You agree to these Terms by accessing or using this Web Site, registering for services offered on the Web Site, or by accepting, uploading, submitting or downloading any information or content from or to the Web Site. In some instances, both these Terms and a separate guidelines document or end user license agreement setting forth additional conditions may apply to a service or feature offered through this Web Site (“Additional Terms”). To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and any Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will control unless the Additional Terms expressly state otherwise. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the Web Site, including the release of new or specialized Company web-based services, are subject to these Terms. In order to use the Web Site, you must obtain access to the Internet, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment and technology necessary to make such connection to the Internet (e.g., personal computer, modem, cell phone, other access device, etc.).
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ownership of contents/license
The Web Site is owned and operated by hopeandwellness LLC. (“Company,” “us” or “we”).
This Web Site and all of its past, current and future content, such as articles, opinions, other text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, designs, compilations, images, video and audio clips and advertising copy, as well as the trademarks, logos, domain names, trade names, service marks, trade identities, any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code), and all other materials related to the “look and feel” of the Web Site, and any other form of intellectual property (collectively, the “Content”) is owned by or licensed to Company or other authorized third parties and is protected as intellectual property or otherwise. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms or expressly granted to you in writing by Company, no rights (either by implication, estoppel or otherwise) are granted to you. You may only use the Content as expressly set forth in these Terms. UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, STORING, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING, DUPLICATING, REMOVAL OR ALTERATION OF ADVERTISING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY OF THE CONTENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any part of the Web Site.
Any software that we make available for download or use from the Web Sites and/or our servers (the “Software”) is the copyrighted work of Company or its licensors or suppliers. Your use of the Software may be governed by Additional Terms. Please carefully read any Additional Terms to determine the full extent of conditions governing the use of such Software. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, UNLESS SUCH REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE TO SUCH SOFTWARE.
changes to site/terms
Company may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any portion of the Web Site at any time, without notice. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter, or otherwise change these Terms and will post any new or revised terms on the Web Site.
information you submit
representation and warranties
You represent that you are over the age of 18, have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein, and your use of the Web Sites and Services is and will be in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Furthermore, you are solely responsible for Your Upload Information and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with Your Upload Information, you affirm, represent and warrant the following: (i) you have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any other proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, to grant the license in Section 5; (ii) if necessary you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the Your Upload Information to use such persons name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Site and this Agreement, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use; (iii) you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of this Agreement; (iv) you are not, and have not been an agent of Company and were not and are not acting on behalf of, or as a representative of, Company or any other party in connection with the Your Upload Information; (v) Your Upload Information and Company's use thereof as contemplated by this Agreement and the Website Site will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity; (vi) you are not, nor is any other person who appears in Your Upload Information, a current member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA) or any other rights society; (vii) you have not and will not engage in any of the following in connection with the production of or contribution(s) to Your Upload Information: infliction of injury to any person or animal, humiliation of any person (whether public or private), infliction of emotional distress on any person, assault or battery of any person, damage to any property without permission, entry on any property without permission, or any other act or omission that could give rise to civil and/or criminal liability; (viii) Your Upload Information does not contain: (a) material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm Company or any third party; (b) content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; (c) advertisements or solicitations of business; or (d) impersonations of third parties, other than those which are readily apparent.
user published content
User Published Content (i.e., Facebook or blog comments, or guest posts) does not represent the views of Company and we do not control this Content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Company endorsement of User Published Content. Company does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any user published Content on our Sites, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading user published Content on our Sites. Through your use of the Sites and Services, you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using our Web Site, you assume all associated risks. Many reader questions are edited for length, clarity, and anonymity. Other questions are created from merging two or more similar reader questions.
disclaimers/limitations on liability
Company does not assume any responsibility, or will be liable, for any damages to, or any viruses that may infect your computer, telecommunication equipment, or other property caused by or arising from your access to, use of, or browsing this Web Site, or your downloading of any information or materials from this Web Site.
no personal advice
This Web Site, its Content (including any information provided by users) is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice. In addition to the “Disclaimer/Limitation on Liability” paragraph above, the Company Entities and Individuals make no representations or warranties and expressly disclaim any and all liability concerning any treatment or action by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Web Site. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company Entities and Individuals from and against any actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, investigations, settlements, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and other legal fees and costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your use of the Web Site; (2) your violation of these Terms or any law, rule or regulation; (3) your use of the Content; or (4) or Your Upload Information. You will cooperate as fully and reasonably as required by Company or the Affiliates in the defense of any claim. Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of Company.
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of the Sites, you release Company from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
third parties/no endorsement
The Web Site may contain links to third-party web sites (“Third Party Sites”). All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Web Site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other web site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other web sites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other web sites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other web sites. If you decide to access any other web sites linked to or from this Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
The views and opinions expressed on this website are the author's own.
You are solely responsible for compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations in connection with your use of the Web Site, the Content, the Software and Your Upload Information, including, without limitation, those governing your transmission or use of any software or data. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms contain the sole and entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Web Sites, the Content, the Software and Your Upload Information and supersede any and all other prior written or oral agreements between them. You agree that these Terms or any Additional Terms will not be construed against Company by virtue of having drafted these Terms. If any provision of these Terms or any Additional Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms or any Additional Terms, which will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms or any Additional Terms will be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of Company. The section titles in these Terms are for your convenience only and do not have any legal or contractual effect.
These Terms were last updated on August 11, 2018.