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The following terms of use apply to all organizations, individuals and Members of the ICMS


The contents of the International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) website and any other communications from the ICMS are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.  Information provided by the ICMS through its website and its contents are not intended to be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and are not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment rendered by a physician or other qualified health care provider.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Reliance on the information provided on this website is at your own risk.  In no event shall the owners of this website or anyone affiliated with it be liable for any damages arising from your use, misuse, or reliance upon the website.  The owners and anyone else affiliated with this website disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, related to this website and its content.  The ICMS does not recommend or endorse any of the tests, products, services, procedures, opinions, or other information mentioned on this website.

Use of the information herein does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the owners of this website.

If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

The following organizations may link to ICMS's Web site, www.cellmedicinesociety.org, without prior written ICMS approval:

Search engines 
News organizations
Online directory distributors when they list ICMS in the directory may link to ICMS's Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses
ICMS Accredited Clinics except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to ICMS's Web site

These organizations may link to ICMS's home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

ICMS may consider and approve in its sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:

ICMS members
Commonly-known consumer, medical, scientific and/or business information sources 
Credible patient and/or physician oriented dot.com community sites
Associations or other groups representing scientific and/or medical associations charities, including charity giving sites
Internet portals
Educational institutions and trade associations.

ICMS will approve link requests from these organizations if ICMS determines that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on ICMS and its accredited businesses; (b) the benefit to ICMS from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of ICMS accreditation; and (c) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to ICMS's home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to www.cellmedicinesociety.org, you must notify ICMS by sending an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response. Please also read the following terms of use of our Web site.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to www.cellmedicinesociety.org as follows:

By use of the name "International Cellular Medicine Society "
By use of the ICMS logo or other design trademark of ICMS
By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to 
By use of any other description of ICMS's Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site. .


Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around ICMS's Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Content Liability:

ICMS shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend ICMS against all claims arising out of or based upon your Web site. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights:

ICMS reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to ICMS's Web site from your site. You agree to immediately remove all links to ICMS's Web site upon such request. ICMS also reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to ICMS's Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

What You Should Know About Links We Have On Our Web Site:

From time to time, we may, with permission from the site owner, decide to link to Web sites that we determine may be of interest to our visitors. These Web sites may offer educational, governmental or other resources or may be owned or controlled by other third parties.
We are not responsible for the content of any linked site, any link(s) contained in any linked site, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such sites. ICMS provides links to third party sites only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such link on our site does not imply ICMS's endorsement of either the site, the organization operating such site, or any products or services of that organization. A visit to any site or page from our Web site via any such link is done entirely at your own risk.

We strongly recommend reading any Standard Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Disclaimers or other notifications that may be found on any such third party Web sites. Under no circumstances will ICMS be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused in connection with the use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. ICMS will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Privacy Policy
The ICMS website does not collect information that can personally identify you, such as your name and email address, unless you specifically and knowingly provide that information. Any such information you do provide will only be used for the stated purpose, or range of purposes, such as to update you on new additions to the website. Website feedback may be reproduced in reports, but will always be anonymised unless we have specifically obtained your written consent to attribute it to you.

The ICMS reserves the right to add the contact information you provide via the ICMS website to our secure main contacts database, accessible only to our staff. For further information on how we may hold and use your contact details and your full privacy rights please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can at any time request that we remove your contact details from our database by emailing us at the above address with your request.

The ICMS reserves the right to track information provided by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. This information is used only for the purpose of monitoring the traffic levels to different areas of our website. We may also make use of cookies (small pieces of text stored on your computer), but no personal information is ever collected or analyzed by this service. 

The ICMS website does not accept advertising.



These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) govern the Member’s association with, access to, and use of, ICMS resources.  ICMS shall post these Terms on its website (www.cellmedicinesociety.org) for all Members to review.

These Terms are binding to the Member upon the acceptance of the Member’s application of membership by the ICMS and remain binding during the term of its membership in ICMS.

1.         Conformance with ICMS Standards. At all times, the Member shall conform to the standards, policies and practices of ICMS as may be promulgated by ICMS from time to time.  The promulgated standards, policies and practices of ICMS, as modified, amended, revised, or amplified from time to time (the “ICMS Standards”), are herein incorporated in these Terms by reference and made part hereof as though set forth in full in these Terms.

2.         Compliance with Laws and Regulations. In furtherance of its ICMS Membership, Member shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and, do everything in their power to ensure that its respective activities are in compliance with the rules of any accrediting or regulatory body, agency or authority having jurisdiction over ICMS matters.

3.         Payment of Fees. The Member agrees to promptly remit all fees required for membership (”Membership Fees”) due to ICMS.

4. Term of Membership. Membership fees paid to the ICMS shall be for 12 calendar months commencing on the first day of the month following the acceptance of the membership application and payment of membership fees.

5.         Termination.

(a)       By Any Party.

(i)         Breach. The Membership Agreement may be terminated immediately by any Party with written notice to the other Party upon breach of this Agreement by another Party, with such breach continuing for ten (10) days after written notice to the non‑breaching Party stating the specific default or breach; provided, however, that if the default is not susceptible of cure within said ten (10) day period, then the breaching Party shall have ninety (90) days to cure such breach provided that the breaching Party commences action to cure said breach within the ten (10) day notice period and continues diligently to cure the breach.

(ii)        By Notice.  The Membership Agreement may be terminated by a Member with written notice to ICMS upon the promulgation of a notice by ICMS to modify these Terms.  Such written notice of termination to ICMS must be received by ICMS on or before the effective date of such modifications to the Terms.

(b)       Termination By ICMS.         ICMS may terminate the Membership Agreement of a Member, without notice to Member, upon:

(i)         termination of Member’s membership in ICMS;

(ii)        Member’s failure to adhere to the ICMS Standards in effect from time to time;

(iii)       for "Cause," as herein defined;

(A)       such termination for Cause shall be effective immediately upon the giving of written notice of such termination to Member or as of a later date stated in such notice;

(B)       in the event that ICMS terminates the Membership Agreement for Cause, the Membership Agreement shall terminate without further obligation by ICMS or the Member;

(C)       for purposes of these Terms, "Cause" shall include:

(r)        suspension or revocation of Member's medical license, specialty board certification, registration or any other certificate or license which ICMS deems necessary or appropriate for Member's performance of duties hereunder;

(s)        the plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, or conviction for, the commission of a felony offense by Member;

(t)         Member's violation of the Code of Medical Ethics;

(u)       termination of Member's professional liability coverage and inability to obtain substitute coverage;

(v)        Member's having committed any actions or inactions which pose a threat to the health or safety of patients;

(w)       Member's engaging in fraud, embezzlement, or the like;

(x)        Member's material breach of any Sections of these Terms; and

(y)        Member's death or disability (defined herein as Member's incapacity due to physical or mental illness, resulting in Member being absent from the performance of his duties under the Licensed Use for a period of four (4) consecutive months.

(c)        Refund of Membership Fees.  The Parties agree that, in the event of termination of this Agreement, Member shall not be entitled to any refund of membership fees, and shall remain liable to pay to the ICMS all amounts owed to the ICMS which have accrued prior to such termination.

6.         Breach; Failure to Comply with ICMS Standards. In addition to any other remedies provided herein, in the event of a breach of any provision of these Terms, ICMS reserves the right immediately to suspend the membership of the Member in ICMS and to publicize the breach to Members as well as to licensing and regulatory bodies and authorities, and to public media sources.

7.         Conflict; Controlling Language. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and the terms and conditions of any specific ICMS Agreement, the terms and conditions of such specific ICMS Agreement shall control.

8.         Modifications. ICMS may modify these Terms at any time and at its sole discretion.  Each Member shall be notified of the proposed modification(s) thirty (30) days in advance of their taking effect.  Such modifications shall be effective upon posting of the modified terms and conditions on the ICMS website, which posting shall not take place before proper notice has been given.

9.         Miscellaneous. These Terms along with the ICMS Membership Agreement and ICMS Agreements entered into by the Member constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the matters contained herein.  They supersede any prior agreement or understandings among them with respect to the matters contained herein.  Any term or provision of these Terms which is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without impairing the right of each party to enjoy the essential, material considerations contemplated by these Terms, rendering invalid or unenforceable the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement, or affecting the validity or enforceability of any of these Terms in any other jurisdiction.  If any provision of these Terms is so broad as to be unenforceable, the provision shall be interpreted to be only so broad as is enforceable.