Terms and Conditions of Use of this Website Agreement
By using the website www.patient-education.com and any affiliate websites of X-Plain®, such as www.patedu.com, www.mufasser.com, www.x-plain.net (all of which are referred to as Website), you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions of use (Terms). If you do not agree to all of these Terms, do not use the Website. The Patient Education Institute, Inc. (PEI, We, Our) may update these Terms at any time. Your continued usage of the Website will mean you accept these changes.
Permitted Use of Content and Restrictions
The text, illustrations, animations, videos, and narration on the Website and X-Plain Lite (Content) are copyrighted by PEI under USA and international laws. We authorize you to view the material on your device for your personal and non-commercial use. You may print a single copy of the Content provided you do not delete our copyright notice. We update the Content on the Website and keep it up-to-date. You agree that any printed material will become outdated with time.
- You may not use the Content to benefit financially.
- You may not co-brand, frame, or link to the Content or Website in a way that display a logo, trademark, name, or other sign of identification of any party in such a manner reasonably likely to give the impression that such other party has licensed or has the right to use Content. To co-brand Content with your name and logo (or those of a third party), contact the Patient Education Institute (PEI).
- If you are a healthcare provider, you may refer patients and their families to pages on X-Plain® Lite, but you may not document electronically that a user had taken, completed or understood the Content of a specific health topic.
- You may not reproduce, transmit, publish, or distribute the Content to any third party without our express written consent.
- You may not use Content for scraping, copying, or any form of data extraction intended for use in training large language models (LLMs) or similar artificial intelligence systems without first obtaining a license to do so from us. This prohibition extends to all AI companies, entities, and individuals seeking to use our Content for the purpose of training, developing, or enhancing AI-driven technologies.
Use of the Content in any way other than the use permitted in this section is prohibited. If you violate these Terms, your permission to use the Content terminates immediately, and may result in legal action to enforce our intellectual property rights.
The Website Does Not Provide Medical Advice
You agree that the Website is for informational purposes only and its Content is general information and NOT medical advice. Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or medical treatment.
If you think you have a medical emergency, call for emergency or call your doctor immediately.
If you are a child or minor, as defined in your country or state, you should obtain the consent of your legal guardian before using this Website.
We do not recommend or endorse any specific test, physician, product, treatment, or other information that may appear on the Website.
The Website may contain materials that you may find sexually explicit. If you find such materials offensive, you may not want to use the Website. If you use the Website from outside the USA, you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws applicable to your country of residence.
Funding of the Website
This Website is developed, maintained and funded by the Patient Education Institute. The revenues of PEI are earned from (a) licensing its health education software, X-Plain, to its clients; (b) royalties from partners and value-added resellers; (c) from services related to hosting, integration, customization, and documentation of the licensed software, X-Plain; and (d) from advertisement revenues on X-Plain Lite.
Links to Other Websites & Advertisements
As you visit Website you may link to the websites of our clients and partners (hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, insurance plans, ministries of health, health IT vendors, etc.) Our software, X-Plain®, appears on these third-party websites. These licensees do not have any influence regarding the Content of X-Plain unless one of the licensee’s professional healthcare staff is a member of the Medical Advisory Board.
As you visit Website, you may link to X-Plain Lite. Advertisements appear on X-Plain Lite. Clicking on an ad may take you to third-party websites. We do not recommend or endorse the content, products, or services of third-party websites. You agree that Content on X-Plain Lite is provided to help you understand as you communicate with your healthcare providers. Any other reliance on any information provided by PEI through X-Plain Lite is solely at your own risk.
Our editorial content is not influenced by the funding sources. Our X-Plain Lite website hosts Google sponsored ads and links. We do not control the Google ads’ content. Our X-Plain Lite website hosts words and banners advertising.
Warranty and Liability
The use of Content is at your own risk. Content is provided on an "as is" basis. PEI, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR ITS SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS IN YOUR AREA.
In no event shall PEI and its associates or any third parties mentioned on the Website be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not PEI is advised of the possibility of such damages.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold PEI, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
You may terminate this agreement at any time by stopping use of the Website.
The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Warranty and Liability, Indemnity, and General.
If you violate any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates.
You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with PEI, or in any way relating to your use of the Website resides in the courts of the State of Iowa in the United States of America.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
The terms of this Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and PEI with respect to the use of Content.
Thank you for reading this agreement. If you have any comment, questions, or concerns, please contact us using the Contact Form. You can also mail us at 2000 James Street, Coralville, IA 52241, USA.
Last updated: January 29, 2024
Last updated: January 29, 2024