Terms and Conditions
Updated June 22, 2021
NOT MEDICAL ADVICE
The content, products, and services offered herein are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Nothing in the content, products or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This Site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing, or other professional health care advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. None of the products or services offered through this Site represents or warrants that any particular service or product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. We advise users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. IF YOU HAVE OR SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM OR CONDITION, PLEASE CONTACT A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU ARE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911 OR CALL FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP ON THE NEAREST TELEPHONE.
Mayo Clinic may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified terms and conditions on Mayo Clinic’s Site. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your accessing or using the service constitutes your acceptance of the agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use. From time to time, Mayo Clinic may offer Site visitors the opportunity to participate in additional features or services through this Site. You may be required to enter into additional agreements or authorizations before you can access such features or services.
Intended for users 18 and older
The Site is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age or older. This Site is not directed for use by children under the age of 18. Users under the age of 18 should get the assistance of a parent or guardian to use this Site.
You agree that you will not:
- Use this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws.
- Use this Site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party.
- Use this website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity.
- Attempt to disable, "hack," or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this website.
- Violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation:
(a) accessing data not intended for Site users or logging onto a server or an account which Site users are not authorized to access;
(b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; or
- 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, or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
- Use any device, software, routine, or any other means to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Mayo Clinic 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.
In the event access to the Site or a portion thereof is limited by requiring a user ID and password (“Protected Areas”), you agree to access Protected Areas using only your user ID and password as provided to you by Mayo Clinic. You agree to protect the confidentiality of your user ID and password and not to share or disclose your user ID or password to any third party. You agree that you are fully responsible for all activity occurring under your user ID. Your access to the Site may be revoked by Mayo Clinic at any time with or without cause.
You agree to the following:
- You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when registering to use the Site and establishing your account (“Registration Information”).
- You agree to maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or Mayo Clinic has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Mayo Clinic may suspend or terminate your account.
- You agree that you are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords and any usage and activities that occur in connection with your account.
- You agree not to allow others to access your account or utilize your password. Doing so will compromise the security of your account.
We reserve the right to reject any order you place with us, or to limit quantities on any order, without giving any reason. If we reject your order, we will generally attempt to notify you using the email address you gave us when you placed the order.
Termination of use
Mayo Clinic may, in its sole discretion, terminate your account or your use of the Site at any time. You are personally liable for any orders that you place or charges that you incur prior to termination.
Mayo Clinic reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any aspects of the Site at any time without prior notice.
User-Generated Content, Reviews, Feedback, 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 users of the Site through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings, or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Mayo Clinic that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all User-Generated Content to Mayo Clinic for the purposes and Mayo Clinic’s use as set forth herein. Mayo Clinic shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the User-Generated Content in whatever manner Mayo Clinic 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. Mayo Clinic 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.
Mayo Clinic 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 Mayo Clinic 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. Mayo Clinic and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User-Generated Content submitted by you or any third party.
Payment. A valid credit card number, expiration date, and card security code is required for all purchases. If we are unable to charge the full cost of your purchase to the credit card you provide, we may cancel your order or request an alternate form of payment. Mayo Clinic's designated credit card processor will collect your credit card information and related personal information for its use in processing your payment for the products or services ordered by you. Any complaints or grievances regarding the processing of your payment should be addressed to Mayo Clinic at the contact information given below. You understand that the prices for products and services may be changed from time to time.
If you enroll to make recurring payments automatically, all charges and fees will be billed to the credit card 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, or 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, (iv) you are the person in whose name the card was issued, and (v) you are authorized to make a purchase or other transaction with the relevant credit card and credit card information.
Prescriptions. Some products available through the Site may require a valid prescription by a licensed healthcare provider (“Provider”). Mayo Clinic does not endorse any specific device, durable medical equipment, medication, pharmacy, or pharmacologic product (collectively “Prescription Product”). If a Provider prescribes a Prescription Product, he/she will limit supply based upon state regulations and will only prescribe a Prescription Product as determined in his/her own discretion and professional judgment. There is no guarantee a prescription will be written. You agree that any prescriptions that you acquire from a Provider will be solely for your personal use. You agree to fully and carefully read all provided product information and labels and to contact a physician or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the prescription. Mayo Clinic fully honors patient freedom of choice and, if you receive a prescription for a Prescription Product from Mayo Clinic or a Mayo Provider, you always have the option to instruct Mayo Clinic to transmit that prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Responsibility for charges and fees; Insurance. You are solely responsible for all charges and applicable fees (including delivery charges, taxes and any fees assessed by your bank) associated with your order.
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Errors on Mayo Clinic Site
Content, prices, and availability of products and services are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Mayo Clinic reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, including after an order has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. In the event a product or service is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product / service listed at the incorrect price. We shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit or debit card charged. If your credit or debit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, we shall promptly issue a credit to your credit or debit card account in the amount of the incorrect price. Individual bank policies will dictate when this amount is credited to your account. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return it in accordance with the Site's return policy.
Accuracy and Integrity of Information
Although Mayo Clinic 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 Mayo Clinic so that it can be corrected. Mayo Clinic 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, Mayo Clinic shall have no responsibility or liability for information or content posted to the Site from any non-Mayo Clinic affiliated third party.
Limitations of liability
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