VAIL VALLEY SURGERY CENTER, L.L.C. (VVSC)
WEBSITE PRIVACY & SECURITY POLICY
WHAT INFORMATION DOES VVSC COLLECT AND HOW IS THAT DATA USED?
You are not required to give us any personal identifying information, such as name, e-mail address, physical address or other unique identifying information, to visit the Website. If you choose not to provide such information, you can still visit the Website; however, for each visitor to the Website the web server will automatically obtain and store any visitor's IP address and domain name. Your computer provides this information automatically each time you access the Website, unless you have activated certain blocking software or technology that may be available in some browsers.
VVSC collects information from the Website's visitors at several different points on the Website. We collect the following types of personal and non-personal information for our legitimate business purposes, and we maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of this information. We will not sell or use this information other than as described below.
VVSC collects information about you for certain, legitimate business purposes, including responding to your requests for information and processing your request to be added to our e-mail list. To the extent that you choose to pay your bill on the Website, or provide other personal information, including any contact information, credit card, financial and billing information that you provide, such information is used solely for the designated purpose. To pay a bill, you must access a protected Webpage of the Website through a portal that requires you to provide a user name and password. Financial and billing information is securely processed by third party vendors with whom VVSC has arrangements to process payments. The third party vendors may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. VVSC also collects information about you that you submit, for example, for purposes of a job search, in response to a volunteer opportunity or to make a complaint. You understand that VVSC, or a vendor, may use this information for the purpose of your submission, and will not use your information for any other purpose. The Website server also automatically collects certain information, including the following:
This information is collected automatically and is not linked to your personal identity. It is used in an aggregate way to help us improve the Website and make it more useful to you. VVSC may share this information with a third-party Web analytics company. International Transfer/Processing of Information
Certain non-personal information about visits to the Website is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers on which the Website is hosted. Non-personally identifiable information ("Aggregate Data") may be used for our business purposes, including, but not limited to, improvement of the design and content of the Website. VVSC will own such Aggregate Data and it may be shared with third parties, such as design consultants and others for appropriate business purposes. The non-personal information that we collect includes the following:
Like many standard website servers, the Website's servers use log files. Log files include, but are not limited to, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks. We may also keep track of how you got to the Website and any links you click on to leave the Website. Log files are used to analyze trends, administer the site, track aggregated users' movement and gather broad demographic information.
IS INFORMATION ON CHILDREN COLLECTED OR USED
The Website is a general audience website. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen and otherwise comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended from time to time. To the extent that we later learn that any personally identifiable information has been inadvertently collected from a child under the age of thirteen, we will promptly delete such information.
IS INFORMATION SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES?
HOW CAN I ACCESS AND UPDATE MY INFORMATION?
Users who have provided contact information may e-mail VVSC at email@example.com or (970) 476-8872 to update their contact or other information.
With respect to the Website, VVSC utilizes reasonable security measures that also comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (as amended, "HIPAA") to ensure protection against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data and files under our control. Personal information we collect is stored in password-controlled servers, and we protect this information from loss or misuse, and from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. While we take reasonable efforts to guard personal information that we knowingly collect from you, no security system is impenetrable and, therefore, VVSC cannot and does not guarantee absolute security and privacy of your personal information. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to take all appropriate cautionary measures, including logging out and closing your browser each time when finished using a public or shared computer.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM VVSC; OPT-OUT AND UNSUBSCRIBE
Users who have provided contact information to VVSC may occasionally receive health and events e-mails and newsletters or other information from VVSC. In order to respect the privacy of our patients, visitors and users of the Website, we present to all patients, visitors and Website users, the option to opt-out of these types of communications and to "unsubscribe" in order to be removed from the e-mail list.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Conditions And Changes To This Privacy Statement
If you choose to use the Website, your use of the Website and any dispute over privacy is subject to the terms, conditions, policies and practices contained in the Policies, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law.
Vail Valley Surgery Center, L.L.C.
PO Box 1270
Vail, CO 81658
Tel. (970) 476-8872
Copyright 2017 VAIL VALLEY SURGERY CENTER© All Rights Reserved.
