Terms and Conditions

Terms of Service

Welcome to the Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (“COEM”). We offer an online wellness store to provide e-commerce to end users. This provides registered users of this site, the ability to purchase products and pay for services offered. We’ve put together here some detailed terms and conditions. You should read and understand there Terms of Service and COEM’s Privacy Policy before you use any of COEM’s products and services, including all features and functionalities, our user interfaces such as our website, and all content and software associated therewith (in whole or in part, the “Products and Services”).



These Terms of Service provide that all disputes between you and COEM will be resolved by BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights under this contract (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court). Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury and your claims cannot be brought as a class action. Please review the Arbitration Agreement below for the details regarding your agreement to arbitrate any disputes with COEM.


These Terms of Service are also a resource for you to have a deeper understanding of how our Products and Services work, including the kinds of data we collect, the way we bill, how we interact with you and other useful details. We encourage you to revisit these Terms of Service when you have a question about the Products and Services or want to know how something works. We hope you enjoy your COEM experience.



Acceptance of Terms of Service

By using, visiting, or browsing the Products and Services as a user or visitor you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, available at www.COEM.com/terms-of-service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you should not use the Products and Services, including our website. Violation of any terms will result in termination of your account. Questions about the Terms of Service may be sent to info@COEM.com.


These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and COEM and supersede any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and COEM, including previous versions of the Terms of Service.



Any failure of COEM to enforce or exercise a right provided in these terms is not a waiver of that right.



Changes to Terms of Service

COEM reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change these Terms of Service, including the Privacy Policy, in our sole and absolute discretion. COEM may also freely assign or transfer this Agreement. The most current version of these Terms of Service can be reviewed by visiting our website and clicking on “Terms of Service” located at the bottom of the pages of the COEM website. The most current version of the Terms of Service will supersede all previous versions. We will endeavor to post prior version(s) on our website when the Terms of Service are updated.




If any provision of this Agreement is declared void or unenforceable by any judicial authority, this shall not nullify the remaining provisions of the Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.




Account Terms Overview

You are responsible for using the Products and Services in a private and secure manner. COEM is not liable for any damage or loss due to unauthorized account access resulting from your actions, such as not logging out of the Products and Services or sharing your account password.



COEM can refuse registration or cancel an account at its sole discretion at any time.



You may not use the Products and Services for any illegal activity or to violate laws in your jurisdiction.



You may not use the Products and Services to distribute unsolicited email (“spam”) or malicious content such as viruses or worms.


You may not exploit the Products and Services to access unauthorized information.


COEM reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Products and Services for any reason, with or without notice.


Abuse or excessively frequent requests to the COEM website or other Products and Services may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account’s access to the Products and Services. COEM, at its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage. COEM will make a reasonable attempt via email to warn the account owner prior to suspension.


COEM owns intellectual property rights to any protectable part of the Products and Services, including but not limited to the design, artwork, functionality, and documentation. You may not copy, modify, or reverse engineer any part of the Products and Services owned by COEM. For more details, see below the Intellectual Property section of these Terms of Service.


User Conduct and Submissions

Any text, graphics, photographs, or other information communicated to COEM (collectively, “Content”) belongs to the person who posted such content. COEM reserves the right to use any Content posted to COEM in any other way without restriction.


You give COEM a non-exclusive, free, worldwide license for the duration of the applicable author’s rights, to publish your Content. In addition to the right to publish, you also grant the following rights, without limitation: (i) the right to reproduce; (ii) the right to transfer, which includes the distribution via computer and networks; (iii) the right to edit, modify, adapt, arrange, improve, correct, translate, in all or in part; (iv) the right to update/upgrade by adding or removing; and (v) the right to film, perform or post the Content in any media. Except as described in our Privacy Policy, COEM will not be required to treat any Content as confidential.


