Choix, Inc. Terms & Conditions
Effective Date: September 1, 2020
Welcome to the Choix Application (the “Application”). Choix, Inc. (“Choix,” the Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) provides this Application for your personal use. Use of the Application and our website at choixhealth.com (collectively, the “Services”) is governed by these terms and conditions of use (the “Agreement”). Although accessible by others, the Services (which include content) are intended for access and use only by customers located in the State of California and the State of Illinois. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Services.
General Terms and Conditions
The Web is an evolving medium. If we need to change the terms of this Agreement in the future, we will post the updated Terms and Conditions through our Application or website and update the “Effective Date” to reflect the date of the changes. You agree to review these Terms and Conditions each time you use the Services so that you are aware of any modifications made to this Agreement. By continuing to access or use the Services after we post such changes, you agree to the terms of this Agreement, as modified.
What Services Does Choix Provide
Choix provides a platform for you to connect with health care providers and receive telehealth consultations and treatment. The Choix platform is also designed to offer information and educational materials about your health.
How To Use the Application
To use the Application, you first need to sign up with Choix, Inc. When signing up, you are obligated to provide us with certain information, such as your name, address, date of birth, credit card information, specific vital signs that are relevant to the healthcare services being provided, and photo ID. We will request a copy of your insurance card to help assess the cost of your prescription prior to sending, but make no guarantees about what the final cost will be. This will be determined by your insurance company and pharmacy. Insurance information is not required. Upon successful completion of the sign up process, we will provide you with a personal account, accessible for you with a password of your choice.
You are also required to read any educational material sent to you through the Application, or through email or phone. These materials will help you better understand your plan of care, proper use of any medications prescribed, and any potential side effects or precautions you might need to take.
By using the Application and the Services, you affirm that you are of legal age to enter into this Agreement, unless you are requesting Services related to pregnancy, abortion, contraception, diagnosis and/or treatment for infectious communicable disease. If you are not requesting any of these Services and you are not of legal age to enter into this Agreement, you affirm that you have obtained parental or guardian consent to enter into this Agreement.
The GPS receiver installed on the mobile device on which you have downloaded the Application detects your location. The Application identifies to your health care professionals who have licensed the Application from us, and who have engaged us to provide administrative, scheduling, and other operational services. In the event a health care professional agrees to provide you with health care services, the Application schedules those services and may bill you on behalf of your health care professional. We make no representation or warranty to you any health care professional will be available to perform health care services. If we feel it is no longer safe for you to continue with your plan of care once it has started, due to side effects from medication, noncompliance, or for any reason that would cause your healthcare provider to deem it unsafe for you to continue, we reserve the right to terminate Services. In the event Services are terminated, we recommend that you follow up with your primary care provider or another medical provider for an in-person consultation.
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDERS BEFORE DECIDING TO START, ALTER, OR DISCONTINUE ANY COURSE OF MEDICAL TREATMENT OR FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION, YOUR DIET, OR THE USE (OR FREQUENCY) OF ANY MEDICATION OR MEDICAL DEVICE. DO NOT USE THE SERVICES AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, AND DO NOT DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SERVICES.
Your Use of the Services
You represent and warrant that the information you provide to us is accurate and complete. You acknowledge and agree that we are entitled at all times to verify the information provided and to deny your use of the Services at any time for any reason or no reason. You may only access the Services using authorized means. It is your responsibility to check to ensure you download the correct Application for your device. We are not liable if you do not have a compatible device or if you download the wrong version of the Application for your device.
