Effective January 1, 2020
ONCALL HEALTHCARE, LLC (OnCall Healthcare) exists to improve access to healthcare, and we hope you’ll make great use of our service. These terms explain your rights and responsibilities when using ONCALL HEALTHCARE. If you have any questions, feel Free to contact us at email@example.com. You can also learn more at www.oncallhc.com. Thank you so much for choosing ONCALL HEALTHCARE.
Please note that we offer the Services “AS IS” and without warranties. If you are registering an account or using the Services on behalf of an individual or entity other than yourself, you represent that you are authorized by such individual or entity to accept this Agreement on such individual’s or entity’s behalf and shall be able to show proof of authorization.
1. ABOUT THE SITE
BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS YOU ACCEPT THAT WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERTISE, QUALITY OF WORK, PRICE OR COST INFORMATION, INSURANCE COVERAGE OR BENEFIT INFORMATION, OR OTHER CONTENT THROUGH THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANY INDIVIDUAL LISTED OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICES.
2. WE DO NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE
The Content that you obtain or receive from ONCALL HEALTHCARE, and its employees, contractors, partners, sponsors, advertisers, licensors or otherwise through the Services is for informational, scheduling and payment purposes only. All medically related information, including but not limited to information shared via ONCALL HEALTHCARE answers, the ONCALL HEALTHCARE blog, official ONCALL HEALTHCARE social channels, ONCALL HEALTHCARE emails and text messages, and ONCALL HEALTHCARE advertising, comes from independent healthcare professionals and organizations and is for information purposes only.
BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS YOU ACCEPT THAT THE CONTENT, WHETHER SUCH CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THROUGH ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM COMPANY, IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THE SITE. DO NOT USE THE SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL AND 911. YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THE SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, NURSING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE ADVICE, OR THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL CARE.
We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, Healthcare Providers, procedures, opinions, or other information that may appear through the Services. If you rely on any Content provided through the Services, you do so solely at your own risk.
3. NO DOCTOR PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.
BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, YOU ACCEPT THAT NO LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED WITH ONCALL HEALTHCARE BY USING THE CONTENT, WHETHER SUCH CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THROUGH ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM ONCALL HEALTHCARE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ONCALL HEALTHCARE LOG, OFFICIAL ONCALL HEALTHCARE SOCIAL CHANNELS, ONCALL HEALTHCARE EMAILS OR TEXT MESSAGES LINKS TO OTHER SITES OR ANY ASSISTANCE WE MAY PROVIDE TO HELP YOU FIND AN APPROPRIATE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IN ANY FIELD.
We have no control over, and cannot guarantee the availability of any Healthcare Provider at any particular time. The patient medical relationship will be between the patient and his/her Healthcare Provider. We will not be liable for cancelled or otherwise unfulfilled appointments, or any injury resulting there from, or for any other injury resulting or arising from or related to the use of the Site or Services whatsoever. The patient may automatically be charged when a Healthcare Provider televisit is scheduled and confirmed. If a Healthcare Provider fails to complete a visit, the charge will be refunded to the patient.
You are advised to perform your own investigation prior to selecting a Healthcare Provider by making confirming telephone calls to the appropriate licensing or certification authorities to verify listed credentials and education, and to further verify information about a particular Healthcare Provider by confirming with the Healthcare Provider’s office, your current Healthcare Providers, the medical association(s) relevant to the Healthcare Provider’s specialty and your state medical board(s).
4. AUTHORIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS AND LISTS
In connection with using the Site and the Services to locate and schedule telemedicine appointments with Healthcare Providers, you understand that:
YOU ARE THE FINAL PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR CHOOSING YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.
