Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Your access and use of this site and any page contained herein beginning with womans.org is subject to the following terms of use and all applicable laws. By viewing web pages in this site, you agree that you will not use this service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement. We reserve the right to deny access to any part of this service at our sole discretion. You are personally responsible for the material that you send.

By accessing this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following terms:

1. Copyright. All material on this site, and the files associated with it, is the sole property of Woman's Hospital Foundation (WHF) or of the original creator of that material. It is protected by the copyright laws of the United States of America and under treaties with other nations. Unless otherwise stated, no material on this site is in the public domain. You may not download, copy, reproduce, redistribute, republish, display, post, or transmit material on this site unless expressly permitted, and then only the designated material. WHF in no way represents or warrants that your use of materials displayed on this site does not infringe the rights of third parties.

2. Links. You may not establish a link to this site without the express written consent of Woman's Hospital Foundation.

3. Contents of Linked Sites. Our website contains links to websites operated by other parties. The links are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites and 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 websites or any association with their operators. Accessing linked sites is at your own risk. Each site may have different Terms of Use. Please refer to those sites for the appropriate information.

4. Accuracy. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that all information in this site is accurate and up to date, WHF makes no representation or warranty of the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information.

5. Specific Disclaimer Concerning Medical Information. The information contained in this online site is solely intended to provide broad consumer understanding and knowledge of health care topics. This service is for educational purposes only and should in no way be taken to be the provision or practice of medical, nursing or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your physician or other health care provider. The information obtained from this service is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatments. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider promptly.

6. Limitation of Liability and Exclusion of Warranty. This site is provided as is, and your use of it is exclusively at your own risk. WHF makes no warranties, express or implied, about the use of this site or the materials in it, and disclaims any express or implied warranty of accuracy or quality, and any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. WHF also expressly disclaims any liability for any damage to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property as you access or browse the site or download material from it.

Under no circumstances shall WHF be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, whether in an action in contract or tort (including negligence and strict liability), resulting from its performance or any failure to perform under these terms of use, including, but not limited to, loss of data, inability to access or use the site, and loss of anticipated profits or benefits, even if WHF has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

WHF staff physicians shall not be held responsible for providing information under any theory of liability or indemnity. The physicians who respond to inquiries provide information solely intended to educate and inform. Responses do not create a patient-physician relationship between the answering physician and the individual submitting the request.

7. Communications by You. Any communication or material you transmit to the site by electronic mail or otherwise, including data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and may be, treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post becomes the property of WHF and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, market research, fund-raising and focus groups. Furthermore, WHF is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques in any communication that you send to the site, for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. We do not respond to any questions concerning specific medical conditions. If you transmit such information, while we will not intentionally release it or make it public, we cannot assure you that the information will be kept private. We urge you not to send such information by e-mail.

8. Privacy. We refer you to our Privacy Statement for a complete discussion of how WHF utilizes information you communicate via our website.

9. Trademarks. All trademarks, service marks, and logos ("Trademarks") displayed and used in this site are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this site should be construed as granting any right or license to use any Trademark without the written permission of its owner.

10. Export Control. Software and other materials from this site may be subject to United States export control. The export control laws of the United States prohibit exporting certain technical data and software to certain territories. No software from this site may be downloaded or exported (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (2) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of specially designated nationals, or the U.S. Commerce Department's table of deny-orders. WHF does not authorize the downloading or exporting of any software or technical data from this site to any prohibited jurisdiction under the United States export laws.

11. Revisions. WHF reserves the right to modify and supplement these terms at any time, without prior notice, by posting the new terms on the site. You agree that your continued access and use of the site shall constitute your acceptance of the new terms.

12. Disputes. This Agreement is governed by the laws of Louisiana regardless of conflicts of laws. The Louisiana State District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge or the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana shall be the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claim between the parties, who consent to the jurisdiction and venue of those courts.

You accept these terms by using this web site.

The website for Woman's Hospital Foundation, including its contents and programs, is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice nor is it intended to create any physician-patient relationship. Please remember that this information should not substitute for a visit or a consultation with a health care provider. The views or opinions expressed in the resources provided do not necessarily reflect those of Woman's Hospital Foundation, Woman's Hospital or members of the medical staff. By using this website, you accept these Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Statement.