Last Updated: April 13, 2020
COVID19Ask.com (hereafter referred to as, “we”, “us”, or “our”) provides an online platform for individuals to read and review a collection of COVID-19 related articles, research papers, news articles and other curated resources, as well as provide an opportunity to submit COVID-19 related questions (collectively, the “Services”), which Services are accessible at https://covid19ask.com (collectively, the “Site”).
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify the Site or Services or to modify these Terms, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the Site or provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site and Services.
2. CAUTION; NOT MEDICAL ADVICE
We make available an online platform for individuals to access the Services. Our responsibilities are limited to facilitating the availability of the Site and Services.
The contents on COVID19Ask.com, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials created by the contributors to COVID19Ask.com or obtained from third parties, and other materials contained on COVID19Ask.com (collectively, the “Content”) are for informational purposes only.
The Content provided on COVID19Ask.com is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice, or to be used for diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health provider to determine the appropriateness of any Content for your specific situation and before making any decision regarding your treatment or medication. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on a self-assessment with reference to the Content.
Reliance on any information provided by the contributors to COVID19Ask.com, COVID19Ask.com employees, others appearing on COVID19Ask.com at the invitation of the contributors to COVID19Ask.com, or other visitors to COVID19Ask.com is solely at your own risk.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately. The contributors to COVID19Ask.com do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinion, or other information that may be mentioned on COVID19Ask.com.
3. User Conduct
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, and regulations that may apply to your use of the Site, Services and Content. In connection with your use of our Site and Services, you may not and you agree that you will not:
violate any local, state, federal, provincial, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court;
use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape”, “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the Site, Services or Content;
use the Site or Services for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by these Terms;
copy, store or otherwise access any information contained on the Site, Services or Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;
interfere with or damage our Site or Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;
use our Site or Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;
use our Site or Services in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email (“spam”);
“stalk” or harass any individual, or collect or store any personally identifiable information about another individual;
impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
use automated scripts to collect information or otherwise interact with the Site or Services;
post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trade-mark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
use, display, mirror or frame the Site or Services, or any individual element within the Site, Services, our name, any Site trade-mark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page;
attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services; or
advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
We will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. We may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site, Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, but have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Site and Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body.
We do not collect personal information except for the limited personal information you provide directly to us. Our Services include the option to submit a question to be published to our Frequently Asked Questions section of the Site. We may collect your e-mail address, name and the information you submit in your query. We do not use, share or disclose personal information to the Site. We shall only post the question in a non-identifying way. Do not provide personally identifying information in your question, for example, name, location, address, identifying health information, health records or photos.
We will only use the non-personally identifiable content of your question, and will destroy personally identifiable information. Remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic communication and storage, is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee its absolute security of information you provide us.
The Site and Services are protected by copyright, trade-mark, and other intellectual property laws. You acknowledge and agree that the Sites and Services, including all associated intellectual property rights are the exclusive property of either us, third parties, or licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trade-mark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site and Services.
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, to use the Site and Services. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this section.
You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site or Services, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by us, third parties or our licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.
The Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the, information, advice, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by us of such information, advice, websites or resources or the products or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources or the Content, products or services on or available from such websites or resources.
We may, in our sole discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, with or without prior notice and at any time terminate these Terms or your access to our Site and Services.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE, SERVICES, AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED STRICTLY “AS IS”, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR CONDITION THAT THE SITE, SERVICES, AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR CONDITION REGARDING THE QUALITY OF THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY COLLECTIVE CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE SITE AND SERVICES.
10. Limitation of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU.
WE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, SERVICES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSSES, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE, SYSTEM FAILURE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS.
You shall release, defend, indemnify, and hold us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with: (i) your access to or use of the Site, Services or (ii) your violation of these Terms.
12. Governing Law
This Agreement is governed by and interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. Each party irrevocably attorns and submits to the jurisdiction of the Ontario courts situated in the City of Toronto and waives objection to the venue of any proceeding in such court or that such court provides an inconvenient forum.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
14. Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at COVID19.Questions4Docs@gmail.com.