The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research provides this Website to allow interested members of the public, as well as Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff, to learn about the research-related activities of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. This Website also provides information about several of the studies underway at the Division of Research, as well as the work of research sections and research programs based at the Division of Research.
This Website allows users to:
- view research & health-related information.
- communicate with our practitioners and our staff.
- access additional services.
The information provided on the Website is not a substitute for the advice of a personal physician or other qualified health care professional. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions regarding medical symptoms or a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Website.
If you think you or someone you are taking care of has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.
Using secure messaging
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research provides users with a Contact Us form to inquire about a research project or ask other questions related to the Website.
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe upon, misappropriate or violate any rights of any party.
Any personal information you submit to the Website is governed by our Website and Privacy Statement. (A link to our privacy practices is available at the bottom of each page on our Website.)
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your Kaiser Permanente Division of Research website password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the disclosure and use of your activation codes, password reset codes and password; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Kaiser Permanente Division of Research website account and password; and (3) promptly change your password if you feel it has become compromised; and (4) promptly inform the Division of Research website staff (by using the Contact Us form) of any need to deactivate an account entirely.
Breaches of these Terms and Conditions
In consideration of being allowed to use the Website, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:
- signing on as or pretending to be another person.
- using secure messaging for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws, or posted Kaiser Permanente policies.
- transmitting material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or publicity rights of others.
- transmitting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, predatory of minors, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, or hateful to any person (including Kaiser Permanente personnel) or entity as determined by Kaiser Permanente in its sole discretion.
- using interactive services in a way that is intended to harm, or a reasonable person would understand would likely result in harm, to the user or others.
- collecting information about others, including email addresses.
- intentionally distributing viruses or other harmful computer code.
Kaiser Permanente expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate a user's access to to any or all other areas of the Website due to any act that would constitute a violation of these Terms and Conditions. To the extent there is an inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the Website Privacy Statement, these Terms and Conditions shall govern.
Communications by email
By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you agree to receive communications by email. These communications may include (but are not limited to): responses to an inquiry you make about a research project.
Use by children
We do not knowingly allow Kaiser Permanente members under the age of 13 to create accounts that allow access to the secured features of the Websites.
Access, correction, and data integrity
Although we attempt to maintain the integrity and accuracy of the information on the Website, we make no guarantees as to its correctness, completeness, or accuracy. The Website may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors or omissions. Also, unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations could be made to the Website by third parties without our knowledge. If you believe that information found on the Website is inaccurate or unauthorized, please inform us by using the Contact Us form.
Revisions, changes, and updates
We may revise the information on the Website or otherwise change or update the Website, including these Terms and Conditions, without notice to you. The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research may also make improvements and/or changes to the Website or add new features at any time without notice. We encourage you to periodically read these Terms and Conditions to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you. Your continued use of the Website will signify your continued agreement to these Terms and Conditions as they may be revised.
This Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Website provides links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Kaiser Permanente ("Third-Party Websites"). We provide links to Third-Party Websites as follows.
- The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research provides links to Third-Party Websites to connect you easily to additional sources of health information or third-party services that may be of interest to you. We may not have any business relationship with the party that controls this type of Third-Party Website and a link to such a site is offered only as a convenience to you.
In each such instance, where practicable, we will let you know when you are leaving the Website and linking to a Third-Party Website. For example, we may use an icon that we identify with an appropriate legend to let you know when you are leaving our site.
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The compilation of all content on the Website is the exclusive property of Kaiser Permanente and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unless specifically authorized in writing by Kaiser Permanente, any use of these materials, or of any materials contributed to the Website by entities other than Kaiser Permanente, on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by Kaiser Permanente. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Kaiser Permanente.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on the Website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.
In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office website, currently located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright.
In accordance with the DMCA, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed Infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to our designated agent as follows:
Agent: Division of Research, Communications
To file a claim of copyright infringement associated with this website please use the Contact Us form.
Please note: If you materially misrepresent that online material, product, or activity is infringing your copyrights, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorneys' fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
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Last updated: June 9, 2017