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PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT ENTIRELY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING AND USING THE WWW.PARENTHANDBOOK.COM WEBSITE (THE “SITE” OR “WEBSITE”). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU (I) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND (II) REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND ABLE TO FORM LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.

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Welcome to the www.ParentHandbook.com website (the “website” or “site”). This website and the information, content, opinions, information, graphics, products and services it provides (collectively, the “Content”) are made available to you by Sandvik Publishing (“us,” “we,” “Sandvik,” “our”). This website is operated solely for informational purposes as a public service to promote community and good health for you and your baby or baby-to-be. This site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13. We may make changes to this Agreement from time to time in our sole discretion. Any such change shall be effected by our posting of a new or revised version of this Agreement on the website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of a revised or new version of the Agreement shall be an acceptance of any changes made to this Agreement. If you do not accept the changes, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site. The latest terms of this Agreement will be posted on the site, and you should always review them prior to using the site.

 

LIMITATIONS ON MEDICAL CONTENT - GENERALLY
The entire content of this website is for general educational purposes only. Consult with a qualified licensed healthcare provider for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment options suitable for your personal medical needs.


Please, it is very important to note that this site does not and is not intended to constitute medical advice, nor is it an attempt to practice medicine. It does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. The material contained herein is general in nature only, and may not apply to you or your child’s particular factual or medical circumstances. It is not intended and should not be used for treatment purposes, but rather it is made available merely for discussion with your own physician. Accordingly, the content in this site should NEVER be considered or accepted as a substitute for receipt of professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment, and is not a substitute for proper medical care provided by or through your physician. Although the information on this site may change from time to time without notice, we do not necessarily undertake to update content in the website. Content may not reflect subsequent medical or other important developments and/or may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. In summary, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. You shall be solely responsible for the results of your reliance in any respect upon the content in this site. You shall be responsible to notify any persons with whom you share information from this site of the limitations on such content and materials as described in this agreement.

 
Most importantly, if you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 (in the U.S.) immediately! This site is never the appropriate venue to deal with an emergency health care situation.

 

THIRD PARTY CONTENT, ADVICE AND OPINIONS
The Content of this website is sourced through many persons and venues. Some content is provided by users or vendors and some is created or compiled by us. We strive to keep the content that we create and post on the website useful and accurate, but we cannot guarantee and we are not responsible for accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any content, whether provided or created by us or by one or more third party user or supplier to the site and, as stated clearly below, we expressly disclaim all liability for the same. All advice, opinions, posts, instructions, statements or other information expressed, posted or otherwise made available or accessible by any user or supplier of the site are those of such user or supplier and not ours. We are not responsible for and do not recommend or endorse any third party user or supplier opinions or views appearing on the site, nor any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on the site. Reliance on any information provided in this site is solely at your own risk.

Throughout the site, certain terms including "Expert" or "Advisor" may be used to refer to those persons, users or suppliers who have made themselves available to the site to answer questions on the site. Use of these terms provides no assurance that the person answering your question has the expertise or qualifications relating to the particular category or to give such response. Information provided about Experts is provided by those Experts. We do not edit, modify, filter, screen, monitor, endorse or guarantee the content of any expert answers, and neither the credentials of an expert to answer a particular question, nor their answers are verified by us. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information or content provided by Experts or contained in posts. Experts are not our employees or agents. With respect to all third party content, including user posts, Expert “answers” and third party articles, we are distributors of such content, not publishers. Accordingly, we have no more editorial control over this content than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by our users, experts, visitors and other third parties are those of the respective author(s) and we cannot and do not endorse it in any way, nor vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, we disclaim any liability associated with material posted by users, visitors, experts and all other third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, but are not obligated, to refuse to post or to remove any content.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ANSWER OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, FROM THIRD PARTIES OR OBTAINED FROM A LINKED SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC OPINION, ANSWER, PRODUCT, SERVICE OR OTHER CONTENT.

 

LINK DISCLAIMER
"Links" are provided only as an informational resource. We do not recommend, approve or endorse, or make any representation regarding the content or accuracy of any third-party websites linked through our site. We are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim, all responsibility for the content of any linked third-party sites, including third party sites framed within our site, third-party sites provided as search results, and third-party advertisements, and do 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.

 
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply our endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation. They are for convenience only, as an index in a public library.

 

ONLINE CONDUCT
You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. This applies to any posting that could be termed as Sexual Harassment and/or Discrimination. In the absence of a specific complaint, the postings are not monitored for compliance with this provision. In addition, you agree to abide by the following rules and assume, through your use, the following responsibilities:

