Terms of Use

The following provisions govern your use of athealth.com and all other services made available to you by At Health, Inc. (hereinafter At Health).

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this site, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions of this agreement, do not use this site.

At Health reserves the right to revise and update these terms and conditions at any time. Please periodically review the Terms of Use Agreement and Disclaimer. Your continued use of this site is deemed to be your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions

DO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICES. FOR EMERGENCIES, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER.

Copyright and Trademarks

The entire contents and design of athealth.com are proprietary to At Health or its content providers and are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other countries. The At Health website is for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the At Health website and/or its e-newsletters without the express prior written permission of At Health or the appropriate copyright owner. Certain names and logos are trademarks and service marks of At Health and third parties and may not be used without permission.

General Disclaimer

ATHEALTH.COM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY CONTENT IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, APPROPRIATE, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY. WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE (1) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE (2) IS FREE OF VIRUSES, UNAUTHORIZED CODE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (3) IS SECURE.

YOUR USE OF ATHEALTH.COM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS YOU BELIEVE NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE TO PROTECT YOU AGAINST ANY CLAIM, DAMAGE, LOSS OR HAZARD THAT MAY ARISE BY VIRTUE OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE. NEITHER AT HEALTH NOR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING ATHEALTH.COM ITS E-NEWSLETTERS, OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, ASSUMES ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED, NOR SHALL THEY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE ATHEALTH.COM.

Disclaimer

At Health strives to provide valuable and accurate health information. The editors of the material contained herein have consulted sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to provide information that is correct at the time of posting. However, in view of the possibility of error by the authors, editors, or publishers of the works contained in athealth.com, neither At Health nor any other party involved in the preparation of material contained on its website or in its e-newsletters represents or warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such material.
At Health contains material created by the At Health staff, contributing mental health professionals, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, publishers, and others who license content to us. Generally, information about the source/author of a particular article can be found at the end of each article.
Jill Miller, JD, is responsible for At Health produced content and is the site editor. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Ms Miller practiced law in Bellevue, WA, prior to joining At Health. She also has experience as an English teacher and developer of adult education materials, and she is currently the editor of athealth.com's Friday's Progress Notes and the former editor of On the Web, a column that appeared in the previously titled publication, Professional Counselor Magazine.
Before it is published on the site, content is reviewed by a physician, John L. Miller, MD, psychiatrist and co-founder of At Health. In addition, all content is reviewed every 1 to 3 years, or more often as necessary. When a page has been reviewed by At Health, we date the review and include the following statement at the end of the page: Page last modified or reviewed on [date].
Patients and consumers reading articles or other material posted on the At Health website or e-newsletters should review the information carefully with their healthcare provider. The information is not intended in any way to substitute for professional medical advice. Neither the content nor any other service offered through the At Health website or its e-newsletters is intended to be relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional if you have any concern about your health. Users are encouraged to develop a professional relationship with physicians and other health care providers and regularly consult with them and seek their advice.

At Health does not examine, determine, or warrant the licensure, competence, or information of any professional or treatment facility listed in its directories. At Health relies on the professionals and facilities listed in the directories to provide accurate information and assumes no responsibility for verifying the information provided. Use of the directories to locate a health care professional or facility is wholly voluntary, and in no event shall At Health be liable for damages to any user of the directories for the selection of a health care professional or facility, for the services provided by any professional or facility listed therein, or for any other damages which may occur as a result thereof. Practitioners and treatment facilities that have an active directory link to additional practitioner or treatment facility information are paid directory listings.

At Health recommends that you check the certification and/or licensing of any mental health professional or other health care provider with the applicable state licensing Board or authorities and that you verify that the practitioner or treatment facility has current malpractice insurance coverage.

The At Health website may contain links to websites operated by other parties. The linked sites are not under the control of At Health and At Health is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The appearance of any product, service, or website link on the At Health website and/or in its e-newsletters does not imply endorsement, approval, or warranty by At Health, and At Health disclaims all liability with regard to any such products, services, or website links.

User Submissions

By submitting e-mail to At Health or any other communications to any part of the At Health website, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such communications has expressly granted to At Health a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display your name and the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights to others.

You warrant that any and all information you post to the At Health website does not violate patient/client confidentiality.

You warrant that any and all information submitted by you and posted in the At Health directories is true and correct.

Files that you upload, public messages that you send and your activity in dialogue, discussion, and forums are subject to review, modification, and deletion without notice by the discussion or forum manager. Files uploaded to a bulletin board are subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for adhering to such limitations. You should be aware that personally identifiable information, which you choose to disclose on the site can be used by third parties, and such use is beyond the control of At Health.

Indemnification

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify At Health, its agents, and contributors against any liability for any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, associated with your use of the At Health website or relating to your violation of any of the terms of this agreement or arising out of any information submitted by you, including without limitation any claim of libel, defamation, copyright or trademark infringement, or violation of rights of privacy or publicity arising from the material you post on the At Health sites.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Statute of Limitations

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington applicable to agreements wholly made and performed in Washington without regard to its conflict of laws principle. Any legal action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this agreement or a breach thereof, shall be instituted in a court of competent jurisdiction in King County, Washington, and you hereby consent and submit to personal jurisdiction of such court, waive any objection to venue in such court and consent to service of process by overnight courier or express mail at your last known address. Any cause of action initiated by you must be initiated within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action has arisen or it will be barred.

If any clause or provision of this agreement is determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, then, in that event, such clause or provision will be severed from this agreement without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses and provisions.

Miscellaneous

You agree not to post any information which (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, false, unlawful, or contrary to the ownership or intellectual property rights of any other person, or (b) contains any virus, worm, or other code which is contaminating or destructive to the files or programs of At Health or any of our users. At Health may deny you access to all or part of the At Health website if At Health, in its sole discretion, determines that you have engaged in conduct that violates the law or the terms of this agreement.

The At Health website is funded by subscriptions, advertising, and other commercial transactions.

Advertisements are distinguished from editorial content and navigational banners by the following labels: ad, advertisement, sponsored links, ads by Google.

Advertisers and sponsors of the At Health website and/or its e-newsletters have no influence on editorial content or presentation.

Please see the At Health Privacy Policy.

Acceptance Procedure

By registering with At Health, subscribing to one of the At Health e-newsletters, or accessing athealth.com, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this agreement. You further agree that this agreement and the terms and conditions hereof, including all disclaimers set forth herein, shall inure to the benefit of any agents and contributors to At Health, as third party beneficiaries hereto, to the same extent that this agreement inures to the benefit of At Health.
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Page created October 23, 2000
Page last modified or reviewed on December 31, 2013