VAIL VALLEY SURGERY CENTER, L.L.C. (VVSC)
WEBSITE TERMS OF SERVICES AND CONDITIONS OF USE
APRIL 1, 2013
Thank you for visiting VVSC's Website (the "Website"). The Website is offered for informational and general educational purposes for visitors and as a tool to VVSC's patients to handle certain logistical matters through the Website. We at VVSC want each patient and visitor to the Website ("you") to have a useful and informative visit, and we have established the following Terms of Service and Conditions of Use (this "Agreement" or these "Terms and Conditions") so that we (each) know what to expect from each other. In using the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms set forth in this Agreement. These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally-binding agreement between us regarding the terms set forth herein.
NO MEDICAL ADVICE
If you are a patient or healthcare consumer, you should not use any information found on the Website to replace a relationship with your physician or other healthcare professional. All information on the Website is intended solely as a general informational aid and to facilitate logistical matters between you and VVSC, and is not intended to, and should not, be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Information provided or discussed on the Website or in e-mail communications with VVSC, including any transmission or response to a message from you, does not constitute medical, healthcare or other professional advice and use of the Website does not create a doctor-patient or confidential relationship. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider concerning questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before starting, stopping or modifying any treatment or medication. If you have an emergency, please go to the nearest hospital emergency room as soon as possible.
Please note, none of the physicians at VVSC are employees or agents of VVSC. They are voluntary medical staff that are independent contractors and practitioners who have been granted the privilege of using VVSC's facilities for the care and treatment of their patients. This includes, but is not limited to, surgeons, anesthesiologists and other consultants who may treat you.
In addition to informing you about services offered by VVSC and providing tools to facilitate logistical matters, VVSC wants to provide you with helpful information on other medical services in the area provided by our affiliated providers ("Affiliated Providers"). Affiliated Providers are identified, with links to their websites, under the Physicians tab on the Website. Any information provided with respect to an Affiliated Provider is also subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
Except for public domain materials, the Website is protected by intellectual property laws, including U.S. copyright and trademark laws. All rights with respect to the content of the Website are hereby reserved. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the content accessible within the Website (except for content accessed by links within the Website to other third-parties) is the proprietary information of VVSC and its content providers, and VVSC and its content providers retain all right, title, and interest in the content. All trademarks, service marks, and logos or copyrights displayed and used on the Website are the property of VVSC and, if applicable, other owners. You have a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited, revocable right to use the Website solely for your personal educational and informational use and logistical matters with VVSC. You may not and shall not use the Website or of any its contents for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without our express prior written consent or as may be required by another owner, such as an Affiliated Provider. It is your responsibility to contact another owner to obtain any required permission to use their information.
You are granted a limited license to print copies of any content posted on the Website, but only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided, all rights are reserved. Among other things, except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on our Website, any electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display by anyone other than VVSC are prohibited. Changes to author attribution or copyright notices are prohibited. Use of any of our trademarks such as meta tags on any other Website is also strictly prohibited. You may not display the Website or portions thereof by framing or in any other manner without our express prior written permission. You may, however, establish ordinary non-commercial links to our Website without our written permission. You agree to cooperate with us to cause all unauthorized co-branding, framing or linking to immediately cease.
