The Disclaimers set forth the limits to the warranties that we provide at the Doctor.com website (the “Website”). By using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted our Disclaimers as set forth below.
1. STANDARD DISCLAIMER AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.
To the extent permitted by law, we expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranties of quiet enjoyment and non-infringement and any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We also expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability arising from uploaded Content to our Website and for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, or inaccuracy contained in any posting on our Website. We further disclaim any liability for loss, damage, or bodily injury suffered by any party through reliance on any Content, advertisement, or review posted to this Website. We do not warrant that all errors, bugs, or defects can or will be corrected or that this Website will operate on a bug-free, error-free, continuous, or uninterrupted basis. We assume no responsibility for any damages to or viruses that may infect your equipment on account of your access to, use of, or viewing of the Website.
You agree and acknowledge that portions of the Website, including but not limited to listings for medical professionals and Content are the sole responsibility of the person or business from who such Content originated. You agree and acknowledge that we do not control and are not responsible for Content published on this Website, and that by using our Website, you could be exposed to Content, which is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. If you believe that any Content on the Website violates your rights for any reason, please email us at [email protected] with supporting documentation.
2. MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER.
You agree and acknowledge that any content posted to the Website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or a professional medical opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The information on this Website is not guaranteed to be accurate, up-to-date, correct or complete, and you should not rely on it to make any medical or health-related decisions. We expressly disclaim all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any Content on this Website. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of anything you have read on the Website.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, you should call your doctor or 911 immediately. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Website. You solely assume the risk of relying on information posted to our Website.
3. PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP DISCLAIMER .
We do not seek to establish any professional relationship with any person or entity as a result of any visit to this Website. Transmission of the information is not intended to create and receipt does not create, a doctor-patient or other professional relationship between you and any medical professional or other individual on this Website. Persons contacting us or any medical professional through this Website should not send personal health, confidential, or sensitive information, and should not ask specific medical questions. The Website is a public forum and any comments that you make or submit to us may be displayed publicly on that forum, so you should be cautious about making such comments. No information submitted electronically through the Website or email to us will be treated as privileged, confidential, sensitive or personal health information unless we have previously entered into a written agreement with you to protect such information. Any person submitting confidential or sensitive information to us without first entering a prior written agreement with us to protect such information waives all rights to confidential protection or doctor-patient privilege. We assume no responsibility for the loss or disclosure of any information that you transmit to us via the Internet.
4. ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER .
(a) Dietary Supplements. We may have advertisers on our Website who manufacture or sell dietary supplements and make claims about the product they are selling. In such cases, the manufacturer is solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy and truthfulness of all such claims. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) does not evaluate or approve dietary supplements or any advertising claims. In addition, please be advised that dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
If you are pregnant, nursing, diabetic, on medication, have a chronic medical condition, or are beginning a weight control program, please consult your physician before making any dietary changes. Also, please discontinue use immediately if any allergic reaction occurs.
If you think that you have suffered a serious harmful effect or illness from a dietary supplement, you should immediately contact or see your healthcare provider immediately. We then encourage you and your healthcare provider to report this problem to the FDA.
Your health care provider can call FDA’s MedWatch hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088 and/or submit a report by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178 or via the FDA website at www.fda.gov. The MedWatch program provides a way for health care providers to report problems believed to be caused by FDA-regulated products such as drugs, medical devices, medical foods and dietary supplements.
You, or anyone, may report a serious adverse event or illness directly to FDA if you believe it is related to the use of any of the above-mentioned products, by calling FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088, by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or reporting the problem via the FDA website at www.fda.gov FDA would like to know when you think a product caused you a serious problem, even if you are not sure that the product was the cause, or even if you do not visit a doctor or clinic. In addition to communicating with FDA on-line or by phone, you may use the postage-paid MedWatch form available from the FDA Web site.
(b) Weight Loss Products. We may have advertisers on our Website who manufacture or sell products designed for weight loss. You should always consult your physician or health care professional before starting any weight loss effort or regimen. We specifically warn minors, pregnant women, and individuals with any type of heath condition to seek professional medical advice prior to initiating any form of weight loss effort or regimen, or to making any dietary changes. As with any health or fitness program, a sensible eating plan and regular exercise are required in order to achieve long-term weight loss.
(c) Medical Device Products. We may have advertisers on our Website who manufacture or sell medical device products. You should always consult your physician to find out if using a medical device product is right for you. Medical devices can pose risks and may have serious side effects for some patients. Also, certain medical devices are not appropriate for use by all patients.
(d) Expert Endorsements. We may have advertisers on our Website who include expert endorsements in their advertisements. Any experts shown in an advertisement were retained solely by the advertiser to appear in the advertisement and may not be actual medical professionals.
(e) Specific Outcomes. If any of our advertisers provide any specific examples of outcomes on this Website, please be advised that we cannot guarantee a similar outcome in your case or the case of any third party. Outcomes are specific to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical.