Effective Date: April 27, 2021
I. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES
DO NOT USE THE SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.
THE PROFESSIONALS YOU WILL SEE BY UTILIZING THE SERVICE ARE NOT PROVIDING MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS, ADVICE OR DIAGNOSIS. THESE PROFESSIONALS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS OR REFER YOU TO IN PATIENT CARE. INSTEAD, THESE VISITS VIA THE SERVICE ARE SOLELY MEANT TO PROVIDE ADVICE, COACHING AND CONSULTATION RELATED TO YOUR SYMPTOMS DURING THE CURRENT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.
NEITHER AMWELL, THE PROFESSIONALS YOU WILL SEE VIA THE SERVICES NOR ANY OF THEIR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS OR ANY THIRD PARTIES WHO PROMOTE THE SERVICES OR PROVIDE YOU WITH A LINK TO THE SERVICES SHALL BE LIABLE MEDICAL CONDITIONS YOU SUFFER RELATED TO THE SERVICE NOR FOR ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OUR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL OPINION AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISK ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.
Amwell does not provide any physicians’ or other healthcare providers’ services itself.
III. PROHIBITED CONDUCT
You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm us or any third party, interfere with the operation of the Services, or use the Services in a manner that violates any laws. For example, and without limitation, you may not:
- transmit any message or information under a false name or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation or the origin of materials you transmit;
- provide information on the enrollment form that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete;
- transmit any message or information that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, predatory of minors, harassing, threatening, or hateful;
- transmit any message or information that infringes or violates the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights of others;
- reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast, or circulate content received through the Services to anyone without prior express permission;
- engage in unauthorized spidering, “scraping,” or harvesting of content or personal information, or use any other unauthorized automated means to compile information;
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our network or infrastructure;
- use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activity conducted on the Services or attempt to probe, scan, test the vulnerability of, or breach the security of any system or network;
- attempt to modify, translate, decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse-engineer, or create derivative works of any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services; or
- engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any person from using or enjoying the Services, or that, in our sole judgment, exposes us or any of our users, affiliates, or any other third party to any liability, damages, or detriment of any type.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Services for any or no reason at any time without notice.
IV. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Services are protected under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All copyrights in the Services are owned by us or our third-party licensors to the full extent permitted under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws. You may not publish, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, edit, adapt, modify, or otherwise exploit any part of the Services without our written consent.
All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, product packaging, and designs of the Services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to Amwell or its licensors and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as authorized herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Services confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of Amwell, its affiliates, or any third party.
The content on the Services and the consultations performed via the professionals on the Service should not be considered medical advice. You should always talk to an appropriately qualified health care professional for diagnosis and treatment, including information regarding which medications or treatment may be appropriate for you. NONE OF THE CONTENT ON NOR THE PROFESSIONALS PROVIDING THE SERVICES REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT ANY PARTICULAR MEDICATION OR TREATMENT IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE, OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOU. Amwell and its affiliated professionals do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, providers, medications, products, or procedures.
The Services may provide links to third-party content. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such third-party content, and we do not control, endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for such content. Use of any linked third-party content is at the user’s own risk.
VI. CONSENT TO TELEHEALTH
Telehealth involves the use of communications to enable health care providers at sites remote from patients to provide consultative services. The communications systems used will incorporate reasonable security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient information and will include reasonable measures to safeguard the data and to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption. At the end of each encounter, the patient will be provided an encounter summary, which may be kept for the patient’s records and may be shared with the patient’s local primary care or other provider, as appropriate.
Possible Risks of Telemedicine:
- Delays in medical evaluation and consultation or treatment may occur due to deficiencies or failures of the equipment.
- Security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information.
- Lack of access to complete medical records may result in adverse drug interactions or allergic reactions or other negative outcomes.
VII. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ADEQUACY, CURRENCY, ACCURACY, LIKELY RESULTS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SERVICES, OR THAT THE FUNCTIONS PROVIDED WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE, OR ERROR-FREE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OR ADVICE INCLUDED IN THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OR OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND ASSIGNS OR THE PROFESSIONALS AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, ANY INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LOSS OF DATA, OR USE, MISUSE, RELIANCE, REVIEW, MANIPULATION, OR OTHER UTILIZATION IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER OF THE SERVICES OR THE DATA COLLECTED THROUGH THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ONE OR MORE OF THEM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AMWELL’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES WILL BE TO CEASE USING THE SERVICES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT AMWELL AND THE PROFESSIONALS AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE ARE NOT ENGAGED IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE OR DETERMINING APPROPRIATE MEDICAL USE OF THE SERVICES. AMWELL, THE PROFESSIONALS AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND ALL THIRD PARTIES WHO PROMOTE THE SERVICES OR PROVIDE YOU WITH A LINK TO THE SERVICES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THE DELIVERY OF HEALTHCARE VIA THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD US AND OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ASSIGNS AND THE PROFESSIONALS AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSS, COSTS, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES), CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND LIABILITIES RELATED TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND ANY ALLEGED VIOLATION BY YOU OF THESE TERMS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE OF ANY CLAIM FOR WHICH WE ARE ENTITLED TO INDEMNIFICATION UNDER THIS SECTION. IN SUCH EVENT, YOU SHALL PROVIDE US WITH SUCH COOPERATION AS WE REASONABLY REQUEST.
IX. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
You agree that your access to and use of the Services will be governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. You agree that any claim or dispute against us arising out of or relating to the Services must be resolved by a federal district court located in Boston, Massachusetts, unless agreed upon by all parties.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us, superseding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us. In the event any provision of these Terms is held unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms or your access to and use of the Services.
Our failure to enforce any provisions of these Terms or respond to a violation by any party does not waive our right to subsequently enforce any terms or conditions of the Terms or respond to any violations. Nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.