Terms of Use

Terms of Use and Acceptable Use Policies

Last modified June 12, 2017

Terms of Use

Thank you for using the Massachusetts Health Connector website. We hope this site helps you understand your requirements related to Health Care Reform and provides you with an easy way to meet those requirements.

  1. This document contains terms of use this website. By using this website you agree to these terms and conditions. In addition, you should also review our Privacy Policy to learn about information collected by the Massachusetts Health Connector, what that information is used for, and how it may be shared.
  2. For your convenience, this website contains hypertext or other links to external Internet sites that are not provided or maintained by the Massachusetts Health Connector. Please note that we strive to ensure the highest level of accuracy regarding the information provided by these external Internet sites, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these external sites. In addition, the inclusion of links to non-governmental sites is not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
  3. All of the material posted on this website and accessible to the public without use of an authenticating and authorizing mechanism (such as a “PIN” or password) is public record. Most of the public record posted on Commonwealth websites can be copied and used for any purpose. For example, all regulations and all laws and regulations are public record.

With respect to material copyrighted by the Commonwealth, including the design, layout, and other features of this website, the Massachusetts Health Connector forbids any copying or use other than “fair use” under the Copyright Act. “Fair use” includes activities such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and other related activities. In addition, please be advised that the Massachusetts Health Connector makes use of materials (including, but not limited to, photographs) copyrighted by third parties, which also cannot be copied or used for use other than “fair use” without permission of the copyright owner. If you want to make use other than “fair use” of any copyrighted information on this website, you must seek permission directly from the copyright owner.

The Massachusetts Health Connector makes no warranty that the materials contained within this website are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The Massachusetts Health Connector disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from this website.

You agree that your use of this Site and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be resolved solely in the state courts located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Acceptable Use Policy

This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) sets forth certain limitations and restrictions required in connection with your use of this site.  By using this site, you agree to the terms of this AUP. We may revise this AUP from time to time to add or modify restrictions on your use of this site, by posting a new version of this policy at this site.  If you violate this AUP, we may suspend or terminate your use of this site.

You are prohibited from: (1) attempting to use or gain unauthorized access to this site or any third-party’s networks or equipment used to provide this site; ; (3) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the site; (4) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network related to this site; (5) engaging in fraudulent, offensive or illegal activity of any nature; (6) uploading any content, or engaging in any activity, that is pornographic, obscene, harassing, abusive, or defamatory or that encourages, promotes or expresses racism, hatred, bigotry or violence against any person or government entity; (7) engaging in any activity that infringes the intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any individual or third-party; (8) transmitting unsolicited bulk or commercial messages; (9) intentionally distributing worms, Trojan horses, viruses, corrupted files or any similar items; and/or (10) restricting, inhibiting or otherwise interfering with the ability of any other person, regardless of intent, purpose or knowledge, to use or enjoy this site.  We may investigate suspected violations of this AUP, and report suspected violations of this AUP to applicable law-enforcement authorities or third-parties and may cooperate with any investigation of illegal activities associated with your use of this site or any violation of this AUP.

We reserve the right to take all actions we deem appropriate to comply with applicable laws.