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By using the Clayton Sleep Institute web site, www.sleepupdates.org (“SleepUpdates”) you agree to the following terms and conditions, and any policies, guidelines or amendments thereto that may be presented to you from time to time (collectively, the “Terms of Use”) without modification. We may update the Terms of Use without notice to you, and you are responsible for reviewing the most current versions of the Terms of Use at http://www.sleepupdates.org/terms and our Privacy Policy at http://www.sleepupdates.org/privacy.

1. Use of Services

In consideration for your use of SleepUpdates, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract, are not a minor under the age of 13, and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. In order to access certain services, you may be required to provide current accurate identification, contact and other information as part of the registration process and/or continued use of the services offered by SleepUpdates. Clayton Sleep Institute cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 1.

2. Linked Sites

SleepUpdates may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SleepUpdates and SleepUpdates is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Sites, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SleepUpdates is not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission from any Linked Site. SleepUpdates provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by SleepUpdates of that Linked Site or any association with its operators.

3. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of SleepUpdates you warrant to SleepUpdates that you will not use SleepUpdates for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the SleepUpdates site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair SleepUpdates or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of SleepUpdates. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through SleepUpdates.

4. Use of Communication Services

SleepUpdates may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars and/or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Communication Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group or with an individual. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive message and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such measures.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonable should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable law or regulations.

SleepUpdates has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, SleepUpdates reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. SleepUpdates reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason.

SleepUpdates reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in SleepUpdates sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself in any Communication Service. SleepUpdates does not control or endorse the content from messages or information found in any Communication Service, and therefore, SleepUpdates specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized SleepUpdates spokespersons and their views do not necessarily reflect those of SleepUpdates.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitation if you download the materials.

5. Materials Provided To SleepUpdates or Posted to SleepUpdates Web Site

SleepUpdates does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to SleepUpdates (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any SleepUpdates Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you are granting SleepUpdates, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. SleepUpdates is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in SleepUpdates sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

6. Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. SLEEPUPDATES AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

SLEEPUPDATES AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. SLEEPUPDATES AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SLEEPUPDATES AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SLEEPUPDATES OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SLEEPUPDATES WEB SITE.

7. Termination/Access Restriction

SleepUpdates reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the SleepUpdates Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

8. Applicable Law

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, U.S.A., and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in St. Louis County, Missouri, U.S.A., in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the SleepUpdates Web Site. Use of the SleepUpdates Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and SleepUpdates as a result of this agreement or use of the SleepUpdates Web Site. SleepUpdates performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of SleepUpdates right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the SleepUpdates Web Site or information provided to or gathered by SleepUpdates with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and SleepUpdates with respect to the SleepUpdates Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and SleepUpdates with respect to the SleepUpdates Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents are drawn up in English.

9. Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of the SleepUpdates Web Site are: Copyright 2008 - 2009 by SleepUpdates and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

10. Trademarks

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

11. Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to the following Designated Agent of the Service Provider: John Guilfoy, 2031 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63117. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES NOT RELATED TO THIS SECTION WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.