Terms of Use

Name of Site Operator: Martin Koban – Address of Site Operator: Bahnhofstraße 2a, 02733 Cunewalde – Email: martin (at) fix-knee-pain (dot) com

Welcome to Fix-Knee-Pain.com!

Before you dive into the legalese, I’d like to provide you with a short summary: With my websites and materials I’m trying to help people get rid of knee pain, so please don’t sue me! Now, on with the technicalities…

Terms of Use

Effective Date: March 2016

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using http://www.fix-knee-pain.com (the “Web Site”), http://www.total-knee-health.com (the “TKH Site”), associated media (e.g., YouTube videos, video courses, books, emails, other downloadable media) and/or associated content offerings (collectively, the “Site”).

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the following terms and conditions (including the Privacy Policy of the Site and the Terms of Participation) and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this Site, you signify your assent to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. These Terms of Use may be amended or modified, or new conditions may be imposed, at any time. Any such changes or additions will be reflected by an update of this posting. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms (including the Privacy Policy of the Site and the Terms of Participation) will mean you accept those changes and that such changes shall apply to Your use of the Site after such changes have been posted.

1. Ownership and Use Restrictions

Fix-knee-pain.com is operated by Martin Koban, be referred to herein as the “Operator.”

The Operator maintains this Site for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site to any single computer only for your personal, noncommercial use, provided you also maintain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, reproduce, republish, display, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, link to, or use any materials of the Site for public or commercial purposes on any other Web site or otherwise without the written permission of the Operator. Modification of any materials displayed on the Site is a violation of the Operator’s copyright and other proprietary rights.

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, photos and videos) to the Site, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older. In addition, when you submit or post any material, you are granting the Site, the Operator, and anyone authorized by the Operator, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant the Operator, and anyone authorized by the Operator, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as the Operator deems appropriate.

You acknowledge and agree that any contributions originally created by you for the Operator or the Site shall be deemed a “work made for hire” when the work performed is within the scope of the definition of a work made for hire in Section 101 of the United States Copyright Law, as amended.  As such, the copyrights in those works shall belong to the Operator from their creation.  Thus, the Operator shall be deemed the author and exclusive owner thereof and shall have the right to exploit any or all of the results and proceeds in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all languages, as the Operator determines.  In the event that any of the results and proceeds of your submissions hereunder are not deemed a “work made for hire” under Section 101 of the Copyright Act, as amended, you hereby, without additional compensation, irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to the Operator all proprietary rights, including without limitation, all copyrights and trademarks throughout the universe, in perpetuity in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, to such material and any and all right, title and interest in and to all such proprietary rights in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. Any posted materials which are reproductions of prior works by you shall be co-owned by the Operator.

You acknowledge that the Operator has the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that the Operator may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever.

2. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE OPERATOR, HIS SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “OPERATOR PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING OUR MESSAGING, BLOGS, COMMENTS OF OTHERS, BOOKS, EMAILS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR BY THE OPERATOR IN ANY WAY, EVEN ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE OPERATOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS

While the Operator uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information in the Site, the Operator makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. The information contained in or made available through the Site (including, but not limited to information contained on Message Features or text files) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical or legal matters. The Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE OPERATOR PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE OPERATOR PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CORRECTLY SEQUENCED, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY, OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS AND/OR VIRUSES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE OPERATOR PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. YOU USE THE SITE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

3. Terms of Participation

The Operator is committed to providing all participants on the Site and associated programs with a positive experience. Thus, the Operator may, at his sole discretion, limit, suspend, or terminate your participation in any of its programs without refund or forgiveness of remaining monthly payments if:

  • you become disruptive or difficult to work with;
  • you fail to follow the Program guidelines; or,
  • you impair the participation of other participants in the Program.

Confidentiality and Privacy

The Operator respects your privacy and must insist that you respect the privacy of fellow Program participants. The Operator respects your confidential health information (subsequently, “Confidential Information”) and must insist that you respect the same rights of fellow Program participants.

Thus, you agree:

  • that any Confidential Information shared by Program participants or any representative of the Site is confidential and belongs solely and exclusively to the Participant who discloses it or the Operator;
  • not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with other Program participants during Program sessions;
  • that all materials and information provided to you by the Operator are its confidential and proprietary intellectual property belong solely and exclusively to the Operator, and may only be used by you as authorized by the Operator;
  • the reproduction, distribution and sale of these materials by anyone but the Operator is strictly prohibited;
  • that if you violate, or display any likelihood of violating, any of your agreements contained in this paragraph the Operator and/or the other Program participant(s) will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations to protect against the harm of such violations.

While you are free to discuss your personal results from applying methods conveyed on the Site, you must keep the experiences and statements, oral or written, of all other participants in the strictest of confidence

4. Site Content

Content of the Site, including the TKH Site, is intended for a general audience and does not purport to be, nor should it be construed as, specific advice tailored to any individual.

All materials, procedures, policies, and standards, all teaching manuals, all teaching aids, all supplements and the like that have been or will be made are for personal use in or in conjunction with this training program only. Thus, program content is for personal use only, and may not be sold, tape recorded, videotaped, shared, taught, given away, or otherwise divulged without the express written consent of Martin Koban.

The information contained in program material is strictly for educational purposes. Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in this material, you are taking full responsibility for your actions. The operator assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in any program materials.

5. Right to Use Name and Likeness

I hereby authorize and grant to Martin Koban, and his agents and assigns, an irrevocable license and permission to use my name, photograph, likeness, voice, testimonial and biographical material, in whole or in part, for publication or reproduction in any medium, including but not limited to television, radio, print media and the Internet, among others, for any purpose, including but not limited to public relations, education, advertising, marketing, training and research. My consent extends to such use without restriction or limitation as to time or geographic boundary.

I hereby waive all rights I may have to any claims or demands for payment or royalties in connection with the use of any of such materials, regardless of the purpose of such use or publication, and regardless of whether a fee is charged or collected by Martin Koban for any product and/or service in connection with such use and publication. I also waive any right to inspect, review, or approve any photograph, recording, or other written material at any time, and waive the right to approve the use and medium of publication determined by Martin Koban.

I understand that Martin Koban owns all rights in and to any such photograph, recording, or testimonial, including any copyright and/or trademark relating to such use.

6. Release and Liability Waiver

In consideration of and as part of my payment for the right to participate in Site Programs (e.g., Total Knee Health, email courses, and similar programs), the undersigned, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns do hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, ACQUIT, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, HOLD HARMLESS AND FOREVER DISCHARGE MARTIN KOBAN and his subsidiaries, principals, directors, employees, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns and any of the training instructors, guides, staff or students taking part in the training in any way as well as the venue where the Programs are being held (if applicable) and any of its owners, executives, agents, or staff (hereinafter “Releasees”) OF AND FROM ALL ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, CONTRACTS, CLAIMS, SUITS, COSTS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES OF WHATEVER NATURE OR KIND IN LAW OR IN EQUITY arising from my participation in the Programs.

The Operator shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of the Site, its programs or materials, which is provided “as is”, and without warranties.

The Operator assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in any Site materials.

7. No advice and Professional Assistance

The Site contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is intended for educational purposes only. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. You must not rely on the information on the Site as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you have any questions regarding any medical matter, consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. Seek immediate medical attention of you think you may be suffering from any medical condition. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on the Site.

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: April 2015

The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of the Site. Specifically, it outlines the types of information that the Site gathers about you while you are using the Site, and the ways in which the Site uses this information. This Privacy Policy, including our children’s privacy statement, does not apply to any information you may provide to the Operator or that the Operator, his subsidiaries, principals, directors, employees, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns and any of the training instructors, guides, or staff may collect offline and/or through other means (e.g., via telephone, video communication, webinars, or through the mail).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of the Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. The Operator may need to change this Privacy Policy, in which case the Operator will amend the changes to this Privacy Policy on this website and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after the Operator posts any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

The Operator may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. The Operator will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party.

