This web page represents a legal document and is the Terms of Service and Use Agreement ("Agreement") for our website, Gottman Referral Network ("Website"), as owned and operated by The Gottman Institute. By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the following Agreement each time you use our Website. Please review the following terms carefully.
"Gottman Referral Network" is an interactive on-line service operated by The Gottman Institute, Inc., consisting of information services and content provided by The Gottman Institute, affiliates of Gottman Referral Network and other third parties. "Client" means each person who accesses Gottman Referral Network for access to and use of Gottman Referral Network information.
(A) Gottman Referral Network is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, treatment, medical treatment, psychotherapy, counseling, or mental health services. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any mental health symptom or medical condition. Never disregard professional psychological or medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on Gottman Referral Network.
(B) The Gottman Institute does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on Gottman Referral Network. Reliance on any information provided by Gottman Referral Network, The Gottman Institute employees, others appearing on Gottman Referral Network at the invitation of The Gottman Institute, or other visitors to Gottman Referral Network is solely at your own risk.
(C) The Gottman Institute provides the Gottman Referral Network as a public service for those interested in working with mental health care providers (therapists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, etc.).
(D) The Gottman Institute cannot and does not provide any warranties related to the information contained in or resulting services from any of the mental health care providers (therapists, counselors, psychologists, social-workers, marriage and family therapists, and other health providers) listed in the Gottman Referral Network Therapist Directory. Information accessed through the Gottman Referral Network Therapist Directory is provided "AS IS" and without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness.
(E) The Gottman Institute does not warrant the competence of any mental health care provider listed in the Gottman Referral Network. The Gottman Institute does not warrant that the mental health care providers listed in the Gottman Referral Network Therapist Directory are currently or properly licensed. Under no circumstances should the Gottman Referral Network be used to verify the credentials of mental health care providers. Please contact your State Professional Licensing Board (or the relevant licensing board if you're located outside the United States) to verify the licensure of a provider. Use of the Gottman Referral Network to locate, contact, or receive services from a mental health care provider is wholly voluntary and will not result in any liability against Gottman Referral Network. In no event shall The Gottman Institute be liable for damages to any user of the Gottman Referral Network.
(F) The Gottman Institute shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of Gottman Referral Network, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
(G) This Agreement, which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to Client's use of Gottman Referral Network, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to Client's use of Gottman Referral Network. By using Gottman Referral Network, Client agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use Gottman Referral Network is personal to Client and is not transferable to any person or entity.
3. Changed Terms.
The Gottman Institute shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Client's use of Gottman Referral Network, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding or increasing fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice, which may be given by any means including, but not limited to, posting on Gottman Referral Network, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Client obtains notice thereof. Any use of Gottman Referral Network by Client after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Client of such changes, modifications or additions.
4. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.
(A) CLIENT EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF GOTTMAN REFERRAL NETWORK IS AT CLIENT'S SOLE RISK. Neither The Gottman Institute, its affiliates nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, third party content providers or licensers warrant that Gottman Referral Network will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of Gottman Referral Network, or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service, or merchandise provided through Gottman Referral Network.
(B) Gottman Referral Network is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchant ability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are implied by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement.
(C) this disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, negligence, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.
Client specifically acknowledges that The Gottman Institute is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other clients or third-parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with client.
(D) in no event will The Gottman Institute, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing Gottman Referral Network or the Gottman Referral Network software, be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use Gottman Referral Network. Client hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section shall apply to all content on Gottman Referral Network.
(E) in addition to the foregoing, neither The Gottman Institute, nor its affiliates, information providers or content partners shall be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects in, or untimeliness or unauthenticity of, the information contained within Gottman Referral Network, or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the user, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom or occasioned thereby. None of the foregoing parties shall be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages. Neither The Gottman Institute, nor its affiliates, information providers or content partners warrant or guarantee the timeliness, sequence, accuracy or completeness of this information. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results obtained from the use of the information.
Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The Gottman Institute, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of Gottman Referral Network by Client.
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7. Third Party Content.
Gottman Referral Network is a licenser or distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and Clients. Accordingly, there are some cases in which Gottman Referral Network has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Clients or any other user of Gottman Referral Network, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of The Gottman Institute.
Neither The Gottman Institute nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchant ability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)
In many instances, the content available through Gottman Referral Network represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Client, or other user not under contract with The Gottman Institute. The Gottman Institute neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on Gottman Referral Network by anyone other than authorized The Gottman Institute employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.
Under no circumstances will The Gottman Institute be liable for any loss or damage caused by a Client's reliance on information obtained through Gottman Referral Network. It is the responsibility of Client to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through Gottman Referral Network. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
8. Children's Privacy.
Gottman Referral Network is not intended or designed to attract persons under the age of 18. We do not collect information from any person we actually know is under the age of 18.
This Agreement, our Website, and our Service are governed be the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to its conflict of law principles. The City of Seattle, in which The Gottman Institute is located, shall be the forum for any legal action relating to our Website, Content, or Service. Any cause of action must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement of Service shall take precedence. The failure of The Gottman Institute to enforce any provision or right as found in this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such provision or right. The use of section headings in this Agreement is merely for convenience and in no way limits or defines how this Agreement should be construed. This Agreement and any operating rules for Gottman Referral Network constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.