Terms and Policies
Dementia Society, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of individuals who contact the Society. Information collected by Dementia Society, Inc. is for the sole purpose of furthering the Society's mission, and will not be sold, rented or traded. The only personal information collected by the Dementia Society, Inc. is that which is freely provided by contact through phone calls, mail, donations or our website. Personal information is stored in a secure environment and access only by authorized personnel with a legitimate and specific business purpose. By providing information, you consent to the collection, and understand that it may be used by Society to make further contact. To opt out of any or all methods of contact, follow the instructions on literature, if provided, or notify us by email (see below, by telephone or letter (see phone and address information below). Please note that discussions on group message boards are pubic information, and not protected under the privacy policies.
REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.
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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you may use this website. By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions you are advised not to use this site.
Dementia Society, Inc. may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued use of the Dementia Society, Inc. website will mean you accept those changes. These Terms and Conditions are the sole agreement between you and the Dementia Society, Inc. regarding use of the website and cannot be modified except in writing and signed by the Dementia Society, Inc., or posted on this website.
Section 1. Disclaimer
The contents of the website, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from articles written by content contributors, and other material contained on the website (“Material”) are for informational purposes only. The Material is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you have about a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in receiving it because of something you have read on the Dementia Society, Inc. website. Additionally, the Dementia Society, Inc. does not give legal or financial advice. You should always seek the advice of competent legal counsel and financial advisers for any legal or financial questions you have.
Any listings or links to the websites of medical, legal or financial professionals on this website are strictly informational only. The Dementia Society, Inc. does not recommend or endorse the services of specific professionals or verify their competency. You are responsible for making independent decisions on what professionals to use based on your own criteria and volition.
The Dementia Society, Inc., its agents and others involved in assembling or disseminating information are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in the Material, or any action resulting from reliance on the Material.
The Dementia Society, Inc. does not endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the website. Reliance on any information provided by the Dementia Society, Inc., Dementia Society, Inc. employees, or others appearing on the website at the invitation of the Dementia Society, Inc., or other visitors to the website is solely at your own risk.
Section 2. Use of Material
The Dementia Society, Inc. authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Material on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use.
The contents of this website, such as text, logos, graphics, images and other material (“Material”) are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Commercial use or publication of any Material is strictly prohibited without the express, written authorization of the Dementia Society, Inc. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell, republish, reproduce, post, broadcast or modify the Material or use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the express, written authorization of the Dementia Society, Inc. The use of the Material on any other website or in any networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Material.
Section 3. Links to Other websites
The website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to the users of our website and not as an endorsement by the Dementia Society, Inc. of the contents of such third-party websites or endorsements by the owners of a third party website of the Dementia Society, Inc. The Dementia Society, Inc. is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. If you decide to access links to third party websites, you do so at your own risk.
Section 4. Indemnity
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Dementia Society, Inc., its officers, directors, agents and employees, from and against any third party claims, actions or demands including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees and costs alleging or resulting from your use of the Material on the website, or your breach of these Terms and Conditions. The Dementia Society, Inc. will notify you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
Section 5. User Submissions
a) If you submit an article or other form of information, including postings to a listserv, message board, or web log, (“Submission”) on this website you do so with the understanding that the Submission is not confidential. By posting Submissions on the website you automatically grant the Dementia Society, Inc. a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission alone or as part of other works in any form, media, technology whether now known or later developed, and to sublicense such rights to sublicensees.
b) When you submit information, your are responsible for the consequences of its posting. When posting an article or other form of information you agree not to do the following things:
• Post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner;
• Post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner;
• Post materials that infringes on any intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
• Post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user of the website or any person or entity;
• Post a sexually explicit image;
• Post advertisements or solicitations of business;
• Post chain letters or pyramid schemes;
• Impersonate another person, or
• Take any action that might interfere with the functionality of this website or the materials contained on the website.
c) Dementia Society, Inc. does not screen Submissions of material in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring any Material posted by website users. If it comes to the attention of Dementia Society, Inc. that there may be Material that does not conform to these Terms and Conditions, Dementia Society, Inc. may investigate the situation and determine in good faith, and in its sole discretion, whether to remove or request removal of the Submission. Dementia Society, Inc. has no liability or responsibility to website users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. Dementia Society, Inc. reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the website for violating these Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove Material that is abusive, illegal, or disruptive.
Section 6. Dementia Society, Inc.’s Liability
Although the Dementia Society, Inc. has made every effort to assure that the contents of this website are correct and complete, the content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Material posted by users of the website or about the results to be obtained from using the website and the Material. The Dementia Society, Inc. does not endorse the opinions expressed in any Material. The use of the website and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time, however, are not obligated to update this website and the contents may be out of date.
THE WEBSITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE DEMENTIA SOCIETY, INC., AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE DEMENTIA SOCIETY, INC. AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DEMENTIA SOCIETY, INC., ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED BY THIS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTIAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE website AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY EVEN IF THE DEMENTIA SOCIETY, INC. IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Section 7. Trademarks
Using any of the trademarks or logos of the Dementia Society, Inc. without prior written consent is strictly prohibited
Section 8. Jurisdiction
This website and its contents are designed to comply with the laws and regulations of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any legal action or proceeding related to this website shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Updated May, 2018