Terms of Use

Institute for Education on Health and Research Terms of Use

The Institute for Education on Health and Research ("The Institute for Education on Health and Research" or "we") provides you the content posted on the www.thumbsupforhealth.org website, and other related websites including www.thumbsupforhealth.com, subject to the Terms of Use. All users of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use incorporate the terms of any subscriber agreement between you and the Institute for Education on Health and Research. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and your subscriber agreement, the terms of your subscriber agreement will control your use of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website. Please read these Terms of Use carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, do not use the Institute for Education on Health and Research website.

Institute for Education on Health and Research Website

The Institute for Education on Health and Research website, including text, graphics, and software that appear therein, is owned by or licensed to the Institute for Education on Health and Research and is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States, foreign laws, and international conventions.

Users may not repost the Institute for Education on Health and Research's content on other websites without the written permission of the Institute for Education on Health and Research. Users may not resell the Institute for Education on Health and Research’s content to third parties, or prepare derivative works of the Institute for Education on Health and Research’s content.

Consumer Content

The Institute for Education on Health and Research website provides general health information designed only for educational purposes. The health information included on this site is not intended to replace individual consultation with a qualified health care professional. Users of these materials must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to their diseases, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments. If users have or suspect that they have a medical problem or condition, they should contact a qualified health care professional immediately. One should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking such advice because of information found on the Institute for Education on Health and Research website. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.

The Institute for Education on Health and Research does not give medical advice or provide medical or diagnostic services. The Institute for Education on Health and Research does not guarantee that its content covers all possible uses, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects that may be associated with any therapeutic treatments. You may not assume that any information on the Institute for Education on Health and Research website is applicable to any individual’s specific circumstances. The Institute for Education on Health and Research does not assume any liability or responsibility for damages or injury to you, other persons, or property arising from any use of any information, idea, or instruction contained in the Institute for Education on Health and Research website.

Permission to reproduce Institute for Education on Health and Research material

Permission to reproduce the Institute for Education on Health and Research material in another publication or website must be secured in writing. To request permission to reproduce material from the Institute for Education on Health and Research, submit your request via e-mail and include the following information:

• Name of the document in which the material appears
• Specific graphics or figures for which you seek permission
• Format in which the material will be reproduced (e.g. print, Internet, CD)
• Title, publisher, author, editor, and publication date for the publication in which the material will be reproduced.

Please send your permission request to info@thumbsupforhealth.org.

Allowed Uses

The Institute for Education on Health and Research encourages its users to print materials for clinical, personal, or educational use. Such material should be printed directly from the Institute for Education on Health and Research website so that the copyright statement is visible. These materials must be given free of charge. Users may also
email materials to patients and colleagues as permitted by the website's functionality and the terms of the subscriber agreement.

We reserve the right to limit or suspend your use of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website without notice if we believe you have committed a breach of security or violated these Terms of Use, subject only to any terms in your subscriber agreement, as applicable.

The Institute for Education on Health and Research reserves all of its rights in the Institute for Education on Health and Research website not expressly granted to you by these Terms of Use.

Subscriber Accounts

If you create a subscriber account for the Institute for Education on Health and Research website, you agree to complete the registration by providing current, complete, and accurate information as required by the Institute for Education on Health and Research. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify the Institute for Education on Health and Research of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. The Institute for Education on Health and Research will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account, either with or without your knowledge. In addition, you
may be held liable for any losses incurred by the Institute for Education on Health and Research or another party due to someone else using your account. You may not use anyone else's account at any time.

No Unlawful Use

You agree not to use the Institute for Education on Health and Research website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, or the terms of a subscriber agreement you have with the Institute for Education on Health and Research, if applicable. You may not use the Institute for Education on Health and Research website in any manner that could damage, overburden, or impair any the Institute for Education on Health and Research server, or the network(s) connected to any the Institute for Education on Health and Research server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any the Institute for Education on Health and Research server, through data mining, hacking, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain materials or information through any means not available to you intentionally on the Institute for Education on Health and Research website.

No Warranties

NEITHER THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH, NOR ANY PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AFFILIATE, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE, LICENSOR, LICENSEE, DISTRIBUTOR, SUPPLIER, AGENT, OR RESELLER OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH (COLLECTIVELY, THE "INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH ENTITIES"), MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH SERVICES, WHICH ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," OR WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OF USE. THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH ENTITIES EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE AND DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USE OF TRADE. ANY STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARE VOID. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AS TO THE FUNCTION, QUALITY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH WEBSITE.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.

In addition, please note that the Institute for Education on Health and Research website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Institute for Education on Health and Research reserves the right at any time to change, modify, add to, or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website, including, but
not limited to, hours of availability, equipment needed for access or use, and the availability of the Institute for Education on Health and Research services on any particular device or communications service. The Institute for Education on Health and Research has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes or to provide you with any support, updates, error corrections, upgrades, bug fixes, and/or enhancements of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website, except as provided by your subscriber agreement with the Institute for Education on Health and Research, if applicable.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH ENTITIES OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, MARKETING, OR PROMOTION OF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, OR FOR INABILITY TO USE THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH WEBSITE, EVEN IF THE INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION ON HEALTH AND RESEARCH ENTITIES OR SUCH OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages, or the limitation of liability to specified amounts, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Institute for Education on Health and Research Entities from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, that arise from your use of the Institute for Education on Health and Research website. The Institute for Education on Health and Research reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with the Institute for Education on Health and Research in asserting any available defenses.

Modifications
The Institute for Education on Health and Research may modify these Terms of Use from time to time and changes will be effective upon posting to the Institute for Education on Health and Research website.

You agree to be bound by any modification of these Terms of Use when you use the Institute for Education on Health and Research website, effective after their posting to the Institute for Education on Health and Research website. It is therefore important that you review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Claim of Copyright Infringement
The Institute for Education on Health and Research respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the Institute for Education on Health and Research website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), you may send a notification of claimed copyright infringement to the Institute for Education on Health and Research’s designated agent, including the following information:

• The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf
• A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity
• Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (e.g., the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the text in which it has been published)
• Identification of the URL or other specific location on this site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to enable the Institute for Education on Health and Research to locate the material
• Your name, address, telephone number, and email address
• 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
• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf
the Institute for Education on Health and Research's designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Institute for Education on Health and Research website can be reached as follows:

By email:

info@thumbsupforhealth.org

Please note that this contact information is only for reporting copyright infringement and any other inquiries reported through this process will not be guaranteed a response.

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All of the Institute for Education on Health and Research trademarks, including Thumbs Up!®, are owned by the Institute for Education on Health and Research and may not be used for any purpose without the prior written permission of the Institute for Education on Health and Research.

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