Terms of use

Terms of Use

Effective Date: 12 September 2013


These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern all use of the IAIM website (the “Website”) and all content, services and products available at or through the Website, including, but not limited to the “Get Connected,” “Management Toolkit,” “Search Vaccines,” and “Search Diseases” pages.  

The Website is owned and operated the Sabin Vaccine Institute (“Sabin”).  The Terms are a legal contract between you and Sabin, so it is important that you read them carefully before using the Website. By using the Website, you indicate that you agree to the Terms.

  1. Changes to the Terms

Sabin reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change any part of this agreement. It is your responsibility to check the Terms, which will be posted at http://www.iaimanagers.org/terms-use periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes acceptance of those changes. Sabin may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the Terms.

  1. Your IAIM Account

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any username or password you are given or select in connection with the Website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You must not describe or assign keywords to your account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Sabin may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Sabin liability. You must immediately notify Sabin of any unauthorized uses of your account. Sabin will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

  1. User Submissions

The Website is intended as a forum for immunization managers and other professionals to share experiences, increase learning, and contribute to the global immunization dialogue in order to strengthen a manger’s management skills.  You may use the Website for non-commercial purposes only.  You may not use the Website: 

  • to promote products or services, or to perform any other activity which may be construed as being motivated by potential financial gain; or
  • for lobbying or political campaigning.

If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “content”), you are entirely responsible for, and any harm resulting from, that content. This is the case regardless of whether the content in question consists of text, graphics, photographs, audio files, or video.  You may not make available content that: 

  • infringes the rights (including copyright, trademark, and patent rights) of any third party;
  • infringes the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • contains viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • is spam, machine- or randomly-generated, or contains unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third-party sites, improve the search engine rankings of third-party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • is false, misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, hateful, or sexually explicit; or
  • contains epithets or other language or material that threatens, intimidates or incites violence.  

You must obtain all necessary permission from any individuals identified in or implicated by the content you post (including those shown in photographs and videos), and, in the case of minors, also from their parents or guardians.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Sabin has the right (though not the obligation) to (i) refuse or remove any content that, in the Sabin’s reasonable opinion, violates any Sabin or IAIM policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Sabin’s sole discretion. Sabin will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

By making available content on the Website, you agree to give Sabin a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and sublicenseable right and license to use such content on the Website and elsewhere.

Please note that if you delete content, Sabin will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that the content may remain available for some time following deletion.

  1. Payment and Renewal

IAIM members shall pay annual dues to the IAIM to maintain their membership and to obtain access to the members-only sections of the Website. Different types of members shall have different levels of access to Website pages:

  • Immunization Manager Members shall pay $100 for an access period of one calendar year, and shall receive access to all content of the Website.
  • Associate Members shall pay $50 for an access period of one calendar year, and shall receive access to all content of the Website excepting the “Membership Directory.”

All memberships last for one year, after which the IAIM may increase the annual dues. Please note that if a Member terminates his or her membership earlier during the one-year term, the Member will not receive a refund of membership dues.

  1. Third-Party Content and Links to Third-Party Websites

The Website contains third-party content (including, but not limited to, user submissions).  Sabin has not reviewed this content and does not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for this content. 

The Website also contains links to third-party websites that Sabin does not own or control.  Sabin has not reviewed these websites and does not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for these websites.  

  1. Intellectual Property


The Website (including, but not limited to, text, images, photographs, graphics, user interface, screen shots, video and audio content, designs, and computer code, and the selection, coordination, and arrangement of such content) is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All copyrights in the Website are owned by Sabin or its third-party suppliers and licensors to the full extent permitted under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws.

You may not distribute any part of the Website over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, you may not use the Website or any content on the Website to construct any kind of database. If you are interested in obtaining a license to use the Website or the content on the Website, please contact info@iaimanagers.org.


All rights in the company names, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, and designs of Sabin, the IAIM Secretariat, Sabin or IAIM Secretariat affiliates, or third-party products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with a trademark symbol, belong exclusively to Sabin or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials containing the trademarks, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Website confers on you any license or right under any trademark of Sabin, IAIM Secretariat, its affiliates, or any third party. If you are interested in obtaining a license to use the trademark rights of Sabin or the IAIM Secretariat, please contact info@iaimanagers.org.

