Terms and Conditions of Use

The use of the Web site (the “Web Site”) is subject to the terms and conditions stated herein. Use of the Web Site constitutes an agreement by you, the user, that your use is governed by these terms and conditions.

Ownership of Copyrights/Usage Restrictions
The works of authorship contained in this Web Site, including but not limited to all design, text and images, are owned, except as otherwise expressly stated, by Doody Enterprises, Inc. (“Doody Enterprises”) or its licensors. The entire contents of this Web Site are protected by United States’ and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. In accordance with these terms, except as stated above, you and other Web Site users may not:

  • Copy, reproduce, modify, use, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way material from the Web Site. Copy, modify or display Doody Enterprises’ trademarks, names or logos appearing on this Web Site in any way without Doody Enterprises’ express written consent.
  • Redeliver any of the pages, text, images or other content of this Web Site using “framing” technology without Doody Enterprises’ express written permission.

Software
If you download software from this Web Site, the software, including all files, images contained in or generated by the software, and accompanying data (together, the “Software”) are deemed to be licensed to you by Doody Enterprises and in some instances the use of said software and data is governed by a supplemental licensing agreement you enter into with Doody Enterprises. Supplemental licensing agreements supersede these terms and conditions in cases of conflict. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you, but remain with Doody Enterprises, who owns full and complete title. You may not resell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert the Software to a human perceivable form. Some software from this site may be subject to export controls imposed by the United States and may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or reexported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S. has placed an embargo, (b) to everyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals list, or (c) the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders. If you download or use the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, or under the control of, or a national of, any such country or on any such list.

Disclaimer; No Warranty
The factual information contained in this Web Site is obtained from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. Doody Enterprises makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied, as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of that information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions therein, whether caused by the source of the information or Doody Enterprises. All factual and other information, including any opinions, accessible through the Web Site are provided on an “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” basis without warranty of any kind and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. Doody Enterprises is not responsible in any way for any loss that results from the use of the factual information, including but not limited to any lost profits or direct, indirect, special, consequential, compensatory or incidental damage. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Doody Enterprises or through or from this Web Site shall create any warranty.

Limitation of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that Doody Enterprises will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Doody Enterprises has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Web Site; (ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; or (iii) any other matter relating to the Web Site.

Linkage/Advertising
You may, through hypertext or other computer links, gain access to third parties sites on the World Wide Web which are not related to or maintained by Doody Enterprises. Links to third party sites do not imply partnerships, relationships or affiliations with such third parties and Doody Enterprises takes no responsibility for the content therein, regardless of whether the link is provided by Doody Enterprises or a third party. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any Web site to which the Web Site may link, including information on such other Web site regarding Doody Enterprises. By providing access to other Web sites, Doody Enterprises is not endorsing the products and services provided by any Web site’s sponsoring organization.

Other Web sites may not include a link to this Web Site. Linking to this Web Site or linking to content within the Web Site is prohibited without Doody Enterprises’ express written consent. Please e-mail requests for such consent to csr@doody.com. This limited license expressly prohibits the framing of Doody Enterprises’ content in any way or any other activity that may create a misimpression or confusion among users with respect to sponsorship or affiliation.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any advertisers found through the Web Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser.

Visitor Privacy
We recognize that you have an interest in how we collect, retain and use information about you. At www.doody.com/dct/, we collect, retain and use information about you solely for the purpose of better understanding our users and their use of the Web Site. We also collect information through the forms you complete. We consider your data to be private and confidential, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of trust and fiduciary duty in their safekeeping and use. Doody Enterprises will not release information collected about you unless we receive your prior consent or we are required by law to release information to the recipient. With permission, we may use your name and organization description in designated areas of the Web Site and services as well as other marketing materials used to promote Doody Enterprises.

Submissions
While we value your feedback on our Web Site and services, we request that you be specific in your comments on those services and not submit any ideas, suggestions, materials, concepts or other information (collectively referred to herein as “Non-Solicited Information”). If, despite our request, you send us any such Non-Solicited Information, all such Non-Solicited Information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Doody Enterprises and none of the Non-Solicited Information shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for disclosure of any Information and shall have unrestricted use of such Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or liability to you or other provider of the Non-Solicited Information.

Operation of the Web Site
Doody Enterprises will use reasonable commercial efforts to keep this Web Site available for access on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis, subject to scheduled downtime for maintenance purposes, unscheduled maintenance and systems outages. There are no assurances, however, that access will be available at all times and uninterrupted. Further, Doody Enterprises does not warrant that the operation of this Web Site will be error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Web Site or the servers that make it available are free from viruses or other harmful components.

Web Site Security
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Web Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for your viewing or logging into a server or account which you 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 (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Doody Enterprises will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Enforcement of Terms and Conditions
Doody Enterprises makes no representation that content provided is applicable or appropriate for use in all locations. These terms and conditions are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. If you take legal action relating to these terms, you agree to file such action only in the state and federal courts located in the State of Illinois, County of Cook. If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of remaining provisions.

Amendments and Modifications
Doody Enterprises reserves the right to amend the information, services, and/or content of this Web Site at any time without prior notice. The information and materials contained in this Web Site, and the terms and conditions of the access to and use of such information and materials, are subject to change without notice. We suggest that you check these terms periodically for changes. These terms can be accessed from the link at the bottom of our Web Site pages. If you use this Web Site after we post changes to the terms, you accept the changed terms. Doody Enterprises expressly reserves the right to monitor any and all use of this Web Site.

Trademarks
Doody’s, Doody’s Review Service, Doody’s Star Ratings, Doody’s Electronic Journal, Doody’s Core Titles in the Health Sciences, Doody’s Core Titles and DCT are trademarks or service marks of Doody Enterprises, Inc., and may not be copied, used or displayed without the prior written consent of Doody Enterprises, Inc. The trademarks or service marks of Doody Enterprises’ associated companies that appear on this Web Site are the property of those associated companies, and may not be copied, used or displayed without the prior written consent of those associated companies. For further information regarding legal issues pertaining to the Web Site, contact csr@doody.com.

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