Privacy

Terms and Use Disclaimer

HQSI has a strong commitment to privacy and protecting the privacy of others. To help safeguard your privacy, HQSI extends that commitment to its website. The purpose of our privacy policy is to:

  • identify the information we may collect from you;
  • describe how we will use it;
  • explain the security measures taken to protect it;

Acceptance and Terms of Use

By accessing this website, you unconditionally agree to accept the Terms of Use stated as follows: HQSI reserves the right to change or modify any of the Terms of Use and any policy or guideline incorporated by reference at any time at our sole discretion. Any change or modification will be effective upon posting of the revisions on the website. We will post a notice of such change or modification to these Terms of Use on the website for thirty (30) days. If you do not agree to the terms of any modification, do not continue to use the services. Your continued use of the website and services following any posting of any change or modification will constitute your acceptance of any such change or modification.

The information HQSI provides on this website is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding various healthcare-related topics. This information is not intended to be used in place of consultation with a healthcare professional. HQSI’s website is provided without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied.

Information Collection

HQSI may collect personally identifiable information via forms and e-mail links. HQSI will use any information we collect for internal purposes only, such as sending electronic information and/or mailing materials you request. In addition, some areas of this Website may require registration before they can be used. We will protect the confidentiality of any information collected via forms and email for registration and all other purposes. This site automatically collects and records the following limited information about each visitor:

  • IP address, browser type, domain name
  • referring Web site addresses
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages you visited
  • the files you downloaded

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our website, to track user traffic patterns, and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us expand the coverage of the site and to analyze patterns of usage, in an effort to make the site more useful. This information, however, is not used for correlating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through HQSI.org, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: HQSI.org does not read any of your private online communications.

If you willingly provide personal information, such as your mailing or E-mail address, telephone or fax numbers, or other demographic information, either through our Contact Us form or through one of our available contact E-mail addresses, we will not share (disclose or sell) that information.

Linking to HQSI's website and prohibited use

As a condition of use, HQSI does not permit linking to or using HQSI’s website for any purpose that is considered unlawful or prohibited. This includes the use of HQSI’s website if you engage in illegal, obscene, discriminatory, or offensive content. You may not use HQSI’s website in any manner which could damage, change, or overburden the website and limit its use for others.

Links to third-party sites

HQSI’s website contains links to other websites. HQSI is not responsible for their privacy practices or content. HQSI makes every effort to ensure all links are valid and that the information contained is relevant to the related subject matter. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. HQSI encourages you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HQSI of the site.

Contacting HQSI via Email

When contacting HQSI via E-mail, please note that E-mail is not a secure method of transmitting information. For that reason, we request that you do not include personal information (Social Security numbers, Medicare claim numbers, etc.) when sending a request for information or question to this website. In order for us to best serve your needs, please contact us by mail or phone when it is necessary to disclose sensitive information.

Disclaimer

HQSI provides the information on this site as a public service only. Any clinical and scientific material presented or referenced on this website is intended for general informational purposes and is not intended to provide or replace the independent judgment of a qualified healthcare provider treating a particular patient. Readers are encouraged to confirm the clinical and scientific information on this website with other sources. HQSI disclaims any representation or warranty with respect to any treatment or course of treatment based upon information provided on this website. If you have or suspect you have a health problem and/or wish to commence or modify any healthcare treatment, you should consult your own healthcare provider. There may be instances in which the treatment your healthcare provider recommends or you desire is not covered or wholly covered by your health plan. Healthcare coverage decisions are made by your health plan. This website contains certain information concerning your rights to request review or appeal of such decisions. Portions of this site were prepared by HQSI under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 

Accessibility

HQSI is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on its website. To provide this information, the HQSI website has been designed to comply with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed.

When documents are presented on our website in PDF and other file formats, HQSI endeavors to provide text equivalents and/or make such content accessible according to the guidelines set forth by the creators of those formats.

If you are using assistive technology and experience difficulty in accessing information on this website, please contact us at the E-mail address, telephone number, or mailing address below. Please indicate the nature of the accessibility problem, including the URLs of any specific web pages or document file names you are unable to access. Provide your contact information so that a member of our staff can respond to your request.

HQSI
Attn: Webmaster
557 Cranbury Road, Suite 21 East Brunswick, NJ 08816-5419
732-238-5570
E-mail: webmaster@hqsi.org