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The information provided here is for educational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as offering medical advice. MOL. assumes no responsibility for how this material is used. Please check with a physician if you suspect you are ill. Also note that while MOL. frequently updates its contents, medical information changes rapidly. Therefore, some information may be out of date.

Important Disclaimer

The content displayed by the physician and dentist writers and editors of MOL. is designed to be educational. Under no circumstance should it replace the expert care and advice of a qualified doctor.

MOL. does not give medical advice or care to its viewers. Rapid advances in medicine may cause information contained here to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. MOL. physicians, writers, editors and management assume no responsibility for how information presented is used by the public.

Further Disclaimers

The information contained in this online site (the "Service") is presented in summary form only and intended to provide broad consumer understanding and knowledge of health care topics. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your physician or other health care provider. The Service does not recommend the self-management of health problems. Information obtained by using the Service is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider promptly. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here.

The information is compiled from a variety of sources ("Information Providers"). Neither MOL., nor any Information Provider shall be responsible for information provided herein under any theory of liability or indemnity. Liability of MOL. or Information Providers, if any, for damages (including, without limitation, liability arising out of contract, negligence, strict liability, tort or patent or copyright infringement) shall not exceed the fees paid by the user for the particular information or service provided. In no event shall MOL. or any Information Provider be liable for any damages other than the amount referred to above, and all other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive, are hereby excluded even if MOL. or Information Provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Information accessed through this online site is provided "as is" and without warranty, express or implied. All implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose are hereby excluded. MOL. and Information Providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the information. MOL. and Information Providers cannot and do not warrant against human and machine errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. MOL. and Information Providers cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from this online site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

YOU UNDERSTAND FURTHER THAT THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME OF WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOU ACCESS SUCH MATERIALS AT YOUR OWN RISK. MEDICINE ONLINE INC. AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.

Terms and Conditions

The Service is an online information and communications service provided by MOL., or its affiliates, subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below, including all exhibits hereto and the other information which is available in the registration process and on the Service ("Information") and incorporated by reference in this Agreement. This Agreement consists of the Disclaimer set forth above and the terms and conditions set forth below, including all exhibits hereto and the Information.

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW AND THE DISCLAIMER SET FORTH ABOVE. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND DISCLAIMER, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE. MEDICINE ONLINE INC. MAY MODIFY THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME, AND SUCH MODIFICATIONS SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON EITHER POSTING OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT OR NOTIFYING YOU. YOU AGREE TO REVIEW THE AGREEMENT PERIODICALLY TO BE AWARE OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS AND YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT.

  1. Software License. By this Agreement, Medicine Online grants to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement, a non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use any software and documentation, together with all updates, enhancements, modifications, and fixes thereto, which are owned by MOL. and/or its Licensors .
  2. Equipment. You must provide, at your own cost, all telephone and other equipment and services (including where necessary, telephone service and Internet access service) necessary to access the Service.
  3. Operating Policies. You agree to comply with the Operating Policies set forth in Exhibit A which are the rules that govern user activity in connection with the Service as they may be amended by MOL. from time to time. MOL. may remove any communications and materials that MOL. believes in its sole discretion to violate the Operating Policies; however MOL. does not guarantee that it will remove any or all of such material. Violations of the Operating Policies or other provisions of this Agreement may also result in termination or suspension of the Service.
  4. Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions. The entire contents of the Service are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws. MOL. holds the copyright in the collective work. The collective work includes works that are the property of MOL.'s Licensors that are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the material from the different areas of the Service solely for your own non-commercial use. Any redistribution, retransmission or publication of any material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Service.

    You agree to grant to MOL. a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the Service (such as bulletin boards, forums and chat rooms) by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You agree that you shall have no recourse against MOL. for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.

  5. Review. MEDICINE ONLINE INC. DOES NOT AND CANNOT REVIEW ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND MATERIALS POSTED OR UPLOADED TO THE SERVICE AND; IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THESE COMMUNICATIONS AND MATERIALS. HOWEVER, MEDICINE ONLINE INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BLOCK OR REMOVE COMMUNICATIONS OR MATERIALS THAT IT DETERMINES TO BE (A) ABUSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR OBSCENE, (B) FRAUDULENT, DECEPTIVE, OR MISLEADING, (C) IN VIOLATION OF A COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR; OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANOTHER OR (D) OFFENSIVE OR OTHERWISE UNACCEPTABLE TO MEDICINE ONLINE INC. AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION. ANY MESSAGES, ADVICE, OPINIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY DISCUSSION AREA SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTION.
  6. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MOL., its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and Licensors (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Service using your Service account.
  7. Third Party Rights. The provisions of paragraphs 5 (Use of Service) and 6 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of MOL. and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and Licensors. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
  8. Term; Termination. This Agreement shall commence upon your accessing the Service and/or completing the registration process. This Agreement may be terminated by MOL. without notice at any time for any reason and may be terminated by you upon notice to MOL. at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs 4 (Copyright, License, and Idea Submission), 5 (Use of Service), 6 (Indemnification), 7 (Third Party Rights) and 9 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
  9. Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California . You agree that any legal action or proceeding between MOL. and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties' obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the state of California. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. MOL.'s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. MOL. may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

    MOL. is a service mark of MOL.. Other trademarks and service marks appearing on the Service may be owned by other parties including third parties not affiliated with MOL.. 10. Notice. MOL. may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Service, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in MOL.'s account information. You may give notice to MOL. at any time via electronic mail to MOL. or by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:

    MOL.
    18800 Delaware Street, Suite 650
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648-6017
    Attention: Customer Service

Exhibit A

Operating Policies

These operating policies govern your conduct on the Service. Your failure to comply with these policies may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Service and depending on the circumstances legal action against you.

  1. Requirements. You must be an individual at least 18 years of age to register and you must register on the Service under your own name. Please inform MOL. promptly if there is a change in the information you provided to MOL. at the time of registration, including change of address or name.

  2. Account Access. If/when you initially register for the Service, you will be asked to select a User ID and Password. MOL. reserves the right to reject or change any User ID you select for any reason in its sole discretion.

  3. Online Communications. Your participation in on-line communications occurs in real time and is not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by MOL. MOL. cannot and does not screen content provided by you to the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, MOL. reserves the right to monitor content on the Service and to remove content that MOL., in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of these Operating Policies for users of the Service ("Members")

  4. Members may not post or transmit any message anonymously or under a false name. Members may not permit any other person (other than an agent acting on Member's behalf and subject to Member's supervision) to access the Service using Member's account for any purpose.

  5. Members may not post or transmit any message which is libelous, defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. Members may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic.

  6. Members may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.

  7. Members may not interfere with other Member's use of the Service, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow of dialog in a chat room.

  8. Members may not post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, "Trojan horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features.

  9. Members may not post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the Service's intent to discourage Members from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, MOL. reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Service is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful.

  10. Members may not post or transmit charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes. Members may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other Members to use goods or services except in those areas (e.g. a classified bulletin board) that are designated for such purpose.

  11. Members may not: (a) post a single article to more than five (5) areas of the Service; (b) post to any area which is off-topic according to the owner of the area; or (c) send unsolicited mass e-mailings to other Members.

  12. Members may not use the facilities and capabilities of the Service to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any activity which is illegal or which infringes on the rights of others.

Last updated Wednesday, 05 April 2000.

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