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The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this Site. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you, as a visitor to CAHC, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit CAHC, how we may use that information, and whether we disclose it to anyone. This privacy policy applies only to CAHC, and not to other companies’ or organizations’ web sites to which we link.

If CAHC decides to change any of its privacy policies, the changes will be posted here in this area so that you will always know the information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We reserve the right, at our discretion to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please make sure to check this page periodically for any changes. .

Information About All CAHC Visitors

CAHC collects certain information from and about its users directly from the user and only limited information from our Web server logs.

User-Supplied Information: At times we may ask for your name, e-mail address, and/or address in order to send material to you upon request.

Server Log Information: When you visit an Internet Web site, you automatically disclose certain information about yourself, such as your Internet [Protocol] (IP) address, the time of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the site or page that offered a link to a CAHC page). CAHC’s website, however, will only record basic statistical information about the number of visits to its Site, and will not record the IP address of users.

Cookies: “Cookies” are routinely used on websites in order to collect personally identifiable information. CAHC, however, does not use cookies on its website and thus will not collect information telling us who you are or even what your username or e-mail address is.

CAHC does not offer message boards, discussion groups, or chat areas on this website. However, you should remember that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, your information can be collected and used by others. Although CAHC does not collect such personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you do transmit to us, and if you do, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsibility of maintaining the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information.

THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY MINORS. ACCORDINGLY, CAHC DOES NOT REQUEST ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM MINORS. MINORS SHOULD NOT POST ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIS SITE.

How and When Information is Used

We use information in different ways, depending on the type of information:

User-Supplied Information: This information is used for purposes of fulfilling orders from you for CAHC materials through the mail. We also use this information to improve our internal operations, such as to ensure that we properly provide any materials or services you have requested.

Web Server Logs: The statistical information we record will help us identify which areas of our site are of interest to our visitors. CAHC may report aggregate information on website visits to our affiliates or accredited agencies, or any companies we may permit to advertise on our site.

How We Protect Your Information

We do not use or disclose your personal information to any third parties without your permission. Any aggregated statistical ratings information we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners, as noted above, will not contain any such personal information.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, while we strive to protect your personal information, CAHC cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers.

Who Has Access to the Information

Except as described below, CAHC will not willfully disclose any individually identifiable information about its users to any third party without first receiving that user’s permission. CAHC may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to protect the rights or property of CAHC.

When CAHC requests personal information from you, you share that information with CAHC alone, Questions regarding the above statement should be directed to CAHC for clarification. To return to the site, please use the “Back” button on your browser.

TERMS OF USE
 

1. Acceptance of Terms

 

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care ( “CAHC”) provides its services to you through this site, subject to the following Terms of Use, which may be updated by CAHC from time to time without notice to you. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use this site. By using this site, you acknowledge that your are 18 or older and agree that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms of Use. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

2. Privacy Policy

 

Certain information provided by you is subject to our Privacy Policy above.

3. Site Content.

 

You acknowledge and agree that all content of this site, such as articles, text, graphics, images, links, and other material contained on this site, as well as any support materials (e.g., newsletters and books) (collectively, “Content”) is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. You agree that as between you and CAHC, CAHC is the owner of all such Content. You may not reproduce, distribute, republish or retransmit any Content or materials posted at this site without the prior written permission of CAHC. Except as expressly authorized by CAHC, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from such materials or Content. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download one copy of the materials or Content on this site on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Systematic retrieval of data or other Content from this site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from CAHC is prohibited.

4. Third Party Sites

 

This site provides links to other sites on the Internet. CAHC makes no representations whatsoever about the content or accuracy of these sites. The provision of links to other sites on the Internet should not imply CAHC’ endorsement of the material on any such sites by CAHC, except to the extent that the web sites of home care agencies accredited by CAHC may be identified. The existence of a link to an agency does not guarantee that such agency is currently accredited and in good standing, as this status may change before we can modify the website, and you are advised to independently verify that such agencies remain currently accredited by CAHC. However, no website that appears as a link is under the control of CAHC, and you acknowledge that CAHC, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and its licensors are not responsible for the accuracy, legality, decency, copyright compliance, or any other content of such sites. Websites linked to this site may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. You also acknowledge that CAHC, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on the content, goods or services available on or through any sites linked to this site.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties

 

The Content on this site is for informational purposes only. ALL CONTENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” FOR YOUR USE. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. CAHC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DIRECTION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

6. Limitation of Liability

 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CAHC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF CAHC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES)) THAT RESULT FROM: (i) THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATERIAL RELATING TO THE SITE. CAHC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU, NOT TO EXCEED $100. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF CAHC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAHC’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

7. Representations and Warranties.

 

You represent, warrant and covenant that: (a) you have the power and authority to enter into this agreement; (b) you are at least eighteen (18) years old; (c) you shall not use any rights granted hereunder for any unlawful purpose; and (d) you shall use this site only as set forth in these Terms of Use.

8. Indemnity

 

You agree to indemnify and hold CAHC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due that arise from your use or misuse of this site, or breach of any warranty, covenant, representation or term contained in these Terms of Use. CAHC reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with CAHC in asserting any available defenses.

9. International Use

 

CAHC makes no representation that materials or Content on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where the Contents or materials are illegal is prohibited. If you access this site from other locations you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws. You agree to comply will all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

10. Modifications to Service

 

CAHC reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this site or some or all of the services offered through this site, with or without notice. You agree that CAHC shall not be liable to your or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this site or some or all of the services offered through it.

11. Choice of Law and Forum

 

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New Jersey, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

12. Severability and Integration

 

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and CAHC with respect to this site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether oral, written, or electronic, between you and CAHC with respect to this site. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

13. Termination

In the event you breach any provision of these Terms of Use, or for any other reason or no reason at all,
the CAHC may, in its sole discretion, terminate your access to all or part of this site including,
without limitation, your account, with or without notice.