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Web Policies

WEB POLICIES / Disclaimer

The contents of the Center to Advance Palliative Care ("CAPC" or the "Center") web site are provided as general information only, and are not intended as medical advice. THE CENTER MAKES NO WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, OR CURRENCY OF THIS INFORMATION NOR ITS SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THIS SITE ALSO CONTAINS HYPERTEXT LINKS TO WEB SITES CREATED AND CONTROLLED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. THESE LINKS ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVIENINCE AND ARE NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE CENTER OF THE ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING THESE SITES NOR AS A WARRANTY OF THE INFORMATION THEY CONTAIN.

By accessing the information on this web site, you agree that The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shall not be liable to you for any loss or injury caused in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information. In no event will the Center or the contributors of information to this site be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special, or similar damages.

WEB POLICIES / Privacy and Cookies

Your Privacy is very important to us.

CAPC respects your concerns about maintaining the privacy of personal information you may provide to us, and we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that any information you provide to us cannot be accessed by unauthorized persons. We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise willfully disclose email addresses or other personally identifiable information shared on this site to any third party.

CAPC has an optional registration policy, which allows enhanced services that are impossible for us to offer to anonymous users. Examples of such enhanced services would be email notification of content that interests you, the ability to order publications directly from our web site and, eventually, bulletin board discussions on various topic areas. Access to public areas of our web site, however, does not require registration.

We do enable "cookies" on our web site. Cookies maintain a connection between your computer and the computer you are visiting. This means that when you login to the CAPC web site, a "cookie" is made just for you. The cookie simply identifies you as you navigate the site. In this case, when you exit from your browser, the cookie expires and is not used again. We use cookies to spare you the inconvenience of continually entering registration name and password, as you move in and out of areas that require login. We will not use cookies to:

  • acquire information about you
  • relay your name to third-party mailing lists
  • scrutinize your web usage for marketing purposes by third parties
  • penetrate your hard drive

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

WEB POLICIES / Copyrights

Copyright of certain text and non-text materials contained in this web site are owned by CAPC. These materials may be used, downloaded, reproduced, publicly displayed, or reprinted for personal or non-commercial purposes provided that the following attribution appears in all copies: "Reproduced with permission of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, NY, NY." Permission to reproduce materials for commercial application (e.g. book publishing) must be obtained in writing. The text materials contained in this web site may not be modified in any way.

The site also offers text materials owned by other organizations, as well as, software, graphic images, data, and other non-text based materials. All rights to these materials are reserved to the Center and/or the copyright owners who license such materials to us. Where indicated, prior permission to use, download, reproduce, publicly display, or reprint any of these materials must be obtained from the CAPC or other copyright owner.

WEB POLICIES / Correspondence

CAPC welcomes your feedback on the materials in our web site. In certain areas of the site, you are also invited to share your own health care experiences. However, all remarks, suggestions, ideas, stories, or other information communicated to the Center through this site will be deemed, and shall remain, the exclusive property of the Center. Submissions will be posted and/or edited at the sole discretion of CAPC.

In exchange for allowing you the opportunity to contribute to the web site, you agree that nothing you provide will be obscene, offensive, defamatory, infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful. The Center, while reserving the right to delete all or part of any communications that it deems in its sole discretion to be objectionable, assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty that it will undertake to do so.

WEB POLICIES / Applicable Laws

Users of this web site shall abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including those pertaining to libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement.

The site is controlled and operated from the Center's offices in the State of New York. By accessing the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement, which is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles. All activity occurring in connection with the site (including, but not limited to, accessing pages, downloading materials, etc.) is presumed to occur in the State of New York.

WEB POLICIES / Termination of Agreement

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. However, the agreement's jurisdictional provisions shall remain in force for any dispute that arises over any prior activities on this site, whether or not either party has terminated the agreement. By destroying all materials obtained from any and all CAPC site(s)and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise, you may terminate this agreement at any time. Additionally, this agreement will terminate immediately without notice if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or condition. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and all copies thereof.

The Center may update this agreement from time to time without notice. Such updating will in no way relieve you of your obligations under earlier versions of this agreement. Use of this constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions in place at the moment of use.