EFFECTIVE: JUL 28, 2021
Shapiro MD™ Terms and Conditions
Each end-user visitor to the Site (“user,” “you” or “your”) agrees to the terms of the Agreement, in their entirety, when she/he: (a) accesses or uses the Site; (b) accesses and/or downloads any of the: (i) blog posts, text, audio, video, photographs, graphics, artwork, testimonials and/or other content featured on the Site, including hair loss prevention-related content (collectively, “Informational Content”); and/or (ii) links to third party websites, products and/or services (“Third-Party Links,” and together with the Informational Content, the “Content”); (c) accesses links to Shapiro MD’s™ social media pages/accounts (collectively, “Social Media Pages”) on third-party social media websites, such as Facebook®, Instagram® and Twitter® (“Social Media Websites”); (d) accesses certain product review sections, message boards, comments sections, customer ratings and other interactive features of the Site (collectively, “Interactive Services”); (e) registers to receive the Shapiro MD™ e-mail newsletter (“Newsletter”); (f) purchases any of the shampoos, scalp treatments, medications or other hair loss treatment-related items made available by and through the Site (collectively, the “Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products”) as provided by Shapiro MD™; (g) purchases prescription medicines via the Site (“Prescription Medications,” and together with the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products, the “Products”), as same are prescribed by certain third-party licensed medical doctors (“Healthcare Providers”) that provide telemedicine-related services in connection with the Site (“Telemedicine Services”); and/or (h) utilizes the various contact forms and/or contact information made available on the Site as a means to contact directly, or request to be contacted by, Shapiro MD™ (collectively, the “Contact Services,” and together with the Site, Content, Social Media Pages, Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products, Newsletter, Prescription Medications and Telemedicine Services, the “Site Offerings”).
PLEASE REVIEW THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IF A USER DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT IN THEIR ENTIRETY, THAT USER IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE OFFERINGS IN ANY MANNER OR FORM.
THE AGREEMENT CONTAINS DISCLOSURE OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, RELEASES, A CLASS-ACTION WAIVER, AND THE REQUIREMENT TO ARBITRATE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT MAY ARISE HEREUNDER AGAINST SHAPIRO MD™, AS WELL AS ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, RELATED PARTIES, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS AND MARKETING PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, “COVERED PARTIES”), WHO ARE EXPRESS THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF THE MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION. THE AFOREMENTIONED PROVISIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT. NEW JERSEY STATE RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE AGREEMENT, AS PROVIDED UNDER THE NEW JERSEY TRUTH-IN-CONSUMER CONTRACT WARRANTY AND NOTICE ACT (“TCCWNA”).
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DISCLOSURES You acknowledge and understand that the Content and Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products have not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”). The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not topical treatments, such as the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products. The Content, Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products and other material made available by and through the Site Offerings: (a) are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition or disease; (b) are not in any way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical advice and/or medical treatment; and (c) should only be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician. You further understand that the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products and Prescription Medications are not intended for use by persons under eighteen (18) years of age. You understand and agree that some of the Content associated with the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products and/or the efficacy of the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products, is obtained from independent third party sources, such as news agencies, scientific reports and/or scientific/research entities (collectively, “Third-Party Sources”). Shapiro MD™ does not warrant or represent that such Content is error-free, and Shapiro MD™ does not represent or endorse any Third-Party Sources or the methods that they use to arrive at their conclusions. All Shapiro MD™ Product specifications, performance data and other related information made available via the Site Offerings is for informational and illustrative purposes only, and do not constitute a guarantee or representation that the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products will conform to such specifications or performance data. Shapiro MD™ does not warrant or represent that the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products will provide you with any particular benefits, or that your results will match those of others who have used the Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products. Individual results will vary from person to person, and are dependent on factors including pre-existing medical conditions, age, weight, body chemistry, skin type, diet and exercise regimen.
