Terms of Use

Effective Date:  April 24, 2024

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement) governs the use of www.newportbeachdps.com and other Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery (“NBDPS,” “we,” “us,” “our,” and “Company”) subdomains, websites, online locations, platforms, and applications (collectively, the “Website”). Through this Agreement, NBDPS grants you permission to use the Website subject to the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement forms a legally binding agreement between you and NBDPS that is effective as if you had signed it. If at any time you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use the Website or any of its content.

    The Website provides general background and educational information. This information is not provided in the course of a professional relationship between a health care provider and a patient. It is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional.NBDPS will not make a diagnosis of your condition or recommendation about a course of care or treatment for your particular circumstances through the use of the Website. You should not assume that information on a particular topic on the Website is complete or up-to-date. Content, such as words, pictures, videos, and other material found on the Website, is for informational use only. Always speak with your doctor or other health care professional about any questions you may have about a medical problem. Never ignore your doctor’s advice or wait to get medical help because of something you have read on the Website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.
    You must agree to this Agreement before you access, browse, or use the Website. Your use of the Website is conditioned upon your acceptance of the terms set forth in this Agreement. If you do not agree to terms set forth in this Agreement, you may not use the Website.By continuing to use the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and the NBDPS Privacy Policy, found at www.newportbeachdps.com/legal/privacy-policy/, which is hereby incorporated and made part of this Agreement. You may also receive a Notice of Privacy Practices governing the collection, use and sharing of your medical information. In the event of any conflicts, differences, or discrepancies between (1) NBDPS’s Notice of Privacy Practices under HIPAA and (2) these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, the Notice of Privacy Practices will apply and govern.


    All content on our Website is intended for a United States audience and directed to individuals residing in the United States. You may use the Website for personal and non-commercial purposes only. Any commercial use of the Website or content, such as selling content, posting information on another website, or otherwise copying, publishing, or distributing the content for commercial use, is prohibited. You may not modify the Website, or remove or obscure any acknowledgments, credits, or notices on the Website. You may not use the Website in a manner, or for any purpose, contrary to any applicable law.Use of the Website by children under the age of 16 is prohibited and NBDPS does not intend to collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18. By using the Website, you warrant that you are 16 years of age or older. If you provide information through the Website, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older. If you are 16-17 years of age, you may access the Website, but you may not submit any personal information about yourself to us and you warrant that you have the permission of your parent or guardian who agrees to this Agreement on your behalf.
    Some services offered on the Website may require that you register to create an account. You must provide complete and accurate information requested during registration and update your information should it change in the future. You must maintain the confidentiality of your username and password for any account you create through our Website.
    NBDPS or its licensors own and retain all right, title and interest to the Website, its content and any updates that may be provided to you under this Agreement. Any unauthorized use of the Website and its content is strictly prohibited and may be a violation of law. All text, graphics, code, data, audio, video, or other content on the Website is protected by United States and international copyright laws. You may download and reprint a single copy of materials from the Website only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you include all applicable acknowledgments, credits, or notices. Any other use of the content is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of NBDPS and its licensors.All marks, slogans and logos of Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery or its licensors included on the Website are trademarks of NBDPS or its licensors and are protected under United States law.
    The Website may contain links to other website and online locations, and other websites or online locations may provide links to the Website. These links are provided for your convenience only. NBDPS does not control these websites or online locations and assumes no liability or responsibility for them, including any content or services provided to you by them or links from them. You should not consider any link to or from another website or online location as an endorsement by NBDPS. NBDPS may take down or block links at any time in its sole discretion.
    Although we attempt to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Website, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Website and content thereon. It is possible that the Website could include typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the Website by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform us so that it can be corrected. We reserve the right to unilaterally correct any inaccuracies on the Platform without notice. Information contained on the Website may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, NBDPS shall have no responsibility or liability for information or content posted to the Website from any unaffiliated third party.
    The Website may include features which allow users to submit content that others can access, both within the Website and through other platforms. You retain any rights you hold in content that you submit. All content submitted to the Website is the sole responsibility of the user who submitted the content. NBDPS may or may not screen, review, monitor, or respond to any content submitted to the Website by users, and is not responsible for the accuracy or truthfulness of any user content. However, NBDPS reserve the right to block, edit, or remove any content at any time. Use of or reliance on user content is entirely at your own risk.
    This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to choice of law principles. If any claim or action is initiated by you or on your behalf directly or indirectly arising from this Agreement or related to the Website, you irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in or serving Orange County, California. You waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Any such claim or action will be brought individually and not on a class-wide basis. You knowingly waive any right to participate in any form of “class,” “Joint” or “representative” litigation (including in any “private attorney general capacity”) against Hoag concerning any such action or claim.
    We may change these Terms at any time, and such changes will be posted on the Website, with the date of the last revision listed as the “Effective Date” at the top of these Terms. Any modifications will be effective immediately upon such posting. By continuing to use the Website, you consent to any changes to our Terms.