal right of any person, including IASP; To collect, print out, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise make available or use any personally-identifiable information about other users;
  • To disseminate or transmit viruses, Trojan horses, worms, defects, date bombs, time bombs, malware, spyware, or other items of a destructive nature or any other malicious code or program. 

By submitting User-Generated Content for publication on the Site, you grant IASP a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, and distribute said content on the Site. You further understand and agree that User-Generated Content posted to the Site shall be made available for the public to use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) License.


You understand and agree that IASP monitors User-Generated Content on the Site; that such monitoring may include the recording and archiving of dialogue in public chat rooms; and that IASP reserves the right to modify, edit, or remove any of said content at its discretion, without notice, and for any reason. IASP assumes no responsibility for monitoring, modifying, or removing the User-Generated Content on this Service.


You further understand and agree that the views and opinions expressed by other users on the Site are theirs alone and should not be ascribed to IASP. User-Generated Content and Third-Party Content are the sole responsibility of the users and third parties, and their accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed by IASP.


Prohibited Uses of the Site

You agree not to access or use the Site in any manner that could damage or overburden any IASP server, or any network connected to any IASP server. You further agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that would interfere with any other party’s use of the Site.


Registration, Privacy, and Termination of Access

Certain areas of the Site may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information in order to participate. The decision to provide this information is optional; however if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or features. When you register, you agree to provide information to IASP  that is accurate, current and complete. The Site’s Privacy Policy governs the use of the information you report. IASP reserves the right to terminate the registrations and otherwise deny Site access to any person for any reason. The Site will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.


Disclaimer of Warranty/ Limitation of Liability

You agree that your use of the Site shall be at your own sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, IASP disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. IASP makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Site’s content (including User-Generated Content, Third-Party Content) or the content of any websites linked to this Site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies in content; (2) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Site; (3) any unauthorized access to or use of IASP's secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site; (5) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party; and/ or (6) any errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site. You assume all risk as to the quality, function, and performance of the Site, and to all transactions you undertake on the Site, including without limitation submission of any User-Generated Content.


You agree that IASP will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these terms, or your (or any third party’s) use or inability to use the Site, or your placement of User-Generated Content on the Site, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through the Site. In particular, IASP will have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to these terms, your use or inability to use a site, your placement of content on a site, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through a site, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, except only in the case of death or personal injury where and only to the extent that applicable law requires such liability.


Specific Disclaimer of Medical Advice

Without limiting the foregoing, you understand and agree that your use of the Site and its content, including User-Generated and Third-Party Content, is at your own sole risk, and that the IASP does not provide medical advice. The Site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified physician or health care professional about any medical concern, and do not disregard professional medical advice because of anything you may read on the Site. The views of individuals quoted or posted on this Site are not necessarily those of IASP. IASP does not endorse any company or product mentioned on the Site, and listing on the Site is not linked to corporate sponsorship nor does it imply any endorsement by IASP.



You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless IASP and all its affiliates, employees, members of their governing boards and agents (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this User Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. IASP reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.


Contacting This Website

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact the Editor at


Effective Date of Agreement

The effective date of this policy is May 15, 2011. This policy was updated May 24, 2018.



IASP Pain Research Forum Privacy Policy

This International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®) Pain Research Forum Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to all information IASP learns about or obtains from you when you visit the IASP Pain Research Forum website (the “Site”). 


IASP is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using the Site, you can be assured that IASP will use the information in accordance with this privacy statement.


By visiting or accessing the Site, you agree to the provisions of this Policy and the provisions of the IASP Pain Research Forum Web Site Terms.


IASP may modify this Policy from time to time, effective immediately upon posting to the Site or such other period as required by applicable law.  Your continued access or use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the provisions of the then-current Policy.  The current Policy applies to all information gathered or obtained about you at any time.


Data Privacy: Information You Provide IASP 

IASP receives and stores any information you enter on the Site including, but not limited to:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact address including phone and email address
  • Demographic information such as gender, specialty, occupation type, and interests
  • Other information relevant to membership, events, and communication preferences


Data Retention Policy

IASP will follow the following data retention policy to ensure your information is securely maintained:

  • All membership electronic documents will be deleted from all individual computers, databases, networks, and back-up storage after one year.
  • Special note: As long as you keep your information updated in your online account with us, we will retain that updated information in our database in accordance with the data retention policy.


You may request that IASP delete or modify your personally identifiable information, such as your name or e-mail address.


Automated Collection (Cookies) Policy

IASP collects cookies on our Web site to capture information about page visits. This information is anonymous and IASP uses this information only internally - to deliver the most effective content to our visitors.


Information from the cookies is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on our site, and guide development of other improvements to our site. IASP does not require that you accept cookies. However, some functionality on our Web site, our product or service check-out process, and products and services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through preferences options in our products and/or services, where applicable.


IASP uses analytics data. Site visitors may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.


Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy GuidelinesPolicies, and Restrictions.


IASP requires that, when applicable, third parties engaged by IASP for tracking and remarketing IASP data follow European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies and guidelines to ensure continued privacy. IASP will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific IASP product or service.


How Does IASP Use Information?

IASP uses the information you provide and IASP collects to:

  • Administer, maintain and improve the Site and its operation;
  • Verify your identity and respond to your requests for information;
  • Comply with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations;
  • Enforce the Terms and our rights and the rights of others; and
  • As specifically provided in the Terms and as you may otherwise agree.


IASP collects and processes individual personal data for the legitimate interests of IASP, including the proper administration of this website, customer service, and promotion of IASP offerings.


To Whom Does IASP Disclose Information?

IASP does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties, except as described below: 

  • With third parties that perform functions on IASP’s behalf, such as maintaining and operating the Site and its content.  IASP does not allow such third parties to use your information for other purposes;
  • As IASP believes necessary to comply with laws, statutes or regulations and/or to enforce this Policy and the Terms and to protect our rights and the rights of other persons;
  • As required by a court or government agency or to respond to a claim by you or a third party; or
  • As you have otherwise agreed.


Subpoenas.  IASP may respond to any subpoena received from a government agency (i.e., the Securities and Exchange Commission or law enforcement agencies) without prior notice to you.  Unless prohibited by law or by a court order, IASP will notify you of any subpoena received from any other party (e.g., for civil litigation) that requires IASP  to disclose your identity and will wait ten (10) days, or a lesser amount of time as required by the deadline in the subpoena, before providing the information requested by the subpoena.


Correct/Update Procedure

If you want to view your Personal Information and/or to delete or modify your personal information from our records, you may do so on your My Profile page online.


IASP reserves the right to verify the identity of any person making such a request, provided that IASP shall have no liability whatsoever resulting from false or erroneous requests.



The Site may contain links to other web sites.  Such links are provided for the convenience of visitors only.  IASP has no control over and makes no representations whatsoever regarding such other web sites or the products and services offered by or through web sites accessed through links on the Site, including advertisements, even those with which IASP may have an affiliation.  If you decide to access third party sites linked through the Site, you do so at your own risk.  You should carefully review the privacy policy and terms of any site you access.


Site of Processing of Personal Data

Personal data of individuals collected by IASP may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, or any other country in which IASP, its vendors, or partners maintain facilities. IASP may transfer personal data for processing across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.



The Site has reasonable security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under IASP’s control.  While IASP strives to protect your personal information, IASP cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information or data.  Communication via the Internet is not failsafe, and there is always a possibility that data may be lost or intercepted by unauthorized parties, during transmission or after receipt.  You agree that IASP shall have no liability whatsoever in connection with any lost or intercepted data or information.


Conditions of Use

Your access and use of the Site is subject to this Policy and the Terms including limitations on damages and the applicability of the law of the District of Columbia.


Contacting IASP Pain Research Forum

If you have questions about this Policy, the Terms, or the Site or its content or have a complaint, please contact or:

International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®)

1510 H Street NW, Suite 600

Washington, DC 20005-1020 USA

Telephone: +1-202-856-7400

Fax: +1-202-856-7401



Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is in effect as of May 15, 2011. This privacy policy was updated May 24, 2018.