TERMS OF SERVICE
THIS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) IS A LEGAL AND BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (“YOU,” “YOUR” OR “YOURSELF”) AND WOMEN’S HEALTH INTERACTIVE (“OUR,” “US,” “WE” OR “WHI”), INCLUDING THE PARENT COMPANY WHI, LLC, WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF OUR INTERNET-BASED SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR WEBSITE [https://www.womens-health.com] TOGETHER WITH ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, MATERIALS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SAME BY US AND/OR THIRD PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY, “THE SERVICE”). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. BY REGISTERING FOR, USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICE, OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BECOME A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. THE SERVICE IS OFFERED AND MADE AVAILABLE ONLY TO USERS 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. IF YOU ARE NOT YET 13 YEARS OLD, PLEASE DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY, OR IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DISCONTINUE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE IN ANY MANNER.
1) ACCESS TO THE SERVICE
Subject to certain limitations as described herein, you are granted the right to access our text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, works of authorship, applications, surveys or any other materials (collectively, “Content”) under certain terms and conditions as set forth in this Agreement. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the Internet and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the Internet and to be able to access any Content. Use of and access to some Content may be subject to additional fees and/or restrictions. Certain areas and functions of the Service may also require registration.
2) ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this Agreement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Service.
4) SERVICE OPERATION
WHI will make reasonable efforts to keep the Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site maintenance/upgrades and any other events outside the control of WHI may, from time to time, result in temporary Service interruptions. WHI also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions of the Service with or without notice. You agree that WHI shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any of the direct or indirect consequences of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of or interruption to the Service.
By using the Service, you agree that you will not attempt to, or encourage or assist any other person to, circumvent or modify any Content protection methods.
You may not use or allow others to use the Service, directly or indirectly, nor upload, distribute, transmit, communicate, link to, publish or access any data, information or material through, using or otherwise in connection with the Service, that: (a) is libelous, defamatory, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually offensive or explicit, harmful or harassing, threatening, hateful, racially, culturally, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive, discriminatory or abusive; (b) violates any law or regulation or the rights of others; (c) causes duress, distress or discomfort to another or is likely to deter or discourage others from using the Service; and/or (d) infringes any intellectual property, proprietary rights or confidentiality obligations of others. You are solely responsible and liable for any such activity, behavior, use and conduct. We have no liability and you bear the sole and exclusive risk associated with use of or reliance on the accuracy, quality, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any data, information or material in connection with the Service. You also may not use, nor allow others to use, the Service, directly or indirectly, for the following: (x) attempt to or actually disrupt, impair or interfere with, alter or modify the Service or any Content posted and/or displayed by us or anyone else; (y) act in a way that affects or reflects negatively on us, the Service, or anyone else; (z) collect or attempt to collect any information from others including, without limitation, personally identifiable information, without such party’s prior consent. You agree to comply with all local, state, federal laws, statutes, rules and regulations, as well as any international treaties, which are applicable to your use of the Service. You further agree that you have read and agree to our policies regarding comments on articles and on posts in our forum.
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Service, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a processor, communications or access device or account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Service or to breach security or authentication measures, regardless of your motives or intent; (c) attempting to interfere with or disrupt the Service or service to any user, processor, host or network, including, without limitation, by submitting a virus, worm or Trojan horse; or (d) sending unsolicited e-mail or other information, including promotions or advertising. Violations of system or network security or this Agreement may result in civil or criminal liability. We have the right to investigate occurrences, which may involve such violations and we may involve, provide information to and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
You agree not to use the Service for any commercial uses unless you obtain our prior written approval. Such commercial uses include without limitation (i) the sale of access to the Service; and (ii) the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Service.
6) THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS
In some cases, WHI derives its rights to use the Content offered on the Service from third party content owners (“Content Providers”) for fixed periods of time. As well, WHI is sometimes required to pull certain Content off the Service for legal reasons. Therefore, certain Content offered or advertised by WHI may not be available when you try to access it, and not all Content is available in all countries or territories. Although WHI makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all Content Provider information, we make no warranty as to the accuracy of any such information.
