Terms of Service

Please read these Terms of Service (the “Terms”) fully and carefully before using www.myers-stevens.com (the “Site”) and the services, features, content or applications (together with the Site, the “Services”) offered by Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. (“MST”). These Terms set forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Site and the Services provided by MST and its affiliates (collectively, “MST,” “we,” “us” and “our”). These Terms include the provisions in this document, as well as those in the Privacy Policy. BY USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICES YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION PRACTICES DISCLOSED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY. AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW, YOU ALSO AGREE TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE THAT YOU MAY HAVE WITH US WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THROUGH BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOU CANNOT USE THE SERVICES.

Will these Terms ever change?

We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we make any material changes, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the Services, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them, but you may no longer be able to use some or all of the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes. Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

What are the basics of using the Services?

You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You represent that you have properly identified yourself by entering your own name and personal identifiers when registering for the Services and not those of any other person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account, and for keeping your account password secure. You represent and warrant that you are an individual of legal age to form a binding contract. You will only use the Services for your own internal, personal, non-commercial use, and the personal, non-commercial use of your family members or dependents to which MST may provide insurance coverage and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.

Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Content or User Submission (each of those terms is defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that: • Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including MST); • Violates any law or regulation, including any applicable export control laws; • Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable; • Jeopardizes the security of your MST account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you); • Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user; • Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes; • Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure); • “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means); • Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; • Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services. A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

What are my rights in the Services?

The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including MST’s) rights. Legal notices including, but not limited to, your contract/certificate of coverage, schedule of benefits and any HIPAA notices may be downloaded from the Services, but they may not be changed or deleted as such would constitute fraud. You understand that MST owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.

What about medical information made available on the Services?

You understand and agree that the health information and other content appearing on the Services or developed with your input or the input of our Business Associates (defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or provides services to, MST) is for informational purposes only. YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. The information provided is not a substitute for professional health care and is not meant to replace the advice of a health care professional. It is not intended to advocate the use of one treatment or drug over another – only your medical professional can determine the right course of treatment for you and determine what is safe, appropriate and effective based on your needs. You should see your healthcare provider for any medical condition. The Services are not meant to diagnose or treat. Consult your physician before taking any drug, changing your diet, starting or stopping any course of treatment or starting a new fitness regimen. DO NOT USE THE SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL 911. NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THE SERVICES IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, NURSING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE ADVICE, OR THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL CARE.

Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Site?

You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it. You will keep all your registration information accurate and current. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services. The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by MST When you access third party websites or use third party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that MST is not responsible for such risks. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize. MST has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, MST will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service. If you are a California resident, you shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims when the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

What if I want to stop using the Services?

You’re free to stop using the Services at any time, by contacting us at 1-800-827-4695; please refer to our Privacy Policy as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us. Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. MST is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. MST has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms. Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination. By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.

What else do I need to know?

Payments.

Certain of our Services may be subject to payments now or in the future (the “Paid Services”). Please see our Site for a description of the current Paid Services. Please note that any payment terms presented to you in the process of using or signing up for a Paid Service are deemed part of this Agreement. We use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to bill you through a payment account linked to your Account on the Services (your “Billing Account”) for use of the Paid Services. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to this Agreement. We are not responsible for errors by the Payment Processor. By choosing to use Paid Services, you agree to pay us, through the Payment Processor, all charges at the prices then in effect for any use of such Paid Services in accordance with the applicable payment terms and you authorize us, through the Payment Processor, to charge your chosen payment provider or debit account (your “Payment Method”). You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method. If we, through the Payment Processor, do not receive payment from you, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand. YOU MUST PROVIDE CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT. YOU MUST PROMPTLY UPDATE ALL INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE (SUCH AS A CHANGE IN BILLING ADDRESS, DEBIT CARD NUMBER, OR DEBIT CARD EXPIRATION DATE), AND YOU MUST PROMPTLY NOTIFY US OR OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR IF YOUR PAYMENT METHOD IS CANCELED (E.G., FOR LOSS OR THEFT) OR IF YOU BECOME AWARE OF A POTENTIAL BREACH OF SECURITY, SUCH AS THE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR USE OF YOUR USER NAME OR PASSWORD. CHANGES TO SUCH INFORMATION CAN BE MADE AT YOUR ACCOUNT. IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE ANY OF THE FOREGOING INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY CONTINUE CHARGING YOU FOR ANY USE OF PAID SERVICES UNDER YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT UNLESS YOU HAVE TERMINATED YOUR PAID SERVICES.

Warranty Disclaimer.

Neither MST nor its licensors or suppliers make any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. We (and our licensors and suppliers) make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Services.

THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY MST (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, NOR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), (III) FOR ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL OR (IV) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) OF THE GREATER OF (A) FEES PAID TO US FOR THE PARTICULAR SERVICES DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PREVIOUS THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD OR (B) $100.00. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnity.

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MST, our affiliates and each of our and their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers, partners and representatives from all liabilities, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the services and content we offer, violation of these Terms, or infringement by you, or any third party using your identity in the services, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have on file (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).

Miscellaneous.

You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that MST may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and MST agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and MST with respect to the Services, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. MST’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. The course of conduct between you and MST shall not act to modify any provision of these Terms. You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without MST’s prior written consent. MST may assign its rights and duties hereunder to any third party at any time without notice to you. We may deliver notice to you concerning these Terms by means of electronic mail, by a general notice posted on the website, or by written communication delivered by first-class U.S. mail to your address on record in our files.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have questions or need further assistance regarding this Policy, you may contact MST’s Office by writing to:

Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc.
Attn: Privacy Officer
26101 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo CA 92692

or by calling

800.827.4695