You agree to comply with the operating policies, obligations and other requirements set forth in this Agreement, as amended from time to time, which are the rules that govern user activity in connection with the Website. These operating policies govern your conduct on the Website. Your failure to observe and comply with any of the Policies may, under certain circumstances, result in civil or, where appropriate under applicable law, criminal liability. You understand, acknowledge, and agree to the following:
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
You also acknowledge that there is no absolute guarantee of security and privacy, except to the extent required by applicable law. In the event of an interception or unauthorized access despite our efforts, VVSC will not be responsible for such interceptions or unauthorized access, except to the extent required by applicable law.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not in limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
Furthermore, you knowingly acknowledge and agree that VVSC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. VVSC, however, reserves the right to review any and all materials and content posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials and other content at any time in its sole discretion. VVSC reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. VVSC may at any time disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in VVSC's sole discretion.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING CAUTION AND PRUDENCE WHEN GIVING OUT ANY PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE IN ANY COMMUNICATION SERVICE. VVSC does not control or endorse the content, messages, opinions or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, VVSC specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITE AND CONTENT
The Website may contain links to third-party Websites in addition to those of Affiliated Providers, which are not under the control of VVSC. VVSC makes no representation whatsoever about any websites other than this Website to which you may obtain access through this Website. When you access any website other than the Website, you do so at your own risk and VVSC is not responsible for any aspect of such websites, including without limitation, the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on any such websites. VVSC provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that VVSC has any control over such websites or endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such websites. We disclaim all responsibility and liability in regard to your access to such links and use of such websites.
DISCLAIMER, INCLUDING DISCLAIMER REGARDING INFORMATION ON AFFILIATED PROVIDERS
While VVSC attempts to keep the information presented on this Website current, medical information and knowledge are dynamic and change quickly, and this Website should NOT be considered current, error-free or a comprehensive source of information on any particular topic. In addition, the Website could be subject to occasional downtimes or unavailability due technological issues and maintenance. You understand that nothing contained on this Website constitutes a recommendation for specific medical care, nor do we make a warranty or representation of any kind as to the accuracy of the content of the Website, including, but not limited to, unintended inaccuracies or typographical errors in the materials, or the appropriateness of it for individual online users. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. We assume no liability for any diagnosis, treatment decision or action taken based on information found on the Website or any other websites linked to it, and assume no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon the information and material on this Website. Your use of the Website is subject to the additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout the Policies and the Website. PLEASE READ ALL POLICIES CAREFULLY. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS OR BODILY OR OTHER HARM IN USING THIS WEBSITE AND MATERIALS CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY CONTENT OR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
You also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files which may be available for downloading will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contain contaminating or destructive properties, although we will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website is safe for use.
You understand that Affiliated Providers are not necessarily owned or operated by VVSC. You further understand that the disclaimers set forth above and herein with respect to content on the Website also apply to information provided regarding Affiliated Providers.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO AND WILL PROMPTLY UPON DEMAND INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS VVSC AND/OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OR AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT, TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO THE WEBSITE BY YOU.
WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS-AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITH ALL DEFECTS AND FAULTS. YOU AGREE THAT VVSC AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST VVSC AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AND/OR CLAIMS BASED ON THE NEGLIGENCE OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. VVSC AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE ARISING FROM ANY USE OF THE INFORMATION OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY VVSC, EVEN IF VVSC OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND KNOWINGLY AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND THE WEBSITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
We understand that this Website may be viewed internationally as well as in North America. VVSC provides no assurances, guarantees, representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to any information presented on or conveyed through this Website outside the North America. If this Website is used outside North America or if you download contents from outside North America, it is your own responsibility to ensure that you act in compliance with local laws, regulations and/or legislation.
These Terms and Conditions and the agreement they create shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Colorado (without applying the state's conflict-of-law principles). If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable in any respect or to any extent, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions or a portion thereof. VVSC may modify these Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you.
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND THAT YOU BELIEVE IS PROPER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES. In the event of a material dispute that is reasonably actionable under this Agreement in good faith, VVSC and you each agree to meet to confer and attempt to resolve such dispute amicably and reasonably. If such dispute is not resolved, then the parties shall move to binding arbitration, which shall be governed by the American Arbitration Association and shall be brought in the State of Colorado, in Eagle County. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. Our 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. We may assign our rights and duties under this Agreement to any third party at any time without notice to you. This is the entire agreement regarding all the matters relating to this Website.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find this Website informative and convenient to use.
Questions or comments regarding this Agreement or the Website should be directed to VVSC by telephone at (970) 476-8872 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org via mail to:
VAIL VALLEY SURGERY CENTER
PO BOX 1270
VAIL, CO 81658
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