Terms of Use


Please read the following information carefully. It describes the terms and conditions under which you may use the Maternova, Inc. (“Maternova”) web site (the “Site”). If you continue to visit and use Maternova's Site, your use indicates that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described below. Thank you for all you do for women.


Documents, research results or other material published on this Site are the property of Maternova or its licensees and are protected by copyright under the laws of the United States and by foreign laws. Such materials may be copied for personal, noncommercial use only with all copyright and any other proprietary notices retained. For all materials, including research produced by Maternova, the following notation must be used: “© Maternova Not for Further Distribution or Duplication.” Such materials may not be distributed, modified, sold, reproduced, reprinted or posted to another site, if any such use is not for personal use, without the prior, written approval of Maternova and/or any applicable licensor(s) and payment of any applicable licensing fees. For such approvals and for payment information, contact Maternova, Attn: Meg Wirth, email: mwirth@maternova.net.

    Information on Maternova’s Site is Not Medical Advice

Material placed on this Site by Maternova is for the purpose of providing information only. Material posted on the Site has been evaluated and approved by established and reliable health organizations and is endorsed by Maternova. Nevertheless, the material on the Site is not intended as the practice of medicine or the provision of medical services. This Site does not provide medical advice. The content provided by Maternova is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a qualified provider or healthcare professional with any question regarding any medical or health conditions or any treatment or use of any medical product or device. On the Site, Maternova also promotes and endorses products evaluated and approved by established and reliable health organizations such as the World Health Organization, Pathfinder International and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Any products intended for any medical purpose that are purchased through the Site are to be used by trained healthcare professionals and clinicians.
You should not rely on Maternova's Site or Maternova's Discussion Boards or e-mails sent to Maternova for information. Time does not permit Maternova staff to review postings daily or to answer all questions posted on the Discussion Boards or e-mailed to the Maternova Site. Always consult your provider or healthcare professional with any question regarding any medical condition.

    Warranty Disclaimer

This Site, including any content or information contained within it or any service related to this Site is provided "as is," with all faults, with no representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. You assume total responsibility and risk for using this Site, any services related to the Site or any Sites for which this side provides links. No oral or written information or advice given by Maternova or by any one working for or on behalf of Maternova shall take precedence over this warranty. In no event will Maternova be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided on this Site.

    Limitation of Liability

Use of this Site is entirely at your own risk and in no event shall Maternova be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or any other monetary or other damages, fees, fines, penalties, or liabilities arising out of or related to this Site and / or content or information provided herein. A user's sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site is to stop using it.

    Links to Other Sites; Endorsements

Except for information, products or services that are clearly identified as being provided or recommended by Maternova, Maternova does not endorse or control any information, products or services on this Site or on the Internet. Maternova's Site provides links to other non-Maternova sites. Maternova has no control over these sites and makes no representations whatsoever about the accuracy of the information they contain. The fact that Maternova links to another site does not mean that Maternova endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content of that site. If you choose to access any site for which Maternova provides a link, you do so at your own risk.

    Privacy Policy

Maternova has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your information and informing you about how we handle it. This privacy policy only applies to transactions and activities in which you engage ("Transactions"), and data gathered, on this Site (the "Site") and does not apply to any other Site or offline point of contact between you and Maternova, or any other company, and consumers. Please review this privacy policy periodically as we may modify it from time to time. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information, by doing so you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy as it is written at that time.

This section explains how Maternova will handle information we learn about you from your visit to this Site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our Site.
If you visit this Site to read or download information we only track the IP address that accessed the Site.

If you register with the Site:

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain you are using to access the Internet (for example, iowa.edu if you are connecting from the University of Iowa's domain); the dates and times you access our Site; the Internet address of the Site from which you linked directly to our Site; your country and language, whether you accessed using a mobile device; and what information you view while visiting our Site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Site, find out what information is the most viewed, and to help us make our Site more useful to visitors.

For certain sections of the Site we require registration. Here we gather the following personal information: first name, last name, email and organization as required fields (title and phone are not required). This information is stored in our database and is used only for the purpose of allowing access to restricted areas and tailoring.

If you identify yourself by sending us a comment using our contact page or an E-mail:
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message asking a question or providing us with a comment or suggestion. We use personally-identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion, and to count the number of people sending us comments. We do not sell any information we collect from you. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

    Security Notice

For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Maternova uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, as amended, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Cookies and other information stored on your computer
Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from you when you access them. That data is stored on your hard drive, not on the Site's server. Whenever you visit a Site that uses cookies, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there. Cookies generally are stored in your browser's directory or folder in a file named cookie.txt.
This Site uses persistent "cookies" only to tailor the Site for the use of time zones We do not use persistent cookies to collect or store personally identifiable information. This site utilizes session cookies to help reduce the amount of information you will have to re-enter when entering form values. We also use session cookies to manage and balance traffic among servers and to maintain session state information as you navigate through this Site. The session cookies are stored only in the volatile memory of your computer, and expire automatically when you close your web browser or otherwise end your browser process.

This statement applies to all personal information, regardless of the source of the information or whether in electronic or paper format, that is collected or maintained by Maternova.

Personal information means any information that identifies or could be used by Maternova Inc. to identify an individual.

Thank you for all you do for women

Effective as of May 2011