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Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use explain Hazelden's intellectual property rights and govern your use of this Web site. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using Hazelden's Social Community. This community is not directed to anyone younger than 18 and is offered only to users 18 years of age and older. Any person who provides their personal information through this site represents that he or she is at least 18 years of age. Your use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to be bound by all terms. If you disagree with one or more of these terms or find them unacceptable in any way, do not enter or use our Web site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Hazelden.

Hazelden reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, and update this Agreement at any time and you agree to be bound by those changes, modifications and updates. You should therefore review these Terms of Use periodically to familiarize yourself with any changes, modifications and updates. If you violate any of the Terms of this Agreement, your authorization to use our Web site and all licenses granted herein terminate automatically.

If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held unenforceable by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then those provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary to allow the remainder of this Agreement to retain its full force and effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and Hazelden applicable to its subject matter. It may not be modified except as described elsewhere in this Agreement. Anything on the Web site inconsistent or in conflict with the terms of this Agreement is superseded by the terms of this Agreement.

Information on this Web site does not Constitute Professional Advice

All data, information, text, graphics, links and other material on Hazelden's Social Community site is not intended to provide medical advice, but for general information and educational purposes only. Information provided here is not intended to serve as medical advice and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any condition or symptom. Information provided on the site does not constitute the provision or practice of medical, nursing or professional health care advice or service.

You should consult your physician or other qualified health care provider regarding any specific questions you may have. You should never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking treatment based on the information contained on this site or other Web sites linked to or from it.

Disclaimer

All access to this Web site is voluntary and at the sole risk of the user. Hazelden does not warrant the accuracy of any materials on the site or on any other sites linked to or from it. Whereas Hazelden strives to present timely and accurate information, it makes no representations that this information is free of errors or omissions that may be considered material. Hazelden does not warrant the completeness or correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, merchandise or other materials provided through the Web site. Hazelden will not be liable for any decision made or action taken or omission made in reliance upon the information provided on the Web site. Except for information, products or services clearly and specifically identified as being supplied or endorsed by Hazelden, Hazelden does not endorse any products or services this Web site or other Web sites link to or from it. Mere inclusion of a product or service on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by Hazelden.

The information contained on or provided by this Web site is for general educational and informational purposes only. All material on the Web site is provided on an "as is" and as-available basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or noninfringement or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Hazelden is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on the information or other content posted on this site or from sites linked to or from this site. Hazelden does not warrant that the use of this site will be uninterrupted and cannot guarantee that this site is free from viruses or other contaminants that may damage your computer or its data. Hazelden may discontinue all or a portion of this site at any time without notice. In addition, if Hazelden permits the creation of any specific "group" or "room" or similar specified area within the Web site that permits participants to chat or otherwise communicate (a "Specific Chat Room"), you agree that (1) participation by you in such Specific Chat Room or any other activity on this Web site does not render you an employee of Hazelden for any purpose and does not entitle you to receive any wage, royalty, or any other benefit or compensation for your participation, and (2) Hazelden may discontinue the Specific Chat Room, in whole or in part, for any reason at any time.

This Web site may permit "chat" or other communications with other individuals and Hazelden has no responsibility for any statements by or any acts or omissions of such individuals, and any reliance on such postings or other interactions with such persons is at your own risk. Hazelden is not under any obligation to review or fact-check chat or similar communications, and such communications may contain information or advice that is false or harmful.

Limitation of Liability

BY VISITING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS HAZELDEN, AND ANY AFFILIATED HAZELDEN ENTITY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY "HAZELDEN PARTIES") FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, LIABILITIES, JUDGMENTS AND SETTLEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FROM ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER CLAIM YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ECONOMIC HARM, LOST PROFITS, DAMAGES TO BUSINESS, DATA OR COMPUTER SYSTEMS, OR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT OR RESULTING FROM ANY INTERRUPTIONS, WORK STOPPAGES, COMPUTER FAILURES, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS OR MISTAKES OF ANY KIND, EVEN IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY ADVISED HAZELDEN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CLAIM. THE USER'S SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL ANY OF THE HAZELDEN PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE. THIS PROTECTION COVERS CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, AND ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THIS PROTECTION COVERS ALL LOSSES AND CLAIMS OF ANY TYPE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION.

Users shall not view, use, download, export or copy any content of this site except in full compliance with all U.S. and other applicable laws and regulations and the Terms of Use stated here.

