Terms of Use

DocWireNews Terms of Use

DocWireNews (“DWN”), is a health care news website providing relevant news content for healthcare professionals (“HCPS”), to include, without limitation, nurses, payers, pharmacists and other HCPS (“Services”). The “Services,” as used herein, also refers to all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the DWN Website and the DWN mobile device application, to include, without limitation, news, reference content, tools, applications, sponsored programs, advertising, email communications, continuing medical education and discussion boards. The Services are provided to users of DWN subject to the following Terms of Use (“Terms”). You can view the most current version of these Terms by clicking on the Terms of Use link at the bottom of the DWN website or within the DWN mobile application. By using the Services, you agree to these Terms, whether or not you are a registered member of DWN or whether or not you fall within the scope of DWN’s intended target audience, listed in the first sentence of this paragraph. These Terms govern your use of the Services and create a binding legal agreement that we may enforce against you in the event of a violation. If you do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, do not use the Services.

Scope of these Terms of Use

DWN includes the website docwirenews.com (“the Website”) and the DWN mobile device application (“DocWire App”). The Website and the DocWire App are owned and operated by DocWise, LLC. References to DWN includes both the Website and the DocWire App, and these Terms govern the use of these two (2) platforms and the Services provided thereby.

DocWise, LLC may offer other services to HCPS outside of DWN. These other services are not governed by these Terms but by the terms of use applicable to the property through which these services are offered.

Account Registration

You must register an account with DWN to access all of the Services. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information specified in the registration form (“Account Information”), and to select a username and password that will be associated with your account. You agree that your Account Information is true, accurate, current, and complete, and you will promptly update your Account Information as necessary so that it continues to be true, accurate, current and complete. We may attempt to verify the accuracy of the Account Information that you have provided and update it as necessary. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your DWN account username and password and you may not permit another person to use your username and password to access the Services. You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your account. If you believe that the security of your Account Information has been compromised, you should immediately change your username and password through the account settings feature or notify us and we will assist you. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to or use of your Account Information.

Use of the Services

DWN will feature a variety of healthcare related content, including but not limited to, staff written articles, expert content, curated headlines from other major outlets, and social media content from different social media outlets. We will also produce and host multimedia content in the form of video and audio.

As more fully described in our Privacy Policy, we will be collecting user data so that we can provide a more tailored user experience. We also collect user data for targeted advertising purposes, subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions in DWM’s Privacy Policy. Said Policy can be accessed at http://www.docwirenews.com/public/privacy. The terms and conditions set forth in our privacy policy are hereby incorporated herein and binding upon all users.

The Services are intended for HCPS. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms and that you are not prohibited from using the Services or any portion thereof.

The information and tools that we make available through the Services are provided for educational and informational purposes only. While we hope you find the Services useful to you as a healthcare professional (“HCP”), they are in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service or platform, to provide certainty with respect to a diagnosis, to recommend a particular product or therapy or to otherwise substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You agree that you will not use the Services with the intention of creating any kind of physician/patient relationship, e.g., to diagnose or treat users. You are solely responsible for evaluating the information obtained from the Services and for your use or misuse of such information in connection with your treatment decisions or otherwise. You agree that you shall be solely responsible for your compliance with all laws and standards of professional practice applicable to you and the practice of medicine or other relevant health profession.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access the professional-level information made available through the Services, such as, by way of example and not limitation, a peer-reviewed article published by expert in the field of medicine or healthcare, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use the Services as a replacement for any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sub-licensable license to use the Services and to view the information and materials made available through the Services, including User Content, as defined below, (“DWN Content”) solely for your personal and professional use. You shall not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Services, DWN Content, the Website or the DocWire App, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to DocWise, LLC, and their respective licensors, as applicable.

DWN may contain links to third-party websites or resources which are not part of DWN. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for these websites and resources including, without limitation, their availability or the content and information that they provide. The inclusion in DWN of third party resources, including links to third party websites, does not imply our endorsement of these resources.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with your use of the Services:

  1. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Services;
  2. Use, display, mirror or frame the Website or DocWire App, or any component thereof, DWN’s trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of DocWise, LLC, as applicable;
  3. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within DWN, including those of DocWise, LLC and any of their respective licensors;
  4. Infringe or use the DWN brand, logos and/or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless expressly approved in writing by DocWise, LLC, as applicable;
  5. Attempt to circumvent any protective technological measure associated with the Services;
  6. Attempt to access or search DWN or any content contained therein through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including scripts, bots, spiders, scraper, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than through software generally available through web browsers;
  7. Post, upload, transmit or otherwise distribute chain letters, pyramid schemes, advertising or spam;
  8. Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity;
  9. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses;
  10. Interfere with or disrupt any of the Services or the associated computer or technical delivery systems;
  11. Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing DWN;
  12. Fail to respect another user’s privacy. This includes revealing another user’s password, phone number, address, instant messenger I.D. or address or any other personally identifiable information; or
  13. Use DWN, the Services or any DWN Content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following without notice:

  1. Record or pre-screen User Content submissions to public areas within DWN;
  2. Investigate your use of the Services as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process;
  3. Remove User Content which we believe does not comply with these Terms of Use;
  4. Terminate your access to DWN upon our determination that you have violated these Terms of Use; and
  5. Edit DWN Content.

