Terms of Service
Welcome to BariatricPal!
A warm welcome from the entire BariatricPal team! The following terms of service refer to all services, products and content provided by BariatricPal.com, also referred to as “BariatricPal,” “us,” the “company” and the “site.” Users are also referred to as “members” and “you.” Please contact us if you do not understand the terms of service.
Agreement Between BariatricPal and Users
Use of the site is voluntary and indicates user acceptance of the terms and conditions. Registration is free. BariatricPal provides the service “as is,” and is unable to promise error-free service or content. Service may be interrupted or discontinue without notice. We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to remain informed of current BariatricPal policies.
Forum Moderation and Community Standards
BariatricPal administrators moderate the forums. All posts must follow the Forum Guidelines. To maintain BariatricPal’s high standards, we reserve the right to remove, modify or move any post or thread at our discretion and without explanation. BariatricPal strives to maintain an encouraging atmosphere and civil community. BariatricPal administrators and moderators attempt to prevent or remove all objectionable messages. To help us, users should use the “Report Post” link to let us know when you see a post that violates the forum guidelines. A moderator will look into the matter.
BariatricPal.com reserves the right to accept or dismiss user complaints at its sole discretion. BariatricPal may remove posts, threads and accounts without notice or explanation. The site may re-use user generated content, including, but not limited to, posts, threads and photos, at any time without requesting additional permission from you. When you post to this forum, you offer to us a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use your content as we see fit. We may use, distribute, display and/or create derivative works from this content, in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction from you or responsibilities to you.
We do not remove member forum accounts on request. You are welcome to stop visiting BariatricPal at any time. Members have the ability to change or update their display names and any information available in their public profiles. Members can stop receiving email notifications from BariatricPal.
Limitation of Liability
Member use of BariatricPal does not imply a doctor-patient relationship. The site does not provide professional medical services or advice, and its content should not be interpreted as such. BariatricPal content is not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional, and should not be relied upon when making medical decisions, or to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition. You hereby agree that, before using BariatricPal, you shall consult your physician or surgeon. BariatricPal is not responsible for any harm that may arise from your use of the site. BariatricPal.com is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of content or information on the site. The site does not verify member identities or information provided.
REPORTING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site (the “Website“) infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated below. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA“), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice“) must include substantially the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature.
- Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Website, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
- Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number, and, if available, email address).
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
25 Corporate Circle
Albany, NY 12203