You should always consult with your physician or other healthcare professional before utilizing any Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products, Prescription Medications and/or adopting any treatment for a health problem, whether featured by and through the Site Offerings or otherwise, especially if you suffer from any medical condition including, but not limited to, skin diseases or ailments, strokes, high blood pressure, heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, diabetes, anemia, depression, anxiety, other psychiatric conditions, have a family history of these or other medical conditions. Your physician should allow for proper follow-up visits and individualize your treatment plan as appropriate. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem as a result of using any Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products, Prescription Medications and/or treatment for a health problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something that you have read on the Site or in connection with any other Site Offerings.
Without limiting the foregoing, those who are taking medication or are under treatment for any disease, or are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your health care professional before utilizing any Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products, Prescription Medications and/or adopting any treatment for a health-related problem. The Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products may include ingredients that you may be allergic to. You should always check the ingredients in any Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products and Prescription Medications to avoid potential allergic reactions. If you have, or suspect that you are experiencing, an allergic reaction or other adverse health event, promptly contact your health care provider.__
1. Scope; Modification of Agreement. The Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between users and Shapiro MD™ with respect to users’ use of the Site Offerings, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and/or understandings with respect to same. We may amend the Agreement from time to time in our sole discretion, without specific notice to you; provided, however, that: (a) any amendment or modification to the arbitration provisions, prohibition on class action provisions or any other provisions applicable to dispute resolution (collectively, “Dispute Resolution Provisions”) shall not apply to any disputes incurred prior to the applicable amendment or modification; and (b) any amendment or modification to pricing and/or billing provisions (“Billing Provisions”) shall not apply to any charges incurred prior to the applicable amendment or modification. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review the Agreement prior to using the Site Offerings. By your continued use of the Site Offerings, you hereby agree to comply with, and be bound by, all of the terms and conditions contained within the Agreement effective at that time (other than with respect to disputes arising prior to the amendment or modification of the Dispute Resolution Provisions, or charges incurred prior to the amendment or modification of the Billing Provisions, which shall be governed by the Dispute Resolution Provisions and/or Billing Provisions then in effect at the time of the subject dispute or incurred charges, as applicable).
2. Requirements; Termination of Access to the Site Offerings; Necessary Equipment. The Site Offerings are available only to individuals who: (a) are over eighteen (18) years of age (or the applicable age of majority, if greater than eighteen (18) years of age in their respective jurisdictions of residence); and (b) can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law (collectively, “Usage Requirements”). The Site Offerings are not intended for individuals who do not satisfy the Usage Requirements, including individuals under eighteen (18) years of age (or the applicable age of majority, if greater than eighteen (18) years of age in their respective jurisdictions of residence) and/or individuals who cannot enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law. If a user does not satisfy the Usage Requirements in their entirety, that user does not have permission to access or use the Site Offerings.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, Shapiro MD™ may terminate your right to access the Site Offerings at any time where you: (i) are in any way in breach of the Agreement; (ii) are engaged in any improper conduct in connection with the Site Offerings; and/or (iii) are, at any time, conducting any unauthorized commercial activity by or through your use of the Site Offerings.
You are responsible, at all times, for ensuring that you have an Internet connection, computer/mobile device, up-to-date Internet browser versions, a functioning e-mail account, applicable software, applicable hardware and/or other equipment necessary to access the Site Offerings. Shapiro MD™ does not guarantee the quality, speed or availability of the Internet connection associated with your mobile device and/or computer. Shapiro MD™ does not guarantee that the Site Offerings can be accessed: (A) on all mobile devices; (B) through all wireless service plans; (C) in connection with all Internet browsers; or (D) in all geographical areas. Standard messaging, data and wireless access fees may apply to your use of the Site Offerings through your wireless device. You are fully responsible for all such charges and Shapiro MD™ has no liability or responsibility to you, whatsoever, for any such charges billed by your wireless carrier.
4. Purchasing Products. You can purchase, by and through the Site: (a) Shapiro MD™ Nonprescription Products by completing the applicable Form and providing the requisite Registration Data; and (b) Prescription Medication by completing the applicable Form, providing the requisite Registration Data, completing the Telemedicine Services process and receiving approval from a Healthcare Provider.
One-Time Purchase: Where you purchase Products in a one-time transaction, the credit card or debit card account (collectively, “Payment Method”) that you provide on the Form (or update at a later date) will be charged the amount listed on the Site for the subject Product(s), plus shipping and handling and any applicable sales tax.
Automatic Renewal Program: Where you purchase Products in connection with an automatically renewing subscription model (“Automatic Renewal Program”), your Payment Method will be charged the applicable amount for the subject Products on a recurring basis for as long as that Automatic Renewal Program subscription remains active (the “Recurring Fees”). Such Recurring Fees will be charged in advance and you acknowledge and agree that Shapiro MD™ will not obtain any additional authorization from you for the applicable Automatic Renewal Program’s Recurring Fees. Every time that you accept delivery of the subject Products, you re-affirm that Shapiro MD™ is authorized to charge your Payment Method and to have the Recurring Fees applied to same. If you wish to cancel an Automatic Renewal Program, you may do so at any time by calling us at: (877) 907-4047. For all California customers, all New York customers, and select Vermont customers having an initial subscription of one year or longer, you may also cancel an Automatic Renewal Program by: (i) signing into your member portal here; or (ii) e-mailing us at: email@example.com. Please be advised, all Automatic Renewal Program subscription orders must be cancelled within (12) hours of the renewal subscription date to avoid the order being shipped and you incurring charges for same.
General Billing Terms: You must promptly notify us if your Payment Method is cancelled or is no longer valid (e.g., due to loss or theft) or your Product shipment may be delayed or cancelled. Changes to such information can be made by contacting a customer care professional at: (877) 907-4047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you participate in an automatic shipment Recurring Fee program using a credit card and your credit card fails to process for a subsequent shipment, you agree that Shapiro MD™ may contact you on any phone number (including a cell phone number) or e-mail address provided by you for alternate payment information. If you fail to pay for any product or service received, your account may be sent to collection. UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. The fees associated with your purchases will appear on your Payment Method statement through the identifier “Shapiro MD 877-407-4047.” All prices displayed on the Site are quoted in U.S. Dollars, are payable in U.S. Dollars and are valid and effective only in the United States. Failure to use the Products does not constitute a basis for refusing to pay any of the associated charges. Subject to the conditions set forth herein, you agree to be bound by the Billing Provisions of Shapiro MD™ in effect at any given time. Upon reasonable prior notice to you (with Site-updates and/or e-mail sufficing), Shapiro MD™ reserves the right to change its Billing Provisions whenever necessary, in its sole discretion. Continued use of the Site and/or purchase of Products after receipt of such notice shall constitute consent to any and all such changes; provided, however, that any amendment or modification to the Billing Provisions shall not apply to any charges incurred prior to the applicable amendment or modification.
Bundled Products & Cross-Sales That Include Provision Of Medical Services: All payments for bundled products and/or cross-sales that include provision of medical services are initially collected by Shapiro MD™. However, any portion of these funds attributable to the provision of medical services is subsequently transferred to LifeMD’s affiliated medical group through its lead medical professional corporation, LifeMD Southern Patient Medical Care, P.C. It may then be redistributed to another medical professional corporation or medical professional association within that affiliated medical group, in order to properly account for the geographic area of the customer receiving such medical services.
Electronic Signatures: Shapiro MD’s™ authorization to provide and bill for the Products is obtained by way of your electronic signature or, where applicable, via physical signature and/or voice affirmation. Once an electronic signature is submitted, this electronic order constitutes an electronic letter of agency. Shapiro MD’s™ reliance upon your electronic signature was specifically sanctioned and written into law when the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Transactions Act were enacted in 1999 and 2000, respectively (collectively, the “E-Sign Act”). Both laws specifically preempt all state laws that recognize only paper and handwritten signatures. Pursuant to any and all applicable statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances or other laws including, without limitation, the E-Sign Act and other similar state and federal statutes, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS AND OTHER RECORDS AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED THROUGH THE SITE OFFERINGS. Further, you hereby waive any rights and/or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances or other law in any jurisdiction which requires an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by other than electronic means. You acknowledge and agree that you have the ability to print information delivered to you electronically, or otherwise know how to store that information in a way that ensures that it remains accessible to you in unchanged form.
