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Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome! Your use of the Vital Decision, LLC website located at  http://www.mylivingvoice.com and the services made available through the same (collectively, the “Website”) is subject to your acceptance of this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (the “Terms of Use”), which incorporates by reference our Privacy Notice, located at  http://www.mylivingvoice.com/privacy. If you do not understand or have questions about the Terms of Use, immediately stop all use of the Website. If you do not accept this Terms of Use, you may not use the Website. If at any time you do not agree to this Terms of Use, you must cease your use of this Website.

The Terms of Use apply only to the Website and do not apply to any websites that are linked to the Website. For access to the terms and conditions or privacy policies of linked websites, please refer to the policies of such websites. It is your obligation to review the Terms of Use before accessing the Website. Any changes to the Terms of Use 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.

I. Definitions

For the purposes of this Terms of Use, the following definitions apply:

“Affiliates”  refers to companies and divisions under the ownership of the Company or that own the Company.

“Company”  means Vital Decisions, LLC, the owner and operator of the Website.

“Content”  includes all Text, Graphics, design and Programming used on the Website.

“Graphics”  includes all logos, buttons, and other graphical elements on the Website, including the color combinations and the page layout of the Website, with the exception of trademarks and intellectual property belonging to third-parties and displayed with permission.

“Programming”  includes, but is not limited to, both client-side code (including but not limited to HTML, JavaScript, etc.) and server-side code (including but not limited to Active Server Pages, VBScript, databases, etc.) used on the Website.

“Text”  includes all text on every page of the Website, whether editorial, navigational, or instructional.

“You”  or  “your”  (whether or not capitalized) refers to the person accessing the Website and agreeing to this Terms of Use.

II. Use Of This Website

This Website provides an advance care planning service that allows you to obtain state-specific advance directives, healthcare proxy, and other similar forms.

A limited license is granted to you by us to view, download, and use a single copy of the Website solely for your personal, non-commercial use and only as an aid to using the services that are provided on the Website. The Website may only be used in a manner consistent with this purpose, and only within the context of the services and information set forth on the Website. Except as provided herein, you are not permitted to download (other than page caching), copy or change any portion of the Website, unless you have our express written consent.

We attempt to ensure that information on the Website is complete, accurate and current. Despite our efforts, the information on this Website may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, and we make no representation as to the completeness, accuracy or currency of any information on the Website.

III. Account Registration

Certain functions of the Website may require registration, including purchasing products or services. You may only create and use an account for your own personal use. If you register or provide information to us in any manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities and actions that occur in connection with the account. If we issue a username and/or password to you, you agree to protect such information by, among other things, keeping your password and other information relating to your account confidential. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including but not limited to any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. If you delete your account, we may still need to retain certain information, including your survey data, for record keeping, administrative, legal and technical purposes. By registering for an account, you grant us permission to send emails, surveys, offers, promotions and other marketing material to you via email or push notification, including both commercial and transactional/relationship content. You may unsubscribe at any time.

IV. Restrictions on Use of the Website

The information displayed on the Website may not be used for any purpose except in connection with your direct use of the Website as permitted by this Terms of Use, and may not be excerpted, summarized, duplicated or otherwise removed from the Website except with our explicit, written permission. You may not collect or use any portion of the content of this Website in any derivative way, or download, or copy or sell information or other matter for use of any other party. You may not gather information and data on the Website from mining, robots or other extraction tools.

In addition, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or help others to use) the Website for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by this Terms of Use or by applicable law. You also may not interfere with the proper operation of the Website including, but not limited to, by attacking, hacking into, or otherwise attempting to penetrate any non-publicly accessible elements of the Website or its servers or network, through the use of bots, Trojan Horses, viruses, DNS attacks, or other technology which is designed or intended to interfere with the proper operation of the Website or the use of the Website by any users. You agree that you will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or access control technology implemented on the Website, or the servers and network associated with the Website. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by us, in addition to all rights at law or in equity. In addition, you specifically agree not to use this Website to do any of the following:

V. Termination of Access

Use of this Website is a privilege. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Website for any reason at any time, in our sole discretion. The Website and its contents are not intended for the use of children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 may not use or submit any information to the Website. Individuals under the age of 18 may only access the Website under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age, and who agrees to be bound by, and responsible for, actions taken and information submitted on the Website.

VI. Information You Provide to Us Via this Website

If you choose to provide any personal information via this Website, the information will be used only for certain purposes, as described in our Privacy Notice. Additionally, we may collect or share certain information based on your usage of the Website, as described in our Privacy Notice.

In order to facilitate communications between you and us, this Website offers you the ability to contact us. Although we strive to protect and secure our online communications, and use the security measures detailed in our Privacy Notice to protect your information, please note that no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure and no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We shall have no liability whatsoever for any unaccepted or unprocessed email instructions or requests, or for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with any unauthorized use by third parties of any information that you send by email.

Limitations on Information Submitted

We do not seek to receive any confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets of third parties through the Website, and we seek only the minimum necessary information to provide our services and products.

Ownership of Submissions

By sending us information (“Submissions”), you are granting us an irrevocable and unrestricted worldwide license to use, modify, reproduce, adapt, transmit, sell, license and sub-license, create derivative works from, publicly display, perform and distribute your Submissions so long as they are de-identified or aggregated for any purpose whatsoever (commercial or otherwise), in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, alone or as part of other works, with no additional payment or other compensation to you, subject to the Privacy Notice. We will not publicize any information that could be used to identify you personally in connection with the Submission to protect your privacy.

You agree to indemnify us for all claims arising from or in connection with any claims to any rights in any Submission, as further set forth below. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding any Submission that you may have under any applicable law or under any legal theory, excluding This section will survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.

