Last updated and effective: July 31, 2023
The terms, conditions, policies and notices contained in this document (these “Terms”) apply to the website operated by United Derm Partners (“UDP”) on behalf of MetroDerm, P.C., including without limitation all services, content, features and functionality available through it (the “Site”). Any reference to “we”, “us”, or “our” in these Terms shall refer to UDP. Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site.
THESE TERMS INCLUDE A MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO THE SITE TO BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN PROCEEDING IN COURT. THE ARBITRATION PROVISION ALSO INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY DISPUTE INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION, AND A JURY WAIVER.
You acknowledge (a) that you have read and understood these Terms and (b) that these Terms have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.
(1) SITE CONTENT
(a) Except as otherwise provided by a third party, all content on the Site is © 2022 UDP and/or its licensors. UNITED DERM PARTNERS and UDP are trademarks of UDP. The Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and other proprietary content, including but not limited to, text, software, applications, sound, photographs, buttons, images, logos, video, and graphics (the “Content”), and the entire selection, coordination, arrangement and “look and feel” of the Site and the Content are copyrighted as a collective work under copyright laws (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”).
(b) Neither these Terms nor your use of the Site transfers any right, title or interest in the Site, Content, or Intellectual Property Rights to you. We and our third-party licensors retain all of our and their respective right, title, and interest to the Site, Content, and Intellectual Property Rights. Any rights not expressly granted are reserved.
(c) Except as expressly provided in these Terms, you may not use, modify, republish, frame, print, display, perform, reproduce, license, transfer, sell, assign, post, transmit, distribute, reverse engineer, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content or information from the Site, in whole or in part, without our express written permission.
(d) The Site is available worldwide to anyone with Internet access; provided, that certain functionality may not be available to you depending on where you are located. However, the Site may not be continuously available due to maintenance or repairs or due to computer problems or crashes, disruption in Internet service, or other unforeseen circumstances. Further, a reference to a service on the Site does not imply that the service is or will be available in your location. The Content of the Site is intended for use and display only where its use and display are permissible in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Site is provided from the United States of America, and all servers that make it available reside in the United States. The laws of other countries may differ regarding the access and use of the Site. We do not make any representations regarding the legality of the Site in any other country, and it is your sole responsibility to ensure that your use complies with all applicable laws.
(e) Certain materials on the Site may be furnished by third parties. Certain services or company designations for companies other than us may be mentioned in the Site for identification purposes only. Third-party trademarks, trade names, logos, product or services names contained on the Site are the trademarks, registered or unregistered, of their respective owners
(f) Nothing contained in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, express or implied, under any of our intellectual property rights or under any third party’s intellectual property rights. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
(2) USER CONDUCT
By using the Site, you agree that you shall not:
(a) delete, modify, hack or attempt to change or alter any of the Content on the Site;
(b) attempt to access computer systems, or networks connected to any of our servers or to the Site, through hacking, password mining, or any other means, or obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally or readily made available through the Site;
(c) use any device, software, or routine intended to damage, overburden, disable or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or take any other action that interferes with administration and operation of the Site or other parties’ use of the Site;
(d) misrepresent your identity, provide false or misleading information, impersonate another, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(e) use any deep-link, scraping, robot, spider, or other automatic or manual device, program, algorithm or process for the purpose of accessing, copying, monitoring, harvesting or compiling information on the Site for purposes other than for a generally available search engine;
(f) use any of our or our licensors’ or partners’ names, service marks, logos, or trademarks without our prior written consent, including without limitation as metatags, search engine keywords, or hidden text;
(g) use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Site in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party;
(h) transmit or upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar devices, code, software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s device or property;
(i) manipulate or otherwise display the Site or portions thereof by using framing or similar navigational technology;
(j) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected thereto;
(k) use the Site for or in connection with any illegal, unlawful or immoral conduct or purpose, including without limitation to publish, transmit or otherwise disseminate pornographic, sexually explicit or violent content; or
(l) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of any third party.
(3) PERMISSIBLE USE
Except as indicated to the contrary elsewhere on the Site, you may view, copy, retransmit, and print the Content available on the Site subject to the following conditions:
(a) you may only use the Content for personal, informational, or non-commercial purposes;
(b) you may not provide, sell, license, or lease the Content for any fee or other consideration;
(c) you must ensure all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights notices included in the Content as presented on the Site appear on all copies;
(d) you may not modify or alter the Content in any way; and
(e) you may not use any graphics separately from accompanying text.
