Terms of Service
Welcome to the Global Patient Access (GPA) Website (the “Site”).
Use of this Site and the Services – NOT FOR EMERGENCIES. This Site and the Services are not for use for medical emergencies or urgent situations. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
GPA provides certain on-line, health-related information and is a provider of technology that enables Member access to informational and medical services that are provided by the medical professionals who have independently contracted to participate in the GPA Medical Provider Network as a provider; and who have agreed to provide such services to GPA Members at negotiated contract rates, using the tools and technology provided by GPA providers, which include but are not limited to, patient and physician access to electronic medical and health record storage and retrieval, and patient-physician communications by secure e-mail, telephone and/or web video where available (hereinafter, the “Services”)
As used in these Terms and Conditions, references to “GPA” means and includes GPA, its parent, subsidiaries, providers and affiliated entities. As used in these Terms and Conditions “you” or “your” means you, your dependent(s), if they are included in the plan that you have purchased, and any other person accessing your GPA account. These Terms and Conditions apply to your use of the Site and, to the extent referenced, to your registration for, subscription to, and use of the Services.
THE SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL EVALUATION, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR CARE BY GPA OR THE GPA MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK. RATHER SUCH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PHYSICIANS THAT INDEPENDENTLY CONTRACT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GPA MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK.
Eligibility to Register on the Site, Subscribe to the Services and Use this Site and/or the Services.
You represent that you are of legal age to agree to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, or you are at least 13 years of age and have your parent(s)’ or legal guardian(s)’ permission to access and use this Site, to register on the Site, to enroll for the Services and/or to use the Services. Some Services, including, without limitation, access to the informational or diagnostic consultations, are not intended to be used by, and are not directed to, anyone less than 18 years of age. If you register for, enroll for, purchase and/or engage in informational or diagnostic consultations, you represent you are at least 18 years of age. You represent that if you are acting on behalf of an entity, you have the authority to bind such entity.
You also represent that you are not a person barred from enrolling for and/or receiving Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions in which you may be located. Access to and use of the Site and/or the Services is limited to users in the United States. However, recognizing the global nature of the Internet, it may be possible to access and/or use the Site and/or the Services outside of the United States. In the event of such access and/or use, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and transmission of information, including, without limitation, all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or any other jurisdiction, and you acknowledge that GPA makes no representation or warranty that it, any of the Services, or any information on the Site or transmitted via a Service is lawful in any jurisdiction outside the United States.
To register on the Site, to subscribe to the Services and to use this Site and the Services, you agree: (i) to comply with these Terms and Conditions, (ii) to fully, accurately and truthfully complete the registration profile, including, but not limited to, your name, mailing address, phone number and email address (which must be valid) (“Personal Contact Information”), (iii) to fully, accurately and truthfully complete any other items requested or required when you use the Site or the Services, (iv) to set your Internet browser to accept “cookies” from the Site, and (v) that by registering on the Site, subscribing to the Services and/or using the Site or the Services you are agreeing to opt-in to the receipt of communications, such as newsletters and offers, by mail or email from GPA. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt-out at any time. See “CAN-SPAM ACT Compliance,” below.
You consent to: (i) GPA’s disclosure of your Personal Contact Information with agents and employees of GPA and for any other reason described in our Privacy Notice; and (ii) the use of “cookies.”
In order to determine your compliance with these Terms and Conditions and the Notice of Privacy Practices (the “Privacy Notice”) we reserve the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your access to and use of the Site and the Services. GPA may, in its sole discretion, refuse to accept your registration or subscription due to noncompliance with any eligibility or subscription requirement.
Use of the Site and Services – NOT FOR EMERGENCIES. The Site and Services are not for use for medical emergencies or urgent situations. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
The staff of GPA, respects the privacy of its members and of its web site users. We are happy to share our policy regarding privacy information that is collected and how that data is used.
GPA has developed all systems and manages the data for this site. All data is stored in encrypted format that exceeds standards defined by HIPAA. All data transfer is executed using similar standards that meet or exceed HIPAA, and no data is transferred to users that do not have specific data access keys.
The importance of security for all personal information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. At GPA, we exercise state of the art care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal information collected by our web site is stored in secure operation environments that are not available to the public. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements. Any employee who violates our privacy or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
Any information that you submit to us through our Web site – whether a survey, registration form or e-mail will be used exclusively by the consulting physicians and only for the specific reason for which you submitted it.
We take every reasonable precaution to protect your personal information including encryption and passwords when appropriate.
GPA is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or lease this information to others. GPA does not sell any customer lists or e- mail addresses cookies or other data.
GPA welcomes your questions and comments about privacy and this policy. If you have any questions about our privacy policies or our site, please Contact Us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limitations on Use
You agree not to: (i) access the Site or use the Services in an unlawful way or for any unlawful purpose, (ii) post or transmit (a) a message or any information under a false name, or (b) any data, materials, content or information (including, without limitation, advice and recommendations) (collectively, “Information”) which (1) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, false or contrary to the ownership or intellectual property rights of any other person, or (2) contains or promotes any virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb or other computer programming or code that is designed or intended to damages, destroy, intercept, download, interfere, manipulate, or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Site or the Services, personal information, software, equipment, servers or Information or facilitate or promote hacking or similar conduct, (iii) impersonate or misrepresent your identity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, (iv) tamper, hack, spoof, copy, modify, or otherwise corrupt the administration, security, or proper function of the Site or the Services, (v) use robots or scripts with the Site, (vi) or attempt to reverse engineer, reverse assemble, reverse compile, decompile, disassemble, translate or otherwise alter, defraud or create false results from any executable code, Information on or received by this Site, or (vii) to have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware software running that is set to override the Internet browser’s cookie settings.
You further agree that any Information you provide or use on the Site, and your use of the Site or the Services, will not infringe or facilitate infringement on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary, publicity, or privacy rights of any party, including such rights of third parties. GPA may delete any Information provided by you that it deems in its sole discretion fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, and obscene or in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or ownership right of any other person.
Your Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities that occur under your password. You agree to prohibit anyone else from using your password and to immediately notify GPA in writing of any unauthorized use of your password or other security concerns of which you become aware.
Electronic Medical Record. Your GPA Electronic Medical Record (“Electronic Medical Record”) is created for you to store and access your personal health information online, including health conditions, allergies and medications, and for your physician to record the results of his or her medical encounter with you in accordance with his or her obligations under applicable state and federal law with regard to creating and maintaining your medical record. You agree to provide accurate and complete information for your Electronic Medical Record, to periodically review such information, and to update information that you provide as needed. For additional information regarding use of your Electronic Medical Record, please see the Privacy Notice. It is your responsibility to confirm any third party information in your Electronic Medical Record.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONSULTING MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL HAS AN OBLIGATION TO USE AND DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN YOUR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAW, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, OBTAINING ANY CONSENTS OR AUTHORIZATIONS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR YOUR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD TO BE SHARED WITH OTHERS.
THEREFORE, BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO AND AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD TO ANY PHYSICIAN PARTICIPATING IN THE GPA MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A CONSULTATION.
FURTHER, BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO AND AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD TO GPA, ITS PHYSICIAN PROVIDER NETWORK AND ANY OTHERS WHOM GPA DEEM NECESSARY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING ANY APPLICABLE COMPLIANCE REVIEW.
Fraud Prevention and Security. GPA may contact you by telephone, mail or email to verify your Personal Contact Information. GPA reserves the right to request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information, to ensure you have not fraudulently completed your registration on the Site or subscription to the Services. If you do not provide this information to GPA and in the manner requested within seven (7) days of such request, GPA may reject your registration and subscription or suspend your registration and subscription until you satisfactorily comply with GPA’s information request.
Prescriptions. No prescriptions are issued during an Informational Consultation. During a Diagnostic Consultation, whether by telephone or web video where available, network physicians shall use their independent clinical discretion, within the bounds of any state and federal laws, in issuing prescriptions as deemed medically appropriate. As with all Diagnostic Consultations, you will be required to accurately and fully complete an online Medical History Assessment before being connected to the Network physician. NOTE: Federal and state laws restrict Network physicians from prescribing controlled substances. A list of controlled substances is available at: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/. You agree that any prescriptions that you acquire from a physician shall be solely for your personal use. You agree to fully and carefully read all provided product information and labels and to contact a physician or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the prescription.
Intellectual Property. GPA hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license limited solely to viewing or downloading a single copy of the material on the Site and to use the GPA software to the extent necessary to use the Services solely for your personal, noncommercial use. With the exception of your Electronic Medical Record, which GPA maintains for your use and benefit as well as for the use and benefit of the Network physicians who provide Diagnostic Consultations to you, GPA retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Services and any Information, products, documentation, software or other materials on the Site, and any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any of the foregoing, except for Information on the Site licensed by GPA, and in that case, the license provider retains all rights, title and interest therein. The information available through the Site and the Services is the property of GPA, or if licensed by GPA, the license provider. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast, or circulate such information to anyone. Use, reproduction, copying, or redistribution of GPA’s trademarks, service marks and logos is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of GPA. The immediately foregoing sentence also applies to any third party trademarks, service marks and logos posted on the Site. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, waiver or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks, service marks or logos displayed on the Site without the written grant thereof by GPA or the third party owner of such trademarks, service marks and logos. The Site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which you must and agree to follow.
CAN-SPAM ACT Compliance. We are committed to being compliant with the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003” (“CAN-SPAM Act”), and e-mail newsletters and correspondence received from us are intended to fully comply with the CAN-SPAM Act. In the event you receive an e-mail from us which you do not believe is fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act, please contact us immediately at the address listed below under the section “Notices and How to Contact Us.” Click to unsubscribe or opt-out of e-mail communications from GPA at any time or type “unsubscribe” in e-mails you receive from GPA.
HOWEVER, NOTE: YOU CANNOT OPT-OUT FROM RECEIVING FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM GPA IF YOU WISH TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SERVICES. IF YOU OPT-OUT OR UNSUBSCRIBE WHILE SUBSCRIBED TO OUR SERVICES, YOU WILL BECOME INELIGIBLE FOR THE RECEIPT OF AND USE OF OUR SERVICES.
Right to Change Terms and Conditions. GPA may, at any time and from time to time, in its sole discretion, change these Terms and Conditions. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be effective immediately upon posting of the changed Terms and Conditions on the Site. You agree to review these Terms and Conditions periodically, and your use of the Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by such changed Terms and Conditions.
Term and Termination. These Terms and Conditions shall commence upon the date you first access the Site. Either you or GPA may terminate these Terms and Conditions and your right to use the Services at any time in writing, with or without cause. These Terms and Conditions and the licenses granted hereunder shall terminate without notice in the event you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions, as revised from time to time. Upon any termination, you shall destroy all copies of GPA Information in your possession and cease any access to or use of the Services. If you terminate these Terms and Conditions and thereafter access the Site, you shall be subject to the Terms and Conditions posted on the Site at that time.
Legal Notices and Disclaimers
Medical Disclaimers. GPA makes no representation or warranty as to the content of any treatment response from any Network Provider Medical Professional. You and the Network Provider Professional are solely responsible for all information and/or communication sent during a telephone or web video consultation, secure email consultation or other communication. GPA does not guarantee that a telephone or web video consultation or secure email consultation is the appropriate course of treatment for your particular health care problem. You agree to contact your physician immediately should your condition change or your symptoms worsen. If you require urgent care, you should contact your local emergency services immediately. GPA Medical Provider Network annually verifies the state licensing status for all participating physician providers.
You should not use Information found on this Site to replace a relationship with a physician or other healthcare professional and should not rely on the foregoing as professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional or other qualified healthcare provider concerning questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before starting, stopping or modifying any treatment or medication. In the case of a health emergency, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Never delay obtaining medical advice or disregard medical advice because of something you have or have not read on this Site.
NEITHER THIS SITE NOR GPA PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. THE MEDICAL PROVIDER NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT EMPLOYEES OF GPA AND ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUALITY AND APPROPRIATENESS OF THE CARE THEY RENDER DIRECTLY TO YOU. The Information and the Services provided on or through this Site are intended solely as a general educational aid and to assist you in finding a medical professional that, subject to his or her professional responsibilities, may or may not provide you with medical advice. The Information and Services are not medical or health care advice for any individual problem or a substitute for medical or other professional advice and services from a qualified health care provider. Your use of this Site is not intended to create a medical professional-patient relationship. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or construed, directly or indirectly, as the practice of medicine or dispensing of medical services by GPA. Information contained in this Site is compiled from a variety of sources and may or may not be considered authored by GPA. GPA makes no representation or warranty as to any such Information.
