Effective Date: November 22, 2018
CLASS ACTION WAIVER: YOU AGREE THAT YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ACTION LAWSUIT, OR CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ARBITRATION.
Please note that we offer the Services “AS IS” and without warranties. If you use 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.
- 1.The Site
The Content contained on the Site is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for any medical or diagnostic purpose, or for the treatment of any condition or symptom. The Content on the Site does not constitute the provision or practice of medical, nursing, or professional health care advice or services, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. “Content” means content, text, data, graphics, images, photographs, video, audio, information, suggestions, guidance, and other materials provided, made available or otherwise found through the Services and/or Site.
You acknowledge that although some Content may be provided by healthcare professionals, the provision of such Content does not create a medical professional/patient relationship, and does not constitute an opinion, medical advice, or diagnosis or treatment, but may assist you in choosing a healthcare specialist, professional, provider, treatment or rehabilitation center, organization, or agents or affiliates thereof (collectively, “Healthcare Provider”).
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 ANY OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE 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 OR ENTITY LISTED OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY THAT MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY ANY OF THE 3RD PARTY COUNSELORS.
- 2.DRS DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE
The Content that you obtain or receive from DRS, its employees, contractors, partners, sponsors, advertisers, licensors or otherwise through the Services, is for informational and educational purposes only.
Medical information and understanding change constantly, and the information provided on the Site, or on any websites or sources referenced on the Site, are subject to change without notice and should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive, nor should you rely on such information to recommend a course of treatment for you or any other individual.
Do not disregard medical or professional advice, or delay seeking it, because of something you read on the Site or on any websites or sources referenced on the Site. You should always consult with a physician or other qualified health care provider regarding any specific medical questions or concerns and to assist you in interpreting any information contained on the Site or from any websites or sources referenced on the Site.
WHILE WE HOPE THE CONTENT IS USEFUL TO YOU, IT 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, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. DO NOT USE THE SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL A HEALTHCARE 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 OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE 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, you do so solely at your own risk. We encourage you to independently confirm any Content relevant to you with other sources, including the Healthcare Provider’s office, medical associations relevant to the applicable specialty, your state medical boards, and the appropriate licensing or certification authorities to verify listed credentials and education.
- 3.NO DOCTOR PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
YOUR USE OF THIS CONTENT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE. NO LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED WHEN YOU USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. THIS IS TRUE WHETHER SUCH CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THROUGH ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM DRS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LINKS TO OTHER SITES, OR ANY ASSISTANCE WE AND/OR ANY OF THE 3RD PARTY COUNSELORS MAY PROVIDE TO HELP YOU FIND A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IN ANY FIELD.
DRS encourages Healthcare Providers to use the Services responsibly, but we have no control over, and cannot guarantee the availability of, any Healthcare Provider at any particular time. We will not be liable for any injury or loss resulting or arising from, or related to, the use of the Site or Services whatsoever.
- 4.AUTHORIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDER LISTS
In connection with using the Site and the Services to locate and select Healthcare Providers, including, without limitation, with the potential assistance of a 3rd party, you understand that:
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHOOSING YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DETERMINING WHETHER THE APPLICABLE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE NEEDS BASED ON SPECIALTY, EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATION, LICENSES, AND OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR CARE.
DRS (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 (i.e., higher or better placement on lists) through the Services. While DRS receives fees from a 3rd party counselors for internet exposure to potential patients for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, DRS does not receive fees directly from any particular Healthcare Providers. Healthcare Providers that are displayed or offered in connection with the Services are not, and should not be considered, an endorsement or recommendation by DRS of the Healthcare Provider.
- 5.THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
The Services are an informational and educational resource for consumers and Healthcare Providers. No party (including DRS) involved in the preparation or publication of Content guarantee that the Content is timely, accurate or complete, and they will not be responsible or liable for any errors or omissions in, or for the results obtained from the use of, such Content.
Healthcare Provider Content:
Healthcare Provider and practice Content is intended for general reference purposes only. Such Content can change frequently and may become out of date, incomplete or inaccurate. Neither the Site nor DRS provides any advice or qualification certification about any particular Healthcare Provider.
