Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. Please review carefully our “Terms of Use for this Website.” These terms apply throughout our entire website. Additional terms may apply via state and federal laws. We hope you find our website useful.

I. Note the Practice of Medicine

No website can replace the physician/patient relationship. Our website is designed to provide information about our practice and to offer useful information about health care issues. This website does not:

  • a care provider – patient relationship
  • provide specific medical advice
  • provide a substitute for medical care

Users of this website should always seek the advice of a licensed physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. If you believe you have a medical problem or condition, please seek medical attention from a qualified provider.

*** If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

II. No Endorsements

Links from this website to third party websites do not imply this practice’s endorsement of any other websites’ product or service. Links from this website to third party websites are provided for your convenience and are intended only to enable access to these third party websites and for no other purpose. Please use your independent care and judgment when accessing these third party websites.

III. Designed and Operated for Adult Users

This website is designed and operated for users 18 years old and older. This website is not intended to be accessed by children. Those under the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian assist with use of this website.,/p>

By using this website you agree that you will not:

  • Disrupt, disable, “hack” or in any way interfere with the proper functioning of this website
  • Use this website in a way that violates any law, act or treaty
  • Copy any content or images from this website without this practice’s prior written approval

IV. Copyright Notice

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, repurpose, post, or use in any way of the content or images contained in this website without this practice’s prior written approval.

V. Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)

This practice complies with the provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on this website, please contact us at: dpcnurse@dermatologypc.com.

VI. Disclaimers

You understand and agree that this practice’s website and any services content, or information contained on or provided by this practice is provided on an “as is” basis. This practice does not make any express or implied warranties. In addition, this practice does not guarantee that use of its website will be free from technological difficulties including, but not limited to, unavailability of information, downtime, service disruptions, viruses or worms, and you understand that you are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output.

To Our Patients: By choosing to use e-mail to communicate with us, you understand and agree to the following: The use of e-mail poses risks to the confidentiality of your health information. The internet is an open network and provides no inherent protection for confidential information. You accept these risks and waive the requirements under the HITECH Act for us to communicate with you. Further, e-mail sent to our office may not be routinely monitored. Please contact our practice by telephone (515-241-2000) or in person about critical or time-sensitive issues. In the event of a medical emergency, please contact 911.

VII. Limitations of Liability

You assume any and all risks when using this website. This practice shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, monetary, punitive, special or exemplary damages, fines, fees, or penalties which are in any way related to the use of this website. Your only, sole and exclusive remedy for any claim or alleged claim arising from the use of this website is to STOP USING THIS WEBSITE.

VIII. Indemnification

You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless this practice from any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs and/or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) that in any way relate to your use or misuse of this website. This shall include any third party claims which may arise as a consequence of your use of this website.

IX. Changes to this “Terms of Use for this Website” Statement

This practice may alter, modify, revise, or amend any or all of this “Terms of Use for this Website” at any time. Such alterations, modifications, revisions or amendments shall be effective immediately upon either posting it/them to this website or upon notifying you.

X. Jurisdiction

You agree and consent that any claim or dispute that in any way relates to your use of this website is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Des Moines, Iowa. This consent and agreement also applies to any person attempting to advance a claim on your behalf.