Terms of Use

NOTICE: This Action Fund Web Site (“the Web Site”) is provided by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. ("the Action Fund ") subject to your agreement to comply with the "Terms of Use" and "Privacy Policy." Please read them both now and check for future modifications.

Introduction

The Action Fund is pleased to provide you with the Web Site for your personal education, but nothing on the Web Site constitutes legal advice or a recommendation for medical care, nor does the Action Fund make a warranty of any kind in terms of its appropriateness for individual online Users.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a separate 501(c)(3) organization, is not responsible for the Web Site or the content posted on it.

For more information on the Planned Parenthood community, the Web Site, and the Action Fund, please see About Us on plannedparenthoodaction.org.    

1. Copyright, Copying, Trademark, and Ownership

The Action Fund owns the URL, www.plannedparenthoodaction.org, and the copyright to the entire Web Site. Certain articles or materials within the Web Site are also separately copyrighted by the Action Fund or by others, including other Planned Parenthood entities, as indicated. All rights reserved. If you find these materials useful, you may download, print out, or send a copy to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice and is used only for personal use. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. For special copyright permissions, please write to: the Planned Parenthood Public Information Department, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001.  

Planned Parenthood® and its logo of nested "Ps" are registered service marks of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.    

2. Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on the Web Site includes information copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links to, or pointers to, or search or locator engines that will lead to, other websites, including webpages within www.plannedparenthoodaction.org that are run by independent organizations operating under the Planned Parenthood service mark. These linked websites and webpages are developed and maintained independently of the Action Fund. When Users travel to a third-party website or webpage, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. The Action Fund does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any third-party information contained on the Web Site or linked webpages or websites, nor does the Action Fund endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any such third-party information.
 
3. Information Obtained Through the Action Fund Web Site Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE OR TRANSMITTED TO YOU ELECTRONICALLY IN RESPONSE TO A MESSAGE FROM YOU IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO CONSTITUTE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS VISIT OR SPEAK TO A QUALIFIED HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDER IN PERSON PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. THE WEB SITE DOES NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PRACTICE MEDICINE OR DISPENSE MEDICAL ADVICE AS PART OF THIS SERVICE.

IN ADDITION, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE IS INTENDED TO BE OR CONSTITUTES LEGAL ADVICE, AND USERS SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN APPROPRIATE ATTORNEY OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL REGARDING INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS OF A LEGAL OR PROFESSIONAL NATURE.    

4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability  

THE ACTION FUND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, DECISION MADE, OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER INTERNET SITES LINKED TO IT IN ANY WAY. THE ACTION FUND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE INTERNET.

Furthermore, the Action Fund does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the Web Site, other websites accessed by "hyperlink," or the Internet generally (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by the Action Fund, the Action Fund does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products, or services on www.plannedparenthoodaction.org pages or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to the Web Site through "hyperlinks," in any way.

Unless stated otherwise, all the people shown in the photographs on www.plannedparenthoodaction.org are models. Their photos were chosen based solely for aesthetic reasons. Other than that, the people in these pictures have no connection to the Action Fund, or any of the topics discussed on the Web Site.

In no event shall the Action Fund be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the Web Site, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the Web Site, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the Web Site, even if the Action Fund has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.)    

5. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials

Although the Action Fund makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, the Action Fund disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. You also understand that the Action Fund cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the service will be free of "infection" or "viruses," "worms," "Trojan horses," or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Web Site for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the Web Site and the Internet generally is at the User's own risk.  

6. Legal Actions

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New York. In the event that any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Web Site, or the use of the Web Site, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in New York, New York, U.S.A.

7. User Rules


In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the viewers and avoids harm to others, it is necessary to establish and for you to follow these User Rules:

A. THE USER MAY DOWNLOAD, PRINT, OR TRANSMIT INFORMATION FROM THE WEB SITE FOR PERSONAL, PRIVATE USE. HOWEVER, THE USER MUST MAKE SURE THAT PROPER COPYRIGHT NOTICE IS AFFIXED TO EACH COPY TRANSMITTED OR PRINTED AND IN NO CASE MAY THE MATERIALS BE REPRODUCED IN BULK OR FOR COMMERCIAL USE WITHOUT EXPRESS, WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM
PLANNED PARENTHOOD PUBLIC INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
434 WEST 33RD STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001

B. Users may not post or transmit any message that is libelous or defamatory, or violates any other person's copyrights, privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, or rights in other confidential information. The User indemnifies the Action Fund for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User's violation of this term.

C. Users may not post or transmit any message, data, image, or program with the intent to threaten the safety of others and/or with the effect of causing a reasonable person to perceive a threat to his or her safety.

D. Users may not use the Web Site to disseminate statements or materials that are abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others.

E. Users may not interfere with other Users' use of the Web Site, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service.

F. Users may not post or transmit any file which contains "viruses," "worms," "Trojan horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features.

G. The Action Fund reserves the right to reproduce and distribute part or all of a message you post on the Web Site without any compensation to you.

H. The Action Fund reserves the right to block any User who it deems in its sole discretion to have violated these terms and conditions and to remove, at its sole discretion, any statements or materials posted on or transmitted via the Web Site.