How the Site gathers information from users

How the Site collects and stores information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of the Site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in offered activities (for example, surveys, sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms).

When you provide the Site with your email address, the Operator will send you periodic emails or advertising. The Operator may add your email address to other electronic platforms he uses to enhance your user experience with the Site, products, and services.  The Operator will ask you to indicate whether or not you wish to receive certain types of communication, and he will adhere to your preferences unless he considers a particular communication to be absolutely necessary. All emails and advertising will contain a link at the bottom allowing you automatic removal from all future communication.

Cookie Policy

The Site uses browser-based “cookie” technology, users’ IP addresses and similar technologies to customize and enhance your online experience on the Site. Browser cookies are pieces of information stored within your computer’s Internet browser that automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the Site.

Such technology is a common feature of many web sites and is necessary in order for certain features of the Site to function properly or in order to provide an online service to you (e.g., membership enrollment). The Site also uses cookies to help the Operator understand and manage the content, offerings, and advertisements delivered to you on the Site and across the Internet.

The Operator may combine information which he obtain through the use of cookies with other information, including a unique identifier he has assigned to you, or with information he obtains from third party sources. You may customize the browser settings of your computer to notify you when a browser cookie is sent or to refuse browser cookies altogether.

The Site, the Operator, and his third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies or partners may also use “web beacons” or clear .gifs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a web page, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards).

How the Site Responds to “Do Not Track” Instructions

At this time, the Site does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions. However, you can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies through your browser. You may set your browser to accept all cookies, block certain cookies, require your consent before a cookie is placed in your browser, or block all cookies. Blocking all cookies will affect your online experience and may limit your access to certain features on the Site. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information about how to adjust these settings.

Third Party Cookies

In addition, the Operator authorizes reputable third parties to use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information about your online activities and possible interests. The Operator uses that information to perform Site analytics, to tailor content to your likely interests, or to deliver interest-based ads to you across the Internet on behalf of the Operator. Examples of these third parties include, but are not limited to, Google, YouTube, and LeadPages.

Third parties also may place their own cookies within your browser when you visit the Site. You should be aware that the Site cannot generally control the use of cookies (or the resulting use of information obtained from cookies) by third parties that host or provide data, content and services for, or advertise on, the Site.

Please review the privacy policies of other websites of which you are a user or member to learn more about those sites’ practices. As noted above, you may customize your browser settings to match your comfort level with regard to the use of cookies. If you reject “third party” cookies, you may limit the ability of third parties to collect information about your activities on the Sote.

You may also choose to reject all cookies, although this will limit your access to certain features on the Site, including certain personalized content.

How the Operator protects your information

The Operator implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

How the Operator uses the collected information

Like other Web businesses, the Site collects information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. The Operator does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist the Operator in operating our website, conducting our business, or rendering services to you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The Operator may release your information when required comply by law, to enforce our policies, or protect our rights or the rights of others, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, the Operator may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with the Operator’s advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

The Operator may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Site to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences; our Terms of Service and privacy policy; services and products offered by the Site and other topics the Operator thinks you might find of interest.

Personally identifiable information collected by the Site may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of the Site (e.g., Web hosting services) may access such information. The Operator will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as the Operator continue to develop the Site, the Operator may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. The Operator may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when the Operator believes he is reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe the Operator, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever the Operator deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note the Operator may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Children’s Privacy Statement

This children’s privacy statement explains the Operator’s and the Site’s practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.

This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and the Operator does NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site. The Operator screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If the Operator becomes aware that he has inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, such information will be deleted immediately. If the Operator changes his practices in the future, he will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site.

Because the Site and the Operator do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, the Site and the Operator also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties. The Operator does NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site. Because the Site and the Operator do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, the Operator and the Site do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.

The Operator can be reached by contacting martin (at) fix-knee-pain (dot) com (email).

Changes to this Policy

The Site reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.