Legal Disclaimer

The Brain Tumor Awareness Organization (BTAO) asks that you please read this agreement entirely and carefully before accessing this web site. The terms "BTAO", "we", and "our" are used in this site for purposes of convenience and are intended to refer to BTAO and /or its affiliates, subsidiaries or related parties either individually or collectively, as the context may require.
The information, content, or services provided on this Website when we talk about this Website; however, references to the term "Website" always include, regardless of whether specifically mentioned, any and all information, content and services available via this Website. This Website is subject to the following website terms of use and policies ("Terms of Use"). 
By accessing the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use this site. This Website is comprised of various documents and web pages created and maintained by the BTAO who are DISTRIBUTORS (NOT PUBLISHERS) of the content supplied by members, visitors and other third parties.
Accordingly, the BTAO has no more editorial control over this content than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by members, visitors and other third parties are those of the respective author(s) and the BTAO is not responsible for any material posted by third parties. The BTAO cannot and does not endorse it in any way, nor do they vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, the BTAO expressly disclaims any liability associated with material posted by third parties. Our website is provided as an information resource to enable patients, caregivers, survivors and their families. Our website provides information that can be utilized as advocacy tools and also as a means of communicating on behalf of your community about other resources that may be of interest to brain tumor patients and their families. The information posted here by the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. The information contained in this site is intended to serve as a background
resource for those affected by brain tumors. The information contained in this site is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice regarding individual circumstances. Each individual case of brain
tumors is unique and each individual’s legal issues and needs are unique. All persons affected by, or who believe that they may be affected by brain tumors should seek individual advice from their
physician with regard to their physical condition and treatment, and from their attorney regarding their legal rights and obligations.

Acceptance of Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. From time to time and at its sole discretion, The BTAO reserves the right to change these Terms of Use for any reason, with or without notice to you. 
However, if the Terms of Use change, we will always post the revised Terms of Use on this Website, which means that the then-current Terms of Use posted on this Website will always be the governing Terms of Use.  We encourage you to review the Terms of Use regularly for any changes.  Your continued use of this Website will mean acceptance of any changes we make to the Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use also apply to the following websites:,, and which are sometimes referred to collectively
in these Terms of Use as the "Sites".  The use of the terms "Website" and "Sites" include the respective website's domain and any of its sub-domains, and any content, sites, services, information, or webpages hosted by or made available on the domain or any of its sub-domains. This Website, the other Sites are all offered to you free of charge on the express condition that you accept, without modification, and abide by these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use this Website or any other Site and exit from this Website immediately. By using this Website (including the use of any of the information, content or services available via this Website), you agree that you have read, understood and agree unconditionally to be bound by these Terms of Use. 
Each of the policies and other special terms and conditions referenced in these Terms of Use are hereby incorporated herein as if fully rewritten in these Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you and the BTAO with respect to this Website, the other Sites, and our provision and your use of same. BTAO may post articles and other information provided by third parties that we believe might be of benefit or interest to our users.  You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations of third parties contained in this Website are not necessarily those of the BTAO or endorsed by the BTAO. No oral advice or written information provided by the BTAO shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice. Although THE BTAO makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided through this Website is current and accurate, THE BTAO makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of such information, and THE BTAO makes no commitment and disclaims any duty to update such information. All information is provided "as is" without any representation, warranty or condition as to its accuracy or reliability.

Disclaimer of Liability

The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the BTAO or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other web sites which are linked to this site. Nor shall the BTAO be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the web site; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization. Information Subject to ChangeAny information on this web site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.


We are committed to protecting your online privacy. We never share any of the information that you provide to us nor do we give, sell or rent our mailing lists. If you ask that we contact someone on your behalf, you will have provided your approval or request in writing through a form provided to you by us, submitted either electronically or by mail, and this will include but not be limited to contact information such as mailing addresses, phone or fax numbers and e-mail addresses. We provide a contact form for your convenience so that we may be able to assess what resources you may have applied for or may be eligible to contact for assistance. This information you provide us may be valuable information that will assist in developing or advocating for resource development in your area and by submitting the form, you are consenting to a feedback process for resource development and analysis for your area but your personal information will not be shared. We may contact you regarding updated information regarding resources available in your area such as a support group or program. We will send you this information via e-mail or newsletter-electronically or through the mail. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. IP addresses help us to identify problems with our server, analyze our site content and its usage, track users' movements, gather demographic information that may help us add content to and improve the site, and deliver appropriate materials specific to our site visitors’ needs, and provide data for grants acquisitions.

Online Conduct

Members and visitors agree to use the web site only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the web site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Although in the absence of a specific complaint the postings are not monitored for compliance with this provision, in an effort to discourage such conduct, please note that all postings in the chat area will list the author's name or profile created--no anonymous postings are permitted! A profile or member log-in will be required to participate in our online forums or live chat rooms so that we may identify online participants and maintain the integrity of our online community. We reserve the right to ban any postings deemed unsuitable by the forum or chat room moderator. You assume responsibility for any information that you provide when setting up your user profile and in no way, is the BTAO responsible for your profile or any of the information that may be displayed as part of these online communities. If you wish to remain anonymous in these online communities, it is advised that you do not provide sensitive information within the profile of the username that you set up to participate in these online communities. These online communities are randomly monitored for posts that may be objectionable or otherwise inappropriate for the specific forum in which it may have been posted. Filters are in place to prevent the abuse or misuse of such open forums and communities and you assume all responsibility when using or participating in our online communities and hold harmless the BTAO for any content, materials or discussions that may or may not occur within such online communities or forums.
All known security measures are exercised on behalf of the BTAO and its site, its host and any internet protocol transmissions. Please assure that your computer’s security settings are up-to-date and in place to protect your computer from security threats.