Restrictions: You agree that any Products you purchase from Shapiro MD™ will be used for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree that you will not re-sell, re-distribute, or export any Product that you order from Shapiro MD™. Shapiro MD™ does not accept orders from dealers, wholesalers, or customers who are resellers or who intend to resell Products offered on the Site. If Shapiro MD™ discovers that you are placing orders with the intent to resell Products offered on the Site, we will immediately cancel your order, suspend or terminate your account and, at our option, pursue any and all available legal remedies under applicable law. To the extent that your conduct may be fraudulent, such as attempting to purchase or purchasing Products through the use of fake or stolen cards, Shapiro MD™ will report you to federal, state and/or local enforcement authorities and take any additional legal action deemed appropriate by Shapiro MD™.
5. Products. The Products remain, at all times, subject to the disclosurescontained herein and on the Site. In the event that Products are listed at incorrect price points due to a typographical error or an error in pricing information received from our suppliers, Shapiro MD™ shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for the Products so listed at the incorrect prices. Shapiro MD™ shall have the right to refuse or cancel any order whether or not the order has been confirmed and whether or not the applicable customer paid for the subject Products. If a customer has already paid for Products and that order is cancelled, Shapiro MD™ shall immediately issue a credit to that customer’s Payment Method in the amount of the subject charge.
The Site contains Product inventory information. This information can be used to estimate the likelihood that the applicable Products will be shipped immediately after you place your order. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that Products listed as “in stock” will actually ship right away, as inventory can change significantly from day-to-day, and hour-to-hour. In rare cases, Products may be in stock when you place your order and sold out by the time that your order is processed. Should this happen, we will notify you via email. If for any reason we determine that backordered Products are no longer available, we will cancel your order, notify you immediately via email and provide you with a refund.
SHAPIRO MD SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
Shapiro MD™ is devoted to customer success and offers a money-back warranty on all over-the-counter purchased through our Shapiro MD™ website.This Warranty is available for ninety (90) days from the day your product(s) is delivered. If you have any questions about product use or side effects, contact us.
If you wish to return Shapiro MD™ over-the-counter products purchased through our website, please contact a Customer Care professional at: (877) 907-4047 or email us at email@example.com.
Please note that depending on the bank that issued the credit card, a refund can take up to thirty (30) days to appear on your credit card statement. Please note that multiple refunds for transactions processed over multiple billing periods is not permitted. Shapiro MD™ will only refund the most recent transaction. Shapiro MD™ reserves the right to refuse a refund to any customer who repeatedly requests refunds or who, in our judgment, requests refunds in bad faith or has not used products according to provided instructions or clinician guidance.
If you have any questions at any time concerning a refund or would like to report a case of fraud or an unauthorized transaction, please contact our Customer Care team at (877) 907-4047 for further assistance.
7. Telemedicine Services. Where you request Prescription Medication, your must complete the medical intake Form. Upon completion of same, Shapiro MD™ will submit same to a participating Healthcare Provider. Where the applicable Healthcare Provider determines, after performing the requisite Telemedicine Services, that Prescription Medication is suitable for you, your Prescription Medication order will be processed.
You should always consult with your physician or other healthcare professional before utilizing any Prescription Medications and/or adopting any treatment for a health problem recommended by and through the Telemedicine Services. Your physician should allow for proper follow-up visits and individualize your treatment plan as appropriate. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something that you have read on the Site or in connection with any Telemedicine Services.
