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Terms and Conditions

User Agreement

This User Agreement is between you and JCO, Inc. (the "Journal"). Use of the Journal website, including the Forum (collectively, the "Website") signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of use set forth in this User Agreement.

You have read and voluntarily enter into this User Agreement and understand its meaning, and acknowledge the receipt of valuable consideration and that this User Agreement expresses your entire understanding of the transaction between you and the Journal concerning the subject matter hereof.

If you are age 17 or younger, you are not authorized to submit any content or information to this Website without the explicit consent of your parent or legal guardian.

Member Information

You agree to provide a valid e-mail address, which will serve as your username. All messages from the Journal will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. The Journal is not responsible for any failure on your part to receive e-mail messages, including not checking your account regularly, messages being forwarded to the Junk folder, full e-mail boxes, and invalid accounts.

You agree to protect your username and password. You are responsible for any actions taken on the Website using your account, whether you are the actual person using it or not.

You agree that the Journal may monitor your use of the Website. You understand and agree that the Journal may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this User Agreement, or protect the rights, property, or safety of Website users and the public.


The Journal reserves the right, at any time, to change, modify, add, or remove, at its sole discretion, any portion of the User Agreement, in whole or in part, and will use its best efforts to post notification of such changes on the Website. The Journal further reserves the right, at any time, to change, modify, add, or remove, at its sole discretion, any portion of the Website, in whole or in part. The Journal may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Website without notice or liability.

Intellectual Property

With the exception of intellectual property reprinted with the expressed consent of its owner, all content on the Website is the exclusive intellectual property of the Journal, and the Journal retains all intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark rights, thereto. The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics and the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics logo are trademarks of the Journal, and you agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without the Journal's prior written permission. Anyone seeking to use, copy, reprint, repost online, or republish any content of the Website must receive the expressed written consent of the Journal. You agree to relinquish any copyrights or intellectual property rights to any material you post, upload, or otherwise cause to appear on the Website. Any information you post that is visible to the public may be used by the Journal in part or in its entirety, royalty-free, in perpetuity.

Comments Rules


    • You will not argue with, comment on, or question the actions or authority of the JCO staff (administrators, moderators, etc.) in a comments section. Should you wish to do so, you are directed to contact the JCO staff at info@jco-online.com.
    • You will respect and refrain from harassing or personally attacking other users or JCO staff.
    • You will respect the rights of other users to have their own opinions.
    • You will not use expressions that are considered foul, vulgar, sexually harassing, racially offensive, or in any way discriminatory. These expressions include, but are not limited to, ethnic slurs, hate speech, and religious epithets. Whether an expression fits under this definition will be determined by JCO staff.
    • You will not make posts that are inflammatory with the perceived intent to rile people up (i.e., "trolling" and "flaming" are prohibited).
    • All posts are to be in English. Other languages may be used in parts of a posting, but whole sentences are not allowed.
    • You will only post messages that are within the particular forum's scope or topic.
    • You will not repost material deleted by JCO moderators.
    • You will not link to images on other websites unless you have authorization to do so.
    • You will not flood or post on the forums redundant, empty, or nonsensical posts or advertisements as determined by JCO staff (i.e., no "spamming").
    • You will not post messages to advertise products that benefit you financially in any way.
    • You will not post pornographic, sexually offensive material or images of a type unsuitable for a family/office environment, or post links to such material or images.
    • You will not start or participate in any debates or discussions that discuss the distribution/growing/cutting/manufacture of illegal drugs.
    • You will not make posts of an illegal nature or posts that detail ways to perform acts of an illegal nature.
    • You will not create offensive usernames as determined by JCO staff.
    • You will not exploit any bugs or loopholes in board security. This includes reregistering to evade bans.

