Terms of Use

Legal Terms and Conditions for Use of This Site

Please read this page carefully. This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you, the website visitor (hereinafter “You” or “visitor”) may use this site. The content of this site is owned by or licensed to DeafDOC. By using this site, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site. DeafDOC may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.

DeafDOC seeks to improve the health of children by creating engaging, innovative, family-oriented media. Although it strives for timeliness and accuracy in all of its materials, DeafDOC makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the availability, accuracy, currency, or completeness of this site or its contents. DeafDOC shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from Your access to, inability to access, or use of this site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.

User Submissions:

DeafDOC welcomes Your comments on its site and Content. However, You acknowledge that if You send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information, (collectively, the “Information”), the Information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of DeafDOC. By submission of any Information to us, You assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such Information and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You.

As a user of this site, You are responsible for Your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not do any of the following things: transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; send sexually explicit images; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.

DeafDOC reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to this site for violating these terms or the law and reserves the right to remove any communications from this site. The violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth on this Terms and Conditions page shall result in the immediate revocation of Your right to use the Content and obligates You to immediately destroy any copies of the Content in Your possession.

Editorial Policies:

Articles and features published on this site undergo a rigorous editorial process that includes extensive review by medical professionals. However, all information on this site is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult Your doctor or healthcare provider.

The editorial staff makes every effort to be as neutral as possible with regard to gender, race, color, religion, disability and age. Within the articles, the site takes turns referring to people as “he” or “she.” Remember, that even if an article says he or she, it is referring to all males and females, unless otherwise specified.

Links:

This site contains links to websites owned by third parties. These links appear as resources associated with individual articles. These resources are listed on a separate page and users are cautioned at the top of these pages that clicking links to listed resources will take them off the DeafDOC site. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and are not an endorsement by DeafDOC of the contents of those other sites. DeafDOC is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If You decide to visit any third-party sites using links from this site, You do so at Your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranties:

DeafDOC does not warrant that the site will operate error-free. It does not warrant that the site and/or server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. If Your use of the site or the site’s material results in the need for servicing or replacing of equipment or data, DeafDOC shall not be responsible for those costs. This site and its material are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind.

DEAFDOC, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages:

IN NO EVENT SHALL DEAFDOC, ITS EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED IN THE SITE CONTENT, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER DEAFDOC IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Use of Site Material:

The contents of this site, including, without limitation, text, graphics, images, and other content (the “Content”) are owned by or licensed to DeafDOC and are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy You make of such material. You may not sell or modify our Content or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Content on any other Website or in a networked environment is prohibited.

Miscellaneous:

This site originates from Rochester, New York. DeafDOC does not claim that the Content on this site is appropriate or to be used outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the site from outside the United States, You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in the State of New York with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this site. If any provision 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 any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in this site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between You and DeafDOC with respect to Your use of this site.

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