Terms & Conditions

Agreement of the User

The term “Site” in this terms and conditions agreement refers to several online entities including the website at www.lapbanddoctors.com, the Twitter account LapBandDoctors, and the Facebook page LapBandDoctors, located at http://www.facebook.com/banddoctors .

The contents of this site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained 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 this site. This information and advice published or made available through the web site is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Each individual’s treatment and/or results may vary based upon the circumstances and based upon that individual’s health care provider’s medical judgment. For the treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition, physical, face-to-face consultation with a licensed health care professional is necessary.

The user is hereby put on notice that by accessing and using the web site, the user assumes the responsibility for the accuracy of any information and that the information and documentation contained in the web site may be perceived as offensive, candid and/or straightforward. The web site may or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user. The user assumes the entire risk for any information gathered from this site.

Medical Emergency

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. This site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the web site. Reliance on any information is solely at your own risk. You should not attempt to treat yourself or base your treatment on anything you have seen or read on this site. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or concern, you should consult your health care provider immediately or the nearest appropriate medical facility or nearest medical health care provider immediately.

No endorsement

Although this site may be updated from time to time, please note that medical information changes rapidly. Therefore, some of the information may be out of date and/or may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Again, this site is not a substitute for professional or medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or concern, you should consult your health care provider immediately or the nearest appropriate medical facility or nearest medical health care provider immediately.

Governing Law and Selection of Venue

Regardless of the jurisdiction in which you work or reside, these Terms are made in the State of Texas, and will be construed and enforced in accordance with Texas law (without regard to its provisions governing conflicts of law.) Although our site is available to many jurisdictions, any conflicts rising between you and our entity will be covered under the governing law of Texas state courts and federal courts in the related jurisdiction. Access of the site and any related content is prohibited in any jurisdiction where it is illegal. This site is not responsible for any users non-compliance of any and all legal obligations, restrictions, and laws.

Not medical advice

The site does not endorse any product, service, physician, or treatment advertised on the site. All of the content on this site is for informational purposes only. The information on this site is not professional medical advice. It is not information for a diagnosis, treatment, or cure. It is not intended to substitute for the advice of a health care provider with whom you have a professional relationship.

No physician patient relationship

Providing information via content on this site whether to you or other visitors on the site is for general information only and is not intended to create a physician-patient relationship. There is no physician-patient relationship established by any interaction on this site.

Communication and Privacy

Messages that you send to us by e-mail, site contact forms, or any other method may not be secure. We recommend that you do not send any confidential information to us by E-mail, contact forms, or any methods. If you choose to send any confidential information to us by any manner, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept this information.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Endorsement Disclosure as per Guidelines December 1, 2009

The site contains links to other sites on the Internet. These links are provided for your convenience and do not constitute this site’s approval or endorsement of linked sites or their products or advertisements. The links provided and goods and services mentioned should not be construed to represent a professional medical opinion or endorsement.

You should assume that links to other sites that offer products and services may provide compensation to this site’s owners and partners if you purchase such products or services.

Some of the physicians’ listings on this site may be displayed in return for compensation to this site and their listing does not imply an endorsement of their services.

Always seek the advice of a health care professional with whom you have a professional relationship for any medical issue and do not rely upon information from this site.

Email privacy and form submission privacy

By using email or the form submission you agree and understand that any information in the email or on the form submission cannot be guaranteed to be secure.

Tracking and privacy

We may use tracking scripts to collect information and track information on user activity including but not limited to using analytics software and services to track conversions such as newsletter signups, form submissions, or purchases.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of the information detailed in these privacy principles. If we ever change our privacy policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information that we collect and how we use it.

Indemnity and waiver

Any and all information submitted on or through this site shall be deemed and shall remain the property of the owner of this site in perpetuity. By submitting suggestions, ideas, comments, drawings, concepts, materials, or other information, the submitter hereby waives any and rights to any fee or royalty, in the event that we develop the suggestion. Perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute such material, in whole or in part, and/or incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, for the full term of any copyright, trademark or patent that may exist in such material for any purpose we choose, without any compensation, credit or notice to the contributor whatsoever. The contributor waives all rights to make any claim against us relating to any contributed material made available to the members of this site and/or its Affiliates. The contributor further agrees to indemnify and hold us harmless in any action resulting from the use of any material or submission, in whole or in part.

Last updated August 31, 2012

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