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Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions of Use

KishHealth System is pleased to provide this website in order to help familiarize you with the services offered by KishHealth System. Use of the website is subject to the terms and conditions that follow. You acknowledge that healthcare information changes continually with advances in medical research, and that this website, which is updated regularly, may not contain the most recent, complete or useful information at the time you access the website. You understand that the healthcare providers whose information is available on the website are not necessarily agents or employees of KishHealth System. Your use of this website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

No Medical Advice

The content of this website is provided for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal consultation with a healthcare provider regarding your medical condition, diagnosis or treatment; nor, is it provided in the course or within the context of a physician-patient relationship.

Call your health care provider or 9-1-1 immediately if you think you have a medical emergency. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider prior to starting any new treatment or if you have any questions regarding symptoms or a medical condition.

Physician Information

Please understand that the physicians whose information is accessible on this website are not necessarily employees of KishHealth System.  Although we have obtained the information provided on this website concerning physicians, including specialty, credentials and training, from sources we believe to be trustworthy and truthful, KishHealth System can make no guarantee as to the accuracy, relevance or entirety of that information.

Permitted Use of Content

Please understand that the works of authorship contained on this website, including all design, text and images, are owned, except as otherwise expressly stated, by KishHealth Systems. The contents of this website are protected by United States’ and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions.

Individual users of this website should feel free to download one copy of the materials on this website for their personal, non-commercial use, provided that they do not modify or alter the materials in any way, nor delete or change any copyright or trademark notice.  Please be advised that systematic retrieval of data or information from this website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory is prohibited.  In addition, except as stated above, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, use, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute any material from this website, including any trademarks, names or logos appearing on this website, in any way without KishHealth System’s written permission.  In addition, you may not redeliver any of the pages, text, images or other content of this website using framing technology without KishHealth System’s written permission.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to KishHealth System.

Children’s Privacy

KishHealth System is committed to protecting the privacy of children.  You should be aware that this website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13.  In addition, we do not collect personally identifiable information from any person known by KishHealth System to be a child under the age of 13.

Disclaimer/No Warranty

ALL INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FREE AND “AS IS.”  ACCORDINGLY, KISHHEALTH SYSTEM MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED ASSURANCES OR ANY GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OR OTHERWISE REGARDING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE.  TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW, KISHHHEALTH SYSTEM DISCLAIM ALL GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GUARANTEES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  FURTHER, KISHHEALTH SYSTEM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, TIMELINESS OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT OR OF ANY LINKED WEBSITE.

In using this website, you assume the risk of accessing and using the information provided herein.  KishHealth System is not responsible, in any way, for any loss, that results from the use of this website, use of linked websites, information contained in this website or information contained in linked websites, including lost profits or direct, indirect, special, consequential, compensatory damage, incidental damage, or damages to your computer resulting from viruses.  Your sole and exclusive remedy against KishHealth System is to cease use of this website.

Without limiting the foregoing, you expressly release KishHealth System, its directors, officers, employees, contractors, and assigns KishHealth System, of any responsibility and/or liability pertaining to the use of this website, use of linked websites, information contained in this website or linked websites, including any liability or responsibility pertaining to the use, administration, and/or nonuse of any quiz, assessment, questionnaire, survey, and the like, and your responses thereto and results thereof, and the use and/or disclosure of your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Information Provided to KishHealth System

We reserve the right, but not the duty, to monitor use of this website, including any information you provide to us.  The information you send to us by email may be misdirected or intercepted by unintended recipients, and thus may not constitute a confidential medium of communication.  If you have any confidentiality concerns, please consider using an alternative mode of communication and do not transmit any sensitive or confidential information to us via email.  If you communicate with us by email or choose to receive email from us, you should understand that email transmission is being used for convenience, and that we do not warrant the confidentiality and security of the transmission.

You are personally responsible for all information you send to or through this website.  Accordingly, please do not post or transmit any information that is illegal, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, ethnically or racially offensive or discriminatory, profane, invades the privacy of another person or any other information or materials that violate any law or confidentiality agreement. KishHealth System reserves the right to refuse to post any such message, and, if necessary, to take appropriate legal action.