Please be advised that Shapiro MD™ does not itself offer the Telemedicine Services made available via the Site Offerings, nor can Shapiro MD™ issue a prescription for the Prescription Medication. The ultimate terms and conditions of any such prescription made available via the Telemedicine Services will be determined by the applicable Healthcare Provider(s). You understand and agree that Shapiro MD™ shall not be liable to you or any third party for any medical services and/or medications offered by any Healthcare Provider(s) by and/or through the Telemedicine Services.
8. Content. The Site contains Content which includes, but is not limited to, product reviews, text, audio, video, photographs, graphics, artwork, testimonials and other information about Shapiro MD™ and/or the Shapiro MD™ Products. The Content is compiled, distributed and displayed by Shapiro MD™, as well as third-party content providers, such as Third-Party Sources and other Site users (collectively, “Third-Party Providers”). Shapiro MD™ does not control the Content provided by Third-Party Providers that is made available by and through the Site Offerings. Such Third-Party Providers are solely responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness and/or usefulness of such Content. The Content should not necessarily be relied upon. Reliance on any Content or other information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk. Shapiro MD™ does not represent or warrant that the Content and other information posted by and through the Site Offerings is accurate, complete, up-to-date or appropriate. You understand and agree that Shapiro MD™ will not be responsible for, and Shapiro MD™ undertakes no responsibility to monitor or otherwise police, Content provided by Third-Party Providers. You agree that Shapiro MD™ shall have no obligation and incur no liability to you in connection with any Content. You may find certain Content to be outdated, harmful, inaccurate and/or deceptive. Please use caution, common sense and safety when using the Content. The Content is offered for informational purposes only and is at all times subject to the disclose contained herein and on the Site.
9. Interactive Services. (a) User Content. In connection with the Interactive Services, users may be able to upload and/or post certain product reviews, ratings, comments, content, material, communications, feedback and/or other information (collectively, the “User Content”). By making the User Content available by and through the Interactive Services or otherwise through the Site Offerings, each user provides to Shapiro MD™ a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to make same available by and through the Site Offerings. Without limiting the foregoing, user acknowledges and agrees that Shapiro MD™ shall be free to utilize certain features and aspects of the User Content in connection with marketing and promoting the Site Offerings to third parties. Each user represents and warrants that she/he owns and/or has any and all rights to publish, display, perform and permit the use of, and grant the license associated with, the User Content as contemplated by the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, Shapiro MD™ may reject and/or remove any User Content at any time and for any reason, in Shapiro MD’s™ sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Shapiro MD™ undertakes no responsibility to monitor or otherwise police the User Content made available by and through the Site Offerings. Each user and third-party agrees that Shapiro MD™ shall: (i) have no obligations and incur no liabilities to such party in connection with any such User Content; and (ii) not be liable to any party for any claim in connection with the User Content.
(b) User Content Restrictions. In connection with the User Content, each user agrees not to: (i) display any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs, e-mail addresses or any confidential information of any third-party; (ii) display any audio files, text, photographs, videos or other images that may be deemed indecent or obscene in the applicable user’s community, as defined under applicable law; (iii) impersonate any person or entity; (iv) “stalk” or otherwise harass any person; (v) engage in advertising to, or commercial solicitation of, end-users or other third parties; (vi) transmit any chain letters, spam or junk e-mail to any end-users or other third parties; (vii) express or imply that any statements she/he makes are endorsed by Shapiro MD™; (viii) harvest or collect personal information of end-users or other third parties whether or not for commercial purposes, without their express consent; (ix) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site Offerings or related content; (x) post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights; (xi) remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within the Site Offerings; (xii) interfere with or disrupt any of the Site Offerings and/or the servers or networks connected to same; (xiii) post, offer for download, e-mail or otherwise transmit 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 hardware or telecommunications equipment; (xiv) post, offer for download, transmit, promote or otherwise make available any software, product or service that is illegal or that violates the rights of a third-party including, but not limited to, spyware, adware, programs designed to send unsolicited advertisements (i.e. “spamware”), services that send unsolicited advertisements, programs designed to initiate “denial of service” attacks, mail bomb programs and programs designed to gain unauthorized access to networks on the Internet; (xv) “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Site; (xvi) use metatags or code or other devices containing any reference to the Site Offerings in order to direct any person to any other website for any purpose; and/or (xvii) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Site Offerings or any software used on or in connection with same. Engaging in any of the aforementioned prohibited practices shall be deemed a breach of the Agreement and may result in the immediate termination of such user’s account and/or access to some or all of the Site Offerings without notice, in the sole discretion of Shapiro MD™. Shapiro MD™ reserves the right to pursue any and all legal remedies against users that engage in the aforementioned prohibited conduct.
