Agreement Between User and The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site (sometimes referred to herein as the “Web Site”) is comprised of various Web pages, some of which are also operated by The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston (sometimes referred to herein as the “Institute”). The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site is offered to you subject to and conditioned upon your acceptance,without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of this Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Modification of These Terms of Use

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Web Site is offered.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of the Institute and the Institute is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The Institute is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The Institute is providing these links to you only as a convenience; the inclusion of any link neither implies endorsement by the Institute of such site nor any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site, you warrant to the Institute that you will not use the Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Web Site nor interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Sites.

Use of Communication Services

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, the “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, the Institute reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and may remove any materials in its sole discretion. The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

The Institute reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the Institute’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or any relatives in any Communication Service. The Institute does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of The Brain and Spine Institute of North Houston.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials provided to the brain and spine institute of north houston or posted at any The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston does not claim ownership of the materials you provide (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to the Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, or uploading your Submission you are granting the Institute, as well as its affiliates and licensees, permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of any of its Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. The Institute is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

By posting or uploading your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in these Terms of Use including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, or upload the Submissions; and further, you agree to indemnify and hold The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston harmless for any claim, damage or injury made against the Institute relating to your Submission.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the the brain and spine institute of north houston web site at any time. Advice received via the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site, with the delay or inability to use the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston web site.

Termination / Access Restriction

The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

General

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Houston, Harris County, Texas (U.S.A.) in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site. Use of the Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Institute as a result of this Agreement or use of the Web Site. The Institute’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the Institute’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Web Site or information provided to or gathered by the Institute with respect to such use. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the Institute with respect to the Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and the Institute with respect to the Web Site. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish of the parties that this Agreement and all related documents be drafted and presented in English.

Copyright and trademark notices:

All contents of the The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston Web Site are: Copyright 2012 by The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston and/or its affiliates, customers, patients and vendors. All rights reserved.

Trademarks

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent.

All inquiries not relevant to the following procedure will receive no response. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

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