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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Terms of Service

This World Wide Web site with its home page in the domain “Schtsgi.com” (the “Web site”) is a complimentary information and interactive service tool offered by the Second Chance Heart Transplant Support Group, Inc. (“SECOND CHANCE”) at no charge to users, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. SECOND CHANCE reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement (not an older cached version) each time you view the Web site. Use of this Web site constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Description of Service
SECOND CHANCE currently provides users access to an extensive amount of resources, including, but not limited to, health and medical content, online tools, other personalization features and various communication tools (the “Service”). SECOND CHANCE assumes no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization data or settings. All such risks shall be borne by you.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
Users acknowledge that SECOND CHANCE may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the SECOND CHANCE Web site, including without limitation the maximum number of days or years that uploaded content is retained by the Web site, the maximum disk space allotted on servers for an account and the maximum duration for which an account can be accessed in a given period of time. You acknowledge that SECOND CHANCE has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the SECOND CHANCE Web site servers. You acknowledge SECOND CHANCE has the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that SECOND CHANCE reserves the right to change these general practices at any time with or without notice.

Registered User Conduct
You understand that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages, or other materials (“Content”) publicly posted is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not SECOND CHANCE, bear all risks and liabilities for all Content that you upload, transmit or otherwise make available via the service.

You acknowledge that SECOND CHANCE and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, move, edit, or delete any Content that is available via the Service. SECOND CHANCE and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content regardless of whether such communication(s) violate the User Agreement. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

You acknowledge and agree that SECOND CHANCE may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the User Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SECOND CHANCE, its users and the public.

Modifications to the Service
SECOND CHANCE reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that SECOND CHANCE shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.

Termination
You agree that SECOND CHANCE, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of this Service, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if SECOND CHANCE believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this user agreement. You agree that any termination of your access may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that SECOND CHANCE may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar further access to such files or the service. Further, you agree that SECOND CHANCE shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

Medical Disclaimer 
You acknowledge that the information on the Web site is provided “as is” for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

Disclaimer of Warranty 
SECOND CHANCE makes no warranties of any kind regarding this Web site, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.

Limitation of Liability 
You agree that you will hold harmless SECOND CHANCE and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Web site or the information contained in this Web site or other Web sites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Web site or another Web site to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will SECOND CHANCE or the contributors of information to this Web site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Endorsements 
You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Web site are not necessarily those of the SECOND CHANCE or endorsed by SECOND CHANCE. SECOND CHANCE may provide links on the Web site to other Web sites which are not under the control of SECOND CHANCE. In general, any Web site which has an address (or URL) which does not contain “Schtsgi.com” is such a Web site. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by SECOND CHANCE of the organization or individual operating the Web site or a warranty of any type regarding the web site or the information on the Web site.

Usage of Content 
Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this Web site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to the Second Chance Heart Transplant Support Group, Inc., and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without SECOND CHANCE’s prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the Web site. The user may also make a single copy of the Content displayed on any page of the Web site to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of the SECOND CHANCE, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.

Jurisdiction 
This Web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by SECOND CHANCE which is headquartered in the State of Pennsylvania, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of this home state, by accessing this Web site both you and SECOND CHANCE agree that the statutes and laws of that state, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Web site. SECOND CHANCE makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Linking Information
Hypertext Linking. The SECOND CHANCE encourages and permits text links to content on The SECOND CHANCE Web site, www.Schtsgi.com, provided: (a) any text-only link must clearly be marked ” Second Chance Heart Transplant Support Group;” (b) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host Web site may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with SECOND CHANCE’s name and trademarks; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host Web site may not create the false appearance that an entity other than SECOND CHANCE is associated with or sponsored by SECOND CHANCE; (d) the link, when activated by a user, must display this Web site full-screen and not with a “frame” on the linked Web site; and (e) SECOND CHANCE reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending this User Agreement .

SECOND CHANCE is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host Web site. Links to this Web site are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by SECOND CHANCE of the organization or individual operating the host website or a warranty of any type regarding the host web site or the information on the host web site.

October 28, 2014