10. Social Media Pages. The Site contains links to the various Shapiro MD™ Social Media Pages. The Social Media Pages are hosted and made available on third-party Social Media Websites by third-party entities. Your use of Social Media Pages and Social Media Websites shall be governed by those Social Media Websites’ applicable agreements, terms and conditions. You understand and agree that Shapiro MD™ shall not be liable to you, any other user or any third-party for any claim in connection with your use of, or inability to use, the Social Media Pages and/or Social Media Websites.
11. Representations and Warranties. Each user hereby represents and warrants to Shapiro MD™ as follows: (a) where user purchases or attempts to purchase Products, that user is doing so for her/his own personal use, and with no intent to resell such Products; (b) the Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of user, which is fully enforceable against such user in accordance with its terms; (c) user understands and agrees that user has independently evaluated the desirability of utilizing the Site Offerings and that user has not relied on any representation and/or warranty other than those set forth in the Agreement; and (d) the execution, delivery and performance of the Agreement by user will not conflict with or violate: (i) any applicable law; (ii) any order, judgment or decree applicable to user; and/or (iii) any agreement or other instrument applicable to user.
12. Indemnification. Each user agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Shapiro MD™, its officers, directors, employees, agents and attorneys, as well as the Covered Parties, harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, actions, suits, proceedings, judgments, fines, damages, costs, losses and/or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs and/or settlement costs) arising from and/or related to: (a) any dispute between that user and any Healthcare Provider(s) and/or other third party(ies); (b) that user’s breach of the Agreement and/or any representation or warranty contained herein; and/or (c) that user’s unauthorized and/or improper use of the Site Offerings. The provisions of this Section 12 are for the benefit of Shapiro MD™, its parent, subsidiaries and/or affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, agents, shareholders, licensors, suppliers and/or attorneys. Each of these individuals and entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these provisions directly against users on its own behalf.
13. License Grant. Each user is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable and limited license to access and use the Site Offerings. Shapiro MD™ may terminate this license at any time for any reason. Unless otherwise expressly authorized by Shapiro MD™, users may only use the Site Offerings for their own personal, non-commercial use. No part of the Site Offerings may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical. No user or other third party may use any automated means or form of scraping or data extraction to access, query or otherwise collect material from the Site Offerings except as expressly permitted by Shapiro MD™. No user or other third party may use, copy, emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or transfer the Site Offerings, or any portion thereof. No user or other third party may create any “derivative works” by altering any aspect of the Site Offerings. No user or other third party may use the Site Offerings in conjunction with any other third-party content. No user or other third party may exploit any aspect of the Site Offerings for any commercial purposes not expressly permitted by Shapiro MD™. Each user further agrees to indemnify and hold Shapiro MD™ harmless for that user’s failure to comply with this Section 13. Shapiro MD™ reserves any rights not explicitly granted in the Agreement.
14. Proprietary Rights. The Site Offerings, as well as the organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion, software, services and other matters related to same, are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution or publication by any user or other third party of any part of the Site Offerings is strictly prohibited. No user or other third party acquires ownership rights in or to any content, document, software, services or other materials viewed by or through the Site Offerings. The posting of information or material by and through the Site Offerings does not constitute a waiver of any right in or to such information and/or materials. The “Shapiro MD” name and logo, and all associated graphics, icons and service names, are registered trademarks of LifeMD, Inc. The use of any trademark without the applicable trademark owner's express written consent is strictly prohibited.
15. Legal Warning. Any attempt by any individual to damage, destroy, tamper with, vandalize and/or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Site Offerings is a violation of criminal and civil law and Shapiro MD™ will diligently pursue any and all remedies against any offending individual or entity to the fullest extent permissible by law and in equity.
16. Disclosure of Warranties. THE SITE OFFERINGS AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY AND THROUGH SAME ARE PROVIDED TO USERS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISCLOSURE OF ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION THEREOF, SHAPIRO MD™ MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OFFERINGS AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY AND THROUGH SAME: (A) WILL, AS APPLICABLE, MEET ANY USER’S REQUIREMENTS; (B) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) WILL BE FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS; (D) WILL RESULT IN ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL BENEFIT OR OTHER HEALTH-RELATED OUTCOME; OR (E) WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. THE SITE OFFERINGS AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY AND THROUGH SAME MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. SHAPIRO MD™ WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF THE UNDERLYING INTERNET CONNECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE OFFERINGS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY ANY USER FROM SHAPIRO MD™ OR OTHERWISE THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE OFFERINGS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT.
17. Limitation of Liability. EACH USER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT SHAPIRO MD™ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO THAT USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND/OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SHAPIRO MD™ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW FOR: (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OFFERINGS AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY AND THROUGH SAME; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, CONTENT AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE OFFERINGS; (C) ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN ANY USERS AND THIRD PARTIES; (D) THE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, ANY REGISTRATION DATA; (E) THE FAILURE TO REALIZE ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL BENEFIT OR OTHER HEALTH-RELATED OUTCOME; AND/OR (F) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OFFERINGS AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY AND THROUGH SAME. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, IN THE AGGREGATE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MISREPRESENTATION AND ANY AND ALL OTHER TORTS. EACH USER HEREBY RELEASES SHAPIRO MD™ FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATIONS STATED HEREIN. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT PERMIT SUCH LIMITATIONS, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SHAPIRO MD™ TO ANY USER UNDER ANY AND ALL CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM, ARISING OUT OF THE SITE OFFERINGS AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY AND THROUGH SAME, MAY BE BROUGHT BY ANY USER OR SHAPIRO MD™ MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR FOLLOWING THE EVENT WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE CAUSE OF ACTION. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN EACH USER AND SHAPIRO MD™. ACCESS TO THE SITE OFFERINGS WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO USERS WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY AND IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS THE LIABILITY OF SHAPIRO MD™ SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
18. Third Party Websites. The Site Offerings contain links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties including, without limitation, the Social Media Websites and/or Third-Party Links. Shapiro MD™ does not control the information, products or services made available on, by or through these third-party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Shapiro MD™ of the applicable website or any association with the website’s operators. Because Shapiro MD™ has no control over such websites and/or resources, each user agrees that Shapiro MD™ is not responsible or liable for the availability or the operation of such external websites, for any material located on or available from or through any such websites or for the protection of any user’s data privacy by third parties. Each user further agrees that Shapiro MD™ shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by the use of or reliance on any such material available on, by or through any such site.
