Terms, Conditions and Informed Consent
CAREFULLY READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE. USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY NOR HIGH ACUITY URGENT CARE NEED.
(b) Format of Agreement. By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form. You may request a non-electronic copy of this Agreement at any time. To receive a non-electronic copy of this Agreement, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or a letter and self-addressed stamped envelope to: GuruMD, 1812 Wilson Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
(c) Withdrawing Your Consent. You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form. To withdraw your consent, please send an email to email@example.com or a letter and self-addressed stamped envelope to: GuruMD, 1812 Wilson Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. Should you choose to withdraw your consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form, we will discontinue your then-current username and password, and you will not have the right to use the Service unless, and until, we issue you a new username and password. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the legal validity or enforceability of the Agreement provided to, and electronically signed by, you prior to the effective date of your withdrawal.
2. Eligibility and Acknowledgment. By using the Website, you acknowledge and agree that (a) the Service is provided at the sole discretion of the Providers; (b) the Service is limited to diagnosis and treatment of those non-emergent medical condition appropriate for diagnosis and treatment using email, telephone and/or telecommunications; (c) accessing the Service from a state other than a state which GuruMD operates is prohibited, and you confirm that you are physically located in a state which GuruMD operates when you request to use the Service; (d) the Service is currently not reimbursable by Medicare, Medicaid or any other government health care program, and you agree not to use the Service for any services that are or might be reimbursable by such programs; (e) the Service may not be reimbursable by commercial insurers, managed care organizations, preferred provider organizations or other payors, but you may separately from GuruMD seek reimbursement from any such payor for the cost of use of the Service (f) you are at least 18 years of age, or accompanied by a parent or guardian who can give informed consent on your behalf if you are under the age of 18 at the time of the consultation; and (g) if you are seeking services on behalf of a child, dependent or other person for whose medical care you are responsible, your approval of the terms of this Use Agreement will bind such other person to these terms.
3. Non-commercial Use by Members. The Website is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and should not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website may be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive action. Use of the Website is with the permission of GuruMD, which may be revoked at any time, for any reason, in GuruMD's sole discretion.
4. Charges on Your Billing Account. (a) General. GuruMD bills you through an online account (your "Billing Account") for use of the Service. You agree to pay GuruMD all charges at the prices then in effect for any use of the Service by you or other persons (including your agents) using your Billing Account, and you authorize GuruMD to charge your chosen payment provider (your "Payment Method") for the Service. You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. GuruMD reserves the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment.
(b) Current Information Required. You must provide current, complete and accurate information for your Billing Account. You must promptly update all information to keep your Billing Account current, complete and accurate (such as a change in billing address, credit card number, or credit card expiration date), and you must promptly notify GuruMD if your payment method is canceled (e.g., for loss or theft) or if you become aware of a potential breach of security, such as the unauthorized disclosure of your user name or password.
(c) Payment Method. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method (the "Payment Method Provider"). If GuruMD does not receive payment from your Payment Method Provider, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand.
5. Account Security. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password that you designate during the registration process, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to (a) immediately notify GuruMD of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security related to your account, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. GuruMD will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, you may wish to consider disabling any auto-sign in feature if you have linked your GuruMD account to any electronic mail service or other account.
6. Primary Care Notification. You consent to have GuruMD notify your Primary Care Physician of each visit, including but not limited to Medical Records, ePHI (electronic patient health information), and/or assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
7. Content on GuruMD Website. GuruMD, LLC. owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Companies and their licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
8. Prohibited Activities. GuruMD reserves the right to investigate and terminate your membership if you have misused the Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate or engaged in conduct that is unlawful or illegal. The following is a partial list of the type of actions that you may not engage in with respect to the Service: • You will not express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by GuruMD without our specific prior written consent. • You will not use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine", or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents. • You will not post, distribute, remove or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. • You will not interfere with or disrupt the Service or the site or the servers or networks connected to the Service or the Website. • You will not post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. • You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Service. • You will not "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Service or the Website, without GuruMD's prior written authorization. You will not use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to GuruMD or the Service or the site in order to direct any person to any other web site for any purpose. • You will not modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or the Website or any software used on or for the Service or cause or enable others to do so.
9. Permission to Treat. By completing your registration through the Website, you give permission to the Providers to provide you or you are a legal guardian of the patient and give consent the Providers to provide the patient with medical care. You may withdraw this consent at any time by no longer seeking care from GuruMD or by providing notice to GuruMD of such withdrawal. GuruMD has the right to refuse access to the Service to any person at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all.By completing your registration through the Website, you give permission to the Providers to provide you with medical care or you are a legal guardian of the patient and give consent for the patient to be treated. You may withdraw this consent at any time by no longer seeking care from GuruMD or by providing notice to GuruMD of such withdrawal. GuruMD has the right to refuse access to the Service to any person at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all.
10. Modifications to Service. GuruMD reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that GuruMD shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
11. Copyright and Trademark. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. The trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, and slogans contained in the Website are the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and slogans of the Companies and/or their subsidiaries and affiliates (each a "Mark" and collectively the "Marks"). You are not authorized to use any Mark in any advertisement, publicity or in any other commercial manner without our prior written consent. The trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and slogans contained in the Website that are not our Marks are the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and slogans of their respective owners.
13. Disclaimers Regarding the Service. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR IN CASE OF AN HIGH ACUITY URGENT HEALTHCARE NEED, AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL SEEK CARE ELSEWHERE IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR HIGH ACUITY URGENT HEALTHCARE NEED. The Service is not a replacement for your primary care physician or annual office check-ups. The Service is not an online pharmacy, and Providers do not prescribe elective medications, narcotic pain relievers, or drugs listed as controlled substances by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. You agree that any prescription obtained through the Service from a Provider will be used only for its intended use. GuruMD does not guarantee that a specific medication will be prescribed if requested.
14. Disclaimers Regarding the Website. GuruMD is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. GuruMD is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. GuruMD assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. GuruMD is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof. Under no circumstances will GuruMD or any of its affiliates, advertisers, promoters or distribution partners be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the Service, any content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and GuruMD expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. GuruMD cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.
In addition to the preceding paragraph and other provisions of this Agreement, any advice that may be posted on the Website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice. GuruMD makes no representations or warranties and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning any treatment, action by, or effect on any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Website.
15. Links. The Website or Service or third parties may provide links to websites operated by third parties. These links are provided solely for convenience and reference purposes only. The inclusion of any such link does not imply that we endorse the content of any web site to which the Website provides a link, nor are we liable for your reliance on or use of any information or materials contained in them.
16. User Feedback You may be asked to provide feedback on your GuruMD experience. This feedback is always optional and your choice. This feedback may be hosted and stored at a third party site. You agree to not provide any personally identifiable information when providing feedback.
17. Limitation of Liability To the extent permitted by law, in no event will GurMD be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from your use of the Website or the Service. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, GurMD's liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to GurMD for the Service during the term of membership.
18. Indemnity by You. You agree to indemnify and hold GuruMD, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your use of the Website or the Service in violation of this Agreement, (b) your failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations; and/or (c) your breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
19. Acknowledgment of Terms and Electronic Signature. You certify that you have read, accept, and hereby consent to the terms of this Agreement, and your acceptance of these terms constitutes your electronic signature to this Agreement. You agree that you may be sent electronic notices to the email address provided during your registration for the Service. Any notice sent to that email address will be effective once delivered, regardless of whether or not you actually received the notice or choose to read it. This Agreement constitutes the sole agreement between you and GuruMD for your use of the Service, and any further statements or inducements, oral or written, not contained in this Agreement shall not bind either you or GuruMD. Any of the terms of this Agreement which are invalid or unenforceable shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability, without rendering invalid or unenforceable any of the remaining terms of this Agreement.
20. Referral Policy. Personal invite links should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes. This means that you can share your invite link with your personal connections via email, Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, personal blogs, etc. where you are the primary content owner. However public distribution on sites where you are a contributor but not the primary content owner (e.g., Wikipedia, coupon websites) is not allowed. Promoting your referral code via Search Engine Marketing (e.g., AdWords/Yahoo/Bing) is also not allowed. GuruMD reserves the right to suspend your account and/or revoke any and all referral credits at any time if we feel they were earned inappropriately.
21. Text Messaging. By creating an Account, you agree that the Services may send you informational text (SMS) messages as part of the normal business operation of your use of the Services. You may opt-out of receiving text (SMS) messages from GuruMD at any time by texting the word STOP to from the mobile device receiving the messages. You acknowledge that opting out of receiving text (SMS) messages may impact your use of the Services.
I agree to comply with this Agreement, on behalf of myself and on behalf of any other person on whose behalf I am seeking medical care. I understand and agree that if I fail to comply with the terms of the Agreement, I may be prohibited from using the Service, and I will hold GuruMD harmless from any liability arising from my failure to comply.
I hereby certify that I am at least 18 years of age and possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement under the name in which I have registered to use the Service. I further certify that I am physically present in a state which GuruMD operates at the time that I am accessing the Service. I understand and acknowledge that my ability to access the Service is conditional upon the abovementioned criteria of my certification of age, legal authority, and physical presence in a state which GuruMD operates at the time that I access the Service, and that the Providers rely upon this certification in order to interact and facilitate health care services with me.
I hereby certify that I am at least 18 years of age and possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement under the name in which I have registered to use the Service or I am legally a guardian of the patient and give consent to have the patient undergo treatment by GuruMD. I further certify that I am (being the patient) or that the patient I’m giving consent for is physically present in a state which GuruMD operates at the time while accessing the Service. I understand and acknowledge that my ability or the patient I’m giving consent to accessing the Service is conditional upon the abovementioned criteria of my certification of age, legal authority, and physical presence in a state which GuruMD operates at the time that I or the patient I’m giving consent to, is accessing the Service, and that the Providers rely upon this certification in order to interact and facilitate health care services with me or the patient I am giving consent to.