  • Passwords. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your site password. It is your sole responsibility to (I) keep your password confidential; (II) monitor access to and use of your password; (III) promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a password. We cannot and do not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using our website tools and services. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments.
  • Posts Not Private or Confidential; Anonymity. The site is an Internet-based venue. Information submitted in the content of your questions, answers, requests for information, responses, profiles, signatures, qualifications, comments and posts in Ask the Doctors and other places where Users communicate on the site (collectively "posts") are not private or confidential and may be read, collected and used by others. To better protect your privacy, use an anonymous user name and do not include information regarding your identity or contact information in your posts.
  • Posting Restrictions. You shall not post any material or content on this site that:
    o infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
    o is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by us in our sole discretion;
    o advertises or solicits business, except under and in accordance with separate advertising contract with us;
    o disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, or that is not related to the topic of the site or discussion;
    o invites disclosure of another user’s personal identifying information, or otherwise effects the harvesting or collecting of information about others, including email addresses;
    o is a chain letter or amounts to a pyramid scheme;
    o impersonates another person;
    o distributes a virus or other harmful computer code such as Trojan horses, or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
    o is competitive with the site;
    o contain any viruses;
    o creates liability for us or causes us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers;
    o links directly or indirectly to or includes descriptions of goods or services without our prior written authorization or that you do not have a right to link to or include;
    o is an offer to sell goods or services or make any other commercial use of our system or the content on the site without our prior written consent; or
    o is the same note more than once or effects "spamming. "

In addition, as a user you shall not engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the public areas of our site or the site itself, or which, in our judgment, exposes us or our visitors to any liability or detriment of any type.

  • User Submissions. The personal information you submit to this site is governed by the ParentHandbook.com PRIVACY POLICY. To the extent that there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the privacy policy, this Agreement shall govern. You may post or upload only media (like photos, audio and video) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license, and which do not violate the privacy, copyright or trademark rights of any other person. To protect your privacy, you shall not submit any media that contains personally identifiable information (like name, phone number, email address, etc) of you or anyone else. Uploading media with images, photos, audio or videos of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.

 

COPYRIGHT
You are authorized to view or download a single copy of the material on this site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © 2010, ParentHandbook.com. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the content of this site.

The content of this site is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the content remains with us and our licensors. Any use of the content from this site not expressly permitted by this Agreement is a breach of this Agreement and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the site infringe your or another person’s copyright, please contact us immediately, and we will take, as warranted, prompt action for its removal.

 

OWNERSHIP
This website is owned by Sandvik Publishing Interactive, Inc. All right to, title to, and interest in the content available via this site, its look and feel, the displayed designs, trademarks, service marks and trade names, and the URLs, are the property of Sandvik Publishing Interactive, Inc. or its licensors, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, PERSONAL INJURY, LOST HEALTH, WRONGFUL DEATH, GOODWILL, LOST USE, LOST DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, CAUSED BY, RELATING TO, ARISING OUT OF, OR RESULTING FROM, (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITE; (B) THE USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON ANY CONTENT ON OUR WEBSITE OR WEBSITES LINKED TO OUR WEBSITE, INCLUDING BY REASON OF ANY ERROR OR OMMISSION (NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE) IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROCUREMENT, PUBLICATION, INTERPRETATION, COMPILATION, ANALYSIS, COMMUNICATION OR DELIVERY OF ANY SUCH CONTENT; (C) THE COST OF OBTAINING ANY SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, CONTENT OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM OUR WEBSITE; (D) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (E) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY EXPERT OR THIRD PARTY ON OUR WEBSITE; OR (F) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OUR WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT [INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE] OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF OUR WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS THE DISCONTINUATION OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.


Some states do not allow the limitation of liabilities, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

 

We do not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, product or process discussed.

All information contained herein is obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error as well as other factors, however, such information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. We makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any such information.

Under no circumstances shall we have any liability to any person or entity for: any loss or damage in whole or in part caused by, resulting from, or relating to, any error (negligent or otherwise) or other circumstance or contingency within or outside our control in connection with the procurement, collection, compilation, analysis, interpretation, communication, publication or delivery of any such information or resulting from the use of or inability to use, any such information. The information contained herein is and must be construed solely as statements of opinion and not statements of fact or recommendations of diagnosis.


Any claims arising in connection with your use of the site, its content or any of the community or public areas on the site must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these terms.


INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, parent, subsidiary, or affiliate organizations, harmless from any claim, actions, demand, or damage, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party that are in any way due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Service, or your breach or violation of these Terms of Use. We shall be entitled to participate in the defense of such claims.


PRIVACY POLICY
We describe our current practices related to personally identifiable information collected through the site in our PRIVACY POLICY and we may update our policies and practices from time to time at our sole discretion.


GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
We operate this website from Connecticut, in the United States of America, with principal offices in Pennsylvania, USA. We make no claims that this site or its content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access this site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.


You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with us, or in any way relating to your use of this site, resides in the courts of the State of Connecticut. Further, you agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Connecticut in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Sandvik Publishing Interactive, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Connecticut, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

 
SEVERABILITY/WAIVER
If any provision of this Agreement 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 this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect, and you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision declared so invalid, and the remaining provisions contained in the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. No waiver of any of the terms and/or conditions of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.


ASSIGNMENT
This agreement may not be assigned by you without our prior express written consent, which consent shall be in our sole discretion.

 
COMPLETE AGREEMENT
Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on this site, the terms of use and provisions and conditions set forth in this Agreement, and the Privacy Policy posted to this site, constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of this site, and Content.

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