Addiction Now is a news and information provider on addiction recovery and miscellaneous topics related or connected to addiction recovery (“Services”). The Website features original content from the Addiction Now staff reporters, freelance writers and guest contributors on topics related to the Services, including, but not limited to, emerging trends in addiction treatment, new legislation, government programs, scientific studies, health and fitness, food and beverages, entertainment and other miscellaneous stories that may be related or connected to addiction and addiction recovery.
Amendment To The Terms And Conditions
Addiction Now reserves the right in its discretion to make amendments to these Terms and Conditions from time to time. By continuing to use the Website following an amendment to these Terms and Conditions you agree to be bound by the amended Terms and Conditions. The Website may make these changes without your consent, without notice, and at Website’s sole discretion, which may be exercised reasonably or unreasonably. You agree to review the Terms and Conditions periodically, since any use of the Website following any such change shall constitute acceptance of the modification(s). Please check this page regularly to review the most up to date Terms and Conditions.
This Website is intended to provide information regarding Addiction Now’s Services that might be of interest to Visitors. In accessing this Website, no client, advisory, fiduciary or professional relationship is implied or established. The information provided should not be construed as legal advice or opinions and should not be relied upon as such. The act of sending an electronic mail message to Addiction Now or any attorney affiliated with Addiction Now does not create an attorney-client relationship. We will not accept requests for legal advice over the internet.
We Do Not Provide Professional Medical Advice
The contents of the Website, including, but not limited to, all messages, maps, icons, software, code or other material data, information, text, graphics, images, sound or video materials, photographs, submissions, postings and/or website design or layout (collectively, “Content”), are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses or treatment. You should always seek the advice and consultation of your physical and mental professional or other qualified health provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition. You should not disregard professional medical advice, abandon or delay in seeking professional medical help based on any of the Content hosted by this Website.
If you believe you need professional help or intervention, please call your doctor, sponsor, 911 or otherwise seek medical treatment immediately.
Addiction Now does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, programs, physicians, facilities, products, procedures, opinions, or other information OR CONTENT that may be mentioned on the Website. Reliance on any information or Content provided by Addiction Now, its employees, contributors and/or Users or Visitors of the Website is solely at your own risk.
The Website may contain health or medical related materials to w hich you may find inappropriate or offensive. If that is the case you may not wish to use the Website any longer. As stated below the Website and its Content are provided on an “AS-IS” basis.
Users Of The Website
We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If it is discovered that we have collected personally identifiable information from someone under 13 we will delete that information immediately.
Privacy And Use Of Personal Information
The Website may also use Visitors’ email address to send updates, newsletters or news regarding Services of Addiction Now. Users may choose not to receive certain emails of this type by “unsubscribing” at the bottom of the email, or may unsubscribe from all future notices by emailing “Unsubscribe” to [email protected]
Security Of User Information
The Website uses reasonable measures to protect Visitors’ information that is stored within its databases, and the Website restricts access to Visitor information by only giving access to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of Visitor information at any time.
Except as otherwise described in this section, the Website will not disclose personal information to any third party unless the Website believes that disclosure is necessary:
- To conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Website, whether or not a response is required by applicable law;
- To enforce the Website’s Terms and Conditions or to protect the Website’s rights; or
- To protect the safety of Visitors of the public and Users of the Website. The Website reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor-in-interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of the Website or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.
Use Of The Website
The Website is intended and provided for the personal, noncommercial use of our Users. The Website is the property of Spiritual Living Solutions, LLC, and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies. All right, title and interest to the Content displayed on the Website, including the Website’s look and feel, copyrights, trademarks, URLs and content provided by third parties are the property of Spiritual Living Solutions, LLC, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies and the respective third parties, and are protected by proprietary intellectual property laws. Unless expressly authorized otherwise by Spiritual Living Solutions, LLC, you agree to use the Website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
In order to use or access certain Services or Content available on the Website, you may need to register your information on the Website. By registering your information for use of the Services, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, and (b) maintain and update this registration information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. In electing a User name, you agree that you will not (i) select or use a screen name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a name subject to the rights of any person without their authorization; or (iii) create a User name that is offensive to people of ordinary sensitivities.
In addition to other grounds for suspension or termination of your use of Addiction Now, if you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Addiction Now has reasonable grounds to suspect that information you have provided is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Addiction Now has the right to suspend or terminate your access and refuse you any further use or access to the Website.
Passwords And Security
If you register with the Website and choose a User name and password, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that account and its password and for logging out of your account at the end of each session. Addiction Now will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
Licenses And Use Of The Website
You are hereby granted a personal, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, reproduce, print, cache and store, for personal use only, Content retrieved from the Website via a generally available consumer web browser, provided that you do not, and do not allow a third party to, copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Services or remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices displayed on the Content. You do not have the permission to reproduce, cache, print, store or distribute Content retrieved from the Website in any way, for any commercial use without the prior written permission of Addiction Now or the copyright holder identified by a relevant copyright notice. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interface provided by Addiction Now.
