Terms Of Use

Please read this agreement carefully and completely before using this site.

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If you are an established patient of Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc., (i.e. you have been seen by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D. in person in his office) and you have an urgent question, please call the office directly at (925) 943-6353.

Questions regarding scheduling an appointment or price ranges will be forwarded to the appropriate office staff. If you desire the soonest possible consultation time you are encouraged to call the office during business hours (Monday through Friday 9am – Noon and 2 pm – 5 pm) at (925) 943-6353.

Terms of Use:

By entering this site or the links accessible through this site, you expressly agree to be bound by this agreement. The information and the resources contained on and accessible through this site are made available by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc., (“sanfranciscoplasticsurgeryblog.com”) and/or its suppliers and vendors, and are subject to your agreement to their terms and conditions.

All contents copyright (c) Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. and/or its suppliers and vendors. All rights reserved, Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. makes this Web site available and free to all users for the sole purpose of providing educational information on health-related issues.

The accuracy of the sanfranciscoplasticsurgeryblog.com web site, information, and resources identified are not warranted or guaranteed, or intended to substitute for professional health advice, to contradict health advice given, or for health care of any kind. Your use of this Web site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use.

All materials on this server and this Internet site, including the site’s design, layout, and organization, are owned and copyrighted by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc., or its suppliers or vendors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyrights.

Only your personal use of such materials is permitted, which means that you may access, download, or print such materials for your personal use only. Commercial use of any sort is expressly prohibited. You agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notice from materials downloaded from this site or any site accessible through this site.

Any requests for Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s permission to publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transfer, or otherwise use any materials contained in the Web site should be submitted using the contact forms contained on the web site.

By using this site, you expressly agree to be bound to the foregoing terms and conditions.

Use of Information and Resources:

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. makes this site available for the sole purpose of providing general information on health-related topics.

This site may not be used as a supplement or alternative for health care, and is not intended and does not warrant or guarantee the quality or quantity of any services of any of the advertisers identified; further, the information provided is merely for educational purposes, and its accuracy is not guaranteed. Do not use this site as a substitute for health care. Please consult with your doctor or other health care provider regarding any health questions you may have. This site is not coded or maintained by doctors or licensed healthcare providers and may not be used for health diagnosis or treatment. Do not use this site to disregard any health advice, nor to delay seeking health advice, because of something you read or see in this site.

You understand and agree that neither Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc., nor its suppliers or vendors or linked domain names are responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage, of any kind, directly or indirectly resulting from your use of this site or the information or the resources contained on or accessible through it.

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. expressly disclaims any implied warranty or representation about the information or accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness for any particular purpose of any kind. Your use of this site is also subject to all additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout the site.

Links to Other Internet Sites:

This site also includes links to other Internet sites created and maintained by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s suppliers, vendors, affiliates, or subscribers. Be aware that Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. does not control, makes no guarantees about, and disclaims any express or implied representations or warranties about the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose of the information or the resources contained on these or any other Internet sites.

Further, the inclusion of these links is merely for your convenience and is not intended and does not reflect Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s opinion on the accuracy or the importance of these other sites; further, Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. does not endorse in any manner any of the views expressed in, or products or services offered by this or these other sites. All information in any Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. site, or associated or linked site, is extracted, read, used, or relied upon by you at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranty:

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. and its suppliers and vendors disclaim all express or implied representations or warranties with regard to the information, services, products, materials, and any other resources contained on or accessible through this site, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. All information provided by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. is made available “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind, or any express or implied promise, including, by way of example, its continuing availability.

Limitation of Liability:

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. or its suppliers or vendors be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary, contractual, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever of any kind, resulting from any loss, which by way of example, includes loss of use, loss of data, loss of profits, business interruption, litigation, or any other pecuniary loss, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this site, with the delay or inability to use this site, or with the provision of or failure to make available any information, services, products, materials, or other resources contained on or accessible through this site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

With respect to products, goods, or services purchased from any entity identified, listed, named or contacted through Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s Web site, or any links to Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s Web site, in no event shall Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, resulting from any loss of use, loss of profits, litigation, or any other pecuniary loss, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the provision of or failure to make available any such products, goods, or services, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

You acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are elements of this agreement, and that this site would not be provided to you absent such limitations.

