IU Simon Cancer Center Web Site Disclaimer
By using our Web site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use our Web site. The IU Simon Cancer Center reserves the right in its discretion, to modify portions of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. This page should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes.
The materials on IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site have been prepared by the IU Simon Cancer Center for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Display of this information is not intended to create a healthcare provider-patient relationship between the IU Simon Cancer Center or any physician who practices within the IU Simon Cancer Center and you. You should not act or rely upon any medical information in this web site without seeking your physician's advice.
The IU Simon Cancer Center Web site does not host or receive funding from advertising.
We may collect and disclose certain non-personal information from your IP address. This information is used only to provide an enhanced on-line experience for our visitors by optimizing our
Web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may also use this non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our web sites.
When you view our Web site, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a 'cookie' or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a web site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
Links to Other Sites
To help you find authoritative and up-to-date health information, the IU Simon Cancer Center provides selected and evaluated links to other web sites. The evaluation criteria are:
- Clear Sponsorship
- Responsibility and support is clearly identified.
- The primary purpose is educational and is not selling a product or service.
- Information is used to support and not replace your relationship with your doctor.
- Original sources are identified (if material itself is not original).
- "Evidence-based" medical facts cite the research on which they are based
- Opinions or advice are set apart from "evidence-based" information. Opinions and advice are clearly designated as such.
- The source of the content is established, respected and dependable.
- Medical credentials of the people who prepare or review the material are provided.
- Information is appropriate for the audience level, well-organized, easy to find and and easy to use.
- The most recent update or review date are clearly posted.
- A policy about how links to other external sites are established and maintained is provided.
- There is a way for users to contact the site owners with problems, feedback and or questions.
All external links are evaluated against these criteria every six months by librarians of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. The IU Simon Cancer Center reserves the right to include or exclude a Web site as it deems appropriate.
Terms and Conditions
Use and participation in the IU Simon Cancer Center Web site is contingent upon your acceptance of the following terms and rules. By using our Web site, you accept these terms. In addition, your continued use of our Web site after a change has been made to the policies of our Web site implies your consent to those changes.
The IU Simon Cancer Center does not make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the information and/or links provided; does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or adequacy, of any resources, information, apparatus, product or process accessed through the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site and is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the resources or information accessed through the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site or the results obtained from the use of such resources, information, apparatus, product, or processes. Reference in the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site to any specific product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by the IU Simon Cancer Center.
In consideration for your use of and access to the IU Simon Cancer Center Web site, you agree that in no event will the IU Simon Cancer Center, its affiliated and related entities, its content providers or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Web site or any site linked to this Web site, be held responsible or liable to you or any third party in which you are involved in any manner whatsoever (including, but not limited to, persons [hereinafter, collectively "IU Simon Cancer Center and related entities"] who may use or rely on such data or materials or to whom such data and materials are furnished) for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential or punitive), injury, claim, liability, or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon, or resulting from any information provided in the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site, or arising from any decision made or action or non-action taken by you or any other person in reliance upon the information provided through the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site, even if you advise the IU Simon Cancer Center of the possibility of any claims or damages.
You, as a visitor and/or user of the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site, agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the IU Simon Cancer Center and related entities and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising out of your use of the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site.
The IU Simon Cancer Center shall have the right to immediately terminate your use of the IU Simon Cancer Center Web site if the IU Simon Cancer Center determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth above or otherwise breached this agreement, or have engaged in conduct which the IU Simon Cancer Center determines, in its sole discretion, to be unacceptable.
The IU Simon Cancer Center does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site or server that makes such site available is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume the sole cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in the Southern District of Indiana, without regard to its conflict of laws. If any term or provision of this agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining portions of this agreement shall continue to be valid and will be performed, construed, and enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable term or provision will be amended and limited in accordance with the intent of the parties, as determined from the face of this agreement, to the extent necessary to permit the maximum enforceability and/or validation of such term or provision.
Thank you for visiting the IU Simon Cancer Center's Web site. It has been created and is maintained to serve you and your family.