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Terms of Use

Maimonides Medical Center
Website Terms of Use


Purpose: 

Welcome to the Maimonides Medical Center website. It is intended for external communication of the Medical Center’s services, physicians, facilities, employment opportunities and health information with broad appeal to the general public, patients, family members and health professionals. All information conveyed on this site is intended to support this purpose and all content is consistent with ensuring the integrity of Maimonides Medical Center. It is our intention to operate this website in the manner described in these Terms of Use. We do, however, reserve the right to change the Terms of Use at any time and will post revisions to our site.

Governance of the Website:
The information on our website is managed by Maimonides Medical Center’s administration via the Medical Center's Office of External Affairs.

Content:
Only appropriate content that is consistent with the site’s stated purpose and with the Medical Center’s mission statement will be considered for publication. All clinical and other material will be prepared in a format suitable for the general health care consumer. Clinical material that is educational in nature and highlights the services available at the Medical Center will be posted. Specific diagnostic and treatment advice is not included.

The health-related information on this site is derived from two primary sources:

  1. Our Maimonides Medical Center staff – physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals – have reviewed and approved department and service-related information posted on this site. This material is further developed in collaboration with clinical and administrative leadership, with oversight from an editorial advisory committee.
  2. The majority of the consumer health information – news and detailed clinical content -- you see on this site is provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, a consumer-oriented health information website owned by Ebix Health, Inc. Information related to health problems — including symptoms of illness, overviews of disease, and first-aid advice — is brought to you by Healthwise, Inc. Healthwise supplies consumer-oriented health information on more than 500 health problems that is easy to read and understand. 

We feature external links to other websites that we believe consumers may find useful; however, we do not endorse these sites. The Medical Center includes such links for the convenience of the user, but does not control or take responsibility for their content. We are not responsible for the Terms of Use or privacy policies of these external sites. We will make every effort to notify you when you are leaving our site and we encourage you to read the Terms of Use or privacy policies of each site you visit that may collect information or ask you to disclose personal or health related information. The links themselves will clearly indicate the destination organization. In general, the organizations to which we link are nonprofit or governmental organizations. In limited cases, we may link to a commercial site if it offers information we believe is not available in a comparable fashion on a .edu, .org or .gov site, or if its omission would seem to do a disservice to site visitors. Users are invited to provide feedback concerning the quality of the material found when following a link off the Medical Center site. The site editorial advisory committee considers this feedback in determining whether the Medical Center’s site should continue to post such links. Our inclusion of links does not imply any endorsement of the material on these websites or any association with them.

Disclaimer:
The Medical Center provides this site as a community service, primarily as an educational resource to supplement a person’s general knowledge. Our site does not provide specific medical advice and does not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any third parties linked to this site. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions, and is not intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of a personal physician. If you or a loved one suspects you have a health problem, you are advised to seek the prompt medical services of a physician or health care professional. You are also advised to consult a physician before starting a new fitness regimine or diet. Individuals should never disregard, avoid, or delay in obtaining medical advice from a licensed practitioner because of something that was read on this site.

The Medical Center makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding this website, including, but not limited to, any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the computer server which makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed. The Medical Center shall have no liability to its users for any damages of any type, whether direct or indirect, incidental, special, or consequential, or costs whatsoever, resulting from or related to the use of this website.

Website Privacy:
Maimonides Medical Center is dedicated to providing you with health care information and referral services of the highest quality, while at the same time protecting your privacy.

You may be asked to provide personal data in using this website, such as the Physician Referral Service (zip code only). We can assure you this information is used only for the search function and is not stored or used in any fashion by Maimonides Medical Center.

Additionally, on every screen of our site you have the opportunity to communicate with us by e-mail. The security of e-mail communication on the Internet cannot be assured. Once your e-mail enters the Medical Center’s system, however, it is protected by a firewall that ensures the security of the information. The information you provide by e-mail will not be used in any way other than to address the specific request you have made and to monitor the quality of our interactions.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously. We do automatically log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the web pages you visit, and the time of your visit, but we do not link this information to anything that could identify you personally. This information helps us understand how our site is being used and which parts of the site are of most interest to those who use it.

This Website Privacy policy is consistent with our policy on patient confidentiality and our commitment to respect your right to privacy about your medical records and experience with this hospital. Please refer to the Medical Center’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices regarding the privacy of your protected health information.

Copyright and Trademark:
The work of authorship contained in this website, including, but not limited to all design, text and images, are owned or licensed by Maimonides, Ebix Health and HealthWise corporation. It may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without prior written consent, except copies for educational, personal and non-commercial uses which do not harm the Medical Center.

Children:
Federal Trade Commission rules prohibit us from collecting any identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental permission. We abide by those rules, and so we always request that information on this site of interest to children be requested by their parents or legal guardians.

More about Privacy on the Web:
The Medical Center’s website operates in compliance with the principles established by the Health on the Net Foundation. In addition, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its website entitled, Site Seeing on the Internet.

Employment Opportunities:
Our job search feature is intended to provide information on employment opportunities available at the Medical Center. The job listing is provided by our various departments and is updated on a regular basis. Details regarding specific employment policies, wage, and salary scales, as well as benefits packages are best determined by contacting the Human Resources department if regarding a specific employment opportunity.

Physician Referral Service:
Our physician referral service feature is intended to help consumers find more information about physicians who are active on our Medical Staff. The information on each physician is provided by the physicians themselves and the records maintained by the Medical Center, and is updated on a regular basis. For more details, please call the individual physician’s office.

We Encourage Your Comments:
Comments or questions about the website or its Terms of Use will be directed to the appropriate individuals in the Medical Center. Our website’s “Contact Us” section is available on every page of this site and provides an e-mail link to the Medical Center info@maimonidesmed.org. Alternatively, comments or questions may be mailed to:

Maimonides Medical Center
Office of External Affairs
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219

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