Terms and Conditions

DEFINITIONS
www.meridiansjaom.com is owned and operated by Jennifer A. M. Stone, LAc. The corporate address, not to be used for general correspondence, is: 357 S Landmark Ave STE B, Bloomington, IN 47403-5002.

The terms "Meridians:JAOM", "we", "us" and "our" when used in these Terms and Conditions means "Meridians, the Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine" and/or Jennifer A. M. Stone, LAc, collectively and separately.

The terms "you" and "your" when used in these Terms and Conditions means any user of this website.

AGREEMENT
Access to and use of this website and the information, materials, products and services available through this website are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to these Terms and Conditions.
By accessing this website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions which form a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree, please exit this website.

These Terms and Conditions may be changed by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Terms and Conditions will be posted on the website, and you should always review these Terms and Conditions prior to using the website to ensure that you have a current understanding of the Terms and Conditions under which you are permitted to access this website. If you cannot access the Terms and Conditions via the Internet, we can provide a copy of the most recent Terms and Conditions by e-mail upon request.

ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND THE USE OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF), IS NOT INTENDED, AND IS PROHIBITED, WHERE SUCH ACCESS OR USE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.

ONLINE COMMERCE
This website has the facility to sell a number of physical and digital products, and services. All of these products and services have a cost and the products are subscription based. Credit Card information is not stored anywhere on our servers or network in any form. Sensitive credit card data is never passed through our computing equipment. During the checkout procedure, your browser will be redirected to our payment service provider. None of our staff have access to any credit card data - period. That said, still, we take every step possible to keep our computing equipment and network as secure as possible.

PAYMENTS
We accept Visa/MasterCard. Digital goods will be delivered immediately after payment has cleared.

We review all payments using an automated process. Sometimes we manually review an order to protect both us, the vendor, and you, the customer, from fraud. As a result there may be a delay in processing your order of up to one business day - or occasionally longer in certain circumstances. We may contact you to verify your order.

REFUNDS
Advertisers: Please refer to MJAOM Cancellation and Refund Policy information in Ad Contract and Advertisers' Media Kit.

Subscribers: MJAOM is unable to refund that part of your subscription that has already been delivered to you. Upon emailed notice to leder@meridiansjaom.com, received at least one month prior to the next published issue date, your cancellation of a subscription will take effect for the next issue and a pro-rated amount will be credited according to the method of payment made.

MINORS and LAY PERSONS
This website is a business and commercial site. As such, it is not intended for children or minors. The subject matter has a specific focus on the field of healthcare commonly called Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As such, it is not intended for any person or persons who have not received USDoE approved training in the subject matter.

PRODUCT & SERVICES INFORMATION
All references on this website to information, materials, products and services apply to information, materials, products and services available in the countries or jurisdictions specified with respect to such information only, unless otherwise stated. Nothing in this website constitutes an offer to buy or sell our products or services in any jurisdiction.

OWNERSHIP
Unless otherwise indicated, this website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of Jennifer A. M. Stone, LAc, or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The posting of any such elements on this website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such elements viewed through this website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of the these elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.

Permission is hereby granted to the extent necessary to lawfully access and use this website and/or information, materials, products and/or services available on it to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of this website on a temporary basis and for your individual use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials.

TRADEMARKS
The Meridians:JAOM logo, all product names, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks (whether registered or not) and/or trade dress of Jennifer A. M. Stone, LAc (the "Marks"). All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the website are the property of their respective owners. You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You agree not to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.

HYPERLINK DISCLAIMER
This website may contain links and/or advertisements to other websites maintained by us in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons. An advertisement of, or link to, a non-Meridians:JAOM website does not mean that we approve, endorse or accept any responsibility for that website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such website.

We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such websites.

Such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other websites which you may access through this website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites. If you decide to leave our website and access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites.

LINKS FROM OTHER WEBSITES
We hereby give authorization to link to this website. Such authorization is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorization to link to this website at any time and for any reason.

Persons providing access to this website via link from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning Meridians:JAOM.

Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this website, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing these Terms and Conditions to the attention of the person receiving such access or information. Failure to do so will not result in liability for us.

DATA PROTECTION CONSENT
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.
Any communication or material you post or transmit to us over the Internet is, and will initially be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personally sensitive information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to begin treating the communication as private and privelidged.

Posting or transmitting of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

We reserve the right to monitor and archive your communications with us whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal data provided to us as a result of your use of this website will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

NO WARRANTIES
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS." WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS COMPUTING EQUIPMENT, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM US WILL BE FREE OF ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS (INCLUDING VIRUSES). WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. YOU ACCEPT THAT OUR SHAREHOLDERS, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS CLAUSE.

The information and all other materials on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute professional advice. It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this website or any website with which it is linked. Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws we, on behalf of our employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any website with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary.

YOUR OBLIGATIONS
You are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and Internet access accounts necessary to gain access to this website. In consideration of your use of the website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself to the extent requested. You agree to use the website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit through the website any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer. You agree to indemnify, release and hold us harmless as well as our officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including legal fees, related to your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your access or use of this website (including any information, materials, products or services available through this website).

MODIFICATION AND DISCONTINUATION
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this website.

ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING, SEVERANCE AND WAIVER
These Terms and Conditions (together with our Privacy Policy) contain the entire understanding between you and us with respect to use of this website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement. However, our standard Product Terms and Copyright shall apply in relation to the purchase of any products and/or services from this website. Should any part of these Terms and Conditions for any reason be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these Terms and Conditions had been eliminated. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

LAW & JURISDICTION
These Terms and Conditions are made under USA law and this website is operated from USA. Access to, or use of, this website or information, materials, products and/or services on this website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website. We make no representation that the information, products or services available through this website are appropriate or available for use, sale or purchase in other locations outside USA.

You agree that the courts of USA shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this website, and that the laws of USA shall govern such dispute or claim. However, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that infringement of this agreement is taking place or originating.

CONTACTING US
If you have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions or any other matter, please contact us.

 

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