Terms of Use

The LearnHealth Network, as defined below, provides users with a wide array of services including, without limitation, news, reference resources, sponsored programming, personalized content, continuing medical education and communication platforms (collectively, the "Services"). The Services are provided to users of the LearnHealth Network subject to the following Terms of Use (these "Terms"). You will always be able to view the most current version of these Terms by clicking on the Terms of Use link at the bottom of the page of any of the LearnHealth Sites or within any of the LearnHealth Apps, each as defined below.

By accessing or using the LearnHealth Network, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms. Accordingly, these Terms govern your use of the Services and create a binding legal agreement that LearnHealth, Inc. and its parents or subsidiaries (collectively, "LearnHealth", "we" or "us") may enforce against you in the event of a violation of any such Terms. If you do not want to agree to these Terms, you must not access or use the LearnHealth Network, including the Services.

Scope of these Terms of Use

The LearnHealth Network includes the websites LearnSkin.com and IntegrativeDermatologySymposium.com (the "LearnHealth Sites") and the LearnHealth mobile device applications (the "LearnHealth Apps" and, together with the LearnHealth Sites, the "LearnHealth Network").

LearnHealth may offer other services outside of the LearnHealth Network, through partnerships and collaborations. These other services are not governed by these Terms but by the terms of use applicable to the property through which these services are offered.

Account Registration

You must register an account with the LearnHealth Network to access all of the Services. Registration requires you to provide us with your name, email address, profession, specialty and other information specified in the registration form ("Registration Information"), and to select a username and password that will be associated with your LearnHealth Network account. You agree that your Registration Information is true, accurate, current, and complete, and you will promptly update your Registration Information as necessary so that it continues to be true, accurate, current and complete. We may attempt to verify the accuracy of the Registration Information that you have provided and update it as necessary but LearnHealth has no obligation to verify or update your information. You agree that the Registration Information and all other information you provide to us in accessing or using the Services, including, without limitation, through the use of any interactive features on the LearnHealth Network, is governed by our Privacy Policy and you consent to all actions we take with respect to such information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your LearnHealth account username and password. You acknowledge that your LearnHealth Network account is personal to you and agree not to permit any other person to use your username and password to access the Services. You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your LearnHealth Network account. If you believe that the security of your LearnHealth Network account information has been compromised, you should immediately change your username and password through the account settings feature and notify us. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to, or use of, your LearnHealth Network account information. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your LearnHealth Network account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your LearnHealth Network account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your username, password or other personal information.

Use of the Services

The Services are intended for LearnHealth Users. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms and that you are not prohibited from using the Services or any portion thereof.

The information and tools that we make available through the Services are provided for educational and informational purposes only. While we hope you find the Services useful to you, they are in no way intended to serve as a diagnostic service or platform, to provide certainty with respect to a diagnosis, to recommend a particular product or therapy or to otherwise substitute for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You agree that you will not use the Services with the intention of creating any kind of physician/patient relationship, e.g., to diagnose or treat users. You are solely responsible for evaluating the information obtained from the Services and for your use of such information in connection with your treatment decisions or otherwise. You agree that you shall be solely responsible for your compliance with all applicable laws and standards of professional practice applicable to you and the practice of medicine, if applicable, or other relevant health profession.

If you are a consumer who chooses to access the professional-level information made available through the Services, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use the Services as a replacement for any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency medical personnel.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to use the Services and to view the information and materials made available through the Services, including User Content, as defined below, ("LearnHealth Content") solely for your personal and professional use. You shall not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Services, LearnHealth Content, the LearnHealth Sites or the LearnHealth Apps, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to LearnHealth and their respective licensors, as applicable.

The LearnHealth Network may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services, none of which are part of the LearnHealth Network. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by LearnHealth, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity that provided those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of LearnHealth. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials or content provided by any third parties.

