TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Breakthrough Chronic Care's Website

​​By accessing or using any of the Breakthrough Chronic Care's (BCC) Internet properties you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully as well as the Breakthrough Chronic Care's  Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct, which are incorporated by this reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and Code of Conduct, you must immediately terminate your use of BCC websites.

 

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1. License Grant. You are granted a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the BCC  websites conditioned on your continued acceptance of, and compliance with, these Terms of Use. You may use the BCC  websites and the BCC Content (as defined below) for your non-commercial personal use and for no other purpose. The BCC reserves the right to bar, restrict or suspend any user's access to the BCC  websites, and/or to terminate this license at any time for any reason. The BCC  reserves any rights not explicitly granted in these Terms of Use.

 

2. License Restrictions. Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms of Use or you receive the BCC 's prior written consent, you may not modify, translate, create derivative works of, copy, distribute, market, display, remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels from, lease, sell, sublicense, clone, transfer, decompile, reverse engineer, or incorporate into any information retrieval system (electronic or mechanical), the BCC  websites, any BCC  Content (as defined below), or any portion thereof. Further, you may not (i) use the BCC  websites for any unauthorized or illegal purpose or activity including, but not limited to, any activity to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the BCC  websites, including BCC Content; (ii) interfere with the proper working of the BCC  websites including, but not limited to, the transmission of any virus, worm, trap door, back door, timer, clock, Trojan horse, or other limiting routines, instruction or design; or (iii) interfere with any other person's use and enjoyment of the BCC  websites.

 

3. Your Acceptance; Revisions to Terms of Use. The BCC  websites are available only to individuals who can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law. These Terms of Use constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the BCC  regarding your use and access to the BCC  websites. By using the BCC  websites you agree to the Terms of Use. The BCC  reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion by posting revised Terms of Use to the BCC  websites. Your use of the BCC  websites signifies your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained within the Terms of Use posted at the time of your use. You will be responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use posted to the BCC  websites. No revision to these Terms of Use, including to the Arbitration provision set forth in Section 23, shall apply to a controversy or claim of which the BCC  had actual notice on or before the date of any such revision.

 

4. Additional Terms and Conditions. The BCC 's Privacy Policy, Code of Conduct, as well as additional terms and conditions applicable to certain portions of the BCC websites (collectively "Additional Terms and Conditions") are incorporated by this reference. To the extent that there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Additional Terms and Conditions for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Additional Terms and Conditions shall govern.

 

5. Click-Through Agreements. Before using certain areas of the BCC websites you may be asked to indicate your acceptance of additional special terms and conditions by clicking a button marked “I Accept” “I Agree” “Okay” “I Consent” or other words or actions that similarly acknowledge your consent or acceptance of a Click-Through Agreement. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Click-Through Agreement for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Click-Through Agreement will govern.

 

6. Personal Login Information. Certain features and areas of the BCC  websites are available only with registration, login and/or a paid subscription. If you are required to register and select a unique login and password ("Personal Login Information"), you must keep your Personal Login Information confidential. Your Personal Login Information is personal to you and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. BCC  is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information. You must contact BCC  immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate your Personal Login Information due to security concerns.

 

7. Privacy Policy. For information about the BCC 's data protection practices and the BCC 's use and protection of your personal information, please read the BCC 's Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms of Use.

 

8. User Obligations. You warrant that you will abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations with respect to your use of the BCC  websites and not interfere with the use and enjoyment of the BCC  websites by other users or with the BCC 's operation and management of the BCC  websites. You will, at all times, provide true, accurate, current, authorized, and complete information when submitting information or materials on the BCC  websites, including, without limitation, information required to be provided through a BCC registration form. If any false, inaccurate, untrue, unauthorized or incomplete information is submitted by you, the BCC  reserves the right to terminate your access and use of the BCC  websites. You warrant that you will not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, when using the BCC  websites, or defame or otherwise harm any party, including the BCC, through your use of the BCC  websites.

 

9. User-Generated Content. The BCC  does not claim ownership of content that you post on or through the BCC  websites, such as comments or posts that you submit on forums, blogs, or other websites (“User-Generated Content”). When submitting User-Generated Content, you will abide by the Code of Conduct. You also acknowledge that you alone are fully responsible for the User-Generated Content you submit and that you own or have the rights to use the User-Generated Content. You agree that by submitting the User-Generated Content, you hereby grant to the BCC  a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, download, duplicate, display, distribute, modify and create derivative works of the User-Generated Content, subject to the BCC ’s Privacy Policy.

 

10. Proprietary Rights. The content of the BCC  websites includes, without limitation, (i) the BCC 's trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, and brand names, trade dress and trade names and other distinctive identification (collectively "BCC  Marks"); and (ii) information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio and video material, and artwork, and (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained in or available through the BCC  websites (the items identified in subsections (i) (ii) and (iii) shall be collectively referred to herein as " BCC  Content"). BCC  Content is the property of the BCC, its licensors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, content providers or other third parties and is protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national and international laws, treaties and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation or dissemination of any BCC  Content by you, or by you through any other person or entity, is prohibited unless express written consent is separately obtained from the BCC  or the owner of such content if the BCC MA is not the owner. Any use of the AMA Marks without the BCC 's express written consent is strictly prohibited. You may not alter, delete, obscure or conceal any copyright or other notices appearing in the BCC Content, including any such notices appearing on any BCC  Content you are permitted to download, transmit, display, print, or reproduce from the BCC  websites.

 

11. Responsibility for Use of the Internet and the BCC websites. Use of the Internet and the BCC  websites is solely at your risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. The BCC  does not guarantee the confidentiality or security of any communication or other material transmitted to or from the BCC  websites over the Internet or other communication networks. The BCC  shall not be obligated to correct or update the BCC  websites, the BCC  Content or the User-Generated Content and the BCC  shall not be liable for omissions, typographical errors, or out-of-date information which may appear on the BCC  websites.

 

12. Medical Disclaimer. The BCC  Content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician.

 

13. Patient Information. The BCC  websites, including any public forums which you may access via the BCC  websites, may contain confidential patient information ("Patient Information"). State and federal laws, as well as ethical and licensure requirements, may impose obligations with respect to patient confidentiality that may limit your ability to receive, disclose, or make use of Patient Information, including transmitting Patient Information to others. You warrant that you will comply with all laws that may directly or indirectly govern your retrieval, use, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure, or storage of Patient Information. You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining any patient consents, if applicable, and all other consents or permissions required by law or advisable with respect to your retrieval, use, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure or storage of Patient Information. You shall be solely responsible for your retrieval, use or misuse, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure or storage of Patient Information.

 

14. Third-Party Information. The BCC websites may feature materials, information, products, and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, User-Generated Content or other information made available by third parties such as content providers and other users of the BCC  websites are those of the respective third party and not of the BCC  or its affiliates. The BCC  makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third party materials, information, services or products.

 

15. Advertisers. The BCC  websites may contain advertisements of third parties. The inclusion of advertisements on the BCC  websites does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services by the BCC. The BCC  shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the BCC AMA websites. Further, the BCC  shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third party advertisers appearing on the BCC  websites. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions you have with any third-party advertisers.

 

16. Links to Third-Party websites. The BCC  websites may provide links (including any link through an on-line banner advertisement) to other sites on the Internet for your convenience. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which the BCC  exercises no control. The appearance of any such third party links (provided by the BCC  or by a third party) is not intended to endorse any particular company or product. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to the BCC  websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

 

17. Links to BCC  websites and BCC  Content. Links posted by third parties to the BCC  websites and/or BCC Content may not use the BCC  trademark or logo and shall not suggest that the BCC  promotes or otherwise endorses any third party products, business relationships, services, causes, campaigns, websites, content, or information. Any links to any portion of the BCC  websites shall be the responsibility of the linking party. The BCC  reserves the right to require any linking party to disable or remove any link that violates the BCC 's rights or causes interruption or deterioration of BCC  Content.

 

18. Warranties Disclaimed. THE BCC  WEBSITES AND BCC  CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." NEITHER THE BCC, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, OR TRUSTEES NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY " BCC  PARTIES") PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (i) THE BCC  WEBSITES OR BCC  CONTENT, OR ANY RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY YOU, ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR NON-INFRINGING; (ii) ACCESS TO THE BCC WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE BCC  WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (iv) BCC CONTENT WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED OR ACCESSIBLE ON THE BCC  WEBSITES. ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

 

19. Limitation of Liability. THE BCC  PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, AND DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY, FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH, AS A RESULT OF, OR ARISING (i) OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE BCC  WEBSITES AND/OR ANY BCC  CONTENT; (ii) FROM ANY INTERRUPTION IN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE BCC  WEBSITES AND/OR BCC  CONTENT; (iii) FROM ANY LOSS OF DATA AND/OR FROM ANY EQUIPMENT FAILURE; (iv) OUT OF THE PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE GOODS, CONTENT AND/OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED FROM THE BCC WEBSITES, OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH OR FROM THE BCC  WEBSITES; (v) FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (vi) FROM STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE BCC  WEBSITES; (vii) FROM ANY DELAY OR FAILURE OF THE BCC CC  WEBSITES ARISING OUT OF CAUSES BEYOND THE BCC'S CONTROL; (viii) OUT OF THE USE OF, REFERENCE TO, OR RELIANCE ON, THE BCC  CONTENT; (ix) OUT OF ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THE BCC WEBSITES (x) OUT OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, AND/OR QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY OR ADVERTISED ON THIRD PARTY WEBSITES; OR (xi) OUT OF ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE BCC WEBSITES OR AMA CONTENT. In the event you are dissatisfied with, or dispute, these Terms of Use, the BCC  websites and/or the BCC  Content, your sole right and exclusive remedy is to terminate your use of the BCC websites, even if that right or remedy is deemed to fail of its essential purpose. You confirm that the BCC  has no other obligation, liability or responsibility to you or any other party.

 

20. Exclusions permitted by law. SOME JURISDICTIONS (BUT NOT NEW JERSEY) DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 18 AND 19 WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND AMA'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

21. Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the BCC  Parties from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to your use of the BCC  websites and/or BCC  Content, a violation by you of these Terms of Use, or any other actions connected with your use of the BCC websites and/or BCC  Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees. The BCC  will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to the BCC  Parties other than under this Section.

 

22. Term and Termination. These Terms of Use will take effect at the time you begin using the BCC  websites. The BCC  reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the BCC  websites or to any portion thereof, and to terminate these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with or violate them. You may terminate these Terms of Use at any time by ceasing to use the BCC  website, but all applicable provisions of these Terms of Use will survive such termination. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any portion of the BCC  websites, including any BCC  Content, in your possession.

 

23. Arbitration; Venue. Any controversy or claim (“Claim”) you have arising out of or relating to these i) Terms of Use, ii) Additional Terms and Conditions, iii) the BCC  websites, and iv) any products and services accessed or purchased through the BCC  websites shall be resolved by a single impartial arbitrator pursuant to proceedings administered by the American Arbitration Association under its rules for resolution of commercial disputes. Any such Claim shall be brought, in any arbitration or other legal proceedings, solely by you as an individual and not as part of, or as a representative of, a class. The arbitration shall be held in Chicago, Illinois. All submissions to the arbitrator, the proceedings and the award shall be confidential. The arbitration shall be conducted on an expedited basis with minimal discovery. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding. The courts of the State of Illinois and/or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over (a) any action concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award, or (b) if arbitration is not permitted by law, then any Claim you have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use. You agree to unconditionally and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts and you will not object to such jurisdiction and venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient forum or otherwise. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING. The BCC reserves all rights and remedies available to it in law or equity.

Neither party consents or agrees to any arbitration on a class or representative basis, and the arbitrator shall have no authority to proceed with an arbitration on a class or representative basis. No arbitration will be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding without the consent of all parties. Any claim or controversy as to the enforceability of this arbitration provision’s restriction on your right to participate in or pursue a class action or class-wide arbitration shall be brought only in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois or any State of Illinois court located in Cook County, Illinois.

 

24. Governing Law. These Terms of Use and all matters regarding your use of the BCC  websites shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, and enforced under the laws of the State of Illinois applicable to contracts made and executed and wholly performed in the State of Illinois, without regard to choice of law principles. Neither the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act nor the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods applies and their applicability is expressly excluded. Printed copies of any and all agreements and/or notices in electronic form shall be admissible in any legal, investigative or regulatory proceedings.

 

25. Waiver and Severability. The failure of the BCC  to exercise or enforce any right or provision in these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the fullest extent of the law, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

 

26. Complete Agreement. These Terms of Use, together with any revisions, any Additional Terms and Conditions incorporated by reference, and any Click-through Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between you and the BCC relating to the BCC  websites and its use by you and supersedes any previous written or oral communication regarding use of the BCC  websites.

 

27. Contact Information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms of Use or the BCC  websites, please visit our "Contact Us" page.

 

28. Statute of Limitations. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the BCC  websites must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

 

29. Use of BCC  websites and BCC Content outside of the United States. The BCC  makes no claims regarding access or use of the BCC websites or the BCC Content outside of the United States. If you use or access the BCC websites or the BCC  Content outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of those governing jurisdictions in addition to these Terms of Use.

 

Revised March 2019