ONCALL HEALTHCARE uses reasonable efforts to ensure that ONCALL HEALTHCARE’S Healthcare Providers only participate in ONCALL HEALTHCARE Telemedicine Services, ONCALL HEALTHCARE office visits, ONCALL HEALTHCARE work visits, ONCALL HEALTHCARE home visits and ONCALL HEALTHCARE other location visits if they hold all active licenses required by law to practice the specialties of the services offered by them, and are not excluded from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. ONCALL HEALTHCARE may exclude Healthcare Providers who, in ONCALL HEALTHCARE’s discretion, have engaged in inappropriate or unprofessional conduct. We will provide you with lists and/or profile previews of Healthcare Providers who may be suitable to provide the telemedicine healthcare services you seek based on information that you provide to us (such as healthcare specialty). In an effort to aid in the discovery of Healthcare Providers and enable the maximum choice and diversity of Healthcare Providers participating in the Services, these lists and/or profile previews may also be based on other criteria (including, for example, Healthcare Provider availability, past selections by and/or ratings of Healthcare Providers by you or by other ONCALL HEALTHCARE users, and past experience of ONCALL HEALTHCARE users with Healthcare Providers); but ONCALL HEALTHCARE (a) does not recommend or endorse any Healthcare Providers, (b) does not make any representations or warranties with respect to these Healthcare Providers or the quality of the healthcare services they may provide, and (c) does not receive any fees from Healthcare Providers for referrals or for featuring them (i.e., higher or better placement on lists) through the Telemedicine Services (subject to the Sponsored Results as described below). If a health complaint cannot be resolved through telemedicine, patient agrees to follow up care through an office visit or home visit as ordered by the Healthcare Provider. The patient will have the option to accept or decline further care. However, if patient declines further care as ordered by the Healthcare Provider, Healthcare provider will not be held liable for any resulting complications.
5. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT AS INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
We make the Services available as a service to consumers from Healthcare Providers for the purposes of providing an informational and educational resource. We may, but have no obligation to, have Content posted through the Services reviewed by our editorial personnel. It is important to note, however, that the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of any or all of the Content is not guaranteed. Neither the authors, the editorial personnel, nor any other party involved in the preparation or publication of this work can guarantee that the Content contained herein is accurate or complete, and they will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such Content. You are encouraged to independently confirm the Content contained herein with other sources and to seek the advice of a qualified Healthcare Provider.
Healthcare Provider Content:
Healthcare Provider and practice Content is intended for general reference purposes only. Healthcare Provider Content is both provided by the Healthcare Provider and/or office staff, and collected from multiple other data sources that may not be confirmed by the Healthcare Provider. Such Content often changes frequently and may become out of date, incomplete or inaccurate. Neither the Site nor ONCALL HEALTHCARE provides any advice or qualification certification about any particular Healthcare Provider. You are encouraged to independently verify such Content.
The procedures, products, services and devices discussed and/or marketed through the Services are not applicable to all individuals, patients or all clinical situations. Any products, services or devices represented through the Services by advertisers, sponsors, and other participants of the Services, either paid or unpaid, are presented for your awareness and do not necessarily imply, and we make no claims as to, safety or appropriateness for any particular individual or prediction of effectiveness, outcome or success.
As part of the registration process, you will provide your full name, email address and phone number. These are your identifiers for accessing the Services. You should keep your identifiers private and not share with anyone else. You must immediately notify us if your information has been stolen or compromised by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
8. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
9. CHANGES TO THE SERVICES; NEW SERVICES; ADDITIONAL TERMS
9.1 Changes to the Services
We may from time to time add new services to the Services, substitute a new service for one of the existing Services, or discontinue or suspend one of the existing Services. Information about the new services will be included through the Services, and the use of new services will be governed by this Agreement. You agree that ONCALL HEALTHCARE will not be liable to you or any third party for any suspension or discontinuation of any of the Services or portion thereof.
9.2 Additional Terms
Certain of the Services may have additional terms (including without limitation policies, guidelines, and rules) that will further govern your use of that particular Service, and supplement this Agreement. If you choose to register for, access or use any such Services, you may be presented with such additional terms. By using those Services, you agree to comply with any such additional terms, which are incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
10. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Services may include links to other websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these websites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links are provided for your convenience only and we do not endorse these sites or the products and services they provide. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of these other websites.
11. CLIENT’S USE OF CONTENT
All of the Content is owned by us or our licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws, other proprietary rights, and international treaties. You acknowledge that the Services and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the Services contain ONCALL HEALTHCARE’s proprietary information. We give you permission to use the aforementioned content for personal, non-commercial purposes only and do not transfer any intellectual property rights to you by virtue of permitting your use of the Services. You may print, download, and store information from the Site for your own convenience, but you may not copy, distribute, re-publish (except as permitted in this paragraph), sell, or exploit any of the content, or exploit the Site or Services in whole or in part, for any commercial gain or purpose whatsoever. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, neither ONCALL HEALTHCARE nor its suppliers grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in the Site and the Services not expressly granted by ONCALL HEALTHCARE to you are retained by ONCALL HEALTHCARE.
12. NO WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
We have no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site and/or the Services; what content you access via the Site and/or the Services; what effects the content on the Site and/or the Services may have on you; how you may interpret or use the content on the Site and/or the Services; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the content on the Site and/or the Services. You release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content through the Site and/or the Services. The Site and/or the Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. We make no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site and/or the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site and/or the Services. We make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Site and/or the Services.
WE PROVIDE THE SITE AND THE SERVICES “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE SERVICES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ALL STATUTORY WARRANTIES, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE OR ACCURATE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD PARTY NETWORKS) AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS OF THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED OR RECEIVED THROUGH THE SERVICES. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, ONCALL HEALTHCARE MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION. ONCALL HEALTHCARE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE, BUG FREE OR FREE FROM DEFECTS, THAT LOSS OF DATA WILL NOT OCCUR, OR THAT THE SERVICES, SOFTWARE OR SITE ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES, CONTAMINANTS OR OTHER HARMFUL ITEMS.
13. GENERAL LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (a) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES, IF ANY, THAT YOU PAID TO REGISTER FOR THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, OR (b) $100; EXCEPT THAT, FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE TRANSACTION PROCESSING SERVICES (AS DEFINED IN THE ADDITIONAL TERMS), IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY THEREOF REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEES (AS DESCRIBED IN THE ADDITIONAL TERMS), IF ANY, REMITTED TO AND RETAINED BY ONCALL HEALTHCARE FOR PROVIDING TRANSACTION PROCESSING SERVICES FOR APPOINTMENTS MADE BY YOU IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE APPLICABLE CLAIM. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMING UNDER OR THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OR NEGLIGENCE OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS UTILIZED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED IN ACCORDANCE HEREIN TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF YOU ARE A ARIZONA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO ARIZONA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.
16.1 Electronic Contracting; Copyright Dispute
16.3 Limitation of Claims
No action arising under or in connection with this Agreement, regardless of the form, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action arose; actions brought thereafter are forever barred.
16.4 Choice of Law; Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver – Important – Please Review as This Affects Your Legal Rights
This Agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona as applied to contracts made and to be performed entirely within Arizona, without giving effect to the state’s conflicts of law statute.
YOU AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US (WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DISPUTE INVOLVES A THIRD PARTY) WITH REGARD TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DISPUTES RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND/OR RIGHTS OF PRIVACY AND/OR PUBLICITY, WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION UNDER THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION’S RULES FOR ARBITRATION OF CONSUMER RELATED DISPUTES AND YOU AND WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY.
Neither you nor we will participate in a class action or classwide arbitration for any claims covered by this Agreement to arbitrate.
YOU ARE WAIVING THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person’s account, if we are a party to the proceeding. This dispute resolution provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and not by any state law concerning arbitration. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms of Service.
16.5 Entire Agreement
The headings of the sections of this Agreement are for convenience only, do not form a part hereof, and in no way limit, define, describe, modify, interpret or construe the meaning, scope or intent of this Agreement or any terms or conditions therein.
We may assign this contract at any time, including without limitation to any parent, subsidiary, or any affiliated company, or as part of the sale to, merger with, or other transfer of our ONCALL HEALTHCARE to another entity. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense this Agreement to anyone else and any attempt to do so in violation of this section shall be null and void.