Healthcarepedia:Terms of Service

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Healthcarepedia is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable educational guide to healthcare in the United States of America. It is collaboratively built by dedicated students, academics, and professionals who wish to improve health and wellness through better literacy of healthcare--fostering understanding of how care is delivered, managed, and governed. It is not intended as a source of medical advice or to inform health decisions.

Our core values include:

  • Healthcarepedia is a free educational guide to healthcare in the U.S.
  • Healthcarepedia is collaboratively built through mutual respect and understanding
  • Healthcarepedia content should be accurate, up-to-date, and reliable
  • Healthcarepedia content should be accessible--presented in a simple and clear format that fosters engagement
  • Healthcarepedia content should be objective; citing from reliable, high-quality, sources

You are free to:

  • Read and Print our articles and other media free of charge.
  • Share and Reuse our articles and other media under free and open licenses.
  • Contribute To and Edit our various sites or Projects.

Under the following conditions:

  • Respect and adhere to our core values.
  • Responsibility – You take responsibility for your edits.
  • Civility – You support a civil environment and do not harass other users.
  • Lawful Behavior – You do not violate copyright or other laws.
  • No Harm – You do not harm our technology infrastructure.
  • Terms of Use and Policies – You adhere to the below Terms of Use and to the applicable community policies when you visit our sites or participate in our communities.

With the understanding that:

  • You License Freely Your Contributions – you generally must license your contributions and edits to our sites or Projects under a free and open license (unless your contribution is in the public domain).
  • No Professional Advice – the content of articles and other projects is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.