Third Party Links

You may, through hypertext or other computer links, gain access to third parties’ websites which are not related to or maintained by us.  KishHealth System is not affiliated with such third parties, and we take no responsibility for the content of their sites, regardless of whether the link is provided by us or a third party.  We make no judgment or warranty with respect to the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any website to which this website may link, including information on such other website regarding KishHealth System. By providing access to other websites, you understand that we are not endorsing the products and services provided by any website’s sponsoring organization and that any services you elect and any purchases you make are between you and the third party product or service provider.  As such, your sole and exclusive remedy for claims arising from any such product or service is against the third party product or service provider and not KishHealth System.

Other websites should feel free to include a link to this website, provided such links are only to KishHealth System home page (www.kishhealth.org).  Linking to other content within the website, called “deep linking,” is prohibited without prior written consent of KishHealth System.  This limited license expressly prohibits the framing of KishHealth System content in any way or any other activity that could create a misimpression or confusion among users with respect to sponsorship or affiliation.

Submissions

KishHealth System is happy to hear from you and other users of this website. KishHealth System policy is not to accept or consider any ideas, suggestions or materials from any of those users.

While KishHealth System values your feedback on the website and services, we request that you be specific in your comments on those services and not submit any ideas, suggestions, materials, concepts or other information.  If, despite KishHealth System’s request, you send us any such information, that information will become and will remain KishHealth System property.  None of the information so submitted will be subject to any obligation of confidence on KishHealth System’s part, and we will not be liable for disclosure of any information, and will have unrestricted use of such information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or liability to you or any other provider of the information.  You agree to waive your moral rights in any such materials or information, and you warrant that any such materials and information are original with you, or that you have the right to submit such materials and information to us.  You further agree that you will have no recourse against KishHealth System for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications with us.

Operation of the Website

KishHealth System uses reasonable commercial efforts to keep this website available for access on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis, subject to scheduled downtime for maintenance purposes, unscheduled maintenance and systems outages.  KishHealth System can provide no assurances; however, that access will be available at all times, or that it will be uninterrupted.   Further, KishHealth System does not warrant that the operation of this website will be error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the servers that make it available are free from viruses or other harmful components.  You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction of your property.

Privacy and Security

KishHealth System uses best efforts to comply with all applicable laws concerning privacy of online communications.  You should be aware, however, that the internet is neither more nor less secure than other communications media, including mail, facsimile, and  telephone services, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised.  As a matter of caution, therefore, you should assume that all online communications are not secure.  Please refer to the terms and conditions of KishHealth System Privacy Policy which describes KishHealth System information practices.

Proprietary Rights

All materials available on this website are protected by applicable copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or by other proprietary rights and laws.  Except as expressly authorized, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, copy, distribute, reproduce, transmit, redistribute,  publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such materials.  Use of the materials or design elements on this website for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions of Use or by written permission is prohibited.  Reproduction, copying or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements found on this website is strictly prohibited without KishHealth System’s written permission.

Applicable Law, Enforcement of Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.  If you take legal action relating to these Terms and Conditions or your interactions with or relationship to KishHealth System, you agree to file such action only in the state and federal courts located in the State of Illinois, County of DeKalb.  If any part of these terms and conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of remaining provisions, which will remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed valid unless in writing signed by an authorized representative of KishHealth System, and any such writing shall not be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term or condition.  Except as expressly supplemented elsewhere on this website, these Terms and Conditions of Use and KishHealth System’s Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and KishHealth System with respect to your use of this website.

Amendments and Modifications

KishHealth System reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use and/or the information, services, content of, and access to this website, at any time without prior notice.  If you use this website after we post changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use, you accept and agree to be bound by the changed terms and conditions.  We suggest that you check these Terms and Conditions of Use periodically for changes. 

These Terms and Conditions of Use can be accessed from the link at the bottom of KishHealth System website home page.


Privacy Policy

KishHealth System is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website,www.kishhealth.org (the "Website"). When you visit this website, you can access healthcare information with the assurance that KishHealth System strives to provide you with optimal web site privacy. The following Website Privacy Policy discloses how we gather and use the information supplied by you and relating to your use of this website. It is our goal to maintain compliance with the highest standards of website privacy so our visitors may use the site for their healthcare information needs.

