Terms and Conditions
Last revision: February 9th, 2022
AMONG OTHER ACTIVITIES, THE SMART DOCTORS APPLICATION AND SERVICES ENABLE COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND PHARMACIES. IT DOES NOT REPLACE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY PHYSICIAN. THESE SERVICES MIGHT NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR CONCERNS. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR DIAL 911.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY SET FORTH THE IMPORTANT TERMS YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SERVICES.
Use of the Site
The Healthcare Professionals who deliver Services through Smart Doctors are independent professionals practicing within a group of independently owned professional practices collectively known as “Smart Doctors”. Smart Doctors, LLC. does not practice medicine or any other licensed profession, and does not interfere with the practice of medicine or any other licensed profession by Healthcare Professionals, each of whom is responsible for his or her services and compliance with the requirements applicable to his or her profession and license. Neither Smart Doctors nor any third parties who promote the Services or provide you with a link to the Services shall be liable for any professional advice you obtain from a Healthcare Professional via the Services.
None of the Site content (other than information you receive from Healthcare Professionals) should be considered medical advice or an endorsement, representation or warranty that any particular medication or treatment is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.
When you register on the Site, you are required to create an account (“Account”) by entering your name, email address, password and certain other information collected by Smart Doctors (collectively “Account Information”). To create an Account, you must be of legal age to form a binding contract. If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract, you may not register to use our Services. You agree that the Account Information that you provide to us at all times, including during registration and in any information you upload to the Site, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You may not transfer or share your Account password with anyone, or create more than one Account (with the exception of sub-accounts established for children of whom you are the parent or legal guardian). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account password and for all activities that occur under your Account. Smart Doctors reserves the right to take any and all action, as it deems necessary or reasonable, regarding the security of the Site and your Account Information. In no event and under no circumstances shall Smart Doctors be held liable to you for any liabilities or damages resulting from or arising out of your use of the Site, your use of the Account Information or your release of the Account Information to a third party. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time.
Use of the Services by Children
Fees and Purchase Terms
You agree to pay all fees or charges to your Account in accordance with the fees, charges, and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. By providing Smart Doctors with your credit card number or PayPal or Venmo or ATH Movil or any account and associated payment information, you agree that Smart Doctors is authorized to immediately invoice your account for all fees and charges due and payable to Smart Doctors, LLC hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. If your health plan, employer or agency has arranged with Smart Doctors, LLC to pay the fee or any portion of the fee, or if the fee is pursuant to some other arrangement with Smart Doctors, LLC that fee adjustment will be reflected in the fee that you are ultimately charged. Please check with your employer, health plan or agency to determine if any Services will be reimbursed.
You may deactivate your Account and end your registration at any time, for any reason by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Smart Doctors™ may suspend or terminate your use of the Site, your Account and/or registration for any reason at any time. Subject to applicable law, Smart Doctors reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the Site pursuant to its internal record retention and/or content destruction policies. After such termination, Smart Doctors will have no further obligation to provide the Services, except to the extent we are obligated to provide you access to your health records or Healthcare Professionals are required to provide you with continuing care under their applicable legal, ethical and professional obligations to you.
Right to Modify
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BOTH THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SMART DOCTORS LLC, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OPERABILITY, CONDITION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, VALUE, ACCURACY OF DATA AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SMART DOCTORS LLC, SMART DOCTORS OR THEIR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE.
To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
Smart Doctors makes no representation that all products, services and/or material described on the Site, or the Services available through the Site, are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States or all states and territories within the United States.
All Health Professionals performing licensed clinical services on the Site hold the professional licenses issued by the professional licensing boards or agencies in the states where they practice. All physicians and psychologists hold advanced degrees in either medicine or psychology and have undergone postgraduate training. You can report a complaint relating to the care provided by a Healthcare Professional by contacting the professional licensing board in the state where the care was received. In a professional relationship, sexual intimacy is never appropriate and should be reported to the board or agency that licenses, registers, or certifies the licensee.
You can find the contact information for each of the state professional licensing boards governing medicine on the Federation of State Medical Boards website at http://www.fsmb.org/state-medical-boards/contacts and governing psychology on the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards website at http://www.asppb.net/?page=BdContactNewPG.
Any clinical records created as a result of your use of the Services will be securely maintained by Smart Doctors on behalf of Smart Doctors, LLC for a period that is no less than the minimum number of years such records are required to be maintained under state and federal law, which is typically at least six (6) years.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, OR LINKS FOUND AT ANY OTHER WEBSITE, INTERNET LOCATION, OR SOURCE OF INFORMATION, NOR FOR YOUR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR LINKS, NOR FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SUCH WEBSITES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OPERATORS.
Certain of the names, logos, and other materials displayed on the Site or in the Services may constitute trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos (“Marks”) of Smart Doctors or other entities such as Smart Doctors for Smart Patients(™). You are not authorized to use any such Marks without the express written permission of Smart Doctors. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with us or those other entities.
Privacy and Communications
As part of providing you with the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications such as appointment reminders, service announcements, privacy notices, administrative messages and other communications about the Services (“Communications”). These Communications are considered part of the Services and your Account.
SMS Messages Terms and Conditions
The number of SMS Messages we send as part of our Communications will depend on the frequency of your use of the Services. You can stop receiving SMS Messages at any time by texting “STOP”. If you send the message “STOP” to us, we will send you a reply message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed from SMS Messages. After this, you will no longer receive SMS Messages from us. If you text “HELP” to us, we will reply with instructions on how to receive SMS Messages as well as how to unsubscribe from SMS Messages.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central, IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
Message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.
Smart Doctors devotes considerable effort to optimizing signal strength and diagnosis deficiencies but is not responsible for the internet or data bandwidth and signal of your mobile device.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “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 the 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 Website, currently located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. In accordance with the DMCA, Smart Doctors 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 Smart Doctors, LLC., 43322 Ashburn Virginia, 20147.
Any notification to Smart Doctors under 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) alleging copyright infringement must include the following information:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right being infringed;
An identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
An identification of the content or material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on our Sites;
Information sufficient for Smart Doctors to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and/or email address;
A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the content or material of which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A signed statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under