The following terms of service (“Terms of Service”) is an agreement between you, the user (“User”), and The Association of Migraine Disorders,(formerly Worldwide Organization of Migraine Equivalent Neuropathies), governing your use of MigraineDisorders.org, including any sub-domains, blogs, embedded code or objects, or any web services (collectively, “MigraineDisorders.org” or “Site”). Hereinafter, “MigraineDisorders.org”, (or “AMD”) shall mean Association of Migraine Disorders, and all parents, subsidiaries, intermediaries and affiliates thereof and all the officers, directors, board physicians, employees, independent contractors, and agents thereof.

The Association of Migraine Disorders is a professional society dedicated to the study and treatment of neural symptoms related to migraine headaches. We are a Rhode Island incorporated non-profit, patient-health professional partnership dedicated to researching the treatment and management of migraine equivalent conditions and to raising both lay and professional awareness of this condition(s). If you decide to use the MigraineDisorders.org site and agree to our terms of service, please take the following statement most seriously:

This site is not, nor intended to be a substitute for quality medical care. Your physician can best decide which medications or treatment plan may work best for you. You should never cease use, or in any way alter the way you use your prescription medication or plan without first consulting with your physician. 

We intend to offer factual, timely news and information, answers to questions on relevant subjects, and informed opinions. This information should not be regarded as a complete and final analysis of these subjects. The reader should consult with other physicians or medical professionals prior to making any important therapy, diagnostic or health care decisions. Again, in no case should any individual make any changes to current therapy based on the information presented on the MigraineDisorders.org web site without first consulting with a physician or other qualified health care provider.
Health care professionals reading the provided information should consult primary sources and the official complete prescribing information prior to making any treatment decisions, including the use of any drug, or other product or treatment regimen referred to on this site.

By using MigraineDisorders.org you agree to comply fully with the Terms of Use of this Site as described herein. If you do not comply or agree with the Terms of Use of the Site you may not use, access, view or gain from any information or services of this Site. The Association of Migraine Disorders may update the Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you. Your continued use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of these aforementioned updates. AMD may update the Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you.

General terms of use

MigraineDisorders.org DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. If you have an emergency, call 911 or contact your doctor immediately. Reliance on (a) any content provided by MigraineDisorders.org, or (b) any comments made by third party users of the Site, is exclusively at your own risk and is not recommended in any circumstances.

This Site is for personal use only. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise profit from the information found on MigraineDisorders.org for non-personal use, or redistribute the information for non-personal use. This site cannot be used as tool for solicitation.

This Site is intended for individuals’ ages 18 years or older. Additionally, if you are under 18, you may only use the Site under adult supervision. The supervising adult assumes sole responsible for your conduct while visiting MigraineDisorders.org. If you are under 18 years of age you should leave this site now.

Intellectual property

The term “Content” will mean all copyright, designs, the “look and feel” of the Site, trademarks, and all other intellectual property rights including software and all HTML and other code contained in or run by this Site and all information such as: data files, graphics, text, photographs, drawings, logos, rich media, including Flash, images, sounds, music, video, or audio files on this Site. You recognize and concur that all Content shall remain at all times vested in the Association of Migraine Disorders, and/or are the property of their respective owners. All such Content is protected by federal and state laws and regulations and international treaty provisions. You are permitted to use the Content only as expressly authorized herein by the Site and/or its third party licensors. Any reproduction or redistribution of Content is prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. For further information contact us at info@MigraineDisorders.org

Limitation of liability

AMD is not responsible or liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damages indirect, secondary, or other injuries under any hypothesis, including contract, negligence, or strict liability, arising out of the use of the Site or Content or the use of your information by AMD or the Site, or the unavailability of the Site or Content, at any given time. Please use this Site wisely and feel free to verify any content you feel pertains to your circumstances directly. If unsure, contact us in this regard.

No party associated in any way with this Site or its contents assumes liability for any injury, loss or damages resulting from the application of any of the information contained herein or for any errors or admissions that may occur. The Association of Migraine Disorders, MigraineDisorders.org, or any sponsor, provider of content or referenced source cannot be held responsible for the validity of the information contained herein. Nor for the use, or misuse of information or for any adverse effects that may result from any information or materials presented herein; nor for any direct or consequential damages.
AMD may update the Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you. Your continued use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of these aforementioned updates.

Disclaimer of warranties

Use this Site and its content at your own risk. All content, information, advice and services found on the Site are “As is”, and there in no warranty explicit, implied or otherwise. 

AMD does not endorse or offer any warranties regarding the services, products, or information that may be found on this Site. Under no circumstances will AMD be held liable for any type of damages; direct, indirect, extraordinary, or significant in any way connected with the use of this web Site. This includes, but is not limited to delays, failure to connect, security breaches, hypertext and graphic links to a third party.

Furthermore AMD. disclaims all warranties and conditions express or implied, including but not limited to title, products, services, and all information and content made available through this Site. AMD does not certify the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of all the content found on the Site. Also we cannot warrant that the Site will be permanently free of viruses, malware or other harmful entities. We shall endeavor to do our best in this regard but there exists no guarantees. 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties. As a result AMD’s liability in these jurisdictions will be limited to the furthest extent permitted by law.

Third party websites and information

As a convenience to you, the Site provides links to other websites and sources of information. Under no circumstances is AMD responsible for the content contained in or with any third party website. AMD cannot supervise or even agree or confirm the accuracy of any content contained within any third party website. When you click on an Out Link, you agree that AMD is not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or actions caused by or in relation to the use of any Out Links. You must use them at your own risk. Use good judgment. If you are truly unsure you may contact us at info@MigraineDisorders.org

User participation / terms of conduct

At MigraineDisorders.org we welcome the thoughts, comments and experiences of migraine disease sufferers, caregivers and others via our interactive forums, which include blogs and similar devices, the structure and name of which may change as the need arises.

When contributing content to MigraineDisorders.org, you acknowledge that you own or otherwise control the rights to the content that you supply us with, that the content is accurate to the best of your knowledge, and cannot be confidential. You warrant that use of your content does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that you will hold harmless AMDand its associates for all claims that could result from content you supply. It is strictly forbidden to post any comment or any type of media that includes or stimulates, hate, abuse, racism, pornography, political views, etc. We will not tolerate any such contributions, and will block you from future use of our site.

AND reserves the right to evaluate, confirm and supervise all activity of the information that you may post. When you contribute original content you grant to AMD the perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable right to use or reproduce that content without credit or compensation to you. AMD reserves the right to remove, without warning or notice to the user, any content that AMD. believes, in its sole discretion, is unfit for MigraineDisorders.org. This especially includes posts that are deemed to be overtly commercial or political in nature. Think twice before you post, please.

User contributed content

Remember, the opinions expressed in MigraineDisorder.org’s forums, blogs, and other areas of the site are solely those of the contributing authors, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These comments do not represent the opinions of AMD. and do not go through a formal, medical or scientific vetting process. MigraineDisorders.org does not assume liability for any of the comments contributed by users on our website. In some instances, opinions and comments that are posted may contain information about treatments or uses of prescription drugs that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. We cannot vouch for the accuracy, or legal status of such posts. In any event, MigraineDisorders.org does not endorse the use of non-FDA approved products, services or treatment.

Never use the comments you find in the user-comment areas of MigraineDisorders.org to replace the physician-patient relationship. Do not stop taking your medication or change your treatment plan without talking to your doctor first, regardless of what you read. If you think that you require a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.