By using our website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as described below. 

Modification and Changes to this Policy

KishHealth System reserves the right to change its privacy policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page and will be effective immediately upon posting.

What type of information does KishHealth System collect?

Collection of Non-Personal Data

When you browse our website we log your IP address (the internet address of your computer) and other technical information such as your processor type, processor speed, operating system type, browser type, and which pages you visit. We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable; however, we do track the state and/or country you are accessing the internet from, the date and time you visited. Your browser supplies us with this information. The information helps us identify overall usage patterns and trends on the site. KishHealth System may share this information with third party service providers to log and track this information on behalf of KishHealth System. The information is used to help us monitor effectiveness and is not linked to any personal identifying information.

Collection of Personal Identifying Information

We only collect personal identifying information on this website that you voluntarily submit. This information is provided to KishHealth System by

  • Completing an assessments or surveys
  • Emailing KishHealth System with a comment
  • Subscribing to KishHealth System eNews
  • Forms related to certain services provided by KishHealth System

The type of information collected may include your name, address, email address, fax number, telephone number, and details for the reason why you are contacting KishHealth System.

KishHealth System will not knowingly collect or disclose contact information relating to children under age 13 without prior written parental consent.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent from a server computer to your computer during a browsing session, and are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used by most websites. Cookies contain information about your use of our website and allow us to make improvements based on how you interact with our online content.

In order to make this website more responsive to your needs, KishHealth System uses cookies to assign your browser a unique random number. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser to our computers whenever you interact on this website.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser setting to prevent this. Please check with your internet service provider for assistance in changing this setting. Please be aware that significant portions of our website will not work correctly if you do not accept cookies.

How is your information used?

KishHealth System uses the information it collects from you, including any personally identifiable information you supply in response to an assessment, survey, or questionnaire only:

(a) to administer the survey and/or assessment and provide your results;

(ii) if you elect to receive information (including follow up information about health related programs, items, and services offered by or through KishHealth System and its affiliates, to provide you with such information;

(b) to improve this website and the services provided herein; and

(c) to create non-personal, summary or aggregate data, for business analysis, market analysis, communications management, research, planning and other lawful purposes. 

KishHealth System may share personally-identifiable information supplied by you (including your assessment and survey results) on a confidential basis in order to carry out the purposes specified above with its affiliates and its and their employees, contractors and agents. We may also disclose this information when legally compelled to do so. Also, if KishHealth System undergoes a change of ownership or control, or if all or substantially all of its assets are sold, our rights in and to this website, any assessments and surveys, and any information collected or maintained by us, may be transferred, sold, or assigned to a successor who agrees to maintain the confidentiality of such information and to use and disclose such information only for the above purposes.

KishHealth System may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) satisfy a legal order or comply with legal process; (b) defend the rights of KishHealth System or its affiliates or business partners; or (c) protect the personal safety of KishHealth System employees, agents, affiliates, business partners, customers or Products users.

Third Party Websites

KishHealth System may reference or provide links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the third party websites, and you should review the privacy policies posted on those sites. Please be aware that KishHealth System does not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their websites.

Security

KishHealth System employs reasonable security systems to protect the information we receive from you from unauthorized disclosure. In addition, if you suspect unauthorized access to your information, it is your responsibility to contact KishHealth System immediately. Please be aware that internet data transmission is not always 100% secure and we cannot guarantee or warrant that information you transmit utilizing this website is 100% secure. 

Removing or Updating Personal Information

If you would like to know what personal information KishHealth System has collected about you, or if you believe your personal information is not accurate, or if you would like us to delete personal information collected by KishHealth System through this Website, please contact us at: info@kishhealth.org or call 815.756.1521.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Policy, and KishHealth System's collection and use of customer information, shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois. Any disputes arising out of this Policy shall be adjudicated in a court of competent jurisdiction in the Northern District of the State of Illinois.

Governing Language

Any translation of this Policy is done for local requirements and in the event of a dispute between the English and any non-English versions, the English version of this Privacy Policy shall govern.

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