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Health News Illinois (HNI) PRIVACY STATEMENT

Health News Illinois (HNI) supports initiatives to safeguard the privacy of personal information on the Internet. Accordingly, we have adopted a privacy policy and related procedures designed to protect any information you share with us.

Information We Track

If you are not registered for the Health News Illinois mailing list, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which pages on our website are the most popular. Third party tracking software is used to aggregate such information as what pages are visited most frequently and which files are downloaded most often. We use this information as part of our ongoing effort to improve the effectiveness of HNI.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are small text files a Web site can put on a user’s computer to recognize repeat visitors. The computer of each visitor to a HNI website receives a cookie unless the user blocks the cookie. No personal information is contained in the cookie and no personal information is kept on any non-registered user.

Information Use

Information submitted will be used by HNI only to send you information about our services.  We will not sell your information or share it with any third party.

We do not contract with any advertising or marketing agencies to gather individual or group profile information on our visitors.

Health News Illinois Terms of Use

The Health News Illinois (HNI) Web site is a comprehensive health care news service.  HNI reserves the right to change the User Agreement terms and conditions at any time. Use of the HNI Web site constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions included below.

Limitation of Liability

You agree that you will hold harmless HNI and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Web site or the information contained in this Web site or other Web sites to which it is linked. You also agree that HNI or the contributors of information to this Web site shall NOT be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on information provided on the HNI web site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The information available on and through the Health News Illinois Web site has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, HNI makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of this information. Information accessed on and through is provided “as is” and without warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The information provided on the HNI Web site is provided for general information only and is not intended to serve as an authoritative source of specific data or information for clinical, policy or legal purposes.

The material on this Web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information contained on this Web site will be changed, updated and deleted without notice. HNI may make improvements and/or changes in this material at any time. HNI makes no warranties that this Web site will operate uninterrupted or error free or that defects will be corrected. HNI does not warrant that this Web site is compatible with your computer equipment or that this Web site or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms or “Trojan horses” and HNI is not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of such destructive features that ay be directly or indirectly associated with the access to, use or forwarding of this Web sit or any of its contents.

Additionally, HNI makes no representations or warranties whatsoever about any other Web site which you may choose to access through this Web site. Links provided by HNI to such Web sites are provided solely for your convenience and should not be deemed to imply that HNI endorses those Web sites, the safety of using those Web sites with respect to any errors, viruses, worms or “Trojan horses” that may be therein contained, embedded or otherwise made available to or through user.


You understand that the opinions expressed on this Web site are not necessarily those of HNI. Health News Illinois provides links to other Web sites which are not under the control of HNI. These links are included as a convenience to you and are not intended as an endorsement by HNI of the organization or individual operating the Web site.

Use of Content

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on the HNI Web site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, is proprietary to HNI. Such information may be copied and reproduced in paper or electronic form for personal, educational, or non-commercial purposes provided that it is accompanied by, at minimum, the following statement: “Source: Health News Illinois, an independent news service”.

For any information contained on the HNI site that is attributed to another source, permission to reproduce must be obtained from the original source. Use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Web site or any of its content and “mirroring” the Web site or any content on any other server is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from HNI.

This Website and its content may not be used to construct a database of any kind nor may the same be stored (in whole or part) in databases for access by you or any third party or to distribute any database containing all or part of the Website or its content.


You agree that you are prohibited from using this site to commit fraudulent activities, violate any state, federal or international law, statute, ordinance or regulation. Furthermore, no communications passing through this site may be defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing, obscene or contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. HNI will take immediate action to prevent violators of this policy from using our site, and will prosecute individuals and/or organizations to the fullest extent of the law for civil and/or criminal acts. Persons and/or organizations found to be in violation of these Terms of Use may be subject to full liability for damages, legal and other costs.

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