General Site Info & Legal Disclaimer

Site Information

Site Requirements

This site requires a minimum of Internet Explorer 7, FireFox 6, Safari 4, or Chrome 12. Using older browsers may result in unpredictable behavior.

This site also takes advantage of Flash technology to display content, especially videos. If you believe you are experiencing an issue with Flash-based content on our website, try downloading and installing Flash to your computer. If that doesn’t work, please contact a computer support person for assistance.

For the best viewing experience we recommend setting your display color depth to True Color 24-bit (millions of colors) or higher, and a minimum screen resolution of 1024x780 pixels.

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Legal Information

The information provided in this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a medical problem or disease. The consultation of a qualified healthcare provider should be sought as necessary for any specific questions or problems. All material found on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes only. This website is not engaged in providing medical advice or professional services and no therapeutic relationship is established. Reference to specific products, processes or services does not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by The Everett Clinic. We provide off-site links to related websites as a service to our readers. The Everett Clinic is not responsible for the information provided on other websites.

The material contained herein is believed to be complete and generally in accord with the standards of care present at the time of publication. However, because of the possibility of human error, of changes in healthcare and medical science, the authors or the operators of this website do not warrant that the information contained herein is accurate or complete. Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that The Everett Clinic is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for any claims, loss or damage from the use of such information.

Privacy Policy is committed to protecting your online privacy. We feel it is important for you to know how we handle the information we receive from you via the Internet. You can visit without revealing any personal information. However, you are required to provide an email address if you choose to subscribe to a newsletter and your email address is provided to an outsourced service for distribution of that newsletter.

How we and our affiliates collect and use personal information may contain links to websites operated by other organizations. has no control over the privacy policies and practices of such organizations’ sites, and if you have any concerns, you are urged to review the Terms of Service of those sites for more information about their applicable policies.

IP addresses
We collect and log the IP address of all visitors to An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information using a third party service so that we can properly administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and other businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. If required to do so by law enforcement officers or to exercise our legal rights, we will use IP address information to pursue your identity.

We require you to provide an email address to subscribe to a newsletter. We do not share your email address, except to a service provider that distributes the newsletter.

How we use “cookies”
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that some websites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. Like many other websites, uses cookies to provide us with information relating to the sources of our site traffic. Collecting this information, however, does not allow us to personally identify you.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so that you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. Our site requires that both cookies and JavaScript be enabled. If you reject cookies from our site, some parts of the site may not work properly for you.

What we provide to third parties
Unless you expressly grant us permission to do so, such as an online newsletter subscription, The Everett Clinic Websites do not provide any third party access to your email address. Your IP address is not shared with any third party, except for the purpose of measuring and monitoring website usage. See the IP addresses section above.

We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns and related site information. These data reflect site-usage patterns gathered during visits to our website each month, but they do not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member unless that member has given us permission to share that information.

Aggregate information
We use general traffic, site usage and length-of-stay information in reports to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only in aggregate and does not personally identify you.

E-mail communications, newsletter and related services provides you with the opportunity to receive communications from us or third parties. You can sign up for a free email newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.

Email communication that you send to us via the email links or web forms on our site may be shared with a customer service representative, employee, medical expert or agent that is most able to address your inquiry. We make every effort to respond in a timely fashion once communications are received. Once we have responded to your communication, it is discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry.
The email and web form functionality on our main website ( is not a secure and confidential means of communication. It's possible that your email communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to us. If you wish to keep your communication private, do not use email.

On the other hand, email and web form functionality in your MyChart account ( is secure and confidential.

Updated: November 2, 2011.