By accessing or using the Services, you further agree that:
- You will only use the Services for your sole, personal use and you will not resell them to a third party;
- You will not copy or distribute the Services or other related content;
- You will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party;
- You will not use the Services for any purpose in violation of local, state, federal or international laws;
- You will not use the Services as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;
- You will not impersonate another person when using the Services;
- You will not post or otherwise share material using the Services that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by us in our sole discretion;
- You will comply with all applicable third party terms of agreement when using the Services (e.g., your wireless data service agreement);
- You will ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your mobile device or your Choix passwords or accounts;
- You will promptly notify us in the event your Choix passwords or accounts have been compromised;
- You will not assign or otherwise transfer your Choix account to any other person or entity;
- You will not try to harm the Services or impair the proper operation of the Choix network in any way whatsoever; and
- You will provide us with whatever proof of identity we may request prior to, or concurrent with, your use of the Services.
We reserve the right to immediately terminate your use of the Services should you fail to comply with any of the foregoing rules.
You acknowledge that Choix only acts as a passive conduit for the distribution of any content posted by users of the Application (“User-Provided Content”) and is not responsible or liable to you or to any third party for the content or accuracy of the User-Provided Content. You understand that we have no obligation to monitor any areas of the Services through which users can post User-Provided Content. However, we reserve the right at all times, in our sole discretion, to screen User-Provided Content and to edit, move, delete, and/or refuse to accept any User-Provided Content that in our judgment violates this Agreement or is otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.
Any use by you of the User-Provided Content is entirely at your own risk. You represent and warrant that any User-Provided Content posted or transmitted by you is original to you and does not copy the work of any third party or otherwise infringe any third party intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or publicity rights and does not contain any defamatory or disparaging statements. Furthermore, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the license described above.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Choix, Choix’s affiliates, and each of its and their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, representatives, licensors, successors and assigns from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise out of any User-Provided Content posted or transmitted through the Services by you or by others using your account.
PAYMENT AND FEES
We reserve the right to require payment for the fees for the Services or certain features of the Services. The rates that apply for the telephonic or in-person consultation services provided through the Application by health care professionals or wellness professionals (collectively, the “Choix Professionals”) can be found on our website and through the Application. You acknowledge that these rates may be modified or updated at any time. It is your own responsibility to remain informed about the current rates for the Services made available through the Application.
At present we do not process any insurance claims, nor will the Choix Professionals process claims on your behalf. Although the consultations / treatments you receive from Choix Professionals through the Application may or may not be covered by your insurance, it is solely up to you to contact your health plan, determine whether coverage applies and submit a claim. You are responsible for the full fee (and for paying the fee in advance) regardless of whether you later are able to receive reimbursement from your health plan for part or all of the cost.
Once a provider has begun reviewing your questionnaire or has submitted your prescription to our partner pharmacy, a refund is not possible. Until that point is reached, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about a refund.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP
Choix, Inc. alone (and its licensors, where applicable) shall own all rights, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Services. Any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations, or other information provided by you or any other party relating to the Services shall be owned solely and exclusively by Choix. Any copy, modification, revision, enhancement, adaptation, translation, or derivative work of or created from the Services shall be owned solely and exclusively by Choix, and/or, as applicable, Choix’s third-party vendors, as shall any and all patent rights, copyrights, trade secret rights, trademark rights, and all other proprietary rights, worldwide therein and thereto, and you hereby assign to Choix any and all of your rights, title, or interests in the Services or any modification to or derivative work of the Services. You shall not remove or authorize or permit any third party to remove any proprietary rights legend from the Services.
This Agreement does not constitute a sale and does not convey to you any rights of ownership in or related to the Services, or any intellectual property rights owned by Choix. Choix’s name, logo, and the product names and logos associated with the Services are trademarks of Choix, its affiliated companies or third parties, and no right of license is granted to use them.
The materials on the Services are copyrighted by us and/or other applicable rights holders. You may download and reprint a single copy of the materials from the Application for your own personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you keep intact all credits and copyright and other proprietary notices. Any other use of the materials is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission and the permission of the applicable rights holder(s).
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Choix grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the Application on your mobile device(s) that you own or control and to run such copy of the Application solely for your own personal use.
