This access agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the terms, provisions and conditions which will apply to and control any access to or use of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Prognostic Nomograms Website.
THIS IS AN ACCESS AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU ("YOU" or "USER") AND FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER ("FCCC"). YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND / OR ANY OF THE NOMOGRAMS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SITE") AND YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SITE AND THE NOMOGRAMS ARE OWNED BY FCCC AND ANY USE BY YOU OF THE SITE SHALL NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH ANY OWNERSHIP OR OTHER RIGHTS OTHER THAN AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED WITHIN THIS AGREEMENT.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS WEBSITE AND THE NOMOGRAM DATA AND FORMULAS PRESENTED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE -- WHICH INCLUDES FCCC'S ONLINE AND / OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION -- IS OWNED BY FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER AND IS PROTECTED BY CONTRACT, TRADE SECRET AND COPYRIGHT LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT TREATIES, AS WELL AS OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AND TREATIES. FCCC IS WILLING TO ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO THIS SITE, ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SITE BECAUSE BY ACCESSING THE SITE YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE IT, AND YOU SHOULD EXIT THIS SITE NOW. BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND PROVISIONS:
NOMOGRAM WEBSITE LIMITATIONS: This Site and the tools and information provided within this Site are intended to provide general health information only. This Site and the predictive tools, or prognostic nomograms available through this Site are not intended to be, and you should not consider them to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment of any health condition or problem. FCCC recommends that you always consult with a physician or other professional healthcare provider prior to making any decisions, or undertaking (or not undertaking) any actions relating to any healthcare condition, issue, or problem that you may have at any time.
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A. On the terms and subject to the conditions and limitations set forth herein, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, and revocable right to access and use the Site. The Site may be used solely by you for the limited purpose of review and use of the predictive tools presented within the Site. You specifically acknowledge and agree that neither FCCC, nor any other person or entity, is liable or otherwise responsible for any decision made, or any action taken (or not taken) as a result of your review and use of any information presented within the Site.
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H. FCCC reserves the right at any time, with or without notice, to monitor, modify or discontinue your access and use, and the terms upon which you access and use the Site.
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