Medical Disclaimer, Terms, and Policies

Medical Disclaimer, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy 

PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Welcome to the Mastering Health and Happiness’s website (“Site”), an online information service provided by Mastering Health and Happiness, PLLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This policy is intended to cover the uses for the entire Site, although additional conditions, restrictions, and privacy policies may apply.

By using this Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or otherwise use this Site. We may make changes to these Terms at any time. We encourage you to review these Terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use of our Site shall be deemed your notification and acceptance of these changes.

You agree that you will not:

  • Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party
  • Use this Site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws
  • Use this Site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party
  • Use this Site to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity
  • Attempt to disable, “hack”, or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this Site

The Site Does NOT Provide Medical Advice

The content of this Site, including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics, and other visuals, is here to educate consumers on healthcare and medical issues. Nothing in the content should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from your healthcare provider. You agree that you will not use this Site with the intention of creating any kind of physician/patient relationship.

Not all of the products, therapies, medications, or treatments mentioned on this Site have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. We try to ensure that the information posted on this Site is correct and up-to-date; however, developments in medical research and other discoveries may impact the topics discussed on this site and no assurance can be given that the information contained on this site or the services provided will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. The use of any information provided on this Site is solely at your own risk.

None of the specific tests, physicians, products, clinics, opinions, procedures, companies, or services mentioned on this Site are guaranteed to be safe, appropriate, or effective for you. We advise users to always seek the advice of his/her healthcare provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.

If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact your healthcare professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.

Intended For Users 18 and older

This Site is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age or older. Users under the age of 18 should get the assistance of a parent or guardian to use this Site.

Links to third-party websites

The Site contains links to other sites operated by third parties. Mastering Health and Happiness does not warrant or make any representation about the substance, quality, functionality, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, or any other representation about any third-party site or its content. A link to a third-party site on this Site does not constitute Our sponsorship, endorsement, approval, referral, or responsibility for any third-party site. We make no representation or warranty as to any products or services offered on any third-party site. The conditions of use and privacy policy of any third-party site may differ substantially from the conditions of use and legal notices that apply to your use of this Site. Please review the conditions of use for all third-party site for more information about the terms and conditions that apply to your use of these sites.

Email Submission Policy and Our Newsletter

You agree that you will not send or transmit to Mastering Health and Happiness by email, (including through the Site’s contact forms) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party.

You agree that you will not upload any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or this Site.

We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion to all email communications. The email functionality on Our Site does not provide a secure and confidential means of communication unless you use Our secure/encrypted form. However, you should understand, that any electronic transmission via the Internet is not necessarily secure, so we cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of all transmissions, even with Our encrypted form.

If you use any part of the secure, encrypted contact form or client communication portal, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

Mastering Health and Happiness provides you with the opportunity to sign up for a free email newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.

Social Media Policy

We welcome and encourage communication with us through our social media accounts, and look forward to any comments you want to share. However, it is important to remember that information submitted on a social media account may be recorded and stored and is likely to be accessible for a long time, and that you have no control over who may eventually read it. It is therefore, important that you are careful and selective about the personal information you disclose about yourself. To protect your privacy, you should not submit any medical information or information that contains Personally Identifiable Information (i.e. phone number, mailing address, email address, Social Security number, or credit card numbers) of you or of anyone else.

Please remember that information we post on any of our social media platforms shouldn’t be considered medical advice and shouldn’t replace a consultation with a healthcare professional. Also, Our social media accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We do not control your profiles on those services, your privacy settings on those services, or establish rules about how your information on those services will be used. You and the social media service providers are in control of those issues, not Mastering Health and Happiness. You are encouraged to read all policies and information on the applicable social media services to learn more about how they handle your information before using any such features made available to you through our Site. We are not responsible for any acts or omissions by any social media service provider or your use of features on their platforms.

You agree to only post or upload media (i.e. photos, videos, or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy, or any other rights of any other person.

We reserve the right (but are not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  • Remove social media posts that fail to conform with these terms of use
  • Edit or delete any communications posted, regardless of whether such communications violate these standards

Intellectual property

The name, logos, content, design, and concept of the Mastering Health and Happiness Site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You will not reproduce, distribute, or retransmit any materials posted on this Site; however, you may download a copy of this material for personal non-commercial home use, so long as: you do not alter or modify the materials in any way; you include all applicable notices and disclaimers (including copyright notices), and; you do not use the materials in a way that suggests an association with Mastering Health and Happiness. You understand and agree that title to these materials shall not pass to you or any other user.

Linking to this Site

We greatly appreciate links to our Site. If you do link to our Site, please follow these instructions:

  • The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with our name.
  • The appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may not create the false impression that an entity is associated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by us.
  • The link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking website, and the link may not trigger any interstitial or pop-up or pop-under windows.
  • The link may not be used in connection with or appear on a website that a reasonable person might consider offensive, obscene, defamatory, or otherwise malicious.

Modifications

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, discontinue, or terminate any of these Terms or the Site Content at any time and without prior notice.

No Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

Disclaimers

THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, AND MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, PLAYABILITY, DISPLAYABILITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENTNESS, TIMELINESS, PRECISION, CORRECTNESS, THOROUGHNESS, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, PRODUCTS, OPINIONS, PHYSICIANS, CLINICS, THERAPIES, TESTS, SERVICES, COMPANIES, COMMUNICATION, OR INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THIS SITE. NOT ALL OF THE PRODUCTS, THERAPIES, MEDICATIONS, OR TREATMENTS MENTIONED ON THIS SITE HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR THE PROVIDED SERVICES WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS, OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. MASTERING HEALTH AND HAPPINESS ALSO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR EQUIPMENT ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO CONTENT, OR AUDIO CONTENT FROM THE SITE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THE SITE IS CORRECT AND UP-TO-DATE. DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OTHER DISCOVERIES MAY IMPACT THE TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS SITE AND NO ASSURANCE CAN BE GIVEN THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED WILL ALWAYS INCLUDE THE MOST RECENT FINDINGS OR DEVELOPMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PARTICULAR MATERIAL. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT ANY PRIOR WARNING. MASTERING HEALTH AND HAPPINESS NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT ON THE SITE, NOR FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, INDECENT, UNLAWFUL, OR INFRINGING POSTING MADE THEREON BY ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE MEDICAL INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS TRUE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, OR NON-MISLEADING. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AND USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN. INFORMATION ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES, ERRORS, AND OMISSIONS, AND THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT FOUND ON THIS SITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DO NOT NECESSARILY HOLD THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY OUR CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS. IF YOU ARE A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE YOUR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT IN EVALUATING ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONFIRM THE INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE.

Limitations of liability

THE USE OF THIS SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND IN NO EVENT; SHALL MASTERING HEALTH AND HAPPINESS, OR ANY OF ITS OWNERS, PHYSICIANS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, OR THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON OUR SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE, MONETARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING WRONGFUL DEATH, OR LOST PROFITS) CAUSED BY YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THIS SITE, CONTENT, SERVICES, AND MATERIALS OR FOR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL MASTERING HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED, OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.

Indemnification

You agree that you will indemnify Mastering Health and Happiness against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs, or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to materials you have posted or other actions taken by you on the Site.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials on Mastering Health and Happiness infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) by contacting us at info@masteringhealthhappiness.com and provide the following information:

  1. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  2. Your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) e-mail address.
  3. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the complained use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  4. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  5. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

Protecting your privacy

We respect the right to privacy of all visitors to our Site. We do not collect information that would personally identify you unless you choose to provide it. We have implemented technology and security policies and other measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access. That being said, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of all information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the Internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and so we cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.

We do not warrant the security of our servers, nor do we warrant that your information, including Personal Information, will be completely secure or not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.

Information we may collect:

Surveys

We occasionally survey visitors to our site. The information from these surveys is used in aggregated, de-identified form to help us understand the needs of our visitors so that we can improve our Site and for conducting research. If survey respondents provide personal information (such as an email address) in a survey, it is shared only with those people who need to see it to respond to the question or request, or with third parties who perform data management services for our Site. Those third parties have agreed to keep all data from surveys confidential.

IP addresses

The Web server automatically collects the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computers that access our site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. It is not truly personally identifiable information.

Cookies and other tracking technology

We collect information about visitors to our site using “cookies” and similar technology. We use this technology to recognize a repeat visitor and offer the visitor a set of services or information requested in a previous visit. We use session cookies to track a visitor’s path through our site during a visit, to help us understand how people use our site.

We may disclose and release your Personal Information to third parties: (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or (b) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to our system or network, or in any cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct, or a violation or alleged violation of this Policy, or other agreement we may have with you.

Contact information

If you have questions or you wish to provide feedback, please contact us at info@masteringhealthhappiness.com.

Last Updated: 02/09/17. Previous versions are no longer applicable.