Terms & Conditions

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE OR RELATED SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AS DEFINED BELOW, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO AGREE, PLEASE LEAVE THIS SITE AND/OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES IMMEDIATELY.

DISCLAIMER

This disclaimer is regarding ALL use of the following, collectively known as the “Site”: the websites www.drkavi.com, www.kaverikarhade.com, www.kaverikorgavkar.com; the social media pages or Google My Business page with handles/names @dr_kavi_derm, Dr. Kaveri Karhade, Kaveri Karhade, Dr. Kaveri, Dr. Kavi, Dr. Karhade, Dr. Kaveri Korgavkar, Dr. Korgavkar, or any related name(s). This disclaimer includes all content including but not limited to the following, collectively known as “Content”: all blogs, photos, descriptions, discussions, videos, messages including direct messages with individuals or companies, captions, comments, stories including live stories, video blog “vlog,” links to external pages, product recommendations, promotions, paid content, services, information, opinions, references, links to other knowledge sources, and related social media content, whether on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Youtube or other social media platforms (“Other Platforms”). This Site and related posts and Content on Other Platforms provide general information and discussion about skin, beauty, health, and other related subjects. The words and Content on the Site, and in any associated materials or Other Platforms, are not intended and should not be construed as medical or health advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician. Nothing you read on the Site or in the Content or in any associated materials should impact your pursuit of professional medical care or be construed as a substitute for personal medical attention from a licensed healthcare professional. If you are having a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

The views expressed on this Site, in all Content, and Other Platforms have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other institution with which the Author is affiliated.

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered between and by “you” (the reader or any other user of this blog and/or Content of the Author on Other Platforms), Dr. Kaveri Korgavkar Karhade (the “Principal Author” or “Author”) and the Dr. Kavi blogging team (the “Team”). Access to the Site, and any use thereof, is subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. By accessing, reading or otherwise using the Site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

This Agreement contains disclaimers and other provisions that limit the Author’s liability to you. Please read these terms and conditions fully and carefully. If you do not agree to be bound to each and every term and condition set forth herein, please exit the Site and do not access, read or otherwise use information provided herein.

By accessing the Site and/or reading its Content, and/or using it to find information on any other website or informational resource, you acknowledge and agree to its terms and conditions and acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand these terms and conditions, that the provisions, disclosures and disclaimers set forth herein are fair and reasonable, and that your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions is voluntary and is not the result of fraud, duress or undue influence exercised upon you by any person or entity.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING MEDICAL ADVICE

The Principal Author provides the Site and Content for informational purposes only. The Author does not provide any medical advice on the Site or in the Content.

Accessing, reading or otherwise using the Site or the Content does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the Principal Author. Providing personal or medical information to the Principal Author does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the Principal Author or other authors. Nothing contained in the Site or in the Content on Other Platforms is intended to establish a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a trained physician or health care professional, or otherwise to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

You hereby agree that you shall not make any medical or health-related decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site, Content, or Other Platforms. You should not rely on any information contained in the Site and related materials and Content in making medical, health-related or other decisions. You should consult a licensed physician or appropriately-credentialed health care worker in your community in all matters relating to your health.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING ADVERSE EFFECTS

The Author may, from time to time, share her opinions, recommendations, or preferences for products available to the public at drugstores, pharmacies, online stores including www.Amazon.com, or other brick-and-mortar or online method of sales. This may include general categories of products including but not limited to: cosmetic products, skincare products, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, or commonly found over-the-counter medications, referred to as “Products.” The Author is in no way responsible for any adverse effects that a user of any Product sustains due to use of that Product, including but not limited to the following: rashes, skin irritation, abnormal sensations such as stinging or burning, allergic reactions (skin or systemic), bruising, exacerbation of any underlying conditions, absorption into the bloodstream, teratogenic or reproductive effects, triggering flares of underlying disease such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or any other skin or systemic disease, triggering infection such as bacterial, viral, or fungal, accidental or intentional ingestion or use on mucous membranes or use either in accordance with or not in accordance with the Product package instructions. If the reader of the Site or Content on any of the platforms discussed above chooses to use a product that was mentioned on the Site or in the Content by the Author, he or she chooses to do so solely at his or her own risk.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING METHOD OF PRODUCT APPLICATION

For any Product as discussed above, the Author may from time to time share her personal opinion on product application directions that may or may not exactly align with the application directions listed on the Product packaging. Her recommendations constitute ONLY her personal opinion and are not necessarily indicative of the appropriate or approved method of application. If the choice is made to use any Product in a manner other than the way it is recommended on the Product packaging, any adverse effect or issue arising from that alteration in application is the sole responsibility of the user and NOT of the Author.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SITE CONTENT AND RELATED MATERIALS

The Content may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct, timely, current or up-to-date. Similar to any printed materials, the Content may become out-of-date at any time. The Author undertakes no obligation to update any Content on the Site. The Principal Author may update the Content at any time without notice, based on the Principal Author’s sole and absolute discretion. The Principal Author reserves the right to make alterations or deletions to the Content at any time without notice.

Opinions expressed in the Site are not necessarily those of the Principal Author or Team. Any opinions of the Principal Author have been considered in the context of certain conditions and subject to assumptions that cannot necessarily be applied to an individual case or particular circumstances. The Content may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, use in or in connection with any legal proceeding.

