Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Terms of Use

Barnes-Jewish Hospital or the "Site Sponsor"), is providing information and services on this Internet site as a benefit to our users. The information and services on this site are provided solely for general illustration, educational and resource provision purposes. Such information and services are not intended to be specific medical, health, business or other professional advice or direction. If you have specific questions regarding your health or health status, contact your physician or other health care provider. Neither the Site Sponsor nor its information contributors make any express or implied representations or warranties about the completeness or accuracy of this information and these services for any purpose or the suitability of this information or these services for any particular use.

This site will also enable users to obtain information on the services, events and materials offered, happening or available through the Site Sponsor, including publications and educational programs, current news, certain Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine documents, press releases, lists of health related web sites, and other information relevant to purposes of this site.

This internet site may include "links" providing direct access to other Internet sites. However, the Site Sponsor takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial, monitoring or other control over those other sites and therefore do not assume any liability for those sites or their content. The Site Sponsor reserves the right to remove any link from this site for any or no reason. The existence of any particular link is simply intended to imply potential interest to users of this site.

Certain areas of the site may allow for the posting or exchange of information among and between users. Users that submit or post information to this site grant the Site Sponsor the authority and right to use any submission in any way, and by such submissions warrant and represent to the Site Sponsor that such submissions are not in violation of United States copyright or other laws. In addition, the Site Sponsor reserves the right to review, edit or delete any posting or information (including, without limitation, those that appear to be inappropriate for the intended purposes of this site). Note: Any information that you include in your posting will be posted to the bulletin board and be available to any or all users, including without limitation, personal, health and demographic information.

All images, text, and other materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by the Site Sponsor or other individuals or entities and are protected by United States copyright laws. Any reproduction, retransmission, distribution or republication of all or part of any images, text programs, and other materials found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless the Site Sponsor or the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior written consent. All other rights reserved. This site is intended to be maintained in a manner consistent with United States copyright laws. Accordingly, users should not submit or post copyrighted material to this site unless the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior written consent to such submission.

All trademarks, service marks and logos referred to or appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners. The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of the Site Sponsor appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the applicable Site Sponsor’s prior express written permission.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital has created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. This statement explains our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.

A typical visit to our Web site does not require a user to submit personal information. However, if you decide to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or subscribe to an online publication with your contact information, we will respond to you with the information you request and other information that we think might be of interest to you. If you choose to receive more information, your name and contact information (including e-mail address) will be added to our database. From that database, we may send you materials such as newsletters, brochures or articles of interest via regular mail, e-mail or in other ways.

Information you submit may be routinely shared with our parent organization, BJC HealthCare as they often distribute our materials, or with the Washington University School of Medicine if you are looking for a physician referral. Other than these two organizations, we will only forward your personal information to organizations working on our behalf. We urge you not to provide any confidential information about you or your health to us via electronic communication. If you do so, it is at your own risk. Although we attempt to maintain our computer network in a secure manner to protect the content of your messages, we cannot provide absolute assurance that the contents of your e-mail will not become accessible to individuals or entities that are not authorized to access your information.

The first visit you make to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Web site places a "cookie" on your computer. A cookie is a file used to personalize the Web site for you based on your initial and subsequent visits. The cookie will allow you to see or not to see items upon subsequent visits. This technology is not intended to identify you to us in any way; however, it can be used to serve ads to you based on your visit to our site. Click here to learn more about opting out of data collection by Google Analytics, or, click here to customize Google display network ad settings for your browser.


The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Web site is intended as a reference and information source only. If you suspect you have a health problem, you should seek immediate care with the appropriate health care professionals. The information in this Web site is not a substitute for professional care and must not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. Any links or pointers in this Web site are provided only as a courtesy. Barnes-Jewish Hospital assumes no liability for the information contained in this Web site or for its use.

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