NorthPoint Domain and the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) provide this online patient education through a joint licensing agreement for personal use by patients, physicians, and other health care professionals.
All copyrights for the patient education content are solely owned by NorthPoint Domain. All copyrights for patient education illustrations are solely owned by SVS. Licensing allows use of this educational material only through the SVS Web site (VascularWeb.org®).
Users may view the patient education materials online or print a reasonable number of copies for personal/educational, non-profit use only. Users must not remove copyright notices from the materials. No part of the patient education library, including the listing of articles, can be rewritten, modified, redistributed, linked to, or linked from another Web site, or used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from NorthPoint Domain.
The patient education materials including the SVS logo, the VascularWeb.org logo, and the NorthPoint Domain logo, cannot be used without prior written permission.
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Third-party Web sites wishing to direct patients to VascularWeb.org for patient education materials are granted permission to direct users to one topic only or to the entire library of patient education materials; no combination of the two is acceptable for patient direction to the Web site. NorthPoint Domain and SVS request that third-party Web sites direct patients via an external hyperlink. Third-party Web sites must include the following direction sentence: "For patient education information, please visit VascularWeb.org." No logo can be used as the link without prior written permission.
Permission for linking to patient education materials is granted automatically to National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus.
The patient education is for informational purposes only. The patient education is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients and consumers reading articles posted on SVS Web site should review the information carefully with their professional health care provider. Patients should consult with a qualified health care provider for medical advice or other health care assistance. Patients should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something they have read on the Web site.
Updated December 2012