By using the Service, you consent to the electronic delivery of all documents and notices regarding your account. You also confirm that you have the ability, necessary equipment and software to access and view any documents or notices we send you. You are entitled to withdraw your consent to electronic delivery at any time by emailing us at support at support [a] womens-health.com. Should you withdraw your electronic delivery consent, you are entitled to receive a paper copy of all required notices and documents. Some notices and documents which we are not required to provide you will not be sent to you should you withdraw your consent to electronic delivery.
8) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The WHI logos and other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are owned by, licensed to, or, where required, used with permission by WHI and may not be reproduced, copied, or manipulated in any manner without the express, written approval of the trademark owner
The Content available through the Service is the property of WHI or its Content Providers and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Content received through the Service may be accessed for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You acknowledge that WHI retains exclusive ownership of the Service and all intellectual property rights associated therewith. The Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Except as expressly provided herein, you are not granted any rights or license to patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks with respect to the Service or the Content, and WHI reserves all rights not expressly granted hereunder.
You may not do the following:
- Frame or mirror any part of the Service without our express prior written consent.
- Create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any Content.
- Copy, reproduce, transfer or access (except as expressly authorized by this Agreement), re-license, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate, publish, transmit, distribute, display, broadcast, re-broadcast, redistribute, modify, create derivative works from, capture or store in any physical media, market, rent, sell, lease, sublicense, or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the Service or any related software.
- Use any robot, spider, rover, scraper, offline readers, site search/retrieval applications or any other data mining technology or automatic or manual process, system or software to monitor, cache, frame, mask, extract data from, copy or distribute the Content (except as may be a result of standard search engine or internet browser usage) or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service, without the express prior written consent of WHI.
- Bypass any measures WHI may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service.
You shall promptly notify WHI in writing upon your discovery of any unauthorized use or infringement of the Service or any Content or WHI’s patent, copyright, trade secret, trademarks or other intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided for herein, any copy or use of any portion of the Service shall constitute an act of copyright infringement and a breach of this Agreement. Furthermore, WHI may in its sole discretion pursue any other available rights or remedies at law or in equity for a violation of this Agreement or such copyright infringement.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any of the Content on the Service violates your intellectual property rights (copyright, trademark, patent, trade dress, etc.), please send us a message at support [a] womens-health.com. If your dispute is specifically related to an alleged infringement of your copyright rights please visit our Copyright Policy page for information on submission of a notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
9) REGISTERED USERS
WHI may request registration information from you before you may access certain areas of the Service. You will provide WHI with true, accurate, current and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current and complete. If we issue you a username and password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else’s username and/or password or allow anyone else to use your username and password to access the Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts, username and passwords, and for any charges, damages, liabilities or losses incurred or suffered as a result of your failure to do so. We are not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft of your username and/or password, your disclosure of your username and/or password, or your authorization to allow another person to access and use the Service using your username and/or password. Furthermore, you are solely and entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account including any charges incurred relating to the Service. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your username, password or account or any other breach of security. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements. If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or which might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your submissions and/or posts from the Service, deny you access to the Service, or any combination of these options.
WHI may, but is not obligated to, offer interactive features that allow users to, among other things, submit or post content or links to third party content on areas of the Service accessible and viewable by other users of the Service and the public (i.e. comments on articles and our user forum) (“User Generated Content”). You represent and agree that all User Generated Content or links submitted or posted by you, shall be your sole responsibility, shall not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or violate any laws, contribute to or encourage infringing or otherwise unlawful conduct, or otherwise be obscene, objectionable or in poor taste, and that you have obtained all necessary rights, licenses or clearances. By submitting or posting any User Generated Content on, through or in connection with the Service, you hereby grant to WHI a limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Generated Content fully-paid and royalty free in all forms and formats of media now know or in the future created, including, without limitation, distributing part or all of the Service and any User Generated Content included therein. You further agree to a waiver of any “moral rights,” or any similar rights to any User Generated Content under any jurisdiction. You retain any rights that you may have in your User Generated Content submitted or posted on through or in connection with the Service, subject to the limited license herein. WHI reserves the right not to post or publish any User Generated Content, and to delete, remove or edit any User Generated Content, at any time in its sole discretion without notice or liability.
You further agree that you have read and agree to our policies regarding comments on articles and on posts in our forum.
10) LINKS TO OTHER SITES
11) THIRD PARTY CONTENT POLICY (YOUTUBE, VIMEO, ETC.)
Please note that with regard to any content made available on or through the Service which contains or displays a third-party logo (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or which is provided via a third party’s player and is hosted on a third party’s servers; WHI does not have the ability to permanently remove all or any such content from the third party’s servers. Therefore, if you have a complaint concerning any video content made available on the Service that is provided by a third party, you should contact the third party directly in accordance with copyright policies of the third party. If you believe that your work is available on the Service via a third-party player in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please: (1) contact the third party directly in accordance with its copyright policies; and (2) contact WHI by sending us a notice.
12) DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE DO NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SERVICE, THE WOMENS-HEALTH.COM WEBSITE AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. OR ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY MATERIAL, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DISPLAYED ON OR OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, APPROPRIATE, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY. WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND/OR YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES, MALICIOUS CODE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR OTHERWISE SECURE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL SATISFY ANY STATUTORY OR REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS, OR WILL ASSIST WITH, GUARANTEE OR OTHERWISE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION HIPPA OR THE GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT OF 1999. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINING WHETHER THE SERVICE OR THE INFORMATION GENERATED THEREBY IS ACCURATE OR SUFFICIENT FOR YOUR PURPOSES.
13) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL WHI, ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WHI IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless against any losses, expenses, costs or damages (including our reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert fees’ and other reasonable costs of litigation or proceedings) arising from, incurred as a result of, or in any manner related to any claim or action based upon (a) your breach of, or failure to comply with, the terms and conditions of this Agreement, (b) your use of the Service, and/or (c) the use of the Service by any other person using your username, password and/or account. We may, in our discretion, participate in the defense of any such claim or action and any negotiations for its settlement or compromise. No settlement which may adversely affect our rights or obligations shall be made without our prior written approval. We reserve the right, at our own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and then your corresponding indemnification obligation will end.
15) CHOICE OF LAW AND CONSENT TO JURISDICTION
The Service is created, operated and controlled by WHI in the State of California, United States of America. The laws of the State of California will govern this Agreement without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of laws.
Some of the Service and Content are only intended for persons in those states and jurisdictions where such products and services may legally be offered. Accordingly, the Service shall not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any products or services to any person in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful.
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
16) DISCLAIMERS & DISCLOSURES
The Service and Content may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. WHI reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Service, or to deny access to the Service to anyone at any time. You acknowledge and agree that WHI is not responsible for any User Generated Content posted by users of the Service.
Advice received via Service should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Service is at your sole risk. Prior to making any decisions based on information posted on the Service, you are advised to verify the information, indecently. WHI shall not have any liability arising from your acts or decisions based upon the information provided on the Service.
When it comes to buying products or services when using the internet, it is recommended that you always conduct your own investigations. This includes buying any products or services offered or sold as part of, or through, the Service.
Unless we have stated otherwise, you should always assume that when products or services are made reference to as part of the Service, they are made because there exists a material connection between WHI and the providers of the products and services displayed. It should be noted that this is not always the case.
Where extracts have been displayed from third-party sources or content has been generated and posted by a third-party source (i.e., Content Providers, User Generated Content, etc.), these are in no way indicative of any kind of verifiable result, opinion, recommendation or otherwise. You are strongly cautioned to conduct your own due diligence prior to relying on such sources.
