Effective Date: February 10, 2022
THESE TERMS INCLUDE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES (Section 15), LIMITATION OF LIABILITY (Section 16), AND ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES (Section 19).
The information contained in the Websites is not meant to replace the advice of or treatment by health care professionals. Always contact a qualified health care professional for any medical symptoms or medical conditions. Never disregard professional health care advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Websites.
If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
1. General; Your Agreement to these Terms
Some Websites or areas of the Websites, such as specific sections offering features and functionality for caregivers, providers, agents or brokers, may be subject to additional terms and conditions that will be specified in those Websites or sections.
2. Updates and Changes
3. Permitted Users
The Websites are directed to persons 18 years of age or older, and are not directed to persons under 18 years old. The Websites and HIA do not knowingly collect information from persons under age 18.
4. Use of Websites
You are authorized to view, print, and download Material solely for your personal, noncommercial use and solely for its intended purposes. You agree not to create derivative works of any Materials, and not to sell, lease, license, repurpose, modify, display, perform or otherwise use, including, without limitation, reproduce, duplicate, distribute, transmit, republish, copy, or exploit, the Material or derivative works thereof for any public or commercial purpose, unless specifically authorized in writing by HIA.
You must keep all copyright and other intellectual property or proprietary notices, acknowledgements, credits, marks or logos contained on any Material printed or downloaded, and may not remove, obscure or modify such notices.
You will not use the Websites in violation of any laws including, without limitation, those pertaining to the fraud and abuse or anti-kickback provisions of the federal Medicare and Medicaid laws.
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, URLs and icons appearing on the Websites, registered or not, are the property of HIA or their respective owners. You have no right or license to use any of the marks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, URLs and icons that appear on the Websites, other than in dealings with HIA, without the express written permission of HIA or the applicable owner. Unauthorized use may violate trademark and other laws. Any third party names or trademarks referenced on the Websites do not constitute or imply affiliation, endorsement or recommendation by HIA, or of HIA by the third parties.
6. Links and Linking Policy
7. User Conduct
You agree not to engage in any of the following activities in connection with your use of the Websites:
(a) circumventing, modifying or interfering with; attempting to circumvent, modify or interfere with; or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing, modifying or interfering with any security measures, technology or software that is part of the Websites;
(b) any activity that involves the use of software viruses, worms, spyware or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
(c) any automated use of the Websites;
(d) damaging, disabling, disrupting, overburdening or impairing the Website or interfering with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Websites;
(e) taking any steps to interfere with, or in any manner compromise, any security measures employed by the Websites;
(f) engaging in the practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Websites; or
(g) attempting to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, hack or create derivative works from the Websites or defeat or overcome any encryption and/or digital rights management technology implemented with respect to the Websites.
HIA reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in HIA’s sole discretion, violates this Section, including without limitation reporting a user to law enforcement authorities and terminating or suspending a user’s right to use the Websites.
8. User Submissions
A Website user who submits any User Submission is solely responsible for that User Submission. Disclosure, use of or reliance on User Submissions by others is entirely at your own risk. HIA does not endorse or verify any User Submission, and is not liable in any way for any User Submission.
HIA may but has no obligation to pre-screen User Submissions, and may refuse, edit, modify, delete and/or move any User Submission in its sole discretion. HIA is not liable in any way for such removal.
By using the Websites, you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate or that you find offensive or objectionable. You agree that you will not rely on any User Submission and that you bear all risks from exposure to or use of any User Submission.
By making any User Submission, you represent and warrant that (i) your User Submission is truthful and is your own original work; (ii) you own all right, title and interest in your User Submission, including copyrights; (iii) you and any other person mentioned or shown in your User Submission are 18 years old or older, and you, they, and your and their representatives, agents, heirs, executors and assigns, grant HIA the rights described hereunder, and release all claims concerning HIA’s or its designees’ use, modification or distribution of the User Submission; (iv) your User Submission does not violate any applicable laws or regulations, or the terms or rules of any platform, does not include any confidential or private information of any third party, and does not infringe or violate any other person's or entity's rights; (v) your User Submission does not contain any automated devices, bots, viruses, scripts, or any similar software, or any commercial or marketing material. You further represent and warrant that you have not been and will not be paid or compensated by anyone else for posting your User Submission, and no third party agent, manager or anyone else is entitled to be paid or compensated as a result of your User Submission.