You shall not: (i) license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute, or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party the Application in any way; (ii) modify or make derivative works based upon the Application; (iii) reverse engineer or access the Application in order to: (a) design or build a competitive product or service, (b) design or build a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Application, or (c) copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Application; or (v) launch an automated program or script, including, but not limited to, web spiders, web crawlers, web robots, web ants, web indexers, bots, viruses or worms, or any program which may make multiple server requests per second, or unduly burdens or hinders the operation and/or performance of the Services.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SERVICES, AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES IS VOLUNTARY. WE WILL REGARD ALL ACCESS OR USE AS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER.
We do not control, supply, endorse, warrant, or guarantee any information, products, services, or merchandise supplied by any of the Choix Professional with whom you may connect via the Application.
We also do not warrant or guarantee that files that may be available for downloading through the Services will be free of infections or viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that contains contaminating or destructive properties.
We, and our technology service providers, cannot and do not guarantee or warrant against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions or losses, including loss of data. You download and use the Services at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damages to your hardware device(s) or loss of data that results from the download or use of the Services. Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining a means external to the Services for the reconstruction of any lost data.
WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICES, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, SERVICE, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY CONSULTATIONS OR OTHER SERVICES YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS THAT YOU CONNECT WITH VIA THE SERVICES). WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE, OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THEM.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CHOIX, INC. BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION OR DATA MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES PERFORMED BY ANY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS THAT YOU CONNECT WITH VIA THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CLAIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AGAINST THOSE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS), EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS DETERMINED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF CHOIX, INC. FOR ALL CLAIMS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE), OR OTHERWISE) OF EVERY KIND ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF CHOIX, INC. WILL COVER, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION, COMPUTER ERROR OR LOSS OF DATA, AND ANY OTHER INJURY, ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Choix, Inc., Choix’s affiliates, and each of its and their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, representatives, licensors, successors, and assigns, from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise out of your use of the Services, violation of this Agreement by you or any other person using your account, or your violation of any rights of another. We reserve the right to control the defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this section. In such event, you agree to provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
MODIFICATIONS TO, OR DISCONTINUATION OF, THE SERVICES
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services or any portion thereof.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT POLICY
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA“) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on this Web site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. In addition, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office Web site, currently located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. In accordance with the DMCA, Choix, Inc. has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to Choix, Inc. at 1299 Fourth Street, Suite 202E, San Rafael, CA 94901. or by email to email@example.com.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this Agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral, related to that subject matter. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are available through the Services. In the event of any conflict between any such third-party terms and conditions and this Agreement, this Agreement will govern. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflicts of law provisions contained therein.
Any dispute arising under or relating in any way to this Agreement will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration in California under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, except that either party may bring a claim related to intellectual property rights, or seek temporary and preliminary specific performance and injunctive relief, in any court of competent jurisdiction, without the posting of bond or other security. The parties agree to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and venue of the federal courts located in California for any action related to this Agreement.
This Agreement is personal to you and you may not assign it to anyone. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from this Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This Agreement is not intended to benefit any third party, and do not create any third party beneficiaries. Accordingly, this Agreement may only be invoked or enforced by you or us. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action that you may have arising out of or related to use of the Services, or this Agreement, must be filed by you within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Any and all provisions of this Agreement that would reasonably be expected to be performed after the termination or expiration of this Agreement shall survive and be enforceable after such termination or expiration including, without limitation, provisions relating to ownership, indemnification, limitation of liability and governing law.
CHOIX, INC. DOES NOT PROVIDE EMERGENCY CARE. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE FACING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON CHOIX FOR HELP. IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.
If you have any questions or comments about these Terms and Conditions, the Application, or the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGREEMENT TO SERVICE
You understand that by clicking on the “AGREE” button for these Terms and Conditions and/or any other forms presented to you on our Site you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, and that such action constitutes a legal signature.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED TO MY SATISFACTION.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THAT I AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED HEREIN.
No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions will continue in full force and effect.