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CHI Entity Terms and Conditions 

GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF A LOCAL HOSPITAL OR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

THIS IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND CHI.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Terms) CAREFULLY. By accessing and using this and other websites and mobile applications of Catholic Health Initiatives and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to as CHI, us, our, or we), including without limitation www.catholichealthinitiatives.org, home.catholichealth.net, and other websites and mobile applications linking to these Terms, you agree to be bound by these Terms. These Terms are between you (sometimes referred to as you or your) and CHI.  Remember that your use of the Sites is at all times subject to the CHI Privacy Policy (located at http://www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/terms-and-conditions), which incorporates these Terms.  Print or download a copy of these Terms for your records. 

If you are asked to click your agreement to specific terms and conditions to access certain functions on any of the Sites (each a Site Agreement), the terms in the Site Agreement shall govern over any inconsistencies with these Terms, but only for the specific Site function described in that Site Agreement. Each affiliate of Catholic Health Initiatives is controlled and operated by a separate and distinct legal entity. You acknowledge and agree that, by accessing a Site, the Site Agreement (if any) and these Terms create an agreement only between you and the individual affiliate, and you will not hold Catholic Health Initiatives responsible for the actions of any affiliate.  

We may revise and update these Terms from time to time without prior notice to you and will post the updated Terms to the Sites. ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS WILL APPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING TO THE SITES.  BY USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SITES, POSTING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SITES, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO, AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO, THESE TERMS AND ANY CHANGES TO THEM.  IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO PERIODICALLY REVIEW THESE TERMS FOR SUCH CHANGES.  

EMERGENCY OR URGENT MATTERS

No Site, including a Site through which you may communicate with a health care provider, should ever be used for emergency or urgent matters. If you believe that you or another individual for whom you have Proxy Access (as described under User Accounts below) needs to speak to a health care provider on an urgent basis you should contact the health care provider directly by phone.  FOR ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES AND URGENT MATTERS, PLEASE GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM OR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY.  The Site should not be used for emergency or urgent communications with any healthcare provider. The Site is not a substitute for appropriate and timely contact with a health care provider.

NO MEDICAL ADVICE

UNLESS YOU ARE COMMUNICATING DIRECTLY WITH A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER THROUGH A SITE, YOU AGREE THAT PROVISION OF ANY INFORMATION FROM ANY SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF ANY MEDICAL, NURSING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT.  Physicians performing services at CHI may be independent contractors and not employees, agents or representatives of CHI.

You are responsible for evaluating specific health care providers, treatments, information, content, products, and services that may be available through the Sites. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY GUARANTEE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND CHI OR ANY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, OR WHETHER ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES YOU FIND ON THE SITES WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE THE RESULT(S) YOU WANT. 
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITES OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE IS INTENDED TO BE INFORMATIONAL ONLY. THE INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE, NOR SHOULD IT BE RELIED ON AS A COURSE OF TREATMENT. UNLESS YOU COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER THROUGH A SITE, A SITE SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PLACE OF A VISIT, CALL, CONSULTATION OR THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE SITE IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND DOES NOT COVER ALL DISEASES, AILMENTS, PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OR THEIR TREATMENT. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE BEGINNING A NEW TREATMENT, DIET OR FITNESS PROGRAM. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU READ ON THE SITES. 

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITES IS COMPILED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES (INFORMATION PROVIDERS). NEITHER CHI NOR INFORMATION PROVIDERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PRACTICE MEDICINE OR DISPENSE MEDICAL SERVICES AS PART OF THE SITES. 

THE SITES MAY CONTAIN MATERIALS WHICH YOU FIND SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE. CHI ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH MATERIALS, AND USE OF THE SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

ELECTRONIC MESSAGING

In some instances, you may be able to send electronic messages to a health care provider through the Site.  In such instances, the anticipated turnaround time for response to electronic messages is three (3) business days, but no guarantee is made.  If a physician or other health care provider is unavailable, messages sent through the Site may be routed to other authorized health care providers in order to facilitate a timely response to your request. If you have not received a response to your inquiry within three (3) business days, please contact the health care provider directly.  Messages you send or receive through the Site may be made part of your medical record, or the medical record of the individual on whose behalf you are acting.    

