Publications of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. The College does not allow companies to influence its programs, publications, or advovacy programs. The College’s publications may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from the copyright owner.
Permission requests for College publications and for foreign language translations should be directed to:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Permission requests for selections from Obstetrics and Gynecology (the “Green Journal”) should be directed to:
Lippencott Williams & Wilkins
Permission to reproduce College publications must be sought well before the expected publication date of your document. You must submit a written request containing the following information:
Precise citation of the document or selection you wish to reprint
Permissions are typically granted to reproduce selections of current College materials based on the following conditions:
Permissions are not granted to reproduce College material in any of the following circumstances:
Permission is not necessary to make up to 5 photocopies of a College document for one’s personal use.
Requests for authorization to photocopy larger quantities should be directed to the Copyright Clearance Center, which is authorized to grant rights to distribute College material in exchange for a fee for noncommercial purposes.
Permission requests to photocopy College materials should be directed to:
Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Alternatively, the requester may consider purchasing the publication, often with a bulk discount. College publications can be purchased at http://sales.acog.orgor by calling 1-800-762-2264. Bulk discount quotes can be obtained by calling the College Marketing Department at 202-863-2433 or 202-863-2486.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, signed into law on October 28, 1998, amended the copyright law to provide limitations for service provider liability relating to material online. Subsection 512(c) of the copyright law provides limitations on service provider liability with respect to information residing, at direction of user, on a system or network that the service provider controls or operates, if the service provider has designated an agent for notification of claimed infringement by providing contact information to the Copyright Office and through the service provider’s publicly accessible website. 17 U.S.C. 512(c).
The College has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring in any domain owned by the College. Proper notification must include the following elements:
If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, notify our designated agent as specified below:
Copyright Infringement Center
Attn: Mark Graves, Director of Electronic Resources
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street, SW
PO Box 96920
Washington, DC 20024-6920
Information Collection and Use- Collection, retention, and use of personal information may occur if member and non-member users interact with the College Web sites, by either registering with the site or participating in one of the College's services. Member users may be required to provide their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, College member id number, and/or other identifying information. This information is used to verify status with the College 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 the College to respond to inquiries and/or requests.
The College may use e-mail addresses provided by member users to notify them of upcoming events from College and District and Section news and events. Member users are able to opt-out or change their preferences for receiving such information at any time.
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 the College Web sites, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes. This information is used for understanding how users interact with the College Web sites.
Public Forums– The College Web sites make public forums and discussion boards available to member users. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and member users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information. The College cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted in the public forums.
External Links– The College Web sites contain links to other external websites that do not fall under its domain. The College is not responsible for the privacy practices and the content of such external websites.
Third Party – The College 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 the College, 2) protect and defend the rights of property of the College, or 3) protect the personal safety of the College personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.
The College reserves the right to amend the Privacy Statement at any time for any reason. This Privacy Statement only applies to information collected by the College through the College Web sites.
Advertisements on our Web site -Online advertisements on the College Web sites do not collect any personally identifiable information on individual visitors. The College does collect nonmedical aggregate data on visitors such as time of day and Web browser type. Such information may be shared with advertisers to determine their advertising effectiveness.
Children under 13 -We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.
No guarantee -Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, the College cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.
All content on this Web site is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never rely on information on this Web site in place of seeking professional medical advice.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, bots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair a computer’s functionality or operation.
Neither party consents or agrees to any arbitration on a class or representative basis and the arbitrator shall have no authority to proceed with an arbitration on a class or representative basis. No arbitration will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding without the consent of all parties. Any claim or controversy as to the enforceability of this arbitration provision’s restriction on your right to participate in or pursue a class action or class wide arbitration shall be brought only in the courts located in the District of Columbia.