Terms of Service
- Ownership and Right to Modify
All proprietary information, copyrights, trademarks and servicemarks within this
web site (which is funded by HPN WorldWide, Inc.), are the property of their respective
HPN and other respective content owners have the right to update and modify the
information provided through this web site without notification to eligible users; and
HPN and/or membership sponsor(s) paying for the membership reserve the right
to change: 1) Security passcodes; and/or 2) Availability of this web service,
including, but not limited to, expansion, enhancement or termination of service
at any time and/or components thereof, in part or whole.
- Eligible Users, Permitted and Prohibited Uses
Only eligible members (e.g. employees, retirees, health plan members, physician
providers), corresponding spouses and covered dependents, hereafter known as "users",
are entitled to use of this site and corresponding information;
Each eligible user has a unique personal login. Each user may choose to provide
her/his personal login to other family members or other trusted individuals.
But we do not encourage this. If you do, be careful and keep track of who have
given your login to, as these people will have access to your personal health and
account information - AND - they could change your personal login. Remember, when
on the site, you can change your personal login any time when on the site. This is
important if you want to turn off access to anyone to whom you have given your
personal login. The change will be immediate.
Individual users are entitled to print information from this site for their
personal use and/or use with family members;
No information on this site shall be printed, copied or otherwise reproduced and
used for purposes of mass duplication and distribution by any means whether free
or for charge; and
Information on this site may not be resold in any form (print or electronic) without
written permission from the respective copyright owner.
- Intent of Site, Use Guidelines and Protected Privacy
The information provided on this site is intended to empower, and make it easier for
users to make more informed choices that can lead to better health, health care
and use of available resources to stay healthy, prevent and/or better handle
problems that may occur;
Medical information contained within the site is based on medical literature and
on physician and other peer reviews, and is NOT intended to replace the advice
of your physician(s);
Users acknowledge that HPN, other site content owners and site sponsors are not
responsible for the results of user decisions resulting from the use of this
information, including, but not limited to choices to seek or not seek professional
medical care, and choosing or not choosing specific treatment based on the
HPN assures individual privacy and confidential use of this site in accordance and
full compliance with HIPAA regulations; and
This site does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the
display of commercial content.
- Medical Advice Notice
The material that appears on this site is for informational purposes only.
Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear
from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you
should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. The site sponsor(s)
and Information Providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy,
timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the information.
Should you have any health care related questions, please call or visit your
physician or other health care provider. You should never disregard medical advice
- or delay in seeking it - because of something you have read here.
Where appropriate, you should always seek prompt medical care for any specific
health issue and consult a physician before starting a fitness regimen.
- Review Board, Contributors & Partners
Listed below, are the main credentialed* editors responsible for the primary design,content and oversight of this website:
- Dr. Bob Gorsky, PhD
- Kathy Wieland, MPH
- Laurie Noffs, MA
- Joan Cantwell, RN, MA, COHN-S
* PhD = Doctorate Degree (Health Promotion and Performance);
MPH = Masters in Public Health;
MA = Masters Degree;
RN = Registered Nurse;
and COHN-S = Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist.
The main content partners are:
- HPN WorldWide, Inc.
- Healthwise, Inc.
- Patient Education Institute
Other content providers (partial listing)
- National Institutes of Health
- National Cancer Institute
- Department of Transportation
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization