Franciscan Alliance, Inc. (“Franciscan Alliance” or “we”) is pleased to provide access to FranciscanAlliance.org, an Internet-based platform that is designed so that you may learn more about Franciscan Alliance, Inc., and other websites provided by Franciscan Alliance (collectively, “Website” or “Websites”).
2. ACCESS TO THE WEBSITES AND TERMINATION OF ACCESS
To access the Websites or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Websites that all the information you provide on the Websites will be correct, current, and complete. Franciscan Alliance reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to any or all Websites and the related services or any portion thereof without notice at any time for any reason, including but not limited to if Franciscan Alliance believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete
3. RESTRICTIONS ON USE
ANY HEALTH INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITES IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE WEBSITES ARE NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE OR ADVICE. THE WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR MEDICAL CARE FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL. IF YOU NEED OR THINK YOU MAY NEED MEDICAL CARE, YOU SHOULD FOLLOW UP WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. THE WEBSITES SHOULD NEVER BE USED IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, DIAL 911 OR CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN. THE WEBSITE SHOULD NEVER BE USED TO COMMUNICATE YOUR SPECIFIC HEALTH OR MEDICAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED BEHAVIORAL/MENTAL HEALTH, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE, SUCH AS ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE, OR WORKERS' COMPENSATION INJURIES AND DISABILITIES.
4. PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION
Websites are for your personal and non-commercial use, unless otherwise specified. You may not use the Websites for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without Franciscan Alliance's express prior written consent. You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, send, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, content, software, products or services obtained from or otherwise connected to the Websites.
5. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
The Websites may contain hyper-links to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, Franciscan Alliance. Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Websites or Franciscan Alliance. Franciscan Alliance has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites. Franciscan Alliance is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any hyper-linked site. Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and Franciscan Alliance makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyper-linked to the Websites. Franciscan Alliance provides hyper-links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by Franciscan Alliance of that site or any association with its operators.
7. USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
7.1. Websites may contain forums, bulletin board services, chat areas, message boards, news groups, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to allow you to communicate with the Internet community or with a group (collectively, "Communications Services"). You must be at least 18 years old to post any content on Communication Services. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and content that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
7.2. COMMUNICATION SERVICES ARE NOT MEDICAL CARE OR ADVICE. YOU AGREE NOT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL INFORMATION OR SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE ON ANY COMMUNICATION SERVICES. YOU SHALL NOT USE THE WEBSITES TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE OR MEDICAL COMMENTARY. YOU SHALL NOT USE THE WEBSITE TO MAKE, RECOMMEND OR REFERRAL TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, INCLUDING PHYSICIANS, WHO ARE NOT EMPLOYED BY FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE.
7.3. Among other actions, when using a Communication Service, you agree that you will not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with the Websites any material that: i) you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party, such as files containing software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity); ii) advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act; iii) is vulgar, obscene, or indecent; iv) does not pertain directly to the Websites; v) threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive; vi) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; vii) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; viii) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law; ix) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content; x) falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is permissible uploaded; xi) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on the Websites; xii) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors; xiii) includes programs that contain viruses, worms and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications; xiv) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via the Websites; xv) includes MP3 format files; xvi) amounts to a "pyramid" or other like scheme, including contests, chain letters, and surveys; xvii) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines, established from time to time regarding use of the Websites or any networks connected to the Websites; xviii) contains hyper-links to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above; xiv) contains comment or material that is libelous, defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person; or xv) endorsements or any content that may be construed as political lobbying, solicitations or contributions or use the Websites to link to any sites or political candidates or parties or use the Websites to discuss political campaigns, issues or for taking a position on any legislation or law.
7.4. If you are a Franciscan Alliance workforce member you must also adhere to Franciscan Alliance's policies and procedures related to internet social networking.
You hereby grant to Franciscan Alliance the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to Franciscan Alliance through the Websites (together, the "Submission"), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Franciscan Alliance will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Franciscan Alliance operations.
9.1. You understand that Franciscan Alliance cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Websites for any reconstruction of any lost data. Franciscan Alliance does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.
9.2. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
10. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE.
12. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
Trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing in the Websites are the property of Franciscan Alliance or the party that provided the trademarks, services marks, logos, and copyrighted works to Franciscan Alliance. Franciscan Alliance and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works to Franciscan Alliance retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing in the Websites.
Any passwords used for the Websites are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any). Franciscan Alliance will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that Franciscan Alliance considers insecure, Franciscan Alliance will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.
14.3. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Franciscan Alliance as a result of this agreement or use of the Websites.
14.5. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
We may use Individual Information you provide in a non-individually identifiable form, which may be used in combination with information collected from other individuals to produce non-individually identifiable, aggregated statistical information (“Aggregated Information”). For example, we collect and use demographic information, such as the percentage of female visitors or the number of visitors of a certain age, in order to improve the content of our site. We may use this Aggregated Information for any purpose and also may share this Aggregated Information with partners or other third parties.
II. SECURITY OF INFORMATION
Franciscan Alliance implements security procedures designed to protect personal information you submit to us from misuse or unauthorized disclosure. If you have registered for any Website that requires use of a password, we encourage you to change your password regularly and not to share it with anyone.
