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CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

While the Chicago Department of Public Health provides the information on these servers to anyone who has been granted access, we retain copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content. This means that you may not: distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of the Chicago Department of Public Health; "mirror" this information on your server without our permission; or modify or re-use the text or graphics on this system. You may: print copies of the information for your own personal use and; reference this server from your own documents. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of the Chicago Department of Public Health. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information.

The Chicago Department of Public Health reserves all other rights.

PLEASE READ THIS DISCLAIMER

The Chicago Department of Public Health does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text graphics, links and other items contained on this server or any other server. Such materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice from the Chicago Department of Public Health.

THE SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

The contents of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Health Alert Network Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from The Chicago Department of Public Health's licensors, and other material contained on The Chicago Department of Public Health Site ("Content") 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. Professional medical advice should not be ignored because of something you have read on the Chicago Department of Public Health Site.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. The Chicago Department of Public Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by The Chicago Department of Public Health, The Chicago Department of Public Health employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of The Chicago Department of Public Health, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.

USE OF CONTENT

The Chicago Department of Public Health authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Chicago Department of Public Health Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright (c) (2003), The Chicago Department of Public Health - Health Alert Network. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Chicago Department of Public Health – Health Alert Network Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with The Chicago Department of Public Health or its licensors. 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 The Chicago Department of Public Health. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to The Chicago Department of Public Health and its licensors.

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.

LIABILITY OF THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ITS LICENSORS

The use of the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Health Alert Network Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the Chicago Department of Public Health Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of The Chicago Department of Public Health and its suppliers. Accordingly, The Chicago Department of Public Health assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Chicago Department of Public Health Site.

The Chicago Department of Public Health Site and the content are provided on an "as is" basis. THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Without limiting the foregoing, The Chicago Department of Public Health, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the following:

1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Chicago Department of Public Health Site or The Chicago Department of Public Health.

2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the Chicago Department of Public Health Site.

In no event shall The Chicago Department of Public Health, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Chicago Department of Public Health Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Chicago Department of Public Health Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not The Chicago Department of Public Health is advised of the possibility of such damages.  The Chicago Department of Public Health shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. The Chicago Department of Public Health is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

USER SUBMISSIONS

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas (including message boards, Event Reports, Alerts, etc.) that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any such submission You agree that you will not send or transmit to The Chicago Department of Public Health by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" link) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to The Chicago Department of Public Health by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any submission to a Public Area or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to The Chicago Department of Public Health by email, you automatically grant--or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted--The Chicago Department of Public Health 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. The Chicago Department of Public Health may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to the Public Areas or to The Chicago Department of Public Health by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - HEALTH ALERT NETWORK AND “MEMBER TO MEMBER” AREAS

If you use a “member to member” Area, such as a bulletin board or Question and Answer forum, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the member to member Areas. The Chicago Department of Public Health is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the “member to member” Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the “member to member” Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

1. Using a “member to member” Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;

2. Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;

3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by The Chicago Department of Public Health in its sole discretion;

4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;

5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);

6. Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;

7. Impersonating another person;

8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;

9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;

10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments

11. Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or

12. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the member to member or the Site, or which, in the judgment of The Chicago Department of Public Health, exposes The Chicago Department of Public Health or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.

The Chicago Department of Public Health reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

1. Record the dialogue in “member to member” Areas.

2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).

3. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.

4. Terminate a user's access to any or all “member to member” and/or the Chicago Department of Public Health - Health Alert Network Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

5. Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the “member to member” Areas.

6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Chicago Department of Public Health Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

The Chicago Department of Public Health reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. The Chicago Department of Public Health has no liability or responsibility to users of the Chicago Department of Public Health Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

ADVERTISEMENTS, SEARCHES AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The Chicago Department of Public Health may provide links to third-party web sites. The Chicago Department of Public Health does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. The Chicago Department of Public Health is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Chicago Department of Public Health Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. The Chicago Department of Public Health does not endorse any product advertised on the Chicago Department of Public Health Site.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold The Chicago Department of Public Health, 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

The Chicago Department of Public Health is based in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. The Chicago Department of Public Health 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 Chicago Department of Public Health 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 The Chicago Department of Public Health, or in any way relating to your use of the Chicago Department of Public Health Site, resides in the courts of the State of Illinois and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Illinois in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving The Chicago Department of Public Health 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 Illinois, 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 Chicago Department of Public Health Site, these Terms and Conditions and the Chicago Department of Public Health Privacy Policy and Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and The Chicago Department of Public Health with respect to the use of the Chicago Department of Public Health Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Chicago Department of Public Health – Health Alert Network Site helpful and easy to use. Questions or comments regarding this website, including reporting non-functioning links, should be directed to HANhelpdesk@cityofchicago.org or via U.S. mail to Health Alert Network, The Chicago Department of Public Health, 2160 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60612. We try to answer all correspondence in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.