This web site is an information and communications service provided by WakeMed. Please read this agreement carefully. By using this web site, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions described in this document. We reserve the right to modify these terms and policies and recommend you periodically review them. Your continued use of the web site will constitute your agreement to the most current version of the agreement.
Use of the Web Site
WakeMed’s web site is for informational purposes only. The information should not be used in place of a consultation with your physician or other health care provider. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
You warrant that you will not use this web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this agreement. You are personally responsible for the material that you send.
You assume full responsibility for using the information on this web site and you understand WakeMed and its affiliated organizations will not be held responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from your use of the site. While we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. We can also not warrant that the site and the files that are provided to be downloaded are error- or virus-free.
Links to Outside Sites
Throughout the web site, WakeMed provides links to outside sites. We do this as a courtesy and are in no way implying an endorsement of or responsibility for their accuracy. You should refer to the ownership and disclaimer information posted on those sites.
Material on the web site is protected by copyright law. Unless otherwise stated, users may print or download information from this site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided they identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law.
Any reproduction of artwork or photographs appearing on the pages of the web site is prohibited without prior written consent. All content on the web site provided by third parties is subject to any applicable terms and conditions provided by that third party, and you agree to be bound by those terms and conditions.
What you should know about the WakeMed Web Site
General Information Collection
WakeMed tracks and collects general information regarding the use of this site. Information such as which pages are visited, the length of time visitors stay on the site, the browsers visitors use, and the times people log on to the site, is collected in aggregate and not applied to specific visitors. Such information may be shared, in aggregate, to help others determine how the site is used and what can be done to make it more helpful to our audience.
You may use the WakeMed web site without providing any personal information. However, you may be asked to provide personal information if you choose to complete an on-line form. Please note that our forms are not encrypted unless otherwise noted. People who are actively attempting to intercept web transmissions may be able to read information that you send to us, or information that we send to you through your e-mail address. If you ask us a question and supply your email address, you are authorizing us to respond to you with an unencrypted e-mail message. If you are not comfortable using an on-line form without encryption, you can call the hospital directly and we will be happy to help you over the phone.
Limitations on Disclosures
Use of Social Media
WakeMed publishes multiple social media sites. These sites are for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of seeking medical consultation or advice. No personal health information will ever be posted online by WakeMed without the expressed consent of the individual. Employees and volunteers posting to WakeMed’s or other social media sites must do so in accordance with WakeMed’s policies and procedures. The information posted on these sites is covered by copyright law and should not be reproduced without consent.
WakeMed reserves the right to suspend or block users misusing the sites. WakeMed also reserves the right to not approve or delete comments or posts made on our social media sites. Additionally, it is the right of all staff, patients, volunteers and other patients to NOT be included in social media posts by WakeMed, patients or other individuals. Consent must be received from any staff, physician, volunteer, vendor or other patient prior to posting their name, image or personal health information.