Terms of Use

General 

This website and the services of Michael Reese Health Trust and its affiliates (collectively, “The Health Trust”) available via this website (collectively, the “Site”) are provided subject to the following Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using the Site, so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS OF USE. 

The Health Trust reserves the right to make changes to the Site or these Terms of Use at any time. If we decide to change the Terms of Use, we will post any such revised Terms of Use on the Site. Any such changes shall be effective upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any revised Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

The Health Trust Intellectual Rights

All content of the Site, including, but not limited to, text, audio, video, graphics, charts, photographs and icons, design and data compilations; any derivative works based on the foregoing; and the selection, arrangement and assembly of all content of the Site, in any medium, are the property of The Health Trust, unless otherwise noted. The distinctive and original layout and presentation of the Site also constitutes protectable trade dress under applicable federal law. In addition, MICHAEL REESE HEALTH TRUST and THE HEALTH TRUST are proprietary service marks of The Health Trust.  All other trademarks and service marks not owned by The Health Trust that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by The Health Trust.  You may not use, copy, modify or display any of the trademarks, service marks, names or logos appearing on the Site without the express written permission of the respective owner thereof. If you have any questions regarding a specific mark or any other The Health Trust or third party intellectual property posted on the Site, please contact The Health Trust as described below. 

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to grant to you or any other user any license or right in or to any copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret or other proprietary right of The Health Trust or any other person. Any unauthorized use of any such intellectual property is strictly prohibited, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Use of Site

The Health Trust grants you permission to download, view, copy and print content, materials, and any other aspect of the Site, (i) solely for your personal, non-commercial informational purposes; and (ii) provided that neither the materials, nor any proprietary notices or disclaimers therein, are modified or altered. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Health Trust reports posted on the Site and created by The Health Trust grantees may be downloaded, printed, used, copied, cited, modified, distributed, republished or transmitted by users in any manner.  In addition, if you are a grantee, applicant, partner or other user that has registered with The Health Trust (each, a “Registered Client,” and, collectively, “Registered Clients”), you may have additional rights associated with your use of the Site.  Please see our Grant Proposal Terms and Conditions.  You may not otherwise use, copy, modify, distribute, republish or transmit any of the content or materials displayed on the Site without the prior written permission of The Health Trust or the respective owners of such content or materials.

You agree not to upload on or transmit to or via the Site any information which:  (i) infringes or otherwise violates any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right; (ii) is defamatory, libelous, expresses hate, or is unlawfully threatening; (iii) is pornographic, obscene or exploitative of a minor; (iv) contains or embodies a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other contaminating or destructive feature; or (v) otherwise violates any applicable treaty, law or regulation. 

You agree you will not interfere, in any way, with others’ use of or access to the Site and will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of any other Site user.  You further agree not to take any other action in connection with your use of the Site which violates any treaty, law or regulation and to fully comply with all applicable treaties, laws and regulations in your use of the Site.  

You agree to access the Site through a web browser, and specifically agree not to use any third party applications to access the Site or any other page of the Site. You further agree that you will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device, manual process or application or data mining or extraction tool to access, monitor, copy or use the Site. You agree not to take any other action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site.  

You shall not, and shall not allow any third party to, (i) translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify or reproduce any software or other material on or accessible through the Site (collectively the “Software”), in whole or in part, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, or prepare derivative works based upon the Software; (ii) develop passwords and/or logins other than passwords and logins issued to you by The Health Trust, or attempt to determine how the passwords and logins are defined, or otherwise attempt to defeat any passwords or logins; or (iii) distribute, sublicense, rent, lease, assign or otherwise transfer any of the Software, in whole or in part, to any third party, or use the Software on behalf of any third party, including without limitation for any dial-up, remote access, interactive, Internet-based or other on-line service.  

Unauthorized Use of the Site

The Health Trust reserves the right to investigate and take legal action against any illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Site.  The Health Trust’s decision not to pursue legal action for any violation of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any of these Terms of Use or The Health Trust’s legal rights.

Access Method

You acknowledge you are fully responsible for all activities that occur through the use of any password, user ID or other access methods (each, an “Access Method”) you may be granted as a Registered Client of The Health Trust, whether or not such use is authorized by you. You agree not to access or attempt to access any password-protected portions of the Site without an authorized Access Method or through any means other than by utilizing your authorized Access Method on the appropriate web page or web tools.    

Submitted Materials

Except to the extent otherwise expressly provided by The Health Trust, all comments, feedback, information or other materials posted or submitted to The Health Trust through or in association with the Site (collectively, “Submitted Materials”) shall be considered non-confidential and The Health Trust’s property. By submitting such Submitted Materials to The Health Trust, you agree that you assign to The Health Trust, without charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest, including copyrights and other intellectual property rights, in and to such Submitted Materials, and that The Health Trust shall be free to use such Submitted Materials in any manner or media whatsoever, on an unrestricted basis and without any attribution, compensation or royalties to you. 

