Terms and Conditions of Usage
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Not Medical Advice
Please note that the information presented on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You may want to discuss this information with your healthcare provider in order to determine whether hospice care may be appropriate in your situation.
Although VITAS takes reasonable precautions to protect our users’ information, if you submit an electronic message to us, please understand that you do so at your own risk; such messages may not be secure. If you choose to send any confidential information to us via e-mail, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept this information. We strive to respond to all e-mail requests in a timely manner, but you assume all responsibility for any liability arising from such electronic submission. You further agree to release and hold us harmless from any and all liability or cause of action arising from the interception, access or use by a third party of any information submitted electronically by you through this site or from any errors or omissions in the data you provide.
The submission of an electronic message to us does not create or constitute any relationship between you and VITAS (its directors, officers, employees, shareholders, agents or representatives) or create a communication to which any privilege may attach.
This site contains links to other sites. All links to external sites are provided for your convenience. The information, products and advertisements contained in the linked sites are neither approved nor endorsed by us, and we are not responsible for such content, products or advertisements. Additionally, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this site.
Lawful Use of This Site
You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes. In using this site you agree not to do any of the following:
a) Use VITAS.com to violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or to violate the laws of any jurisdiction or location;
b) Intercept or attempt to intercept electronic mail not intended for you;
c) Misrepresent an affiliation with any person or organization; or
d) Misrepresent your identity or assume the identity of another person or organization. Your failure to comply with these provisions may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.
No Warranties or Representations
This site and the materials, information, services and products referred to in it, including, without limitation, text, graphics and links, are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, VITAS disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose, non-infringement, freedom from computer virus and warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. VITAS does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, or the server that makes the site available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. VITAS does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their completeness, correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall VITAS be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action under contract, negligence or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, opinions, services, products and materials available from this site. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited liability. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.
The owner of this site is based in the State of Florida, USA. VITAS 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.
From time to time our site use surveys to request information from you. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to disclose the requested information, which may include contact information and demographic information. Feedback collected by these surveys will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving use of this site.
Comments and Submissions
VITAS welcomes your comments. All comments, suggestions or other information sent by you to this site are for internal use by VITAS or its business partners and will become VITAS’s property. You agree that all intellectual property rights are transferred to VITAS. You understand that any postings to publicly available portions of this site are non-confidential for all purposes.
The term “VITAS” is a trademark and the VITAS logo and all related product and service names, designs and slogans are VITAS trademarks. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of VITAS. All other names, brands and marks are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright and Use of Content
©2008 VITAS Hospice Services LLC. All rights reserved. The entire contents of this site (including all information, software, text, displays, images and audio) are all protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary rights. You are authorized only to use the content on this site for personal use. 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 VITAS, except to:
a) Store copies of such materials temporarily in RAM;
b) Store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes; and
c) Print a reasonable number of pages of this site—provided in each case that you do not alter or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices included in such materials.
Neither the title nor any intellectual property rights to any information or material in this site are transferred to you, but remain with VITAS or the applicable owner of such content. Except as expressly authorized by VITAS in writing, you may not reproduce, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes:
a) any part of this site;
b) access to this site; or
c) use of this site or of any services or materials available through this site.
Privacy Practices—Know Your Rights
The privacy of your health information is protected by law, and VITAS is committed to safeguard patient confidentiality. Our Notice of Privacy Practices explains the steps we take to ensure that your protected health information is not used improperly and the circumstances under which we may disclose this information to qualified sources.