• Terms & Conditions



    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation is a 4,300-member professional medical society whose mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine ("SCAI” or “We"). We provide content on this website (SecondsCount.org) subject to the following Terms and Conditions, which may change from time-to-time.


    1. Use of the Site.

    This website (SecondsCount.org) and the information contained herein are not intended or designed to provide medical diagnosis or medical advice and must be considered as an educational service only. Medical conditions and medical advice change on a person-to-person basis and can change based upon the facts at hand, the information available and the medical equipment and personnel involved. This website and the information contained herein does not, and is not intended to, constitute comprehensive professional medical services or treatment of any kind.

    2. Professional Services and Advice.

    No information posted or sent through e-mail should be relied upon as a medical consultation. All persons seeking diagnosis, advice, aid, counsel and/or services should immediately seek their own independent medical treatment from the nearest available professional medical provider or hospital. Under no circumstances will SCAI be liable for any injury, claim, cause of action, expense (including attorneys' fees), loss or damage of any kind whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, relating in any manner to this website or the information contained herein, or caused by this website, the use hereof or the information contained herein. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, reliability and usefulness of any information contained herein.

    3. Posting of Content.

    As with other areas of SCAI professional education activities, you are expected to validate the content you post, such that any recommendations you make involving clinical care or clinical medicine be based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contradictions in the care of patients; and that all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

    4. Copyrights & Trademarks.

    You should assume that everything you see or read on the site is copyrighted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, the text on the site or with the written permission, in advance, of SCAI. SCAI hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on the site (SecondsCount.org) on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post or disclose the Site Content without SCAI's prior written consent.

    5. Liability, Warranties, Disclaimers.

    The content and functionality on the site is provided with the understanding that SCAI is not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services to you. All content and functionality on the site is provided "as is," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. SCAI and its third-party content providers make no warranties, express or implied, as to the ownership, accuracy or adequacy of the site content or that the site shall be free of viruses or other harmful components. SCAI shall have no liability or responsibility for any information published on linked web sites, contained in any content published on the site, or provided by third parties. Neither SCAI nor its third-party content providers shall be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages for lost revenues or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages or losses and regardless of the theory of liability.

    6. Links; Advertising; Sponsorship.

    Links on this Site may lead to servers maintained by individuals or organizations other than SCAI. SCAI has no control and makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability or any other aspect of the information located on such servers, and neither monitors nor endorses such servers or content. This website may contain advertising and sponsorship. SCAI does not warrant, guarantee or endorse any services or products offered by or through this website or its links. You should exercise your own discretion, care, due diligence and sound judgment when there is any reference to offers, services or products. SCAI does not expressly or impliedly warrant any information, products or services for any purpose including fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability. SCAI is not responsible for the illegality, inaccuracy or error in any advertisers' or sponsors' materials. Please note that SCAI and its members may receive financial contributions or donations from third party medical suppliers, medical providers and/or pharmaceutical companies.

    7. Disclaimers.

    Neither SCAI, nor its representatives, members, directors, officers, employees, designees, affiliates, agents and assigns warrant that the use of this website or the information contained herein shall be uninterrupted, virus-free or error free, nor do they warrant the accuracy or reliability of the content and information contained herein. SCAI neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement on this website. This website and the information contained or posted herein may not have been updated or checked for accuracy, and it may contain errors, omissions or exclusions. You expressly agree that the use of this website is at your sole risk and you assume any and all risks from its use.

    8. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction.

    The contents of this site are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia in the United States, and any claims rising directly or indirectly out of any materials contained on this site are subject to these same laws, and any dispute arising there from shall be resolved exclusively in the state and federal courts of the District of Columbia. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating such action and agree to waive any right to trial by jury in any such action.

    9. Indemnification.

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SCAI, its representatives, members, directors, officers, employees, designees, affiliates, agents and assigns from and against any and all injuries, claims, causes of action, loss, damage and/or expense, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the reliance upon or the use of this website or the information contained herein.

    10. Medical Locator Tool.

    At times SCAI provides the use of the medical professional locator tool. When offered, it is to be treated as a general reference tool. It is not intended to and does not constitute a recommendation by SCAI of said medical professional or their skills and is merely for information purposes. You are strongly urged to personally meet with any prospective medical provider and use your own judgment in selecting any such medical provider.


    These are the terms of the SCAI Website Privacy Policy. Your use of the SCAI Website (SecondsCount.org) constitutes your acceptance of this Policy.

    A. What information do we gather?

    We may collect the following information: name and job title; contact information including email address, demographic information such as postal zip code, preferences and interests, and other information relevant to use patterns, use surveys and/or offers. For example, when you access our Website, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.

    B. What about sensitive personal data?

    We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We may also collect some sensitive personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law as described in this Privacy Policy. The references to "sensitive personal data" are to the various categories of personal data identified by data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).

    C. How do we gather information? Information is gathered in two ways:

    (1) Indirectly, such as using our site's technology to collect ‘cookies.’ Cookies are small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server, for example, indicating how you entered our site, how you navigated through the site and what information was of interest to you. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites, and usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

    You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser's help feature, you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished, and some features may not work as intended.

    (2) Directly, such as when you provide information on various pages of the Website. Throughout our site, we may provide the opportunity for you to voluntarily submit information to use when you register for items, such as an event or a newsletter. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information, and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.

    D. What we do with the information we gather?

    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. The information helps us to understand your needs and interests, and to improve our products and services. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We analyze it to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor it to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information. We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail, or to customize the website according to your interests. We may provide your information to our third- party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.

    E. Security.

    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

    F. Links to other websites.

    Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

    G. Checking and correcting your personal information.

    You may request access to your personal information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by contacting us via our Site Administrator. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.