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RheumMD may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the RheumMD website ("RheumMD.org", "RheumMD Site," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those changes.


The contents of the rheummd.org Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from rheummd.org's licensors, and other material contained on the rheummd.com Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the rheummd.org Site!

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. rheummd.org does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by rheummd.org, rheummd.org employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of rheummd.org, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

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The use of the rheummd.org Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the rheummd.org Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of rheummd.org and its suppliers. Accordingly, rheummd.org assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the rheummd.org Site.

The rheummd.org Site and the content are provided on an "as is" basis. rheummd.org, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, rheummd.org, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:

  1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the rheummd.org Site or other services.
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In no event shall rheummd.org, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the rheummd.org Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the rheummd.org Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not rheummd.org is advised of the possibility of such damages. rheummd.org is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas.

RheumMD Community and Member to Member Areas ("Public Areas")

If you use a Public Area, Ask a Question, comments, or any other area where you can post content or communicate, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. RheumMD and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Use of Content

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The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with RheumMD or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of RheumMD. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to RheumMD and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the RheumMD Site, these Terms and Conditions and the RheumMD Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and RheumMD with respect to the use of the RheumMD Site, and Content.