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LINKS PAGE

DermatologyAuthority.com contains links to external websites (owned and operated by third parties) that are neither the responsibility nor under the control of DermatologyAuthority.com.DermatologyAuthority.com cannot attest to the accuracy, reliability, currentness, timeliness or completeness of the information on any other website — the information provided is entirely the responsibility of the operator of the external website visited. Further, DermatologyAuthority.com does not endorse any content or information on such websites or any commercial products or services that might be advertised or sold on these external websites.

In the event that any external website relates to the provision of medical, healthcare or related services and/or items – or any other product or service – a link to such third party website onDermatologyAuthority.com does not constitute a recommendation byDermatologyAuthority.com of the healthcare provider or supplier or an endorsement of or representation about the quality of their products, services, qualifications, credentials or experience.

MEMBER CONTENT TERMS OF USE

Welcome to DermatologyAuthority.com. By visiting, registering for, posting content on, submitting information or materials to, accessing, reviewing and/or otherwise using our website and its various interactive features (e.g., bulletin boards, forums, live chat, etc.), you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following Member Content Terms of Use, which constitute an agreement between you and DermatologyAuthority.com. We may change these terms from time to time. Please read and review these Member Content Terms of Use carefully before using this website. If you do not agree to the Member Terms of Use, you may not access or use the website.

As used in this Member Content Terms of Use, “DermatologyAuthority.com” includesDermatologyAuthority.com, Dermatology Authority, LLC and all of its subsidiary and affiliated corporate entities and companies. DermatologyAuthority.com may be referred to in this Terms of Use as “we,” “us,” “our” and “ourselves.”

1. Acceptance Procedure

By accessing or using our website and/or registering with DermatologyAuthority.com, you agree with all of the terms and conditions of this Member Content Terms of Use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DermatologyAuthority.com and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their managers, members, officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, from and against all liabilities, losses, expenses, damages and costs, resulting from any violation by you of these Member Content Terms of Use.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Member Content Terms of Use from time to time, and your continuing use of our website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions.

2. Termination

DermatologyAuthority.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately, without notice, suspend or terminate your registration(s) with or ability to access the interactive features on the website (e.g., live chat, bulletin board/forums) and/or any other service, content, digital products, products or events, provided to you by DermatologyAuthority.com, upon any breach by you of these Member Content Terms of Use or otherwise.

3. Modifications of the Website

DermatologyAuthority.com may modify or discontinue any feature or service of the website, or any portion thereof, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.

Health Privacy Laws: Strictly Prohibited Use; DermatologyAuthority.com is NOT a “BUSINESS ASSOCIATE” under HIPAA

BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE AND USING DermatologyAuthority.COM, ANY AND ALL INDIVIDUALS OR ENTITIES SUBJECT TO HEALTH PRIVACY STATUTES, REGULATIONS OR OTHER PRIVACY LAWS, WHETHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL, HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT DermatologyAuthority.COM STRICTLY PROHIBITS THE ENTRY OF “PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION” (PHI) INTODermatologyAuthority.COM BY SUCH PARTIES WHETHER OR NOT ON BEHALF OF ANYDermatologyAuthority.COM USERS OR REGISTRANTS AS THAT TERM (“PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION”) IS DEFINED BY THE REGULATIONS OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA), SET FORTH IN 45 C.F.R. PARTS 160 THROUGH 164, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND/OR ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY, REGULATORY OR LEGISLATIVE BODY, RELATING TO THE PRIVACY OF HEALTH INFORMATION. INDIVIDUALS OR ENTITIES SUBJECT TO SUCH HEALTH PRIVACY LAWS.

ALL USERS/REGISTRANTS FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THATDermatology Authority, LLC IS NOT A “BUSINESS ASSOCIATE” OF ANY SUCH PARTIES UNDER HIPAA AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED BY 45 C.F.R. 160.103.

Content of Messages; Prohibited Conduct

You are expected to use the website and its interactive features (e.g., live chat, bulletin board/forums) with respect, courtesy and responsibility, giving due regard to the rights of other users as well as in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Common sense is the best guide as to what is considered acceptable and appropriate use ofDermatologyAuthority.com and its services, interactive features and products.

The following are examples of content (in any form, including text, graphics, video, programs or audio) and uses that are unacceptable and prohibited, and you acknowledge and agree that you are strictly prohibited from posting or otherwise publishing any such material or conducting yourself in violation of any of the following:

  • Personal Health Information (PHI) or Any Material violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (the HIPAA Privacy Rule)
  • Material prohibited by or any conduct that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (illegal activity)
  • Material protected by Copyright (Copyright Infringement)
  • Material protected by Trademark (Trademark Infringement)
  • Material protected by Trade Secret
  • Material subject to any third party proprietary rights, including the foregoing examples, and privacy and publicity rights (unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant DermatologyAuthority.com all of the license rights granted herein)
  • Use an inappropriate member name/user identification of any kind
  • Post or otherwise submit language or material that is unlawful, obscene, discriminatory, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, harmful, vulgar, profane, sexually oriented (unless within the scope of the topic area of a message board as determined by DermatologyAuthority.com in its sole discretion), racially or ethnically offensive, or that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or regulation, or which is otherwise objectionable or inappropriate
  • Adult content/pornography
  • Consumer fraud or any other fraudulent conduct, including a misrepresentation or misleading statement
  • Post advertisements or solicitations of business
  • Unethical marketing practices
  • Chain letters, research studies, survey solicitations, junk mail, “spamming,” commercial or non-commercial solicitations, or bulk communications of any kind, including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such list
  • Tortious conduct/interference with a business relationship or contract
  • Publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage DermatologyAuthority.com or any third party
  • Impersonate another person or entity (whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee or agent of DermatologyAuthority.com)
  • Encourage the use of controlled substances or illegal drugs
  • Links to websites in contravention of any of the above

These examples are by no means intended to be exhaustive.

The website is to be used by you for your personal use only. Any use by you of any other user’s information, personal or otherwise, for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g., mass marketing) is strictly prohibited. Commercial uses of the website are strictly prohibited unless our prior written consent has been granted.

YOU ALONE ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF YOUR POSTINGS, MESSAGES AND MATERIALS, AND FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES OF OR RELATING TO THE POSTING OR SUBMISSION OF SUCH MESSAGES AND MATERIALS.

DermatologyAuthority.COM RESERVES THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO DETERMINE WHAT CONSTITUTES INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITY AND ABUSE OF WEBSITE PRIVILEGES, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DELETE FROM THE WEBSITE ANY INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL POSTED BY YOU AT ANY TIME. A SINGLE VIOLATION OR REPEAT INFRINGEMENT WILL RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION AND/OR WEBSITE PRIVILEGES.

DermatologyAuthority.com will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any person who violates these Terms of Use.

You understand that when using the DermatologyAuthority.com website, you will be exposed to user postings, messages and submissions from a variety of sources, and thatDermatologyAuthority.com is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such user submissions. DermatologyAuthority.com does not endorse any user posting, message or submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and DermatologyAuthority.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with user postings, messages and submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to user postings, messages and submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have againstDermatologyAuthority.com with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and holdDermatologyAuthority.com harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the website.

You Remain Solely Responsible for Use of Information Posted by Users

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE PROFESSIONAL DUTY TO YOUR PATIENTS IN PROVIDING ADVICE AND SERVICES LIES SOLELY WITH YOU OR THE PROFESSIONAL PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES, AND THAT USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO AND WILL NOT REPLACE OR SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT AND IN-PERSON PATIENT CONSULTATION. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THATDermatologyAuthority.COM CANNOT CONTROL THE CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS, AND CANNOT BE SUBSITUTED FOR YOUR OWN SKILL, EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT.

DermatologyAuthority.COM WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTION OR INACTION OF ANY HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER OR ANY OTHER PERSON THAT MAY RESULT IN ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES TO ANYONE DUE TO MALPRACTICE, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER BASIS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR CARE OF ANY PATIENT OR FOR INFORMATION SHARED ON OUR WEBSITE BY US OR OUR USERS. YOU WILL VERIFY THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND APPROPRIATENESS OF ALL SUCH INFORMATION AND ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL AT ALL TIMES EXERCISE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT IN YOUR PRACTICE AND IN USING ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT MEANT TO BE AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE PROVIDED BY A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED AND LICENSED HEALTHCARE, CLINICAL OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PURSUANT TO PERSONAL IN-PERSON EXAMINATION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION.

DermatologyAuthority.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE NOR IS IT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENTNESS, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON DermatologyAuthority.COM. THE PROVISION OF OPINIONS, ADVICE OR STATEMENTS ON THE WEBSITE CONTRIBUTED BY ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY, WHICH IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO AND DOES NOT CREATE OR OTHERWISE CONSTITUTE A PHYSICIAN-PATIENT OR CLINICIAN – PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.

While we hope you find it helpful, you should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health problem, disease or condition or for selecting a specific course or method of treatment.

WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, ASSURANCES, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES RELATED TO OUR WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT THEREON, INCLUDING THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS OR TIMELINESS OF THAT INFORMATION. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

It is your responsibility to evaluate the information provided on the website. If you are a healthcare professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we strongly encourage you to confirm the information contained on our website with other sources before undertaking any course of action based on it.

DermatologyAuthority.com Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge that (i) DermatologyAuthority.com permits access to content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights (“Rights”); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media, websites and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Use and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that any information, software, images or any other content on the website is not protected by Rights rests with you. You acknowledge thatDermatologyAuthority.com may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading or copying such materials.

In connection with your user postings, messages and submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish and use and authorize DermatologyAuthority.com to publish or otherwise use all trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all postings, messages and submissions to enable inclusion and use of the user submissions in the manner contemplated by the website and these Member Content Terms of Use; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the user submission to publish and use the name or likeness of each and every such individual person to enable inclusion and use of the user submission in the manner contemplated by the website and these Member Content Terms of Use.

By posting or otherwise submitting content, which shall include your member name/user identification, to any public area of the website (but NOT by mere registration as a user of the website), including message boards, forums, contests, question and answer forums, and chat rooms, you grant DermatologyAuthority.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and has validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the website retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHETHER OR NOT SUCH USER SUBMISSIONS ARE POSTED OR OTHERWISE PUBLISHED, DermatologyAuthority.COM DOES NOT GUARANTEE ANY CONFIDENTIALITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY USER SUBMISSIONS.

Registration and Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member name/user identification and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you.

Notification of Any Possible Copyright or Trademark Infringement

In the event you believe that material or content published on the website may infringe on your copyright or trademark, or that of another, please notify us immediately by providing detailed written notice of such possible infringement to the attention of Dermatology Authority, LLC, send a detailed e-mail message (identifying the potentially infringing material with particularity, including the direct website link to such material where possible and/or other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate and identify the material) to admin@dermatologyauthority.com, or write to:

DermatologyAuthority.com
Subject: Copyright or Trademark Infringement
Attn: _____________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________

DermatologyAuthority.com does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of other intellectual property rights on its website, and DermatologyAuthority.com will remove all such content and user submissions if properly notified that such content or user submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. DermatologyAuthority.com reserves the right to remove content and user submissions without prior notice. DermatologyAuthority.com will also terminate/cancel a user’s registration (or access to the website), if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a user submission removed from the website more than twice.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL DermatologyAuthority.COM OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES, OR ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE MANAGERS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, INCLUDING ALTERATIONS OF CONTENT POSTED OR SUBMITTED BY YOU, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR DISCLOSURE OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION) STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (VI) FOR ANY LOSS, LIABILITY OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, SUBMITTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE DermatologyAuthority.COM WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOTDermatologyAuthority.COM IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DermatologyAuthority.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER POSTINGS, MESSAGES OR SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, LIBELOUS, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Message Storage

DermatologyAuthority.com assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store user postings, messages, submissions or e-mails.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold DermatologyAuthority.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their managers, members, officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the website, the violation of these Member Content Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any other user of your registration (whether or not authorized), of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity.

