Welcome to the Loyola University Health System World Wide Web sites (www.luhs.org, rmch.lumc.edu, etc.)(the "LUHS web sites"). The LUHS web sites are provided subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below. Please read these terms and conditions in their entirety because they contain useful information. By using the LUHS web sites, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may change at any time in the future. We will endeavor to post general notices of such changes, but no individual notice of changes will be provided. Check back periodically and review the terms and conditions to ensure that you still agree to abide by them. You will be bound by any subsequent change in the terms and conditions, even if you do not become aware of such changes. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not review information or otherwise use the LUHS web sites.

Please read the following information carefully:

Medical Disclaimer

The Loyola University Health System and its affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers ("LUHS") will try to ensure that the information provided on its official WWW sites (the "Information") is accurate, timely and useful. However, in view of the possibility of human error or changes in medical sciences, neither the authors nor LUHS nor any other party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of the Information warrants that the Information is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such Information. You are encouraged to confirm the Information with other sources.

The Information is for educational purposes only. It is presented in summary form in order to impart general information relating to certain diseases, ailments, physical conditions and their treatments. The Information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, nor is it a substitute for professional care. Should you have any health-care related questions or suspect you have a health problem, you should consult your health-care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

The LUHS web sites do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the LUHS web sites. Reliance on any information provided by LUHS or others appearing on the LUHS web sites is solely at your own risk.

Trademark, Copyright and Restrictions on Use

The LUHS web sites are owned and operated by LUHS and contain material that is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by LUHS, LUHS' business partners and other content providers. The information available through the LUHS web sites and the organization, graphics, designs, compilation and other matters related to the LUHS web sites are the property of LUHS and are protected by trademark, copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may download and print material from the LUHS web sites for your personal, non-commercial use only, or for purposes relating to conducting business with LUHS, provided you keep intact all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from any LUHS web sites, including code and software without the express consent of LUHS as provided in these terms and conditions or other areas of the LUHS web sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The information provided through the LUHS web sites is for educational purposes only. LUHS web sites do not offer medical advice and nothing contained on any LUHS web site is intended to constitute professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THIS OR ANY OTHER LUHS WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS, AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

This LUHS web site contains links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. LUHS does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on ANY third-party sites. LUHS is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in any third-party sites, and such sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by LUHS. Inclusion of any linked web site on this site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked web site by LUHS. If you decide to leave this site and access third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. The materials in this LUHS web site and the third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, LUHS disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. LUHS does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. All responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses or other harmful components is disclaimed. LUHS does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this web site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. YOU (AND NOT LUHS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS, OR ANY OTHER, WEB SITE.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence on the part of LUHS, shall LUHS be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business interruption, loss of data, or any other pecuniary loss) whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise that results from the performance of the web site, the delay or inability to use this web site, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, services or related graphics contained on or made available through this web site or the provision of or failure to provide any service on or related to this or any other web site, even if LUHS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge and agree that LUHS is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user of any LUHS web site. If you are dissatisfied with any LUHS material, or with any of LUHS' terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold LUHS harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages, claims and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of the terms and conditions set forth herein or any activity related to your violation of this agreement or use of this or any other LUHS web site (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the LUHS web sites.

Information and Press Releases

The LUHS web sites contain information and press releases about LUHS. While this information was believed to be accurate at the time it was prepared, we disclaim any duty or obligation to update this information or any press releases. Information about companies or entities other than LUHS contained in press releases or otherwise, should not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by LUHS.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy, as it may change from time to time, is a part of this Agreement and LUHS reserves the right, and you authorize LUHS to the use and assignment of all information provided by you in any matter consistent with our privacy policy and applicable law.

Applicable and Governing Laws

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. 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 or enforceability of any remaining provisions. LUHS' failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this agreement. Any dispute concerning or arising out of this web site or your use of this web site must be brought in the state or federal courts in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Termination

This agreement shall commence upon your accessing the web site and/or completing the registration process. This agreement may be terminated by LUHS without notice at any time for any reason and may be terminated by you upon notice to LUHS at any time for any reason, provided that you do not thereafter access or use any LUHS web site. The provisions of Trademark, Copyright and Restrictions of Use, Indemnification, and Applicable and Governing Laws shall survive any termination of this agreement.

Statute of Limitations

Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to any LUHS web site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or be forever waived and barred. LUHS shall be entitled to recover its costs and expenses including reasonable attorneys' fees from you in the event it is required to take legal action against you to enforce or in connection with these terms and conditions.