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Sub Form Terms and Conditions
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    I. Welcome

    Welcome and thank you for visiting the Scripps Health Website ("Website") and reviewing our terms of use ("Terms of Use".) Scripps Health makes this Website, including all information, documents, catalogs, communications, files, text, graphics, and audio/visual files (collectively, the "Materials") available for your use subject to the Terms of Use set forth in this document. It spells out what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.

     
    II. Terms of use, acceptance of terms of use, and non-transferability

    By accessing, using or downloading, any materials from this website or merely browsing this website, you agree to these terms of use. Please read these terms of use carefully. Scripps Health reserves the right to change the Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice to any Website visitor ("User"). Scripps Health may make periodic changes to its Term and Conditions. If this occurs you will receive a portal notification to your most current e-mail address stored in your patient portal profile. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the most recent version of the Terms and Conditions. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Website automatically terminates, and any of the Materials downloaded or printed from this Website must be immediately destroyed. A User's right to use this Website is NOT transferable.

    III. Medical Disclaimers

    The content of the Website, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Scripps Health's licensors, and other Material contained on the  Website are for informational purposes only and are not intended in any way to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users are encouraged to develop a professional relationship with physicians and other medical practitioners and regularly consult with them to seek their advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking such advice because of something you have read, viewed, or heard on this Website. Users should review any information supplied to or on this Website with their own medical professional.
    Scripps Health's chats and forums are conducted or moderated by Scripps Health employees. By providing this service, none of our professionals are entering into a clinician-patient relationship with you.
    We encourage you not to share personal medical information that you wish to keep confidential with anyone other than your physician or health care provider. To the extent you are posting information using the chat feature or on a forum, the Information you provide is not protected under confidentiality laws that protect clinician-patient communications. By posting information you are sharing your personal information with others. Please carefully select what you choose to disclose. Additionally, while Scripps Health attempts to prevent unauthorized access to our Website, such access may occur.
    This Website may contain health or medical related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Website.

    IV. Intellectual Property Rights
     
    A. Copyright Information and personal and non-commercial use limitation
    All Materials and the compilation of all content included on this Website are owned or licensed by Scripps Health and protected by United States and international copyright laws. Scripps Health does not claim ownership of copyrights owned by third parties.
    You have been granted a license to view and use the Website Materials subject to these Terms of Use. Unless otherwise specified, the Materials on this Website are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may download and make one copy of Website Materials for your own non-commercial home use, provided that you maintain all copyright, service mark and other proprietary notices. You may not sell or modify Website Materials or reproduce, display publicly or otherwise use the Website Materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document or graphic, in whole or in part, for any other purpose is expressly prohibited without prior written consent from Scripps Health. Users may not provide copyrighted or other proprietary information to Scripps Health without permission from the owner of such material or rights. Users are solely responsible for obtaining such permission and for any damages resulting from unauthorized disclosures.
    B. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides recourse to copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied without your authorization and is available on this Website in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, you may provide notice of your claim to Scripps Health's designated agent listed below. For your notice to be effective, it must include the following information: (1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that Website; (3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; (4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; (5) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
    If a third party has wrongly filed a copyright infringement notice with Scripps Health against you, and your access to the allegedly infringing material has been disabled, you have the right to provide Scripps Health's designated agent with a counter notification. That notification must include the following information: (1) Physical or electronic signature of the subscriber; (2) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; (3) A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification; and (4)The subscribers name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
    Scripps Health's Designated Agent is:
    Robert Basham
    Director Web Technology
    4275 Campus Point Court
    San Diego, CA 92121
    The Designated Agent should be contacted only if you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Website. All other inquiries directed to the designated agent will not be answered.

    C. Trademarks

     
    Scripps Health is the owner of a family of trademarks for its health care services. This family includes Scripps Cancer Center, and Scripps Clinic.

     
    D. Ideas and Inventions

     
    All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions ("Ideas") disclosed, submitted, or offered to Scripps Health in connection with your use of this Website shall be the exclusive property of Scripps Health. User agrees that unless otherwise prohibited by law Scripps Health may use, sell, exploit and disclose the Ideas in any manner, without restriction and without compensation to User.

    V. Privacy and Protection of Personal Information
     
    Scripps Health respects the privacy of visitors to our Website. Please review Scripps Health's Privacy Statement relating to the collection and use of your information. User acknowledges and agrees that this Privacy Statement, including but not limited to the manner that Scripps Health collects, uses and discloses User's personally identifiable information, is incorporated and made part of these Terms of Use. If User does not agree to each and every part of Scripps Health's Privacy Statement, then User should not use this Website or submit or post any personally identifiable information on this Website. Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed to Scripps Health System Web Services.

