Terms of Use and Conditions

These Terms of Use Conditions (“Agreement”) set forth the general terms and conditions of your current and future use of the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”).

Introduction of Terms Provided

The term “Services” used in the NCEED Terms of Use (“Terms”) refers to the Website’s products, services, and content delivered by NCEED that link or otherwise refer to these Terms.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as NCEED’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference. If you wish, you can print or save a copy (PDF only) for your records.

This Agreement is legally binding between you (“User,” “you,” or “your”) and NCEED. By accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this Agreement, in which case the terms “User,” “you,” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, you must not accept this Agreement and may not access and use the NCEED Website and Services. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and NCEED, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Website and Services.

Age Requirement

You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Website and Services. By using the Website and Services, you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions herein and you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age.

For persons under 18 years of age, please read these terms of use with your parent or guardian and ask questions where you do not understand. Your parent or guardian must enter into these Terms on your behalf, and this parent or guardian represents that he or she accepts these Terms on your behalf.

Links to Other Resources

Although the Website and Services may link to third party resources (such as websites, articles, etc.), NCEED does not, directly or indirectly, imply any association, sponsorship, or affiliation with any linked resource, unless specifically stated herein. Some links on the Website may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, the Operator will receive an affiliate commission. NCEED is not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any businesses or individuals or the content of their resources. NCEED does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services, and content of any other third parties. You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any resource which you access through a link on the Website and Services. Your linking to any other off-site resources is at your own risk.

Links to NCEED Website and NCEED Content

Links posted by third parties to the NCEED Website and/or content may not use the NCEED trademark or logo and shall not suggest that NCEED promotes or otherwise endorses any third-party products, services, causes, campaigns, websites, content, business relationships, or information. Any links connecting to a portion of the NCEED Website are the responsibility of the linking entity or site.

Prohibited Uses

In addition to other terms as set forth in the Agreement, you are prohibited from using the NCEED Website, Services, or its Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website and Services, third party products and services, or the Internet; (h) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (j) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Website and Services, third party products and services, or the Internet. NCEED reserves the right to terminate your use of the Website and Services for violating any of the prohibited uses.

User Responsibility

As a “User” you confirm that you will abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of the NCEED Website. You will, at all times, provide true, accurate, approved, present, and complete information when submitting information or materials on the Website, including, without limitation, information provided through a NCEED registration form. If any false, inaccurate, untrue, unapproved, or incomplete information is submitted by you, NCEED reserves the right to terminate your access and use of the Website.

Medical Disclaimer

The information presented on and through the NCEED Website is designed for educational and informational purposes only. Users should not solely rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. NCEED is not responsible for any action or inaction on a User’s part based on the information that is presented on the site. If you are in a medical crisis, please contact your local emergency department.

Privacy Policy

For information about NCEED’s data protection practices and use and protection of your personal information, please read NCEED’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property Rights

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all present and future rights conferred by statute, common law or equity in or in relation to any copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, patents, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights to use, and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection and any other results of intellectual activity which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world. This Agreement does not transfer to you any intellectual property owned by NCEED, 3C Institute or any third parties, and all rights, titles, and interests in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with NCEED. All trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Website and Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCEED or its licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Website and Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website and Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of the NCEED or third-party trademarks. All content is the property of NCEED and is protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national and international laws, treaties, and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, or dissemination of any NCEED content by the “User,” or by the “User” through any other person or entity, is prohibited unless expressed written consent is separately received and approval obtained from NCEED, or the owner of such content if NCEED is not the owner.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL NCEED, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR ACCREDITORS BE LIABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUE, USE OF CONTENT, IMPACT ON BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY) HOWEVER CAUSED, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE LIABLE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH, OR DISPUTE, THESE TERMS OF USE FOR THE NCEED WEBSITE, YOUR SOLE RIGHT IS TO TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE NCEED WEBSITE. YOU CONFIRM THAT NCEED HAS NO OTHER OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY.

Dispute Resolution

The formation, interpretation, and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of North Carolina, United States, without regard to its rules on conflicts or choice of law and, to the extent applicable, the laws of the United States. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in North Carolina, United States, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

Changes and Amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms relating to the Website and Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement on the Website. If modifications are made, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of the Website and Services after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Acceptance of these Terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the NCEED Website and Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access or use the Website and Services.

Contact NCEED

If you would like to contact NCEED to understand more about this Agreement or any matter relating to it, you may send an email to info@nceedus.org.

This document was last updated on October 15, 2021

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