TERMS OF SERVICE
Effective Date: October 11, 2018
IMPORTANT! THESE TERMS OF SERVICE GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. THESE TERMS OF SERVICE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY US AT ANY TIME IN OUR DISCRETION. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AFTER SUCH CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED CONSTITUTES YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES. PLEASE CONSULT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE REGULARLY.
Access To This Site
To access this site or some of the resources it has to offer, you may be asked to become a Member and provide certain contact details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this site that all the information you provide on this site will be your correct, current, and complete information. If we believe the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete or is an impersonation of someone else, we have the right to refuse you access to this site or any of its resources, to terminate or suspend your access at any time, and delete any comments you have posted, all without prior notice.
IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL LIMITATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Service.
License to Use the Site
Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service, we or our content providers (as applicable) grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Content on this site. This license does not allow you to resell or make any commercial use of the site, its Contents or our research or other information shared through the site; make any derivative use of any of our Content; download, copy, or other use any information for the benefit of any third party; or use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and/or extraction tools. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms of Service are reserved and retained by us or our grantors, licensors, publishers, rights holders, or other content providers. No Content on this site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our prior express written consent. You may not misuse our name, statements, research or Content. You may use our site only as permitted by law and these Terms of Service. The licenses we have granted you terminate if you do not comply with these Terms of Service.
Restrictions On Use
You may use this site only for the purposes expressly permitted by this site. You may not use this site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without our express prior written consent. For example, you may not (and may not authorize any other party to (i) co-brand this site, (ii) frame or use framing techniques to enclose any of our, McLean Hospital’s or our Content owner’s trademarks, logos, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form), (iii) hyperlink to this site, or (iv) use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" using our name or trademarks without the express prior written permission of one of our authorized representatives. For purposes of these Terms of Service, “co-branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that associates our research, words or other content with someone other than us or that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or hyperlinking to cease immediately.
No material from this site may be modified, translated, decompiled, disassembled, broadcast, licensed, sublicensed, transferred, sold, mirrored, framed, exploited, rented, leased, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way.
The material and content (referred to as the “Content” below) accessible from this site, and any other World Wide Web site reproducing any content accessible here here is our proprietary information or the proprietary information of the party that provided the Content to us, and we or the party that provided the Content to us retains all right, title, and interest in the Content. Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, displayed or transmitted in any way without our prior written consent, or unless authorized in writing elsewhere on our site, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use. In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content. Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Service violates our intellectual property rights. You do not obtain title or any rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, to any of the Content as a result of accessing this site.
This site may be hyperlinked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, us. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided as a service to our users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or with us. We have not reviewed such sites and are not responsible for the content of those sites. Hyperlinks are to be accessed at your own risk, and we make no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyperlinks or the sites hyperlinked to this site. Further, the inclusion of any hyperlink to a third-party site does not necessarily imply that we endorse that site.
Any statements on this site have not been evaluated or endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) or any regulatory agency. The content on the site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site or other materials we may provide to you are designed for educational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting a doctor.
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this site for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet. The Content is not necessarily complete and up-to-date and should not be used to replace any written reports, statements, or notices we have provided. Investors, borrowers, and other persons should use the Content in the same manner as any other educational medium and should not rely on the Content to the exclusion of their own judgment. Information obtained by using this site is not exhaustive and does not cover all issues, topics, or facts that may be relevant to your goals.
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. We make no warranty, express or implied, that the site or any services, products, or information obtained on or through the site will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representation regarding use, or the result of use, of the Content in terms of accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. The Content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and we may make changes or improvements at any time. YOU, AND NOT US, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND WE DO NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT. All of the information in this site, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this site, and we do not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this site if it is not, or is no longer, accurate or complete.
By logging in on this site as a Member, you hereby authorize the sharing of your profile, information and use of this site for the purpose of greater client assistance and statistical analysis.
Limitation On Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF US AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE LESSER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO COMPANY FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You will indemnify and hold us, McLean Hospital, and any and all of our subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Terms of Service by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Service. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, attorney’s fees and expert witness fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this site.
Trademarks and Copyrights
Trademarks, service marks, logos, graphics, images, HTML, codes, multimedia clips, Java codes, button icons, banners and software appearing in this site are our property or the property of the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, logos or copyrighted material to us. We, and any party that provided any of the foregoing to us, retain all rights with respect to any of our or their respective trademarks, service marks, logos and copyrighted material appearing in this site. Our trademarks and other property may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used or displayed on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please report the alleged infringements by completing the following steps and by notifying our Designated Agent listed below. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent ONLY to our Designated Agent.
