Terms, Conditions & Contributors

I. Ownership and Right to Modify

A. All proprietary information, copyrights, trademarks and servicemarks within this web site (which is funded by HPN WorldWide, Inc.), are the property of their respective owners;

B. HPN and other respective content owners have the right to update and modify the information provided through this web site without notification to eligible users; and

C. HPN and/or membership sponsor(s) paying for the membership reserve the right to change: 1) Security passcodes; and/or 2) Availability of this web service, including, but not limited to, expansion, enhancement or termination of service at any time and/or components thereof, in part or whole.

II. Eligible Users, Permitted and Prohibited Uses

A. Only eligible members (e.g. employees, retirees, health plan members, physician providers), corresponding spouses and covered dependents, hereafter known as "users", are entitled to use of this site and corresponding information;

B. Each eligible user has a unique personal login. Each user may choose to provide her/his personal login to other family members or other trusted individuals. But we do not encourage this. If you do, be careful and keep track of who have given your login to, as these people will have access to your personal health and account information - AND - they could change your personal login. Remember, when on the site, you can change your personal login any time when on the site. This is important if you want to turn off access to anyone to whom you have given your personal login. The change will be immediate.

C. Individual users are entitled to print information from this site for their personal use and/or use with family members;

D. No information on this site shall be printed, copied or otherwise reproduced and used for purposes of mass duplication and distribution by any means whether free or for charge; and

E. Information on this site may not be resold in any form (print or electronic) without written permission from the respective copyright owner.

III. Intent of Site, Use Guidelines and Protected Privacy

A. The information provided on this site is intended to empower, and make it easier for users to make more informed choices that can lead to better health, health care and use of available resources to stay healthy, prevent and/or better handle problems that may occur;

B. Medical information contained within the site is based on medical literature and on physician and other peer reviews, and is NOT intended to replace the advice of your physician(s);

C. Users acknowledge that HPN, other site content owners and site sponsors are not responsible for the results of user decisions resulting from the use of this information, including, but not limited to choices to seek or not seek professional medical care, and choosing or not choosing specific treatment based on the information;

D. HPN assures individual privacy and confidential use of this site in accordance and full compliance with HIPAA regulations; and

E. This site does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display or commercial content.

IV. Medical Advice Notice

The material that appears on this site is for informational purposes only.

Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. The site sponsor(s) and Information Providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the information.

Should you have any health care related questions, please call or visit your physician or other health care provider. You should never disregard medical advice - or delay in seeking it - because of something you have read here.

Where appropriate, you should always seek prompt medical care for any specific health issue and consult a physician before starting a fitness regimen.

V. Review Board, Contributors & Partners

Listed below, are the main credentialed* editors responsible for the primary design, content and oversight of this website:

  • Dr. Bob Gorsky, PhD
  • Kathy Wieland, MPH
  • Laurie Noffs, MA
  • Joan Cantwell, RN, MA, COHN-S

In addition, you can click on the following links for listings of over 100 other doctors, nurses, public health and other professionals involved as:

* PhD = Doctorate Degree (Health Promotion and Performance); MPH = Masters in Public Health; MA = Masters Degree; RN = Registered Nurse; and COHN-S = Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist.

The main content partners are:

  • HPN WorldWide, Inc.
  • Healthwise, Inc.
  • Patient Education Institute

Other Content Providers — partial listing

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Department of Transportation
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization

VI. Privacy

Current Privacy Policy