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This web site (the "Sanford site") is an online information and communications service provided by Sanford Health ("Sanford"). In order to use the Sanford site, you must agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions set out below. These terms and conditions contain disclaimers of liability which you should read carefully. Your only remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using it. Sanford may modify this Agreement at any time and these modifications will be effective immediately upon posting. Therefore, you agree to review this Agreement periodically to be aware of any modifications of this Agreement. By using the Sanford site, you agree to be bound by Terms and Conditions of Use as they appear at the time of your access or use.
Not Medical Advice. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS SITE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, IS NOT TO BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR TREATMENT OF ANY CONDITION OR ILLNESS, AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE SANFORD SITE IS INTENDED OR IMPLIED TO BE FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. THIS SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ATTEMPT TO PRACTICE MEDICINE NOR DOES IT ESTABLISH A DOCTOR-PATIENT OR HOSPITAL PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.
While the site attempts to remain current, health care information changes rapidly and thus the site should not be relied upon as comprehensive or error-free. The web site reserves the right to change this disclaimer or other terms and policies from time to time.
Answers to your health questions via the web site are provided by medical professionals at Sanford Health based upon a limited inquiry without the benefit of a thorough medical examination. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat health problems or as a substitute for a physician's examination and advice.
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Information Provided By You. By using the Sanford site, you also agree that you will not upload any copyrighted material to this site without the written consent of the copyright holder. You agree that you will not use language that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, discourteous, criminal, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent. You agree that you will not post or transmit information or materials that would violate rights of any third party or which contain a virus or other harmful component. Sanford is not obligated to monitor chat rooms or bulletin boards, but reserves the right to remove or edit any messages or material submitted by users. Sanford is not responsible for material submitted to the site, or posted in chat rooms or bulletin boards by site users. By communicating with Sanford, however, you grant Sanford permission to use any information, suggestions, ideas, drawings or concepts that you communicate without any compensation to you whatsoever.
Other Terms and Conditions. Except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by the Sanford, Sanford does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet, including on the Sanford site, in any way. Sanford cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Sanford site will be free of viruses or code that could cause damage to your computer and the information and files contained within your computer. If you use this site, you are responsible for taking steps necessary to protect your computer and the information on it, and for maintaining a means external to the Sanford site for the reconstruction of any lost data.
The Sanford site provides links to sites operated by third parties. These links are not under the control of Sanford and Sanford is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such site. Sanford is not responsible for any webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. Sanford provides these links merely as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any linked site on the Sanford site does not imply endorsement by Sanford of the site or the information, products or services contained on it.
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