Subject to your agreement to all of the terms and conditions stated below, you are authorized to use the Southland Arthritis Website, including the website support groups, website blog (“the Website” or “this Website”). The Website may modify these terms and conditions at any time and these modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. By using this Website, you agree to review these terms and conditions. Your use of this Website is your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
DISCLAIMER – THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT DIAGNOSE OR TREAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS. THERE IS NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP CREATED BY USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
This Website is not for diagnosis or treatment. If you are a patient of the Southland Arthritis & Osteoporosis Medical Center, you may communicate with Southland Arthritis & Osteoporosis Medical Center associates subject to its Notice of Privacy Practices. However, you also will be provided with means other than this Website to have confidential communications with your physician. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU USE MEANS OTHER THAN THIS WEBSITE TO HAVE CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR SOUTHLAND ARTHRITIS & OSTEOPOROSIS MEDICAL CENTER. The information
and products contained on this Website are NOT for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. They are presented for information and research purposes only. If you act on ideas found here, you do so at your own discretion and at your own risk.
This website and its features including but not limited to the support groups, blog and the “ask a question” feature are only intended for users above the age of 18.
This Website does not diagnose or treat illness. If you need medical services, please contact a physician at the Southland Arthritis & Osteoporosis Medical Center or elsewhere or another health care professional licensed by the state where you reside. If you believe you are facing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room. You should not rely on this Website for medical assistance. Use of this Website DOES NOT create or constitute a physician-patient relationship.
NO WARRANTIES – NO LIABILITIES
Any and all services, content and information provided by this Website are provided on an “as-is” basis. This Website does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including, but not limited to, warranties of title or non- infringement or any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to any service or any merchandise information or service provided through or available through this Website. Furthermore, this Website does not guarantee that its online services will be free from technological difficulties, including, but not limited to, service disruptions, viruses or worms.
This Website does not recommend using any ideas, information, or products found here without the user of the Website first making his or her own independent inquiry including, if appropriate, consulting a licensed medical professional.
Use of this Website is entirely at your own risk and in no event shall the Website or its owners or operators be liable for any damages, fees, fines, penalties or liabilities arising out of or relating in any way to this Website or sites accessed through this Website, or based upon any content or information provided at this Website.
Please review the Notice of Privacy Practices of this Website.
While the security of any information you submit via this Website is of concern to us, please note that we make no guarantee as to confidentiality or security of that information.
FURTHERMORE, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND SOLELY ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR INTENTIONAL INTRUSION, OR OF ANY DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.
The content and design of this Website are protected by copyright laws. You may not copy, republish, transmit or display any materials from this Website without prior written consent of the copyright owners, except that you may view, download, display or print a single copy for your personal use so long as you do not modify the materials; you do not use the materials in a way which suggests you are doing so in association with or in affiliation with this Website; and you include all applicable notices and disclaimers including copyright notices.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may provide a link from another website to this Website or material on this Website if you comply with the following requirements:
- You may not frame or alter the appearance of this
- You may not state or imply that this Website endorses, sponsors, or otherwise approves any other
- You may not use any trademarks or logos from this Website without prior written consent from this Website.
Given the possibility of updates and changes, we request that your link enters this Website at the home page. If you do link to an internal page, we cannot guarantee that the link will remain active. You must abide by all of the terms and conditions of use of this Website. For example, you may not reproduce or host content of this Website on any other website.
YOUR OBLIGATIONS AS A USER OF THIS WEBSITE
By using this Website, you agree that you will NOT:
- Upload or transmit any communication or content of any type that may infringe or violate any person’s rights;
- Use this Website for any purpose which violates any law;
- Use this Website to distribute advertising or unsolicited material to any third party;
- Use this Website to post or transmit any unlawful, obscene, threatening, defamatory or embarrassing material to any other person; or
- Use this Website to disable or interfere with the proper functioning of this Website or any other Website.
INTERRUPTION OR TERMINATION OF SERVICES
This Website is provided as a courtesy to you and we reserve the right to modify, discontinue this site or any part of it at any time with or without notice. Furthermore, your access to this Website may be discontinued at any time if you violate any of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
UNSUBSCRIBING TO COMMUNICATIONS FROM THIS WEBSITE
This Website permits you to sign up for free e-mail communications with our Doctors and staff. You can unsubscribe to these communications at any time by request. E-mail communications which you send us via e-mail links on this Website may be shared with others who are most able to address your inquiries. If a response is made to your inquiry, it may be archived depending on the nature of the inquiry and the nature of the response.
This notice was published and becomes effective on July 1st, 2013.