Website Usage Terms and Conditions
ACNM Web Site
ACNM invites you to view and use this Web site for your informational, non-commercial purposes. Using this Web site to obtain information for your own use is not considered commercial use for the purposes hereof.
Trademarks and Copyright
Find a Midwife Service
The information accessible through the “Find a Midwife” service is provided by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), and is intended for use by the general public to allow them quick access to information on midwifery professionals and practices.
The information accessible through this service is provided to the ACNM by the individual practices, and the ACNM does not verify this information and cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information. While the ACNM takes reasonable efforts to keep this informational database up-to-date, the ACNM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or for any errors or omissions which might be contained in this database.
Practices contained within this database may make certain claims of specialty, experience or competence within their listing. All such claims have been supplied by the midwife or midwifery practices themselves and have not been investigated or confirmed by the ACNM. The ACNM is therefore unable to verify whether any such claims are either accurate or permitted under relevant law, and thus accepts no responsibility whatsoever resulting from any errors or omissions in this information, or from any decision made or action taken based on this information. You are solely responsible for reviewing the qualifications of any healthcare professional that you choose, and for determining the appropriateness of any service or product that they may recommend. In no event shall the ACNM be liable to you or any other entity for the direct or indirect consequences of any decision or action you or any other person might make in reliance on the information contained in this service, including the selection of a healthcare professional.
By using this service, you acknowledge that information contained within “Find a Midwife” is the proprietary product of the ACNM. The contents of this database may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, copied, disseminated, entered into a computer database, used as part of or in connection with a mailing list, or otherwise utilized in any form or manner or by any means, except for the user's individual personal reference.
The maps and practice information provided by this service are for informational purposes only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. The American College of Nurse-Midwives and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from the use of this information.
By using this service, you agree to accept the proceeding terms and conditions.
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Privacy Statement for ACNM’s Web sites
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our member and non-member users. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for www.midwife.org, www.myMidwife.org, www.Quickening.org, www.jmwh.org, www.eMidwife.com, and other top-level domains.
Information Collection and Use
Collection, retention, and use of personal information may occur if member and non-member users interact with ACNM’s Web site, by either registering with the site or participating in one of ACNM's services. Member users may be required to provide their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, ACNM member identification number, and/or other identifying information. This information is used to verify status with the ACNM membership database and to respond to inquiries and/or requests. Non-member users may be required to provide an e-mail address, in order for ACNM to respond to inquiries and/or requests.
ACNM may use e-mail addresses provided by member users to notify them of upcoming events from ACNM as well as Regional or Chapter news and events. Member users who do not wish to receive such e-mails should notify ACNM’s Member Services Department of their express request, via e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to ACNM Member Services, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Member users are able to opt-out or change their preferences for receiving such information at any time.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer, which are used to aid in Web navigation. ACNM’s Web site uses session cookies. When member users log onto portions of ACNM’s Web site, an identifier is temporarily created and placed in their computer’s memory so the member user can access the members-only pages using their member number and password. The cookie contains no personal information and is self-terminated upon exiting the browser.
A unique number called an IP address identifies each computer on the Internet. Each time users connect to the Internet, their computer is assigned an IP address. When member and non-member users connect to ACNM's Web site, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes.
ACNM’s Web site makes discussion groups available to member users via Emidwife.com. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and member users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information. ACNM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted in the public forums.
This Web site contains links to Web sites operated by other parties. ACNM neither monitors nor controls the sites linked to this site and therefore makes no representations whatsoever about any Web site accessed through this site. Such links do not imply ACNM’s endorsement of the materials on any other site. ACNM is not responsible for the privacy practices and the content of such external Web sites.
E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure. Please consider this fact before emailing any personal or confidential information.
The ACNM website is not intended for nor does it knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password, and you are responsible for all uses of your registration or password, and any and all related charges, whether or not authorized by you. ACNM uses SSL encryption for transmitting information over the Internet and participates in the Verisign (Restricted) e-commerce system for handling credit card transactions online. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your registration number or password.
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the ACNM Web site. ACNM will investigate actual and suspected security breaches and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
ACNM Rights and Obligations
ACNM reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our users or the public. ACNM has no liability or responsibility to users of the Web site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.
ACNM may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to 1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on ACNM, 2) protect and defend the rights of property of ACNM, or 3) protect the personal safety of ACNM personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives reserves the right to amend the Privacy Statement at any time for any reason. This Privacy Statement only applies to information collected by ACNM through ACNM’s Web site(s).
eMidwife Discussion Groups
If you elect to participate in an eMidwife discussion group, you are responsible for your communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications posted in an eMidwife discussion group. ACNM is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in an eMidwife discussion group. In cases where you feel threatened or offended by a communication posted in an eMidwife discussion group, you may contact ACNM directly by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a registered ACNM Web site user or an ACNM member, you hereby agree that the following actions while participating in an eMidwife discussion group shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
Rights and Permissions Policy
ACNM publications are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. ACNM publications may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from the copyright owner.
Permission requests for ACNM publications (other than Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health) and for foreign language translations should be directed to:
Permission requests for selections from articles in Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health should be directed to:
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
The permission to reproduce ACNM material must be sought well before the expected publication date of your document. The written requests should contain the following information:
Permissions are typically granted to reprodu