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Terms of Use Disclaimer

By using Dependency.net, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Dependency.net Terms of Service (TOS).

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Opinions Expressed on This Site Belong to the Individual Poster

This web site includes articles from a variety of sources and may, in some areas, provide an opportunity for participants to express comments and opinions regarding recovery and treatment. These postings do not reflect the opinion of the Dependency.net staff, its principals, shareholders, licensors or affiliates, and are not endorsed by Dependency.net. While we make efforts to review and moderate forum and comment areas in order to remove objectionable material, we do not purport to be able to remove all objectionable content in a timely manner, if ever.

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No Offer of Medical, Psychiatric, or Professional Advice

This web site is meant as an educational and support resource and does not offer medical advice. The information provided through our site should not be considered as a substitute for professional health care. If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, please contact your health care provider or call 911. Anyone who feels they may be at risk of attempting suicide should call 911 immediately. Dependency.net does not provide medical advice or offer professional, medical or psychiatric opinions. The articles on this site are meant to discuss issues of a general nature regarding issues of interest, as well as posting and linking to relevant articles which may be helpful to those seeking treatment. While this site may also provide information regarding certain treatment facilities, we are not able to confirm the efficacy of each treatment center, and so are not to be held accountable for any individual’s purported experience, positive or negative, with these treatment centers. While we will monitor content as time allows, we are not responsible for the opinions, advice, recommendations, advertising or suggestions of any writer of these articles. Reliance upon any information found on Dependency.net, any of its licensors, or any affiliates, rests in the user at the user’s own risk. Dependency.net may contain information that some may consider explicit, offensive, erroneous, inaccurate or outdated. Dependency.net, its affiliates and licensors are not responsible for such content. The user is responsible for complying with applicable laws of the region/country of residence.

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No Posting of Offensive Material

Anyone Individual leaving a comment or post on Dependency.net is expected to follow certain content rules, including the prohibition of any content which is illegal or otherwise prohibited. Illegal or prohibited content may include, but is not limited to, content which could be construed as medical or legal advice, which invites other participants to engage in a criminal activity, which offers other participants an opportunity to participate in a financial scheme, pyramid, chain letter, or otherwise invites participants to send money to the poster, or which contains sexually suggestive, racially offensive, threatening or abusive language. We do not provide treatment for individuals under age 18, nor do we knowingly collect their contact information. The right to determine what material offends the online community will be the sole decision of the moderator. We expect our guests to abide by common standards of decency, and no commercial advertisements are allowed without express permission of Dependency.net.

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This website will contain links to Third Party sites which will contain content over which Dependency.net has no control nor does it endorse the organizations associated with these URL links. Dependency.net has no responsibility for what content you find via the links on its web site, and does not review or moderate those sites. The information contained herein is obtained by Dependency.net from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, Dependency.net is not responsible for any errors or omissions. We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we post on our websites. However, we don’t offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our sites; we specifically disclaim any warranties, expressed or implied. It is the responsibility of visitors to our site to evaluate the information we provide and determine its relevancy and usefulness to them.

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Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks and trade names are copyrighted to their respective owners and organizations. The information provided on Dependency.net is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. These materials may not be reproduced, copied, or stored in any digital or printed media apart from personal use, without the written permission of Dependency.net for materials owned by Dependency.net or the respective owner for materials not owned by Dependency.net.

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Content

Dependency.net uses original, stock, and purchased photography on the website. The individuals portrayed in the images are models and are not intended to imply endorsement or any association with any addiction or condition.

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Agreement

By viewing or using this website, sending a request for information or posting a comment online, I understand and acknowledge all of the above terms, and in particular I understand that from time to time Dependency.net will make changes regarding their website, its policies and its rules.
All information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Dependency.net makes no representations and disclaims all express, implied, and statutory warranties of any kind to user and/or any third party including warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Dependency.net shall under no circumstance be liable to user, and/or any third party for any lost profits or lost opportunity, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages whatsoever, even if Dependency.net has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Some U.S. states and foreign countries provide rights in addition to those above or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages. Therefore, the above limitations may not apply to you or there may be state provisions which supersede the above.

Any clause of the Disclaimer declared invalid shall be deemed severable and not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder. The terms of the Disclaimer may only be amended in a writing signed by Dependency.net and are governed by the laws of the California.
By communicating through the forums, uploading files or data onto the site, or otherwise providing information on or through the site (each, a “submission”), you are granting Dependency.net a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license to: use, copy, adapt, transmit, publicly perform, display or distribute the submission, without limitation.

Your continued use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use and waiver of liability on the part of Dependency.net.

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Website Privacy Policy Statement

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By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and Disclaimer, Dependency.net collects certain information about you that you specifically and knowingly provide to us, such as your user name, email address, name or mailing address. In addition, we may track how you use this Site and relate it to the information you have provided to us. If you wish to be notified of the use of such tracking software and/or disable such software, your browser may offer this feature by means of its Options or Preferences menu.

