Last updated March 25, 2017
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No medical advice provided or physician-patient relationship created
The content and services offered on the Site are intended to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Content, such as words, pictures, videos, and other material found on this website, is for information and educational use only. Nothing in the content or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This Site and its content and services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing, or other professional health care advice, diagnosis, or treatment and Boston University assumes no responsibility for any use of the information contained on this website. Please note that although we strive to keep our information up to date, medical information changes rapidly, and, therefore, some information may be out of date.
You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. None of the content or services offered through this Site represents or warrants that any particular service is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. We advise users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, including prostate cancer, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone.
Not intended for users under 13
We are 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. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.
You agree that you will not:
- Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party, including protected health information, intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.
- Use this website for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws.
- Use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party.
- Use this website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity.
- Impersonate another person or entity or allow another person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments that collects or uses any information about Site visitors.
- Attempt to disable, “hack,” or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this website.
Termination of use
Boston University may, in its sole discretion, terminate your use of the Site at any time. Boston University reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any aspects of the Site at any time without prior notice.
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YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SHIPLEY PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SITE AND ANY SERVICES, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED BY SHIPLEY PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. BOSTON UNIVERSITY DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. IN ADDITION, BOSTON UNIVERSITY DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF SHIPLEY PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SITE WILL BE FREE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, DOWNTIME, SERVICE DISRUPTIONS, VIRUSES, OR WORMS, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT.
Limitations of liability
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