Terms of Use

CONTENTS DISCLAIMER. The information contained in this web site is provided as a service to Gundersen Health System’s patients and the Internet Wisconsin community. The information is not to be construed as a medical recommendation, or as professional advice. Neither the authors, Gundersen, its affiliates or agents, or any other party involved in the preparation or publication of the works presented is responsible for any errors or omissions in information provided within Gundersen online or any other results obtained from the use of such information. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning personal health care to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.

While Gundersen has endeavored to make sure the information contained in this site is accurate. Gundersen cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information and it is provided without warranty or guarantee of any kind.

MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER. This web site is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from a health care provider. The diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions depends upon a comprehensive history, physical examination, and a careful assessment of alternative treatment modalities, including the benefits, risks and limitations of each. Caution should always be exercised by patents in making health care decisions. Gundersen disclaims liability and is not legally responsible if the information provided is incomplete, inaccurate or inapplicable to a reader’s specific circumstances.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER. Under no circumstances will Gundersen be liable in any way for the content of any of the information provided on this web site including, without limitation, any errors or omissions in the content or work, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any of this information. The services, information and data (collectively, "Information") made available at this web site is provided "AS IS", without warranties or representations of any kind. Gundersen expressly disclaims any representations and warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Gundersen shall have absolutely no liability in connection with the information and services provided. We shall have no liability for: any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by our actions, omissions, or negligence, or for contingencies beyond our control, in procuring, compiling, or delivering the Information; or any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Information regardless of how caused, or delays or interruptions in delivery of the Information; or any decision made or action taken or not taken in reliance upon the Information furnished hereunder. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS GUNDERSEN AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, LIABILITIES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED WEB SITE AND INFORMATION USED BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING OTHER LINKS. This Web page has links to public resources of general information which are intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The owner does not intend links on the Web page to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities.

OWNERSHIP DISCLAIMER. This is an independently-owned, privately-authored Web site. All opinions and information are those of Gundersen.

ACCEPTABLE USE. This free Web site named www.gundersenhealth.org is offered for general medical and health informational purposes only. This Web site is for your personal and non-commercial use to review and print out information.

AGREEMENT. Remember that this web site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not accept the terms of use, please do NOT use this Web site and do not read the material on this Web site.

NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT, THERAPIST-PATIENT, OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. The use of this Web site and its information DOES NOT make you a patient of Gundersen, any of its affiliates, or their respective medical, associate, nursing and other staff. Although this information is intended for your benefit, it should not be construed by you to create a physician-patient, therapist-patient, or health care provider-patient relationship.

UNLAWFUL USE. As a condition of your use of this web site, you warrant to Gundersen that you will not use this web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

COMMUNICATIONS NOT PRIVATE. Please feel free to send Gundersen electronic mail and information. However, you are advised that the act of sending electronic mail or any data to Gundersen DOES NOT alone create a physician-patient, therapist-patient, or health care provider-patient relationship. Any electronic mail or data received or sent out will not be privileged and may be disclosed to the whole world. Electronic mail and data on the internet are not private and can be read by anyone. It is not secure and you should avoid including sensitive, confidential information in unencrypted messages and forms sent to Gundersen through this web site. All messages transmitted to Gundersen through this web site shall be deemed to be readily accessible to the general public. Visitors should not use this site to transmit any communication for which the sender intends only the sender and the intended recipient(s) to read.

JURISDICTION AND VENUE. This site is controlled and operated by Gundersen. In the event of a dispute arising out of or relating to this Terms of Use, or your use of or access to this site, litigation shall be brought in state or federal court in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

NOTICES. Notices by Gundersen to viewers shall be given by means of electronic messages or by a general posting on the site. Notices by viewers to Gundersen shall be given by electronic messages. All questions, complaints, or notices should be mailed to Gundersen Health System, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. Gundersen is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. Access to TTY (telephone teletypewriter), also known as TTD (telephone teletypewriter device), for people who are hearing impaired, is available through Great Rivers 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or 800-362-8255.
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