            Copyright Infringement

As Sabin asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material on the Website violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Sabin. Sabin will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Sabin will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Sabin or others. In the case of such termination, Sabin will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to the Association.

If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced or is accessible on the Website without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or that your intellectual property rights have otherwise been violated, please provide Sabin’s Designated Agent with the following information in writing:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the allegedly infringing material, reference, or link that is to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit Sabin to locate the material, reference, or link;
  • Your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that Sabin may contact you, if necessary;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or other intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that due to security concerns, e-mail attachments will not be accepted.  Any notice of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

You can contact us by email at info@iaimanagers.org or by mail at Sabin Vaccine Institute, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 7100 Washington DC 20006. 

  1. Termination

We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this agreement or your Website account (if you have one), you may simply stop using the Website and/or withdraw your membership in IAIM.  You can send a message to the Secretariat advising them of your withdrawal to info@iaimanagers.org. The Terms survive termination of your access or of your account, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

  1. Compliance with Applicable Law and these Terms

You represent and warrant that your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with these Terms and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside).

  1. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sabin and the IAIM Secretariat, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to, your violation of these Terms.

  1. Disclaim of Warranty

The Website -- and any CONTENT OR MATERIALS that are offered through the Website (“MATERIALS”) -- are provided “as is.” SABIN makes no representation or warranty of any kind whatsoever relating to the Website, materials, Linked Sites, or other content that may be accessible directly or indirectly through the site.  Sabin disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all such representations and warranties. 

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, SABIN disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all (a) warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, (b) warranties against infringement of any third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights, (c) warranties relating to the transmission or delivery of the Website, (d) warranties relating to the accuracy, reliability, correctness, or completeness of materials made available on the Website or otherwise by Sabin, and (e) warranties otherwise relating to performance, nonperformance, or other acts or omissions by Sabin or any third party.  Further, there is no warranty that the Website-- or materials offered through the Website -- will meet your needs or requirements or the needs or requirements of any other person. 

SABIN makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, (a) that the materials provided through the Website will be free from error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in operation, or from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors; (b) that the Website or materials will be available at any particular time or location; (c) that defects or errors in the Website or materials will be corrected; or (d) that the content on the Website is free of viruses or other harmful components.  Any information on this service is subject to change without notice, and Sabin disclaims all responsibility for these changes.

  1. Limitation of Liability

In no event will SABIN or its affiliates, or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Service be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your use of the materials or your access, use, misuse, or inability to use the Website or any Linked Sites, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.  In the event that you have a dispute with another person or entity related to, arising from, or in any way connected with use of the Website, you release Sabin from any claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such a dispute. 

These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if Sabin has been advised of the possibility of such damage.  Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, Sabin’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.


  1. Arbitration

You agree that any dispute between you and Sabin will be resolved by binding arbitration conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  Any such arbitration must be commenced and maintained in the District of Columbia, U.S.A.  To the extent permitted by law, any claim or dispute under these Terms must be filed within one year in an arbitration proceeding. The one-year period begins when the claim or notice of dispute first could be filed. If a claim or dispute is not filed within one year, it is permanently barred.

In the event of an arbitration, neither you nor Sabin will have the right to litigate that claim in court or have a jury trial on the claim, or to engage in pre-arbitration discovery except as provided in the code or procedures of the AAA, as applicable. Further, you will not have the right to participate in a representative capacity or as a member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claim subject to arbitration. The arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding. Other rights that you would have if you went to court may also not be available in arbitration.

If any other provision of this section is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be severed, with the remainder of this section remaining in full force and effect.

  1. Miscellaneous

Entire Agreement—These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Sabin.  The Terms supersede any prior agreements (whether oral or written) concerning your use of the Website or any content on the Website. 

No Waiver—The failure of Sabin to enforce any provision of these Terms or to respond to a breach by any party shall in no way waive Sabin’s right to enforce any of these Terms or respond to any breach. 

Exclusive Jurisdiction—Any dispute between you and Sabin that is not subject to the Arbitration provision in Section 12 shall be resolved in the federal or state courts in the District of Columbia, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the dispute.  

Severability—If any portion of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be severed, and the remaining portions of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect.