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Website Policies

TERMS OF USE POLICY

 

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these website Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this website. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on our website and all content and software located on the website shall remain the sole property of Black Hills Health & Education Center or its licensors. The use of our trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from Black Hills Health & Education Center.

 

You must not:

•  Republish material from our website without prior written consent.

•  Sell or rent material from our website.

•  Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for any purpose.

•  Redistribute any content from our website, including onto another website.

 

Acceptable Use

You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within our website.

 

You must not use our website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on our website for any marketing related purpose without our express written consent.

 

Restricted Access

We may in the future need to restrict access to parts (or all) of our website and reserve full rights to do so. If, at any point, we provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of our website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.

 

Revisions

Black Hills Health & Education Center may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of our website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using our website immediately.

 

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

 

Limitation of Liability

THE MATERIALS AT THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL BLACK HILLS HEALTH & EDUCATION CENTER OR ITS AGENTS OR OFFICERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION, INJURY OR DEATH) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF BLACK HILLS HEALTH & EDUCATION CENTER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION IS INCLUDED AS PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. CLICK TO ACCESS.

 

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our Privacy Policy.

 

When accessing our website, Black Hills Health & Education Center will learn certain information about you during your visit.

 

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website, and your IP address.

 

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our website. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our website and other websites on the internet. To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

 

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that website’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

 

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the webpages you request) can be sent to you.

 

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, by mail and telephone.

 

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.

 

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

 

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our website and services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this website only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

 

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our website, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

 

For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Black Hills Health & Education Center uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

 

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

 

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

 

ANTI-SPAM POLICY

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center prohibits the use of their website and/or services in any manner associated with the transmission, distribution or delivery of any unsolicited bulk or unsolicited commercial e-mail (“Spam”). You may not use any Black Hills Health & Education Center services to send Spam. You also may not deliver Spam or cause Spam to be delivered to any customers of Black Hills Health & Education Center.

 

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 7701, et seq., Public Law No. 108-187, was S.877 of the 108th United States Congress), e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the Black Hills Health & Education Center website or service may not:

 

•  Use or contain invalid or forged headers;

•  Use or contain invalid or non-existent domain names;

•  Employ any technique to otherwise misrepresent, hide or obscure any information in identifying the point of origin or the

      transmission path;

•  Use other means of deceptive addressing;

•  Use a third party’s internet domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party’s equipment, without permission of

      the third party;

•  Contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content;

•  Fail to comply with additional technical standards described below;

•  Otherwise violate our Terms of Use.

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center does not authorize the harvesting, mining or collection of e-mail addresses or other information from or through the website or its services. Black Hills Health & Education Center does not permit or authorize others to use the Black Hills Health & Education Center services to collect, compile or obtain any information about its customers or subscribers, including but not limited to subscriber e-mail addresses.

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center does not permit or authorize any attempt to use its services in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any aspect of any of the services, or that could interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Black Hills Health & Education Center service.

 

If Black Hills Health & Education Center believes that unauthorized or improper use is being made of any service, it may, without notice, take such action as it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, including blocking messages from a particular internet domain, mail server or IP address. Black Hills Health & Education Center may immediately terminate any account on any service which it determines, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any e-mail that violates this policy.

 

Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send e-mail to, or through, the Black Hills Health & Education Center website and/or services. Failure to enforce this policy in every instance does not amount to a waiver of Black Hills Health & Education Center‘s rights.

 

Unauthorized use of any Black Hills Health & Education Center services in connection with the transmission of unsolicited e-mail, including the transmission of e-mail in violation of this policy, may result in civil, criminal, or administrative penalties against the sender and those assisting the sender.

 

Violators of the CAN SPAM Act may be subject to “cease and desist” orders or penalties from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) of up to $11,000 per violation. Criminal prosecution is also possible in the case of egregious offenders, which can result in penalties such as fines, forfeiture of proceeds and equipment. The worst offenders can also be subject to prison time.

 

EMAIL POLICY

 

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law.

 

We will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about Black Hills Health & Education Center.

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

 

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

 

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from us at any time.

 

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail or e-mail us at info@bhhec.org.

 

EXTERNAL LINKS POLICY

 

The Black Hills Health & Education Center web site may contain links to many other web sites. Black Hills Health & Education Center cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. Links to or from external web sites not owned or controlled by Black Hills Health & Education Center does not constitute an endorsement by Black Hills Health & Education Center or any of its employees of the sponsors of these sites or the products or information presented there.

 

Black Hills Health & Education Center

P.O. Box 19    Hermosa, SD  57744

605-255-4101    info@bhhec.org

 

 

Updated: April 2015

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