DIANE M. DOPPEL, DDS, MSD, PS
It is your obligation to review these Terms before using the Website. If you do not understand or have questions about the Terms, please stop all use of the Website and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any changes to these Terms will be effective immediately upon our posting them to the Website, unless otherwise stated. We reserve the right to change the contents of the Website at any time, with or without notice.
The Website is intended to be a way for prospective patients to learn about us and our services.
GENERAL USE OF THIS WEBSITE
We hereby grant you a limited license to view and use the website solely for your Personal and business use and only as an aid to properly engaging with the Website as a User. You may use the Website only in a manner consistent with your bona fide Personal and business needs.
The Website and any Services are not intended for the use of children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 may not use or submit any information to the Website, and their guardians should not permit them to do so.
Individuals older than 13 but under the age of 18 may access the Website only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms and responsible for all of the User’s actions taken on the Website. These age restrictions are based on applicable law for the benefit of such children.
Any unauthorized use by you or on your behalf, including as described in this section of these Terms, will automatically terminate the license granted by us, and you may not thereafter use the Website for any personal or business purpose.
Except as provided in these Terms or by the Website itself, you may not:
Use of this Website is not a legal right. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Website for any reason or no reason at any time, in our sole discretion without considering the potential ramifications on you and your activities.
Please do not send us any confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets through the Website. They are not protected by any confidentiality agreement, and you do so at your own risk.
Information you submit through the Website or otherwise may not contain:
Pacific Orthodontics owns all intellectual property rights relating to the Pacific Orthodontics brand and other content including: copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, trade dress, logo, patents and patentable subject matter, trade secrets, and data elements and other Content that has or provides the “look and feel” of the Pacific Orthodontics brand image, as well as our own Content, including the text, graphics, programming (including source and object code), photographs, video, and audio contained in the Website (the “Intellectual Property”). All other intellectual property not owned by Pacific Orthodontics is the property of its respective owner or licensee, as the case may be.
We reserve all rights to all of our Intellectual Property. Your use of the Website does not grant you any rights or licenses relating to the Intellectual Property, except as expressly provided for in these Terms.
You may not display, copy, modify, create derivative works of, sell, or distribute any of the Intellectual Property, or use it in any other way for public or commercial purposes except in accordance with these Terms and the intended purpose of the Website.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate or suspend use of the Website to Users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
We will respond to claims of copyright and trademark infringement in accordance with applicable law. We will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement by third parties and will take appropriate actions under applicable law, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2).
Only the intellectual property rights owner may report potentially infringing items through this reporting system. If you are not the intellectual property rights owner, you should contact the intellectual property rights owner, who can choose whether to use the procedures set forth in these Terms.
If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement or a trademark infringement, provide our copyright agent with the following information:
Send the reporting information to our agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement as follows:
Please note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing is subject to liability for damages.
Once a proper, bona fide notification of infringement is received by the designated agent, our policy is to:
Responding to a Notice of Infringement
If after receiving a notice of infringement, you may elect to send us a counter-notice. To be effective, the notice must be in writing, provided to our designated agent, and include substantially the following (please consult your own attorney or see 17 U.S.C. §512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
A physical or electronic signature of the User;
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
A statement under penalty of perjury that the User has a good-faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
The User's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the User consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the user's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Pacific Orthodontics may be found, and that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
Send the notice to our agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement as follows:
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification is subject to liability for damages.
Your consent and agreement to the following disclaimers and limitations is a material inducement for us to permit you to access the Website or use the Services.
THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR ERROR-FREE. YOU, AND NOT PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS, ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION IF THERE IS ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES. PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE RESULTS OF ITS USE RELATED TO ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE ERRORS (INCLUDING TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS), AND WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.
NEITHER PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS NOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN OR MAINTENANCE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE HELD LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, INJURY, OR MALFUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.
Third Parties and Third-Party Websites
The Website may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. Links may be contained on pages, or in blog posts, emails from us, or newsletters we make available from time to time.
We hereby disclaim any liability or responsibility for the content, subject matter, or substance of any information accessed or obtained from third-party websites accessed from or via the Website. Accessing third-party websites from our Website is therefore done at your own risk.
We attempt to ensure that information on the Website is complete, accurate, and current. Despite our efforts, the information on this Website may be inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date, and we make no representation to you about the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of any information on the Website, such as information about the nature or characteristics of any goods or services we provide, including pricing or terms of sale.
We do not assume any obligation to review or monitor the Content or other information submitted to the Website by third parties. We may review some, none, or all of the information submitted to the Website. We reserve the right to remove, edit, or reject any information submitted to the Website for any reason or no reason. You assume the responsibility of verifying the accuracy of any posted information through your own independent investigation.
We reserve the right to cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court orders requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any messages or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms or applicable law.
You consent to our disclosure, without your further consent or notice, of your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information as required by any subpoena issued to us by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency. We may challenge any such subpoena on legal grounds but are not required to do so.
Pacific Orthodontics does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet and the myriad of risks it presents.
We cannot and do not guarantee that the materials contained on this Website will be free of viruses, worms, or other code or related hazards that may have destructive properties (collectively, “Viruses”). It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient procedures, firewalls, checkpoints, and safeguards within your computer system to satisfy your particular requirements to protect against Viruses.
Limitations of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, AND IF PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS IS HELD RESPONSIBLE BY ANY COURT, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID PACIFIC ORTHODONTICS FOR SERVICES.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pacific Orthodontics, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, managers, agents, employees, and contractors from any losses or liabilities including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of suit, arising out of any claims, actions, demands, liabilities, and settlements, including third-party claims and causes of action, arising out of or related to any one or more of the following: (1) your use of the Website or the Services; (2) information, including Submissions, that you submit, transmit, or otherwise make available via the Website; (3) your breach of these Terms; (4) your use of the intellectual property of a third party; (5) any investigations of or involving you or your conduct by Pacific Orthodontics, law enforcement, or governmental authorities; and (6) your violation of any applicable law.
You, on behalf of your successors and assigns or heirs and personal representatives, as the case may be, hereby irrevocably and fully release Pacific Orthodontics, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, managers, agents, employees, and contractors from and against any and all suits, claims, actions, causes of action, arbitration, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, penalties or fines known or unknown, arising out of or in connection with information or Submissions provided by third parties to, through, or in connection with the Website or Services.
Jurisdiction. You and Pacific Orthodontics hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction by such courts. You and Pacific Orthodontics represent that such courts are a convenient forum.
Fees and costs. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding under these Terms will be entitled to recover legal fees and other costs reasonably incurred in that action or proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which the party may be entitled.
Updated: January 12, 2024