Terms of Use

Date of Last Revision: May 2018

Welcome to Thyroid Transitions, a website and blog about living with thyroid issues  (the website, blog, and related services, including coaching services to be known collectively as the “Services”). By accessing or using our website at www.thyroidtransitions.com (the “Website”), you (the “User”, “Viewer” or “Contributor”) signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”).

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised.

Your continued use of the Services or the Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Website. It is your responsibility regularly to check the Website to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Use and to review such changes.

Please read these terms of use carefully as they contain important information regarding your legal rights, and obligations, including various limitations and exclusions.

Purpose and Scope of the Services

The Website provides information about living with thyroid issues, personal stories and covers a range of topics from mindfulness to nutrition and fitness. You can gather information free from the website, through links to or feeds from other websites, or sign up to receive emails or, for paid services.

Proprietary Rights in Website Content/ User Content License

All content on the Website, other than User Content as defined below, including but not limited to designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the “Website Content”), are the proprietary property of Thyroid Transitions with all rights reserved. No Website Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without Thyroid Transition’s prior written permission. You may not republish Website Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Website Content is strictly prohibited.

Any use of the Website or the Website Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Thyroid Transitions, is strictly prohibited. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Website Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

“User Content” means the information you have provided to us for consideration to be posted on the Website. Information may be provided in the form of comments, or, if the Website provides any forum, in the form of posts to such forums. Thyroid Transitions does not claim ownership rights in any User Content. By providing User Content to us, you grant to Thyroid Transitions a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, distribute, and display all User Content for the purpose of making the User Content available on the Website.

User Conduct

You understand that the Services and the Website are available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted or shared by you through the Service will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material. You further agree not to harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of Users from the Services or the Website by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications. 

Additionally, you agree not to use automated scripts to collect information from the Services or the Website or for any other purpose. You further agree that you may not use the Services or the Website in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website.

In addition, you agree not to use the Services or the Website to: upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity; upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any information that you know is false or misleading; upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any photographs of another person or taken by another person without that person’s consent; solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes; upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; intimidate or harass another User or Contributor; upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of Thyroid Transitions, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Website, or which may expose Thyroid Transitions or its Users to any harm or liability of any type.

Thyroid Transitions reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. If you become aware of misuse of the Services by any person, please contact Thyroid Transitions at nadha@thyroidtransitions.com.

User Content

You are solely responsible for the information that you submit to Thyroid Transitions. You understand and agree that Thyroid Transitions may, but is not obligated to, review any User Content submitted by you and that the decision whether or not to post User Content is determined solely by Thyroid Transitions. You further understand and agree that Thyroid Transitions may edit, redact, or refuse to post any User Content that in the sole judgment of Thyroid Transitions violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Users or others.

Copyright Complaints

If you believe that any material on the Website infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement as set forth below:

Nadha Hassen, nadha@thyroidtransitions.com

To meet the notice requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Repeat Infringer Policy

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Thyroid Transitions has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Thyroid Transitions’ sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Thyroid Transitions may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Website of any Users or Contributors who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Links to Other Websites and Content

The Website contains (or you may be sent through the Website or the Services) links to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, software and other content belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third Party Content”). Such Third Party Websites and Third Party Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Websites accessed through the Website or any Third Party Content posted on the Website, including without limitation the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability or policies of or contained in the Third Party Websites or the Third Party Content.

Inclusion of or linking to any Third Party Website or any Third Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Website and access the Third Party Websites, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Website.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any affiliate, individual or company found on or through our Website, all purchase terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with payment, refunds, and/or delivery related to your purchase, are solely between you and the merchant. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, refunds, or other matters of any sort that incurred as the result of such dealings with a merchant.

Privacy

We care about the privacy of our Users. Click here to view the Website’s Privacy Policy. By using the Website or the Services, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in Canada.

Disclaimers

Thyroid Transitions is not responsible or liable in any manner for any User Content or Third Party Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Services. The information provided by this Website contains the opinions and experiences of its author, Nadha Hassen and from time to time, contributors. This Website is not intended to provide medical, health, or nutritional advice, and it should not be relied upon for that purpose. Always contact your doctor for all medical advice. Please see your physician or other licensed healthcare professionals before making any lifestyle or medical changes.

You acknowledge that we have not and do not make any representations as to the health physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or health benefits of any kind that may be derived as a result of your use of this Website or its Content. We cannot and do not guarantee that you will attain a particular result, positive or negative, health-related or otherwise, through the use of our Website or its Content and you accept and understand that results differ for each individual. We also expressly disclaim responsibility in any way for the choices, actions, results, use, misuse or non-use of the information provided or obtained through the use of our Website or its Content. You agree that your results are strictly your own and we are not liable or responsible in any way for your results.

The Website and the Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Thyroid Transitions assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. Thyroid Transitions is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in connection with the Website and or in connection with the Services.

Under no circumstances will Thyroid Transitions be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Website or the Services, any User Content or Third Party Content posted on or through the Website or the Services or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of and Contributors to the Website, whether online or offline.

THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED

“AS-IS” AND THYROID TRANSITIONS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,

INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE,

MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-

INFRINGEMENT. THYROID TRANSITIONS CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT

PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE

SERVICE. THYROID TRANSITIONS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT

CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE,

CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF

VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU SHOULD EXERCISE

CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR

MATERIALS AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND

DISINFECT VIRUSES.

Limitation on Liability

EXCEPT IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE SUCH PROVISIONS ARE RESTRICTED, IN

NO EVENT WILL THYROID TRANSITIONS OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR

AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT,

CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES,

INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE

OF THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY OF THE WEB SITE CONTENT OR

OTHER MATERIALS ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF

THYROID TRANSITIONS IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY

OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Thyroid Transitions, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with any User Content, any Third Party Content you post or share on or through the Website, your use of the Services or the Website, your conduct in connection with the Services or the Website or with other Users of the Service or the Website, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.

Other

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Thyroid Transitions regarding the use of the Website and/or the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Thyroid Transitions relating to your use of the Website or the Services. The failure of Thyroid Transitions to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.

This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Website Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE COACHING SERVICES PROVIDED IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

By purchasing any services, you accept, agree and understand that you are fully responsible for your progress and results from your participation and that we offer no representations, warranties or guarantees verbally or in writing regarding your health, wellness or results of any kind.

Nadha Hassen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to http://amazon.com or https://www.amazon.ca/

Thyroid Transitions is a part of the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program to provide websites with a way to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.ca. Being a part of an affiliate program means that if you click the link and make a purchase through that link, we earn a small commision to help maintain Thyroid Transitions (hosting and domain costs, newsletter fees). This will come at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for your support.

We will always provide honest and fair descriptions of our personal experiences with any products and want to connect others living with thyroid issues with tips and resources on how to live fully with a chronic health issue. We will sometimes have guest writers living with thyroid issues also contribute to the blog. Please remember that what has worked for me or others may not necessarily be right for you. This blog does not replace the advice and direction of your healthcare professionals.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact us at nadha@thyroidtransitions.com