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Nothing on this site constitutes a recommendation for medical care or for professional or personal life decisions. Obvi does not make a warranty of any kind in terms of its content’s appropriateness for individual online users. NOTICE: Our platform is intended to promote introspection, empathy, activism and sisterhood through self expression. No two of our ladies experience the world in the same way, and as a result, their work reflects their personal values and opinions. All of the opinions and experiences expressed in content on obviweretheladies.com and obvi.community belong directly to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of Obvi as an organization.

1. Copyright, Copying, and Trademark

The content on this website belong to Obvi and individual essays are co-owned by both Obvi and their respective author.  All rights reserved. If you find Obvi’s content enjoyable and useful, you may download, print out, or send copies of our pieces to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate copyright notice and is used only for personal use. Replication of Obvi content on other mediums or on other platforms requires the approval of Obvi management as well as of the author. It is expressly prohibited to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use.

2. Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on this Obvi website may include hypertext links or pointers to or search or locator engines that will lead to other websites. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently of Obvi and are not a part of this Obvi website. When users leave the Obvi website and travel to a third-party website or web page, they become subject to different terms of use and privacy policies. Obvi does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any third-party information contained on the Obvi web pages or any information found on a linked website, nor does Obvi endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by any third-party information or linked websites.

3. Information Obtained Through the Obvi Web Site Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

The information contained in this Obvi web site or transmitted to you electronically in response to a message from you is not intended nor implied to constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always visit or speak to a qualified health service provider in person prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. This Obvi web site does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical advice as part of this service.

In addition, nothing contained in this Obvi web site is intended to be or constitutes legal advice, and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate attorney or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature.

4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

Obvi assumes no liability for any diagnosis, treatment, decision made, or action taken in reliance upon information contained in the Obvi web site or any other internet sites linked to it in any way. Obvi does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Obvi web site or the internet.

Furthermore, Obvi does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the Obvi web site, other web sites accessed by "hyperlink," or the Internet generally (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by Obvi, Obvi does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services on obviweretheladies.com pages or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to the Obvi web site through "hyperlinks," in any way.

In no event shall Obvi be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the Obvi web site, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the Obvi web site, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the Obvi web site, even if Obvi has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.)

5. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials

Although Obvi makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, Obvi disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. You also understand that Obvi cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the service will be free of "infection" or "viruses," "worms," "Trojan horses," or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Obvi web site for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the Obvi web site and the Internet generally is at the User's own risk.

6. User Rules

In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the viewers and avoids harm to others, it is necessary to establish and for you to follow these User Rules:

a. The user may download, print, or transmit information from the Obvi web site for personal, private use. However, the user must make sure that proper copyright notice is affixed to each copy transmitted or printed and in no case may the materials be reproduced in bulk or for commercial use without express, written permission from


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b. Users may not post or transmit any message that is libelous or defamatory, or violates any other person's copyrights, privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, or rights in other confidential information. The User indemnifies Obvi for any and all damages suffered by third parties as a result of the User's violation of this term.

c. Users may not post or transmit any message, data, image, or program with the intent to threaten the safety of others and/or with the effect of causing a reasonable person to perceive a threat to his or her safety.

d. It is not the intent to discourage Users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, Obvi reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Obvi Web site is inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful, or threatening to the safety of others.

e. Users may not interfere with other Users' use of the Obvi Web site, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service.

f. Users may not post or transmit any file which contains "viruses," "worms," "Trojan horse" or any other contaminating or destructive features.

g. It is our general policy to protect the privacy of the persons transmitting any messages to Obvi. However, Obvi reserves the right to reproduce and distribute part or all of a message without any compensation to the User so long as any identifying information is deleted.

We reserve the right to remove any information that is posted in violation of these terms and to suspend any registered user accounts for persons who violate these terms and conditions.

8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices

As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the Obvi Web site infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to Obvi's Designated Agent at the following address:

Madelaine Walker

Notification of Claimed Infringement: General Counsel

Full Address of Designated Agent to which

Notification Should be Sent:

c/o Madelaine Walker


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E-mail Address of Designated Agent: madelaine.obvi@gmail.com

To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include each of the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if more than one work is covered by the notice of claimed infringement, a description of each work.

  • A description of the infringing activity or of the work that is claimed to be infringing and information about the location on this Web site (or, if the infringing information is located on another Website linked to through this website, information about the location of the link or reference on this Web site) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the infringing material.

  • Sufficient information to allow us to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.

  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

  • A statement by you that the information in the notice of claimed infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.