Terms of Use    

  • Introduction. Welcome to blumhealthmd.com (the “Blum Digital Site”), the website of the Blum Digital LLC (“Blum Digital” or “we”). On this site, you can participate in Step 3 of the Immune System Recovery Plan (the “Plan”) that is described in the book The Immune System Recovery Plan (the “Immune Book”) by Dr. Susan Blum (“Dr. Blum”), published by Simon & Schuster in April 2013, which is called the HealMyGutTM Program, and you can participate in our Simply Arthritis Group Coaching Program (the “Simply Arthritis Program”), which is based on Dr. Blum’s book called Healing Arthritis (the “Arthritis Book”), published by Simon & Schuster in October 2017. In addition, from time to time, as advertised on the Blum Digital Site, you can participate in the Healing Arthritis Challenge™.
  • General. These terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) contain the complete terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Blum Digital Site and your participation in the HealMyGutTM Program, the Simply ArthritisProgram or the Healing Arthritis Challenge™, which includes your use, in any way, of any material, information, supplement or other product that you access, read, or buy through the Blum Digital Site. These Terms of Use are a legally binding agreement between you and Blum Digital and they supersede any information that may be provided to you orally.  The Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect as long as you use the Blum Digital Site or participate in any version of the HealMyGut™ Program, the Simply ArthritisProgram, or the Healing Arthritis Challenge™.
  • HealMyGut™ Program. You can participate in the HealMyGut™ Program in two ways: through the ten-day program (the “10-Day Program”) and through the 30-day program (the “30-Day Program”).

If you sign up for the 10-Day Program, you will receive (i) a package of BlumHealthMD™ supplements, (ii) a BlumHealthMD™ 10-day nutrition guide, instructions and meal planner, and (iii) a daily email that you can access when you log on to the Blum Digital Site, that has instructions and an “ask me anything” button that you can use to ask your personal questions for one-on-one support.

If you sign up for the 30-Day Program, you will receive (i) a package of BlumHealthMD™ with more of the above-listed supplements as well as glutamine powder, (ii) a BlumHealthMD™ guidebook with a 30-day nutrition guide, instructions and meal planner, (iii) a daily email that you can access when you log on to the Blum Digital Site, that has instructions and an “ask me anything” button as described above, and (iv) the opportunity to participate in a live chat room for an hour twice a week with a nurse or a nutritionist.

  • Simply Arthritis™ Program. You can participate in the 12-Week Simply Arthritis™ Program or the 12-Week Simply Arthritis™ Program PLUS.

If you sign up for the Simply Arthritis™ Program, you will receive (i) bi-weekly email tips from Dr. Blum, educational presentations, recipe guides, a meal-planning template, a companion journal, tracking tools, and relaxation exercises, (ii) access to a private Facebook® community, and (iii) six one-hour group coaching sessions with Dr. Blum’s wellness coaches as well as unlimited online support with your wellness coach for the entire twelve weeks of the program.

If you sign up for the Simply Arthritis™ Program PLUS, you will receive all the benefits listed above as well as (i) unlimited coaching support and access to group coaching sessions even after the twelve weeks of the program, and (ii) a 30-day Step 1 Arthritis Essentials Supplement Kit that contains various BlumHealthMD™ supplements.

  • Healing Arthritis Challenge™. You can participate in the Healing Arthritis Challenge™ or the Healing Arthritis Challenge™ PLUS any time it is offered by signing up at any time before the start date.

If you sign up for the Healing Arthritis Challenge™, (i) you will be able to participate in six live one-hour interactive classes with Dr. Blum and twelve live Q&A sessions with the Blum Center’s Lead Health Coach, Melissa Rapoport;  (ii) you will receive bi-weekly email tips from Dr. Blum, a companion guide and workbook, recipe guides, a meal-planning template, tracking tools, relaxation exercises, and downloadable guided meditations; and (iii) you will have unlimited access to email support from Coach Rapoport and to a private Facebook®

If you sign up for the Healing Arthritis Challenge™ PLUS, you will receive all of the benefits listed above as well as a collection of Blum HealthMD™ supplements with a retail value of $860.

  • Intellectual Property

Blum Digital Site Content. Dr. Blum owns the copyright in the Book. Blum Digital owns all content on the Blum Digital Site (“Blum Digital Site Content”), all trademark rights in the names Blum Digital, BlumHealthMD™, HealMyGut™, Simply Arthritis™, Healing Arthritis Challenge™, and all other trademarks and service marks that are used on the Blum Digital Site, and all patent rights in the Blum Digital Site (all together, for purposes of these Terms of Use, “Blum Digital Site Intellectual Property”). While we hope that you will download Blum Digital Site Content for your personal use, you may not copy, display or distribute copies of any Blum Digital Site Intellectual Property for any commercial purpose. Third parties whose articles appear on the Blum Digital Site own the copyrights in those articles.

