Acceptable Use Policy

Our Acceptable use Policy

The International Academy of Pathology (“the IAP”), provides resources on this site for the benefit of the public and its members.

Information made available for exclusive access by members is intended for only members of the IAP.

By using or downloading any material from these areas, you agree that the material shall be for your personal use only.

In the case of publications such as newsletters, no items may be reproduced for other parties without the consent of the IAP.

Acceptable use of all areas of the IAP's website includes but is not limited to, respecting the rights of other users, intellectual property rights, truth in communication, ownership of data, system security and integrity, sustaining the integrity of systems and related physical resources, and complying with all relevant policies, laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.


Use of the IAP's website, social media and other on-line resources requires each user to adhere to the following standards of acceptable use:

  • Observe all applicable national and regional laws, as well as the IAP Privacy and Data Protection policies and other policies associated with the International Academy of Pathology.
  • Respect the privacy and personal rights of others by ensuring that use of the IAP's web-enabled resources and electronic communication tools do not constitute invasion of privacy, harassment, defamation, threats, intimidation, unwarranted annoyance or embarrassment, or discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Respect and preserve the performance, integrity, and security of the IAP's computing and electronic communication resources. Ensure that use of those resources does not circumvent system security and does not achieve or aid others to achieve unauthorized access.
  • Protect the purpose of the IAP's computing and electronic communication resources to carry out the the IAP's primary missions by ensuring that use does not result in improper commercial gain for the IAP, or personal commercial gain or private profit.
  • Respect the intellectual property rights of others by ensuring that use of the IAP's computing and electronic communication resources does not violate any copyright, trademark, file protections or other security boundaries.

Violation of Policy

Unacceptable uses of the IAP's computing and electronic communication resources include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Use the IAP's resources in a manner that would constitute harassment, invasion of privacy, threat, defamation, intimidation, obscenity, unwarranted annoyance or embarrassment, or discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation;
  • Use the IAP's resources to make copies of licensed or copyrighted software except as allowed by the license or copyright;
  • Deliberately violate security boundaries, or to conceal known violations of security boundaries even when such violations were inadvertent;
  • Use another’s user id without his or her authorization;
  • Crack passwords, obtaining confidential information through unauthorized means;
  • Impersonate another, real or not, individual, machine or organization;
  • Access or transmit information that belongs to another user or for which no authorization has been granted;
  • Attempt to make unauthorized changes to data stored on the IAP's information systems;
  • Use the IAP's information resources for unauthorized advertising;
  • Unauthorized copying of data stored on the IAP's information resources;
  • Knowingly use unlicensed or improperly licensed software on the IAP's information resources.
  • Take any action that jeopardizes the availability or integrity of any IAP computing, communication, or information resources;
  • Attempt to bypass the IAP's IT security systems;
  • Violate federal, provincial or local laws, including copyright infringement; and
  • Use the IAP's information resources for unauthorized commercial purposes.

Enforcement

All users of this site are bound by their duty to adhere to applicable laws relating to civil rights, harassment, copyright, security and other statutes relating to electronic media. This policy does not preclude enforcement under the laws and regulation of local countries or jurisdictions.

At its discretion, the IAP will take appropriate action, including recourse to legal measures if necessary, to address any violation(s) under this policy.

The IAP reserves the right to monitor and record the usage of all computing resources as necessary to evaluate and maintain system efficiency and acceptable use; and may further monitor, record and legally disclose usage by individuals, including the disclosure of individual.


Date of last revision: March 8th 2019