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Terms and Conditions of Use
Terms and Conditions of Use
Terms and Conditions of Use


By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site.

Support Groups Central ("SGC") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the SGC website ("SGC Site," or the "Site,") will mean you accept those changes.

The Site Does Not Provide Healthcare Advice
The contents of the SGC Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from SGC's licensors, and other material contained on the SGC Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional healthcare advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of licensed healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a healthcare issue. Never disregard professional healthcare advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the SGC Site!

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. SGC does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, licensed healthcare professionals, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by SGC, SGC employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of SGC, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk. The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.

Children's Privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract 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.

Use of Content
SGC authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the SGC Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright © 2018, Support Groups Central. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the SGC Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with SGC or 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 other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of SGC. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to SGC and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, 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 SGC and Its Licensors
The use of the SGC Site and the Content is at your own risk. When using the SGC Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of SGC and its suppliers. Accordingly, SGC 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 SGC Site.


  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 SGC Site or SGC.
  2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the SGC Site.

In no event shall SGC, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the SGC 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 SGC Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not SGC, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the SGC Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. SGC, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the SGC Site shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. SGC, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the SGC Site are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, content (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 and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

User Submissions
The personal information you submit to SGC is governed by the SGC Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the SGC Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

If you make any such submission you agree that you will not send or transmit to SGC by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" page) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to SGC by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to SGC by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted-SGC a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. SGC may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to SGC by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.

SGC Meetings
If you participate in our meetings, you are solely responsible for your participation, the consequences of your participation, and your reliance on your experience in our meetings. SGC is not responsible for the consequences of anyone's participation in our meetings. If you think you may have a healthcare emergency, call your licensed healthcare professionals or 911 immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to participate in our meetings, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  1. Using meetings for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
  2. Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by SGC in its sole discretion;
  4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
  6. Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  7. Impersonating another person;
  8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
  9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;
  10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments;
  11. Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or
  12. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our meetings or the Site, or which, in the judgment of SGC, exposes SGC or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.
SGC Reserves the Right (but is Not Obligated) to Do Any or All of the Following:
  1. Record the dialogue in our meetings.
  2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
  3. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.
  4. Terminate a user's access to any or all meetings and/or the SGC Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  5. Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the meetings.
  6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the SGC Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.
SGC or its licensors have no liability or responsibility to users of the SGC Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Advertisements, Searches, and Links to Other Sites
SGC may provide links to third-party web sites. SGC also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and SGC may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. SGC does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. SGC is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the SGC Site, 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. SGC does not endorse any product, service, or treatment advertised on the SGC Site.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold SGC, 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.

SGC is based in Pasadena, California, in the United States of America. SGC makes no claims that SGC or any Site within the SGC Network 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 SGC Network 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, User Submissions of image, video, audio files, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with SGC, or in any way relating to your use of the SGC Site, 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 SGC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions 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 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 condition.

Notice and Takedown Procedures; and Copyright Agent
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting SGC's copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
SGC's agent for copyright issues relating to this web site is:
Support Groups Central
Attn: Office of Privacy
530 South Lake Avenue #766
Pasadena, CA 91101
Or call: (888) 799-0907

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, SGC maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of participants of the Site who are repeat infringers.

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the SGC Site, these Terms and Conditions and the SGC Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and SGC with respect to the use of the SGC Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the SGC Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted by email or via U.S. mail to: SGC Office of Privacy, 530 South Lake Ave, Ste 766, Pasadena, CA 91101.