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as a convenience and the inclusion of such material does not imply that AGIS endorses
or accepts any responsibility for the related to this material or the content of
third-party websites. Your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers
or other users found on the Service, including payment and delivery of goods or
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of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers or users.
This Service is controlled and operated by AGIS from its offices within the United
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do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable laws.
AGIS reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service.
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suspension, or discontinuance of Service.
These Terms, as amended, any registration forms, and any agreement between you and
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exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Contra Costa County,
California. AGIS reserves the right to terminate these Terms between AGIS and you
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right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
Government End Users
The Service is a "commercial item" as defined in 48 C.F.R. §2.101. Consistent
with 48 C.F.R. §§12.212 and 227.7202-1 through -4, all United States government
end users may use the Services with only those rights set forth in these Terms.
Trademark and Copyright Notice
AGIS owns trademarks and service marks related to the Service and reserves all rights
therein. Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved.
Gale's Terms and Conditions
The Gale Databases (the "Licensed Content") are copyrighted by the Gale Group, Inc.
("Gale"). The Licensed Content is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.
Neither Gale nor any of its data suppliers make any warranty whatsoever as to the
accuracy or completeness of the Licensed Content or the results to be obtained from
using the information contained therein and neither Gale nor any of its data suppliers
will be responsible for any claims attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies
in the information contained in the Licensed Content. The entire risk for the results
and performance of the Licensed Content is assumed by the user. Further, neither
Gale nor any of its data suppliers make any representations or warranties, either
express or implied, with respect to the Licensed Content, including, but not limited
to, the quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose
of the Licensed Content or any information contained therein. In no event will Gale
or any of its data suppliers be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental,
or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the Licensed
Content or for any loss or damage of any nature caused to any person as a result
of that use.
Material contained in the Licensed Content may not be duplicated or redistributed
without the prior written consent of Gale, except that one print copy of search
output is permitted for use within the customer's organization and that search output
may be stored temporarily in electronic media for editing or reformatting and subsequent
printing of one print copy of search output for internal use.
The material contained in the Licensed Content is provided for informational purposes
only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should
be taken based upon the information contained in the Licensed Content. Consult an
appropriate health professional for advice relating to a medical problem or condition.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Since 1977, the Family Caregiver Alliance has been a public voice for caregivers.
FCA provides AGIS with valuable caregiving articles. Its pioneering programs—information,
education, services, research, and advocacy—support the work of families and friends
caring for loved ones with chronic disabling health conditions. Contact FCA for
information about caregiver resources in your area.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnosis, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well-being.
NFCA’s core Caring Every Day messages are :
- Believe in yourself
- Protect your health
- Reach Out for help
- Speak up for your rights
Last updated October 02, 2008.