Terms of Service

Updated June 29, 2019.

The Geriatric Dietitian was created and is run by Katie M. Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD. Katie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition.

Before using this website, please read the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Please be aware that agreeing to these terms by using the services holds the same weight as a written and signed contract. You agree that you will not challenge the enforceability of these terms based on the fact that they are electronic.

Third Party Links

Some content on this website contains outbound links to other websites that contain relevant content or services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of these websites, and we do not endorse and are not responsible for any advertisements featured on these websites. You agree that we will never be held liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses, damages, or health concerns that may have been incurred from your use of materials, service, or content on these websites. You agree that you will use the content from these websites at your own risk. The Store on The Geriatric Dietitian links to RD2RD Marketplace which has their own terms of service and privacy policy which must be adhered to.

Service Disclaimer

We do our best to ensure continued service of the website and services. In the event of any emergency repairs, natural disasters, or unforeseen technological errors that may interrupt our Services, you agree to under no conditions hold us liable for any losses, lack of availability, discontinuance, suspension, or termination of our Services. You agree that your access and use of Services is on an ‘As Is” and “As Available” condition.

We also reserve the right to modify Services at any time, and will not be held liable for any price increases, service changes, or discontinuation of Services. We are not responsible for any technical malfunctions of online systems, servers, service providers, or email accounts that prevent the timely delivery of our Services. We are also not responsible for any damages that may occur from downloading any content from the Website. Use of these Services is at your own risk.

Educational and Informational Purposes Only

Please note that all content available on this website is intended for personal educational and informational use only. Nothing on this website or in these services should be construed as legal, financial, tax, medical, or any other kind of professional advice. See our disclaimer below.

No Guarantees

We make no guarantees in regards to any of the recommendations or advice given on the website or other services. While the advice provided may have worked for us or others, there is no guarantee that it will also work for you, or that if you do the exact same steps you will see the same results. Please use and implement the advice at your own risk.

Submissions

If you submit any content to this website, including comments, we do not own those materials, but you are granting us permission to use the submitted content in our business. This includes comments, testimonials, feedback, etc. You agree to give us the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, post on social media, reproduce, translate, edit, and reformat your submission, and post your name with it, without compensation. We are not obligated to use the submission, but we reserve the right to at our discretion. We also reserve the right to delete any submissions at our discretion.

Indemnification

You agree to hold us (Katie M. Dodd and all staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, employees, and partners) harmless and indemnify us from and against any third party claim(s) arising from your use of our Services. This includes any liability or expenses arising from all claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorney fees. You also agree to relinquish any and all rights or benefits you may have under any other state or federal statue or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Intellectual Property Rights

All content on The Geriatric Dietitian is written in the author’s own words, unless otherwise indicated. All the content and materials on this site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You agree to use the site solely for personal noncommercial use. Unauthorized copying, reproducing, republishing, downloading, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, exploiting, distributing, or creating derivative works of the information without our explicit consent is not allowed and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent available under the law. This includes transmitting the information via email or other electronic means without consent. You are allowed to print the material for personal, non-commercial use, including when teaching, as long as proper attribution to The Geriatric Dietitian and Katie M. Dodd are given.

By posting any information on our site,  you agree that you are not violating any copyright or intellectual property laws. You agree to refrain from posting comments that may be libelous, profane, abusive, or obscene. The Geriatric Dietitian reserves the right to delete or block comments made by users at any time, for any reason, and without explanation. We also reserve the right to disclose your information and/or identity to any third party who files a complaint that your comment has violate their copyright or intellectual property rights.

Katie Dodd has the right and may be required by law to comply with any law enforcement investigations or court orders that require the release of identifying information about anyone posting content on this Website. You agree to waive and hold harmless Katie Dodd and her team, including affiliates, employees, independent contractors, volunteers, and interns from any claims that may result from any of these types of investigations.

You may hyperlink back to our site, as long as the link does not imply that The Geriatric Dietitian or Katie Dodd sponsor or endorse anything on your site without our express consent. However, you may NOT frame or inline link any of the content of the Website, or incorporate into another website or other service, any of our material, content, or intellectual property without prior written permission.

Contact Information

For any concerns over these terms, please email [email protected]

Disclaimer

The contents (including text, images, links, resources, and blog posts) of The Geriatric Dietitian are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. We do not warrant that the site or its contents will be error-free, accurate, timely, or reliable, although efforts will be made to correct errors when found. Reliance on any information provided by this site is solely at your own risk.