ACCESS TO MEDICAL INFORMATION

If a Site makes medical information from your medical record, or a medical record of an individual for whom you have Proxy Access, available to you, the information available through the Site does not necessarily reflect the complete contents of the medical record. The Site is designed for convenience purposes only, and CHI does not guarantee the Site contains the complete medical record or that the medical information that is made available is correct or accurate. To obtain a complete copy of the medical record you should contact the relevant health care provider directly. 

CHI assumes no responsibility for how you use or disclose any medical information that may be made available to you through a Site.  If you utilize a Site to access your medical information, or another individual’s medical information to which you have been granted Proxy Access, you are responsible for ensuring that the computer systems you use to access the Site have appropriate security controls enabled and that you have accessed the Site through a secure connection.  You expressly assume the risk of any unauthorized disclosure or intentional intrusion, or of any delay, failure, interruption or corruption of data or other information that you transmit to or receive from the Site.  You are solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring the compatibility of all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements necessary for your access to and use of the Site.   

SURVEYS

From time-to-time a Site may request information from you via a survey. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary.  You have a choice whether or not to disclose the requested information, which may include contact information (name and address) and demographic information (zip code and age level). Feedback collected by these surveys will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving use of the Site, and as specifically described in the survey itself.  Personal information gathered from surveys will be protected as described in the CHI Privacy Policy (located at http://www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/terms-and-conditions).

MOBILE DEVICES

Your contract with your mobile network provider (Mobile Provider) will continue to apply when accessing or using the Sites on your mobile, handheld device (Mobile Device). You understand that your Mobile Provider may charge you fees for your use of its network connection while accessing or using the Sites, for data downloading, e-mail, text messages, for roaming, and other Mobile Provider or third party charges.  You understand that the Sites are provided over the Internet and mobile networks, so the quality and availability of the Sites may be affected by factors outside our control. We do not guarantee that the Sites will be compatible or operate with your Mobile Provider’s service plans, with any particular Mobile Device, or other piece of hardware, software, equipment, or device you install on or use with your Mobile Device. We are not responsible if the Sites are unavailable or if you cannot download or access all content available on the Sites, for any compatibility or interoperability issues, or for any communication system failure which may result in the Sites being unavailable. 

OVERVIEW OF CONTENT ON THE SITES

The Sites contain postings, text, images, messages, files, and other information and materials for download and viewing by individual Users (Users) of the Sites, made available by CHI and by advertisers, sponsors and other content contributors (Content Contributors). Portions of the Sites authored by CHI or its authorized agents, contractors, and employees are referred to as CHI Content. Portions of the Sites authored by Users are referred to as User Content. Portions of the Sites authored by other Content Contributors are referred to as Third Party Content.

Use and Accuracy of CHI Content

All CHI Content on the Sites is protected by federal and international copyright and intellectual property laws and is the property of CHI or its suppliers. No portion of the CHI Content may be reprinted, republished, modified, reproduced, or distributed in any form without the express written permission of CHI.  This restriction shall not apply to any medical information belonging to you or an individual for whom you have Proxy Access.
You may view or download CHI Content for your own personal use. You must keep intact any notices, including copyright notices, contained on any downloaded CHI Content and you must comply with any applicable end-user license agreements. With respect to CHI Content, any rights not expressly granted by these Terms or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by CHI.
Although CHI attempts to ensure the accurateness of the CHI Content, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to its correctness or accuracy. It is possible that the CHI Content could include inaccuracies or errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to CHI Content by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform CHI so that it can be addressed. Information contained on the Sites may be changed or updated without notice.

Use of User Content and Third-Party Content

All User Content and Third-Party Content on the Sites are the responsibility of their respective owners. CHI is not responsible for User Content and Third-Party Content, and the views and opinions expressed in User Content and Third-Party Content are not necessarily those of CHI. CHI cannot, and does not, review User Content or Third-Party Content before they are made accessible through the Sites. Nevertheless, please be advised that User Content and Third-Party Content may be protected by federal and international copyright or other laws, and your right to reprint, republish, modify, reproduce, or distribute User Content or Third-Party Content may be limited accordingly.

YOUR USER ACCOUNT

If you are permitted to, and choose to, create an account on a Site, you are the only person authorized to access and use your account. You will not give your username, password, or any other account information to a third party. You must immediately notify us of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account or any known or suspected breach of security, including, but not limited to loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. Additionally, you may change your password at any time.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACTIVITY ON YOUR ACCOUNT. Any fraudulent, misleading, abusive, or illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account at our sole discretion. We may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.  

In some instances, your creation of an account on a Site will give you the ability to access your medical information that is maintained by a CHI health care provider through the Site.  In such instances, if you are an adult with legal capacity, you may request that another adult individual also be provided with access to your medical information through the Site.  The ability to access the medical information of another individual through a Site is called Proxy Access.  Additionally, if you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor child or you are the personal representative of an incompetent adult, you may also be provided with Proxy Access to the minor child’s information or the incompetent adult’s information, as the case may be, provided however, Proxy Access to a minor child’s medical information if the minor child is age 12 or older may be limited or require the minor child’s permission due to certain federal and state law restrictions.  If you are granted Proxy Access, you will have access to the other individual’s medical information via the Site, through the creation of your own account on the Site.  Sharing accounts on a Site is prohibited.  To request or grant Proxy Access, you should contact your health care provider or the health information department at the CHI hospital where care was provided.

If you have Proxy Access and you later become aware that you are no longer authorized to access such individual’s medical information, due to termination of guardianship, parental rights, the prerogative of the individual, or otherwise, you agree to immediately discontinue your use of the Site to access the other individual’s medical information.

Your Content

Any change or update made to your account information, and all other postings, text, images, messages, files, or other materials you post, transmit through, or link to the Sites (collectively, Your Content) are your sole responsibility. CHI and the Sites merely provide a means for the transmission and dissemination of Your Content. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISK RELATED TO THE USE OF OR ANY ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF YOUR CONTENT. THE RESULTS OF ANY ACTIONS YOU TAKE, BASED ON YOUR CONTENT OR OTHER CONTENT YOU FIND ON THE SITES, ARE SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for Your Content or for any loss or damage of any kind resulting from Your Content. 

We do not pre-screen or approve Your Content. We have no obligation to monitor Your Content. However, we reserve the right to review, modify, monitor, distribute, refuse to post, or delete any of Your Content at our sole discretion. We reserve the right at all times and in our sole discretion to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.   

By uploading, transmitting, or posting Your Content, you grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, edit, publish, post, transmit, and distribute Your Content in whole or in part, provided however, this license will not apply to any identifiable medical information that you upload or transmit through a Site.  

