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Terms of use

Effective as of May 10, 2006.


Welcome to Connectance.  By using our Web site and the services offered through the Web site (the "Service"), you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms of Use.  Please review the following terms carefully.  If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this site.  The term “Connectance” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Connectance, Inc., the owner of the Web site.  The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our Web site.

1. Acceptance of Terms of Use
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Your access and use of our Web site located at www.connectance.com, including any and all content, information and materials provided within it, is subject to your acceptance of, and compliance with, the provisions of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy (which you should also read), and your subscription agreement if you are a subscriber to the Service.  By accessing and using our Web site, you will automatically be taken to have read, understood and accepted these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, please cease to access and use the Web site and Service (including anything you have copied or downloaded from the Web site).  These Terms of Use may be amended at any time by us from time to time without specific notice to you.  The latest version of these Terms of Use will be posted on our Web site and you should review these Terms of Use prior to using the Web site.

2. About Our Web Site.

Our Web site is provided for use by healthcare organizations and doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.  Through the Web site, we provide a reference tool to assist doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in providing care for their patients.  In order to access and use this tool, you must be a subscriber to the Service, which means that you: (1) have been authorized by a company or other organization that provides healthcare that has subscribed to the Service; or (2) have personally subscribed tothe Service; or (3) have otherwise been authorized by us.

3. Your Obligations.

You agree to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations when accessing or using the Web site or Service.  In addition, you agree not to do any of the following while using our Web site or the Service:

  • intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation;
  • access, tamper with or use non-public areas of the website, or Connectance's computer systems. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access or tamper with these areas may be subject to prosecution;
  • frame or link to our Web site except as permitted in writing by us;
  • use the Service for your personal commercial gain (except in relation to your performance of healthcare services) or to sell or trade in any material copied or downloaded from the Web site or attempt to generate private business from other users, subscribers, doctors, nurses or healthcare workers or organizations;
  • not to change any of the text or images contained in or merge it with any other text or images, or forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise its origin

4. Copyright.

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation and other matters related to the Web site and the Service are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights.  You may not sell, reproduce, distribute, copy, duplicate, resell, modify, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works based on, repost, exploit for any commercial purpose, or otherwise use any of the content or information provided through the Web site or the Service in any way for any public or commercial purpose without our prior written consent.  In addition, You agree not to remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice contained in any information or reports downloaded or printed from the Web site.  You may not use the information from the Web site or Service on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose or make any portion of the Web site available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet or any other technology now existing or developed in the future.  If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use our Web site, the Service and any content or information obtained through the Service will automatically terminate and you must immediately destroy any copies thereof.

5. Trademarks.

Connectance is our trademark.  Other product and company names mentioned on the Web site are trademarks of their respective owners.

6. Links to other Web Sites.

Our Web site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions express in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us.  Inclusion of any linked web site on our Web site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by us. If you decide to leave our Web site and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

We select what we believe to be the most credible and reliable medical material for inclusion in the Service, which may be provided by third parties.  However, there may be omissions or inaccuracies in such information.  Furthermore, the results produced by the Service are dependent upon the symptoms, indications, and laboratory and imaging results inputted by you.  THEREFORE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELEVANCY OF ANY INFORMATION OR RESULTS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE.  The information and results provided through the Service are for informational purposes only and are not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice.
We assume no liability to patients with respect to the actions of physicians, health care facilities and other users of the Service, and are not responsible for any injury, death or damage resulting from the use, misuse or interpretation of information obtained through the Service.
WE PROVIDE THE SERVICE “AS IS” AND MAKE NO MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE.
IN NO EVENT WILL CONNECTANCE, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OR RESULTS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE.  NEITHER CONNECTANCE NOR AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES) EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF CONNECTANCE, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE INFORMATION OR RESULTS PROVIDED BY CONNECTANCE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID BY YOU TO CONNECTANCE IN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM.

8. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Connectance, its officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, licensors or other partners, from and against any claims, actions, liability, damages and/or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, made by any third party due to or resulting from your use of the Service; your connection to the Service; your violation of the rights of others; or these Terms of Use.

9. General Provisions.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by applicable U.S. federal law and the laws of the State of California, excluding any conflict of law provisions.  You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. federal and California state courts located in San Francisco, California, in connection with any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use or its subject matter, and you irrevocably waive any right that they may have to assert that any such court lacks jurisdiction or that such forum is not convenient.  If any provision in these Terms of Use should be held illegal or unenforceable by a court having jurisdiction, such provision shall be modified to the extent necessary to render it enforceable without losing its intent, or severed from these Terms of Use if no such modification is possible, and other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.  A waiver by Connectance of any term or condition of these Terms of Use or any breach thereof, in any one instance, shall not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

10.   Contacting Us.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us by emailing us at comments@connectance.com or writing to us at
Connectance, Inc
38 Miller Avenue #315
Mill Valley, CA 94941.

 

 

 

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