Terms of Use

Terms of Use

To All Users of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (“Foundation”) Wesite: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE Foundation SITE (“Site”). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE SITE.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change these terms from time to time, and your accessing the Site will be deemed to be your acceptance of an agreement to any changes. Since your continued use of the Site will mean you accept those changes, it is your responsibility to periodically review the Foundation for Women’s Cancer Site terms of use.

1. CONTENT DISCLAIMER: THIS SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.
The material contained on this Site (“Content”) is provided for informational purposes only. Content is presented in summary form, is general in nature, and is not intended in any way to be a substitute for a medical exam or professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on the Site. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen. Only your doctor or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for you. DO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICES. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER. 

The Foundation does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by the Foundation, Foundation employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of the Foundation, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk. The Foundation assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea, or instruction contained in materials accessed by you. The Foundation is not responsible and shall not be liable for the listings, advertisements, hyperlinks, chat rooms or other interactive areas contained in its Site, and those listings or advertisements may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors notwithstanding our efforts to eliminate them. We do not check for licenses, with respect to licensed professions or trades, prior to publishing advertisements and we do not assume the responsibility of monitoring the use of trademarks, certifications, copyrights, or other rights of third parties.

The Foundation staff may include physicians and other medical practitioners including, but not limited to, pharmacists, nutritionists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals. These professionals are available solely to assist you in general research. They will not engage in any conduct that involves the practice of medicine. Professionals providing expert content to the Foundation will not retain any records, monitor your care or establish a confidential patient relationship with you, so do not share any personal medical information you want to be held confidential.

The Site may contain health or medical related materials which may be sexually explicit and which you may find offensive. While the Foundation endeavors to ensure that any such material is both pertinent and responsibly presented, the responsibility for determining which material you choose to access is yours alone.

You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding accessing, importing, exporting or re-exporting the contents (including software) of the Site whether inside or outside the United States.

The members of the Foundation’s Editorial Board are affiliated with the Foundation as individuals. The information provided about their university, hospital and government affiliations should not be taken as implying any sponsorship of the Foundation by those institutions.

The information contained on the Site has been devised without reference to cultural, dietary, societal, language, prescribing or dispensing conditions (including those imposed by law), other than those of the United States, which might affect the Content.

The Foundation does not make any warranty that the Content contained on the Site satisfies government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products.
The Foundation reserves the right to change or discontinue Content at any time.

2. SERVICES
The Foundation provides complimentary on-line communications and information services in the fields of medicine and cancer. The Foundation is providing you with access to this information and these services on the Internet free of charge, and makes no representations about the suitability or content of information or services provided on the Site, or posted to or linked from its website. Any opinion expressed anywhere on this Site is the opinion of the author and not of the Foundation or its Partners. 

The Foundation makes no guarantees that it will be able to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing or tampering with our files. Information provided to the Foundation by you will not be treated as confidential. Information provided to the Foundation by you will be used in accordance with the Privacy Statement. Do not send or post anything that you deem confidential or proprietary. Any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like which you send to us may be used by the Foundation or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. The Foundation Site is free to use, without any compensation to you, any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products and/or services using such information.

The Foundation may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, and/or programs described in these materials at any time without notice. The materials on the Foundation Site are provided to you free of charge, “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE FOUNDATION ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR OR RELATING TO THE DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE.

The Foundation reserves the right to reject or change any name you submit to the Site for any reason at its sole discretion.

3. HOW YOU MAY USE OUR MATERIALS
The Content of this Site is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. You may download, use and copy the materials found on Foundation Site for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that all copies that you make of the material must retain any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the site that pertains to the material being copied. Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material or the products, services, processes or technology described therein. All such rights are retained by the Foundation and/or any third party owner of such rights.
You may not create framed links to the Foundation Site without express written permission from the Foundation.

You may not sell or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited without permission.

4. HOW YOU MAY USE OUR MARKS
The Foundation names and logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. You are not authorized to use any Foundation name or mark in any advertising, publicity, or in any other commercial manner without the prior written consent of the Foundation.

5. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Foundation provides links to selected cancer information, resources and services that are consistent with the mission of the site. 

