TERMS & CONDITIONS
AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND DENTALADVISOR.COM WEBSITE
RESTRICTED TO ADULTS
You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Website. You agree to be solely responsible for (i) maintaining such controls over the use and/or access to the Website by minors in your family or (ii) having access to your computer or login limited to the extent necessary to restrict use to adults.
Our staff includes, in part, dentists and other health care professionals. None of our dentists will enter into a dentist-patient relationship with you, and no other Professional participants will establish any clinical relationship with you while they are using our Website services. They can assist you in your personal, general research but they will not engage in any conduct that involves the practice of dentistry, medicine or other health care profession. The information you obtain from the Website should not substitute for or be used instead of a clinical or therapeutic relationship with a health care professional. You are responsible for reviewing and understanding all research and other information obtained by you from the Website.
The Professional participants will not create or retain any medical records about you or monitor your care. The Professional participants should not be considered to be your treating or care giving health care professional and will not communicate with your own health care provider. Consequently, any information you obtain from the Website should not substitute or be used instead of a relationship with a health care professional. All users are encouraged to seek the advice of, and regularly consult with, dentists and other health care professionals of their selection. You should not disregard or delay medical advice or treatment based on information on the Website.
The Website does not clinically evaluate or perform credentialing of the Professional participants, because the Professional participants are not practicing dentistry or providing dental advice about individual-specific treatment matters. The Professional participants do not diagnose or treat any dental or medical conditions or prescribe medication or treatments for anyone using the Website. The Professional participants may not accept payment from you and may not bill any insurance company, government payment program, or other source of health benefits in compensation for providing information to you on the Website. If you decide to seek information or obtain treatment from any Sponsor (as described below), the Professional participants will not follow up or monitor your care.
Please do not share personal medical information of a kind you would wish to be held confidential in a dentist-patient or similar clinical relationship. The members of the Professional participants do not keep any medical records and will not have any records concerning prior contacts you may have made to our Website. Since the Professional participants are not in a dentist-patient relationship with you, the information you provide will not be considered a medical record. The Company shall have the right to use any questions, comments, or other information submitted by users in books, magazine articles, commentaries, research or similar ways.
When we receive an e-mail, we make reasonable efforts to respond in as timely a manner as possible, but the Company does not guarantee that it will respond to all inquiries. We reserve the right to ignore or delete any information, including, without limitation, information that is fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, and obscene or in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or ownership right of any other person. You should be aware of the general risks of transmitting information over the Internet. While we attempt to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing our files or tampering with our site, we cannot guarantee that these efforts will always be successful or that information will be transmitted without interruption or error and the Company specifically disclaims any liability with respect thereto.
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS WEBSITES
Our Website may include or provide links to other web sites on the Internet, which may include information, opinions or recommendations of various individuals, organizations or companies. In providing such links, we do not represent to you that the Company has investigated the content of such information, opinions or recommendations, and thus you understand and agree that our Website does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or endorse, credential or accredit any such opinions, recommendations, websites, individuals, organizations or companies. You acknowledge and agree that the Company has no control over such sites and is not responsible for the availability of such external sites. You also acknowledge and agree that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, links or other materials on or available from such sites. You should contact the site administrator for other websites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such other websites.
The Company strives to make the Website a valuable resource of timely information for our users. We cannot ensure that information we provide is accurate, exhaustive or complete on every subject or that it will necessarily include all of the most recent information available on a particular topic. This information is of a general nature and we urge you to review it with your healthcare provider. Users should never delay, ignore or fail to obtain medical advice based on information obtained from our Website.
RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS AND STUDIES
We contract with research organizations and Individuals to complete research studies of various kinds. The Company is compensated under such arrangements. The Company does not evaluate, approve, review or endorse studies by any research organization. We do not control or determine how information provided to a research organization is used by that organization or whether the research organization provides such information to others with which it has agreements.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK
All text and images Copyright© 1983-2017 by the Company. The names on our Websites and associated logos are proprietary trademarks and service marks of the Company
The Website contains information, software, text, photographs, graphics and other material that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of the Company. All content on the Website is copyrighted as a collective work pursuant to applicable copyright law. You are granted a limited nonexclusive license to use the information for your personal and noncommercial use. Otherwise, you may not copy, store in an electronic form, modify, print, transmit, sell or transfer, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, frame in another web page, display, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any materials is expressly prohibited without prior written consent from the Company. You may hyperlink to the Website provided that the link is to the “home” page of the Website.
The Website includes an interactive portion that allows users to submit information. Users shall not provide copyrighted or other proprietary information without permission from the owner of such material or rights and shall be solely responsible for any damages resulting from such disclosures. Users shall be solely responsible for obtaining such permission and agree to indemnify the Company for any claim that information or materials submitted by you infringe any third-party intellectual property right. You grant the Company a nonexclusive license to use, copy, edit, modify, transmit, distribute and to create a derivative work of any information or material submitted by you through the Website, including, but not limited to, distribution in the Company’s electronic and print publications.
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us along with the copyright agent the following information:
1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the dispute use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6. 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 authorized to act on the copyright owners behalf.
We may adopt and revise policies from time to time governing the conduct of our users, including, without limitation, when they exchange messages or information, participate in chat sites or community forums, which policies are incorporated by reference into this Agreement as noted above. We have the right, but not the obligation, to review, modify, block or delete any postings or messages we consider to be potentially defamatory, obscene, harassing, abusive, threatening or otherwise intended to or having the effect of interfering with or disrupting the exchange of information or operation of the Website. You agree not to use the Website or information from other users to send unsolicited commercial messages, or to initiate unsolicited commercial transactions, either individually or in a mass mailing or message distribution. If you post information, or other materials on the Website, you agree and represent and warrant that you have all rights under applicable law, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property laws, that permit you to provide this information on the Website and that we and all users have the right to download and use that information, software or other materials. You warrant to the Company and its Website that you will not use them for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement of use in any manner.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTY
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY OUR WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” AND NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY OF THE PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, OUR DOCTORS AND SPONSORS, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THE WEBSITE OR INFORMATION FURNISHED BY THEM OR OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLICATION OR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ALSO AGREE THAT THE COMPANY, AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE, AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON IT OR ANY OTHER INTERACTION WITH THE COMPANY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES. IN DOING SO, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE WAIVING VOLUNTARILY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY ANY LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES.
THE COMPANY CANNOT AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY CONCERNING ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS OR OTHER DEFECTS IN THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED TO OTHERS, OR THAT ITS FILES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODE THAT INCLUDE OR MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS. THE FOREGOING IS IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT.
IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER INDEMNIFICATIONS BY YOU SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM, DEMAND, OR CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING ANY (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES) ARISING OUT OF CLAIMS BASED ON ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION (I) CLAIMS BASED ON DEFAMATION OR OTHER CONDUCT BY YOU IN USING THE WEBSITE, OR (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RELATING TO COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS OR TRADE SECRETS.
To comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), you agree that you will not submit any information or materials containing Protected Health Information (“PHI”). PHI is information or materials relating to an individual’s medical condition or care and from which an individual can be identified. You further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and its affiliates and their respective shareholders, officers, directors, agents and employees from, for and against any claim, demand or cause of action, including payments of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs arising out of or related to any violation of HIPAA or failure to comply with the terms of this section. If the Company determines that you have distributed PHI on the Website without de-identifying it as required by HIPAA, it will so notify you and may suspend or terminate your right to access the Website.
I HAVE READ THE FORGOING AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.