Effective May, 2010
12Step.com reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time as it deems necessary, and will post such changes and their effective date within the current terms and conditions on this website.
Terms and Conditions of Use
Use of this site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation, this paragraph. These terms and conditions apply only to your use of this specific website.
You may browse this site for personal information. However, please do not copy, distribute, modify, transmit or revise the contents of this site without written permission from 12Step.com. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to any third party through the use or access to this site; rather, all rights, title, and interest in and to all aspects of this site remain the sole property of 12Step.com.
Disclaimers and Security
This website, its content and access are provided on an “as is” basis. 12Step.com, and its affiliates, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims 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, title, or fitness for a particular purpose, or warranties arising by course of dealing or custom of trade. Specifically, 12Step.com and its affiliates make no representations or warranties regarding the (i) accuracy, completeness, currency or timeliness of the content, (ii) links provided on or through the use of this website or (iii) the quality and security of the website, or inability to access the content or website, including whether they will be free of viruses, unauthorized code or other harmful components.
Site for Information Only
The content is offered for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 12Step.com does not offer or give medical advice. We do not provide medical or diagnostic services. Instead, the content is intended to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician. You should not act upon this information without seeking professional advice and counsel.
It is the intent of and its affiliates to create an informational website. Any statements made in this website about products have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease.
No Endorsement Made
We do not endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned or described in this website. If you rely on any content obtained by you on or through this website, you do so solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to your place or country of residence and accessing this website from any country where its content does not comply with its laws and regulations is prohibited.
Exclusion and Limitations
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental damages, or limitations upon how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In no event shall 12Step.com or its affiliates be liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of this website or the content. Any claims made by you in connection with your use of this website or the content must be brought within one (1) year of the date on which the event giving rise to such action occurred. All remedies set forth in these terms of conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these terms and conditions.
Any link (including a hyperlink, button or referral device of any kind) used on this website is provided for your use and convenience. The appearance of a link on this website does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or certification by us, nor should the presence of a link in any way be construed as a suggestion that any third-party website has any relationship with us. We do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites or third-party advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. We do not knowingly link to websites that may infringe on valid and existing trademarks, service marks, copyrights or patents. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
User Responsible for All Posts
Neither 12Step.com nor its affiliates is under no obligation to respond to messages posted to this site, nor need we provide any compensation for any such communication. If you post any information or material to this website you are responsible for such information or material and the consequences of their posting. If you choose to post material, you agree to do so solely for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws. You expressly agree that we have no responsibility for or control over the information, creations, data or material you may post to this website. We make no representation that your use of this website will comply with applicable laws or that they were designed to comply with the applicable laws. For example, many states regulate physician advertising and you are responsible for ensuring that your use of the website complies with laws applicable to you.
Prohibitions, Harmful Posts and “Spam”
You also expressly agree that you will not post any material that: (1) is defamatory, libelous, abusive, or obscene, including, without limitation, material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, federal, or international law; (2) infringes on the copyright or any other proprietary right of a third party; (3) would invade the privacy of any other person; (4) is intended to advertise to or solicit others without our express permission; (5) constitutes charity solicitations, chain letters or pyramid schemes; (6) contains a virus, worm, trojan horse, time bomb, or any other harmful program or component; or (7) does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the website. You further expressly agree that you will not: (a) after receiving warning, continue to post material which we have advised you not to post; (b) create a false identity or forged e-mail address or header, or otherwise attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of the message; (c) post, generate or disseminate so-called “spam” or mass-mailings; (d) harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (e) interfere with or disrupt networks connected to the website, or used for purposes of delivering the content (or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks); (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted areas of the website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the website, through password mining or any other means; or (g) interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of the website.
We do not and are not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by you or any other person or entity. If notified by one of our users of any material that is alleged not to conform to the terms of these terms and conditions, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the material. We reserve the right to remove material that is abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fails to conform to these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to edit or delete any material posted on our website, regardless of whether such material violates these standards for content. We have no liability or responsibility to you or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the screening activities set forth above.
User Assumes Risk
We further do not represent, warrant or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by others on the website. We also do not endorse any opinions expressed by others on the website. You acknowledge that any reliance on content posted by others on the website, and your use of that content, is at your own risk.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
You hereby grant to 12Step.com a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information you submit to the website by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed for any use or purpose.
12Step.com only purports to use names, logos or marks appearing in this site in those territories in which it or its affiliates are entitled to do so, whether by virtue of pending or registered trade marks, licenses, or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, 12Step.com does not purport to use any name, logo or mark in any territory in which it is not so entitled, and will not supply or offer to supply products and/or services bearing any such name, logo or mark into any such territory. The use of these trademarks or any other content on this site, except as provided in these terms and conditions or in the site content, is strictly prohibited.
All contents of this site are owned by 12Step.com. All rights reserved.