    VI. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

    User expressly agrees that use of Scripps Health's Website and service is at User's sole risk. Neither Scripps Health, nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, or employees, agents, third-party content providers, merchants, sponsors, licensors (collectively, "Providers"), or the like, warrant that websites affiliated with Scripps Health.
    Scripps Health cannot guarantee that www.myscripps.org, will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, keyboard loggers, harmful or malicious code, or other defects. The information, products and services published on this Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Providers make no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of Scripps Health's Website or as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information content, service, or merchandise provided through Scripps Health's Website.
    This Website contains several links to other Websites. The vast majority of these websites are not under the control of Scripps Health, and the existence of a link on Scripps Health's Website does not imply any endorsement of the linked websites by Scripps Health or any affiliation between Scripps Health and the owners of the linked websites. Scripps Health makes no warranties or representations, and disclaims all liability, relating to the accuracy, content, privacy policies, products, services, legality, reliability, viewpoint, accuracy, currency, decency, or any other aspect of the linked websites. You agree that Scripps Health has no responsibility to you with respect to such material. Visitors to other websites are encouraged to examine the privacy policies and/or terms of use policies of those websites.
    This Website is provided by Scripps Health on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Scripps Health and the providers make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website, the availability of any services or prices offered on or through the Website, or the information, content, materials or products, included on this Website. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Scripps Health and the providers disclaim the warranties and conditions, express or implied, with regard to the information, content, materials, products and services available on this Website, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You expressly agree that your use of this Website is at your sole risk.
    Scripps Health and the providers will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this Website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental punitive and consequential damages. No oral advice or written information given by Scripps Health nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, providers, or the like, shall create a warranty of any kind; nor shall user rely on any such information or advice. The limitation of this paragraph shall apply not withstanding any reliance by a user on any information obtained from the website www.myscripps.org or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays on operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to Scripps Health's records, programs, or services, and whether or not Scripps Health and/or any other providers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. User hereby acknowledges this paragraph shall apply to all content, merchandise, and services available throughwww.myscripps.org and all other websites affiliated with Scripps Health. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by the law.
    If you are dissatisfied with any Scripps Website content, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of this Website.

    VII. Online Conduct
     
    The User agrees to use the Scripps Health Website only for lawful purposes. Unacceptable uses of the Website include without limitation: (i) engaging in any illegal activity or the planning of any illegal activity; (ii) disseminating or transmitting statements or material that, to a reasonable person, may be abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, grossly offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious; (iii) creating, disseminating or transmitting files, graphics, software or other material that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person; (iv) creating a false identity or otherwise attempting to mislead any person as to the identity or origin of any communication; (v) exporting, re-exporting or permitting the downloading of any message, software or content in violation of any export or import law, regulation or restriction of the United States and its agencies or authorities, or without all required approvals, licenses or exemptions; (vi) interfering, disrupting or attempting to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Website or any other computer network; (vii) disseminating or transmitting viruses, worms, Trojan horses, time bombs, spyware, cancelbots or any other malicious or invasive code or program; or (viii) engaging in any other activity deemed by Scripps Health to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of this Website.

    VIII. Termination

    These Terms of Use are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of the Scripps Health Website or by expressly revoking your consent to receive clinical laboratory results pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 123148 (j) and destroying all Materials obtained from this Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms of Use or otherwise. Your access to the Scripps Health Website may be terminated immediately without notice from Scripps Health if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Scripps Health Website and destroy all Materials obtained from this Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms of Use or otherwise.

    IX. Applicable Law/Jurisdiction

    This Website is hosted by Scripps Health in the State of California. As such, by visiting Scripps Health's Website, even if accessed from a location outside the United States, you agree that the laws of the State of California will govern these disclaimers, terms of use, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Scripps Health reserves the right to make changes to its Website and these disclaimers, terms of use, and privacy statement at any time. User hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consents to jurisdiction in the State of California.

    X. Waiver/Severability

    The failure of Scripps Health to require or enforce strict performance by User of any provision of these Terms of Use or to exercise any right under them shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of Scripps Health's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.
    The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such determination of invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other manner and without affecting the remaining provisions hereof, which shall continue to be in full force and effect.

    XI. International Users

    The Scripps Health Website can be accessed from locations around the world. Scripps Health makes no representations that this Website or the Materials available through it are appropriate for use at other locations outside the United States. Access to this Website from locations where this Website or any of its Materials are illegal is prohibited. If you access this Website from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local and/or international laws.

    XII. Security
     
    Scripps Health reserves the right to monitor all network traffic to this Website to identify and/or block unauthorized attempts or intrusions to upload or change information or cause damage to this Website in any fashion. Anyone using this Website expressly consents to such monitoring.