IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT, OR DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
CHANGES TO AGREEMENT
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME UPON NOTICE TO YOU, TO BE GIVEN BY: (I) THE POSTING OF A NEW VERSION; AND/OR (II) A CHANGE NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE OR APPLICATION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT PERIODICALLY. You will be deemed to have agreed to any such modification or amendment by Your decision to continue using the Services following the date in which the modified or amended Agreement is posted.
BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND ARE OTHERWISE LEGALLY QUALIFIED TO ENTER INTO AND FORM CONTRACTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement is void where prohibited.
Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Arthritis Foundation grants You a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable, non-transferable license to use the Services through the Website or by downloading and installing our Applications. THE SERVICES ARE FOR YOUR PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE. The Services, including the Website and the Applications, or any portion thereof, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, modified, sold, resold, distributed, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Arthritis Foundation. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Agreement grants You no rights in or to the intellectual property of Arthritis Foundation or any other party. The license granted in this section is conditioned on Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event that You breach any provision of this Agreement, Your rights under this section will immediately terminate.
When accessing the Services through the Applications that were downloaded from an app store or app distribution platform, such as the Apple App Store or Google Play, (the “App Provider”), You acknowledge and agree that: (a) this Agreement are concluded between us, and not with the App Provider, and that we are solely responsible for the Applications (not the App Provider); (b) the App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Applications; (c) in the event of any failure of the Applications to conform to any applicable warranty, (i) you may notify the App Provider and the App Provider will refund the purchase price for the Applications to you (if applicable), (ii) to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the App Provider will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Applications, and (iii) any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be our responsibility; (d) the App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the Applications or your possession and use of the Applications, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the app fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; (e) in the event of any third party claim that the Applications or your possession and use of that Applications infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, we will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement; (f) the App Provider, and its subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement as it relates to your license of the Applications, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement as related to your license of the Applications against you as a third party beneficiary thereof; and (g) you must also comply with all applicable third party terms of service when using the Applications.
THE SERVICE DOES NOT PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES OR ADVICE; NO DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
Arthritis Foundation provides the Services for informational purposes only. THE SERVICES DO NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, MEDICAL ADVICE OR OPINION. Arthritis Foundation is not a medical professional, and Arthritis Foundation does not provide medical services or render medical advice. The Services are not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional, and the information made available on or through the Services should not be relied upon when making medical decisions, or to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition. If you require medical advice or services, You should consult a medical professional. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES DOES NOT CREATE A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION.
RELIANCE ON THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
Opinions, advice, statements, or other information, including, without limitation, food, nutrition and exercise data, made available by means of the Services by third parties, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied on. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. Arthritis Foundation DOES NOT: (I) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE; OR (II) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE BY A THIRD-PARTY BY MEANS OF THE SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICES OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY THIRD-PARTY. You also understand that by accessing and using the Services, You may encounter information, materials and subject matter that You or others may deem offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree to use the Services at Your sole risk and that Arthritis Foundation and its affiliates, partners, suppliers and licensors shall have no liability to You for information, material or subject matter that is found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
YOU KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES. YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND YOUR HEIRS, HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUBLICENSEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR LOSSES FOR BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF SERVICES OR OTHER DAMAGES OR HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
USER INFORMATION; PASSWORD PROTECTION
You will also be asked to provide a user name and password in connection with Your use of certain of the Services. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password. You may not use the account, user name, or password of any other Member at any time. You agree to notify Arthritis Foundation immediately of any unauthorized use of Your account, user name, or password. Arthritis Foundation shall not be liable for any loss that You incur as a result of someone else using Your password, either with or without Your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Arthritis Foundation, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of Your account or password.
PUBLIC PROFILES; INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MEMBERS
As part of registration, members must create public profiles, which may contain certain identifying information (such as name, address, birth date, etc.). In addition, members have the option to post photographs, videos and other information (such as likes and dislikes) on their public profiles. Arthritis Foundation relies on its members to provide current and accurate information, and Arthritis Foundation does not, and cannot, investigate information contained in member public profiles. Accordingly, Arthritis Foundation must assume that information contained in each member public profile is current and accurate. Arthritis Foundation DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE CURRENCY OR ACCURACY OF PUBLIC PROFILE INFORMATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MEMBERS BY MEANS OF PUBLIC PROFILES OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES.
YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION HAS NOT, AND DOES NOT, IN ANY WAY: (A) SCREEN ITS MEMBERS; (B) INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS MEMBERS; OR (C) REVIEW OR VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATIONS CONTAINED IN PUBLIC PROFILES. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO EXERCISE REASONABLE PRECAUTION IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET ANOTHER MEMBER IN PERSON. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, ENDORSE OR GUARANTEE THE CONDUCT OF ITS MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY MEMBER’S CONDUCT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH MEMBER’S USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF SERVICES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS BETWEEN MEMBERS. YOU KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES.
Arthritis Foundation reserves the right, but disclaims any perceived, implied or actual duty, to monitor disputes between members. You agree to hold Arthritis Foundation harmless in connection with any dispute or claim You make against any other member.
CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL FROM ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
In providing the Services, You may receive periodic email communications regarding the Services, new product offers and information regarding the Services, which are part of the Services and which You cannot opt out of receiving. You may also receive periodic promotions and other offers or materials Arthritis Foundation believes might be of interest to You. You can opt-out of receiving these promotional messages at any time by (a) following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each newsletter; or (b) changing the email preferences in Your account.
CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS FROM MEMBERS
By finding and connecting with Your friends and other members, You may receive electronic communications, including email and instant messages from other Website members. You can manage the messages You receive from other members by changing the messaging preferences in Your account.
The Service includes links to websites of third parties ("Third-Party Websites"), some of whom may have established relationships with Arthritis Foundation and some of whom may not. Arthritis Foundation does not have control over the content and performance of Third-Party Websites. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION HAS NOT REVIEWED, AND CANNOT REVIEW OR CONTROL, ALL OF THE MATERIAL, INCLUDING COMPUTER SOFTWARE OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES, MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. ACCORDINGLY, ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR ENDORSE ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE, OR THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, CONTENT, FITNESS, LAWFULNESS OR QUALITY OF THE INFORMATION MATERIAL, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION DISCLAIMS, AND YOU AGREE TO ASSUME, ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR OTHER HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES.
"User Content" is any content, materials or information (e.g., any text, information, photos, images, video, and other content and material) that You upload or post to, or transmit, display, perform or distribute by means of, the Services, whether in connection with Your use of Website, Application, or through the use of any Third Party Websites or Third Party Services or otherwise. You hereby grant Arthritis Foundation and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, representatives, service providers, partners, sublicensees, successors, and assigns (collectively, the "Arthritis Foundation Parties") a perpetual, fully paid-up, worldwide, sublicensable, irrevocable, assignable license to copy, distribute, publish, transmit, publicly display or perform, edit, modify, translate, reformat and otherwise use User Content in connection with the operation of the Services or any other similar services or related business, in any medium now existing or later devised, including without limitation in advertising and publicity. You further agree that this license includes the right for the Arthritis Foundation Parties to publish, display or otherwise use and make available your User Content and possibly your name and/or any user name of yours in connection with their exercise of the license granted under this section. You agree to waive, and hereby waive, any claims arising from or relating to the exercise by the Arthritis Foundation Parties of the rights granted under this section, including without limitation any claims relating to your rights of personal privacy and publicity. You will not be compensated for any exercise of the license granted under this section.
You hereby represent and warrant that You own all rights, title and interest in and to User Content or are otherwise authorized to grant the rights provided the Arthritis Foundation Parties under this section. You represent and warrant that, when using the Website, Applications and Services, You will obey the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Website and Services is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property generally. You agree not to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute any content, information or other materials in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF ANY LAWS AND FOR ANY INFRINGEMENTS OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES. YOUR BEAR THE SOLE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT CONTENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT VIOLATE ANY LAWS OR THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.
"Public Forum" is any area, site or feature offered as part of the Services (including without limitation public profiles, discussion forums, message boards, blogs, chat rooms, emails or instant messaging features) that enables You (a) to upload, submit, post, display, perform, distribute and/or view User Content, and/or (b) to communicate, share, or exchange User Content with other members or visitors. You acknowledge that Public Forums, and features contained therein, are for public and not private communications. You further acknowledge that anything You upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum may be viewed on the Internet by the general public, and therefore, You have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission or posting. You are, and shall remain, solely responsible for the User Content you upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting or posting same. You agree to abide by the Community Guidelines when transmitting or posting any User Content to any Public Forum. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION DISCLAIMS ANY PERCEIVED, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL DUTY TO MONITOR PUBLIC FORUMS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREON.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEFAMATORY COMMENTS
You agree and understand that you may be held legally responsible for damages suffered by other members or third parties as the result of Your remarks, information, feedback or other content posted or made available on the Services that is deemed defamatory or otherwise legally actionable. Under the Federal Communications Decency Act of 1996, Arthritis Foundation is not legally responsible, nor can it be held liable for damages of any kind, arising out of or in connection to any defamatory or otherwise legally actionable remarks, information, feedback or other content posted or made available on the Services.
You represent and warrant that you shall not use the Services to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute any content, information or materials that: (a) are libelous, defamatory, abusive, or threatening, excessively violent, harassing, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or pornographic; (b) constitute child pornography; (c) solicit personal information; (d) incite, encourage or threaten physical harm against another; (e) promote or glorify racial intolerance, use hate and/or racist terms, or signify hate towards any person or group of people; (f) glamorize the use of hard core illegal substances and drugs; (g) advertise or otherwise solicit funds or constitute a solicitation for goods or services; (h) violate any provision of this Agreement or any other Arthritis Foundation agreement, guidelines or policy; or (i) is generally offensive or in bad taste, as determined by Arthritis Foundation (collectively, "Objectionable Content"). ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION DISCLAIMS ANY PERCEIVED, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL DUTY TO MONITOR THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREON. Without limiting any of its other remedies, Arthritis Foundation reserves the right to terminate Your use of the Services or Your uploading, posting, transmission, display, performance or distribution of Objectionable Content. Arthritis Foundation, in its sole discretion, may delete any Objectionable Content from its servers. Arthritis Foundation intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of this Agreement or of any applicable laws.
Arthritis Foundation imposes certain restrictions on Your use of the Services. You represent and warrant that you will not: (a) "stalk" or otherwise harass any person, or contact any person who has requested not to be contacted; (b) provide false, misleading or inaccurate information to Arthritis Foundation or any other member; (c) impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity; (d) create more than one unique public profile; (e) harvest or otherwise collect information about Arthritis Foundation users, including email addresses and phone numbers; (f) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Website for any use, including without limitation use on third-party websites; (g) access content or data not intended for You, or log onto a server or account that You are not authorized to access; (h) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, the Website, the Applications, or any associated system or network, or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (i) interfere or attempt to interfere with the use of the Website, the Applications or the Services by any other user, host or network, including, without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing"; (j) use the Services to send unsolicited e-mail, including without limitation promotions or advertisements for products or services; (k) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any uploading or posting to, or transmission, display, performance or distribution by means of, the Services; (l) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise; or (m) attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by the Arthritis Foundation Parties in providing the Website or Applications. Any violation of this section may subject You to civil and/or criminal liability.
You acknowledge and agree that the Applications and all intellectual property rights associated therewith are, and shall remain, the property of Arthritis Foundation. Furthermore, You acknowledge and agree that the source and object code of the Applications and the format, directories, queries, algorithms, structure and organization of the Applications are the intellectual property and proprietary and confidential information of Arthritis Foundation and its affiliates, licensors and suppliers. Except as expressly stated in this Agreement, You are not granted any intellectual property rights in or to the Applications by implication, estoppel or other legal theory, and all rights in and to the Applications not expressly granted in this Agreement are hereby reserved and retained by Arthritis Foundation.
The Applications may utilize or include third party software that is subject to third party license terms ("Third Party Software"). You acknowledge and agree that Your right to use such Third Party Software as part of the Applications is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of the third party license applicable to such Third Party Software. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of such third party licenses, the terms of the third party licenses shall control with regard to Your use of the relevant Third Party Software.
Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation.co and the Arthritis Foundation logo (collectively, the "Arthritis Foundation Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of Arthritis Foundation, Inc.. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos and domain names appearing on the Services may be the trademarks of third-parties. Neither Your use of the Services, nor this Agreement, grant You any right, title or interest in or to, or any license to reproduce or otherwise use, the Arthritis Foundation Marks or any third-party trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos or domain names. You agree that any goodwill in the Arthritis Foundation Marks generated as a result of Your use of the Services will inure to the benefit of Arthritis Foundation, Inc., and You agree to assign, and hereby do assign, all such goodwill to Arthritis Foundation, Inc.. You shall not at any time, nor shall You assist others to, challenge Arthritis Foundation, Inc.’s right, title, or interest in or to, or the validity of, the Arthritis Foundation Marks.
c. Copyrighted Materials; Copyright Notice
All content and other materials available through the Website and Services, including without limitation the Arthritis Foundation logo, design, text, graphics, and other files, and the selection, arrangement and organization thereof, are either owned by Arthritis Foundation, Inc. or are the property of Arthritis Foundation’s licensors and suppliers. Except as explicitly provided, neither Your use of the Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title or interest in or to any such materials.
d. DMCA Policy
If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want Arthritis Foundation to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide Arthritis Foundation with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed 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 Arthritis Foundation to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit Arthritis Foundation to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) 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 (f) 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. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to Arthritis Foundation’s designated agent at:
Attn: Copyright Agent Arthritis Foundation Inc. 1355 Peachtree St NE, 6th Floor, Atlanta,GA 30309 firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
a. NO WARRANTIES.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
b. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE; BACKUP OF DATA
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU WILL NOT HOLD ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, AS APPLICABLE, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COMPUTERS OR DATA. THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.
IMPORTANTLY, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A CATASTROPHIC SERVER FAILURE OR OTHER EVENT COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF ALL OF THE DATA RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BACKUP YOUR DATA TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER OR EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE AND TO ENSURE SUCH BACKUPS ARE SECURE.
c. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE LIABILITY OF ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, LOSS OF PRIVACY, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES OR OF ANY ADVICE OR NOTICE GIVEN TO ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS OR SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION. ADDITIONALLY, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS TO YOU UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE $50.00. YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AND YOU. THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS DO NOT IN ANY WAY LIMIT ANY OTHER DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR ANY OTHER LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND Arthritis Foundation OR BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OF ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION’S THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. UNLESS LIMITED OR MODIFIED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION’S THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARE INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF THESE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE SHALL ALTER ANY OF THE DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS STATED IN THIS SECTION.
YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You represent and warrant that Your use of the Website, Applications and Services will be in accordance with this Agreement and any other Arthritis Foundation policies and guidelines, and with any applicable laws or regulations.
INDEMNITY BY YOU
Without limiting any indemnification provision of this Agreement, You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Arthritis Foundation and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, representatives, sublicensees, successors, assigns, and Third-Party Service Providers (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action and other proceedings (collectively, "Claims"), including but not limited to legal costs and fees, arising out of or relating to: (i) Your breach of this Agreement, including without limitation any representation or warranty contained in this Agreement; (ii) Your access to or use of the Website, Applications or Services; (iii) Your provision to Arthritis Foundation or any of the Indemnified Parties of information or other data; (iv) Your violation or alleged violation of any foreign or domestic, federal, state or local law or regulation; or (v) Your violation or alleged violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
The Indemnified Parties will have the right, but not the obligation, to participate through counsel of their choice in any defense by You of any Claim as to which You are required to defend, indemnify or hold harmless the Indemnified Parties. You may not settle any Claim without the prior written consent of the concerned Indemnified Parties.
GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION AND VENUE
This Agreement, including without limitation this Agreement's interpretation, shall be treated as though this Agreement were executed and performed in Atlanta, Georgia and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to its conflict of law principles. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE INSTITUTED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER WAIVED AND BARRED. ALL ACTIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN ABOVE. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.
a. Requirement of Arbitration.
