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By using this Center for Connected Health web site, you acknowledge and agree to the provisions of our Privacy Policy, posted on this web site, and this Disclaimer and Terms of Use as follows:

This Center for Connected Health web site is intended to provide general information only and is maintained by Partners HealthCare System ("Partners").

This site is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Users should not rely on this web site if they are in need of medical treatment.  Use of this web site does not establish a doctor-patient relationship.

You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that neither Partners, its affiliates nor its Center for Connected Health are responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from your use of this site. Partners does not warrant that this site will be error or virus-free.

We disclaim any warranty concerning the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of any and all commentary and content on this web site and disclaim any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  While we try to keep the information on this site as accurate as possible, some of the commentary and content on this site may be affected by legislative, regulatory, judicial, or other developments, which are not reflected here.

Copyright law protects materials on this site. Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from this site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law. Reprinting or reproducing commentary and content from this web site for any other purpose is prohibited unless prior written consent is obtained from Partners and any other copyright owner.

We reserve the right to modify these terms and policies and recommend that you periodically review them, because if you use the site, you will be expected to comply with these terms and policies.

This web site contains information about and links to other web sites and resources. Such links are provided for your convenience and are not intended as endorsements and do not represent any affiliation with Partners, its affiliates or its Center for Connected Health. We are not responsible for the information contained on those sites or for their privacy practices.

Content and commentary prepared by non-Partners affiliated organizations and individuals may be posted on this web site for informational and discussion purposes.  While we reserve the right to monitor any interactive exchanges posted on the site, and the content of such exchanges, we are not obligated to do so.  We do not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in such material, and we are not responsible for the completeness, accuracy, or currency of such content and commentary. If you choose to post commentary in the discussion forum portion of this web site, you agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that, in the opinion of Partners, is objectionable.  Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned from participating in the discussion forum. The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.  You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this discussion forum have the right to remove your posting at any time and you further agree that they have the right to remove, edit, move, refuse to post or close for discussion any topic or information at any time as they see fit.

You acknowledge and agree that any information that you have entered on this web site and in this discussion forum is provided voluntarily and will be widely accessible to the general public as well as stored electronically on Partners related servers.  Partners shall have a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive license to use comments and postings submitted by users for research, educational, or patient care purposes.  No compensation shall be payable for such use.  We cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

If you wish to remove any information you have submitted to this site, please email us at and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

We reserve the right to alter the content of this web site and to terminate the site at any time without notice.

By choosing to use the Center for Connected Health web site, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Terms of Use, and the Privacy Policy, which we encourage you to read.

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