Terms of Service

These terms of use describe your rights and responsibilities when using the Healthier Hospitals Initiative Website. Please read them carefully.

Last updated: March 30, 2012

Acceptance of Terms

Healthierhospitals.org, including all site-related content and services is provided by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (“we,” “us”). Your use of healthierhospitals.org is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (”Terms of Use”), which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative in relation to specific site-related services or content. Although you can access and read portions of healthierhospitals.org just by visiting the site, access to certain sections is restricted to Enrollees of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

Please note that we reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to this website. Visitors to healthierhospitals.org can determine whether the Terms of Use has been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend posted at the top of the Terms of Use. By using healthierhospitals.org, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. If at any point you no longer agree to the Terms of Use, please discontinue your use of healthierhospitals.org. The Healthier Hospitals Initiative may deny service to you at any time, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.

Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy

You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through healthierhospitals.org will remain the property of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and its licensors or providers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules and regulations. The materials produced by or for the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (including photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content, and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by or for the Healthier Hospitals Initiative are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by or for the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

The trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on healthierhospitals.org (collectively the “Marks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s licensors and sponsors, and others. All Marks on healthierhospitals.org not owned by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative are the property of their respective owners. The Marks owned by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s.

Please review our Re-Use Policy, which is incorporated into this Terms of Use by this reference, to determine how you may use certain materials posted on healthierhospitals.org.

Links

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative provides links to other websites and resources. Because the Healthier Hospitals Initiative has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the Healthier Hospitals Initiative does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is providing these links to you only as a convenience. The Healthier Hospitals Initiative has the right but not the obligation to block links from or to healthierhospitals.org at any time.

Claims of Copyright Infringement

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 hosted by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to healthierhospitals.org should be sent to:

By Mail:
Anna D. Prow
Chief Operating Officer
Practice Greenhealth
12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 680
Reston, VA 20191
By email: aprow@practicegreenhealth.org


 

Privacy Policy

All information provided by you or collected by us during visits to healthierhospitals.org (including when you register to enroll in a challenge or sign up to use certain features) is governed by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Privacy Policy. Please review it carefully.

Termination

You agree that the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of healthierhospitals.org or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if the Healthier Hospitals Initiative believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that the Healthier Hospitals Initiative will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to healthierhospitals.org.

Disclaimers

HEALTHIERHOSPITALS.ORG IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF HEALTHIERHOSPITALS.ORG, AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE HEALTHIER HOSPITALS INITIATIVE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO HEALTHIERHOSPITALS.ORG.

Healthierhospitals.org may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use. Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to healthierhospitals.org content or features. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of healthierhospitals.org, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which healthierhospitals.org’s completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on healthierhospitals.org  as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER THE HEALTHIER HOSPITALS INITIATIVE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONSULTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO HEALTHIERHOSPITALS.ORG AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREON, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH HEALTHIERHOSPITALS.ORG. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, CONTENT, SERVICES OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF IT.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and our steering committee, directors, employees and consultants, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other expenses that arise out of or from: (a) your activities in connection with healthierhospitals.org; (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you; or (c) any allegation that any submissions or other materials you submit to us or transmit to healthierhospitals.org infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Virginia, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the state of Virginia, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts, in any matter arising out of or related to healthierhospitals.org or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The Healthier Hospitals Initiative may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.