Privacy Statement & Terms of Use

Virtua.org is an online information and communications site (the "Site") provided by Virtua Health, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c) organization. Use of the Site is governed by the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Site. Throughout this Agreement, Virtua is referred to as "we" or "us."

Terms & Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this Site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this Site.

THE SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. The contents of the Virtua Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Virtua's licensors, and business partners and other material ("Content") contained on the Virtua Site are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Virtua Site.

Virtua does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Virtua, Virtua employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Virtua, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials which you find sexually explicit. Virtua, its licensors, and its suppliers have no control over and accept no responsibility for such materials. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws applicable to your country of residence.

Use of Content

Virtua authorizes you to view the material on the Virtua Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use.


The Content may be protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the protected Content remains with the copyright holder. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Virtua. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Virtua its licensor's and business partners.


If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

General Disclaimer of Warranties

Our Site contains links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. The Virtua Site does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on these third-party sites. THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE AND THE THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE VIRTUA SITE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE VIRTUA SITE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE TO VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. VIRTUA HEALTH, INC ("VIRTUA") DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESNTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE OR IN THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT VIRTUA) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF VIRTUA, SHALL VIRTUA OR THEIR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, VIRTUA MATERIALS OR THIS SITE. Virtua's liability for actual direct damages will be limited to the maximum amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) You specifically acknowledge and agree that Virtua is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Virtua material, or with any of Terms and Conditions of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

User Submission Guidelines

Virtua invites your participation and submissions; however, you will be considered in violation of the Terms and Conditions of Service if you (or others using your account) do any of the following: 1) harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another member that is unwanted.; 2) transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, or in a reasonable person's view, objectionable; or 3) disrupt the flow of chat in chat rooms or message boards with vulgar language or other forms of abusiveness.


VIRTUA HAS THE RIGHT TO ENFORCE THESE USER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. IN RESPONSE TO A VIOLATION, VIRTUA MAY TAKE ACTION AGAINST YOUR ABILITY TO USE THE SITE, RANGING FROM ISSUANCE OF A WARNING ABOUT A VIOLATION TO TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT. VIRTUA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE CONTENT AND CONDUCT STANDARDS AND SITE USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO NOTIFY VIRTUA OF VIOLATIONS THEY OBSERVE ONLINE. AS A USER YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE VIRTUA TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING VIRTUA'S ENFORCEMENT OF THE USER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONFER, AND DO NOT CONFER, ANY RIGHTS OR REMEDIES UPON ANY PERSON. VIRTUA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE CONTENT THAT, IN VIRTUA'S JUDGMENT, DOES NOT MEET ITS STANDARDS OR DOES NOT COMPLY WITH VIRTUA'S CURRENT USER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. VIRTUA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN REMOVING SUCH MATERIAL.


You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to any part of this Site, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you automatically grant - or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted - Virtua a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Virtua may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.

Advertisements and Links to Other Sites

Virtua does not endorse the content on any third-party web sites. Virtua is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Virtua Site, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Virtua does not endorse any product advertised on the Virtua Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Virtua, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

General

Virtua is based in Marlton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. Virtua makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Virtua Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms and Conditions for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

Jurisdiction

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Virtua, or in any way relating to your use of the Virtua Site, resides in the courts of the State of New Jersey and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of New Jersey in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Virtua or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.


These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New Jersey, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Virtua Site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Virtua with respect to the use of the Virtua Site, and Content. Your use of the Virtua Site is also subject to the Virtua Privacy Policy.


Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Virtua Site helpful and convenient to use. Questions or comments regarding this website should be directed by electronic mail to info@virtua.org or via U.S. mail to Virtua at 50 Lake Center, 401 Route 73 North, Suite 304, Marlton, NJ 08053.


If you have any problems accessing this site, please e-mail webmaster@virtua.org.

Privacy Policy - Website

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Virtua Web Site and reviewing our privacy policy. Here is how we handle information about your visit to Virtua:


Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:


  1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com") and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  3. The date and time you access our site
  4. The pages you visit
  5. If you linked to the Virtua web site from another web site, the address of that web site

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the Web site to improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.


If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way we treat letters sent to Virtua. We do not share the information you give us with any other company. We do create individual profiles with the information you provide to allow us to contact you in the future with any marketing information relating to your request.


Links to Other Sites

Our web site has links to other health information sources as well as other web pages. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site, which may be different from that of the Virtua site.


Children's Privacy

We at Virtua are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. The Virtua home page for kids encourages children to send e-mail messages to Virtua. We ask children to type their name, e-mail address, and home mailing address as part of their message so that we can respond personally to them. Providing this information is entirely optional. We specifically ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information on line at our site, and hope parents will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Virtua web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.


If you have questions about privacy at this site please contact info@virtua.org

Website Mission

Funding for this web site (www.virtua.org) is provided by Virtua, a non-profit 501C organization. Unless otherwise noted, Virtua can be considered the author of the content on this site. All medical information is reviewed by appropriate service directors and physicians. Photo release forms are provided to patients and employees whose pictures are used for marketing purposes, including the website. We do not sell personal information, such as e-mail addresses. Please note that this site does not accept any advertising.


Please read our Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions of Use in their entirety because they contain useful information. By using The Virtua Site, you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may change at any time in the future. We will endeavor to post general notices of such changes, but no individual notice of changes to Users will be provided. Check back periodically and review the Terms and Conditions to ensure that you still agree to abide by them. You will be bound by any subsequent change in the Terms and Conditions, even if you do not become aware of such changes.