Terms of use

Welcome. The terms, conditions, policies and notices contained in this document (these “Terms”) apply to all websites operated by Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (“Brookdale”), including without limitation bkdcomupdate.wpengine.com com (the “Site”). Any reference to “we”, “us”, or “our” in this Policy shall refer to Brookdale. Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BROWSING THE SITE, USING ANY INFORMATION AND/OR SUBMITTING ANY CONTENT OR PERSONAL INFORMATION VIA THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO AND ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS INCLUDING DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES, DAMAGE AND REMEDY EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS, AND A CHOICE OF TENNESSEE LAW.

(1) SITE CONTENT
(a) Except as otherwise provided by a third party, all content on the Site is © 2013-2015 Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and/or its licensors. BROOKDALE is a trademark of Brookdale Living Communities, Inc. BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING is a trademark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. The Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and other proprietary content, including but not limited to, text, software, applications, sound, photographs, buttons, images, logos, video, and graphics (the “Content”), and the entire selection, coordination, arrangement and “look and feel” of the Site and the Content are copyrighted as a collective work under copyright laws (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”).

(b) Neither these Terms nor your use of the Site transfers any right, title or interest in the Site, Content, or Intellectual Property Rights to you. We and our third-party licensors retain all of our and their respective right, title, and interest to the Site, Content, and Intellectual Property Rights. Any rights not expressly granted are reserved.

(c) Except as expressly provided in these Terms, you may not use, modify, republish, frame, print, display, perform, reproduce, license, transfer, sell, assign, post, transmit, distribute, reverse engineer, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content or information from the Site, in whole or in part, without our the express written permission.

(d) The Site is available worldwide to anyone with Internet access. However, the Site may not be continuously available due to maintenance or repairs or due to computer problems or crashes, disruption in Internet service, or other unforeseen circumstances. Further, a reference to a product or service on the Site does not imply that the product or service is or will be available in your location. The Content of the Site is intended for use and display only where its use and display are permissible in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Site is provided from the United States of America, and all servers that make it available reside in the United States. The laws of other countries may differ regarding the access and use of the Site. We do not make any representations regarding the legality of the Site in any other country, and it is your sole responsibility to ensure that your use complies with all applicable laws.

(e) Certain materials on the Site may be furnished by third parties. Certain products, services, or company designations for companies other than us may be mentioned in the Site for identification purposes only. Third-party trademarks, trade names, logos, product or services names contained on the Site are the trademarks, registered or unregistered, of their respective owners.

(f) Nothing contained in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, express or implied, under any of our intellectual property rights or under any third party’s intellectual property rights. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

(2) USER CONDUCT
By using the Site, you agree that you shall not:

(a) delete, modify, hack or attempt to change or alter any of the Content on the Site;
(b) attempt to access accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any of our servers or to the Site, through hacking, password mining, or any other means, or obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally or readily made available through the Site;
(c) use any device, software, or routine intended to damage or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or take any other action that interferes with administration and operation of the Site or other parties’ use of the Site;
(d) use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual device or process for the purpose of harvesting or compiling information on the Site for purposes other than for a generally available search engine;
(e) use any of our names, service marks, logos, or trademarks without our prior written consent, including without limitation as metatags, search engine keywords, or hidden text;
(f) use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Site in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party;
(g) upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another; or
(h) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of any third party.

(3) PERMISSIBLE USE
Except as indicated to the contrary elsewhere on the Site, you may view, copy, retransmit, and print the Content available on the Site subject to the following conditions:

(a) you may only use the Content for personal, informational, or non-commercial purposes;
(b) you may not provide, sell, license, or lease the Content for any fee or other consideration;
(c) you must ensure all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights notices included in the Content as presented on the Site appear on all copies;
(d) you may not modify or alter the Content in any way; and
(e) you may not use any graphics separately from accompanying text.

(4) OTHER SITES; THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
As a convenience to you, the Site may provide links to websites and access to content, products, and services of third parties, including our affiliates, strategic partners, and other entities with which our connection consists of only a hyperlink (“Linked Site”). All Linked Site are provided only because they may be of interest to Site users. Information and views contained in Linked Site are not adopted or endorsed by us.

You should refer to the separate terms of use, privacy policies, and other rules posted on Linked Site before you use them. We do not author, edit or monitor these Linked Site, and is not responsible or liable for (a) the availability of or content provided on the Linked Site, nor does inclusion of any link imply endorsement of the Linked Site by us, or vice-versa; (b) third-party content accessible through the Linked Site; (c) any loss or damage whatsoever you may incur from dealing with any Linked Site; or (d) your dealings with any third parties found on or through the Site. You bear all risk associated with the use of the Linked Site, third party services, and your correspondence or business dealings with advertisers other than us found on or through the Site.

We do not control, makes no guarantees about, and disclaims any express or implied representations or warranties about the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose of the information or the resources contained on these or any Internet sites. We reserve the right to terminate such links at any time. The fact that we offer such links should not be construed in any way as an endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of that site or its content, products, or services.

(5) MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS
We may change, modify, add and/or delete all or portions of these Terms from time to time by posting updated Terms on the Site, which shall apply to your use of the Site after such modifications have been posted. Please review these Terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any updates or changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of such updates and changes. If you object to any provision of these Terms or any subsequent modifications to these Terms, your only recourse is to terminate your use of the Site immediately.

