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TERMS OF SERVICE

This site is owned and operated by Sacred Heart Hospital.

By using Sacred Heart Hospital’s “Patient Pulse” ("Site"), you, the user or prospective user of the Site, agree to the terms, conditions, notices, and guidelines and all modifications of these terms, conditions, notices and guidelines. Your continued use of this site evidences your agreement to them. Violation of any part of this agreement may result in the immediate deletion of all or part of your patient web page.

Personal Information

Because the nature of the information contained on a patient page is very personal, Sacred Heart Hospital has setup guidelines to protect privacy and security regarding personal information submitted on a patient page. Creating a page for a patient should be done by you (the patient), or by a family member or friend (for the patient) with the patients permission. It is important to uphold the privacy of other patients and staff members at medical facilities. Therefore, posting information about other patients or staff such as photos, names, or email addresses is strictly prohibited. In the event you, the user or prospective user, do not comply with this guideline, your page will be subject to immediate removal.

Content Guidelines

We reserve the right to screen or edit information transmitted or shared by users on our site, and to delete any objectionable page or remove any objectionable information from a page. You agree to place on the Site only lawful and appropriate information. In addition, but without limitation, you may not post information that is:
• Racially or ethnically offensive
• Obscene, pornographic, profane, vulgar, or harmful to children
• Infringes the intellectual property, publicity, privacy, or proprietary rights of another
• Defames, threatens, or abuses others
• Contains slanderous comments
• Contains information about another patient or staff member

Liability

Sacred Heart Hospital, its affiliates and sponsors, are neither responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages arising out of or relating in any way to the Site, Site-related services and/or content, or information contained within the Site. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site and/or Site-related services is to stop using the Site and/or those services.

Posted Information

Information or opinions expressed on patient pages are not those of Sacred Heart Hospital, its sponsors or affiliates nor are they supported by Sacred Heart Hospital, its affiliate or sponsors. Medical information contained on patient pages in voluntarily expressed by the patient and/or Site Master and does not represent the opinion of any medical doctor or facility.

Disclaimer on Warranties

Except as expressly provided otherwise in a separate written agreement, the content and/or material available through the Site are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and without warranties or conditions of any kind either express or implied.

Use of the Site

All user-supplied content (text, graphics, photographs, and multimedia content) remains the property of you, the user. All Sacred Heart Hospital text, graphics and multimedia content available from the entry point URL http://www.shh.org/pulse and pages within that domain (the "Site") and all related code (included but not limited to HTML, other mark-up languages, and all scripts) within this site are the property of Sacred Heart Hospital and/or its affiliates. These materials, including (but not limited to) images and illustrations, are protected by copyrights that are owned or controlled by Sacred Heart Hospital or by other parties that have licensed their materials to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Jurisdiction

This site is controlled and operated by Sacred Heart Hospital and its offices within the State of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Sacred Heart Hospital makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site form other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Any action you, any third party, or Sacred Heart Hospital brings to enforce this agreement, or in connection with any matters related to this site, shall be brought in either state or Federal courts located in the Municipality of Allentown, Pennsylvania. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement, and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters set forth, herein, and shall not be modified except in writing by Sacred Heart Hospital.