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THIS SITE AND RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE WILL INDICATE YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROMPTLY EXIT THIS SITE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

1. Privacy

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Please review Geisinger Health System Foundation’s Privacy Statement for a thorough description of how we gather, use, and protect your personal information.

2. Restrictions on Use and Ownership

All pages within this Web site and any material made available for download (collectively referred to as "the Site") are the property of Geisinger Health System Foundation (hereafter referred to as "Geisinger" or "GHS") and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. The content on the Site is provided for informational purposes only. Geisinger hereby grants you a nonexclusive license to use the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use and not to use the Site to obtain materials, data, or information for purposes of gaining a competitive advantage. As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Geisinger that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials. The contents of the Site (including the text, images, audio, and video) are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Geisinger, except that you may download content from the Site to any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices and comply with any applicable end user license agreements. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Persons viewing this Site may not make copies of any of the materials on it for any purpose, with the sole exception of the automatic copies that your Web browser may make to a temporary cache on your computer’s hard drive for ordinary private viewing purposes. Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by Geisinger.

3. Trademark Notice

www.geisinger.edu, www.geisinger.org , www.mygeisinger.org  are the trademarks and service marks of Geisinger. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this Site, including but not limited to MyChart and Epic, are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners. Nothing on these Web sites should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, or logo displayed on this Site without the express written permission of Geisinger or the third party that may own the trademark, service mark, or logo.

4. Claims of Copyright Infringement

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), GHS is registered with the United States Copyright Office as a Service Provider. Any notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to Geisinger Legal Department, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822. Other than as specifically noted (i.e., in the MyGeisinger.org application), Geisinger does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Site. Please note that any information or material sent to Geisinger through the Site, including email and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein, (collectively "Communications") will be deemed NOT to be confidential except as provided otherwise by our privacy policy. By sending Geisinger any Communications, you grant Geisinger an unrestricted, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute those Communications in and on all media now known or later developed, and you also agree that Geisinger is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose. You hereby waive your moral rights in any such materials or information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original with you, or that you have the right to submit such materials or information. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Geisinger for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Communications to us.

5. No Medical Advice

All health and health-related information contained within this Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit to a health care professional. The information you obtain from this Site might be inappropriate for your own situation or might be misinterpreted. Geisinger assumes no responsibility for how you use the information you obtain from this Site. You may be accessing your own medical information via the MyGeisinger.org application and may wish to communicate with one of your health care providers about that or related information. If you have an emergency, or think you need to speak to someone urgently, please do not use the email communication options provided to you by MyGeisinger.org. Neither MyGeisinger.org nor any other application available through this Web site is a substitute for appropriate and timely contact with your physician. The Geisinger Web site is not a substitute for consultation with your physician. You should never change or stop any course of treatment prescribed by your physician without first consulting him or her. Also, please note that although we strive to keep our information up to date, medical information changes rapidly and some information may be out of date. For advice about your own situation, ask your doctor! Geisinger will use your health information in order to provide you with better health care services. Geisinger will, at all times, maintain all of your medical information in strict confidence and will not disclose any information regarding you to any unaffiliated third party unless you authorize that person to receive your information or the information is required to be disclosed by law. (For additional information, please see Geisinger’s Privacy Statement. Geisinger cannot ensure that the information contained on its server will be available at all times, and because you are responsible for inputting information onto the Geisinger server, Geisinger cannot ensure that the information provided by on its Web site will be accurate. The Geisinger Web site is NOT designed to make diagnoses or to help you make diagnoses. Only your physician can properly diagnose and treat your illness.

6. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEB SITES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY GEISINGER OR GEISINGER’S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.

7. WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER GEISINGER, NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF GEISINGER’S WEB SITE OR ANY RELATED APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO “MyGeisinger” and GeisingerConnect. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST GEISINGER, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF GEISINGER’S WEB SITE. YOU ADDITIONALLY AGREE THAT, IN THE EVENT SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU GAINS ACCESS TO THE MEDICAL INFORMATION FOUND ON GEISINGER’S WEB SITE OR ANY RELATED APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO “MyGeisinger” and GeisingerConnect , EITHER THROUGH THEFT OF YOUR PERSONAL IDENTITY, INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANSWERS TO YOUR SECURITY QUESTIONS OR YOUR FAILURE TO PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR PASSWORDS AND/OR SECURITY QUESTION INFORMATION, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO PURSUE GEISINGER OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE THAT MAY ARISE OUT OF THIS IMPROPER ACCESS OR IDENTITY THEFT. GEISINGER AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS SITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

8. Accuracy and Integrity of Information

Although Geisinger attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Geisinger so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.

9. Visitor Chat Rooms and Other Interactive Areas

Geisinger may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas of the Site where visitors transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including, but not limited to, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and other user forums, and the content of any such Communications. Geisinger, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Geisinger retains the right to remove, in its sole discretion, Communications that include any material deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

10. Links or Pointers to Other Sites

Geisinger makes available to you health news and other health content as supplied by HealthGate Data Corporation and other external sources. This information is intended to be general in nature and is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advise of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Geisinger makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site that you may access through this Site or any entity that may post its advertisements on this Site. When you access a non-Geisinger site, please understand that it is independent from Geisinger and that Geisinger has no control over the content on that Web site. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-Geisinger Web site does not mean that Geisinger endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of the linked site. Geisinger does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content, or advertisements contained on, distributed through, linked, downloaded, or accessed from any of the services contained on this Web site, nor the quality of any products, information, or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection therewith. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

11. Hyperlinks to This Site

Persons constructing other Web sites may, of course, link to any of the pages on this Site. However, you may not copy any of the materials from this Site onto your own Web server for any reason. Also, you may not link to isolated elements on this Site (including photographs, illustrations, diagrams, buttons, text, or any other elements whatsoever) for the purpose of "inlining" them into the context of other Web pages, or for linking such isolated elements to other Web pages. In other words, link to entire pages on this Site, or don’t link at all. Any other use will be a violation of copyright and could subject you to legal action.

12. Caching

Web mirror sites and commercial online services may request written permission to cache this entire Site to their hard drives for the purpose of enabling people to access it more easily or view it more rapidly. Note, however, that under no circumstances will they be granted the right to copy parts of the Site piecemeal, but only to copy the entire Site, preserving all the interior and exterior links, and not employing any of the materials out of their original context. For permission to "mirror" the Site, please send email describing your request.

13. Advertising

In accordance with Geisinger Health System's Solicitation/Distribution policy, no advertisement is accepted on this web site.

14. Choice of Law and Venue

These Terms and Conditions are entered into in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these Terms and Conditions submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts sitting in Montour County, Pennsylvania and the federal courts of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event that any of the Terms and Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to your use of Geisinger’s Web site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Geisinger’s 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.

15. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Geisinger, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and Licensors (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to your use of Geisinger’s Web site or account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Web site using your account or password.

16. Third Party Rights

The provisions of paragraphs 7 (Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability) and 14 (Indemnification) and are for the benefit of Geisinger and its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and Licensors. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

17. Term; Termination

This Agreement shall commence upon your accessing this Web site. Geisinger may terminate this Agreement without prior notice at any time for any reason including but not limited to personal account access to any Geisinger Services and applications due to extended periods of inactivity and upon notification of your death. Access to Services and accounts shall not be transferable to a third party and may be terminated upon your death. The provisions of the Disclaimer set forth above and of paragraphs 4 (Claims of Copyright Infringement ), 13 (Choice of Law and Venue), 14 (Indemnification), and 15 (Third Party Rights) and shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

18. Assignment

Geisinger may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

19. Notice

Geisinger may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Web site, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in Geisinger’s account information.

20. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Geisinger and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. In its sole discretion, Geisinger may, from time to time, revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions, so you are aware of any such versions to which you are bound. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages within this Site. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement.