Terms of Service

This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Please review the Terms of Use before using this site. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Service.

Your Use of Content and Information — Disclaimer with Respect to Content

A variety of information, advice, recommendations, letters, messages, comments, posts, text, graphics, software, music, sound, photographs, videos, data, and other materials (“Content”) is available on the Web Site. Some of the Content is provided by The Laughing Stork or its suppliers, and other Content is provided by persons who use the Web Site (“Users”), such as User opinions and views provided via posts to chat rooms, blogs, bulletin boards, or discussion forums. While The Laughing Stork strives to keep the Content that it posts on the Web Site accurate, complete, and up-to-date, The Laughing Stork cannot guarantee, and is not responsible for, the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any Content, whether provided by The Laughing Stork or its suppliers, or by Users of the Web Site. Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available by Users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are those of the respective User or other third party and not of The Laughing Stork.  The Laughing Stork does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Web Site.

The Laughing Stork does not have any obligation to pre-screen, edit, or remove any Content provided by Users that is posted on or available through the Web Site.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Laughing Stork will have the right (but not the obligation), in its sole discretion and for any reason, to pres-creen, edit, refuse to accept, remove, or move any such Content.

THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER THE LAUGHING STORK NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING MEDICAL, COUNSELING, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE.

SUCH CONTENT IS INTENDED SOLELY AS A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL AID AND?OR SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT.  IT IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE ADVICE, OR TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS.  ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION AND BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT.

Reader-Submitted Content

Representations Made and Rights Granted

You are responsible for all Content that you submit, post, or otherwise make available to or through the Web Site. By doing so, you represent and warrant to The Laughing Stork that such content is not confidential and that you have all necessary permission to submit, post and otherwise make available such Content.

The Laughing Stork makes no claims to ownership of Content that you submit, post or otherwise make available to or through the Web Site and you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content and the right to use your Content as you determine. However, you do grant to The Laughing Stork and its affiliates a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license as set below:

a. with respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio, video, or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Web Site (e.g. not intended as a private communication), the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute , publicly perform, and publicly display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide via the Web Site or otherwise, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed; and

b. with respect to photos, graphics, audio, video or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Web Site, the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display such Content for the purpose for which such Content was submitted, posted or made available.

Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

Ownership

This Web Site is owned by The Laughing Stork. All right to, title to, and interest in the Content available via the Web Site, the Web Site’s look and feel, the designs, trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed on the Web Site, and the Web Site URLs, are the property of The Laughing Stork or its licensors, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws.

License to Use Content

The Laughing Stork grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, copy, print, and distribute Content retrieved from the Web Site only for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that you do not remove or obscure any copyright notice, trademark notice, or other proprietary rights notices displayed on or in conjunction with the Content.  You may not use any Content available via the Web Site in any other manner or for any other purpose without the prior written permission of The Laughing Stork. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are expressly reserved to The Laughing Stork.

Trademark Notices

All trademarks, service marks, logos and designs used on this Web Site, whether registered or unregistered, are owned by The Laughing Stork or other third parties. You may not use or display any trademarks, service marks, logos or designs owned by The Laughing Stork or its affiliates without our prior written consent.

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