Privacy

Discovery USA is committed to preserving your right to privacy. Discovery USA does not collect identifying information about you (such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you voluntarily submit that information to us through our Contact Us page, or our newsletter subscription pages, or other means.

Please do not provide any confidential information (including health information) about you or anyone to us via electronic communication. Any information you do submit will not be sold to any third parties. If we publish any information you provide to us on the website, we will not disclose personally identifiable information.

We collect non-personal information about your use of our website through the use of cookies. The information collected by cookies allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website. We may use cookie information to determine the popularity of certain content and how long visitors stay on the site.

Additionally, Discovery USA may include a third party cookie from Google in order to use Google Analytics to monitor site statistics. Please note that Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the terms of its Privacy Policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html, or such other URL as Google may provide from time to time), information collected in Your Use of the Service.

Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. You do not have to accept our cookies in order to productively use our site. We do not use cookies to collect or store personal health information about you.

When you visit the site, Discovery USA may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you, such as the type of browser or computer operating system you use or the domain name of the site from which you linked to us.

Any automatically collected information may be maintained indefinitely and used for our internal business and marketing purposes, such as assessing traffic patterns and usage of various features on the site, but will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties for any purposes. Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our site, Discovery USA reserves its right to disclose any information in its possession if it is required to do so by law, or if it believes, in good faith, that such a disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, defend its rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.

 

Newsletters

The only personally identifiable information that is actively collected by Discovery USA is email addresses of individuals who opt-in to our newsletter programs. These email addresses are used only for delivering our newsletters. These addresses are not typically viewed by a human being unless there is some problem with the database. Users may remove their email address from our list by using the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each newsletter.


Terms

Discovery USA has developed this website (the “Site”) for your professional information, education, and communication.

By visiting and using the Site, you are accepting, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions (“Terms & Conditions”) described below.

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions described below as if you had signed them. If you are not willing to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, you may not visit the Site.

We may change these Terms & Conditions at any time, and such changes shall be deemed effective immediately upon posting on the Site. If you continue to use the Site after we post a change you shall be deemed to have accepted the changes to the Terms & Conditions. We recommend that you read these Terms & Conditions each time you visit the Site so that you are aware of any changes.

 

Use of Site

You may freely browse and download material from the Site. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use any materials you download for public or commercial purposes without our express written permission. You must preserve and retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in downloaded materials. Unless otherwise noted, all contents of the Site are the copyrighted work of Discovery USA and/or that of our affiliated companies.

Images of people or places displayed on the Site either are the property of Discovery USA or are being used with permission from the owner. You are strictly prohibited from using these images. We will pursue unauthorized use of the images as a violation of applicable copyright, trademark, privacy, and/or publicity laws, as well as communications regulations and statutes.

 

Limitations on Access

Except as expressly permitted by Discovery USA, access or attempts to access other parts of our computer system or other information contained on our computer system is strictly prohibited. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual process or device to “screen scrape,” monitor, mine, access, or copy web pages on the Site or the content contained on those web pages. You will not send any unsolicited commercial email (ie, “spam”) to any other user of the Site for any reason. You agree that you will not use any devices or software to interfere, or attempt to interfere, with the proper function of the Site. You agree that you will not take any actions that would impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Discovery USA’s information infrastructure. You may not use framing techniques to enclose any Discovery USA trademark, logo, trade name, or other proprietary information, including images, frames, content, or layout/design found on any page of the Site without the express written consent of Discovery USA.

 

Timeliness of Information

Discovery USA uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site. However, we present the information AS IS, without any warranty or representation as to its accuracy, timeliness, or correctness. Discovery USA ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE.

 

Liability

Your use of the Site is at your own risk. In no event shall Discovery USA or any other person involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, or damages resulting from lost profits, lost data, or business interruption) arising out of your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Site. This includes damages from viruses or other mechanisms that may infect your computer equipment. Discovery USA does not guarantee or warrant that files available for download from the Site will be free of infection from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you AS IS without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Discovery USA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and third-party partners from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from (a) your use of this Site, (b) any violation by you of these Terms & Conditions, or (c) any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Site using your account.

 

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Discovery USA and others. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of Discovery USA and may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Discovery USA. You acknowledge that the Trademarks used and displayed on this Site are and shall remain the sole property of Discovery USA or the trademark owner. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right in and to the Trademarks without the express written permission of Discovery USA or the Trademark owner. Your use of the Trademarks on the Site and in its contents, in any way other than as provided in these Terms & Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are advised that Discovery USA will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights in the Site and its contents to the fullest extent of the law, including by seeking criminal sanctions.

 

Copyrights

Discovery USA grants you the privilege of accessing and viewing the text, graphics, audio, design, images, charts, and other content (the “Proprietary Content”) on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. Discovery USA may revoke this privilege at any time with or without notice for any reason or no reason. Any and all Proprietary Content, software, and other works on the Site and any reproductions of any of the foregoing (collectively, “Works”) are the copyrighted works of Discovery USA and/or its suppliers and are protected under United States and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Except for the limited grant of access to, and viewing of, the Proprietary Content described above, Discovery USA grants you no other privileges or rights in any of the Works. You acknowledge that any other use of the Works, including without limitation, reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, without the prior written permission of Discovery USA is strictly prohibited.

 

Editorial Policy

The content on the Discovery USA site is for informational purposes only, and no information is intended to be a substitute for professional medical or wellness advice, diagnosis, and/or treatment. Discovery USA reserves the right to alter or delete material from the Site at any time.

 

No Endorsement

Certain links on the Site lead to resources located on servers that are not maintained by Discovery USA and are not under our control. We provide such links merely for the convenience of Site users. Discovery USA is not responsible for the content of any such referenced or linked websites or for the availability of access to such websites. Inclusion on the Site of any link to another website or any reference to any product or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by Discovery USA. Access to other sites linked to this Site is at your own risk, and we disclaim all liability with regard to your access to such linked sites.

 

Void Where Prohibited

Although the information on the Site is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. Discovery USA reserves the right to limit provision of products or services to any person, geographic region, or jurisdiction and/or to limit the quantities of any products or services we provide. Any offer for any product or service made in the materials on this Site is void where prohibited.

 

Miscellaneous

These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Discovery USA and supersede any and all other agreements, representations, and understandings, whether written or oral. These Terms & Conditions may not be modified or amended by you without the prior written consent of Discovery USA. If any clause or provision set forth in these Terms & Conditions is determined to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under present or future law, then you understand and agree that the clause or provision so determined to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable shall be severable without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses or provisions. These Terms & Conditions and your use of the Site and any products and services provided by the Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Delaware without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. The headings used in these Terms & Conditions are for convenience only and such headings are not to be used in determining the meaning or interpretation of these Terms & Conditions. If you have questions or need technical assistance, please contact Discovery USA.