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(Last Updated: April 3, 2009)

Access to and use of the MD Anderson Blog shall be subject to the following Terms of Use, and by accessing and by contributing to the MD Anderson Blog, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use

The MD Anderson Blog

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (“MD Anderson”) will provide you with access to and use of the MD Anderson Blog, which allows you to publish information and/or materials to the general Internet community (“Posted Information”) and to view other information or materials presented by MD Anderson through the MD Anderson Blog (“Content”), subject to these Terms and Conditions.

All Content published on or throughout the MD Anderson Blog, excluding Posted Information and any third party's trademarks and copyrighted material, is the proprietary property of MD Anderson. You may download or print a copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notices intact.  With the exception of any third party's trademarks, all trademarks and logos on the MD Anderson Blog are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MD Anderson and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of MD Anderson.

By submitting Posted Information for publication on the MD Anderson Blog, you automatically grant to MD Anderson an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to publish Posted Information submitted by you on or throughout the MD Anderson Blog, and to otherwise use such Posted Information. However, except where such disclosure is required by law, MD Anderson will not disclose or use any Posted Information submitted by you in any manner that would permit anyone to identify you or to access any of your personally identifiable information.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any Posted Information submitted by you to the MD Anderson Blog, and you understand and agree that any such Posted Information will be reviewed and approved, and may be edited by MD Anderson prior to publication on the MD Anderson Blog.  You represent that you are of legal age and possess the legal right to enter into and be bound by these Terms of Use, and that you will use the MD Anderson Blog solely for your own personal, noncommercial use and not for any purpose not authorized by these terms and conditions.  You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not submit Posted Information in violation of any law or any third party rights, including without limitation copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights.

The MD Anderson Blog, all Content, and all Posted Information is provided “As-Is,” is for general health information purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a qualified health care provider.  You should be aware that information related to healthcare changes constantly, and that Content and/or Posted Information may not reflect the most current information.  Accordingly, you should not rely exclusively on information provided herein for your health needs, should not disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice because of any Content and/or Posted Information, and should present to your own healthcare provider all specific medical questions concerning your health.

MD Anderson makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of the MD Anderson Blog or of any Content or Posted Information, and to the extent allowed by applicable law, MD Anderson expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose.  You assume all risk associated with use of the MD Anderson Blog and of any Content or Posted Information, and MD Anderson does not assume any risk, and shall have no liability whatsoever for your use of the MD Anderson Blog or of any Content or Posted Information. MD Anderson will have the right at any time to change any Content and any Posted Information, and MD Anderson is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content and/or Posted Information.

The use of the MD Anderson Blog or of any Content or Posted Information does not create an express or implied physician-patient relationship and does not obligate MD Anderson to follow up or contact you or any other user. In no event will MD Anderson be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any decision made by you or action or non-action taken by you based on any Content or Posted Information.

You agree to indemnify and hold MD Anderson and its officers, agents, contractors, partners, and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, or demand, due to or arising out of your use of the MD Anderson Blog in violation of these Terms of Use or in violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

You agree that these Terms of Use and any interpretation of or dispute with respect to these Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. You expressly agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or related to these Terms of Use and/or your access to and use of the MD Anderson Blog will be subject to jurisdiction only in the state or federal courts located in Harris County, Texas, USA, and you hereby consent and submit to jurisdiction of such courts with respect to any such action.


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