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Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

TREATMENTISHOPE TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY

 

Welcome to TreatmentIsHope! This Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (this “Agreement”) constitutes a legally binding agreement made by and between TreatmentIsHope, Inc., located at 133 Polk Ln. Bridgeton, NJ (“TreatmentIsHope”, “we” or “us”), and the users of this web site (this “Site”). This Agreement governs your use of this Site.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THIS SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE SO BOUND, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ASSENT TO ANY NEW PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT MAY BE POSTED ON THIS SITE IN THE FUTURE.

We take the safety of our community and members very seriously. When we or our community identify members who do not respect our terms of service and/or code of conduct, we will utilize a progressive review and warning system that may lead up to, or include, the temporary or permanent revocation of access to TreatmentIsHope.

Areas of this Site may have different terms posted. If there is a conflict between this Agreement and the terms posted for a specific area of this Site, the terms for the specific area of this Site shall have precedence with respect to your use of that area of this Site.

1. No Health Information. THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS SITE (THE “CONTENT”), WHETHER PROVIDED BY US OR BY USERS OF THIS SITE, IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR IN ANY PRODUCT PACKAGING OR LABEL. THE CONTENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL, HEALTH OR PSYCHIATRIC ADVICE. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY HEALTHCARE-RELATED QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL OR SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PROMPTLY. SHOULD YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, THEN CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN OR 911 IMMEDIATELY. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING MEDICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE BECAUSE OF ANY INFORMATION IN THIS SITE, AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE OR RELY ON THE CONTENT FOR DIAGNOSING OR TREATING A MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEM. THE TRANSMISSION AND RECEIPT OF CONTENT, OR COMMUNICATION VIA THE INTERNET, E-MAIL OR OTHER MEANS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR CREATE A DOCTOR-PATIENT, THERAPIST-PATIENT OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND TREATMENTISHOPE.

2. Opinions of Members. This Site provides an opportunity for our registered members (each, a “Member”) to express their own opinions about their recovery from addiction or other physical or mental diseases or afflictions. The opinions of our Members do not reflect the opinion of TreatmentIsHope, and are not endorsed by TreatmentIsHope. Although we will moderate the forum in order to remove material we deem objectionable, we may not always get to it immediately. Therefore, you agree that all posts reflect the opinion of the poster, not the opinion of TreatmentIsHope, and in order to participate, you waive your right to hold TreatmentIsHope legally responsible for the Content or the opinions or actions of other Members, interactions among Members, or relationships developed by you and another Member. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor interactions between Members and to take any other action to restrict access to or the availability of any material we may consider to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, violent, harassing, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, vulgar, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. You may not post, submit or transmit Content that: (a) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous; (b) advocates violence; (c) incites, encourages or threatens immediate physical harm against another; (d) presents and immediate and genuine danger to another person or entity; or (e) violates any applicable law, rule or regulation.

3. Your Account and Use of this Site. In order to become a Member, you must create an account (“Account”). You must provide accurate and complete registration information. You will also be asked to choose a username and a password for your Account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for any use of your Account. We recommend that you change your password often. You agree not to use the Account, username, or password of another Member at any time and to notify TreatmentIsHope immediately at “contact us” if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all Content that is posted by or through your Account on this Site, including any e-mail, and for your interactions with any user. You must be at least 18 years old to use this Site. You may not access this Site other than by the interfaces provided by TreatmentIsHope or interfere with or disrupt the operation of this Site.

4. Non-Commercial Use. This Site is for personal use only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically approved in writing by us. You will not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through this Site. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of communications that a Member can send to other Members and the sharing of any Content in any twenty-four (24) hour period to a number and amount that we deem appropriate in our sole discretion. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from your Content without notice and may result in suspension or termination of your account and the licenses granted hereunder.

5. No Disruption. You will not:

(i) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on this Site or the networks or services connected to this Site;

(ii) without TreatmentIsHope’s express written permission, introduce software or automated agents to this Site so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated messages, or to strip or mine data from this Site; or

(iii) interfere with, disrupt, or modify any data or equipment to manipulate the location-based functionality of this Site.

6. Intellectual Property Rights; License to Content. TreatmentIsHope or its licensors owns all materials on this Site, including without limitation, the TreatmentIsHope logo, designs, text, graphics, information, data, images, audio, video, applications, software, metadata, compilations, graphical user interfaces, other files and the selection, arrangement and organization thereof. We hereby grant you, subject to this Agreement, a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, limited and revocable license to view and use this Site. You may download or print a copy of any portion of this Site and Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, informational, or non-commercial purposes, provided that you do not alter or delete any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notices. Your license does not permit use of any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of this Site beyond the scope of the license granted above is prohibited. Copyright 2008-2011 TreatmentIsHope. All rights reserved. By posting, storing or transmitting any Content on or to this Site, you hereby: (a) grant TreatmentIsHope, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, right and license to use, copy, display, perform, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit and sublicense such Content in any form, in all media now known or hereafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise; and (b) agree that the Content is subject to being changed, rejected, or deleted without notice or explanation to you. You hereby irrevocably waive any claims based on moral rights, if any.

7. Privacy Policy and Security. TreatmentIsHope is committed to protecting the security of your personal information and personal Content. TreatmentIsHope uses a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information and personal Content from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Although TreatmentIsHope has taken significant steps to ensure that your personal information and personal Content is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, you should know that TreatmentIsHope cannot fully eliminate security risks and you agree TreatmentIsHope and its customers will not be held liable for the disclosure of your Personal Information or Content.

7.1 Definitions. “Personal Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, e-mail address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. “Anonymous Information” means information that is “de-identified” and not associated with or linked to your Personal Information, and does not permit the identification of individual persons.

7.2 Information Collected. When you create your Account, we collect your e-mail address, a username that you choose and a password, which is used to protect your Account from unauthorized access and your date of birth to prevent users who are not of legal age from accessing the Site. We also collect (at your option) your gender, the city, state and country where you live and any other additional information you may volunteer, such as any sobriety date you wish to share. TreatmentIsHope’s servers automatically record information about your use of this Site (such as number of sign-ins and number of times a link was clicked). This information is stored in association with your Account. TreatmentIsHope may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our customized content and advertising. TreatmentIsHope also collects any information that you voluntarily provide, either by posting it on this Site or by adding it to your personal profile. As you navigate this Site, certain information may also be collected passively, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, domain names, access times, and operating system. TreatmentIsHope also uses cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information and services for which you searched and which you viewed. This type of information is collected to make this Site’s products and services and this Site itself more useful to you, as well as to determine what products and services you may be interested in learning about.

7.3 Use of Personal Information and Content. Personal Information you submit is used either to respond to inquiries and requests that you make, to enable TreatmentIsHope to get in contact with you, or to aid TreatmentIsHope in providing better services and products to you. One of the purposes of this Site is for Members to share information with other Members. You should assume that any Personal Information and personal Content (including photos and videos) that you provide, enter into, or post on this Site (excluding the e-mail address you provide and the password you select during signing up) may be visible to every Member. TreatmentIsHope may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name and any other information that reasonably could be used to identify you) that make the information personally identifiable to you. TreatmentIsHope may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request, and usage patterns so that TreatmentIsHope may enhance services and Site. TreatmentIsHope may also use Anonymous Information to determine trend statistics toward the goal of finding better ways to treat addiction and other mental and physical disorders. None of this data can be used to personally identify an individual. TreatmentIsHope reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in its discretion including without limitation its customers. You can delete any information at any time that you have posted on the Site. If you deactivate your profile, your profile and all your information will be removed from the site. If you later reactivate your profile, your information will be restored to the Site.

