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Terms & Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy

Your use of all material produced by Concept Communications Media Group LLC ("Concept Communications"), including those materials found on this web site, is subject to your compliance with the following Terms & Conditions of Use ("Terms of Use"), so you should read this carefully.

All Concept Communications material, on-line and/or broadcast, is designed to facilitate the distribution of news and information about and concerning healthcare. Concept Communications is a news service provider, not a healthcare provider. In providing news and information about health, Concept Communications shall NOT be deemed to be engaged in the practice of medicine or to be dispensing medical services.

The news and information provided by Concept Communications is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis for specific patients and/or conditions. News and information included in the site is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, side effects, physical conditions or their treatment. This news and information should not replace or substitute for consultation with a qualified healthcare provider.

No one should rely on published or broadcast material to make health decisions. No one should disregard medical advice or delay seeking it because of something seen, read or heard from any Concept Communications material. If you have, or think you may have, a health problem, or if you are considering any change in diet, exercise, or other health-related matter, you should see a qualified healthcare provider.

While we try to keep the news and information as accurate as possible, all Concept Communications material and information is presented AS IS. Concept Communications disclaims any implied or stated warranty or representation about its accuracy, completeness, safety, content or appropriateness for a particular purpose. Further, Concept Communications disclaims any warranty that its web sites will be available at all times or will operate without error.

By using this site or any other Concept Communications materials, you agree that you will use all Concept Communications materials in accordance with this agreement; you agree not to upload or otherwise transmit any viruses or other disruptive or destructive files through said materials; you agree not to alter, disrupt, interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, any servers or networks connected to Concept Communications; you agree that you release Concept Communications of any responsibility and/or liability pertaining to the content of its materials or any errors or omissions in the information therein; and you represent and warrant that you are legally capable of entering into this agreement and you will be legally bound by and abide by this agreement as if you had signed it.

In addition, Concept Communications works with hospitals and healthcare organizations across the United States. As a result, Concept Communications materials contain links, graphics, and other information related to these organizations. These hospitals and healthcare organizations also provide their own information about healthcare and provide medical services. In working with these organizations, Concept Communications is in no way endorsing or responsible for these organizations, or their materials and services. Concept Communications is in no way responsible or liable for the content of any healthcare organizations' site. Concept Communications is not responsible for any services, care or other actions undertaken by a healthcare organization. Reference to specific products, processes or services does not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by Concept Communications.

All unauthorized use of Concept Communications material is prohibited. Due to the nature of mass communications, however, Concept Communications may not necessarily know who is linking to or otherwise using its information. Concept Communications disclaims any and all responsibility for any consequences related directly or indirectly to any use of its materials, both authorized and unauthorized. By viewing, linking to or otherwise using this site and/or other Concept Communications materials, you agree that you accept these Terms of Use. Further, you agree to release and forever waive any and all claims you may have against Concept Communications, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers or suppliers. Further, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Concept Communications, its officers, directors, employees, agents, information providers and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including legal fees, that may arise, now or in the future, out of or from your breach of this agreement and/or your use of this site and/or any other Concept Communications material. You further agree that any dispute, controversy or claim with or against Concept Communications will be resolved and settled through arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association and conducted in San Diego, CA, United States of America. Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

This web site and its contents are intended to comply with the laws and regulations in the U.S. Although the information on this web site is accessible to users outside of the U.S., the information on the web site is intended for use only by residents of the U.S.

Any failure by Concept Communications to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms of Use. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing and signed by a Concept Communications representative, these Terms of Use constitute the entire and only understanding between you and Concept Communications. No modification or attempted modification of these Terms of Use by you shall be binding on Concept Communications. At its sole discretion and without notice, Concept Communications may modify these Terms of Use by posting the revised version on this Site. You agree to review this agreement regularly to make sure that you are aware of any modifications.

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Privacy Policy

Concept Communications compiles non-personal information and aggregate statistics from visitors to its web sites. This aggregate information includes the habits and usage patterns of site users, but does not indicate a user's specific identity. Concept Communications does not correlate traffic and usage information with data about individual users.

Concept Communications does not use "cookies" to track individual usage patterns. Hospitals or healthcare systems who use Concept Communications materials may use cookies; however, Concept Communications does not have access to information compiled by such third-party usage. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you may receive a warning message if you are on a site in which the hospital or healthcare system uses cookies. You can also refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Throughout our site, users may opt to fill in a survey on their topics of interest; however this is entirely voluntary. Concept Communications uses information from its surveys to help us prepare future content based on the interests of our users. Only statistical information about users as a group will be shared with any hospitals or healthcare systems that use Concept Communications materials. Concept Communications will never share information about specific individuals with any third party.

Concept Communications is a privately held company, P.O. Box | San Diego California 92177. Comments can be e-mailed to the webmaster through our Suggestion page.

All Concept Communications material is provided for information only and is neither advice nor a substitute for proper medical care. Consult a qualified healthcare professional who understands your particular history for individual concerns.

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