Washington Hospital Quality
A service of the Washington State Hospital Association

Last Updated: October, 2014

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS; DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES.
These Terms of Use (“TOU”) govern your use of www.wsha.org, www.wahospitalquality.org, www.washingtonhospitalservices.com and all related web sites operated by or for WSHA (collectively, the “Site”).  These TOU also govern the products or services available through the Site, or made available by WSHA through a third party web site (collectively, the “Services”).  WSHA reserves the right to update these TOU at any time without notice to you.  When we do, we will also revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of these TOU. The most current version of these TOU can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext links located within the Site.  By accessing the Site or using the Services, you are consenting to these TOU. 

Through the Site, WSHA may provide you with access to one or more hospital assessment tools, and other Services. The Services, including any updates, enhancements, and/or the addition of any new web sites, are subject to the TOU.  The Services are for informational purposes only, and are 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 Site.  THE SITE IS NOT A MEANS OF COMMUNICATING AN URGENT NEED FOR CARE.  IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, OR ARE FEELING SUICIDAL, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.  Reliance on any information on, or accessible through, the Site is solely at your own risk.

USE LIMITATION.
No one may modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works based upon, transfer, or sell any information, photos, data, products or services obtained from the Services, without the prior written consent of WSHA in each instance.

PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
See the WSHA Privacy Policy regarding the collection and use of your personal information.  You can view it at www.wsha.org.

WSHA AND/OR ITS AGENTS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE OR SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY WSHA ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”. WSHA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THE SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WSHA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

THE INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THE SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION IN THE SITE. WSHA AND/OR ITS AGENTS MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WSHA AND/OR ITS AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION.  FURTHERMORE THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF WSHA AND/OR ITS AGENTS TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES IS ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY.
If any of the Services requires you to open an account or otherwise login, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You also may be asked to choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify WSHA immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. WSHA will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by WSHA or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time without the permission of the account holder.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE.
As a condition of your use of the Site or Services, you agree not to use the Site or Services for any purpose that violates any applicable laws or regulations, or that is prohibited by these TOU. You may not use the Site or Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server that hosts the Site, or the networks connected to any such server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site or Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to other accounts or to any of the Services through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site or Services.

WSHA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as WSHA deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in WSHA's sole discretion.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO WSHA.
WSHA does not claim ownership of the information you provide to WSHA, including feedback or suggestions regarding the Site or Services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by providing Submissions you agree you are granting WSHA a royalty-free, perpetual, sublicensable right to use your Submissions as WSHA sees fit in connection with the operation of WSHA’s business (including, without limitation, all Services).

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the representative below.  ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.  WSHA’s copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site is Mary Kay Clunies-Ross who can be reached as follows

Attn: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross
Washington State Hospital Association
300 Elliott Avenue West
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98119
marykaycr@wsha.org

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES.
WSHA MAY PROVIDE LINKS THAT WILL LET YOU LEAVE THE SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF WSHA AND WSHA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. WSHA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE. WSHA IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY WSHA OF THE LINKED SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM IT.

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