Terms and Use Disclaimer
The information HQSI provides on this website is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various healthcare-related topics. This information is not intended to be used in place of consultation with a healthcare professional. HQSI’s website is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied.
HQSI may collect personally identifiable information via forms and e-mail links. HQSI will use any information we collect for internal purposes only, such as sending electronic information and/or mailing materials you request. In addition, some areas of this Website may require registration before they can be used. We will protect the confidentiality of any information collected via forms and email for registration and all other purposes. This site automatically collects and records the following limited information about each visitor:
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our website, to track user traffic patterns, and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us expand the coverage of the site and to analyze patterns of usage, in an effort to make the site more useful. This information, however, is not used for correlating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through HQSI.org, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: HQSI.org does not read any of your private online communications.
If you willingly provide personal information, such as your mailing or E-mail address, telephone or fax numbers, or other demographic information, either through our Contact Us form or through one of our available contact E-mail addresses, we will not share (disclose or sell) that information.
Linking to HQSI's website and prohibited use
As a condition of use, HQSI does not permit linking to or using HQSI’s website for any purpose that is considered unlawful or prohibited. This includes the use of HQSI’s website if you engage in illegal, obscene, discriminatory, or offensive content. You may not use HQSI’s website in any manner which could damage, change, or overburden the website and limit its use for others.
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Contacting HQSI via Email
When contacting HQSI via E-mail, please note that E-mail is not a secure method of transmitting information. For that reason, we request that you do not include personal information (Social Security numbers, Medicare claim numbers, etc.) when sending a request for information or question to this website. In order for us to best serve your needs, please contact us by mail or phone when it is necessary to disclose sensitive information.
HQSI provides the information on this site as a public service only. Any clinical and scientific material presented or referenced on this website is intended for general informational purposes and is not intended to provide or replace the independent judgment of a qualified healthcare provider treating a particular patient. Readers are encouraged to confirm the clinical and scientific information on this website with other sources. HQSI disclaims any representation or warranty with respect to any treatment or course of treatment based upon information provided on this website.