The Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s website provides information on the latest brain injury care strategies, research findings and advocacy initiatives.

Legal Notices

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s website provides information on the latest brain injury care strategies, research findings and advocacy initiatives. We also provide updates on Brain Injury Association programs, partners and events. Our audience includes individuals who have sustained brain injuries, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, professionals, advocates and the general public.

We work to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, timely and useful. However, the information contained on the site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and should not be considered medical guidance. The Brain Injury Association of Vermont, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Visitors are encouraged to confirm the information contained here and to direct any questions concerning their personal health to licensed health care professionals.

By using this website, you consent to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s policies as described below.

Trademarks and Logos

Using any of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s registered trademarks or logos without the Association’s prior written consent is strictly prohibited.

Copyright and Reprint Permissions

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont retains copyright on the content of this site, unless otherwise noted. Any person is authorized to use, copy, and distribute any complete page or, where a document consists of more than one page, any complete document contained on this website, including related graphics, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Use, copying, and distribution shall be solely for informational, non-commercial purposes;
  2. No graphic elements on any page or document on this website may be used, copied, or distributed separate from the accompanying text; and
  3. The reprint must acknowledge the Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s copyright.

Links

Third parties may establish a link to any portion of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s website with the acknowledgement that all content is subject to revision or removal. In general, the Brain Injury Association of Vermont does not accept unsolicited requests to link to external sites. Where an external link is provided, the Brain Injury Association of Vermont is not responsible for the information or advice provided on the external site.

User Submissions

By voluntarily providing or posting information on the website, User must grant, and User actually grants by agreeing to these Terms of Use, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up, and royalty-free right to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont the right to use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont, without further consent, notice and/or compensation to User or any third parties. In addition, by posting information on the website, User grants any other user the right to access, display, view, store, and reproduce this material solely for their personal use.

By submitting any information to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont, you represent and warrant that the submission is accurate to your best knowledge, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. The Brain Injury Association of Vermont does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorses any opinions expressed by users. User acknowledges that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk. The Brain Injury Association of Vermont is under no obligation to exercise control over any content you or others submit when using the website.

Social Media

Thank you for following the Brian Injury Association of Vermont (“BIAVT”) through our website and social media platforms. While visiting our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or other social media sites, including the Personal Stories blog on BIAVT’s website, please keep the following guidelines in mind.

By participating in BIAVT’s social media platforms, you agree that you have read and will follow these guidelines. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, BIAVT reserves the right to delete posts from participants who violate these guidelines and to suspend or terminate the right of any participation for any reason without notice. If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact BIAVT at marketing@biavt.org.

BIAVT Social Media Guidelines

The creation of BIAVT-labeled social media channels on BIAVT’s website and third party social media websites, and any postings and comments therein, shall not contain or link to language or illustrations that: 

  • Are libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, demeaning, derogatory, abusive, ad hominem, or off-topic
  • Are solely for commercial purposes
  • Endorse any candidate or office holder or partisan political position
  • Include spam or chain letters
  • Violate third party’s privacy rights, proprietary rights, or any other applicable local, state, national, or international law
  • Degrade others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability, or other classification

Keep in mind that information posted on these social media channels is available for all to see, and comments are subject to defamation, antitrust, and other laws. BIAVT will not be held liable for any injury or damage resulting from statements posted on BIAVT-labeled social media channels.

The Legal Stuff

By posting materials to BIAVT-labeled social media and BIAVT’s website, mentioning BIAVT in your public social media posts, or voluntarily providing your social media handle to BIAVT, you grant to BIAVT the nonexclusive, world-wide, transferable right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material in any way and in any medium, including but not limited to print or electronic form.

BIAVT is not responsible for the content of third party social media websites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on them. Before posting on BIAVT-labeled social media channels, please review and abide by the terms of use and privacy policy of the specific social media website.

The opinions of BIAVT social media channel creators, moderators, posters, and commentators, are their own, and not necessarily that of BIAVT.

With these rules and guidelines in mind, happy posting!

Security and Privacy

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors. We collect two types of information about site visitors:

Web Server Information

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont collects your IP address to analyze trends, administer the site, track the number of visitors to our site, length of stay and sources of traffic. We use this information to help improve our site and our service to you. IP addresses are not linked to personal information and the data we collect is aggregated.

Personal Information

We collect name, e-mail addresses and other personal information only when you provide it to us when requesting information from us, responding to a survey or opinion poll or completing an electronic transaction. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data sent to your Web browser and stored on your hard drive. Cookies help us improve our website by tracking and targeting the interests of our users as they visit different sections of our site. Cookies do not contain any personal information.

If you have questions concerning any of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont’s policies, please contact by email at marketing@biavt.org

DCMA Notification Guidelines

Copyright Infringement

The Brain Injury Association of Vermont, Inc., (hereafter BIAVT) supports the protection of intellectual property. BIAVT has established the following policies for considering copyright infringement claims.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification

To notify BIAVT of a claimed copyright infringement, a notification of a claimed copyright infringement must be provided to BIAVT via e-mail at marketing@biavt.org and must include the following information:

  1. The subject line of the e-mail must include the words “Copyright Infringement Claim.”
  2. An electronic signature of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.
  3. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on that site.
  4. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit BIAVT to locate the material.
  5. Information reasonably sufficient to permit BIAVT to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the Complaining Party may be contacted.
  6. A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  7. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is the owner, or is authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Upon receipt of appropriate notification from the Complaining Party, BIAVT will initiate an investigation and forward the Complaining Party’s written notification to the alleged infringer. While BIAVT is investigating the claim, BIAVT, at its sole discretion and without any legal obligation to do so, may temporarily remove or deny access to the allegedly infringing material.

If BIAVT concludes that the Complaining Party has raised a legitimate copyright claim, it will remove or deny access to the allegedly infringing material. If BIAVT concludes that the Complaining Party has not raised a legitimate claim, BIAVT will restore access to the allegedly infringing material.

Counter Notification

If you have received a notice of copyright or trademark infringement that you wish to challenge based on a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, you may provide Counter Notification by emailing marketing@biavt.org and including the following:

  1. An electronic signature of the alleged infringer.
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the alleged infringer has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  4. The alleged infringer’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Infringer consents to the jurisdiction as solely determined by the Brain Injury Association of Vermont, Inc. or if the alleged infringer’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district selected by BIAVT, and that the alleged infringer will accept service of process from the Complaining Party or an agent of such Party.

Upon receipt of a Counter Notification as described above, BIAVT shall promptly provide the Complaining Party with a copy of the Counter Notification, and inform such Party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) business days. BIAVT will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it in not less than ten (10), nor more than fourteen (14), business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, unless BIAVT first receives notice from the Complaining Party that such Complaining Party has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on BIAVT’s website.

Repeat Infringers 

It is the policy of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont to provide for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users who are repeat infringers of copyrighted works.

Designated Agent for Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
Name: Marketing Specialist
Address: 92 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05661
Email: marketing@biavt.org