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 WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY RELATED SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROMPTLY EXIT THIS SITE. 

A.  Overview.

This web site (the "Site") contains pages and materials made available for download and viewing by CHI/relevant MBO ("Franciscan Health System"), by individual members ("Members") of the Site, and by advertisers, sponsors and other content contributors ("Content Contributors"). Portions of the Site authored by Franciscan Health System or its authorized agents, contractors, and employees are referred to herein as "Franciscan Health System Materials." Portions of the Site authored by Members are referred to herein as "Member Materials." Portions of the Site authored by other Content Contributors are referred to herein as "Third Party Materials."

B.  Use of Franciscan Health System Materials.

All Franciscan Health System Materials on the Site are protected by federal and international copyright and trademark laws and are the property of Franciscan Health System and/or its affiliates. No portion of the Franciscan Health System Materials may be reprinted, republished, modified, reproduced, or distributed in any form without the express written permission of Franciscan Health System.

You may view or download Franciscan Health System Materials for your own personal use. You shall keep intact any proprietary notices, including copyright notices, contained on any downloaded Franciscan Health System Materials and you shall comply with any applicable end user license agreements. With respect to Franciscan Health System Materials, any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by Franciscan Health System.

C.  Accuracy of Franciscan Health System Materials.

Although Franciscan Health System attempts to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Franciscan Health System Materials, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to their correctness. It is possible that the Franciscan Health System Materials could include inaccuracies or errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to these materials by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Franciscan Health System so that it can be addressed. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.

D.  Use of Member Materials and Third Party Materials.

All Member Materials and Third Party Materials on the Site are the responsibility of their respective authors, creators, and/or owners. Franciscan Health System is not responsible for Member Materials and Third Party Materials, and the views and opinions expressed in Member Materials and Third Party Materials are not necessarily those of Franciscan Health System or its affiliates. Franciscan Health System will use its best efforts to review Member Materials or Third Party Materials before they are made accessible through the Site. Nevertheless, please be advised that Member Materials and Third Party Materials may be protected by federal and international copyright or other laws, and your right to reprint, republish, modify, reproduce, or distribute Member Materials or Third Party Materials may be limited accordingly.

E.  Warranty Disclaimer.

THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITES.

NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE SITE IS INTENDED TO BE INSTRUCTIONAL FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. THE INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE, NOR SHOULD IT BE RELIED ON TO SUGGEST A COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL. IT SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF A VISIT, CALL, CONSULTATION OR THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE SITE IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND DOES NOT COVER ALL DISEASES, AILMENTS, PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OR THEIR TREATMENT. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CARE RELATED QUESTIONS, CALL OR SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROMPTLY. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE EMBARKING ON A NEW TREATMENT, DIET OR FITNESS PROGRAM. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ IN THE SITE. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE IS COMPILED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES ("INFORMATION PROVIDERS"). NEITHER Franciscan Health System NOR INFORMATION PROVIDERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PRACTICE MEDICINE OR DISPENSE MEDICAL SERVICES AS PART OF THE SITE. THE SITE MAY CONTAIN HEALTH- OR MEDICAL- RELATED MATERIALS WHICH YOU MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. CHI ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH MATERIALS AND USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Franciscan Health System, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SPONSORS ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION, OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES.

F.  Trademark Notice.

This site includes numerous trademarks and service marks which are the property of Franciscan Health System such as "CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES," "A SPIRIT OF INNOVATION, A LEGACY OF CARE"]. Other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this Site are the trademarks, service marks or logos of third parties.

G.  Infringement.

Franciscan Health System respects the intellectual property of others and wishes to respond quickly to notices of alleged infringement. Franciscan Health System will terminate the access of all Members who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Likewise, any apparent infringement of Franciscan Health System's intellectual property rights by one of its Members will result in the immediate termination of that Member's access to the Site.

If Franciscan Health System removes or disables access to Member Materials or Third Party Materials according to these Terms and Conditions, Franciscan Health System may, in its discretion, provide the Member or Content Contributor with a copy of the notification which prompted removal or disabled access to the Member Materials or Third Party Materials. However, Franciscan Health System reserves the right to withhold access to and/or not replace the Member Materials or Third Party Materials unless ordered to do so by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

H.  Other Web Sites.

Franciscan Health System makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site that you may access though this Site. When you access a non-Franciscan Health System web site, please understand that it is independent from Franciscan Health System, and that Franciscan Health System has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-Franciscan Health System web site does not mean that Franciscan Health System endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download from that site is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature, and that such use or download complies with copyright and other applicable laws.

I.  Choice of Law and Venue.

These Terms and Conditions are entered into in the State where Franciscan Health System is located, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of that State, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these Terms and Conditions submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Pierce in the State of Washington, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys fees. In the event that any of the Terms and Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

J.  Entire Agreement.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Franciscan Health System and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. In its sole discretion, Franciscan Health System may modify these Terms and Conditions by posting the revised version on this Site.

K.  No Unlawful or Prohibited Purpose.

As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Franciscan Health System that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. If Franciscan Health System is informed that you are making a possibly unlawful or prohibited use of the Site, Franciscan Health System may unilaterally deny your further access to the Site or any portion thereof.

USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY RELATED SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ABOVE. PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ABOVE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROMPTLY EXIT SITE.