Welcome to Metabolife.com, including MlifeSupport.com, websites operated by ISI Brands Inc. and Twinlab Corporation, each an IdeaSphere Company (hereafter referred to as “Metabolife” “we” or “us”).
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INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS.
The Site allows users to create an account or register for services that may allow such users, among other things, to communicate with one another (such account holders or registered users being referred to herein as “Members”). You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. You understand that Metabolife does not in any way screen Members, nor does Metabolife inquire into the backgrounds of Members nor attempt to verify the statements of Members. METABOLIFE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE MEMBERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL METABOLIFE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other Members, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You understand that Metabolife makes no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you may meet through the Site. You should not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information) to other Members.
From time to time, we may post links to other web sites for your convenience, or you may arrive at our Site from a link posted on another web site. You acknowledge that these other sites or locations are not under the control of Metabolife and you agree that Metabolife will not be responsible for any information or additional links found at these other sites. Metabolife has not endorsed, tested or verified any information or programs found at these other sites.
The Site is intended for individuals over the age of eighteen (18). You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Site and to register as a Member of mlifesupport.com. Metabolife operates the Site from within the United States. The content and materials on the Site are intended for United States residents. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, please keep in mind that it may not conform with the laws of your country. You may not use the Site in violation of United States export laws and regulations.
Upon registration with mlifesupport.com as a Member, you will designate a username and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and you are fully responsible for all activities on the Site that occur under your username and password. You agree to (a) immediately notify Metabolife of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Metabolife will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, you may wish to consider disabling your auto-sign in feature if you have linked your Window's Live ID to your account.
Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and should not use the Site for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including the unauthorized collection of usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site may be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Use of the Site is with the permission of Metabolife, which may be revoked at any time, for any reason, in Metabolife’s sole discretion.
Metabolife welcomes your comments. However, please do not send Metabolife any creative ideas, original materials, or suggestions other than those we have specifically requested. Any communication or material you transmit to Metabolife or post to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, answers, comments, suggestions, testimonials or the like will be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Metabolife.
Metabolife requires that you not use the Site to violate anyone's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to Metabolife or the Site, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. You also warrant that all moral rights in any material that you submit to us have been waived. Submitting material that is the property of another, without the consent of its owner, is not only a violation of this Agreement, but may also subject you, Metabolife, and other Members or users to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. In addition to any other remedies available to Metabolife, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Metabolife andits affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses or liability by any third party arising out of or associated with any material you submit to Metabolife or the Site.
Further, you agree not to use this Site to:
a. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that is unlawful, false, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable (in our sole discretion) or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law;
b. Harm minors in any way;
c. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a director, officer, employee, shareholder, agent or representative of Metabolife, our affiliates or any other person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with Metabolife, our affiliates or any other person or entity;
d. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that you do not have a right to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
e. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that infringe upon any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other proprietary rights of any party;
f. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” unsolicited mass mailings, “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of commercial solicitation;
g. Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
h. Interfere with or disrupt this Site or servers or networks connected to this Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
i. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law;
j. “Stalk” or otherwise harass another user of the Site;
k. Collect or store personal data or attempt to collect or store personal data about other users of the Site;
l. Solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes form other Users;
m. You may not include in your Member profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses; or
n. Assist or permit any person to engage in any of the activities described above.
Although Metabolife cannot and does not review any or all material submitted by Users to the Site, Metabolife reserves the right to remove any material at any time for any or no reason, in its sole discretion.
The Site provides information regarding weight management, nutrition, health and fitness and content published over the internet and is intended only to assist users by providing useful information for them to consider. Metabolife is not a medical organization and our staff cannot give you medical advice or diagnosis. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as such advice or diagnosis. The information and content of the Site should not be interpreted as a substitute for consultation, evaluation, or treatment by a physician or health care professional.
The MLifeSupport calorie calculators and health tools found on the Site do not provide medical advice and do not replace the advice of a medical professional. Care has been taken to make sure the calculators and tools are generating correct results, but no guarantee is made that the results are accurate. The health tools use professionally accepted and peer reviewed algorithms to calculate their results.
You are urged and advised to seek the advice of a physician or health care professional before beginning any diet or exercise program, weight loss effort or regimen. The Site is intended for use only by healthy adult individuals. The Site is not intended for use by minors, pregnant women, or individuals with any type of health condition. Such individuals are specifically warned to seek professional medical advice prior to initiating any form of diet or exercise program, weight loss effort or regimen.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
METABOLIFE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHATSOEVER, REGARDING THE SITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WITH ALL FAULTS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. METABOLIFE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LACK OF VIRUSES, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS, RESULTS, AND LACK OF NEGLIGENCE.
SPECIFICALLY, METABOLIFE MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE REGARDING MEMBERS INCLUDED IN THE RESULTS OF ANY BUDDY SEARCH, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPATIBILITY WITH SUCH MEMBERS. METABOLIFE WILL PROVIDE YOUR SCREEN NAME, BUT NOT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, TO THE MEMBERS YOU CHOOSE TO CONTACT THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY AND SOLE LIABILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE TO OTHER USERS OR MEMBERS.
METABOLIFE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE OR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OR USERS OF THE SITE, EVEN IF METABOLIFE WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEATH, BODILY HARM, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR ASSOCIATED WITH INTERACTION (ONLINE OR IN-PERSON) WITH ANY OTHER MEMBER OR USER OF THE SITE.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OR USERS. METABOLIFE IN NO WAY SCREENS OR INVESTIGATES USERS, MEMBERS OR POTENTIAL MEMBERS. METABOLIFE RECOMMENDS THAT YOU TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH USERS OR MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSIDERING IN-PERSON MEETINGS. METABOLIFE RECOMMENDS THAT YOU REVIEW METABOLIFE'S INTERNET SAFETY TIPS PRIOR TO ANY MEETING WITH OTHER USERS OR MEMBERS.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Metabolife harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, demands, penalties, forfeitures, suits, judgments and the associated costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees), which Metabolife may hereafter incur, become responsible for or pay out arising out of your use of the Site or your breach of any provision of these Terms.
GOVERNING LAW AND CHOICE OF FORUM
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to your use of the Site or these Terms will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County in the State of New York and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action
You recognize and acknowledge that a breach by you of any of your obligations under the Terms will cause Metabolife irreparable damage, which cannot be readily remedied by monetary damages in an action at law. Accordingly, in the event of any default or breach by you, including any action by you that could cause some loss or dilution of our goodwill, reputation, or rights in the Site, Metabolife shall be entitled to an immediate injunction in addition to any other remedies available, to stop or prevent such irreparable harm, loss, or dilution. In addition to any other remedies available to Metabolife, if you breach any of the Terms, your right to use this Site will terminate automatically. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and all copies thereof, whether made in accordance with these Terms or otherwise.
The Terms embody the entire agreement and understanding between Metabolife and you with respect to the subject matter of the Terms and supersedes all prior oral or written agreements and understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms. No statement, representation, warranty, covenant or agreement of any kind not expressly set forth in the Terms shall affect, or be used to interpret, change or restrict, the express terms and provisions of the Terms.
In any action against us arising from the use of the Site or these Terms, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney’s fees.
If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter herein.