You understand that by using the Service, you may encounter content that may be deemed offensive, indecent, or objectionable, which content may or may not be identified as having explicit language. Nevertheless, you agree to use the Service at your sole risk and that WHI shall have no liability to you for content that may be found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Content descriptions are provided for convenience, and you acknowledge and agree that WHI does not guarantee their accuracy. If you are a consumer in the EEA (European Economic Area), we do not exclude or limit any liability for gross negligence, intent, or death or personal injury caused by our negligence or willful misconduct.
17) OTHER IMPORTANT PROVISIONS
(a) Use of the Service is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this Section 17.
(b) You shall not use the Service in any manner contrary to local, state or federal law. WHI expressly disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any action by you that is contrary to such law(s) by you and reserves the right to terminate your Service immediately upon notice of your failure to comply with any such local, state or federal law.
(c) Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Service or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.
(d) If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.
(e) No failure or delay in enforcing any provision, exercising any option or requiring performance, shall be construed to be a waiver of that or any other right in connection with this Agreement.
(f) You may not assign your rights under this Agreement without our prior written permission and any attempt by you to do so shall be void from inception.
(h) Any provision which must survive in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive the termination of this Agreement; provided, however, no action arising out of this Agreement or your use of the Service, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose) and you hereby waive any longer statute of limitations that may be permitted by law.
(i) A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
WHI may terminate this Agreement, restrict, suspend or terminate your use of the Service immediately and without notice or liability, if you violate, breach or fail to comply with this Agreement in any way, and it will not limit any other rights or remedies which are available to us. Without limitation of any other provisions hereof regarding termination, we reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service, without cause, upon reasonable notice.
You may terminate this Agreement by ceasing to use the Service. Termination is your sole right and exclusive remedy if you are not satisfied with the Service. Termination of this Agreement shall not relieve you of any obligations to pay accrued charges, if applicable.
19) CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS
We reserve the right to add, delete, change or modify parts of this Agreement at our sole discretion and at any time without notice or liability to you. If we do this, we will post the changes to the Agreement on this page and will indicate the effective date of the Agreement at the bottom of the page. It is important for you to refer to this Agreement from time to time to make sure that you are aware of any additions, revisions, or modifications that we may have made. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of any new terms and conditions.
20) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Additional information about WHI can be found at https://www.womens-health.com.
Last updated in February 19th, 2019
DMCA / COPYRIGHT POLICY
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Responses may include removing material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity on the Women’s Health Interactive service and/or terminating a user’s account. If we take such measures, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the sender who transmitted the content so that he or she may make a counternotification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. It is our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement on which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice may be sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public.
If you are a copyright owner or an authorized agent thereof and believe that any user of Women’s Health Interactive has infringed upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by filing a notice of infringement with our Copyright Agent. To file a notice of infringement with our Copyright Agent, you must provide a written communication (by regular mail or email) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):
- Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
- Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above or which you claim is the subject of infringing activity. You must identify each separate item of infringing material.
- Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
- Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you (email address, telephone number and a mailing address).
- Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the user that allegedly sent infringing material (email address is preferred).
- Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
- Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
- Sign the paper.
- Send the written communication to the following address:
Women’s Health Interactive
Attn: Copyright Agent
117 Bernal Rd. #70-275
San Jose CA 95119-1375
OR email support [a[ womens-health.com with the words “DMCA Complaint” in the subject line.
You hereby acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all the of the requirements set forth above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Act, the subscriber may make a counter notification. To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication (regular mail or email) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the content is not infringing the copyrights of others. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. A sample counter notification may be found at https://lumendatabase.org/notices/345274. To expedite our ability to process your counter notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):
- Identify the name of the Women’s Health Interactive content with respect to which Women’s Health Interactive has blocked access.
- Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or San Jose, CA, USA if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA or an agent of such person.
- Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that transmission of each Women’s Health Interactive file identified above was blocked as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be blocked.”
- Sign the paper.
- Send the written communication to the following address:
Women’s Health Interactive
Attn: Copyright Agent
117 Bernal Rd. #70-275
San Jose CA 95119-1375
OR email support [a[ womens-health.com with the words “DMCA Complaint” in the subject line.
