Terms of Use

Note: Our Terms of Use (and our Privacy Policy) has been derived from the terms of use of the generous team at WordPress.com, who have shared their Terms of Service under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. This text is also shared under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, and we would direct you to the original if you would like to reuse the content you read here.

The Psych Central Community Connection website (“Website”) is a hosted service operated by Psych Central Community Connection, Inc. (“Psych Central Community Connection”). Any use of the Website is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”), as well as to Psych Central Community Connection’s Privacy Policy, all of which are incorporated by reference into these Terms and Conditions. Your use of the Website will constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

1. Your Psych Central Community Connection Account and use of the Website.

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not describe your account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Psych Central Community Connection may change or remove any description that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Psych Central Community Connection liability. You must immediately notify Psych Central Community Connection of any unauthorized uses of your outline, your account or any other breaches of security. Psych Central Community Connection will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Psych Central Community Connection may from time to time set storage limits for your results, or take any other measures Psych Central Community Connection considers appropriate to manage the Website. Psych Central Community Connection will advise you of any such change, and may do so in any reasonable manner, such as posting a change on the screen you see when you log in to your Psych Central Community Connection account or via the “Psych Central Community Connection blog” accessible at Psych Central Community Connection/blog. If you exceed the storage limits, Psych Central Community Connection may require you to reduce the storage you are using or pay an appropriate fee.

Psych Central Community Connection may post blog entries about its policy changes, and you may wish to check your application for Psych Central Community Connection’s announcements about any such changes.

2. Responsibility of Users.

If you operate an account, contribute to an account, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;  if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content; you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms; the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content; the Content is not spam, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing); the Content is not obscene, libelous, hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; and

you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Psych Central Community Connection or otherwise. If you delete Content, Psych Central Community Connection will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Psych Central Community Connection has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Psych Central Community Connection’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Psych Central Community Connection’s reasonable opinion, violates any Psych Central Community Connection policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Psych Central Community Connection’s sole discretion. Psych Central Community Connection will have no obligation to provide any refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Fees and Payment.

By selecting a paid service you agree to pay Psych Central Community Connection the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on the day you sign up for a service and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual period as indicated. Service fees are not refundable.

4. Responsibility of Website Visitors.

Psych Central Community Connection has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Psych Central Community Connection does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Psych Central Community Connection disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

5. Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Psych Central Community Connection links, and that link to Psych Central Community Connection. Psych Central Community Connection does not have any control over those non-Psych Central Community Connection websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Psych Central Community Connection website or webpage, Psych Central Community Connection does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Psych Central Community Connection disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Psych Central Community Connection websites and webpages.

6. Copyright Infringement.

As Psych Central Community Connection requires others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Psych Central Community Connection violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Psych Central Community Connection. Psych Central Community Connection will, as it is able, respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a user who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Psych Central Community Connection or others, Psych Central Community Connection may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, Psych Central Community Connection will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Psych Central Community Connection to any person in respect of any such termination.

7. Trademarks and Intellectual Property

Psych Central Community Connection, Psych Central Community Connection, the Psych Central Community Connection logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Psych Central Community Connection, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Psych Central Community Connection or Psych Central Community Connection’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Psych Central Community Connection or third-party trademarks.

You acknowledge and agree that the Website and any necessary software used in connection with the Website contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by Psych Central Community Connection in writing, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Website or its Services, in whole or in part.

Psych Central Community Connection grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Website on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Website and any Services hosted therein. You agree not to modify the Website in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Website, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Website or the Website’s paid subscription services. You agree not to access the Website or it Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Psych Central Community Connection for use in accessing the Website and its Services.

8. Changes.

The Website, including without limitation all content there available and these Terms and Conditions, may be changed at the sole discretion of Psych Central Community Connection and without notice. You are bound by any such updates or changes, including but not limited to those affecting these Terms and Conditions, and so should periodically review these Terms and Conditions.

9. Limitation of warranties of Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers and its licensors.

Except as otherwise expressly stated, all content posted to or available from the Website is provided “as is”, and Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers and its licensors make no representations or warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement of proprietary rights. You understand and agree that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk, and that Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers and its licensors will have no liability or responsibility for any damage to your computer system or data that results from the download or use of such content or services. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above may not apply to you.

10. Limitation of liability of Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers and its licensors.

Except as otherwise expressly stated, in no event will Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers or its licensors be liable to you or any other party for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, regardless of the basis or nature of the claim, resulting from any use of the Website, or the contents thereof or of any hyperlinked website including without limitation any lost profits, business interruption, loss of data or otherwise, even if Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers or its licensors were expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. In the event fees are paid for the use of the Psych Central Community Connection site pursuant to paragraph 3, in no event will the aggregate liability for any and all of your claims against Psych Central Community Connection, its suppliers and its licensors arising out of or related to use of the Website, or the contents thereof or of any hyperlinked website exceed the amounts actually paid by you to Psych Central Community Connection during the 12-month period prior to the date a claim is made. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above limitations may not apply to you. The parties agree that this Section 11 represents a reasonable allocation of risk.

11. User General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that your use of the Website will be in accordance with the Psych Central Community Connection Privacy Policy, with these Terms and Conditions, with any applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside, and with any other applicable policy or terms and conditions.

12. Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Psych Central Community Connection, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of your use of the Website and Service, including but not limited to out of your violation of any representation or warranty contained in these Terms and Conditions.

13. Miscellaneous.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Psych Central Community Connection and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Psych Central Community Connection, or by the posting by Psych Central Community Connection of a revised version on the Psych Central Community Connection Website. Except to the extent of applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, these Terms and Conditions, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of these Terms and Conditions or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may only assign your rights under these Terms and Conditions to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, the terms hereof in writing. Psych Central Community Connection may assign its rights under these Terms and Conditions without condition. These Terms and Conditions will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.