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Welcome to the The Virtual Care Group ("The Company") website (the "Site"). The Company provides online health-related services by arranging for video, telephone, or electronic mail medical consultations with a licensed physician, providing electronic medical record storage, and other related products and services (collectively, the "Services"). Company does not in any way provide medical services of any kind. The Company's business is exclusively providing referrals for the services, for which the Company charges a fee.
As used in these Terms and Conditions, "The Company" means and includes The Company, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, "you" or "your" means you, your dependent(s), if any, and any other person eligible for access to your The Company account. These Terms and Conditions apply to your use of the Site and, to the extent referenced, to your registration for, subscription to, and use of The Company Services. The Company may, at any time and from time to time, in its sole discretion, change these Terms and Conditions. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be effective immediately upon posting of the changed Terms and Conditions on the Site. You agree to review these Terms and Conditions periodically, and your use of the Site following any such change constitutes acceptance of all Terms and Conditions.
The Company provides access to clinical services. The Doctors providing these clinical services ("The Doctors") are part of independent, physician-owned medical groups. Healthcare providers accessed through the Site are not employed by The Company. THE COMPANY DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE. THE CONTENT OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION APPEARING ON THE SITE, WHETHER PROVIDED BY The Company, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS, MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, CLIENTS OR OTHER VISITORS TO THE SITE IS SOLEY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ASSESSING YOUR CONDITION IN PERSON. WHILE THE COMPANY FACILITATES CONSULTATIONS WITH LICENSED PHYSICIANS, THE COMPANY IS NOT IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES AND THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BETWEEN YOU AND THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER YOU SELECT. Your use of this Site does not in any way create a physician-patient relationship.
The Company does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. The Doctors do not prescribe DEA controlled substances, lifestyle drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. The Doctors reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services. The Company and The Doctors operate subject to state regulations. Additional or different telehealth requirements may be applicable in certain states.
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.
You represent that you are of legal age 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 The Company Services, you are required to (1) fully, accurately and truthfully complete the registration profile, including your Personal Contact Information ("PCI"), 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. 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. You are also consenting to The Company's disclosure of your PCI with agents and The Company employees for any reason as described in our Privacy Notice.
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.
In order to conduct a proper consultation, The Company creates an Electronic Medical Record ("EMR") specifically for you to store and access your personal health information online, and for the licensed physician to review as part of the consult. Information provided to a physician through the Company becomes part of The Company EMR and is subject to applicable state and federal law. PLEASE SEE HIPAA NOTICE BELOW. IT IS SOLELY YOUR PHYSICIAN'S OBLIGATION TO COMPLY WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO HIPAA LAWS IN THE USE AND DISCLOSOSURE OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE COMPANY'S EMR. The Company archives all Personal Information and EMRs associated with usage of The Company site and The Company services for Seven (7) years.
If your subscription is paid by a third party and that third party ceases to, for any reason, pay for your subscription or any other applicable fee, you may continue your subscription to the Services provided you immediately make arrangements to pay the Company directly. As an individual enrollee, you may upgrade or downgrade the level of the Services to which you are subscribing at any time by following the instructions on the Site, which shall take effect by your next full billing cycle. Subscriptions provided by a third party may only be upgraded pursuant to direct payment to The Company. Company may cancel your subscription at any time. The Company has sole and absolute discretion in determining whether or no to issue a refund.
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 an 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.
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.
ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW THE COMPANY AND ITS MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, ENPLOYEES, OFFICERS, OFFICERS, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, "AFFILIATES") HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS STRAINS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
IN THE EVENT COMPANY SHOULD BE FOUND LIABLE, DAMAGES WILL BE LIMITED TO (i) ONE MONTH'S (1 MONTH) SUBSCRIPTION RATE OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PLAN, OR (ii) IN THE EVENT NO SUBSCRIPTION PRICE WAS PAID OR REQUIRED, $1,000. IN ADDITION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ATTORNEYS FEES OR COSTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION OF THE SERVICES OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, WHETHER IN ANY ACTION IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE OR FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY SERVICE OFFERED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR BY OTHER MEANS OR ANY INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS CONTAINED IN, ACCESSED THROUGH, OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED OR SERVICES SUBSCRIBED TO ON THIS SITE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OR POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. TO THE EXTENT CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS RESTRICT ANY OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; SUCH LIMITATIONS SHALL NOT APPLY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH RESTRICTIONS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMPANY'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, FEES, CHARGES, EXPENSES OR LIABILITIES AND IN CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IS FINALLY DETERMINED TO BE UNAVAILABLE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE SUBSCRIPTION PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE ONE (1) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE TIME OF THE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF THE SUBJECT DAMAGES, LOSSES, FEES, CHARGES, EXPENSES OR LIABILITIES.
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.
Any controversy or claim against the Company arising out of or relating to this contract, or the alleged breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. The number of arbitrators shall be one or three. The cost of Arbitration including, but not limited to all attorneys fees will be paid by you. The place of arbitration shall be Los Angeles, California. California law shall apply. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Any costs or attorneys fees incurred by Company in defending any lawsuit in the Courts of the State of California will also be paid by you.
You hereby waive any objections to such jurisdiction or venue.
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 The Company Member Support at 15332 Antioch Street, Suite 411, Los Angeles, CA 90272 with a copy to Provider, 610 Elm St., Ste. 710, McKinney, TX 75069
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.