While GPA attempts to keep all the Information on this Site up-to-date, medical treatment and knowledge change quickly, and this Site should not be considered error-free or as a comprehensive source of all Information on a particular topic. GPA makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Information in the Site, and assumes no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon the information and material on this Site. Your use of this Site is subject to the additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout these Terms and Conditions and the Site. You assume the entire risk of loss in using this Site and Information contained on the Site.
Features and specifications of products or services described or depicted on the Site are subject to change at any time without notice.
Certain Information about health conditions on this Site are provided by third parties, who have not reviewed and do not endorse any information, products, or services other than those clearly marked as being from them. You are responsible for reviewing and complying with all third parties’ terms and conditions, licenses, policies posted on or linked to and from this Site.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISK ASSOCIATED THEREWITH. ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, GPA AND ITS MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, “REFERRAL PARTNERS OR AFFILIATES”) HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON- INFRINGEMENT AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS STRAINS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, GPA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, GPA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY NETWORK PHYSICIANS PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
You acknowledge and agree that GPA is not responsible for ( i ) any printing, typographical or technological errors regardless of the matter, media, material or form thereof, (ii) electronic, human, equipment programming or other error, omission, interruption, defect or delay which may occur regardless of the matter, media, material or form thereof, ( iii ) incorrect, inaccurate, late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete or misdirected matters or INFORMATION regardless of the matter, media, INFORMATION or form thereof, ( iv ) technical failures of any kind, ( v ) inadvertent loss of INFORMATION; and/or ( vi ) unauthorized human intervention in any part, material or process or otherwise.
GPA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT: THE SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS; OR ANY TREATMENT, ACTION OR APPLICATION OR PREPARATION OF MEDICATION BASED ON INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES.
GPA does not endorse the promotions, products or services of any third parties. GPA does not warrant or validate the Information of any third party’s advertisements, promotions, communications, or other materials. GPA does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of Information contained in the Site or as stated above under “Third Party Web Sites.”
Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL GPA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (i)THE PRICE OF ONE (1) MONTH’S SUBSCRIPTION FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PLAN, OR (ii) IN THE EVENT NO SUBSCRIPTION PRICE WAS PAID OR REQUIRED, THE SUM OF FORTY DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS (40.00). IN ADDITION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL GPA BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION OF THE SERVICES OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, WHETHER IN ANY ACTION IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE OR FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE OR ANY SERVICE OFFERED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR BY OTHER MEANS OR ANY INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS CONTAINED IN, ACCESSED THROUGH, OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED OR SERVICES SUBSCRIBED TO ON THIS SITE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF GPA IS ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OR POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. TO THE EXTENT CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS RESTRICT ANY OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; SUCH LIMITATIONS SHALL NOT APPLY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH RESTRICTIONS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GPA’s AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, FEES, CHARGES, EXPENSES OR LIABILITIES AND IN CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IS FINALLY DETERMINED TO BE UNAVAILABLE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE SUBSCRIPTION PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE ONE (1) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE TIME OF THE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF THE SUBJECT DAMAGES, LOSSES, FEES, CHARGES, EXPENSES OR LIABILITIES.
INDEMNIFICATION. YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS GPA AND ITS REFERRAL AND AFFILIATE PARTNERS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL RIGHTS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, ACTIONS AND SUITS (NO MATTER WHETHER AT LAW OR EQUITY), FEES, COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES (INCLUDING APPELLATE LEVEL) OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (i) YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION POSTED ON THE SITE, (ii) YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, (iii) YOUR BREACH OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR THE PRIVACY NOTICE, (iv) YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY NETWORK PROVIDER PROFESSIONAL, (v) THE CONTENT OR SUBJECT MATTER OF ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO GPA, ANY OF ITS REFERRAL OR AFFILIATE PARTNERS, ANY NETWORK PROFESSIONAL, OR CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, AND/OR (vi) ANY NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL ACT OR OMISSION BY YOU IN THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR PRIVACY RIGHTS.
WAIVER. YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH INDEMNIFICATIONS OR RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
Force Majeure. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, GPA shall not be liable for any losses arising out of the delay or interruption of its performance of any obligations due to any act of God, act of governmental authority, act of public enemy, war, riot, flood, civil commotion, insurrection, severe weather conditions, or any other cause beyond its reasonable control.
No Third Party Rights. Unless expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions or in the Privacy Notice to the contrary, nothing herein or in the Privacy Notice is intended to confer any rights or remedies under or by reason of these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Notice on any persons other than you, GPA and its Referral or Affiliate Partners. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice is intended to relieve or discharge the obligation or liability of any third persons to any of you, GPA or its Referral or Affiliate Partners, nor shall any provision give any third persons any right of subrogation or action over or against you, GPA or its Referral or Affiliate Partners.
Privacy. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information and personally identifiable health information provided to us as outlined in the Privacy Notice, which is incorporated herein and made a part of these Terms and Conditions by reference. You may view the Privacy Notice.
Operation and Record Retention. GPA reserves complete and sole discretion with respect to the operation of the Site and the Services. GPA may, among other things, withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Site or the Services. GPA is not responsible for transmission errors or corruption or compromise of Information carried over local or interchange telecommunication carriers. GPA is not responsible for maintaining Information arising from use of the Site or in respect of the Services. GPA reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and Information posted or uploaded to the Services pursuant to its internal record retention and/or destruction policies.
Entire Agreement, Headings and Construction, Severability. These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice constitute the sole and only agreement of you and GPA and supersede any prior understandings or written or oral agreements between you and GPA with respect to their subject matter and constitute a complete and exclusive statement of the terms of the agreement between you and GPA with respect to their subject matter. The headings contained in these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice are for convenience of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice. The provisions of these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice are sever- able, and in the event any provision hereof is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or un-enforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions, but such provision shall be reformed, if reasonably possible, only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.
Assignment and Waiver. You may not assign, transfer or delegate these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Notice or any part of them without GPA’s prior written consent. GPA may freely transfer, assign or delegate all or any part of these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice, and any rights and duties hereunder or thereunder. These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, successors and permitted assignees of the parties. Failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right hereunder, or failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Notice, shall not be considered waiver thereof, which can only be made by signed writing. No single waiver shall be considered a continuing or permanent waiver.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction and Venue
These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, as amended from time to time, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. Any civil action or legal proceeding arising out of or relating pursuant to these Terms and Conditions or Privacy Notice shall be brought in the applicable Federal or State courts located in Maricopa County, Arizona. Each party consents to the jurisdiction of such court in any such civil action or legal proceeding and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such civil action or legal proceeding in such court. Service of any court paper may be affected on such party by mail or in such other manner as may be provided under applicable laws, rules of procedure or local rules. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to GPA must be commenced within one (1) year after it arises, except to the extent such limitation is not enforceable.
This Website can be accessed from the United States and other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country may differ, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Arizona, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law, will apply to all matters relating to your use of this Site. GPA makes no representation that Information or services provided on or through this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where such Information is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so, on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Enforcement Costs. If any civil action or other legal proceeding is brought for the enforcement of any of these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Notice or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any provision of any of these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Notice, the successful or prevailing party or parties shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees, sales and use taxes, court costs and all expenses even if not taxable as court costs (including, without limitation, all such fees, taxes, costs and expenses incident to arbitration, appellate, bankruptcy and post-judgment proceedings), incurred in that proceeding, in addition to any other relief to which such party or parties may be entitled. Attorneys’ fees shall include, without limitation, paralegal fees, investigative fees, administrative costs, sales, and use taxes and all other charges billed by the attorney to the prevailing party (including fees and costs associated with collecting such amounts).
Arbitration. Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including the breach, termination or validity thereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the rules of JAMS by a single arbitrator who shall be reasonably acceptable to all parties. The arbitration will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. 1-16, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of the arbitration shall be in Maricopa County Arizona.
Notices and How to Contact Us. GPA may provide notice to you by e-mail to the email address you provided during registration, by a general notice on the Site, or by written communication delivered by first class U. S. mail or express courier to your address on record in the GPA account information. You may give notice to GPA at any time by clicking on this link, Notice which will bring you to a Web page on our Web site where you may provide a notice or by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to GPA, 2602 N 37th Drive, Phoenix AZ 85085, Attn: Member Support. Specific questions and comments should be directed to the appropriate department via our “Contact Us” page.