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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to WLSLifestyle.com. a service of WLS Lifestyles, LLC

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site. This is a legally binding agreement between you and WLS Lifestyles, LLC

WLS Lifestyles, LLC and WLS Lifestyles Do Not Provide Medical Advice

Health-related information is made available to users of this WLS Lifestyles Site solely for informational purposes, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. In no way should the availability of health-related information be considered as medical or psychological advice from us, our content providers or the third party author of any content provided by our content providers, or as a substitute for consulting your doctor. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider for any medical questions you may have regarding your health or a medical or psychological condition. Viewing this Site , receipt of information contained on this site, or the transmission of information from or to this site does not constitute a physician-patient or psychologist-patient relationship. Never disregard professional medical or psychological advice or delay in seeking medical or psychological treatment because of something you have read on this Site or on sites that have links from us.

We and our health information content providers do not approve, recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on this Site. In addition, we do not approve, recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on other locations on the Internet to which we have links, including without limitation advertisements placed on those sites or on our Blog. Additionally, we are not responsible for information provided by health information content providers, blog information on this Site, third party sites linked to this Site, or third-party sites and advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding the content, accuracy, or timeliness of any of such information.

By health-related information, we mean the health-related, medical, psychological, nutritional and wellness information available through this Site that includes, but is not limited to, text, graphics, video, and images; information created by health information content providers, licensors, suppliers, and other third parties; advertisements; and any other material, information or health information content accessible on linked third-party web sites.

Advertising On Our Site

In addition to relationships with our content providers, we may also accept other advertising and promotions from third parties. Such advertising and promotions (including without limitation banner, badge and contextual advertising) contain information relating to specific products and information on health-related topics that is produced by or at the direction of the those advertisers. We are not responsible nor do we verify the health information content contained in such advertisements. We do not endorse any such products or services. Some advertisers and content providers pay us to promote their companies and products and some are provided complimentary.

Professional Service Listing

Please note that the information provided in this Professional Service Listing is intended for general reference only. The names and profiles for individuals and firms listed have been self-reported by those individuals and firms or their staff. We have not verified the credentials, expertise, experience or quality of care provided by these individuals and firms, and assume no responsibility to do so. The choice of Health Care Professional and treatment option belongs to you, the patient. Prior to meeting with or choosing a Health care Professional, we recommend that you verify his or her licensure and qualifications with your state department of health or other appropriate government agency and other suitable sources. Inclusion of a Bariatric Program or other health care professional in this directory does not mean that we endorse or recommend him or her. This site offers you the opportunity to locate and contact a healthcare practitioner directly. You are solely responsible for your communications and interactions with any listed individuals, and any information you send to them is not governed by our sites Privacy Policy. The information provided by this Site is not intended nor is implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Copyright

The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of WLS Lifestyles LLC. The collective work includes works that are licensed to WLS Lifestyles LLC. Copyright 2010, WLS Lifestyles LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with WLS Lifestyles LLC or purchasing WLS Lifestyles LLC products. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use, or to place an order with WLS Lifestyles LLC or to purchase WLS Lifestyles LLC products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by WLS Lifestyles LLC. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of WLS Lifestyles LLC used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of WLS Lifestyles LLC. The trademarks, service marks, trade names, and products in this Internet site are protected in the United States and internationally. No use of any of these may be made without the prior, written authorization of the owners of this site, except to identify the products or services of the company.

Warranty Disclaimer

If you rely on this Site or any information, product or service available through this Site, you do so at your own risk. This site and the materials and products on this site are provided as is , and “with all faults” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, WLS Lifestyles LLC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. WLS Lifestyles LLC does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. WLS Lifestyles LLC does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. No information or advice given by us, our content providers or any other parties linked or blogged on this Site shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of this Warranty. Neither WLS Lifestyles, LLC, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Site will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Typographical Errors

In the event that a WLS Lifestyles LLC product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, WLS Lifestyles LLC reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. WLS Lifestyles LLC reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, WLS Lifestyles LLC shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.

Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. We reserve the right to suspend, limit or terminate your access or use of this Site for violating these Terms and Conditions or our Privacy Policy.

Notice

WLS Lifestyles LLC may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to WLS Lifestyles LLC.

Miscellaneous

Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Connecticut U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of WLS Lifestyles LLC products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in New Haven County, Connecticut. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of WLS Lifestyles LLC products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. WLS Lifestyles LLCs failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. WLS Lifestyles LLC may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Use of Site

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a WLS Lifestyles LLC or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.

Participation Disclaimer

WLS Lifestyles LLC does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, WLS Lifestyles LLC is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, WLS Lifestyles LLC reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to WLS Lifestyles LLC in its sole discretion.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WLS Lifestyles LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the Service Providers) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, WLS Lifestyles LLC may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with WLS Lifestyles LLC, WLS Lifestyles LLC has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of WLS Lifestyles LLC. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, WLS Lifestyles LLC seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).

Blogging

Our site contains a platform for blogging. We do not control the content or the accuracy on the blog and therefore have no responsibility or liability for its content. Information, as with any other Blog sites on the Internet may be erroneous. Information you submit will not be kept confidential and is not protected by our Privacy Policy. These activities necessarily involve responses and advice from unassociated third parties as well as from contributors. You understand that the responses are random and discretionary and in some cases you may not receive a response. Further, blog authors have full discretion whether to post your comments on this Site. In each instance the responses and advice are not controlled by us and therefore you should not rely on any information, but rather consult independent professionals.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

If we decide to change these Terms and Conditions, we will post those changes on this page. Changes will apply immediately upon posting. Please check these Terms and Conditions each time before you access our Site. These Terms and Conditions were last modified on November 5, 2007.

CHILDREN

This site is not intended for children except for informational purposes under the supervision of an adult guardian. By accessing and using this Site, you represent that you are not a minor and have legal capacity to access, utilize and contract under this Site; except as otherwise provided by law.

PRIVACY POLICY

Any personal information in electronic communications to this Site is governed by our Privacy Policy. We shall be free to use or copy all other information in any such communications, including any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed therein, for any purposes. Such purposes may include disclosure to third parties and/or developing, manufacturing and/or marketing goods or services.

The sender of any communications to this Site or otherwise to us shall be responsible for the content and information contained therein, including its truthfulness and accuracy.