The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (The Hirshberg Foundation) Web site, herein known as the ‘Web site’ (www.pancreatic.org) is a free service offered to users for their personal use with the provision that said users agree to the terms and provisions stated in this Legal Disclaimer and User Agreement. The Hirshberg Foundation reserves the right to change these terms and provisions at any time.
The information on this site is provided ‘AS IS’. Material on this server may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Hirshberg Foundation has the right to make changes and updates to any information contained within this server without prior notice. The Hirshberg Foundation does not warrant the accuracy of the materials provided herein, either expressly or by implication, for any particular purpose and expressly disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although the information provided to you on this site is obtained or compiled from sources we believe to be reliable, The Hirshberg Foundation cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available to you for any particular purpose.
Neither, The Hirshberg Foundation nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, or any third party vendor will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this site or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this site or the data contained therein available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the site or these Materials, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of The Hirshberg Foundation or of any vendor providing software or services support. In no event will The Hirshberg Foundation or its affiliates be liable to you for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if The Hirshberg Foundation or its affiliates or any other party have been advised of the possibility thereof.
The internet can be a good source of information on pancreatic cancer. Within minutes, you can get information on the latest pancreatic cancer research, find a clinical trial, locate a treatment facility or confirm that a surgeon is board certified. And every day, more information becomes available.
While the amount of information on pancreatic cancer over the Internet is a good thing, there is one important drawback – the often unreliability of the information. Because anyone today can put together a website on pancreatic cancer, there is no guarantee that the information on any site is correct. So how can you be sure you’re getting the best information possible? Outside of a website referral from a trusted source, the best way to be sure that the content of a site is correct and up-to-date is to rely on a few well-known, trusted websites. These include federal government sites (such as The National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov), large university sites and established health organization sites (such as The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org). Of course other websites can provide good information, but these trusted sites are often the best places to begin a search for information. Links to other web sites are provided to users of The Hirshberg Foundation Web site to aid users in obtaining related information. The Hirshberg Foundation does not endorse these links or their web sites nor does it endorse any other material provided as reference information for its users.
Please be advised that once you leave www.pancreatic.org, your usage of the Internet will be governed by the privacy policies, if any, of the particular site that you are accessing. The Hirshberg Foundation will not be responsible for any loss or damage that could result from interception by third parties of any information made available to you via this site.
Disclaimer about Medical Information
As a user of information on the Web site, you agree that said information is not intended to provide medical advice and is not a substitute for consulting with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs. The materials on the Web site are not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or to replace the services of a medical professional. While The Hirshberg Foundation endeavors to keep the materials on the Web site current, healthcare information changes rapidly and thus, the materials on the Web site should not be relied upon to be fully comprehensive or error free. The information on this Web site is not intended as advice regarding diagnosis, treatment or any other medical information. The Hirshberg Foundation does not advocate that you attempt to treat yourself, your family or someone you know without proper medical supervision. The Hirshberg Foundation encourages that all matters about your health should be under professional medical supervision.
In certain instances The Hirshberg Foundation permits third parties to provide testimonials and information, and in certain situations, create personal home pages for fundraising purposes. You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations of third parties contained on the Web site are not necessarily those of The Hirshberg Foundation or endorsed by the Foundation.
The Hirshberg Foundation may choose to acknowledge certain persons and companies who have provided donations or sponsorships. Such acknowledgments may be in the form of recognition on the Web site by use of such persons or companies’ own names or marks and/or links to such person or companies’ own websites. However, The Hirshberg Foundation does not endorse, solicit or permit the purchase or use of advertisements or commercial endorsements on the Web site by any person or company (including, without limitation, its sponsors and donors). If you choose to click on the links to any of our sponsors’ websites or otherwise engage in any correspondence or business dealings with or other purchase of products or services from any of our sponsors, you do so on your own initiative and you agree that The Hirshberg Foundation is not responsible or liable for any loss or damages of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as a result of acknowledgment of or links to such sponsors in conjunction with the Web site.
This site is almost exclusively supported by gratefully received donations and grants. Grantees may be acknowledged on this site, including with possible logos/links to their Internet sites. Despite receiving grant funds from various sources including but not limited to drug industry companies, The Hirshberg Foundation strives to maintain a strict policy of neutrality regarding these supporters.
Although the logos of third parties who support the Foundation may be displayed on the Web site, this feature does not represent an endorsement of such firms or of their drug agents or other products. Credibility is an invaluable element of a content site such as our Web site, and serious effort is expended by the staff to offer unbiased mainstream information to viewers, within the context of the presentation of a full range of options.
The Hirshberg Foundation receives no compensation related to individual patient placement in any of the clinical trials which are listed on this site.
Copyright and Restrictions of Use
Material supplied by The Hirshberg Foundation and its affiliates—such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images and audio clips, as well as other sources is protected by copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from this site including code and software (‘Material’). You may download Material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not alter the information contained on this Web site in any manner. Special written permission is required to publish material that is posted on this Web site.
The Hirshberg Foundation assures visitors to the site that their privacy is respected. No information of any kind regarding individual visitors to the site, including e-mail addresses, will be given or sold to any third party without the express written consent of the visitor, unless required by law.
The Hirshberg Foundation receives data which counts website and aggregate page use by visitors, but does not track individual visitor’s individual page use. Cookies (information which is stored on the visitors’ computer hard drives and utilized by the site) may be used, but will only be used to record certain visitor preferences and for certain security purposes. No such visitor or cookie information will be given or sold to any third party without the express written consent of the visitor, unless required by law.
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By using this Web site, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Policy. Your continued use of the Web site after the effective da