The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with Addiction Now and/or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Addiction Now. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Addiction Now and its licensors.
If you choose to forward Content from the Website via email or social media through a service we provide, you agree that you will only forward such Content to willing recipients known to you and that you will not use the Services for engaging in spam or other unauthorized conduct.
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.
Submissions, Reviews and Use Of Other Interactive Areas
We appreciate hearing from you. Please be aware that by submitting Content to this Website by email, posting on this Website or by other means, including any experiences, questions, icons, graphics, photographs or videos, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like contained in any submissions (collectively, “Submissions”) the Content shall remain your sole and exclusive property, and you shall remain solely responsible for your Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing it. By posting your Submissions on the Website you grant Addiction Now and its parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to (a) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose; and (b) use the name that you submit in connection with such Submission. You acknowledge that Addiction Now may choose to provide attribution of your Content or Submissions at our discretion. You further grant Addiction Now the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or Addiction Now’s rights in the Submissions by a breach of this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that Submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary.
This Website may contain discussion forums, bulletin boards, review services or other forums in which you or third parties may post reviews of experiences or other Content, Submissions, messages, materials or other items on this Website (“Interactive Areas”). If Addiction Now provides such Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you expressly agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through this Website any of the following:
- Any Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
- Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, advocate self-harm or harm of others, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
- Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity, including Addiction Now;
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, contests, raffles, or solicitations;
- Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, surname, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and/or credit card numbers;
- Viruses, worms, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
- Software viruses or any other computer code, file or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Content that is unrelated to the topic of the Interactive Area(s) in which such Content is posted; or
- Content or links to content that, in the sole judgment of Addiction Now, (a) violates the previous subsections herein, (b) is objectionable, (c) which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or this Website, or (d) which may expose Addiction Now, its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies or its Users to any harm or liability of any type.
Addiction Now takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Submissions or Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, and Users’ agree and acknowledge that Addiction Now is not liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of Interactive Services, Addiction Now is not liable for any statements, representations or Content provided by its Users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although Addiction Now has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content posted to or distributed through any Interactive Area, Addiction Now reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen, translate or edit without notice to Users any Content posted or stored on this Website at any time and for any reason, or to have such actions performed by third parties on its behalf. Addiction Now is not responsible for your postings and/or Submissions on the Interactive Areas. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any Content you post or store on this Website at your sole cost and expense.
If it is determined that if you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the Content, you hereby declare that (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Content by Addiction Now or its licensees, successors and assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the Content; and (d) you forever release Addiction Now, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Addiction Now by virtue of any such moral rights.
By making a Submission, you waive the right to make any claim against Addiction Now, Spiritual Living Solutions, LLC or any of its parent and/or subsidiary companies, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders related to the Submissions, including, but not limited to, unfair competition, invasion of privacy, negligence, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality, and you further waive all moral rights you may have in any materials uploaded or sent to us by you.
Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of this Website in violation of the foregoing violates the Terms and Conditions and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or this Website.
The Content on this Website as well as the infrastructure used to provide the Content and information, is proprietary to us. You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use this Website or its Content for your own or another’s commercial purpose;
- Access, monitor or copy any Content or information of this Website using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for data extraction without our express written permission;
- Violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Website or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Website;
- Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- Deep-link to any portion of this Website for any purpose without our express written permission;
- “Frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of this Website into any other website without our prior written authorization; or
- Attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by Addiction Now in connection with the Website or the Services.
Visitor agrees to receive notices of (i) changes to the Website, (ii) litigation, (iii) service of process, (iv) termination, and (v) modification of Services at the email address provided to Website. Further, Visitor agrees that the right to contact Visitor concerning legal notice shall not be terminated by previously submitted “unsubscribed” notices and specifically agrees that any notification to cease contact shall not be binding upon the Website in regards to changes to the Website, litigation, service of process, termination, and modification of the Services.
Please read this section carefully. This section limits Addiction Now’s liability to you for issues that may arise in connection with your use of this Website. If you do not understand the terms in this section or elsewhere in this Agreement, please consult a lawyer for clarification before accessing or using this Website.
The information, software and Services provided on this Website may include inaccuracies or errors. Addiction Now does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaim all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information and description of the Services displayed on this Website.
Addiction Now makes no representations about the suitability of the information, software, and/or Services contained on this Website for any purpose. All such information, software, products, and Services are provided “AS-IS” without warranty of any kind.
Addiction Now HEREBY disclaims (i) all warranties and conditions that ARISE FROM OR ARE RELATED TO this Website, its servers, ITS SERVICES or any email sent from Addiction Now INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, information, software, SUBMISSIONS and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement; (ii) THAT RESULTS OBTAINED BY USING THE SERVICES WILL BE TIMELY, USEFUL OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE POSTINGS OR SUBMISSIONS WILL BE OF A CERTAIN QUALITY, OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; and (iii) THAT any information obtained, whether oral or written, will create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions.