The Health Trust Does Not Endorse
the Comments of Users 

The Health Trust does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with any comments, opinions, or statements of third parties as may be displayed on or transmitted via the Site.  Any information or material placed on the Site by third parties are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements, and do not necessarily represent the views of The Health Trust. 

No Warranty

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, ACCESSED VIA, OR DESCRIBED ON THE SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT ALL SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE HEALTH TRUST MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, OPERATION AND USE OF THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR SERVICES ON OR ACCESSED VIA THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE.  IN ADDITION, THE HEALTH TRUST DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, AND THE HEALTH TRUST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY ASPECT OF THE SITE.  FURTHER, THE HEALTH TRUST MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  

No Liability

In no event shall The Health Trust or any of its officers, directors, employees, consultants or agents (collectively, “The Health Trust Parties”) be liable to you or to any third party for damages of any kind, including any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages or any other damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, information, profits or business interruption, arising out of or in any way related to the use of, access to, reliance on, inability to use, improper use of or performance of the Site or any linked website, or any information, content, materials, products or services available thereon, whether based in tort, contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if The Health Trust has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Your sole and exclusive remedy for any damages arising out of your use of the Site is to discontinue using the Site.  Any cause of action or claim made by you or any other Site viewer or user with respect to the Site must be commenced within one year after the action giving rise to such claim or cause of action occurs.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Health Trust Parties from any and all losses, expenses, third party claims, liability, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees) incurred by such The Health Trust Parties arising from or in connection with (i) use of the Site or any content, information, materials or services contained, displayed or available therein by you or any other person accessing the Site under any Access Method assigned to you; (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use; (iii) any Submitted Materials provided by you to The Health Trust; or (iv) your violation of any rights of any third party.

Privacy Statement

Please click on the following link and carefully review the Privacy Statement for the Site: By accessing and using the Site, you hereby agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference.

Grant Proposal Terms and Conditions

These Terms of Use apply to our general website.  For additional terms specific to our online grant application process, please see our Grant Proposal Terms and Conditions.  If you are a Registered Client of The Health Trust, the terms of our Grant Proposal Terms and Conditions are hereby incorporated as part of these Terms of Use.  In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the Grant Proposal Terms and Conditions and these Terms of Use, the Grant Proposal Terms and Conditions will govern.

Third Party Intellectual Property Rights 

The Health Trust respects the rights of intellectual property owners, and asks that its users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or infringement of your other intellectual property rights, please provide us the following information, pursuant to Section 512 of Title 17, United States Code: 

  1. an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; 
  3. a description of the allegedly infringing material, including its location on the Site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; 
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the intellectual property owner's behalf. 

The Health Trust’s agent and contact information for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement on the Site is: 

 

Wendy Palmer, Manager of Administration and Finance
Michael Reese Health Trust
150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2320, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone (312) 726-1008
Facsimile: (312) 726-2797
E-mail: wpalmer@healthtrust.net

 

Other Sites

The Site may contain information or links regarding other entities and/or other websites. Any such third parties and/or third party sites are not under The Health Trust’s control.  In addition, The Health Trust is not responsible for the content of any links, or any products, services or other materials relating to any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site.  The Health Trust does not necessarily endorse any third parties or third party sites.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE HEALTH TRUST BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY USE, CONTINUED USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS RELATING TO ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY SITE, OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE. 

Modification of Discontinuance of the Site 

At any time, without notice to you, and for any or no reason, The Health Trust may modify or discontinue the Site. The Health Trust shall in no way be held liable for any consequence which results from The Health Trust’s decision to modify or discontinue providing the Site.

Denial of Access

The Health Trust may prohibit you from using or accessing the Site for any or no reason, at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice to you.

Agreement to Terms of Use

By accessing and using the Site, you hereby agree to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and The Health Trust with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use will be effective only if in writing and signed by The Health Trust. You may not assign or otherwise transfer these Terms of Use or any rights or obligations hereunder.  These Terms of Use will inure to the benefit of The Health Trust’s successors, assigns and licensees. 

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. Venue shall be proper exclusively in the federal or state courts located in Cook County, Illinois with respect to resolution of any dispute arising under these Terms of Use, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction therein. In the event of any breach by you of any portion of these Terms of Use, The Health Trust shall be entitled to recovery of its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs associated with enforcing its rights hereunder and recovering damages in respect of such breach. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitrator, then the court or arbitrator making such determination shall modify such provision to the minimum extent necessary so as to make it enforceable and valid; but if this cannot be done then the provision shall be severed and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall be interpreted and read to give them maximum enforceability. 

Contacting Us

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding The Health Trust or these Terms of Use, please contact:

 

Wendy Palmer, Manager of Administration and Finance
Michael Reese Health Trust
150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2320, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone (312) 726-1008
Facsimile: (312) 726-2797
E-mail: wpalmer@healthtrust.net