Use of this Information
The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. This site provides information about UCSF Medical Center and how to access our doctors, facilities and services. Because of your individual needs, you should consult your personal doctor to determine the appropriateness of the information for your situation.
Advertising is not a source of funding for this site.
Confidentiality and Privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. However, due to the nature of internet communications, it may be necessary for system support personnel to view communications and logs of activities as a part of their responsibilities. We may gather information to monitor our effectiveness in providing health information, to answer consumer questions and to improve the site. This regular monitoring does not provide us with personal information such as names or addresses of users. Only non-confidential and non-proprietary information should be transmitted to the site by email or otherwise.
Accuracy and Completeness
Due to constant advances in technology and medicine, you are encouraged to confirm the information on our site with other reliable sources. Corrections and additions will be made as allowed by the availability of time and resources.
Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained in this site, all material that is provided here or could be reached by using this as a starting point is supplied "AS IS" without warranty of quality or accuracy of any kind. Neither the Regents of the University of California, UCSF Medical Center nor any author contributing to this site is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.
Our health-related information is derived from UCSF Medical Center doctors and health experts. Health-related information posted on the site has been reviewed and approved by our doctors.
The views and opinions of the document authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Regents of the University of California, UCSF Medical Center or its affiliates.
Links to Other Sites
Links to other websites are provided as a service to our users and do not imply endorsement by UCSF Medical Center. UCSF Medical Center is not responsible for the content of these websites.
Neither the Regents of the University of California nor UCSF Medical Center assume responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to or any viruses that may infect your computer equipment or software because of your access, use of or browsing in this or any other site.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, any proprietary information belonging to others, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.
In the course of monitoring individuals improperly using this system or in the course of system administration, the activities of authorized users also may be monitored. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of unlawful or criminal activity, UCSF Medical Center may provide the evidence from such monitoring to law enforcement officials or the administrators of systems providing the user's services.
You should assume that everything you see or read on this site is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California unless otherwise noted. You may download material from the site for non-commercial, personal use as long as you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not use, modify, make multiple copies of, distribute or transmit the contents of the site for any public or commercial purposes without the written permission of UCSF Medical Center.