Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the website for Acurity. Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), which may be updated without further notification to you. Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully since they contain important information regarding your use of the website.

The Services We Will Provide to You

Through this website, Acurity will provide you with a variety of services, including information about the services we offer to our members, the various business enterprises associated with our company, and a way to access various key Acurity publications. In the future, we may choose to offer other services that we determine are appropriate, suitable, and desirable. Please note that some services on the website are available only to Acurity members with a valid user ID and password. Although we will try to provide the most comprehensive services to you as possible, we do not guarantee that any one or all of these will be available to you at any particular time. Please note, however, that all services we do provide to you through this website are subject to all of the Terms and Conditions contained herein.

Your Conduct

In using our services, your conduct must, at all times, comply with all relevant laws, rules, and regulations, including the Federal, State, and local laws of the jurisdiction in which you receive such services. In addition, you agree to the following:

  1. You will not use the website to threaten, intimidate, or harass any other person;
  2. You will not transmit any pornographic, lewd, immoral, obscene, offensive, libelous, vulgar, or tortuous material, material that is invasive of another’s privacy, or material that disparages or insults any individual or group, based on race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, or other immutable characteristic;
  3. You will not transmit false information through the website;
  4. You will not upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  5. You will not upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any information or content unless you have the lawful right to disseminate such content;
  6. All information submitted, uploaded, or otherwise transferred by you must clearly and accurately identify you as the source of the information; you may not disguise or falsify your identity when using the website;
  7. You agree that your use of this website will not violate any contractual or fiduciary obligations you have to third parties, including that you will not transmit the private, confidential, trade secret, trade mark, proprietary, or other non-public information of any other party through the website;
  8. You will not upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any advertising, promotional materials, solicitations, junk mail, “spam,” or any other form of solicitation to any party unless you are expressly authorized to do so by Acurity;
  9. You will not otherwise take any steps to interfere with the functionality of the website or of the hardware or software of any other party.

You are Solely Responsible for Your Own Conduct

You are solely responsible for your own conduct on this website, including without limitation that you will be solely responsible for any violations of these Terms and Conditions. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless Acurity, its agents, officers, affiliates, and any other third party for any liabilities, costs, damages, and/or expenses that they incur as a result of your actions.

Content on the Website

This website may contain content (“Content”) that is provided by other parties. Acurity will work with the other parties to provide the most accurate information that we can provide, and will review Content to screen out any information that may be offensive or objectionable. However, as we indicate below, Acurity does not provide any warranties about the Content and your use of this website is solely at your own risk. Acurity shall not be responsible to you or any other party for any costs, damages, expenses, or liabilities relating to the acts of any third party, including without limitation vendors and other users that may provide Content on this website. We strongly recommend that you review the user policies, privacy statements, and other terms and conditions of all third parties on other websites, including websites that the Acurity website has links to. Acurity may post or remove any Content at any time, at its sole discretion.

We are Not Responsible for the Acts of Other Users

We will take precautions to make your experience on our website as pleasant and productive as possible and to make sure that other users are following our policies. However, Acurity is not responsible to you for the conduct of others. Use of this website is solely at your own risk. You agree that in consideration for your use of this website, which is being provided to you free of charge, neither Acurity, its officers, directors, employees, agents, or affiliated corporations will be liable to you for any costs, expenses, liabilities, or damages you incur as a result of your use of this website.

Trademarks and other Intellectual Property of Acurity

Acurity is a trademark of the Greater New York Hospital Association. In addition, this website and all content contained on the website are the proprietary information of Acurity, and may not be used, disseminated, or reproduced by you without our express written consent.

No Warranties

This site is provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Acurity makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Acurity expressly disclaims liability for any technical problems with the website, including temporary unavailability or delays in connection time. Acurity does not accept responsibility for any illegal pirating of the website or for the actions of those who may obtain unauthorized access to the site.

Acurity expressly disclaims any warranties about the content, products, information, or materials made available or purchased through this site or its links. This material and product information is made available for informational purposes only and does not in any way constitute advice, medical opinions, or medical advice. Should you have any questions or concerns about any information or material presented on the website, please contact the author of that information directly.

Acurity Privacy Policy

Acurity, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy online and to keeping you informed of your online rights. Please read the following information carefully and check back periodically, as this information may change.

