Please read these Terms and Conditions before using this site. By continuing to access or use this site or any service on this site, you signify YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Gaining access to accurate health information online is difficult, so we created VaricoseVeins.org (hereinafter referred to as the “VV”) to help make it a little easier. VV provides access to information, physicians and a community of active fellow patients to make understanding your options easier.
1. User Acceptance and Consent to Terms of Service
By using or registering for the services offered or the information provided on the Site (collectively, the “Services”), users and the entities or persons they represent (“User” or “Users”) agree to be legally bound and abide by the terms, conditions, and notices set forth or referenced herein (the “Terms of Service“). VV reserves the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time, and at its sole discretion, so please check back periodically for changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://www.varicoseveins.org/terms/. Your continued use of this Site and the Services following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
2. General Use
If you provide your contact information to VV, you authorize VV to provide your contact information to Health Care and/or Skin Care Service Providers who provide services similar to what are described on this Site (“Service Providers), as decided by VV. You understand that the Service Providers may keep the information that has been submitted regardless of whether you choose to use them for your Health Care and/or Skin Care related need. VV is not a Service Provider. The Service Provider is solely responsible for its products and/or services to you, and you agree that VV shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of, or in any way connected with, your use of such products and/or services. Each Service Provider has represented to VV in writing that it maintains all legally required insurances and meets all legal standards for bonding, as applicable for its business type. Although VV conducts a high level of due diligence before working with or referring any Service Provider, VV makes no representations or guarantees whatsoever with respect to the insurance or bonding maintained by the Service Providers.
3. Use of Content
The content on VV is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign law. Title to the content remains with VV or its licensors. Any use of content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Service is a breach of these Terms of Service and may violate trademark, copyright, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of VV and its licensors. You are only permitted to use content as expressly authorized herein or in writing by VV. Neither these Terms of Service nor your use of this Site transfers any right, title or interest in the Site or the content to you, and VV and its licensors retain their respective rights, titles, and interests to the Site and content.
4. This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
This Site and the Services offer health, cosmetic, and skin information, but are designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor do they replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk. Nothing stated or posted on this site or available through any services are intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medical or counseling care. For purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine and counseling includes, without limitation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, or providing health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional information that appear here. No assurance can be given that the information contained in this site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. Your access or use of this Site and the Services does not create in any way a physician/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our suppliers. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, procedures, opinions, or other information that may appear on the Site. If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site, its employees, or its guests or visitors, you do so solely at your own risk. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
5. We Make No Warranties
We provide the Site and the Services on an “as is” basis, “with all faults” and “as available.” VV, its licensors, and its suppliers do not guarantee that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site or Services will be effective, reliable, accurate or meet your requirements. We do not guarantee that you will be able to access or use the Site or Services (either directly or through third-party networks) at times or locations of your choosing. No oral or written information given by VV or a VV representative shall create a warranty. However, you may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change use of the site and services are at your own risk. VV, its licensors, and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED 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. Without limiting the foregoing, VV, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:
1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the content, software, text, graphics, links or communications provided on or through the use of the Site or Services, or
2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the content contained on the Site or the Services.
This provision shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.
6. General Limitation of Liability
Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with VV, its licensors, or its suppliers is to cease use of the Site and Services. In no event shall VV, its licensors, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned on the VV Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the VV Site or Services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not VV, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Site or Services are advised of the possibility of such damages. VV, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Site or Services are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site or Services. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability, and the liability of our suppliers and licensors shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site or Services must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. The one-year period begins on the date when the claim first could be filed. If it is not filed, then that claim is permanently barred. This applies to you and your successors. It also applies to us and our successors and assigns. Remedies under these Terms of Service are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms of Service. This provision shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.
7. Educational Purposes Only
The information contained on the Site is educational only and should not be construed as offering medical advice or in any way replacing the advice of your physician. It is up to the individual to decide if any medical service offered is appropriate for them. VV may provide links to third-party web sites. VV does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. VV is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. VV does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the Site.
8. Linking To This Website
You generally do not need to obtain permission from VV to put a text link on your site that links back to the Site. We reserve the right, however, to revoke permission to the link at any time in our sole discretion. If we revoke such consent, you agree to immediately remove and disable any and all of your links to the Site. In the absence of a written agreement with us specifying how you may link to the Site, use the following guidelines for adding one or more links to the Site from your website:
- The link must be a text-only link that clearly includes the phrases “Varicose veins”, “Spider veins”, or “Varicoseveins.org.”
- The link must “point” to an actual live page on the Site.
- If the link points to any page on the Site other than the home page, the text link must also include the title of the target landing page. For example, if the link points to the “10 Myths” area of the Site, the link should include the words “10 Myths.”
- The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with VV’s good name and trademarks.
- The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not create the false impression that an entity is associated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by VV.
- The link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking website and linking may not trigger any interstitial or pop-up or pop-under windows.
- The link may not be used in connection with or appear on a website that a reasonable person might consider offensive, obscene, defamatory or otherwise malicious.
9. Choice of Law and Location for Resolving Disputes
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with VV, in any way relating to your use of the Site or Services, resides in the courts of the State of Nevada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Nevada in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving VV or its affiliates, suppliers, licensors, contractors, and content providers.
These Terms of Service are governed by the substantive laws of the State of Nevada, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. This provision shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.
10. International Use
VV and its affiliates makes no representation that materials on the Site or Services are appropriate, legal or available for use in locations outside the United States, or that it is authorized for export from the United States or import into any other country. The Site and Services are not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use is contrary to local law or regulation. Those who choose to access the Site or Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and should inform themselves about and observe any such laws or regulations and consult a professional if in doubt as to the meaning of any part of the content and services of the Site or Services. You are solely responsible for complying with all import and export laws and regulations and all applicable laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States from which you may access the Site or Services
11. Entire Agreement
This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on the Site and the Services constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Service is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. This provision shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless VV from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, any physician you contact through the Site, treatment sought through a physician on the Site, your conduct in connection with the Site or with other users of the Site, and any violation of this contract or of any law or the rights of any third party. This provision shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.
We may assign these Terms and Conditions at any time. We will post a notice on the Site regarding any change of ownership so that you have the opportunity to discontinue your use of the Site or cancel your registration if you do not wish to continue to use the Site and Services under the new ownership. You may not assign these Terms and Conditions to anyone else.
14. Before and After Picture Policy
Some photos are displayed on our website for the purpose of educating our visitors. These pictures in no way guarantee specific results as each procedure and each patient is unique. No one can guarantee the same results for visitors to our website. These pictures were taken by physicians performing the treatments and had consent to do so from their patients. These pictures have not been in any way ameliorated by our website or representatives of our website. Each before and after is of the same patient. It is important to note that results depicted may not reflect your own results.
15. Ability to Accept Terms of Service
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Site and Services are not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Site or Services. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.
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