Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to the CDC Foundation's Empowered Health website located at www.empoweredhealth.org (the "Web site"). The website is owned and operated by the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (the "Foundation," "we," or "us"). The following are the Terms and Conditions of Use for the website (the "Terms and Conditions").
By using the Web site, you acknowledge that you have read and are legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the Web site and exit immediately. We reserve the right to modify or amend these terms and conditions from time to time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Web site and any affiliate websites following the posting of changes to these terms and conditions will mean you accept those changes.
Compliance with Law
Users of the Web site shall abide by all applicable international, federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, those pertaining to libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
The content provided on the Web site is presented as a courtesy to be used only for informational purposes and is not represented to be error free. The Foundation makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Web site or its content, such representations and warranties being expressly disclaimed. The Foundation does not warrant that the Web site or the server(s) that make the Web site available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Moreover, the Foundation does not represent or warrant that the content of the Web site is accurate, complete or current for any specific or particular purpose or application. The Web site is not intended to provide, nor should anyone consider that the Web site provides, medical, legal, accounting, tax or other advice. In addition, the Foundation is not endorsing or recommending the use of the means or methods contained on or through the Web site for any special or particular purpose.
In no event will the Foundation or any of its officers, trustees, employees, agents or contractors (collectively, "Representatives") be liable for any damages-whether direct, indirect, special, general, consequential, for alleged lost profits or otherwise-that might result from any use of or reliance on materials or links made available on or through the Web site.
Copyright and Ownership. All of the content featured or displayed on the Web site, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound and illustrations (collectively, "Content"), is owned by the Foundation, its licensors, vendors, agents, and/or content providers, as applicable. All elements of the Web site, including without limitation the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Foundation reserves the right to track the usage of Content.
Except as may be otherwise indicated in specific documents within the Web site, you are authorized to view, play, print, and download documents, audio and video found on the Web site for personal, informational and noncommercial purposes only. You may not modify any of the materials, and, except as set forth below, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the Web site. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from Content found on the Web site.
Text materials on the Web site may be used, downloaded, reproduced, publicly displayed or reprinted for personal or noncommercial purposes provided that the following attribution appears in all copies: "Reproduced with permission of the CDC Foundation." Permission to reproduce text materials for commercial application (e.g., book publishing) must be obtained from the Foundation in writing.
Unless we have expressly made a file available for download, prior permission to use, download, reproduce, publicly display or republish any of the non-text materials on the Web site (e.g., software, graphic images, video and audio files) must be obtained from the Foundation or any other designated copyright owner, as applicable.
You will not access any Content from the Web site through any technology or means other than the pages of the Web site itself, the Embeddable Player (as defined below), the Widgets (as defined below) or such other explicitly authorized means as the Foundation may designate.
Trademarks. All trademarks, service marks and trade names of the Foundation used in the Web site (including, but not limited to, the CDC Foundation name and the CDC Foundation logo) (collectively, the "Marks") are trademarks of the Foundation or its licensors, vendors, agents and/or content providers. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or modify the Marks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Web site, without the Foundation's prior written consent. The use of the Marks on any other Web site or network computer environment is not allowed.
Embeddable Player and Widgets To the extent that the Foundation makes available to you through the Web site (or otherwise) an embeddable player for viewing video and playing audio Content from the Web site (the "Embeddable Player") and/or "Widgets" to obtain access to Content from the Web site ("Widgets"), you agree as a condition to accessing and using such items that:
- You will not alter or modify any part of the Embeddable Player, the Widgets or any of their related technologies.
- You will include a prominent link back to the Web site on the pages containing the Embeddable Player and/or Widgets, and you may not modify, build upon or block any portion of the Embeddable Player and/or Widgets in any way.
- You will not use the Embeddable Player and/or Widgets for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of the Foundation. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without the Foundation's prior written approval:
- sale of access to the Web site or its related services (such as the Embeddable Player and Widgets) on another Web site; and
- use of the Web site or its related services (such as the Embeddable Player and Widgets), for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue.
Member Account, Password and Security. Some of the Services may require that you create/receive a password and account designation before using the Services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any such password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. If you allow third parties to access the Services through your username and password, you will defend and indemnify the Foundation and its trustees, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and assigns from and against any liability, costs or damages arising out of claims or suits based upon or relating to such access and use. You agree to immediately notify the Foundation of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security related to the Services of which you are aware.
Use of the Services. All users of the Services agree to act responsibly. The Foundation does not control the content posted through the Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or availability of such content.
Although we do not censor the content being posted, we reserve the right to not post, or to remove after its posting, any content which in our sole discretion we deem to violate our guidelines. Such content may be removed immediately and without prior notice, and further postings by the individual may be blocked. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos, documents, etc., you grant the Foundation a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any content that you post on or in connection with the Services.
Use of the Services is subject to these rules:
- As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation is prohibited from supporting attempts to influence the outcome of any election for public office or engaging in lobbying activity. Accordingly, these types of content are prohibited:
- Content that expressly or impliedly endorses or opposes any candidate for public office; and
- Content that encourages others to contact a government official to express support for, or opposition to, any legislation, including a specific legislative proposal that has not yet been introduced.
- In addition, hyperlinks to Web site pages that contain these types of content, or which direct users to such materials, also are prohibited.
- Be respectful of others — do not post:
- Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- Content that falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your identity, affiliation with the Foundation, or any person or other entity;
- Confidential business or personal information, or content that infringes any trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
- Content that makes available unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, sweepstakes, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any similar form of solicitation;
- Content that is fraudulent, false, inaccurate or misleading;
- Content that violates any law, ordinance or regulation; that promotes illegal activities; that is harmful to minors; or
- Links to files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another;
Access and Interference
You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Web site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Web site or the Content therein.
You agree that you will not use any bot, crawler, harvester, indexer, robot, spider, scraper or any other automated means to access, compile, read or gather content from the Web site automatically.
Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) take any action that, in our sole discretion, imposes, or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (b) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Web site or any activities conducted on the Web site; or (c) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Web site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Foundation and the Representatives from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs of every nature incurred by any of them in connection with any claim, damage or loss related to or arising out of: your use of the Web site, any assistance or services provided by us or the Representatives to you, any alleged unauthorized use of the Web site by you, or any breach or alleged breach by you of these Terms and Conditions. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense of any of the foregoing. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to control exclusively the defense of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you will not settle any matter without our prior written consent. Your obligation to indemnify, defend and hold harmless shall be limited to the extent that you are afforded sovereign immunity under applicable federal, state or local laws. In such cases where your obligation to indemnify may be limited due to the requirements of federal, state or local laws, you shall be responsible for the ordinary negligent acts and omissions of your agents and employees causing harm to persons not a party to these Terms and Conditions.
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of the Web site, you release the Foundation and Representatives from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The site is controlled and operated from the Foundation's offices in the State of Georgia. By accessing the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement which is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles. All activity occurring in connection with the site (including, but not limited to, accessing pages, downloading materials, etc.) is presumed to occur in the State of Georgia.
In connection with any suit, action or proceeding arising from or relating to these Terms and Conditions, you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts within the State of Georgia.
Electronic Communications; Binding and Entire Agreement
If any of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason, then the unenforceable provision will be deemed amended in a manner that will most nearly carry out the intent of the provision to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law or deleted if amendment is not possible, and the remaining Terms and Conditions will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The Foundation's failure to enforce these Terms and Conditions in every instance in which they might apply is not a waiver of any of the Foundation's rights, and the Foundation reserves its right to take all legal steps available to enforce these Terms and Conditions.
We reserve the right to terminate the Web site and/or these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of these Terms and Conditions, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Release and Applicable Law and Jurisdiction provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall survive any such termination.
The CDC Foundation, owner of www.empoweredhealth.org, respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.empoweredhealth.org (“website”). This notice explains our online information practices. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, links are provided at the bottom of our scrolling website. By visiting www.empoweredhealth.org you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
Information We Collect
We collect two types of information:
- Standard Web server traffic pattern information. General traffic, site usage, browser information, and length of stay information is collected via Google Analytics. This type of information is used internally and anonymously shared with Google on an aggregated basis.
- Personal information. We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you request information, for example, we may collect the following information: first and last name, email address, and subject of inquiry.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. More information about how Google uses data when you use partners' sites or apps can be found at www.policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site—for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The main purpose for collecting any data is to create a better user experience and a more useful service from www.empoweredhealth.org.
Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the www.empoweredhealth.org website. This site contains links to other sites. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating linked websites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those websites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.
Special Considerations for Citizens of the European Union
If you are from the European Union and related territories, you have the following rights as it relates to your personal data:
Access. EEA and Swiss citizens have the right to obtain information about the processing of personal data and a copy of their personal data that the CDC Foundation stores.
Right to rectify. EEA and Swiss citizens have the right to request that CDC FOUNDATION update EEA and Swiss citizen’s personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to request data erasure. EEA and Swiss citizens have the right to have their personal information erased from CDC Foundation files if 1.) The data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected 2.) EEA and Swiss citizens withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exists 3.) EEA and Swiss citizens believe their fundamental rights to data privacy and protection outweigh our legitimate interest in continuing the processing.
Right to restrict or object to our processing. EEA and Swiss citizens have the right to restrict or object to our processing if the CDC Foundation processes their data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest as an exercise of official authority (including profiling); using EEA and Swiss citizens’ data for direct marketing (including profiling); or processing their data for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.
The right to lodge a complaint. EEA and Swiss citizens have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with their country specific data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83
Residents of California may request information regarding the disclosure of their personal information to third parties. The CDC Foundation does not transfer personal data to third parties.
Children (16 and Under)
The CDC Foundation does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, please talk to an adult before supplying any personal information.
If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an e-mail at email@example.com or call (404) 653-0790.