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Terms

Welcome. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using, or submitting content in any form for publication on OstomyConnection.

Effective as of December 29, 2017

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By continuing to use this website, or by submitting content for publication on OstomyConnection.com, you agree to abide, and are bound by these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to our Terms, Privacy Policy and Editorial Policy. You must be 14 or older in order to use this website.

Use of Content

We are media and e-commerce content providers on the Internet. We are not responsible for and do not necessarily share the opinions expressed by our content contributors. Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers) are theirs alone, and not opinions of OstomyConncetion. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through our site, OstomyConncetion is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content.

OstomyConnection, its employees, partners, bloggers or contributors do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content. OstomyConnection, its employees, partners, bloggers or contributors assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. OstomyConnection reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in our sole discretion.

Submitted Content

By posting or submitting content on or to our site (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving OstomyConnection, and our affiliates, partners and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on our site and through any media channels or affiliate publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. You understand and agree that (unless you and we agree otherwise) we may re-edit, adapt or modify your submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other submissions, and (unless you and we agree otherwise) you shall have no rights with respect thereto and we or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.

You are solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm that: (a) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all copyright or other proprietary rights in and to all such submissions, and (b) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each person in the manner observed by us and these Terms and Conditions.

You agree that you will not: (a) submit material that is copyrighted or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein; (b) publish untrue or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; (c) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, violates any laws, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (d) post advertisements or solicitations of business in your submissions. We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice.

Newsletters

You are required to use a valid email address when signing up for our newsletter. Only one account per individual is allowed.

We may use your information to send informational and marketing pieces to you via all methods of contact. Such pieces will be addressed from us. These pieces may include information of general or specific interest to you, solicitations to purchase products and services, or communications from other users on OstomyConnection.com.

You agree that OstomyConnection can send you email updates. This includes, but is not limited to, system-generated emails used to verify your email address, newsletters and advertisements. You can always unsubscribe from future emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any newsletter email or by contacting us directly at info@ostomyconnection.com.

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and have read and understood our disclaimers.

Linked Destinations and Advertising

This site contains links to other sites. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving our website. We are not responsible for Linked Sites and do not control the authenticity, accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of outside information on any links. We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to our site. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such services. You cannot rely on our Terms and/or our Privacy Policy to govern your use of another website or destination.

The editorial content on OstomyConnection is produced independent of the influence of advertisers. We also present articles produced and paid for by our advertising partners that we think readers may find interesting and useful. We continue to expand our network of partners through the shared interest of providing readers with the best resources possible. On paid content, we identify it clearly as such at the top labeled “Sponsored Story” along with the name of the advertiser.

Advertisement on this site does not imply endorsement of any third party’s content, products, or services.

The information shared on this publication is purely editorial. On occasion, we use selective affiliate links, which means OstomyConnection may earn a commission from the site linked to if you make a purchase via the link. Please read our editorial policy about the products and services we promote.

Intellectual Property Rights

© 2015-2018 OstomyConnection, LLC. You should assume that everything you see or read on this site is copyrighted.

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of OstomyConnection and its related entities appearing on this website may not be used in any advertising, publicity, or affiliation with any product or service without our express written consent. You may not use the information included on our website for any unlawful purpose. You will not use, copy, modify, display or distribute, in any manner, any information provided on this website without our express written consent.

OstomyConnection respects the copyrights of contributing writers and other content providers. It is illegal to reprint articles in any format, online or offline, without explicit written permission from the author or content provider. Please read our republishing guidelines.

OstomyConnection is not responsible for any third party use or misuse, including violation of copyright laws of contributed content. You have rights if you believe your Copyright is being infringed: If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that any of our content infringes upon your copyright, please contact us at info@ostomyconnection.com.

Social Media Guidelines and Comment Policy

As a user of the website, posting comments or other information on OstomyConnection.com is entirely your decision. We encourage users to share thoughts and opinions, but we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner. Please use internet etiquette.

OstomyConnection takes no responsibility for the actions of others with regards to the information that you have posted.

While social media runs on a 24/7 cycle, our moderation capabilities do not. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our users to refrain from inappropriate comments, to ignore personal attacks and negative speech and to respond to comments politely. All comment or posting will be reviewed and may be deleted by OstomyConnection in its sole discretion.

No user may send unsolicited sales messages in the comments section. We have a media program for businesses to advertise their products and services.

Disclaimers

This site contains facts, views, opinions, statements, and recommendations of third party individuals, writers, advertisers, companies and organizations. We do not represent or endorse the views, accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, and product or service displayed or distributed on this web site.

This website, or through linkages to other sites, is not a substitute for medical advice. All content, including text, graphics, images and information available on or through this website are for general informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. RELIANCE OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

This website contains content intended to provide useful information, but it is not intended to provide legal, insurance, or tax advice.

Advertisement on this site does not imply endorsement of any third party’s content, products, or services.

Comments, views and opinions expressed in articles or posts on OstomyConnection.com are those of the individual contributors or bloggers, and do not necessarily represent the views of OstomyConnection, LLC or its management. In no event will OstomyConnection, its employees, partners, bloggers or contributors be liable to you for any damages or losses resulting from or caused by OstomyConnection.com and its services, including use of comments, advertisements, health information, content or any errors or omissions in its content.

Legal

This website is intended for users residing in the United States. Because of the global nature of the Internet, International users agree to comply, with respect to your online conduct, to all laws, rules, codes, and regulations of the country in which you reside.

These Terms and Conditions, your performance under it, and any disputes arising under it shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Texas, without giving effect to their conflict of laws principles. You expressly consent to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction, and venue of the courts of the state of Texas in any and all actions, disputes, or controversies relating to these Terms and Conditions.

Contact

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please direct any questions you may have concerning our Terms to: info@ostomyconnection.com.