The following terms and conditions of use (the "Terms and Conditions) govern your use of the ArthritisSelfManagement.com (the "Site). The Site is made available by Madavor Media, LLC. (the "Site Proprietor" or "we or "us). We may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, and at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Site. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the Site. By using the Site following any modifications to the Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by any such modifications to the Terms and Conditions.
We may make certain content and services available to visitors and registrants of the Site. For example, you may be able to search, browse, and read news, articles, and other content, access and submit comments to our blog(s) (as further described below in Section 7), monitor and manage your magazine subscription account with us, order products, such as magazine subscriptions, subscription renewals and books, and sign-up for and receive e-mail newsletters (these services are hereinafter collectively referred to herein, together with the Site, as the "Site).
Through the Site, you may be able to order or purchase products (such as magazine subscriptions, subscription renewals, and books) made available for ordering or purchase through the Site. You may only do so if, and you hereby represent and warrant that, you are domiciled in the United States and you are 18 years old or older. You agree to pay in full the prices for any purchases you make either by credit/debit card concurrent with your online order or by other payment means acceptable to the Site Proprietor. You agree to pay all applicable taxes. If payment is not received by us from your credit or debit card issuer or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by us.
As between you and the Site Proprietor, the Site Proprietor owns, solely and exclusively, all rights, title and interest in and to the Site, all the content, code, data, and materials thereon, the look and feel, design, and organization of the Site, and the compilation of the content (including, for example, text, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, etc.), code, data, and materials on the Site, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, moral rights, sui generis rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data, or materials you may access on the Site. Any commercial use or exploitation of the Site is strictly prohibited. You may view the content on the Site on your personal computer or other Internet-compatible device, and make single copies or prints of the content on the Site for your personal, noncommercial use only. Any commercial distribution, publishing, or exploitation of the Site, or any content, code, data, or materials on the Site, is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior permission of the Site Proprietor or the applicable rights holder. You may not otherwise download, display, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, perform, transfer, create derivative works from, sell, or otherwise exploit any content, code, data, or materials on the Site. If you make other use of the Site, or the content, code, data, or materials thereon, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws, and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. The Site Proprietor will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. We do not grant any license or other authorization to any user of our content, trade names, trademarks, or service marks.
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Our Site contains blog(s). Everyone is welcome to submit comments to our blog(s), but you must first register on the Site to do so. By submitting comments to our blog(s), you agree to follow the guidelines set forth in this Section, as well as all of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions which govern your conduct while using the Site. The Site Proprietor will not accept responsibility for information included in any comments posted on our blog(s) by other users. You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, by our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts to replace consultations with your qualified health-care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or positions of the Site Proprietor. As with any other Submitted Materials, you understand and agree that the Site Proprietor has a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive and fully transferable, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display your comments to our blog posts (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate them in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. By posting material on our blog(s), you are also giving the Site Proprietor the right to use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. We also reserve the right to decline to accept, to edit, or to remove comments to our blog(s) at any time for any or no reason. It is important to remember that comments submitted to a blog may be recorded and stored in multiple places, both on our Site and elsewhere on the Internet, which are likely to be accessible for a long time and that you have no control over who will read them eventually. It is therefore important that you are careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, proprietary, or confidential information in your comments to our blog posts. You also may not offer to buy or sell any product or service on or through your comments submitted to our blog(s). Since not all communications are appropriate for our blog(s), if you want to have a person-to-person discussion, including about issues raised in a blog, consider getting in touch with the person directly for an "off-blog" chat. We reserve the right, for any reason, in our sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our blog(s), including, but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. We may also impose limits on certain features of the blog(s) or restrict your access to part or all of the blog(s) without notice or penalty if we believe you are in breach of the guidelines set forth in this Section 7, our terms and conditions or applicable law, or for any other reason without notice of liability.
You warrant and agree that, while using the Site (including, but not limited to, your participation in and submission of material to our blog[s]), you shall not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site any materials that: (a) are protected by copyright, or other proprietary or intellectual property right, without first obtaining permission from the proprietary or intellectual property rights holder; (b) are unlawful, threatening, harassing, profane, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or are invasive of another's privacy or hateful; (c) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site; (d) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability; or (e) contain a virus or other harmful component, advertising of any kind, or false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.
You also warrant and agree that you shall not: (a) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (b) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute, or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Site for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material); (c) engage in spamming, flooding, harvesting of e-mail addresses or other personal information, spidering, "screen scraping," "database scraping," or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users, contact information, or other information, or send chain letters or pyramid schemes via the Site; or (d) obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to other computer systems, materials, or information through any means. You agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
We have no obligation to monitor any content on or through the Site (including but not limited to our blog[s]) and we assume no such obligation. As a result, you may be exposed to content on the Site that you find offensive or objectionable; your use of the Site is at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree, however, that we do retain the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review all materials posted to the Site (including but not limited to our blog[s]) and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation, or other governmental request, to operate the Site properly, or to protect ourselves and our users. We reserve the right to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in our sole discretion, are unlawful, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, inappropriate, or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
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Effective Date: 3/1/10
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