Obligations you owe to Addiction Now and other Users of Addiction Now, which by their nature are intended to survive closing or termination, will survive.
Indemnification Of Third Parties
You agree to defend and indemnify Addiction Now, its parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, their executives, directors, officers, attorneys, employees, agents or personal representatives from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature, including, but not limited to, reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
- your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;
- your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
- your use of this Website.
Limitation Of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ADDICTION NOW AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY AND AFFILIATE COMPANIES, EXECUTIVES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, ATTORNEYS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND PARTNERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF ADDICTION NOW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE ADDICTION NOW SERVICES; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY REGARDING THE SERVICES; (v) RELIANCE ON CONTENT, SUBMISSIONS OR POSTINGS ON THE WEBSITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO ADDICTION NOW OR THIS WEBSITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Modifications To Services Provided By Addiction Now
Addiction Now reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) from time to time with or without notice. You agree that Addiction Now shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website (or any part thereof).
Termination Of Accounts Or User Access
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to services offered or information contained on the Website will be resolved by binding arbitration (“Dispute Resolution”), rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify.
YOU AND ADDICTION NOW HEREBY EACH KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO NOT ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. EACH OF THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SECTION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
In arbitration there is no judge or jury, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow these Terms and Conditions as a court would. Notwithstanding the foregoing, disputes to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights may be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction.
To begin Dispute Resolution, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Website’s agent for service of process the National Registered Agents, Inc. The Dispute Resolution will be conducted in Orange County, California by JAMS pursuant to JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures.
Payment of arbitration costs including filing fees, administration costs, and arbitrator fees (but not including attorneys’ fees) will be paid in equal amounts by both Visitor and Website. The prevailing party to any arbitration or litigation will be entitled to collect attorney fees and all other costs of the arbitration or litigation, including filing fees, investigation fees, and collection fees from the other party. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person.
In the event that some provisions, terms, or conditions of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions that are enforceable shall control. Additionally, Visitor and Website agree that, if any provision is found to be invalid or unenforceable, JAMS will construe such provision to the maximum extent that it might be found to be valid or enforceable.
Waiver Of Breach
The Website’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a modification or an amendment to these Terms and Conditions or constitute a waiver of other breaches. The failure of either party to assert any right under these Terms and Conditions shall not be considered a waiver of that party’s right and that right will remain in full force and effect.
Notice For California Residents
Jurisdiction, Venue And Choice Of Law
If any lawsuit arises from the Services, the action shall be brought before a court of law, pre- or post-arbitration, Visitor agrees that the sole and proper jurisdiction to be in Orange County of the state of California. In the event that litigation is in a federal court, the proper court shall be a federal court in the Central District of the state of California, County of Orange.
Visitor agrees that the applicable law to be applied shall, in all cases, be California law.
Limitations Of Cause Of Action
You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the Website or these Terms and Conditions must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Within this period, any failure by Addiction Now to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms and Conditions or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
Trademarks, Copyrights And Intellectual Property Matters
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, graphics, illustrations, design, icons, photographs, data (including Visitor data), text and other materials that are part of this Website are owned, controlled, or licensed to or by Website. This Website as a whole and portions thereof are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property. Website grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Website (as described above). You may not download (other than page caching) or modify any portion of our Website, except with express written consent of Addiction Now. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Website without express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Website’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Website. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Website.
Please note that the license will be revoked automatically if you breach any of these Terms and Conditions. Any other use of the Content on this Website including reproduction for purposes other than as noted above, and including any reproduction, modification, distribution, or republication may violate copyright or trademark laws, and, without the prior written permission of Website, is strictly prohibited.
Notification of Copyright Infringement
Addiction Now asks our Users to respect the intellectual property of others. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512 (the “DMCA“), Addiction Now has personnel to receive notifications of copyright infringement on the Website, who can be reached as follows:
By emailing [email protected] in accordance with the instructions below.
If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Addiction Now’s copyright agent the following as a notification of copyright infringement (“Notification“):
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- A specific description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A specific description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website;
- The following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”;
- The following statement: “The information in the notification is accurate and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
Pursuant to the DMCA, once we receive a properly prepared Notification asserting copyright infringement, we may remove the allegedly infringing material until we receive a properly prepared Counter-Notification (as defined below).
If a Notification has been filed with us against you, Addiction Now will advise you of the fact.
If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please provide Addiction Now’s copyright agent with the following information in writing pursuant to the DMCA (“Counter Notification“):
- A physical or electronic signature;
- 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 made under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the aforementioned notice requirements in writing, your notice may not be valid and that Addiction Now may ignore such incomplete or inaccurate notices without liability of any kind.
Under the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
You may want to seek independent legal counsel before filing a Notification or Counter-Notification.
Questions Or Report A Violation Of The Terms and Conditions
If you have comments, questions or concerns about these Terms and Conditions or any violations thereof, please contact us at [email protected] and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.