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Health Resources in Action and the State of Vermont maintain this website, VTHelplink.org, as a service to its clients and the community at large. We may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the VTHelplink.org website (“VTHelplink.org Site”, or the “Site”) will mean you accept those changes.

The site does not provide medical advice or treatment.

The contents of the VTHelplink.org Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from VTHelplink.org ’s licensors, and other material contained on the VTHelplink.org 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. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the VTHelplink.org Site.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

VTHelplink.org 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 VTHelplink.org , VTHelplink.org employees, other appearing on the Site at the invitation of VTHelplink.org , or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

While VTHelplink.org will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and timely information on the Site, it makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of information or timeliness of resources presented on the Site or through links to other websites. VTHelplink.org shall not be held responsible for any action taken that is based on the information presented on its Site, and all users agree that access and use of the VTHelplink.org Site and Content presented will be at the user’s own risk.

While VTHelplink.org will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and timely information on the Site, it makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of information or timeliness of resources presented on the Site or through links to other websites. VTHelplink.org shall not be held responsible for any action taken that is based on the information presented on its Site, and all users agree that access and use of the VTHelplink.org Site and Content presented will be at the user’s own risk.

Links, resources, and references

This website contains references and links to information, products and services provided by third parties. These references and links are provided as aids to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that VTHelplink.org sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the persons or entities who provide such information, products or services, nor are the references or links intended to state or imply that VTHelplink.org is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyright symbol that may be reflected in them.

Any communication transmitted to VTHelplink.org via the VTHelplink.org Site or through mail links enabled from this site may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission. Do not use links in this website to communicate private information or other information that you consider protected or confidential. When you access this site or submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in our Privacy Policy, which may be found here

Copyright

Material published in this web site is copyright owned by Health Resources in Action, Inc. unless otherwise noted. Such material is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties. All rights are reserved. If you find these materials useful, you may download, print out or send a copy to others but only for personal use or nonprofit uses. It is absolutely prohibited to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for commercial use. For special copyright permissions, please use the contact us form or VTHelplink.org c/o Health Resources in Action, Inc., 2 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116.

Disclaimer of endorsement

The information posted on the VTHelplink.org Site includes information copyrighted by others, as well as hypertext links to other websites. These linked websites are developed and maintained independently and are not a part of the VTHelplink.org Site. When you leave the VTHelplink.org Site and travel to another website or web page, you become subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of those other websites. Neither VTHelplink.org nor any of is sponsoring agencies (or other affiliates) controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness of any content found on a linked website or endorses the views expressed, or products or services offered by, any third party information or linked website.

Disclaimer of liability and warranties

This Site and its contents are provided “as is” and use of the Site and the Content is at your own risk. We disclaim all warranties, express and implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any information contained on, accessible through or derived by you from this site and with respect to any products or services purchased by you through this site. Without limiting the foregoing, VTHelplink.org , its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links or communications provided on or through the use of the VTHelplink.org Site or VTHelplink.org . We likewise disclaim any and all liability to you arising out of interruption or damage to your computer system or software as the result of accessing or otherwise using this site. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. In the event that any of the foregoing limitations and disclaimers is ineffective, you agree that our maximum liability to you shall be the total of the fees you may have paid to us in connection with your access to this site and/or for products or services you have purchased from us through this site.

Legal actions

These Terms of Use and the associated Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to conflicts of laws principles, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the event that any portion of these Terms of Use is deemed to a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any clam or cause of action arising out of or related to this website, or the use of this website, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in Massachusetts. If a court of competent jurisdiction should find that any provision or portion of these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy is unenforceable, the remainder of each document will continue in full and effect.

Modifications to site

VTHelplink.org reserves the right, for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change or suspend any aspect of the site, including but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. VTHelplink.org may impose limits on certain features of the site or restrict your access t part or all of the site without notice or penalty.

