Terms of use

What we expect from you

What you can expect from us

This policy is effective as of September 5, 2015

Who We Are and What We Do

We’re Iodine, Inc. We provide information and tools to help you understand your health and your options.

We provide the website located at www.iodine.com (the ‘Site’), mobile device applications (or apps), including Iodine and Start (each, an ‘Iodine App’), and health information services accessible via the Site and the Iodine Apps.

To make these Terms easier to read, the Site, the Iodine Apps, and our services are collectively called ‘Iodine.’

We provide information and tools to help you understand your health and your options.
Acceptance of Terms

Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms”) carefully because they govern your use of Iodine.

By using Iodine, including by downloading an Iodine App, you accept these Terms. If you don’t agree to these Terms, you may not use Iodine.

When you use Iodine, you’re subject to these Terms of Use.
What We Don’t Do

Iodine doesn’t provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or prescriptions. We’re here to provide information to help you make better-informed health decisions, but we’re not your doctor. Please seek medical advice and treatment from a professional healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

We don’t recommend or endorse any specific drugs, tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, ‘off-label’ drug uses, or other information that may be mentioned on Iodine.

Any health information services, suggestions, or other content on Iodine are for informational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for the use of any information obtained through Iodine and agree that we’re not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from using the information. If you rely on any information provided by us or on Iodine, you do so at your own risk.

We don’t provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or prescriptions. We’re not your doctor.

These Terms may be updated from time to time. We may solicit user feedback about changes but are under no obligation to use it. We’ll notify you of any changes in one or more of the following ways at least 30 days before changes are implemented:

  • By email
  • On the Iodine website

Iodine will evolve over time. We may change or discontinue all or any part of Iodine, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

These Terms might change. We’ll let you know at least 30 days before that happens.
You must be 18 or older to use Iodine.
No International Users

Iodine is intended for users in the United States.

Iodine is not appropriate to use outside of the United States because certain information, including medication information, provided on Iodine will not be suitable for users in other countries.

For example, medications may have different names and labeling in other countries. Medications used to treat a condition in the United States may not be prescribed for the same condition in another country.

Iodine is intended for users in the United States.
No Commercial Use

The content on Iodine is for your personal, individual use only, and not for commercial or external use. Users may not solicit or promote their products or services on Iodine.

Iodine is for your personal (not business) use.
Iodine Accounts
Registering Your Iodine Account

If you want to use certain features of Iodine, you’ll have to create an account (“Iodine Account”). You can do this via the Site, certain Iodine Apps, or through your account with certain third-party social networking services such as Facebook or Google (each, an “SNS Account”). If you choose the SNS Account option, we’ll create your Account by extracting from your SNS Account certain personal information such as your name and email address and other personal information that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access.

It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Iodine Account and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Iodine Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Iodine Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Iodine Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Iodine Account, whether or not you know about them.

Keep your Account details up to date.
What You Provide to Us
User Submissions

“User Submissions” are anything that users (including you) share publicly on Iodine, such as survey responses and reviews about health experiences, medications, or side effects.

You understand that your User Submissions are not confidential and may be viewed publicly on the web, including through Iodine Apps. This includes demographic information such as your age and gender if you choose to include it. You also understand that, once submitted, your User Submissions can’t be removed or deleted from Iodine, even if you delete your Iodine Account.

You’re responsible for your User Submissions. You choose what information to include, so please be truthful and think carefully about what you share. Read more in our Privacy Policy.

You can read and share real-life health experiences on Iodine. You’re responsible for what you post. If you decide to share, remember that it’s public. Read more in our Privacy Policy.
What You Own
You own anything you provide to us, including your User Submissions (your “User Content”).
You own what you provide to us.
Permission for Iodine to Use What you Provide to Us

You agree that Iodine may use your User Content in connection with operating, providing, and improving our services, including Iodine.

In particular, you grant Iodine a worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, and distribute your User Content in connection with operating, providing, and improving our services, including Iodine.

You give us certain rights to use what you provide to us.
Modifying Your Information

Please note that in general, once submitted, your User Content can’t be deleted. In particular, your User Submissions can’t be deleted and will continue to appear on Iodine. If you have an Iodine Account, you may be able to modify or remove certain of your User Content via your Iodine Account.

If you don’t have an Iodine Account, and you want to remove some of your User Content from Iodine, please email us at privacy@iodine.com. We may request further information from you to verify that you are the user who submitted the User Content in question. We’ll consider your request on an individual basis, and we may (but are not obligated to) take steps to delete your User Content. Even if we take steps to delete specific User Content at your request, some of your User Content may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law, and your User Submissions will continue to exist on the Site. We’re not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.