By making any User Submission, you grant the HIA Parties (defined in Section 17 below) an irrevocable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive license, in their sole discretion, to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, combine, adapt, publish, translate, rent, lease, sell, publicly perform and publicly display your User Submission, along with your name or username or a fictitious name and place of residence, caption, text, tags, or any part thereof, in HIA’s discretion, and to use or incorporate the User Submission into other advertising, promotion, research, analysis or other materials in any format or medium now known or later developed. You hereby waive any right to inspect such use and any claims based on privacy, publicity, defamation, misappropriation, intellectual property or other claims for any use of User Submission.
On behalf of yourself and your representatives, agents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, you hereby release the HIA Parties from and against all claims, damages, losses, injuries, death or liability of any kind arising from or relating, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to your User Submissions or its use pursuant to these Terms. You acknowledge that you are familiar with the provisions of California Civil Code § 1542, which provides as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” Being aware of said code section, you hereby expressly waive any rights you may have thereunder, as well as any other statute or common law principles of similar effect.
HIA may, at its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, suspend or terminate your use or any user's use of the Websites or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, your online account, or block your or any user's access to information available via the Websites, at any time for any reason. You agree that HIA shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such suspension or termination.
10. Accuracy of Information
Although HIA periodically validates and maintains the Websites, HIA makes no guarantees as to their correctness, completeness, or accuracy. The Websites may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors or omissions. Unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations could be made to the Websites by third parties without our knowledge. If you believe that information found on the Websites is inaccurate or unauthorized, please inform us by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Privacy and Security
The privacy and security of your protected health information is very important to us. For more information, please review HIA 's Notice of Privacy Practices to understand HIA 's practices regarding the privacy and security of your protected health information.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE WEBSITES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY MATERIAL, AND ALL RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES) ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HIA AND ITS SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, LICENSORS, AND RELATED PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, FREEDOM FROM ERRORS, UNINTERRUPTED AVAILABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. Without limiting the foregoing, you are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to insure that any Material or access to the Websites is free of viruses or other harmful code. The Websites and Material are provided for informational purposes only, for your review and evaluation.
Please note that once you leave the Websites, either by using a link HIA may provide or by specifying your own destination, HIA accepts no responsibility for the content, products and/or services provided at any third-party locations or websites. HIA does not control, endorse, promote or have any affiliation with any other website unless expressly stated on the Websites. You acknowledge and agree that HIA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, loss or other claim caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with access to, use of or reliance on any content, material or information available on or through any other website or resource.
13. Limitation of Liability
Exclusions and Limitations: Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you. The Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability shall be to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
14. Copyright Infringement Claims
HIA respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied on the Websites in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or your intellectual property rights have otherwise been violated, please provide the following information:
1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Websites (providing URL(s) in the body of an email is the best way to help HIA locate content quickly);
4. your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or other intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Such information should be sent to the following email address: email@example.com
15. Modifications to this Website
HIA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Websites, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that HIA will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Websites.
16. Governing Law and Disputes; Class Action Waiver; Arbitration
The Websites are controlled within the United States of America and directed to individuals residing in the United States. Those who choose to access the Websites from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. HIA does not represent that the Websites or Material are appropriate outside the United States of America. HIA reserves the right to limit the availability of the Websites to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction at any time in its sole discretion.
17. Force Majeure
HIA shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control or unforeseen circumstances such as acts of nature or God, fire, flood, earthquake, accidents, strikes, war, terrorism, governmental act, failure of or interruption in common carriers (including, without limitation, Internet service providers and web hosting providers) or utilities, or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.