Copyright Notice

This Web site is owned and operated by Hazelden. The entire contents and design of the site are protected by U.S. and international copyright law. All rights regarding the Web site and materials contained on the Web site are either owned by Hazelden, are licensed to it, or are used with permission. Hazelden and its licensors retain and reserve all proprietary rights to the contents of this Web site.

You may not copy, republish, upload, post, display, transmit, or frame any of these materials without prior written consent from Hazelden. You may link to, view, download, use, display and print a single copy of the materials found on this Web site only for personal, noncommercial and informational purposes as long as: (1) you do not alter or modify the materials in any way; (2) you include all applicable copyright, trademark and other notices and disclaimers; and (3) you do not use the materials in a way that suggests an association with Hazelden or an affiliated entity. All such copies must include, at a minimum, the following copyright notice: "Copyright ¿[current year] Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved." Any other use of the Web site or the information contained here is strictly prohibited. Hazelden may terminate the above license at any time for any reason. If you breach any of these Terms your license terminates immediately and automatically and without notice. Upon the termination of this license you must stop using this site, including all content, and return or destroy all copies, including electronic copies, of the content in your possession or control.

Copyright Infringement - DMCA Notice

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA") provides remedies for copyright holders who believe in good faith that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under copyright law. If you believe in good faith that content or material on this site infringes a valid copyright owned by you, you (or your agent) may send Hazelden a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. This request should be sent to: socialmanager@hazelden.org or to Hazelden Foundation, Attn: Social Media Manager, PO Box 11, 15251 Pleasant Valley Road, Center City, MN 55012.

The notice must include the following information: (1) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (2) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity; (4) the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the complaining party; (5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (6) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Web site should be sent to the address above.

Trademark Notice

Hazelden names and logos, and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of Hazelden. All rights are reserved. You are not authorized to use any such trademark in any advertisement, publicity or in any other commercial manner without prior written consent of Hazelden. All other trademarks appearing on the Web site are the property of their respective owners.

Messages and Postings

You agree: (1) You will not post, transmit, or link to any material, Web sites or other information or content that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, or an expression of political or hate speech. (2) You may only post, upload or transmit materials (including photos) for which you have the copyright or other permission to distribute electronically citing the original source. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral or proprietary rights. You agree that any materials you post or upload will be owned by you or be in the public domain. (3) You may not intentionally post, create, upload or transmit any software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful code or device. (4) If you choose to post items in public or "chat" portions of this Web site, such material, information, photographs and other information you post in these public or group areas is available to the other users and Hazelden does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise take steps to prevent other users from copying, displaying, uploading, transmitting or otherwise using your material, information, photographs or other information for any purpose whatsoever. Always use caution in posting personally identifying information, and never exchange personal financial information, address, phone numbers or other personal information. (5) You will not disclose any name or personal information about another user or past or present Hazelden patient, including your past relationship with other users or individuals in treatment, their treatment history or other personal information about them without their express permission. (6) You will not post any materials that violate any law or regulation. (7) You will not impersonate any other person or use a false identity (the name of some other living person) although you may use a first-name-only, nick-name, or pseudonym so long as you clearly identify it as such. (8) Your postings will reflect your own experience, truthfully, as you understand it. (9) If you choose to post any information or content, you hereby grant Hazelden a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted, irrevocable, transferrable and sublicenseable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, create derivative or collective works, transmit and distribute your posting, in any media or format, digital, electronic, or in print, now known or later invented. (10) You will not take any action intended to interfere with the operation of this Web site, nor will you attempt to gain access to any information or portion of this site, or any Hazelden computer or data, other than those items for which you have been explicitly granted access.

Hazelden may, but is not obligated to, review chat or postings, and we may remove any posting we deem inappropriate or a violation of this Agreement.

Advertising

You may not solicit other users, or distribute advertising, for products or services, distribute chain letters or messages, mass mailings or bulk email or other bulk messages, or gather email addresses for the purpose of sending bulk email or other messages to other users of this Web site.

Restrictions on Use Government Users

If you are employed by or are an agent of a U.S. Government agency or are acting on behalf of a Government agency, you agree and acknowledge on behalf of yourself and the Government agency that the Hazelden Property as defined above is a commercial item that has been developed at private expense and not under a Government contract. The Government's rights relating to the Hazelden Property are limited to those rights applicable to Customers as set forth herein and are binding on Government users in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 48 C.F.R. Section 12.212 for non-defense agencies and/or Defense FAR Supplement 48 C.F.R. Section 227.7202-1 for defense agencies.

