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Disclaimer & Terms of Use

 

Effective Date: March 1, 2021

This website is maintained by the Hepatitis B Foundation and its affiliates (collectively, “HBF,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) at https://www.hepb.org/ (such website and any portions thereof, the “Website”). By using the Website, including any content and services offered on or through it, you agree to be bound by the following conditions (“Terms of Use”). You should check these Terms of Use periodically for changes, since we may modify them at any time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective at the time of posting. By using this Website after we have posted such changes, you agree to those changes for all past and future use, whether or not you have reviewed them. HBF reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to Website and to terminate these Terms of Use. If at any time you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Website.

The Website is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older, and is not intended or designed to attract individuals under the age of 18. HBF does not collect personally identifiable information from any person visiting the website, unless they voluntarily share contact information while signing up to receive information or make a donation.

License for Personal and Limited Use

You are granted a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Website only for non-commercial purposes and this license is expressly conditioned on your continued acceptance of, and compliance with, these Terms of Use. You warrant that you will abide by, without limitation, all applicable laws with respect to your use of the Website and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Website by other users or with the operation and management of the Website. You will, at all times, provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information when submitting information or materials on the Website.

Restrictions on Use

The contents of the Website are the property of the Hepatitis B Foundation and may be protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not duplicate, copy, modify, scrape, publish, display, re-distribute or exploit in any other way the information, photos and other content posted on the Website, in whole or in part, without prior written consent from HBF.

HBF allows users to hyperlink to materials on the Website from their own websites or social media accounts in a way that is fair, legal, and does not damage or take advantage of HBF’s reputation, as long users conform with the following practices:

  • Not create the false impression that a person or entity is in any form associated with or sponsored by HBF;
  • Mark any text-only link clearly with “Hepatitis B Foundation;” and
  • Fully display this Website (not merely a frame) when a link is used.

HBF may, in its sole discretion, revoke its consent to hyperlink to its Website at any time and without notice.

Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. Please review our Privacy Notice, which informs you of how we collect, use, and otherwise process this information. Your use of the Website is subject to the Privacy Notice. It is available at [https://www.hepb.org/privacy-policy/].

Links to Other Websites

These Terms of Use apply only to your use of the Website, and not to the websites of other companies or organizations to which we may link. We are not responsible for the availability, content, products or services made available through such other websites. We do not monitor or review the content of other websites to which we link, and the material and opinions on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by HBF. We are not responsible or liable for the content, usefulness, or accuracy of any material provided on a third party website and any reliance placed on this information is strictly at your own risk.

We encourage you to evaluate the security and trustworthiness of other websites, whether or not connected to this Website, before you disclose any personal information on them or rely on them in other ways. HBF will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage that you allege to have suffered in connection with your disclosure of personal information or your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on other websites.

 

DISCLAIMERS

Information provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABE” – No Personal or Professional Advice

The information HBF provides on the Website is for informational purposes only and no substitute for the services of trained medical, psychological, legal, religious or other professionals. Whether information originates from the Website or from third-party content, materials on the Website are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis for general information and without warranties of any kind. The information may not constitute the most up-to-date information and we do not recommend or endorse the information of third-party websites.

We are not offering advice or recommendations regarding any specific medical or psychological treatment or medication on this Website, and we strongly recommend consulting with a trained medical professional regarding matters of physical or mental health. The information HBF provides should not be used for self-diagnosis, and HBF does not advise treating yourself, a family member or a third-party without proper medical supervision. If you think that you may have a medical emergency, we urge you to call your doctor or 911 immediately.

We are not offering advice or recommendation regarding any legal issues on any matter. You should contact an attorney in the relevant jurisdiction to obtain legal advice with respect to any matter. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of information on this site without first seeking legal advice from an attorney in the relevant jurisdiction. Use of this Website does not create an attorney-client relationship.

HBF does not recommend or endorse any specific services, procedures, opinions, products or other information that may be mentioned on the Website or to which the Website may link, and reliance on any such information is solely at your own risk. We will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage that you allege to have suffered in connection with any reliance on information provided on or through the Website.

Limitation of Liability

The use of the Website and its content is at your own risk. HBF assumes no responsibility for or relating to the interruption, delay, failure or corruption of any data transmitted in connection with the use of the Website. HBF assumes no responsibility or warranties of any kind that the Website and its content will remain available, and that it is free of viruses or other harmful elements.

The Website and its content are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABE” basis. HBF makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, about the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the content, links, or software provided on or through the Website.

HBF, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, licensors, and suppliers disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all warranties (express or implied, statutory or otherwise), including but not limited to accuracy, timeliness, security, completeness, reliability, availability, merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances will HBF or any other parties who have contributed information to the website be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken in reliance of such information.

In no event, including but not limited to negligence, shall HBF, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, licensors, and suppliers be liable for any claim, loss or damage, direct or indirect, including without limitation compensatory, consequential, incidental, special, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the content, information or other materials on the website, or any products or services provided pursuant to the website.

The above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you if applicable law does not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold HBF, as well as its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, obligations, actions, demands, liabilities, expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees) and settlements, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use or submission of materials or features available on the Website, or your violation of these Terms of Use.

Consent to Electronic Communications

By using the Website, including any content and services offered on or through it, you agree that any notices, agreements and communications sent to you electronically will satisfy any legal requirements, including that communications must be in writing.

Miscellaneous

HBF is based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America, from where it operates this Website. We make no claims that the materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Website from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You agree that all claims and disputes can be litigated only in the federal or state courts in Pennsylvania, USA, and you agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Website must be filed by you within three (3) months after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of any other term.

The Terms of Use and the Privacy Notice shall constitute the entire agreement between you and HBF with regard to the use of the Website. It may only be modified by our posting of changes to these Terms of Use and Privacy Notice, or by a written agreement signed by both parties.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Website, including any reports of errors or non-functioning links, you can contact us as follows:

Hepatitis B Foundation

3805 Old Easton Road

Doylestown, PA 18902

USA 

Email: info@hepb.org

Phone: +1 215-489-4900