Last updated: January 23, 2023
Scope of These Terms
These are the Terms and Conditions governing the use of this site and the agreement that operates between you, West Health and MATRC. These Terms and Conditions set out the rights and obligations of all users regarding the use of this site.
Your access to and use of this site is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use this site.
By accessing or using this site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you disagree with any part of these Terms and Conditions then you may not access this site.
You represent that you are over the age of 18. West Health and MATRC does not permit those under 18 to use this site.
This site includes a lot of information on ce4ta.matrc.org, including health and medical articles, references, news, and other tools. You should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional.
If you are a healthcare professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information on our website, and we encourage you to confirm the information with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are not a healthcare professional, you should evaluate the information together with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional.
West Health and MATRC follows a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on ce4ta.matrc.org. Some information on our website comes from you or from other users. We are not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, we are not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information on our website.
Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we do not assume any responsibility for any websites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from our site.
While we welcome your feedback on ce4ta.matrc.org, we make final decisions about the content that is posted on this site to be certain it meets the needs of all our readers. You can use feedback links to send us comments and criticisms, but if you are dissatisfied with our response or with the contents of ce4ta.matrc.org, your only remedy is to stop using the website.
We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Links to Other Websites
Our site may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by West Health or MATRC.
WHI and MATRC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that WHI and MATRC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
Ownership of the Center of Excellence for Telehealth and Aging
West Health, MATRC, or our affiliates own the information on ce4ta.matrc.org. In fact, the entire contents and design of ce4ta.matrc.org are protected under the U.S. and international copyright laws. You may look at our website online, download individual articles to your personal or handheld computer for later reading, and even print a reasonable number of copies of pages for yourself, your family, or friends. You may redistribute individual articles or embed content on your website, provided you utilize the social media tools we have provided. You must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all our other rights. Among other things, this means you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission.
Linking to Us
Usually, West Health and MATRC do not mind if you have a simple link from your website to ours. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users. You are prohibited to link to WHI and MATRC or this site if you engage in illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.
Information That You Put on Our Website
West Health and MATRC may make some software and accompanying documentation available for download from our website. These materials are the copyrighted work of West Health, MATRC, or organizations that have licensed the software to us. We do not transfer any ownership rights in the software to you when you download it from our web site; rather, you are allowed to use the software and documentation under the terms of a license agreement. You must read the license agreement that accompanies each product and indicate your agreement to those terms prior to downloading. You are not authorized to attempt to recreate or reverse engineer our software. In addition, some software available on our website is subject to United States export controls. By downloading or using such software, you are representing to us that your download of such software complies with these controls.
This site may have several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor and control access to and use of your account and password; and, (3) promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a password. You grant us and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the website the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. West Health and MATRC cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received using our site and tools.
U.S. Government End Users
If you are affiliated with the U.S. government, then you should know that the software and documentation available on our website are “commercial items,” as that term is defined in 48 C.F.R. 2.101 (October 1995), consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R.v 12.212 (September 1995). Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 27.7202-4 (June 1995), all U.S. government end users acquire the software and documentation with only those rights set forth herein.
Laws That Govern This Agreement
West Health and MATRC controls the ce4ta.matrc.org web site from operations within the States of California and Virginia in the United States of America. The web site can be accessed from any State in the U.S. and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each state or country able to access the web site may differ, by accessing the website both you, MATRC, and West Health agree that the statutes and laws of Virginia, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to the use of our web sites.
West Health and MATRC make no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access these sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
By accessing materials on our website or registering you agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of our website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. We will post any such changes in a timely manner, and draw your attention to any significant changes.
If you do not comply with these terms, we have the right to suspend or remove your account, and also remove any information you have placed on our site. We may also take any legal action we feel is appropriate. If your violation of this agreement causes harm to others, you agree to hold West Health harmless against any liability for that harm. If there is any dispute between us concerning this agreement or your use of our website, we both agree to submit the dispute to non-binding mediation, followed by binding arbitration. Both the mediation and the arbitration will be governed under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and the venue for such will be in the State of Virginia, in the County of Albemarle.
Changes to These Terms and Condition
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use ce4ta.matrc.org after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If You do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website.