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1. CarMD is a supplement

The CarMD.com website is meant to supplement – not replace – a regular scheduled vehicle maintenance program.

The CarMD site contents, including text, graphics, images and other information (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for advice, diagnosis or repair by a qualified professional technician. Always seek the advice of your personal mechanic, dealership or an ASE Certified automotive technician with any questions you may have regarding vehicle maintenance or concerns.

The CarMD device and website are meant to provide a basic overview of probable causes related to electronic- and emissions-related systems in your vehicle. Probable cause(s) and Probable Fix(es) are based on years of historical data compiled by ASE Certified Master Technicians. They are organized from most probable to least probable. Estimates are based on parts and labor costs broken down by U.S. region. The probable Fix / Solutions do not include the diagnostic time, which will vary from one repair shop to another.

It is not recommended that you make repairs, nor avoid service recommended by a qualified technician, solely because of something you read on the CarMD website or a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) you received from any CarMD tool. This product should be used as a supplement to a regular automotive maintenance program, which also includes basic mechanical upkeep such as regularly checking your tire pressure, brake pads, belts, oil, fluids, etc.

If you have an automotive emergency, pull to the side of the road and call a qualified roadside maintenance service.


2. Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents, including information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material, of the CarMD website are Copyright ©2006-2012 CarMD.com Corporation and/or its affiliate companies, 17352 Von Karman Ave. Irvine, CA 92614. All rights reserved. Copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties protect any hardware and software or content provided as part of the service. We and/or our suppliers own the title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the hardware, software or content. The CarMD logo, and other marks are, registered trademarks of Innova Electronics Corporation, in the United States and elsewhere. Other names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be registered trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Certain software used in the CarMD software is based in part of contracted work and may be protected by other copyright laws.


3. 3rd Party Links and Content

CarMD.com may provide links to third-party web sites. CarMD.com Corp., does not endorse the content on any such third-party websites, nor is CarMD.com Corp., responsible for the content of linked third-party sites. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.


4. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold CarMD.com Corp., its management team, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.


5. Licensed Data

Some of the material provided in the CarMD.com Corp., database is under license from Cengage Learning. No part of this content may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, storage in an information retrieval system, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher, Cengage Learning. Any unauthorized commercial use, resale or mailing list database development, utilization or application is also prohibited.


6. Use of Content

CarMD.com Corp., authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on this site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright (c) 2006-2012, CarMD.com Corp. All rights reserved.”

Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of CarMD.com Corp. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to CarMD and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.


7. Patents

One or more of these patents apply to CarMD: US 6,687,584; US 6,941,203; US 6,947,816, other patents pending. Except as specifically provided herein, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, stopple or otherwise the granting of any license or right under any such patent.


8. CarMD.com “Public Areas”

If you use a public area of the CarMD.com website, such as a chat room, blog, bulletin board or testimonial form, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. CarMD.com Corp., and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. CarMD also reserves the right to delete, edit, or omit any offensive comments posted at any such public areas of the CarMD.com web site or affiliated web sites.


9. Liability

The use of the CarMD Content is at your own risk. When using the CarMD system, information will be transmitted in a way that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of CarMD, and its suppliers. Therefore, CarMD and its affiliate companies assume no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of an Internet / web browser connection.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED HEREIN OR OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, CARMD AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT OF LIMITATION. CARMD AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARMD AND ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES MAKE SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE TO YOU, YOUR SUCCESSORS, CUSOTOMERS OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR GENERAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING FROM ANY LOSS CLAIMED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE CARMD HANDHELD DEVICE OR THE ASSOCIATED CARMD VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION DATABASE.

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