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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING WWW.HOPE-WELLNESS.COM, AS THEY AFFECT AND GOVERN YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. HOPEANDWELLNESSLLC (“COMPANY” OR “WE,” “OUR,” OR “US”) OWNS OR CONTROLS HOPE-WELLNESS.COM (HOWEVER ACCESSED AND/OR USED, WHETHER VIA PERSONAL COMPUTERS, MOBILE DEVICES, OR OTHERWISE) AND OTHER INTERACTIVE FEATURES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE OR DOWNLOADABLE THROUGH HOPE-WELLNESS.COM AND THAT POST A LINK TO THESE TERMS (THE “WEB SITE”). THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE. 

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.). 

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE. You agree to comply with all rules, laws and regulations that are applicable to your use of the Web Site, including, without limitation, those governing your transmission or use of any software or data.

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.
Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms and any Additional Terms, Company grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable, non-assignable and non-transferable license to access, download, view, use and/or play a single copy of the Content (excluding object and source code). You must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content or any copy you may make of the Content. You may not, nor may you allow or aid or abet any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to copy or adapt any code that comprises the Web Site’s software, HTML, JavaScript or other script, or otherwise reverse engineer, decompile, reverse assemble, modify or attempt to discover any source code used to generate the Web Site or any software or other products or processes accessible through the Web site, nor insert any code or product to manipulate the Content in any way that affects any user’s experience. Unless otherwise expressly authorized in these Terms, the Additional Terms or on the Web Site, you further agree that you will not, in whole or in part, modify, reproduce, archive, transfer by any means, create derivative works from, publish in any form, online or offline, disseminate, or circulate to any third-party, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose.

software

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.

user/accounts

Certain areas of the Web Site may ask you to create an account or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or to access certain content (e.g., e-mail, newsletters, sweepstakes, etc.). The Web Site’s practices governing your personal information are disclosed in its Privacy Policy. If you choose to provide information to the Web Site, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information. If you create an account, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, if any, and agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer cell phone or other internet access device, as applicable, so that others may not access any password protected portion of the Web Site using your name, user name or password in whole or in part.

information you submit

Users may be able to upload or otherwise submit information, data, software, messages, suggestions, photographs, audio, video, text, and other materials to the Web Site through User Submissions (e.g. comments to stories, curation of story collections and related links and images, etc.) or other  Web Site features (“Your Upload Information”). Company does not endorse the content, including, without limitation, any of Your Upload Information, posted in User Forums or otherwise on the Web Site. Except as otherwise expressly described in the our Privacy Policy, any applicable Additional Terms or on the Web Site, Your Upload Information will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure to anyone, including but not limited to claimed intellectual property owners. User Submissions remain the intellectual property of the individual user. a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to your Upload Information containing all right, title and interest in Your Upload Information, including, without limitation, all patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade identities, copyrights, trade secrets, logos, domain names, know-how, source code and object code, mask-work rights, inventions, moral rights, author’s rights, algorithms, rights in packaging, goodwill and other intellectual property and proprietary rights whatsoever in Your Upload Information. You further agree that Company will have the unfettered right throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without any credit or compensation to you, to use, reuse, modify, alter, display, archive, publish, sub-license, perform, reproduce, disclose, transmit, broadcast, post, sell, translate, create derivative works of, distribute and use for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes, any of Your Upload Information or portions of Your Upload Information, and your name, voice, likeness, and other identifying information in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now known or developed in the future for any purposes whatsoever including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using Your Upload Information. You hereby waive any moral rights you may have in and to any of Your Upload Information, even if such material is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. You agree and understand that Company and its Affiliates are not obligated to use Your Upload Information, submitted through the Web Site or otherwise, and may alternatively choose to discard, limit or block access to Your Upload Information without any liability whatsoever. Please note that, generally, Your Upload Information will be accessible by other users of the Web Site. Please be sure that any of Your Upload Information that you post on any publicly accessible portion of the Web Site (including any online diary entry or entries that you choose to share with others, either via the Web Site or by e-mailing the entry or entries to your friends or families) is information that you are comfortable sharing with others.

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.

indemnification

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.

views

The views and opinions expressed on this website are the author's own.

miscellaneous

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.

effective date

These Terms were last updated on August 11, 2018.