By using this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, do not use this site!

House Ear Institute may revise and update these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued usage of the House Ear Institute Website (also “Site”) will mean you accept those changes.

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT DESIGNED TO, AND DOES NOT, PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.
All content (“Content”), including text, graphics, images and information available on or through this Website are for general informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT, BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THIS WEBSITE. NEVER RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IN PLACE OF SEEKING PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE.

USE OF CONTENT.
House Ear Institute authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the House Ear Institute Website solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright (c) 2004, House Ear Institute. All rights reserved.” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of other items accessible on the House Ear Institute Website may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with House Ear Institute or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice at the editorial discretion of House Ear Institute. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to House Ear Institute and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

LIABILITY OF House Ear Institute AND ITS LICENSORS.
The use of the House Ear Institute Website and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the House Ear Institute Website, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of House Ear Institute and its suppliers. Accordingly, House Ear Institute 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 House Ear Institute Website.

The House Ear Institute Website and the Content are provided on an “as is” basis. House Ear Institute, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, House Ear Institute, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:

1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the House Ear Institute Website.

2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the House Ear Institute Website.

In no event shall House Ear Institute, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the House Ear Institute Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the House Ear Institute Website or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not House Ear Institute is advised of the possibility of such damages. House Ear Institute shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. House Ear Institute is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms of Use are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms of Use.

USER SUBMISSIONS.
The personal information you submit to House Ear Institute is governed by the House Ear Institute Online Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the House Ear Institute Online Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT: You are using the Subscription Services at your own risk and you, along with your healthcare provider, are personally responsible for verifying its suitability for your needs.

related personally identifiable information to its designated service provider(s) for their use in charging you for appropriate products and/or services utilized through your Online Purchase account. All Online Purchase account charges are exclusive of sales or other taxes and you are responsible for payment of any applicable state, local and city taxes. House Ear Institute reserves the right to modify or terminate membership plans, change prices, or institute new charges for any products and/or services at any time with at least thirty (30) days’ notice.

ADVERTISEMENTS, SEARCHES AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES.
House Ear Institute may provide links to third-party websites. House Ear Institute does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. House Ear Institute is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the House Ear Institute Website, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

INDEMNITY.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold House Ear Institute, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless 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 these Terms of Use.

GENERAL.
House Ear Institute is based in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. House Ear Institute makes no claims that the House Ear Institute Website and the Content are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the House Ear Institute Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

JURISDICTION.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with House Ear Institute, or in any way relating to your use of the House Ear Institute Website, resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving House Ear Institute or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT.
Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the House Ear Institute Website, these Terms of Use and the House Ear Institute Privacy Policy and Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and House Ear Institute with respect to the use of the House Ear Institute Website, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the House Ear Institute Website helpful and convenient to use. Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted using our online Contact Form. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.

Some content or material on the website may be copyrighted by the House Ear Institute.