You agree that you will not engage in any of the following activities in connection with your use of the Services:

  1. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Services;
  2. Use, display, mirror or frame a LearnHealth Site or LearnHealth App, or any component thereof, or a LearnHealth trademark, logo or other proprietary information, without the written consent of LearnHealth;
  3. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained within the LearnHealth Network, including those of LearnHealth and any of its respective licensors;
  4. Infringe or use the LearnHealth brand, logos and/or trademarks in any business name, email, URL or other context unless expressly approved in writing by LearnHealth;
  5. Attempt to circumvent any protective technological measure associated with the Services;
  6. Attempt to access or search a LearnHealth Site, LearnHealth App or any content contained therein through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including scripts, bots, spiders, scraper, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than through software generally available through web browsers;
  7. Post, upload, transmit or otherwise distribute chain letters, pyramid schemes, advertising or spam;
  8. Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity;
  9. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses;
  10. Interfere with or disrupt any of the Services or the associated computer or technical delivery systems;
  11. Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing a LearnHealth Site or a LearnHealth App;
  12. Fail to respect another user's privacy, including, without limitation, revealing another user's password, phone number, address, instant messenger I.D. or address or any other personally identifiable information; or
  13. Use any of the LearnHealth Sites, LearnHealth Apps, Services or LearnHealth Content in any manner not permitted by these Terms.

We may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following without notice:

  1. Record or pre-screen User Content submissions to public areas within the LearnHealth Network;
  2. Investigate your use of the Services as we deem appropriate to comply with any applicable law, regulation, government request or legal process;
  3. Remove User Content which we believe does not comply with these Terms;
  4. Terminate your access to the LearnHealth Network upon our determination that you have violated these Terms; and
  5. Edit LearnHealth Content

User Contributions

Certain Services enable users to submit content which may include, without limitation, text, images, photographs, figures, charts, graphics, reports, data and sound ("User Content"). User Content does not include Registration Information. When you submit User Content through the Services you automatically grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, transferable, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to distribute, transmit, copy, host, publicly display and perform, excerpt, index, tag, modify, adapt, sell, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit such User Content in any media, form or format now known or hereafter developed, both within and outside of the LearnHealth Network for any purpose that is consistent with our Privacy Policy. You agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you submit through the Services. You represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such User Content as specified in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the User Content that you make available through the Services complies with applicable laws including, without limitation, those relating to privacy, and also best clinical and ethical practices. Prior to submitting any User Content to the Services, you must remove any information that identifies an individual or could reasonably enable the identification of an individual, e.g., name, address, e-mail address, social security number, telephone number, insurance number or other unique identification number, biometric identifiers, facial photographs, photographs of identifying marks such as tattoos or scars. You shall be solely responsible for any claims arising from your failure to de-identify User Content that you submit through the Services.

You agree that you will not use the Services to make available User Content that:

  1. you do not have the right to make available under any contractual or fiduciary agreement or law;
  2. infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person;
  3. violates the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms and our Privacy Policy;
  4. results in the violation of any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable privacy laws;
  5. is obscene, indecent, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, offensive, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;
  6. promotes sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.;
  7. promotes illegal activity, or advocates, promotes, or assists any unlawful act;
  8. is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive;
  9. constitutes an advertisement or solicitation of business;
  10. contains viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware;
  11. is likely to deceive any person;
  12. causes annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or intimidate any other person;
  13. impersonates any person, or misrepresents your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;
  14. involves commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising; or
  15. gives the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for any User Content posted by you or any other user of the LearnHealth Network and/or Services.

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the LearnHealth Network and any software used in connection with the LearnHealth Network (the "Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that the LearnHealth Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by us or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform, create derivative works from, or "scrape" for commercial or any other purpose, the LearnHealth Network, the LearnHealth Content or the Software, in whole or in part. Any use of the LearnHealth Network, the LearnHealth Content or the Software not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate our and third parties intellectual property rights.

You may view information provided through the Services online, download individual articles to your computer or mobile device for later reading or print a copy of an article for your personal use. You may not remove any copyright notices from our materials. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Services.

Changes to the LearnHealth Network

We may update the content on the LearnHealth Network from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the LearnHealth Network may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions

All purchases through our site or other transactions for the sale of the Services formed through the LearnHealth Netowrk or resulting from visits made by you are governed by our Terms of Sale, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy provides information about our collection, use and disclosure of information about users of the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms.

Linking to the LearnHealth Network and Social Media Features

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part.

