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SERVICE STATEMENT

National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) provides website and software services for the Optometry Resident Directory (the “Directory”) on behalf of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) herein referred to as the Sponsoring Organization of the Directory.

The Optometry Resident Directory provides a centralized source of information to connect residents with the broader optometric community.

By accessing odresidents.com, you acknowledge these terms of use and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not access this site. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms of use at any time, with or without notice to you, and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. Publication on this web site of any subsequent changes to these Term and Conditions will be deemed notice given of such changes.

 

CERTIFICATION OF USER PROVIDED INFORMATION

It is the responsibility of each user of the web site to ensure that the Personal Information you provide is truthful, complete and correct. NMS and the Sponsoring Organization reserve the right to verify any information provided as part of your inclusion in the Directory. If any information you provide is determined to be false or misleading your account may be suspended, altered or deleted. The determination of whether the Personal Information you provide is false may be shared with other interested parties, including but not limited to, schools and colleges of optometry, licensing and regulatory boards of optometry, residency program coordinators and other users of the Directory. NMS and ASCO also reserve the right to delete your information from the Directory at any time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.

You shall not engage in any of the following activities, nor cause or assist other persons or entities to do so:

  • post material whose use is protected by copyright laws, unless you are the copyright owner of such material;
  • post material that reveals confidential information, including, but not limited to, trade secrets, belonging to other entities or parties;
  • post material that infringes the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or that may be embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity;
  • post sexually-explicit images, video, or text;
  • post advertisements or solicitations of business;
  • post chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
  • transmit communications intended to create a false impression as to your identity or affiliation.

 

APPROPRIATE USE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Information obtained, extracted, or copied from the Directory must only be used for individual, educational, and employment related inquiries. Permission to use any Directory information for any other commercial purposes, including the promotion or marketing of services or products, must be obtained in advance from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

You have the responsibility to evaluate content obtained from the Directory. You acknowledge that NMS and ASCO have no responsibility, and as a result, no liability for the accuracy or inaccuracy, completeness, authorship, capacity, applicability or usefulness of content from the Directory. Therefore you hold harmless and indemnify NMS and ASCO  from any and all liability resulting from the dissemination of content from the Directory. Such indemnification includes, but is not limited to, information and material contained in listings, files, emails, or any other medium used as a conduit of information from the Directory.

 

TERMS OF SERVICE

Copyright: Information on this site, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, downloadable content, and links to other Internet resources (the “Web Site Information”), is protected under the copyright laws. Certain items of the Web Site Information may be the copyright of others. Without the express prior consent of National Matching Services Inc., no one has permission to copy, redistribute or republish, in any form, any Web Site Information.

Information Provided “As Is”: THE WEB SITE AND THE WEB SITE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. NATIONAL MATCHING SERVICES INC., THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF OPTOMETRY AND THEIR  AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, TRUTHFULNESS, RELIABILITY, ADEQUACY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE WEB SITE OR WEB SITE INFORMATION, AND DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND (IMPLIED, EXPRESS, OR STATUTORY) IS GIVEN IN THE WEB SITE OR WEB SITE INFORMATION. NATIONAL MATCHING SERVICES INC. AND THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF OPTOMETRY DO NOT ENDORSE ANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON THE WEB SITE OR IN THE WEB SITE INFORMATION AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE, TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY, THE WEB SITE (OR ANY PART THEREOF) WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU.

No Liability for Use of Web Site: NATIONAL MATCHING SERVICES INC., THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF OPTOMETRY AND THEIR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR THE WEB SITE INFORMATION, OR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY, COMPUTER VIRUS, SYSTEM FAILURE, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF NATIONAL MATCHING SERVICES INC., THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF OPTOMETRY OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.

Interference with Web Site Functionality: You agree not to compromise, or attempt to compromise in any way, the operation or accessibility of the Web Site or the integrity of the materials or software, or systems, programming, practices, and procedures relating thereto, through any means, software, device, or routine including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or any other means expressly or implicitly prohibited by, or inconsistent with, any provision of these terms.

Third-party web sites:  Hyperlinks to other Internet resources or web sites are used at your own risk. National Matching Services Inc. makes no representations whatsoever about other web sites which you may access through odresidents.com.

Applicable Law: Except where prohibited by the laws of your jurisdiction, this site will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to the principles of conflicts of law.

 

PRIVACY

All users are encouraged to read the Privacy Policies for the Directory.