The Marshfield Labs Reference Service is an online service administered by Marshfield Clinic. It allows clients of the Marshfield Labs Reference Service to perform certain functions (such as order lab tests, view lab results, pay bills, view and print reports) if they agree to the following terms and also verify their identities by providing certain security information every time they seek access. The following conditions apply to anyone who wishes to use the Marshfield Labs Reference Service.
The Risks of Electronic Communications
There are potential risks associated with receiving information via internet transmission, including (for example) timeliness of receipt, availability of information due to technical or other problems, and the security of information. By using the Marshfield Labs Reference Service, you recognize and accept these risks.
The Marshfield Labs Reference Service web site, and any information provided on the site, are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. ALTHOUGH MARSHFIELD CLINIC WILL ENDEAVOR TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE, MARSHFIELD CLINIC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE MARSHFIELD LABS REFERENCE SERVICE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE, ACCURATE OR USEFUL. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE MARSHFIELD LABS REFERENCE SERVICE CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, EVEN IF YOU TELL US OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Privacy and Security
State and federal laws regulate the sharing of identifiable health information, and Marshfield Clinic cannot willingly provide information in a manner contrary to these laws. By using the Marshfield Labs Reference Service:
- You agree not to knowingly violate these or other laws, or cause Marshfield Clinic to do so, and you accept the consequences of any violation brought about by your actions. In particular, you agree that you will not knowingly access health information which you are unauthorized to access, and that you will be responsible for any damage suffered by others if you seek such access.
- You recognize and accept that while Marshfield Clinic will endeavor to protect the privacy of identifiable health information, there remains some risk of inappropriate disclosure of health information, and you agree that Marshfield Clinic is not responsible for such disclosures if they are caused by others.
- You agree not to provide your security information to others, and that you will notify Marshfield Clinic immediately upon learning of or suspecting that others have any of your security information, or upon learning of or suspecting that others are accessing the Marshfield Labs Reference Service using your security information or personal information.
Information May Not Be Complete Or Accurate
The information provided on the Marshfield Labs Reference Service reflects certain information present in Marshfield Clinic's electronic lab records. Technical problems, or other problems such typographical errors or the failure of others to communicate relevant information to Marshfield Clinic, may result in incomplete and/or inaccurate information.
This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice or Recommendations
The information provided by the Marshfield Labs Reference Service should not be regarded as recommendations regarding the nature or timing of any treatment, nor should it be regarded as medical advice or a medical diagnosis of any sort. Only a health care professional can provide medical advice or a medical diagnosis. If you use, or someone else uses, the health information provided on the Marshfield Labs Reference Service for any self-diagnosis or self-treatment, Marshfield Clinic is not responsible for the outcome.
Access Is Not Guaranteed
Access to the Marshfield Labs Reference Service, and to your health information, is not guaranteed and may be discontinued at any time, including (for example) times of technical difficulties, and under circumstances where it is believed that the security of information is at risk. It is possible that access to information might at some time be allowed to some users but denied to others. Access may also be denied in circumstances where a user uses the site in a manner inconsistent with Marshfield Clinic's policies, including (for example) attempts to access information for which the user has no authorization to receive, and use of the site in a manner which is unduly burdensome for Marshfield Clinic's computer resources.