The following is the user agreement for utilizing the Dr Aaron service:

Why Should I Read This Really Long Document?  When you engage in a conversation with Dr Aaron, you confirm that you've read and agree to the following user agreement.

 What is this Document?  This is an agreement between you and Aaron Babb Medical Consulting Inc, LLC "Dr Aaron".  These are rules you agree to follow when asking questions and engaging in a conversation.

We May Update: This user agreement may change.  If we revise and update the user agreement, your continued use of the "Dr Aaron" website will mean that you accept those changes. You choose whether or not you use "Dr Aaron".  If you do not agree to this user agreement, please do not use "Dr Aaron".

To clarify what this document means, certain words with capital letters will be defined. Here are the definitions for this agreement:

  • "Dr Aaron" means aaron-md.com 
  • "Company","We," "us," or "our" means Aaron Babb Medical Consulting Inc, a Minnesota LLC.
  • "Content" means text, graphics, images and any other material entered, processed, contained on or accessed through the site.
  • "Services" means services provided through the website.

"Dr Aaron" provides users with online access to personalized, medical information from a licensed physician. "DR AARON" DOES NOT PROVIDE SPECIFIC MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, OR PRESCRIPTION OF ANY KIND. 

All information provided between users and "Dr Aaron" is intended to be for general information and education and is in no way intended to create a physician-patient relationship as defined by state and federal law.  "Dr Aaron" can provide specific medical diagnosis because there is no physical examination performed and thus is not a substitute for an in-person professional medical diagnosis or treatment.  Reliance on any information provided by "Dr Aaron" is solely at your own risk. 

"Dr Aaron" is designed to support you in making the best health decisions possible.  You should always use common sense when making health decisions, and they should be made in consultation with your doctor who knows you best.  "Dr Aaron" cannot make decisions for you. What we can do is help you understand and find good health information and direct you to what kind of medical professional best fits your need.  "Dr Aaron" can be a resource for reliable, relevant and honest health information. We hope these services will be of value to you. Please use them responsibly.

No Doctor Patient Relationship

The use of "Dr Aaron" does not create a doctor-patient relationship. 

Whenever we use the words "your physician" or "your doctor" or "healthcare provider" or similar words on "Dr Aaron", including in this user agreement, we mean your personal doctor with whom you have of an actual, mutually acknowledged, doctor-patient relationship (or the same kind of formal, real-world relationship between you and your personal professional healthcare provider) within the United States. "Dr Aaron" CANNOT BE "YOUR" PHYSICIAN OR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.  This applies both to conversations on "Dr Aaron" as well as to Private conversations via email. Whenever you want specific medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis, you should contact your physician or professional healthcare provider and see them in person.

Do not use "Dr Aaron" in a potential or actual medical emergency, or for diagnosis or treatment.

Call 911 immediately if you are having an emergency.

Consult your doctor.

Consult your doctor or your healthcare provider if you have any questions about a symptom or a medical condition, and before starting or stopping any treatment directed by your physician or your healthcare provider, or before taking any drug or changing your diet.

ALWAYS:

  • SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR YOUR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WHENEVER YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT A MEDICAL CONDITION OR SYMPTOM.
  • NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL ADVICE OR TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU READ OR LEARN ON "DR AARON".
  • CALL 911 OR YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

Children's Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. "Dr Aaron" is not intended or designed for children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13. Registered adult users of "Dr Aaron" may ask questions about or for children.

Your Account and Your Use of "Dr Aaron"

You are responsible for your account: keep your password and real name private. Accurate and complete registration information is required to use "Dr Aaron".  All members are encouraged to use password common sense: safeguard your log in password, pick a password that cannot be guessed by others, keep it private, and periodically change it. You are responsible for the security of your passwords and for any use of your account. Please immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.  

Your use must be legal and you must be an adult to use the "Dr Aaron". Your use of "Dr Aaron" and any services must comply with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and ordinances. Currently, you must be at least 16 years old to use "Dr Aaron".

Notices. When you register as a member, you agree that "Dr Aaron" may send notices to you by email at the email address you provide when you register, or a different email address that you update through your Account Settings. We have a No-Spam policy.

"Dr Aaron" is a Paid Service by suggested donations.

"Dr Aaron" offers paid services. It’s free to ask health questions on "Dr Aaron" and if you are satisfied with the answer provided, we encourage you to donate at the suggested levels.  If you are not satisfied with your answer, you do not have to pay.

Services

"Dr Aaron" is for personal use. "Dr Aaron" is a service for individuals to use to support their personal health decisions. You may use "Dr Aaron" for personal, but not for commercial, purposes. 

We authorize you to view or download the Content and use the Services solely for your personal, noncommercial use in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.  An individual's noncommercial reuse or redistribution of any portion of the Content is permitted when that use falls within what is permitted by United States Copyright law or the Lanham Act. These laws govern general personal use of copyrighted information. No commercial use or redistribution of any Content is permitted. Any hyperlink or other re-display of the information on another website must display the Content full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linked or other site, unless expressly pre-approved and permitted by us in writing.  By using "Dr Aaron"  you agree not use any contact information provided by anyone related to the site, or harvest, scrape or otherwise collect any information for any reason, including but not limited to for sending unsolicited communications, including spam.

"Dr Aaron" may not be used for illegal purposes. The Content and Services may not be used for any illegal purpose. You may not access our networks, computers, or the Content and Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair them, or interfere with any other person's use and enjoyment. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Content or Services, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected with "Dr Aaron" the Content, or Services. You may not use any automated means (such as a scraper) to access "Dr Aaron"  the Content, or Services for any purpose. Such unauthorized access includes, but is not limited to, using another person’s login credentials to access his or her "Dr Aaron" account. Any attempt by any individual or entity to solicit login information of any other user or "Dr Aaron" or to access any such account is an express and direct violation of this user agreement and of applicable law, including relevant privacy and security laws and laws prohibiting unfair or unethical business practices.

"We are not responsible for anything outside of "Dr Aaron". Now or in the future, the Content and Services may link you to other web sites or information, software, data, or other contents, on or off the Internet. These other sites or and contents are not "Dr Aaron",  and the information there is outside of our control. What does this mean? It means that we do not control, endorse, or review the content of these sites. We do not review the contents that may be reached by such links, and we are not responsible for such content. Your linking to any other pages on other sites is at your own risk. The information, software, data, or other contents (including opinions, claims, comments) contained in linked references are those of the companies responsible for such sites, and should not be attributed to us. We have not attempted to verify the truth or accuracy of any such opinion, claim, or comment, nor do we endorse or support them. We do not warrant, nor are we in any way responsible for, information, software, data, privacy policies, or other content that is outside of our control.

If you violate any of this user agreement, your permission to use the Content and Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content. (See "Termination" below.)

Use of Your Information

We respect the privacy of your personal information, and do our part to keep it safe and secure. We only use data you share with "Dr Aaron" as stated in the "Dr Aaron" Privacy Statement, your personal privacy settings, and applicable law. If you create, transmit, or display health and wellness or other information while using "Dr Aaron", you agree to do so with information that you own or have the right to use.

 We cannot control external communications, so e-mails, SMS messages and text messages transmitted 

may not be secure.  Email and short message service (SMS) or text message communications from "Dr Aaron" are not encrypted unless indicated, and this information is not secured. You can opt out of receiving email, SMS, and text messages. However unlikely, it is possible for these communications to be intercepted or accessed without your authorization, and by using "Dr Aaron" you release "Dr Aaron" from any liability arising from or related to any such unauthorized access.

We Do Not Advertise. There is no advertising on "Dr Aaron"

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Contact us if you believe information on our website infringes your copyright. If you believe any materials accessible on or from "Dr Aaron" i

nfringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from us by contacting and providing us with information pursuant to our DMCA Removal Procedure.

You agree to our enforcement of these Terms and Conditions and the Rules. By using (including by accessing or attempting to access) "Dr Aaron" you agree that we have the right (but are not obligated) to: investigate an allegation that a communication or Content does not conform to these Terms and Conditions and determine in our sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication or Content; remove Content (including member-submitted questions) that we determine, in our sole discretion, to be abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fails to conform to these Terms and Conditions; terminate a member's access to "Dr Aaron" upon any breach of any of these Terms and Conditions; terminate a member's access to "Dr Aaron" if the member's registration information and/or email address is no longer valid; and remove any communication in "Dr Aaron" regardless of whether such communication violates these standards. We reserve the right to take any other action we deem necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests, visitors, and the public.

You understand that we can review and reject any submission. We reserve the right to review all media or any other submission prior to or after submission to the site and to remove any media or any submission for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

Submissions: Ownership

You give us rights in what you submit. With the exception of any personal data or information you submit (which shall be maintained in accordance with our Privacy Policy) or other information governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191 ("HIPAA"), if you make any submissions (by email or otherwise) on, to or through "Dr Aaron" including but data, questions, comments, suggestions, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions, you make such submission without any restrictions or expectation of compensation or of confidentiality, and agree that your submissions may be used without restriction for any purpose whatsoever, and you automatically grant–or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted–"Dr Aaron" the complete right to freely use such submissions in any way, commercial or otherwise, and for any purpose whatsoever, including the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, transmit, translate, create derivative works from, publicly perform or display (in any media or form now known or hereafter developed), or otherwise communicate to the public, in the form of a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license. "Dr Aaron" may sublicense its rights. Such submissions will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary and will become the property of "Dr Aaron"  and "Dr Aaron" shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to "Dr Aaron" for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products using such information. Don’t submit anything to us if you don’t want to give us rights to it. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them on, through, or to

"Dr Aaron" by email or otherwise.

Termination

All of our members are required to honor this Agreement. Your permission to use the Content and Services ends immediately if you violate any of the terms of this Agreement. We may place limits on, modify, or terminate your right to access and use "Dr Aaron" and the Services and/or Content at anytime. This suspension or termination may delete information, files, and other previously available Content.

Changes to this Agreement

Occasionally we may update this user agreement. When we make changes, we will revise the "last modified" date at the top of this document. We encourage you to review these terms of service periodically. Your continued use of "Dr Aaron" constitutes your agreement to the changed terms of service.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless against any claims or losses imposed on, incurred by, or asserted as a result of or relating to: (a) your use of "Dr Aaron" or the Content or Services; (b) your noncompliance with any of the terms and conditions hereof; and (c) any third-party actions related to or arising from your receipt or use of "Dr Aaron" or the Content or Services, whether authorized or unauthorized under the Terms of Use.

Exclusion of Warranties

"DR AARON" AND THE CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." NEITHER WE, "DR AARON", AND WE AND EACH OF THEM DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT CONTENT OR SERVICES SATISFY GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS INCLUDING THOSE REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS. "DR AARON" AND THE CONTENT AND SERVICES WERE DEVELOPED FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION CONCERNING "DR AARON" AND THE CONTENT OR SERVICES WHEN USED IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY.

Limitation of Liability of "DR AARON"

he use of "Dr Aaron" and the Content and Services is at your own risk. The "Dr Aaron" Site and the Content are provided on as "as is" basis. NEITHER WE, "DR AARON"  NOR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS MAY BE HELD LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES, EVEN IF THE PARTY KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT OTHER DAMAGES ARE POSSIBLE, OR THAT DIRECT DAMAGES ARE NOT A SATISFACTORY REMEDY. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION. WE DISCLSIAM 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, and without limiting the foregoing, We, our licensors, and our suppliers, make no representations or warranties about:

  1. the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content provided on or through the use of "Dr Aaron", whether by "Dr Aaron" or any other party; or
  2. the satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or he approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on "Dr Aaron".

NEITHER "DR AARON" NOR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS MAY BE HELD LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

"Dr Aaron", its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on "Dr Aaron" are not liable for any personal injury, including death, attributable to or caused by your use or misuse of "Dr Aaron" or Content. Any claims arising in connection with your use of "Dr Aaron" or any Content must be brought within one (1) year of the first date of the event giving rise to such action. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

limitations of liability in this section do not apply to breaches of intellectual property provisions by you or your indemnification obligations relating hereunder.

Remedies

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY OF THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON OUR SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE ACCESSING AND USING OUR SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES EVEN IF YOUR REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Licensed Content

Certain Content may be licensed from third-parties. The licenses for some of this Content may contain additional terms. When such Content licenses contain additional terms, we will make these terms available to you on those pages, in the Terms of Use or in the Additional Information section of our Site (which his incorporated herein by reference).

General Legal Terms

This Agreement, and the other agreements referenced in it (like our Privacy Policy), is the entire agreement between you and us relating to "Dr Aaron". This Agreement replaces any prior agreements unless such prior or subsequent agreement explicitly provides otherwise and specifically references this agreement. If there is any conflict between this agreement and a mutually signed written agreement between you and us related to "Dr Aaron", the signed written agreement will control.

Other parties may have rights under this agreement. A "third party beneficiary" is another party (for example, a company) who is not directly mentioned in an agreement, but who may have some rights arising out of an agreement. Our licensors may be third party beneficiaries to this Agreement pursuant to our agreements with them. To the extent our licensors are third party beneficiaries to this Agreement, the rights and protections provided to us under this Agreement inure to their benefit. Other than these licensors, there are no other third party beneficiaries to this Agreement. The parties are independent contractors, and nothing in this agreement creates an agency, partnership, or joint venture.

If we provide you with a translation of the English language version of this agreement, the English language version of this agreement will control if there is any conflict.

If we choose not to enforce any provision of this Agreement, we still keep the right to enforce it in the future. This means that the failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any provision in this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, it and any related provisions will be interpreted to best accomplish the unenforceable provision's essential purpose.

This agreement is governed by Minnesota law.