Good Shepherd Health System

Privacy and conditions of use policy for users of this website

Terms and conditions of use

Good Shepherd Health System (“GSHS”) maintains this web site to provide information about GSHS and its services. You agree that your access to and use of this web site are subject to your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Terms”):

Modifications

GSHS reserves the right to modify the information contained on this web site or these Terms at any time without notice. By accessing this web site after any changes to these Terms have been posted thereon, you will be deemed to have consented to all such changes.

Usage Restrictions

You may display and print information available on this web site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce, distribute, store, broadcast, sell or sublicense information or content included on the web site without obtaining prior written consent of an authorized representative of GSHS. GSHS reserves all rights not granted herein, including all copyrights.
 
The trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, “Trademarks”) used and displayed on this web site are registered and unregistered marks of GSHS and others. Nothing on this web site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark. GSHS aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. GSHS’s Trademarks may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this web site, without our prior, written permission.
 
GSHS may, at its sole discretion, allow organizations to download Trademarks for the sole purpose of building referral links to the GSHS web site(s) on authorized web sites. GSHS reserves the right and sole discretion to, at any time without prior notice, terminate the use of trademarks defined herein.
 
You acknowledge that all information and content on this web site and any intellectual property rights embodied herein are the property of GSHS or its information providers. This web site is subject to protection of intellectual property laws of the United States of America and all other jurisdictions and was created, compiled, prepared, selected and arranged by GSHS through the expenditure of substantial effort and resources. This web site constitutes valuable property of GSHS.

Liability Restrictions

While GSHS makes reasonable efforts to ensure that all material on this web site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. GSHS makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this web site, results obtained from the use of this web site or interruptions in the availability of this web site. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER GSHS HAS BEEN ADVISED AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, GSHS DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR BECAUSE OF INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE, OR IN ANY WEB SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THIS WEB SITE. GSHS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM ANY DAMAGE TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER OR OTHER PROPERTY ARISING FROM ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE. Some states may not allow this exclusion or limitation of liability, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Third Party Links

This web site contains links to other web sites. GSHS is not responsible for the content of such web sites including any changes or updates that are made to the linked web site or the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on those web sites. GSHS provides the links as a convenience to you and the existence of the links on this web site does not imply that GSHS approves of or is affiliated with the linked organization or company, or its products or services, or that the linked organization or company approves of or is affiliated with GSHS. GSHS encourages its web site users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Tracking

GSHS may collect your IP address, domain name and may request your e-mail address. GSHS may also use “cookies” as part of its interaction with your browser. “Cookies” consist of files of information that a web site transfers to a site visitor’s hard drive to track site and user activity. Many web sites use cookies; however, most browsers enable you to refuse cookies or to determine if and how cookies will be accepted by your hard drive.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

How the Information is Used

GSHS may provide and/or sell (“Provide”) demographic information to third parties. Should you not want GSHS to reveal this information to third parties, please state such intent in writing and send to the following address.
 
Good Shepherd Medical Center
700 E Marshall Ave
Longview, Texas 75601
 
Regardless, GSHS reserves the right to Provide demographic information in the aggregate regarding users of its web site to third parties, provided no personal information relating to any individual user is disclosed. Individually identifying information obtained from citizens of countries other than the United States or persons located outside the United States will not be disclosed to third parties. Regardless, GSHS reserves the right to Provide demographic information in the aggregate regarding such users to third parties. Minors should always ask parents for permission before providing any personal information to GSHS, or purchasing any products or services from us. GSHS only collects personal information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve its legitimate business purposes and it uses state-of-the-art security technology to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of all personal information. Nonetheless, GSHS is not responsible for any breach of its security or for the actions of any third parties that may obtain any personal information.

Health-Related Information

Your access or use of health-related information means that you agree to the following terms and conditions. This information is provided to supplement, never to replace, the role of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider. You agree that this information will not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider. You agree to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider before you begin any new treatment or therapy or for answers to any questions you have regarding your medical condition. You agree not to use this information as the basis for a decision not to seek medical advice or treatment from a qualified healthcare provider. You agree that this information is not professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider upon which to make any decision regarding the suitability of a change in your health-related habits, the risks or benefits of such habits, or any other assessment of health-related habits.

Security

GSHS believes that your individual privacy concerning your information is of paramount importance. To that end GSHS has included numerous security measures to inhibit unauthorized disclosure of information. GSHS encourages its users to protect any user numbers and passwords and not provide anyone with access to them. Further, you should not leave your computer terminal unattended with your information being displayed. Also, you should print off information only at the end of your session so that you can leave the GSHS web site and then immediately go to the printer to retrieve your printed material.

Submitted Information

Any information, including but not limited to remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other submissions, communicated to GSHS by you through this web site, including but not limited to intellectual property related thereto, becomes the property of GSHS, without compensation, and GSHS may copy, incorporate, distribute or otherwise use such communications for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. You hereby agree to take whatever further actions may be necessary to assign your rights to the same to GSHS. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this web site any unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to the conflict or choice of law rules thereof. The courts sitting in the state of Texas, federal and state shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising hereunder.

Questions/Comments

You may contact us at any time to make inquiries, suggest ways in which we may serve you better, or to opt out of allowing some not individually identifiable information to be disclosed to third parties by E-mailing us at: webmaster@gsmc.org.

Surveys and Contests

GSHS may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.