Terms and Conditions

MELASciences.com
Terms of Use Agreement
Effective: March 26, 2012


Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

Mela Sciences, Inc. (herein referred to as the “Mela,” “we,” “us” or “our”) provides and makes available the MELASciences.com web site (the “Site”). All use of the Site is subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”). Please read this Agreement carefully. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you shall not access, browse or use the Site.

You understand and agree that we may change this Agreement at any time without prior notice. You may read a current, effective copy of this Agreement at any time by selecting the “Terms of Use” link on the Site. The revised terms and conditions will become effective upon reasonable notice, including without limitation by posting revised terms and conditions on the Site (which shall constitute reasonable notice). Any use of the Site after such date shall constitute your acceptance of such revised terms and conditions. Therefore, you should consult the most recent version of these Terms of Use each time you view the Site. If any change to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Site


Use of the Site.

This Site contains material, including but not limited to software, text, graphics and images (collectively referred to as the “Content”). We may own the Content or portions of the Content may be made available to us through arrangements that we have with third-parties. The Content is protected by United States and foreign intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may result in violation of copyright, trademark, and other laws. You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use, copy or display the Content except as permitted under this Agreement. No other use is permitted without our prior written consent. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of any of the Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited. If you violate any part of this Agreement, your right to access and/or use the Content and Web Site shall automatically terminate and you shall immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.

The trademarks, service marks, and logos of Mela (the “Mela Trademarks”) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of Mela. Other company, product, and service names located on the Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by third-parties (the “Third-Party Trademarks”, and, collectively with Mela Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Nothing on this Site or in this Agreement should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Site without the prior written consent of Mela specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage Mela or the applicable third-party, Mela’s or third-party’s products or services, or in any manner (using commercially reasonable judgment) that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks. Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any web site is prohibited without Mela’s prior written consent. All goodwill generated from the use of any Mela Trademark shall inure to Mela’s benefit.

You agree not to: (a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on the Site’s infrastructure, (b) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site, (c) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or making up the Site, (4) delete or alter any material posted on the Site by Mela or any other person or entity, or (5) frame or link to any of the materials or information available on the Site.

The Site contains links to third-party web sites (“External Sites”). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites. The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites.

We are not responsible for the content of any linked External Sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of any materials on such External Sites. You should take precautions when downloading files from all web sites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access any External Sites, you do so at your own risk.

Certain elements of the Site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors, except as otherwise expressly permitted by Section 2.1 of the Agreement. None of the Content for this Site may be retransmitted without the express written consent from Mela for each and every instance.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials on our Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA (see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details). Notices and counter notices with respect to the Site should be sent to us at:


By Mail:
MELASciences.com at MELA Sciences, Inc.
50 South Buckhout St., Suite 1
Irvington, NY 10533

By Email:
info@melasciences.com


By Phone:

1(855)635-2345 or 1(800)729-8849

 

Description of Submissions

By submitting comments, pieces, ideas or other information in any form including, but not limited to, visual or audio data (collectively referred to as the “Submissions”) to us, you grant to Mela and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right (including moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based on, perform and/or display such Submissions (in whole or in part) in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other provider of the Submissions. You also acknowledge and agree that any information that you provide may be viewed by the general public and that to the extent that you include personally identifiable information in your Submissions, we may republish such information. We reserve the right to edit, abridge or format the Submissions for any reason and to remove or decline to post any Submission, in Mela’s sole and absolute discretion.

You represent and warrant to Mela that (i) you have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement; (ii) your Submissions are original to you or you have obtained all permissions, releases, rights or licenses required to grant the rights and assignment granted herein without obtaining any further releases or consents; (iii) your Submissions do not violate, infringe, or misappropriate any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or other personal or proprietary right, and do not contain any matter that is defamatory; and (iv) you are eighteen (18) years of age or older. By way of example and not limitation, if you post a photograph of yourself with others, you must first obtain permission or a release from the other people appearing in the photograph to use their image and you must be the owner or licensee of the copyright in the photograph.


Medical Information Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties.

The Content on the Site is not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or to replace the services of a medical professional. The Site does not offer medical advice or recommendations to individuals and you should not rely on the information posted on the Site as a substitute for consultations with qualified healthcare professionals who are familiar with your individual medical condition and needs. Mela does not advocate that you attempt to treat yourself, your family or someone you know without proper medical supervision. Mela encourages you to seek the guidance of your healthcare provider if you feel that you, your family or someone you know suffers from the conditions described on the Site.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) may regulate and limit the use and disclosure of your private health information by certain healthcare institutions. However, you should know that the HIPAA regulations apply to information gathered by healthcare providers in the treatment of patients and not to information gathered by or through the Site. For details on how Mela protects the privacy of personally identifiable information gathered by or through the Site, please see our Privacy Policy.

MELA, ITS AFFILIATES, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MELA PARTIES“) MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY. THE MELA PARTIES SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR THE TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONVEYED TO THE USER OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SITE AND THE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

THE MELA PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE OR THAT THE SITE, ITS SERVER, OR THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, NO MELA PARTY SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE MELA PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY MELA PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SUCH MELA PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE MELA PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Mela Parties from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of this Agreement or your access to, use or misuse of the Content or Site. Mela shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding. Mela reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting Mela’s defense of such matter.


Termination of the Agreement.

Mela reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Site or the Content at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. Mela reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Site or the Content at any time without prior notice or liability. Sections 2 (Use of the Site), 4 (Limitation of Liability and Warranty), 5 (Indemnification), 6 (Termination of Agreement), and 9 (Miscellaneous) shall survive the termination of this Agreement.


User Must Comply with Applicable Laws.

This Site is based in Irvington, New York. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Site or the Content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction. The United States controls the export of products and information. You expressly agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export any of the Content to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Content, you are expressly agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited or are a person or entity for which such export is prohibited. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Content.


U.S. Government Restricted Rights.

The Content is provided with “RESTRICTED RIGHTS.” Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to the restrictions contained in 48 CFR 52.227-19 and 48 CFR 252.227-7013 et seq. or its successor. Use of the Site or Content by the Government constitutes acknowledgement of our proprietary rights in the Site and Content.


Miscellaneous.

This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions. You expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York, NY. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure of Mela to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against Mela unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by Mela and you, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and Mela with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees. Any information submitted or provided by you to the Site might be publicly accessible. Important and private information should be protected by you. Mela is not liable for protection of privacy of electronic mail or other information transferred through the Internet or any other network that you may use.

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