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GoBeyondCeliac.org Terms & Conditions

By using the Go Beyond Celiac website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. Please read them carefully. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the Go Beyond Celiac website.

The materials contained throughout the Beyond Celiac website include information, facts, opinions and recommendations of various individuals and organizations regarding medical studies and resources, healthcare practices, products and services concerning disease diagnosis, management, treatment and other related topics, governmental regulations, statutes and practices, and potential changes to same. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated or implied in any of the materials available herein, Beyond Celiac and its agents, affiliates, employees, and contractors cannot and do not make any representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee, express or implied, regarding: (i) the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any such information, facts, or opinions; (ii) the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose thereof ;or (iii) the performance of any product based on the specifications supplied by the advertiser.

Furthermore, and notwithstanding any claim to the contrary contained in or made with reference to any such materials, the materials posted on or otherwise available through the Go Beyond Celiac website do not constitute medical or legal advice, and the availability of such materials on the website shall not be considered to be the giving of medical or legal advice by Beyond Celiac, its agents, affiliates, employees, or contractors  Beyond Celiac advises all users to consult their own medical or legal advisers, applicable regulatory entities, and other sources of medical or legal information and advice with respect to their own situation. Beyond Celiac advises all users to investigate products and services described or recommended by community members or others on the Go Beyond Celiac website and verify the contents, ingredients, availability and serviceability of these products and services.

Neither Beyond Celiac nor its agents, affiliates, employees, or contractors shall be liable to any other person or entity for any loss, injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or similar damages, or any other damages of any nature whatsoever arising out of any of the materials (or any portion thereof) contained or not contained herein. BY ACCESSING THE GO BEYOND CELIAC WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST BEYOND CELIAC AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AND CONTRACTORS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE BEYOND CELIAC WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

Beyond Celiac has provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Neither Beyond Celiac nor any of its agents, affiliates or employees operate or control in any respect any information, products, or services on these sites, or endorse or make any representation or warranty regarding these sites. Website visitors assume total responsibility for use of these third party sites, even if they access those sites using a link or other means provided by Beyond Celiac, and visitors assume any and all risks associated with using these third party sites (including the use of any products or services advertised or promoted by or on such sites).

Neither Beyond Celiac nor its employees, affiliates, or contractors control the messages, information, or files that may be delivered via the member-to-member connections, chat rooms or forums and comments sections of the Go Beyond Celiac website, all of which will normally be made available by the website program in the form submitted by you and other users. Neither Beyond Celiac nor its employees, agents, affiliates, or contractors makes any representation or warranty that any information, software, or other material delivered by member-to-member connections, forums, chat rooms and comments will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful components, and Beyond Celiac and its employees, affiliates and agents cannot and do not vouch for the accuracy, or integrity of any communication made through these aspects of the Go Beyond Celiac website.,

Beyond Celiac believes that the website can and will constitute a benefit to the celiac disease community by providing visitors the opportunity to post or otherwise share, using various elements of the site, information about their experience with celiac disease.  Beyond Celiac believes that creating a forum for this information to be posted and shared will ultimately lead to advances in understanding and possibly new or differing treatments for the disease.  In the process of operating this website and encouraging this posting and sharing of information, Beyond Celiac may collect information from site visitors that it elects to share, for consideration or otherwise, with third parties, including persons that are carrying out research into the disease and developing and/or promoting new or different treatments for the disease (and related conditions), whether for profit or otherwise.  Visitors to Go Beyond Celiac understand and agree that all information that they post or share on the site is the property of Beyond Celiac; they further understand and agree to cede to Beyond Celiac the right to receive compensation or any item of benefit or value from all such posted or shared information, and expressly consent to the use of such information by Beyond Celiac for commercial or profit purposes.

Beyond Celiac has created this website to further its and the celiac disease community’s understanding of the disease and the experience of those affected by it, as well as to potentially contribute to new and more effective treatment(s). To achieve this end, all commentary posted by visitors, whether by original post, re-posted information, member-to-member communication or otherwise, must adhere to basic standards of accuracy, legality and non-offensiveness.  Accordingly, it is a condition of your use of the blogs and comments sections of the Beyond Celiac website – whether by posting (or re-posting) commentary, creating links or other means - that you not: 

  1. Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law;
  2. Post or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component;
  3. Post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way any information, software, or other material on or from the blog or comments for commercial purposes; or
  4. Upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way information, software, or other material which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightholder.

Beyond Celiac has no obligation to monitor the forums, chat rooms and comments. You agree, however, that Beyond Celiac has the right to monitor the forums, chat rooms and comments section of the Beyond Celiac website from time to time and to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.

The materials displayed on the Beyond Celiac website, including without limitation all editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of Beyond Celiac or of the parties furnishing such materials to Beyond Celiac and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Any such content may be displayed and printed solely for a website visitor’s own use, and all visitors agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material to any other person or entity without the express prior written consent of Beyond Celiac.


[Beyond Celiac is concerned about the security of information that visitors to the website provide, directly or indirectly, about themselves.  Beyond Celiac has adopted a Privacy Policy, which may be accessed by clicking here.  Beyond Celiac will not use email addresses and other information provided by visitors to the website to contact visitors and request more information or financial support.  Visitors should understand that information, including email addresses and other personal identifying information, provided to the website by them may be accessed unlawfully or otherwise in breach of security measures adopted by Beyond Celiac to safeguard such information.  Visitors should be alert, therefore, to any email or other message received or purporting to originate from the website or Beyond Celiac, and should not provide any type of personal information or financial support in response to such communications unless absolutely certain of the sender’s identity.  Visitors who receive an electronic mail message or other communication purporting to come from Beyond Celiac are encouraged to contact Beyond Celiac before opening or taking action of any kind based on that communication.]

You agree that your use of the Site will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Any dispute or claim made by you against Beyond Celiac or any employee or agent thereof arising out of or relating to your use of the Site will be resolved by binding arbitration.  Such arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of a nationwide arbitration organization and shall be brought and held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The decisions of the arbitrator(s) shall be binding and conclusive upon all parties involved, and any judgment or decision on any arbitration may be entered in and specifically enforced in any court having proper jurisdiction. Any arbitration shall be confidential, and neither you nor Beyond Celiac may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by law or for purposes of enforcement or appeal of the arbitration award.  Each party will bear the expense of its own counsel, experts, witnesses and preparation and presentation of evidence at any arbitration hearing.


If any portion of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of Beyond Celiac to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between parties, nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these terms and conditions.

Beyond Celiac intends to comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please direct any notices of claimed copyright infringement to the address or telephone number below:

Nancy Ginter

Director of Administration

Beyond Celiac

PO Box 544

Ambler, PA 19002 USA

Email: nginter@beyondceliac.org

Telephone: 215-325-1306, ext 101

Facsimile: 215-643-1707