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. and its suppliers and vendors from any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to your violation of this agreement or use of this site in any manner.

Your use of this site shall constitute your acceptance of the terms of this Agreement, as revised and modified, if any, each and every time you access this site. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement.

Miscellaneous:

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision(s) of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

This agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this agreement or this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California, without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. Any legal action or proceeding between Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. or its links, suppliers or vendors and you related to this agreement or this site shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the County of Contra Costa, California, or the Northern District of California.

Copyright:

All materials on this server and this Internet site, including the site’s design, layout, and organization, are owned and copyrighted by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. or its suppliers or vendors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyrights.

Personally Identifiable Information:

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s Privacy Policy (Personally Identifiable Information). Our policy is to allow our users to anonymously access the information on Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. properties. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. does not collect, sell, or provide any personally identifiable information regarding you or other users, unless you voluntarily provide that information to us for that purpose. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. does not place cookies in your browser.

HIPAA Compliant:

This website resource allows you to learn information related to certain health topics and find health service providers in your area by linking you to individual health service provider’s web sites. Due to the nature of this web site, Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. cannot check or verify the accuracy of information contained on health service provider’s web sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. of these sites. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from these web sites. You are advised to conduct your own thorough review of the health service provider (“provider”) prior to retaining or taking advice from that provider. Advice given and opinions expressed throughout providers’ sites are those of the provider. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. expressly disclaims all liability for any actions taken or not taken by you based upon any or all advice given or any service provided by the provider to you. This site or any e-mail, telephone, written or other communication with representatives of Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. initiated through this site cannot substitute for a detailed face-to-face consultation.

Privacy of Your Health Information:

We understand that your health information is personal to you and we are committed to protecting information about you. The information you supply is voluntary. Please be aware that no matter how carefully your information is protected within the offices of Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc., we have no control over the information while it is en route between your data input/output device (computer, e-mail device, etc…) and Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s web sites and input/output devices. Your information will not be shared outside Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. except as otherwise required by law, or to provide continuity of medical care. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. expressly disclaims all liability for any wrongful disclosure of your health information before it reaches the offices of Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc., or after it is sent to you. If you are using a third party’s computer or e-mail address, you privacy may be compromised. If you misspell you e-mail address, your information may be undeliverable or be sent to unknown person. By voluntarily submitting you name, address, e-mail address, phone number and any other information you are giving permission for Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. and its employees or representatives to contact you. Answers to any inquiries are limited by the information provided and the lack of a physical examination, and as such cannot substitute for a consultation. Decisions regarding your health or appearance should not be made solely on the contents of a web page or e-mail inquiries.

Security:

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. places the utmost importance on protecting information transmitted via this web site and will take security precautions to protect all such information. However, Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. cannot guarantee that any electronic communication is totally secure. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. will take measures to secure and protect all customer-specific information from loss, misuse, and alteration.

Updates to Terms:

Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. reserves the right to modify or amend its Terms of Use at any time, and from time to time. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this site.

Governing Law:

These Terms and Conditions shall be construed, interpreted and performed exclusively according to the, excluding conflict of law rules, of the State of California, United States of America. Any legal action with respect to any transaction must be commenced within one year after the cause of action has arisen.

Questions:

Should you have any questions of concerns regarding Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc.’s Terms of Use, please contact us using the contact forms available on the sanfranciscoplasticsurgeryblog.com website.

Links:

This site contains links to other sites. Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites that are linked to us. Please remember that any information you voluntarily post, except where expressly noted otherwise, may be accessible and is public information. Please use caution when disclosing personal information.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or your dealings with our Web site, or any other Joseph A. Mele, III, M.D., Inc. properties, please contact us using the contact forms available on the sanfranciscoplasticsurgeryblog.com website.