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Access to and use of these World Wide Web Sites ("OCD Chicago Web Site" and “OCD Education Station Web Site”, a component of the OCD Chicago Web Site) are provided subject to these terms and conditions. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Medical Disclaimer

The information and advice contained in or made available through the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites (including, but not limited to, blogs, text files, articles or guides) is not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice from physicians. The user should consult a physician in all matters relating to his or her health, and particularly in respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. OCD Chicago makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information offered or provided within or through the OCD Chicago or OCD Education Station web sites regarding diagnosis, treatment, action, or application of medication. OCD Chicago and the OCD Education Station also make no representations or warranties with respect to any information offered or provided within or through the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites regarding diagnosis, specific treatment protocols, individual school policies and practices or insurance. Articles, stories and other anecdotal materials are also provided on an as-obtained basis with no representations or warranties regarding accuracy, reproducibility, appropriateness for others or efficacy of theories or methodologies. Neither OCD Chicago nor any of its Affiliates will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising therefrom.

Use of Material on the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station Web Sites

The information on the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites is presented as a public service. The information, graphics, text, blog, articles, publications, video, audio or images (collectively “Materials”) are protected by copyright laws. Some images are copyright © 2008 Istockphoto.com. You may only access and use the Materials for personal or educational purposes. No Materials contained on these web sites may be downloaded, printed or distributed via print or electronic format for any commercial use without prior consent from OCD Chicago. You may not modify or use the Materials for any other purpose without OCD Chicago’s express written consent. Copies of OCD Chicago’s OCD Guides are available free of charge on these web sites. The OCD Guides may be downloaded, printed, duplicated and distributed without alteration in limited quantity. Other information articles on these web sites may be downloaded, printed, duplicated and distributed for non-commercial personal or educational use only with the following acknowledgment: Copyright OCD Chicago. Except as provided above, you may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit or distribute any Materials on the OCD Chicago web site.

Permission to photocopy, otherwise reproduce material or questions regarding the use of Information on these web sites should be directed to info@ocdchicago.org. You should not attempt to represent any of OCD Chicago’s content as your own work.

The Materials included on the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites have been compiled by OCD Chicago from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice.

All media files on the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites are protected by copyright laws. You may not, under any circumstances, reproduce, record, publish, publicly exhibit, or distribute any media files made available on the OCD Chicago web site without OCD Chicago’s express written consent.

Sites Accessed Through or Via the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station Web Sites

The sites accessed through or linked to via the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites are not under OCD Chicago’s control, and OCD Chicago does not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at such linked sites. OCD Chicago does not intend links on the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities, and are provided only for convenience.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The services, information or data (collectively, "Information") made available at the OCD Chicago and OCD Education Station web sites are provided "AS IS," without warranties of any kind. OCD Chicago expressly disclaims any representations and warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. OCD Chicago shall have absolutely no liability in connection with the services including without limitation, any liability for damage to your computer hardware, data, information, Materials and business resulting from the Information or the lack of Information available on the OCD Chicago or OCD Education Station web sites. OCD Chicago shall have no liability for:

Any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by its actions, omissions, or negligence, or for contingencies beyond its control, in procuring, compiling, or delivering the Information;

Any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Information regardless of how caused, or delays or interruptions in delivery of the Information; or

Any decision made or action taken or not taken in reliance upon the Information.

OCD Chicago makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the Information or that the Information may be relied upon for any reason. OCD Chicago makes no warranty, representation or guaranty that the Information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects can be corrected.

Endorsements

OCD Chicago does not endorse any specific commercial service or product mentioned on the OCD Chicago or OCD Education Station web sites or any services or commercial products linked to by these web sites.

Licenses and Idea Submissions

You agree to grant to OCD Chicago a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the OCD Chicago web site (such as the blog) and OCD Education Station web sites by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive your legal rights in any such materials and information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original with you, or that you have the right to submit such materials and information. You agree that you shall have no recourse against the OCD Chicago or OCD Education Station web site for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall OCD Chicago be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, from the use of, or reliance on, the Information, or from the use of the Internet generally.

Other

For purposes of this disclaimer notice, OCD Chicago shall include OCD Chicago, its Employees, Volunteers, Board of Directors, its Affiliates, and any third-party providers or sources of information or data.

Copyright Notices

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