Last Updated: August 13, 2020
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Table of Contents
- Our Intellectual Property Rights
- Your Authorized Use of Our Sites
- Content Submitted by You
- Interactive Features
- Text Messages, Calls, and Emails
- Third-Party Content and Links
- Copyright Infringement Notices
- Updates to this Agreement
- Other Policies
- Disclaimer of Medical Advice
- Disclaimer of Warranty
- Limitation of Liability
- New Jersey Residents
- Consent to Communication
- Disputes, Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
- Contacting Us
Our Intellectual Property Rights
All names, logos, text, designs, graphics, trade dress, characters, interfaces, code, software, images, sounds, videos, photographs, and other content appearing in or on the Sites (the “Content”) are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, us. Such Content may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights and laws. This includes the entire Content of each Site, copyrighted and protected as a collective work. All intellectual property rights associated with the Sites, and related goodwill, are proprietary to us or our licensors. You do not acquire any right, title or interest in any Content by accessing or using the Sites. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as set forth below, the use of any Content available on a Site is strictly prohibited.
We grant you a limited license to access and use the Sites and their Content for personal and informational purposes. No Content from the Sites may be copied, reproduced, republished, performed, displayed, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without written permission of the rights owner, except that you may download or print one copy of specific Content made available for your downloading or printing for your personal, non-commercial home use, subject to your compliance with this Agreement and retain the same solely for as long as you continue to be permitted to access the Sites. To use Content under such an exception, you must (1) keep any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices intact, (2) use such Content pursuant to any licenses associated with such Content, (3) not copy or post such Content on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, including the Internet, (4) make no modifications to any such Content, and (5) make no additional representations or warranties relating to such Content. Except as otherwise expressly authorized herein or in writing by us, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, perform, display, transmit, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based (in whole or in part) on all or any part of a Site or the Content.
Content Submitted by You
Any information, text, images, videos or other materials or content posted on a Site, uploaded to us, or transmitted through our Sites by a user is “User Content”. You will be responsible for your User Content. You agree, represent, and warrant that any User Content you post on a Site or transmit through our Sites is truthful, accurate, not misleading, and offered in good faith and that you have the right to transmit such User Content. You shall not upload, post, or otherwise make available on or through a Site any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s). You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such User Content.
PLEASE DO NOT POST OR SEND US ANY USER CONTENT, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, OR OTHER USER CONTENT THAT YOU WISH TO KEEP PRIVATE OR PROPRIETARY (OR FOR WHICH YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION. By sending any ideas, concepts, know-how, proposals, techniques, suggestions, or other User Content to us, you agree that: (i) we are free to use such User Content for any purpose, (ii) such User Content will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary (except as stated in the next paragraph or as we otherwise expressly agree with you), (iii) we may have something similar already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from us under any circumstances unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by us.
Security: While we have implemented measures designed to protect against the unauthorized access, interception, loss, misuse and or alteration of the information under our control, we do not guarantee that events of unauthorized access, interception, loss, misuse, or alteration of User Content under our control will not occur. In the event of any such unauthorized access, interception, loss, misuse, or alteration, we will not be responsible for the same or any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages (including lost profits) suffered by you, even if we have previously been advised of the possibility of such damages. We do not warrant, either expressly or implied, User Content will be free from unauthorized access, interception, loss, misuse, or alteration.
Our Sites may have certain interactive features, such as the ability for you to interact with our personnel via certain features. Such features may not always be available. Additionally, we may suspend your access to such features for any reason or no reason, such as behavior we deem inappropriate. Interactions via interactive features may be monitored or stored for our business purposes.
Text Messages, Calls, and Emails
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Some of our Sites allow you to register for accounts specific to you (“Accounts”). In general, you are not obligated to register for an Account in order to access the Sites. However, certain sections and features of some of the Sites are available only to users who have registered for an Account (“Registered Users”). We may reject for any reason in our sole discretion, and you may not use a rejected user ID (or e-mail address) to access your Account. For example, we may reject a user ID (or e-mail address) for your Account that is already being used by someone else; that may be construed as impersonating another person; that belongs to another person; that violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; or that is offensive. You may only have one active Registered User Account on each Site at any given time, and you will not allow other people to use your Account to access a Site.
If you are a Registered User, we expect you to accurately maintain and update any information about yourself that you have provided to us. You agree that you are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, and for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and restricting access to your computer so others may not access a Site in violation of this Agreement. In addition, you agree to sign out from your Account at the end of each session if you are using a device that is shared with other people.
