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Terms and Conditions of Use

The Grajewski/Lyra Foundation for Pediatric & Infantile Glaucoma, Inc. (the “Foundation”) provides access to this web site, www.gl-foundation.org, subject to the acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use by any person accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the web site, www.gl-foundation.org (“User” or “you”). Your access to and your license to use the information contained in this web site are subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use and all applicable laws.  Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully.

BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR USING www.gl-foundation.org YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, ACCEPTED, AND AGREED TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION.

If you do not accept and agree to any of these Terms and Conditions of Use then you should not access, browse or use www.gl-foundation.org.

Addresses and Phone Numbers of the Foundation.  You may write to the Foundation at the following postal address: The Grajewski/Lyra Foundation for Pediatric & Infantile Glaucoma, Inc. at 5979 NW 151st Street, Suite 221, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

You may send an email to the Foundation from the Contact Us link on the www.gl-foundation.org website.

SEE IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS AND
LIABILITY LIMITATIONS ON THE FOLLOWING SCREENS.

DISCLAIMER OF MEDICAL LIABILITY:  You understand and agree that the Foundation does not provide medical advice or endorsements.  FOR SYMPTOMS, QUESTIONS AND MEDICAL ADVICE, CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.A.        This Web Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice.  Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all content on www.gl-foundation.org is the opinion or information of its author, not of the Foundation.  The website www.gl-foundation.org is not a substitute for medical advice.  Always contact your own eye doctor or other professional healthcare provider if you have a question concerning your health or the health of a member of your family.

IF YOU DISREGARD THIS WARNING AND RELYON ANY INFORMATION ON www.gl-foundation.org, YOU ACT AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE FOUNDATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS, DRUG AND DEVICE APPLICATION OR OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS SITE.

B.        The Foundation Does Not Recommend or Endorse the Products or Services of Others.  The Foundation does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, drugs, devices, products, processes, services, physicians, companies, organizations, clinical research or medical institutions, whether commercial, nonprofit or otherwise, that may be mentioned or referenced on www.gl-foundation.org. Any advertisers who purchase banners or otherwise support the Foundation have no influence on the editorial content or presentation.  Any such advertisements are not implied or express endorsements of any product, service, or company.

C.        The Foundation Does Not Provide Legal Advice.  Any discussion of laws on www.gl-foundation.org should be viewed only as a summary of the law and not as a substitute for legal or tax consultation in a particular case.  Always contact your own attorney if you have a question concerning laws or how a law applies to a particular situation.

Use of Website.  The materials on www.gl-foundation.org are intended to provide general and educational information about childhood glaucoma and the special needs a child with glaucoma may have. The Foundation has made a special effort to share information that can increase the user’s knowledge and promote understanding.

The information provided to you on www.gl-foundation.org is for your personal, informational and non-commercial purposes only. You may access, download, display, or print information from www.gl-foundation.org solely for personal, informational and non-commercial use.

Medical Information.  The website www.gl-foundation.org contains information relating to various medical conditions and diseases including childhood glaucoma, their treatment, and the availability of clinical research and trials relating to them for the purpose of accelerating the investigation and approval of new therapeutic treatments for such conditions and diseases (“Medical Information”).

Legal Information.  The website www.gl-foundation.org contains information relating to various legal issues that might arise for persons with childhood glaucoma and other medical conditions (“Legal Information”).

Medical Advice. Medical Information on www.gl-foundation.org is not meant to be a substitute for advice provided by a physician (“Medical Advice”).

Legal Advice.  Legal Information on www.gl-foundation.org is not meant to be a substitute for advice provided by an attorney physician (“Legal Advice”).

Content.  The contents of this Site, www.gl-foundation.org, together with all text, graphics, software, images, pictures, artistic creations, illustrations, audio clips, video clips and other information, products, services and content on www.gl-foundation.org (collectively, the “Content”), is for informational purposes only. The Foundation reserves the right to alter or delete Content on www.gl-foundation.org at any time at its discretion.