You agree that any dispute, of any nature whatsoever, between You and Arthritis Foundation arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be decided by neutral, binding arbitration before a representative in Atlanta, GA (unless You and Arthritis Foundation mutually agree to a different arbitrator), who shall render an award in accordance with the substantive laws of Georgia. A final judgment or award by the arbitrator may then be duly entered and recorded by the prevailing party in the appropriate court as final judgement. The arbitrator shall award costs (including, without limitation, arbitration fees, and reasonable attorney’s fees) to the prevailing party.
b. Remedies in Aid of Arbitration; Equitable Relief.
This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude You or Arthritis Foundation from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, including without limitation orders to stay a court action, compel arbitration or confirm an arbitral award, from a court of competent jurisdiction. Furthermore, this agreement to arbitrate will not preclude You or Arthritis Foundation from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief, as necessary. THE PROPER VENUE FOR ANY ACTION PERMITTED UNDER THIS SUBSECTION REGARDING “EQUITABLE RELIEF” WILL BE THE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA; THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THE VENUE AND PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.
a. Termination; Survival
Either party may terminate this Agreement and its rights hereunder at any time, for any or no reason at all, by providing to the other party notice of its intention to do so in accordance with this Agreement. This Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event that You breach any of this Agreement’s representations, warranties or covenants. Such termination shall be automatic, and shall not require any action by Arthritis Foundation. Upon termination, all rights, licenses and obligations created by this Agreement will terminate, except that Sections 1-4, 6-13, 16-30 will survive any termination of this Agreement.
b. Effect of Termination
Any termination of this Agreement automatically terminates all rights and licenses granted to You under this Agreement, including all rights to use the Website, Applications and Services. Subsequent to termination, Arthritis Foundation reserves the right to exercise whatever means it deems necessary to prevent Your unauthorized use of the Website,, Applications and Services, including without limitation technological barriers such as IP blocking and direct contact with Your Internet Service Provider.
c. Legal Action
If Arthritis Foundation, in Arthritis Foundation’s discretion, takes legal action against You in connection with any actual or suspected breach of this Agreement, Arthritis Foundation will be entitled to recover from You as part of such legal action, and You agree to pay, Arthritis Foundation’s reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees incurred as a result of such legal action. The Arthritis Foundation Parties will have no legal obligation or other liability to You or to any third party arising out of or relating to any termination of this Agreement.
All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement must be in writing. Arthritis Foundation shall give any notice by email sent to the most recent email address, if any, provided by You to Arthritis Foundation. You agree that any notice received from Arthritis Foundation electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such notice be in writing. YOU BEAR THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE WITH Arthritis Foundation IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT, AND NOTICE TO YOU SHALL BE DEEMED EFFECTIVE UPON THE SENDING BY Arthritis Foundation OF AN EMAIL TO THAT ADDRESS. You shall give any notice to Arthritis Foundation by means of: (1) U.S. mail, postage prepaid, to Arthritis Foundation Inc., 1355 Peachtree St NE, 6th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309; or (2) email to: email@example.com. Notice to Arthritis Foundation shall be effective upon receipt of notice by Arthritis Foundation.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Arthritis Foundation and You concerning Your use of the Services. This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Arthritis Foundation or by the unilateral amendment of this Agreement by Arthritis Foundation and by the posting by Arthritis Foundation of such amended version. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. Arthritis Foundation may assign or transfer this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to You. This Agreement and all of Your rights and obligations hereunder will not be assignable or transferable by You without the prior written consent of Arthritis Foundation. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns. You and Arthritis Foundation are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Except for the Arthritis Foundation Parties and the Indemnified Parties as and to the extent set forth in Sections 18, 21, 25 and 28(c), and Arthritis Foundation’s licensors and suppliers as and to the extent expressly set forth in Section 23, there are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that any actual or threatened breach of this Agreement or infringement of proprietary or other third party rights by You would cause irreparable injury to Arthritis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation’s licensors and suppliers, and would therefore entitle Arthritis Foundation or Arthritis Foundation’s licensors or suppliers, as the case may be, to injunctive relief. The headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of convenience only and shall not limit, enlarge, or affect any of the covenants, terms, conditions or provisions of this Agreement.
October 13, 2017