Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Proliance website.  If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, please contact Proliance. We encourage you to review these Terms of Use regularly as you use the Proliance site.  This is a legally binding agreement.  If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use this website. 

Through this website, Proliance provides you with access to a variety of health information, communication services, and resources, including educational information, news, contact information for Proliance health care providers and facilities, information about Proliance events and activities, career and employment information, and other general information. 

No Medical Advice or Personal Health Information

Proliance maintains this website as a health information resource for educational and informational purposes.  All of the materials, including text, graphics, images, and audio, available on the Proliance website are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and/or treatment.  The information available on the website is not provided as a professional service or as medical advice for specific conditions, but rather provides general information about certain health and medical conditions.  If you have, or suspect you may have a health condition, you should consult your health care provider for specific medical advice.  IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER. 

Use of this website is intended to be helpful in making you more informed about health care needs and issues, but none of the educational information available through the Proliance website was or will be developed for you personally.  You should not disregard any advice or treatment from your health professional based on your interpretation of what you may read on this website.  If you want or need information related to your personal health condition, please contact your health care provider. 

Nothing on this website or available through this website is intended to be, and cannot be taken to be, the practice of medicine or any other healthcare profession for which a license, certification, or other credential is required.  Your access to or use of the website does not in any way create a physician/patient, confidential or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on the part of Proliance. 

Prohibited Activities

The Proliance website is provided for your convenience and educational use.  In order to keep these services working efficiently and appropriately, you are prohibited from using the website in such a manner as to damage, destruct, impair in any way, disable, overburden, or introduce computer viruses to the website; attempting to access restricted areas of the website through any means; using slanderous, obscene, or profane language in any areas involving communications of the website; or interfering with the use of this website by another party. 

Proliance reserve the right to terminate or deny access to you if you engage in any prohibited activity. 

Linked Websites are Not Endorsements

The Proliance website contains hyperlinks to other websites controlled by third parties.  These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not imply endorsement by Proliance of, or any affiliation with, or endorsement by, the owner or operator of the linked site.  Proliance is not responsible for the contents or use of any linked site, or any consequence of making the link.  These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy will not apply to any third party linked site. 

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

The Proliance website originates and is intended for use in the United States.  Proliance does not claim that any information or material on this website is appropriate for or may be used outside of the United States.  Access to information or materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.  If you access the site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. 

The disclaimers, terms, and conditions of use in these Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Washington.  By using this website, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in King County, Washington in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website.  If any portion of these Terms of Use is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.  Proliance’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The use of this website is solely at your own risk.  While Proliance seeks to provide useful, high quality information through the website, Proliance cannot guarantee that any information is accurate, complete, current, error-free, or free of viruses, worms, or other malicious software.  All of the information and related graphics on the Proliance website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. 

Proliance expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to this website whether express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Proliance expressly disclaims any responsibility for the actions of any other users of this website.  Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. 

Proliance makes no warranty that this website will meet your requirements, or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, current, accurate, complete, or error-free or that the results that may be obtained by use of the site will be accurate or reliable.  You understand and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with the site is to cease to use this website.  You may have other rights which may vary from state to state. 

Limitation of Liability

TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PROLIANCE’S LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, HARM, OR COSTS ARISING FROM OR PERTAINING TO THE USE, OPERATION OR FUNCTIONING OF THE PROLIANCE WEBSITE, WHETHER ARISING FROM OR PERTAINING TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PERSON’S DIRECT MONETARY DAMAGES AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, NON-ECONOMIC, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES RELATED TO DELAYS, LOSS OF DATA, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, LOSS OF PRIVACY, REPUTATIONAL OR PHYSICAL HARM), EVEN IF PROLIANCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

Social Media and Voluntary Disclosure Disclaimer

You are strongly advised not to share any of your personally identifiable information or personal health information in any of your interactions on this website or through social media (including without limitation LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).  Please note that if you voluntarily give out personal information online – through bulletin boards, discussion threads, social media, etc. – that information can be collected and viewed by visitors to Proliance’s website and/or social media accounts and pages.  There is no assurance of privacy with respect to information you post in these forums.  Disclosure of information is at your own risk.  

Termination

These terms are effective until terminated or modified by Proliance.  Your right to use the Proliance website will terminate immediately without notice from Proliance if in Proliance’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use. 

Reporting Copyright Violations

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) of 1998, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), Proliance has a DMCA Registered Agent for notice of alleged DMCA copyright infringement.  You may contact the Proliance DMCA Registered Agent, Laura Kleisle, at (206) 264-8100.  Proliance will not be a party to any disputes or lawsuits regarding alleged copyright infringement. 

PRIVACY POLICY

Proliance is committed to honoring the privacy of individuals who choose to use the Proliance website.  This Privacy Policy is intended to make you aware of the ways your personal information collected through the Proliance site is used and explain to you the steps we take to guard your information. 

Proliance collects and uses personal information subject to this Privacy Policy as follows:

  • Proliance will not intentionally collect any personal information subject to this Privacy Policy about any person under the age of 13. 
  • Proliance will not disclose any personal information obtained through the Proliance site for any third party marketing purposes.
  • Proliance will not collect or use personal information about your use of the website to obtain educational information, news, information about Proliance services, or career or employment opportunities, to make decisions about insurance underwriting or coverage, medical care or treatment, or administration of health care for individuals.  Proliance will not use such information to infer or make any determinations about an individual’s health condition or medical needs. 
  • Proliance will disclose personal information when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property.

If you identify yourself to us by contacting us through the online inquiry form with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments.  We may file your comments for future reference, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed it.  We will not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your email address to any outside entity or organization, except as may be necessary in the course of our healthcare operations. 

We collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of “cookie” technology and/or IP address tracking.  Non-personally identifiable information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, smart phone, or other device you are using, your operating system, your Internet service provider, and other similar information. 

We use such information in the aggregate to understand how our users, as a group, use the information and resources provided on our site.  “Aggregate” information is information from a group of individuals that has been compiled and processed so that no individual’s information can be isolated. 

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies.  You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  If you do so, please note that some features of the Proliance website may not function properly. 

The provisions of the Proliance website Terms of Use apply to and are incorporated in this Privacy Policy by reference.