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Please read these Terms of Use. Then, return to the top of this page and select the "I Accept" option to go to OLA’s Lab Chat discussion forums.

OLA’s Lab Chat is a forum for sharing conversation and questions with OLA members from around the world. This is not an area for posting job announcements, marketing products, or soliciting resumes. There are no extra fees or charges from OLA associated with using this service.

Please remember: This is a PUBLIC FORUM. Your notes may be seen by OLA Members around the world, and you are responsible for your notes.

When posting notes on the bulletin board, please keep in mind that YOU CAN BE HELD LEGALLY LIABLE FOR WHAT YOU WRITE. For example, if you post defamatory comments about someone, you may be held legally accountable for them.

OLA has sole discretion in determining which notes are appropriate for inclusion on Lab Chat and reserves the right (but disclaims any obligation) to remove from Lab Chat any message OLA deems inappropriate and to exclude any participant OLA feels has posted inappropriate messages.

Collecting e-mail addresses from Lab Chat for the purpose of solicitation or "spamming" will not be tolerated. Persons found in violation of this policy may have their Lab Chat access blocked.

Lab Chat is provided as a member-to-member communication vehicle and is not monitored by OLA staff for purposes other than to ensure that participants adhere to the Terms of Use Agreement. If OLA members have questions regarding OLA policy, procedures, decisions or activities, including Board actions, please submit them directly to OLA. If needed, the Lab Chat moderator will provide contact information to the appropriate staff person.

By clicking "I Accept" above, you accept these conditions and agree not to post material that:

  • Defames any person, business, governmental or other entity, product or service
  • Contains unsolicited or inappropriate advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation
  • Could reasonably be construed as a violation of Federal, state or international law prohibiting anti-competitive activities or unfair trade practices. For example, participants should not discuss detailed salary, wage, or benefit pay by a company or industry, since such a discussion might fall outside of the FTC/Dept. of Justice safe harbor provisions for sharing of salary, wage, and benefits information.
  • Contains false or fraudulent information
  • Infringes any other person or entity's copyright, trademark, service mark or trade dress
  • Discloses or could lead to disclosure of any trade secret
  • Violates any privacy-related right belonging to any person, business or other entity
  • Harasses, threatens, abuses, embarrasses or causes distress, unwanted attention or discomfort to any other person or entity.
  • Is patently inappropriate, e.g., information or topics not related to or of interest to the optical laboratory industry.
  • Contains obscene or sexually explicit images or other information
  • Interferes with the contract of another through the web site.
  • Is unprofessional or is otherwise inappropriate for this forum.

In addition, you agree not to use the web site to impersonate any person, or communicate under a false name or one that you are not authorized to use. By clicking "I Accept," you agree to release, hold harmless, indemnify and defend the Optical Laboratories Association and its advertisers from any and all legal or civil actions and penalties arising from messages you have posted on OLA’s Lab Chat.

If you agree to these conditions, please select "I Accept" above. If you do not, please click "I Do Not Accept."

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