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Professional Patient Advocate Institute
Privacy and Terms

Disclaimer

The purpose of this site is to give general help in providing advocacy for patients as they attempt to navigate the healthcare system. As such, this site provides general information only. The site is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. This site does not, and is not intended to, render medical advice of any kind. The services the site provides do not include reviewing patient records or other patient information. Information that would personally identify any individual patient should not be provided to the site. You should always seek the advice of a doctor or other qualified health care provider concerning your health or the health of anyone else. This site is not intended as a substitute for such advice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this site expressly disclaims liability to anyone for any action or failure to act made in reliance upon information contained on the site. Your use of this site is completely voluntary and the information on the site is provided only on an “as is” basis. The site does not make any express or implied warranties of any kind, including without limitation with respect to the accuracy of the information contained on the site.

We respect your right to privacy and your right to know how information you entrust us with will be used. Should any change be made in our privacy policy in the future, it will be detailed fully on this page.

Information that we collect

Professional Patient Advocate Institute and its related sites collect personal information about our users from our use of “cookie” technology as you access various services. (Cookies are text files placed in your browser by us so that we can maintain your preferences.) Unless you have filled out a form on our site, cookies will not reveal to us any of your personal information. Once you fill out a form containing personal information, it may then be linked to cookie data.

How we use information

The data we collect is used in the aggregate to give us demographic information about the entire Professional Patient Advocate Institute audience. This is used to improve your overall experience of the site and more effective service. If you “opt in” on a form within the sites, the email address that you provide allows us to notify you about new features of the site or products and services of Professional Patient Advocate Institute, its affiliates and/or third parties that we believe may be of interest to you. We also share aggregate information — not individual data — with our advertisers to help them better understand our services and to monitor the reach of their advertising on the service.

You can choose not to receive information from us and/or third parties by opting out on any form that you fill out on our site.

We will disclose information in our databases when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

Third-party privacy policies

This site provide links to third parties that have their own privacy policies. Also be aware that some of the banner advertising on our site may contain cookies that are controlled by the advertiser. Your personal information does not link to the cookie data which is used most often to track ad efficacy.

How we secure information

Professional Patient Advocate Institute uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to third parties we believe to be responsible. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.

Terms of Use Terms and Conditions

Access and use of the Professional Patient Advocate Institute web sites are subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and all applicable laws. Access Intelligence may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by updating this page. By using the web site you are, affirming that you are or at least 13, and are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice

All contents of this web site, other than those expressly otherwise identified, are the property of DecisionHealth. Copyright 2013 All rights reserved. Materials published in the Professional Patient Advocate Institute web sites may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by DecisionHealth or third parties. Please note that by publishing these materials, DecisionHealth is not granting any license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of DecisionHealth or any third party.

Restrictions of Use

DecisionHealth owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Various third party content providers have made available their intellectual property for the purposes of promotion and own the copyright in content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit the content of the sites except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law without the express permission of DecisionHealth and the copyright owner. For information on reuse and reprints, please contact Carol Brault at cbrault@decisionhealth.com.

DecisionHealth maintains the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of its sites.

Contributing to the Website

You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on Forum areas any material protected by trademark, copyright or other proprietary right without the permission of its owner. Responsibility lies with you for determining that such material is not protected by trademark, copyright or other proprietary right. You will be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting or submission.

Postings made to the Forums do not become the property of Access Intelligence but can be used for the promotion of its print or digital properties. By posting or otherwise uploading content, you grant Access Intelligence the irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive and ongoing right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in the Forums and/or any e-mail in existing or future digital or print titles.

Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement

DecisionHealth does not knowingly publish, or permit individuals to publish, copyrighted materials without permission. If you believe that any materials published on the Website have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and if you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed, please notify Access Intelligence’s Copyright Agent of any alleged infringement. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), your notice to the Copyright Agent should be in the form of a written, signed statement containing the following information:

• a description of the infringing material;

• a description of the copyrighted work or works that you believe has been infringed;

• the name of the owner of the copyright;

• your name;

• your address, telephone number and/or e-mail address;

• a statement that you have a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing use was not authorized by the owner, an agent for the owner, or by law;

• a statement that all of the information you have provided is true; and

• a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Your statement must be sent to DecisionHealth by U.S. mail, fax, or e-mail, addressed as follows:

If you believe that certain material was removed, or access thereto was disabled, in error, that is, because the material was not used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and because you have the authorization from the copyright owner, from the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material, you may send to the Copyright Agent a written, signed counter-notice containing the following information:

• a description of the work that was removed or as to which access was disabled and the location at which the work appeared before it was removed or disabled;

• statement that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material;

• your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and

• a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court Maryland and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, DecisionHealth may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the provider of the material or the user, the removed material may be replaced, or access thereto restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at the sole discretion of DecisionHealth.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks, and logos (referred to herein collectively as “Trademarks”) displayed on this site, including Professional Patient Advocate Institute, are registered and/or unregistered marks of DecisionHealth. The Trademarks of third parties may also be displayed on this site and are the property of their respective owners.

Linking

The Professional Patient Advocate Institute sites may provide links to certain other web sites not under our ownership or domain. We have done so only for the convenience of Web users, and are not responsible for the content of other sites.