COEM cannot control all Content posted by third parties to the Products and Services, including to our user interfaces, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Products and Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent, incorrect or objectionable, and you agree that under no circumstances will COEM be liable in any way for any Content, including any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. You understand that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the content, integrity, and accuracy of such Content. If you would like to report objectionable materials, please contact info@COEM.com


By accessing the Products and Services, including our website and other user interfaces, you agree to use the Products and Services, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, our website, other user interfaces and all content and software associated therewith in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the Products and Services or Content therein. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains software 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 associated with the Products and Services. You also agree not to interfere with the servers or networks connected to any portions of the Products and Services or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Products and Services. You also agree not to impersonate any other person while using the Products and Services, conduct yourself in a vulgar or offensive manner while using the Products and Services, or use the Products and Services for any unlawful purpose.

Use of the Products and Services and any personally identifying information submitted through the Products and Services, such as through our user interfaces containing community forums, is subject to our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein, and a copy of which is currently located at www.COEM.com/privacy-policy. Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices. The date of any changes to our Privacy Policy will be noted at the bottom of the policy.

By using the Products and Services, you are consenting to receive certain communications from us. For example, COEM may send you newsletters about new COEM features, special offers, promotional announcements and customer surveys via email or other methods.

Please review our Privacy Policy for further details on our marketing communications. You can also find the unsubscribe instructions there. By using the Products and Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from COEM. These communications may include notices about your account (for example, change in password or Payment Method, confirmation e-mails and other transactional information) and information concerning or related to our service. These communications are part of your relationship with COEM and you receive them as part of the COEM membership. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

The member who created the COEM account and whose Payment Method is charged is referred to here as the “Account Owner”. The Account Owner has access and control over the COEM account. The Account Owner’s control is exercised through use of the Account Owner’s password and therefore to maintain exclusive control, the Account Owner should not reveal the password to anyone. In addition, if the Account Owner wishes to prohibit others from contacting COEM Customer Service and potentially altering the Account Owner’s control, the Account Owner should not reveal the Payment Method details (for example, the last four digits of their credit or debit card, or their email address if they use PayPal) associated with their account. BY SHARING THE COEM.COM ACCOUNT PASSWORD, THE ACCOUNT OWNER AGREES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSURING THAT THE PERSONS WITH WHOM IT SHARES THE PASSWORD COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND SUCH ACCOUNT OWNER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF SUCH PERSONS.

Any abuse or threatened abuse of other users of the Products and Services or of COEM personnel will result in immediate account termination.

Payment and Fees

To access any of our Products and Services, you must have access to the Internet and must create an account, either on a free or paid-subscription basis. To use our paid Products and Services, you must have a current valid accepted payment method as indicated during sign-up (“Payment Method”).

A valid credit card or Paypal account is required for paid subscription Products and Services.

When you subscribe to paid Products and Services, your credit card or Paypal account will be billed according to current COEM rates for the selected subscription plan to prepay usage of Product and Services for the current period. For monthly plans you will be charged subsequently on the same day of each month. If the billing date is the 29th — 31st, and the billing month does not contain this date, then the billing date will be adjusted to the last day of the current calendar month. Annual plan renewals will be charged on same day of the following year to prepay usage of Product and Services for the next annual service period.

If you choose to downgrade your subscription by switching to a different subscription plan, COEM will change your account immediately. No credit will be applied for the unused portion of service.

If you choose to upgrade or downgrade your subscription from one paid plan (“Old Plan”) to another paid plan (“New Plan”), your service will be switched immediately to the New Plan. The payment for the unused portion of service from your Old Plan will be credited toward the price of the New Plan. Your future monthly billing date will always remain the same. If the Plan change is a downgrade, credit will be applied to future months and your next monthly fee will be charged when the credit from the Old Plan has been used. If the Plan change is an upgrade, you will be charged the remaining portion for the current billing period immediately, and subsequent months will be charged on your previously existing billing date. Remaining credit from the current billing period will be calculated based on the number of remaining days in the current billing month. Questions about COEM billing are directed to billing@COEM.com and answered within 24 hours, Monday — Friday.

COEM provides refunds for Products and Services as per the Refund Policy found at www.coem.com/refund

Cancellation and Termination

You may terminate your account by selecting “Close my account” option in your account. 

