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This page provides the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for this website. It is important to read and understand this information prior to using this site. Your use of the site signifies your agreement with these terms.


Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before using this site. You must agree to these Terms and Conditions in order to use this site. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use this site.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Your continued use of this website will mean you accept those changes.

This site does not provide medical advice. All materials presented on this site are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider when you have a question regarding a medical condition. Do not delay seeking professional treatment or advice because of anything you may have read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

RIDOH does not recommend or endorse any tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that is mentioned on this site. Reliance on any information contained on this site is solely at your own risk.

Use of Content

You may view or download a single copy of the material on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use—if you include the copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the content. Any special rules for the use of software and other items accessible on the site may be included elsewhere in the site and are incorporated in these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The content of this website is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign law. Title to the content remains with RIDOH or its licensors. Any use of the content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of the Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. The content and features of this website are subject to change or termination without notice, at the editorial discretion of RIDOH. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to RIDOH and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use this website’s content is automatically terminated and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the website’s content.

Liability of RIDOH

The use of the RIDOH website and its content is at your own risk.

The RIDOH website and its content are provided on an “as is” basis. RIDOH, its licensors, and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, RIDOH, its licensors, and its suppliers make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, relevance, or timeliness of the materials, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of this website.

In no event shall RIDOH, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the RIDOH website or its content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether RIDOH is advised of the possibility of such damages.

RIDOH shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1,000. RIDOH is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the website or its content or public areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of this website or its content or public areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event that gave rise to the action. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.


RIDOH has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to users’ privacy. This privacy policy describes the information we collect on the website (the “Site”) and what we do with that information.

Information Gathered

RIDOH gathers information from those who use our website to enable us to offer our users a better, more fulfilling experience. We gather this information in a manner that provides for protection of personal privacy and with an eye toward maintaining the security of all information gathered. This Privacy Policy details how this website collects, maintains, and stores your information.

Users are not required to provide with any personally identifiable information. does not obtain personally identifying information about visitors to our site unless users choose to provide such information. receives personal information (such as name, e-mail, address, etc.) only from users who specifically and knowingly choose to provide such information by using the contact form.

Information Removal

If you have a concern about any information you might have left on this website, contact us and we will address your concern.

Distribution of Information

RIDOH will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information about its website users to any third party without first receiving the individual user’s permission. The individually identifiable information that you provide (if any) will be used for RIDOH’s purposes only.

By use of this Site, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. By using this Site you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site please either disable use of cookies on this Site (through your browser settings) or refrain from using the Site.

Overview of Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded by a browser when a site is visited. Cookies are returned to an originating site and/or third party site on subsequent visits. Cookies may serve several functions, including remembering user preferences, visited pages, time and dates, and other metrics. We use persistent and session cookies on this website. Our cookies are anonymous, containing no information that can identify you personally.

For further information regarding cookies, please see, or

Use of Cookies
The Site utilizes cookies for the following purposes: AnalyticsSPAM protectionDisplaying content from external platforms.

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze web traffic and keep track of User behavior to help us create a more useful and easy to use the Site.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy– Opt Out

Displaying content from external platforms
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Site and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Fonts (Google Inc.)
Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages. Personal Data collected: Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

SPAM protection
This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)
Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

The Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

The site has high industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we take measures to protect the security of the information you submit to us on the Site, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us. You submit such information at your own risk and agree that we will not be liable for any damages or injury that may result from unauthorized access to your information.

By using the Site, you agree to the terms of the privacy policy. We reserve the right to change the privacy policy from time to time. If we change the privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so you are always informed about what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of the Site after a change has been posted will constitute your agreement to such change in the privacy policy. This policy was last updated on 01/13/2022.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you may contact us.