Disclaimer

This Disclaimer is an excerpt from our full Terms of Use.

Wellness Content

Our Website (and all content on Our Website) and Our Other Products include information, instruction and materials relating to wellness topics, including, without limitation, diet, swimming, exercise and fitness (collectively, “Wellness Content”). You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Wellness Content.

Before participating in any diet, exercise or other program, practice or methodology or using any diet, fitness or wellness products, including nutritional supplements and traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies, or services that may be described and/or made accessible in or through Our Website including Our Wellness Content, We strongly recommend that you consult with a physician or other licensed health care provider. Open Water World and its staff are not licensed health care providers, therapists, coaches, psychiatrists, psychologists, relationship counselors, life coaches, first responders or any other kind of professional or medical care provider (“Professional Care Provider”) and have no expertise in advising on, diagnosing, examining, or treating medical, psychological, emotional, relationship or personal growth conditions of any kind (“Conditions”), or in determining the effect of any specific action, activity, routine or program (e.g., exercise or diet) or any particular nutritional supplement or traditional, herbal or alternative remedy on any Condition. While certain of the presenters, authors or contributors to Open Water World’s Wellness Content may be Professional Care Providers, neither those presenters, authors or contributors nor Open Water World and its staff are rendering professional advice of any kind to you personally, including without limitation, medical, psychological, emotional, relationship or personal growth advice, counseling, therapy, treatment or coaching (“Professional Advice”), but are merely providing information and materials for general education about wellness topics. You acknowledge and agree that when participating in any diet, exercise, yoga or exercise program or other activity, program, practice or methodology described in Our Wellness Content, and/or when using any diet or fitness products or products or services described or provided in or through Our Wellness Content, including nutritional supplements and traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies, there is the possibility of physical injury, emotional distress and/or death, and you assume the risk and responsibility for any such results.

Our Wellness Content is not meant to be a substitute for Professional Advice from Your Professional Care Provider and We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, or appropriateness for any purpose of any information or content contained in Our Wellness Content. You are advised that health advice and other Professional Advice is often subject to updating and refining due to medical and other research and developments. We are committed to bringing you the most up to date information, however, We make no guarantee that the information herein is the most recent on any particular subject. You are encouraged to consult with your Professional Care Provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any Condition that you may have before starting any swimming or other exercise program, making changes to your diet, taking any nutritional supplements or any traditional, herbal or alternative remedies or engaging in any other activity, practice, methodology or program described in Our Wellness Content.

You should never disregard medical or other Professional Advice or delay seeking it because of a statement you have read and/or heard in Our Wellness Content. Our Wellness Content should not be used in lieu of Professional Advice given by qualified medical professionals such as your doctor or registered dietitian or other Professional Care Provider. It is important that Our Wellness Content is used only in conjunction with qualified medical guidance and guidance provided by other applicable Professional Care Providers. Unless you are a qualified Professional Care Provider, you should not give advice that might be construed as Professional Advice to any third party and, in no event should you rely on any of Our Wellness Content as a source of or basis for any such advice or as a basis for diagnosing or determining, independent of a Professional Care Provider, the treatment for any Condition. If you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, have an eating disorder, have diabetes, or have any other physical, psychological, emotional or medical condition, it is imperative that you seek the advice of your physician or other Professional Care Provider prior to using Our Wellness Content or Our Other Products for any purpose. If you experience any discomfort or pain during an activity in Our Wellness Content, such as a diet or exercise routine, or in connection with taking any nutritional supplements or any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies or engaging in any other practice, methodology or program described in Our Wellness Content, you must immediately cease the activity and seek the assistance of a physician or other Professional Care Provider.

Open Water World, its presenters, authors or contributors to our Wellness Content are not accredited or evaluated by any governmental, academic or other independent body.

Supplements and Other Products

Our Other Products, including any nutritional supplements or any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies, offered or sold via Our Website or at any event operated by Open Water World and any description or claims made about specific products have not been evaluated by any professional or governmental body or agency and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided regarding Our Other Products is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other Professional Care Provider or the information contained on or in any product label, warning or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or to prescribe any medical or other treatment. You should consult with physician or other Professional Care Provider, and carefully read all information provided on or in any product label, warning or packaging, before using any nutritional supplement or any herbal, homeopathic, traditional or alternative remedy (including regarding any interactions between any medication you are currently taking and such products).

Always seek the advice of a Professional Care Provider before beginning any supplementation program or the use of any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies. The information on Our Website regarding nutritional supplements or any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies is not intended to substitute for the advice of your Professional Care Provider and is provided for general information and educational purposes only, such as suggesting guidelines for a supplementation program you can discuss with your Professional Care Provider.

You should read all of the information about any nutritional supplement product on Our Website or any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies or engaging in any other practice, methodology or program described in Our Wellness Content, before purchasing and using it. Open Water World will attempt to place necessary product warnings, interactions, and contraindications on Our Website or the product packaging or labeling, but may fail to cover every possible health-related subject or risk. Moreover, different people will react differently to a single nutritional supplement or traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedy and it is therefore necessary that you consult with your Professional Care Provider before beginning any supplementation program or the use of any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies.