Seek Medical and Legal Advice. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANYTHING CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE, WWW.GL-FOUNDATION.ORG TO SUGGEST A COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR ANY MEDICAL CONDITION. THE CONTENT CANNOT SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTATION WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER. IF YOU HAVE OR SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM, PROMPTLY CONTACT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE, AVOID OR DELAY VISITING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, OR DEVIATE FROM ANY TREATMENT PROGRAM PRESCRIBED OR OTHERWISE RECOMMENDED TO YOU BY YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON WWW.GL-FOUNDATION.ORG. YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING.

Always contact your own attorney if you have a question concerning Legal Information, laws or how a law applies to a particular situation.  Never disregard professional Legal Advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on www.gl-foundation.org.

Limits of Use of www.gl-foundation.orgThe Foundation may establish general practices and limits concerning use of www.gl-foundation.org.  The Foundation reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice.

Termination of Site.  The Foundation in its sole discretion and at any time, without prior notice and without liability to you or any other person, may discontinue providing www.gl-foundation.org or any part of www.gl-foundation.org.

Disclaimer of Warranties. The Foundation will use reasonable efforts to include up-to-date and accurate information in the web site, www.gl-foundation.org, but makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the Content provided, including third party information, such as, but not limited to, press releases, articles, or information from third-party web sites linked to or from the web site. The Foundation, its representatives, and any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this website are not responsible for errors or omissions in the Content provided on this website or any actions resulting from the use of the Content.

Some of the Content, such as research study findings from published sources, has been summarized by the Sponsors to present you with a concise and easy-to-understand format. The Content should not be relied upon as an exclusive source of information. The Foundation encourages you to confirm with other sources the Medical and Legal Information. Patients and consumers reading articles posted on this site should review the information carefully with their professional health care provider. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians. The Foundation shall not be liable, under any circumstances, for any losses or damages from the use of the Content. Use of the Content is at your own risk.

No party involved in creating, producing, delivering or maintaining www.gl-foundation.org makes any warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, timeliness or availability of the Content provided through www.gl-foundation.org. THE INFORMATION, SERVICES AND CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH www.gl-foundation.org ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”.  NEITHER THE FOUNDATION NOR ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF www.gl-foundation.org WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN www.gl-foundation.org WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE CONTENT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  ACCESS TO AND USE OF www.gl-foundation.org AND THE INFORMATION, SERVICES AND CONTENT PROVIDED THERE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  EACH SPONSOR AND EACH CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING OR MAINTAINING www.gl-foundation.org DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF OTHER PERSONS OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Limitation of Liability.  THE WEBSITE www.gl-foundation.org IS PROVIDED TO YOU AS A FREE INFORMATIONAL SERVICE.  THE CONTENT THAT YOU ACCESS ON www.gl-foundation.org IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND INFORMATION ONLY.  USE OF www.gl-foundation.org IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  YOU (AND NOT ANY SPONSOR) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.  NO SPONSOR OR CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING, DISTRIBUTING, HOSTING OR MAINTAINING www.gl-foundation.org SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARYPUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ACCESS TO, USE OF, ATTEMPTED USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE www.gl-foundation.org OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON www.gl-foundation.org OR ANY OTHER LINKED SITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION USE OF OR ACCESS TO ANY RELATED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE), OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OR SERVICES OF www.gl-foundation.org OR ANY OTHER LINKED SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY SPONSOR OR ANY CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING, DISTRIBUTING, HOSTING OR MAINTAINING www.gl-foundation.org IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THIS LIMITATION INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF PERSONAL RECORDS, OR THE RELIANCE UPON OR USE OF DATA, INFORMATION, OPINIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS APPEARING ON www.gl-foundation.org  OR DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING DAMAGES THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY OR ARISE FROM A VIRUS THAT INFECTS YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT. NO SPONSOR IS LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER PERSONS.

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.  IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE LIABILITY OF ANY SPONSOR OR ANY CONTRACTOR IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Claims.  Any claim arising in connection with your use of www.gl-foundation.org or any Content (including, without limitation, any information, product, or service) must be brought within one (1) year of the date that the event giving rise to that claim occurred.  Without prejudice to the Disclaimer of Warranties and the Limitation of Liability, and at The Foundation’s sole election, the Foundation may settle in full any claim brought by you arising out of or relating to any allegedly inaccurate or defective information, product, or service you received from or through www.gl-foundation.org by (a) replacing that information, product, or service with accurate information or a non-defective product or service, (b) by refunding the amount, if any, actually paid by you for that information, product, or service, or (c) by paying you U.S. $250.

Links to www.gl-foundation.org from Other Websites.  The website www.gl-foundation.org  provides information for people with glaucoma, caregivers, research scientists, volunteers and healthcare professionals as part of the Foundation’s mission to disseminate information about research about childhood glaucoma. The Foundation encourages other websites to link to www.gl-foundation.org, but the Foundation does not allow other websites to copy and reuse information or materials from www.gl-foundation.org unless the information is copied in its entirety, the Foundation is acknowledged as the source of the copied information, all copyright or other proprietary notices are retained and the written consent of the Foundation and from other owners of copyright in any of the information or materials is obtained by calling or writing the Foundation.   Unless otherwise notified by the Foundation, you are free to create a link from your website to www.gl-foundation.org so long as it is clear that the linked Content belongs to the Foundation and that the linked Content is not your own and does not belong to your website.  Creating a link from your website to www.gl-foundation.org must not express or imply a sponsorship, an endorsement or a recommendation of your website, its sponsor or its products or services.  As a courtesy the Foundation asks that you provide to the Foundation written notice of the location of your link in the other website, the page you are linking to in www.gl-foundation.org and your disclaimer of any association between your website and www.gl-foundation.org.  See contact information for the Foundation above.  The Foundation does not allow framing of www.gl-foundation.org.  When setting up a link to www.gl-foundation.org, the linked Content of www.gl-foundation.org should open in a new web browser window rather than displaying the pages in a frame of the linking site’s web template.  Links directly to www.gl-foundation.org should be text-only.

Links from www.gl-foundation.org to Other Websites.  The website www.gl-foundation.org may contain links or references to other websites maintained by persons over whom the Foundation has no control.  The Foundation does not assumes any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at the sites to which www.gl-foundation.org links, including responsibility or liability for their accuracy.  Such links are provided for convenience only.  The Foundation and any contractor involved in creating, producing, delivering or maintaining www.gl-foundation.org does not make any warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, timeliness or completeness of any information contained on other websites or such website information collection and disclosure practices, and the Foundation and any contractor involved in creating, producing, delivering or maintaining www.gl-foundation.org shall not have any liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such other website information or its information collection or disclosure practices.  Inclusion of any link from the website www.gl-foundation.org to another website is not and does not imply a referral, an endorsement or a recommendation by The Foundation of the other website, the linked-to entity or any product or service. Please see the Privacy Policy for further information about links from www.gl-foundation.org.

The Foundation does not warrant against human or machine errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data, nor does the Foundation warrant that linked web sites will be free of infection by viruses or other harmful mechanisms that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for (1) implementing and maintaining adequate procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your own particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output and (2) maintaining a means external to www.gl-foundation.org for the reconstruction of any lost data. The Foundation is not accountable for any loss of data resulting from system and network outages, file corruption, deletion or cancellation of services, or any other reasons.

Most linked web sites state their own privacy policies and terms of use.  It is your responsibility, and not the Foundation’s, to review and observe these policies and terms.

Trademarks.  The names, logos, domain names, trademarks, product names, service marks or service names appearing on www.gl-foundation.org, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol or the service mark symbol, may be trademarks or service marks of the Foundation or other Content providers, sponsors, licensors, joint venture partners or other associates. Your commercial use or misuse of these names, logos, domain names, service marks, trademarks, service names or product names, except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions of Use, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of copyright law, trademark law, the law of slander and libel, the law of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be construed as conferring on you by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any service mark or trademark of The Foundation or any other person.

