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All data, information, text, graphics, links and other material on this website are provided as a convenience to our site visitors. It is for general informational and educational purposes only. Information provided here is not intended to serve as professional advice and is not to be used to address serious health issues. Information provided on the site does not constitute the provision or practice of professional health care advice or services.
We may change, add, or remove some or all of the content on this website at any time. In addition, please note that although our goal is to provide accurate information, certain information that may be offered through this website may not be accurate or up to date.
You should consult your physician or other qualified health care provider regarding any specific questions you may have. You should never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking treatment based on the information contained on this site or other Web sites linked to or from it.
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LIMIT OF LIABILITY
HAZELDEN IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, AND ALL CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT. HAZELDEN'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH SHIPMENT OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT IS TO, AT HAZELDEN'S DISCRETION, REPLACE SUCH ITEM OR RETURN THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID. IN ADDITION, IF FOR ANY REASON ALL OR PART OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE DEEMED INVALID, HAZELDEN'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
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The Behavioral Health Evolution website provides a listing of meetings, trainings, online webinars and conference events targeted to both professional and lay audiences. Hazelden does not guarantee access to any event and reserves the right to cancel any event at any time for any reason. Notice of event cancellations will be posted on the website. Whereas Hazelden will attempt to send notices of event cancellations to any events that have required online registration by sending email to the address provided upon registration, it is each registrant's responsibility to confirm that a specific event is going forward.
Jurisdiction and Venue
Information provided on the Behavioral Health Evolution website is not targeted to users in any particular locality nor is it intended to constitute the doing of business in any jurisdiction.
This website is a service provided by Hazelden and does not constitute any contact with any jurisdiction outside the State of Minnesota. Use of this website is prohibited in any jurisdiction having laws that would void this Agreement in whole or essential part or which makes accessing the website illegal. Users in such jurisdictions visit and use this website entirely at their own risk. Note: the essential parts of this Agreement include, without limitation, the exclusive venue and exclusive remedy provisions and the warranty disclaimers.
This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Minnesota, United States of America. It is governed by and shall be construed under the laws of Minnesota, exclusive of any choice of law or conflict of laws provisions.
Except as set forth in the Arbitration; Prohibition on Class Actions section of this Agreement, in any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or related to the Web site, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the Minnesota State District Court sitting in Anoka County, Minnesota or of the United States Court for the District of Minnesota. Each party waives any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to these courts.
Arbitration; Prohibition on Class Actions
Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the Website or this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in Minneapolis, Minnesota before three arbitrators. The arbitration shall be confidential, final, binding, and administered by American Arbitration Association pursuant to its then-current rules and procedures. Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys' fees. Judgment on the award may be entered and enforced in any court having jurisdiction. In the event a party fails to proceed with arbitration, unsuccessfully challenges the award, or fails to comply with the award, the other party is entitled of costs of suit including a reasonable attorneys’ fee for having to compel arbitration or defend or enforce the award. The parties agree to arbitrate solely on an individual basis, and not part of any collective arbitration.
The parties agree that any claims arising under or related to this Agreement, the Website, or the relationship between the parties shall be brought on an individual basis as described above, and neither party shall participate in any class or collective action. In the event any portion of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then such section is deemed severed and then the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.
Requests for Information
The Behavioral Health Evolution website and Hazelden's online bookstore makes use of physical, electronic, and procedural security measures. As long as you are using a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL)-enabled browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, information is transmitted over an SSL line. This encrypts your information as it travels over the Internet. Hazelden stores information on our secure server and uses a firewall designed to block access from the outside.
While we take all reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your information, no one can give absolute assurance that all information will remain secure. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that third parties may be able to intrude on the server and view your information. By submitting information to Hazelden, you agree that you are aware of these risks. If you do not wish to submit your information electronically, please telephone us at 800-328-9000 or 651-213-4000 or mail a letter request to the following address:
15251 Pleasant Valley Road, RW 15
P.O. Box 176
Center City, MN 55012-0176
Attn: Tim Sharp, Web Content Editor
You agree that Hazelden is not responsible for any consequence of illegal acts by third parties, including but not limited to hacking or similar crimes.
Links to Other Websites
Hazelden provides links to other websites that provide information or services which may be of help to you. Hazelden provides these links for your convenience only. It is not responsible for the content of these sites or the programs, agencies, or businesses they describe. Hazelden does not guarantee that these sites will meet your particular purposes.
Downloadable Files and Email
Hazelden cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that email or files available for downloading from its website will be free of viruses or other code that may contaminate or destroy data on your computer. You are responsible for implementing sufficient protective procedures and checks to maintain the accuracy of your data for maintaining a data back-up or other means for the reconstruction of any lost data. Hazelden does not assume any responsibility or risk for damage to your computer or its files related to your use of the website.
All sections of this Agreement which, by their nature are designed to survive expiration or termination of this Agreement, including but not limited to indemnity and limitation of liability clauses, shall survive. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
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