Information that you Make Available through the Services

Certain Services enable users to submit content which may include, without limitation, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound (“User Content”). User Content does not include Registration Information. When you submit User Content through the Services you automatically grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such User Content in any media, form or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of DWN for any purpose that is consistent with the DWN Privacy Policy. You agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you submit through the Services. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such User Content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the User Content that you make available through the Services complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content to the Services, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, e-mail address, social security number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit through the Services.

You agree that you will not use the Services to make available User Content that:

  1. you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law;
  2. infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy;
  3. results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws;
  4. is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity;
  5. promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group;
  6. promotes illegal activity;
  7. is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive;
  8. constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business; or
  9. contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that DWN and any software used in connection with DWN (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the DWN Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or “scrape” for commercial or any other purpose, DWN, the DWN Content or the Software, in whole or in part. Any use of DWN or the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties’ intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the Services online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for yourself. You may not remove any copyright notices from materials obtained through DWN. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Privacy Policy

The DWN Privacy Policy, located at http://www.docwirenews.com/public/privacy, provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users of the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through the Services, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through the Services.

Laws that Govern this Agreement

We control those components of the Services made available through our respective websites from our offices within the state of New Jersey in the United States of America. By accessing the Services, you agree that the statutes and laws of the state of New Jersey, without regard to the principles underlying choice of laws, will apply to all matters relating to use of the Services.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be subject to certain obligations and responsibilities associated with the jurisdiction in which you practice medicine or another health profession. We make no representation as to the legal compliance of the Services or the DWN Content and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction, with respect to your use and misuse of the Services and the DWN Content.

Termination and Modification

We reserve the right, in addition to our other remedies, to terminate, discontinue, suspend and/or restrict the Services, your account, your ability to access, visit and/or use the Services or any portion thereof, and/or these Terms, including without limitation any of our purported obligations hereunder, with or without cause, with or without notice. In the event of any termination or discontinuation of your account, your ability to access, visit and/or use the Services or any portion thereof, and/or these Terms, we reserve the right, in addition to our other remedies, to reassign, and/or allow another user to use your password and/or user ID. You agree that all terminations shall be made at our sole discretion and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Services.

Even if the Services, your ability to access, visit and/or use the Services or any portion thereof, and/or these Terms is terminated, discontinued, suspended or restricted, by you or by us, we have no obligation to (but we may in our discretion) remove any User Content, and therefore copies of all information with regard to your account and/or content you may have posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent or otherwise made available on or through DWN, may be retained and/or remain viewable by us, our licensors, vendors, service providers and/or other third parties, including other users. Nevertheless, we have no obligation to retain, store, or provide you with any information pertaining to your account and/or Use Content you may have posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent or otherwise made available on or through DWN. These Terms shall survive the termination or expiration of these Terms and/or your account.

Disclaimer

DWN, THE SERVICES, AND DWN CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT DWN, THE SERVICES, AND DWN CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR BY US IN ORAL OR WRITTEN FORM WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOUR RELIANCE UPON THE CONTENT OBTAINED OR USED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF DWN. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCREENING ANY USER OF DWN NOR DO WE VERIFY OR TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR USER CONTENT. WE DO NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE AND WE DO NOT RECOMMEND OR ENDORSE ANY SPECIFIC PRODUCTS, PRODUCT USERS, THERAPIES, TESTS, PHYSICIANS, HCPS, OR OPINIONS.

Liability

In no event shall DocWise, LLC, or any other person or entity involved in creating, developing or delivering DWN, the Services or DWN Content 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) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to access or use DWN, the Services or DWN Content, or from any communications or interactions with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of the Services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned with the Services are advised of the possibility of such damages. We, our licensors, our suppliers, or any third parties mentioned within the Services are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Services or any information provided through the Services. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Services must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between us and you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold each of us and our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your access to or use of DWN, the Services, and/or DWN Content or your violation of these Terms.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials within DWN infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) by contacting our copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

Please forward any copyright concerns or issues relating to DWN to the following address:

DocWise, LLC

630 Madison Avenue

Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

We may terminate the account of any user who we determine is a repeat infringers.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the Services, DWN Content or these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we will provide notice of such modification within DWN. By continuing to access or use the Services after we have modified these Terms, you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using DWN and the Services.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” generated on the DWN Website, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and DocWise, LLC, with respect to your use (and prior use) of DWN and the associated Services and DWN Content.

These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between DocWise, LLC, and you regarding DWN and the Services, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between DocWise, LLC and you regarding DWN and the Services.

Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without DocWise, LLC’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. DocWise, LLC may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your account information); or (ii) by posting within DWN. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Survival

All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your DWN Network account except for your license to access and use the Services and the DWN Content.

Validity

The invalidity or unenforceability of any of the foregoing provisions set forth in these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision set forth in these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Services or these Terms, or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at [email protected] By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in your feedback and suggestions to us to use to improve the Services.

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