Terms of Use

Access to and use of OpposingViews.com, the Opposing Views mobile application, and any other web sites or applications ["The Sites"] owned or operated by Opposing Views Inc., and its affiliates ("The Company") are subject to the following terms and conditions. By viewing The Sites, you agree to their terms and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, do not view this site.

If you use Opposing Views mobile applications or sites, our Mobile Terms of Services also applies.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of The Sites is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation, this paragraph.

Content non-transferrable

You may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, or revise the contents of The Sites without written permission from Opposing Views. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to any third party through the use of or access to The Sites; rather, all rights, title, and interest in and to all aspects of The Sites remain the sole property of The Company.

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, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, 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 Sites and their affiliates make no representations or warranties regarding the (i) accuracy, completeness, currency, or timeliness of the content, (ii) links provided on or through the use of this web site, or (iii) the quality and security of the web site, or inability to access the content or web site, including whether they will be free of viruses, unauthorized code, or other harmful components.

No Endorsement Made

We do not endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned or described in The Sites. If you rely on any content obtained by you on or through this web site, 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.

Liability

You agree that The Company shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by relying upon, using, or interpreting the content or any other information obtained through use of The Sites. In no event will The Company be liable to you or anyone else for any incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits arising out of the use or inability to use the content, the web site, or any other information obtained through the web site, even if The Company, its licensors, agents, or representatives know or have been advised of the possibility of such damages. These excluded damages include, but are not limited to, medical, legal, and accounting malpractice damage claims or awards, pain and suffering, personal injury/wrongful death, loss of income, loss of consortium, business interruption, medical bills, damages for loss of data, loss of programs, and/or cost of procurement of substitute services or service interruptions. The Company's and its affiliates' cumulative liability to you or any other party for any loss or damages resulting from any claims, demands, or actions arising out of or relating to The Sites, their content, or these terms of use shall not exceed the fee, if any, paid by you or on your behalf for the use of The Sites for the prior twelve (12) months.

User is liable for any activity or service which by law can only be performed by a licensed, registered, or certified medical care provider; giving of a professionally-qualified medical opinion; or the administration of or failure to administer medical care.

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 states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental damages, or limitations upon how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In no event shall The Company be liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of The Sites or the content. Any claims made by you in connection with your use of The Sites or the content must be brought within one (1) year of the date on which the event giving rise to such action occurred. All remedies set forth in these terms of conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these terms and conditions.

Links

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.

User Responsible for All Posts

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 we have no responsibility for or control over the information, creations, data, or material you may post to this web site. We make 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.

Prohibitions, Harmful Posts and "Spam"

You also expressly agree that you will not post any material that: (1) is defamatory, libelous, abusive, 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; (2) infringes on the copyright or any other proprietary right of a third party; (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 harmful program or component; or (7) does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the web site. 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; or (g) interfere with another user's use and enjoyment of The Sites.

We do not and are not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by you or any other person or entity. If notified by one of our users of any material that is alleged not to conform to the terms of these terms and conditions, we may investigate the allegation and determine at our sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the material. We reserve the right to remove material that is abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fails to conform to these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to edit or delete any material posted on our web site, regardless of whether such material violates these standards for content. We have no liability or responsibility to you or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the screening activities set forth above.

User Assumes Risk

We further do not represent, warrant or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by others on The Sites. We also do not endorse any opinions expressed by others on The Sites. You acknowledge that any reliance on content posted by others on The Sites, and your use of that content, is at your own risk.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

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 by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed for any use or purpose.

OpposingViews.com only purports to use names, logos or marks appearing in this site in those territories in which it or its affiliates are entitled to do so, whether by virtue of pending or registered trade marks, licenses, or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, The Company does not purport to use any name, logo or mark in any territory in which it is not so entitled, and will not supply or offer to supply products and/or services bearing any such name, logo or mark into any such territory. The use of these trademarks or any other content on this site, except as provided in these terms and conditions or in The Sites' content, is strictly prohibited.

All original content of The Sites is owned by The Company. All rights reserved.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may change these Terms from time to time, and we will post the amended terms to The Sites. All amended terms take effect immediately for all users.

Updated June 2015