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HCI Books™ Web Site Terms of Use

Last Revised July 14, 2008


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The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of e-mail, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from this Site is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless you’ve obtained prior written consent from HCI or unless it is expressly permitted by this Site. The material covered by this prohibition includes, without limitation, any text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio or video material or stills from audiovisual material available on this Site. The use of materials from this Site on any other Web site or networked computer environment is similarly prohibited. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute in digital form the online materials found on this Site can be made by contacting HCI in writing at Health Communications, Inc. , Internet Permissions Group, 3201 SW 15th St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 or via email at Permissions.

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Acceptable Use Policy on Blogs, Chat Rooms & Postings
HCI provides you with an opportunity to express your personal opinions regarding various topics and post comments on content. HCI does not endorse and has no control over the content of messages that are submitted.
When using such features, you expressly agree that:
(1) you have the right to post all such information and materials,

(2) all opinions expressed are unbiased, based upon your own analysis, experiences, beliefs or research,

(3) you will not post any content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory or invades any privacy or publicity rights of any third party; or is abusive, vulgar, threatening, hateful, obscene, scandalous, pornographic, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable; or infringes any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of any other person. By submitting messages, you represent to HCI that you are the rightful owner of such material or that you have first obtained permission to submit the material from the rightful owner.

(4) Any messages posted are not for the purpose of spamming.

(5) No postings will be made that contain virus or other harmful components.

(6) No postings will be used to solicit any unlawful activity and/or be used to make commercial solicitations.

You hereby grant us a perpetual license to use, redact, republish copy and distribute your postings, including any intellectual property contained therein, in any medium now known or her
einafter developed without payment of compensation to you and without seeking any further approval from you. You agree to be solely liable for the content of all information posted by you.

HCI is not obliged to monitor, screen, police or edit the use of the Web site, including postings of materials to the Web site, although HCI reserves the right to do so in its discretion. HCI will respond as it considers appropriate, in its discretion, if it becomes aware of any inappropriate uses of the Web site, including without limitation uses that constitute copyright infringement. You may report any claims or concerns (including copyright infringement claims) regarding Web site or their content by sending an e-mail to>Permissions.

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Online Purchases
HCI expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to products sold by HCI on the site, including but not limited to, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You agree that HCI's sole and exclusive maximum liability arising from any product sold by HCI on the site shall be the price of the product ordered.

In no event shall HCI, its parent companies and affiliated entities or the directors, officers, employees or other representatives of each of them be liable for special, indirect, consequential, or punitive damages related to any product sold on or through this site.

In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical or keying error, HCI shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. HCI shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, HCI will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge.

Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify HCI's acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of HCI's offer to sell. HCI reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason. HCI reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item. HCI may require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. HCI may automatically charge and withhold the applicable sales tax for orders. Otherwise, you are solely responsible for all sales taxes, or other taxes, on orders shipped to you.

Personal Information Privacy
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Privacy: The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. For more information on what information we collect and how we use such information, please read our Privacy Policy.

Copyright Infringement Notification Process
We prohibit the posting of any information that violates or infringes the copyright rights of any person or entity. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our DMCA Copyright Agent with the following information:
(a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
(b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed;
(c) your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that we may contact you if necessary;
(d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and
(f) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Contact information for Health Communications, Inc’s DMCA Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site is below:

Health Communications, Inc.
ATTN: Copyright Agent
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
We will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of such a statement (or, more specifically, any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). United States law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.

Governing Law
This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from the Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.
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