THE RULES: FORUM
At Women’s Health Interactive, we value your thoughts and opinions and encourage you to express your thoughts on the Women’s Health Interactive Forum (the “Forum”). Keep in mind, there are real human beings with real feelings behind most of the posts on the Forum so please try to stay friendly and amicable with one another. Just because this is an online community, it does not mean that you can treat anyone less decently than you would in face to face interactions. The following rules are intended to make everyone’s experience on our Forum a positive experience. Rule-breaking posts may be met with (1) a deletion, (2) a warning, or (3) a ban, and may also subject you to possible legal action.
1) Prohibited content
Content intended or likely to cause harm is not allowed, including but not limited to the following:
- Violent or encouraging violence
- Personal or confidential information
- Advertisement of any product
2) Toxic behavior
It is prohibited to post or message offensive content, including but not limited to the following:
- Personal attacks
- Hateful speech
- Vulgar or pornographic images
3) One account per user
Each person is only allowed to have one account on Women’s Health Interactive. If you have unknowingly made multiple accounts in the past or you are aware that someone else using the same IP address has a Women’s Health Interactive account or is planning on making one, please privately message us at support [a] womens-health.com.
4) Escalation of enforcement
Our administrators are doing their best to communicate and enforce rules, as well as have the final say in interpretation and enactment of site rules. There are variety of ways to pursue justice including, but not limited to the following:
- Removal or closing thread/posts
- Asking you to calm down
- Asking you to be nice by sending a comment
- Giving you a warning if you did not understand a harmless comment
- Banning you (temporary or permanent) depending on a rule you broke
- Removal of privileges from an account
- Removal of content
Please note that two active warnings give you a temporary (60 days) ban.
5) Additional Rules
Each subforum is its own community, so some places you post might be more or less strict about things like being on-topic. Check out the subforum rules or read some of the discussions going on there to get an idea of what is appropriate before you post.
Retaliation or responding to insults is not an acceptable excuse for failing to follow the rules; report bad threads/posts and move on.
English is the primary language on this forum. Please avoid using other languages. If you must post in another language, please provide translations so other users can understand your post.
THE RULES: COMMENTS ON WOMEN’S HEALTH INTERACTIVE
At Women’s Health Interactive, we value your thoughts and opinions. We encourage you to comment on every article you read. An honest comment can be very helpful to writers and other users.
Unfortunately, there’s always the potential for both abuse and misuse of this system. Angry comments and insults promote hostility and discourage readers from sharing their opinions. As such, our site is carefully moderated.
The following is a list of rules that ALL users must abide by when posting in ANY comments. Please be advised that, depending on the severity of the infraction, rule-breaking comments may be met with (1) a deletion, (2) a warning, or (3) a ban, and may also subject you to possible legal action.
- NO SPAM OR ADVERTISING. Promoting your own or some other website is not allowed and will result in a warning. It is also asked that you DO NOT QUOTE OR REPLY TO THE ADVERTISING SPAM. Keep your comments relevant to the topic. Do not contribute meaningless or irrelevant comments. This includes, but is not limited to, position comments, whether you care about the article or not.
- NO OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT. Racist, homophobic, sexist, and general vulgar comments will not be tolerated. Pornographic or gore links ARE NOT ALLOWED. Users who post these will be banned immediately.
- NO PERSONAL ATTACKS OR INSULTS. Personal attacks and insults are strongly discouraged. There is to be NO hostility towards the authors on this site, members of our team, or your fellow users. Debate and discussion are welcome between users – just keep it clean. If there is some criticism you would like to give or if you have a problem with an individual, do it appropriately and respectfully. Explain your issue or critique and do not resort to name calling.
- NO TROLLING. Trolling is the act of posting something designed purely to incite negative reactions. Such comments do not belong anywhere in the comments section. Do not feed or quote the troll. Just ignore it and move on. Responding or arguing with the troll will only make things worse.
These rules are subject to change without prior notice or warning. It is best to point out that each individual punishment is determined by the moderators. Stay on topic and follow these rules and you should be fine.