Terms and Conditions for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy website
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Breaches of these Terms and Conditions
In consideration of being allowed to use the Websites’ interactive services, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
- signing on as or pretending to be another person
- using chat messaging for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, international laws or posted Kaiser Permanente policies
- transmitting material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or publicity rights of others
- transmitting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, predatory of minors, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, or hateful to any person (including Kaiser Permanente personnel) or entity as determined by Kaiser Permanente in its sole discretion
- using interactive services in a way that is intended to harm, or a reasonable person would understand would likely result in harm, to the user or others
- collecting information about others, including email addresses
- intentionally distributing viruses or other harmful computer code
- attempting to (1) probe, scan, “hack”, or test the vulnerability of the Website or any Kaiser Permanente system or network; or (2) breach any security or authentication measures on the Website or any Kaiser Permanente system connected to either the Website using any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider”, data mining tools, data gathering and extraction tools, or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, to (1) access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Website, or (2) in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website
Kaiser Permanente expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate a user’s access to any interactive services and/or to any or all other areas of the Websites due to any act that would constitute a violation of these Terms and Conditions. To the extent there is an inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the Website Privacy Statement, these Terms and Conditions shall govern.
Use by children
We do not knowingly allow Kaiser Permanente members under the age of 13 to create accounts that allow access to the secured features of the Websites.
Access, correction, and data integrity
Although we attempt to maintain the integrity and accuracy of the information on the Website, we make no guarantees as to its correctness, completeness, or accuracy. The Website may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors or omissions. Also, unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations could be made to the Website by third parties without our knowledge. If you believe that information found on the Website is inaccurate or unauthorized, please inform us by contacting our Web Manager. (You may Contact Us using the link available at the bottom of each web page.)
Revisions, changes, and updates
We may revise the information on the Websites or otherwise change or update the Websites, including these Terms and Conditions, without notice to you. Kaiser Permanente may also make improvements and/or changes in products and/or services described on the Websites or add new features at any time without notice. We encourage you to periodically read these Terms and Conditions to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you. Your continued use of the Website will signify your continued agreement to these Terms and Conditions as they may be revised.
Kaiser Permanente provides links to Third Party Websites to connect you easily to additional sources of health information or third-party services that may be of interest to you. We may not have any business relationship with the party that controls this type of Third Party website and a link to such a site is offered only as a convenience to you.
Kaiser Permanente also provides links to Third Party Websites managed by vendors that we have made arrangements with to offer you services to help you manage your in-person and virtual events. These Third Party Websites may be co-branded, meaning that they display the Kaiser Permanente logo and the logo of the Third Party vendor but they are owned and controlled by the Third Party.
In each such instance, where practicable, we will let you know when you are leaving the Websites and linking to a Third Party website. We may use an icon that we identify with an appropriate legend to let you know when you are leaving the website.
Disclaimer and Limitation of liability
Disclaimer of Warranties
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Limitation of liability
KAISER PERMANENTE AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED OR LINKED TO ON THE WEBSITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, AND ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH, YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE, AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.
Choice of law
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE GOVERNED BY CALIFORNIA LAW WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW. IF ANY VERSION OF THE UNIFORM COMPUTER INFORMATION TRANSACTIONS ACT (UCITA) IS ENACTED AS PART OF THE LAW OF CALIFORNIA, THAT STATUTE SHALL NOT GOVERN ANY ASPECT OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Except as otherwise indicated, all content on the website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, photos, images, forms, audio, video, questionnaires, and software, is the property of Kaiser Permanente or its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Kaiser Permanente allows you to view or download a single copy of the material on the website solely for your personal, noncommercial use.
The compilation of all content on the Websites is the exclusive property of Kaiser Permanente and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unless specifically authorized in writing by Kaiser Permanente, any use of these materials, or of any materials contributed to the Websites by entities other than Kaiser Permanente, on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by Kaiser Permanente. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Kaiser Permanente.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on the your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.
In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office website, currently located at https://www.copyright.gov.
In accordance with the DMCA, Kaiser Permanente has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed Infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to our designated agent as follows:
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy at 720-354-7913, send an email email@example.com or by mail Kaiser Permanente Institute of Health Policy, 1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 2161, Oakland, CA 94612.
(This telephone number is for copyright-related complaints only. No solicitations.)
Please note: If you materially misrepresent that online material, product, or activity is infringing your copyrights, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
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“Kaiser Permanente” and the Kaiser Permanente logo are registered service marks of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Other proprietary marks of Kaiser Permanente or third parties may be designated as such from time to time on the Websites through use of the TM, SM, or ® symbols. Users of the Websites are not authorized to make any use of the Kaiser Permanente marks or the proprietary marks of third parties, including but not limited to, as metatags or in any other fashion that may create a false or misleading impression of affiliation or sponsorship with or by Kaiser Permanente or the applicable third party.
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Last updated: January 10, 2022