7.4 Disclosure of Personal Information and Content. TreatmentIsHope does not trade, rent, or share your Personal Information or Content with third parties unless you grant TreatmentIsHope permission to do so. Although TreatmentIsHope currently does not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), TreatmentIsHope may in the future. TreatmentIsHope may share some or all of your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case TreatmentIsHope will require its Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Except for the foregoing, TreatmentIsHope will share your Personal Information and Content with third parties only in the following limited situations:

a. If TreatmentIsHope has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of TreatmentIsHope, its Members or the public as required or permitted by law; or

b. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, or otherwise transfer the operation and control of this Site to a third party.

7.5 Communications with Members. TreatmentIsHope may use your Personal Information to send you updates, newsletters, surveys, advertisements or notices of third parties’ products or services. You may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from TreatmentIsHope and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting TreatmentIsHope directly (please see contact information below).

7.6 Member Consent. BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CONTENT THROUGH THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CONTENT ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties.

8.1 Site. TREATMENTISHOPE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTIES, OR ASSURANCES AS TO THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, AVAILABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. EXCEPT WHERE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE, THIS SITE, AND ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THIS SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT LEGALLY PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, TREATMENTISHOPE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TREATMENTISHOPE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THIS SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED OR PURCHASED BY YOU THROUGH THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

8.2 Public Areas. If you use a public area of our Site, such as a chat room, online meeting, blog, or community (“Public Area”), you are solely responsible for your own communications, the disclosure of your personal health information, the consequences of posting these communications, and your reliance on any communications in the Public Area. TreatmentIsHope is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe that someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including, without limitation, any Members or Client), TreatmentIsHope is under no obligation to become involved.

8.3 Geographic Disclaimer. This Site is administered by TreatmentIsHope from Solana Beach, CA and is intended for users who are US residents. Access to this Site and Content may not be legal for some persons or in some countries outside the US. If you elect to access and use this Site and Content from outside of the US, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compiling with applicable laws and regulations.

8.4 MEMBER INTERACTIONS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY ONLINE OR OFFLINE INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TREATMENTISHOPE DOES NOT IN ANY WAY SCREEN ITS MEMBERS, NOR DOES TREATMENTISHOPE INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS MEMBERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS. TREATMENTISHOPE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE MEMBERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL TREATMENTISHOPE OR ITS CUSTOMERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS OF THE SITE OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH THE SITE. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SITE, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON. YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION) TO OTHER MEMBERS.

9. Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT LEGALLY PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, TREATMENTISHOPE AND ITS CUSTOMERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, OR USE OF THIS SITE, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS SITE, OR ANY INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS ON THIS SITE, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL TREATMENTISHOPE, ITS CUSTOMERS OR THEIR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THIS SITE, WHETHER OR NOT TREATMENTISHOPE OR ITS CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY. YOU AGREE THAT TREATMENTISHOPE’S AND ITS CUSTOMERS’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM, OR RELATING TO, THIS SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACCESS OR LACK OF ACCESS THERETO) IS LIMITED TO FIFTY US DOLLARS ($50). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

10. Third Party Content and Advertising. TreatmentIsHope has no responsibility for the availability, performance or content of websites operating by third parties and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content. You agree that you bear all risks associated with the use of third party sites and content. This Site may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. In consideration for TreatmentIsHope granting you access to and use of this Site, you agree that TreatmentIsHope may place such advertising on this Site. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by TreatmentIsHope on this Site are subject to change without notice, and may be targeted to the Content or queries made on this Site.

11. Changes; Termination. TreatmentIsHope reserves the right in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason at all, without notice or liability to you, to change or discontinue this Site or the Content on this Site, terminate your account or your access to this Site or the Services, with or without cause. Such reasons may include, without limitation, (a) your breach of any part of this Agreement, (b) your violation of the rights of any third party, or (c) your account becoming inactive for an extended period of time. If your account is terminated for any reason, TreatmentIsHope may, in its sole discretion, delete any Content.

12. Limitation of Actions. You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, relating to, or connected with your use of this Site or the Services, must be filed within one calendar year after such claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.

13. Contact Information. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us.

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