Prohibited Acts

You agree that you will not: (1) use any software to monitor or copy any pages or content on the Website; (2) take any actions that place an unreasonable demand on our servers and infrastructure; (3) use the Website to distribute unauthorized messages or material, including, but not limited, to spam, solicitations, and chain mail; (4) use the Website to distribute viruses or any other software that is designed to hinder the performance of software, hardware, or other systems; (5) send or post any material that is illegal, obscene, abusive, discriminatory, harassing, false, or otherwise hurtful or objectionable; (6) send or post any material that you do not have the right to publicly expose, including copyrighted material, as well as any material covered under non-disclosure agreements or other binding contracts; (7) link to illegally obtained materials or any materials that violate a copyright owner's rights; (8) use the Website to attempt to contact others or lure others to contact you under false pretenses, including falsifying your name, position, company, work history, education history, contact information, ownership of materials or knowledge, reason for requesting contact, identity, or any other false pretenses or impersonations; (9) violate Forum rules.

Any user who believes any posted material is objectionable according to the above criteria should contact a moderator or administrator immediately through a private message, with a link to the objectionable material. The material will be reviewed and removed if necessary. This is a manual process and may take some time.

Limitations on Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website may contain links to and from other third-party sites, which links do not constitute an endorsement by the Journal of any of these third parties, their affiliates, or their websites.

The content and opinions of all posts, including those from moderators and administrators, reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily those of the Journal. Moderators and administrators will use their best efforts to indicate when their posts are "official" content from the Journal. The Journal has the right to edit or remove any posts or threads it deems are in violation of its policies or this User Agreement without notice or explanation.

This Website is provided "as is". To the fullest extent permissible by law, the Journal makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the content on the Website or the materials, information, and functions made accessible by the software used on or accessed through the Website, for any products or services or links to third parties, or for any breach of security associated with the transmission of sensitive information through the Website or linked sites. The Journal disclaims any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The Journal does not warrant that the functions contained in the Website or any materials or content contained therein will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. The Journal shall not be liable for the use of the Website, including, without limitation, the content and any errors contained therein.


By accepting this User Agreement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless the Journal, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages resulting from 1) your use of the Website; 2) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the Website; or 3) any other matter relating to the Website. Any business transactions that may arise between users from their use of the Website are the sole responsibility of the users involved.

You expressly understand and agree that the Journal shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, or data or other intangible losses.


Only JCO subscribers can view all current and past JCO content online. Print subscribers must create an account on the website and link it to their valid subscription to obtain access to subscriber-only material on the Website.

If you are a subscriber, you agree that you will not disseminate subscriber-only content without the expressed written consent of the Journal. You agree not to give your account information to others to enable them to view subscriber-only content. The Journal reserves the right to terminate your subscription without prior notice and without a refund for the unused portion if it determines you are in violation of either of these provisions.

Subscribers must utilize the appropriate subscription category. Any subscription used by more than one individual, whether online-only or print, must be purchased at institutional rates. The Journal reserves the right to charge institutional rates if usage patterns indicate more than one user is accessing an account.

Institutions are charged by number of IP addresses allowed. The primary account holder is responsible for maintaining the list of allowed IP addresses, including adding, deleting, or modifying individual IP addresses.

Users visiting the Website from an allowed IP address will be automatically logged into the Archive, but will not be able to alter any account information or post in the Forums without first logging in with the correct username and password.


The Journal reserves the right to terminate your membership and subscription without prior notice and without a refund for the unused portion if it determines you are in violation of this User Agreement.

Violating this User Agreement may result in disciplinary action from the Journal. This may be in the form of a written warning delivered to your e-mail address, a temporary ban on forum posting privileges, or a permanent ban on forum posting privileges. You agree to abide by all disciplinary decisions made by the Journal.

Any member who believes another member has violated any of the terms of the User Agreement should report the situation to the Journal by e-mailing info@jco-online.com. Include your name, the name of the member you believe to be in violation, and the material in violation. The Journal is the sole and ultimate authority on User Agreement violations.


If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitration to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be impaired.

You agree that this User Agreement is and will be binding upon you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado except for conflict of laws principles.

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