Please read this legal agreement entirely and carefully before accessing the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) directory of facilities and treatment providers. By accessing the directory, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access the directory.
- BEDA does not attempt to practice medicine or give medical advice and is not a healthcare or treatment provider.
- The information BEDA provides is not intended to be a substitute for your independent medical decision-making or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan.
- The directory is a resource only to allow you to seek the treatment of eating disorders by finding a resource to begin a path to recovery, and you alone shall determine and be responsible for the appropriate treatment and recovery program for you.
- The use of the directory does not, nor does it intend to, establish a doctor-patient, provider-patient, or any other legal relationship between you and BEDA.
- The facilities and treatment providers listed within the directory are not the employees, agents, or compensated representatives of BEDA, unless specifically noted in the directory.
- The choice of a facility or treatment provider from the directory is entirely up to you, and other facilities or treatment providers may exist beyond BEDA’s directory, which may provide adequate treatment for your specific needs.
- The listing of a facility or treatment provider in the directory or elsewhere on BEDA’s website does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the facility’s or treatment provider’s ability to meet your specific needs.
- BEDA assumes no liability and accepts no responsibility for any acts, omissions, decisions, or services attributable to facilities or treatment providers listed in the directory.
No medical advice
The information posted in the directory of facilities or treatment providers by BEDA or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional or treatment provider. BEDA is not a healthcare or treatment provider and does not attempt to practice medicine or give medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult with a doctor or treatment provider prior to taking any action to address your specific needs.
The use of the directory does not establish a doctor-patient, provider-patient or any other legal relationship between you and BEDA. BEDA does not have, nor does it intend to have, any ethical and/or legal obligations to you based on your use of the directory or any information contained therein whether in contract, tort, or any other concept of law or equity.
The information listed therein is provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of accuracy, completeness, timeliness, adequacy, professionalism, or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information contained in the directory. No written information in the directory compiled by BEDA and its employees and representatives shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information.
Disclaimer of liability
You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of the information in the directory, the BEDA website and the Internet generally. BEDA, its employees, and its representatives shall not be liable for any damages, including, but not limited to, reliance by you on any information obtained via the directory; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the directory.
Furthermore, you assume all responsibility and risk for the selection of a facility or treatment provider from the directory to address your specific needs. Under no circumstances shall BEDA or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, or lost profits that result from the selection and use of a facility or treatment provider from the directory. The facilities and treatment providers listed within the directory are not the employees, agents, or compensated representatives of BEDA, unless specifically noted in the directory.
You agree to indemnify and hold BEDA harmless for any claims, losses, or damages arising from the acts, omissions, decision, or services of any facility or treatment provider chosen by you from the directory. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO ANY CLAIMS, IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER CONCEPT IN LAW OR EQUITY AND AGREE TO HOLD BEDA HARMLESS AND PAY ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES OF BEDA’S LEGAL COUNSEL IN THE EVENT YOU INITIATE ANY CLAIM AGAINST BEDA.
In states that do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.
Disclaimer of endorsement
The listing of a facility or treatment provider in the directory or elsewhere on BEDA’s website and all references to the services offered by a facility or treatment provider does not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the facility or treatment provider’s ability to meet your specific needs. BEDA does not pre-screen or pre-evaluate the facilities or treatment providers in any way before they are put on the list. Nor does BEDA pre-screen, pre-evaluate, or consider the Medicare/Medicaid status of these providers. BEDA does not actively verify the credentials or licensing of any of the facilities or treatment providers in the directory. The choice of a facility or treatment provider from the directory is entirely up to you. Other facilities or treatment providers or verifiers exist beyond BEDA’s directory may provide adequate treatment for your specific needs. This directory does not include all facilities or treatment providers available for your specific needs, nor does BEDA intend for this directory to be inclusive. You alone are responsible for researching, interviewing, and selecting a suitable facility, treatment provider, and course of treatment.
Third-party facility/Treatment provider content
BEDA, its employees, and its representatives are distributors (not publishers or verifiers) of the content and information supplied by the third-party facilities and treatment providers listed in the directory. The accuracy of any information in the directory is the responsibility of each facility or treatment provider. Accordingly, BEDA, its employees, and its representatives have no more editorial control over this content and information than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content made available by the facilities, treatment providers, or other third parties are those of the respective author(s). BEDA, its employees, and its representatives are not responsible for any material posted by the third parties. BEDA cannot and does not verify or endorse the content and information in any way, nor does BEDA vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, BEDA, its employees, and its representatives expressly disclaim any liability associated with content, information, and any other material provided by third parties for inclusion in the directory.
Disclaimer of links
“Links” to the facilities and treatment providers in the directory are provided by such facilities or treatment providers and are only for your convenience to access an informational and/or treatment resource to begin a path to recovery. Please note that many of the links provided are not on BEDA servers and are not maintained by BEDA or affiliated with any services provided by BEDA. These links are provided simply as a service to you, and it should not be implied that BEDA recommends, endorses, or approves of any of the information and other content at the linked site(s). The link information and reference materials are intended solely for your general information and should not be used for treatment purposes, but rather, for discussion with a qualified treatment provider.
Information subject to change
Any information in the directory may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.
The terms and conditions of the legal agreement and disclaimer constitute the entire agreement and only understanding between you and BEDA regarding your use of the directory and your selection of a facility or treatment provider pursuant thereto. No modification or attempted modification of the terms and conditions by you shall be binding on BEDA.