Site Policies


Thank you for visiting the Geriatric Pain web site hosted by the Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence at The University of Iowa College of Nursing. For both your protect and ours, we have established the following terms of use which we expect all of our visitors to follow while on our site. Your continued use of our site means that you acknowledge these terms of use and agree to abide by them at all times. Because we reserve the right to modify these terms of use at any time without notice, please check them regularly. Please note you will be referred to as “user” from time to time in this agreement.

General Rules

You agree to use our web site in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the policies and guidelines outlined below.


Our site provides links to third party World Wide Web sites. Because we have no control over such sites, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site.

License to Use Our Site

We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use and display the contents on our site for educational purposes. Unauthorized copying or duplication of the contents in any manner including software that has been modified, merged or included on the site, or the written materials associated therewith is expressly forbidden. Any attempt to sublicense, transfer, sell or assign this license is void.


The Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence at The University of Iowa College of Nursing respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. All resources on this web site are used with the strict permission of the author(s) or developer(s) for specific inclusion on this web site and may not be used for other purposes without consent of the owner, except where permission to use for education or clinical purposes is indicated.



Cookies are small text files that collect information about website activity. UI sites use cookies for two primary purposes- to carry information about your current visit from one page to the next, and to recognize and remember your preferences on any subsequent visits. You can disable cookies by changing your preference settings in your web browser. You can use many UI websites with cookies disabled but may find that some functions require cookies.


Third-party tracking tools

Many UI websites use third-party tracking tools to monitor and improve sites or to provide ads and other information that may be of interest to users. These tools may collect the following information:

  • Internet protocol (IP) address for your computer/device

  • Internet service provider

  • Website from which you arrived

  • Operating system and web browser software

  • Date and time of your visit

  • Pages you visit on the site

  • Terms you use in the site’s search engines

Third-party tools like Google Analytics help website administrators track site usage, understand how users find sites, and improve website function and content.


Server Logs

Like third-party tracking tools, our web servers routinely generate logs that include basic information helpful in monitoring website usage and performance. The following information may be collected:

  • IP address

  • Web browser software and plugins

  • Date and time of your visit

  • Path taken through our site

  • Files downloaded and time spent accessing files

  • Any errors you encounter



UI websites may request personal information via forms, surveys, etc. Each site should disclose how this information will be used and in keeping with university policy, use it only for the purpose described. You can choose whether to provide this information. Providing personal information on a voluntary basis may be necessary for certain services (for example, joining a mailing list or registering for a program). The university will not share your personal information with third parties except:

  • As required by law

  • As necessary to protect university interests

  • With vendors contacted by the university who have agreed to keep this information confidential

If you express interest about university programs, UI units and vendors contracted by the university may match limited personal information about how you use UI websites.