Certain areas, features, or functionality of the Sites may be subject to different or additional terms, rules, guidelines or policies (“Additional Rules”), and we may provide such Additional Rules to you via postings, pop-up notices, links, or any other means at the time that you access or use the relevant area, feature or functionality. From time to time, such Additional Rules may conflict with these Terms. In the event of such a conflict, the Additional Rules will control. Any reference to the “Terms” includes the Additional Rules.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE THE ARBITRATION REQUIREMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER SET FORTH BELOW, WHICH, SUBJECT TO SOME LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. PLEASE REVIEW THE “DISPUTE RESOLUTION & AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE” SECTION BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.
The information on the Sites is provided for educational and general information purposes only. This information cannot, and is not intended to, substitute for the advice of a professional. The Sites are not intended to provide medical advice, tax, legal, accounting, financial, business, insurance, or any other form of professional advice. You understand and agree that the Sites are provided to you on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. We disclaim all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Sites, the accuracy of any opinion or information contained on the Sites, or the availability and reliability of any software on the Sites. The opinions expressed on the Sites are not necessarily the opinions of Dental Education Studios and may or may not be totally accurate. Your use of the Sites – including implementation of any suggestions set out in the Sites and/or use of any resources available on the Sites – does not create a professional-client relationship between you and the Dental Education Studios. You agree that access to and use of the Sites and the content thereof is at your own risk. The language of this section in no way limits the applicability of any other disclaimers or liability limitations found elsewhere in these Terms.
The Sites engage professionals as instructors and faculty members to teach courses, classes, seminars, or other educational offerings (whether in-person or online). The Sites may include content and information provided by our instructors and faculty members. This content and information may reference certain products that may be available for purchase through the Sites or certain courses, classes, seminars, or other educational offerings that you may register through the Sites to attend. Dental Education Studios makes no guarantees or assurances to the achievability of any particular course, treatment outcome, or that any particular patient will be an appropriate candidate for any protocols taught or recommended by the Sites’ instructors and faculty members. Proper surgical procedures and techniques are the responsibility of each individual professional. Each dentist must evaluate the appropriateness of the procedure used based on personal dental training and experience, as applied to the patient at hand.
Any advice provided by the Sites and faculty members, whether on or through the Sites, its authorized courses, classes, seminars, or other educational offerings (whether in person or online), pertaining to business, insurance, patient treatment or otherwise, are the personal opinion of that instructor or faculty member, and has not been reviewed, confirmed, or approved by Dental Education Studios. The use of any product or instrument that are available for purchase through the Sites are solely under the control of the practitioner, thus they are his/her responsibility. As such, we assume no liability whatsoever for damage arising thereof. The user is obliged to study the latest developments of the products or instruments that are available for purchase through the Sites and their applications regularly.
Our Sites are not intended for children. If you are under the age of 18, you are not allowed to use the Sites or submit any personal information to us. By accessing and using the Sites, you expressly represent that you are legally competent to enter into this agreement and agree to be bound by these Terms.
ACCOUNT CREATION AND PASSWORDS
To access certain portions of the Sites, you must create an account. You agree to provide truthful and accurate information during the account creation process. You also agree to maintain the accuracy of any submitted data. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your account and suspend your use of any and all of the Sites.
You are responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your account password and will notify us of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account. You agree that you are responsible for all acts or omissions that occur on your account while your password is being used.
SUBSCRIPTIONS, BILLING, AND CANCELLATION
Many aspects of the Sites and the services offered thereon require payment before they can be accessed or used ("Paid Subscriptions"). You authorize us to charge any payment method provided by you. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If a payment is not successfully settled, we may suspend your access to the Sites until we have successfully charged a valid payment method. For some payment methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees. Check with your payment service provider for details. You can update your payment method by visiting https://masteringorthodontics.com/account/#subscription.
While Paid Subscription options will vary from time to time, they will require you to pay a recurring fee on a monthly or annual basis, or at some other recurring interval disclosed to you prior to purchase (the “Subscription Period”). In some cases your payment date may change, for example, if your payment method has not successfully settled or if your Paid Subscription began on a day not contained in a given month.
Your Paid Subscription will typically be subject to Additional Terms presented to you prior to purchase. We may change the price of Paid Subscriptions from time to time, but we will communicate any price changes to you in advance and, if applicable, we will tell you how to accept those changes. Price changes for Paid Subscriptions will take effect at the start of the next Subscription Period.
