Medicine Forums - Terms of Use

This Terms of Use and Service Policy ("Terms Policy") is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users (each, a “User” or “you” or “your”) and others who interact with any of the websites owned by Cypress Capital Ventures LLC (“CCV” or “we” or “us” or “our”) including but not limited to www.medicineforums.com, together with its subdomains, content and services (the “Site”). By using or accessing the Site, you agree to this Terms Policy and the Privacy Policy, together referred to as (“The Policies”) described below and incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree with them, they will apply if you access the Site, so in that case please do not use the services offered on the Site.

The Policies include important information and set forth the rules for use of the Site.

By using the Site, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age (or have reached the age of majority if that is not 18 years of age where you live) or that you have reviewed The Policies with your parent or legal guardian and he or she agrees to The Policies on your behalf and takes full responsibility for your compliance with them. You agree that you (or your parent or guardian, if applicable) are fully able and competent to enter into and comply with The Policies. If you are under 18 years of age, you cannot later void this agreement with CCV as a minor without losing access to your account on the Site and your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) being held responsible for your actions and any obligations you incurred while enjoying the benefits of access to the features and functions of the Site as if you were an adult.

Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this Terms Policy, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. We update these Terms of Use and Service from time to time, so please check back frequently. CCV may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Use and Service at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions whether or not you receive notice. Nothing in these Terms of Use and Service shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

1. Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use the Site and how we collect and can use your content and information. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy, and to use it to help you make informed decisions. 

2. Sharing Your Content and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on the Site, and you can control how it is shared through your account privacy settings, if available. In addition:

A. As a registered account holder you may submit to the Site content that is covered by intellectual property rights, including text (such as user comments), software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials you may view on, access through, or contribute to the Site (“IP Content”). You understand that CCV does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any IP Content you submit.

B. You shall be solely responsible for your own IP Content and the consequences of submitting or publishing your IP Content on the Site. By submitting IP Content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to publish all IP Content you submit.

C. For IP Content, you specifically give CCV the following permission (“IP License”), subject to the Privacy Policy and your privacy and application settings: you grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the IP Content in connection with the Site (and successors' and affiliates' business), including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. Subject to the Privacy Policy and your privacy and application settings, you also grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your IP Content through the Site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such IP Content as permitted through the functionality of the Site and under the Terms Policies. The IP License granted by you for the IP Content you submit to the Site will terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your IP Content from the Site, unless your IP content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. You understand and agree, however, that the Site may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server or archival copies of your IP Content that have been removed or deleted. The IP License granted by you for user comments you submit on the Site are perpetual and irrevocable.

D. You agree that IP Content you submit to the Site will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant the Site all of the IP License rights granted herein.

E. You further agree you will not submit to the Site any IP Content or other material that is contrary to this Terms Policy as in effect at the time you submit, or contrary to applicable local, national, or international laws or regulations.

F. CCV does not endorse any IP Content submitted to the Site by any user or other licensor, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and CCV disclaims any and all liability in connection with IP Content on the Site. CCV does not permit copyright infringing activities or infringement of intellectual property rights on the Site, and CCV will remove all IP Content if properly notified that such IP Content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. CCV reserves the right to remove IP Content without prior notice.

G. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about the Site, but you understand that we may use your feedback or suggestions without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

3. Account Security

In order to access some of the features of the Site, you will have to create an account. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your password secure. Notify the Site immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of any unauthorized use of your account. Although CCV will not be liable for any losses you or others incur based on unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of CCV or others due to such unauthorized use. Here are some representations and warranties you make to CCV relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account on the Site:

A. You will not provide any false personal information on the Site, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.

B. You will not create more than one personal account.

C. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.

D. You will not use the Site if you are under 13 nor allow anyone under 13 to use the site through your account.

E. You will not use the Site if you are a convicted sex offender.

F. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.

G. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

H. You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.

4. Moderation of Site

A. We have the right, but not the obligation, to regulate IP Content posted to, stored on or transmitted via our sites and services by any user (or any other third party in any manner); to regulate conduct (including but not limited to any authorized or unauthorized access to or use of our sites and services) by any user (or any other third party in any manner); and to enforce this Terms Policy, for any reason and in any manner or by any means that we, in our sole discretion, deem necessary or appropriate (including but not limited to automated and manual screening, blocking, filtering, exclusion from index pages, exclusion from search results, requiring the use of an application programming interface (API), requiring the use of a bulk posting interface, authorization, verification, and the deletion and/or termination of content, accounts and/or all or any use or access). We may, in our sole discretion and without notice, start, stop or modify any regulation or enforcement measures at any time. Our action or inaction to regulate content or conduct or to enforce against any potential violation of this Terms Policy by any user (or any other third party) does not waive our right to implement or not implement regulation or enforcement measures with respect to any subsequent or similar content, conduct or potential Terms Policy violation.

B. You also understand and agree that any action or inaction by us or any of our directors, officers, members, employees, consultants, agents or representatives (collectively, “our representatives” and individually “our representative”) to prevent, restrict, redress or regulate content, or to implement other enforcement measures against any content, conduct or potential Terms Policy violation is undertaken voluntarily and in good faith, and you expressly agree that neither we nor any of our representatives will be liable to you or anyone else for any action or inaction to prevent, restrict, redress, or regulate content, or to implement other enforcement measures against any content, conduct or potential violation of this Terms Policy.

