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Agreement for Terms and Conditions of Use

Effective: October 26, 2020

Please read this before accessing our website.

Thank you for visiting this website (the “Website”) of Chapters Health System, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “Chapters Health”). This page contains the Agreement for Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Agreement”) that apply to any use of the Website. This Agreement shall not be applicable to any interaction with Chapters that occurs outside the use of the Website. Please read this Agreement carefully, as any use of the Website shall constitute your agreement to the terms and conditions in the Agreement.

The content on this Website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this Website. If you think you may be having a medical emergency, call your doctor or “911” immediately.

I. Headings

Headings within this Agreement are for your convenience only and have no effect in limiting or extending the language of the provisions to which they refer.

II. Website Changes

Chapters reserves the right to periodically make changes to this Agreement, with such changes being effective immediately. Any use of the Website following any changes to this Agreement, constitutes an agreement to the new changes. Therefore, it is important to review this page periodically before use of the Website.

III. Electronic Communication

Certain areas of the Website may allow for the voluntary submission of personal information electronically. Chapters has taken reasonable steps in order to ensure that your personal information remains private. However, please be aware that if you elect to submit your personal information over the Internet, you are accepting the risk of an unauthorized third party potentially intercepting this information. Through use of this Website, you agree to accept all liability that occurs from the interception, access, or use of the information sent to Chapters electronically either through this Website or other electronic means.

The use of this Website does not create any legal relationship between you and Chapters. This means the information you provide is not protected under the confidentiality laws that protect communications, including, without limitation, communications between a person and a physician, attorney, psychotherapist or minister. Therefore, do not share information that you would like kept confidential.

By the acceptance of an electronic communication, Chapters is in no way taking on any obligation to respond to such communication.

IV. External Links

Any link found on the Website have been provided by Chapters as an educational resource to those interested in learning more about hospice, health care and end-of-life issues. The presence of a link on the Website does not indicate an endorsement of the organization or its website content by Chapters.

V. Website Security

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, flooding, spamming, mailbombing, or crashing; (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Chapters may investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activity being conducted on the Website. You agree not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Website other than the search engine and search agents available from us on the Website and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Google Chrome, Microsoft Explorer).

VI. Limitation of Liability/Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS CHAPTERS FROM ANY DAMAGE THAT OCCURS FROM USE OR RELIANCE ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS SHALL APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY LIABILITY IN CONTRACTS, TORTS, OR NEGLIGENCE.

IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD CHAPTERS, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

VII. Warranty.

Chapters does not warrant that the Website will be interrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other defects. The information, products and services published on the Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Chapters makes no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Website or Website’s links as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information content, service, or merchandise provided.

VIII. Proprietary Rights in Materials Displayed on Website

You acknowledge and agree that the art, text, video, audio, images, site design, interfaces and graphics (collectively, “Materials”) contained on the Website are all protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property laws. You may only access and use the Materials for personal or educational purposes. If you print any of the Materials for personal or educational purposes you must include any copyright notice originally included with the Materials. The Materials shall not be copied, used or modified in whole or in part for commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Chapters. Trademarks shall not be used in any product or service not offered by Chapters without Chapters’ express written consent. If Chapters does consent to the use of any of the Materials, the use shall be limited strictly to the specific agreed upon use and activity.

IX. COPPA Statement

Chapters is committed to protecting the privacy of children. This Website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.

X. Construction

The construction and application of this Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. In addition, all actions or claims arising out of the Website shall be decided under Florida law.

XI. Severability

Should any part of this Agreement be rendered or declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidation of such part or portion of the Terms should not invalidate the remaining portions thereof, and they shall remain in full force and effect.

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