Features and Functionality

The Products and Services included on the www.coem.com website are available for purchase via an online shopping cart that is integrated with our existing website, blog, social network as applicable. We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to make changes from time to time and without notice in how we operate the Products and Services. Any description of how the Products and Services work should not be considered a representation or obligation with respect to how the Products and Services always will work. We are making constant adjustments to the Products and Services and often these Terms of Service do not capture these adjustments completely.

Identity Protection

You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account. You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your COEM account. If you disclose your password to anyone or share your account with other people, you take full responsibility for their actions. Where possible, users of public or shared networks should log out at the completion of each visit. If you find that you are a victim of identity theft and it involves a COEM account, you should notify us at info@COEM.com. Then, you should report this instance to all your card issuers, as well as your local law enforcement agency. Also, you should be mindful of any communication requesting that you submit credit card or other account information. Providing your information in response to these types of communications can result in identity theft. Always access your sensitive account information by going directly to the COEM website and not through a hyperlink in an email or any other electronic communication, even if it looks official. COEM reserves the right to place any account on hold anytime with or without notification to the member in order to protect itself from what it believes to be fraudulent activity. COEM is not obligated to credit or discount goods or services for holds placed on the account by either a representative of COEM or by the automated processes of COEM.

Warranties

UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, COEM MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION GOODS AND SERVICES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF NON INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COEM DOES NOT WARRANT THE RESULTS OF USE OF ANY OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND ACCOUNT HOLDER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY WITH RESPECT THERETO.

Limitation of Liability and Damages.

IN NO EVENT SHALL COEM, OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILATIES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE (JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY) TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARLY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, GOODWILL, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL OR INTANGIBLE DAMAGES OR LOSS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OUR WEBSITE, AND ALL CONTENTS AND SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITIES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES FOR LOSSES ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR WEBSITE AND USER INTERFACES, AND ALL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW) EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF YOUR ACTUAL FEES PAID TO COEM FOR SPECIFIC GOODS OR SERVICES WHEN A LOSS IS ALLEGED TO HAVE OCCURRED. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. IF ANY APPLICABLE AUTHORITY HOLDS ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION OR OTHER SECTIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY PORTION OF THE PRIVACY POLICY, TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THOSE PORTIONS DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE SHALL BE SEVERED AND THE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL BE ENFORCED ABSENT THOSE PROVISIONS AND ANY LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST POSSIBLE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You shall indemnify COEM for damages, costs and attorneys fees that COEM incurs from any third party claim that (i) arise from your modification of the Products and Services or (ii) the use by COEM of any materials provided to COEM by you for use in the Products and Services infringe any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right under law. You shall assume the defense of any third party claim with counsel reasonably satisfactory to COEM. COEM may employ its own counsel in any such case, and shall pay such counsel’s fees and expenses. You shall have the right to settle any claim for which indemnification is available; provided, however, that to the extent that such settlement requires COEM being indemnified to take or refrain from taking any action or purports to obligate COEM being indemnified, then you shall not settle such claim without the prior written consent of COEM, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. THE PARTIES DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, RELYINGINSTEAD ON THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION.

Additional disclaimers or limitations of liability may be contained in the various third party software, licensing and service agreements you may have agreed to in order to access the Products and Services.

Intellectual Property

Copyright. The Products and Services, including all content included on our user interfaces, or delivered to members as part of the Products and Services, including, but not limited to, source code, data compilations, and software, are the property of COEM or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property laws and treaties. The Products and Services are the exclusive property of COEM and its licensors and are protected by the copyright and trade secret laws in the territories in which the Products and Service operate and by international treaty provisions. Content shall not be reproduced or used without express written permission from COEM or its licensors. You agree to adhere to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Service. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible from COEM, not to insert any code or product into or manipulate the content of the Products and Services in any way, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. COEM reserves the right to terminate your account hereunder if COEM, in its sole and absolute discretion, believes that you are in violation of COEM software restrictions, restrictions against copying the Products and Services provided to you by us, or other unauthorized copying or use of our proprietary content in violation of the copyrights of COEM and its licensors. COEM does not promote, foster or condone the copying of third party products or categories or any other infringing activity. While the use of the Products and Services, including demos of online stores, store products and services, are for your commercial use, such items proprietary to third parties are not. Please see the instructions at the end of these Terms of Service for notifying us of the presence of any allegedly infringing content of the Products and Services, including any on the website, COEM.com.