19. Copyright Policy/DMCA Compliance. Shapiro MD™ reserves the right to terminate the account of any user who infringes upon third-party copyrights. If any user or other third-party believes that a copyrighted work has been copied and/or posted via the Site Offerings in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, that party should provide Shapiro MD™ with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work; (b) an identification and location of the copyrighted work that such party claims has been infringed upon; (c) a written statement by such party that it has a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent or the law; (d) such party’s name and contact information, such as telephone number or e-mail address; and (e) a statement by such party that the above information in such party’s notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that such party is the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Contact information for Shapiro MD’s™ Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows:
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP Attn: Copyright Attorney 450 Seventh Avenue, 40th Floor New York, NY 10123 firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (212) 216-9559
22. Dispute Resolution Provisions. The Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in New York, NY and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York (without regard to conflict of law principles). The parties hereby agree to arbitrate all claims that may arise under the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, should a dispute arise between the parties (including the Covered Parties) including, without limitation, any matter concerning the Site Offerings, the terms and conditions of the Agreement or the breach of same by any party hereto: (a) the parties agree to submit their dispute for resolution by arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in New York, NY, in accordance with the then current Commercial Arbitration rules of the AAA; and (b) you agree to first commence a formal dispute proceeding by completing and submitting an Initial Dispute Notice which can be found here. We may choose to provide you with a final written settlement offer after receiving your Initial Dispute Notice (“Final Settlement Offer”). If we provide you with a Final Settlement Offer and you do not accept it, or we cannot otherwise satisfactorily resolve your dispute and you wish to proceed, you must submit your dispute for resolution by arbitration before the AAA, in your county of residence, by filing a separate Demand for Arbitration, which is available here. For claims of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less, you can choose whether the arbitration proceeds in person, by telephone or based only on submissions. If the arbitrator awards you relief that is greater than our Final Settlement Offer, then we will pay all filing, administration and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration and, if you retained an attorney to represent you in connection with the arbitration, we will reimburse any reasonable attorneys' fees that your attorney accrued for investigating, preparing and pursuing the claim in arbitration. Any award rendered shall be final and conclusive to the parties and a judgment thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Although we may have a right to an award of attorneys' fees and expenses if we prevail in arbitration, we will not seek such an award from you unless the arbitrator determines that your claim was frivolous.
To the extent permitted by law, you agree that you will not bring, join or participate in any class action lawsuit as to any claim, dispute or controversy that you may have against the Covered Parties and/or their respective employees, officers, directors, members, representatives and/or assigns. You agree to the entry of injunctive relief to stop such a lawsuit or to remove you as a participant in the suit. You agree to pay the attorney's fees and court costs that any Covered Party incurs in seeking such relief. This provision preventing you from bringing, joining or participating in class action lawsuits: (i) does not constitute a waiver of any of your rights or remedies to pursue a claim individually and not as a class action in binding arbitration as provided above; and (ii) is an independent agreement. You may opt-out of these dispute resolution provisions by providing written notice of your decision within thirty (30) days of the date that you first access the Site.
23. California User Consumer Rights. In accordance with Cal. Civ. Code Sec. 1789.3, California State resident Users may file grievances and complaints with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, Ste. 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to email@example.com.
24. California Proposition 65 Warnings. Proposition 65, officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California lawmakers as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California State consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) administers the Proposition 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes more than 850 chemicals. In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations, effective on August 30, 2018, which change the information required in Proposition 65 warnings. We are providing the following warning for products linked to this page:
WARNING: Bisphenol A (BPA): Product containers may have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you ingest Products packaged in these containers. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA. Additional Information about Proposition 65 For background on the new Proposition 65 warnings, see https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/new-proposition-65-warnings. Proposition 65 and its regulations are posted at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/law/proposition-65-law-and-regulations.
25. Miscellaneous. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site Offerings is in conflict or inconsistent with the Agreement, the Agreement shall take precedence. Shapiro MD’s™ failure to enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The parties do not intend that any agency or partnership relationship be created through operation of the Agreement. Should any part of the Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Shapiro MD™ may assign its rights and obligations under the Agreement, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without notice to you. The Agreement may not, however, be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under it. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.
26. Contact Us. If you have any questions about the Agreement, Site Offerings or the practices of Shapiro MD™, you may utilize the contact method applicable to the subject matter of your inquiry, as set forth on the “Contact Us” page of the Site, or you can e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org; call us at: (877) 907-4047; or send us U.S. mail to: LifeMD, Inc. (d/b/a Shapiro MD™), 800 Third Avenue, Suite 2800, New York, NY 10022.