Code of Conduct

Community Rules, Etiquette & Privacy Policy

Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. 

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.

Membership questions should be directed to our Member Services department via the Contact Us link on this site. Technical questions about this site should directed to our Community Help Desk.

The Rules

  • Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you would want for yourself. 
  • Don't post commercial messages on any discussion list, resource library entry, or other area where others might see it. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws. 
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. 
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted. 
  • Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site unless you specify otherwise. 
  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge. We reserve the right to reject any message for any reason.

Discussion Group Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location. 
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject. 
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting. 
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from. 
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the left of every message.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings. 
  • Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message." 

The Legal Stuff

SAEM Terms of Use

Introduction. By accessing the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine ("SAEM") Web site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below, whether you are a member of the SAEM or a nonmember visitor to the site. Please read the terms and conditions carefully. If you do not wish to be bound by these rules, you may not access or use this site.

Personal Use Only. All materials posted on this Web site are subject to copyrights owned by the SAEM and other entities or individuals. Except where broader use is expressly authorized on this Web site, you agree not to share SAEM or third party postings on this Web site (including current and archived postings of continuing medical education (CME) materials) with anyone.

The SAEM hereby grants you a limited license to reproduce, retransmit, and reprint, only for your own personal use (except where broader use is expressly authorized on this Web site), part or all of any materials on this Web site with respect to which the SAEM is the copyright owner, as long as the copyright notice contained in such materials or portion thereof is included in such reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting.

All rights not expressly granted in this section are reserved. You may not reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, repost, or otherwise use any portion of any materials found on this Web site in any other way or for any other purpose, unless the SAEM or the other copyright owner identified in the document has expressly granted prior written consent to such use. Requests regarding use of the content for any purpose other than personal, noncommercial use should be in writing, directed to SAEM’s General Counsel.

No Medical Advice. The information posted on this Web site by the SAEM or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. As a matter of policy, the SAEM does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular medical professional.

Online Conduct. You must use this Web site only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting any unlawful, harmful, threatening, anticompetitive, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

Solely by way of example, you may not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that it owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owners to use it in such manner. By posting communications, the posting party grants to the SAEM a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, distribute, perform, and display those communications alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology, whether known or hereafter developed and sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. The posting party further agrees to grant other users of this Web site the right to access, view, store, and reproduce the communications for personal use.

Also, solely by way of example, you may not post any anticompetitive information or material, such as information or material regarding specific prices or fees charged or paid. You also should not post any information or material concerning discounts or terms or conditions of sale or service either obtained by or offered to another person or entity.

The SAEM does not actively monitor this Web site for inappropriate or objectionable postings and does not undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to our attention, we reserve the right, but have no obligation to, review and remove such postings that we consider to be inappropriate, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable.

The SAEM may terminate your access to this Web site immediately and without prior notice, and bar you from further use of this Web site, if you violate these "online conduct" provisions or any other provision of the SAEM Web Site Terms of Use.

Third Party Content. On some areas of this Web site, the SAEM is a distributor only, and not a publisher, of messages and other content supplied by members, visitors, and other third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, or other information or content made available by members, visitors, and other third parties are those of the respective author(s). The SAEM cannot and does not endorse it in any way, nor does it vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. The SAEM disclaims all liability relating to such third party content, as described below under the heading "Disclaimer of Liability."

No Endorsement. References to any products, services, hypertext link to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier, or otherwise do not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by the SAEM.

Errors. Information on this web site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Information Subject to Change. Information on this Web site may change from time to time without any notice.

Member Passwords. SAEM members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their passwords. Members should keep passwords in a safe place, not divulge them to anyone, and remember to log out and close their browser window when finished with a session on our Web site, to ensure that others cannot access their account. Members are responsible for any harm caused by disclosing or allowing disclosure of any password. Also, members are fully responsible for all activities and purchases that occur under their passwords.

Confidentiality. SAEM members agree to keep information gained as a result of their SAEM membership confidential.

Security. The SAEM takes precautions, including use of sophisticated encryption and authentication tools, to protect the security of personal information that you share with us. In addition, many areas of this Web site require the use of a user ID (or e-mail address) and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and the browser software you are using might "cache" a page as you look at it, meaning that some pages are saved on your computer’s temporary memory even after you "log out" to end a secure session. As a result, while the SAEM strives to protect your personal information, the SAEM cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from this Web site, and you do so at your own risk. For more information regarding online privacy, please refer to the SAEM’s Privacy Policy posted on this Web site.

The SAEM monitors this Web site to ensure proper operation and to verify the functioning of applicable security features. By using this Web site, you expressly consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this Web site, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize the site for other than its intended purposes, are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

No Warranties. This Web site is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT, or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.

The SAEM does not warrant that its services and system will be uninterrupted, error free, free from unauthorized intrusion, or that the SAEM’s services or system will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality; nor does the SAEM make any warranty as to the results or information obtained from use of its service or system or the Internet, in general.

No oral advice or written information provided by the SAEM or any third party shall create a warranty; nor shall you rely on any such information or advice. Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the SAEM.

Disclaimer of Liability. You assume all responsibility and risk associated with your use of this Web site. Under no circumstances whatsoever, including negligence, and regardless of legal theory, shall the SAEM, any of its officers, regents, executive committee members, members, related entities, employees, representatives, other agents, or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this Web site, be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS) that result from any of the following: (i) your use or inability to use this Web site and/or any other Web sites that are linked to this Web site, (ii) your reliance on any methods, products, recommendations, instructions, ideas, or other information obtained from this Web site and/or any other Web sites that are referenced or linked to this Web site, or (iii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to this Web site or contamination of your computer system or information. In states that do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.


SAEM Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site

Our Service Providers. 
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf. 

Business Transfers. 
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy. 

Government and Legal Disclosures 
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

External Sites

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.


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Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.