1. The Web Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
The contents of the Web site, such as text, graphics, software, images, designs, icons, information obtained from the Web site’s licensors, and other material contained on the Web site (collectively, “Content”) is for informational purposes only. The Content has not been evaluated by the FDA and 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. You should seek medical attention before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health program which may be described on the Web site. CNI does not recommend self-management of one’s health care. Reliance on any information provided by or via the Web site is solely at your own risk.
Information obtained by using the Web site is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment. The Content provided by the Web site is compiled from numerous sources. CNI and its directors, officers, employees, licensors, suppliers, agents and independent contractors, do not directly or indirectly practice medicine or provide medical services as part of the Web site. Should you have any health care–related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider promptly. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Web site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
3. Your Use of the Web Site – Permissions and Restrictions
C. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Web site.
E. You agree not to use the Web site for any commercial use without the prior written authorization of CNI. Prohibited commercial uses include, but are not limited to, any of the following actions taken without CNI’s express written approval:
(i) posting or transmission through the Web site of any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services;
(ii) advertising or performing any commercial solicitation, including, without limitation, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services;
(iii) sale of access to the Web site or its related services on another web site;
(iv) use of the Web site or its related services, for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue; and
(v) any use of the Web site or its related services that CNI finds, in its sole discretion, to be a use of CNI’s resources to compete with or displace the market for CNI or CNI Content.
F. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including, without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” to access, monitor or copy any Content or information in or on this Web site. You agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit 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 hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Web site. You also agree not to interfere with the servers or networks connected to the Web site or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Web site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CNI grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Web site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary to create publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. CNI reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Web site nor to use the communication systems provided by the Web site (e.g., blog comments) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Web site. Any conduct by you that in CNI’s discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Web site will not be permitted.
H. You agree not to upload, post or otherwise make available on the Web site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from any such submission.
I. You also agree not to impersonate any other person while using the Web site or conduct yourself in a vulgar or offensive manner while using our service. You agree that CNI may reject any User Submissions (defined below) for any reason or no reason, including, but not limited to, vulgarity or other offensive content, which determination shall be at CNI’s sole discretion, or content protected by third party proprietary rights, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark or publicity rights.
J. You agree that CNI, should it accept a User Submission, may include that User Submission in the Web site for as long or as short a period of time as CNI, at its sole discretion, chooses. Furthermore, you agree that CNI may edit User Submissions.
K. You agree that CNI shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Web site and to remove any material that CNI, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions herein or otherwise objectionable.
L. CNI reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Web site at any time.
4. Right to Terminate
5. Disclaimer of Opinion
Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by you or third parties on the Web site are those of the respective authors or producers and not of CNI, its affiliates, or their respective shareholders, directors, officers, or employees. Under no circumstances shall CNI, its affiliates, or their respective shareholders, directors, officers, or employees be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Web site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the Web site.
6. Disclaimer of Warranty
Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented on the Web site, but the accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed. The Web site, the Content, and any and all services or products promoted via the Web site are provided on an “as is” basis. The use of the Web site, the Content and any product or service discussed or promoted via the Web site is at your own risk. When using the Web site, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control and jurisdiction of CNI and its suppliers. Additionally, third parties, not CNI, sell the products and services described or advertised on the Web site. While CNI receives referral fees in many cases, it does not control the manufacture or formulation of any such products or the performance of any such services, nor does it control any statements about products or services other than those contained on the Web site.
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7. Liability of CNI
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CNI PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (I) LOSS OF GOODWILL, PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES; (II) YOUR INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF, PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE WEB SITE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR TAMPERING WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR TRANSMISSIONS; (IV) THE PROVISION OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY SERVICE; (V) ERRORS OR INACCURACIES CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE; (VI) ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE WEB SITE; (VII) ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR COMPUTER SYSTEM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, DURING OR ON ACCOUNT OF ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR ANY WEB SITE TO WHICH IT PROVIDES HYPERLINKS; OR (VIII) DAMAGES OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE CNI PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF, OR OTHERWISE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE CNI PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. THIS WEB SITE IS CONTROLLED AND OFFERED BY CNI FROM ITS OFFICES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND CNI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE WEB SITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE IN OTHER LOCATIONS. THOSE WHO ACCESS OR USE THE WEB SITE FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO SO ON THEIR OWN VOLITION AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL LAW.
IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, ANY CNI PARTY IS FOUND LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED OR PROMOTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF SUCH PARTY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED $1,000.00.
9. Advertisements, Product/Service Promotions and Links to Other Web Sites
10. User Submissions and Contributions
CNI does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and CNI expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. CNI does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Web site, and CNI will remove all User Submissions if properly notified that such User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. CNI reserves the right to remove User Submissions without prior notice.
CNI is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any User Submission or other communication you may send to CNI without compensation to you or attribution and for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Web site or other web sites.
Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding that no consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against CNI and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.
CNI reserves the right to reject, remove or edit User Submissions at any time without notice. User Submissions should not be submitted that contain: harsh, profane, vulgar or discriminatory language; illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory or otherwise objectionable content; URLs, phone numbers, mailing or email addresses, or personal attacks; misleading information regarding the origin of the content; or a discussion of CNI policies or services. You understand and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, review the content and may delete or remove it (without notice) in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason.
13. Entire Agreement
15. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is CNI’s policy to respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other communication or material infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
CNI’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Diane Grover, Christiane Northrup, Inc., P.O. Box 199, Yarmouth, Maine 04096, or facsimile: (207) 846-8953. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to CNI customer service. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements set forth above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
If you are the owner or an agent thereof, of material that was removed from the Web site or disabled after CNI received a copyright infringement notice, and you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material, you may ask that the material be restored by sending CNI a counter-notification. Section 512(g) of the Copyright Act requires that your counter-notification include all of the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Portland, Maine, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, CNI may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that CNI may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, and provides CNI with notice of same, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at CNI’s sole discretion.
16. Intellectual Property Notice
All content on the Web site, including, without limitation, any articles and other materials, are owned by CNI or its licensors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and similar intellectual property laws. All rights in and to such content is reserved. Reproduction of any content, in whole or in part, without permission is prohibited.
17. Ability to Accept Terms
You promise not to disparage CNI, the Web site, or any products or services available through or via the Web site in any manner whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree not to make any statement, oral or written, publicly or in private, which is reasonably foreseeable as harming CNI’s interests, or impacting negatively on CNI’s reputation.