Remedies for Breach of these Terms of Use by You

In the event that DermatologyAuthority.com determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Member Content Terms of Use, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the website, DermatologyAuthority.com reserves the right to (i) warn you via e-mail (to any e-mail address you have provided to DermatologyAuthority.com) that you have violated these Member Content Terms of Use; (ii) delete any or all content provided by you or your agent(s) to the website; (iii) cancel/discontinue your registration(s) with the website; (iv) discontinue your subscription to any digital product, product, event, content, tool or service purchased or accessible through the website; (v) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities and agencies for further action; and/or (vi) take any other action which DermatologyAuthority.com deems to be appropriate.

If your registration(s) with or ability to access the website and/or any other service, content, event, tool or digital product provided to you by DermatologyAuthority.com is discontinued byDermatologyAuthority.com due to your violation of any portion of these Member Content Terms of Use or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the website, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the website and/or any other digital product, content or service provided by DermatologyAuthority.com, through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those digital products, products, events, content and services to which your access has been terminated.

TERMS OF USE

This is the “Main” Terms of Use (i.e. “Terms” or “Terms of Use” link). Make this accessible through a link on (1) the bottom of every page and (2) as something they checkmark their agreement to upon sign-up. The links in blue should be clickable, leading to the item.

With regard to this Terms of Use, the Member Content Terms of Use, and the Privacy Policy, you should also add the following at the bottom of the page of each (updated as applicable, with an e-mail to users of any updates):

“Date last modified: August 1, 2015.”


Welcome to DermatologyAuthority.com. The following Terms of Use apply to your use of this website and the information and content available on DermatologyAuthority.com.

Member Content Terms of Use apply to your use of the interactive features on the website and user-submitted content (e.g., bulletin boards, forums, live chat, etc.). To review the Terms of Use that apply to such features and content, please click here.

By visiting, registering for, accessing, reviewing and/or otherwise using our website and its information and content you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following Terms of Use and the Member Content Terms of Use applicable to user-generated content (accessible by clicking here), which together constitute an Agreement between you andDermatologyAuthority.com. We may change these terms from time to time. Please read and review these Terms of Use carefully before using this website. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not access or use the website.

As used in these Terms of Use, “DermatologyAuthority.com” includesDermatologyAuthority.com, Dermatology Authority, LLC and all of its subsidiary and affiliated corporate entities and companies. DermatologyAuthority.com may be referred to in these Terms of Use as “we,” “us,” “our” and “ourselves.”

Acceptance Procedure

By accessing or using our website and/or registering with DermatologyAuthority.com, you agree with all of the terms and conditions of this Terms of Use and the Member Content Terms of Use applicable to user-generated content (accessible by clicking here). You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DermatologyAuthority.com, Dermatology Authority, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their managers, members, officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, from and against all liabilities, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including attorneys’ fees), resulting from any violation by you of these Terms of Use and the separate Member Content Terms of Use applicable to user-generated content (accessible by clicking here).

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use from time to time, and your continuing use of our website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. We will post any such changes in a timely manner, and draw your attention to any significant changes.

