Terms of Use

Terms and Conditions

Agreement between User and Health in Plain English, LLC

The hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com websites (the “Sites”) are comprised of various web pages operated by Health in Plain English, LLC (“HIPE”). hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

The purpose of the HIPE websites is to provide clear health information that is easy to understand for users and for those wishing to know more about health issues. The content of the Sites, such as text, graphics, and images are for informational and educational purposes only.

The content of these Sites is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a mental health or medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on these Sites.

If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Reliance on any information provided on these Sites is solely at your own risk.

All responsibility for loss caused to an individual or organization acting on or refraining from action as a result of the material on these Sites is waived by Health in Plain English, LLC or the authors.

Electronic Communications

Visiting hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com or sending emails to HIPE constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Sites, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Children Under Thirteen

HIPE does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services

hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of HIPE and HIPE is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. HIPE is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HIPE of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that HIPE may share such information and data with any third party with whom HIPE has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com users and customers.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Sites, you warrant to HIPE that you will not use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Sites in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Sites or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Sites. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Sites.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Sites, is the property of HIPE or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. HIPE content is not for resale. Your use of the Sites does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of HIPE and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of HIPE or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by HIPE from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the HIPE Content accessed through hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless HIPE, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. HIPE reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with HIPE in asserting any available defenses.

Arbitration

In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.

Class Action Waiver

Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and HIPE agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. HEALTH IN PLAIN ENGLISH, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

HEALTH IN PLAIN ENGLISH, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. HEALTH IN PLAIN ENGLISH, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HEALTH IN PLAIN ENGLISH, LLC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HEALTH IN PLAIN ENGLISH, LLC OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/Access Restriction

HIPE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Sites and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Texas in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Sites. Use of the Sites is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and HIPE as a result of this agreement or use of the Sites. HIPE’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of HIPE’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Sites or information provided to or gathered by HIPE with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and HIPE with respect to the Sites and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and HIPE with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

HIPE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which hipebooks.com and docinyourfamily.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. HIPE encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

HIPE welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Health in Plain English, LLC

3267 Bee Cave Road, Suite 107, PMB 201

Austin, Texas 78746

Email Address: info@hipebooks.com

 

Effective as of September 12, 2018

 


Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to docinyourfamily.com, hipebooks.com, and Health in Plain English, LLC and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to HIPE include Health in Plain English, LLC, docinyourfamily.com, and hipebooks.com. The HIPE websites are general health news and information sites (HIPE does not manage or maintain Protected Health Information). By using the HIPE websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

HIPE may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  •  Name
  •  E-mail Address

HIPE may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

  • Age
  • Gender

We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

HIPE encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from HIPE so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. HIPE is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the HIPE website.

Use of your Personal Information

HIPE collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

HIPE may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from HIPE and its affiliates. HIPE may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

HIPE does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

HIPE may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. HIPE may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to HIPE, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

HIPE may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within HIPE, in order to determine what HIPE services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within HIPE to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

HIPE will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on HIPE or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of HIPE; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of HIPE, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by HIPE. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the HIPE website.

Use of Cookies

The HIPE website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize HIPE pages, or register with HIPE site or services, a cookie helps HIPE to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same HIPE website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the HIPE features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HIPE services or websites you visit.

Children Under Thirteen

HIPE does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from HIPE by contacting us here: info@hipebooks.com

Changes to this Statement

HIPE will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. HIPE encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how HIPE is protecting your information.

Contact Information

HIPE welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that HIPE has not adhered to this Statement, please contact HIPE at:

Health in Plain English, LLC

3267 Bee Cave Road, Suite 107, PMB 201

Austin, Texas 78746

Email Address: info@hipebooks.com

 

Effective as of September 12, 2018