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ACNM Web Site

ACNM invites you to view and use this Web site for your informational, non-commercial purposes. Using this Web site to obtain information for your own use is not considered commercial use for the purposes hereof.

  • Except as otherwise provided on this page, no part of any content or software on this Web site may be copied, downloaded or stored in a retrieval system for any other purpose,nor may it be redistributed for any purpose, without the express written permission of ACNM.
  • The commercial use, reproduction, transmission, or duplication of any of the images, text and other materials that appear on this site without the prior written consent of ACNM is strictly prohibited.
  • You understand that ACNM may, at any time and without notice, discontinue, update or change the Web site, discontinue or restrict your use of this Web site, or change its content or product offerings.
  • Certain portions of the ACNM Web site are ‘dynamic,’ meaning that the pages are created from information contained in databases. Therefore, ACNM makes no assurance that information found at one unique URL will be available upon a return visit.

 

Disclaimer

  • The American College of Nurse-Midwives has created and maintains this Web site as a benefit and service in furtherance of ACNM’s nonprofit tax exempt status.
  • While some of the information on this site is about medical issues, it is not medical advice and should not be construed as such.
  • While ACNM tries to keep the information at this site current, ACNM makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy of the content.

 

Trademarks and Copyright

  • All materials contained on this Web site are the copyrighted property of ACNM, or the respective owners of such materials.
  • All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to ACNM.
  • No material from this Web site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that (i) you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (ii) you make no modifications to the materials, and (iii) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products.
  • The use of any ACNM material on any other Web site or computer environment is prohibited without the express prior written consent of ACNM.

 

Find a Midwife Service

The information accessible through the “Find a Midwife” service is provided by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), and is intended for use by the general public to allow them quick access to information on midwifery professionals and practices.

The information accessible through this service is provided to the ACNM by the individual practices, and the ACNM does not verify this information and cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information. While the ACNM takes reasonable efforts to keep this informational database up-to-date, the ACNM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or for any errors or omissions which might be contained in this database.

Practices contained within this database may make certain claims of specialty, experience or competence within their listing. All such claims have been supplied by the midwife or midwifery practices themselves and have not been investigated or confirmed by the ACNM. The ACNM is therefore unable to verify whether any such claims are either accurate or permitted under relevant law, and thus accepts no responsibility whatsoever resulting from any errors or omissions in this information, or from any decision made or action taken based on this information. You are solely responsible for reviewing the qualifications of any healthcare professional that you choose, and for determining the appropriateness of any service or product that they may recommend. In no event shall the ACNM be liable to you or any other entity for the direct or indirect consequences of any decision or action you or any other person might make in reliance on the information contained in this service, including the selection of a healthcare professional.

By using this service, you acknowledge that information contained within “Find a Midwife” is the proprietary product of the ACNM. The contents of this database may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, copied, disseminated, entered into a computer database, used as part of or in connection with a mailing list, or otherwise utilized in any form or manner or by any means, except for the user's individual personal reference.

The maps and practice information provided by this service are for informational purposes only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. The American College of Nurse-Midwives and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from the use of this information.

By using this service, you agree to accept the proceeding terms and conditions.

 

Web Site Advertising

  • The appearance of advertising on the ACNM Web sites is neither a guarantee nor an endorsement by the ACNM of the product, service, or company or the claims made for the product in such advertising. The fact that an advertisement for a product, service, or company has appeared on the ACNM Web sites shall not be referred to in collateral advertising.
    • As a matter of policy, the ACNM will sell advertising space on its Websites when the inclusion of advertising does not interfere with the mission or objectives of the ACNM or its publications.
    • Placement of advertising adjacent to (i.e., next to or within) editorial content on the same topic is prohibited (for the table of contents, a banner advertisement must not appear next to the title of a related article). Just as a print advertisement should not be placed next to an editorial page on the same topic, a digital advertisement should not be adjacent to editorial content on the same topic, either by linking or appearing adjacent in the content section of the same screen. Similarly, just as a print reader can choose to read an advertisement or skip over it, a computer user should have the option to click or not click on an advertisement. Viewers will not be sent to a commercial site unless they choose to do so by clicking on an advertisement.
  • The ACNM, in its sole discretion, retains the right to decline any submitted advertisement or to discontinue posting of any advertisement previously accepted.
  • Digital advertisements must be readily distinguishable from editorial content. If the distinction is unclear, the word “advertisement” should be added.
  • Advertisements and promotional icons may not appear on the home page of the ACNM Web site (http://www.midwife.org) except at the express discretion of the ACNM.
  • ACNM, JMWH, and Quickening logos may not appear on commercial Web sites as a logo or in any other form without prior written approval by the individuals responsible for the respective areas within ACNM.
  • The ACNM will not link to Web sites that frame the ACNM Web site content without express permission of the ACNM; prevent the viewer from returning to the ACNM Web site or other previously viewed screens, such as by disabling the viewer’s "back" button; or redirect the viewer to a Web site the viewer did not intend to visit.
  • The ACNM reserves the right to not link to or to remove links to other Web sites.

 

Privacy Statement for ACNM’s Web sites

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our member and non-member users. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for www.midwife.org, www.myMidwife.org, www.Quickening.org, www.jmwh.org, www.eMidwife.com, and other top-level domains.

 

Information Collection and Use

Collection, retention, and use of personal information may occur if member and non-member users interact with ACNM’s Web site, by either registering with the site or participating in one of ACNM's services. Member users may be required to provide their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, ACNM member identification number, and/or other identifying information. This information is used to verify status with the ACNM membership database and to respond to inquiries and/or requests. Non-member users may be required to provide an e-mail address, in order for ACNM to respond to inquiries and/or requests.

ACNM may use e-mail addresses provided by member users to notify them of upcoming events from ACNM as well as Regional or Chapter news and events. Member users who do not wish to receive such e-mails should notify ACNM’s Member Services Department of their express request, via e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to ACNM Member Services, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Member users are able to opt-out or change their preferences for receiving such information at any time.

 

Use of Cookies and IP Address

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer, which are used to aid in Web navigation. ACNM’s Web site uses session cookies. When member users log onto portions of ACNM’s Web site, an identifier is temporarily created and placed in their computer’s memory so the member user can access the members-only pages using their member number and password. The cookie contains no personal information and is self-terminated upon exiting the browser.

A unique number called an IP address identifies each computer on the Internet. Each time users connect to the Internet, their computer is assigned an IP address. When member and non-member users connect to ACNM's Web site, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes.

 

Public Forums

ACNM’s Web site makes discussion groups available to member users via Emidwife.com. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and member users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information. ACNM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted in the public forums.

 

External Links

This Web site contains links to Web sites operated by other parties. ACNM neither monitors nor controls the sites linked to this site and therefore makes no representations whatsoever about any Web site accessed through this site. Such links do not imply ACNM’s endorsement of the materials on any other site. ACNM is not responsible for the privacy practices and the content of such external Web sites.

 

E-Mail

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure. Please consider this fact before emailing any personal or confidential information.

 

Children

The ACNM website is not intended for nor does it knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

 

Security

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password, and you are responsible for all uses of your registration or password, and any and all related charges, whether or not authorized by you. ACNM uses SSL encryption for transmitting information over the Internet and participates in the Verisign (Restricted) e-commerce system for handling credit card transactions online. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your registration number or password.

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the ACNM Web site. ACNM will investigate actual and suspected security breaches and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

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ACNM Rights and Obligations

ACNM reserves the right (but is not obligated) to monitor, edit and/or delete communications or documents posted on the ACNM site, and/or disclose any such communication or document to any person or entity, including local, state or federal law enforcement authorities, in accordance with the ACNM Privacy Policy.

ACNM reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our users or the public. ACNM has no liability or responsibility to users of the Web site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

 

Third Party

ACNM may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to 1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on ACNM, 2) protect and defend the rights of property of ACNM, or 3) protect the personal safety of ACNM personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.

The American College of Nurse-Midwives reserves the right to amend the Privacy Statement at any time for any reason. This Privacy Statement only applies to information collected by ACNM through ACNM’s Web site(s).

 

eMidwife Discussion Groups

If you elect to participate in an eMidwife discussion group, you are responsible for your communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications posted in an eMidwife discussion group. ACNM is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in an eMidwife discussion group. In cases where you feel threatened or offended by a communication posted in an eMidwife discussion group, you may contact ACNM directly by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

As a registered ACNM Web site user or an ACNM member, you hereby agree that the following actions while participating in an eMidwife discussion group shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  • Using an eMidwife discussion group for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international regulations or laws;
  • Posting materials that infringe on the intellectual property rights of others or on privacy or publicity rights of others, including individuals in a patient relationship with you or a medical institution with whom you are associated;
  • Posting materials that are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, embarrassing or offensive to any other person or entity as determined by ACNM it is sole discretion;
  • Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  • Impersonating another person, living or dead, or misrepresenting your medical training and knowledge;
  • Allowing any other person or entity to use your password to enter a eMidwife discussion group and to post or view comments; or
  • Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the eMidwife discussion group or ACNM site, or which in the sole judgment of ACNM exposes ACNM or any of its users or members to any liability or detriment of any type.

 

Rights and Permissions Policy

ACNM publications are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. ACNM publications may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from the copyright owner.

Permission requests for ACNM publications (other than Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health) and for foreign language translations should be directed to:

ACNM Publications
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 485-1800
Fax: (240) 485-1818
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Permission requests for selections from articles in Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health should be directed to:

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 485-1815
Fax: (240) 485-1818
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Permissions

The permission to reproduce ACNM material must be sought well before the expected publication date of your document. The written requests should contain the following information:

  1. Precise citation of the sought document or selection
  2. Title and publisher of your publication
  3. Means by which your publication will be distributed (i.e., included in a book, as a part of your patient education packet, handouts to students, on a CD, or your intranet, etc.)

Permissions are typically granted to reproduce selections of current ACNM materials based on the following conditions:

  1. Full credit to the source is shown as indicated in the permission granting letter.
  2. The information must be reproduced without modification, with the exception of style and format changes.
  3. Permission is given for one-time use and does not extend to electronic rights, subsequent editions, or foreign translations.

Permissions are not granted to reproduce ACNM material in any of the following circumstances:

  1. Use of all or most of a publication (i.e., one chapter from a book, or a form)
  2. Electronic reproduction of material in any form
  3. Use of material that is not original with ACNM (the original publisher must be contacted)
  4. Reproduction of a document that has been withdrawn from circulation

Permission is not required in the following situations:

  1. The information is in the public domain (i.e., published by a government entity).
  2. Small selections of text (1-2 paragraphs) are being extrapolated.
  3. A descriptive article is being written about a document (i.e., press release).

 

ACNM Seal

The ACNM logo is an official trademark of the College. It cannot be used by individuals or organizations except under formal agreement with the College. ACNM Chapters and midwifery practices should apply for permission to use the ACNM logo with the forms found on this page.

 

Modification

ACNM reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions, the ACNM Privacy Statement, or any of the aforementioned guidance at any time. Modifications will be posted on this Web site, and users agree that by continuing to use this Web site after such modifications are posted, they have agreed to such modifications.

We hope that you find the ACNM site useful and easy to use. Questions or comments regarding this Web site may be directed to:

ACNM
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-485-1800
Fax: 240-485-1818
Email: [email protected]

 

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