The ECHO DINE Collaboratory (“ECHO DINE CoLab”) is an online system facilitating online collaboration among teams engaged in quality improvement efforts or other children’s health projects. Users of the ECHO DINE CoLab include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, other clinicians, managers, executives, policy-makers, educators, parents, caregivers and interested members of the lay public.
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The ECHO DINE CoLab is a resource presented for the sole purpose of helping healthcare professionals improve care for the children and families that they serve. We include a lot of information on ECHO DINE CoLab, including articles, references, tools, databases and advertising. While we hope you find the information helpful, if you are a healthcare professional you should remember that this content is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment. If you are a consumer who chooses to use the information on the ECHO DINE CoLab, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Individuals with any type of medical condition are specifically cautioned to seek professional medical advice before beginning any sort of health treatment.
We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for any information that we present on the ECHO DINE CoLab. Although we generally do not review content posted directly by users in advance of its publication, we reserve the right to review any content at any time prior to or after it is published. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH NICHQ.org OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE ECHO DINE CoLab.
Content That You Submit to the ECHO DINE CoLab
NICHQ will treat as confidential all user-supplied materials, content, and information (including, but not limited to, documents, web page text, tools, reports, studies, comments, ratings, and postings to discussion boards). We will not share any materials, content, or information that you post with individuals outside of the ECHO DINE CoLab without your permission.
When you post a document, comment or link to the ECHO DINE CoLab, you are responsible for selecting the privacy level for that post. For example, if you post a report that is not ready to be reviewed by the public (e.g. parents and other consumers) you must indicate that the post is “Private (not visible to families)” prior to sharing. We are not responsible for any content that you post incorrectly, but we will work with you to adjust the privacy level.
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You shall not engage in conduct or publish information which would infringe upon or injure the personal or property rights of any individual, group, or entity—including but not limited to defamation, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, or disclosure of confidential or trade secrets. Furthermore, you shall not violate any law, treaty, or intellectual property rights protected by law (such as copyright, patent, and trademark rights). You acknowledge that the content and materials available on the ECHO DINE CoLab include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries. Such laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, audio video, and other protected materials. The violation of applicable laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.
Furthermore, you may not circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with the security features of the ECHO DINE CoLab or the features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content. Furthermore, you may not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the ECHO DINE CoLab.
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Last Updated: February 6, 2017