Your Responsibilities

You agree that when using the Sites, you will not:
  1. Delete, hack, or attempt to change or alter any content or notices; 
  2. Use any device, software, or routine intended to damage or interfere with the proper functioning of the Sites, servers, or networks connected to the Sites, or take any other action that interferes with any other person’s use of the Sites; 
  3. Use any automatic or manual device or process to harvest or compile information from the Sites for any reason;
  4. Copy, modify, create derivative works, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to learn the source code, structure, or ideas upon which the Sites are based; 
  5. Introduce into the Sites any malicious or intentionally destructive software routines designed to permit unauthorized access to disable, erase, or otherwise harm the Sites or any Site content;
  6. Introduce into the Sites any software routine designed to disable a computer program automatically, with the passage of time, or under the positive control of an unauthorized person;
  7. Use any content made available through the Sites in any manner that misappropriates any trade secret or infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, rights of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
  8. Attempt to access any other person’s information; 
  9. Post, upload, or transmit photos or video of any third party without express, written permission. By uploading, transmitting, or posting any photo or video on or through the Sites, you represent and warrant that you have express, written permission from all persons appearing in the media for all potential uses by the Sites or CHI of such media;  
  10. Send any chain letters, junk mail, unauthorized e-mail, or advertisements;
  11. Encourage any illegal activities, or post anything that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; 
  12. Decrypt, transfer, frame, display, or translate any part of the Sites;
  13. Use the information in the Sites to create or sell a similar service or similar information.

Deactivation of Your Account

We may modify, suspend, or close your account or otherwise stop providing any Sites in whole or in part at any time and for any reason. We will not be liable to you or any third party for suspension or termination of any Site or your account. You will not be able to access any information in your account once your access has been suspended or terminated or a Site itself has been shut down. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE YOUR CONTENT AND OTHER INFORMATION YOU DESIRE IS PROPERLY BACKED UP SO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO IT IN THE EVENT OF LOSS, CORRUPTION, OR CESSATION OF ANY SITE, OR TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF YOUR ACCOUNT. WE DO NOT EXPORT YOUR CONTENT, YOUR INFORMATION, OR OTHER DATA DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITES, OR PROVIDE YOUR CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR OTHER DATA TO YOU WHEN YOUR ACCOUNT IS CLOSED.

YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF CHI

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CHI, our officers, members, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs and expenses, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of all or part of the Sites; (b) any personal information you provide to the Sites; (c) a breach or alleged breach by you of any of your representations, warranties, covenants or obligations within these Terms; (d) your infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property or other rights of CHI or third parties by you; or (e) any negligence or willful misconduct by you.

NO WARRANTY

THE SITES, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITES AND ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. STATEMENTS OUTSIDE THE TERMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, STATEMENTS REGARDING CAPACITY, SUITABILITY FOR USE OR PERFORMANCE, WHETHER MADE BY OUR EMPLOYEES OR OTHERWISE, IS NOT A WARRANTY OR PROMISE BY US, AND WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY SUCH STATEMENTS. WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MISDELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION, OR YOUR CONTENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITES, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND ANY LINKED WEBSITES. 
 
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you. 

NON-CHI PROVIDERS

Not all of the health information that you have access to through Sites was created by CHI or a provider employed by CHI.  Further, you may have the ability to send electronic messages through the Site to health care providers that are not employed by CHI (all such independent providers referred to as Non-CHI Providers).  CHI explicitly disclaims any and all liability related to the health information created by Non-CHI Providers that is made available through the Sites, and for any information, activities and communications of Non-CHI Providers that are made through the Sites.  

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

NEITHER CHI, OUR OFFICERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITES, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITES OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITES, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION, OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITES, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION, OR LINKED WEBSITES.  

IF WE ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE, DESPITE THE LIMITATIONS ABOVE, THEN IN NO EVENT SHALL CHI BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT GREATER THAN ONE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS ($1000), TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.  

Some jurisdictions do not allow certain limitations of liability, so the above limitations may not apply to you. 

TRADEMARK NOTICE

The Sites include numerous trademarks and service marks that are the property of CHI, including without limitation CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES.  Other trademarks, service marks and logos used in the Sites are the trademarks, service marks or logos of third parties.

INFRINGEMENT

It is CHI’s policy to respect the intellectual property of others and to respond quickly to notices of alleged infringement. CHI will terminate the access of all Users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Likewise, any apparent infringement of CHI’s intellectual property rights by a User will result in the immediate termination of that User’s access to the Sites.

