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Baptist Health System Website User Agreement 

I agree to the following: THE BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM WEBSITE(S) (“WEBSITE”) AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THAT MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SERVICE IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION. ANY ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS VOLUNTARY. WE WILL REGARD ALL ACCESS AS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER.

This website and its services are for consumer educational use only. Nothing contained in this website is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services provided on this site are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. This site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. The website is not intended to create or promote a doctor-patient relationship, and does not constitute and should not be relied upon as medical advice. Because of the designated purpose of this site and the services it provides, you agree that BAPTISTHEALTHSYSTEM.COM does not constitute a service that targets any one community, user group, business or industry. Because the site is designed for educational purposes, you also agree that it does not constitute "doing business" in any specific jurisdiction or soliciting business for us or any of our affiliated companies, subsidiaries or our parent company or establishing "minimum contacts" with any jurisdiction outside of the state of Texas.

We do not operate, control, supply, endorse, warrant or guarantee any information, products, services or merchandise that is not clearly identified as information, products, services or merchandise supplied by us. We also do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other 

By registering to use this site, users may create a personal profile account.

  • Users agree to maintain the security of all user identification, password and other confidential information relating to the use of any website account.
  • Users will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party.
  • Users will not use this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws.
  • Users will not use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party.
Transmission of information through this Baptist Health System website is not intended to create, and its receipt does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship with the hospital, its agents, affiliates, personnel or any individual physician with privileges at the facility. If you elect to communicate with Baptist Health System or any of its agents, through this website, be advised that this connection is not secured. Do not transmit personal and confidential information about any medical matter or condition. The provision of information through this website is not intended as an inducement or to otherwise provide undue influence upon an individual to choose a particular provider, practitioner or supplier that is reimbursable through state and/or Federal health, welfare or social service programs, in addition to other health care plans; or in any state where this web site would not comply with applicable requirements concerning advertisements and solicitations. 

Information on this Website 

Information contained within these pages is the sole property of Baptist Health System. Any reproduction or redistribution of this material is prohibited without the written consent of Baptist Health System. Any reproduction of illustrations or photographs appearing on these pages is strictly prohibited. Health information featured on this website is provided by Ebsco Publishing. The date last modified is indicated in the footer of each page describing a disease or condition. The daily health news section provides a web link source. Healthcare professionals and administration staff associated with Baptist Health System and its entities provide service information.

At this time, we do not accept advertisements, on our website. If this policy changes in the future, we will make every effort to notify users on the site. The Baptist Health System website does not receive funding from advertising. 

The following information discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www. baptisthealthsystem.com

Cookies 

The Baptist Health System website uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart, on-line forms, and personalization for site registration. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.

Data Quality/Access 

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided: You can send email to webmaster@baptisthealthsystem.com  

External Links 

This website contains links to other sites. Baptist Health System is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, Baptist Health System does not endorse or in any way approve or validate information on sites that we provide links to, or sites linked to us.

Ebsco Publishing

 
The Health Information section of this website is provided by Ebsco Publishing, a 3 rd party vendor.

Funding of the Website 
Baptist Health System is the website for the Baptist Health System and its entities, located in San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding communities. Baptist Health System funds this Website.

Growing Family

 
Growing Family manages the Web Nursery website and is a 3 rd party vendor. For more information on its privacy policy, visit www.growingfamily.com .

Health Education Tools 

Use of online health education tools such as the Family Tree Evaluation Tool are not substitutes for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services provided on this website are here to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. The website and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Information Automatically Logged 

We use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website

MedicalDisclaimer 

Baptist Health System advises users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on this site. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone. 

Physician Disclaimer 

Physicians are members of the medical staff at one or more of Baptist Health System's affiliated hospitals. However, these physicians are independent contractors who are neither employees nor agents of those hospitals or of Baptist Health System and, as a result, none of these hospitals nor Baptist Health System is responsible for the acts of these physicians in their medical practices.  

Physician Referral 

Our physician referral service is provided by Beryl, a 3rd party vendor. Beryl also provides information on class registration, special events, and more. For more information on their privacy policy, visitwww.beryl.net .

Opt-Out 

This website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional/marketing information from us .You can send email to webmaster@baptisthealthsystem.com

Public Forums and Web Blogs 

This website makes chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. The information that is provided is general in nature, and it should not be construed as an authority over the standard of care provided by your clinician. Care and treatment of patients must be based upon the medical healthcare providers and the patient's physician. We cannot give you medical advice via e-mail. To discuss any medical symptoms or conditions you should contact your physician or other healthcare professional. In the case of a medical emergency, call your physician or other healthcare professional, 911 or local emergency department immediately. 

Security 

This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Individuals using this system are subject to having all of their activities on this system scanned, monitored and/or recorded by authorized system personnel. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, system personnel may provide the evidence of such monitoring to law enforcement officials. 

Website Registration (Contact Forms) 

The website's registration forms require users to give Baptist Health System contact information (such as their name, email, date of birth, and postal address), unique identifiers (like their social security number), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level).

Contact information from the registration forms is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary. 
Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. 
Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity. 
Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.

We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience to our site by showing them content that we believe they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Surveys 

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like email address), and demographic information (like zip code, age, or income level).

Contact information from the surveys is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. 
Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. 
Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. 
We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Your Privacy 

Baptist Health System has created a privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact: webmaster@baptisthealthsystem.com

Comments? 

Please contact the Web Services Manager, Keith Kramis, with any questions or comments. 

Keith Kramis 
Web Services Manager & Webmaster, 
615 Soledad Street, 
San Antonio, TX 78205 
E-mail:  webmaster@baptisthealthsystem.com

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