IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF THE OI FOUNDATION
CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS, AND
INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICES

Following are the terms and conditions of participation in the OI chat rooms and message forums. By clicking on "I Agree" and continuing to the chat rooms, message forums, or instant messaging functions, you hereby agree to be bound by and warrant full compliance with the following terms of participation:

The OI Website, chat rooms, message board and instant messaging services (the "OI Communities") are a service provided by the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc., ("OI Foundation") in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. The OI Communities are made available subject to the following terms and conditions, which may be revised by the OI Foundation from time to time. If you do not understand or agree with these terms and conditions, do not use the OI Communities. The OI Communities are not intended for users under the age of 13. If someone under the age of 13 wishes to access the OI Communities, a parent's permission must be provided first. If you have any questions, please contact the OI Foundation Communications Director by e-mail or through the information listed on the contact us page of this website.

Permitted Activity: The OI Communities may be used only for the purpose of discussing matters related to the OI Foundation or to osteogenesis imperfecta generally. Users shall not:

  • post any defamatory, harassing, abusive, profane threatening, obscene, offensive, false, fraudulent or illegal information or material;
  • post any information or material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property law without permission from the owner of the trademark, service mark, certification mark, or other intellectual property;
  • post any confidential information or any other information that would infringe on upon the proprietary, privacy or personal rights of others;
  • solicit research subjects or solicit participation in research projects;
  • impersonate any person;
  • copy or adapt the code used to create the OI Communities; or
  • interfere with the operation or, overload the system capabilities of, or violate the security of the OI Communities, or attempt to do so.

Permitted Postings: All postings must be of an informational nature and for informational purposes only; commercial use of the OI Communities is prohibited. The OI Communities shall not be used to solicit or conduct business, including the direct marketing of user's products of services, in any manner, or to provide information, materials, products or services in exchange for compensation of any kind. Personal transactions selling, trading or exchanging individually-owned items related to OI is permitted in the discussion forum's "equipment exchange" message board only, and is restricted to one-to-one transactions.

By posting material, the user grants the OI Foundation and all users of the OI Communities a world-wide, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use such information or material in any manner and in any medium, without payment to the user, for any non-commercial purpose. By submitting information to the OI Communities, the submitting user warrants and represents that he/she had the full right and authority to lawfully submit the information and to grant the above license.

Right to Remove Material or Deny Access: The OI Foundation will not pre-screen any information or material posted in the OI Communities and will not monitor every communication or user in the OI Communities (except in the Teen Room). It reserves the right, in its sole discretion, (i) to terminate, without prior notice, access to the OI Communities by any user for any reason, (ii) to remove and delete any posting which is offensive or otherwise inappropriate, and (iii) to take any other action as it may deem appropriate.

User Responsibility for Security of Registration: Upon registration, each user assumes responsibility for use of his/her registration, including but not limited to maintaining the confidentiality of the registration and password, and must immediately notify the OI Foundation of any unauthorized use.

User Responsibility for Costs Resulting from Breach: In the event that a user fails to abide by these terms and conditions, the user shall reimburse the OI Foundation for all losses, damages, and/or expenses (including court costs and reasonable attorney's fees) that it may incur as a result of the user's breach.

No Warranty, No Endorsement, Limitation of Liability:

Each user participates in the OI Communities at his/her own risk.

THE MATERIAL IN THE OI COMMUNITIES IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THE OI FOUNDATION DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED IN THE OI COMMUNITIES.

Nothing in the OI Communities shall constitute a recommendation of, endorsement of, or a representation by the OI Foundation as to a third party's qualifications, services, products, offering, or any other information or claim.

Further, the OI Foundation makes no warranty or representation that any user of the OI Communities is who he/she claims to be, and assumes no liability for the outcome of user-to-user communications, dealings, meetings, or other interactions.

Downloading or otherwise obtaining any material through the OI Communities is at each user's sole risk. The user assumes the entire cost of all servicing, repair, or correction necessitated by or needed for use of the OI Communities. The OI Foundation does not warrant or represent that the functions contained in the OI Communities will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the OI Communities of the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

EACH USER WAIVES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DEMANDS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION AGAINST THE OI FOUNDATION FO WHATSOEVER NATURE (REGARDLESS OF THEIR ORIGIN, NATURE, CHARACTER, OR BASIS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE OI COMMUNITIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OI FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR DENIAL OF ACCESS TO THE OI COMMUNITIES AND THE INFORMATION HEREIN CONTAINED, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE OI FOUNDATION WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Ownership of OI Communities: The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) and the contents (including but not limited to the text, graphics, images, logos, buttons, icons, software and other material) of the OI Communities are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The names and logos displayed in the OI Communities are the exclusive intellectual property of their respective owners. Unauthorized use of the compilation or contents may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Users must retain all copyright, trademark, servicemark and other proprietary notices on any copy made from the OI Communities. Users may not sell or modify the compilation or contents of the OI Communities, in whole or in part, or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distibrute, or otherwise use them in any way for public or commercial purpose. If users wish to use any content posted in the OI Communities for any purpose other than those expressly authorized by these terms and conditions, it must be with the expressed written consent of the OI Foundation or the posting's author.

 

 


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