TThe Products and Services, including but not limited to their graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names constitute trade dress of COEM. The trademarks, service marks and trade dress of COEM may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from COEM and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with COEM, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that dilutes the rights of COEM, or in any manner that disparages or discredits COEM. Other trademarks that appear on the COEM website and user interfaces are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by COEM. Any images of persons or personalities contained on the COEM website and user interfaces are not an indication or endorsement of COEM or any particular product or our service unless otherwise indicated.

Use of Information Submitted

COEM is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to us (“Feedback”), including responses to questionnaires or through postings to the Products and Services, including the COEM website and user interfaces, without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Products and Services. Furthermore, by posting any Feedback on our site, submitting Feedback to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-freeirrevocable license, including the right to sublicense such right, and right to display, use, reproduce or modify the Feedback submitted in any media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.

Please note COEM does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to COEM. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding that no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against COEM and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.

Service Testing

From time to time, we test various aspects of our Products and Services, including our website, other user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotions, features, delivery, and pricing, and we reserve the right to include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice.

Customer Service

If you need assistance with your account, you may reach us at info@COEM.com.

Limitations on Use

You must be 18 years of age or older to become a registered user and end user of the Products and Services. In certain jurisdictions, the age of majority may be older than 18, in which case you must satisfy that age in order to become a member. While individuals under the age of 18 may utilize the Products and Services, they may do so only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian, under such person’s account and otherwise subject to these Terms of Service. While COEM does distribute products that may be used by children, the Products and Services are not intended to be used by children, without involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian (see also “Parental Controls”). Unless otherwise specified, we grant you a limited, non exclusive, non transferable, license to access the Products and Services. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You may not download (other than through page caching necessary for personal use, or as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms of Service), modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, duplicate, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any information contained on, or obtained from or through, the Products and Services, without our express written consent. COEM does not promote, foster or condone the copying of third-party content, or any other infringing activity. You may not circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Products and Services. You may not frame or utilize any framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of COEM without our express written consent. You may not purchase search terms or use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the COEM name  without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use of the Products and Services or its contents will terminate the limited license granted by us and will result in the cancellation of your membership.

Third Party Products, Services and Websites

COEM may from time to time recommend or enable third party products, services or websites links for your consideration or use. Such products, services, and links are provided only as a convenience to you and does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with COEM with respect to any third party, any third party’s party apps, software, products, services or websites. These Terms of Service do not apply to such third party apps, software, products, services or websites and you should review such third party the agreements relates to such third party apps, software, products, services or websites they may be different than these Terms of Service and it is your sole responsibility to comply with such third party terms. Your use or access to any third party’s apps, software, products, services or websites is at your own risk. COEM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THIRD PARTY APPS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR WEBSITES AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS SERVICES OR WEBSITES.

Claims of Copyright Infringement

It is the policy of COEM to respect the intellectual property rights of others. COEM does not condone the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. If you believe your work has been reproduced or distributed in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material available through the Products and Services, please send your concerns to info@coem.com to address the issue.

Governing Law

These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of South Carolina, U.S.A. without regard to conflict of laws provisions. If any provision or provisions of these terms shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby, and shall remain in full force and effect.

Arbitration Agreement

You and COEM agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating in any way to the Products and Services, including our website, user interfaces, these Terms of Service and this Arbitration Agreement, shall be determined by binding arbitration in Charleston County, South Carolina, instead of in courts of general jurisdiction. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, allows for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. You agree that, by agreeing to these Terms of Service, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and COEM are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and the termination of your COEM membership.

YOU AND COEM AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and COEM agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.