Privacy Policy


This portion of the Excelerate Web Site (hereinafter referred to as "Site" "Web Site", and "We") is designed to give visitors (hereinafter referred to as "You" and "Your") a basic understanding of how the Web Site operates, what the policies are, and what Your obligations as a visitor are. Excelerate's Web Site is a corporate background, health information and professional development resource. It includes news, information, and access to health care related software tools (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Services").

Commitment to Privacy Protection

Excelerate is committed to providing you with quality health care and professional development information. We are also firmly committed to respecting the privacy of your general and personally identifiable information. Excelerate will not share or sell any personally identifiable information we gather to any company, organization or person outside of Excelerate. Any general personal information You voluntarily provide when using the Site, such as your name, address, e-mail address as part of the registration process, or credit card information, will only be used to provide You with information that you specifically request from Excelerate, and for our internal confidential analysis of aggregate user data, such as computing the total number and regional locations of users. We and the third parties participating in the site will not use Your general or personally identifiable information without Your prior consent. We will ensure our Web site has adequate security procedures in place to protect any information collected from misuse. You can review and correct your general personal and personally identifiable information at any time; either directly through use of data input screens, or indirectly by submitting a request to Excelerate. The key exceptions to these privacy protection practices are that information You may provide in live online discussions in chat rooms, or information You may post on bulletin boards, cannot be protected. You should think carefully before disclosing any general personal information or personally identifiable information when using them.

When we want to make significant changes to our Privacy Policy that would affect our use of general or personally identifiable information we collect, we will give notice to you and all users by posting the changes to the Web Site. We will not make use of information we previously gathered from you prior to a significant change in this Privacy Policy without first obtaining your consent for any new uses. We may also make non-significant changes to this Privacy Policy that will not affect our use of your personally identifiable information. We will post all changes on the Site. You should periodically check this Privacy Policy for updates.


The Excelerate Web Site automatically places a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. Cookies represent bits of information that a Web site may transfer to a visitor's hard disk for the purpose of record keeping. Cookies help us evaluate your use of our Web Site, such as the kinds of information you want to see and the kinds you most likely never will want to read. Cookie technology may also enable Web sites such as ours to ask for your registration and preferences only once. During subsequent visits, you will not necessarily be required to sign in again. Cookies let us avoid showing you the same advertising messages repeatedly and do not contain or retain personal information. However, they do let us relate your use of the site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to Excelerate.

Visitor Rules

As a visitor to the Web Site, you are our guest. Excelerate and its third party content contributors grant You a limited license to view the contents of the Web Site, and to use and copy contents solely for your personal benefit. Subject to Excelerate’s Commitment to Privacy Protection as stated above, Excelerate reserves the right to make changes to Web Site policies, the Web site content and all other aspects of the operation of the Site at any time without notice to You. We will post any changes to the site from time to time, and therefore You should periodically review the then-current versions of this Overview and any other Web site policies to make sure You are up to date. We reserve the right to deny access to You at any time if you engage in prohibited activity, such as posting copyright-protected content without approval from the author, unauthorized copying or use of information or functionality on the Web Site, attempting to obtain unauthorized access to restricted areas of the Web Site, using slanderous, profane or inappropriate language in communications involving or in the Web Site, or infecting the Web Site with computer viruses or other destructive functionality. Any content found to be in violation of these rules will be removed.

Guidelines for Linking

If you wish to link to Excelerate's Web Site, you must request permission to do so in writing, by contacting us by e-mail at, listing the URL of your site. Anyone linking to Excelerate's Web Site must comply with these guidelines for linking to Excelerate's Web site and all applicable laws. A site that links to Excelerate's Web site:

  • may link to, but not replicate, Excelerate content
  • should not create a browser, border or frame environment around Excelerate content
  • should not imply that Excelerate is endorsing it or its products
  • should not misrepresent its relationship with Excelerate
  • should not present false information about Excelerate products or services
  • should not use the Excelerate logo without written permission from Excelerate
  • should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial
  • should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups


All content appearing on this Site is protected by copyright, with all rights reserved in Excelerate Strategic Health Sourcing LLC and third party contributors. Excelerate has selected them based on the general quality and integrity of their information, and because they do not violate our conflict of interest policy. Our conflict of interest policy is that we will not accept content from third parties that would conflict with any of our Site Policies. Excelerate's management performs periodic reviews and analyses of the third parties' content review and control procedures prior to posting their information on the Web Site.

Member Contributed Content

Within the member-only area of are many documents and discussions contributed by individuals within our member organizations. This content is for information sharing purposes only and should not be construed as clinically proven, endorsed, or recommended by Excelerate or contributors.

Posting of copyrighted materials, in whole or in part, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED without the prior written permission of the copyright holder, and may subject the user and their employer to legal liability for copyright infringement, and their access to this Site being denied. Users may post hypertext links to, or URLs for, copyrighted materials already on the Internet unless prohibited by the copyright holder or applicable law. Users may also refer to copyrighted materials by title and/or author or publisher, but may not actually post the materials without prior written permission of the copyright holder. Site visitors agree to not disclose information in this Site to any third party, other than Excelerate , its regional offices, subsidiaries and health care members. Site visitors agree to not submit information to this Site that is covered by the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 as amended (“HIPAA”), such as patient identifiable information (“Protected Health Information”). THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS COMPILED FROM VARIOUS THIRD PARTIES AND IS PROVIDED AS IS, AND ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITHOUT VERIFICATION, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN FROM THE WEB SITE. The appearance of any information or materials on this Site does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Excelerate or its owners, affiliates or subsidiaries. Under no circumstances shall Excelerate, its owners, subsidiaries or affiliates, or any copyright holder, be liable for any actual, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages arising from or related to this Site or the information or materials contained on the Site. This Site contains copyrighted materials and proprietary materials owned by either Excelerate or third parties who have given their permission to post their materials to this Site. These materials are protected by the United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions, and may be downloaded and/or printed for personal use only. Any posting of information, or any other use of information or materials on this Site, including, but not limited to, reproducing, copying, transmitting, or distributing, in whole or in part, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. Information, comments, discussions, and materials on this Site may be discoverable in response to a valid request by a court of competent jurisdiction or governmental agency.

Links and Endorsements

The Excelerate Web Site from time to time includes electronic links over the Internet to various Web sites run by third parties, such as other health information providers. These links are available at Your option for your convenience to allow you to further expand Your corporate health care information. We try to select third party links that are good sources of additional information and are reputable, however Excelerate does not endorse them. Please note that Your use of those other Web sites is at Your own risk. Excelerate does not assume any operational or legal responsibility for the content or operation of those sites. Using those sites may involve different risks, responsibilities and expectations for You than when using this Site. Excelerate will clearly disclose any third-party support or other sponsorships of items featured on this Web Site.

Advertising or Sponsor Influence

Advertising and sponsorship on the Site represents a source of revenue to enable us to continue providing You with one of the most comprehensive, timely, reliable health information and professional development Web sites on the Internet. The following advertising and sponsorship principles have been established to allow Excelerate to maximize the benefits to our advertisers and sponsors, without in any way infringing on our essential editorial control and content integrity, or Your privacy. There will be absolutely no influence of advertising or sponsors on the news, information, and editorial content presented on the Web Site. There will not be any influence on the order of presentation, search engine priority/rankings, or quotes from qualified experts in various areas.

Editorial Comments

Any editorial comments by the management of Excelerate will be clearly delineated as such, and thus will be distinguishable from news and general information content.

No Practice of Medicine

The Excelerate Web Site is not engaged in the practice of medicine. Any information and advice on the Web Site is given on a generalized, generic basis, and is not specific to any individual patient's condition. Online health information content cannot replace a health professional-patient relationship, and anyone with health care problems should always consult with a professional for diagnosis and treatment of their specific health problems. You and any other affected people should not disregard any advice or treatment from those professionals based on Your interpretation of what You may read on this Web Site.

No Warranty

We work diligently to produce and maintain the Web Site, and to ensure that it includes high quality information for You. However, please note that because Our Web Site and Services are provided free of charge to You, We do not offer any warranties regarding the Site or Services. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE.

No Liability

You understand that because the Web Site and Services are available free of charge to You, We will not be liable to You for any damages you may incur resulting from Your use of the Web Site or any other Web sites whose links are on the Site. Your use of the Web Site and Services and third party Web sites is solely at Your own risk.