Copyrights.  The Content and the compilation of information on www.gl-foundation.org, including the design and organization of the www.gl-foundation.org website, are protected by applicable copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other intellectual property law.  The Content and the compilation of information on www.gl-foundation.org may not be emailed, shared, copied on any other website or networked computer environment, reproduced, displayed, distributed, downloaded, uploaded, posted, transmitted, exploited, used, modified or republished, provided that single copies of the Content made be made solely for personal, informational and non-commercial reference, so long as all copyright or other proprietary notices are retained. Except as expressly provided above, you may not otherwise email, share, copy, reproduce, display, download, upload, distribute, post, transmit, exploit, use, modify, republish or retransmit any Content or any portion thereof in any electronic medium or in hard copy, or create any derivative work based on such Content without the express written consent of the Foundation and of the owner of the copyright in any part of the Content involved.  You may request consent of the Foundation by writing or calling.  See Addresses and Phone Numbers of the Foundation above. Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any copyright of a Sponsor or any other person.

Software.  You agree not to decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or HTML code comprising or in any way making up a part of the www.gl-foundation.org website (collectively, “Software”).  You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to www.gl-foundation.org. You agree not to access www.gl-foundation.org by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the Foundation for use in accessing it.

Third Party Beneficiary Rights.  These Terms and Conditions of Use are for the benefit of the Sponsors, other providers of Content, and website creation, development, production, delivery, distribution, hosting and maintenance service providers, and their officers, directors, members, managers, partners, joint venturers, employees, associates, affiliates, agents, independent contractors, volunteers, licensors and suppliers.  Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use directly against you on their own behalf.

No Implied Waiver.  The failure of the Foundation to exercise any right or remedy available upon your breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use or the failure by the Foundation to demand the prompt performance of any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of (i) the rights or remedies of the Foundation, (ii) the requirement of punctual performance or (iii) any right or remedy in connection with a subsequent breach or default on your part.

Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Foundation and any other person involved in creating, developing, producing, delivering, distributing, hosting or maintaining www.gl-foundation.org or its Content and each of their respective officers, directors, members, managers, partners, joint venturers, employees, associates, affiliates, agents, independent contractors, volunteers, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Laws and Venue.  These Terms and Conditions of Use and your use of the website www.gl-foundation.org shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Florida without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action or proceeding related to www.gl-foundation.org shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Florida.

Compliance Only with United States Law.  The website www.gl-foundation.org  and its Content should comply with the laws, regulations and medical practices in the United States and are intended only for use by residents of the United States, because the laws, regulations or medical practices of other countries may prohibit access to some of that information.  The products discussed on www.gl-foundation.org may have different product labeling in other countries. Although the Content on www.gl-foundation.org is accessible to users outside of the United States, if you access www.gl-foundation.org from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.  The website www.gl-foundation.org may have links to sites which are outside the United States. Those websites may have information that is appropriate only to users in that particular originating country. You may not use or export the Content on www.gl-foundation.org in violation of United States export laws and regulations.

Updates.  The Foundation at any time may revise these Terms and Conditions of Use by posting the revised Terms and Conditions of Use to www.gl-foundation.org. You are bound by any posted revisions, so periodically you should visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions of Use.

Assignment.  The Foundation may assign its rights under these Terms and Conditions of Use with or without notice to you or to any other organization.

Severability.  If any of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed without affecting the enforceability of all remaining provisions.

Privacy Policy. We do not obtain personal information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, etc.) about you when you visit www.gl-foundation.org unless you choose voluntarily to provide such information to us. If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail, by using a form like “Contact Us,” or by registering to receive updates and information from us, there are a few things you should know. Various people at the Foundation may see the material you submit. We will not provide your name and e-mail address to any third parties. We may enter the information you send into our electronic database, to add to our print and online circulation database. If you would like us to discontinue sending you print or online informational newsletters, any time you can opt out of these services by sending us an email with your request to opt out. It may take up to 5 days before your request is fully processed.

Due to the existing regulatory and technical environment, we cannot guarantee that all of your communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.  For example, we may be required by law to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access your transmissions or communications. Further, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or communications will remain private.

Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other sites which you may be directed to or linked to through the use of our site, may have their own policies and practices, which we do not control, and thus are not addressed by this policy. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, such as other members or third party suppliers of products and services that link to our site, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them since we do not control the privacy policies of third parties.

Last revised April 25, 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Grajewski/Lyra Foundation for Pediatric & Infantile Glaucoma, Inc.

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