TERMS & CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS & CONDITIONS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

HopeLab Foundation Inc. (“HopeLab,” “we,” “us“, “our“) provides www.HopeLab.org (collectively, with the Information (as defined below), the “Site“) and all related products and services subject to your agreement to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (“Agreement“). This Agreement governs the relationship between HopeLab and you, the Site visitor (“you” or “your“), with respect to your use of the Site. It is important that you read carefully and understand the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the Site or any of the Services or Information (as defined below).THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT CONTAINS DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY THAT MAY BE APPLICABLE TO YOU.We reserve the right at any time to:

  • change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  • change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any Information or Services or other feature of the Site; or
  • deny or terminate your use of and/or access to the Site.

Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon our making such changes available on the Site or otherwise providing notice thereof. You agree that your entering, re-entering, or continuing to use the Site thereafter constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Agreement.

1. Products, Services and Information Provided in Connection with the Site.

Please note that any products and services made available on, by or through the Site (collectively, the “Services“), as well as any information provided on, by or through the Site or as part of or in connection with the Services or otherwise, including but not limited to data, text, software, images, audio and video clips, links and references (collectively, the “Information“), are provided for informational and educational purposes only. The information contained in this Site (including the Information) is presented in summary form only and, while hopefully informative and helpful, is not intended to provide a broad understanding and knowledge of healthcare topics.

2. Limited Permitted Use of Information and Services.

2.1. Unless otherwise specified on the Site, you may use the downloaded or printed Information solely for your own personal benefit and use. You must retain all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices on downloaded or printed Information, and any such downloads or copies are subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and shall remain the property of HopeLab and/or its licensors and/or suppliers (as further provided below). Although HopeLab may use the information and materials that you may submit to the Site, please note that HopeLab’s standard practice is to purge such information and materials within 1 year. You acknowledge and agree that HopeLab reserves the right to, and may, retain or delete such information at any time (whether before or after the end of such 1-year period), in its sole discretion.

2.2. The downloading, printing and other use of the Information, and the provision of Services to you, is conditioned on your acceptance of any additional terms and conditions that are presented or provided in connection with any such Information or Services, including agreements of third parties. By acquiring or using such Information or Services, you agree to such terms and conditions.

3. Making Donations.

If you wish to make a donation through the Site, you will be asked to supply certain information applicable to your donation, including, without limitation, credit card and other information. You understand that any such information will be treated by HopeLab in the manner described in our Privacy Policy. You agree that all information that you provide to HopeLab will be accurate, current and complete.

4. Third Party Links.

The Site may contain links to other web sites for your convenience. HopeLab has not reviewed, in their entirety, the web sites that are linked to the Site and does not control such sites or the content provided through such sites. Your use of linked web sites is subject to the privacy practices and terms of use established by the specific linked site, and HopeLab disclaims all liability associated therewith. The fact that HopeLab offers such links does not indicate any approval or endorsement by HopeLab of any linked web site or any material contained on any linked web site, and we disclaim any such approval or endorsement. Further, descriptions of, or references to, third party products, services or publications within the Site do not imply endorsement of, and HopeLab is not responsible for and disclaims any endorsement of, any such product, service or publication.

5. Code of Conduct.

You agree not to:

5.1. Restrict or inhibit any other visitor from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of “hacking” or defacing any portion of the Site;

5.2. Use the Site, Information or Services for any unlawful purpose;

5.3. Modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site or Information;

5.4. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Information, Site or Services;

5.5. “Frame” or “mirror” any part of the Site without our prior written authorization;

5.6. Link to any page of or content on the Site other than the URL located at www.HopeLab.org;

5.7. Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents; and/or

5.8. Harvest or collect information about Site visitors or members without their express consent. When using the Site, Information, Services or Software, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

6. Ownership and Restrictions.

6.1. The Site is owned and operated by HopeLab in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements, and the Information and Services (and any intellectual property and other rights relating thereto) are and will remain the property of HopeLab and its licensors and suppliers. The Information and Services are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable. Except as set forth in this Agreement, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sub-license, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any part of the Site or any Service or Information without our prior written permission. The Information, Site and Services may be used solely (a) to the extent permitted in this Agreement or (b) as expressly authorized in writing by HopeLab or, if so indicated in writing by HopeLab, its licensors or suppliers. Use of the Site or any Services or Information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site or any Services or Information.

