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WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF SAINT PETER’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WEB SITE


Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System ("Saint Peter’s") web site.  Please read the following terms and conditions of use ("Terms of Use") carefully before using the Site.  The following Terms of Use govern your relationship with Saint Peter’s regarding your use of the Saint Peter’s web site.

Binding Agreement
This is a binding agreement: by using the Saint Peter’s web site located at http://www.saintpetershcs.com (the "Site") or any services provided in connection with the Site, including, without limitation, online bill pay, online donation, online gift shop, electronic newsletters, online mailing lists, and online feedback (the "Service"), you agree to abide by these Terms of Use, as they may be amended by Saint Peter’s from time to time. Saint Peter’s will post a notice on the Site any time these Terms of Use have been changed or otherwise updated. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically, and if at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable, you must immediately leave the Site and cease all use of any Service and the Site. YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

Your Use of Information
INFORMATION PROVIDED VIA THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE, AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS, MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. Information provided via the Site is provided as a service to the community and is intended to be general in nature. This information is not provided in the course of a professional relationship between a healthcare provider and a patient. Saint Peter’s is not recommending a course of treatment for your particular circumstances or making a diagnosis through the use of the Site. Do not disregard or delay in seeking medical advice because of any information you read on the Site. Your healthcare provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment, and needs of you and your family. Reference to products or medications on the Site is for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement, recommendation, or approval of such products or medications.

Limited Personal Permission to Use the Site; Prohibited Uses
Saint Peter’s is giving limited personal permission to use the Site.  You may not transfer or assign your personal permission to any other party.  Such personal permission is limited in that you may not:

  • Use, download, or print material from the Site for commercial use (i.e., selling, posting information on another web site, etc.).
  • Modify or delete any proprietary notices from material downloaded or printed from the Site. 
  • Transmit or otherwise provide data from the Site to a third party.
  • Use the Site in any manner that is contrary to any applicable law.

Saint Peter’s further imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Site and the Service. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site or Service, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site or Service, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing," (d) using the Site or Service to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by Saint Peter’s in providing the Site or Service. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
Your limited personal permission to use the Site shall terminate immediately in the event you breach these Terms of Use. You are solely responsible for your use of the Site.

Medical Privacy
Information on Saint Peter’s medical information privacy policy and Saint Peter’s policy regarding patient rights can be found by downloading the appropriate HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (pdf) document (above).

Site Confidentiality and Privacy
Saint Peter’s respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of Saint Peter’s current Site privacy policy regarding this Site can be found by reviewing the Web site content advisory section.
When you are required to open an account to use or access the Site or the Service, you must complete the registration process by providing the complete and accurate information requested on the registration form. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of someone else at any time. You agree to notify Saint Peter’s immediately on any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. Saint Peter’s shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Saint Peter’s, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else's use of your account or password.

Trademark and Copyright
Saint Peter’s is the owner or licensee of all rights in the Site, its content, software, and the Service. Unless expressly stated in these Terms of Use, you have no right to such content, software, or the Service. "Saint Peter’s Healthcare System" and the logos or other proprietary marks of Saint Peter’s or its licensors and partners are trademarks of Saint Peter’s or its licensors and partners. These Terms of Use do not grant you any right, title or interest in those trademarks. You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted by Saint Peter’s or others unless otherwise noted. You may download material from the site for non-commercial, personal use as long as you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. 
When accessing the Site or using the Service, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, "Content") in violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.

Inappropriate Content
You shall not make the following types of Content available. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. Company reserves the right to terminate your receipt, transmission, or other distribution of any such material using the Service, and, if applicable, to delete any such material from its servers. Company intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.

Advertising Cookies
As you browse www.saintpetershcs.com, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partners including Google, Facebook, and AdRoll, which enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with saintpetershcs.com in compliance with HIPPA rules and regulations. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number. You can visit this page (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) to opt out of AdRoll and their partners targeted advertising. 

Feedback
Saint Peter’s is committed to providing a user-friendly environment for visitors and users of the Site. Your comments and questions are welcomed.  Please send your comments and questions to info@saintpetersuh.com. PLEASE NOTE: EMAIL THAT YOU SEND US IS NOT NECESSARILY SECURE AGAINST INTERCEPTION.  IF YOU WISH TO COMMUNICATE SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO US, SUCH AS YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, MEDICAL OR HEALTHCARE RELATED INFORMATION, OR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, CONTACT US THROUGH ONE OF OUR SECURE ONLINE FORMS OR BY MAIL OR TELEPHONE, INSTEAD OF VIA EMAIL.  SAINT PETER’S IS NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE VIA E-MAIL.  FOR MEDICAL ADVICE, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR CLICK ON FIND A PHYSICIAN TO LOCATE A DOCTOR. 