(6) TERMINATION/MODIFICATIONS OF SITE
We reserve the right to modify or terminate your access to the Site or portions of the Site, at any time, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, for any reason, and are not obligated to support or update the Site. These Terms shall survive any termination. We also may impose limits on certain features and services, restrict your access to parts or the entire Site, or charge fees for access to portions of the Site without notice or liability. You acknowledge and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify or terminate access to the Site or portions of the Site.

(7) YOUR PRIVACY
We will treat any information it collects or receives from you through the Site in accordance with its online Privacy Policy, (the “Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated by reference. Please review the Privacy Policy before you use the Site. If you are unwilling to accept the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

(8) COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
In accordance with the US Federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we have designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement associated with the Site. We will, upon receiving proper notice as set forth below, use commercially reasonable efforts to investigate notices of copyright infringement and take appropriate action. If you believe that your copyrighted work or the copyrighted work of another party is being infringed, please notify us at partner@brookdale.com or through the address at the end of this page. When notifying us of the alleged copyright infringement please provide us with the following information:

(a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is claimed to have been infringed;
(b) identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed;
(c) a description of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information sufficient to locate the material on the Site;
(d) information sufficient to contact the complaining party, such as a physical address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
(e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

If we in good faith believe material to infringe a copyright or otherwise violate any intellectual property rights, we will remove or disable access to such material.

(9) TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
Our goal is to provide complete, accurate, and up-to-date information on the Site. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that any website is completely free of human or technological errors. The Site may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions, and some information may not be complete or current. We therefore reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.

(10) NO MEDICAL ADVICE
The Site is designed for educational and informational purposes only. The Site does not provide medical advice, diagnoses or recommendations about medical treatment, and does not recommend or endorse any products or information for any particular circumstances. You expressly acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the results of any decisions made based on your use of the Site.

THE CONTENT ON THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED IN ANY WAY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. NEITHER THE CONTENT NOR ANY OTHER SERVICE OFFERED BY OR THROUGH THE SITE IS INTENDED TO BE RELIED ON FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE SITE. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER.

(11) DISCLAIMER
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, TOOLS, APPLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, AND ACCURACY, AS WELL AS ALL WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR LOSS ARISING OUT OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE SITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT, TOOLS, APPLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION, THAT: (A) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (B) THE CONTENT WILL BE UP-TO-DATE, COMPLETE, COMPREHENSIVE, OR ACCURATE; (C) ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE; (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, TOOLS, APPLICATIONS, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; OR (E) DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED.

(12) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCREASED, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, APPLICATIONS, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR LIABILITY FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00 USD). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES. CONSEQUENTLY, SOME OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

(13) LIMITATION ON ACTIONS
You agree that any dispute arising out of these Terms or your use of the Site must be filed within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Within this period, any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

(14) DISPUTE RESOLUTION
You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your use of the Site requires that the claim be resolved exclusively by confidential binding arbitration except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Intellectual Property Rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as then in effect. No claims of any other parties may be joined or otherwise combined in the arbitration proceeding. Unless otherwise expressly required by applicable law, each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees without regard to which party is deemed the prevailing party in the arbitration proceeding. Except for punitive and consequential damages (which may not be awarded), and subject to these Terms, the arbitrators shall be authorized to award either party any provisional or equitable remedy permitted by applicable law. The parties shall equally share all AAA charges and fees associated with the arbitration.

BECAUSE THE USE OF THE SITE REQUIRES THE ARBITRATION OF ANY CLAIMS OR DISPUTES EXISTING BETWEEN THE PARTIES, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR ANY OTHER COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATORS’ DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. OTHER RIGHTS THAT EITHER PARTY WOULD HAVE IF SUCH PARTY WENT TO COURT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT DISCOVERY OR TO APPEAL, MAY BE LIMITED OR UNAVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.

The award of the arbitrators may be enforced in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party consents (a) to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Tennessee, or to any federal court located within the State of Tennessee for any action (i) to compel arbitration, (ii) to enforce any award of the arbitrators, or (iii) at any time prior to the qualification and appointment of the arbitrators, for temporary, interim, or provisional equitable remedies, and (b) to service of process in any action by registered mail or any other means provided by law. Should this Section 14 be deemed invalid or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, it shall be severed and the parties agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims will be in the state or federal courts in Tennessee.

(15) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
You acknowledge (a) that you have read and understood these Terms and (b) that these Terms have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.

(16) GENERAL
If any provision in these Terms is found by a court or arbitrator to be invalid, the parties agree that the court or arbitrator should give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by any visitor using the Site does not constitute a waiver of its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to its choice-of-law provisions. In the event of any conflict between foreign laws, rules, and regulations and those of the United States, the laws, rules and regulations of the United States will govern. These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy as posted from time to time on the Site, and any modifications to the foregoing, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter in these Terms and supersede all prior understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, as to the subject matter.

(17) CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about these Terms, our practices, or your dealings with the Site, please contact us at parnter@brookdale.com. You may also contact us to update your personal information by notifying us when you change your name or email address.

Last updated and effective: January 5, 2015