Policies and Disclaimers

Use Policies and Disclaimers for Hands on Health-South Carolina and Go Local-South Carolina
Hands on Health-SC may, in its sole discretion, revise these policies at any time. You should visit this page and review the policies whenever you visit the site.

All material contained within these pages is the sole property of Hands on Health-SC and the Medical University of South Carolina. Any reproduction or redistribution of this material is prohibited without the express written consent of the Medical University of South Carolina. Any reproduction of illustrations or photographs appearing on these pages is strictly prohibited.

General Terms and Conditions of Use
This site has been developed by a team of medical librarians, health educators, writers, graphic artists, and engineers. Its sole purpose is education about health and wellness issues. The information is intended to provide broad consumer understanding and knowledge of health care topics. This site should not be used in place of a consultation with your physician or health care provider. Information on the site should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. In no way should this site be considered to be the provision or practice of medicine, nursing, or professional healthcare services or advice. The information provided on this site is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatments. Should you have any healthcare-related questions, please call or see your physician or other healthcare provider promptly.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, health information is constantly changing. Hands on Health-SC and its partners cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change or delete the content of the site at any time. All information is provided "AS IS." Hands on Health-SC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. We make no guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. We cannot guarantee that the site or its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material.

Agencies or organizations listed on Hands on Health-SC or Go Local-SC are included for informational use only, and inclusion does not imply endorsement by Hands on Health-SC, Go Local-SC, the Medical University of South Carolina, or any of our Go Local-SC project partners.

In no event will Hands on Health-SC or its partners be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon information provided through this service.

Neither Hands on Health-SC , the Medical University of South Carolina, nor any of our Hands on Health-SC project partners shall be responsible for information provided herein under any theory of liability or indemnity. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we be liable for any direct, special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of data, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this Web site or sites linked to this Web site, with the delay or inability to use this Web site, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, services and related graphics contained on or made available through this Web site and the provision of or failure to provide the service, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. You acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the service is to stop using the service.

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Hands on Health-SC , the Medical University of South Carolina, and our partners from any and all claims arising out of a claim from a third party for your use of the service.

Links to Other Sites
Hands on Health-SC contains links to many other health Web sites. Every site is reviewed and evaluated before selection and listing on Hands on Health-SC . The annotation accompanying each link indicates its value to Hands on Health-SC . Inclusion on Hands on Health-SC does not indicate or imply approval of the entire contents of a site. These sites are operated by other parties and Hands on Health-SC has no control over the content, timeliness, or availability of these sites. We are not responsible for the content and performance of these sites or for your transactions with them. Inclusion of links to such Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites or any association with their operators. Once you leave the Hands on Health-SC Web site, our privacy policy is no longer in effect. You should carefully check the privacy statements on any site that you visit.

Hands on Health-SC has attempted to notify sites we link to about our project and to seek permission to link to those sites. If you wish to have links to your site removed from Hands on Health-SC , please contact us.

Links to Hands on Health-SC
Other sites may link to Hands on Health-SC provided you comply with the following requirements:

  • You may not frame or alter the appearance of the Web site.
  • You may use Hands on Health-SC logos in accordance with the Logos and Links policy.
  • You may not state or imply that Hands on Health-SC endorses, sponsors, or otherwise approves your site or any other site.

You may not reproduce or host all or any part of the content of this site on another Web site without prior written permission.
Please contact Hands on Health-SC about links made to this site.

Advertising Policy
Hands on Health-SC does not host or receive funding from advertising.

Privacy Policy
Hands on Health-SC is committed to preserving the privacy of our users. We do not collect personal information such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, unless you voluntarily submit it to complete a form, participate in a survey, or send an e-mail message. This information will be collected and used solely for the purposes of responding to requests for information by the user, to track comments and recommendations regarding the Web site, and to process and track other user-initiated transactions.

All personal user information will remain confidential and will never be sold or otherwise shared or communicated to any individual or company.

Hands on Health-SC does collect and log non-personal information such as IP address or the type of browser or operating system you use. This information is used in aggregate to help us determine which pages are visited, which hyperlinks selected, how long visitors stay on a page, and the general geographic distribution of visitors to our Web site. This non-personally identifying information helps us diagnose problems, plan for enhancements, identify the most popular parts of our Web site, and generally maintain the site.

Cookies Are small text files placed on your computer's hard drive to store information. Hands on Health-SC does not use cookies to obtain any personal information other than that which we ask for up front, for example, when you are completing a form.

Once you leave the Hands on Health-SC Web site to visit a link, our privacy policy is no longer in effect. You should carefully check the privacy statements on any site that you visit.

Last Modified: Monday September 26, 2011 2:59 PM