Locate a Doctor Disclaimer

Disclaimer, Waiver, and Release of Liability

You understand and agree as a condition of accessing and using "find a cosmetic surgeon" and/ or "cosmetic surgeon profile" to the following:

AACS does not employ any cosmetic surgeons and is not responsible for the actions or omissions of any cosmetic surgeons included in the directory.

Your access to and use of "find a cosmetic surgeon" and/or "cosmetic surgeon profile" and the information contained therein (collectively, "directory") is at your sole risk. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, inc. ("AACS") created the directory as a resource from which the public can access the names, addresses, telephone numbers, website addresses, and other information regarding cosmetic surgeons practicing in a particular geographic area. The inclusion of a cosmetic surgeon in the directory does not constitute an endorsement or representation of any kind regarding the qualifications, expertise, capabilities, skills, or competence of that cosmetic surgeon. All information contained in the directory about a cosmetic surgeon was provided by the cosmetic surgeon and has not been independently verified by AACS.

You are solely responsible for investigating, assessing and determining the qualifications, expertise, capabilities, skills and competence of any cosmetic surgeon identified through the directory and determining whether it is in your best interest to contact and enter into a cosmetic surgeon - patient relationship with the cosmetic surgeon. Also, you and any cosmetic surgeon you choose are solely responsible for determining the scope, nature, and duration of any cosmetic surgeon - patient relationship.

Under no circumstances, shall AACS, or any of its directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising out of or related to your use of the directory or the actions or omissions of any cosmetic surgeon identified through the directory. This is a comprehensive release of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind whatsoever, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, general, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, statutory, contractual, or damages or losses of any other kind or type. This limitation of liability applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, negligence, tort, strict liability or any other basis and even if AACS knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages.

You hereby waive any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes of action of any kind you may have directly or indirectly against AACS or its directors, officers, employees, agents and other representatives resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to your use of the directory or any act of omission of any cosmetic surgeon identified through the directory.

You hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AACS and its directors, officers, employees, agents and other representatives against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, losses, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred in defending such claims directly or indirectly resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to your use of the directory or any act of omission of any cosmetic surgeon identified through the directory.

This agreement was entered into in the state of Illinois. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the state of Illinois, excluding its choice of law rules. Any claim or dispute related to your use of the directory shall reside in the courts of the state of Illinois and in particular in either the cook county circuit court or the United States district court for northern Illinois.

You have read this disclaimer and understand all of its terms and conditions. As a condition of accessing and using the directory you must agree to the terms and conditions outlined above. If you click, "I accept and agree" below you are entering into a legal contract which will bind you to the terms and conditions outlined above. If you click "I do not accept and agree" you will not be bound by the terms and conditions outlined above, however you will not be allowed access to the directory.

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