You can read the full mind numbing legal mumbo-jumbo below. This is the simplified version.
While there may be a few real doctors using this site the vast majority of the users have had no official training other than the training of hard knocks and being screwed by the Medical Establishment. Some things found on Internet may harm you. God gave you a mind, use it!.
You have no expectation of anything you post on this site remaining private. If you don't want someone to know, don't post it here.
We do not control what any user might enter. We reserve the right to remove content that is offensive. Using language not fit for children to see will be removed. Keep it clean and we will all get along.
We do not necessarily agree with what others have posted here. This site is intended to share medical information predominately about Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks and related conditions.
This site is not meant to be a support site, there are many good ones already.
Keep it clean, treat others as you want to be treated, and we all get along. If you can't, we reserve the right to block your access to this site and remove anything that you may have posted.
We encourage you to share your own medical story, or medical images, for others to learn from. We will not condone doctor bashing, which leads to bad Karma for you, and lawyers for us. We don't like lawyers, do you? If you want an account to comment on My Story or share your story Contact Hubby.
Due to SpamBots you must have an account to post. Sorry.
This site may use Browser Cookies to make it function. If you have an issue with that, go away. Non-US sites are required to post an annoying notice that must be acknowledged by the user. We are in the US so we don't care, if you do, go away. Life is short and I'm not spending my time on this issue!
1. Legal Information
The Designer-III Company, LLC PROVIDE THE INTERNET SITES:
INCLUDING THE CONTENT AND CODE RELATED THERETO (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE,” “SITES”), SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW.
By using the Sites, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the Sites. This Agreement is made between the Company and you, the Site visitor and/or registered user (“you”). We reserve the right at our sole discretion and at any time to:
- Change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
- Change the Sites, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Sites, restricting the hours of availability or limiting the amount of use permitted; or
- Change any fees or charges for use of the Sites, including instituting new or increased fees or charges for the use of the Sites or any other related services or any feature thereof. There are no future plans to charge fees in relation to the site kpaddock.com however we do reserve that right to keep the lawyers happy by saying this crap.
Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation, posting on the Sites or via electronic mail. Your use of any of the Sites after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement.
You must be at least 13 years of age to use any of the Sites. If you are at least 13 years of age, but under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian, as applicable, must expressly consent to your use of the Sites.
2. Ownership; Proprietary Notices
- All other trademarks and/or service marks used in this Site are the trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.
- The Sites are owned and operated by us in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements. Unauthorized use of the materials on the Sites may violate copyright, trademark, patent and other laws and is prohibited. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Sites.
- THE SITES, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE RELATED SERVICE, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE LICENSED, PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, The Designer-III Company, LLC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, SPONSORS, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER THE DESIGNER-III COMPANY, LLC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SPONSORS, SUPPLIERS NOR AGENTS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITES OR THE SITE-RELATED SERVICES.
- THE DESIGNER-III COMPANY, LLC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES (OR THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH IT IS HOSTED) OR SOFTWARE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITES, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND THE SOFTWARE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT OF THE DESIGNER-III COMPANY, LLC OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AGENTS, REGISTERED USERS, OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Company cannot and does not confirm that users are who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user transactions or control the behavior of any Site’s users, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Site users, you release The Designer-III Company, LLC., and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and employees, from all claims, demands and damages of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes. You acknowledge that there may be certain risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm and of dealing with strangers, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses, associated with pursuing relationships begun on the Internet. You assume all risks related to dealing with other users with whom you have had contact through the Site.
While The Designer-III Company, LLC will use reasonable efforts to back up site data and make such data available in the event of loss or deletion, The Designer-III Company, LLC has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content (as herein defined) maintained or transmitted by any Site. The Designer-III Company, LLC reserves the right to mark as “inactive” and archive accounts and/or Content that are inactive for an extended period of time. The Designer-III Company, LLC reserves the right to change these general practices at any time, in its sole discretion, with notice to users and the public as described above.
3. Limitation of Liability
NEITHER The Designer-III Company, LLC. NOR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, AGENTS OR SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITES AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITES. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO COMPANY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THE SITES.
