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Terms for Commenting

Anyone is welcome to comment on Health Affairs Blog posts provided they adhere to the following terms and conditions. Users must register with his or her real name as a user name to participate in the blog comments. Users must also refrain from inappropriate language, personal attacks, or sharing of any confidential or false information.

How to Comment

Registered Users:

A registered user may click on the hyperlink below the comment thread that says “You must be logged in to comment.” You will then be prompted for your username and password.

Unregistered Users:

As above, click on the hyperlink in this sentence. “You must be logged in to comment” at the bottom of the comment or comment thread.

Click on “Register” at the bottom of the log-in box.

Please provide your real first and last name as the username along with your e-mail address. A temporary password will be emailed to you.

Return to the site and click “You must be logged in to comment” at the bottom of the comment or comment thread. Type your username that you created and your temporary password that was emailed to you. You will have the option to change this password and sign up for email alerts in specific categories.

Copyright Notice

All users of Health Affairs in print and online, including Health Affairs Blog, must respect the copyrights and related rights of the publisher as described here. These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time. Users are responsible for knowledge of any modifications, and should review terms and conditions regularly.

Copyright ©2010 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

1. Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc., (hereafter “the Publisher”) is the copyright owner of all material published in Health Affairs and on the Health Affairs Web site, including Health Affairs Blog.

2. All material published on Health Affairs Blog, excluding links, is covered under a Creative Commons “Attribution – NonCommercial – NoDerivs 3.0” license.  See also the full legal code version of the license.

In sum, you may link to, copy, distribute, and display Health Affairs Blog posts under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: You must attribute the work in the following manner:

    Author name, title of post, Health Affairs Blog, date posted, URL, and you MUST include a copy of the copyright notice: Copyright ©2010 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  • Noncommercial: You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works: You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. Only authors of posts may build upon their own writing for future articles and other works.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

3. Any linked material is covered by the copyright of the site of origin. For example, any linked articles from Health Affairs are covered by the Health Affairs journal Terms and Conditions. Any permitted uses and or copies of this journal in whole or in part must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, Health Affairs, and the URL http://healthaffairs.org/ and MUST include a copy of the copyright notice.


Trademarks

Unless otherwise indicated, the trademarks, service marks, logos, designs, slogans, and trade dress displayed on this Web site, and the domain name(s) for this Web site (collectively, “Trademarks”), are registered or unregistered Trademarks of Project HOPE, its subsidiaries or related companies, and others. You may not use any of these Trademarks in any way (for example, you may not use any such Trademarks, or similar spellings or misspellings thereof, as links to this Web site from other Web sites, as domain names, or as machine-readable search terms, such as “metatags”) without the prior written consent of Project HOPE or the third party owners of such Trademarks.

Disclaimer of Warranties

In no event shall Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information posted on Health Affairs Blog or other material derived from the journal, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability.

This publication is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications does not imply endorsement of that product or publication.

Statements on this site do not represent the views of anyone other than those writing the posts, nor do views expressed in comments reflect the views of any authors of posts or of the Editors, Editorial Advisory Board, or Project HOPE (Publisher of Health Affairs). Nor has any editor been in any way induced or compensated for expressing any view on the blog, and, where apparent to the Editor, any conflict of interest or commitment pertaining to any post will be disclosed as a subtext to any message in which the potential conflict obtains.

The information on this site is intended for discussion purposes only, and not as recommendations on how to diagnose or treat illnesses. No confidential patient or research subject information held by any author of any posting will be placed on the blog, nor should any information you post in comments or e-mail written to the authors of blog postings, editors of the blog, journal management, or to our Webmaster be considered confidential. Do not post or otherwise use confidential information of any kind on this site.

Last updated: March 19, 2010

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