Terms Of Service And Conditions Of Use
Thank you for visiting the haponline.org web site (the "Site").
The Site is offered as an information and personal education service
by the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania ("HAP").
HAP and haponline.org ("we") want each visitor to the Site ("you")
to have a safe, pleasurable and informative visit, and we have
established the following Terms of Service and Conditions of Use
("Agreement") so that we (each) know what to expect from each
other. In using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms set
forth herein. We may make changes to the Site, these Terms and
at any time.
We encourage you to review the Site, this Agreement and the Privacy
Policy periodically for updates or changes. Your continued access
or use of this Site shall be deemed your acceptance of these changes
and the reasonableness of these standards for notice of changes.
- No Medical or Legal Advice. Information provided or discussed
on this Site or in e-mail communications with haponline.org does
not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. The
information contained in the Site or any transmission or response
to a message from you, the sender, is not intended nor implied
to qualify as medical or legal advice.
- Disclaimer. You understand that nothing on this Site
constitutes a recommendation for medical care, nor do we make
a warranty of any kind in terms of the appropriateness for individual
online users. We assume no liability for any diagnosis, treatment
decision or action taken based on information found on the Site
or any other web sites linked to it in any way. We do not assume
any responsibility for and are not liable for any risk for your
use of the Site or the Internet.
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant
any of the products or services contained on the Site. Information
accessed through this Site is provided "AS IS," and without warranty,
expressed or implied. We make no warranty regarding liability,
accuracy, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the information
provided on the Site. We further cannot and do not warrant against
human and machine omissions, delays, interruptions, or losses,
including loss of data.
- Permitted Use. Except for public domain materials, this
Site is protected by intellectual property laws, including U.S.
copyright laws. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the content
accessible within the Site is the proprietary information of HAP
and its content providers, and HAP and its content providers retain
all right, title, and interest in the Content. You have a nonexclusive,
nontransferable, limited, revocable right to use the Site solely
for your personal educational, informational, and entertainment
use. You will not use the Site for any other purpose, including
any commercial purpose, without our express prior written consent.
You are granted a limited license to print copies of any content
posted at the Site, but only for your personal use. Except as
expressly provided, all rights are reserved. Changes to author
attribution or copyright notices are prohibited. Use of any of
our trademarks as meta tags on any other Web site is also strictly
prohibited. You may not display the Site or portions thereof in
things (framing) without our express written permission. You may,
however, establish ordinary non-commercial links to our Site without
our written permission. You agree to cooperate with us to cause
all unauthorized co-branding, framing or linking to immediately
- Operating Policies. You agree to comply with the operating
policies set forth, which are the rules that govern user activity
in connection with the Site as they are amended from time to time.
These operating policies govern your conduct on the Site. Violations
of the operating policies or other provisions of this agreement
may also result in termination or suspension of your access to
the Site or under certain circumstances, legal action against
Users are responsible for their own use of the Site. You may not,
under any circumstances, do any of the following:
- intercept or attempt to intercept email or other private
communications not intended for you;
- upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data;
- use the Site in a manner that adversely affects the availability
of its resources to other Site users;
- act, or fail to act, in your use of the Site, in a manner
that is contrary to applicable law or regulation.
Your failure to observe any of the foregoing limitations or
obligations may result in civil or criminal liability.
- Acceptance Procedure. By accessing materials on the
Site, you agree with all terms and conditions of this agreement.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change this agreement
Site will be deemed to be your acceptance of the agreement and
- Privacy Policies. We consider our users' privacy to be
description of our information gathering and dissemination practices
for the Site.
- Operation. We reserve complete and sole discretion with
respect to the operation of the Site. We also reserve the right
to withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature
of the Site at any time.
- Content. If and when the Site adds such functionality,
e-mail, list-SERV, message boards, forums or statements made in
e-mail, message boards, or forums reflect only the views of their
authors. Although we make every effort to ensure the correctness
of data, we disclaim responsibility for any errors or omission,
such as unintended inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the
materials. You also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee
or warrant that files available for downloading will be free of
viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contain contaminating
or destructive properties.
We do not endorse the content, products or any third-party Web
sites, and we are not responsible for the content of third-party
sites, sites framed within our Site, or third-party advertisements,
and do not make any representations regarding their content or
accuracy. Your use of the Site is at your own risk, and subject
to this agreement.
- Links. We may provide links from our Site as a convenience
to our users. We have no control over link sites, and make no
representations about any content or material available at these
locations. Links are not intended to imply sponsorship, affiliation
or endorsement. We disclaim all liability with regard to your
access to such links.
- INDEMNIFICATION. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD
HARMLESS HAP AND haponline.org, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES,
AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL
LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S
FEES RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR ANY ACTIVITY
RELATED TO THE SITE (INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES,
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL CONDUCT)
BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACCESSING THE SITE.
- WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU AGREE
THAT HAP AND haponline.org, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES,
AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY
TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION
WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE
ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST HAP AND haponline.org,
ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS
OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS BASED ON THE
NEGLIGENCE OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION
PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION
WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. HAP AND haponline.org, ITS OFFICERS,
DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS
SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE ARISING FROM ANY
USE OF THE INFORMATION OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY HAP AND haponline.org,
EVEN IF HAP OR haponline.org OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS,
INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- Third Party's Rights. The provisions in the Indemnification
( 10) and Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability ( 11) paragraphs
are for the benefit of HAP, haponline.org and its officers, directors,
employees, agents, licensors or suppliers and information providers.
Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to
assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its
own behalf.With whom the information may be shared
- Termination. Either you or haponline.org may terminate
your right to use the Site at any time, with or without cause,
upon notice. The Permitted Use ( 3), Indemnification ( 10), Waiver,
Release and Limitation of Liability ( 11), Third Party's Rights
( 12) and Miscellaneous ( 14) paragraphs shall survive any termination
of this agreement. This agreement shall commence upon your access
of the Site.
- Miscellaneous. This agreement shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the
Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or
cause of action arises. In the event of a dispute, the parties
agree to meet and confer. If such dispute is not resolved, then
the parties shall move to binding arbitration which shall be governed
by the American Arbitration Association and shall be brought in
Philadelphia, Pa. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered
by any court of competent jurisdiction. Our failure to insist
upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this agreement
shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice
shall act to modify any provision of this agreement. We may assign
our rights and duties under this agreement to any party at any
time without notice to you.
- Complete Agreement. Except as expressly provided herein,
these terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between
you and HAP and haponline.org with respect to the use of the Site
and content. Your use of the Site is also subject to our Privacy
Policy. The provisions of this agreement are severable and in
the event any provision hereof is determined to be invalid or
unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in
any way affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining
- Notice. We may deliver notice to you under this agreement
by means of electronic mail, general notice on the Site, or by
written communication delivered by first-class U.S. mail to your
address on record in our account information. You may give notice
to us at any time via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by letter delivered by first-class postage-paid U.S. or overnight
courier to the following address:
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
4750 Lindle Road
PO Box 8600
Harrisburg, PA 17111-2428
or send e-mail to: email@example.com
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the
haponline.org site informative and convenient to use. Questions
or comments regarding this web site should be directed by
or via mail to:
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
4750 Lindle Road
PO Box 8600
Harrisburg, PA 17111-2428