Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Important Legal Notice and Disclaimer

Material on this site is provided for informational, educational and research purposes only. Scientific information on this site is provided to enhance knowledge and encourage progress in the scientific community.

The intended audiences of this site include the general public, patients, prospective and current medical and graduate students, medical residents, researchers, health professionals, financial contributors and grantors, faculty members, alumni and College employees. Some Web pages serve specific audiences and may be password-protected. Access to some pages may be otherwise restricted.

This site, its services and materials, including text, graphics, images, logos and links, programming code, and software, are provided on an “as is” basis, and the College makes no claims or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied with respect to any web page, service or material.

The College does not maintain that information contained herein is, in every respect, accurate, adequate or complete. While the College makes reasonable efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the College is not responsible for any errors, omissions, and/or outcomes resulting from the use of this information. You are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with the originating sources.

Where appropriate, information contained on this site is supported by clear references to source data in the peer-reviewed literature. The College seeks to provide unbiased, balanced information. Please consult your own physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition or the applicability of research information. Scientific or research data should be verified with the originating sources.

This site contains links and references to other sites, products and services offered by third parties. These are provided for your convenience and reference only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by the College. The College does not assume any liability for your use of those sites, their products, services or information. If you access documents on other websites, you are subject to the privacy policies, terms and conditions of those websites.

The College’s physicians and employees provide patient care services at hospitals, clinics and community agencies, which may have their own websites. While these institutions and agencies have affiliations or working arrangements with the College, the College does not operate or sponsor their sites, or have any jurisdiction over their privacy or operational policies. References or links to those sites are provided for your convenience. The College does not assume any responsibility for information provided on those sites. Should the College site be down for any length of time, the College does not assume any responsibility for lost information.

All information about the users of this site – including their e-mail addresses – is confidential. The College does not – and will not – sell or redistribute the list of users or subscribers to anyone.

Indemnity

By using this site, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Medical College of Wisconsin, its individual departments, programs, institutes and centers, its administrators, faculty, staff, employees, agents and Trustees from any and all claims and damages relating to any charges or demands arising from your use of this site.

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSES, OR SUGGESTIONS FOR TREATMENT. EVEN THOUGH CERTAIN PAGES OF OUR WEBSITE MAY PERMIT YOU TO PROVIDE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT ASK FOR ADVICE ABOUT SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR EXPECT US TO RESPOND TO YOUR PARTICULAR MEDICAL CONCERNS. YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CONCERNING YOUR PARTICULAR MEDICAL CONDITION OR CONCERNS. DO NOT DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU READ ON THIS SITE. AS ALWAYS, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TREATING AN INDIVIDUAL TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF ANY GIVEN COURSE OF TREATMENT IN LIGHT OF THAT INDIVIDUAL’S UNIQUE CLINICAL SITUATION AND THE PROVIDER’S OWN EXPERTISE. THE PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS MENTIONED ON THIS SITE MAY OR MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED COVERED BENEFITS BY YOUR INSURANCE. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSIDER A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE AS PART OF YOUR DECISION-MAKING PROCESS BEFORE HAVING ANY MEDICAL PROCEDURE.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE WITH US ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION, EVEN IN AN EMERGENCY, THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. WE DO NOT MONITOR YOUR COMMUNICATIONS TO US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE FOR THESE PURPOSES, AND WE MAY NOT RESPOND TO YOUR COMMUNICATION IN AN APPROPRIATE TIMEFRAME. CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FOR ADVICE CONCERNING YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS, OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

All information on our website is protected by United States copyright laws. You may not copy information from our website for commercial use. However, you are welcome to copy any part of the site for your personal use.