Terms of Use

Welcome to ACHP.org. The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) provides this Web site as a service to the general public and its members, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. If you do not accept any of these terms, you are not authorized to use the Web site. ACHP reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in this agreement at any time, without notice. Your continued use of this Web site following the posting of any changes to this agreement constitutes your acceptance of such new term(s).

User Submissions

By submitting communications or content to any part of this Web site you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. You also represent and warrant that you own all legal rights to the content that you submit; publication of the content on this Web site will not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; and all information that you provide us about individuals other than yourself is provided in accordance with all applicable privacy laws, in accordance with all applicable policies of the institution with which you are affiliated, and is in accordance with the standards of the professions of which you are a member.

You also acknowledge and agree that by posting or submitting any content on this Web site, you grant to ACHP a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum; and the right to use the name and contact information that you submit in connection with such content, if we so choose.

Discussion Forum Guidelines

Although the administrators and moderators of ACHP Discussion Forums will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither ACHP nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or that violate any laws.

ACHP reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any discussion thread for any reason.

Modifications to Service

ACHP currently provides users access to a wide range of resources and information about the health care industry. ACHP also provides its members with industry tools, networking opportunities and access to member-only resources. ACHP reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue on a temporary or permanent basis any section or page of this Web site, in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason without prior notice to you. You agree that ACHP shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

You acknowledge and agree that ACHP may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the ACHP Web site, including without limitation the maximum number of days that files, forum postings and any or other uploaded content is retained on the Web site. You acknowledge that ACHP has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content maintained or transmitted by the ACHP Web site servers. You further acknowledge that ACHP reserves the right to change these general practices at any time with or without notice. ACHP’s Web site is to be used only for content directly related to ACHP business and not for any other reasons.

Disclaimer of Warranty

You agree that your use of this Web site is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as-is” or “as-available” basis. ACHP expressly disclaims any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties or merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

ACHP Makes No Warranty That:

The content available via our site is accurate, reliable or correct; the Web site will be available at any particular time or location; that any defects or errors in the software will be corrected; and content available via our site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

You agree that you will indemnify (hold harmless) ACHP and its directors, employees, and affiliates from all third-party claims arising out of or in connection with the following: your use of this Web site; your connection to this Web site; and your violation of any term or condition of this agreement.

You agree that you will indemnify (hold harmless) ACHP and its directors, employees, members, from all third party claims arising out of or in connection with your access or use of or your inability to access or use this Web site. This includes, but is not limited to: information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Web site or another Web site to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will ACHP or the contributors of information to this Web site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

You agree that ACHP, its directors, employees, members, and affiliates shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use of or inability to use this Web site. This limitation applies whether ACHP has been advised of the possibility of such damages and whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, or any other basis.


You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Web site are not necessarily those of ACHP or endorsed by ACHP. ACHP may provide links on the Web site to other Web sites that are not under the control of ACHP. In general, any Web site that has an address (or URL) that does not contain “achp.org” is such a Web site. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by ACHP of the organization or individual operating the Web site or a warranty of any type regarding the Web site or the information on the Web site.

Use of Content

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this Web site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to ACHP and may not be publically copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without ACHP’s prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard-drive cache as are necessary to browse the Web site. The user may also make a single copy of the content displayed on any page of the Web site to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses that do not harm the reputation of ACHP, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright, and any other notice contained in such content.

Linking Information

Hypertext Linking: ACHP encourages and permits text links to content on the Web site, www.achp.org, provided: (a) any text-only link must clearly be marked “ACHP: Alliance of Community Health Plans”; (b) the appearance, position, and other aspects of either the link or the host Web site may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with ACHP’s name and trademarks; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host Web site may not create the false appearance that an entity other than ACHP is associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by ACHP; (d) the link, when activated by a user, must display this Web site full-screen and not with a “frame” on the linked Web site; and (e) ACHP reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending this User Agreement. ACHP is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host Web site. Links to this Web site are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by ACHP of the organization or individual operating the host Web site or a warranty of any type regarding the host Web site or the information on the host Web site.


This Web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by ACHP, which is headquartered in the District of Columbia, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of the District of Columbia, by accessing this Web site both you and ACHP agree that the statutes and laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Web site. You and ACHP also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and/or the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with respect to such matters. ACHP makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing this Web site from territories where its content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Entire Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and ACHP governing your use of our Web site and supersedes any prior agreements, if any, between you and ACHP relating to any matter dealt with in this agreement. You may also be subject to additional terms that apply with usage of links or third-party content or services.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Agreement, please contact us.