This notice was updated on April 29, 2016 and it describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. The United States government created rules for the use and protection of medical information by hospitals, clinics, laboratories and other health care entities. The rules are a result of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and subsequent rules and laws that affect HIPAA. These rules are meant to provide all patients in the United States with standard privacy and security safeguards of medical information. One rule requires us to provide all patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices. This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. In this Notice, we refer to your medical information as “Protected Health Information”.
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13. Arbitration. READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM THE COMPANY.
For any dispute with us, you agree to first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that we have not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to the use or access to the website, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein. JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com. The arbitration will be conducted in San Diego County, California, unless you and Epic Sciences agree otherwise. If you are using the website for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. If you are an individual using the website for non-commercial purposes: (i) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (ii) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (iii) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this section shall be deemed as preventing us from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights.
14. Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver. WITH RESPECT TO ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAVE OBTAINED OR USED THE WEBSITE FOR PERSONAL, COMMERCIAL OR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU AND EPIC SCIENCES ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.
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16. Notification Procedures and Changes to these Terms and Conditions. We may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on the website, as determined by us in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in these Terms and Conditions. Epic Sciences is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. We may, in our sole discretion, modify or update these Terms and Conditions from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the Terms and Conditions in a material manner, we will update the version number and date at the top of this page. Your continued use of the website after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms and Conditions, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website.
17. Entire Agreement/Severability. These Terms and Conditions, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Epic Sciences in connection with the website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us concerning the website. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect, except that in the event of unenforceability of the universal Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable
18. No Waiver. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
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Personally identifiable information we collect may include:
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We may use the information collected:
As a general rule, we do not provide, sell, rent, or lease your information to any third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent.
We may disclose your information when required to do so by a subpoena, court order, or search warrant. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement bodies any activities that we deem to be unlawful in nature.
We use a variety of physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure your information. However, if you have an online account on this website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration number or username and password, and you are responsible for all uses of your registration number or username and password.
This website targets a general population. This website and products and services are not directed towards minors and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors under the age of 18 or knowingly allow them to create accounts on this website.
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While you may want to post advice on medical issues online, we request that you do not do so on the any of our social media pages or channels. Posts containing medical advice may be removed. We recommend consulting with your physician on any medical condition.
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