VII. Monitoring Of Information

We do not assume any obligation to review or monitor the content or other information submitted to the Website by third-parties. You assume the risk of verifying the accuracy of such information posted through independent investigation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may, at our discretion, review information submitted to the Website for any purpose whatsoever and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove, edit or reject any information submitted to the Website for any reason whatsoever.

We reserve the right to cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court orders requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone believed to be violating the Terms of Use or law. You agree that in the event we receive a subpoena issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency, we may unilaterally choose to comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto, subject to applicable laws. You agree to waive and indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims whatsoever resulting from, or in connection with, any action by us regarding any investigations either by us or law enforcement authorities.

VIII. No Medical Advice

The Website, its content, and the services and products provided by the Company are for informational purposes only and do not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Using, accessing and/or browsing the Website and/or providing personal or medical information to the Company does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the Company, and nothing contained in the Website is intended replace the services or to be a substitute for medical advice of a licensed physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or your living will. You hereby agree that you shall not make any health or medical related decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Website.

IX. No Legal Advice

The Website, its content, and the services and products provided by the Company are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice.  Using, accessing and/or browsing the Website and/or providing personal information to the Company does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Company. Each state's laws may include separate requirements for advance directives, healthcare powers of attorney, and similar documents, and may be subject to interpretation by different courts. The information contained on the Website and the services and products provided by the Company are not legal advice and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. The Website and the Company’s products and services are not substitutes for the advice or services of an attorney licensed in the appropriate jurisdiction.

X. Intellectual Property Rights

The Company owns any and all intellectual property rights relating to the Vital Decisions brand, trade name, trade dress, and other content including: copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, trade dress, proprietary logo, insignia, business identifier, and/or other Text and Graphics that has or provides the “look and feel” of the Company’s brand image, as well as all of the Content, including the Text, Graphics, Programming, photographs, video and audio contained herein (the “Intellectual Property”). Your use of the Website does not grant you any rights or licenses relating to the Intellectual Property, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein, except as expressly provided for in these Terms of Use. None of the Intellectual Property may be used, reproduced, published, transmitted, distributed, displayed, performed, exhibited, modified, used to create derivative works, sold, re-sold or used in any sale, or exploited for in any way, in whole or in part, except as provided for herein and unless you obtain our prior written consent. You may not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Intellectual Property, or use it in any other way for public or commercial purposes. The foregoing limitations include, but are not limited to, copying or adapting the HTML code used to generate web pages on the Website, as well as any Graphics or Programming. All other Content, including product names, names of services, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property is the property of their respective owners, as indicated, and may only be used as permitted.

XI. Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitations of Liability

Your consent and agreement to the following disclaimers and limitations is a material inducement for us to permit you to access the Website and for the Company to provide you with its products and/or services. Your use of the Website, and the obligations and liabilities of us in respect of your use of the Website and the products and/or services provided by the Company, is expressly limited as follows:

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVICES AND/OR PRODUCTS OFFERED BY THE COMPANY ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER. THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTIES RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Your use of this Website and SERVICES, and/OR reliance on any of its content is at your own risk.

THE COMPANY does not warrant that the functions or content contained in this Website will be uninterrupted, Accurate or error-free. You, and not THE COMPANY, assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction in the event that there is any loss or damage arising from or in connection with the use of this Website or its content. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION WHATSOEVER REGARDING the USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE RELATED TO ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE ERRORS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TECHNICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS), AND We MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THIS WEBSITE AT ANY TIME with or without notice.

NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN OR MAINTENANCE OF THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE HELD LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, INJURY, OR MALFUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY AND/OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, RELATED COMPANIES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS AND DAMAGES) WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY 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 PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU PAID THE COMPANY FOR SERVICES OR ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

Release and Indemnification

You, on behalf of your successors, assigns, heirs, and personal representatives hereby irrevocably and fully release the Company, and its subsidiaries, Affiliates and each of their officers, directors, employees, assigns, agents and representatives 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 your use of this Website, and the products and/or services provided by the Company.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its subsidiaries, Affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners, and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of suit, made by any third-party due to or arising out of (1) your use of this Website and the products and/or services provided by the Company, (2) information that you submit, transmit, or otherwise make available via this Website or otherwise, including but not limited to Submissions, or (3) your breach of this Terms of Use.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, damages, costs and expenses, including but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and costs of suit, arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use.

Exclusions

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THEREFORE SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND/OR LIMITATIONS STATED ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information and to help us provide our services and products. These websites may be operated by companies that are not affiliated with the Company, and may have different privacy policies and terms of use. The Company does not control the content that appears on these websites or their privacy practices. Notwithstanding the presentation of, or links to, any third-party information or website on the Website, no such presentation shall be considered an endorsement, guarantee, representation or warranty, either express or implied, by us on behalf of any third-party. We shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for the content, subject matter or substance of any information accessed or obtained from third-party websites accessed from or via the Website. Access to third-party websites from the Website is done at your own risk.

XII. General Information

Entire Agreement.  These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Notice, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company governing your use of this Website, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Company with respect to this Website. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain services of the Company.

Waiver and Severability. The failure of the Company to enforce any right of the provisions in the Terms of Use or Privacy Notice shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, it shall not affect any other provision of the Terms of Use or Privacy Notice, and the Terms of Use or Privacy Notice shall be construed without regard to the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision.

Choice of Law; Jurisdiction; Venue.  Your use of this Website and any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Website shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions. By accessing this Website, you agree that any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Website shall be brought solely in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the State of New Jersey, and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in New Jersey. You hereby waive any defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any action or proceeding in other courts and any objection to venue with respect to such proceeding.

Viruses and Transmission of Sensitive Information

We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant 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. The Company does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet, nor do we assume any responsibility for any products or services of, or hyperlinks to, third-parties.

Miscellaneous

We do not represent that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in your location. Persons who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Website must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.