RELIEF User Agreement

Welcome to RELIEF (the “Site,” which includes all pages within the http:// host directory), a website hosted by the International Association for the Study of Pain (“IASP”). By accessing content posted on the Site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms of this User Agreement. IASP reserves the right to change the terms of the User Agreement or to modify its features at any time. The Site will post changes to the terms of this User Agreement at, and by accessing the Site after modifications to this User Agreement have been posted, you agree to be bound by all the modified terms.

Use of Site Content
“Site Content,” which shall include all content posted to the Site by IASP authors and freelancers as well as User-Generated Content, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

We welcome requests for additional permissions to reuse site content for other appropriate purposes. To obtain such permissions, please email us at, call IASP at +1-202-856-7400, or write to RELIEF Copyright Permissions, c/o IASP, 1510 H St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20005-1020.

Use of Third-Party Content
To the extent the Site incorporates the copyrighted material of third parties (“Third-Party Content”), you agree to make only such uses of said Third Party Content as are consistent with copyright law. IASP does not warrant that any use of Third Party Content will not infringe the rights of the content owners.

If you believe that any content on the Site infringes your copyrights, please click here.

Prohibited Uses of the Site
You agree not to access or use the Site in any manner that could damage or overburden any IASP server, or any network connected to any IASP server. You further agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that would interfere with any other party’s use of the Site.

Disclaimer of Warranty/ Limitation of Liability
You agree that your use of the Site shall be at your own sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, IASP disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. IASP makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Site’s content (including Third-Party Content) or the content of any websites linked to this Site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies in content; (2) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Site; (3) any unauthorized access to or use of IASP’s secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site; (5) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party; and/or (6) any errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site. You assume all risk as to the quality, function, and performance of the Site, and to all transactions you undertake on the Site.

You agree that IASP will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these terms, or your (or any third party’s) use or inability to use the Site, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through the Site. In particular, IASP will have no liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to these terms, your use or inability to use a site, your placement of content on a site, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through a site, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, except only in the case of death or personal injury where and only to the extent that applicable law requires such liability.

Specific Disclaimer of Medical Advice
Without limiting the foregoing, you understand and agree that your use of the Site and its content, including Third-Party Content, is at your own sole risk, and that RELIEF does not provide medical advice. The Site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified physician or health care professional about any medical concern, and do not disregard professional medical advice because of anything you may read on the Site. The views of individuals quoted or posted on this Site are not necessarily those of IASP nor does IASP endorse any company or product mentioned on the Site, and listing on the Site is not linked to corporate sponsorship nor does it imply any endorsement by IASP.

You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless IASP and all its affiliates, employees, and members of its governing boards and agents (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this User Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. IASP reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

Contacting This Website
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us at

Effective Date of Agreement
The effective date of this policy is December 1, 2015. This policy was updated August 3, 2017.

RELIEF Privacy Policy
The International Association for the Study of Pain (“IASP”) is committed to respecting the privacy of users who access the RELIEF website (the “Site,” which will include all pages within the host directory). This policy will tell you (1) what information is collected when you visit our site or send us an email, and (2) how that information is used.

Web Server Logs
When you visit the Site, our web server may record the following information in its server log: your IP Addressthe URLs you have requested to access; the dates and methods of requests; the status code of your requests; URLs of pages that referred you to the Site; number of bytes transferred, and your web browser and operating system platform.

We use server log information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying which parts of our site are most heavily used. We also use this information to tailor site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis, during which time their contents are accessible to Site administrators, and then deleted completely from our systems. Unless required by legal process, we do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked by IP address, but a user’s identity will remain anonymous.

In addition, we ordinarily do not disclose to third parties site usage by individual IP addresses, but we may do so in very limited circumstances when complying with law or legal process, working with consultants assisting us with fixing or improving the Site or monitoring and improving the security of our network.

Google Analytics
IASP uses Google Analytics software to perform site usage analytics. Google Analytics collects anonymous information from users to help IASP track Site usage and referrals from other websites. These data are used primarily to optimize the website experience for our visitors, but we may use the data as well to assist us in our marketing of the Site.

Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user’s IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires all its information directly from the user, by installing a cookie (see below) on JavaScript-enabled computers. The Site does not share any information it collects with Google, and Google does not collect any personal identifying information such as names, contact information, social security numbers or financial information.

Cookies are unique bits of computer data that many major websites will transfer to your computer the first time that you visit. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and may be later accessed by the website to track prior usage. As noted above, Google Analytics will install a cookie on the hard drives of Site visitors.

We will only record your email address if you send us a message. We will only use your email address for the purpose for which you have provided it — i.e., to respond to a message from you.

IASP contracts with the MailChimp service to assist with email delivery of newsletters and other mailings containing information about the Site. MailChimp is prohibited from using or sharing Site user information for any purpose other than facilitating communications on behalf of the Site. For further information, please review MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

Any feedback emailed to us using our “Contact Us” button will be used for site performance evaluation only.

Disclosure to Third Parties
We will not sell, lend, or disclose to third parties any information collected from visitors, except as disclosed in this Policy or in the event we are required by law to do so. We may disclose information to employees, consultants and agents who have a legitimate need to know the information for the purpose of fixing or improving the Site and monitoring and improving the security of our network. We also reserve the right to disclose this information when special circumstances call for it, such as when disclosure is required by law or court order or when disclosure is, in our sole discretion, necessary to protect our legal rights, including intellectual property rights.

Other Websites
This Site may contain links to other web resources, including websites of organizations other than IASP. The websites to which the Site links may also collect user-identifying information directly from you once you proceed to browse those sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites or businesses to which the Site provides links. Please visit the relevant sites to review their privacy policies.

Data Security
We have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot completely guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Notification of Changes in the Privacy Policy
We will review our security measures and Privacy Policy on a periodic basis, and we may modify our policies as appropriate. We may also change or update our Privacy Policy if we add new services or features. If any changes are made, we will make appropriate amendments to this policy and post them at the Site. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us at

Effective Date
This Privacy Policy is in effect as of December 1, 2015. This Privacy Policy was updated on August 3, 2017.