Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance ("MHQA") welcomes you to its on-line quality information and community communications service (the "Site"). The Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms and Conditions") and the Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") set forth below contain important information regarding the use of the Site and the information contained therein (the "Site Information") and the use of the web sites linked to the Site (the "Linked Sites") and the information contained therein (the "Linked Information"). Your use of the Site means you accept the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy. Therefore, you are advised not to use the Site unless the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy are acceptable to you.

Terms and Conditions

MHQA provides the Site and the links to the Linked Sites for informational purposes only, solely as a convenience for the personal use of users of the Site (the "Users"), and expressly not for the purpose of providing medical advice or treatment. The Site Information and the Linked Information (collectively, the "Information") is general in nature, and access to the Site does not create a relationship of any kind. No statement contained in the Site or the Linked Sites constitutes medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or is a substitute for professional advice.

The Site contains information provided by MHQA and third parties. The Linked Sites contain information provided by third parties. The Information may be changed at any time without notice or permission.

MHQA provides the Site and the links to the Linked Sites as a community service, and reviews periodically the Site Information provided by it for accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. However, the Information is provided "as is," without express or implied warranty of any kind, and without any guarantee that it is accurate, complete, timely, or error-free. NO PROVIDER OF INFORMATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION OR IS LIABILE FOR ANY DAMAGE, CLAIM, OR LOSS THAT A USER MAY INCUR FROM USE OF THE INFORMATION.

MHQA does not review, control or take responsibility for the Linked Information, and, by providing the links, does not endorse the owner of the link, or the quality, reliability, or functionality of the link. The Linked Sites may contain terms and conditions of use and privacy policies different from these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy. Users are advised to review them. The Site is owned and operated by MHQA, and is protected by the laws of the United States, including the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, as amended. The Site contains trademarks and service marks owned by MHQA or third parties.

Linking Policy

MHQA permits appropriate text links to content on its Site located at http://www.mhqa.org. If you wish to link to MHQA’s Site, you should request permission to do so in writing, setting forth the URL of your site. To request permission by email, click here. Please note that you may not replicate MHQA content or use a boarder, frame, screen scraping, or any other technology or method of presentation that does not affect a browser transfer of the User to MHQA’s Site.

Your link to MHQA’s Site must not imply in any manner that MHQA endorses or approves your or any third party products, services, causes, ideas, political campaigns, web sites, or the like or use MHQA content for commercial purposes (including fundraising). MHQA reserves the right, permanently or temporarily, to disable or remove any link on its Site at any time, for any reason, without notice to you.

Privacy Policy

MHQA values the privacy of Users and recognizes their sensitivity to the disclosure of personally identifiable information. MHQA does not sell User information. However, the Internet is not secure. Therefore, MHQA cannot ensure or warrant the security of information provided to or posted on the Site.

The Site requires Users to provide certain personal information in order to use certain features and functions. This information may include a User's name, address, and e-mail address. MHQA may review, collect, and analyze this information; it may share this information with health care professionals; it may use this information to contact Users to solicit feedback and suggestions; and, in limited circumstances, it may disclose this information to third parties if required by law.

The Site also may offer services by which Users can communicate with each other, including e-mail capabilities, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and/or similar services (the "Services"). MHQA does not control the Services, and is under no obligation to monitor or review their content. Third parties may be able to collect and use personal and other information Users disclose to or post on the Services. Using such information, third parties may engage in unsolicited activities, including attempting to contact Users. MHQA CANNOT CONTROL, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND BEARS NO LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THESE ACTIVITIES OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES ENGAGED IN BY THIRD PARTIES ACCESSING INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO OR POSTED ON THE SERVICES.

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