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Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement/Medical Disclaimer

Updated August 29, 2007.


Autismspot.com is an online information and communications service (the "Service") provided by projectLD, LLC. Use of the Service is governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service. Throughout this Agreement, autismspot.com and projectLD are referred to as "we" or "us."


General terms and conditions


Your access and use of this site and Service bind you to this Agreement. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use for this site, you may not use the site or the Service.


We may modify this Agreement at any time. Any modifications made to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon posting on the site. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement as posted on the Service at the time of your access or use. You agree to review the Agreement posted on the Service each time you use the Service so that you are aware of any modifications made to this Agreement.




User’s agreement


By registering to use this site, users will create a personal profile account. Users agree to maintain the security of all user identification, password and other confidential information relating to the use of their Service account.


Users will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any person or entity.


Users will not use this site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws.


Users will not use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party.


Users will not post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by us in our sole discretion.


Users will not impersonate another person or create any false autismspot.com account information or health record for themselves or others.


Users will not hold us, or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or parent company liable for damages including (but not limited to) loss of wages, revenue or business because of any services related to or provided by this site. The sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the services of this site will be to stop using the Service.


Users will indemnify us and any of our parent or subsidiary companies or organizations, and any of our successors, assigns or licensees, together with any of their respective officers, directors and employees, against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to use of the Service, or any breach or violation of this Agreement or any other term or condition contained on the Service.


Users agree to comply with all user responsibilities and obligations as stated in these Terms of Service.


User’s representations


All site users represent and warrant that they are at least 18 years of age and that they possess the legal right and ability to agree to these Terms of Service and to use this site in accordance with these Terms of Service.




Conflict resolution


You agree that this Agreement is entered into between you and us in the State of Texas, United States of America, and is performed within the State of Texas and governed by and shall be construed in all respects under the laws of the State of Texas, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action by you directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to the Service, you and we each irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the Texas state district court sitting in Dallas County, Texas, or if such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, then you and we each irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and whichever of those two courts has jurisdiction, you and we each waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such court.


If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be not enforceable by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us relating to the access and use of the site and the Service. This Agreement may not be modified, in whole or in part, except as described elsewhere in this Agreement. Anything contained on the Service inconsistent with or conflicting with the terms of this Agreement is superseded by the terms of this Agreement.


Termination of services


If you violate these Terms and Conditions of Use, your use of this site will terminate. We may notify you that you have breached the Agreement and your account is being terminated. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your access to this site, or any portion thereof, or discontinue providing the site, or any portion thereof. These actions are in addition to and not in lieu or limitation of any other right or remedy we may have available at law. Further, we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination or discontinuance.


General


We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Service, and operation of this site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. You agree that these Terms and Conditions of Use and all incorporated agreements between us and you may be automatically assigned by us, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger, acquisition or liquidation.


Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these Terms and Conditions of Use does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms and Conditions of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and any site user with respect to the site, its uses and the Service.


Copyright and trademarks


The marks are trademarks and service marks of projectLD LLC.


Material on the autismspot.com web site is protected by copyright law. Unless otherwise stated, users may print or download information from this site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided they identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law. Permission to reprint or otherwise reproduce any document in whole or in part is prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright owner.



Disclaimer

The autismspot.com web site is intended to provide general educational information and to help users make more informed decisions for health care services. Some information on the site is provided by health care providers while some content is provided by other sources.


This site is not an attempt to practice medicine, nursing, therapy, any treatment modality or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Users should not rely upon the autismspot.com web site if emergency medical treatment is needed. We strongly encourage users to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions.


The information on the autismspot.com web site does not establish a doctor-patient relationship.


By choosing to use the autismspot.com web site, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer. We encourage you to read them. We reserve the right to modify these terms and policies and recommend that you periodically review them, because if you use the site you will be expected to comply with these terms and policies.


Information contained at autismspot.com is made available under the following conditions:


Changes may occur, since the last update, which affect the accuracy and availability of the information presented.


While considerable care and effort has been taken in the gathering and compilation of the data users should note that errors and/or omissions may occur.


There are limitations on the accuracy, reliability and suitability of accessible information via the Internet. Users are advised when making use or any decision based on information obtained by this means, to verify the information independently.


The authors, managers, and project members of autismspot. com shall not be liable for any damages caused as a result of the use of the information contained herein.


Accessibility of documents, programs, information, and any other material through this Web server does not imply suitability or endorsement for any purpose whatsoever by any person or entity.




ANY ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS VOLUNTARY. WE WILL REGARD ALL ACCESS AS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER. THE SERVICE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WHICH MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SERVICE IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL USER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION.


This site and Service are for educational use only. Nothing contained in this site is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The Service is to educate users on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. This site and the Service do not constitute the practice of any medicine, nursing or other professional health care and do not constitute advice, diagnosis or treatment.


Because of the designated purpose of this site and the Service, you agree that autismspot.com does not constitute a service that targets any specific community, user group, business or industry. Because the site is designed for educational purposes, you also agree that it does not constitute "doing business" in any specific jurisdiction or soliciting business for us or any of our affiliated companies, subsidiaries or our parent company or establishing "minimum contacts" with any jurisdiction outside of the state of Texas.


You should always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on this site. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.


We do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise. We also do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties.


We, and our content providers, cannot and do not guarantee or warrant against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. Users of this site are responsible for maintaining a means external to autismspot.com for the reconstruction of any lost data.


We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site, or any part thereof, with or without notice.


Exclusion of Warranties and Limitation of Liability


WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, SERVICE, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.


WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY BASED ON RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE.


You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that autiosmspot.com and its personnel, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. While we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness, and completeness, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Autismspot.com also does not warrant that access to the site will be error- or virus-free.


autismspot.com Privacy Policy




Use of cookies


"Cookies" are small pieces of information that some Web sites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. We use cookies to provide us with information relating to the sources of our site traffic. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. Our site requires that cookies, JavaScript and Java Applets be enabled. If you reject cookies from our site, some parts of our site may not work properly.


Our sponsors and advertisers and their Ad Servers may use cookies when you view pages on our site. They use those cookies to collect nonpersonal information as a way of measuring the effectiveness of their advertising. We do not control these third parties' use of cookies or how they manage the nonpersonal information they gather through them. However, our sponsors and advertisers have agreed that they will not collect any personally identifiable information from our site visitors while they are on autismspot.com. If you click on an advertisement on autismspot.com and visit a site maintained by one of our sponsors or advertisers, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you. Some Ad Servers allow you to opt out of anonymous data collection through the use of cookies.


Collection of personal information


We collect personal information that you choose to share with us in the registration and health tools sections of our site. This information may include your e-mail address, your health interests and your answers to questions about your health status. We use this information to tailor our services to the data you entered. Information from registration is saved to our database. This enables you to use the personalized features on our site on a recurring basis. This saved information is collected only with your permission and may be updated or deleted by you at any time. If you choose to not provide the information required for registration, you may not register with the site and you will not be able to personalize the site.




Traffic Patterns


We collect traffic patterns and site usage information throughout our site. As part of this we collect the URL you came from when entering our site, what browser you are using, your IP address, and the URL you go to from our site if it is a link or advertiser on our site. In addition, we use Cookies to assign a unique, random number to identify your computer. Cookies, by themselves, cannot identify you personally or any other individual using your computer. Cookies allow us to keep track of login information (for increased security), and site traffic patterns and usage.




Discussion Boards


If you choose to participate in a discussion (message board or chat), we need your name, e-mail address and a password of your choosing, to establish an account to allow access to discussions. Any personally identifiable information you disclose through the use of discussions (message boards or chats) is voluntary and will be used in accordance with autismspot.com’s Discussion Rules. Autismspot.com is not liable for any personally identifiable information you choose to disclose as part of a discussion (message boards or chats).




Your Consent


By using the autismspot.com and the Service, you consent to the collection and use of your information as described above. If we change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of our policies.




Links on our Site


autismspot.com has provided links to various sites that we believe may provide valuable information to our users. Autismspot.com offers no warranty or guarantee of the privacy practices, content, or actions of such web sites. Links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience to you and should not imply endorsement or recommendation of the information contained in or actions of third-party websites.




Advertising on our Site


The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by various third parties as well as autismspot.com. Our third-party advertisers also may separately place or recognize a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to this Site. Aggregate information about your visit to this site (but not your name, address, or other personally identifiable information) is used to serve ads to you on this site. This information is not collected for profiling.




Notification of Changes


We will notify you directly if there is a major change in our privacy practices. We will take reasonable measures to obtain written or active e-mail consent from you if Autismspot.com is going to be using the information collected from you in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection.