Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute (“Institute”) website at pcpci.org ("Website"). This Website is maintained by the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (“Quality Corp”) on behalf of the Institute. Quality Corp is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information.  

Your use of this website and the content accessible through pcpci.org constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use as set forth in this Agreement ("Agreement").

Description of Services

The information on this Website is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various topics related to health care and primary care home transformation as defined by the state of Oregon. It provides information to users as a public service via articles, presentation recordings, tools, and other content.

This information is not meant to substitute for professional medical advice or replace any relationship with a health care professional. For medical concerns you should always consult a physician, or in severe cases, seek assistance from emergency personnel.

We reserve the sole right to either modify or discontinue the Website, including any of the Website features, at any time with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise such right. Any new features that augment or enhance the then-current services on this Website shall also be subject to these Terms of Use.

This Website neither accepts nor contains paid advertising of any kind.

Policy on Using and Sharing Website Content

We encourage users of this Website to download, learn from, or reprint via articles, presentation recordings, tools, and other content for yourself or your colleagues as permitted under this Agreement.

Do not publish content found on our Website directly to another website without our prior permission. We update the Website’s content frequently to ensure people are using the most recent information, so you should link to the content on pcpci.org. In addition, much of the content posted on the Website originates from outside sources that may have granted the Institute permission to post this content to our Website only. In such cases, any further permission for this content must be sought directly from the content owners. We are happy to answer questions about re-posting content; contact us at [email protected].

You are not allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, discriminatory, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

Disclaimer

We do not offer you any warranty or guarantee related to this Website. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third party rights, or fitness for a particular purpose. We have a content review process in place to screen the materials posted to and linked from this Website. However, we do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any information, products, services, merchandise, or other material provided through this Website or any websites that are linked to our Website or that you browse to after following a link to this Website. Links to other sites are not intended as, and do not constitute, endorsements of such websites by the Institute or its partners. We make no warranty or guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free.

In no event shall the Institute or its partners be liable for any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses arising out of or relating to the information displayed at this Website or any use thereof, whether in contract or in tort, including, without limitation, any general, direct or indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, regardless of having been apprised of the possibility thereof.

We cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through this Website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for implementing sufficient precautions, procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your own requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this Website for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume the responsibility for the loss of any information, data, or other materials resulting from your use of this Website.

Content Submitted to the Website

Unless we agree, in writing, that something submitted to this Website will be treated confidentially, by submitting to this Website you are giving us a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such content in any medium, form, format, or forum whether presently existing or developed later, and to sublicense such rights to others.

If you submit or post any content or intellectual property to this Website, you represent and warrant that your submission or posting does not infringe the rights of the owner of such content or intellectual property or any other third party. You further represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted, or allowed you to grant, to the Institute a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such content or intellectual property in any medium, form, format, or forum whether presently existing or developed later, and to sublicense such rights to others.

You may not post any content, links, or code that would be, in the sole and absolute determination of the Institute, misleading, false, defamatory, vulgar, inappropriate, or harmful. We disclaim any liability for moderating such content, but reserve the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.

Trademarks

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Any use of trademarks requires prior written approval.

Changes to Terms

We reserve the right to change or modify any of the Terms of Use and any policy or guideline incorporated by reference at any time in our sole discretion. Any change or modification will be effective upon posting of the revisions on this Website. Your continued use of this Website and services following any posting of any change or modification will constitute your acceptance of any such change or modification.

Laws That Govern This Agreement

Quality Corp controls this Website from its offices within the State of Oregon in the United States of America. This Website can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each state or country able to access this Website may differ, by accessing this Website both you and the Institute agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Oregon, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of this Website.

The Institute makes no representation that materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Consequences and Indemnification

If you do not comply with these terms, as determined the Institute in its sole and absolute discretion, we have the right to block your access, suspend or eliminate your registration, and remove any content or other information you have placed on this Website. We may also take any legal action if, in our sole discretion, we think such legal action is appropriate. If your use of this Website or violation of this Agreement causes harm to yourself or others, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Institute and its partners harmless against any liability for that harm.

General

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe, or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement set forth the entire understanding and Agreement between you and the Institute with respect to your use of pcpci.org

 

Privacy Policy

This statement discloses the privacy practices for pcpci.org.

The Institute is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This statement explains our online information practices and the way the information you provide us with is collected and used. Quality Corp and Oregon Health Authority are the only organizations that use the information collected on this website for the purposes of the Institute. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others under any circumstances.

Email List

The information we collect for our email list includes names and e-mail addresses. This information is securely stored and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year via email. If you no longer wish to receive emails, you can use the unsubscribe feature at the bottom of all email communications to be removed from the list. You can also contact us directly at [email protected].

Security

This Website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via this Website, your information is protected both online and off-line. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Links to Other Web Sites

This website includes links, some temporary and some permanent, to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of any other website or the nature of the content contained therein.

Changes to This Policy

In the event that the Institute decides to alter its privacy policy, the changes will be added directly to this statement. We will, however, always use information in accordance with the version of the privacy policy under which it was originally collected.

 

Contact Us

If you have specific questions or concerns about the Institute Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].