Terms and Conditions of Use


By using this site, you signify your assent (agreement) to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!

HealthyPlace.com, Inc. ("HealthyPlace.com") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the HealthyPlace.com website ("HealthyPlace.com Site," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those changes.

  1. This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
  2. Children's Privacy
  3. Use of Content
  4. Liability of HealthyPlace.com and Its Licensors
  5. User Submissions
  6. Passwords
  7. HealthyPlace.com Member to Member Areas ("Public Areas" Like Support Network/Chatrooms/Forums/Bulletin Boards)
  8. Advertisements, Searches and Links to Other Sites
  9. Indemnity
  10. General
  11. Jurisdiction
  12. Complete Agreement


The contents of the HealthyPlace.com Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from HealthyPlace.com's licensors, and other material contained on the HealthyPlace.com Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the HealthyPlace.com Site!

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. HealthyPlace.com does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by HealthyPlace.com, HealthyPlace.com employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of HealthyPlace.com, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.


We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.


HealthyPlace.com authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the HealthyPlace.com Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright (c) 1999 - 2009, HealthyPlace.com, Inc. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the HealthyPlace.com Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with HealthyPlace.com or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of HealthyPlace.com. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to HealthyPlace.com and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.


The use of the HealthyPlace.com Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the HealthyPlace.com Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of HealthyPlace.com and its suppliers. Accordingly, HealthyPlace.com assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the HealthyPlace.com Site.


1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the HealthyPlace.com Site or HealthyPlace.com.

2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the HealthyPlace.com Site.

In no event shall HealthyPlace.com, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the HealthyPlace.com Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the HealthyPlace.com Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not HealthyPlace.com is advised of the possibility of such damages. HealthyPlace.com shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. HealthyPlace.com is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.


You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas (including message boards, support (social) network, Ask Our Expert postings, etc.) that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any such submission You agree that you will not send or transmit to HealthyPlace.com by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" link) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to HealthyPlace.com by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to HealthyPlace.com by email, you automatically grant--or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted--HealthyPlace.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. HealthyPlace.com may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to HealthyPlace.com by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.


For the sake of accuracy and the benefit of other users of the HealthyPlace.com website, we also ask that if you post any health or medical information outside of your own personal experience (something you have undergone yourself), that you please provide references with your post; for example, a link to that specific information. This helps readers of your posts determine the accuracy of any mental health or medical information, as well as leading them to additional information.

We also request all users of the HealthyPlace.com website to post only information that is true and correct to the best of their knowledge.   However, as a user, please remember that nothing on this website should replace the doctor-patient relationship and it should not be construed as medical, mental health or health advice meant specifically for you. Please consult your doctor or other healthcare professional before making any changes in your treatment.


HealthyPlace.com has several tools that allow you to record and store information. For example, HealthyPlace.com Support Network is a service that allows you to talk with others and share information on a voluntary basis on servers maintained by HealthyPlace.com or on its behalf. HealthyPlace.com Support Network is structured to allow access only to visitors with a valid password.

You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your HealthyPlace.com passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your HealthyPlace.com account and password; (3) promptly inform HealthyPlace.com of any need to deactivate a password. You grant HealthyPlace.com and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. HealthyPlace.com cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit to any portion of the HealthyPlace.com site, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using HealthyPlace.com tools and services.


If you use a Public Area, such as our Support Network, a chat room, bulletin board or community Ask Our Expert posting or other member communities, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. HealthyPlace.com is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas.

HealthyPlace.com does employ a Support Network Manager whose primary role is to answer technical questions regarding usage of the HealthyPlace Support Network and direct people to information they may be looking for on the HealthyPlace.com website.   From time-to-time, HealthyPlace may also use the services of volunteer moderators to perform organizational functions inside the Support Network.

In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  1. Using a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;

  2. Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;

  3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by HealthyPlace.com in its sole discretion;

  4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;

  5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);

  6. Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;

  7. Impersonating another person;

  8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;

  9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;

  10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments

  11. Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or

  12. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site, or which, in the judgment of HealthyPlace.com, exposes HealthyPlace.com or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

HealthyPlace.com reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  1. Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.

  2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).

  3. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.

  4. Terminate a user's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the HealthyPlace.com Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

  5. Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.

  6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the HealthyPlace.com Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

HealthyPlace.com reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. HealthyPlace.com has no liability or responsibility to users of the HealthyPlace.com Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.


HealthyPlace.com may provide links to third-party web sites. HealthyPlace.com also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and HealthyPlace.com may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. HealthyPlace.com does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. HealthyPlace.com is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the HealthyPlace.com Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. HealthyPlace.com does not endorse any product advertised on the HealthyPlace.com Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold HealthyPlace.com, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.


HealthyPlace.com is based in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States of America. HealthyPlace.com makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the HealthyPlace.com Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms and Conditions for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.


You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with HealthyPlace.com, or in any way relating to your use of the HealthyPlace.com Site, resides in the courts of the State of Texas, County of Bexar and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Texas, County of Bexar in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving HealthyPlace.com or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Texas, 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.


Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the HealthyPlace.com Site, these Terms and Conditions and the HealthyPlace.com Privacy Policy and Agreement and Disclaimer constitute the entire agreement between you and HealthyPlace.com with respect to the use of the HealthyPlace.com Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the HealthyPlace.com Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be directed by electronic mail to info@HealthyPlace.com. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.

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Last Updated: 14 January 2014

Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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