Terms of Use

Welcome to St. Joseph’s/Candler’s iConnect Portal, an online information and communications service provided by St. Joseph’s/Candler (“SJ/C” or “We” or “Us”), subject to your agreement with all of these terms and conditions.  SJ/C may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified terms and conditions on iConnect Portal.  You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your accessing or using the service constitutes you acceptance of the agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use.  From time to time SJ/C may offer website visitors the opportunity to participate in additional features or services through iConnect Portal.  You may be required to enter into additional agreements or authorizations before you can access such features or services.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Georgia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Chatham County, Georgia.

Medical Emergencies
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL HEALTH ISSUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF AN URGENT NATURE, AND SJ/C MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF ANY PARTICULAR RESPONSE TIME TO ANY INQUIRY YOU MAY MAKE.  ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ASSISTANCE, BUT SHOULD INSTEAD SEEK APPROPRATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR DIAL 911.

Privacy
Please read our Notice of Privacy Practices posted on the SJ/C website to understand how any Protected Health Information (“PHI”), as that term is defined in the Notice of Privacy Practices, that you submit via this site will be treated.  Information communicated electronically may be incorporated and retained in the SJ/C medical record and may be disseminated as part of an authorized release of a copy of the medical record.

Use of iConnect Portal Information
You agree that iConnect Portal is a communication service offered as a convenience to St. Joseph’s/Candler patients.  You understand that it provides you with online access to portions of your St. Joseph’s/Candler electronic medical record and that you are solely responsible for any sharing of iConnect Portal content that you intentionally or unintentionally communicate to others.  You understand that any messages will be routed to the appropriate department as necessary for handling, and therefore St. Joseph’s/Candler employees, other than your healthcare provider may be involved in addressing your request.  Therefore use of iConnect Portal may not be appropriate if there is sensitive information that you would only wish to discuss directly with your provider.

You understand that not all of your St. Joseph’s/Candler medical record may appear on iConnect Portal.  Posting of your medical information is at the discretion of your individual physician(s) and/or St. Joseph’s/Candler.

St. Joseph’s/Candler reserves the right in the future to charge a fee for the use of iConnect Portal.  You will be notified of this change and asked to re-apply if you agree to the fee and wish to continue with this service.

Links to Third Party Sites
The SJ/C iConnect Portal Web site may contain links to other Web sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SJ/C and SJ/C is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SJ/C is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. SJ/C is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SJ/C of the site or any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site, you warrant to SJ/C that you will not use the SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site.

Use of Communication Services
The SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • 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, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any 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 the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

SJ/C has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, SJ/C reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.  SJ/C reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

SJ/C reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in SJ/C's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. SJ/C does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, SJ/C specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized SJ/C spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of SJ/C.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials Provided to SJ/C or Posted at any SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site
Unless otherwise agreed, SJ/C does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to SJ/C (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any SJ/C iConnect Portal Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting SJ/C, its affiliated companies, suppliers and necessary sub licensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. SJ/C is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in SJ/C's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Copyright and Trademarks
All content included on iConnect Portal, including but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, button icons, images, artwork, names, logos, trademarks, service marks and date (the “Content”), in any form including the compilation thereof, are protected by U.S. and International copyright law and conventions.  The Content includes both Content owned or controlled by St. Joseph’s/Candler (“SJ/C”) and Content owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to SJ/C.  Except as set forth below, direct or indirect reproduction of the Content, in whole or in part, by any means, is prohibited with the express written consent of SJ/C.

Site Access and Licenses
SJ/C grants a limited license to each user to make personal use only of the Web Site and the associated services in accordance with these terms and conditions of use.  This license expressly excludes, without limitation, any reproduction, duplication, sale, resale or other commercial use of the Web Site and the associated services, making any derivative of the Web site or the associated services, the collection and use of user email addresses or other user information, including, without limitation, health information or any data extraction or date mining whatsoever.  Through this License, you may be able to upload third party data into iConnect Portal or download limited medical information from iConnect Portal to select third party sites.

Security
This Web site uses encryption software.  While we use state-of-the-art security, no system can perfectly guard against risks of intentional intrusion or inadvertent disclosure of information.  When using iConnect Portal, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control of St. Joseph’s/Candler and its contractors.  YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR INTENTIONAL INTRUSION, OR OF ANY DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION, OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SERVICE.  Once the information is received by us, your medical information will be treated as confidential and given the same protection that all other St. Joseph’s/Candler medical records are given.

No Warranties
This site and all other sites hosted by SJ/C and the content contained herein and therein are provided by SJ/C on an “As Is” basis.  SJ/C makes no representations or warranties of any kind express or implied as to the operation of its sites, or the content, products and/or services included therein.  To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, SJ/C disclaims all warranties, express, or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and/or infringement.

Limitation of Liability
Some of the material on the SJ/C site is provided by third parties and SJ/C shall not be held responsible for any such third-party material.  SJ/C disclaims any responsibility for or liability related to such third-party material.  Any questions, complaints or claims related to any product should be directed to the appropriate third party.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SJ/C AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BY LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNATIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMATNCE OF THE SJ/C iCONNECT PORTAL, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SJ/C iCONNECT PORTAL OR RELATED SERVICES.  THE PROVISIONS OF OR FAILURE TO PROVDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATIONAL CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SJ/C iCONNECT PORTAL, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT THE USE OF THE SJ/C iCONNECT PORTAL, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SJ/C OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.  BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITAION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SJ/C iCONNECT PORTAL, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SJ/C iCONNECT PORTAL.

Indemnification
You agree to the following terms of indemnification: (i) "Indemnified Parties" include authors and contributors of the Informational Content, all officers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, and members of SJ/C or any of its suppliers; (ii) by using, reviewing, or accessing the Informational Content, you agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Indemnified Parties from any and all losses, liabilities, or damages (including attorneys' fees and costs) resulting from any and all claims, causes of action, suits, proceedings, or demands related to or arising out of use, review or access of the Informational Content.

Discontinuance of Services
iConnect Portal is being provided by St. Joseph’s/Candler as a courtesy to you, and St. Joseph’s/Candler reserves the right to modify, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site, or any part thereof, at any time, with or without notice.  In addition, your access to the site may be discontinued at any time if you violate the terms of this agreement or if we determine, for any other reason, that it is no longer appropriate for you to have access to the site.