By registering for a Paid Subscription, you authorize us to charge your credit card or other account that you have designated, for the applicable subscription fee at the then current rate plus applicable tax. All fees are charged in US Dollars (USD).
At any time, and for any reason, in our sole discretion, we may provide a refund, discount, or other consideration (“Credits”) to some users. The amount and form of such Credits, and the decision to provide them, are at our sole and absolute discretion. The provision of Credits in one instance does not entitle you to Credits in the future for similar instances, nor does it obligate us to provide Credits in the future.
AUTO-RENEWAL AND CANCELLATION
The subscription fee for a Paid Subscription will be billed at the beginning of your Subscription Period or expiration of your free trial period, if any. Paid Subscriptions automatically renew on a recurring basis on the monthly or annual anniversary of your sign up date, until they are canceled as described below. This means that, after your initial Subscription Period, and again after any subsequent Subscription Periods, you will automatically be billed for an additional period of the same length. For example, if you select a monthly subscription, you will be billed the next month on the date that you first signed up, and then for each month after that, until you cancel your subscription.
You may cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your account on the Sites or contacting us at email@example.com. You have the right to cancel your subscription without fee or penalty at any time. If you cancel your subscription, cancellation will be effective at the end of the current Subscription Period. After cancellation, you will have continued access to the Sites for the remainder of the current Subscription Period, but you will not receive any refund.
On certain occasions, Dental Education Studios may offer free trials of its paid services. If we offer you a free trial, the specific terms of the free trial will be stated on the relevant portion of the Sites or the marketing material describing the free trial. If you do not cancel your free trial within the trial period, it will automatically convert to a Paid Subscription. This means that we will charge your payment method for the applicable subscription fee once your free trial period ends and we will continue charging you for each recurring Subscription Period until you cancel the subscription. You may cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your account or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The free trial offer terms will present the details of the free trial and the Paid Subscription that will result absent cancellation.
Certain areas of the Sites may permit users to purchase products or services on a non-subscription basis, including physical merchandise. By using the Sites, you agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase information for all purchases made on the Sites. You further agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, as applicable, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
Dental Education Studios reserves the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household, or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. If we make a change to or cancel an order, we will attempt to notify you by contacting the email and/or billing phone number provided at the time the order was made.
Certain products or services displayed on the Sites may have limited quantities and may not always be available. Purchase of our products for resale purposes is not authorized. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by unauthorized dealers, resellers, or distributors, and to cease doing business with any such customers, with no further notice.
We strive to display the colors and other features of products that appear on the Sites as accurately as possible, but we cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any colors or other features will always be accurate. More generally, we do not warrant that the quality of any products purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations. If a product offered on the Sites is not as described or pictured, or otherwise does not meet your expectations, your sole remedy is to seek to return the product under the terms of the applicable return policy, if any. All decisions related to returns will be made by Dental Education Studios, in its sole discretion.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK OWNERSHIP
The Sites and their content, features and functionality, including, without limitation, information, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, data compilations and the design, selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Dental Education Studios Content”), are the exclusive property of Dental Education Studios, our licensors, or other content suppliers, and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws, and may not be used or exploited in any way without our prior written consent.
We are providing you with access to the Sites pursuant to a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, non-transferable, revocable license. You can use the Sites for personal, non-commercial use, and subject to these Terms. This license is available to you as long as you are not barred from the Sites by applicable law and your access is not terminated by us. If these Terms are not enforceable where you are located, you may not use the Sites. Dental Education Studios reserves all right, title, and interest not expressly granted under this license to the fullest extent possible under applicable laws.
Under this license, you may download information from the Sites and print out a hard copy for your personal, non-commercial use provided that you keep intact and do not remove or alter any copyright or other notice (e.g., trademark, patent, etc.) contained thereon. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not modify, copy, distribute, display, reproduce, sell, license, or create derivative works from, or otherwise use or exploit, any Dental Education Studios Content, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of Dental Education Studios or any applicable third party suppliers. Any unauthorized use of the Dental Education Studios Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes. Any unauthorized use of the Sites or any Dental Education Studios Content automatically terminates the limited licenses set forth in these Terms without prejudice to any other remedy provided by applicable law of these Terms. You agree to comply with reasonable written requests from us to help us protect our proprietary and intellectual property rights.
YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LICENSE GRANT
Some features on our Sites, either now or in the future, may allow you to post or submit feedback, communications and content on or through the Sites (“Your Content”). You own any intellectual property rights to Your Content, but you automatically grant, or warrant that you and/or the owner of such content has expressly granted Dental Education Studios a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display Your Content on the Sites and in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed, including for marketing purposes. We may sublicense these rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. You are responsible for Your Content, and acknowledge that once published, we cannot always remove it. Dental Education Studios may, but has no obligation to monitor or review Your Content or the content posted or submitted by other users of the Sites. We reserve the right to remove or disable access to any such content for any or no reason. We may take these actions without prior notification.
Communications and content submitted on or through the Sites shall not be deemed confidential and Dental Education Studios shall not have any obligation to keep any such material confidential. Dental Education Studios shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing, including for products incorporating such information.
By using the Sites, you agree not to use the Sites in any manner that:
- Is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment (including by means of software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs);
- Interferes with or disrupts the Sites, services connected to the Sites, or otherwise interferes with operations or services of the Sites in any way;
- Infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other right of any party, or defames or invades the publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or deceased (or impersonates any such person);
- Consists of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
- Causes Dental Education Studios to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our Internet service providers or other suppliers;
- Links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which you do not have a right to link;
- Is false, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Dental Education Studios in our sole discretion;
- Copies, modifies, creates a derivative work of, reverse engineers, decompiles or otherwise attempts to extract the source code of the software underlying the Sites or any portion thereof;
- Violates, or encourages another party to violate, any applicable local, state, national, or international law, regulation, or order.
LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
The Sites may contain links to other websites. We do not control and are not responsible for the content or availability of these external websites nor do we necessarily endorse the activities or services provided by these websites. Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to a user in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on such external websites. Accessing third-party websites from our Sites is done entirely at your own risk.
Without the prior written permission of Dental Education Studios, you may not frame, or make it appear that a third-party site is presenting or endorsing, any of the content of the Sites, or incorporate any intellectual property of the Sites, Dental Education Studios or any of its licensors into another website or other service.
The owner of the Sites is based in the United States. We provide the Sites for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Sites or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Sites may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Sites from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW AND SAVE FOR THE RIGHTS GRANTED TO CONSUMERS UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, THE SITES AND THE CONTENT ON THE SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." DENTAL EDUCATION STUDIOS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITES OR THE CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS ON THE SITES, OR ANY WEBSITE OR OTHER CONTENT OR SERVICE THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE SITES, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. DENTAL EDUCATION STUDIOS DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE SITES AND ALL SOFTWARE, CONTENT AND SERVICES, INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITES ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY DENTAL EDUCATION STUDIOS OR A REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THEY ARE ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITES, INCLUDING ANY SUPPORT SERVICES, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, AND ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITES (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS) AT ALL TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING.
FURTHER, DENTAL EDUCATION STUDIOS DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, INFORMATION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE SITES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL DENTAL EDUCATION STUDIOS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE CONTENT ON THE SITES. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, DENTAL EDUCATION STUDIOS WILL HAVE NO OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY (WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES, INCLUDING DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE OR PROFIT OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH) ARISING WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO DAMAGES ARISING FROM (i) USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, (ii) COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS BY THIRD PARTIES, (iv) THIRD PARTY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITES, OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITES.
In addition, when using the Sites, information will be transmitted over a medium which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Dental Education Studios, its partners, advertisers, and sponsors or any other third party mentioned on the Sites. Accordingly, Dental Education Studios assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Sites.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend (at Dental Education Studios’ option), indemnify, and hold Dental Education Studios harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from or related to your misuse of the Sites or any breach by you of these Terms. We reserve the right, at our expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in any case, you agree to cooperate with us if and as requested by us in the defense and settlement of such matter.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE
By using the Sites, you and Dental Education Studios agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action, or dispute arising out of or related to your use of the Sites or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of these Terms or any part of them (“Dispute”), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party thirty (30) days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute. Notice shall be sent to:
- Notice to Dental Education Studios: You must send notice (1) by electronic mail to email@example.com and (2) by first-class or certified mail to Dental Education Studios at PO Box 403, Reading, MA 01867.
- Notice to You: We will send notice by (1) first class or certified mail to the physical address we have on file for you (if any) and (2) by electronic mail to the email address we have on file for you (if any). If we do not have a physical or email address on file for you, or if we are, for any reason, unable to provide notice via the contact information on file, we reserve the right to provide notice by such means as we deem reasonable.
Both you and Dental Education Studios agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party.
IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT TO HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would otherwise have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights.
All such Disputes shall be exclusively submitted to Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) (www.jamsadr.com) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect (as modified by this agreement to arbitrate), before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the JAMS Consumer Arbitration Minimum Standards (https://www.jamsadr.com/consumer-minimum-standards/) if it is determined by JAMS or the arbitrator that these standards are applicable to the Dispute. The location of any hearings will be determined by the applicable JAMS rules, provided that if the claim is for $10,000 or less, you may choose to have the arbitration conducted (1) solely on the basis of the documents submitted to the arbitrator or (2) through a non-appearance hearing by teleconference or videoconference.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any Dispute arising under or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of these Terms, including any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable. For the avoidance of doubt, you and Dental Education Studios agree that the arbitrator shall have the exclusive power to rule on his or her own jurisdiction, including any objections with respect to the existence, scope, or validity of this agreement to arbitrate or the arbitrability of any claim or counterclaim. The arbitrator may award (on an individual basis) any relief that would be available in a court. The award rendered by the arbitrator may be confirmed and enforced in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in lieu of arbitration either you or Dental Education Studios may (1) bring an individual claim in small claims court in the United States consistent with any applicable jurisdictional and monetary limits that may apply and (2) file an individual claim in court to enjoin the infringement or other misuse of its intellectual property rights, provided that any such claim is brought and maintained on an individual basis.
CHOICE OF LAW AND CHOICE OF FORUM
These Terms have been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the United States (including federal arbitration law) and the state of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles. Except for disputes or claims properly lodged in a small claims court in the United States, any disputes or claims not subject to the arbitration provision discussed above shall be resolved by a court located in Massachusetts and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. You further agree that any such claims will be brought and maintained solely on an individual basis and not as part of any class, consolidated, collective or representative capacity, and that you waive your right to a jury trial with respect to any such action.
You and Dental Education Studios acknowledge that these Terms evidence a transaction involving interstate commerce. Any arbitration conducted pursuant to these Terms shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16).
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on our Sites, please contact our agent designated for responding to reports of copyright infringement (“Designated Agent”). In the subject line of your message, please include “Re: Claim of Copyright Infringement.” The contact information for our Designated Agent is as follows: PO Box 403, Reading, MA 01867.
To be effective, 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 email 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.
When we receive a report of copyright infringement, we may give notice to the relevant user by means of a general notice on the Sites, email to the user’s address in our records, or written communication sent by first-class mail to the user’s physical address in our records. If you receive such a notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the Designated Agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement from you, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good-faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, physical address, telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a federal district court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, and where technically feasible, of account holders who are repeat infringers.
MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION
We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. When we do so, we will update the “Effective Date” above. By continuing to use the Sites, or any portion thereof, after we post any such changes, you accept these Terms, as modified.
We shall have the right to immediately terminate these Terms with respect to any user which we, in our sole discretion, consider to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of these Terms. More generally, we may change, restrict access to, suspend or discontinue the Sites, or any portion of the Sites, at any time and at our sole discretion.
- No waiver. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to a subsequent or similar breach or breaches. If Dental Education Studios does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in these Terms (or which Dental Education Studios has the benefit of under any applicable law or regulation), such action or inaction shall not be taken to be a formal waiver of Dental Education Studios’ rights, and all such rights or remedies shall still be available to Dental Education Studios.
- Severability. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid by a 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.
- Entire Agreement. These Terms and any Additional Rules set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to your use of the Sites.
- Assignment. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our express prior written consent. We may assign, transfer, or sublicense any or all of our rights or obligations under these Terms without restriction.
- No Relationship. These Terms do not, and shall not be construed to, create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and Dental Education Studios.
- Notice to California Residents. You may reach Dental Education Studios at the contact information provided below in the “CONTACT US” section. California residents may also reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at: