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PREAMBLE. We realize that the provisions of this Agreement are essentially legal bullshit and apologize for placing this crap on our website. All of the below mentioned statements could be expressed MORE clearly and with far fewer attorney fees using the following statements:
i. USE COMMON SENSE WHEN VIEWING THIS AND OTHER INTERNET INFORMATION AS WE ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE AND DECISIONS.
ii. TAKE THIS WEBSITE’S INFORMATION (AND ALL INFORMATION YOU ACQUIRE) WITH A “GRAIN OF SALT” AND CONFIRM IMPORTANT INFO WITH OTHER SOURCES.
iii. USE COMMON SENSE WHEN GETTING INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET, LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPEDIA, PERSONAL DOCTOR, OR ANYBODY ELSE.
iv. WEAR SUNSCREEN, USE SEATBELTS & CONDOMS WHEN APPROPRIATE, AND PROTECT YOUR EYES WHEN USING POWER TOOLS.
1. GENERAL DISCLAIMER
The information contained in AfraidToAsk.com is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on wellness and disease management topics. Nothing contained in AfraidToAsk.com is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please refer to our medical disclaimer for more information. The information on AfraidToAsk.com should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Information obtained in AfraidToAsk.com is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in AfraidToAsk.com.
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2. OTHER SITES
You are encouraged to use discretion while browsing the Internet on searches initiated at AfraidToAsk.com. AfraidToAsk.com links may lead unintentionally to sites containing information that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. It may also lead to sites which contain inaccurate information, false or misleading advertising, or information which violates copyright, libel or defamation laws. AfraidToAsk.com and Information Providers make no representations concerning any effort to review all of the content of sites listed in its catalog (indeed, given the number of results from any browsing which starts with a AfraidToAsk.com link that would be practically impossible).
3. REVIEW OF POSTINGS & UPLOADS
AfraidToAsk.com does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted or uploaded to AfraidToAsk.com and is not responsible for the content of these communications and materials. However, AfraidToAsk.com reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines, in its sole discretion, to be (a) abusive, libelous, defamatory or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright or trademark, other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to AfraidToAsk.com. ANY MESSAGES, ADVICE, OPINIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY DISCUSSION AREA SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTION.
4. LIMITED LICENSE
By this Agreement, AfraidToAsk.com grants, subject to the terms of this Agreement, only a limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use the software and documentation necessary to access, explore and otherwise use AfraidToAsk.com in real time and to use the materials in AfraidToAsk.com in a manner consistent with paragraph 11 (Copyright) below.
5. USER’S AGREEMENT
You agree to: (a) maintain all equipment required for your access to and use of AfraidToAsk.com ; (b) maintain the security of your user identification, password and other confidential information relating to your AfraidToAsk.com account; and (c) be responsible for all charges resulting from use of your AfraidToAsk.com account, including unauthorized use prior to your notifying AfraidToAsk.com of such use and taking steps to prevent its further occurrence by changing your password.
6. ON-LINE COMMUNICATIONS
6.01 Your participation in on-line communications occurs in real time and is not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by AfraidToAsk.com. AfraidToAsk.com cannot and does not screen content provided by you to AfraidToAsk.com . Notwithstanding the foregoing, AfraidToAsk.com reserves the right to monitor content on AfraidToAsk.com and to remove content, which AfraidToAsk.com, in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement or AfraidToAsk.com’s operating policies for users of AfraidToAsk.com (”Users”).
6.02 You may send and receive electronic mail (”email”), engage in conferences and chats, download and upload files and otherwise use AfraidToAsk.com as permitted by this Agreement, AfraidToAsk.com’s operating policies and applicable law. Files that you upload, public messages that you send and your activity in conferences and chats are subject to review, modification and deletion without notice by the forum manager responsible for the AfraidToAsk.com area where your uploading or other activity takes place (or by an individual designated by such forum manager for such purpose). AfraidToAsk.com’s operating policies relating to online conduct, storage and deletion of email and uploaded files, conferences, bulletin boards (”BBSs”) and other matters are available and/or will be made available online. AfraidToAsk.com reserves the right in its sole discretion to change such policies at any time. Files uploaded to a BBS may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download them.
6.03 You are responsible for your communications and your use of AfraidToAsk.com. You may not, under any circumstances, do any of the following: (a) use simultaneous, unattended or continuous connections to AfraidToAsk.com with one account; (b) post or transmit any message which is libelous or defamatory; (c) post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic; (d) post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion; (e) use AfraidToAsk.com to threaten, harass, stalk, abuse, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others; (f) intercept or attempt to intercept email or other private communications not intended for you; (g) send email to Users or other Internet users for any purpose other than personal communication, including to advertise or offer to unsolicited sell goods or services to other Users, use as a mass unsolicited distribution medium to communicate a generally unsolicited message, or use your email account as an address to which Users or other Internet users need to respond (except as otherwise expressly permitted by AfraidToAsk.com); (h) send unsolicited email messages through third-party mail servers in order to relay your email or hide the origination of your email to others; (i) upload or download files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights to such files or have received all necessary consents; (j) upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data; (k) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in a file that you upload to a BBS or AfraidToAsk.com; (l) falsify the source or origin of software or other material contained in a file that you upload to a BBS or AfraidToAsk.com; (m) use AfraidToAsk.com in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other Users; (n) use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity that is not a subscriber to AfraidToAsk.com the User directory or any portion thereof other than for personal, noncommercial purposes (except as otherwise expressly permitted by Empower Health Corporation); (o) falsely purport to be an employee or agent of AfraidToAsk.com (p) cause repeated disruptive incidents; or (q) act, or fail to act, in your use of AfraidToAsk.com, in a manner that is contrary to applicable law or regulation. In addition, you may not post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the intent of AfraidToAsk.com to discourage Users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views in AfraidToAsk.com, nonetheless, AfraidToAsk.com reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where AfraidToAsk.com is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful. Each time you upload a file on AfraidToAsk.com, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control the rights or have the necessary consents to do so, and you grant every other User the right to download and use such file. Your failure to observe any of the foregoing limitations or obligations may result in civil or criminal liability.
AfraidToAsk.com considers its users’ privacy to be of the utmost importance. Please see our privacy statement for a detailed description of our information gathering and dissemination practices for the AfraidToAsk.com Web site.
AfraidToAsk.com reserves complete and sole discretion with respect to the operation of AfraidToAsk.com’s Community. AfraidToAsk.com may, among other things: (a) delete email if it has not been accessed by a User within the time established by AfraidToAsk.com’s policies; (b) subject to Section 6, make available to third parties information relating to AfraidToAsk.com and Users; and (c) withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature of AfraidToAsk.com.
AfraidToAsk.com may, in its complete and sole discretion, review uploaded files, conferences, BBSs, forums, and chats and authorize restrictions on access thereto. AfraidToAsk.com will not review the contents of email except as required or allowed by applicable law or legal process.
9. USER REPRESENTATIONS
You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement and to use AfraidToAsk.com in accordance with this Agreement. You agree to be financially responsible for your use of AfraidToAsk.com (as well as for use of your account by others, including minors living with you) and to comply with your responsibilities and obligations as stated in this Agreement.
Statements made in websites, newsgroups, message boards, email, forums, conferences and chats reflect only the views of their authors, and even then may not be accurate. Forum managers, forum hosts, CPs, or Merchants appearing on AfraidToAsk.com are not authorized AfraidToAsk.com spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of AfraidToAsk.com. Please refer to ourmedical disclaimer for more information.
The entire contents of AfraidToAsk.com are copyrighted as a collective work under the laws of United States and other copyright laws. AfraidToAsk.com holds the copyright in the collective work. The collective work includes works which are the property of the Information Providers which are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the material from the different areas of AfraidToAsk.com
solely for your own non-commercial use, unless otherwise permitted (e.g., in the case of electronic coupons, etc). Any redistribution retransmission or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from AfraidToAsk.com.
12. LICENSES AND IDEA SUBMISSIONS
You agree to grant to AfraidToAsk.com a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of AfraidToAsk.com (such as BBSs, forums and chat rooms) by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive your moral rights in any such materials and information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original with you, or that you have the right to submit such materials and information. You agree that you shall have no recourse against AfraidToAsk.com for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS AfraidToAsk.com, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES, RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT (INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ WORLDWIDE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL CONDUCT) BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACCESSING AfraidToAsk.com USING YOUR SERVICE ACCOUNT.
14. WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER AfraidToAsk.com, NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF AfraidToAsk.com. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST AfraidToAsk.com, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF EMPOWER HEALTH CORPORATION, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF AfraidToAsk.com.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF AfraidToAsk.com, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS, IF ANY, FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FEES PAID BY THE USER FOR THE PARTICULAR INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED. IN NO EVENT SHALL EMPOWER HEALTH CORPORATION, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES OTHER THAN THE AMOUNT REFERRED TO ABOVE. ALL OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE ARISING FROM ANY USE OF THE INFORMATION OR OTHER PARTS OF AfraidToAsk.com’s Community ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED EVEN IF AfraidToAsk.com ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
15. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
The provisions of paragraphs 14 (Indemnification) and 15 (Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability) are for the benefit of AfraidToAsk.com and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and Information Providers. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
16. TERM; TERMINATION
Either you or AfraidToAsk.com may terminate your right to use AfraidToAsk.com at any time, with or without cause, upon notice. AfraidToAsk.com also reserves the right to terminate or suspend your AfraidToAsk.com membership without prior notice, but AfraidToAsk.com will confirm such termination or suspension by subsequent notice. The provisions of paragraphs 11 (Copyright), 12 (License, and Idea Submission), 13 (Indemnification), 14 (Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability), 15 (Third Party Rights), 17 (Miscellaneous), and 20 (Total Legal Bullshit Provision) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Rhode Island. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between AfraidToAsk.com and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to AfraidToAsk.com must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. AfraidToAsk.com’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. AfraidToAsk.com may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
AfraidToAsk.com may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on AfraidToAsk.com , or by written communication delivered by first class U. S. mail to your address on record in AfraidToAsk.com’s account information. In addition, as noted above, we may modify this agreement from time to time. Posting of these modifications on this page will suffice to notify you, and by using this site, you agree that you will review this site regularly for updated information. You may give notice to AfraidToAsk.com at any time via electronic mail to AfraidToAsk.com or by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U. S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:
PO Box 322
Saunderstown , RI 02874
Attn: Chief Executive Officer/President
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The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and in the event any provision hereof is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof.