health related sites on the Internet is a good way to get
information, but there are several things that you need to
understand when you use this site.
Terms and Conditions are simple. A-Z Breastcancer.com (the
Site), is designed for your benefit. It is important for you
to read these terms and understand them. When you use this
site, you agree that you have read and accept these Terms
SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.
A-ZBreastcancer.com provides information and support, NOT
MEDICAL ADVICE. We do not EVER recommend or endorse any
specific medical advice, procedures, equipment or drugs.
medical or health information provided and hosted on this site
should always be discussed with medically trained and qualified
professionals. As survivors, researchers and writers the
people who post to this site are not qualified to provide
medical advice. What you will find here is INFORMATION.
Facts about preventing, treating and dealing with breast
cancer. Please do not ask individual medical questions. You will be referred
to information that may apply and told to consult a health care professional
to get the most accurate information and advice.
you think someone on this site is offering medical advice
or recommending a medical procedure, they are not. They
are offering information. Their information may be based
on good sources and personal experience or it may be the
product of a deranged mind. I believe that the people who
contribute information do so to offer assistance and support
to others who have or are concerned about breast cancer,
but there is no way to tell who you are getting information
from on the Internet. It is not the same as medical advice
provided by someone you know has been educated, trained
and licensed to care for your health.
Any information that is provided
should be discussed with your health care provider. Nothing
is a substitute for speaking to your health care provider,
in person, about your own health or the health of
should be careful on any health site that claims to give
information that "your doctor doesn't want you to know."
Your doctor's goal is to keep you healthy or return you
to good health. If you suspect that this is not true - look
for a doctor you can trust. Be informed, get support - but
don't substitute the Internet or advice from friends for
good professional health care!
We appreciate any and all contributions you make to the
Site, as long as they are not intended to offend or violate
the rights of other visitors. When you submit material you
grant us a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual
right to use, copy, store on our servers, modify, publicly
display, transmit and distribute that material as part of
and in connection with the Site and its affiliates. By submitting
material, you warrant that you either own the copyright
in that material, or have obtained the express permission
to grant us these rights by the owner of the copyright.
Under these assumptions, we will not be liable for the distribution
of any such non-personal material you give us. So for your
own safety, be absolutely sure of who owns something before
you send it to us.
Disclosure of Personal Information
A-ZBreastcancer.com will not release personal information
collected from you without your permission, but the Site
cannot guarantee that postings in forums or other public
arenas will not be used by others. Release of your information
on public pages is solely at your discretion and is discouraged.
You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal
information (e.g., user name, email address) on a forum,
chat room or on any other public pages, that information
can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited
messages from other parties.
Public areas on the Site
If the Site includes user created pages which allow you
and other visitors to post information, provide feedback
to A-ZBreastcancer.com and its affiliates, and interact
in real-time, these guidelines govern those areas.
In order to make sure that the experience is helpful to
everyone, the Site has set guidelines:
may not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening,
abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane,
hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable
material objectionable material of any kind:
may not post any material which encourages conduct that
would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights
of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state,
national or international law.
may not post any material which is obscene, abusive, defamatory,
harassing, threatening, or slanderous of any others.
may not post advertisements or solicit business. A-ZBreastcancer.com
accepts advertising through Sponsorships
- if you would like to advertise or have a commercial site
featured as a link, please contact them.
may not post material that infringes on the intellectual
property rights, the publicity rights or the privacy rights
of others. You will be responsible for, and indemnify and
hold harmless A-Zbreastcancer.com, its subsidiaries, divisions,
affiliates, agents and representatives against, any claim
arising from any material that you post or transmit.
[Which means, if you do decide to post copyright protected
material - you and you alone - will be liable. As the breast
cancer site editor and a freelance writer - I am very touchy
about using other writer's material without their permission.
This is true for artwork, music or any property that legally
belongs to someone else. If you want to use it, get permission,
in writing, first. Give the same consideration to others
that you would demand for yourself.]
may not repeatedly disrupt the flow of dialog and ideas.
This behavior may be unintentional and you will be given
a warning if it occurs.
may not post chain letters, engage in pyramid schemes or
any other commercial activities.
may not distribute a virus or harmful computer code.
may not collect information (addresses, phone numbers, personal
information) about others without their consent.
may not "spam" or send the same email to a multiple number
realize that any opinions, advice, statements, services,
offers or other information or content presented or disseminated
on any forum, chat room or any other user generated pages
are those of their respective authors who are solely liable
for their content.
may not reuse any material from the forum, the chat, or
any other user generated material without the written consent
of the author. These communications are private and should
be treated as such. In order to maintain a support community,
it is essential that privacy and confidentiality be maintained.
Please respect this.
Although A-Zbreastcancer.com and its affiliates
may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats,
postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and other user and
member generated pages on the Site, neither A-Zbreastcancer.com
nor its affiliates is under any obligation to do so. You acknowledge
that A-Zbreastcancer.com and its affiliates do not control
the information available on the bulletin boards, chat rooms
and other user and member generated pages and that A-Zbreastcancer.com
and its affiliates reserve the right, in their sole discretion,
to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to
or posted on the chat rooms, bulletin boards or on any other
user or member generated pages.
The site reserves the right to:
the dialog in public chat rooms and Public Areas.
whether any communication does not conform to the rules
of this section and, based solely on the judgment of the
A-Z Breast Cancer Site editor, require the removal of the
the discretion of the A-Z Breast Cancer Site editor, any
user's access to the public areas may be terminated if the
user fails to abide by the terms of this section.
Site editor may edit or delete any communication that appears
in the public areas regardless of whether it conforms to
the rules of this section. Although I assure you that I
will not do so without cause.
on the Site
A-Zbreastcancer.com accepts advertising through Sponsorships
- if you would like to advertise or have a commercial site
that you would like to see featured as a link, please contact
them. A-Zbreastcancer is a targeted web property enabling
you to reach a population interested in using your product.
The A-Zbreastcancer Site has more than 1,000 pages, each generating
many page views daily, giving your brand name recognition in
a large, yet targeted audience.
you may use the content on the site
The Site recognizes that you may need to download a copy of
some material you find on the Site for your own personal and
noncommercial use. That is allowed - even encouraged. But
please understand that all the content you may find on the
Site is copyrighted by A-Zbreastcancer or its licensers, so
you may not distribute it without permission. The copyrights
are protected under both United States and foreign laws. In
order to protect those copyrights from more serious infringement,
we are compelled by law to vigorously defend them on all levels.
If you need to obtain permission or have questions about what
use you may have of our material, please see the reprint information
available at http://www.A-Zbreastcancer.com/leg/ureprint.htm.
What is the liability of the Site?
By now you know, the Site does not give medical advice. The
Site does not recommend or endorse any drug, therapy, or procedure
that may be mentioned in the context of discourse. So the
A-Z breast cancer site, the Site editor, A-Zbreastcancer.com,
its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents and representatives,
cannot be held liable for any harm that a person suffers as
a result of his or her actions after visiting the Site. If
you are chatting and someone tells you to try a certain diet,
for instance, whether you do so is strictly between you and
your health care provider. If you use the Site to find information
on a particular drug and then decide to use the drug, whether
you do so is strictly between you and your health care provider.
The information is meant to be a reference and is not meant
to take the place of medical advice in your treatment plan.
Neither the A-Z breast cancer site, the Site editor, A-Zbreastcancer.com,
its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents and representatives
claim or imply that our site serves any purposes, provides
any products, or delivers any results. I PROVIDE THIS WEB
SITE, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION
ABOUT DRUGS, PRODUCTS, AND THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF
DISEASES) "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ACCURACY.
Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties,
so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
legal rights which vary from state to state.
Since this is the case, the A-Zbreastcancer breast cancer
site, the Site editor, A-Zbreastcancer.com, its subsidiaries,
divisions, affiliates, agents and representatives cannot be
held liable for any damages you may feel we owe you because
of any actions you took or failed to take or products you
purchased or failed to purchase after visiting the Site.
THE A-Z BREAST CANCER SITE, THE SITE EDITOR, A-ZBREASTCANCER.COM,
ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES
DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ACCESS TO OR
USE OF THE WEB SITE, OR THE SERVICES, INFORMATION AND PRODUCTS
AVAILABLE THEREIN, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION RELIANCE BY
ANY PARTY ON ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE WEB SITE
OR THAT ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR ERRORS IN TRANSMISSION.
Some people may be offended
Some breast cancer topics and graphics can be upsetting.
Graphic representations of breasts that are cancerous can
be disturbing. Others may be offended by pictures of breasts
after reconstruction or prosthetic devices that resemble natural
human breasts. Many articles and discussions focus on preparing
for the possibility of death. Although the topics are necessary
in a breast cancer support situation, there may be areas that
you find inappropriate or unpleasant. This site is a community
and must serve the needs of all of its members. If you find
a picture or discussion offensive, please contact Margaret
Chiffriller and we can discuss what measures can be taken
to support you while still providing information to others.
Links to other sites
Please remember that these terms and conditions apply only
to the A-Zbreastcancer.com web site. One purpose of the A-Z
Breast Cancer Site is to provide links to additional breast
cancer information. The Site acts as a clearinghouse and does
not endorse the content provided on any linked websites. The
breast cancer Site can not be responsible for the content
of linked sites and will not make any claims about their accuracy
or noninfringement. There is no endorsement implied in providing
a link to another site. For instance, when trying to provide
information on herbal remedies, the links may bring you to
a site that sells quack remedies. The fact that they also
provide information on an herb used by many breast cancer
survivors does not mean that the content of the site is valid.
When you click on any link that brings you out of the breast
cancer site, you assume the same general risks you always
do when you surf the web. Again the disclaimer - DO
NOT SUBSTITUTE SURFING THE WEB FOR A TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL'S
OPINION. It is not wise, at best, and can be very
dangerous. ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR
DOCTOR BEFORE YOU TAKE ANY MEDICINES, INCLUDING "NATURAL"
By using the Site you are agreeing to indemnify and hold as
harmless A-Zbreastcancer, its officers, directors, employees,
agents, licensers and suppliers in any claims others may have
against you as a result of your violation of this agreement
or your own actions in participating in our web site.
There are places in the world that prohibit access to the
Internet. In some localities, downloading of certain material
may be illegal. If you are in one of those places, and you
choose to violate the local laws concerning the Internet,
the Site cannot be held liable for your actions or for any
material you choose to download that may be locally illegal.
It is highly unlikely that a breast cancer survivor or someone
having a biopsy will be under 18. Therefore, the Site is intended
for the use of people over the age of 18. Because of this
the Site addresses topics on an adult level. There are children
whose parents have breast cancer and they may come to the
site looking for information and support. Other children visit
to gather information on breast cancer for reports or other
concerns. Children under 18 would be accessing the site for
a parent or for the information contained in the articles
and therefore, would not give us health information on the
Site. If the Site editor or a moderator were made aware of
the presence of a minor on the public areas, an additional
warning about disclosing information may be given. Parents
are strongly urged, in this as with all Internet activity,
to closely monitor their children if they visit us online.
We do not expect children to frequent breast cancer support
venues and do not take steps to accommodate their presence.
Changes to these terms & conditions
From time to time it may be necessary to change the Terms
and Conditions. The Site reserves the right to change these
terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear
on this screen. By using the Site, you agree in advance to
accept any changes.
This User Agreement and any disputes arising out of or related
to the Service and the Site shall be governed by, and construed
and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of
New York. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding
and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter
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that have been stated herein. It's always a good idea to read
and understand any agreement that you make. If you have any
questions about the Terms & Conditions of using this site,
please feel free to e-mail me.
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