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Thank you for visiting the website of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. ("College"). We are a private, independent academic institution located at 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., P.O. Box 26509, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226-0509. By using the information and services on this website ("Site"), you agree to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use ("Terms") and all applicable laws and regulations.

The College has the right to change the terms of this policy at any time and without prior notice.

Material on this Site is provided for informational, educational and research purposes only. Scientific information on this Site is provided to enhance knowledge and encourage progress in the scientific community.

Use of material on this Site for commercial purposes represents an infringement of the College's copyright and intellectual property rights. (See General Copyright Notice below in General Terms of Use.)

Note that this Site contains copyrighted work created under contract with government agencies, foundations, funding organizations and commercial companies, etc. If a particular author places further restrictions on the material, you must honor those restrictions regardless of whether such restrictions are described on this Site.

By using any of this material, you assume all risks of copyright infringement and related liability.

The contents of this Site may not be used for commercial purposes, without prior written permission of the College. To obtain permission to reproduce information on this Site, submit the specifics of your request in writing to:

Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Communications
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
(414) 955-6166 (fax)

The Medical College of Wisconsin strives to comply with copyright and intellectual property laws and regulations. If you have a question or comment concerning this Site or any materials included in this Site, please notify the Office of Communications, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509.

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General Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the website of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. ("College"). We are a private, independent academic institution located at 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., P.O. Box 26509, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226-0509. By using the information and services on this website ("Site"), you agree to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use ("Terms") and all applicable laws and regulations.

The College has the right to change the terms of this policy at any time and without prior notice.

Some departments, programs, institutes and centers of the College maintain Web pages that may contain specific disclaimers and copyright notices that apply directly to the information contained on those pages. Those disclaimers and copyright notices do not restrict or limit these Terms, but rather emphasize and amplify applicable laws and regulations pertaining to information on those Web pages.

Material on this Site is provided for informational, educational and research purposes only. Scientific information on this Site is provided to enhance knowledge and encourage progress in the scientific community.

Use of material on this Site for commercial purposes represents an infringement of the College's copyright and intellectual property rights. (See General Copyright Notice below.)

The intended audiences of this Site include the general public, patients, prospective and current medical and graduate students, medical residents, researchers, health professionals, financial contributors and grantors, faculty members, alumni and College employees. Some Web pages serve specific audiences and may be password-protected. Access to some pages may be otherwise restricted.

This Site, its services and materials, including text, graphics, images, logos and links, programming code, and software, are provided on an "as is" basis, and the College makes no claims or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied with respect to any Web page, service or material.

The College does not maintain that information contained herein is, in every respect, accurate, adequate or complete. While the College makes reasonable efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the College is not responsible for any errors, omissions, and/or outcomes resulting from the use of this information. You are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with the originating sources.

Where appropriate, information contained on this Site is supported by clear references to source data in the peer-reviewed literature. The College seeks to provide unbiased, balanced information. Please consult your own physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition or the applicability of research information. Scientific or research data should be verified with the originating sources.

This Site contains links and references to other sites, products and services offered by third parties. These are provided for your convenience and reference only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by the College. The College does not assume any liability for your use of those sites, their products, services or information. If you access documents on other websites, you are subject to the privacy policies, terms and conditions of those websites.

The College's physicians and employees provide patient care services at hospitals, clinics and community agencies, which may have their own websites. While these institutions and agencies have affiliations or working arrangements with the College, the College does not operate or sponsor their sites, or have any jurisdiction over their privacy or operational policies. References or links to those sites are provided for your convenience. The College does not assume any responsibility for information provided on those sites. Should the College Site be down for any length of time, the College does not assume any responsibility for lost information.

All information about the users of this Site – including their email addresses – is confidential. The College does not – and will not – sell or redistribute the list of users or subscribers to anyone.

Indemnity
By using this Site, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Medical College of Wisconsin, its individual departments, programs, institutes and centers, its administrators, faculty, staff, employees, agents and Trustees from any and all claims and damages relating to any charges or demands arising from your use of this Site.

General Copyright Notice
The College Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other information owned by the College and protected under the United States copyright and trademark laws. The College requires all users of this Site to comply with all state and federal laws, including copyright laws.

You may download, print, reproduce, or use materials displayed on this Site for noncommercial, educational, personal or research purposes only, provided that you do not alter the content or any trademark, logo, copyright, author's name or author's identity. The posting date of the material on the Site must accompany such copied material. Reprinted materials (for educational, research or personal use) must contain the following attribution: "Reprinted by permission of Medical College of Wisconsin, (with Site publication date.)"

Note that this Site contains copyrighted work created under contract with government agencies, foundations, funding organizations and commercial companies, etc. If a particular author places further restrictions on the material, you must honor those restrictions regardless of whether such restrictions are described on this Site.

By using any of this material, you assume all risks of copyright infringement and related liability.

The contents of this Site may not be used for commercial purposes, without prior written permission of the College. To obtain permission to reproduce information on this Site, submit the specifics of your request in writing to:

Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Communications
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-6166 (fax)

 The Medical College of Wisconsin strives to comply with copyright and intellectual property laws and regulations. If you have a question or comment concerning this Site or any materials included in this Site, please notify the Office of Communications, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509.

Privacy, Security & Information Collection

Transaction Security
Security certificates on a web page verify that you are using an associated Medical College of Wisconsin website.

If you have any questions concerning the online transaction process, contact us directly.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Development
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-5827
onlinegiving@mcw.edu

Privacy Policy
The College understands the importance of keeping personal information private and secure. While the College does not transmit personal information via its public Site, users are urged not to provide personal information via email because email is not a secure method of communication.

The Site does not collect names or email addresses unless voluntarily provided by the visitor. If you send email with a question or comment, or fill out a Web-based form, that information will be used only to respond directly to you, unless otherwise stated. The request for information may be redirected to another part of the campus to better serve your request. Personal information will not be released, sold or given to outside parties, unless required by a court order, legal process or investigation conducted by a local or federal government agency.

Collection of Anonymous Information
As is standard practice with many sites, the Medical College of Wisconsin Site will record automatically certain information about a visitor to this Site, including:

  • Name of the browser and type of computer (PC or Macintosh) used.
  • Web page last visited before coming to this Site.
  • Activity on this Site, including pages visited and data downloaded.
  • Date, time and duration of the visit.
  • Search engine keywords used to find this Site.

Visitor's IP address – a series of numbers representing either your computer's network identification or that of your Internet access provider.
This information is collected to improve your experience on the College's Site, to analyze the value of materials on the Site and to assist system administrators. Such non-identifiable information is periodically reported in broad demographic formats to the College's administration and Board of Trustees. By using this Site you consent to the collection and use of this information by the Medical College of Wisconsin for the above-stated reasons.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
In addition to automatic system-generated information, the College also collects and uses personally identifiable information in some instances. Personally identifiable information is information that tells specifically who an individual is. The College collects personal information in the following ways:

  1. Most personally identifiable information is gathered when you register for courses via this Site. Participation in Web-based courses is password-protected and subject to specific user and privacy policies as stated on those Web pages. Personally identifiable information is also collected each time you email the Site.

  2. When you engage in certain activities on this Site, the College may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you agree to engage in these activities, however, the College may ask you to provide personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers and other personal identifying information. Depending on the activity, some of the requested information is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you choose not to provide the mandatory information necessary for a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

  3. We accept payment of certain fees by credit card via this Site. If you make a payment with a credit card, your name, credit card number and other payment information will be collected. Credit card transactions sent to us via this Site are encrypted for your protection. The College shares such information with companies that help process the transaction that you requested.

Use of Cookies
Some Medical College of Wisconsin Web pages use "cookies," a small text file containing a unique identification number transferred from this Site to the hard drive of your computer. This industry standard practice allows the College to identify users as they move through a Site. We sometimes use cookies to personalize our Site and to track your usage across the Site.

Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you accept or reject cookies. It can also notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If you choose to reject cookies, sites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to those sites. As a result, site functionality may be lost.

The Medical College of Wisconsin does not sell or give private information away to any outside agencies, except as described in this policy. The College has security measures in place to attempt to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. The College cannot guarantee that the loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur; however, it makes reasonable efforts to prevent such occurrences.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about this website, or the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please contact us:

Mailing Address
Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Communications
P.O. Box 26509
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
USA

(414) 955-4725 | (414) 955-6166 (fax)

webmaster@mcw.edu
www.mcw.edu

Proprietary Rights

The College has trademarks or joint trademarks on the following logos used on this Site.

These trademarked logos may not be used without the prior written permission of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Owners of other sites may link to the Medical College of Wisconsin Site with prior permission. To obtain permission, submit the specifics of your request in writing to:

Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of Communications
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-6166 (fax)

A condition of permission is your agreement to remove such link upon request from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Logo Standards
The logos on this website reflect the Medical College of Wisconsin's strong affiliations with Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital and Health System.

Our identity is vital to our success
The identity of the Medical College of Wisconsin influences opinions, attitudes and decision-making. For this reason, we have adopted identity standards to present a strong, clear and unified identity.

The basic standards and guidelines of the Medical College of Wisconsin's Identity Standards are available to staff via the College's intranet. The consistent use of these standards helps to represent the Medical College of Wisconsin as an institution of strength, high quality and integrity.

Medical College of Wisconsin employees may use the Intranet website from their office computers.

Contact Us About Questions on Use of Logos
If you have questions on how to use official logos for the Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical College Physicians or affiliations between the Medical College and Froedtert Hospital and the College and Children's Specialty Group, please contact the following:

Medical College of Wisconsin/Office of Communications
(414) 955-4725 | (414) 955-6166 (fax)
mcwlogo@mcw.edu
www.mcw.edu

Video and Other Rich Media Disclaimer

This video/audio file is owned by the Medical College of Wisconsin. Any copying or distribution is prohibited without our express written consent.

This multimedia program was developed by the Medical College of Wisconsin for the private use of individuals who are authorized to view its contents.

The Medical College of Wisconsin presents the information on the video/audio presentation as an educational service. While the information on this presentation is about health care issues, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific medical advice or assistance should contact their personal physician.

Although we believe the information in this presentation to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in health care and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content or other material which we may reference. When clinical matters are discussed, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only.

The material discussed on the presentation is not intended to present the only or necessarily the best method or procedure, but rather presents the approach or opinion of the discussant. This presentation is provided in an “as is” format without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Any questions concerning the content of this program may be direction to the Medical College of Wisconsin at webmaster@mcw.edu or (414) 955-8296.

About this Website

Contact Information:
Contact webmaster@mcw.edu to comment or inquire about this website, or (414) 955-4725.

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Website Awards
In 2004 the Medical College of Wisconsin website received the Award of Excellence by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Website Updates
Updates to the www.mcw.edu website are made every day. You are encouraged to visit often. To receive email updates whenever significant changes to the Medical College website are made, please contact the webmaster@mcw.edu.

Mobile App Disclaimer

(rev. 11/30/2015)

Copyright
Users are free to download and use this mobile app for informational, educational and research purposes only. See Terms of Use for additional information. (c) Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee. All rights reserved. May not be used or reproduced without permission by owners.

Disclaimer
This mobile app is intended for informational, educational and research purposes only. It is not, and is not intended, for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, in man or other animals. Health care providers should exercise their own independent clinical judgment when using the mobile app in conjunction with patient care.

Terms of Use
This mobile app is provided for informational, educational and research purposes only. Use of the material for any other purpose constitutes infringement of the copyright and intellectual property rights owned by the specific owners for the app. By using any of this material, you assume all risks of copyright infringement and related liability. This app and its content may not be reproduced or used for unauthorized purposes without prior written permission, which may be obtained by submitting a written request to: Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226, Attn: Office of Technology Development. Note this mobile app may contain copyrighted work created under contract with government agencies, foundations, funding organizations and commercial companies, etc. If the app owners place further restrictions on the material, you must honor those restrictions regardless of whether such restrictions are described in this mobile app.