Terms of Use

Medical Disclaimer: In case of a medical emergency, please call 911. Our websites are not designed to facilitate medical emergencies.  Thank you for visiting The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s website. By using this website, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use.

Purpose: The information contained in this website is provided as a public service by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). It is posted for informational and educational purposes only. No information on this site should be used as personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Because each person's health needs are different, a physician should be consulted before acting on any information provided in this site. Although every effort is made to ensure that this material is accurate and up-to-date, it is provided for the convenience of the user and should not be considered definitive. To find a physician, please call 614-293-5123.

By using this site, you agree to use it in accordance with this Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may change without notice and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting the modified terms and conditions on the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s website. Your access or use of the website constitutes your acceptance of the agreement as it appears at the time of your access or use. You agree to use this site appropriately and as it is intended.

Prohibited Activities: You may not transmit any information or message that contains unlawful, threatening, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene or abusive information or language. This site may not be used for any illegal or unethical activities. You may not transmit spam, copyrighted materials or other confidential information. Hacking, attempted access or other forms of inappropriate use or access or attempted access to unauthorized areas or information on this site will lead to termination of use and potential legal prosecution. 

Indemnity: By using this website, you agree to indemnify and hold OSU and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, due to or arising out of your use of this website and/or breach of the Terms of Use.

Children: This website is only for use by individuals 18 years or older. 

Code of Conduct: We invite comments on this site because we believe that open conversation must occur to shape the future of medicine and improve peoples’ lives. We encourage open, honest and authentic conversation. Please use your real name and email address. We do not typically share individual user information with third parties; however, we will disclose user information as required by law or in circumstances where we believe the comments indicate a situation that could be illegal, harmful or dangerous to people or property. 

Consent: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center reserves the right to reproduce all content posted on our sites. By posting content to our site you grant to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center a worldwide, irrevocable license giving The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display and promote such content and the right to create derivative works from your content, edit or modify such content and use for any purpose.

Copyrights and Trademarks: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center name  and logo and all related identifying trademarks and/or service marks displayed on this site are protected by U.S. copyright laws and use of such names, logos and identifying trademarks and service marks are strictly prohibited Some content on this site is adapted from the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus database, which is not copyrighted under U.S. law. All other content is copyrighted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or distributed without the express prior written permission of the copyright holder.  For permission, contact digital@osumc.edu

Limitations of Liability: Your use of this website is at your own risk. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other monetary damages, fees fines and penalties or liabilities arising from this site or your use of materials posted on this site. 

Links (Inbound): No links may be added to our site without our prior approval. 

Links (External): The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center may include links to sites that are not part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a convenience or as general information. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center does not endorse and has not verified the accuracy of the information on these sites.