The Sites may contain links to other web sites operated by third parties, other than affiliates of the Company (“Linked Sites”). We neither control nor endorse such other web sites, nor have we reviewed or approved any content that appears on the Linked Sites. You acknowledge that when you click on a link to visit a Linked Site, a frame may appear that contains the Company logo, advertisements and/or other content selected by the Company. You acknowledge that the Company and its sponsors neither endorse nor are affiliated with the Linked Sites and are not responsible for any content that appears on the Linked Sites. You also acknowledge that the owner of the Linked Site neither endorses nor is affiliated with the Company and its sponsors. Once you choose to link to another website, you should read that website’s privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.
5. Void Where Prohibited; Indemnification
Although the Sites are accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed, referenced or made available on the Sites are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. We make no representation that materials in the Sites are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The Company reserves the right to limit the availability of the Sites and/or the provision of any product or service described thereon to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction it so desires at any time and in our sole discretion and to limit the quantities of any such product or service that we provide. Use of the Sites is void where prohibited.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, sponsors, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of this Agreement, (b) your violation of the Code of Conduct, and/or © your activities in connection with the Sites or Site-related services.
6. Code of Conduct
The Sites are owned and operated by The Designer-III Company, LLC for the purpose of conveying information about medical conditions, software development, discussion, implementation and innovation (the “Purpose”). The Sites provide technology news, tools, products and education for the lay and medical community.
All Code, information, data, ideas, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, notes, messages, concepts, trademarks, service marks, or any other materials whatsoever (collectively, “Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that the user, and not The Designer-III Company, LLC., is entirely responsible for all Content that he or she uploads, posts, emails or otherwise transmits via the Sites. No user shall transmit Content or otherwise conduct or participate in any activities on the Sites that, in the judgment of The Designer-III Company, LLC., is likely to be prohibited by law in any applicable jurisdiction, including laws governing the encryption of software, the export of technology, the transmission of obscenity, or the permissible uses of intellectual property. The Designer-III Company, LLC. reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse or delete any Content at any time. The Designer-III Company, LLC shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or delete any Content that it reasonably considers to violate this Agreement or be otherwise illegal or does not fulfill the Purpose. The Designer-III Company, LLC., in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by The Designer-III Company, LLC. to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Sites’ users and the public.
We do not control the Content posted to the Sites and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will The Designer-III Company, LLC. be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Sites. Each user, by using the Sites, may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
By sending or transmitting to us Content, or by posting such Content to any area of the Sites, you grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to link to, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), adapt, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform or otherwise use such Content in any media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby grant the Company permission to display your logo, trademarks and company name on the Sites and in press and other public releases or filings. Further, by submitting Content to the Company, you acknowledge that you have the authority to grant such rights to the Company. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF ANY COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS IN ANY CONTENT YOU SUBMIT.
Use, reproduction, modification, and other intellectual property rights to data stored on the Sites will be subject to licensing arrangements that may be approved by The Designer-III Company, LLC. as applicable to such Content. With respect to text or data entered into and stored by publicly-accessible site features such as forums, comments and bug trackers (“The Designer-III Company, LLC. Public Content”), the submitting user retains ownership of such The Designer-III Company, LLC. Public Content; with respect to publicly-available statistical content which is generated by the sites to monitor and display content activity, such content is owned by The Designer-III Company, LLC.. In each such case, the submitting user grants The Designer-III Company, LLC a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, all subject to the terms of any applicable license. With respect to Content posted to private areas of kpaddock.com (e.g., private development tools or mail), the submitting user may grant to The Designer-III Company, LLC. or other kpaddock.com users such rights and licenses as the submitting kpaddock.com user deems appropriate. Content located on any The Designer-III Company, LLC.-hosted subdomain which is subject to the sole editorial control of the owner or licensee of such subdomain, shall be subject to the appropriate license applicable to such Content, or to such other licensing arrangements as may be approved by The Designer-III Company, LLC. as applicable to such Content.
7. First Person
Word for word count, Karen did write the majority of the information in her story, so the site as a whole is written in the first person. Hubby spent over 26 years with Karen. He has a good idea what she would have said in most cases, and has done, and continues to do, site development.