The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages owned and
operated by Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (“ELSO”).
The information posted on the Site and contained in the ELSO Guidelines and other publications available through the
Site describe what are believed to be useful and safe practice, but are not necessarily consensus recommendations.
The ELSO Guidelines are not intended as a standard of care, and are revised at regular intervals as new information,
devices, medications, and techniques become available. Such ELSO Guidelines and all other information on or
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of ELSO and
ELSO is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a
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overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain
or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for
through the Site.
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The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages,
calendars, and/or other interactive or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the
public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication
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Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and
publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene,
indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other materials protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of
privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage
the operation of another's computer
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication
Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know,
cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels
of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded
- Restrict, inhibit or interfere with any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication
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- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to information, accounts, computer systems or networks retained on or
connected to any server hosting the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means.
Use of email addresses or other identifying information of users of this Site or members of ELSO or its affiliated
chapters or lists containing such information for any purpose not specifically authorized by ELSO is strictly
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posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. ELSO reserves the right to
terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason
whatsoever. ELSO reserves the right to add or remove prohibited activities at its sole discretion.
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regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or
materials, in whole or in part, in ELSO's sole discretion.
ELSO does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and,
therefore, ELSO specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions
resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized ELSO
spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of ELSO.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or
dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
You represent that any use of the Site or Communication Service, which has been provided to potentially address a
clinical need for and help provide a forum for the appropriate discussion of clinical matter, has not been
determined with regard to any implicit or explicit agreement to provide favorable procurement decisions with regard
to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) products, and have not been given in exchange for such decisions. You
further represent that compensation, if any, has not been determined with regard to the value or volume of any
business generated between the parties and that compensation, if any, is consistent with fair market value in arm’s
induce purchase of any items or services reimbursed by any federal or state health care program.
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identifies you or someone else or may contain protected health information (as defined under the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA]), send direct email and other communications, or submitting
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with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers, to reproduce, distribute, modify, publicly display, publicly
perform, prepare derivative works of, transmit, and otherwise use your User Content in any manner, for any purpose
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laws, and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction worldwide,
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party of User Content. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY
AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR COMMUNICATION SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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All material on the Site, including, without limitation, the ELSO Registry, the ELSO Guidelines, all other
publications, all text, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, vides, trademarks, logos, sounds, music,
artwork, files, documents, images, software code or other materials (collectively, the "Materials"), including but
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republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way
(including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or
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robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Materials, frame any portion of the Site or Materials,
or circumvent any mechanisms included in the Materials for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution
of the Materials.
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trademarks and service marks on the Site are the property of their respective owners. You are not authorized to use
the ELSO Marks without the prior written consent of ELSO. Requests for authorization should be made to .firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(“Submission”), you grant to ELSO the royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable right and
license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and
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- You are at least 13 years old or older.
- You shall at all times comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations with respect to your use of the
Site and with respect to any product or service related thereto.
- You shall not use the Site to infringe, misappropriate or violate any rights of ELSO and/or any third party
- You are the owner or permitted licensee of any Submission that you upload or provide to the Site, and have the
complete right and ability to provide such Submission to the Site. Further, you will not violate any agreement
you have with any third party by uploading or providing a Submission to the Site
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PATIENT. ELSO DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY FORM OF MEDICAL CARE, MEDICAL OPINION, MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT,
AND ELSO DOES NOT EVALUATE THE NEED TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION, THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES. THE INFORMATION ON
THE SITE MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE AND IS NOT GUARANTEED TO BE COMPLETE, CORRECT, TIMELY, CURRENT OR UP-TO-DATE.
SIMILAR TO ANY PRINTED MATERIALS, THE INFORMATION MAY BECOME OUT-OF-DATE. ELSO UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE
ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE. INFORMATION PROVIDED AND THE USE OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED FROM THE SITE BY
YOU DOES NOT CREATE A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AFFILIATED WITH
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TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED
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then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most
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your use of the Site.
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Last updated June, 2022