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Marshfield Clinic Web Sites Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Marshfield Clinic’s Web sites. Whenever the terms "we," "us," or "our" are used in these terms and conditions, they refer to Marshfield Clinic. We appreciate your interest in us and our services. Our Web sites are provided by us for the benefit of our patients, the general public and health professionals. The following terms and conditions govern your use of our Web sites. When you access, view or use our Web sites, you accept these terms and conditions and agree to be legally bound by them. Please read these terms and conditions carefully and if you do not accept them, please exit our Web sites immediately.

Changes

We may make changes to these terms and conditions, or to the services or information described on our Web sites, at any time without notice, and make no commitment to update the information contained on our Web sites. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained on our Web sites.

No Medical Advice or Recommendations

The information provided on our Web sites should not be viewed as medical advice or medical diagnosis of any sort. No doctor-patient relationship is established between us and you by reason of your using our Web sites or us sending you information through e-mail. Only a health care professional can provide medical advice or a medical diagnosis. The information provided on our Web sites are not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of treatment for a particular patient. If you use the health information provided on our Web sites for any self-diagnosis or self-treatment, we are not responsible for the outcome.

Links to Other Web Sites and Third Parties

Our Web sites may contain links to Web sites operated by third parties. While we provide links to these sites for your convenience, we do not control the persons or organizations who maintain these Web sites. We do not recommend or endorse the content of any third-party sites. We therefore cannot be held responsible for the content, accuracy or quality of information, or quality of services or products, provided by or advertised on these third-party sites or the privacy practices of these third-party sites.

No Advertising Policy

Marshfield Clinic neither hosts nor receives any funding for hosting advertisements or other commercial content of third parties on its websites.

Proprietary Rights

Except as indicated, we own all trademarks, service marks or other logos featured on our Web sites. Use or misuse of these trademarks, service marks or logos is expressly prohibited and may violate federal and state law. Unless otherwise indicated, we are the owner of the copyright in the entire content (including images, text and look and feel attributes) of our Web sites and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, organization and enhancement of content on our Web sites as a collective work and/or compilation. Removing or altering the copyright notice on any of our Web sites is prohibited. Any commercial use of the content of our Web sites or format is prohibited without our prior written consent.

We may use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, redistribute, transmit, perform or display worldwide any feedback, suggestions, or other information that do not personally identify you and that you submit to us through our Web sites. We may also incorporate any such feedback, suggestions, or other information that you submit to us through our Web sites into other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed without further permission or license from you. We are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, and suggestions contained in any communications that do not personally identify you and that you send to us through our Web sites for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation to create and market our services or products using such information.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

OUR WEB SITES, AND ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR WEB SITES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE OUR WEB SITES, EVEN IF YOU TELL US OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH OUR WEB SITES IS TO STOP USING OUR WEB SITES.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without reference to its choice of law rules. You consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts in Wood County, Wisconsin and the federal courts in Madison, Wisconsin. You agree to accept service of process by mail and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.

Contacting Us

This Agreement is entered into and performed and shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Wisconsin. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between the Providers and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Wisconsin. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, your interaction with our Web sites, or our Web sites, please contact our Webmaster at webmaster@marshfieldclinic.org. or at the following postal address: Webmaster, RL4, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449.

The information contained in this document is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read, distribute, reproduce, or take any action in reliance on the contents of this communication.