Jurisdiction and Venue

This Web site is not targeted to users in any particular locality nor is it intended to constitute the doing of business in any jurisdiction. This Web site is a service provided by Hazelden and does not constitute any contract with any jurisdiction outside the State of Minnesota. Use of this Web site is prohibited in any jurisdiction having laws that would void this Agreement in whole or essential part or which makes accessing the Web site illegal. Users in such jurisdictions visit and use this Web site entirely at their own risk. Note: the essential parts of this Agreement include, without limitation, the exclusive venue and exclusive remedy provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Minnesota, United States of America. It is governed by and shall be construed under the laws of Minnesota, exclusive of any choice of law or conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to the Web site, each party irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of the Minnesota State District Court sitting in Anoka County, Minnesota or of the United States Court for the District of Minnesota. Each party waives any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to these courts.

Login Information

As part of the registration process for this Web site you will select a user name and password. You are responsible for keeping this information confidential, and you agree that you are responsible for any actions taken by any person to whom you have provided your user name and password.

Pricing

Any pricing of items is subject to change without notice, and your order is not deemed accepted by us and binding upon us unless and until we ship the product to you. We may correct at any time, including after shipment, pricing errors, including but not limited to typos or outdated pricing.

Event Calendar

This site may offer an online event calendar with a listing of meetings, gatherings and seminars targeted to both professional and lay audiences. These events may be organized and operated by Hazelden, or they may be offered by third party site visitors and be unrelated to Hazelden. Hazelden does not endorse or recommend any event other than those explicitly organized and operated by Hazelden, and you attend all other events at your own risk. Hazelden does not guarantee access to any event and reserves the right to cancel any event at any time for any reason. For Hazelden organized and operated events, Hazelden will attempt to send notices of event cancellations to online registrants by sending email to the address provided upon registration, it is each registrant's responsibility to confirm that a specific event is going forward.

Certain events require payment of admission or other fee to attend. If payment for such an event, organized and operated by Hazelden, has been received and the event is subsequently canceled, Hazelden will return payment.

Security

We understand that you may provide to Hazelden, through this Web site, some information about yourself that you consider confidential. You may also provide certain financial information, such as credit card information, in the course of purchasing an item. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information about information security.

While we take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your information, no one can give absolute assurance that all information will remain secure. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that third parties may be able to intrude on the server and view your information. By submitting information to Hazelden, you agree that you are aware of these risks. If you do not wish to submit your information electronically, do not do so, however in such case you may not be able to make use of the full functionality of this Web site. You agree that Hazelden is not responsible for any consequence of illegal acts by third parties, including but not limited to hacking or similar crimes.

Mobile Access

If you choose to take part in the community via a smart phone or tablet, you should be aware that the mobile version of the site does not offer many of the features of the desktop version including, but not limited to, security warnings when outside of a private group. You accept the risk associated with such risks.

Cookies

Some features of this Web site use cookies or similar tracking technology in order to offer more personalized service. Cookies are a part of your browser that store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to a site. Although you are welcome to disable or block cookies if your computer permits you to do so, you may experience difficulties using certain portions of this Web site, and Hazelden is not responsible for such difficulties.

Privacy

You agree that Hazelden may use information as described in our Privacy Policy.

Links to Web sites

Hazelden may provide Internet links through this Web site to other Web sites that provide information or services which may be of interest to you. Hazelden provides these links for your convenience only. We are not responsible for the content of these sites or the programs, agencies, or businesses they describe, or for your dealings with such third parties. Hazelden is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-Hazelden Web sites to which our Web site may link. Please review the privacy policy of such sites before using them.

General

You may not assign any rights or obligations under this Agreement without Hazelden's prior written consent. Hazelden may assign all or part of this Agreement. You agree that any use of this site that is not explicitly authorized is a breach of contract, unauthorized access of a protected computer, and violation of Hazelden's intellectual property rights including copyright rights, in addition to any and all other claims Hazelden may have against you.

All sections of this Agreement which, by their nature are designed to survive expiration or termination of this Agreement, including but not limited to indemnity and limitation of liability clauses, shall survive. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Contact Information

You may contact Hazelden at socialmanager@hazelden.org.

You agree that we may provide any and all notices to you by email, telephone, fax, as well as by any other method.