Health Privacy Laws: Strictly Prohibited Use; DermatologyAuthority.com is NOT a “Business Associate” under HIPAA

BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE AND USING DermatologyAuthority.COM, ANY AND ALL INDIVIDUALS OR ENTITIES SUBJECT TO HEALTH PRIVACY STATUTES, REGULATIONS OR OTHER PRIVACY LAWS, WHETHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL, HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT DermatologyAuthority.COM STRICTLY PROHIBITS THE ENTRY OF “PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION” (PHI) INTODermatologyAuthority.COM BY SUCH PARTIES WHETHER OR NOT ON BEHALF OF ANYDermatologyAuthority.COM USERS OR REGISTRANTS AS THAT TERM (“PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION”) IS DEFINED BY THE REGULATIONS OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA), SET FORTH IN 45 C.F.R. PARTS 160 THROUGH 164, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND/OR ANY OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY, REGULATORY OR LEGISLATIVE BODY, RELATING TO THE PRIVACY OF HEALTH INFORMATION. INDIVIDUALS OR ENTITIES SUBJECT TO SUCH HEALTH PRIVACY LAWS.

ALL USERS/REGISTRANTS FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THATDermatology Authority, LLC IS NOT A “BUSINESS ASSOCIATE” OF ANY SUCH PARTIES UNDER HIPAA AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED BY 45 C.F.R. 160.103.

Not Professional Clinical, Medical or Healthcare Advice

DermatologyAuthority.com is NOT A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, and it cannot and does not independently verify or review for clinical or medical accuracy or completeness any information made available or submitted for inclusion on the website. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE PROFESSIONAL DUTY TO YOUR PATIENTS IN PROVIDING ADVICE AND SERVICES LIES SOLELY WITH YOU OR THE PROFESSIONAL PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES, AND THAT USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO AND WILL NOT REPLACE OR SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT AND IN-PERSON PATIENT CONSULTATION. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT DermatologyAuthority.COM CANNOT CONTROL THE CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS, AND CANNOT BE SUBSITUTED FOR YOUR OWN SKILL, EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT.

DermatologyAuthority.COM WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTION OR INACTION OF ANY HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER OR ANY OTHER PERSON THAT MAY RESULT IN ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES TO ANYONE DUE TO MALPRACTICE, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER BASIS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR CARE OF ANY PATIENT OR FOR INFORMATION SHARED ON OUR WEBSITE BY US OR OUR USERS. YOU WILL VERIFY THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND APPROPRIATENESS OF ALL SUCH INFORMATION AND ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL AT ALL TIMES EXERCISE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT IN YOUR PRACTICE AND IN USING ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

We may include a variety of information and content on our website, including articles, data, references, interactive community tools and advertising. This website may also contain general information relating to clinical, medical and/or healthcare conditions, their treatment, and healthcare services and/or supplies. Additionally, healthcare professionals may contribute such information and articles to the website, including website users.

ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT MEANT TO BE AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE PROVIDED BY A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED AND LICENSED HEALTHCARE, CLINICAL OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PURSUANT TO PERSONAL IN-PERSON EXAMINATION AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION.

DermatologyAuthority.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE NOR IS IT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENTNESS, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON DermatologyAuthority.COM. THE PROVISION OF OPINIONS, ADVICE OR STATEMENTS ON THE WEBSITE CONTRIBUTED BY ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY, WHICH IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO AND DOES NOT CREATE OR OTHERWISE CONSTITUTE A PHYSICIAN-PATIENT OR CLINICIAN – PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.

While we hope you find it helpful, you should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health problem, disease or condition or for selecting a specific course or method of treatment.

WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, ASSURANCES, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES RELATED TO OUR WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT THEREON, INCLUDING THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS OR TIMELINESS OF THAT INFORMATION. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

It is your responsibility to evaluate the information provided on the website. If you are a healthcare professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we strongly encourage you to confirm the information contained on our website with other sources before undertaking any course of action based on it.

Use at Own Risk; Limitation of Liability

YOUR USE OF DermatologyAuthority.COM IS AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK.

