Terms and Conditions
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!
Gastro Girl (“Gastro Girl”) may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Gastro Girl website (“Gastro Girl Site,” or the “Site,”) will mean you accept those changes.
The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
The contents of the Gastro Girl Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Gastro Girl’s Advisors, Employees, Consultants, and other material contained on the Gastro Girl Site (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Gastro Girl Site!
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Gastro Girl does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Gastro Girl, Gastro Girl employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Gastro Girl, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.
Use of Content
Gastro Girl authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Gastro Girl Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the copyright notice located at the end of the material, for example: “©2013, Gastro Girl All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Gastro Girl Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.
The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with Gastro Girl or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Gastro Girl. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Gastro Girl and its licensors.
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.
Liability of Gastro Girl and Its Licensors
The use of the Gastro Girl Site and the Content is at your own risk.
When using the Gastro Girl Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of Gastro Girl and its suppliers. Accordingly, Gastro Girl assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Gastro Girl Site.
The Gastro Girl Site and the content are provided on an “as is” basis. GASTRO GIRL, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Without limiting the foregoing, Gastro Girl, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:
- The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Gastro Girl Site or Gastro Girl.
- The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the Gastro Girl Site.
In no event shall Gastro Girl, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Gastro Girl Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Gastro Girl Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Gastro Girl, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Gastro Girl Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. Gastro Girl, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Gastro Girl Site shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. Gastro Girl, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Gastro Girl Site are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.
The Site contains functionality (including blogs, message boards, Ask Our Expert postings, user reviews of drug, product, and treatment information, etc.) that allows users to upload content to the Site (collectively “Public Areas”). You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any such submission you agree that you will not send or transmit to Gastro Girl by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the “Contact Us” page) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Gastro Girl by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Gastro Girl by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted-Gastro Girl a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Gastro Girl may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to Gastro Girl by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.
User Submissions — Image, Video, Audio Files
You agree to only post or upload Media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.
To protect your privacy, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains Personally Identifiable Information (like name, phone number, email address or web site URL) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.
By uploading any media on the Gastro Girl site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.
You agree that you will not upload any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or this Web site.
By uploading any media like a photo or video, (a) you grant to Gastro Girl a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in the media; (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorizes Gastro Girl to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify Gastro Girl and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with these the terms described in this document.
Gastro Girl reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion
Gastro Girl has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your Gastro Girl passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of sign-in name, screen name and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Gastro Girl account and password; (3) promptly inform Gastro Girl if you believe your account or password has been compromised or if there is any other reason you need to deactivate a password. To send us an email, use the “Contact Us” links located at the bottom of every page of our site. You grant Gastro Girl and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. Gastro Girl cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using Gastro Girl tools and services.
Gastro Girl Community and Member to Member Areas (“Public Areas”)
If you use a Public Area, such as message boards, blogs, Ask Our Expert, User Reviews or other member communities, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. Gastro Girl and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
- Using a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
- Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
- Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Gastro Girl in its sole discretion;
- Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
- After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
- Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
- Impersonating another person;
- Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
- Harvesting, scraping or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments;
- Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments
- Posting the same note more than once or “spamming”; or
- Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site, or which, in the judgment of Gastro Girl, exposes Gastro Girl or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.
Gastro Girl Reserves the Right (but is Not Obligated) to Do Any or All of the Following:
- Record the dialogue in public chat rooms or forums.
- Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
- Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.
- Terminate a user’s access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Gastro Girl Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
- Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
- Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Gastro Girl Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.
Gastro Girl or its licensors have no liability or responsibility to users of the Gastro Girl Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.
Advertisements, Searches, and Links to Other Sites
Gastro Girl may provide links to third-party web sites. Gastro Girl also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and Gastro Girl may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. Gastro Girl does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. Gastro Girl is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Gastro Girl Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Gastro Girl does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the Gastro Girl Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Gastro Girl, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
Gastro Girl is a Delaware Corporation, operating in the United States of America. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Gastro Girl Network from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, User Submissions – image, video, audio files, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Gastro Girl, or in any way relating to your use of the Gastro Girl Site, resides in the courts of the State of Delaware and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Delaware in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Gastro Girl or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Notice and Takedown Procedures; and Copyright Agent
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting Gastro Girl’s copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
- Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
- Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
- A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
Gastro Girl’s agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is as follows:
Attn: Office of Privacy
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Gastro Girl maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Gastro Girl.com Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted using our Contact Us Form or via U.S. mail to: Gastro Girl Office of Privacy, 2852 Cherry Street, Suite 208, Falls Church, VA 22042.
Gastro Girl Health Manager: Questions or comments regarding the Gastro Girl Health Manager web site, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be directed by email via our online web form in the Health Manager or by U.S. Mail to Gastro Girl Customer Service, Gastro Girl Office of Privacy, 2852 Cherry Street, Suite 208, Falls Church, VA 22042 Attn: Gastro Girl Health Manager Member Services. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but due to volume may not always be able to do so.