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Website Terms of Use

Effective Date:  September 1, 2015

Welcome to Northfield Hospital & Clinic’s (NH&C) web site.  By visiting or otherwise using this web site (“Site”), you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use.  These Terms are in effect as of the date shown above.  Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using the Site.  These Terms contain disclaimers of liability which you should read carefully.  Your only remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site is to stop using it.

We may offer Site visitors the opportunity to participate in additional features or services through a NH&C web site.  Some of these features or services may require you to enter into other agreements or authorizations in addition to these Terms of Use before you can use those features or services.

Changes in Terms of Use.  We have the right to changes these Terms of Use at any time.  Any change is effective as soon as we post it to the Site.  If you use the Site after a change is posted, you are considered to have accepted the changes.  You should visit and re-read these Terms of Use often so you are up-to-date in what they say.

Not Medical Advice. The information provided in this Site is for educational purposes, is not to be used as the basis for treatment of any condition or illness, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always contact you physician or other health care provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  Nothing contained in this Site is intended or implied to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.  The Site does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine nor does it establish a doctor-patient or hospital patient relationship.

Ownership of Site.  This Site is owned and operated by Northfield Hospital & Clinics.  NH&C reserves all rights to the Site except those that we specifically give to you in these Terms of Use.

Copyright and Intellectual Property.  NH&C owns the copyright and other intellectual property for the Content of the Site.  (“Content” includes text, graphics, images, and other material, and includes any software that permits you to visit or use the Site that we have developed or have a legal license to use.)  Neither you nor anyone else has or gets any right, title or interest in and to the Content simply by visiting or using the Site.

Restrictions on Use.  You may view or download copies of the material on the Site only for your own personal use.  You may not, and may not knowingly allow anyone else to, do any of the following things:

1.            Use the Site for commercial (money-making) purposes or otherwise use the Site for the benefit of anyone other than you or us.

2.           Use this Site for any illegal purpose or to transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person.

3.           Upload or transmit any communication or content that may infringe on or violate the rights of another person.

4.           Reverse engineer or attempt to discover any underlying ideas, source code, processes, techniques, technology, design, formula, engineering, or algorithms of the Site.

5.           Reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, reproduce, transcribe, translate into any language or computer language, re-transmit in any form by any means, resell, or redistribute the Content without our prior written consent.

6.           Attempt to disable, “hack”, or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this Site.

Links to Other Sites.  The Site and Content may have links to web sites operated by third parties.  We provide the links solely for convenience and reference, and providing these links does not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, approval or responsibility for any third-party site.  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information or materials on the other web sites.

Limitation of Liability. While NH&C tries to keep the information as accurate as possible, NH&C disclaims any implied warranty or representation about its accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose.  Information may be out of date at any given time since NH&C has no obligation to update information on this Site.  You assume full responsibility for using the information on this Site, and you understand and agree that NH&C is neither responsible nor liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from use of this Site.  THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE LAW, NH&C DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTIES OF NONINFRINGEMENT, AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, OR WITH REGARD TO ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SPECIFIED, NH&C DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY.  IN NO EVENT WILL NH&C BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL NH&C BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES, OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS SITE, OR SITES ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE, AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. 

Governing Law and Forum for Disputes.  This Site resides in Minnesota.  The existence of the Site and the fact that you can access it from anywhere is not intended and should not be construed to mean that we are conducting business in all states of the United States of America.  Neither do we consent or submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in any state in the United States, except the State of Minnesota.  By using our Site, you are agreeing that any claim or action arising directly or indirectly from the use of the Site will be construed in all respects under the laws of the State of Minnesota, exclusive of its choice of law or conflict of laws provisions.

Contact Information.  You may direct questions or concerns about these Terms of Use in writing to:

Northfield Hospital & Clinics

2000 North Avenue

Northfield, Minnesota 55057

ATTN:  In-House Counsel