Last Updated: December 1, 2018
This Agreement is divided into two parts. Part One explains all of the terms that govern your use of this website. Part Two contains additional legal terms, including provisions that limit Owner’s liability to you and require individual arbitration for any potential legal dispute. To use this website, you must accept all of the terms of this Agreement.
Owner has the right to change or add to the terms of this Agreement at any time by posting the amended Terms on this website. Any use of this website after Owner’s publication of any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified. However, any Dispute that arose before the modification shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the Dispute arose.
Part One: Terms Governing Use of the Website
THIS WEBSITE IS NOT AN EMERGENCY-RESPONSE OR EMERGENCY-MONITORING SERVICE AND ANY PERSON WHO IS AWARE OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR BELIEVES THAT A PERSON MAY BE AT RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH OR WHO MAY HARM THEMSELVES OR ANOTHER PERSON SHOULD DIAL “911” OR AN APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY RESPONDER. OWNER IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO MONITOR OR RESPOND TO COMMUNICATIONS MADE TO THIS WEBSITE.
- Age Limitations
This website is intended and only suitable for individuals 18 years of age and above. Some of the content on this website may not be appropriate for children. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use this website. Owner strongly recommends that children between the ages of 13 and 17 ask their parent’s or guardian’s permission before viewing our website. Owner hereby disclaims all liability for use by individuals under the age of 18.
- Information on this Website is Not Professional Advice
All data, information, text, graphics, links, and other material on this website are provided as a convenience to Owner’s website visitors. The information provided on this website is for general informational and educational purposes only. The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical or other professional advice and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any condition or symptom. Information provided on this website does not constitute the provision or practice of medical or professional health care advice or services.
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 website or other websites linked to or from it.
- Restricted Use
You may use this website only to the extent that you obey all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to your use of this website.
- Your Privacy
- Social Media and Online Communities
Owner may provide you opportunities to share information on third party social media sites or platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, or other similar sites (collectively, “Social Media Sites”). Owner may also provide you opportunities to participate in online communities on such Social Media Sites and may host discussion boards, chats, and other forums on this website. For example, you may use your Instagram handle and tag your photos and postings (“Tagged Content”) with hashtags that Owner may provide from time to time in order to submit your Tagged Content for potential use on Owner’s website. If you post Tagged Content with hashtags as Owner may provide from time to time, your activity and participation is governed by these Terms. Additionally, you remain responsible for your compliance with other applicable terms and conditions such as those of Instagram or other Social Media Sites. Without limitation of any other obligations, you agree that you will be respectful of others and their privacy and will not submit photos of others without their express permission.
If you participate in an online community, discussion board or other forum provided by Owner, you agree that anything you submit is being provided by you voluntarily, on a non-confidential basis, and without any compensation due to you and you grant Owner a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, and sub-licensable, right and license to use, copy, distribute, modify, create joint and derivative works, your content, postings and Tagged Content in any form or format. You further agree that (a) you will not post, transmit, or link to any material, websites, Tagged Content 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; (b) you may only post, upload or transmit photos or materials for which you have the copyright or other permission to distribute electronically citing the original source; (c) 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; (d) you agree that any Tagged Content or materials you post or upload will be owned by you or be in the public domain; (e) you may not intentionally post, create, upload or transmit any software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful code or device; (f) you may not solicit other users, or distribute advertising, for products or services through the website, 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 the website; (g) if you choose to submit Tagged Content or post items in public or “chat” portions of the website, such material, information, photographs, and other information you post in these public or group areas is available to the other individuals using website and Owner 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; (h) you will always use caution in posting personally identifying information, and never exchange personal financial information, address, phone numbers or other personal information; (i) you will not post any material that violates any law or regulation; (j) you will not impersonate any other person or use the identity of some other living person; and (k) your postings will truthfully reflect your own experience.
Owner may terminate or restrict your access to any Owner online community, including access through the website.
- Selection and Removal of Tagged Content
Owner has no obligation to monitor any related websites, chats, discussion boards or any other materials that you or third parties transmit or post on or to this website or related websites, if any. However, you acknowledge and agree that Owner has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the website, discussion boards, the chats, and the materials you transmit or post; to alter or remove any such materials (including, without limitation, any posting to a chat or discussion board); and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the website properly, to protect Owner, Owner’s sponsors, and Owner’s other clients and visitors, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.
- Copyright Notice
This website is owned and operated by Owner. The entire contents and design of the site are protected by U.S. and international copyright law. All rights regarding the website and materials contained on the website are either owned by Owner, are licensed to Owner, or are used with permission. Owner and its licensors retain and reserve all proprietary rights to the contents of this website.
You may not copy, republish, upload, post, display, transmit, or frame any of these materials without prior written consent from Owner. You may link to, view, download, use, display and print a single copy of the materials found on this website 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 Owner or an entity affiliated with Owner. All such copies must include, at a minimum, the following copyright notice: “Copyright © [current year] Thomas Adam Cotsen, MD. All rights reserved.” Any other use of the website or the information contained here is strictly prohibited. Owner 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 website infringes a valid copyright owned by you, you (or your agent) may send Owner a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. This request should be sent to: dradam.net.
The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the complaining party; (e) 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 (f) 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 Owner 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 this website should be sent to the address above.
- Trademark Notice
Owner’s names and logos and all related product and service names, design marks, and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of Owner. All rights are reserved. You are not authorized to use any Owner name or mark in any advertisement, publicity or in any other commercial manner without prior written consent of Owner. All other trademarks appearing on the website are the property of their respective owners.
Owner has implemented technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, Owner cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
Part Two: Additional Legal Terms
- Representation and Warranties
You represent and warrant to Owner that: (a) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and (b) your use of this website will be in compliance with these Terms.
- No Warranties
USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OWNER OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, OWNER, ANY AFFILIATED OWNER ENTITY, THEIR PROCESSORS, PROVIDERS, LICENSORS (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND REPRESENTATIVES) (COLLECTIVELY “OWNER RELATED PARTIES”) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD.
OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND OWNER WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS OWNER, AND OWNER RELATED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, LIABILITIES, JUDGMENTS, SETTLEMENTS, COSTS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, TAX ASSESSMENTS, PENALTIES, INTEREST AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ARISING OUT OF ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER CLAIM YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, VIOLATION OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT RESULTING FROM YOUR SUBMISSIONS OF ANY CONTENT, TAGGED CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS, 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 OWNER OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CLAIM.
- Limitation of Liability and Damages
THE USER’S SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND ANY OF ITS SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL OWNER OR ANY OF OWNER RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE. 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.
If a dispute of any kind arises, Owner would like to understand and address your concerns quickly and to your satisfaction. Please contact Owner at dradam.net with any dispute. If Owner cannot resolve your concerns, Owner agrees to an informal and inexpensive dispute resolution process requiring individual arbitration. “Disputes” between you and Owner, including Owner Related Parties, are defined for the purposes of these Terms to include any claim, controversy, or dispute (whether involving contract, tort, equitable, statutory, or any other legal theory) between you and Owner including, but not limited to, any claims relating in any way to these Terms (including its breach, termination, or interpretation), any other aspect of your relationship with Owner, or Owner’s advertising, and any use of Owner’s services.
- Binding Individual Arbitration
You and Owner agree to arbitrate all Disputes. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court and seeks to resolve disputes more quickly. Instead of a judge or a jury, the case will be decided by a neutral arbitrator who has the power to award the same damages and relief that a court can. ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE ONLY BE ON A INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS, CLASS ACTIONS, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS, AND CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER ARBITRATIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED, AND YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS TO HAVE YOUR CASE DECIDED BY A JURY AND TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION AGAINST OWNER. If any provision of this arbitration agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision shall be severed, and the remaining arbitration terms shall be enforced (but in no case shall there be a class arbitration). All Disputes shall be resolved finally and exclusively by binding individual arbitration with a single arbitrator administered by ADR Services, Inc. according to this provision and the applicable arbitration rules for that forum. Consumer claimants (individuals whose transaction is intended for personal, family, or household use) may elect to pursue their claims in their local small-claims court rather than through arbitration. The Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, fully applies. If you are a consumer bringing a claim relating to personal, household, or family use, any arbitration hearing will occur within the county or parish where you reside. Otherwise, any arbitration hearing will occur in Los Angeles County, California, or another mutually agreeable location, or a location ordered by the arbitrator. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. If you prevail on any claim for which you are legally entitled to attorney’s fees, you may recover those fees from the arbitrator. For any claim where you are seeking relief, Owner will not seek to have you pay Owner’s attorney’s fees, even if fees might otherwise be awarded, unless the arbitrator determines that your claim was frivolous. For purposes of this arbitration provision, references to you and Owner also include respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors, successors, and assigns.
Information provided on Owner’s website is not targeted to users in any particular locality nor is it intended to constitute the doing of business in any jurisdiction.
This website is a service provided by Owner and does not constitute any contact with any jurisdiction outside the State of California. Use of this website is prohibited in any jurisdiction having laws that would void this Agreement in whole or essential part or which makes accessing the website illegal. Users in such jurisdictions visit and use this website entirely at their own risk. Note: the essential parts of this Agreement include, without limitation, the exclusive remedy provisions and the warranty disclaimers.
This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of California, United States of America. It is governed by and shall be construed under the laws of California, exclusive of any choice of law or conflict of law provisions.
- Requests for Information
- Limitation on Time to Initiate a Dispute
Unless otherwise required by law, an action or proceeding by you relating to any Dispute must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues.
- Links to Other Websites
- Downloadable Files and Email
Owner cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that email or files available for downloading from its website will be free of viruses or other code that may contaminate or destroy data on your computer. You are responsible for implementing sufficient protective procedures and checks to maintain the accuracy of your data for maintaining a data back-up or other means for the reconstruction of any lost data. Owner does not assume any responsibility or risk for damage to your computer or its files related to your use of the website or Services.
- Notice for California Users
If you have a question or complaint regarding the Services provided to you by Owner please contact us at dradam.net to receive further information regarding the Services or to resolve the complaint. You may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or TDD (800) 326-2297, or in writing at Department of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Information Division, 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834.
You may not assign any rights or obligations under this Agreement without Owner’s prior written consent. Owner may assign all or part of this Agreement.
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.
You agree that Owner may provide any and all notices to you by e-mail, telephone, fax, as well as by any other method.
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.
- Entire Agreement; Amendment
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Owner applicable to its subject matter. It may not be modified except as described elsewhere in this Agreement.
- Conflicting Terms
Anything on the website inconsistent or in conflict with the terms of this Agreement is superseded by the terms of this Agreement.
- Contact Information
Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this Agreement at:
Adam Cotsen, M.D.
116 North Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 659 -8640