of Use and Privacy Agreement for Harvard Health Publications Group www.health.harvard.edu
("Agreement") carefully before using www.health.harvard.edu ("Website"),
an Internet site maintained by Harvard Health
Publications ("Harvard Health"). Your use of
the Website is subject to your acceptance of
Harvard Health has created this Terms of Usage
and Privacy Statement to help demonstrate its
commitment to privacy. This Statement describes
Harvard Health's information gathering and dissemination
practices for the Website.
California “Shine the Light” Notice
Personally identifiable information such as name,
address, or e-mail address, about visitors to
the Website is collected only when voluntarily
submitted, for example when the user orders one
of our publications from a secure server. By
voluntarily submitting such personal information,
the user is consenting to receive emails from
Harvard Health from time to time regarding various
events or promotions. Personal correspondence,
such as emails or letters, sent to Harvard Health
by a user may be collected into a file specific
to the user.
Mailing Address: A customer's name and
mailing address may be released for one-time
use to carefully screened third-party mailers
who offer products or services that may be of
interest to our readers. Customers may opt out
of receiving these third-party mailings by requesting
to have their account marked “do not mail” by
Non-customers may also have their names removed
from our future mailings by contacting HarvardProd@strategicfulfillment.com to
have your name added to our suppression file.
Email: If, at any time, the user does
not wish to receive email from Harvard Health,
the user may send a message email@example.com requesting the cessation
of such email messages, or simply follow the
instructions to unsubscribe found at the bottom
of our email messages. Harvard Health has not
and does not make user email addresses available
to other parties.
Harvard Health reserves the right to track non-personal
information about users of its Website, including
without limitation: the URL that the user has
come from (whether this URL is on its Website
or not), the URL the user goes to next (whether
this URL is on its Website or not), the Internet
browser being used, the type of operating system
used, the user's location, and the user's IP
address. A user's IP address is used for system
administration purposes and to track a user's
session, in order to give Harvard Health an understanding
as to which parts of its Website users are visiting.
Many sites automatically collect this information.
Harvard Health may use such non-personal information
for purposes including but not limited to improving
the content of its Website, marketing, advertising
or research purposes.
Harvard Health reserves the right to release
current or past user information internally within
Harvard Health. Harvard Health also reserves
the right to release current or past member information
to third parties for limited purposes in the
event Harvard Health believes that usage is (i)
in violation of this Agreement; (ii) used to
commit unlawful acts; and/or (iii) is required
to be disclosed to comply with applicable laws
or regulations, or with a court or administrative
order. Except as previously stated, Harvard Health
will not share information specific to users
with third parties. Harvard Health is, however,
free to disclose aggregate user information to
Terms of Usage
The text, audio, images, photographs, graphics,
descriptions, and other material provided on
the Website are collectively referred to as the "Content."
You may use the Content only for personal and
non-commercial purposes. Nothing contained on
the Website will be construed as granting, by
implication or otherwise, any right to use, reproduce,
modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create
derivative works, publicly perform, or distribute
by any means, method, or process whatsoever,
now known or hereafter developed, any of the
Content on or transmitted through the Website
for commercial purposes. The use of any Content
on any other World Wide Web site is prohibited.
HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS cannot review all Communications made on or through the Site. However, HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the Forums and edit, modify or delete any Communications (or portions thereof) which HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS in its sole discretion deems inappropriate, offensive or contrary to any HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS policy, or that violate this Agreement.
To help HARVARD HEALTH PUBLICATIONS maintain a safe and civil environment, you agree not to upload or distribute to, or otherwise publish through the Site or Forums any Communication which
(i) is for commercial purposes or otherwise advertises or solicits for the sale of goods or services;
(ii) is obscene, indecent, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, threatening, or abusive;
(iii) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact;
(iv) slanders, libels, defames, disparages, or otherwise violates the legal rights of any third party;
(v) causes injury of any kind to any person or entity;
(vi) infringes or violates the intellectual property rights (including copyright, patent and trademark rights), contract rights, trade secrets, privacy or publicity rights or any other rights of any third party;
(vii) violates any applicable laws, rules, or regulations;
(viii) contains software viruses or any other malicious code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(ix) impersonates another person or entity, or that collects or uses any information about Site visitors.
You further acknowledge that conduct prohibited in connection with your use of the Forums includes, but is not limited to, breaching or attempting to breach the security of the Site.
General Compliance with Laws
All users shall comply with all applicable laws,
statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding
use of the Website.
Links from Other Websites / Intellectual
Harvard Health generally welcomes links to its
Website. You may establish a link to the Website,
provided that the link does not state or imply
any sponsorship or endorsement of your website
or its contents by Harvard Health or by any group
or individual related to or affiliated with Harvard
Health. You must obtain Harvard Health's express
written consent in order to use on your website
any Content provided on Harvard Health's Website.
Use of any
University shield, crest or mark without express
written permission is illegal. Please visit the
link for information on our permissions
Links to Other Websites / No Harvard Health
Harvard Health may include links to other Internet
sites solely as a convenience to users of its
Website. Harvard Health does not necessarily
endorse any such websites or the information,
material, products or services contained on or
accessible through such websites. Users access
and use such websites, including information,
material, products, and services therein, solely
at the users' own risk. Harvard Health is not
responsible for the privacy practices or the
content of such other Internet sites.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Harvard Health may make improvements or changes
in the information, services, products, and other
materials on www.health.harvard.edu, or terminate www.health.harvard.edu, at any time
without notice. Harvard Health may modify this
Agreement at any time, and such modifications
shall be effective immediately upon posting of
the modified agreement.
Your use of the Website is at your own risk.
Harvard Health makes no warranties or representations
as to the Content and assumes no liability or
responsibility for any errors or omissions therein.
This site is for informational purposes only
and does not provide medical advice. Individual
circumstances vary so users should consult their
physicians. Harvard Health also assumes no responsibility,
and shall not be liable for, any damages to,
or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment
or other property on account of your access to,
use of, or browsing in the Website or your downloading
of any materials from the Website.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects
by the laws of the
Massachusetts. If any provision of this Agreement
is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such
provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions
shall be enforced. Headings are for reference
purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe,
or describe the scope or extent of such section.
Harvard Health's failure to act with respect
to a breach by you or others does not waive Harvard
Health's right to act with respect to subsequent
or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth
the entire understanding and agreement between
Harvard Health and users of the Website with
respect to the subject matter hereof.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy
statement, the practices of this Website, or
your dealings with this Website, please contact
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