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NOTICE: This Web site is provided by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. ("PPFA") 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 Emily X Site and the URL www.iamemilyx.org belong to PPFA. PPFA is pleased to provide you with this site for your personal education, but nothing on this site constitutes a recommendation for medical care, nor does PPFA make a warranty of any kind in terms of their appropriateness for individual on-line users.

Planned Parenthood believes that every individual must have access to the health care information and services that can allow taking responsibility for one's health. Be smart about your health and your life. Arm yourself with good information about sexual and reproductive health maintenance. Use www.plannedparenthood.org and visit a qualified health care provider for personal medical evaluation, counseling, and services.

1. Copyright, Copying, and Trademark

The entire Emily X Web site is copyrighted 2009 by PPFA. Certain materials within the Web site are also separately copyrighted by PPFA 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: PPFA Public Information, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, or email PPFAstore@PPFA.org.

“I am Emily X” and “Emily X” are service marks of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. Planned Parenthood® and its logo of nested "Ps" are registered service marks of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.


2. Disclaimer of Endorsement

PPFA does not write most of the blog material on the Emily X Site. The content posted on the Emily X Site under the name, “Emily X,” consists of the stories of staff, activists, and volunteers at Planned Parenthood health centers. These contributions are either created personally by Planned Parenthood staff, activists, and volunteers, or represent their stories as they have been told to Planned Parenthood.  PPFA may edit the material for readability and appropriateness, but the thoughts and ideas are those of staff, activists, and volunteers at Planned Parenthood health centers. PFPA does not control, guarantee, or endorse the content of opinions or views expressed by these third-party contributors. Neither does PPFA endorse any products or services offered by any third parties.

  
Furthermore, Emily X Site may include hypertext links or pointers to or search or locator engines that will lead to other websites, including web pages within www.plannedparenthood.org that are run by PPFA, and other pages within www.plannedparenthood.org run by independent organizations operating under the Planned Parenthood® service mark by license.  These linked websites are developed and maintained independently of PPFA and are not a part of the Emily X Site.  When users leave the Emily X Site and travel to another website or web page, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies.  PPFA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any third-party information, nor does PPFA endorse any products or services offered  on websites or web pages that are not controlled by PPFA. 

3. Information Obtained Through the PPFA Web Site Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS 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. THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PRACTICE MEDICINE OR DISPENSE MEDICAL ADVICE AS PART OF THIS SERVICE.

IN ADDITION, NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS 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

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

Furthermore, PPFA does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the Emily X Web site, other Web sites 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 PPFA, PPFA does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services in the Emily X blog postings or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to the Emily X Web site through "hyperlinks," in any way.

In no event shall PPFA 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 Emily X Web site, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the Emily X Web site, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the Emily X Web site, even if PPFA 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

PPFA disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials on the Emily X Web site. You also understand that PPFA 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 Emily X Web site for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the Emily X 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 this Web site, or the use of this 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 EMILY X 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
PPFA PUBLIC INFORMATION
434 WEST 33RD STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001

b. Users may contribute written and audio-visual content for possible use on this blog at their local Planned Parenthood health center.  They will be required to fill out and sign the Emily X Permission and Release form before the material will be considered.  There is no obligation to use the material provided.  Whether or not to use the material provided, and whether and how to edit it or present it is within the sole discretion of PPFA.  Other conditions of the requisite Permission and Release also apply.

c. 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 PPFA for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User's violation of this term.

d. 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.

e. It is not the intent to discourage Users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, PPFA reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Emily X Web site is inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others.

f. Users may not interfere with other Users' use of the Emily X Web site, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service.

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

h. PPFA urges every person providing blog material for inclusion in the Emily X Web site to think carefully about what information she or he wants disclosed about herself or himself and about others. PPFA is not responsible for any consequences arising out of personal disclosures, such as loss of privacy or the consequences arising out of the loss of privacy or from the posting generally in any manner.

We reserve the right to remove any information that is posted in violation of these terms and to suspend any registered user accounts for persons who violate these terms and conditions.


8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the Emily X Web site infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to PPFA's Designated Agent at the following address:

Name of Agent Designated to Receive
Notification of Claimed Infringement: Eileen Twiggs

Full Address of Designated Agent to which
Notification Should be Sent:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
434 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 212-541-7800

Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 212-868-4677

E-mail Address of Designated Agent: dmca@ppfa.org

To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include each of the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if more than one work is covered by the notice of claimed infringement, a description of each work.
  • A description of the infringing activity or of the work that is claimed to be infringing and information about the location on this Web site (or, if the infringing information is located on another Website linked to through this website, information about the location of the link or reference on this Web site) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the infringing material.
  • Sufficient information to allow us to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement by you that the information in the notice of claimed infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

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