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I. CONDITIONS OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE
LINKS TO AND FROM OUR WEBSITE
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It is your responsibility to take appropriate precautions when visiting a third party website that may be linked to or from our Website including precautions necessary to avoid infection by malicious electronic agents such as “viruses”, “Trojan horses”, or any other “parasites”.
II. Disclaimer About Medical Information
The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion with the patient's own physician. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. The information contained herein is neither intended to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate or best care for any given health issue, nor is it intended to be used as a substitute for the independent judgement of a physician for any given health issue. The major limitation of informational resources like our Website is the inability to take into account the unique circumstances that define the health issues of the patient. If you have persistent health problems or if you have further questions, please consult your health care provider. All visitors/readers to/of our Website agree to read and abide by the complete terms of this agreement.
III. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Individual surgical results may vary. PATIENTS SHOULD DISCUSS WITH THEIR PHYSICIAN WHETHER SURGERY IS RIGHT FOR THEM AND THE RISKS INVOLVED WITH ANY SURGERY. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE MAKES NO GUARANTEES , EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY SURGICAL OUTCOME FOR ANY PATIENT.
IV. Additional Disclaimers
• Our Website does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine.
• The use of our Website does not establish a doctor-patient relationship
• Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions
• While our Website attempts to be as accurate as possible, they should not be relied upon as being comprehensive or error-free
• Our Website is under constant development and changes may be made at any time.
V. No medical advice.
The information posted here on our Website is not to be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Our goal is to provide sufficient information so that the visitors/readers to/of our Website are able to become knowledgeable participants in their disease management plan. The primary responsibility of your disease management plan is with your treating physicians and you should only follow your treating physicians advice. DO NOT change/modify your disease management plan on your own without consulting your treating physicians.
VI. Disclaimer of Endorsement.
Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us or our employees. They are for convenience only.
VII. No Warranties.
This web site is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT or any warranty as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness or arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.
VIII. Disclaimer of Liability.
The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site. Under no circumstances shall we or our employees, The Midwest Eye Institute or its employees, or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result directly or indirectly from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other web sites which are linked to this site - or that result directly or indirectly from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.
In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.
IX. WEBSITE AVAILABILITY
You acknowledge that it is technically impossible to provide our Website free from all defects. Latent defects may lead to the temporary unavailability of our Website; and the operation of our Website may be affected by events and/or elements over which we have no control.
We may, at any time, modify or interrupt the availability, temporarily or permanently, of all or part of their Website in order to perform maintenance, modify, update or upgrade this site.
We are not responsible for any inconvenience or damage that may be caused as a result of any modification, suspension, or interruption in availability of our Website or the services provided by our Website.
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Our Website, its contents, and your use of our Website, is governed by the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States of America. Any and all claims arising from our Website or the use of our Website, regardless of form, nature or type, must be brought in the courts or other tribunal located in the State of Indiana, USA.
If any provision of these terms and conditions are deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.