PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
Jacob International provides informational services to the consumer about certain genetic mutations which might increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer among Ashkenazi Jews. By using this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of use. You must agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to use the Jacob International Web site. Please read this document carefully. If you do not agree to all of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement, do not use this site. The information contained in this web site should not be used in lieu of seeking and obtaining qualified medical advice from your physician or other healthcare provider. Jacob International does not accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions, implications or misunderstanding which may arise as a result of using any information contained on this web site.
Jacob International may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please periodically review the Terms and Conditions posted at the Jacob International Web site because your continued usage of the Jacob International Web site ("Jacob International Site," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those revisions.
I. Section 1. General Disclaimer; No Medical Advice.
THE CONTENT ON THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE IS PRESENTED IN SUMMARY FORM, IS GENERAL IN NATURE, AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED IN ANY WAY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE.
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING ANY HEALTH ISSUES. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN JACOB INTERNATIONAL IS NOT INTENDED TO BE RELIED ON FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT OR ADVICE. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE.
JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not recommend or endorse any specific test, products, or procedures that may be mentioned on the Site. Any opinions expressed on the Site are the opinions of the authors. JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by JACOB INTERNATIONAL or other visitors to the Site is
solely at your own risk. JACOB INTERNATIONAL assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea, or instruction contained in the materials provided to you. JACOB INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of this Site.
II. Section 2. JACOB INTERNATIONAL'S Position on Your Privacy.
JACOB INTERNATIONAL recognizes the premium you place on privacy protection on the Internet. Working together, we strive to protect your privacy, including the non-identifying information you may share in the Web site to make use of various services.
You may visit the JACOB INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE without identifying who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Each visit to our site generates non-personal information which helps us measure the number of visits, the average time spent on the site, the pages you view, etc. This information helps us improve the content of our Web site.
In some instances, we may need personal information from you, such as your name and address. The personal information you provide will be used by JACOB INTERNATIONAL to respond to your inquiry or to process your request. We will not sell or otherwise transfer any personally-identifiable information about you to any entity or organization without your express written approval.
Our privacy statement will be updated periodically to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as required by law, and in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.
B. VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE
INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, AND OTHER
INTERACTIVE AREAS (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS
Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (for example, user name, e-mail address) in the chat areas of JACOB INTERNATIONAL, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the User's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of JACOB INTERNATIONAL. JACOB INTERNATIONAL makes no warranties about the discoverability of a User's identity by methods beyond our control.
III. Section 3. Organization's Liability; Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.
The Content comes from sources believed to be accurate, but may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. JACOB INTERNATIONAL and its officers and affiliates make no representations about the results to be obtained from using the JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site or the Content. The use of the JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE and the Content is at your own risk.
THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. JACOB INTERNATIONAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. JACOB INTERNATIONAL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL JACOB INTERNATIONAL OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE OR THE CONTENT WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
IV. Section 4. Logo
All logos are copyrighted and may not be used without the prior specific and written permission of Jacob International. No other visual artistic graphics appearing in this WEBSITE may be used without the prior specific and written permission of JACOB INTERNATIONAL.
V. Section 5. Use of Content; Copyright
Upon acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, Jacob International authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on this Web site solely for your personal, noncommercial use.
The contents of the JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site, such as text, graphics, images and other material are protected by copyright under United States laws, and title to the Content shall not pass to you or any other User. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. None of the Content may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, reproduced, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, re-transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of JACOB INTERNATIONAL, except that you may reproduce limited excerpts of the data for personal use only, provided that each such copy contains a copyright notice as follows:
Copyright (c) 2005- JACOB INTERNATIONAL, Boca Raton , Florida . All rights reserved.
VI. Section 6. Use of Interactive Areas.
JACOB INTERNATIONAL may provide Interactive Areas on the JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site. If you use an Interactive Area, you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not assume any responsibility for the consequences of any Interactive Area communications on or arising from use of the JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
In consideration of being allowed to use the Interactive Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
You agree not to use this website for any unlawful purpose.
You agree not to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
You agree not to post messages that contain material that is inappropriate, unlawful, threatening, abusive, hateful, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, pornographic, or indecent.
You agree not to violate the property rights of others, and you agree not to post any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
You agree not to upload files, or cause users to upload files, that contain viruses, worms, "Trojan horses", corrupted files, or any similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another's computer.
You agree not to advertise or promote any goods or services in the Chat Rooms. "Junk mail", "spamming," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" and similar activities are strictly prohibited.
You agree not to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.
You agree not to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law in connection with the use of the Chat Rooms.
JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by VISITORS or any other person or entity. If notified by any VISITOR to the site of communication(s) which are alleged not to conform to the terms of this Section, JACOB INTERNATIONAL may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s). JACOB INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform to these Terms and Conditions. JACOB INTERNATIONAL reserves the right (but is not obligated) to edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards for content.
JACOB INTERNATIONAL does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the material posted by Interactive Area users or endorse any opinions expressed by such users. ANY RELIANCE ON CONTENT POSTED IN AN INTERACTIVE AREA IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Through your use of JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site's Interactive Areas, you are agreeing to all of the aforementioned Terms and Conditions for the use of such Interactive Areas contained herein.
VII. Section 7. Links to Other Sites.
The JACOB INTERNATIONAL Site contains links to third party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by JACOB INTERNATIONAL of the content on such third-party Web sites. JACOB INTERNATIONAL is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party Web sites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third- party Web sites is subject to the Terms and Conditions of use for such sites.
VIII. Section 8. Translations
Translations of any materials on JACOB INTERNATIONAL into languages other than English are intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of JACOB INTERNATIONAL in various languages, but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. Jacob International does not accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions, implications or misunderstanding which may arise as a result of the translation of any material contained within this web site.
IX. Section 9. Jurisdiction
JACOB INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit organization based in Boca Raton , Florida in the United States of America . You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with JACOB INTERNATIONAL, or in any way relating to your use of THIS WEBSITE, resides in the courts of the State of Florida and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Florida in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving JACOB INTERNATIONAL or its affiliates. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Florida , without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
X. Section 10. Complete Agreement.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND JACOB INTERNATIONAL WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE JACOB INTERNATIONAL SITE AND CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN.
Thank you for your cooperation with these Terms and Conditions. We hope you find the Jacob International Site helpful and convenient to use. Questions or comments regarding this Site should be sent by e-mail.