The LearnHealth Network may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the LearnHealth Network.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the LearnHealth Network.
  • Cause limited portions of content on the LearnHealth Network to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the LearnHealth Network or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or in-line linking.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the LearnHealth Network that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to stop. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Links from the Website

If the LearnHealth Network or any portion of it contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the LearnHealth Network or any portion of it, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Dealing with Third Parties

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or other third parties found on or through the Services, including requests for and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the introduction of such third parties through the Services.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

You agree that we may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) or eliminate your LearnHealth Network account and remove or take any other action with respect to any User Content that you have made available through the Services, with or without notice, for any of the following reasons (which are not intended to be exclusive): (a) breaches or violations of these Terms or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Services (or any part thereof), (e) technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity and (g) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made at our sole discretion, and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your LearnHealth Network account or access to the Services.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the LearnHealth Network. you waive and hold harmless learnhealth from any claims resulting from any action taken by learnhealth during, or taken as a consequence of, investigations by either learnhealth or law enforcement authorities.

However, we do not undertake to review material before it is posted on the LearnHealth Network, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.


You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the LearnHealth Network will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the learnhealth network or any services or items obtained through the learnhealth network or your downloading of any material or content posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Your use of the learnhealth network, the learnhealth content and the services is at your own risk. the learnhealth network, the learnhealth content and the services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. neither learnhealth nor any person associated with learnhealth makes any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of the learnhealth network, the learnhealth content or the services. without limiting the foregoing, neither learnhealth nor anyone associated with learnhealth represents or warrants that the learnhealth network, the learnhealth content or the services will be accurate, reliable, error-free or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that the learnhealth network or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that the learnhealth network or the services will otherwise meet your needs or expectations. you understand that we do not assume responsibility for screening any user of the learnhealth network nor do we verify or take responsibility for user content. we do not provide medical advice and we do not recommend or endorse any specific products, product users, therapies, tests, physicians, healthcare professions or opinions.

LearnHealth hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and fitness for particular purpose. the foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


To the fullest extent provided by law, in no event will learnhealth, its affiliates, or their licensors, service providers, employees, agents, officers, or directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the learnhealth network or any portion of it, the services, any learnhealth content, any websites linked to it or such other websites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

The foregoing does not affect any liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless LearnHealth, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your access to or use of the LEARNHEALTH Network, the Services or the LearnHealth Content.

Limitation on Time to File Claims

Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these terms or the learnhealth network, the services or the content must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.

Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent

If you believe any content or other materials within the LearnHealth Network infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) by contacting LearnHealth Customer Support at [email protected] and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work;
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material;
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address;
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

We may terminate the LearnHealth Network accounts of users who we determine to be repeat infringers.


We reserve the right to modify, discontinue or terminate any of the Services, the LearnHealth Network, the LearnHealth Content or these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms in a material way, we may provide notice of such modification within the LearnHealth Network. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the LearnHealth Network and the Services thereafter. Your continued use of the LearnHealth Network and/or the Services after the posting of the revised Terms means that you accept and agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you agree to immediately stop using the LearnHealth Network and the Services. You are expected to check this page periodically so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the LearnHealth Network, the Services, the LearnHealth Content and these Terms and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, the LearnHealth Network, the Services, the LearnHealth Content or these Terms shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California in each case located in the City and County of Sacramento. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Entire Agreement

These Terms, together with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Sale, and any other Agreements for specific programs constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and LearnHealth with respect to your use (and prior use) of the LearnHealth Network, the Services and the LearnHealth Content, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the LearnHealth Network, the Services and the LearnHealth Content.


You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without LearnHealth’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and void and of no effect. LearnHealth may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.


Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding material modifications to these Terms, will be in a written form and given: (i) by us via email (in each case to the email address included in your Registration Information); or (ii) by posting within the LearnHealth Network. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver of by LearnHealth of any term or condition set out in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of LearnHealth to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.


All provisions of these Terms shall survive termination of your LearnHealth Network account except for your license to access and use the Services and the LearnHealth Content.

Contact Us

All feedback, comments, questions, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the LearnHealth Network, the Services or the LearnHealth Content, or these Terms, should be directed to: [email protected]. By submitting feedback and suggestions, you grant to us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to any intellectual property rights you may have in such feedback and suggestions to use to improve the LearnHealth Network, the Services or the LearnHealth Content.

Last updated: January 11, 2022
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