TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/13/2016 (“Effective Date”)
Welcome to the AASM SleepTM, LLC’s (“AASM”) AASM SleepTM website (“Site”). Please take a few minutes to review the following statements containing important legal information and other terms and conditions of use of this Site. Thank you for your cooperation.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION
The Site is produced by and for AASM. All use of the Site is subject to the Terms and Conditions set forth below (“Terms” or “Terms and Conditions”). By entering and using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and understood such Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. The Site is designed and intended for educational purposes only. AASM does not endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend any information, products or services discussed or advertised on the Site or linked from the Site.
Services Provided. The Site provides a technology platform and infrastructure to enable health care professionals to deliver care to patients using telemedicine and/or to connect individuals who are seeking sleep medicine services with participating sleep doctors and sleep practices. The Site also provides administrative services as well as information and resources for individuals seeking general information on sleep medicine. AASM, through the Site or otherwise, does not provide medical care or practice medicine or any other licensed profession, and AASM does not interfere with the practice of medicine or other licensed profession by sleep doctors or other health care professionals.
No Medical Advice or Physician-Patient Relationship. THE CONTENT OF THE SITE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED TO BE, MEDICAL ADVICE. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO CREATE, AND RECEIPT OF IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE, A PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. THE CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL CONDITION OR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR A CONSULTATION WITH A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THE CONTENT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE; IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE; AND DOES NOT COVER ALL DISEASES, AILMENTS, PHYSICAL CONDITIONS, OR THEIR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. THE CONTENT OF THE SITE SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF A VISIT, CALL OR CONSULTATION WITH, OR THE ADVICE OF, YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL HEALTH CARE-RELATED QUESTIONS, CALL OR SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROMPTLY. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST BEFORE TAKING ANY PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS, INCLUDING ANY HERBAL MEDICINES OR SUPPLEMENTS. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT, BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE READ ON THE SITE.
Information Presented by AASM. The information presented on behalf of AASM on the Site is designed for informational and educational purposes only. By creating an account on the Site, you are agreeing to opt-in to the receipt of newsletters and other information regarding common medical and health related topics. Although AASM endeavors to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information presented by or on behalf of AASM on Site, including sleep doctor listing information, it does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of such information, and therefore, makes no representation or warranty regarding the same. Furthermore, AASM does not endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend any information, products or services discussed or advertised on the Site or linked from the Site. Reliance on any information, products or services appearing on the Site that is provided by AASM or AASM employees is solely at your own risk.
Disclaimer of Endorsement. The listing of health care professionals and practices on the Site is provided as a service for individuals who wish to locate a sleep doctor in their area. This listing contains information obtained from sources believed to be reliable but AASM has not attempted to validate or confirm the information. The listing is updated periodically, based on information submitted by the health care professionals listed therein. AASM does not endorse, guarantee, warrant or recommend any health care professional or practice, or any of the services they may provide.
Information Presented by Users and Third Parties. Any content and/or opinions uploaded or submitted by a third party, including a sleep doctor, other physician, or other health care professional, such as articles, hyperlinks, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, individual user profiles, comments, opinions, or other dialogue, any other content or opinions in any form and responses to questions (hereinafter “User-Posted Content”) are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of AASM. AASM makes no representation or warranty regarding User-Posted Content that is posted or uploaded by users of the Site or other third parties, and AASM expressly disclaims any and all liability related thereto. By using the Site, you agree to hold AASM harmless from any and all claims arising out of User-Posted Content. Reliance on any information, products or services appearing on the Site, whether provided by AASM, third parties at the invitation of AASM, or other individuals is solely at your own risk.
Liability of AASM and its Licensors. THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION DO NOT PURPORT TO LIMIT LIABILITY OR ALTER YOUR RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED ABOVE, THE SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AASM does not warrant that (a) the Site will meet your requirements, (b) operation of the services via the Site will be uninterrupted or virus- or error-free or (c) errors will be corrected. All warranties of any kind, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, freedom from defects, uninterrupted use and all warranties implied from any course of dealing or usage of trade, are disclaimed. Any oral or written advice provided by AASM or its authorized agents does not and shall not create any warranty. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH MEANS THAT SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU AGREE THAT AASM IS NOT LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION), HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER ARISING IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), EVEN IF AASM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT AASM IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM, DEMAND OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL AASM’S AND ITS AFFILIATES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE SITE FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS (US $1,000) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO USE THE SITE DURING THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE ACTION THAT GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
You acknowledge and agree that the above limitations of liability together with the other provisions in these Terms that limit liability are essential terms and that AASM would not be willing to grant you the rights set forth in these Terms but for your agreement to the above limitations of liability.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
User Obligations. In order to access the Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to sign a binding contract and possess the legal right and ability to agree to these Terms and Conditions. You agree to fully, completely, accurately and truthfully create a Site account. You agree to comply in all respects with these Terms and Conditions as they may be amended, updated or revised from time to time.
