Do not use this Website for medical emergencies. For emergency services dial 9-1-1 or your local emergency assistance number.
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.
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:
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.
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
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 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.
IX. Applicable Law/Jurisdiction
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.
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.