Terms of Use

Parent Pathway Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

ParentPathway.com is an online information and communications service (the “Service”) of Parent Pathway, LLC. Use of the Service is governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service.

Your use of this site binds you to these Terms of Use. You may not use the site or its services if you do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, Parent Pathway, LLC (“Parent Pathway”) may change or update these Terms of Use at any time. Any modifications made to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon posting on the site. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement as posted on the Service at the time of your access or use. Your continued use of the Parent Pathway website (“Parent Pathway Site” or “Site”) will mean you accept those changes. Terms not defined in this Terms of Use will have the same definition as in the Privacy Policy.

Content

All content on or of the Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Parent Pathway’s licensors, and other material contained on the Site (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to replace any kind of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment including professional mental health, substance abuse, or physical medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider or substance abuse professionals with any questions you may have regarding a substance abuse condition. Never disregard professional substance abuse, mental health, medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Parent Pathway Site.

If you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Parent Pathway may only periodically check user communications (including emails, Facebook communications, Twitter communications, etc.) and does not retain substance abuse, mental health professionals or doctors as employees. Please contact your doctor or 911, not Parent Pathway, in case of an emergency; Parent Pathway is not responsible for following up on such communications.

Parent Pathway does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Contents of Ask Experts, Parent Blog, and Stories of Hope represent personal opinions of relevant professionals and also people with experience to share, and are not endorsed by Parent Pathway. Contents of Public Areas (as defined below) are personal opinions of the author, and are not endorsed by Parent Pathway. Rely at your own risk on any information provided by Parent Pathway, Parent Pathway employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Parent Pathway, or other visitors to the Site.

The Site allows users to read and comment on questions and answers from substance abuse, mental health and wellness professionals or other content providers; read about and comment on substance abuse, mental health and wellness-related products; read and comment on news-related stories, blogs, stories of hope, feature articles and other related content; read and comment on tips and anecdotes and other related content; vote in polls and view current poll results. The Site may allow users to participate in member communities including message boards and forums; use interactive tools that ask for personal information; create and share user-generated content such as blogs; attend webinars and participate in live chats with experts.

Use of some or all of these activities may require you to become a member of the Site by providing your email address, a username, password, date of birth, zip code and other personal information. If you are not comfortable providing any of this information, do not use this Site.

You may choose to receive newsletters periodically emailed to the user’s provided email address. A valid e-mail address must be provided if you want to sign up for these newsletters.  If you don’t want to receive Parent Pathway newsletters, then you are advised not to sign up for them. While Parent Pathway will use reasonable efforts to safeguard your email address, you are responsible for preventing others from using your address. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

Children

Be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 18. We are committed to protecting the privacy of children

Copyright and trademarks

The marks “Parent Pathway” is trademarks of Parent Pathway LLC. The materials on the site are copyrighted by us and/or other applicable rights holders.

Use of Content

Parent Pathway authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright © 2011, Parent Pathway, LLC All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any other use of the materials is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s). Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with Parent Pathway or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Parent Pathway. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Parent Pathway and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content. Parent Pathway reserves all rights to safeguard, protect and defend its or its licensor’s copyrights and other intellectual property.

Liability Disclaimer

THE SERVICE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. THAT MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SERVICE IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION. ANY ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS VOLUNTARY. WE WILL REGARD ALL ACCESS AS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER.

This site and its services are for consumer educational use only. Nothing contained in this site is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services provided on this site are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. This site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Because of the designated purpose of this site and the services it provides, you agree that Parent Pathway.com does not constitute a service that targets any one community, user group, business or industry. Because the site is designed for educational purposes, you also agree that it does not constitute “doing business” in any specific jurisdiction or soliciting business for us or any of our affiliated companies, subsidiaries or our parent company or establishing “minimum contacts” with any jurisdiction outside of the state of California.

We advise users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on this site. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.

We do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise that is not clearly identified as information, products, services or merchandise supplied by us. We also do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties.

We, and our content providers, cannot and do not guarantee or warrant against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. Users of this site are responsible for maintaining a means external to ParentPathwayClinic.com for the reconstruction of any lost data.

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

Warranties and limitation of liability

WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, SERVICE, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.

WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY BASED ON RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE.

Users’ representations

All site users represent and warrant that they are at least 18 years of age and that they possess the legal right and ability to agree to these Terms of Service and to use this site in accordance with these Terms of Service.

Finally, you agree that you will indemnify Parent Pathway against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any material you have posted.

The use of the Parent Pathway Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the Parent Pathway Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of Parent Pathway and its suppliers. Accordingly, Parent Pathway assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Parent Pathway Site.

The Parent Pathway Site and the content are provided on an “as is” basis. PARENT PATHWAY, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, 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. Without limiting the foregoing, Parent Pathway, 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 Parent Pathway Site or Parent Pathway.
  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 Parent Pathway Site.

In no event shall Parent Pathway, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Parent Pathway Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential 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 Parent Pathway Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Parent Pathway, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Parent Pathway Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. In the event that for any reason, the above limitation is held to be inapplicable, Parent Pathway, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Parent Pathway Site shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $10,000. Parent Pathway, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Parent Pathway Site are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms of Use are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

The personal information you submit to Parent Pathway is governed by the Parent Pathway Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the Parent Pathway Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

Public Areas and Media

While all visitors to the site can view the site, participate in polls and review current poll results, only members have the ability to post comments and upload media to the site, participate in the public areas including blogs, message boards and forums, chat rooms, comment fields and any other area of the Site to which users can post information (“Public Areas”) and use the various tools available on the Parent Pathway Site.

