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IAN COMMUNITY

User Agreement

This is an agreement between the Interactive Autism Network (“IAN”) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (“KKI”) and the user of this site (referred to as “you” here). By accessing this site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, do not use the site. This agreement contains our Privacy Policy and the IAN Community Discussion Forum Rules of Use.

We may terminate your access to the site or any part of it at any time with or without notice, in our sole discretion.

Not Medical Advice

The content contained on this site is not intended to and does not constitute medical advice, and no doctor/patient relationship is formed. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy, or currency of the content is not warranted or guaranteed. The use of information on the site or materials linked from the site is at the user’s own risk. The contents of the site, such as text, graphics, images and other materials are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should always seek the advice of physicians or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition. Users should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something on the site. The site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that might be mentioned on the site.

No False Information

You shall not provide any false information in connection with the use of this site. Also, you agree to update or correct any information which you have provided if such information becomes outdated or misleading.

Disclaimers

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY AND TITLE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

This site may also contain references to and/or hyperlinks to other web pages and publications outside of this site. IAN does not monitor and bears no responsibility for the content of these pages. These pages and their content, including but not limited to factual statements and opinions, are the sole responsibility of their creators. They do not represent, implicitly or explicitly, the positions, policies, or opinions of IAN.

Full and Complete Agreement Regarding Website

These terms and conditions represent the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and us regarding your rights to access and use the site including the collection of information through this site, and supersedes all prior agreements and representations (whether written or oral), regarding this subject matter, except as is otherwise provided herein.

Other Terms

Our Privacy Policy is part of this agreement. Please read it. It contains important information about how we use information about you.

No waiver, modification or amendment of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective against IAN or KKI unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized official of IAN or KKI. We do not waive any power or right under this agreement even if we don’t always insist on strict compliance with any of these terms and conditions, or if we delay or fail to exercise any power or right given to us in this agreement.

All rights and remedies given to IAN or KKI in these terms and conditions are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies which IAN or KKI otherwise has at law or equity.

These terms and conditions shall be binding upon you and your executors, heirs, successors and assigns.

These terms and conditions and your rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by you without the prior written permission of IAN or KKI and shall inure to the benefit of IAN’s or KKI’s successors and assigns whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise. IAN or KKI may assign this agreement or any of its rights or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of these terms and conditions, and the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect. A printed version of these terms and conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings.

Minors

Children under the age of eighteen (18) may not use our site. We have no intention of collecting or using personal identifying information from children. But, we cannot control access to the Internet. We advise parents and guardians to supervise their children’s use of the Internet. IAN and KKI adhere to TITLE XIII – “The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.”

Choice of Law and Personal Jurisdiction; Jury Trial

This site is created and controlled by us in the State of Maryland, U.S.A. The laws of the State of Maryland govern any disputes between you and us arising in connection with this agreement, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE IN AN APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN BALTIMORE CITY, STATE OF MARYLAND AND THE PARTIES UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT EACH PARTY MAY HAVE TO ASSERT THE DOCTRINE OF FORUM NON CONVENIONS OR TO OBJECT TO VENUE AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL.

This agreement shall not be governed by the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) as adopted in Maryland under Title 21 of the Commercial Law Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, as amended from time to time. This agreement shall be governed by the common law of Maryland relating to written agreements without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles, as well as other statutory provisions, other than UCITA, which may apply, and shall be interpreted and enforced as if UCITA had never been adopted in Maryland. All activity occurring in connection with the site (including, but not limited to, accessing pages, and downloading materials) is presumed to occur in the State of Maryland.

Limitations of Liability

When you access this site, you agree that IAN and KKI shall not be liable to you for any loss or injury caused in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information gained from the site. In no event will IAN or KKI be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken by you on the basis of such information or for any incidental, consequential, special, or similar damages.

Copyright

Copyright of the text contained in this site is owned by KKI. These text materials may be used, downloaded, reproduced, publicly displayed, or reprinted for personal or nonprofit educational research purposes only provided that the following attribution appears in all copies: “Reproduced with permission of KKI, Baltimore, MD.” Permission is required for all other uses. The text reproduced from this website must not be modified in any way.

The site may also contain graphic images and other non-text-based materials. All rights to these materials are reserved to KKI and/or the copyright owners who license such materials to us. Prior written permission to use, download, reproduce, publicly display, or reprint any of these materials must be obtained from KKI or other copyright owner.

COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS

Users of this site shall abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including those pertaining to libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement.

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