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LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND PRIVACY NOTICE

This website is provided by Stairways Behavioral Health ("Stairways") "dba" (or "doing business as") BLOOM CollaborativeSM. Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read the following terms and conditions carefully.

WEBSITE DISCLAIMER

Stairways has endeavored to comply with all known health, legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in publishing this website. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only as a service to the public, and is not medical/health advice or a substitute for medical/health services, nor does it constitute advertising or a solicitation. (Some jurisdictions may consider this website as advertising; that is not our intention.)

The information contained in this website may or may not reflect the most current health/regulatory developments; accordingly, information on this website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, and should not be considered an indication of future results or as a substitute for professional advice. Stairways expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website.

THE SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

As medical/health advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each person, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of a competent health provider based on one's individual unique medical condition. The materials on this website do not constitute medical/health advice nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of Stairways or any of its clinicians or consumers.

This website is not intended to create, and does not create, a physician-client or /therapist-client relationship between you and Stairways, and you should not act or rely on any information in this website. Thus, your receipt or transmission of information to or from the Stairways website alone does not create a physician/therapist-client relationship or ensure confidentiality. Because of the possibility of conflicts of interest, you agree to waive any claim of privacy or confidentiality for information submitted via this site. Moreover, because of limitations in the security features of the Internet, information sent to/from this site may be intercepted by third parties, and you agree not to hold Stairways responsible for any such interception.

It is recommended that you do not transmit any protected health information via the Stairways website. The content of the website includes but is not limited to text, graphics, images, audio and video files, and other material hereinafter referred to as ("Content") is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical or health provider with questions you have regarding health conditions. Never disregard professional health or medical advice or delay in seeking health care because of something you have accessed on or through the Stairways website.

If you think you may have a medical emergency contact your medical provider or dial 911 immediately. STAIRWAYS does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned, referenced, or linked on its website. Reliance on information posted on StairwaysBH.org, is solely at your own risk.

Stairways provides this site, the information, listings, and links contained herein only as a convenience to you. Transitory digital network communications and external web pages listed as hypertext links herein are not under the control of Stairways. The Stairways website does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference. Stairways can make no representation concerning the quality, safety or suitability of the content of these sites nor can the fact that Stairways has included any such link serve as an endorsement or approval by Stairways of any of those sites. The material in this website could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. Your use and browsing of the site is at your risk.

Stairways assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. This website is provided "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITH ANY AND ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. STAIRWAYS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT THEREIN ARE ERROR-FREE OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE FROM SPYWARE, MALWARE, ADWARE, VIRUSES, WORMS OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE, OR WILL FUNCTION TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL STAIRWAYS BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, DENIALS OF SERVICE (INCLUDING COMPUTER CRASHES), BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR ANY DOWNLOADED CONTENT, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE), EVEN IF STAIRWAYS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SEE http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Stairways is committed to protecting your privacy. When you use this website, you consent to the use of your personal information by Stairways in the manner specified in this Privacy Policy. This policy may change periodically. (For your information, the date of the last update to this Privacy Policy is May 2014.)

Stairways will not collect personal information from you unless you voluntarily choose to submit or otherwise disclose such information to us, including information submitted or disclosed by mail, telephone, fax, or electronically. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties. Stairways will only use your information to respond to your request for information.

Stairways has the right but is under no obligation to monitor the website or the use of the website, or to retain the content of any user session. However, Stairways reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information, including IP addresses, as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or government request, or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. We also may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect our service, website, customers, or others.

Except as otherwise expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, this policy only extends to Stairways' use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose personal information to other websites, you are subject to the privacy policies of these other sites.

As no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, Stairways cannot ensure the security of any information (including personal, confidential or privileged information) you transmit to us or any information provided online, and you do so at your own risk. Stairways will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we do our best to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.

Stairways Behavioral Health does not maintain or have access to financial information or data transacted through its websites. The purchase of products or other services or charitable contributions initiated through this website is subject to the policies of third party vendors used for the purpose of completing financial transactions. Please review those vendors' privacy and security policies carefully before initiating any financial transaction.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Stairways is committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 18.

STAIRWAYS SOCIAL NETWORK, FORUMS, BULLETIN BOARDS ("PUBLIC AREAS").
In use of Public Areas, such as external social media calendars, RSS feed, bulletin boards or forums, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. STAIRWAYS assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or consequences of information posted in public forum areas. STAIRWAYS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DELETE IN PART OR IN ITS ENTIRETY ANY POSTING DEEMED HARMFUL OR OBJECTIONABLE FOR ANY REASON. Stairways is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas hosted by third parties.

STAIRWAYS reserves the right but not the obligation to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of guests or subscribers. STAIRWAYS assumes no duty or responsibility to end-users of its website or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities and shall not be liable for its action or failure to act.

DMCA NOTICE

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this website, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit Stairways to locate the material;
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Stairways to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  4. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, by its agent, or by law; and
  5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The above information must be submitted as a written notification to the following Designated Agent: Compliance Officer
Stairways Behavioral Health
2185 W 8th St
Erie, PA 16505-4747
Telephone: (814) 453-5806

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Stairways reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in these terms and retains all title, interest and ownership of all intellectual property rights in and to the website and its respective content, including, but not limited to, all copyright and rights and interests of every kind and nature in and to all works based upon, incorporated in, derived from, incorporating or relating to the website or content, or from which the website or content are derived, as well as the right to exploit any of the foregoing in all media and by any manner and means now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. Certain of the trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on this website, including but not limited to, BLOOM Collaborative, Stairways, Stairways Behavioral Health are registered and unregistered trademarks of Stairways Behavioral health. Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, latches, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the written permission of Stairways. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the website, or any other content on the website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. SEE http://www.copyright.gov/title17/ 

Reproduction, distribution, reorganization, republication and retransmission of material contained within the BLOOM CollaborativeSM website is prohibited without the prior written permission of Stairways.

GENERAL

We are committed to serving our consumers. We will endeavor to review feedback and seek to improve our services to meet your needs. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your experience with the website, or would like to provide comments, you can send us an email using our "Contact Us" form.

It is Stairways policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. http://www.stairwaysbh.org/Employment.html 

Stairways does not wish to provide clinical services to anyone desiring health or other consumer transactions based upon viewing this website in a state where this website does not to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.

Stairways designates its office in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA as its principal office.

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and/or the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. By your use of this website and the content contained therein, you consent that the proper venue and forum will be the local, state or federal courts located in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

These terms and conditions contain the entire understanding of the parties hereto relating to the use of this website and supersedes any prior written or oral agreement or understandings between the parties with respect to this website, and cannot be changed or terminated orally.

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
Stairways may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms and conditions taking effect as of the date of its posting. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes on the website will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

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