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Purpose

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research provides this website, "www.bringitdownstudy.org" (the "website"), to allow interested members of the public, as well as Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff, to learn about the research-related activities of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

The information provided on this website is not a substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health care professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have regarding medical symptoms or a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

If you think you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Agreement

BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

Revisions, changes, and updates

We may revise the information on this website or otherwise change or update the website, including these Terms and Conditions, without notice to you. Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research may also make improvements and/or changes in products and/or services described on this website or add new features at any time without notice. We encourage you to periodically read these Terms and Conditions to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you. Your continued use of the website will signify your continued agreement to these Terms and Conditions as they may be revised.

Links

This Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research website provides links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Kaiser Permanente ("Third Party websites"). We provide links to Third Party websites as follows.

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research provides links to Third Party websites to connect you easily to additional sources of health information or third party services that may be of interest to you. We may not have any business relationship with the party that controls this type of Third Party website and a link to such a site is offered only as a convenience to you.

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research is not responsible for the content, security or the privacy practices of Third Party websites. Please review the privacy statement and any terms of use of each Third Party website you visit. Unless we specifically advise you otherwise, links to Third Party websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research of those sites, the information they contain or any products or services they describe. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research does not receive payment or other remuneration in exchange for your linking to or using any Third Party websites.

Access, correction, and data integrity

Although we attempt to maintain the integrity and accuracy of the information on the website, we make no guarantees as to its correctness, completeness, or accuracy. The website may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors or omissions. Also, unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations could be made to the website by third parties without our knowledge. If you believe that information found on the website is inaccurate or unauthorized, please inform us by contacting our Web manager.

Use by children

We do not knowingly allow Kaiser Permanente members under the age of 13 to create accounts on "www.bringitdownstudy.org."

Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT AND ALL SITE-RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ALL SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND THIRD PARTY WEBSITES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY KAISER PERMANENTE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANY REFERENCES TO SPECIFIC PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY A RECOMMENDATION OR ENDORSEMENT BY KAISER PERMANENTE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE.

Limitation of liability; choice of law

KAISER PERMANENTE AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED OR LINKED TO ON THIS WEBSITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR THIRD PARTY WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE GOVERNED BY CALIFORNIA LAW WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW. IF ANY VERSION OF THE UNIFORM COMPUTER INFORMATION TRANSACTIONS ACT (UCITA) IS ENACTED AS PART OF THE LAW OF CALIFORNIA, THAT STATUTE SHALL NOT GOVERN ANY ASPECT OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Copyrights

Except as otherwise indicated, all content on this website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, photos, images, forms, audio, video, questionnaires, and software, is the property of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research or its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research allows you to view or download a single copy of the material on the website solely for your personal, noncommercial use.

The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unless specifically authorized in writing by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, any use of these materials, or of any materials contributed to this website by entities other than the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on this website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.

In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office website, currently located at http://www.copyright.gov.

In accordance with the DMCA, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed Infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to our designated agent as follows:

Division of Research, Communications
Kaiser Permanente Northern California

2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
E-mail: DOR-Communications@kp.org

 

Please note: If you materially misrepresent that online material, product, or activity is infringing your copyrights, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorneys' fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

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