Disclaimer

Disclaimer

1. Purpose of Web Site. This Web Site is a service made available by Chicago Healers (“Provider”). The information in the Web Site is for educational purposes, and to give you general information and a general understanding of related topics listed not to provide specific advice. The reader is urged to use discretion in his or her state regarding the services available for specific issues. This Web Site should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed practitioner.
2. General Terms. This Web Site contains a searchable directory of alternative health practitioners, holistic healers, healing/learning center and corporate wellness consultants (hereinafter referred to as “Directory Members”). The Directory Members provide the information in the Chicago Healers Directory. Provider does not warrant the validity of the information, nor does it guarantee the quality of the work product of the Directory Members. The determination of the need for health services and the choice of a practitioner or healing center are important decisions and should not be based solely upon listings or a Directory Members’ self-proclaimed areas of practice. Provider does not guarantee the content of the listings that are provided by the Directory Members or any links to the Web Site. Provider is not responsible for any material or information contained in the linked sites provided by Directory Members. A description or indication of limitation of practice by a practitioner does not mean that any agency or board has certified such practitioner as a specialist or expert in any indicated field of health, nor does it mean that such practitioner is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other practitioner. All users of the Web Site are encouraged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any Directory Members they might consider hiring for services.
3. Limited License; Permitted Uses. You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (1) to access and use the Web Site strictly in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use; (2) to use the Web Site and services directory solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (3) to print out discrete information and search results from the Web Site and services directory solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein.
4. Rights Reserved. Except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use, we reserve all rights to all materials on the Site, including, without limitation, written content, graphical and design elements (including the Site’s “look and feel”), and service marks and trademarks. By submitting material to any area of the Site, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted, to us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. You may not sell, transfer or assign any products or services or your rights to any products or services provided by us to any third party without our express written authorization. You may not copy, modify, alter, or excerpt (or encourage or help others to copy, modify, alter, or excerpt) the Site materials. You may not use (or encourage or help others to use) the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms of Use or by applicable law. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms of Use in no way convey any right, title or interest to you in any materials on the Site, including, without limitation, any statutory or common law copyright, patent or other intellectual property right in such materials.
5. Disclaimer.
a. We make no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Site and any materials on the Site. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR ELSEWHERE, THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE’S SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THE SITE’S FUNCTIONS SHALL BE ERROR-FREE OR, THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
b. The Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the Site. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content. Never disregard professional advice, including medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this Site.
c. You are solely responsible for the content of any posting you make to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting. We assume no responsibility for materials posted by our users or any other actions, conduct or omissions of our users. We act as a service provider for users to distribute and publish their materials. We do not undertake responsibility for screening or monitoring our users’ materials. Only registered practitioners and business services members may use features and forums in a commercial manner. You may not post material or information that solicits funds, or that promotes or solicits goods or services unless you are a registered professional member. You may not post material known to be false or illegal. You may not post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus, harmful or illegal component.
d. Our Directory Members who post articles to our Site are not employed by Chicago Healers. Each Directory Members is solely responsible for the content of his or her articles and posts. We do not undertake responsibility for screening or monitoring our Directory Members’ materials. The opinions expressed by the Directory Members are their own and are not our opinions or endorsed by us.
e. Further, we explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content or availability of information found on a site that links to or from the Site (a "third-party site"). We may offer links to, or incorporate into the Site, third-party sites that offer various products and/or services. We cannot ensure that users will be satisfied with any products or services that are purchased from such a third-party site, since such sites are owned and operated by others. We do not endorse any of such products or services, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in any third party sites. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including credit card and other personal information) users might be requested to give a third-party site. We strongly encourage users to make their own investigation of third-party sites before proceeding with any transaction with such third parties. Chicagohealers.com may make improvements and/or changes in the listings and/or program(s) described in the service at any time.
f. We do not endorse, and nothing on the Site shall be deemed to be an endorsement, representation or warranty of, any third party (including our directory members, users and bloggers, etc), whether in relation to such third party’s products, services, websites, experience or background or otherwise. We do not make any representations or warranties with regard to any materials posted by our users, directory members or bloggers. The information in our directories is provided exclusively by participating professionals.
g. PARENTAL PERMISSION - Some information available on Chicagohealers.com concerns the topic of sex, addictions and abuse which may not be appropriate for children. Chicagohealers.com is not directed to children under the age of 14 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 14. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT PARENTS MONITOR IN THEIR CHILDREN'S USE OF THE INTERNET AND ANY ONLINE SERVICES AND USE THEIR BROWSER'S PARENTAL CONTROLS TO LIMIT CHILDREN’S ACCESS TO THESE AREAS OF THE INTERNET. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.

6. Indemnification. You shall indemnify and defend us, and our officers, employees, consultants and trainers against any costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees whether arising out of a third-party claim or in enforcing this indemnification), claims, judgments, settlements and damages (including all damages awarded to third parties payable by us, but in all cases only our direct damages) arising out of, or related to, your use of the Site, any materials posted to the Site or provided to other users by you or any violation of these Terms of Use.
7. Limits of Liability.
a. NEITHER WE, NOR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (“NON-DIRECT DAMAGES”), OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
b. THE LIABILITY OF US AND ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR DIRECT DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE FEES PAID BY YOU FOR OUR SERVICES DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENTS THAT GIVE RISE TO YOUR FIRST CLAIM AGAINST US FOR DAMAGES.
c. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR NON-DIRECT DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS IN PARAGRAPH (A) ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, BUT IN SUCH CASE, THE LIMITATIONS IN PARAGRAPH (B) SHALL APPLY TO BOTH DIRECT AND NON-DIRECT DAMAGES.
8. Copyrights and Copyright Agent. We respect the rights of all copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512.
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 copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
c. 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 us to locate the material.
d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact 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.
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.
Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this site can be reached as follows:
Chicago Healers
Attn: Copyright Infringement
P.O. Box 279
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction/Waiver of Jury Trial. These Terms of Use and any claim or dispute arising out of, relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or the transactions contemplated hereby, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles. EACH PARTY WAIVES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT TO ENFORCE, DEFEND OR INTERPRET ANY RIGHTS OR REMEDIES ARISING UNDER, RELATING TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE.
10. Notices. You shall send notices to us by mail or by email to our contact information listed below and addressed to the attention of LEGAL. Notices to you will be sent by mail or by email to the addresses you provide when registering. Notices shall be deemed given on the day actually received by recipient, if received as provided in this paragraph before 5pm on a business day in the recipient’s location. Notices received after 5pm or on a non-business day shall be deemed received on the next business day.
11. Amendment. We may change these Terms of Use, including the Site Privacy Policy, at any time. We will post notification of changes on the Site and e-mail them to registered users. Your continued use of the Site after the posting on the Site of any changes (whether or not you have also received notice by email) indicates your acceptance of such changes.