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DISCLAIMER

OLMSTED MEDICAL CENTER ONLINE (the "Site") is an online information service provided by OLMSTED MEDICAL CENTER ("OMC"). The information contained on this Site is compiled from various sources ("Information Providers"). Neither OMC nor Information Providers directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services as a part of the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may choose not to access or use the Site. These terms and conditions govern your use of the Site provided by OMC. These terms and conditions are subject to change at the sole discretion of OMC. Your use of the Site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Please consult these terms and conditions regularly.

NOTHING CONTAINED ON THE SITE IS INTENDED TO BE FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OR THE PROVISION OR PRACTICE OF MEDICAL, NURSING OR PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE ADVICE OR SERVICES IN ANY JURISDICTION. Information contained on this Site is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment and it is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site. If you think that you may have a medical emergency, call your primary healthcare provider or 911 immediately. OMC assumes no liability whatsoever of any kind for the information and data contained in the Site or for any diagnosis or treatment made in reliance thereon.

USE OF CONTENT

The Site is intended to provide broad consumer understanding and knowledge of healthcare topics. You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by the OMC, they do not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the internet, including on the Site, in any way.

OMC authorizes you to view and download material on the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Contact OMC first if you would like to obtain permission to download and make further use of the Site’s images/graphics, including the logo, or other content. Content from the Site approved for personal use must bear the following copyright notice: "Copyright 2009-2014, Olmsted Medical Center. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices which are contained in the content. You understand that OMC cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free from infection or viruses, worms or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties.

PRIVACY

Neither OMC nor Information Providers will obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. OMC collects and stores only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

OMC uses the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

If you identify yourself by sending an email:

You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a complaint. We use personally-identifying information from consumers in various ways to further our consumer protection and competition activities.

OMC IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN. YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED OR DESIGNED TO ATTRACT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. OMC DOES NOT COLLECT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM ANY PERSON OMC ACTUALLY KNOWS IS A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 13.

If OMC decides to collect personally-identifying information about you in the future, you may contact OMC to withdraw the information collected about yourself or your children under the age of 13 obtained from Site visitation.

WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

OMC does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including, without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the Site, any merchandise, information or service provided through the Site or on the internet generally. You agree that neither OMC nor its officers, directors, employees, agents and Information Providers shall have any liability to you under any theory of liability or indemnity in connection with your use of OMC. You hereby release and forever waive any and all claims you have against OMC, its officers, directors, employees, agents or Information Providers (including but not limited to claims based upon the negligence of OMC, its officers, directors, employees, agents or Information Providers) for losses or damages you sustain in connection with your use.

Except as otherwise expressly specified, neither OMC or Information Providers warrants the accuracy, completeness or correctness, timeliness or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, merchandise or other information provided through the Site or on the internet generally. In no event will OMC or Information Providers be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided through the Site.

IN NO EVENT SHALL OMC OR INFORMATION PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER MONETARY OR OTHER DAMAGES, FEES, FINES, PENALTIES OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS SITE, OR SERVICE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.

JURISDICTION

This Agreement is entered into, performed and shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Minnesota. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between OMC and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the party’s obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a Federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Minnesota. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this Agreement must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

THE SERVICE IS NOT TARGETED TO USERS IN ANY PARTICULAR LOCALITY, NOR IS IT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE DOING OF BUSINESS IN ANY JURISDICTION, NOR TO BE A SOLICITATION OF BUSINESS ANYWHERE ON BEHALF OF OMC OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDERS, NOR TO CONSTITUTE ANY CONTACTS WITH ANY JURISDICTION OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA.

In any jurisdiction in the world, the common, statutory, regulatory, or codified law of which would void this Agreement in whole or in any essential part (including, without limitation to, the exclusive venue and exclusive remedy provisions, and warranty disclaimers), or which makes accessing the Site illegal, are unauthorized to use the Site and do so entirely at their own risk.

GOOGLE TRANSLATE 

Google Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between 64 different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of our supported languages. When Google Translate generates a translation, it looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation for you. By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators, Google Translate can make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. This process of seeking patterns in large amounts of text is called "statistical machine translation". Since the translations are generated by machines, not all translation will be perfect. The more human-translated documents that Google Translate can analyze in a specific language, the better the translation quality will be. This is why translation accuracy will sometimes vary across languages. By providing these translations, we hope to make essential information more easily available to all patients and visitors to Olmsted Medical Center. However, please be aware that the statistical machine translations provided by Google Translate may not always be accurate.

How do I use Google Translate?

Simply click on the Google “Select Language” drop-down menu at the bottom of any page. Then, choose a language from the drop-down menu. Google Translate will display the translated text without reloading or redirecting you. If you click on a link in the translated page, the target web page also will be translated automatically for you – allowing you to seamlessly browse through our website in your language.

Is any OMC site content translated by real people?

Yes, some content on this site has been professionally translated into Spanish. OMC employs one full-time Spanish language medical translator and partners with local, regional, and natinoal community services to meet on-site foreign-language translation needs.

Why is only part of the web page translated?

Google Translate cannot read site graphics, drop-down menu content, text within photos, news items imported through an RSS feed, and certain other site content. In these cases, the text will remain in English.

Why doesn’t the language I chose display properly?

In order to view a page in a particular language, your browser must have that language support installed. To download support for specific languages, your browser’s support website.

Why did half of my text disappear—or my browser just freeze?

Google Translate breaks text into a series of 500-character chunks and continuously sends them back and forth until the entire page has been translated. This processing system occasionally creates confusion in how a particular block of text is translated. Also, if the page is very long or your computer processor is not powerful enough, it may cause your browser to freeze.

What can I do to improve the translation quality?

If you encounter a translation that doesn't seem right, quite often Google Translate will have alternative results available. To view these, simply click the phrase in question. When you click a better alternative translation, Google Translate will learn from your feedback and continue to improve over time.

You can also help improve translation quality by using Translator Toolkit for translating or by uploading your translation memories into Translator Toolkit.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER FOR GOOGLE TRANSLATE SERVICES

Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) provides links to Google Translate as a courtesy to website visitors. OMC does not own, manage or control any aspect of Google Translate, and is not responsible for the accuracy of translations provided by Google Translate. OMC does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of the translations provided. OMC can only verify the validity and accuracy of the information provided in English and, because of this, the English version of this website is its official text. Viewers who rely on information through Google Translate on our web site do so at their own risk. OMC shall not be liable for any inaccuracies or errors in the translation and shall not accept liability for any loss, damage, or other problem, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from or in connection with use of the Google Translate Service. By using Google Translate you understand and agree to this disclaimer. If there are any concerns regarding the accuracy of the information presented within the translated versions of our site, please refer back to the official English-language website.

MODIFICATION

The foregoing constitutes the terms and agreements by which you may access the Site. They may only be modified at the sole discretion of OMC as consistent with this Agreement. Anything in the Site inconsistent or conflicting with the terms and conditions is superseded by the terms of the foregoing.