Terms Of Use

Download the Spanish version

Please read the following terms and conditions outlined below before using St. Vincent's Medical Center’s website.

The following terms of use constitute a binding agreement between you and St. Vincent’s Medical Center and its affiliates, including St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services, Inc., St. Vincent’s College, Inc., St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, Inc., and govern your use of this website and any platform established by us on any social media website, including, but not limited to, our Facebook page, our Twitter page, our YouTube page or any other social media profiles with which we may be affiliated. 

If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the site or its services.  We reserve the right to revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting and you are responsible for reviewing these Terms from time to time to become aware of any changes.  Any revisions to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting. 

Release and Limitation of Liability

You agree that neither we nor any of our officers, directors, employees, agents or service providers shall have any liability to you for claims related to your use of the Site and you hereby release us and our officers, directors, employees, agents or service providers from any and all such claims. 

You acknowledge that certain security and privacy risks are inherent in your use of the Site and the Internet generally, including the potential that any data or information transferred via the Site may be subject to security breaches. 


You agree to indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to your content (as described below) and your use of the site in violation of these Terms.

User Content 

By posting any comments or other materials on the site, you give us the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify and otherwise use your content for any purpose in any form, subject to any legal limitations on such use and the limitations set forth in our Privacy Policy. 

We do not assume any responsibility for your content or any other content not produced by us on the Site. We may at any time and in our sole discretion screen, monitor, block, remove or otherwise exercise control over any of your content or anyone else’s content that we determine violates these Terms, including the Code of Conduct (below), any applicable law, or otherwise may expose us to civil or criminal liability or reflect poorly on us.  In addition, we may permanently terminate your access to the site in the event we determine that you caused any such violation.  In no event shall such rights obligate us to exercise control over your content or anyone else’s content. 

Code of Conduct

By using the site, you agree not to do any of the following:

  1. Reprint or electronically reproduce any content contained on the site other than for personal use.

  2. Make use of any of our trademarks or service marks contained on the site without our express written consent, which may be withheld in our sole discretion.

  3. Upload or transmit any communications or content of any kind that infringe or violate any rights of any party, including, but not limited to, intellectual property, privacy and/or publicity rights.

  4. Use the site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws.

  5. Use the site to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material.

  6. Post any material that we, in our sole discretion, deem unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity or contrary to or inconsistent with our mission or the ethical and religious sponsorship of St. Vincent’s Medical Center and its affiliates.

  7. Impersonate any other person or entity.

  8. Express or imply that any of your content is endorsed by us.

  9. Restrict or inhibit any other user from use and enjoyment of the site, including, but not limited to, by means of hacking or defacing any portion of the Site.

  10. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the site.

  11. Engage in any other activity that we deem improper or abusive. 

Intellectual Property Infringement Claims

If you believe your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to the site in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please notify our designated agent at:  Legal Department, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

As soon as practical, we will investigate such claims and take appropriate action in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512, et seq.  We will terminate access for any user of the Site who is a repeat infringer. 

Any claims that material on the Site is defamatory or abusive towards you may be directed to the same contact.   

User Representations

By visiting the site, you represent and warrant to us that you:  (i) have attained age of eighteen (18) or the age of majority, as defined in your jurisdiction, (ii) have the authority and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms, and (iii) will not use the Site in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms or applicable law. 


The site does not offer medical advice. Nothing contained on the site is intended to constitute professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment.

We do not warrant the accuracy of any information on the site and such information is provided on an “as-is” basis. We do not make any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title or non-infringement, regarding any materials contained on the site.

We make no representations with respect to the availability of the site or the lack of viruses, worm, Trojan horses, or other destructive code on the site.


  • Governing Law: These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to any conflicts of law provisions.  You agree that any legal action or proceeding concerning your use of the Site shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and you submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts.  

  • Assignment: We may assign our rights and delegate our duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you or any third party.

  • No Implied Waiver – Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

  • Severability: The provisions of these Terms are severable. In the event that any court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision is invalid or unenforceable, such validity and unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or unenforceability of the remaining provisions.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions concerning the Site or these Terms, please contact: 

Marketing Department, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06606