KINNECTED Terms of Service
Last Updated: June 4, 2019
Welcome to the Kinnected Terms of Service (the “Terms”). We are looking forward to having you be a part of this community. Before doing so we strongly encourage you to please read these Terms carefully because they govern your use of our website www.kinnected.org (the “Site”) and the services and products available at or through the website. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.. To make these Terms easier to read, the Site and our products and services are collectively called the “Services.”
Who we are
First, we are humans. Second we are humans trying to make a difference in the way we think about healthcare. We believe there is power in community and supporting one another. We have created a platform that encourages honest, true dialogue about your personal experiences with a hope that the community learns from one another in a healing positive light. If nothing else we hope you find your tribe.
To maintain the integrity of our work we have put together this terms of service to honor our relationship. While our services are based in community health, it is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. We recognize sharing information is therapeutic but this is not traditional therapy. Information, experiences or ideas shared on this platform is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any health or mental ailments.
Before you engage with us we need you to acknowledge the following:
- I understand that I am solely responsible for my own physical, emotional or mental health at all times.
- I acknowledge this is a community engaging health platform and that health providers are a part of this community. I understand that content contributed by health providers is not formal medical advice and should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice or otherwise.
- I understand that the purpose of this platform is to build community and I will adhere to the community expectations.
- I understand that I can contribute as little or as much as I desire and I am in full control of the information, stories, experiences I desire to share
Agreement to Terms
By accessing, or using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, it’s simple: do not use the Services.
Changes to Terms or Services
We may modify the Terms and our Services at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we will let you know by email or by posting notice on the Site. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because continuing to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms on the Site indicates to us that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms, then please discontinue use of the Services immediately. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services at any time, and without notice to you, at our sole discretion.
Creating an Account
In order to access and use the Services, you will need to create an account (your “Account”). By creating an Account, you become a “Member” and represent that you are thirteen (13) years or older and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.
For Health Professionals.
For General Members
Your Account should be yours – don’t use the Services under the name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person, or use a username that is subject to the rights of another person without appropriate authorization. You must be a human to use the Services and an automated account is not allowed. This policy also applies beyond Account creation to the general use of the Services. “Robot” (or automatic) activity is not allowed. Keep it real folks.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, false or misleading, or to reclaim any username that you create through the Services that violates our Terms. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Account, and agree to notify us if your password is lost, stolen, or disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You are responsible for activities that occur under your Account.
We welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to the Services. You can submit feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.. You grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise exploit the feedback for any purpose.
For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, information, personal information, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided, or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) any Content that Members (including you) provide to be made available through the Services.
You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Services, including its compliance, legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By posting Content to the Services, you grant Kinnected a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licenseable, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Services. You will have the option to designate the Content you provide as private or public. You agree that this license includes the limited right for us to make such Content that you designate as public available to other Members of the Services, who may also use such Content subject to these Terms. You also have the option to designate the Content as private which is also licensed to us to make visible to just you and those in your network that you designate.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of the Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, HIPPA rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person.
Kinnected does not claim any ownership rights in any Content that you make available through the Services and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your own Content. For clarity, you grant us a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licenseable, worldwide license to use any Content submitted by you in relation to delivering the Services.
We invite you to participate in our community, but ask that you respect other Members just like yourself when posting Content and using the Services.
You Agree NOT to:
- use language or transmit content that may be considered offensive or profane to other Members or users. This includes profanity and offensive images, or other media containing obscene, sexually explicit, or excessively violent content.
- harass or threaten other Members or users. Harassing behavior and language includes insults, ethnic or homophobic slurs, defamatory statements, invasive statements that may infringe on a Member’s privacy, or the transmission or sharing of any content that may cause another Member or user to experience ridicule, threat, or discomfort.
- submit material that violates a third party’s proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, or that otherwise violates any applicable law;
- publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us, our Members, or any third party;
- publish any private information of someone (like their address or phone number);
- submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
- post advertisements;
- impersonate another person or represent yourself as affiliated with us, our staff, or other industry professionals;
- solicit a Member’s password or other Account information; or
- harvest Member names, addresses, or email addresses for any purpose.
This list is an example and is not intended to be complete or exhaustive. We don’t have an obligation to monitor your access to, or use of, the Services, but we reserve the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body. We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to your Account or any Content that we consider, in our sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Services.
You can remove your Content by specifically deleting it. However, in certain instances, some of your Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be completely removed, or may not be removable (audible content), and copies of your Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of the Content.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Kinnected grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to access and view our content (“Our Content”) solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services. For the purposes of these Terms, Our Content shall include all text, graphics, images, site and screen layouts, arrangements and themes, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship by us or our affiliates of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted or generated by us or our partners or affiliates.
You have the right to view and access Our Content. However, you may not copy, borrow, modify, or otherwise reproduce, and must immediately cease using, copying, borrowing, modifying, or otherwise reproducing any site and screen layouts, arrangements and themes provided through this Service. At no time is any Member permitted to: (i) transfer, sublicense, sell, lease, lend, rent, or otherwise distribute Our Content or the Services to a third party; (ii) decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or create derivative works of the Services or any of Our Content; or (iii) use the Services or Our Content in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms.
The Services contain material that may be protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, audio, video, graphic, photographic and text information, and all of OUr Content. Kinnected and any of its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in, and to the Services and to Our Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Our Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary rights or notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services and Our Content. Further, you may not modify, distribute, publish, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit any of Our Content, in whole or in part. Any violation of these restrictions may result in intellectual property infringement that may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties. You will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from a submission of information protected by intellectual property rights in a third party, if such submission is made without express permission of the intellectual property rights holder.
We respect copyright law and expect our visitors and Members to do the same. It is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the Accounts of Members who repeatedly infringe the rights of copyright holders.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that Content infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the Content be removed or access to it blocked. Federal law requires that your notification include the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail; (v) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The notification must be sent to:
Attn: Legal Department
140 Lakeside Ave. Ste A-82
Seattle, WA 98122-6538
We provide the above contact information for purposes of the DMCA only and reserve the right to respond only to correspondence that is relevant to this purpose.
Links to Third Party Websites or Resources
The Services may contain links to or resources of third-party websites (that are not affiliated with you or other Members). We are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites, resources or links displayed on such sites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any third-party websites or resources.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Kinnected, or its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debts, or expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees), to the extent allowed by applicable law, that arise from or are caused by: (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) your violation of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, moral or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to any third party. This section shall survive these Terms and your use and termination of the Services.
Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services or your Account, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, indemnification, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution provisions.
THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER KINNECTED NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, MOBILE DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT KINNECTED HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT WILL KINNECTED’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE MAY HAVE PAID FOR USE OF THE SERVICES DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CAUSE OF ACTION, OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS TO KINNECTED, AS APPLICABLE.
We prefer to resolve things amicably when possible; therefore, you agree to the following dispute resolution policy in connection with any potential claims or disputes arising from your use of the Application. Start by notifying us of your dispute by sending a notice to email@example.com..
b. Arbitration: In the event that informal negotiations are unsuccessful, the parties agree to follow the arbitration procedures set forth by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to resolve the dispute.
c. Binding Arbitration: If for any reason arbitration is unsuccessful or unavailable to the parties, parties agree to submit to binding arbitration in the jurisdiction of the State of Washington. Each of us is responsible for paying our own filing, administrative and arbitrator fees. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Kinnected and you. These Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between us. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect.
Any notices or other communications provided by Kinnected under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given by us (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Kinnected. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
Questions & contact information
If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.