Franciscan Alliance takes precautions to safeguard your Individual Information. However, like other Internet sites, you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee that it is completely secure from people who might attempt to evade security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet. Similarly, we cannot completely ensure the privacy of e-mail communications to and from our site because they are not encrypted and, therefore, not secure. These communications, like most Internet e-mail, could be intercepted without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to or from our site. For example, if you register for Franciscan Alliance's free health e-mails, your information is not secure during transmission to us. If you are concerned about your privacy, we suggest that you do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider sensitive. Likewise, if you access websites of third parties via a link on the Websites, your access to such third party sights would not be secure.
III. MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Any health information provided on the Websites are for general informational purposes only. The Websites are not intended to provide medical care or advice. The Websites should not be used as an alternative for medical care from a qualified professional. If you need or think you may need medical care, you should follow up with a physician or other health care professional. The Website should never be used in emergency situations requiring immediate attention. In an emergency situation, dial 911 or contact your physician. The Website should never be used to communicate your specific health information, including but not limited behavioral/mental health, chemical dependence, such as alcohol and substance abuse, or workers' compensation injuries and disabilities.
IV. CHANGING OR DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can change the personal information in your Franciscan Alliance profile at any time by clicking on "Edit Profile" on the navigation bar at the top of any page on our site. If you want to unsubscribe from any Website for which you registered, you may request to do so at any time upon written (including electronic) request identifying the service(s) for which you want to unsubscribe in the form we may available for such purposes. Upon such written request, We will delete your personal registration information from the active and searchable areas of our system at your request. However, that it is not feasible for us to remove every electronic record that may contain your data. We cannot remove copies of your information that may exist in records we create as backup in case our main data is lost. We also cannot delete information from anonymous, aggregated databases. This information cannot be linked to you. Franciscan Alliance maintains and archives all Individual Information provided by users. This data is retained in our archives and not deleted.
When you sign up for free health e-mails, Franciscan Alliance maintains information about your selections only for the purpose of sending you the e-mails. We will send you only information that you request.
VI. DISCUSSION BOARDS
The discussion boards, if any, are open to the public so others using these areas on the Websites can read your posts. If you are concerned about privacy, use caution when posting messages to our discussion boards. Any information you include when participating in discussion boards is available to anyone with Internet access. For example, if you include your e-mail address in a message you post on a discussion board, it is publicly accessible.
Cookies also may be used by Franciscan Alliance on an aggregate basis to track site navigation. This information is not traceable to an individual user. Navigation streams are used to assist us in determining where people go when visiting our site and how long they stay in a particular area. This information is used to improve our site and may be shared with advertisers.
The cookie feature can be turned off on your browser. For more information on turning off the cookie feature, consult your browser help section. If you choose to turn off cookies, you can still access all areas of our site. Once the cookie feature on your browser is turned off, you might have to "refuse" a cookie each time you encounter one searching our site.
VIII. IP ADDRESSES
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) whenever you access the Internet. This number may be the same each time you access the Internet or it may change. Like other Internet sites, Franciscan Alliance uses IP addresses to collect aggregate information about numbers of visitors and site usage. The address is logged on our server when your computer requests information from Franciscan Alliance. However, to allow users to access our site anonymously, your IP address is not linked with personal information about you. Franciscan Alliance reserves the right, in rare instances, to use IP addresses to identify individuals who threaten our site, service or customers or if required by law or legal process to do so.
IX. SURVEYS, QUESTIONNAIRES AND POLLS
When you respond to surveys, questionnaires or polls on our site, we may, at times, ask you for demographic information such as your gender or age. This information is collected only as anonymous, aggregated information and is used for statistical purposes. Otherwise, we do not collect or store your personal responses.
Franciscan Alliance does not knowingly allow children under the age of 18 to register on our Website for any purpose or to access any features that require registration. We require visitors to indicate their year of birth to register. If we learn that we have been provided identifying personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will take reasonable steps to promptly delete that information from our system.
XI. SEARCH FUNCTIONS
We do not collect information about searches that you perform on our Website.
XII. LEAVING FRANCISCAN ALLIANCE
Once you leave Franciscan Alliance to visit another site, we have no control over your privacy or security issues even if you reached the other site by clicking on a link within Franciscan Alliance. Throughout the Franciscan Alliance Website, you will see links that can lead you to another site. If you click on an advertisement or sponsorship acknowledgment while you are on Franciscan Alliance, you will be leaving Franciscan Alliance and will be directed to the advertiser or sponsor's site. Also, if you click on a link or a "Return to" or "Back to" banner for another Web site, you will be leaving Franciscan Alliance and will be directed to the linked Web site, Franciscan Alliance also offers listings of resources that contain links to the websites of government agencies and non-profit organizations. If you click on those links, you will be leaving Franciscan Alliance and will be taken to the website of that agency or organization. At times, clicking on a hyperlink within an article will bring up information on another site without warning. In these cases, however, the information will appear in a second, smaller "pop-up" window and the Franciscan Alliance page will remain clearly visible on your computer screen.
XIII. CONTACT AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT
If you have any questions or concerns about the security or privacy of your personal identifiable information on the Website, please contact us by email or send a written notification to:
Franciscan Alliance Marketing and Corporate Communications
8111 S. Emerson Ave.,
Indianapolis, IN 46237