Saint Peter’s Use of Certain Information About You
You agree that, should you elect to supply it, Saint Peter’s may use your name, e-mail address, physical address, or other data to communicate with you. You may request to have this information modified or deleted from our records by contacting info@saintpetersuh.com. Saint Peter’s may use this information as necessary to enforce these Terms of Use. Saint Peter’s will not sell this information to any other party. A complete statement of Saint Peter’s current Site privacy policy, including information regarding how Saint Peter’s may use information about you and how you can limit such use, can be found by reviewing the Web site content advisory section.

Site Provided "As-Is"
INFORMATION AND THE SERVICE PROVIDED ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE.   SAINT PETER’S MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY, WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.  SAINT PETER’S DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE OR THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.  SAINT PETER’S MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICE OR INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE SERVICE.  SAINT PETER’S IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED.

Limited Liability
SAINT PETER’S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SAINT PETER’S BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OR THE SERVICE PROVIDED TO YOU BY THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION.

Affiliated Sites
Saint Peter’s has no control over, and no liability for, any third party web sites or materials. Saint Peter’s works with a number of partners and affiliates whose internet sites may be linked with the Site. Because neither Saint Peter’s nor the Site has control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, Saint Peter’s makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information or services provided by such sites, and Saint Peter’s assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites. Similarly, from time to time in connection with your use of the Site, you may have access to content items (including, but not limited to, websites) that are owned by third parties. You acknowledge and agree that Saint Peter’s makes no guarantees about, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of this third party content, and that, unless expressly provided otherwise, these Terms of Use shall govern your use of any and all third party content. Links to third party web sites do not imply Saint Peter’s endorsement of such site or such site's products or services. 

Indemnity
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY SAINT PETER’S FOR CERTAIN OF YOUR ACTS AND OMISSIONS. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS SAINT PETER’S, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITY, DAMAGES, AND/OR COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS) ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, OR YOUR INFRINGEMENT, OR INFRINGEMENT BY ANY OTHER USER OF YOUR ACCOUNT, OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHT OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY. SAINT PETER’S WILL NOTIFY YOU PROMPTLY OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, LOSS, LIABILITY, OR DEMAND, AND WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH REASONABLE ASSISTANCE, AT YOUR EXPENSE, IN DEFENDING ANY SUCH CLAIM, LOSS, LIABILITY, DAMAGE, OR COST.

Notices
Notices sent to you by Saint Peter’s in connection with these Terms of Use or your use of the Site or the Service may be delivered to you by electronic mail, a general notice on the Site, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail. You may give notice to Saint Peter’s Healthcare System at any time by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Attention: Manager of Internet and Online Strategies
Department of Marketing and Media Relations
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Governing Law
These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of New Jersey, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA, in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Site or Service.

Severability; Waiver
If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.

No License
Nothing contained on the Site should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the trademarks, service marks, or logos owned by Saint Peter’s or by any third party.

New Jersey Use Only 
The Site is controlled and operated by Saint Peter’s from its offices in the State of New Jersey. Saint Peter’s makes no representation that any of the materials or the Service to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Your use of or access to the Site should not be construed as Saint Peter’s purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than New Jersey.

Modifications
Saint Peter’s may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, (a) revise these Terms of Use; (b) modify the Site and/or the Service; and (c) discontinue the Site and/or Service at any time. Saint Peter’s shall post any revision to these Terms of Use to the Site, and the revision shall be effective immediately on such posting. You agree to review these Terms of Use and other online policies posted on the Site periodically to be aware of any revisions. You agree that, by continuing to use or access the Site following notice of any revision, you shall abide by any such revision. No modification or attempted modification of these Terms by you shall be binding on Saint Peter’s unless made in writing and physically signed by an authorized representative of Saint Peter’s.

Entire Agreement
The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between Saint Peter’s and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof.

Contact Us
For more information regarding the Site, please contact us at info@saintpetersuh.com or at the address below:
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Attention: Manager of Internet and Online Strategies
Department of Marketing and Media Relations
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Acknowledgment
BY USING THE SERVICE OR ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

Copyright
All contents of Site or the Service are: Copyright © 2016 Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, 254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. All rights reserved.

Social Media Website Participation Policy
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System reserves the right to remove comments that it believes are inappropriate for whatever reason, including those that violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), those that disparage any individual or organization, those that are offensive or inappropriate in nature, and those that promote a commercial product. We expect a basic level of civility and common sense from our online community; mutual respect is mandatory, and profanity and offensive or abusive language is not permitted. Use good judgment and strive for accuracy in your online communications. Also, please keep in mind that if you post something complimentary about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, we reserve the right to use it in our materials to help promote Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.
By posting anything on Saint Peter’s Healthcare System-sponsored social media/networking sites and/or blogs, you are agreeing to give Saint Peter’s Healthcare System the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, adapt, publish, publicly display, edit, modify, delete, translate, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose, in any form, and on any media. You also agree that you will not:

  1. ​Post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights. We ask that you please respect copyright laws and that you reference or cite sources appropriately.
  2. Plagiarism in any form is prohibited.
  3. Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, offensive, or embarrassing to any other person or entity. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System reserves the right to determine what material is appropriate for its social media, networking sites and/or blogs, and to remove any material that it, in its sole discretion, determines is inappropriate.
  4. Share information that is confidential and/or proprietary about the hospital and/or its patients, employees, physicians, partners, and vendors.
  5. Refer to hospital clients, partners, or patients without their express consent. Users are prohibited from publishing medical, health or personal information of any kind regarding a client or patient of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.
    Identify any individuals (other than yourself) by name without their explicit permission. This includes hospital personnel and community physicians.
  6. Post advertisements or solicitations of any kind.
  7. Post chain letters or pyramid schemes.
  8. Impersonate another person, or attribute your comments to another individual.
  9. Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments.
  10. Post the same note more than once, or post any form of "spam."
  11. Post material that transmits viruses, causes pop-ups, attempts to install software, or otherwise impacts the site and/or its readers with malicious code.
  12. Engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s servers and networks.
  13. Attempt to access any of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System‘s online services or platforms by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.
  14. Use Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and/or other distinctive brand features.
  15. In addition, you agree to:
  16. Recognize that you are legally responsible for everything you write or present online.  You also agree to indemnify
  17. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, as explained below, against any legal liability that may arise as a result of your participation in its social media, networking sites and/or blogs.
  18. Show proper consideration for others' privacy and for topics that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory (such as politics and religion).  
  19. Use Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s social media, networking sites and/or blogs at your own risk.
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System reserves the right in its sole discretion (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
  1. Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, offensive, defamatory, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform to this policy.
  2. Terminate a user's access to the blog feature or social media page upon any breach of this policy.
  3. Edit or delete any communication posted on the blog feature or social media page, regardless of whether such communication violates these standards.
  4. Change the terms of this social media website participation policy.
Finally, you agree that you will indemnify Saint Peter’s Healthcare System against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any material you have posted on Saint Peter’s Healthcare System‘s social media, networking sites and/or blogs.
BY POSTING ON ANY SAINT PETER'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM SOCIAL MEDIA SITE YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS ABOVE.

Website Content Advisory
All information contained within this web site is the copyright of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System unless otherwise noted. Except for the use by an individual for his or her own personal information, the content of this web site may not be reproduced or copied in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System.

Information contained in this web site is provided as a service to the community and is for informational purposes only. While the information is believed to be complete, and generally in accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System does not warrant that the information contained in this web site is complete, accurate, or current. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System makes no representations or warranties, express or implied. This information is not intended to be, nor should it be considered, medical advice. You should contact your physician or other healthcare professional for advice concerning a particular condition or concern.

Please be advised that certain products and medications, which may be referred to in this web site, whether generically or by brand name, are given for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement, recommendation, or approval.

It is the policy of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System to obtain any required permission for use of the graphic images included in this web site. In the event a graphic image has been included for which permission was not granted, such inclusion is inadvertent. The graphic image will be removed upon receipt of notice from the appropriate party.

You should know that web sites (other than www.saintpetershcs.com) referred to or linked from this site are not under the control of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. Accordingly, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System can make no representation concerning the content of these sites to you, nor can the fact that Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has listed these links serve as an endorsement by Saint Peter’s Healthcare System of the sites or any information, advertisers, or links contained on those sites. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is providing these links only as a convenience to you. This is to inform you that Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has not reviewed these sites and therefore cannot make any representations regarding the quality or reliability of any information found on these sites.

Comments or Questions
Should you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, the practices of this web site, or your dealings with this web site, you may contact our manager of Internet and Online Strategies at info@saintpetersuh.com
We encourage your comments on Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s various website and social media pages, and we hope you will participate in our online community. While we welcome your participation, please realize that we are unable to respond to every comment that is posted.  Also, due to privacy concerns, we ask that you please refrain from posting comments or questions regarding individual medical cases, patients, and all related conditions, treatment and medical information, as these are not appropriate topics for unsecured, public forum electronic communications.

Google Automated Translation Service
Saint Peter's Healthcare System is proud to offer Google® Translate on our website for our current and prospective patients and visitors who may not use English as their primary language. Google® Translate provides automated translations; therefore some translations may be incorrect or misleading. Saint Peter’s is not responsible for any translations provided by Google Translate and for any damages or losses arising from the use of or reliance on these automated translations. 

Visitors who use the Google® Translate service on our web site do so at their own risk. Content provided on the web site is for information only. Do not rely on it to make healthcare decisions on your own; talk with your healthcare provider for advice and treatment. Need a physician? Call 1-855-SP-MY-DOC (776-9362).

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