Committee Central Terms of Use

Welcome to AAMI Committee Central (the "Site"). By using the Site, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Copyrights

The Site is copyrighted by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22203-1633. All rights are reserved. All documents that are made available for viewing or download via the Site are copyrighted by AAMI, ISO, IEC, or in some instances by other organizations that have agreed to provide material to committees that are administered by AAMI as background for developing technical documents.

You may not modify, copy, distribute, forward, display, re-post, reprint, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, link to, quote or sell any content of the Site without the prior written permission of the copyright holder, except as expressly permitted herein or by federal copyright law. In addition, violators risk legal action, including civil and criminal penalties, and damages.

For permission regarding the use of AAMI copyrighted content, use the AAMI Reprint Permission Form OR contact AAMI, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 301, Arlington, VA 22203-1633. Phone: +1 703 525-4890; Fax: +1 703 525-1067. For permission regarding the use of copyrighted material of others, please contact the copyright holder directly.

User Conduct - ISO and IEC Committees Administered by AAMI

P- and O-Members have access to technical committee (TC) or subcommittee (SC) working documents, as well as to working group documents. Liaisons to TC's or SC's have access to working documents of their committee, only. Conveners/chairs, members and liaisons to working groups, ad hoc groups, and advisory groups (e.g., chairman's advisory groups) have access to working documents of their group, only.

Redistribution of ISO and IEC draft standards and other working documents for purposes of developing national positions shall follow the rules set forth by ISO and IEC, respectively.

User Conduct - AAMI Committees

Technical committee cochairs, members, and liaisons have access to working documents of the committee as well as its working groups, if any. Working group cochairs, members and liaisons have access to working documents of the working group as well as its parent committee. Documents of task groups, ad hoc groups, advisory groups, and executive boards/program committees (e.g., Standards Board, International Standards Committee) are only available to the chairs, members and liaisons of the group, board or program committee.

Members and liaisons who serve as Independent Experts or who have not disclosed the organization that they represent may print out copies of working documents for their personal use and/or maintain an electronic copy that is not accessible by other persons.

Representative members and liaisons who have disclosed to AAMI the organization that they represent ("Representative Experts") may print out copies of working documents for their personal use and/or maintain an electronic copy provided that is not accessible by other persons. In addition, Representative Experts may make limited redistribution of these documents within their company or institution for the sole purpose of developing a company or institutional position on a draft technical document, provided that the draft was developed by AAMI or is an ISO or IEC draft for which the AAMI committee, in its capacity as a U.S. Technical Advisory Group or sub-Group, is developing a US position.

"Limited distribution" means:

  1. Distribution only to recipient(s) who work for the same company or institution that the member or liaison represents on the AAMI committee, or are members of a relevant committee of the same institution that the member or liaison represents on the AAMI committee;

  2. The AAMI committee member or liaison agrees to inform the recipient(s) that the document is copyrighted and shall not be distributed further; AND

  3. The number of recipients is kept to the minimum necessary to develop a company or institutional position and in any case shall not exceed 10 copies without AAMI's prior written permission.

Occasionally AAMI committees develop consensus positions on national or regional standards that were developed by organizations other than AAMI, ISO, or IEC. Committee members and liaisons are responsible for determining and meeting the policies of the developing organization regarding redistribution of such drafts.

On rare occasion certain documents are made available to the public. Members of the public may print out copies of such documents for their personal use and/or maintain an electronic copy that is not accessible by other persons.

Content Administration

Only AAMI staff can post material to the Site. Chairs, secretaries, members, and liaisons ("Members") who wish to have material posted to the Site should submit same in electronic format to the AAMI staff contact for their committee. Members shall not submit material that infringes the copyright, trademark or any other intellectual or property right of any third party, contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features, is in violation of ISO/IEC Directives (international committees) or AAMI Standards Policy and Procedures (AAMI committees), or is in violation of any applicable laws or regulations. Members who wish to have copyrighted material of a third-party distributed to a committee that is administered by AAMI shall identify the name of the copyright-holder and complete address so that AAMI staff can write same for necessary permission. This applies to whole works as well as to portions of works or derivative material that members submit for incorporation into a draft technical document that AAMI staff is maintaining on behalf of a committee. Members are responsible for ensuring that any material submitted to AAMI complies with the foregoing conditions.

Technical Committee Contact Data/ Privacy Policy

Committee membership rosters do not disclose personal data beyond name, organization, and in the case of international committees, country represented. However, committee members and liaisons are able to review their own, detailed contact information so that they can determine whether to submit name or address corrections to AAMI. It is therefore important that members and liaisons do not share their logon ID and password with anyone.

General

AAMI reserves the right to change the Terms of Use for the Site at any time by revising the terms and conditions herein. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions and your use of the Site following any such change constitutes your acceptance of such changes.


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