The research and experience with using nutritional supplement products changes rapidly, and new and ongoing research and experience brings about this change at a very rapid pace. Furthermore, the information provided on Our Website about using nutritional supplement products or any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies may not apply precisely to your current situation. It is your responsibility to discuss the information on Our Website about nutritional supplement products or any traditional, herbal, homeopathic or alternative remedies with your Professional Care Provider to make sure the information is appropriate for you and your current situation.

Open Water Swimming Adventure Content

Our Website (and all content on Our Website) and Our Other Products include information, instruction and materials relating to swimming, open water swimming, wild swimming, swim-it-yourself adventures, go-wild adventures, and swimming travel guides (collectively, “Swimming Adventure Content”). You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Swimming Adventure Content.

Swimming is a HAZARDOUS activity. There are risks inherent in the sport of swimming, including but not limited to, paralyzing injuries or death.

Before participating in any open water swim, aquatic activity, race, adventure, activity or otherwise (‘Adventure Activity’) that may be described and/or made accessible in or through Our Website including Our Swimming Adventure Content, We strongly recommend that you take all necessary safety precautions. Our Swimming Adventure Content is meant only as general, non-specific information and is not meant to take the place of specific, current, local, expert and professional advice and/or guides. Open Water World and its staff are not licensed health care providers, coaches, travel guides, swim coaches, swim guides, life guards, or any kind of professional expert in safety or guiding (‘Professional Safety Expert’) and have no expertise in advising on, or in determining the safety or effect of any specific action, activity, routine or program, trip, adventure, or otherwise. We strongly recommend that you consult with Professional Safety Experts should you undertake any Adventure Activity, especially in open water. We recommend that you consult with local experts, travel with experts where necessary, obtain safety education and qualifications where necessary, do your own in-depth research, understand your own abilities and limits and those of your group, stay well within the limits of the weakest member of your group, stay current on weather and water conditions, make backup plans and evaluate risk during and prior to your trip and that you abort your trip if necessary. Never swim alone. While certain of the presenters, authors or contributors to Open Water World’s Swimming Adventure Content may be Professional Safety Experts, neither those presenters, authors or contributors nor Open Water World and its staff are rendering professional advice of any kind to you personally, including without limitation, medical, psychological, emotional, safety advice, risk assessment advice, or any other advice (“Professional Safety Advice”) that in any way supersedes your own obligation to properly assess the risks involved in the Adventure Activity, but are merely providing information and materials for general education about Swimming Adventure topics. You acknowledge and agree that when participating in any Adventure Activity or open water swimming activity described in Our Swimming Adventure Content, and/or when using any diet or fitness products or products or services described or provided in or through Our Swimming Adventure Content, that swimming is a HAZARDOUS activity, and that there is the possibility of physical injury, emotional distress and/or death, and you assume the risk and responsibility for any such results.

Our Swimming Adventure Content is not meant to be a substitute for Professional Safety Advice from Your Professional Safety Expert and We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, or appropriateness for any purpose of any information or content contained in Our Swimming Adventure Content. You are advised that Professional Safety Advice and other Professional Advice is often subject to updating and refining due to medical and other research and developments, as well as local minute-to-minute changes in environmental conditions and risk. We are committed to bringing you the most up to date information, however, We make no guarantee that the information herein is the most recent on any particular subject. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your Professional Safety Expert with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any risk factor that you may have before starting any swimming or other Adventure Activity or Swimming Adventure Activity, or engaging in any other activity, practice, methodology or program described in Our Swimming Adventure Content.

You should never disregard any Professional Safety Advice because of a statement you have read and/or heard in Our Swimming Adventure Content. Our Swimming Adventure Content should not be used in lieu of Professional Safety Advice given by qualified professionals such as guides, life guards, tour guides, or other Professional Safety Expert. It is important that Our Swimming Adventure Content is used only in conjunction with qualified guidance and guidance provided by other applicable Professional Safety Experts. Unless you are a qualified Professional Safety Expert, you should not give advice that might be construed as Safety Advice to any third party and, in no event should you rely on any of Our Swimming Adventure Content as a source of or basis for any such advice or as a basis for diagnosing or determining, independent of a Professional Safety Expert, the decision to undertake any activity or risk.

Open Water World, its presenters, authors or contributors to our Swimming Adventure Content are not accredited or evaluated by any governmental, academic or other independent body.

YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES; AND Open Water World DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INSPECTION, SUPERVISION, PREPARATION, OR CONDUCT OF ANY RACE, CONTEST, CHALLENGE, OR GROUP ACTIVITY ORGANIZED OR PROMOTED ON THE SERVICES OR BY Open Water World. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Open Water World IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY INJURY, ILLNESS, OR DAMAGES SUSTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, ANY SERVICES OR FEATURES OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR ACTIVITIES YOU ACCESS OR LEARN ABOUT THROUGH THE SERVICES, EVEN IF CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY THE ACTION, INACTION OR NEGLIGENCE OF Open Water World OR OTHERS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY PROGRAMS, SERVICES OR ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED OR PROMOTED ON THE SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE CONSULTED WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE ENGAGING IN ANY ACTIVITIES OR MAKING ANY NUTRITIONAL DECISIONS BASED ON THE CONTENT OF OUR WEBSITES AND/OR APPLICATIONS.