Terms of Agreement
By using or visiting the website, services, mobile applications, or content provided by www.sickcells.com (“Site”), a service brought to you by Sick Cells, you are agreeing to be bound by the following Terms of Agreement (“Terms”). If you don't agree to these Terms, you may not register, visit, or use the Site. The effective date of these terms is May 11, 2017.
1. No Practice of Medicine
You understand and agree that we are not engaged in the practice of medicine, either through the Site or any associated communications or services, and that the Site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The Site is provided for informational purposes only and is provided "AS IS." You are encouraged to seek professional diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions. You should never disregard medical advice, delay visiting a medical professional, or deviate from a treatment plan prescribed or recommended to you by your medical professional because of something you have read on the Site. YOU AGREE THAT WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE OR TAKE ANY MEDICALLY RELATED ACTION IN RESPONSE TO ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ON THE SITE.
We do not recommend or endorse any specific studies, treatments, tests, procedures, physicians, opinions, products, or other information that may appear on the Site or on links reached through the Site. We have no control over any clinical trial or treatment described on the Site, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information about any clinical trial or treatment described on the Site. We are not liable for any consequences resulting from your participating or not participating in a clinical trial.
2. Future Changes to These Terms
These Terms can change at any time, and you should look at the Terms regularly. In general, your use of the Site after the effective date of any updated Terms posted on the Site constitutes your consent to the updated Terms. We expect that most changes will be minor in nature or reflect changes in the services we offer. However, in the unlikely event that we would ever make changes to these Terms that would materially disadvantage you, we would let you know in advance by email or by posting a notice on the site. The notice would designate a reasonable amount of time before the new terms would go into effect for all users, and if you continued to use the Site thereafter, your use would constitute consent to the new Terms.
As used herein, Sick cells includes Sick Cells and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, and agents.
4. Future Changes to Our SERVICES OR SITE
We may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of our services or Site, at any time, without notice.
5. eLIGIBLE uSERS OF THE sITE
This Site is intended for use by adults. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old, you may use this Site only if: (i) your use has been approved by your parent or legal guardian, (ii) you use the Site under his or her supervision, and (iii) he or she has agreed to the Terms (and any additional registration agreements, if applicable) on your behalf.
If you are the parent of a minor, you may use the Site and agree to the Terms on behalf of the minor. By doing so, you warrant that you have the legal capacity to act on the minor's behalf and you agree that the provisions of the Terms (and any additional registration agreements, if applicable) that are applicable to you are equally applicable to the minor.
Under no circumstances may a minor under the age of 13 use the Site.
B. NATIONAL RESIDENCE
The Site is intended primarily for U.S. users. If you are not a resident of the U.S.:
We make no claim that information on the Site is appropriate or permissible in your country. Products and clinical studies discussed on the Site may have different product labeling and disclosure requirements in different countries;
If you register or submit information on the Site, you agree that we may collect, use, store, or disclose that information in the United States or in another country outside your jurisdiction that has not been ruled adequate by the European Union. You understand that information protection laws outside your country of residence may vary. By providing your information, you consent to the international transfer of your information for the purposes explained in these Terms or elsewhere on the Site.
6. Links to Other Sites
Our Site contains links to other websites not operated by Sick Cells. We have no control over these other websites and any links to them do not constitute our endorsement of them or their content. You understand and agree that these other websites are governed by their own user agreements and privacy policies and that any visits to them are at your own risk.
7. Sick Cells' Copyright and Trademarks
All information and content, including any software available through the Site, is protected by copyright and/or trademark and is owned as Intellectual Property of the owner. All rights are reserved. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or using any content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on the Site, including the Sick Cells logo, are registered trademarks of Sick Cells, are the property of CFF, and are protected by U.S. and international trademark laws. Their uses are restricted to those programs and events sponsored by Sick Cells, and Sick Cells trademarks may not be used for personal financial gain.
Use of the Marks is prohibited without the express written consent of Sick Cells except as permitted by applicable laws. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Marks without the express written consent of Sick Cells.
At times, Sick Cells may grant limited-use licensing agreements to individuals or groups who wish to help further the mission of Sick Cells. Solely at the discretion of Sick Cells, limited permission for use of Sick Cells' Marks may be granted for particular projects that provide a substantial benefit to Sick Cells or the SCD community in general.
