TERMS OF YOUR USE OF BD’S WEBSITE
A Note to Children and Parents
The website is intended exclusively for use by adults (meaning persons presently over the age of 18 years), even if an adult wants to purchase BD’s services for a child (meaning a person under the age of 18 years). No child should ever take any steps to induce BD into directly communicating with that child, not even if that child is merely asking how to open up communications between BD and the child’s parent. The word “parent” means any of the following whose rights have not been surrendered or legally suspended/removed: a natural parent, a step-parent, foster-parent or other person (ie. a guardian) who is court-authorized to act as parent, or an adoptive parent. In fact, no child should even do anything to induce BD to communicate with the child’s parent, because only the parent himself or herself can extend that invitation to BD. BD does not knowingly collect Personal Information directly from, or ever communicate directly with, any child. The ONLY exception is immediately before, during and after the medical treatment process when, out of medical necessity the health care provider quickly needs certain information that is relevant to that particular treatment. Outside of that one exception, if BD discovers that it has collected Personal Information directly from a child, that data will be deleted, and if BD discovers that it has communicated directly with a child, those communications will terminate immediately and without further notice.
This website cannot be used in a manner that is contrary to its stated purpose. BD is not affiliated with or endorsed by a medical society, but this website’s purpose is as a medical resource. It provides information merely as a first, incomplete step, rather than as the only, final step. It aids the user in starting to decide whether to schedule a consultation to get more updated and complete information needed for a fully informed decision about purchasing BD’s services. This website’s general information is NOT a substitute for an actual, personalized meeting with a health care provider. This website does not provide medical advice, and cannot be relied upon for such purposes, and the website’s presentation of general information does not establish any physician-patient relationship. Content posted on this website may become outdated over time because of regular but sudden advances in medical research/technology/procedures, because those advances can cause medical professionals to shift their opinions on the issues addressed in this website, because BD changes how it operates based on medical professionals’ shifting opinions, and because it takes time for BD to review medical advances and to roll out an updated website. A written agreement is quicker and easier to update, so BD’s Contract for Laser Services must be viewed as the last, most-recent word on any subject, policy or practice.
For these reasons, BD disclaims any warranty about the website having updated, reliable or accurate information. If, to get more updated and complete information, you want to schedule a consultation, meet with one of BD’s health care providers, review BD’s written contract, and learn about sales promotions, this website lets you request contact from BD.
This Policy is NOT part of your agreement with BD to purchase services. Unlike your consent to the Policy, your agreement to purchase BD’s services cannot be implied. In fact, it cannot even be verbal. Instead, any agreement to purchase BD’s services can ONLY come in the form of a signed, written Contract for Laser Services (“Contract”). Under the law, the nature of BD’s limited conditional guarantee of lifetime treatments requires that the Contract be in writing. Even for services that exclude a lifetime guarantee, a condition to hiring BD is that you agree that any and all understandings must be in writing. If you want certain understandings to be communicated verbally, you must have the Contract specifically identify those as an exception to the rule requiring written understandings.
Not only is the Policy not part of your agreement to purchase BD’s services, but neither is this website part of your agreement to purchase BD’s services. This website is merely a general introduction, and is not intended to give all information needed to decide whether to purchase BD’s services. Any issue discussed by this website will be discussed in much more detail by the Contract, and some issues are ONLY discussed by the Contract. If there is any conflict between the Contract and this website, that does NOT create an ambiguity, because the Contract always controls and supersedes. Regardless of what you are allegedly told or what you read on this potentially (for the reasons explained above) outdated website, there is no substitute for reading the Contract, which has important language, such as the number of treatments and the interval between treatments.
This Policy is NOT part of your consent to be contacted by BD. Generally speaking, that consent cannot be implied. If you want BD to contact you, BD prefers that you digitally sign the request for contact – which is located elsewhere in the website.