All product and service marks contained herein that are not Foundation marks are the trademarks of their respective owners. References that we make to any names, marks, products, or services of third parties, or hypertext links to third party sites or information do not necessarily constitute or imply our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third party, information, product, or service.

The Foundation is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the Site or for any health care provider whose name, address, or telephone number is listed on the Site. Linking to any other site or contacting any health care provider whose contact information is found on the Site is entirely at your own risk. While the Foundation may provide links on this Site to other sites and contact information about health care providers, the inclusion of such links and contact information is solely for your convenience and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the owner/sponsor of the site, the content of the site, or of the health care provider whose contact information is provided.

The Foundation disclaims all warranties, expressed and implied, as to the accuracy, validity and legality of any materials or information contained in such sites. The Foundation takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

6. LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
In no event shall the Foundation be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits from the inability to use data, whether in an action in contract, negligence, or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site or failure or inability to use or access the Site. If the limitation of liability set forth herein is held unenforceable or inapplicable, you agree that your sole remedy is to stop using the Site.

7. USE OF INTERACTIVE AREAS
The Foundation may from time to time create opportunities on the Site that are solely to enable communication between Site visitors. The Foundation may also from time to time place e-mail inks on the Site, which are solely to enable Site visitors to communicate by e-mail with the Foundation. Interactive areas are governed by the Standards Policy. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted via the services by others. The Foundation disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted with these services whether posted by the Foundation or third parties. If you use a public area, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications and your reliance on any communications found in the interactive areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. 

Although the Foundation may from time-to-time monitor or review interactive elements of the Site, the Foundation does not do so actively or regularly, and is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the Contents of any such communications nor for any error, defamation, libel, obscenity, profanity or inaccuracy contained in any such communication.
Any communication that you post on the Site is considered to be non-confidential. You warrant that any communications you upload or transmit to this Site do not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. By uploading or transmitting information, you grant to the Foundation a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sub-license such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licenses. Additionally, the Foundation has the right to use any questions, comments, or other information submitted by users in books, articles, commentaries, research, or in similar ways, without the consent of the user.

Use of all interactive areas is governed by the Standards Policy. In consideration of being allowed to use the interactive areas, you agree that you shall refrain from the following prohibited conduct and that such conduct shall constitute a material breach of the terms and conditions of use. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting slanderous, unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, profane, fictitious, licentious, lewd, violent, hateful, abusive, insulting, harassing or threatening material, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or foreign law. You are prohibited from any form of direct or indirect personal attack or harassment. You are prohibited from posting any material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others. You are prohibited from posting advertisements or solicitations of business. You are prohibited from impersonating other people, posting chain letters or pyramid schemes, “spamming” (sending a message more than once), posting or transmitting charity requests or petitions for signatures, and sending unsolicited mass e-mailings to other users. You are prohibited from posting any information that contains any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other code that is contaminating or destructive to the files or programs of the Foundation or any of its users or any other parties.

The Foundation reserves the right to but is not obligated to record, monitor, investigate, edit, disclose, delete or remove any content from the Site for any reason, and/or eject any user from all or a portion of the Site for not adhering to the Legal Notices or Standards.

The Foundation reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to any or all areas upon the user’s breach of these legal notices. The Foundation does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by members or any other person or entity.

8. INDEMNITY
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Foundation, the Site, its officers, directors, employees, agents, contributors, and editors harmless from and against any actions, claims or demands, liabilities, and settlements including, but not limited to, reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from or alleged to result from your use of the Content or the Site, including but not limited to, any software, interactive areas, or communications by you. The Foundation shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim and shall reasonably cooperate with you at your expense in your defense of any such claim.

9. JURISDICTION
These legal notices are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Illinois. You expressly agree that sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any claim involving the Foundation, its officers, directors, employees, agents, Partners, contributors and editors, or any related affiliate, shall be in the appropriate state or federal court located in the State of Illinois.

10. COMPLETE AGREEMENT
Except as expressly provided in a particular legal notice on the Site, these terms and conditions, the Privacy Statement and Code of Conduct Policy Statement, and any amendments thereof, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Foundation with respect to the use of the Site. 

If any provision of these legal notices is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these legal notices, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of the legal notices shall be deemed a waiver of any other legal notice.

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