The Principal Author and Team do not endorse nor recommend any particular test, physician, product, treatment, drug or procedure for you, as such may not be appropriate for you.

From time to time, the Site may contain health– or medical-related information that is sexually explicit. If you find this information offensive, you may not want to use the Site.

All photographs or videos posted on this Site or in any Content on Other Platforms as above are the personal property of Kaveri Karhade. All photos or videos have been taken and posted with verbal and/or written consent. Consent has been obtained to take pre- and post- procedure photographs and videos, and photographs/videos during procedures. Patients have given their consent with the understanding that their photos and videos may be used for various scientific publications; may be used by Kaveri Karhade at her sole discretion for posting any platform including Other Platforms mentioned above; may be edited or modified in any way by Kaveri Karhade. Patients have consented with the knowledge that once an image or video is posted online, it may be permanently discoverable, and that depending on where it is posted, ownership of the image may default to the business entity that owns the website. In the case of social media, patients have consented knowing that other persons may choose to share a post that includes a photo or video of them. Patients who have consented to having their photographs taken and shared as above agree that it may not be possible to fully remove a photo or video once it has been shared because of these reasons, though Kaveri Karhade will make all reasonable effort to remove a photo or video a patient no longer gives consent to being shared on social media. No photos or videos have been taken without a patient’s knowledge or consent. c

DISCLAIMER REGARDING APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS

Contact information and links to book in-person or video/photo visits with the Author are available from this Site. Occasionally, users may be directed to book an appointment via these links if he or she wishes to discuss any medical concerns, as the Author is unable to provide medical advice via the Site or Content on Other Platforms. As of May 2020, the Author is licensed to practice medicine only in the state of California, US; any user residing either outside this state within the US or residing in a country other than the US is NOT eligible to book an appointment and is NOT eligible to be seen for medical advice by the Author in any capacity.

FDA DISCLOSURE

Any statements or claims about the health benefits and effects conferred by any foods, supplements, products, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any illness, health condition or disease.  The use of any drugs, whether over the counter or behind the counter (prescriptions) has risks. There are additional risks for using drugs in ways considered off-label or for which they have not been established. You assume the risk in any such usage.

FTC DISCLOSURE

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires bloggers and influencers to disclose whenever there is a financial interest or bias related to a recommendation or whenever a blogger’s opinion may be financially motivated in any way. Moreover, the Author desires to be transparent with readers and to disclose these interests to you.

The FTC also requires disclosure about any affiliate links. I note at the top of a post wherever possible when affiliate links are present, but for disclosure purposes, assume that any link you click on is an affiliate link. This means that I will earn a commission from such other company if you decide to purchase the product linked to.

GUIDELINES FOR POSTING

This Site is open to the public. You should consider comments carefully and do not post any information or ideas that you would like to keep private. By uploading or otherwise making available any information to the Principal Author in the form of user generated comments or otherwise, you grant the Principal Author the unlimited, perpetual right to distribute, display, publish, reproduce, reuse and copy the information contained therein.

You are responsible for the comments you post. You may not impersonate any other person through the Site. You may not post Content that is defamatory, fraudulent, obscene, threatening, invasive of another person’s privacy rights or that is otherwise unlawful. You may not post Content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. You may not post any Content that includes any computer virus or other code designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any computer software or hardware.

By submitting or posting Content on the Site, you grant the Principal Author, Team and any company substantially under the control of the Principal Author or affiliated with the Principal Author, the right to remove any Content or comment that, in Principal Author’s sole judgment, does not comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. You also grant the Principal Author and any company substantially under the control of Principal Author or affiliated with Principal Author, the right to use, modify, adapt, and edit any content.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING THIRD PARTY LINKS

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to other (“Third Party”) web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience and not as a guarantee or recommendation by the Principal Author for the services, information, opinion or any other Content on such Third Party web sites or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third party web sites.

If you decide to access a linked website, you do so at your own risk. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms of use for such sites. The Principal Author is not responsible for the Content of any linked or otherwise connected websites. The Principal Author does not make any representations or guarantees regarding the privacy practices of, or the Content or accuracy of materials included in, any linked or Third Party websites. The inclusion of Third Party advertisements on the Site does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee, or recommendation. The Principal author makes no representations and/or guarantees regarding any product or service contained therein.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES

Content made available at the Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. You should rely on the Content and information of the Site at your own risk. Under no circumstances, as a result of your use of the Site, will the Principal Author or its affiliated entities be liable to you or to any other person for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages under any legal theory, including, without limitation, tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

AGE RESTRICTION

The Site and Content are intended for persons eighteen (18) years or older. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) should not access, use and/or browse the Site and Other Platforms.

LANGUAGE RESTRICTION

The Site and Content use English as the primary means of communication. Any miscommunication or misunderstanding that may arise due to language differences is not the responsibility of the Author.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold the Author harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any Content posted or made available by you on this Site, (2) any violation of law that occurs by you through the Site, and/or (3) anything you do using the Site and/or the Content contained therein.

MODIFICATION

The Author may modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement in whole or in part at any time for any reason without any notice to you, based on her discretion.  Such modified terms and conditions shall supersede these terms and conditions and shall become binding when published online on the Site and Other Platforms.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

You accept that this Agreement represents the entire understanding between you and the Author concerning use of the Site and Other Platforms.