Miscellaneous

The Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and VTHelplink.org and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. All provisions in the Agreement regarding representations and warranties, indemnification, disclaimers and limitation of liability shall survive any termination of this Agreement. VTHelplink.org reserves the right to change this Agreement at any time by posting a new Agreement on the Site. Your continued use of this site after such changes are posted will constitute your agreement with such changes.

Monitoring

You agree that VTHelplink.org has the right, but not the obligation to monitor, edit, disclose, refuse to post, or remove at any time, for any reason in its sole discretion, any material and content anywhere on the site including, but not limited to message boards, email and other forums. Notwithstanding this right, VTHelplink.org does not and cannot review all materials posted to the Site by users and VTHelplink.org is not responsible for any such materials posted by users.

Thank you for visiting our VTHelplink.org website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. This policy pertains to VTHelplink.org and all VTHelplink.org funded websites. Your privacy is important to VTHelplink.org. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that VTHelplink.org collects, and the ways in which VTHelplink.org uses that personal information.

Personal information collection
VTHelplink.org may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

Non-personally identifiable information We may use non-personally identifiable information collected from you and other website users to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics. These aggregated statistics would be used to improve the site and for product development and marketing purposes generally. We also may provide such aggregated information to funding sources and other third parties for certain purposes, but such statistics contain no personally identifiable information and cannot be used to gather such information.

Personally identifiable information The personally identifiable information you provide to us when using this site may be used to provide products and services to you, to enhance your experience at the site, and, if applicable, to enhance your experience as a user of VTHelplink.org ’s products and services. Information about you may also be received by us when the site is accessed by you via various social media outlets. Your privacy settings with the social network generally establish the amount and type of data that we may receive from it. You should adjust your privacy settings to your preferences on those social media outlets.

Where VTHelplink.org discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors (“Outside Contractors”) for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. Access to your personally identifiable information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for these Outside Contractors to perform their limited function for us. We also require that these contractors (i) protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information consistent with this Privacy Policy, and (ii) not use or disclose your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than providing us with products or services for which we contracted. In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, VTHelplink.org may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Cookies and other tracking technology

We, and third parties doing business with the site including outside contractors, may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, tags, scripts, stationary and mobile advertising identifiers and like technologies (“Cookies”) in connection with use of this site by you, mobile applications and third party websites. Cookies may have unique identifiers, and be present on your computer or mobile device they may also be present on the site or in emails that we send to you. Information about you and your use of the site may be transmitted by Cookies including, without limitation, information concerning your type of browser, device identifier, IP address, search preferences, the date and time of your use, your click through activity with respect to advertisements and time, location and length of visit. Cookies may be stored only during an individual session or indefinitely.

VTHelplink.org may use Cookie-gathered data in order to: (i) facilitate your use of the site such as remembering information to avoid you having to subsequently re-enter it on your next visit to the site; (ii) customize your experience on the site; (iii) collect aggregate metrics such as aggregate visitors, demographic usage, geographic usage and total traffic to the site; (iv) for quality assurance purposes and to correct malfunctions; and (v) to provide site enhancements and evaluations.

Outside Contractors and other linked sites may use Cookies and collect and use your information derived therefrom differently than VTHelplink.org. You must refer to their applicable terms regarding the same. We are not responsible for the use of Cookies and collection and use of your information for anyone other than us.

Securing your data

VTHelplink.org uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect and that we share with our Outside Contractors, users and service providers. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Updating this statement

We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. The most current version of the privacy policy will govern our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you and will be located on the site. By continuing to access the site or use any services and products related thereto after those changes become effective, you agree to the revised privacy policy.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites. VTHelplink.org is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party. These references and links are provided as aids to help you identify and locate other resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that VTHelplink.org sponsors, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the persons or entities who provide such information, products or services, nor are the references or links intended to state or imply that VTHelplink.org is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyright symbol that may be reflected in them.

Contact VTHelplink.org

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or VTHelplink.org ’s treatment of your personal information, please write to: Health Resources in Action 2 Boylston St. 4th Floor Boston, MA 02116

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