Terms of Use

These Terms & Conditions govern the website https://jmlevinemd.com/ and the accompanying Blog (collectively called the “Site”).  By accessing and using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms & Conditions, and that you accept them and agree to be legally bound by them.  Please do not access and use this Site if you have any objections to any of these Terms & Conditions.These Terms & Conditions may be revised over time as new features are added to the Site or as Internet law and standards evolve.  We will post these changes prominently but recommend that you read these Terms & Conditions each time you visit.

Please note:  The content of this site is the sole responsibility of Jeffrey M. Levine MD and does not reflect the views of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Medical Center, or the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

1.  Use of the Site; Copyright and Permissions.  Photographs, graphics and text created by Jeffrey M. Levine MD (“DR. LEVINE”) are posted on the Site for you to see and read.  You are authorized to use the content on the Site for personal use only. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, store, transmit or distribute any of the material on this Site without the express prior written consent of DR. LEVINE, except to: (a) store copies of such materials temporarily in RAM, (b) store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) print a reasonable number of pages of the Site for your personal use; provided in each case that you do not alter or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices or any other copyright management information included in such materials.  No intellectual property rights in any content on the Site are transferred to you, but remain with DR. LEVINE.  Except as expressly authorized by DR. LEVINE in writing, you may not reproduce, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes (a) any part of this Site, (b) access to this Site or (c) use of this Site or of any services or materials available through this Site.None of the material contained on the Site (including all software, HTML code and other code) may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written permission of DR. LEVINE.Except as otherwise noted, all content of the Site is: Copyright © 2009-2017 Jeffrey M. Levine All rights reserved. DR. LEVINE has a policy of terminating services to users who willfully and/or repeatedly infringe.For further information regarding permission to use material, please contact us at info@shcny.com.

2.  Privacy; Protection of Personal Information and Security.  For our full Privacy Statement, see our Privacy Policy.

3.  Disclaimer.  You understand that DR. LEVINE cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this site for any reconstruction of any lost data.  DR. LEVINE does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.

Your use of this site is at your own risk.  The content is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.  Dr. Levine disclaims all warranties, including any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement.  Dr. levine does not warrant thayt the functions or content contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  Dr. Levine does not warrant or make any representation regarding use, or the result of use, of the content in terms of accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.  The content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, and Dr. levine may make changes or improvements at any time.  You, and not Dr. Levine, assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction in the event of any loss or damage arising from the use of this site or its content.  Dr. Levine makes no warranties that your use of the content will not infringe the rights of others, and assumes no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions in such content.  

Because some U.S. states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, not all of the above limitations may apply to you.All of the information on this Site, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this site, and DR. LEVINE does not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this site if it is not, or is no longer accurate or complete.

4) Medical Advice Disclaimer.  DR. LEVINE provides the Site and the services, information, content and/or data (collectively, “Information”) contained therein for informational purposes only. DR. LEVINE does not provide any medical advice on the Site, and the Information should not be so construed or used. Using, accessing and/or browsing the Site and/or providing personal or medical information to DR. LEVINE does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the Author. Nothing contained in the Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You should not rely on anything contained in the Site, and you should consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health. You hereby agree that you shall not make any health or medical related decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site.

5) Financial, Legal, and Other Advice Disclaimer.  You hereby acknowledge that nothing contained in the Site shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and DR. LEVINE. You hereby agree that you shall not make any financial, investment, legal and/or other decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site.

6) Information Disclaimer.  The Information 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 Information may become out-of-date. DR. LEVINE undertakes no obligation to update any Information on the Site; provided, however, that the DR. LEVINE may update the Information at any time without notice in DR. LEVINE’S sole and absolute discretion. DR. LEVINE reserves the right to make alterations or deletions to the Information at any time without notice.

Any opinions of DR. LEVINE on the Site are or have been rendered based on specific facts, under certain conditions, and subject to certain assumptions, and may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, for use in or in connection with any legal proceeding.

7)  Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless DR. LEVINE and his employees, agents, third party information providers, licensors, contractors and others involved in the Site from any breach of these Terms & Conditions by you, including from the use of the Site or the transmission of any content or advice through the Site, and including any use of content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms & Conditions. You agree that the indemnified parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees of the indemnified parties in connection therewith.  You will also indemnify and hold the indemnified parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this site.

8)  Intellectual Property Limitation of Liability.  DR. LEVINE respects the intellectual property of others, and asks visitors to the Site to do the same.  If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, the following information in the form of a written notification, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), must be provided to the designated Copyright Agent:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim has been infringed;
  • Identification of where the material that you claim to be infringing is located on the Site;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, including the law of copyright fair use;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the written information specified to the agent listed below.  Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifications that your copyrighted material has been infringed.The designated Copyright Agent for notification of claims of copyright infringement on the Site is Jeffrey M. Levine, who can be reached as follows:

928 Broadway, Suite 709 New York, NY  10010  Phone: 212-253-5601    Fax: 212-253-6602   E-mail: info@shcny.com.

Similarly, if you believe any of your trademarks or service marks have been infringed, of if you believe that your image has been used without your consent, please notify the designated agent.

