Terms and Conditions of Use
The following terms constitute an agreement between you and Mendus.org (“Mendus”), the operator of (the “Site”). This agreement governs your use of the Site, both as a casual or unregistered visitor (“Visitor”) and a registered member (“User”). By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.
To register and access the Site as a User, Mendus requires that you are 18 years of age or older. A registered User may be said to hold a “membership” with Mendus.
This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
All of the material provided on the Site, such as text, treatments, dosages, study guidelines, outcomes, charts, graphics, photographs, images, results, advice, messages, forum postings, and any other material are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency service immediately. Mendus does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Mendus, by persons appearing on the Site at the invitation of Mendus, or by other members or participating individuals is solely at your own risk.
Acceptable and Lawful Use of Site by Users and Visitors
Users and Visitors shall not post or upload any information or other content on the Site that (a) is false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) is obscene or indecent; (c) infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy of any party; or (d) is defamatory, libelous, threatening, abusive, hateful, or contains pornography. Users and Visitors shall not interfere with other users’ use and enjoyment of the Site (for example, by harassing, threatening, soliciting, overly promoting personal interests, or stalking another participant of a, forum or threaded message, including the use of expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity). Users and Visitors may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or violates the rights of others, provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual.
No Interference with Operation of Site
You may not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Site or content or services provided on the Site for any purposes. You may not post content on the Site that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You shall not attempt to make the Site unavailable through denial-of-service attacks or similar means. You shall not use contact information provided by users and Visitors, or collect information about our Users and Visitors, to facilitate the sending of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM or SPIM.
Site for Non-Commercial Use Only
The Site content is for the personal use of individuals and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Users and should not use the Site without express consent from Mendus. Users or Visitors with commercial interests may not solicit or overtly promote their products or services on the Site. All content shared within the site is not for external use. To garner permission please direct all media and analyst enquiries as well as all research requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from life sciences and insurance companies are prohibited from registering with our communities. Please direct inquiries to email@example.com.
Posting and Use of Content
While the Forums are monitored for topicality, Mendus has no obligation to prescreen postings and is not responsible for their content. We encourage you to notify us of inappropriate or illegal content and we reserve the right to remove postings for any reason.
You agree not to disclose to any person or entity personally identifiable information about other Users and Visitors that you encounter while using this Site without the express consent of said individual. You may disclose information of a general nature (that could not identify the individual who provided such information or whom such information is about) to third parties outside this Site, subject to the above restriction on non-commercial use.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any user submitted content or other content at this Site infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a written notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further information) by providing our Copyright Agent (listed below) with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a notification, a representative list of such works at our Site; (iii) a description of the location on the Site of the allegedly infringing material(s); (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material(s) in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a written statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If a user submission that you submitted has been removed as a result of a notification as described above and you believe that such a submission or portion of the submission was posted lawfully, please contact us about our counter-notification procedure through which you can dispute the allegation and request re-posting of the submission content at issue.
The Mendus designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of infringement is:
Leipzig, 04105, Germany
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the notice requirements of the DMCA, your notice may not be valid.
Member Password and Login Identity
At present Users do not require passwords and do not need to login. Users obtain an anonymous ID upon registration, which may or may not be linked to an email address. Mendus retains the right to implement a password and login procedure in the future. In the event that Mendus adopts such a procedure you will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member password and login, and will be fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your membership privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify Mendus of any unauthorized use of your membership password or login or any other breach of security.
Links to Other Websites
Mendus may contain links to other websites that are not under the control of Mendus.org. For example, Esurv.org hosts our surveys and Nabble.com hosts our forums. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Mendus of such site and Mendus is not responsible for the content of such linked sites.
You agree that Mendus may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your Mendus membership or limit or terminate your access to the Forums without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following may lead to a termination by Mendus of a member's access and use of the Site: (a) breaches or violations of this Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated membership cancellation), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Mendus has no obligation to maintain, store, or transfer to you information or data that you have posted on or uploaded to the Site. However, all Users have access to the data they provide through study forms but not data submitted to the forums.
Modifications to this Agreement
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this Site. We encourage you to review this Agreement periodically for any updates or changes, which will have an update effective date.
Registering with Mendus is currently free. Mendus.org reserves the right to change the terms of this Agreement and charge for membership and/or to provide additional optional services for a fee.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Site and the content and services made available on the Site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Mendus does not make and disclaims all express and implied warranties and representations, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the Site, the Site content, or any advice or services provided through the Site to the extent permitted by law. Mendus does not warrant that access to the Site or its content or services will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Site will be corrected.
The advice, recommendations, information, and conclusions posted or emailed by other members of the Site are not in any way vetted, approved or endorsed by Mendus, and you use such information at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall Mendus, its partners, contributors, agents, employees, directors, or affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages) due to your use of this Site, the information therein, or due to your reliance on any of the content contained or the services provided on the Site.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Mendus, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners, from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of this Agreement.
If you register with Mendus, you agree that Mendus may send notices to you by email at the email address you provide when registering to become a member (or which you later update using the functionality of the Site). You may opt out of member notices by requesting such via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by not providing an email address upon registering.
You agree not to display or use the name Mendus.org and the Mendus logo in any manner without the prior written permission or Mendus.
Mendus may assign this agreement at any time to a subsidiary or parent company or to a successor to its business as part of a merger or sale of substantially all of its assets. You may not assign or transfer this agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will be unaffected and remain in full force and effect.
For any questions or comments, or to report violations of this agreement, let us know, or contact us at:
Attn: User agreement Issues
Leipzig, 04105, Germany
History of Updates/Changes to Terms and Conditions of Use:
On Jul 5th, 2016, this agreement was posted.
On April, 2015, original version of this Agreement was added to the site.