As we add new features, we may need to modify or supplement these Terms. We do not intend to change these Terms very often but reserve the right to do so. When we modify these Terms, we will update the Effective Date above. We also will notify you of any material change by posting notice on this webpage. Whenever possible, we will notify you in advance and will not make changes that have a material retroactive effect on your privacy rights unless we are legally required to do so.
Your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms. The amended Terms supersede all previous versions of the Terms. We encourage you to review these Terms frequently and to print out a copy of these Terms for your records.
As a condition of use of the Site, you warrant to AASM that you will not use the Site in any unlawful manner or in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. AASM also retains the right to limit, suspend, discontinue or deny access to the Site at any time, and without notice, to anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions as AASM considers appropriate or necessary in its sole discretion, including but not limited to (1) security reasons (2) alleged or suspected breach of these Terms and Conditions, or (3) the protection of intellectual property. Your failure to comply with the provisions of copyright and trademark restrictions and member obligations may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.
Copyright and Trademark Notices. The content of material provided by AASM on the Site is copyrighted by AASM or used by AASM under license or other legal authority. AASM and its licensors retain all copyrights and other proprietary rights in or relating to any content, including but not limited to software, provided on the Site. All rights are reserved and such content may not be reproduced, downloaded, modified, published, displayed, disseminated, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of AASM or as indicated below. You may download and print a small number of copies of the content for scientific or educational uses. You may not sell, transfer, reproduce, transmit, distribute, perform or display such content for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the prior express written consent of AASM.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND ADVERTISING
Any suspected violations of these Terms and Conditions or misuse of the Site should be immediately reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS OF USE
Resolution and Disputes. Prior to initiating any legal action against AASM, you will give AASM at least 60 days' advanced written notice. AASM will provide notice by mail or e-mail using the contact information on file with AASM and you must provide such notice by mail to Steve Van Hout, 2510 N Frontage Rd, Darien, IL 60561.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Any cause of action you may have that arises out of or relates to the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. Exclusive jurisdiction over any cause of action arising out of or relating to the Site shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois. You agree and submit to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
You explicitly agree that any claims or actions that you may otherwise have against AASM under the laws of any jurisdiction outside the United States are hereby waived (including claims or actions under the laws of your own country) and that your sole location and applicable law for any dispute is in the United States according to the terms of this Section. This provision does not, however, apply if you are a consumer residing in a jurisdiction that permits you to make your claim a legally competent court of the jurisdiction where you reside.
Indemnification. YOU ALSO AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS AASM AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE DELIVERY OF THE SITE OR THE DELIVERY OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OVER THE SITE, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES, FROM ANY CLAIM, COMPLAINT OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Construction. If any part of the Terms and Conditions are deemed unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be construed to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties. The other provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. AASM’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of the provision. Neither a course of dealing or conduct between you and AASM nor any trade practices shall be deemed to modify the Terms and Conditions. You and AASM agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to the interpretation or construction of these Terms.
Jurisdictional Issues; Taxes. AASM makes no representation that the Services are appropriate or available for use outside the U.S. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. AASM reserves the right to limit the availability of the Services in any geographic area or for any person at any time. Access to the Services from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited.
Any software offered on or through the Services Is subject to United States export controls. No software may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country designated by Sponsor and/or the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using any software through the Services, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
You are solely responsible for any and all duties, taxes, levies or fees (including any sales, use or withholding taxes) imposed by any taxing authority in connection with your use of the Services.
Your affirmative act of using and/or registering for the Site and any of the Services offered on the Site constitutes your electronic signature to these Terms, which includes the AASM Privacy Statement, and your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically.