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Site Terms of Use

Site Terms of Use: These “Terms of Use” set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of www.phcqa.org and www.pahealthcarequality.org (the “website”). By using the website (other than to read this page for the first time), you agree to comply with all of the Terms of Use set forth herein. The right to use the website is personal to you and is not transferable to any other person or entity.

Use of this Site

The Information (as defined in the section below) on this Site is provided to you as one of many resources to consider in making hospital choices and is not intended to be the only or primary means for your evaluation of the quality of health care providers. It is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be relied upon as advice, or a recommendation, or an endorsement about which health care providers to use. The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) is not responsible for the quality of the medical treatment that you receive from any health care provider.

Restrictions

All of the information on this Site, including, without limitation, the data, information, logos, designs, and text ("Information") is solely owned by PHCQA, its licensors, health care providers, or other third parties, and is protected by copyright, trademark, or patent laws. You may use the Information for your personal use only and not for commercial purposes. You may print, download, and store Information, but you may not distribute, republish, sell, exploit, duplicate, modify, or create derivative works of the Information without the prior written approval of PHCQA. To request approval, call Erik Muther at 215.241.3097 or email info@phcqa.org.

Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED IN ANY WAY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, NOR SHOULD IT BE RELIED UPON FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING YOUR SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION. THE INFORMATION IS NOT TO BE RELIED UPON AS ADVICE, A RECOMMENDATION, OR AN ENDORSEMENT ABOUT WHAT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO USE. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING CONTAINED IN THE INFORMATION. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NUMBER AND SEEK IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.

Links to Third-Party Websites

PHCQA may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of the website. PHCQA does not control third-party web sites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party web sites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. PHCQA does not endorse, recommend, or approve any third-party website hyperlinked from the website. PHCQA will have no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through such hyperlink.

No Representations or Warranties; Limitations on Liability

The information and materials on the website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes and updates are periodically made to the information contained herein. PHCQA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR GRAPHICS ON THE WEBSITE, ALL OF WHICH IS PROVIDED ON A STRICTLY "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. PHCQA HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR GRAPHICS ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PHCQA BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF RECOVERY, AT LAW OR IN EQUITY, FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY MANNER CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF INFORMATION OR SERVICES, OR THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION OR SERVICES, FROM THE WEBSITE.

Changes to These Terms of Use

PHCQA reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting new Terms of Use at this location. You can send email to PHCQA with any questions relating to these Terms of Use at info@phcqa.org.