Terms of Service

These Terms of Service (TOS), also known as Terms of Use, are effective on May 6, 2016:

IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to participate in the forums or to provide any personal information on our website.

Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted.  Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB or any entity associated with this BB. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email.  We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.  This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use these forums to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, inappropriate for a young adult or child, or otherwise violative of any law. This BB enforces a zero tolerance policy for hate. Those propagating hate about an individual, group, religion or belief will lose their posting privileges.  You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by these forums. You agree, to the best of your ability, to give references (links) to any health or medical information you provide, when you are not providing your own personal experience, ie: anything that you have not undergone by yourself.

You agree to have only one (1) username/screen name on this BB.  Imitating or impersonating another person or creating false usernames for any purpose will result in your suspension and the removal of your posting privileges.

Although these forums do not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at these forums reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless these forums, IPS, Inc. (the makers of the bulletin board software), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at these forums also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

All publicly displayed messages are limited to the English language. This includes posts, titles, signatures, as well as any attachments or other forms of public display.

Signatures and Statuses may not contain any pricing, plan, sales, profanity or any derogatory remarks etc. details; have a font size which is larger than normal; must be kept to a maximum of four lines; may not contain links to commercial pages or sites. We reserve the right to ask you to change and/or remove your signature or status at any time, for any reason.

Please note that chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on these forums as a posting, anywhere in your member profile or in your member status message. Under no circumstances are unpaid advertising of products allowed in any forum postings, anywhere in your member profile or in your member status message. This includes links to any revenue generating websites. Sites which are revenue generating include those which contain products you sell, services you provide, or websites you own, which carry advertising. If you would like to advertise a product on this website please refer to our Advertising page. Any member who misuses their account by posting unpaid advertising will have their membership removed from this website.

By registering, and subsequent logging in and posting, you acknowledge having read and agree to our Notice and Disclaimers (below) and assignment of rights, and our Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by their contents.

You agree, that failure to comply with these Rules, Policies and Disclaimers may result in your suspension or the removal of your posting privileges.

NOTICE: Once posted, the documents (the "Documents") in this website become the sole property of IBS Patient including those posted by our members and visitors in the forums, chatrooms, blogs, audio and video recordings and penpals areas. IBS Patient may publish the documents on any media, including the web, books, magazines, newspapers and television or other devices. Members and visitors irrevocably assign all of these rights to IBS Patient without the payment of any fee. Documents may not be redistributed or sold for profit in ANY WAY by members or visitors without consent of IBS Patient. Permission is granted for the copying of these documents ONLY for one's own personal use or redistribution to others on a strictly informational and NON-profit basis, provided that: A.) these documents are not edited or modified in any way, B.) IBS Patient is not held responsible or liable for its content and C.) this notice and the disclaimer below remain attached in their entirety.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided within by IBS Patient is intended as supplemental material only. In no way are these documents meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should it be implied as such. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your condition, or before starting a new program of treatment. Information for this website comes from personal experience with the disease and from research and clinical experience in the field. IBS Patient is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by this website. There is no implied endorsement of any sponsored product advertised on/through the IBS Patient website.

IBS Patient and its community managers/moderators, cannot make any guarantees for any clinical actions taken on the part of patients after reading this material. It is important to avoid self-diagnosis and/or self-treatment before seeking the advice of your physician. The information within this web site does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. IBS Patient are not liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from use of information on this site. The users of this website accept full responsibility for use of information from this site and any sites linked to or from it.