IN NO EVENT SHALL DermatologyAuthority.COM OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES, OR ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE MANAGERS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WITH REGARD TO ANY OMISSIONS, ERRORS OR INACCURACIES OF INFORMATION AND CONTENT, ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR DISCLOSURE OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION) STORED THEREIN, OR THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY PERSON FOLLOWING THE INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED THROUGH DermatologyAuthority.COM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY AND ALL ECONOMIC LOSS, PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH OR LOSS, LIABILITY OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT DermatologyAuthority.COM IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DermatologyAuthority.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER POSTINGS, MESSAGES OR SUBMISSIONS OR FOR THE DEFAMATORY, LIBELOUS, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Links to Other Websites

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Dermatology Authority, LLC owns and/or licenses the information and content onDermatologyAuthority.com. All content on, as well as the design of, our website is protected under United States and international copyright laws. For information appearing on our website under license from a third party, all copyrights in that information remain with that third party. You may look at our website online, download individual articles to your personal or handheld computer for later reading, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself, your family or friends. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all of our ownership and other rights. You are prohibited from selling our copyrighted property, rewriting or modifying it, redistributing or publishing it, putting it on your own or other website, or using it in any other manner for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.

In the event you believe that material or content published on the website may infringe on your copyright, or that of another, please notify us immediately by providing detailed written notice of such possible infringement to the attention of Dermatology Authority, LLC, by sending a detailed e-mail message (identifying the potentially infringing material with particularity, including the direct website link to such material where possible and/or other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate and identify the material) to admin@dermatologyauthority.com, or write to:

DermatologyAuthority.com
Subject: Copyright (or Other) Infringement
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admin@dermatologyauthority.com

DermatologyAuthority.com does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of other intellectual property rights on its website, and DermatologyAuthority.com will remove all such content and user submissions if properly notified that such content or user submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. DermatologyAuthority.com reserves the right to remove content and user submissions without prior notice. DermatologyAuthority.com will also terminate/cancel a user’s registration (or access to the website), if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a user submission removed from the website more than twice.

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DermatologyAuthority, LLC owns the names we use for our products and services on our website, and these names are protected by United States and international trademark laws. All trademarks used on our website and downloadable materials, regardless of the presence or absence of the trademark symbol, are the property of their respective owners. You may use our trademarks for a non-infringing, non-commercial use, such as when discussing us with others, but you must not use our trademarks in a manner that misleads others as to ownership of those marks. Any other uses of our trademarks require our prior written approval.

The use or misuse of the trademarks or any other materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of copyright law, trademark law, the law of slander and libel, the law of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Please be advised that DermatologyAuthority.com actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

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We may make software and accompanying documentation available for viewing, downloading and/or printing from our website. These materials are the copyrighted work of Dermatology Authority, LLC or of the individuals or companies that have licensed the software, databases or other products to us. We do not transfer any ownership rights in software, databases or documentation to you when you download it from our website; rather, you are allowed to access the software, data and documentation under the terms of a license agreement. You must read the license agreement that accompanies each product and indicate your agreement to those terms prior to downloading. You are not authorized to attempt to recreate or reverse engineer our software or website programming. In addition, software available on our website may be subject to United States export controls. By downloading or using such software, you are representing to us that your download of such software complies with these controls.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

Dermatology Authority, LLC operates the DermatologyAuthority.com website from its offices within the State of New York in the United States of America. The website can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country able to access the website may differ, by accessing the website both you andDermatologyAuthority.com agree that the laws and regulations of the State of New York, without regard to choice of law or conflict of law principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our website. Any legal action or proceeding related to this website shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New York County, New York.

This website and its contents are intended to comply with the laws and regulations of the United States. Although the information on this website is accessible to users outside of the United States, the information on the website pertaining to DermatologyAuthority.com products or other products is intended for use only by residents of the United States. Other countries may have laws, rules and regulatory requirements that differ from those in the United States.DermatologyAuthority.com makes no representation that materials on its website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.DermatologyAuthority.com reserves the right to limit provision of our products or services to any person, entity, geographic region or jurisdiction and/or to limit the quantities of any products or services we provide. Any offer for any product or service made on this website is void where prohibited.

If any provision of these Terms of Use and the Member Content Terms of Use applicable to user-generated content (accessible by clicking here) is held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severable without affecting the enforceability of all remaining provisions.