You may also link or hyperlink to the Site from any Acceptable Site (as defined below), but only if:
(i) you do not frame the Site or any portion of the Site;
(ii) the hyperlink to the Site is not used in a way that suggests that we endorse you or your website;
(iii) the link to the Site is not used or presented in any way that disparages us or tarnishes, blurs or dilutes the quality of our names or trademarks or any associated goodwill; and
(iv) the link to the Site is not displayed on any web page that displays objectionable content or links.
An “Acceptable Site” means a website that displays no objectionable content, including, but not limited to, any content, information in any medium or format, such as text, data, graphics, audio or video, that: (A) is libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized; (B) a reasonable person would consider harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, profane, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way; (C) constitutes a breach of any person’s privacy or publicity rights, a misrepresentation of facts or hate speech; or (D) violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law.
(4) OTHER SITES; THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
As a convenience to you, the Site may provide links to websites and access to content, products, and services of third parties (including, without limitation, our patient portal), including our affiliates, partners, and other entities (“Linked Site”). All Linked Sites are provided only because they may be of interest to Site users. Information and views contained in Linked Sites are not adopted, sponsored, or endorsed by us.
(5) MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS
We may change, modify, add and/or delete all or portions of these Terms from time to time by posting updated Terms on the Site, which shall apply to your use of the Site after such modifications have been posted. Please review these Terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any updates or changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of such updates and changes. If you object to any provision of these Terms or any subsequent modifications to these Terms, your only recourse is to terminate your use of the Site immediately.
(6) TERMINATION/MODIFICATIONS OF SITE
We reserve the right to modify or terminate your access to the Site or portions of the Site, at any time, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, for any reason, and are not obligated to support or update the Site. These Terms shall survive any termination. We also may impose limits on certain features and services, restrict your access to parts or the entire Site, or charge fees for access to portions of the Site without notice or liability. You acknowledge and agree that neither UDP nor MetroDerm, P.C. will be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify or terminate access to the Site or portions of the Site.
(7) YOUR PRIVACY
(8) TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
Our goal is to provide complete, accurate, and up-to-date information on the Site. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that any website is completely free of human or technological errors. The Site may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions, and some information may not be complete or current. We therefore reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, TOOLS, APPLICATIONS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. UDP, OUR PARTNERS, PRACTICES, CLINICIANS, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, AND ACCURACY, AS WELL AS ALL WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR LOSS ARISING OUT OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE SITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT, TOOLS, APPLICATIONS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION, THAT: (A) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (B) THE CONTENT WILL BE UP-TO-DATE, COMPLETE, COMPREHENSIVE, OR ACCURATE; (C) ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE; (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, SERVICES, TOOLS, APPLICATIONS, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; OR (E) DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED.
The Site is provided for informational purposes only. You should not rely on the Site or the Content and other information therein in deciding on a treatment plan, drug usage, medical procedure, or any other medical advice, and UDP strongly urges that you consult with a licensed physician in connection with any and all treatment options that may be available to you.
(10) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(11) LIMITATION ON ACTIONS
You agree that any dispute arising out of these Terms or your use of the Site must be filed within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Within this period, any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
(12) DISPUTE RESOLUTION
You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your use of the Site requires that the claim be resolved exclusively by confidential binding arbitration except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Intellectual Property Rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as then in effect. No claims of any other parties may be joined or otherwise combined in the arbitration proceeding. Unless otherwise expressly required by applicable law, each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees without regard to which party is deemed the prevailing party in the arbitration proceeding. Except for punitive and consequential damages (which may not be awarded), and subject to these Terms, the arbitrators shall be authorized to award either party any provisional or equitable remedy permitted by applicable law. The parties shall equally share all AAA charges and fees associated with the arbitration.
BECAUSE THE USE OF THE SITE REQUIRES THE ARBITRATION OF ANY CLAIMS OR DISPUTES EXISTING BETWEEN THE PARTIES, NONE OF THE PARTIES WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR ANY OTHER COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATORS’ DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. OTHER RIGHTS THAT EITHER PARTY WOULD HAVE IF SUCH PARTY WENT TO COURT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT DISCOVERY OR TO APPEAL, MAY BE LIMITED OR UNAVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.
The award of the arbitrators may be enforced in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party consents (a) to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Tennessee, or to any federal court located within the State of Tennessee for any action (i) to compel arbitration, (ii) to enforce any award of the arbitrators, or (iii) at any time prior to the qualification and appointment of the arbitrators, for temporary, interim, or provisional equitable remedies, and (b) to service of process in any action by registered mail or any other means provided by law. Should this Section 13 be deemed invalid or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, it shall be severed and the parties agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims will be in the state or federal courts in Tennessee.
(14) CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions about these Terms, our practices, or your dealings with the Site, please contact us at Info@UnitedDermPartners.com. You may also contact us to update your personal information by notifying us when you change your name or email address.