In order to make your experience with us as beneficial as possible, Acurity may ask you to provide us with basic information about your institution. This information may include your name, title, address, email address, and/or other business information, and may be asked in the context of our registration process, our surveys, or other questions we ask you while you are using our website. By providing us with this information, you consent to the Company using such information to send you promotional offers from the Company and/or its affiliates.  If you do not wish to have your contact information used by the Company to promote our products or services (or those of our affiliates), you can opt-out by checking the relevant box in our Subscription Center or by sending us an email stating your request to info@acurity.com. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may click to unsubscribe at the bottom of such email or send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions.

Acurity obtains non-individualized, generic information about your visit to our website, including your IP address, browser type/language, access time, and referring website, through the use of certain technology. We also obtain non-individualized, generic information about your visit to our website through the use of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent by a website to your Web browser and are stored on your computer. The non-individualized, generic information about your visit to our website is aggregated and used by Acurity for statistical tracking purposes. We use this information to understand general traffic patterns on our site and to gauge and improve its effectiveness. If you are concerned about the use of cookies, you may configure your browser to either request your specific acceptance of a cookie or disable cookies entirely. You will still be able to navigate our website fully if you opt to refuse or disable cookies.

We may obtain personally identifiable information about you through our website from information that you supply voluntarily. We will use this information specifically for the purpose for which it was supplied to us. We may also combine this personally identifiable information with information obtained from technology in email and newsletters that we send to you that determines whether the message in the email or newsletter has been opened and links contained within have been clicked on, to measure interest in our specific offerings and email campaigns, improve our offerings to specific target audiences, and tailor our interactions with you.

We may share the personally identifiable information and aggregated information we collect from our website with third parties in connection with administration of the website, or to make transmissions or mailings to you, or in response to any legal process, such as a request by law enforcement, a court order or subpoena, or to protect the integrity of the website if we believe that a user has committed unlawful or otherwise harmful acts.

We store information regarding actions taken by members when they access their member accounts. This information may be provided to the member’s relationship manager and to other Acurity employees who provide services or products to the member.

As we have indicated above, Acurity is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, unless we notify you and ask for your express permission, we will use the information you provide to us only for our internal purposes or for communications directly with you and will not share any of your personally identifying information with any other party unless we in good faith believe that we are required to by law.

To protect our members’ information, users are required to log in using a unique user name and password. Acurity has implemented a combination of computer hardware and software to keep unauthorized users from accessing information on Acurity’s computer network.

This site contains links to other websites. Acurity is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

The Acurity Privacy Policy applies to U.S. members and website visitors only.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about our privacy policy. Please contact aschonholz@gnyha.org if you have any questions or comments.

  1. What kinds of information will Acurity ask me to provide?
    In order to take advantage of the many services and products available on the website, you will be asked to provide basic information about your institution. During the registration process, for example, Acurity will ask for your name, title, address, email address, and/or other business information. Acurity may also collect similar information from you if you participate in online surveys or request information. We ask for this type of information in order to customize your online experience to your individual needs and preferences, and so that we can tailor our products and services to your needs and those of other interested users. Acurity will not share this information with any other persons or entities.
  2. What else should I consider in trying to protect my privacy?
    Please note that our website contains links to the websites of other parties. If you provide information to these other parties, the use of that information will be governed by their privacy policies, not ours. Please first check the privacy statements of any other website to which you provide information through a link from our website prior to deciding whether or not you wish to provide the information to them.
  3. Is the Acurity website suitable for families and children?
    Although much of the content is geared toward adults employed in the healthcare industry, we review all content that is posted on our website and make reasonable efforts to prevent offensive, lewd, pornographic, or other “adult” content from appearing. We also take steps to prevent hackers or other third parties from inserting such offensive content on our site. Although we cannot absolutely guarantee that the website will be free of such tampering by outsiders, we hope that such problems will not arise or occur only in rare instances, in which case we will do our best to rid our website of such intrusions as quickly as possible.
  4. Will this Privacy Policy be updated?
    This Privacy Policy will be updated by Acurity from time to time.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions and any other Acurity policy referenced herein shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Acurity with respect to your use of the website. It shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York and any controversy between you and Acurity shall be adjudicated in courts located within the City of New York, State of New York. By using this website, you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. No provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be waived except expressly in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Acurity. Further, if any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found by a court to be invalid, unenforceable, the parties agree that the court should modify the provision to the extent necessary consistent with the intent of the parties, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Regardless of any law to the contrary, all claims or causes of action arising out of or related to use of the website must be filed within one (1) year after it arose or shall be deemed to be forever barred.

This page, the Acurity website, and all contents therein, are the proprietary information of Acurity ©2018 by Greater New York Hospital Association, 555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10019. All rights reserved. Send e-mail to aschonholz@gnyha.org. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of all policies and procedures described in Terms and Conditions.