Last revised December 8th, 2020
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY; THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT.
- Ownership of the Site
- Site Access, Security and Restrictions; Passwords
You may not use any scraper, crawler, spider, robot, or other automated means of any kind to access or copy data on the Site, deep-link to any feature or content on the Site, bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. HCWH will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site.
- Accuracy and Integrity of Information
Although HCWH attempts to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Site, it makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site and Content thereon. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform HCWH so that it can be corrected. HCWH reserves the right to unilaterally correct any inaccuracies on the Site without notice. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, HCWH shall have no responsibility or liability for information or Content posted to the Site from any non-HCWH affiliated third party.
- Online Payments
You can provide donations on the Site. We accept credit and debit cards and payments made through certain third party partners, such as Stripe. If a credit card account is being used for a transaction, HCWH or the third party partner may obtain preapproval for an amount up to the amount of the payment. If you enroll to make recurring payments automatically, all charges and fees will be billed to the credit card or payment method you designate during the setup process. If you want to designate a different credit card or if there is a change in your credit card, you must change your information online. This may temporarily delay your ability to make online payments while we verify your new payment information.
You represent and warrant that if you are making online payments that (i) any credit card, debit card and bank account information you supply is true, correct, and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit/debit card company or bank, (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you in the amounts posted, including any applicable taxes, and (iv) you are the person in whose name the card was issued and you are authorized to make a purchase or other transaction with the relevant credit card and credit card information.
- Payment Acceptance
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any donation or other payment for any reason. Your account may also be restricted or terminated for any reason, at our sole discretion. Some situations that may result in your donation being canceled include inaccuracies or errors on our Site or problems identified by our credit and fraud avoidance personnel. We may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any donation. We will contact you if all or any portion of your donation is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your donation. If your donation is canceled after your credit card (or other payment account) has been charged, we will issue a credit to your credit card (or other applicable payment account) in the amount of the charge.
- Export Policy and Restrictions
You acknowledge that the Content which is licensed on the Site, which may include technology and software, is subject to the customs and export control laws and regulations of the United States of America and may also be subject to the customs and export laws and regulations of the country in which the Content is created or received. By purchasing, downloading, or using technology or software from the Site, you agree to abide by the applicable laws, rules, and regulations - including, but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act - and you represent and warrant that you will not transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, the software or technology to a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of the law. By accessing the Content, you agree that you will not use any software or technology, or provide software or technology to any person, who is forbidden from receiving the Content under the Export Administration Regulations or any economic sanctions maintained by the U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. antiboycott regulations, or U.S. economic sanctions, including the export and antiboycott restrictions found in the Export Administration Regulations or the sanctions regulations administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. You shall indemnify and hold harmless HCWH from all claims, demands, damages, costs, fines, penalties, attorneys’ fees, and all other expenses arising from your failure to comply with this provision and/or applicable export control, antiboycott, or economic sanctions laws and regulations.
- Links to Other Sites
HCWH makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this Site. When you access a non-HCWH website, please understand that it is independent from HCWH, and that HCWH has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a non-HCWH website does not mean that HCWH endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.
- User Generated Content, Reviews, Feedback, Participation in GGHH communities and other Postings to the Site
If you submit, upload or post any comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, videos, images or other materials to us or our Site (“User Generated Content”), you agree not to provide any User Generated Content that (1) is defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (2) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (3) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. You agree not to contact other Site users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings, or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to HCWH that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all User Generated Content to HCWH for the purposes and HCWH’s use as set forth herein. HCWH shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the User Generated Content in whatever manner HCWH desires, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and/or sell and/or distribute such User Generated Content and/or incorporate such User Generated Content into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world. HCWH is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any User Generated Content in confidence; (2) to pay to you any compensation for any User Generated Content; or, (3) to respond to any User Generated Content.
HCWH does not regularly review posted User Generated Content, but does reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any User Generated Content submitted to the Site. You grant HCWH the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any User Generated Content. You agree not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any User Generated Content. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any User Generated Content you make. HCWH and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Generated Content submitted by you or any third party.
Your responsibilities as a GGHH Connect and/or Communities user
HCWH does not claim any ownership rights or copyrights in the Members Content that you publish, via email or via web interface, to the platform. However, when you post materials to GGHH's discussion forums you grant to HCWH an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license and right to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, edit, modify or delete those materials. Your ownership interests and rights to use the material are not otherwise affected or changed merely by posting Members Content to GGHH's discussion forums. You understand that without this license, HCWH/GGHH would be unable to provide its content and services.
When you post materials to GGHH Connect/Communities you grant to GGHH Connect/Communities registered users an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license and right to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, edit, modify or delete those materials for distribution only within their organizations and with other GGHH Connect/Communities members. Your ownership interests and rights to use the material are not otherwise affected or changed merely by posting Members Content to GGHH Connect/Communities.
Original HCWH and GGHH Connect/Communities content, meaning all text, audio, video, image, and summaries of GGHH Connect/Communities discussions authored by HCWH is copyrighted The HCWH, GGHH and GGHH Connect trademarks and logos, or any variation or acronym of any of the foregoing including all associated good will and registrations, will remain and be the sole and exclusive property of HCWH. Any and all use of the trademarks will inure to the sole and exclusive benefit of HCWH and HCWH will retain at all times the entire benefit and good will arising from the use of the trademarks.
Discussion content (i.e. original discussions, posts and replies) and original comments are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. User-generated Content can be shared, under the conditions listed in GGHH Members Content Use and Sharing, (i.e. copied, distributed and transmitted) as long as it is attributed to GGHH Connect/Communities in the following manner:
“As discussed by Global Green and Healthy Hospitals members in the [Name of community] community www.greenhospitals.net”
You may not use User-generated Content for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform, or build upon User-generated Content for commercial purposes.
User-generated Content may be altered, transformed, or built upon by HCWH.
You may not disclose patient identifiable confidential information at any time when using GGHH Connect/Communities.
- Claims of Copyright Infringement
We disclaim any responsibility or liability for copyrighted materials posted on our site. If you believe that your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the procedures set forth below.
HCWH respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), we will respond promptly to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to HCWH’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified below.
Notices of Alleged Infringement for Content Made Available on the Site
If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through our Site by sending us a notice ("Notice") complying with the following requirements.
- Identify the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
- Identify the material or link you claim is infringing (or the subject of infringing activity) and that access to which is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such material may be found.
- Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
- Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
"I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)."
"I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
- Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to our Copyright Agent:
Health Care Without Harm - Copyrights
12110 Sunset Hills Road #600
Reston, VA 20190
- Disclaimer of Warranties
HCWH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND TITLE/NON-INFRINGEMENT. HCWH DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND LINKED WEBSITES. HCWH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE PROGRAMMING. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING PROCEDURES SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY YOUR NEEDS FOR DATA BACK UP AND SECURITY.
- No Medical Advice
The content of the Site, including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics, and other visuals, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or recommendations of any kind. You should always seek the advice of your qualified heath care professionals with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your individual needs and any medical conditions. HCWH does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be included on the Site. Reliance on any information appearing on the Site, whether provided by HCWH, its content providers, its clients, visitors to the Site, or others, is solely at your own risk.
The Site may feature advertisements. HCWH does not endorse or recommend any product or service advertised or website accessed by a link on the HCWH site unless such recommendation or endorsement is expressly stated.
- Limitation of Liability Regarding Use of Site
HCWH AND ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS SITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF HCWH TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS $500 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS).
- Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement
We will try work in good faith to resolve any issue you have with Site if you bring that issue to the attention of our customer service department. However, we realize that there may be rare cases where we may not be able to resolve an issue to a customer's satisfaction.
YOU AND HCWH AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and HCWH agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.
- Groups and Communities
Users of our groups and communities must abide by the following specific rules and regulations. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating any of the material is prohibited. Use of information or communications for any commercial, public, or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services, cold-calling of any kind or mass-mailings for commercial purposes. Information available through the online communities may be used for personal purposes only. Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying any service on the HCWH’s online communities. Posting of obscene materials or use of obscene language, posting of vulgar materials, or use of vulgar language, or use of abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language of any kind, will constitute a violation of these policies and the user will be removed. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component. Content posted may be removed by HCWH’s discretion at any time, without notice, for any reason. All opinions expressed in the communities are attributable solely to their respective authors, unless explicitly stated otherwise. All views and opinions are not necessarily those of HCWH and should not be understood as such. You may not post any personal information about yourself, patients, or identifiable information about specific patient situations that may violate HIPAA. A HIPAA violation will result in immediate removal from the site.
HCWH is not responsible for screening communications in advance, but will actively monitor the use of the communities.
- Violations and Additional Policies
- Revisions; General
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12110 Sunset Hills Road #600
Reston, VA 20190