C. Although our representatives may moderate content on our sites and services at our discretion, our representatives have no authority to make binding commitments, promises or representations to anyone that they or anyone else on behalf of us will “take care” of any alleged problem or complaint, or that they or anyone else on behalf of us will otherwise stop, cure or prevent any problem, content, conduct or purported Terms Policy violation from occurring or recurring. Accordingly, you further agree that any representation (written or verbal) by our representative (or by anyone else acting on behalf of us or by anyone purportedly acting on behalf of us) that we (including but not limited to our representative, anyone else acting on behalf of us, or anyone purportedly acting on behalf of us) would or would not prevent, restrict, redress or regulate content (including, without limitation, screen, block, moderate, review, remove, terminate, delete, edit or otherwise stop, cure or exclude any content), or to implement other enforcement measures against any content, conduct or potential or purported Terms Policy violation is superseded by this provision and is nonbinding and unenforceable. Specifically, you agree that we, our representatives and anyone else authorized to act on behalf of us will in no circumstance be liable as a result of any representation that we, our representatives or anyone else on behalf of us would or would not restrict or redress any content, conduct or potential or purported Terms Policy violation. For the purpose of clarity, the opinions, statements, comments, posts and other communications expressed on our sites and services are solely those of the poster and not ours, or an our employees, officers, directors, shareholders, subsidiaries, parent companies, attorneys or other agents. We do not guarantee the accuracy or reliability or the information provided by any poster, administrator, or moderator. Administrators and moderators are not our agents and their opinions, comments and posts are their own.  This paragraph may not be modified, waived or released except by a written agreement, dated and signed by CCV President and dated and signed by the individual or entity to whom the modification, waiver or release is granted.

5. General Use of the Service provided by the Site

A. The Policies apply to all users of the Site, including users who are also contributors of IP Content on the Site.

B. The Site may include links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by CCV. CCV has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of third party websites. In addition, CCV will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third party website. By using the Site, you relieve CCV from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website. Accordingly, CCV encourages you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

C. CCV grants you permission to access and use the Site provided that:

i. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Site or the IP Content without CCV’s prior written authorization, unless the Site makes available the means for such distribution through functionality of the website (like a video player).
ii. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Site.
iii. In your use of the Site, you will comply with all applicable local, national, or international laws and regulations.
iv. CCV reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time.

6. Your Use of IP Content

A. The IP Content on the Site, and the trademarks, service marks and logos on the Site, are owned by or licensed to CCV, subject to copyright and others’ intellectual property rights under the law.

B. All IP Content is provided “AS-IS”. You may access the IP Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Site and as permitted under The Policies. You shall not download any IP Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by the Site for that IP Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any IP Content for any other purpose without the prior written consent of CCV or the licensor(s) of the IP Content. CCV and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the service provided by the Site and the IP Content.

C. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any IP Content or enforce limitations on use of the Site or the IP content therein.

D. When using the Site, you will be exposed to IP Content from a variety of sources. CCV is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to IP Content on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to IP Content on the Site that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against CCV with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless CCV, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the service provided by the Site.

7. Electronic Communications

When you use this Site, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

8. Termination

If you violate the letter or spirit of The Policies, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for CCV, we can stop providing all or part of the Site to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or at any time.

9. Medical Disclaimer

This Site is designed to offer you a place to read about and discuss general health information for general education purposes. The information on this Site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional.  You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

Your reliance upon information obtained from this Site is at your own risk.  Neither CCV nor the content providers assume any liability or responsibility for damage or injury (including death) to you, other persons, or property arising from any use of any information, idea, or instruction contained in the content or services provided to you. You may not rely on the application of any information on this Site as being applicable to your specific circumstance.

10. Warranty Disclaimer

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CCV, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. CCV MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE. CCV DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SERVICES OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND CCV WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

11. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL CCV, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CCV SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

The Site is controlled and offered by CCV from its facilities in the United States of America. CCV makes no representations that the service provided by the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Site from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

12. Indemnity

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CCV, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your actions, content or information on the Site, or other use of or access to the service provided by the Site; (ii) your violation of any term of this Terms Policy; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your IP Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Terms Policy and your use of the service provided by the Site.

13. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Terms Policy, and to abide by and comply with this Terms Policy. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the service provided by the Site is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Site.

14. Assignment

This Terms Policy, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by CCV without restriction.

15. Disputes

A. You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Terms Policy or CCV exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas or a state court located in Harris County, Texas and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims. The laws of the State of Texas will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

B. WE TRY TO KEEP THE SITE UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. CCV IS PROVIDING SITE AS IS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. CCV IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. CCV WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR WEBSITE NAME, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS STATEMENT OR WEBSITE NAME WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, CCV LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

16. Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States

We strive to create a website with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with the Site outside the United States:

A. You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

B. If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on website name (such as advertising). You will not use the Site if you are prohibited from receiving products, services, or software originating from the United States.

17. Other

A. We do not control or direct users' actions on the Site and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on the Site. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on the Site. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Site.

B. These Policies are an agreement between you and Cypress Capital Ventures LLC.

C. This Terms Policy and The Policies make up the entire agreement between the parties regarding CCV, and supersede any prior agreements.

D. If any portion of the Policies is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

E. If we fail to enforce any of The Policies, it will not be considered a waiver.

F. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Terms Policy to anyone else without our consent.

G. All of our rights and obligations under this Terms Policy are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

H. Nothing in this Terms Policy shall prevent us from complying with the law.

I. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

J. You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing the Site.

18.  Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Terms Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cypress Capital Ventures P.O. Box 991, Cypress, Texas 77410.

By using or accessing the Site, you agree that CCV can collect and use such content and information in accordance with the Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference as amended from time to time.

Last revised: April 22, 2016

 


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