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This website is intended to educate & motivate patients to see their doctors and make the best "Joint Decision" with them. It is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. The discussions and comments on this website are for information and motivation only and not a substitute for professional medical advice from your personal physician or surgeon. The information provided on this website is not intended for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. Online readers should not take any action based on these materials without first obtaining the advice of professional legal counsel. Although we strive to keep the information on this website current and accurate, the content may not always reflect current developments. We therefore assume no responsibility for the accuracy or timeliness of information provided herein. Any links to external websites are provided as a convenience only. We make no representations regarding the accuracy, quality, safety, or suitability of the content of any external websites.

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Neither Provider nor its contributors are responsible for all the contents of any off-site pages that reference, or that are referenced by this website. You specifically acknowledge that neither Provider nor its contributors is liable for any defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

Links from the Provider website to other sites do not constitute an endorsement by Provider. These links ar for convenience only. It is your responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.

Choice of Law:

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois.

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Provider authorizes the user to copy, for non-commercial use only, documents published by Provider on the World Wide Web. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of these documents which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices that may be contained herein. Each individual document published by Provider may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that individual document Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of Provider or any third party. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any Provider copyright.

Although Provider strives for accuracy in its publications, any publication may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes, corrections and improvements may be made periodically to these publications, and will be incorporated in new versions of these publications. Provider may make changes, corrections and/or improvements in its publications, and/or the products, programs or services described in those publications, at any time without notice.

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This computing system is operated by Provider and is for official use only. Individuals using this computing system without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having their activities on this system monitored and recorded by system personnel, http and ftp access may be logged. In the course of such monitoring, or in the course of system maintenance or trouble shooting, the activities of authorized users also may be monitored. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity further legal action may be taken.

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All access to and/use of the Our Joint Decisions, Inc. NFP website ("Provider") is governed by the following disclaimers and limits on use:

Disclaimer of Liability:

Neither Provider nor its contributors shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall Provider or its contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in correct, strict liability, tort (including, without limitation, negligence or otherwise), or any other theory arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if Provider is advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, and/or theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.


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