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By using the LupusMN.org site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below:

The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion with one’s own physician. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. The information contained herein is neither intended to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate or best care for any given health issue, nor is it intended to be used as a substitute for the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. The major limitation of informational resources like LupusMN.org is the inability to take into account the unique circumstances that define the health issues of the individual patient, and the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota is not a professional medical resource. If you questions of any kind, please consult your health care provider. All visitors to this and other LupusMN.org associated web sites agree to read and abide by the complete terms of this agreement.

Legal Disclaimers

Summary:
•    The LupusMN.org web site does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine.
•    Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
•    While the site attempts to be as accurate as possible, it should not be relied upon as being comprehensive or error-free.
•   LupusMN.org is under constant development and changes may be made in the articles and programs at any time.
•    The web site reserves the right to change its disclaimer or privacy policy, so users should review these periodically.

Our goal is to provide sufficient information so that LupusMN.org visitors are able to become knowledgeable participants in their own healthcare plan, and to provide basics on a disease and happenings of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota. The primary responsibility of your disease management plan is with your treating physicians and you should only follow your treating physician’s advice. DO NOT change/modify your disease management plan on your own without consulting your treating physicians.

No Warranties

This web site is provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, or any warranty as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness or arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. No oral advice or written information provided by the LupusMN.org shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice.

Disclaimer of Liability

The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site. Under no circumstances shall LupusMN.org or its contributors/employees or its employees or anyone else involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result directly or indirectly from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites which are linked to this site, or that result directly or indirectly from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.

In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

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Visitors agree to use the web site only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the web site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. This applies to any posting that could be termed as Sexual Harassment and or Discrimination. Although in the absence of a specific complaint the postings are not monitored for compliance with this provision, in an effort to discourage such conduct, please note that all postings in the Comments area will list the author’s name – no anonymous postings are permitted!

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by LupusMN.org or its contributors/employees. They are for convenience only.

User Comments

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) encourages interaction, discussion, commentary, questions and even criticism, but respectfully asks that comments and posts are kept relevant and respectful. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, racism, spamming and excessive posting will not be tolerated. LFM reserves the right to remove any post or ban any user for any reason. We reserve the right to move discussions offline and to delete excessive postings to improve the overall visitor experience.

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota reserves the right to remove posts advertising commercial products, as well as those that violate, are inaccurate, or are otherwise objectionable. We will not allow posts with the same content from multiple users.

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