Terms

Welcome to the Virginia Health Care Foundation (“VHCF”) web site, owned and operated by the Virginia Health Care Foundation, (“we”, “us”, or “our”). This site is designed to serve as an information resource for parties interested in VHCF. The following terms of use govern your use of this site. By using or visiting the site, you agree to be bound by these terms. We reserve the right to change these terms at any time, effective immediately upon posting on the site. Please check this page of the site periodically for such changes.

The contents of the Virginia Health Care Foundation, web site include, but are not limited to: (i) text, graphics, images, artwork, photographs, drawings, logos, slogans, servicemarks, interviews, stories, testimonials, medical, legal and/or financial articles and other materials, code and information created by VHCF or selected authors or organizations. All of the foregoing is referred to as the Content. The Content is offered for informational and educational purposes only, this Website Does Not Provide Medical, Financial or Legal Advice.

We do not endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or articles written by others that may be mentioned or described on this website. If you rely on any information provided on our website by our employees, contributors or licensors, you do so solely at your own risk. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to your place or country of residence.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is included herein by reference.

Disclaimers, Exclusions, and Limits on Liability

The use of this website and its Content is at your own risk.

When using this website, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond our control and that of our licensors. As a result, we do not assume any liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with your use of the website.

This website, its Content, service quality and access are provided on an “as is” basis. VHCF, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Specifically, VHCF makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, currentness or timeliness of the Content or links provided on or through the use of this website or by VHCF.

In no event shall VHCF or any third parties mentioned on the VHCF website be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the VHCF website or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not VHCF is advised of the possibility of such damages. VHCF shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $500.00. VHCF is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the website or Content. Any claims made by you in connection with your use of the website or any Content must be brought within one (1) year of the date on which the event giving rise to such action occurred. All remedies set forth in these Terms and Conditions of Use are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Ownership and Use of Content

All VHCF web site design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement thereof are copyrights of VHCF; All Rights Reserved.

The Content is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with VHCF. The Content is subject to change or deletion without notice and in VHCF’s sole editorial discretion. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to VHCF. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any Content of any type that infringes or violates the rights of anyone. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

All use of the Content is prohibited other than personal use or educational use. Personal use means that you may download a single copy of the Content for your own personal, noncommercial use. Educational use means that you may download a single copy of the Content for your own use provided such use is directly associated with your education or training by or for VHCF. All authorized use is further subject to your agreement not to obliterate, change, or remove the following copyright notice and any other proprietary notices that are contained in the Content.

If you violate these or any other Terms of Use, your permission to use or continue using our website and its Content terminates automatically and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of all or any portion of the Content.

Servicemarks

The Virginia Health Care Foundation logo, www.vhcf.org, our website images and text, and all page headers, custom graphics and button icons are registration marks, service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of the Virginia Health Care Foundation. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited in this website are the property of their respective owners.

Links to Other Websites

Any link (including hyperlinks, buttons or referral devices of any kind) used on this website is provided for your use and convenience. The appearance of a link on this website does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or certification by us, nor should the presence of a link in any way be construed as a suggestion that any third-party website has any relationship with us. We do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites or third-party advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. We do not knowingly link to websites that may infringe on valid and existing trademarks, service marks, copyrights or patents. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Links to Our Website

We do not generally object to links to this website from third-party websites. There are certain conditions, however, that you must follow to link to our website:

Unless we enter into a specific written linking agreement with you, you may not use any of our names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in or with your links, except that you may link to our site using the plain text name of Virginia Health Care Foundation.

Do not present the link to our website in any way that suggests that we have any relationship or affiliation with your site or that we endorse, sponsor or recommend the information, products or services on your site. Do not use any of our names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in any advertising, publicity, promotion, or in any other commercial matter without the prior express written permission for a particular use from us.

We ask that you link only to the home page/first page of our website. Please do not incorporate any content from this website into your website (e.g., by in-lining or framing).

Do not use any of our names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks, or any other words or codes identifying our website, in any “metatag” or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select websites, without our express written permission for a particular use.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the Virginia Health Care Foundation, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers harmless from any and against all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation our reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

No Extraterritoriality

We are based in Richmond, Virginia, in the United States of America. We make no claims that the Content is appropriate for, or may be downloaded by, persons residing outside of the United States of America. Access to our website and the Content may not be legal by certain persons in certain countries. If you access this website from outside the United States of America, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Jurisdiction and Other Issues

You agree that with respect to any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with any dispute with us, including without limitation any claim involving VHCF or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers: (i) you will submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the City of Richmond, Virginia, including, without limitation, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, or the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond, Virginia, and (ii) you irrevocably waive any objection that you may have at any time to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating hereto brought in any such court; irrevocably waive any claim that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum; and irrevocably waive the right to object, with respect to any such claim, suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court, that such court does not have jurisdiction over you.

You agree that these Terms and Conditions of Use, as well as any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with any dispute with us, including without limitation any claim involving the Virginia Health Care Foundation or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in all matters, including, without limitation, its validity, construction, interpretation and performance, without regard to provisions regarding conflicts of law.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid by any court having jurisdiction to make such a determination, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

The headings of the various sections of this Agreement have been inserted only for the purposes of convenience, and those headings shall not be deemed, in any manner, to modify, enlarge or restrict any of the provisions of this Agreement.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on our website, these Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your use of our website and Content. Your use of the website is also subject to our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Survivability

The following provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Use survive the expiration or termination of the Terms and Conditions of Use for any reason whatsoever: Liability of VHCF, Indemnity, Jurisdiction and Other Issues, Complete Agreement and Survivability.

Thank you for using our website. We hope you find it helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website should be directed by electronic mail to: info@vhcf.org or via U.S. mail to The Virginia Health Care Foundation, 707 E. Main Street, Suite 1350, Richmond, VA 23219