In general, we can’t delete User Content. If you have an Iodine Account, you may be able to modify some User Content. We’ll consider removal requests, but we’re not obligated to remove User Content.
What We Provide to You
What We Own
We own anything we provide to you, including Iodine and the content we make available via Iodine and all associated intellectual property and proprietary rights.
We own what we provide to you.
Permission for You to Use What We Provide to You
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable license to (i) download, view, copy, display, and print the content made available on Iodine (collectively, “Content”), and (ii) to download and install a copy of an Iodine App on a mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the Iodine App; in each case, solely in connection with your permitted use of Iodine and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
We give you certain rights to use what we provide to you.
Protecting our Rights

You agree not to infringe Iodine’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

You may not use display, mirror, or frame Iodine, or any of our trademarks, including the Iodine logo, or other proprietary information, without our prior written consent.

You may not access, search, download, or copy the Content through automated means (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like), other than the software and/or search agents provided by us or by generally available third-party web browsers.

You may not copy or modify, transfer or lend to any third party, reverse engineer or otherwise make available the functionality of, any Iodine App.

Please respect our rights.
Policies and Community Rules
Privacy Policy
Please refer to our Privacy Policy (www.iodine.com/privacy) for information on how we collect, use, and disclose information from our users.
Read our Privacy Policy.
Copyright Policy

Please refer to our Copyright Policy (www.iodine.com/copyright) for information on how we deal with complaints concerning Content that may infringe copyright.

It’s our policy, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the User Submissions of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

Community Rules

We don’t allow use of Iodine (including User Submissions) that in any way constitutes or encourages any of the following:

  • Sharing information that personally identifies you or anyone else (such as names, email addresses or phone numbers)
  • Anything that infringes on or violates any person or entity’s rights, including privacy, publicity, copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret rights, or that impersonates or misrepresents an affiliation with another person or entity
  • Anything obscene, derogatory, defamatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing (at Iodine’s sole discretion)
  • Anything that’s illegal
  • Viruses, worms, malware, or other harmful or destructive content
  • Spam, phishing, machine-generated content, or anything designed to promote or drive traffic to other websites or apps, or that may mislead users
Don’t use Iodine in any way that could harm others, harm us, or violate anyone’s rights.
Links to Third-Party Websites
While using Iodine, you may find links to other websites, apps, or resources, and there may be other websites, apps, or resources that link to Iodine. We don’t have control over these websites, apps, or resources and can’t review all of their content. Therefore, we don’t endorse them and are not responsible for what they contain. We’re also not responsible for any harm resulting from your use of these other websites or apps. You visit and use them at your own risk.
We’re not responsible for what’s on other websites, apps, or services.
Liability and Disclaimers
Disclaimer of Warranties
We make no warranties about our website, apps, or services, or the associated content.
Limitation of Liability




We limit our liability to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Iodine, Inc., our officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and suppliers, from any claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable professional fees, arising out of or connected with (i) your access to or use of Iodine or the Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.
You won’t hold us responsible for any liabilities relating to your use of Iodine, your User Content, or your violation of these Terms.
Enforcement and Termination

Iodine has the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to:

  • pre-screen and approve User Submissions before they appear on Iodine, and monitor use of Iodine and Content (in each case) to make sure they comply with these Terms and to comply with legal requirements;
  • reject or remove any User Submissions or other Content, including Content that we consider to be objectionable or that violates these Terms;
  • investigate complaints or violations of these Terms or conduct that affects Iodine; and
  • suspend or terminate any user’s access to Iodine, including any user’s Iodine Account, for any reason at any time, with or without notice.

We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.

We reserve the right to take any other action we think is necessary to protect the safety of Iodine users and the public.

You may cancel your Iodine Account at any time by deleting your account by sending an email to us at privacy@iodine.com. You understand that your User Submissions may continue to exist on Iodine, even after you have deleted your Iodine Account. Upon any termination, discontinuation, or cancellation of Iodine or your use of Iodine, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive do, including as to content ownership, disclaimers (including What We Don’t Do), indemnity, limitations of liability, and governing law and jurisdiction.

We may remove you or your User Submissions from Iodine if you violate these Terms or for any other reason if we think it’s necessary.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms, and all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the use of Iodine or the Content, are subject to:

  • the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions; and
  • the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California.
These Terms and related disputes are subject to California law.
Miscellaneous Terms

These Terms are the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Iodine, Inc. and you regarding Iodine and the Content.

If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions will remain in full force and effect.

You may not assign these Terms without our prior written consent, and any attempt to do so will be null. We may assign these Terms without restriction.

Any notices or other communications provided by us under these Terms, including those regarding changes to these Terms, will be given: (i) by email; or (ii) by posting to Iodine. Notices given by e-mail will be deemed to be received on the date they are sent.

We don’t waive any right under these Terms unless we do so in writing and our duly authorized representative signs the waiver. The exercise of any remedy under these Terms doesn’t affect other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.