Asylum Terms of Service
Welcome! We offer you the information and services of Asylum for your personal use on the condition that you agree to abide by the following terms.
BY ACCESSING AND USING Asylum, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. If you do not wish to agree to these terms, do not use Asylum.
1. About these terms. Your use of Asylum is governed by the
- rules or guidelines that will be presented to you when you visit certain channels or areas on Asylum provided by our special content providers, and which will be binding on you.
- Please review these terms. Also, any user ID or screen names issued by AOL for use with Asylum, such as, an AOL or AIM Screen Name (“Screen Name”) are subject to separate terms and conditions (e.g., such as, the AOL Member Agreement for AOL Members), which you agree apply to you whenever you use such Screen Names to access Asylum. As Asylum evolves, you understand and agree that we may change these terms at any time.
2. Asylum and AOL Do Not Provide Medical Advice
Health-related information is made available to users of Asylum (“Users”) solely for informational purposes, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. In no way should the availability of health-related information be considered as medical advice from AOL, its content providers or the third party author of any content provided by AOL’s 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 condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on Asylum or on sites that have links from Asylum. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, 911, or emergency services in your area immediately.
AOL and its health information content providers do not approve, recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on Asylum. In addition, AOL does 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 AOL has links, including without limitation advertisements placed on those sites. Additionally, AOL is not responsible for information provided by health information content providers, third party sites linked to or framed by the Asylum site, or third-party sites and advertisements, and does 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, and wellness information available through Asylum 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 third-party web sites to which AOL may have links.
3. Asylum Accepts Advertising From A Variety of Sources
In addition to the relationships it may have with content providers, AOL may also accept other advertising and promotions from third parties ("Asylum Advertisers"). 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 Asylum Advertiser (“Advertisements”). Additionally, an Asylum Advertiser may underwrite certain health information content on Asylum without having any control or influence over the content itself. This arrangement is a "Sponsorship" and under this arrangement, the Asylum Advertiser is also an Asylum Sponsor. Finally, an Asylum Advertiser may also pay to enhance its placement on AOL search engines accessible through Asylum and AOL, including by associating the Advertiser’s web site or banner advertisements with specific health-related search terms. The types of companies that place Advertisements on Asylum include, but are not limited to, pharmaceutical companies, consumer product goods manufacturers, and other entities.
Within Asylum, Advertisements are identified with one of the following labels, or similar language:
- "Related Product" or "Related Products"
- "Sponsored by"
- "From our sponsors" or "Sponsored"
AOL Advertisers and AOL Sponsors pay AOL to promote their companies and products. On Asylum, when you see any of the above-listed terms or labels this indicates to you that an Asylum Advertiser has paid a fee either to (a) establish a link from Asylum to the Advertiser’s web site, product information, or health information content; or (b) have the Advertiser’s name associated with other health information content accessible through Asylum (but has had no input into the actual development of the health information content development).
YOUR USE OF AOL SERVICES, SOFTWARE, CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK AND THE INTERNET IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE AOL SERVICES, SOFTWARE AND CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, UNLESS SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LEGALLY INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION. SPECIFICALLY, AOL AND THE SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THIRD PARTY AUTHORS OF CONTENT PROVIDED BY AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS) DISCLAIM IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE AOL SERVICES AND SOFTWARE AND CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. AOL AND THE SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THIRD PARTY AUTHORS OF CONTENT PROVIDED BY AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SOFTWARE, AOL SERVICES OR CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE, AOL SERVICES OR CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE, AOL SERVICES OR CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK WILL BE CORRECTED. AOL AND THE SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THIRD PARTY AUTHORS OF CONTENT PROVIDED BY AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS) DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE, AOL SERVICES, THE CONTENT ON THE AOL NETWORK OR RELATED DOCUMENTATION IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AOL, AOL’S CONTENT PROVIDERS OR AN AOL AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
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