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AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY INTEGRAL CARE

The Austin Travis County Integral Care Website (www.atcic.org or www.integralcare.org) is comprised of various Web pages operated by Austin Travis County Integral Care.  “Integral Care” or “us” or “we” refers to Austin Travis County Integral Care.  “You” refers to the user or viewer of our Website.

The Integral Care Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Integral Care Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Integral Care reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Integral Care Website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Integral Care Website.

USE OF WEBSITE

The material and content contained in this Website is for general health information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Users of this Website should not rely exclusively on information provided in this Website for their own health needs. All specific medical questions should be presented to your own health care provider.

Integral Care makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information contained or referenced in this Website. Integral Care does not assume any risk for your use of this Website. Users of this Website should be aware that information about health care changes constantly; since this Website is only updated periodically, it may not contain the most recent information. Integral Care reserves the right to update or change information contained in this Website at any time. Integral Care is not responsible for information appearing at hyperlinks. The use of this Website does not create a physician-patient relationship and does not obligate Integral Care to follow-up or contact users of this Website.

Integral Care supports the protection of the privacy of children in an Internet environment. In that regard, the interactive portions of this Website are intended for adults and young adults age 13 and over, and they are not intended for persons under the age of 13. Any child under the age of 13 should not register to use any portion of this Website or provide any personally identifiable information. It is not Integral Care’s desire or intent through this Website to collect any personally identifiable information from any person Integral Care actually knows to be under the age of 13 or to maintain any personally identifiable information collected from and about any person Integral Care actually knows to be under the age of 13.

In consideration for your use of and access to this Website, you agree that in no event will Integral Care or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering this Website or any site linked to this Website, be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any decision made or action or non-action taken by you in reliance upon the information provided through this Website.

WEB SERVER

This is how we handle the information we learn from you when you visit the Integral Care Website.  The information we receive depends on what you do during your visit.

Our web server collects and stores the following general information about you:

  • the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account);
  • the date and time you access our service;
  • the pages you visit;
  • the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to us.
  • the name and release number of web browser software you are using.

This information is collected automatically and is not linked to your personal identity. It is used in an aggregate way to help us improve our Website and make it more useful to you. This information may be shared with a third-party web analytics company.

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are small files that many Websites place on your hard drive that allow those Websites to identify you. The use of cookies is a standard and common practice of many Websites. For example, if you allow a Website to remember your login name or password, the Website places a cookie on your computer. We may place cookies on your computer to allow us to allow us to know when you are on our Website during future visits. We may use cookies to measure web traffic, to offer you certain products or services, and to customize your visit. However, if you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, your internet browser may permit you to do so. In many internet browsers, you can change the browser settings to warn you before accepting cookies or to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain Website features or functions, or this Website may not operate in an optimal mode.

ONLINE FORMS & EMAIL COMMUNICATION

We do not obtain personal information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, etc.) about you when you visit the Integral Care Website unless you choose voluntarily to provide such information to us.

If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail, by using a form like "Contact Us," or by registering to receive information from us, there are a few things you should know.

  • Various people at Integral Care may see the material you submit.
  • We may enter the information you send into our electronic database, to share with our physicians, other health care professionals, or our Communications or Management Information Systems staff.
  • In other limited circumstances, including requests from legal authorities, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

You should note that electronic mail and other Internet communications channels are not necessarily secure against interception. While we take precautions, such as encrypting communications where appropriate, if your communication is very sensitive, or includes information like your diagnosis or medical history, you might want to send it by postal mail instead.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Integral Care Website may contain links to other Websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Integral Care and Integral Care is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Integral Care is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Integral Care is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Integral Care of the site or any association with its operators.  You may not create a link to the Integral Care Website without our prior written consent.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Integral Care Website, you warrant to Integral Care that you will not use the Integral Care Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Integral Care Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Integral Care Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Integral Care Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Integral Care Website.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO INTEGRAL CARE OR POSTED AT ANY INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE

Integral Care does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Integral Care (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Integral Care Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Integral Care, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Integral Care is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Integral Care's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

COMMUNITY/SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES

Integral Care wants to provide a friendly, informative and engaging community for users of our social media channels, including our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, and we encourage you to comment and share your opinions and stories in a courteous and respectful manner.

Community moderation

To maintain a supportive and courteous environment, the following types of comments and posts are prohibited:

  • Language or content that is profane, obscene, vulgar, indecent, pornographic, threatening, abusive, harassing, intimidating, embarrassing, or defamatory
  • Content that is illegal or violates the right of any person or entity including intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights
  • Personal attacks on individuals or specific groups
  • Content that discriminates based on race, creed, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, income level, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other form of discrimination
  • Sexual content or links to sexual content
  • Links to products and services that Integral Care does not offer or endorse
  • Content or encouragement of illegal, harmful or offensive activity
  • Content for the purposes of promoting a competitor or competitive product
  • Content that is inappropriate, in poor taste or otherwise contrary to Integral Care’s core values and the purposes of the particular forum, in Integral Care’s sole discretion.

Information here is not a substitute for specific medical advice

The information we share on our social media channels shouldn’t be considered medical advice. Please discuss all specific medical questions and concerns with your personal health care provider.

Exercise caution when sharing personal information

Keep in mind that once you post something online, it may be read by thousands of others in our online community and beyond.

Therefore, we encourage you to use caution when sharing medical information or other personal information on our Facebook page or any of our other social media sites. For your own privacy and protection, we encourage you not to share information such as your medical record number, financial information or any other information that you and/or your friends and relatives would not want strangers to know. Similarly, you should not post private, personal or sensitive information belonging to or about any other individual or entity.

If you are an employee of Integral Care, you must disclose your employee status when you submit a comment or post.

By engaging with our social media networks:

  • you grant Integral Care the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use all of your posted content for any purpose and in any media without any legal or monetary obligation or consideration to you or the author, and
  • you guarantee to Integral Care that you have the right to use and post your content.

All statements and viewpoints expressed in the comments are strictly those of the commenter alone and do not constitute an official position of Integral Care and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Integral Care. Integral Care is not responsible for, and does not endorse, third party sites or their content.

Social media monitoring

Integral Care actively monitors all of its social media channels, and reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove comments and posts that, and block users who, violate these guidelines.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. INTEGRAL CARE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

INTEGRAL CARE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. INTEGRAL CARE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL INTEGRAL CARE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INTEGRAL CARE OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE INTEGRAL CARE WEBSITE.

SERVICE CONTACT : webmaster@atcic.org

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Integral Care reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Integral Care Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Travis County, Texas, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Integral Care Website. Use of the Integral Care Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Integral Care as a result of this agreement or use of the Integral Care Website. Integral Care's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Integral Care's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Integral Care Website or information provided to or gathered by Integral Care with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Integral Care with respect to the Integral Care Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Integral Care with respect to the Integral Care Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

All contents of the Integral Care Website are: Copyright 2013 by Integral Care and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent.

Joint Comission