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Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting our Website, www.qualishealth.org (the "Website"). The Website is sponsored by Qualis Health, which is a nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and value. Your use of our Website and the content accessible through qualishealth.org constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use as set forth in this Agreement (the "Agreement"). Qualis Health may have other websites that may be covered by different Terms of Use. If you disagree with any of these terms, please exit this site immediately.

Description of Services

The information on this Website is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various topics related to healthcare and provides healthcare information to users as a public service via articles, references, tools, and editorial content. This information is not meant to substitute for professional medical advice or replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions regarding medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician, or in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Users who rely on information on this Website do so at their own risk.

We reserve the sole right to either modify or discontinue the Website, including any of the Website features, at any time with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise such right. Any new features that augment or enhance the then-current services on this Website shall also be subject to these Terms of Use.

Our Website does not accept or contain any paid advertising of any kind.

Policy on Using and Sharing Website Content

In keeping with our mission, we invite users of our Website to download, learn from, or reprint individual articles, tools, and editorial content, for yourself or your colleagues as permitted under this Agreement.

You may not post content found on our Website directly to another website without our prior written permission. Instead, because we update the content frequently and we want to make sure that people are using the most up-to-date information, you should link to the content on qualishealth.org. You are not allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, discriminatory, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

You also 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 content, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, or use it for any commercial purpose without our prior written permission. Note that some content posted on the Website originates from outside sources that may have granted Qualis Health permission to post this content to our Website only. In such cases, any further permission for this content must be sought directly from the content owners.


We do not offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our Website. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third party rights, or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any information, products, services, merchandise, or other material provided through our Website or any websites that are linked to our Website or that you browse to after following a link to our Website. Links to other sites are not intended as, and do not constitute, endorsements of such websites by Qualis Health. We make no warranty or guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free.

In no event shall Qualis Health be liable for any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses arising out of or relating to the information displayed at this Website or any use thereof, whether in contract or in tort, including, without limitation, any general, direct or indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, regardless of having been apprised of the possibility thereof.

We cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that files available for downloading through the Website will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for implementing sufficient precautions, procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your own requirements for the accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our Website for the reconstruction of any lost data. We do not assume the responsibility for the loss of any information, data, or other materials resulting from your use of our Website.

Content Submitted to Our Website

Unless we agree, in writing, that something submitted to our Website will be treated confidentially, by submitting to the Website you are giving us a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such content in any medium, form, format, or forum whether presently existing or developed later, and to sublicense such rights to others.

If you submit or post any content or intellectual property to our Website, you represent and warrant that your submission or posting does not infringe the rights of the owner of such content or intellectual property or any other third party. You further represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted, or allowed you to grant, to Qualis Health a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such content or intellectual property in any medium, form, format, or forum whether presently existing or developed later, and to sublicense such rights to others.

You may not post any content, links, or code that would be, in the sole and absolute determination of Qualis Health, misleading, false, defamatory, vulgar, inappropriate, or harmful. We disclaim any liability for moderating such content, but reserve the right to remove any such content at any time without your consent.


All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Any use of trademarks requires prior written approval.

Changes to Terms

We reserve the right to change or modify any of the Terms of Use and any policy or guideline incorporated by reference at any time in our sole discretion. Any change or modification will be effective upon posting of the revisions on the Website. Your continued use of the Website and services following any posting of any change or modification will constitute your acceptance of any such change or modification.

Laws That Govern This Agreement

Qualis Health controls this Website from its offices within the State of Washington in the United States of America. The Website can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each state or country able to access the Website may differ, by accessing the Website both you and Qualis Health agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Washington, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our Website.

Qualis Health makes 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 this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Privacy Policy

Because we are in the healthcare area, we pay special attention to privacy issues. The purpose of our privacy policy is to identify the information we may collect from you, describe the uses we may make of your information and the security measures we take to protect it, and discuss your options for controlling your information. Please review our privacy policy.

Consequences and Indemnification

If you do not comply with these terms, as determined by Qualis Health in its sole and absolute discretion, we have the right to block your access, suspend or eliminate your registration, and remove any content or other information you have placed on our Website. We may also take any legal action if, in our sole discretion, we think such legal action is appropriate. If your use of our Website or violation of this Agreement causes harm to yourself or others, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Qualis Health harmless against any liability for that harm.


If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe, or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms of Use and the Privacy Statement set forth the entire understanding and Agreement between you and Qualis Health with respect to your use of qualishealth.org.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Qualis Health's website disclaimer, please contact:

Evan Stults
Vice President, Communications
PO Box 33400
Seattle, WA 98133
(800) 949-7536