TERMS OF USE

I.           ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE MEANS YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE

These Terms of Use are a legal agreement between you, the end user, and Jon Hershfield, MFT, Inc. d.b.a. The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore (OCGB) and governs your use and access to the Website.

Except where expressly noted otherwise, the Website consists of all websites located on this root domain: ocdbaltimore.com (the “Website”).

By your access or use of the Website, you are indicating that you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, do not access or use the Website.

The terms of the Privacy Policy also apply to your use of the Website and are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use. The Privacy Policy tells you how OCGB collects, uses, protects, shares, and controls information about you related to your interaction with the Website (“Privacy Policy”).

II.          THE WEBSITE IS FOR YOUR NONCOMMERCIAL, PERSONAL USE

OCGB makes the Website, including all information, communications, and audio/visual files provided by OCGB (collectively, “Materials”) available for your noncommercial, personal use.

III.         THESE TERMS OF USE MAY CHANGE

From time to time, OCGB may change these Terms of Use at its sole discretion. If you do not agree with the revised Terms of Use, do not continue to use the Website. Accessing or using the Website means that you have accepted any changes to these Terms of Use.

IV.          THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND THIRD PARTY PAGES HAVE DIFFERENT TERMS OF USE AND POLICIES

The Website may include links to other websites on the Internet. These other websites are not under the control of OCGB, and you acknowledge that OCGB is not responsible for the accuracy, content, privacy policies, products, services, legality, reliability, viewpoint, accuracy, currency, copyright compliance, decency or any other aspect of the content of such websites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the linked website by OCGB or any association with its operators. Except for information, products, services or merchandise clearly identified as being supplied by OCGB, OCGB does not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise available on this Website or through the Internet generally in any way.

It is important to understand that when you access or use these other websites, the terms governing your use of other websites may be different from OCGB’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you visit another website, you are encouraged to examine the privacy policies and/or terms of use policies of that website.

V.           PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC AND MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED MATERIALS DISCLAIMER – THE MATERIALS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL, PSYCHIATRIC, OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

UNLESS EXPRESSLY STATED OTHERWISE, NOTHING CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL MATERIALS, IS OR IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, OR RELIED ON AS AN ENDORSEMENT BY OCGB OF THE MATERIALS. IT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF A VISIT, CALL, CONSULTATION OR THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU READ, VIEWED, OR HEARD VIA THE WEBSITE.

VI.           DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE  WEBSITE  AND ALL MATERIALS ARE  PROVIDED  “AS  IS”  AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY  OF  ANY  KIND AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. USE OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE AFFECTED BY TECHNICAL AND EQUIPMENT ISSUES, INCLUDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE INTERNET AND OCGB DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, OCGB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, BOTH EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

VII.          OCGB’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, under no circumstances shall OCGB, its agents, subsidiaries, or its licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, exemplary, incidental, special, or consequential damages, fees, fines, penalties, loss of revenue or business or liabilities that result from the use of, or inability to use, the Website, or which arise from sites accessed through the Website, and/or content or information provided on or through the Website, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MALPRACTICE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF OCGB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT OCGB WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER THE WEBSITE IF THESE TERMS OF USE DID NOT INCLUDE THESE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PROVISIONS, AND YOU AGREE THAT THEY ARE REASONABLE. By using or accessing the Website, you acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the Website is to stop using the Website.

VIII.         ACCEPTABLE USE AND INDEMNIFICATION FROM IMPROPER USE

By using the Website, posting information in or otherwise using any communications service, chat room, message board, newsgroup, software library, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through the Website, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • RESPONSES TO BLOG COMMENTS ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE THERAPEUTIC ADVICE, NOR DO THEY INITIATE ANY KIND OF PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BLOG AUTHOR AND THE COMMENTER
  • YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
  • You view all materials at your own risk.
  • You will not publish content or otherwise post information that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts or language or otherwise harasses an individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.
  • You will not post medical advice.
  • Submitting a post is not a guarantee that your post will be accepted. All posts are moderated and approved or deleted at OCGB’s discretion.
  • At any time, OCGB may disclose information to satisfy applicable laws or regulations.
  • OCGB reserves the right to remove any content you post and monitor or terminate your use of the Website with or without notice at any time and for any reason.

YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD OCGB HARMLESS FOR ANY LOSS, CHARGE, COST, DAMAGE OR LIABILITY THAT OCGB MAY SUFFER DUE TO YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE, THE DATA ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR THE SOFTWARE THAT OPERATES THE WEBSITE

IX.          THESE TERMS OF USE ARE GOVERNED BY MARYLAND LAW

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the state of Maryland, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

X.           YOUR PERSONAL MEDICAL INFORMATION

Please note that there is NO PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP between you and OCGB solely resulting from your use of the Website.  Information you share on the Website is not protected under confidentiality laws that protect provider–patient communications.  By posting information to the Website, you are sharing your personal information. Please carefully select what you choose to disclose.

XI.          YOU GRANT A LICENSE TO OCGB FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS

You grant OCGB a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the Website by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed (“Submissions”). You waive all rights to such Submissions and warrant that you have the right to any Submissions. You agree that you shall have no recourse against OCGB for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to OCGB.

XII.         WE WILL COMPLY WITH THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT

If you have any copyright concerns about materials posted on the Website, you agree to let OCGB know. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(C)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to OCGB’s Designated Agent. An effective notification contains the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • 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.
  • 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.

CONTACT US

Please contact us at https://www.ocdbaltimore.com/contact/ if you have questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Use.