Procedures, products, services and devices discussed and/or offered through the Services are not applicable to all individuals, patients or all clinical situations. Any procedures, 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.
Insurance and insurance related Content (including, without limitation, insurance coverage and benefit Content) (“Insurance Content”) is intended for general reference purposes and for your convenience only. Insurance Content can change frequently and may become out of date, incomplete or inaccurate, and we are not responsible for any inaccurate, incomplete or outdated Insurance Content.
- 6.YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- 7.YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
The Services are free. However, you are responsible for any and all healthcare expenses. Usual, customary, and any other charges for any medical or related services rendered by Healthcare Providers will apply and will be entirely your responsibility.
You are responsible for all use of the Services. You may only use the Site and the Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site or the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Services, computer systems, or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not accumulate or index, directly or indirectly, any Content or portion of the Site and/or Services (including, without limitation, Healthcare Provider Content and Insurance Content) for any purpose whatsoever.
- 8.CHANGES TO THE SERVICES; NEW SERVICES; ADDITIONAL TERMS
We may from time to time add new features to the Services, substitute a new service for one of the existing Services, or discontinue or suspend one of the existing Services. Under no circumstances will DRS be liable for any suspension or discontinuation of any of the Services or portion thereof, and the use of new services will be governed by this Agreement.
Some 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.
- 9.LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
While using the Services, you may encounter links to other websites. 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. Although we attempt to link to trustworthy websites, it is possible that they will contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate and we will not be responsible or liable for the legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through such other websites.
- 10.YOUR 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 DRS’s proprietary information. We give you permission to use the 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, republish (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 provided herein, neither DRS nor its suppliers grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in the Site and the Services not expressly granted by DRS to you are retained by DRS.
DRS provides educational information and resources related to drug and alcohol addiction and treatment.
By submitting your contact information through the Site, or by calling our phone line, you will be in communication with a third-party call center partner, This 3rd party provides resources and potential alternatives for drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers. By submitting your contact information or calling the phone line, you will be speaking with a person to help you find a potential treatment or rehabilitation facility. These counselors are not necessarily certified counselors.
You acknowledge that we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: (a) which users gain access to the Site and/or the Services, (b) what Content you access, (c) what effects the Content may have on you, (d) how you may interpret or use the Content, or (e) what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release us from all liability for you having acquired, you having not acquired, or your use of Content, including, but not limited to, any acts or omissions arising from or related to a person you talk to from our toll free number and/or any Healthcare Provider, including treatment centers, that may be recommended by the call center person. We make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Site, the Services, or by the third party call center’s counselors. We have no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS” 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, DRS 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. DRS 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.
- 12.GENERAL LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE, AND/OR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO THE 3RD PARTY COUNSELORS OR THIRD PARTIES RECOMMENDED BY THE 3RD PARTY COUNSELORS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND TREATMENT CENTERS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF $100.00.
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, OR FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO THE 3RD PARTY COUNSELORS OR THIRD PARTIES RECOMMENDED BY THE 3RD PARTY COUNSELORS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND TREATMENT CENTERS). THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OR NEGLIGENCE OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS UTILIZED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICES, 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.
- a.Electronic Contracting; Copyright Dispute
- c. 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.
- d. Choice of Law; Arbitration Clause and Class Action Waiver – Important – Please Review as This Affects Your Legal Rights
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, ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC AND THE FEDERAL COURTS OF CANADA, AS THE CASE MAY BE, PRESIDING IN THE CITY OF MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
Neither you nor we will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by this Agreement. YOU ARE WAIVING THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR COLLECTIVE CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL CASES OR ARBITRATIONS. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person, if we are a party to the proceeding.
In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unimpaired. Further, the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a provision that comes closest to the intention of the parties that underlie the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision, except to the extent no such provision is valid, legal and enforceable, in which case such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
- f. 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.
- h. Assignment
We may assign this Agreement 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 company 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.
- i. Eligibility