Welcome to the web site operated by Illinois Health Partners. This web site (“Web Site”) provides general information free of charge to users. Illinois Health Partners may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the amended terms to this web site. Your continued use of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site means you accept and agree to the revised Terms and Conditions of Use. If you disagree with the Terms and Conditions of Use (as amended from time to time) or are dissatisfied with this Web Site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Web Site.
MEDICAL ADVICE IS NOT PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE
The information and content contained on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site is for informational purposes only. If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider concerning your health or any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
USE OF ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE
(a) You agree to use the Illinois Health Partners Web Site only for lawful purposes. Specifically you agree not to do any of the following: (1) upload to or transmit on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site any defamatory, indecent, obscene, harassing, excessively violent or otherwise objectionable material, or any material that is, or may be, protected by copyright, without permission from the copyright owner; (2) use the Illinois Health Partners Web Site to violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or to violate the laws of any jurisdiction (3) intercept or attempt to intercept electronic mail not intended for you; (4) misrepresent an affiliation with any person or organization; (5) upload or transmit on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site any advertisements or solicitations of business; (6) restrict or inhibit other Subscribers’ use of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site; (7) upload or otherwise transmit files that contain a virus or otherwise corrupted data; (8) collect information about others (including e-mail addresses) without their consent; (9) download a file or software or include in a message any software, files or links that you know, or have reason to believe, cannot be distributed legally over the Illinois Health Partners Web Site or that you have a contractual obligation to keep confidential (notwithstanding its availability on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site); (10) post “spam”, chain letters or engage in other similar activities or (11) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, or which, as determined by Illinois Health Partners, exposes Illinois Health Partners or users of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site to any liability or detriment of any type.
(b) Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to any other publicly available section of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, and all articles and responses to questions, other than such content provided by Illinois Health Partners, are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Illinois Health Partners. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever content you submit, and you, not Illinois Health Partners, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By uploading or otherwise transmitting material to any area of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, you warrant that the material is your own, is in the public domain, or otherwise free of proprietary or other restrictions and that you have the right to use it, including by posting it to the Illinois Health Partners Web Site. You grant to Illinois Health Partners the right to use all content you upload or otherwise transmit to the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, excluding personal health information transmitted to the Illinois Health Partners Health Info Center, in any manner Illinois Health Partners chooses, including but not limited to copying, displaying or performing, or publishing it in any format whatsoever, and modifying it, incorporating it into other material or making a derivative work based on it.
(c) Illinois Health Partners reserves the right, but does not assume any responsibility, to (1) remove from the Illinois Health Partners Web Site any material posted by you on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site which Illinois Health Partners, in its sole discretion, deems inconsistent with the foregoing commitments, including any material Illinois Health Partners has been notified, or has reason to believe, constitutes a copyright infringement; (2) terminate your access to all or part of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site. However, Illinois Health Partners can neither review all material prior to transmission on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site nor ensure prompt action with respect to objectionable material after it is transmitted on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site. Accordingly, Illinois Health Partners assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or other content that is provided by third parties. Illinois Health Partners reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of users of the Web Site and the public, however, Illinois Health Partners has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities in this paragraph.
COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS/USE OF CONTENT
The materials hosted on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site are protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary rights. You are authorized to use the content on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site for personal use only. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, store, transmit or distribute any of the material on this site without the prior written consent of Illinois Health Partners, except as follows. You may store copies of such materials temporarily in RAM and may store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes and you may print a reasonable number of pages of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site for your personal use; provided in each case that you do not alter or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices included in such materials. Neither title nor intellectual property rights to any information or material in this site are transferred to you, but remain with Illinois Health Partners or the applicable owner of such content.
The term “Illinois Health Partners” is a registered trademark, and the “Illinois Health Partners” logo and all related product and service names, designs, and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of Illinois Health Partners Hospital. All other product and service marks on this site are the trademarks of their respective owners
LIABILITY OF ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS AND ITS LICENSORS
Illinois Health Partners does not assume any liability for the content, materials, information and opinions provided on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site. Reliance on any such information is solely at your risk. Illinois Health Partners disclaims any liability for injury or damages resulting from use of any information contained on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site.
THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE AND INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. NEITHER ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WARRANTS OR REPRESENTS THAT THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THAT WEB SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS OR ITS CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM DELAY, INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE, VIRUSES, DELETION OF FILES OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, OR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE OR THE CONTENT TRANSMITTED ON THE ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS WEB SITE OR PERSONAL INJURY, WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS AND WHETHER OR NOT ILLINOIS HEALTH PARTNERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Illinois Health Partners, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, third-party information providers, licensors, health care professionals and others involved in the delivery of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site or the delivery of services or information over the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, from and against any and all liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from your use of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site or any information obtained from the Web Site or from any violation by you of this Agreement.
COMMENTS AND SUBMISSIONS
Illinois Health Partners welcomes your comments. All comments, suggestions or other information sent by you to this site for internal use by Illinois Health Partners or its advertisers or business partners or in response to solicitations on this site, will become Illinois Health Partners’ property, you agree that all intellectual property rights therein are transferred to Illinois Health Partners. You understand that any postings to publicly available portions of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site are non-confidential for all purposes.
ADVERTISEMENTS AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Illinois Health Partners Web Site contains links to other web sites on the Internet. Illinois Health Partners does not endorse the content on any third party web sites. Illinois Health Partners is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, or third party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such web sites.
This site is operated from a site in the State of Illinois, USA. Illinois Health Partners makes no representation that materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this site from other locations, you are responsible for complying with local laws.
Please use our Contact Us form on the website if you become aware of any content that you believe to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use, including without limitation, claims that any content on the Illinois Health Partners Web Site infringes the copyright of a third party.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. These Terms and Conditions, as they may be amended from time to time, completely and exclusively state the agreement between you and Illinois Health Partners with respect to the Illinois Health Partners Web Site, and no other terms that may have been communicated to you orally or in any other manner shall have any force or effect. Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Illinois Health Partners Web Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. Exclusive jurisdiction over any cause of action arising out of these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Illinois Health Partners Web Site shall be in the state or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be construed to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties. The other provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. Illinois Health Partners’ failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of the provision. Neither a course of dealing or conduct between you and Illinois Health Partners nor any trade practices shall be deemed to modify these Terms and Conditions.