TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Use of Content
Drlark.com Message Board/Chat Room Rules
Advertisements And Links To Other Sites
The following Terms and Conditions governing
the use of drlark.com are designed to protect everyone who uses
If you use this site, by that act, you agree
to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms
and Conditions do not use this site.
Phillips Publishing Inc. (owner of drlark.com)
has the right to revise and update these Terms and Conditions at
anytime without prior notification.
The content of the drlark.com including
text, graphics, images, information obtained from our licensors
and all other content is offered on an informational basis only.
No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical
advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice
and guidance of a qualified health provider before:
1. Making any adjustment to any medication
or treatment you are currently using.
2. Stopping any medication or treatment you are currently using.
3. Starting any new medication or treatment, whether or not it was
discussed on drlark.com.
Dr. Lark offers her recommendations only
as “generally informational” and not as specifically applicable
to any individual’s medical problem(s), concerns and/or needs.
If you think you may have a medical emergency,
call your doctor or your local health emergency service immediately.
If you choose to utilize any information provided by Dr. Lark, her
editors or any other employees of Phillips Publishing Inc., you
do so solely at your own risk.
Drlark.com may contain health and medical-related
materials which some may find sexually explicit and personally offensive.
It is the nature of a medical site that frank talk about, and discussions
on, a variety of topics may occur. Phillips Publishing Inc. and
the staff of drlark.com will attempt to moderate discussions and
review content. From time to time, however, there may be articles
and/or discussions which some people find offensive. Entry into
drlark.com, and the all the areas of this site, constitutes acceptance
of this risk.
KIDS: Ask your parents for permission
before you send any information about yourself to anyone on the
Internet and also before you post any information about yourself
anywhere on the internet. Phillips Publishing Inc. considers
the safety of children to be of paramount importance. Drlark.com
is not written, nor is this site designed, to attract children and
therefore may be unsuitable for their use. Specifically, articles,
observations and message board commentary may not be suitable
for children. We are also committed to protecting the privacy
of children and we will not knowingly collect personal information
from anyone under the age of 13. We urge parents to monitor and
guide their children’s use of computers, especially in regard to
the internet, to prevent children from visiting inappropriate web
sites or opening themselves to possible of harm of any kind from
All content is protected by copyright under
United States and foreign laws. All content remains the property
of Phillips Publishing Inc. and its licensors. Any use of the content
not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach
of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark,
and/or other laws. Content and features are subject to change or
termination without notice at the discretion of Phillips Publishing
Inc. All rights whether expressed or not are reserved by Phillips
Publishing Inc. and its licensors.
Phillips Publishing Inc. authorizes you
to make single copies of the material found on drlark.com for personal
use only. You must attach the following copyright to everything
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Any violation of the Terms and Conditions
immediately terminates your right to use the content contained in
drlark.com and you are required to destroy all copies you have made
of that content.
Drlark.com does not collect personally identifying
information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly
provided by individuals. A user’s personally identifying information
will not be transferred to any third party unless stated at the
time of collection.
Any visitor’s personally identifying information
may be used by Phillips Publishing Inc. for editorial purposes.
Phillips Publishing, Inc. will not use information provided by site
visitors for promotional and marketing purposes without first receiving
The web sites maintained by Phillips Publishing,
Inc., including this one, may place a “cookie” in the browser files
of the user’s computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally
identifying information. The cookie could enable Phillips Publishing,
Inc. to relate a user’s use of this site to information that the
user has specifically and knowingly provided Phillips Publishing,
Users should be aware that when they voluntarily
disclose personal information (e.g., user name, e-mail address)
on the message boards or in the chat areas, that information can
be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages
from other posters or parties.
The use of the drlark.com and its content
is at your own risk.
When using the drlark.com, information is
transmitted in ways beyond the control of drlark.com. Phillips Publishing
Inc. and drlark.com assume no liability for the delay, failure,
interruption or corruption of any data or other information in connection
with use of drlark.com.
The drlark.com web site and its content
are provided “as is.” Phillips Publishing Inc., 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. Specifically, Phillips Publishing Inc., its licensors and
its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:
The accuracy, reliability, completeness,
or timeliness of the content, software, text, graphics, links, or
communications provided on or through the use of drlark.com.
The satisfaction of government regulations
requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products
with regard to the content contained on the drlark.com.
In no event shall Phillips Publishing Inc.,
its licensors, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned on drlark.com
be liable for any damages, including but not limited to, incidental
and consequential damages, personal injury, wrongful death, lost
profits, damages resulting from lost data, business interruption
resulting from the use or inability to use drlark.com or the content
whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory,
and whether or not drlark.com is advised of the possibility of such
Drlark.com is not liable for any personal
injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of this site,
content or public areas.
Board/Chat Room Rules
If you enter and use a message board or
chat room, also known as community, you are solely responsible for
everything you post in the those areas plus any and all consequences
which may result from your posting(s).
Any information you read, or use in any
way, is solely your responsibility as are any consequences of any
kind which may result from the use of any information posted in
the communities of drlark.com.
Do not attempt to communicate any emergency
medical needs through the message boards/chat rooms of drlark.com.
If any circumstances occur in which you believe yourself or someone
else to be in any kind of danger, medical or otherwise, contact
your local law enforcement agency or local emergency medical system
By entering into and using the drlark.com
community, you or anyone else entering through the use of
your username/password agrees:
1. Not to use a public access area in any
way that violates local, state, national, or international law.
2. Not to post advertisements or solicitations
without the prior written approval of Phillips Publishing Inc..
3. Not to post any material, whether word,
image or graphic, that is obscene, defames, threatens, harasses,
abuses, slanders, embarrasses or conveys hate or ill will against
any person, especially but not limited to children, group, race,
culture or other entity said content to be determined by
drlark.com’s administrator at his or her sole discretion.
4. Not to post material that infringes on
the intellectual rights, copyright and/or property rights of anyone
nor especially to infringe on anyone’s right to privacy.
5. Not to intentionally disrupt the flow
6. Not to post any information pertaining
to or containing information which generally falls under, but is
not limited to the terms “chain letter” and/or “pyramid scheme.”
7. Not to represent yourself to be anyone
other than who you are.
8. Not to knowingly distribute viruses or
any other type of harmful or disruptive computer code.
9. Never to record any information about
another person without their consent including, but not limited
to, email addresses.
10. Not to allow anyone other than yourself
to use your username/password to post or view notices.
11. Not to spam (post the same note more
than once) nor to engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits
any other person from accessing or using community as it is intended.
12. Not to engage in any activity which,
in the judgment of Phillips Publishing Inc. exposes Phillips Publishing
Inc., its customers and providers to any liability.
Drlark.com reserves the right, but is
not obligated, to do any or all of the following:
1. Investigate any allegation(s) about any
communication(s) that may or may not conform to the terms of the
Drlark.com Message Board/Chat Room Rules and determine, at its sole
discretion that such communication should and will be removed.
2. Remove postings which are deemed to be
abusive, illegal, disruptive, or in any way fail to conform with
the Drlark.com Message Board/Chat Room Rules at the sole discretion
of the drlark.com staff.
3. Terminate user access to any or all public
area(s) including the entirety of the drlark.com site upon any breach
of any Drlark.com Terms and Conditions of Use. at the sole discretion
of the drlark.com staff.
4. Monitor, record or disclose any communication
in the community.
5. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted
on the drlark.com site including community, regardless of whether
such communication(s) violate any rules or standards including these
Phillips Publishing Inc. reserves the right
to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety
of our guests and public. Phillips Publishing Inc. has no liability
or responsibility to users of the drlark.com site or any other person
or entity for performance or non-performance of the aforementioned
Under no circumstances, including, but not
limited to, negligence, shall Phillips Publishing Inc., its parent
company Phillips International, Inc. or any of its affiliates be
liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages
that result from the use of drlark.com or any information found
You specifically acknowledge and agree that
drlark.com is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal
conduct of any user.
If you are dissatisfied with drlark.com,
with any information found thereon including community, or with
any drlark.com Terms and Conditions, your sole and exclusive
remedy is to discontinue using drlark.com.
And Links To Other Sites.
Phillips Publishing Inc. does not endorse
the content on any third party web sites. Phillips Publishing Inc.
is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites,
sites framed within the drlark.com site, or third party advertisements,
and does not make any representations regarding their content or
accuracy. Your use of third-party web sites is at your own risk
and subject to the Terms and Conditions of use for those sites.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold
Phillips Publishing Inc., 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 and Conditions.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction
for any dispute with Phillips Publishing Inc., or in any way relating
to your use of drlark.com, resides in the courts of the State of
Maryland and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise
of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Maryland
in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving
Phillips Publishing Inc. or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees,
contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and
These Terms and Conditions are governed
by the internal substantive laws of the State of Maryland, without
respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of
these Terms and Conditions 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 and
Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver
of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or
continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or
Phillips Publishing Inc. is based in Potomac,
Maryland, USA. Phillips Publishing Inc. makes no claims that the
content is 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 drlark.com 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 these Terms and Conditions
for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, Indemnity,
Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.
Except as expressly provided in a particular
“legal notice” on drlark.com, these Terms and Conditions constitute
the entire agreement between you and drlark.com with respect to
the use of drlark.com, and content. Your use of drlark.com is also
We hope you find drlark.com helpful and
convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website
should be directed to:
Email: [email protected]
The Lark Letter
7811 Montrose Road
Potomac, MD 20854-3394
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