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Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS SITE. ANY USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE.

The Prostatitis Network, provides complimentary Internet-based communications and information services to the consumer. By using this Site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of use. You must agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to use the Prostatitis Network web Site. Please read this document carefully. If you do not agree to all of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement, do not use this Site!

THE CONTENT ON THE SITE IS PRESENTED IN SUMMARY FORM, IS GENERAL IN NATURE, AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED IN ANY WAY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NEITHER THE CONTENT NOR ANY OTHER SERVICE OFFERED BY OR THROUGH THIS SITE IS INTENDED TO BE RELIED ON FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON HERE.

Recommendations or endorsements of any specific products, or procedures that may be mentioned on the Site are only the opinion of the Site webmaster, not medical advice. The webmaster is not medically qualified and his opinions must be taken as that of a fellow patient (recovered).

This Site does not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by the Site is solely at your own risk. The Site and its owner assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea, or instruction contained in the materials provided to you. The owner reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of this Site.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): This Site is NOT intended for the use of children under the age of 13.

Copyright

The contents of this Site, such as text, graphics, images and other material including software licensed by the Site are protected by copyright under international laws, and title to the Content shall not pass to you or any other User. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. None of the Content may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, reproduced, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, re-transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photoreproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of the Site owner, except that you may reproduce limited excerpts of the data for personal use only, provided that each such copy contains a copyright notice as follows:

Copyright © Prostatitis Network. All rights reserved.

Content is subject to change without notice at editorial discretion of the Site owner. 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; Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

The Content comes from sources believed to be accurate, but may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Site owner makes no representations about the results to be obtained from using the Site’s information or the content. The use of the Site and the content is at your own risk.

THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITES AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. PROSTATITIS NETWORK, ITS STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, ADVERTISERS, AND SPONSORS 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.

PROSTATITIS NETWORK, ITS LICENSORS, ITS ADVERTISERS AND SPONSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITE OR PROSTATITIS NETWORK. PROSTATITIS NETWORK, ITS STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, ADVERTISERS, AND SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITE SATISFIES GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL PROSTATITIS NETWORK, ITS STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND ADVERTISERS MENTIONED AT THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITE OR THE CONTENT WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT PROSTATITIS NETWORK IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

A USERS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK IS TO STOP USING THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK WEB SITE, CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS AND ANY OTHER PN ACTIVITIES.

Except as described herein, any communication which you post on the Prostatitis Network Site, fax or email is considered to be non-confidential. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications that infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. By submitting communications to any part of this Site, you automatically grant — or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted –Prostatitis Network 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 alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.

Prostatitis Network may provide Interactive Areas on the Prostatitis Network Site. If you use our message boards or chat rooms, you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. The Prostatitis Network does not assume any responsibility for the consequences of any Interactive Area communications on or arising from use of the Prostatitis Network Site.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Message Boards and Chat Rooms, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  • Use of an Interactive Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
  • Post material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another Subscriber or any other person or entity as determined by Prostatitis Network at its sole discretion pursuant to this Section 12;
  • Post advertisements or solicitations of business;
  • After receiving a warning, continue to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free form)
  • Post chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  • Impersonate another person;
  • Allow any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view comments
  • Post the same note more than once (The online word for posting many times on one topic is “spamming.” Spamming is strictly prohibited); or
  • Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Message Boards or Chats, or which, in the judgment of Prostatitis Network, exposes Prostatitis Network or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

In addition to the removal rights described above, Prostatitis Network reserves the right to terminate a Subscriber’s/Users access to any or all Interactive Area upon Subscriber’s/Users breach of these Terms and Conditions. Prostatitis Network reserves the right (but is not obligated) to edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Prostatitis Network Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards for content.

Furthermore, Prostatitis Network reserves the right (but is not obligated) to monitor, edit, or disclose any type of posting on the Interactive Areas for adherence to the Terms and Conditions, if required in the course of normal operation and maintenance of Prostatitis Network, or if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with the law or comply with legal process served; (ii) protect and defend the rights of Prostatitis Network or others; or (iii) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Prostatitis Network HAS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO SUBSCRIBERS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED SCREENING ACTIVITIES.

Prostatitis Network does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by Interactive Area users or endorse any opinions expressed by such users. ANY RELIANCE ON CONTENT POSTED IN AN INTERACTIVE AREA IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Through your use of the Prostatitis Network Site’s Message Boards & Chat Rooms, you are agreeing to all of the aforementioned Terms and Conditions for the use of such Interactive Areas contained herein.

The Prostatitis Network Site contains links to third party web Sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Prostatitis Network of the content on such third-party web Sites. Prostatitis Network is not responsible for the content of linked third-party Sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party web Sites. If you decide to access linked third-party web Sites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the Terms and Conditions of use for such Sites.

The Prostatitis Network Site contains advertisements by third parties, and these advertisements may contain links to other web Sites. Unless otherwise specifically stated, Prostatitis Network does not endorse any product or make any representation regarding the content or accuracy of any materials contained in, or linked to, any advertisement on the Prostatitis Network Site.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Prostatitis Network, 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 use of the Content (including Software), or the Interactive Areas in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions. Prostatitis Network shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall reasonably cooperate with you, at your expense, in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Prostatitis Network is based outside the United States of America. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Prostatitis Network, or in any way relating to your Subscribership or use of Prostatitis Network, resides in the courts of the country in which the Site owner, Mark Meaker, currently resides (South Africa at this time), and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the Site owner’s country of residence in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Prostatitis Network or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, sponsors, advertisers, telecommunication providers and content providers.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN A PARTICULAR “LEGAL NOTICE” ON THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITE, THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PROSTATITIS NETWORK WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE PROSTATITIS NETWORK SITE AND CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN.

Thank you for your cooperation with these Terms and Conditions. We hope you find the Prostatitis Network Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this Site should be directed by electronic mail to [email protected][siteaddress.com] (replace [siteaddress] with chronicprostatitis.com).

ANY USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE