We receive two types of information when you visit our site:
- Information automatically collected
- Information you choose to provide
Information Automatically Collected
When you visit a website, certain personal information about you can be collected automatically. When you browse through our site, read pages, or download information, we collect certain information to measure how many visitors come to the different parts of the site so we can make the site more useful. For every visitor, we collect and temporarily store the following information:
- Your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, a number assigned to your computer when you go on the web
- The domain from which you access the internet. For example, aol.com for an America Online account
- The website address from which you cane to our site. For example, www.case.edu if you came from Case Western Reserve University’s site, or www.google.com if you came from a Google search
- The date and time you came to our site, and how long you spent there
- The name and version of your computer’s operating system and web browser. For example, Windows XP Home and Netscape 8.0
- The pages you visited, and the order in which you visited them
Information You Choose to Provide
We collect and store no other information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide it. For example:
- If you send us an email, we receive your email address and any content included in the message itself. We may also receive your name.
- If you submit an online form, we only receive the information specifically asked in the form that you provide.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of our features.
Information Use and Disclosure
FESC will not disclose, use, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors unless:
- It is required by law
- It is for law enforcement reasons
- You authorize FESC to do so (see "Opting Out" below)
Your personal information may be used by FESC in order to:
- Respond to you (for example, reply to an email message)
- Create an electronic database to share with attorneys or investigators involved with law enforcement or policy-making
- Share information with institutions that have public health or consumer protection duties
- Share information with our partner institutions (the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Case Western Reserve University, and the MetroHealth Medical Center) and funding agencies (the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the State of Ohio)
Your personal information may also be used in other limited circumstances, including requests from Congress or other individuals, where we may be required by law to disclose the information you submit.
Please note that electronic communications are not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive, or if it includes personal information such as your social security number, you should send it by postal mail instead.
Information automatically collected about you when you visit our site may be released as aggregate statistics. However, these aggregate statistics will not include personally identifiable information about you.
We provide you the opportunity to "opt-out" of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes. You can opt out when we ask for your information or at any time later. For example, if you sign up to receive our newsletter but do not wish to share your information with any other organization, you indicate your preference on the newsletter sign-up page.
If you no longer wish to receive communication from us, you may opt-out of receiving it by following the instructions included in each communication or you may contact us at 216-231-3257, info@FEScenter.org or 11000 Cedar Avenue, Suite 230, Cleveland, OH 44106 to opt-out.
You will be notified when your personal information is requested by any third party so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
When visiting our website, your web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other websites you visited or by third-party software installed on your computer. FESC doesn’t produce pop-up ads and doesn’t endorse or recommend products or services that may appear in pop-up ads during your visit to our site.
If you visit the Cleveland FES Center site at FEScenter.org (FESC), you accept these terms and conditions ("Terms"). Please read them carefully. We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our site. Future visits are also governed by these Terms, as presented at the time of your visit. These Terms, including all terms, conditions and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and FESC and govern your use of our site, superceding any prior agreements that you may have with us.
Please review our "Privacy Statement" to understand our practices.
When you visit FESC or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. We will send you electronic communications by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. We may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our sites or delivering them to you through email. You may update your email address by visiting the Services where you have provided contact information. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you. You have the right to request that we provide such notices to you in paper format, and may do so by contacting us at the address below.
Copyright and Trademark
FESC retains the copyright on all content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, unless otherwise noted. The content is protected by United States and international copyright laws.
All trademarks appearing on this site not owned by FESC are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, or connected to FESC.
FESC and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please let us know.
License and Site Access
FESC grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents, or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of FESC. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to pages within FESC so long as the link does not portray FESC in a false or misleading way.
Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content
Visitors may submit reviews, comments, and other content for posting. Upon receipt of such content, FESC will review and post the information as it sees fit. Content will be rejected if it is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties. Content will not be posted if it contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."
By submitting content for posting, you grant FESC and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and display such content. Your name will be used unless you request otherwise.
The information contained on this site should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. FESC, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site, are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning their personal health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.
FESC and its affiliates attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, FESC does not warrant that content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
FESC provides links to other sites. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their Web sites. FESC does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This site is provided by FESC on an "as is" and "as available" basis. FESC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. FESC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site.
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
FESC can be reached at:
Cleveland FES Center
11000 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Or by email at: info@FEScenter.org
Your Conduct On Our Sites
If we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current and complete. If we issue you a password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else's password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts and passwords. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. You also agree to exit from your accounts at the end of each session. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.
The technology and software underlying our sites and the Services is the property of FESC, our affiliates, and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our sites or the Services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our sites in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our sites.
Use of our sites is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our sites.