9) Posting Guidelines.  The Site is open to the public. Therefore, consider your comments carefully and do not include anything in a comment that you would like to keep private. By uploading or otherwise making available any information to DR. LEVINE in the form of user generated comments or otherwise, you grant DR. LEVINE the unlimited, perpetual right to distribute, display, publish, reproduce, reuse and copy the information contained therein.You are responsible for the content you post. You may not impersonate any other person through the Site. You may not post content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, fraudulent, invasive of another person’s privacy rights, or is otherwise unlawful. You may not post content that infringes the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. You may not post any content that contains any computer viruses or any 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 DR. LEVINE and any company substantially under the control of DR. LEVINE, the right to remove any content or comment that, in DR. LEVINE’S sole judgment, does not comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. You also grant DR. LEVINE and any company substantially under the control of DR. LEVINE the right to modify, adapt, and edit any content.

10) Disclaimer of all Warrantees.  The Information made available at the Site is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, noninfringement, and implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, DR. LEVINE makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the Information, that the Information may be relied upon for any reason or that the Information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects can or will be corrected.Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, DR. LEVINE makes no representations or warranties with respect to any Information offered or provided within or through the Site regarding treatment of medical conditions, action, or application of medication.Under no circumstances, as a result of your use of the Site, will DR. LEVINE be liable to you or to any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, consequential 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. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Author shall have absolutely no liability in connection with the Site for:

  • Damages as a result of lost profits, loss of good will, work stoppage, failure of performance, delays in operation or transmission, nondelivery of information, deletions of files, mistakes, defects, errors, interruptions or computer failure or malfunction;
  • Any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by DR. LEVINE actions, omissions, or negligence, or for contingencies beyond the Author’s control, in procuring, compiling, or delivering the Information;
  • Any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Information regardless of how caused, or delays or interruptions in delivery of the Information; or
  • Any decision made or action taken or not taken in reliance upon the Information.

11)  Dispute Resolution.  Any action based on a breach of the terms herein shall be brought to the federal or local courts presiding in New York, NY, United States, whichever is appropriate, and to whose jurisdiction you consent in such an action.  If a breach is found by the court, the court shall have the right to issue an injunction, and grant damages and attorneys’ fees and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate.

12)  Applicable Laws and Jurisdictional Issues.  The Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States, including federal copyright and trademark laws, and the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts entered into and to be wholly performed therein without regard to conflict of laws or choice of law principles.  By visiting and using the Site, you consent to the jurisdiction of the courts presiding in New York, NY and you agree to accept service of process by mail. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that might otherwise be available.

13) No Partnership.  You agree that no partnership, employment, joint venture or agency relationship exists as a result of this Agreement or use of this Site.

14)  Force Majeure.  Notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Terms and Conditions, in the event that the performance of any obligation arising from or relating to the Site is prevented due to acts of God or any government restriction, wars, hostilities, blockades, civil disturbances, strikes, lockouts, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of DR. LEVINE, then DR. LEVINE shall not be responsible to you for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations.  DR. LEVINE shall promptly notify you of such force majeure condition.  The terms of this clause shall not exempt, but merely suspend, DR. LEVINE from any duty to perform until as soon as practicable after a force majeure condition ceases to exist.

15)  Hyperlinks to other Sites, References to Third Parties, and Advertisements Disclaimer.  The Site may be hyperlinked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, DR. LEVINE.  Hyperlinks to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with this Site or DR. LEVINE.  DR. LEVINE is not responsible for and does not endorse the content, products, services or practices of any third party web sites, including, without limitation, sites framed within the Site, and does not make any representations regarding their quality, content or accuracy.  Your use of third party web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such web sites.


16)  Headings.   The headings of each of these Terms & Conditions are for convenience of reference only.  Such headings shall be ignored in the interpretation or construction of any of these terms and conditions.

17)  Invalidity of Provisions.  In the event that any portion of these Terms & 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 intention and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

18)  No Waiver.  DR. LEVINE’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of the provision.  Neither a course of dealing or conduct between you and DR. LEVINE nor any trade practices shall be deemed to modify these Terms & Conditions.
19)  Changes to the Terms & Conditions.  No changes to these Terms & Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on the Site.
20) Complete Understanding.  These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire understanding between DR. LEVINE and you with respect to the Site.
For more information about anything on the Site or if you have any questions about our Terms & Conditions, please contact us by e-mail at  info@shcny.com.
Last updated: June 2, 2017