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This visitor agreement is a binding legal contract between you and us. By using this service, you accept its terms. We may change the terms of this agreement occasionally. By continuing to use the service after we post those changes, you accept this agreement as modified.

We reserve the right to deny access to this website to anyone who violates the terms of use or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this website, or infringes the rights of others.

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The information available on and through the Georgia Health News website has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, GHN makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information. Information accessed on and through or the Georgia Health News  eAlerts is provided “as is” and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The information provided on the GHN website and in the daily eAlerts is provided for general information only and is not intended to serve as an authoritative source of specific data or information for clinical, policy or legal purposes.

The material on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information contained on this website will be changed, updated and deleted without notice. GHN may make improvements and/or changes in this material at any time. GHN makes no warranties that this website will operate uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected. GHN does not warrant that this website is compatible with your computer equipment or that this website or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms or “Trojan horses” and GHN is not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features that may be directly or indirectly associated with the access to, use or forwarding of this website or any of its contents.

Additionally, GHN makes no representations or warranties whatsoever about any other website which you may choose to access through this website. Links provided by GHN to such websites are provided solely for your convenience and should not be deemed to imply that GHN endorses those websites, the safety of using those websites with respect to any errors, viruses, worms or “Trojan horses” that may be therein contained, embedded or otherwise made available to or through user.


You understand that the opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Georgia Health News or endorsed by Georgia Health News. GHN provides links to other websites that are not under the control of GHN. These links are included as a convenience to you and are not intended as an endorsement by GHN of the organization or individual operating any of these websites.

We may provide a variety of services on this website through which you can directly interact with others, such as e-mail services, chat rooms, communications tools, forums and other user-submitted advertising, and other public posting areas. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas, but at the same time we want everyone to be able to enjoy these services.

We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to us. However, we maintain the right to do so and to use any other forms of information available to us by virtue of your use of our website (including, for example, reverse IP address inquiry) in order to comply with the law, to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our website, our customers, the public or Georgia Health News, Inc. and its employees, agents, partners and affiliates.

We reserve the right to deny access to any service to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of any messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on the Georgia Health News website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, is proprietary to GHN. Such information may be copied and reproduced in paper or electronic form for personal, educational, or non-commercial purposes provided that it is accompanied by, at minimum, the following statement: “Source: Georgia Health News, an independent, nonprofit news service”.

For any information contained on the GHN site that is attributed to another source, permission to reproduce must be obtained from the original source. Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the website or any of its content and “mirroring” the Web site or any content on any other server is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from GHN.

This website and its content may not be used to construct a database of any kind nor may the same be stored (in whole or part) in databases for access by you or any third party or to distribute any database containing all or part of the Website or its content.


You agree that you are prohibited from using this site to commit fraudulent activities, violate any state, federal or international law, statute, ordinance or regulation. Furthermore, no communications passing through this site may be defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing, obscene or contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Georgia Health News will take immediate action to prevent violators of this policy from using our site, and will prosecute individuals and/or organizations to the fullest extent of the law for civil and/or criminal acts. Persons and/or organizations found to be in violation of these Terms of Use may be subject to full liability for damages, legal and other costs.

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Our Limited License to You. Material available through this website is the property of Georgia Health News Inc. and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through this website. But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without our prior written consent. You may not distribute copies of materials found on this website in any form (including by e-mail or other electronic means) without our prior written permission. We encourage you to show others how to access the information on our website. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on this Web site can be sent to or to Georgia Health News, 2635 Rangewood Ct, Atlanta, Ga. 30345.

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No Endorsements. We are not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute our endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site).

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Limitations on Our Liability. Under no circumstances shall we be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of use of this website or any service available through it, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect or similar damages, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.) You agree that our liability, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid for the use of the service.


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