LEGAL INFORMATION AND TERMS OF USE

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BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE LEGAL INFORMATION AND TERMS OF USE SET FORTH BELOW (the “Terms of Use”)

GENERAL INFORMATION

All of the information provided in and through the web site located at http://www.nof.org (this “Web Site”) is intended solely for general information and should NOT be relied upon for any particular diagnosis, treatment, or care. The information contained on this Web Site is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (“NOF”) strongly encourages patients and their families to consult with qualified medical professionals for treatment and related advice on individual cases.
Decisions relating to the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis should be made only after discussing the risks and benefits with your health care provider, taking into account your personal medical history, your current situation and your future health risks and concerns. NOF does not advocate the general use of therapies not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

BULLETIN BOARDS

NOF has set up bulletin boards located at this Web Site to facilitate communication. Opinions published on the bulletin boards contained on this Web Site reflect the views of the writer only, and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOF.
Participation in the Building Strength Together® bulletin board discussion is limited to NOF support group leaders. Only messages pertaining to osteoporosis and support groups should be posted to the bulletin boards on this Web Site.
By transmitting content to any bulletin board or otherwise to this Web Site, you (a) represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to such content submitted by you as described in these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, all of the rights necessary to provide, post, upload, input and submit such content; and (b) grant NOF a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to use, reproduce, cache, store, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on and transmit such content for any purpose, and waive any moral rights and publicity rights in such content. NOF may, in its discretion, publish your name in connection with content submitted by you to any bulletin board or otherwise to this Web Site.
NOF may preserve and disclose content submitted by you to any bulletin board or otherwise to this Web Site if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any such content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of NOF, Web Site users and the public.

You acknowledge that NOF does not pre-screen the content you submit to this Web Site, and NOF shall not be responsible for policing, monitoring or editing such content. NOF shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content you submit to this Web Site and your use of this Web Site to improve its performance, for legal and regulatory requirements, and to determine compliance with these Terms of Use and other applicable policies of NOF. NOF shall have the right in its sole discretion to refuse to post or to remove all or any portion of any User Content on this Web Site that it believes to be in violation of these Terms of Use or which it finds to be otherwise objectionable or unsuitable for inclusion on this Web Site for any reason, without any liability to you.

SCOPE OF USE

NOF invites you to view, use and download a single copy of this Web Site for your personal informational, non-commercial use provided that you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights notices.

RULES OF CONDUCT

It is a violation of these Terms of Use for you, when using this Web Site, to:

  1. use this Web Site for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations or in violation of any rules specified on such areas of this Web Site;
  2. upload, post, e-mail or distribute any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, confidential information learned as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  3. upload, post, e-mail or distribute the proprietary information of another (whether protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right) without the express permission of the owner of such right;
  4. copy, sell, resell or exploit for commercial purposes, any portion of this Web Site;
  5. upload, post, e-mail or distribute any content that is unlawful, deceptive, misleading, false, counterfeit, stolen, threatening, harassing, abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racially or ethnically objectionable, or in violation of the personal privacy rights of another;
  6. intentionally forge headers, manipulate identifiers or otherwise engage in any activities intended to hide a user’s identity or contact information;
  7. upload, post, e-mail or distribute any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  8. send unsolicited commercial messages or communications in any form (spam);
  9. decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or trade secrets of this Web Site; or
  10. assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.

Each user of this Web Site, including you,

  1. is responsible for the content that the user transmits to this Web Site, and the consequences of its use or submission;
  2. is responsible for ensuring that the content that the user transmits and receives through this Web Site complies with all applicable laws and regulations (including those relating to export control) and these Terms of Use;
  3. is responsible for ensuring that all content the user transmits to this Web Site is accurate, truthful, up-to-date and complete; and
  4.  will abide by all security and safety measures established by NOF or its service providers.

NO WARRANTIES

ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEB SITE (INCLUDING ANY BULLETIN BOARDS CONTAINED HEREIN) IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NOF MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

NOF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEB SITE (INCLUDING ANY BULLETIN BOARDS CONTAINED HEREIN) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

NOF SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEB SITE (INCLUDING ANY BULLETIN BOARDS CONTAINED HEREIN), EVEN IF NOF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY ANY PARTY ON ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR THAT ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEB SITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEB SITE OR RELATED INFORMATION.
NOF SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY CONTENT POSTED BY A THIRD PARTY ON ANY BULLETIN BOARD CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT WHICH MAY BE OFFENSIVE, PROFANE OR OBSCENE.
NOF IS NOT UNDERTAKING TO MONITOR THE CONTENT POSTED TO THE BULLETIN BOARDS CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE. HOWEVER, NOF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE CONTENT THAT IS DEEMED UNACCEPTABLE.

EMAIL

You understand that the Internet is public and that e-mail communications between you and NOF via this Web Site are subject to the risk of being viewed by other parties. Accordingly, you agree not to transmit confidential or proprietary information relating to you or your business to NOF via e-mail.

COPYRIGHT

This Web Site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, perform, display, reproduce or distribute (a) content on this Web Site (other than as set forth herein), (b) the design or layout of the Web Site or individual sections of the design or layout of the Web Site or (c) NOF logos without NOF’s written permission.

TRADEMARKS

Be Bonewise®, Bone Source Knowledge. Competence. Results. ®,Bonewise®, Building Strength Together®, Faces & Stories®, Friend of * National Osteoporosis Foundation Standing Tall for Strong Bones®, Fuchsia Friday®, Gourmet for Good®, Legends of Osteoporosis®, National Osteoporosis Foundation®, National Osteoporosis Foundation Standing Tall for You®, National Osteoporosis Foundation Steps for Strong Bones®, Osteopedia, Pearls of Strength®, Professional Partners Network®, Silhouette Ball®, Somos Un Apoyo Para Ti®, Standing Tall for You®, Staying Power®, Steps for Strong Bones®, Women of Substance® are registered trademarks and trademarks of NOF.  Unauthorized use of any of NOF’s trademarks or logos is a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

MODIFICATIONS

NOF reserves the right to modify this Web Site and the rules and regulations governing its use at any time. Modifications will be posted on the Web Site, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to the Web Site. Your continued use of this Web Site following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of those changes. NOF may make changes in the products and/or services described in this Web Site at any time.

VIOLATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

NOF reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the rules and regulations set forth in this Web Site, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Web Site.

THIRD-PARTY REFERENCES

Any description or reference to non-NOF entities or their respective products or services in this Web Site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products or services by NOF, nor does it constitute any endorsement or recommendation of NOF or this Web Site by the non-NOF entities referenced in this Web Site. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect the views, findings or opinions of NOF.

LINKED INTERNET SITES

THERE MAY BE LINKS IN THIS WEB SITE WHICH WILL LET YOU LEAVE NOF’S WEB SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF NOF, AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINION OF NOF. NOF IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO OTHER INTERNET SITES AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU, AND ACCESS TO ANY OTHER INTERNET SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NOF ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, OR ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR, THE CONTENT OF SUCH LINKED INTERNET SITES. THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY A RECOMMENDATION OR ENDORSEMENT BY NOF OF THE LINKED SITE.

LINKING TO THIS WEB SITE

You may link to the Web Site without express authorization, provided that you adhere to NOF’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with NOF’s names and trademarks; (ii) the link must “point” to the URL http://www.nof.org and not to other web pages within the Web Site (unless you receive permission from NOF to do so); (iii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with NOF; (iv) when selected by a user, the link must display the Web Site on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking web site; and (v) NOF reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion. If you wish the Web Site to link to your web site or to link to the Web Site in a manner that differs from the linking policy described above, please complete the linking request form and submit it to NOF at the email address below or by fax to (703) 414-3742, Attention Webmaster.

GOVERNING LAW AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

This Web Site is operated by NOF from its place of business within the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. NOF makes no representation that the information in the Web Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Web Site from territories where the contents of the Web Site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Web Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any claims relating to the information available on this Web Site will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A., excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules.

This page was last updated on July 10, 2010

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