  • User-Generated Content

If you submit a question for Ask Us Anything, or any other content (collectively, “User-Generated Content”), you grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, publicly display, and distribute copies of that User-Generated Content, and both to edit that User-Generated Content and to incorporate that User-Generated Content into the Blum Digital Site as Blum Digital may see fit.

  • DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES/ LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

NEITHER THE IMMUNE BOOK NOR THE ARTHRITIS BOOK NOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, NOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE VIA EMAIL, IN PRINTED MATERIAL, OR IN A HEALMYGUT™ OR SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ CHATROOM OR A HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™ SESSION, HAS BEEN ASSESSED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. NEITHER THE IMMUNE BOOK NOR THE ARTHRITIS BOOK NOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, NOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE VIA EMAIL, IN PRINTED MATERIAL, OR IN A HEALMYGUT™ OR SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ CHATROOM OR A HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™ SESSION, IS IN ANY WAY A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS BASED ON YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS, SYMPTOMS, OR CONCERNS. THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WHO RESPOND TO “ASK ME ANYTHING” EMAILS AND WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAT ROOMS OR LIVE COACHING SESSIONS WILL NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL CONDITION. IF YOU NEED PERSONAL MEDICAL, HEALTH, DIETARY, EXERCISE, OR OTHER ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A COMPETENT PHYSICIAN AND/OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.

Supplements have different effects on different people. Any herbal supplement, including any supplement, may cause side effects such as stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea, even if you take it according to the directions on the package. Some people are particularly sensitive to certain supplements. Certain supplements may adversely affect the effectiveness of birth-control pills. Some supplements may not have any negative impact on you but they may not relieve your symptoms. YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENT. A meal prepared from a particular recipe in one of our nutrition or recipe guides also may not agree with you.

FOLLOWING ANY VERSION OF THE HEALMYGUT™ PROGRAM, THE SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ PROGRAM OR THE HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™ THAT INCLUDES TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENTS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR COMMUNICATING BY EMAIL OR IN A CHAT ROOM WILL NOT CREATE A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND DR. BLUM OR ANY OF THE OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES AS PART OF THE HEALMYGUT™ PROGRAM, THE SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ PROGRAM, OR THE HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™.

BLUM DIGITAL AND DR. BLUM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT YOU MAY INCUR AS A DIRECT OR INDIRECT CONSEQUENCE OF FOLLOWING ANY DIRECTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS OFFERED ON THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENT OR OTHER PRODUCT, OR EATING FOOD PREPARED FROM ANY RECIPE THAT IS PROVIDED TO YOU, OR FOR THE FAILURE OF ANY SUPPLEMENT OR ANY VERSION OF THE HEALMYGUT™ PROGRAM, THE SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ PROGRAM OR THE HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™ AS A WHOLE TO ALLEVIATE YOUR SYMPTOMS OR IMPROVE YOUR CONDITION.

BLUM DIGITAL AND DR. BLUM ALSO DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND RELATING TO THE TECHNICAL RESULTS OF YOUR USE OF OR INTERACTION WITH THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY THAT THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE WILL OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY OR ERROR-FREE ON YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM OR THAT ANY USER CONTENT ON THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Limitation on Disclaimers of Warranty. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.

  • Shipping, Returns and Refunds For our policies on shipping, returns and refunds, which are part of these Terms of Use,  CLICK HERE —> Shipping, Returns & Refunds
  • Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into and abide by these Terms of Use.
  • Indemnity.You will indemnify and hold harmless Blum Digital and/or Dr. Blum, as applicable, and their affiliates, partners, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any loss, liability, claim, demand, fees, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees (collectively, “Claims“) made by any third party (which means anyone other than you) due to or arising out of your use of the Blum Digital Site, including, without limitation, any Claim arising from your providing any third party with any products that you have bought through the Blum Digital Site.
  • LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL L BLUM DIGITAL OR DR. BLUM OR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESEN-TATIVES BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, ANY SUPPLEMENTS OR OTHER PRODUCTS, ANY GUIDE OR OTHER WRITTEN MATERIAL, YOUR PARTICIPATION IN IN A HEALMYGUT™ OR SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ PROGRAM OR THE HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™, OR FROM YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted, so some of the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.
  • Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Time Limit on Claims. You agree that (i) the Blum Digital Site will be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the Blum Digital Site will be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to general or specific personal jurisdiction over Blum Digital or Dr. Blum in jurisdictions other than New York. If you have any dispute with Blum Digital or Dr. Blum that is not barred by the Terms of Use, the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You hereby submit to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of White Plains, New York. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Blum Digital Site or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or it will be forever barred.
  • Additional Terms. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of the Terms of Use invalid, the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.
  • Most Recent Changes. These Terms of Use were last changed on January 24, 2018.