If you access or use the Sites on or through the Company’s mobile applications or mobile sites, the Company’s Mobile Terms of Services also applies.
Terms And Conditions Of Use
Use of Content on Sites; Content Non-Transferrable
All content, design, text, graphics, photographs, interfaces, the selection and arrangements thereof, and any other material on the Sites (the “Content”) are protected by United States and international copyright law and other intellectual property laws and are owned by the Company or its licensors.
Disclaimers And Security
The Sites, their content, and access, are provided on an "as is" basis. The Company, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to any of the materials, Content, or information on the Sites, or any goods or products or services offered, sold, or displayed on the Sites or your use of the Sites generally, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third-parties' rights, title, or fitness for a particular purpose, or warranties arising by course of dealing or custom of trade. Specifically, the Company, its affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, or licensors make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the (i) accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, or timeliness of the Content, (ii) links provided on or through the use of the Sites, or (iii) the quality and security of the Sites, or inability to access the Content or the Sites, including whether they will be free of viruses, unauthorized code, or other harmful components.
No Endorsement Made
The Company does not endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned or described in the Sites, including without limitation any material posted by other users. We further do not represent, warrant or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by others on the Sites. If you rely on any Content or other material accessible on or through the Sites, you do so solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to your place or country of residence and accessing the Sites from any country where its content does not comply with its laws and regulations is prohibited.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL OPPOSING VIEWS INC., ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, SUB-CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE TO ANY MEMBER FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING FROM THE SERVICES OR ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Exclusion And Limitations
Some state laws in the United States do not allow the exclusion or limitation on implied warranties or of certain damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Sites may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third party vendors and other parties. Any link (including a hyperlink, button or referral device of any kind) used on the Sites is provided for your use and convenience. The appearance of a link on the Sites does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or certification by us, nor should the presence of a link in any way be construed as a suggestion that any third-party web site has any relationship with us. We do not endorse the content on any third-party web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party web sites or third-party advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. We do not knowingly link to web sites that may infringe on valid and existing trademarks, service marks, copyrights or patents. Your use of third-party web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such web sites. You should carefully review the privacy statements and other conditions of use on any third-party web sites accessed through the Sites.
User Responsible For User Content
The Company is under no obligation to respond to messages posted to this site, nor need we provide any compensation for any such communication. If you post any comments or material to the Sites you are responsible for such comments or material and the consequences of their posting. If you choose to post material, you agree to do so solely for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws. You expressly agree that the Company has no responsibility for or control over the information, creations, data, or material you may post to the Sites. The Company makes no representation that your use of the Sites will comply with applicable laws or that they were designed to comply with the applicable laws. For example, many states regulate physician advertising and you are responsible for ensuring that your use of the Sites complies with laws applicable to you.
You hereby grant to the Company a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information you submit to the Sites, including without limitation, any Communications, by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed for any use or purpose.
Prohibitions, Harmful Posts And "Spam"
You also expressly agree that you will not post any material that: (1) is defamatory, libelous, abusive, threatening, harassing, offensive, inflammatory, pornographic, or obscene, including, without limitation, material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, federal, or international law, as determined by the Company in its sole and absolute discretion; (2) infringes on the copyright or any other proprietary right of a third party, including without limitation, rights derived from laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information; (3) would invade the privacy of any other person; (4) is intended to advertise to or solicit others without our express permission; (5) constitutes charity solicitations, chain letters or pyramid schemes; (6) contains a virus, worm, trojan horse, time bomb, or any other computer code, file, program or component designed to interrupt, destroy, overburden, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (7) does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the Sites.
You further expressly agree that you will not: (a) after receiving warning, continue to post material which we have advised you not to post; (b) create a false identity or forged e-mail address or header, or otherwise attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of the message; (c) post, generate or disseminate so-called "spam" or mass-mailings; (d) harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (e) interfere with or disrupt networks connected to The Sites, or used for purposes of delivering the content (or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks); (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to restricted areas of The Sites, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to The Sites, through password mining or any other means; (g) use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the Sites; (h) access, via automated or manual means or processes, the Website for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality or for any competitive purpose; or (i) interfere with another user's use and enjoyment of the Sites.
Opposing Views respects the intellectual property of others and asks that users of the Sites do the same. In connection with the Sites, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing materials. If you believe that material available on the Sites is unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to [email protected]:
- (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right allegedly infringed;
- (ii) identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
- (iii) identification of the material on our services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
- (iv) sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
- (v) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- (vi) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law; and
- (vii) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Please note that any misrepresentations of material fact in a written notification may subject the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by Opposing Views in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
Last Updated July 6, 2015.