For consideration, please submit a written letter of intent that details how Sick Cells' Marks would be used, the length of time they would be used, and the benefit of the project to Sick Cells or the sick cell community at least 60 days prior to your intended use. Letters of intent may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
13. Copyright Complaints about the Site
Sick Cells respects the copyrights of others and does not knowingly infringe upon these rights. However, if you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Sick Cells by written notice email@example.com. The requirements for what you must include in your notice are in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512.
8. Communication Between You and Sick Cells
For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive all communications from Sick Cells in electronic form via the email address you submit when you register, and (b) agree that all Terms, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were in printed writing.
9. No Warranties
SICK CELLS DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, ANY OF THE SITE'S CONTENT, OR ANY MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND SICK CELLS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ALL SERVICES AND CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. SICK CELLS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THE SITE AND THE CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SICK CELLS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY UPLOADS OR TRANSMISSIONS YOU MAKE MAY BE INTERCEPTED AND USED BY AN UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY AND THAT ALL OF THE RISK ASSOCIATED THEREWITH IS SOLELY YOURS.
Sick Cells shall also have no liability whatsoever for any unavailability of the Site or for any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages or the resultant delay, misdelivery or nondelivery of information caused by such system outages, or any third party acts or any other outages of web host providers or the Internet infrastructure and network external to the Site.
10. Limitation of lIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SICK CELLS OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOOD WILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SICK CELLS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) THAT RESULT FROM (i) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE MERCHANDISE AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY MERCHANDISE, DATA, CONTENT OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES; IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
11. Indemnification for Consequences of User Violations
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD SICK CELLS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES) RESULTING FROM (I) YOUR USE, MISUSE OR ABUSE OF THE SITE, OR (II) YOUR BREACH OF THESE TERMS. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in Sick Cells' defense of any claim. Sick Cells reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Sick Cells.
12. Disputes, Arbitration, and Governing Law
If you have a complaint, question, or dispute (collectively, "dispute") regarding the Site, you are encouraged to bring it to our attention. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to address your concerns. If we are unable to resolve a dispute ourselves, any dispute relating in any way to the Site shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Illinois, except that to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any federal or state court. Arbitration under these Terms shall be conducted in accordance with the prevailing rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association, with each party being responsible for its own costs and fees, and the joint costs of arbitration being shared equally by the parties. The arbitrator's award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration or claim under these Terms may be joined to any other arbitration or claim, including any arbitration or other legal proceeding involving any other current or former user of the Site, and NO CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PERMITTED.
By agreeing to arbitration in these Terms, you understand and agree that you are relinquishing (i) any right to pursue claims or have disputes resolved in a court of law, (ii) any right to compulsory discovery, and (iii) any right to the appeal of any adverse arbitration decision.
You agree that, regardless of any law or statute, any claim or cause of action you may have against us must be brought within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or is known or should reasonably have been known to you, or the claim or cause of action will be forever barred.
Except for matters of United States federal law governing copyrights, trademarks, and patents, all matters related to the Site will be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions, and, if applicable, you consent to personal jurisdiction in DC courts and venue in Illinois.
13. Violation of Terms
You agree that Sick Cells may, at our sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site if you violate these Terms or for any other reason. You also agree that Sick Cells may disclose any information we have about you, including your identity, if we determine that such disclosure is needed in connection with any investigation or complaint about your use of the Site or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you or someone who may be injuring or interfering with Sick Cells' rights or property or the rights of users of the Site.
14. Other Legal Terms
Any failure or delay by either party to enforce any part of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that party's rights under these Terms. These Terms control the relationship between you and Sick Cells, except that if we enter into additional or separate agreements, those terms will supplement these Terms and will control to the extent they are contrary to these Terms. These Terms do not create any third party beneficiary rights. If a particular provision of these Terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect. You may not transfer your rights under these Terms to any other person or entity. Headings used throughout these Terms are solely for convenience. We may, in our sole discretion, transfer, delegate, or assign our rights and obligations under these Terms to others without notifying you or obtaining your consent. Except as otherwise provided herein, the current version of these Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the Site.