Disclaimer

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital website is intended to provide general educational information and to help users more easily access information about health care services at MVH.

Medical Disclaimer

If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Do not rely on electronic communications or communication through this website for immediate, urgent medical needs. This website is not designed to facilitate medical emergencies.

Always consult with a qualified and licensed physician or other medical care provider, and follow their advice without delay regardless of anything read on this website.

Intention / Use of Website

This agreement can be modified by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (“MVH”) at any time and any such modification will be effective immediately upon posting. By accessing and using this website, you assent to these terms and conditions.

Health Content

This website does not provide medical advice.

Some information on the site is written by health care providers affiliated with MVH and its affiliates, and some content is provided by outside sources.

The content of this website, such as graphics, images, text and all other materials, is provided for reference and educational purposes only. The content is not meant to be complete or exhaustive or to be applicable to any specific individual’s medical condition.

MVH assumes no duty to correct or update the website nor to resolve or clarify any inconsistent information that might be a part of the website.

This website is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and it should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. Users should not rely up this website for emergency medical treatment. The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a qualified and licensed physician or other medical care provider, and follow their advice without delay regardless of anything read on this website.

Liability

You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that Partners HealthCare and its affiliates, including MVH, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use by you or any user.

MVH cannot and does not warrant that access to the site will be error or virus-free and does not guarantee against unauthorized users or hackers attempting to obtain access to this website.

Accuracy and Timeliness

Although we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, MVH disclaims any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness and completeness of content, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. MVH also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue this website, any page or any functionality at any time and without any notice.

External Links

In order to provide website users with other helpful information, the MVH website contains links to other websites. However, MVH provides no authority over external organizations’ websites, and this policy does not apply to external sites that are provided as links. Pages of external websites might have different terms of use.

Copyright

All copyrightable text, graphics, design, selection and arrangement of information in this website are copyrighted by Martha’s VIneyard Hospital unless otherwise noted.

Privacy

By using the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (“MV Hospital” or “MVH”) website, you agree to acceptance of this Website Privacy Policy. Please read the following carefully before using the site.

Information Collection and Use

When you view MVH’s website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you unless you specifically provide us with that contact information voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, e-mail address or telephone number.

The only personal information that MVH obtains through its website is supplied voluntarily by website visitors. By submitting personal information, you grant MVH the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. Personal information is always stored in a secure database.

You might be asked to provide personal information if you choose to complete any of the online forms used for event registration, special events and charitable giving or to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form. Additional questions might be included to help us improve the services we offer.

How We Use This Information

MVH uses the information you provide to fulfill online requests, process credit card information and respond to customer service inquiries or in other ways as required by law.

Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services that you request, such as event registration, special or to provide feedback.
Only authorized staff at MVH have access to your information, including those who need the information provided to perform a specific task. All MVH employees are required to attend training on patient privacy and confidentiality.

Data Security

MVH makes every effort to ensure that your personal information remains as secure as possible. Accordingly, we prevent unauthorized access by a secure firewall and use of security technologies to protect the integrity and privacy of any personal information you provide.

Although we endeavor to protect your personal information, MVH cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication could be discarded or archived. If you wish, you can contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.

Online Forms

Forms provided on MVH’s website are meant for feedback or general purposes only, and they do not request confidential health information. Although every attempt is made to provide security measures in the transmission of information, patients should not use online forms to submit confidential health care or other information. MVH is not responsible if unauthorized parties gain access to the confidential information shared in the online forms. To protect your privacy, please do not use online forms to communicate information that you consider confidential.

Newsletter/Press Release Subscriptions

If you subscribe to our newsletter or other publication distributed by e-mail we will maintain your e-mail address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients’ e-mail addresses or any other personal information.

MVH will only send messages to those who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their e-mail address to us directly.

E-mail Information

Occasionally, we will request personal information from you in order to deliver requested materials, respond to you questions or provide information. MVH retains personal information on file but does not share, sell, license or transmit this information with or to third parties or external vendors unless required to do so by legal, judicial, or governmental proceedings. If you e-mail us, your e-mail information will not be used outside of this system without your permission. We do not use your e-mail address for any other purpose.

Please note that e-mail is considered a nonencrypted (and therefore unsecure) form of communication and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason and to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information that you consider confidential.

Third-Party Vendors/Content Providers

MVH occasionally will engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our website, provide content and information and enable us to interact better with our patients and visitors. MVH never shares any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information with third parties, except as required by law.

Links to External Websites

This Website Privacy Policy applies only to the MVH website. In order to provide website users with other helpful information, the MVH website contains links to other websites. However, MVH provides no authority over external organizations’ websites and this policy does not apply to external sites that are provided as links. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies on any external websites before providing them with personal information.

Changes to This Policy

MVH reserves the right to change or update this Website Privacy Policy from time to time without notice, so please review it periodically to keep informed of any changes.