Terms and Conditions

1. Agreement to terms of usage as prerequisite to using The Well Project's website.

Welcome to The Well Project's website (hereinafter the "Website"). By accessing and using the Website you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the Privacy Policy, the disclaimer of all warranties, both express and implied, and the disclaimer of all liability. If you do not agree to the following Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to use the Website or any of the content, services, images, graphics, products or representations available on or accessible through the Website.

2. User eligibility.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. This Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13, and TWP will not keep the personal information of anyone we know to be under age 13.

3. Status of parties.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and The Well Project as a result of your use of this Website. You further agree that The Well Project is not a health care provider as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") and that this Website is not intended to, nor does it, provide  medical advice. You and your medical professionals are solely responsible for the treatment of any medical condition from which you may suffer.

4. Privacy Policy.

The protection of your privacy is important, both to you and to The Well Project. At the same time, we believe that providing information on our Website's users will help health care researchers to develop more effective treatments for the HIV+ community. Our Privacy Policy is designed to shield our users' personal identities while at the same time providing information in the aggregate to the health care industry. Read the full Privacy Policy which is hereby incorporated into these Terms and Conditions.

5. The Well Project's right to terminate your access.

The Well Project, in its sole discretion and with or without cause, may terminate your access to and use of the Website and may remove and discard any material which you have uploaded, posted, distributed or otherwise made available through the Website. The Well Project may exercise any or all of its rights pursuant to this paragraph at any time and without prior notice and without liability to you or to any third party for the exercise of its rights.

6. Permissible uses of Website materials.

You are hereby granted a license by The Well Project to copy and distribute the materials on this Website subject to the following restrictions: (1) the license only applies to those materials for which The Well Project owns the copyright and does not extend to any other material; (2) the license is revocable and subject to termination at The Well Project's sole discretion, with or without cause; (3) your use of the Website's materials must be for non-commercial purposes; (4) you may not sell or sublicense any material that you copy from the Website; (5) this license is non-exclusive and non-transferable; (6) any copies of materials from this Website must contain the legend "Reprinted with permission from www.thewellproject.org. © 2003-2014 The Well Project, Inc. A Not For Profit Corporation. All warranties expressly disclaimed." To request The Well Project's permission to use the Website for any other purpose, please contact: The Well Project, P.O. Box 220410, Brooklyn, NY 11222; 888-616-WELL or admin@thewellproject.org.

7. License to The Well Project to use content which you post or distribute via the Website.

By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication (collectively referred to as "Content") through the Website you are granting The Well Project an unrestricted, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license (the "License") to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display the Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed and to fully sub-license any and all of the rights conveyed pursuant to the License. The License includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such Content, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws in any relevant jurisdiction.

8. Disclaimer of all express and implied warranties.

The Website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Well Project does not warrant the accuracy or suitability of any of the information, statements, content, services, images, graphics, products and/or representations appearing on the Website. All information, statements, content, services, images, graphics, products and representations are provided "AS IS" and without any warranty of any kind.

WITH REGARD TO ALL INFORMATION, STATEMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS, IMAGES, GRAPHICS, CONTENT, PRODUCT AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, THE WELL PROJECT HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY TYPE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

9. Disclaimer of responsibility for material posted at other "linked" sites.

There are links on the Website which allow you to leave the Website and visit other websites which are not under The Well Project's control or direction. Accordingly, The Well Project is not and cannot be held liable or responsible for the content, services, images, graphics, products or representations of any linked website. The Well Project cannot and does not guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in those linked websites is accurate, legal and inoffensive, or that those sites do not contain viruses or will not otherwise adversely affect your computer. The Well Project provides links to these other websites solely as a convenience to you.

10. Limitation on liability for damages.

THE WELL PROJECT IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE VIEWING OF, USAGE OF AND/OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION, STATEMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS, IMAGES, GRAPHICS, CONTENT, PRODUCT AND/OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; THE WELL PROJECT IS NOT LIABLE FOR THESE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER AN ACTION IS BROUGHT IN TORT OR CONTRACT AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU WARNED THE WELL PROJECT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS LISTED ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Without waiving any of the exclusions and limitations listed above, in no event shall The Well Project be held liable for any failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:  Internet failures, equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, electrical power failures, labor disputes, strikes, civil disturbances, war, revolutions, riots, insurrections, labor and/or material shortages, storms or other severe weather, fires, floods, explosions, Acts of God and governmental actions.

11. Requirement of indemnification for damage caused by Website visitors.

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to The Well Project that you will not use the Website for unlawful purposes or in ways which are prohibited by these Terms and Conditions or which could damage or disable the Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You agree to indemnify and hold The Well Project and its officers, directors, agents and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website.

12. Copyright notice.

All original contents of the Website, including but not limited to words, images and sounds, are: © 2003-2014 The Well Project, Inc. A Not For Profit Corporation. Except as explicitly stated, all rights are reserved.

13. Trademark notice.

Trademarks appearing on the Website, including but not limited to THE WELL PROJECT, are the property of their respective owners may not be reproduced without their owners' express permission. The design and layout of the Website is protected as trade dress and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

14. Mandatory arbitration.

Any dispute regarding the Terms and Conditions or the content, services, images, graphics, products or representations provided on or through this Website shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The exclusive venue for any arbitration proceeding shall be New York, New York. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Pending the completion of arbitration, The Well Project may seek any interim or preliminary relief necessary to protect its rights or property from any court of competent jurisdiction. Any action related to the Website will be governed by New York law and United States federal law. 

15. Severability of provisions.

The provisions of the Terms and Conditions are severable and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is invalid or unenforceable: (1) asuitable and equitable provision shall be substituted in order to carry out, so far as may be valid and enforceable, the intent and purpose of such invalid or unenforceable provision; and (2) the remainder of the Terms and Conditions and the application of such provision to other persons, entities or circumstances shall not be affected by such invalidity or unenforceability of such provision, or the application thereof, in any other jurisdiction. A printed version of the Terms and Conditions shall be admissible in any proceeding based upon or relating to the Terms and Conditions to the same extent, and subject to the same conditions, as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

16. The Well Project's right to modify the content and rules.

The Well Project reserves the right to make changes at any time, with or without notice, to the Terms and Conditions and to the Website and to the information, statements, representations, images, graphics, content, products and services contained on or accessible through the Website. These changes are effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Please periodically check this page so that you may become aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website following any changes constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as modified.

17. Date of last update to Terms and Conditions.

The Terms and Conditions were last updated on January 24, 2014.

 

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