The above-described information (Personally-Identifying Information) may be used by Dependency.net to personalize and enhance your use of this site, including the marketing and promotion of certain products and services that might be of interest to you. Your use of this site is consent to the foregoing use of your Personally-Identifying Information by Depndency.net.
Dependency.net also may share your Personally-Identifying Information with select companies and organizations for their own marketing and promotional use. While Dependency.net seeks to share Personally-Identifying Information with companies that follow appropriate privacy policies, it does not bear any responsibility for the actions and policies of such third parties. If you wish that we not share your Personally-Identifying Information with third parties, you may “opt out” by emailing us with such request.

You should be aware that any Personally-Identifying Information, such as your user name and email address, as well as any other information that you post on a bulletin board, forum, comment or “chat” or otherwise specifically and knowingly disclose by use of the site, may be directly collected and used by third parties. Therefore, you may be subject to unsolicited email as a result of your disclosure of such information. You should have no expectation of privacy with respect to your communications through the forums, or profile should you choose to list this information.

  1. Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like Dependency.net. Based in the United States of America, our principal activity is the delivery of informational content and business listing information.
  2. Our Website Privacy Policy Statement covers Dependency.net, its subsidiaries and any of its websites accessible via the primary websites listed below:
    Referral Solutions Group
    517 4th Ave, Suite 401
    San Diego, CA 92101
    USA
  3. You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.
  4. We collect the personal information that you may volunteer while using our services.
  5. We do not collect information about our visitors from sources outside of Dependency.net, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.
  6. We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than email marketing and than that indicated on the Web pages where the information is requested or collected.
  7. If we wish to use your personal information for a new purpose, we will contact you first for permission.
  8. Except as requested by you, we do not disclose your personal information to other organizations.

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Website Security Policy

Dependency.net is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines established by government agencies and accepted accrediting organizations.
We will provide a secure transmission method for you to send us personal information, including:

  • Identifiers (such as social security numbers, credit card details, website password)

While such secure transmission methods provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, if you have concerns regarding the transmission of sensitive information (such as contact or medical information), you should consider using non-electronic communication methods.
We have implemented security policies, rules, and reasonable technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • Unauthorized access
  • Improper use or disclosure
  • Unauthorized modification
  • Unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal information.

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Email Privacy Disclaimer

Dependency.net will use reasonable means to protect the privacy of your information sent by e-mail. However, because of the risks outlined below, Dependency.net cannot guarantee that email communications will be confidential. Additionally, Dependency.net will not be liable in the event that you or anyone else inappropriately uses your e-mail. Dependency.net will not be liable for improper disclosure of your information that is not caused by Dependency.net’s intentional misconduct.

Email Risks and Your Responsibilities

At the discretion of Dependency.net, its staff, physicians and agents and upon your agreement to the terms outlined within this consent form, you may use email to communicate with Dependency.net. These e-mails may contain your personal health information. If you decide to use email to communicate with Dependency.net, you should be aware of the following risks and/or your responsibilities:

  1. As the Internet is not secure or private, unauthorized people may be able to intercept, read and possibly modify email you send or are sent by Dependency.net.
  2. You must protect your email account, password and computer against access by unauthorized people.
  3. Since email can be used to spread viruses, some which cause email messages to be sent to people who you do not intend to send email messages to, you should install and maintain virus protection software on your computer or mobile device.
  4. Since e-mails can be copied, printed and forwarded by people to whom you send e-mails, you should be careful regarding to whom you send e-mails.
  5. As your employer may claim ownership of, or the right to access, the email account issued to you by your e-mail, you should avoid using an employer-issued email account to communicate with Dependency.net.

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Conditions for the Use of Email

By consenting to the use of email with Dependency.net, you agree that:

  1. Dependency.net may forward emails as appropriate for treatment, and other related reasons. As such, Dependency.net staff members, other than the recipient, may have access to emails that you send. Such access will only be to such persons who have a right to access your email to provide services to you. Otherwise, Dependency.net will not, otherwise, forward emails to independent third parties without your prior written consent, except as authorized or required by law.
  2. You should carefully word your email messages so the information provided clearly, yet briefly, describes the information you intend to convey.
  3. You are responsible for correcting any unclear or incorrect information.
  4. Dependency.net reserves the right to save your email and include your email or information contained within your email in your medical record.
  5. Emails may not be the only form of communication that Dependency.net will use to communicate with you. Additionally, Dependency.net may decide that it is not in your best interest to continue to communicate with you by email. In such case, Dependency.net will notify that it no longer intends to communicate with you by email.

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Contacting Us

Should you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, the Privacy Statement, or the collection, retention, or management of any information on this website, please contact us using this form.

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