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. Occasionally Parent Pathway may use a question or content, or a variation of such question or content, submitted by members through the “Contact Us” link. In addition to the rights granted to Parent Pathway under this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, the member gives Parent Pathway all rights to use, post, modify, prepare derivative works from, publish, reproduce, edit, translate, distribute and display the submitted material. We will try to credit the author of the material but, whether the author is identified or not, Parent Pathway retains all rights to use the submitted material as it sees fit.

If you make any such submission, you agree that you will not send or transmit to Parent Pathway by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the “Contact Us” link) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Parent Pathway by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Parent Pathway by email, you automatically grant or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted Parent Pathway 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 or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Parent Pathway may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to Parent Pathway by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

You agree to only post or upload media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person. Photos or videos of celebrities and cartoon or comic images are usually copyrighted by the owner.

To protect your privacy, you agree that you will not submit any media that contains Personally Identifiable Information (including but not limited to name, phone number, email address or web site URL) of you or of anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission is strictly prohibited.

By uploading any media on the Parent Pathway site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.

It is strictly prohibited to upload media of any kind that contain expressions of hate, abuse, offensive images or conduct, obscenity, pornography, sexually explicit or any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and the Parent Pathway Privacy Policy.

You agree that you will not upload any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or this Web site.

By uploading any media like a photo or video, (a) you grant to Parent Pathway a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in the media; and (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorizes Parent Pathway to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify Parent Pathway and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with the terms described in this document.

Parent Pathway reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

Parent Pathway has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your Parent Pathway passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Parent Pathway account and password; (3) promptly inform Parent Pathway of any need to deactivate a password. You grant Parent Pathway and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. Parent Pathway cannot and does 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 Parent Pathway tools and services.

Communications in Public Areas

If you use a Public Area you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. Parent Pathway and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a mental health or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms of Use:

  • Using a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
  • Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Parent Pathway in its sole discretion;
  • Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  • After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
  • Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  • Impersonating another person;
  • Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
  • Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments;
  • Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments;
  • Posting the same note more than once or “spamming”; or
  • Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site, or which, in the judgment of Parent Pathway, exposes Parent Pathway or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

Parent Pathway reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  • Record and archive the content in Public Areas.
  • Approve any communication before it is posted to the Public Area.
  • Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
  • Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms of Use.
  • Terminate a user’s access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Parent Pathway Site upon any breach of these Terms of Use.
  • Monitor, edit, delete or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
  • Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Parent Pathway Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

Parent Pathway or its licensors have no liability or responsibility to users of the Parent Pathway Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Third-Party Sites

Parent Pathway may provide links to third-party web sites. Parent Pathway also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and Parent Pathway may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. Parent Pathway does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. Parent Pathway is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Parent Pathway 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. Parent Pathway does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the Parent Pathway Site.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Parent Pathway, 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 violation of these Terms of Use.

Parent Pathway is based in the United States of America, and makes no claims that Parent Pathway and the 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 Parent Pathway from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Survivability

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Use of Content, Liability, Privacy Policy, Public Areas and Media, Communications in Public Areas, Indemnity, and Jurisdiction; Applicable Laws.

Jurisdiction; Applicable Laws

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Parent Pathway, or in any way relating to your use of the Parent Pathway Site, resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Parent Pathway or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms of Use 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 Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Removal of Infringing Material

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by emailing Parent Pathway’s copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  • Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  • Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  • A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

Parent Pathway’s agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is as follows:

Parent Pathway, LLC – Copyright Infringement

copyrightinfringement@ParentPathway.com

Users’ agreement

Users will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party.

Users will not use this site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws.

Users will not use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party.

Users will not post material that 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.

Users will not impersonate another person.

Users will not hold us or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or parent company liable for damages including (but not limited to) loss of wages, revenue or business because of any services related to or provided by this site. The sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the services of this site will be to stop using the Service.

Users will indemnify us and any of our parent or subsidiary companies or organizations, and any of our successors, assigns or licensees, together with any of their respective officers, directors and employees, against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to use of the Service, or any breach or violation of this Agreement or any other term or condition contained on the Service.

Users agree to comply with all user responsibilities and obligations as stated in these Terms of Service.

General

We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and operation of this site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. You agree that these Terms and Conditions of Use and all incorporated agreements between us and you may be automatically assigned by us, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger, acquisition or liquidation.

Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others of these Terms and Conditions of Use does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms and Conditions of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us and any site user with respect to the site, its uses and services.

Use of cookies

See Privacy Policy for information regarding cookies and their use on our site.

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Parent Pathway maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Site who are repeat infringers. If you violate these Terms and Conditions of Use, your use of this site will terminate. We may notify you that you have breached the Agreement. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your access to this site, or any portion thereof, or discontinue providing the site, or any portion thereof. These actions are in addition to and not in lieu or limitation of any other right or remedy we may have available at law. Further, we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination or discontinuance.

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Parent Pathway Site, these Terms of Use and the Parent Pathway Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Parent Pathway with respect to the use of the Parent Pathway Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Parent Pathway.com Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted to info@ParentPathway.com.

Last updated: July 4, 2011

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