You agree to notify us of any unauthorized use of your Registered User Account user ID, password or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to a Site by contacting us as soon as possible. We reserve the right to take any and all actions we deem necessary or reasonable to maintain the security of our Sites and your Account, including without limitation, terminating your Account, changing your password, or requesting information to confirm your identity. WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION.
Copyright Infringement Notices
If you believe that any Content on a Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification to our designated copyright agent (the “Designated Agent”), identified below, with the following information:
- (a) A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed, with sufficient detail so that we can identify the alleged infringing material;
- (b) The URL or other specific location on the Site that contains the alleged infringing material described in (a) above, with reasonably sufficient information to enable us to locate the alleged infringing material;
- (c) Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address;
- (d) The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
- (e) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- (f) A statement by you that the information contained in your notice is accurate and that you attest under penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Address: 222 Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245
We may terminate users who, in our sole discretion, are deemed to be infringers. Knowingly misrepresenting in a notification that material is infringing can subject you to damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer.
Updates to this Agreement
We may revise or otherwise change or update this Agreement from time to time. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such changes. However, please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Agreement was last revised. When changes are made to this Agreement, they will become immediately effective when published on this page unless otherwise noted. We encourage you to periodically review this Agreement―there may have been changes to our policies that may affect you. If you do not agree to the Agreement as modified, then you must discontinue your use of our Sites. Your continued use of a Site will signify your continued agreement to this Agreement as revised. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you of material changes to this Agreement. Such efforts might include posting notice on the Site, sending you email notice to the email address we have on file, or sending you a message in your Account.
We may assign this Agreement at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign or sublicense this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our prior written consent.
This Agreement applies exclusively to your access to, and use of, the Sites and does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with us. Additional policies and terms may apply to use of specific portions of a Site or to your participation in a Study.
Other policies and agreements are typically found by navigating the Site, in particular by checking Site headers and footers and by reviewing hyperlinked terms.
The Sites and this Agreement are in effect until terminated by us. In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under applicable law, we may suspend, limit, or terminate all or a portion of your access to a Site or any of its features at any time with or without notice and with or without cause, including without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement concerning protection of intellectual property rights, authorized use, Content, User Content, disclaimers, limitations of liability, indemnity, and disputes, as well as any other provisions that by their nature should survive, shall survive any such termination.
Upon any such termination, (i) you must destroy all Content obtained from the Sites and all copies thereof; (ii) you will immediately cease all use of and access to the Sites; (iii) we may delete or disable access to any of your User Content at any time; and (iv) we may delete your Registered User Account at any time. You agree that if your use of a Site is terminated pursuant to this Agreement, you will not attempt to use that Site under any name, real or assumed, and further agree that if you violate this restriction after being terminated, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all liability that we may incur therefore. We reserve the right to have all violators prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Even after the termination of this Agreement or of your Account or access to a Site, any User Content you have posted or submitted may remain on a Site indefinitely.
Our Sites are not designed to appeal to minors, and we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children under 18. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 TO ACCESS AND USE OUR SITES. If you are under the age of majority in your home state, which is 18 in most states, you may not establish a registered Account with us, and you should use our Sites only with the supervision of a parent or guardian who agrees to be bound by this Agreement. Additionally, certain Sites or sections of our Sites, as well as promotions, programs and commerce we may offer on a Site, may be explicitly limited to people over the age of majority. If you are not old enough to access our Sites or certain sections or features of our Sites, you should not attempt to do so.
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at OnGuard Online. Please note that we do not endorse any of the products or services listed at such Sites.
Disclaimer of Medical Advice
THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON SOME OF OUR SITES MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MEDICAL TREATMENTS. SUCH INFORMATION IS INTENDED AS AN EDUCATIONAL AID ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS OR TREATMENT. IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, NOR DOES IT REPLACE THE NEED FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. THE SITES DO NOT ADDRESS ALL POSSIBLE USES, ACTIONS, PRECAUTIONS, SIDE EFFECTS OR INTERACTIONS OF MEDICAL TREATMENTS.
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN, PHARMACIST OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION OR TREATMENT OR A CHANGE IN YOUR PERSONAL CARE OR HEALTH CARE REGIME. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON A SITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOU CHOOSING TO SEEK OR NOT TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CARE, OR YOU CHOOSING OR NOT CHOOSING SPECIFIC TREATMENT BASED ON THE CONTENT.
Disclaimer of Warranty
WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON A SITE OR ANY OTHER SITES LINKED TO OR FROM A SITE. DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING ANY CONTENT THROUGH A SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT OF A SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS AND RELATED COMPANIES AS WELL AS OUR AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CLIENTS AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE A SITE, A SITE’S CONTENT OR EXTERNAL LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR FAILURE. RELEASEES WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. RELEASEES ALSO SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS, OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY. REGARDLESS OF THE PREVIOUS SENTENCES, IF WE ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO $100.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us and the Releasees and all of our officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, shareholders, successors, assigns, and contractors from and against any and all claims, damages, suits, actions, liabilities, judgments, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; (ii) your activities in connection with a Site; or (iii) the User Content or other information you provide to us through a Site. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these matters. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any indemnifiable claim, suit, or action upon becoming aware of it.
New Jersey Residents
If you are a consumer residing in New Jersey, the following provisions of this Agreement do not apply to you (and do not limit any rights that you may have) to the extent that they are unenforceable under New Jersey law: (a) Disclaimer of Warranty; (b) Limitation of Liability; (c) Indemnity; and (d) under Disputes, the Arbitration and Class Action Waiver and the governing law provision (solely to the extent that your rights as a consumer residing in New Jersey are required to be governed by New Jersey law). According to N.J.S.A. 56:12-16, you may have additional rights if you are a New Jersey resident and other provisions of this Agreement are found to violate an established legal right.
Consent to Communication
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be replaced in interpretation by a valid and enforceable term that most closely aligns with the intent of the original provision. If that is not possible, the provision shall be removed entirely, and the rest of the Agreement will be enforceable.
No waiver, express or implied, by either party of any breach of or default under this Agreement will constitute a continuing waiver of such breach or default or be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default
Disputes, Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.
Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, allows for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. You may choose to be represented by a lawyer in arbitration or proceed without one. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.
Confidentiality: The parties shall maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding and the award, including the hearing, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy, a judicial challenge to an award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision.
Governing Law and Rules: This Agreement and the rights of the parties hereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, exclusive of conflict or choice of law rules. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the provision in the preceding paragraph with respect to applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C., Secs. 1-16). In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the arbitrator is not empowered to award punitive or exemplary damages, except where permitted by statute, and the parties waive any right to recover any such damages. In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the arbitrator may not award any incidental, indirect or consequential damages, including damages for lost profits.
Prevailing Party: In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the arbitrator shall award to the prevailing party, if any, the costs and attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred by the prevailing party in connection with the arbitration. If the arbitrator determines a party to be the prevailing party under circumstances where the prevailing party won on some but not all of the claims and counterclaims, the arbitrator may award the prevailing party an appropriate percentage of the costs and attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred by the prevailing party in connection with the arbitration. The parties adopt and agree to implement the JAMS Optional Arbitration Appeal Procedure (as it exists on the effective date of this Agreement) with respect to any final award in an arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement.
Seeking Arbitration: If you elect to seek arbitration or file a small claim court action, you must first send to us, by certified mail, a written notice of your claim (“Notice”). The Notice to us must be addressed to: 222 Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245. If we initiate arbitration, we will send a written Notice to an email address you have previously provided to us, if available. A Notice, whether sent by you or by us, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If you and we do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or us may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. Arbitration forms can be downloaded from www.jamsadr.com. If you are required to pay a filing fee, after we receive Notice that you have commenced arbitration, we will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than US$10,000 or the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous, in which event you will be responsible for filing fees.
Hearing: If your claim is for US $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the JAMS Rules. If your claim exceeds US$10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the JAMS Rules. In the event that the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of submitted documents, the arbitrator’s decision and award will be made and delivered within six (6) months of the selection of the arbitrator, unless extended by the arbitrator. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the JAMS Rules.
No Class Actions: YOU AND WE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.
Injunctive Relief: Notwithstanding the foregoing, you and we both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights or in other scenarios where injunctive relief is appropriate.
If you have questions about this Agreement, or if you have technical questions about the operation of a Site, please contact us through this online form or by writing us at 222 Pacific Coast Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245. If you have any questions or comments about our Company or our products or have other customer service needs, please click here for information on contacting our consumer service representatives.
Additionally, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.