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Terms of using our website

Limitations of Liability

When you access this Web site, you agree that PHDA shall not be liable to you for any loss or injury caused in procuring, compiling or delivering the information gained from the site. In no event will PHDA be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken by you on the basis of such information or for any incidental, consequential, special or similar damages.

Disclaimer

This Web site is provided on an "as is" basis. PHDA disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or any way related to any errors in or omissions from this Web site and the content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors.

 

PHDA does not warrant or present that the information available on or through the site will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. PHDA may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or content at any time.

Not Medical Advice

The content contained on this site is not intended to and does not constitute medical advice; no doctor/patient relationship is formed by accessing the content. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the content is not warranted or guaranteed. The use of information on the site or materials linked from the site is at the user's own risk. The contents of the site, such as text, graphics, images and other materials are informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Users should always seek the advice of physicians or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition. Users should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something on the site. The site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions or other information that might be mentioned on the site.

Any suggestions of possible treatment alternatives or administration of drugs or other therapy are stated for consideration of the treating professional only (that is, trained and licensed medical practitioners), after appropriate examination of or discussion with the patient, and in consideration of the patient's medical history and condition, and are not recommendations. All final treatment and medicating decisions must be made by the treating professional.

Photographs

All photos used on this site were taken by PHDA staff, except where otherwise noted. The inclusion of persons in images or photographs within this Web site should not be construed as an indication of their health status.

Cookies

Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from users when users access them. Those data are stored on a user's hard drive and not on the web site's server. Whenever a user visits a "cookie" site again, the server looks for its cookie on the hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there. The information within a cookie is used to enhance the user's interaction with the web site. There are parts of this Web site that may use cookies.

Privacy

PHDA will act reasonably to ensure that any information you provide to us is not accessed by unauthorized persons. We do not sell, rent, share or otherwise willfully disclose to any third party, e-mail addresses or other personally identifiable information shared on this site.

Information Collection

PHDA may request contact information from the user on some parts of our site. If we have trouble processing a request or order, the information is used to contact the user.

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site has links to Web sites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site. Linking to these external sites does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the sites’ content by PHDA.

Copyright

All Web site design, text, graphic selection, arrangement and content on this Web site is copyrighted by PHDA. Permission is hereby granted to print or save search results, to download files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (e.g. Adobe® Acrobat® or Microsoft Word®), and to use text from posted press releases for personal or educational use provided that such material is not altered or edited in any way and provided that an appropriate credit line and copyright notice are included.

Except as specified above and as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976, no other use is granted nor may any other materials from the Web site be reproduced, distributed, adapted or displayed in whole or in part without express written permission of the copyright owners.

It is the user's responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify PHDA Corporation and its affiliates, servants, agents and employees from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from this Web site.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the materials in our Web site. All suggestions, ideas, and other information communicated to PHDA through this site shall become the exclusive property of the PHDA.

You agree that none of your feedback communicated to PHDA will be obscene, offensive, defamatory, infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful. PHDA, while reserving the right to delete all or part of any communications that it deems in its sole discretion to be objectionable, assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty that it will undertake to do so.

Terms of Agreement

Users of this Web site shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, including those pertaining to libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement.

By accessing this site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. This agreement shall not be governed by the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) as adopted in Maryland under Title 21 of the Commercial Law Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, as amended from time to time. This agreement shall be governed by the common law of Maryland relating to written agreements without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles, as well as other statutory provisions, other than UCITA, which may apply, and shall be interpreted and enforced as if UCITA had never been adopted in Maryland. All activity occurring in connection with the site (including, but not limited to, accessing pages and downloading materials) is presumed to occur in the State of Maryland.

This agreement will remain in effect until terminated by either party. However, the agreement's jurisdictional provisions shall remain in force for any dispute that arises over any prior activities on this site, whether or not either party has terminated the agreement. By destroying all materials obtained from any and PHDA site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise, you may terminate this agreement at any time. Additionally, this agreement will terminate immediately without notice if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or condition. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and all copies thereof.

PHDA may update this agreement without notice. Such updating will in no way relieve you of your obligations under earlier versions of this agreement. Use of this constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions in place at the moment of use.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030).

 

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