The Notification of Claimed Infringement must include the following:
(1) An electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
(2) Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that you claim has been infringed;
(3) A description and identification of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the page of the website where it is lawfully posted; the name, edition and pages of a book from which an excerpt was copied, etc.);
(4) A clear description of where the infringing material is located on our site, including as applicable its URL, so that we can locate the material;
(5) Your contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(6) A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(7) 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 owner’s behalf.
Our agent designated to receive claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement may be contacted as follows:
PO Box 51718
Boston, MA 02205
Information You May Not Post, Publish, etc.
You may not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this site any material that:
you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party;
advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
does not pertain directly to this site;
threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
seeks to exploit or harm any person by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this site;
solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors;
includes programs which contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via this site;
includes MP3 format files;
amounts to a ‘pyramid’ or similar scheme;
disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this site or any networks connected to this site; or
contains hyperlinks to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above.
Although under no obligation to do so, we reserve the right to monitor use of this site to determine compliance with these Terms of Service, as well the right to remove or refuse any information for any reason. Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither we nor any third party that provides Content to us will assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by us or such third party with respect to any Submission.
Any passwords used for this site are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any) and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. We have the right to monitor your password and, at our discretion, require you to change it.. You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, we have the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents. We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Service, and we reserve the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any Content that is believed to violate these Terms of Service. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF SERVICE YOU WAIVE AND HOLD US AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY US DURING OR AS A RESULT OF OUR INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY US OR OTHERS, INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
U.S. Law Applies
This site is intended for users located in the United States. It is up to you to determine whether accessing this site is legal where you are. You access this site and purchase our products at your own risk, and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and treaties.
In the event of any claims, disputes, or other controversies arising out of, or relating to, these Terms of Service, the use of this site or information obtained through this site, or any other claims, disputes, or controversies arising out of or relating to this site, or any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by us (the “Dispute” and together the “Disputes”), you agree to resolve any Dispute by submitting to mediation conducted in English in Boston Massachusetts and following the laws of Boston, Massachusetts. Any party to the Dispute may commence mediation by providing to the other parties a written request for mediation, setting forth the subject of the Dispute and the relief requested. You agree to resolve any Dispute by submitting the Dispute to JAMS through its offices located in Boston, Massachusetts, (www.jamsadr.com/jams-boston and 617-228-0200, “ADR Firm”). The parties shall cooperate in scheduling the mediation proceedings promptly, not later than thirty (30) days after such request for mediation. The parties agree that they will participate in the mediation in good faith, and that they will share equally in its costs. All offers, promises, conduct, and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the mediation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts, and attorneys, and by the mediator or any of the ADR Firm employees, are confidential, privileged, and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in any arbitration or other proceeding involving the parties, provided that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable as a result of its use in the mediation.
If the dispute is not resolved through mediation, then it shall be submitted to the ADR Firm, or its successor, for final and binding arbitration pursuant to the then-current form of JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures (the “Rules”) before one arbitrator, selected by the agreement of the parties and, failing such agreement within thirty (30) days of the Dispute being submitted for arbitration, by the ADR Firm in accordance with the Rules. All hearings shall be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Any party may initiate arbitration with respect to the Disputes submitted to mediation by filing a written demand for arbitration at any time following the initial mediation session or forty-five (45) days after the date of filing the written request for mediation, whichever occurs first. The mediation may continue after the commencement of arbitration if the parties so desire. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, any arbitration initiated under this clause shall be conducted by a single arbitrator. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediator shall be disqualified from serving as arbitrator in the case. The provisions of this clause may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction, and the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to an award of all costs, fees, and expenses, including attorney fees, to be paid by the party against whom enforcement is ordered.
THE REQUIREMENT TO ARBITRATE MEANS YOU ARE WAIVING ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
No party to any mediation or arbitration under this clause shall be required to participate in any mediation or arbitration proceeding that involves more than one adverse party. The mediation or arbitration of any Dispute shall not be joined or consolidated with the mediation or arbitration of any other Dispute, even if such other Dispute relates to, arises out of or raises similar factual or legal claims.
How To Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns about these Terms of Service, the practices of this site, or if you are interested in reprinting any of the Content of this site, please contact us at:
Dr. Staci Gruber
115 Mill St
Belmont, MA 02478