If CHI removes or disables access to User Content or Third-Party Content according to these Terms, CHI may, in its discretion, provide the Content Contributor with a copy of the notification which prompted removal or disabled access to the User Content or Third-Party Content. However, CHI reserves the right to withhold access to or not replace the User Content or Third Party-Content unless ordered to do so by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

OTHER WEBSITES

CHI makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through the Sites. When you access a non-CHI website, it is independent from CHI, and CHI has no control over the content on that website, or how that website may protect your information. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REVIEW THE TERMS AND PRIVACY POLICY ON LINKED WEBSITES.  In addition, a link to a non-CHI website does not mean that CHI endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked website. It is your responsibility to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download from other websites is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature, and that such use or download complies with copyright and other applicable laws.

OUR COMMUNICATIONS

The e-mail address you provide during the Site registration process will be the e-mail address we will use for all Site-related communications to you. We may also send you messages via your account at the Site. It is your responsibility to monitor these messages and respond in an appropriate manner. Our Sites may contain links or forms that can be used to contact us so you can comment, make a complaint, make suggestions, and ask questions. You represent and warrant that any information you enter into the Sites is correct and applies only to you and that you will keep your e-mail address and other information about you in your account up-to-date.

You can contact us through your account or by sending an e-mail to social@catholichealth.net.  Unless you tell us otherwise, or the law requires otherwise, you agree to receive all communications from us by e-mail or by our posting notices to your account. You agree that you are able to print the communications for your records. You agree that all communications that we send to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that a communication be in writing. You may choose to get legal notices in paper form through the mail, if you tell us in writing that you do not want legal notices sent electronically. If you choose paper form, legal notices will be sent to you in paper form by postal mail or as otherwise permitted or required by law. All other communications not required by law to be in paper form will be sent electronically. To tell us you do not want legal notices sent electronically, and for any other notices under these Terms, send the notice in writing and by certified and registered mail to Catholic Health Initiatives Marketing and Communications Department, 198 Inverness Drive, West Englewood, CO 80112.  

CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE

THIS SECTION AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS BY USING OUR SITES.

These Terms are entered into in the State of Colorado, U.S.A., and are governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, U.S.A., exclusive of its choice of law rules. YOU AND WE EACH AGREE TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS SITTING IN THE COUNTY OF ARAPAHOE IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, U.S.A., FOR ALL DISPUTES RELATING TO THESE TERMS.  EACH PARTY WAIVES ANY JURISDICTIONAL, VENUE, OR INCONVENIENT FORUM OBJECTIONS TO SUCH COURTS. In any action to enforce these Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event that any of the Terms 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 shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

Except as expressly stated elsewhere in these Terms, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between CHI and you pertaining to the subject matter described in these Terms. Your use of the Sites and any Site-related Services is also subject to our Privacy Policy (located at http://www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/terms-and-conditions).  If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms. No waiver of any of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

USERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

The Sites are governed by United States law. If you are using the Sites from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or other countries, depending on the location of the servers of CHI or our suppliers. The laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Sites, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in our Privacy Policy (located at http://www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/terms-and-conditions).

Catholic Health Initiatives Privacy Policy

USE OF OUR SITES AND ANY RELATED SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE. PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SITES INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, PROMPTLY EXIT THE SITE.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY (Privacy Policy) CAREFULLY. By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes and governs the manner in which Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a User) of its websites and mobile applications, including www.catholichealthinitiatives.org, home.catholichealth.net, and other websites linking to this Privacy Policy (individually a Site, and collectively, the Sites).  This Privacy Policy is between you (sometimes referred to as you or your) and CHI, and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to as CHI, us, our, or we).  Remember that your use of the Sites is at all times subject to the CHI Terms and Conditions (located at http://www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/terms-and-conditions), which incorporate this Privacy Policy.  Print or download a copy of this Privacy Policy for your records.

We may revise and update this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice to you and will post the updated Privacy Policy to the Sites. ANY CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL APPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING TO THE SITES.  BY USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SITES, POSTING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SITES, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO, AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO, THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND ANY CHANGES TO IT.  YOU AGREE TO PERIODICALLY REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOR SUCH CHANGES.  

Our Sites do not provide medical advice.  GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF A LOCAL HOSPITAL OR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

YOUR INFORMATION

Personal Information You Give Us

Before permitting you to use the Sites, we may require you to create an account or give us personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone, email, mobile device names or images, location details, the type of mobile device you are using, birth, height, weight, information about your medicines and physical symptoms, and other similar information (Your Information).
Your Information may sometimes be Protected Health Information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended.  Protection of your PHI is described in the HIPAA notice of privacy practices and other privacy practices applicable to the various websites posted by CHI organizations (PHI Privacy Practices) – see the list of privacy practices located at Notice of Privacy Practices to ensure you understand how your PHI is protected.  PHI means personally identifiable health information about your past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition, the provision of health care to you, or the past, present, or future payment for such health care.  In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and the applicable PHI Privacy Practices, the applicable PHI Privacy Practices shall govern with respect to your PHI.

Information We Collect Automatically and from Other Sources

Whenever you interact with our Sites (whether via a browser, an application, or otherwise), we automatically receive and record information from your browser.  Other information collected automatically may include your IP address, the type of browser or application you are using to access our Sites, and the identity of the Sites page or feature you are requesting. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our Sites, and gather broad demographic data for aggregate use. We may also collect information regarding the mobile devices you use to access or use our Sites. 

To collect this information, we may use “cookies” or other tracking technologies to track how you use our Sites. We also may send instructions to your computer or device using JavaScript® or other computer languages to gather the sorts of information described above and other details about your interactions with the Sites.  A cookie is a piece of software stored on your computer or device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your computer or device.  If applicable, our advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your browser, application, or mobile device, when you click on ads that appear on the Sites. Also, if you click on a link to a third-party website or service, that third party may also transmit cookies to you.  

We may also use “web beacons”, also known as “single–pixel” or “clear” GIFs.  Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their Sites.  

You may adjust your web browser software if you do not wish to receive cookies or web beacons, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our Sites’ features.  Please refer to your browser or email software instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.  This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies or web beacons by any third parties, so be sure to review the privacy policy of any third-party websites you visit.   You may also request to opt out of advertisers’ use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative, or the Digital Advertising Alliance. You may request to opt-out of Google’s® use of cookies by visiting: www.google.com/ads/preferences.  

Information from Your Mobile Device

We may also use technologies, such as location-based information, to provide you with tailored information and features as you use our Sites.  When you access the Sites on your mobile device we may obtain information from your mobile device about the type of mobile device you are using. We may use this information to notify you of features and products that may be available on your mobile device. Certain features may require our collection of the phone number of your mobile device. We may link that phone number to the mobile device identification information, but will not use that number for telemarketing. In addition, some mobile network providers (Mobile Provider) in the U.S. are required to use technology that tracks the physical location of mobile device that use their service. Depending on your Mobile Provider and mobile device, we may automatically receive this information. If we begin to offer services that use this tracking (“pinpointing”) information, we will obtain your consent (an opt-in) before using the information. After obtaining such consent, we may use and store this information to provide location-based services, including location-targeted advertising.  Most mobile device provide users with the ability to disable location services. These controls are usually located in the mobile device 's settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your mobile device’s location services, we recommend you contact your Mobile Provider or your mobile device manufacturer.

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

Non-Personal Information

We may use and share non-personal information – that is, de-identified information that cannot be used to identify you - for any lawful business purpose without any obligation or accounting to you.  For example, we can use non-personal information for developing products, services, and providing those offerings to other users and third parties. We may use your personal information to generate non-personal information. When we do so, we will take reasonable measures to ensure that the non-personal information is no longer personally identifiable and cannot later be used to identify you.  We may also disclose non-personal, aggregate, anonymous data in a de-identified format based on information collected from users to investors, and other third parties.  

Personal Information

We may use and disclose your information collected through our Sites (1) to perform the services described on the Sites, (2) to your health care provider, (3) as permitted by law, and (4) to contact you regarding our services. We may combine and enhance your information with information we receive from third parties, as long as we use the combined information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may also use all information collected through our Sites for research regarding the effectiveness of our Sites and our business planning, marketing, advertising, and sales efforts.    

We may employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and may need to share your information with them to provide services to you, for example those who assist us with technical or customer support, and email and data analytics.  Unless we tell you differently, they do not have any right to use your information beyond what is necessary to assist us.  

We may buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses and in so doing, acquire or transfer information. Information collected through the websites may be among the transferred business assets. In the event that a portion or substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to a third party, your information would likely be a transferred business asset, and you hereby agree to such a transfer.

We may also disclose your information at the request of law enforcement or government agencies or in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, to establish, protect or exercise our legal or other rights or to defend against a legal claim or as otherwise required or allowed by law.  We may disclose your information in order to protect the rights, property, or safety of a user or any other person.  We may disclose your information to investigate or prevent a violation by you of any contractual or other relationship with us, or your illegal or harmful activity.  

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

It is your responsibility to protect account login information, such as your username and password, from unauthorized access. You must not share your login information with any third party.  Write down your mobile app ID and password and keep it in a safe place.  If you share your login information with anyone, that person will be able to access your personal information and send messages as if that person were you. We recommend you log out after accessing your account, change your password on a periodic basis, and limit access to your computer or mobile device and their browsers. While we use commercially reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing our files or tampering with the Sites, we cannot guarantee that these efforts will always be successful. We do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that our safeguards will protect the total privacy of your information disclosed on the Sites. Your Information may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to or from us. Do not use the Sites from computers in public libraries or Internet cafes because your personal information may not be protected.  We cannot and do not ensure, represent, warrant, or guarantee the security of any information you transmit through the Sites.

RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION; MODIFICATION

Correcting, Updating, Accessing, or Removing Personal Information

If your information changes, or if you no longer want to receive information from CHI beyond information related to our services, you can correct, update, or remove your previously-provided personal information.  This can be done by emailing a request to us at social@catholichealth.net.  You may also request access to personal information collected by us by sending a request to us at social@catholichealth.net.  In certain circumstances, we may not be able to completely remove your information from our systems.  For example, we may retain your personal information for legitimate business purposes, our customer requirements, or your health care provider’s requirements, or if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, for account recovery purposes, if required by law, or as retained in our data backup systems or cached or archived pages.  All of the personal information of yours that we keep will continue to be subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy to which you have previously agreed.

Your California Privacy Rights

California law permits users that are residents of California to request the following information regarding our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes:  (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, (ii) the identity of certain third parties that received personal information from us for their direct marketing purposes during that calendar year, and (iii) examples of the products or services marketed (if we have that information).  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email us at social@catholichealth.net. 

THIRD-PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES

The Sites may include or provide links to other websites o- mobile apps on the Internet that we do not control. Even if an affiliation exists between CHI and a third party website or mobile app – and even if they are linked to or from one of our Sites - each of these linked Sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. While we expect our affiliates and vendors to respect the privacy of our users, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. IF YOU VISIT A WEBSITE OR MOBILE APP VIA A LINK ON THE SITES, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSULT THAT WEBSITE'S OR MOBILE APP’S PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION AND WHENEVER INTERACTING WITH ANY WEBSITES OR MOBILE APPS.

USERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

The Sites are hosted in the United States and are governed by United States law. If you are using the Sites from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Sites, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

NO CHILDREN

Our Sites are not for use by those under the age of 13. If you use the Sites, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database.  

PRIVACY POLICY QUESTIONS

You may contact us through your account or by sending an e-mail to social@catholichealth.net.  





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