Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Please read these privacy and terms and conditions of use carefully before using this site as it explains the conditions under which you, the website visitor (hereinafter “You” or “visitor”), may use this site. The content is owned, operated and administered by or licensed to HealthCorps® (collectively, “HealthCorps, Inc.”). By using this site, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site. HealthCorps may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time at its sole discretion. Your continued usage of the HealthCorps site will mean You accept these Terms and Conditions.

HealthCorps educates and empowers young people toward greater health awareness and advocacy for themselves and their communities. Although it strives to have all of its content both accurate and timely, HealthCorps makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the availability,accuracy, currently, or completenes of this site or its contents. HealthCorps shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from Your access to, inability to access, or use of this site, including, without limitation, any damages or injury arising from any links to other sites contained within or referred to in this site.

Privacy

HealthCorps® does not collect identifying information about You (such as Your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless You voluntarily submit that information to us through our Contact Us page, our newsletter subscription pages, or other means.

Please do not email us any confidential information (including health information) about You or anyone. Any information You do submit to us is treated as confidential and is not sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties.
To protect Your privacy, You agree that You will not submit any media that contains personally identifiable information of You or anyone else. Uploading media like images or video of other people without their permission (or if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) is strictly prohibited.

When You visit the site, HealthCorps may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about You, such as the type of browser or computer operating system You use or the domain name of the site from which You linked to us.

Notwithstanding any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our site, HealthCorps does reserve its right to disclose any information it possesses if it is necessary to comply with the law, defend its rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.

Contact Us

The Contact Us page is the primary means for a website visitor to communicate with the HealthCorps® staff. You may use the Contact Us page to donate to HealthCorps®, become a strategic partner, request HealthCorps in Your school, or apply for a position with HealthCorps, or send suggestions or questions about areas of the site directly to the editorial staff. Website visiotrs may also use this form to ask general questions about the Website or content, submit notification of broken links, communicate privacy concerns, and/or submit praise and/or complaints.HealthCorps does not provide medical advice through the website. Medical questions should be submitted through the “Ask Dr. Oz” section of www.doctoroz.com. Never delay seeking Your doctor’s advice because of something You have read on the HealthCorps site. All comments are reviewed by the HealthCorps staff who handle all content-related issues and will use these comments to improve the stie and the HealthCorps program. We do read all emails and try to answer them in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so. All technical and operational issues are forwarded to the Webmaster for handling.

Newsletters

The email addresses of individuals who opt-in to our newsletter programs are uses only for delivering our newsletters. These email addresses are not typically viewed unless the database is experiencing some problem. Email addresses may be removed from our list by using the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each newsletter.

A Note to Parents

HealthCorps® is committed to protecting the privacy and safety of children. The HealthCorps curriculum is intended as health education only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. HealthCorps takes no responsibility to respond and/or may not be able to respond to a user’s medical emergency. If You think You or Your child may have a medical emergency, call Your doctor or 911 immediately.

User Submissions

HealthCorps® welcomes Your comments on its site and content. However, You acknowledge that if You send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions, or other information (collectively, the “Information”), the Information shall be deemed non-confidential for all purposes and shall remain the property of HealthCorps. By submission of any Information to us, You automatically grant – or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted – HealthCorps a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.

Visitors to this site are responsible for their own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, HealthCorps requests that You do not do any of the following: transmit to us copyrighted material unless You are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless You own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; send sexually explicit images; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or impersonate another person.

For users who violate these terms or the law, HealthCorps reserves the right to expel them and prevent their further access to this site. HealthCorps further reserves the right to remove any communications from this site. The violation of any of the terms and conditions set forth on this Terms and Conditions page shall result in the immediate revocation of Your right to use the content and obligates You to immediately destroy any copies of the content in Your possession.

HealthCorps and Dr. Mehmet Oz do not accept unsolicited materials. Do not use this website or the contact information on this website for the purpose of sending unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, videotapes, audio recordings, or other concepts to HealthCorps and/or Dr. Oz.

Editorial Policies

If You are seeking medical advice, diagnoses, and/or treatment, please consult Your doctor.

Links

The HealthCorps® site contains links to other websites owned by third parties. Users are cautioned that clicking links to listed resources will take them off of the HealthCorps site. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and are not an endorsement by HealthCorps® or Dr. Oz of the contents of those other sites. HealthCorps is not responsible for the content of any linked sites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If You decide to visit any third-party sites using links from this site, You do so at Your own risk.

Emails Claiming To Be from HealthCorps®

Occasionally scam artists use a method called “phishing” in which mass emailers send messages claiming to be from HealthCorps, Highway to Health, or Dr. Oz. These fraudulent emails may use our name, logo, or employee email addresses in an attempt to obtain valuable information from consumers and businesses. These con artists know that people trust HealthCorps, Highway to Health, and Dr. Oz, and may use these names or that of some other well-known individual or organization to trick people into believing that they are dealing with a legitimate request for personal information. These fraudulent emails often pretend to need information quickly to trick the recipient into taking action.

HealthCorps does not send out emails asking for detailed personal information. If You get that sort of email and it appears to be from HealthCorps, You should assume that it is fraudulent and avoid clicking any link within the email. We would appreciate hearing from You if this happens by forwarding such messages to info@healthcorps.org.

Disclaimer of Warranties

HealthCorps does not warrant that the site will operate error-free or that the site or its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. If Your use of the site or the site’s material results in the need for servicing or replacing of equipment or data, HealthCorps® shall not be responsible for those costs. This site and its material are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind. HEALTHCORPS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

IN NO EVENT SHALL HEALTHCORPS® ITS EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED IN THE SITE CONTENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER HEALTHCORPS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Use of Site Material

All content including, but not limited to text, graphics, images, and other content (the “Content”) are owned by or licensed to HealthCorps® and are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws.”HealthCorps” “Educating the Student Body” and the heart/apple logo are registered trademarks of HealthCorps. “Fit Town” and “Café o’ Yea” are trademarks of HealthCorps. If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, Your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and You must destroy any copies You may have made of any portion of the Content. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy You make of such material. Use of the Content on any other website or in a networked environment is prohibited.

Miscellaneous

This site is based in the United States and its Content originates there. HelathCorps® does not claim that the Content on this site is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the site from oustide the United States, You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for the compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the substantive laws of the state of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts situated in the State of New York with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving this site. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a furher or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in this site, these Terms and Cinditions constitute the entire agreement between You and HealthCorps with respect to Your use of this site.

“HealthCorps”, “Educating the Student Body”, “Fit Town,” “Café o’ Yea.” and the heart/apple logo are trademarks of HealthCorps, Inc. and healthcorps.org is a domain owned by HealthCorps, Inc.

Last updated: December 2010