TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Updated: November, 2018
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, DIAL "911" IMMEDIATELY.
USE OF OUR SERVICES IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES OR URGENT CARE SITUATIONS. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, OR IF AT ANY TIME YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CARE OR TREATMENT, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST OPEN CLINIC OR EMERGENCY ROOM. You should not disregard or delay to seek medical advice based on anything that appears or does not appear on the Site. You should seek emergency help or follow up care when recommended by a Provider or when otherwise needed. You should continue to consult with your primary provider and other healthcare professionals as recommended. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider concerning questions you have regarding a medical condition and before stopping, starting, or modifying any treatment or modification.
No Medical Advice or Services:
The Company is not a medical services provider. Company provides an online telehealth solution which allows participating medical professionals and healthcare staff (“Providers”) to communicate with their patients and perform virtual medical consultations. The Providers of these services are independent and not employed by The Company. Company does not endorse any specific tests, physicians, medications, products or procedures that are recommended by providers that may use Company’s online platform to communicate with you. The Providers, and not Company, are responsible for the quality and appropriateness of the care they render to you. Any information or advice received from a Provider comes from them alone, and not from Company. Your interactions with the Providers via the Site are not intended to take the place of your relationship with your regular health care practitioners or primary care physician. Neither Company, nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates or any third party who may promote the Site or Service or provide a link to the Service, shall be liable for any professional advice obtained from a Provider via the Site or Service, nor any information obtained on the Site. You acknowledge that your reliance on any healthcare providers or information provided by the providers via the Service is solely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for all risk associated herewith. Company does not make any representations or warranties regarding any of the providers who utilize Company’s platform nor will a Provider’s access to and use of the Company’s services act as an endorsement or recommendation of that Provider by Company. You are ultimately responsible for choosing your particular Provider.
Company does not endorse any specific medication, pharmacy, or pharmacologic product. If a Provider prescribes a medication, he/she will limit supply based upon state regulations and will only prescribe a medication as determined in his/her own discretion and professional judgment. There is no guarantee a prescription will be written. Providers do not prescribe DEA controlled substances or scheduled medications, or certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Providers reserve the right to deny care for actual or potential misuse of the Services.
You agree that any prescriptions that you acquire from a Provider will be solely for your personal use. You agree to fully and carefully read all provided product information and labels and to contact a physician or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the prescription. Company fully honors patient freedom of choice and, if you receive a prescription for a medication, you always have the option to instruct Company to transmit that prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Healthcare Provider Responsibilities
If you are a Healthcare Provider, you accept responsibility for your Patients as well as yourself in the use of this Service. You are also responsible for the quality of the services you provide during your use of the Service and for complying with all applicable laws in connection with your use of the Service. For example, you are responsible for obtaining any and all Federal, State and local licenses and certifications which may be required to practice your profession when using this Service and maintaining malpractice and liability insurance in compliance with regulatory and local requirements.
You are also responsible for obtaining Patient consent if required by law and complying with any and all privacy laws applicable to the use of this Service with your patients, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Company has established reasonable safeguards and procedures to protect the security of patient information, but you must also take steps to protect your privacy and confidentiality that of your patients. A HIPAA business associate agreement with Company is required for use of the Services.
We make no representations regarding your ability to bill third-party payors for the services you provide using the Site. You are responsible for complying with all laws in billing for the services you provide.
Not an Insurance Product
Company is not an insurer nor are the Services insurance products. Amounts you pay to Company, if any, are not insurance premiums. If you desire any type of health or other insurance, you will need to purchase such insurance separately.
Risks of Telehealth Services
By using the Services, you acknowledge the potential risks associated with telehealth services. These include but are not limited to the following: information transmitted may not be sufficient (e.g. poor resolution of images) to allow for appropriate medical or health care decision making by the Provider; delays in evaluation or treatment could occur due to failures of electronic equipment; a lack of access to your medical records may result in adverse drug interactions or allergic reactions or other judgment errors; although the electronic systems we use incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the privacy and security of health information, those protocols could fail causing a breach of privacy of your health information.
Availability of Services
Company operates, subject to state and federal regulations, and the Services may not be available in your state. You represent that you are not a person barred from enrolling for and/or receiving the Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions in which you may be located. Access to and use of the Site and/or the Services is limited exclusively to users located in States within the United States where the Services are available. Services are not available to users located outside the United States. Accessing the Site or Services from jurisdictions where content is illegal, or where we do not offer Services, is prohibited.
Use of Site
You agree not to access the Site or use the Services in an unlawful way or for any unlawful purpose, including but not limited to: posting or transmitting a message under a false name, posting any data, materials, content or information which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, false or contrary to the ownership or intellectual property rights of any other person, or positing any content which contains or promotes any virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb or other computer programming or code that is designed or intended to damage, destroy, interfere or manipulate in any way, or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Site or the Services, personal information, software, equipment, servers or Information or facilitate or promote hacking or similar conduct. The Company may delete any Information provided by you that it deems in its sole discretion fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, and obscene or in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or ownership right of any other person. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
Accuracy and Integrity of Information
Company attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site at all times but Company makes no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site and Content thereon. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Company so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, Company shall have no responsibility or liability for information or Content posted to the Site from any non-Company affiliated third party.
