Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (“BJWCH” or the “Site Sponsor”) is providing information and services on this Internet site as a benefit to our users. The information and services on this site are provided solely for general illustration, educational and resource provision purposes. Such information and services are not intended to be specific medical, health, business or other professional advice or direction. If you have specific questions regarding your health or health status, contact your physician or other health-care provider. Neither the Site Sponsor nor its information contributors make any express or implied representations or warranties about the completeness or accuracy of this information and these services for any purpose or the suitability of this information or these services for any particular use.
This site also will enable users to obtain information on the services, events and materials offered, happening or available through the Site Sponsor, including publications and educational programs, current news, certain BJWCH and BJC HealthCare documents, lists of health-related web sites, and other information relevant to purposes of this site.
This Internet site may include “links” providing direct access to other Internet sites. However, the Site Sponsor takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial, monitoring or other control over those other sites and, therefore, does not assume any liability for those sites or their content. The Site Sponsor reserves the right to remove any link from this site for any or no reason. The existence of any particular link is simply intended to imply potential interest to users of this site.
Certain areas of the site may allow for the posting or exchange of information among and between users. Users who submit or post information to this site grant the Site Sponsor the authority and right to use any submission in any way, and by such submissions warrant and represent to the Site Sponsor that such submissions are not in violation of United States copyright or other laws. In addition, the Site Sponsor reserves the right to review, edit or delete any information (including, without limitation, those that appear to be inappropriate for the intended purpose).
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All trademarks, service marks and logos referred to or appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners. The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of the Site Sponsor appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the applicable Site Sponsor’s prior express written permission.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital has created this statement to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy. This statement explains BJWCH’s information-gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.
A typical visit to our web site does not require a user to submit personal information. However, if you send us an e-mail with your contact information, we will inquire if we may send information to you. If you reply in the affirmative, your name and contact information will be entered into a database for potential use in a future mailing or e-mail distribution.
Information you submit may be routinely shared with our parent organization, BJC HealthCare, as they often distribute our materials, or with the Washington University School of Medicine if you are looking for a physician referral. Other than these two organizations, we will only forward your personal information to organizations working on our behalf. We urge you not to provide any confidential information about you or your health to us via electronic communication. If you do so, it is at your own risk. Although we attempt to maintain our computer network in a secure manner to protect the content of your messages, we cannot provide absolute assurance that the contents of your e-mail will not become accessible to individuals or entities that are not authorized to access your information.
It is our desire that each on-line visitor experience an optimum experience in finding medical information and learning about BJWCH’s services. In working toward that goal, we count our visitors and keep track of where our visitors go throughout the web site. To do this, we must use software called a “cookie.” The “cookie” maintains numbers in aggregate form, and does not obtain personal information about our visitors. This information helps us know what sections of our web site are visited frequently, so we can enhance those sections and ensure they’re up-to-date. None of the research we conduct is shared with companies unrelated to BJWCH or BJC HealthCare.