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Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
Please read this section carefully, as it affects rights that you may otherwise have and provides for resolution of disputes through arbitration instead of court trials and class actions. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court, uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, and has limited discovery. Arbitration is also final and binding and subject to only very limited review by a court. This will preclude you from bringing any class, collective, or representative action against PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG, and also preclude you from participating in or recovering relief under any current or future class, collective, consolidated, or representative action brought against PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG by someone else.
THE PARTIES FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE INTENTIONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVING THEIR RIGHTS TO (1) GO TO COURT; (2) HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY; AND (3) PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce, and the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern this agreement to arbitrate. The neutral arbitrator has the authority to award whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity. In the event of Arbitration, PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG will pay all costs related to the Arbitration; however, each party will pay its own attorneys’ fees, if any. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive termination of any agreement, relationship, or interaction with PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG.
ACCESS AND USE
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NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
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In addition, in connection with your use of the Site, you agree you will not:
Upload or transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other Content that is unlawful, immoral, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable, or that may invade another’s right of privacy or publicity;
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Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another;
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Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses; or
Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated or manual means to access the Site, or copy any Content or information on the Site.
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG reserves the right to take whatever lawful actions it may deem appropriate in response to actual or suspected violations of the foregoing, including, without limitation, the suspension or termination of a user’s access. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG’s sole discretion. You also agree to reimburse PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG for any damage, loss, cost or expense PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG incurs (including fees or costs of attorneys, accountants, professional advisors, and other experts incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of the foregoing) because of your use of the Site for any unlawful or prohibited purpose.
Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to the Site (or to any of our pages on a social media platform or other website) by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a “Submission”) is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG does not own any Submissions provided via the Site. However, by inputting/submitting such Submissions you are granting PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicenseable, transferable, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to copy, publish, prepare derivative works of, distribute, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, such Submissions (or any Content or materials contained therein). All Submissions inputted/submitted by you is at your own risk and you hereby represent and warrant that you have the full legal right to so use such Submissions and to permit PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG’s use of such Submissions, and that they, and any Content or material contained therein, are not confidential or proprietary to any third party, nor are you using it in violation of any law or contractual restriction.
ACCOUNTS, PASSWORDS, AND SECURITY
Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (including establishing a login ID and password). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your login ID and password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account or login ID. Please keep in mind that we will treat anyone who uses your user name and password as “you.” We will provide this user with all of the rights and privileges that we provide to you, and we will hold you responsible for the activities of a person using your password. You agree to notify PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG immediately upon learning of any unauthorized use of your account, login ID, or password or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG or any other user of or visitor to the Website due to another person using your account, login ID, or password.
You may not use any other user’s account, login ID, or password at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that account, login ID, or password. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
PAYMENTS OR TRANSFERRING FUNDS TO YOUR ACCOUNT
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you notify us of a change of address, that change will take place within 10 business days from our receipt of the request.
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to do the same. We have expended substantial time, effort and funds to create the Site and to collect and provide the features, materials, opportunities, and services that are available on or through the Site. You understand and agree that PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG owns, or (where required, appropriate, or applicable) has been licensed by third parties to use, all right, title, and interest in and to the Site and the features, materials, opportunities, and services made available on or through the Site, and all information, text, data, computer code, music, artwork, databases, graphics, images, sound recordings, audio and visual clips, logos, software, and other materials contained therein, and the compilation, collection, design, selection, and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Content”) as well as the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel,” and arrangement of such Content. You acknowledge that the Content constitutes valuable proprietary information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other proprietary rights, laws, and treaties of the United States and other countries, and that you acquire no ownership interest by accessing and using the Site and the Content. Such intellectual property and proprietary rights may include, but are not limited to, various patents, copyrights, trademarks and service marks, registered trademarks and service marks, trade dress protection, and trade secrets, and all such rights are and shall remain the property of PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG or its licensors and content-providers. For the avoidance of doubt, “Content” does not include any Third-Party Materials (as defined below) or any features, opportunities, or services made available through the Linked Websites.
The posting of information or other materials or Content on the Site by PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG does not constitute a waiver of any proprietary right in such information, materials, or Content (such as, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trademark, or other intellectual property rights) and does not transfer any rights to a user of the Site or to any other third party, except as expressly provided herein.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG does not promise, covenant, represent, warrant, or guarantee that you or any other user of the Site will obtain any particular or tangible result or goal through the use of the Site, or obtain any other product or service in connection with use of the Site. It is solely your responsibility to take appropriate precautions to ensure that any information, materials, software, or data that you submit to or through the Site or PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG, or that you access, use, download, or otherwise obtain on or through the Site or PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG, are: (a) up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable, truthful, and suitable to and appropriate for the purpose for which they are intended; and (b) free of viruses and other disabling devices and destructive routines.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PHYSICIANS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE (“AFFILIATED PHYSICIAN”) ARE INDEPENDENTS CONTRACTORS AND ARE NOT THE AGENTS, SERVANTS OR EMPLOYEES OF PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG. YOU FURTHER AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG DOES NOT PROVIDE, SUPERVISE OR CONTROL THE CARE THAT YOU RECEIVE FROM AN AFFILIATED PHYSICIAN. RATHER, YOUR CARE IS FURNISHED AND DIRECTED SOLELY BY THE AFFILIATED PHYSICIAN WHO EXERCISES HIS/HER OWN MEDICAL JUDGMENT IN HIS/HER PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE JUDGMENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY AFFILIATED PHYSICIAN WHO RENDERS SERVICES AND/OR CARE TO YOU. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE QUALITY, QUALIFICATIONS, OR EXPERIENCE OF THE AFFILIATED PHYSICIAN OR THE SERVICES AND/OR CARE HE/SHE PROVIDES. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, PROMISES, COVENANTS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE QUALITY OF MEDICAL CARE OFFERED BY PHYSICIANS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY STATEMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS, PROMISES, COVENANTS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES THAT MAY BE MADE OR SUGGESTED BY ANY AFFILIATED PHYSICIAN.
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THE VIEWS OF ANY POSTERS, REVIEWERS, COMMENTERS, MEMBERS, OR AFFILIATED PHYSICIANS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON LISTED OR INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE WHO PROVIDE PATIENT OR MEMBERS TESTIMONIALS OR PHYSICIAN STATEMENTS, ARE THEIR OWN VIEWS AND STATEMENTS, AND ARE NOT THE VIEWS AND STATEMENTS OF PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH STATEMENTS.
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG reserves the right to do any of the following at any time without notice: (i) modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (ii) modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (iii) interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, perform error correction, or make other changes.
The Site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG shall have no liability in connection with any such inaccuracies or errors, nor shall PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG have any obligation to identify and/or correct any such inaccuracies or errors.
All responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses, malware, disabling or malicious code contained within the electronic files or on the Site is disclaimed.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
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LINKS TO THE WEBSITE
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DISCLAIMER OF THIRD PARTY INFORMATION
To the extent that any information, material, or functionality on the Site is provided by third party content-providers (“Third Party Materials”), PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG has no editorial control or responsibility over such Third-Party Materials. Therefore, any opinions, statements, products, services or other Third-Party Materials are those of the applicable third-party suppliers. PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided by any third party (including any Submissions), or represent or warrant that your use of any Third Party Materials will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG.
Contact for Alleged Copyright Infringement.
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires that its users do the same. If you believe that Content on the Website or other activity taking place on the Website constitutes infringement of a work protected by copyright (a “Work”), please notify our agent, designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512) (the “DMCA”) to respond to such concerns, as follows:
Your notice must comply with the DMCA. Upon receipt of a compliant notice, we will respond and proceed in accordance with the DMCA.