Eligibility; Site Access, Security and Restrictions; Passwords
You represent that you are older than 18 years old and are not a person barred from enrolling for, and/or receiving, Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions in which you may be located. Access to and use of the Site and/or The Company Services is limited to users in the United States. In the event of access and/or use outside of the United States, you agree to comply with all local and federal laws regarding online conduct and transmission of information, including, without limitation, all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or any other jurisdiction, and you acknowledge that The Company makes no representation or warranty that we, or any of the Services, or any information on the Site or transmitted via a Service is lawful in any jurisdiction outside the United States. The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to accept your registration or subscription due to non-compliance with any eligibility or subscription requirement.
In order to enroll in the Company Services, you are required to (1) fully, accurately and truthfully complete the registration profile, including but not limited to name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, (2) complete any and all other items requested pursuant to your use of the Site or the Services and (3) set your Internet browser to accept "cookies" from the Site.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities that occur under your password. You agree to prohibit anyone else from using your password and to immediately notify the Company in writing of any unauthorized use of your password or other security concerns of which you become aware. You will indemnify Company for any unauthorized use or transmission of your password to any third parties.
When you register on or use the Site or Services, or send e-mails, messages, and other communications from your desktop or mobile device to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that (a) all agreements and consents can be signed electronically and (b) all notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such notices and other communications be in writing. Company may contact you by telephone, mail, or email to verify your account information. Company may request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information to ensure that you have not fraudulently created your Account. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within 14 days of the request, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue, or deny your access to and use of the Site and the Services until you provide the information to us as requested. By registering on the Site you are agreeing to opt-in to the receipt of communications from The Company, such as newsletters and offers, by mail or electronic mail and further agree that The Company may provide to you, electronically, any notices required by law. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt-out at any time.
Consent to Receive Calls and Text Messages
By providing your mobile number, you are agreeing to be contacted by or on behalf of the Company at the mobile number you have provided, including calls and text messages, to receive informational, Product or Service related (e.g., progress tracking, refill reminders, checkup reminders, etc.) and marketing communications relating to the Site and Services. Message and data rates may apply. You may opt-out at any time by accessing your online account and changing the appropriate option. Keep in mind that if you stop receiving text messages from us you may not receive important and helpful information and reminders about your progress and treatment.
Site Control / Links to external sites
The Company has sole discretion to withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Site or the Services, including the site itself at any time. Additionally, The Company makes no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site and contents therein. The Company may provide links to third parties' web sites but is not responsible, under any circumstance, for any errors related to the content or functionality of third party sites nor is it responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy practices, accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency or any of the Information, products, services or any transmissions received by or through third parties, or for any viruses or cyber-attack your technology may suffer by visiting these third-party sites. Any link on the Site to any third party's Web site does not imply an endorsement of the terms, privacy practices, or products or services of any kind of any third party. If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through our Site by sending us written notice pursuant to Section 6 below. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to at any time, terminate your access to all or part of the Site, with or without cause, and with or without notice. YOU AGREE THAT COMPANY WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY.
The Company makes no representation or warranty as to the content of any treatment response from any participating, licensed, physician. You understand that Company is solely a referral service and does not warranty the validity of the information provided to you. You also understand that a doctor-patient relationship will never arise between you and the Company. You and your physician are solely responsible for all information and/or communication sent during a telephone medical consultation, secure email consultation or other communication. The Company does not guarantee that a telephone-based medical consultation or secure email, or web-based, consultation is the appropriate course of treatment for your particular health care problem. You agree to contact your primary care physician immediately should your condition change or your symptoms worsen. IN ORDER TO CREATE A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH A PARTICIPATING PHYSICIAN YOU MUST COMPLETE A MEDICAL HISTORY ASSESSMENT.
Disclaimer of Warranties
COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND TITLE/NON-INFRINGEMENT. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND LINKED WEBSITES. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE PROGRAMMING. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING PROCEDURES SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY YOUR NEEDS FOR DATA BACK UP AND SECURITY.
WARRANTIES RELATING TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED, SOLD AND DISTRIBUTED BY COMPANY ARE SUBJECT TO SEPARATE WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IF ANY, PROVIDED BY COMPANY OR THIRD PARTIES WITH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICABLE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF KEEPS MEDICAL GROUP OR THE PROVIDERS. COMPANY AND ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS SITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, AND/OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF COMPANY TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS $500 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS). YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL LAWS THAT LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH INDEMNIFICATIONS OR RELEASES.
No Third-Party Rights
Supplemental Terms Applicable to Providers
To be a healthcare provider using the Site (“Provider” or “you”) you must be a licensed physician, and must agree to comply with all laws, medical board rules and other rules and regulations applicable to you as a Provider or otherwise. Your relationship with the Company users is directly between you and the patient. The patient will never have a physician-patient relationship with Company. Company does not practice medicine and offers no medical services. As set forth more fully below, Provider is solely responsible for all agreements, consents, notices and other interactions with patients and other consumers. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Provider is solely responsible for all billings and collections from patients and other consumers, and Company shall have no liability whatsoever to Provider with respect to any amounts owed by any patient or other consumer to Provider.
Company does not provide any medical advice, legal advice, or representations in any way regarding any legal or medical issues associated with Provider, goods or services offered by Provider, including but not limited any compliance obligations or steps necessary to comply with any state or federal laws and regulations. Provider should seek legal counsel regarding any legal and compliance issues, and should not rely on any materials or content associated with the Services in determining Provider’s compliance obligations under law. Provider and Company agree that Company is not providing, to Customer or anyone else, medical advice or legal advice.
Provider will use the Site and Services only in accordance with applicable standards of good medical practice. While software products such as the Site and Services can facilitate and improve the quality of service that Provider can offer patients, many factors, including the provider/patient relationship can affect a patient outcome, and with intricate and interdependent technologies and complex decision-making it is often difficult or impossible to accurately determine what the factors were and in what proportion they affected an outcome. Provider shall be solely responsible for its use of the Site and Services, and the provision of medical services to Provider’s patients. In this regard, Provider releases Company and waives any and all potential claims against Company as a result of Provider’s use of the Site and Services, and the provision of services to Provider’s patients.
As a result of the complexities and uncertainties inherent in the patient care process, Provider agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Company harmless from any claim by or on behalf of any patient of Provider, or by or on behalf of any other third party or person claiming damage by virtue of a familial or financial relationship with such a patient, which is brought against Company, regardless of the cause if such claim arises for any reason whatsoever, out of Provider’s use or operation of the Site and Services. To the extent applicable, Provider will obtain Company’s prior written consent to any settlement or judgment in which Provider agrees to any finding of fault of Company or defect in the Site or Services. Company will promptly notify Provider in writing of any claim subject to this indemnification, promptly provide Provider with the information reasonably required for the defense of the same, and grant to Provider exclusive control over its defense and settlement.
If you submit, upload, transmit, or post any consents, notices, advice, recommendations, comments, files, videos, images or other materials to us or our Site (“Provider Content”) or provide any Provider Content to patients or other consumers, you agree not to provide any Provider Content that (1) is defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (2) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (3) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. Provider is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary agreements and consents from, and providing all required notices to, patients and other consumers. You agree not to contact other users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Company that you have the legal right and authorization to upload all Provider Content at the Site. Company shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the Provider Content however Company desires, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such Provider Content and/or incorporate such Provider Content into any form, medium or technology throughout the world. Company is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Provider Content in confidence; (2) to pay to you any compensation for any Provider Content; or (3) to respond to any Provider Content.
Company does not regularly review Provider Content, but does reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any Provider Content submitted to the Site. You grant Company the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Provider Content. You agree not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Provider Content. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Provider Content you post to the Site or provide to patients or other consumers. Company and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Provider Content submitted by you or any third party.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Company and its Affiliates from and against any and all rights, demands, losses, liabilities, damages, claims, causes of action, actions and suits (no matter whether at law or equity), fees, costs and attorneys' fees (including appellate level) of any kind whatsoever arising, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with (i) your use or misuse or of the Site or the Services or any Information posted on the Site, (ii) your subscription, (iii) your breach of the Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Notice, (iv) your relationship with any participating physician, (v) the content or subject matter of or any Information you provide to The Company, any of its Affiliates, any participating physician or Customer service agent, and/or (vi) any negligent or wrongful action or omission by you in the use or misuse of the Site or the Services or any Information posted on the Site, including, without limitation, infringement of third party intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or negligent or wrongful conduct.
Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement
We will try work in good faith to resolve any issue you have with Site, including Products and Services ordered or purchased through the Site, if you bring that issue to the attention of our customer service department. However, we realize that there may be rare cases where we may not be able to resolve an issue to a customer's satisfaction.
YOU AND COMPANY AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Company agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, The Company shall not be liable for any losses arising out of the delay or interruption of its performance of any obligations due to any act of God, act of governmental authority, act of public enemy, war, riot, flood, civil commotion, insurrection, severe weather conditions, or any other cause beyond its reasonable control.
The Company may provide notice to you via the e-mail address you provided during registration or by a general notice on the Site. You may give notice to The Company by Certified Mail or overnight courier to Carie Health, LLC at 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite #1550, Miami, FL 33131.
Entire Agreement; Severability
These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice constitute the sole and only agreement of you and The Company and supersede any prior understandings or written or oral agreements between you and The Company. In the event any provision hereof is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions, but such provision shall be reformed, if reasonably possible, only to the extent necessary to conform with the parties’ intent.
Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright ©2018 Carie Health, LLC. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.
If you have any questions about these Terms & Conditions or otherwise need to contact Company for any reason, you can reach us at Carie Health, LLC, 1111 Brickell Ave, Suite #1550, Miami, FL 33131 with a copy to email@example.com or call us at (888) 747-3742.