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The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
The contents of the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Cord Blood Banking Guide’s licensors, and other material contained on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site!
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Cord Blood Banking Guide does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Cord Blood Banking Guide, Cord Blood Banking Guide employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Cord Blood Banking Guide, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.
The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.
Use of Content
Cord Blood Banking Guide authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright ©2010 Cord Blood Banking Guide. All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.
The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with Cord Blood Banking Guide or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Cord Blood Banking Guide. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Cord Blood Banking Guide and its licensors.
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.
Liability of Cord Blood Banking Guide and Its Licensors
The use of the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site and the Content is at your own risk.
When using the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of Cord Blood Banking Guide and its suppliers. Accordingly, Cord Blood Banking Guide assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site.
The Cord Blood Banking Guide Site and the content are provided on an “as is” basis. CORD BLOOD BANKING GUIDE, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, Cord Blood Banking Guide, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:
- 1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site.
- 2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site.
In no event shall Cord Blood Banking Guide, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Cord Blood Banking Guide, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. Cord Blood Banking Guide, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. Cord Blood Banking Guide, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas (including blogs, message boards, Ask Our Expert postings, user reviews of drug information, etc.) that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any such submission you agree that you will not send or transmit to Cord Blood Banking Guide by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the “Contact Us” page) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Cord Blood Banking Guide by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Cord Blood Banking Guide by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted- Cord Blood Banking Guide a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Cord Blood Banking Guide may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to Cord Blood Banking Guide by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.
User Submissions — Image, Video, Audio Files
You agree to only post or upload Media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.
To protect your privacy, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains Personally Identifiable Information (like name, phone number, email address or web site URL.) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.
By uploading any media on the Cord Blood Banking Guide site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.
You agree that you will not upload any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or this Web site.
By uploading any media like a photo or video, (a) you grant to Cord Blood Banking Guide a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in the media; and (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorizes Cord Blood Banking Guide to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify Cord Blood Banking Guide and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with these the terms described in this document.
Cord Blood Banking Guide reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.
Advertisements, Searches, and Links to Other Sites
Cord Blood Banking Guide may provide links to third-party web sites. Cord Blood Banking Guide also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and Cord Blood Banking Guide may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. Cord Blood Banking Guide does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. Cord Blood Banking Guide is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Cord Blood Banking Guide does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Cord Blood Banking Guide, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
Cord Blood Banking Guide is based in San Francisco, California in the United States of America with principal offices in San Francisco, California. Cord Blood Banking Guide makes no claims that Cord Blood Banking Guide, or any Site within the Cord Blood Banking Guide Network and the Content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Cord Blood Banking Guide Network from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, User Submissions – image, video, audio files, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Cord Blood Banking Guide, or in any way relating to your use of the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site, resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Cord Blood Banking Guide or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Notice and Takedown Procedures; and Copyright Agent
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting Cord Blood Banking Guide copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
- Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
- Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
- A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
Cord Blood Banking Guide’s agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is as follows:
Cord Blood Banking Guide
Attn: Office of Privacy
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Cord Blood Banking Guide maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Cord Blood Banking Guide Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted using our Contact Us Form.
Last Updated: March 11, 2010
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