Terms of Service

The propeciahelp.com website (“propeciahelp.com”, “propeciahelp”, the “Site” or the “Website”) is a public service to PFS (Post-Finasteride Syndrome) patients. The information on this site is provided by fellow patients and is intended for support purposes. This website is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice, or treatment, of a healthcare professional. It is important to understand that propeciahelp is a community of people providing information, support and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others. The information on our site comes from individuals who are NOT medical or psychological professionals of any sort.

Online resources are not meant to and cannot replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional. You should consult your doctor, therapist or other healthcare professional if you have any questions about your personal health or before implementing or making changes in any treatment.

Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of this Site. Please note that your use of this Site constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms of Service. If you (the “User”) do not agree to them, do not use this Site, provide any materials to this Site or download any materials here from.

The Operators reserve the right to update or modify these Terms of Service at any time without prior notice to User. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms of Service as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms of Service whenever you use this Site.

These Terms of Service apply to the use of this Site and do not extend to any linked third-party sites. These Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy and our Community Rules, which are hereby incorporated by reference, contain the entire agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and the Operators with respect to this Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

1. Your propeciahelp Account

If you create an account on this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You agree that you will not permit others, including those whose accounts have been terminated, to access this Site using your account or User ID.

It is not permissible to register twice under different identities. If this is done, one or both accounts may be removed from propeciahelp, and you will be permanently banned from this Site.

We strongly advise that you select a username completely unrelated to any other which you may already use elsewhere online or in real life. This is to help protect your privacy, as it is too easy to be linked to identifiable information, blog names or other places on the web or online life.

Do not select a Username that allows you to be identified or associated with content you may provide. In the event of a data breach of this site, it is further recommended that the email address that you use to register on this Site does not contain elements of your name, or other Personally Identifiable Information. If your email address contains Personally Identifiable Information, please create an anonymous email address for the purpose of registering on this Site.

Always log yourself out of the Site should you need to leave your computer for any length of time. It is vital for your privacy that the only person using your login details is yourself.

You must immediately notify propeciahelp administrators of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. propeciahelp will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

When creating an account on this site, you agree to adhere to our Community Rules. Failing to do so can result in your account being temporarily suspended or you being permanently banned.

2. Age Requirement

Members must be age 16 or older to access our Website. Members suspected of being younger than age 16 may be suspended from forums or chat without warning or banned from accessing the website.

3. Assumption of Risk

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. In exchange for access to our Website, you agree to assume all risks of reading, posting and discussing content related to your health condition that may trigger uncontrollable emotions or behaviour, or cause you to harm yourself. You expressly consent to release propeciahelp and its officers from any obligation of conduct or care to you with respect to suggestive or triggering content and to take your chances with injury or death that may arise from reading, posting or discussing content on this website.

4. The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice

You understand that information conveyed by users, administrators and operators on this Site does not constitute medical advice. This includes the recommendation of other websites or services, medical procedures or treatments, or other products or services. 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!

This Site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided on the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.

5. Responsibility of Website Visitors

propeciahelp has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, propeciahelp does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional Terms of Service, stated or unstated. propeciahelp disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

6. Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which propeciahelp links, and that link to propeciahelp. propeciahelp does not have any control over those non-propeciahelp websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-propeciahelp website or webpage, propeciahelp does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. propeciahelp disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-propeciahelp websites and webpages.

7. Responsibility of Contributors

If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the Content does not contain any Personally Identifiable information, nor anything that could cause harm to you in the event of a data breach;
  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic or contain sexually explicit material, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by propeciahelp or otherwise.

8. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

Do Not Reveal Your Identity. Your privacy and confidentiality are important. Do not share your real name, address, city, telephone number, email, place of work or pictures/video of yourself to anyone in the propeciahelp community. Do not share specific details that would allow the reader to identify you, another person, place or specific instance of conduct.

9. Advertising Not Permitted

You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy, sell or promote any products or services through the Service. You will not transmit any chain letters, junk email or marketing posts to other propeciahelp Members. Although propeciahelp cannot, and does not, monitor the conduct of its Members off the propeciahelp Site, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent.

10. Using this Site for Research and Journalism

Using propeciahelp for academics, journalism or other research purposes including personal research and blogs is subject to prior approval by Site Administrators. Failing to do so may be reported to academic discipline boards and professional ethics licensing authorities. Questions regarding this policy can be asked via our Contact Form.

11. User Content License

User contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, propeciahelp has the right (though not the obligation) to, in propeciahelp’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in propeciahelp’s reasonable opinion, violates any propeciahelp policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in propeciahelp’s sole discretion.

propeciahelp asserts no ownership rights over the Forum Content you post, transmit, or otherwise make available for inclusion on the Forums or elsewhere on the Website. With respect to such Forum Content, however, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use such Forum Content on the Forums, anywhere on the Website, or elsewhere on other Websites.

12. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As propeciahelp asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by propeciahelp violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify propeciahelp in accordance with propeciahelp’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. You can use our Contact Form to notify us of such violations. propeciahelp will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. propeciahelp will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of propeciahelp or others. In the case of such termination, propeciahelp will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to propeciahelp.

13. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from propeciahelp to you any propeciahelp or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with propeciahelp. propeciahelp, the propeciahelp logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with propeciahelp, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of propeciahelp or propeciahelp’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any propeciahelp or third-party trademarks.

14. Our Disclaimer of Warranties

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to operate a useful and accurate website, propeciahelp DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING without limitation, warranties regarding the availability, accuracy, or content of materials, information, product or services, or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. propeciahelp does not take any responsibility for verifying the accuracy of information provided by users you will encounter on the website. OUR WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED BY PROPECIAHELP ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. PROPECIAHELP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT OUR WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, OUR SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM PROPECIAHELP ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Through our Website you are able to navigate to and view other websites which are not under the control of propeciahelp. The inclusion of any links or references on our Website does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within those websites.

15. Your Release of Liability

You agree not to hold propeciahelp , its owners, officers, employees, agents, contractors and affiliates liable under any cause of action or legal theory, including without limitation, personal bodily injury, loss of property, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure, or ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH OUR WEBSITE or any information or content that you make available to us. You agree to waive such damages, including without limitation, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

16. Disclosure of Your Rights

This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of this Agreement. Nonetheless, CERTAIN STATE OR COUNTRY LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE. You hereby expressly waive any and all rights under any other federal, state or country specific statutes or laws of similar effect. Regardless of whether such limitation or other limitation of liability set forth in this Agreement should apply to You, You agree that the limitations of liability set forth in this paragraph and elsewhere in this Agreement shall be construed to be as broad as is permissible under applicable law.

17. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Operators and suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of this Site, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms of Service, the infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity.

18. Termination

These Terms of Service are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, you must cease use of this Site. If you are dissatisfied with this Site, their content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using this Site. The Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of this Site, or parts of this Site, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use (i) is in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where the Operators have reason to believe that you are in violation of these Terms of Service.

19. Severability

If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being affected in any way. Further, the parties agree to replace such unenforceable provision with an enforceable provision that most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the unenforceable provision. Section headings are for reference purposes only and do not define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. The failure of the Operators to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not constitute a waiver and shall not limit the Operators’ rights with respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches.

20. Choice Of Law

Any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or User’s use of this Site must be brought in the courts of Zürich, Switzerland, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. These Terms set forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and supersedes any and all oral or written agreements or understandings between the parties, as to their subject matter. The waiver of a breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.