6.2. The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Site (collectively the “Trademarks“) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of HopeLab, HopeLab’s licensors and suppliers, and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the express written permission of HopeLab, HopeLab’s licensors or suppliers, or the third party owner of any such Trademark and use of the Trademarks is expressly prohibited.

7. Claims of Copyright Infringement.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA“) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by HopeLab infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by HopeLab on one of our Forums), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow HopeLab to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has 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 the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by HopeLab against you, the DMCA permits you to send HopeLab a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to:

By mail to:
Copyright Designated Agent
c/o HopeLab Foundation Inc.
1991 Broadway, Suite 136
Redwood City, California
94063

By phone to:
(650) 569-5900

By facsimile to:
(650) 569-5901

By email to: webmaster@hopelab.org

We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

8. Termination.

This Agreement shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its terms. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice to the other party. In addition, we reserve the right to immediately terminate this Agreement, and/or your access to and use of the Site, or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Upon termination of this Agreement by either party, your right to use the Site shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all copies of information that you have obtained from the Site, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise. All disclaimers and all limitations of liability and all HopeLab rights of ownership shall survive any termination.

9. Disclaimers.

9.1. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW: (A) THE SITE (INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION) AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED; AND (B) HOPELAB AND ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION AND SITE IS CURRENT AND/OR UP-TO-DATE. HOPELAB AND ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION, SITE OR SERVICES, NOR YOUR USE OF FOREGOING, WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, CURRENT, RELIABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, NOR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES AND/OR INFORMATION AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF HOPELAB OR ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, WHETHER MADE ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES OR INFORMATION SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.

9.2. Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, so the above disclaimers or exclusions may not apply to you. In the event that applicable law imposes implied warranties on the Services or Information notwithstanding the foregoing, such implied warranties shall not have a duration greater than one year from the relevant purchase or access date; shall terminate automatically at the end of such period; and shall be disclaimed and excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9.3. A possibility exists that unauthorized alterations could be made by third parties to the Information, Site and/or Services. In the event that a situation arises in which the completeness or correctness of the Site or Information and Services is in question, please contact us at webmaster@hopelab.org, with, if possible, a description and location of the material to be checked, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.

9.4. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

10. Limitation of Liability.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY OF ANY KIND, NEITHER HOPELAB NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THE SITE, INFORMATION, SERVICES AND/OR ANY LINKED SITE, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE, THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, SERVICE, OR LINKED SITE, AS APPLICABLE. HOPELAB’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THE SITE, INFORMATION AND/OR SERVICES, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR USE OF THE SITE, INFORMATION AND/OR SERVICES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

11. Indemnification.

You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold HopeLab, our licensors, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, agents, successors and assigns and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from your breach of this Agreement.

12. Access By Minors.

HopeLab wishes to inform you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the web site of http://www.GetNetWise.org.

13. Contacting HopeLab Regarding the Site.

Should you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Agreement or the Site, please contact us at: webmaster@hopelab.org or
650-569-5900
HopeLab Foundation Inc.
1991 Broadway, Suite 136
Redwood City, California
94063

14. Notice for California Users.

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Site users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

15. Miscellaneous.

All claims in any way related to the subject matter, interpretation, application or alleged breach of this Agreement (“Arbitrable Claims“) shall be resolved by arbitration in San Francisco, California in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, as amended. Arbitration shall be final and binding upon the parties and shall be the exclusive remedy for all Arbitrable Claims. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY IN REGARD TO THE ARBITRABLE CLAIMS. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire Agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral Agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement or any right, obligation or remedy hereunder is not assignable, transferable, delegatable or sublicensable by you except with HopeLab’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, transfer, delegation or sublicense shall be null and void. HopeLab may assign, transfer or delegate this Agreement or any right or obligation or remedy hereunder in its sole discretion. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained in this Agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof, and the singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular. Please read HopeLab.org’s Privacy Policy.