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Copyright & IP Policy


All materials contained on the SHM Websites as defined in the Terms of Use are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of SHM, or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. You may, however, download material from SHM websites for your personal, noncommercial use only.

Links to websites other than those owned by SHM are offered as a service to our users. SHM was not involved in their production and is not responsible for their content. For further information, see Terms of Use. SHM also has no responsibility for content generated by third-party users such as comments and on discussion boards. The Terms of Use for these services are found here.

It is SHM’s policy in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers of the copyright and intellectual property rights of others.

Notice For Claims Of Intellectual Property Or Copyright Infringement; Agent For Notice Of Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide SHM's Copyright Agent the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the SHM site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; AND
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

SHM's Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail:

Legal Department
Society of Hospital Medicine
1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19130