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    • Below are the legal terms and conditions you agree to when becoming a member of MyLifeStages.

      Please know that our website is designed to protect your privacy at all times, and your membership data will only be used by Sutter Health to share valuable health information resources with you.

      The site will also allow you to share, where appropriate, information with other MyLifeStages members – purely at your own discretion.

      If you have any questions or concerns about your membership on MyLifeStages, we ask you to contact us directly via e-mail.

    • Here is the legal stuff we are required to tell you.

    • This website (including all of its content, databases and domain name -collectively "MyLifeStages") is owned and maintained by Sutter Health, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, on behalf of itself and its affiliated programs and care centers.

      In this document, Sutter Health is referred to as "we", "us" or "our". The term "you" or "your" refers to viewers or users of MyLifeStages.

      These Terms and Conditions constitute both (i) an AGREEMENT hereby entered into by you and Sutter Health and (ii) the policy of Sutter Health in making MyLifeStages available to you.

    • I. Purpose of My Life Stages

    • Sutter Health provides MyLifeStages to allow its users to access information, tools and resources via a secured Web environment. Additionally, MyLifeStages allows its users to collaborate and communicate with each other online.

    • II. Ownership of MyLifeStages

    • All of the resources and files on MyLifeStages are the property of Sutter Health. The site is a secured site – meaning only those who have registered as members can see certain portions of the site.

      However, even for members, Sutter Health and its staff charged with managing the website reserve the right at all times to do any of the following:

    • Monitor MyLifeStages and review materials posted to MyLifeStages.

    • Edit, refuse to post or remove any materials, in whole or in part, in its sole discretion, that Sutter Health deems abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise inappropriate.

    • Terminate your access to MyLifeStages at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever. However, Sutter Health will develop policies that state we will only terminate member access for valid reasons – to protect the quality and security of the site by halting inappropriate use or to clean and maintain our database in the event of membership data for a user who is not actively using the site.

    • Override any applicable passwords or codes.

    • Collect and use, for Sutter Health’s internal purposes only, information and materials gathered by Sutter Health or its third-party agents in connection with monitoring, measurement, and reporting services provided to Sutter Health and its staff.

    • Disclose any information as Sutter Health deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
    • III. Use of MyLifeStages

    • MyLifeStages may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, surveys, announcements, news groups, online collaborative forums and/or communities, personal Web pages, calendars, photo albums, online files and libraries, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others. MyLifeStages is intended for business and personal use.

      As a condition of your use of MyLifeStages, you will not use MyLifeStages for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use MyLifeStages in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Sutter Health server, or the network(s) connected to any Sutter Health server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of MyLifeStages. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to MyLifeStages, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Sutter Health server or to MyLifeStages, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through MyLifeStages.

      You agree to use MyLifeStages only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular service on MyLifeStages. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using MyLifeStages, you will not:

    • Use MyLifeStages in connection with contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, personal solicitation, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages, or unauthorized surveys; this prohibition pertains to commercial or personal uses.

    • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

    • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information (e.g. pornography).

    • Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (e.g. copyright, trademark, rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.

    • Use any material or information (including images or photographs), which are made available through MyLifeStages in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party.

    • Upload, edit or delete files and/or Web pages unless expressly authorized.

    • Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.

    • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any purpose, unless MyLifeStages specifically allows such messages.

    • Download any file posted by another user of MyLifeStages that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed and/or distributed in such manner.

    • Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

    • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying MyLifeStages.

    • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable to MyLifeStages.

    • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.

    • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

    • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.

    • Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity, any directory of users of MyLifeStages or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.


    • IV. Personal Information

    • Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children in MyLifeStages.

    • V. Links

    • MyLifeStages may provide links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Please consult the privacy statement of each website you visit. Links to other websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by Sutter Health of those sites, the information they contain, or any products or services they describe.

    • VI. Data Integrity

    • Although we attempt to ensure the integrity and accurateness of MyLifeStages, we make no guarantees as to its correctness or accuracy. It is possible that MyLifeStages could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to MyLifeStages by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform us so that it can be corrected.

    • VII. Infected or Corrupted Materials

    • You also understand that Sutter Health cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through MyLifeStages will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. If you use a non-Sutter computer, you are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to MyLife Stages for the reconstruction of any lost data. Sutter Health does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of MyLifeStages.

    • VIII. Revisions, Changes and Updates

    • We may revise our policies and the information provided by MyLifeStages, or change or update MyLifeStages without notice. Sutter Health may also make improvements and/or changes in products and/or services described in this information or add new features at any time without notice. Any revised policy will apply both to information we already have about you at the time of the change, and any personal information created or received after the change takes effect. We encourage you to reread these Terms and Conditions periodically to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you.

    • IX. Warranty Disclaimer

    • Sutter Health provides the information on MyLifeStages "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF MY LIFE STAGES, ITS RELATED SERVICES AND HYPERLINKED WEBSITES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY SUTTER HEALTH NOR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY NOR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.

    • X. Limitation of Liability

    • SUTTER HEALTH IS NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO MYLIFESTAGES, ITS RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE "MYLIFESTAGES," AND/OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH MY LIFE STAGES, ITS RELATED SERVICES AND/OR HYPERLINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING MY LIFE STAGES AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    • XI. Copyrights

    • Except as otherwise indicated, all content on this site, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, photos, images, forms, audio, video, questionnaires, "look and feel" and software, is the property of Sutter Health and/or its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Sutter Health and/or its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unless specifically authorized in writing by Sutter Health, any use of these materials, or of any materials contributed to this site by entities other than Sutter Health on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Any rights not expressly granted by these terms and conditions or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by Sutter Health. The materials provided by MyLifeStages may be downloaded and/or reprinted for personal use only. Permission to display publicly, reprint or reproduce electronically any document or graphic in whole or in part for any reason is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright holder(s).

    • XII. Trademarks and Service Marks

    • "Sutter Health" and the Sutter Health logo are service marks of Sutter Health. Sutter Health may designate other proprietary rights from time to time on this site through use of the TM, SM, or ® symbols. Users of this site are not authorized to make any use of the Sutter Health marks, including, but not limited to, as metatags or in any other fashion which may create a false or misleading impression of affiliation or sponsorship with or by Sutter Health.

    • XIII. Questions, Complaints and Contacts

    • If you have any questions about this policy and agreement, including your rights under this document, you can contact Sutter Health via email.