Our Disclaimer

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITEANY USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE.

The Interstitial Cystitis Network (“IC Network” “ICN”), a division of J.H. Osborne, Inc., provides complimentary Internet-based communications and information services to the consumer. By using this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of use. You must agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to use the any of our websites. Please read this document carefully. If you do not agree to all of the Terms and Conditions of this agreement, do not use our site or services.

IC Network may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at anytime. Please periodically review the Terms and Conditions posted at the IC Network Website because your continued usage of the IC Network website (“IC Network Site,” or the “Site,”) will mean you accept those changes.

  • Section 1. General Disclaimer – No Medical Advice
  • Section 2. IC Network’s Position on Your Privacy.
  • Section 3. Use of Content; Copyright.
  • Section 4. Company’s Liability; Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.
  • Section 5. User Submissions.
  • Section 6. Use of Interactive Areas.
  • Section 7. Links to Other Sites.
  • Section 8. Advertisements.
  • Section 9. Indemnity
  • Section 10. Export Control.
  • Section 11. General & Jurisdiction.
  • Section 12. Complete Agreement.

Section 1. General Disclaimer; No Medical Advice.

The IC Network consists of several web sites, including:

Core Website – https://www.ic-network.com
E-commerce Site – https://www.icnsales.com
Educational Website – https://www.icdietproject.com
Educational Website – https://www.icawareness.org
Educational Website – http://www.ketaminecystitis.org
Educational Website – https://www.hunnerslesions.org
Educational Website – https://www.covidcystitis.org
Educational Website – https://www.chemocystitis.org
Affiliate Website – https://www.bladderhealth.org

We use the term “site” to encompass all related web sites.

THE CONTENT ON THE IC NETWORK SITES IS PRESENTED IN SUMMARY FORM, IS GENERAL IN NATURE, AND IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED IN ANY WAY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NEITHER THE CONTENT NOR ANY OTHER SERVICE OFFERED BY OR THROUGH IC NETWORK OR THE IC NETWORK SITE IS INTENDED TO BE RELIED ON FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE IC NETWORK SITE!

IC Network does not recommend or endorse any specific test, products, or procedures that may be mentioned on the site. Any opinions expressed on the Site are the opinions of the authors or users. IC Network does not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by IC Network or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk. IC Network assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea, or instruction contained in the materials provided to you. IC Network reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of this Site.

You understand further that the Internet contains unedited materials some of which are sexually explicit. You access this material at your own risk. IC Network, its staff, volunteers and its suppliers have no control over and accept no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.

Section 2. IC Network’s Position on Your Privacy.

This statement discloses the privacy policies of the Interstitial Cystitis Network web site. Questions about this statement should be directed to jill@ic-network.com. Please be aware that the ICN contains links to other web sites. The ICN is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): The IC Network is NOT intended for the use of children under the age of 13. Our materials are academic in nature and written for young adults, adults and senior citizens with a minimum high school education who are struggling with bladder disease. Parents of children with IC are certainly welcome.

a. Medical Web Site Standards.

  • The IC Network utilizes the Oxford Scale for Evidence Based Medicine in the development of educational materials for this website. We strive to prevent relevant research studies and patient anecdotal information to support written materials.
  • The IC Network utilizes the Oxford Scale for Evidence Based Medicine in the development of educational materials for this website. We strive to prevent relevant research studies and patient anecdotal information to support written materials.

b. Information We Gather or Track

  • Your computer communicates with our servers via an IP address (Internet Protocol) which tells us your internet service provider.
  • Our automaticed “announcement only” mailing list and Message Board System collects only the country, age and sex of those who sign up for use as we develop new resources for our website.
  • Voluntary IC surveys may ask for information related to your experience and symptoms of IC. To ensure your privacy, we will not ask for any names or email addresses of those who participate. We will assign a random number or designator to identify specific survey results. Survey results will be assessed by ICN staff and published via our web site.
  • The ICN uses cookies in our message board system to store password information on our user’s browsers.
  • ICN Subscribers and/or customers do submit their name, address and occasional credit card information for shipping and invoicing purposes. This information is kept in the ICN offices in California and will not be sold or distributed for profit.

c. Voluntary Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information on Message Boards, Chat Rooms (ICN Support Center)

  • The ICN Message Boards and Chat Rooms are open to IC patients and providers. Any information that you voluntarily disclose (such as your email address or name) is accessible to any who read the boards. On occasion, individuals and companies may attempt to sell products, services or books on our site. These posts violate our web site Use Guidelines and will be deleted. However, we can not prevent solicitations by e-mail done beyond our control. If you receive a solicitation, please know that this is done without our permission and is a direct violation of our use guidelines.
  • Any communication which you post on the IC Network web site (message boards, chat rooms, guest book), by fax or email to ICN offices is considered to be non-confidential. We do not engage in confidential discussions with patients about their medical care.

d. What We Do with Collected Information.

  • Collected information is only accessible by senior ICN staff.
  • We use mailing list & message board information to create plan and develop new features for our web site.
  • We will use your email information to provide you with newsletters/service updates from our site.
  • Our e-mail list and subscriber/customer lists will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the Subscriber’s or User’s prior consent.

e. Choosing to Opt Out of Information Collection

  • You can opt out of ICN mailings by following the unsubscribe link placed at the bottom of every email.
  • If you are having trouble unsubscribing, please contact jill@ic-network.com

f. IP Address Policiess