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TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY

Activator Methods International, Ltd. (“Activator”) is the company which manufactures and distributes the Activator line of chiropractic adjustment tools developed by Dr. Arlan Fuhr, as well as providing information, training, and certification in the use of those tools by chiropractic professionals.  This website, ACTIVATOR.COM, is the official website of Activator.

These Terms of Service are the agreement between you and Activator, including all related companies and third parties retained by Activator for its business, regarding your use of ACTIVATOR.COM, and Activator’s use of your information it may obtain through your use of this website.  By using ACTIVATOR.COM, you agree to these terms.  If you use this website in violation of these terms, you may be denied access and you agree to hold Activator and its related companies and people harmless and indemnify them for any cause of action which may result.

This ACTIVATOR.COM website is a resource provided by Activator for the benefit of chiropractic professionals, other industry participants, and the general public.  This site and the information it contains are provided free of charge.  The information on ACTIVATOR.COM comes from both Activator as well as other website users like you.  Activator makes no guarantees or warranties regarding the accuracy of information presented on this site, and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for user-generated content, even if Activator may choose to moderate some user-generated content.  When evaluating or purchasing Activator products, refer to official product data only and do not rely on the accuracy of representations made by other users of this website.

NO MEDICAL OR CHIROPRACTIC ADVICE

Chiropractic treatment is patient-specific and requires the in-person assessment and judgment of a trained chiropractic professional.  Activator does not provide chiropractic or medical advice and nothing on this site is intended or should be construed as medical or chiropractic advice for any particular patient.  Activator products and the Activator Method are for use only by trained and licensed professionals, in accordance with accepted chiropractic standards and at the judgment and discretion of the treating chiropractor.  User-Generated Content which offers specific medical or chiropractic advice with respect to a particular patient is prohibited.

FORUM USE

ACTIVATOR.COM may provide discussion forums or other services allowing you to communicate with other users, either publicly or privately.  These services are intended to facilitate communication about Activator products, the Activator Method, and chiropractic in general.  Your use of these services is subject not only to these Terms of Use, but also any forum rules which may be separately established.  Forum use is always at the discretion of Activator, and Activator may selectively remove any content contributed by any user for any reason.  However, Activator may also elect not to review some or all content and makes no representations that content contributed by users has been reviewed or is otherwise approved by Activator.  Use of forums by any user may be restricted or revoked by Activator at any time.

TYPES OF INFORMATION AND HOW WE HANDLE IT

“User-Generated Content” is any information you provide while using ACTIVATOR.COM which is submitted for public viewing (like a forum post or user profile) or for viewing by another user (like a forum message).

“Personal Information” is any information that we could use to identify you as an individual, and which you have provided via ACTIVATOR.COM for use only by Activator privately.  Your real name, address, phone number, email, and purchase history are examples of Personal Information. It does not include information that is encoded or anonymized, publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public information, or anything you post for public viewing or send to another user regardless of content.  “Personal Information” also does not include technical data exchanged between our servers and the device you use to access ACTIVATOR.COM as a function of your use of the internet (like your IP address, cookie data, our server logs, or other information automatically obtained regarding your website usage).

“Sensitive Information” is information that meets the “personal information” criteria and also concerns specific health conditions or treatments a certain identifiable person has, or information which could be used to impersonate someone (such as a social security number, financial account data, government identification information, or other data used for individual authentication).

If you are outside the United States, you should know that all information you provide to us, either intentionally or automatically, will be transferred out of your country and into the United States, and possibly to other countries. By using this website, you consent to such transfer and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.

We do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us at privacy@activator.com. If we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete it.

User-Generated Content:

User-Generated Content is not private, will be visible to the entire world, and may be republished in other contexts.  This is information you are willingly providing for everyone to see.  Most information that you may submit on this website is in this category.  By providing User-Generated Content, you represent that you are entitled to publish this content and have the authority to grant Activator license to use it.  You irrevocably grant Activator and its related companies license to use this content on this website and elsewhere for its commercial purposes.  Activator explicitly allows other users of this website to republish User Generated Content, and may grant license to its commercial partners to use this content for Activator’s commercial purposes as well.

Personal Information:

Activator collects and retains Personal Information only to facilitate your use of this website, to enable Activator’s communications with you, and for analysis in aggregate for Activator’s business purposes.  Activator agrees not to intentionally disclose Personal Information publicly, and to make efforts to avoid any unintentional disclosure.  Activator may retain your Personal Information privately and transfer it to associated third parties for its business purposes, such as demographic assessment and other aggregate analysis, marketing communications (exclusively from Activator and its related companies, not any third parties), and recordkeeping.  Your Personal Information will never be sold, or given to any third party for their use.

Sensitive Information:

Activator does not collect Sensitive Information except in limited circumstances where it is necessary for business purposes.  You agree not to submit Sensitive Information on this website except as requested by Activator.  Activator will only request Sensitive Information as required to complete a transaction or identify you individually for registration, certification, or other mutually beneficial business purposes.  Activator will endeavor to protect your Sensitive Information and will never sell it or give it to a third party for their use.  Your Sensitive Information will be retained only as required for business and recordkeeping purposes.  Sensitive Information will be destroyed when it is no longer reasonably needed in Activator’s judgment.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All content on ACTIVATOR.COM is the intellectual property of Activator, or in the case of User-Generated Content, the user who created it and licensed it to Activator by providing it on this website.  Activator, Activator Method, and other branding phrases use on this website are trademarks of Activator.  Other brands or products mentioned on this website may be trademarked by the respective owners of those brands.  Your use of this website does not grant you any license or otherwise permit your republishing or use of any content from this website for any purpose.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Activator is an American company based in Phoenix, Arizona.  You agree that your use of this website is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Arizona.  Transactions with Activator are subject to Arizona law, regardless of where you may be located.  Any dispute resulting from your use of this website or any transaction with Activator which is conducted via this website must be resolved in the state or federal courts located in Arizona.

You agree to indemnify and hold Activator, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries, and affiliates harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against Activator by any third party arising out of your use of ACTIVATOR.COM.