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LEGAL AGREEMENT & DISCLAIMER

Please read this agreement entirely and carefully before accessing the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) directory of facilities and treatment providers. By accessing the directory, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access the directory.

Summary:

  • NEDA does not attempt to practice medicine or give medical advice and is not a healthcare or treatment provider.
  • The information provided by NEDA is not intended to be a substitute for your independent medical decision-making or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan.
  • The directory is a resource only to allow you to seek the treatment of eating disorders by finding a resource to begin a path to recovery and you alone shall determine and be responsible for the appropriate treatment and recovery program for you.
  • The use of the directory does not nor does it intend to establish a doctor-patient, provider-patient or any other legal relationship between you and NEDA.
  • The facilities and treatment providers listed within the directory are not the employees, agents or compensated representatives of NEDA unless specifically noted in the directory.
  • The choice of a facility or treatment provider from the directory is entirely up to you and other facilities or treatment providers may exist beyond NEDA’s directory which may provide adequate treatment for your specific needs.
  • The listing of a facility or treatment provider in the directory or elsewhere on NEDA’s website does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the facility’s or treatment provider’s ability to meet your specific needs.
  • NEDA assumes no liability and accepts no responsibility for any acts, omissions, decisions or services attributable to facilities or treatment providers listed in the directory.

No Medical Advice. The information posted in the directory of facilities or treatment providers by NEDA or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional or treatment provider. NEDA is not a healthcare or treatment provider and does not attempt to practice medicine or give medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult with a doctor or treatment provider prior to taking any action to address your specific needs.

No Relationship. The use of the directory does not establish a doctor-patient, provider-patient or any other legal relationship between you and NEDA. NEDA does not have nor does it intend to have any ethical and/or legal obligations to you based on your use of the directory or any information contained therein whether in contract, tort or any other concept of law or equity.

No Warranties. The information listed therein is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of accuracy, completeness, timeliness, adequacy, professionalism or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information contained in the directory. No written information in the directory compiled by NEDA, its employees and representatives shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information.

Disclaimer of Liability. You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of the information in the directory, NEDA’s web site and the Internet generally. NEDA, its employees and representatives shall not be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, reliance by you on any information obtained via the directory; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to the directory.

Furthermore, you assume all responsibility and risk for the selection of a facility or treatment provider from the directory to address your specific needs. Under no circumstances shall NEDA or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or lost profits that result from the selection and use of a facility or treatment provider from the directory. The facilities and treatment providers listed within the directory are not the employees, agents or compensated representatives of NEDA unless specifically noted in the directory. You agree to indemnify and hold NEDA harmless for any claims, losses or damages arising from the acts, omissions, decision or services of any facility or treatment provider chosen by you from the directory. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO ANY CLAIMS, IN CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER CONCEPT IN LAW OR EQUITY AND AGREE TO HOLD NEDA HARMLESS AND PAY ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES OF NEDA’S LEGAL COUNSEL IN THE EVENT YOU INITIATE ANY CLAIM AGAINST NEDA.

In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Disclaimer of Endorsement. The listing of a facility or treatment provider in the directory or elsewhere on NEDA’s website and all references to the services offered by a facility or treatment provider does not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the facility or treatment provider’s ability to meet your specific needs. NEDA does not pre-screen or pre-evaluate the facilities or treatment providers in any way before they are put on the list. Nor does NEDA pre-screen, pre-evaluate, or consider the Medicare/Medicaid status of these providers. NEDA does not actively verify the credentials or licensing of any of the facilities or treatment providers in the directory. The choice of a facility or treatment provider from the directory is entirely up to you and other facilities or treatment providers or verifiers exist beyond NEDA’s directory which may provide adequate treatment for your specific needs. This directory does not include all facilities or treatment providers available for your specific needs nor does NEDA intend for this directory to be inclusive. You alone are responsible for researching, interviewing and selecting a suitable facility, treatment provider and course of treatment.

Third Party Facility/Treatment Provider Content. NEDA, its employees and representatives are distributors (not publishers or verifiers) of the content and information supplied by the third party facilities and treatment providers listed in the directory. The accuracy of any information in the directory is the responsibility of each facility or treatment provider. Accordingly, NEDA, its employees and representatives have no more editorial control over this content and information than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by the facilities, treatment providers or other third parties are those of the respective author(s). NEDA, its employees and representatives are not responsible for any material posted by the third parties. NEDA cannot and does not verify or endorse the content and information in any way, nor does NEDA vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, NEDA, its employees and representatives expressly disclaim any liability associated with content, information and any other material provided by third parties for inclusion in the directory.

Disclaimer of Links. "Links" to the facilities and treatment providers in the directory are provided by such facilities or treatment providers and are only for your convenience to access an informational and/or treatment resource to begin a path to recovery. Please note that many of the links provided are not on NEDA servers and are not maintained by NEDA or affiliated with any services provided by NEDA. These links are provided simply as a service to you, and it should not be implied that NEDA recommends, endorses or approves of any of the information and other content at the linked site(s). The link information and reference materials are intended solely for your general information and should not be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion with a qualified treatment provider.

Information Subject to Change. Any information in the directory may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.

Entire Agreement. The terms and conditions of the Legal Agreement and Disclaimer constitute the entire agreement and only understanding between you and NEDA regarding your use of the directory you’re your selection of a facility or treatment provider pursuant thereto. No modification or attempted modification of the terms and conditions by you shall be binding on NEDA.

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