HAN USER AGREEMENT

YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE TO USE THIS SITE

Please read the user agreement outlined below. By clicking “I Accept”, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the user agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, click “Cancel”. Each time you use the Site, you reaffirm your acceptance of the then-current Terms of Service. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Service, you may discontinue using the Site. You cannot use, access data, access credentials, sign up, or register on the Site until you have accepted these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this Site. You may not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

OBJECTIVE

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) has established the Kentucky Health Alert Network (HAN) as the primary alert notification tool for public health in Kentucky.

HAN is a secure, Internet-based system that allows government and non-government public health personnel to instantly contact and work with each other. HAN provides simple tools for issuing alerts and retrieving contact information. The system is administered by KDPH at the state level and at the local level by health department public health preparedness coordinators.

HAN allows for appropriate individuals to be notified of a public health event without specific knowledge of who each individual is by name. Each participant in HAN specifies the manner in which he or she prefers to be contacted based on the alert level. Each participant may specify multiple methods of contact for each priority level of alert including: work phone, work e-mail, home phone, cell phone, alternate phone, alternate e-mail.

MODIFICATIONS TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE

KDPH, through the HAN site (Site), may change the Terms of Service at any time and in its sole discretion. The modified Terms of Service will be effective immediately upon posting and you agree to the new posted Terms of Service by continuing your use of HAN. If you do not agree with the modified Terms of Service, your only remedy is to discontinue using HAN and cancel your registration.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HAN USE OR REGISTRATION

The Public Health Directory provides contact information for HAN participants. The role-based directory lists personnel functions and agency responsibilities undertaken during a public health event. Contact information is voluntarily provided by participants and only participants with access to issue alerts may view participant non-work contact information.

By registering with or using HAN, you consent to the collection and use of your Registration Information and the transfer of this information to KDPH for processing and storage as part of the HAN system. Additionally, you agree that KDPH may use various services or technologies to authenticate you and your identity and credentials on the Site, help store your Registration Information and transaction-related information, and enable authorized users to access the information you provide on the Site in the event of an alert.

In the event of an alert, you may be contacted via one of the specified methods of contact that you provide. Alerts you may be contacted regarding include: a public health emergency, a public health advisory, public health information, or updates. Information you provide may be also used to contact others in a similar manner. No individual providing information through the HAN system will be compensated for any information so provided.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

You are responsible for all information on your profile. You agree to keep confidential the passwords associated with your Registration Information.

You may not use the Site while driving, operating hazardous equipment, or engaging in other forms of hazardous activities.

You are responsible for any materials you post or make available on or through the Site.

COMMUNICATIONS

You are responsible for obtaining your own Internet access, such as maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site, related Products, and all charges related thereto. Any telephone or other communications charges incurred by you to access the Site or any Site Products are your responsibility.

NO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS

You may not harvest or collect information about the Site. You may not harvest or collect information about Site users and or registrants of the Site for the purpose of sending unauthorized bulk communications. Any violation of these provisions may result in immediate termination of your registration account or access to the Site Database and further legal action. You agree that KDPH may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent unsolicited bulk communications from entering, utilizing or remaining within the Site’s networks.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

You acknowledge that any use of the Site contrary to this Agreement, or any transfer, sublicensing, copying or disclosure of technical information or materials related to the Site or Site Products may cause irreparable injury to the KDPH and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, third party service providers, and affiliates. Under such circumstances the KDPH and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, third party service providers, and affiliates will be entitled to equitable relief, without posting bond or other security, including, but not limited to, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief.

TERMINATION

The KDPH has the right to terminate your registration and registration account or your access to any Site Products for any reason in the KDPH’s sole discretion, including but not limited to termination, if it considers your use to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of the Terms of Service (either directly or through breach of any other terms and conditions or operating rules applicable to you). The KDPH may, but shall be under no obligation to, provide you a warning prior to termination of your use of the Site or Site Products.

MISCELLANEOUS

Current, accurate contact data is crucial to appropriate response to public health events. To maintain current contact data, participants maintain their own profiles and the system requires all participants to verify their profiles every 30 days.

As an authorized user, I agree to the following additional terms of use:

  1. I agree to make only authorized uses of any information in the Kentucky Health Alert Network (HAN). I agree to not divulge the contents of any record except as permitted by state or federal law.
  2. I agree to not share any user name or password information. I acknowledge that I am responsible for any actions taken on HAN under my login name.
  3. I agree not to access the information contained in HAN other than for authorized purposes.
  4. KDPH does not assume any responsibility for information submitted by individuals to the HAN system.
  5. Not to post or provide any false, misleading, discourteous, unprofessional or inappropriate information.
  6. I agree to terminate my access to HAN if I no longer wish to participate in the HAN system.
  7. I agree to report immediately any misuse of HAN or violations of the system to the Kentucky Department for Public Health or the CHFS IT Security Officer.
  8. I agree and certify that, with regard to any electronic signatures created or filed under my login name or password, I have adopted and executed those electronic signatures with the intent to sign the record and that those electronic signatures are attributable to me.

Any misuse of the system or its information may lead to temporary revocation of access privileges, permanent loss of access privileges or penalties under state and/or federal law.

By clicking “I Agree”, I agree to the terms of use outlined above.