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Terms and conditions of use for allinahealth.org

Please carefully read this agreement before using this website. By using allinahealth.org, you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions for allinahealth.org, do not use this site.

Allinahealth.org may revise and update these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of allinahealth.org will mean you accept those changes. So please periodically review this agreement.

Section 1. Ownership
Section 2. General disclaimer
Section 3. Use of content (including liability and copyright)
Section 4. Privacy
Section 5. User submissions
Section 6. Use of message boards and other interactive services
Section 7. Links to other sites
Section 8. Advertisements
Section 9. General
Section 10. Allina Health System trademarks

Section 1. Ownership

Allinahealth.org ("the site"), is owned and operated by Allina Health and any or all of its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "allinahealth.org", "Allina," "we", or "us"). Allinahealth.org allows users ("you") to access health care related information provided by us and third party content providers ("suppliers"). Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, such things as data, text, graphics and programs. Allina Health owns or has license to the intellectual property rights to all components of allinahealth.org.

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Section 2. General disclaimer

The content on allinahealth.org 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. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on allinahealth.org.

Read our full disclaimer.

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Section 3. Use of content (including liability and copyright)

Under this agreement, you may use allinahealth.org only for your personal lawful purposes. Any other personal use of allinahealth.org or information accessed via allinahealth.org (such as reproduction, resale, publication, distribution or transmission) is not permitted.

Liability -- Any use by you of allinahealth.org or the information contained in the site is at your own risk. Allina and the suppliers will not be responsible for the consequences of your decision to utilize the information contained in this website.

Where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific links to that data.

In no event shall Allina, its licensors, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned at allinahealth.org be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, personal injury/wrongful death or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use allinahealth.org, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not allinahealth.org is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Copyright -- Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions, Allina authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on this website only for your personal, noncommercial use.

Special rules may apply to the use of certain software and other items provided on allinahealth.org. Any such special rules are listed as "legal notices" on the site and are incorporated into these terms and conditions by reference.

The contents of allinahealth.org, such as text, graphics, images and other material including software licensed by Allina to permit you to access the allinahealth.org website ("content"), are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the content shall not pass to you or any other user. Unauthorized use of the content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

None of the content may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, reproduced, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, re-transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of allinahealth.org , except that you may reproduce limited excerpts of the data for personal use only, provided that each such copy contains a copyright notice as follows: Copyright © 2012, Allina Health System. All rights reserved.

For information obtained from Allina's licensors, you are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and restrictions and are referred to the publication data appearing in bibliographic citations, as well as to the copyright notices appearing in the original publications. You may not sell or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

Content is subject to change without notice at the editorial discretion of Allina. If you violate any of these terms and conditions, your permission to use the content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the content.

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Section 4. Privacy

Although we use reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of information received and sent over the Internet or by electronic mail (e-mail), we guarantee the confidentiality of such information only to the extent explained in our privacy policy.

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Section 5. User submissions

Except as described herein, any communication which you post on the allinahealth.org website is considered to be non-confidential. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications that infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.

By submitting communications to any part of this website, you automatically grant -- or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted -- Allina a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.

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Section 6. Use of message boards and other interactive services

If you use a message board or other interactive service on allinahealth.org, you are solely responsible for your own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, immediately contact your local law enforcement agency.

When using an interactive service of allinahealth.org, you agree that these actions constitute a material breach of these terms and conditions:

  • using an interactive service for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws
  • posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others
  • posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity as determined by allinahealth.org at its sole discretion
  • posting advertisements or solicitations of business
  • after receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free form)
  • posting chain letters or pyramid schemes
  • impersonating another person
  • allowing any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view comments
  • posting the same note more than once
  • engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the interactive services, or which, in the judgment of allinahealth.org, exposes Allina Health or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type

Allina reserves the right (but is not obligated) to monitor, edit or disclose any type of posting on its interactive services needed in the course of normal operation and maintenance of allinahealth.org, or if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • comply with the law or comply with legal process served
  • protect and defend the rights of allinahealth.org or others
  • act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public

Allina has no liability or responsibility to subscribers or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned screening activities.

Any reliance on content posted in an interactive area is at your own risk. Allinahealth.org does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any of the material posted by interactive service users or endorse any opinions expressed by such users.

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Section 7. Links to other sites

Allinahealth.org contains links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by allinahealth.org or Allina Health.

If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

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Section 8. Advertisements

Allinahealth.org sometimes displays ads promoting services and programs of Allina Health. All ads are clearly marked.

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Section 9. General

Allina Health is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. Allinahealth.org makes no claims that the content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the content (including software) may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.

If you access allinahealth.org from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

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Section 10. Allina Health System trademarks

These trademarks may appear on allinahealth.org and are owned by Allina Health System: Allina®, Allina Health®, Medformation®, ExerCareTM, Healthy CommunitiesTM, Minneapolis Neuroscience Institute®, Physician-to-Physician®, Piper Breast CenterTM, WomenCare®.


 

 



 

Source: Legal Services, Allina Hospitals & Clinics

First published: 12/01/1999
Last updated: 01/11/2005

Reviewed by: Brian Felton, vice president, Legal Services, Allina Hospitals & Clinics