VPT provides internet healthcare resources to connect individuals with participating Physical Therapists (the “Providers”) in real time, via live streaming video, telephone and/or secure e-mail for the diagnosis and treatment of patients over the Internet, as well as providing other types of administrative services and information (“Services”). All of the participating Providers have independently contracted to be in the network operated by Virtual Physical Therapists Inc..
Use of This Site and the Services – NOT FOR EMERGENCIES
VPT’s Site and Services are NOT FOR use for medical Emergencies or urgent situations. You should not disregard or delay to seek medical advice based on anything that appears on VPT’s Site. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911, IMMEDIATELY!
Your interaction with the Providers through the Service is not intended to replace your relationship with your existing primary care physician. VPT physical therapists reserve the right to deny care for actual or potential misuse of these Services. The Services do not include the provision of medical care by VPT. Rather, the Services enable access to Providers who have agreed to provide patient care to Customers using VPT’S Services. VPT arranges for the provision of care; it does not provide medical care.
Account Enrollment, Eligibility and Security
Fraud Prevention and Security
VPT may contact you by telephone, mail or email to verify your VPT Account information. VPT may request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information to ensure you have not fraudulently created your Account. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within 14 days of the request, VPT reserves the right to suspend, discontinue or deny your access to and use of the Site and Services, until the information is provided by Customer to VPT as requested.
Information Provided by You
As part of the signing up process, you are required to provide us certain personal and medical information. Additionally, it is your responsibility to update VPT as promptly as possible with changes to your personal and/or medical information so that all records are current, complete and accurate. At any given time, you may be notified that information may be available for your review that is considered time-sensitive, such as medical information, diagnosis, lab results, etc., to the e-mail address that you provided as a contact point. Please keep this in mind when determining which e-mail address you offer as a contact point. You are obliged to provide us the following information:
- Changes in e-mail address
- Change of address
- Change of phone number
- Change of ownership of account
- Change of credit card number
- Change of banking information
- Change of credit card expiration date
Electronic Medical Record
Information Resources (Opt-IN)
By subscribing to VPT’s services you are agreeing to opt-in to the receipt of newsletters and other information regarding common medical and health related topics or preventive care messages containing specific medical and health related information, links to other related Web sites and specific questions related to your VPT Record. Additionally, VPT makes available self-care informational services that provide general medical and health information. These communications and resources are not comprehensive medical text and do not include all the potential information regarding the subject matter. These communications and resources are for general educational and informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for patient-specific advice, medical diagnosis and treatment or construed, directly or indirectly, as the practice of medicine or dispensing of medical services by VPT. Such information is not a substitute for seeing an appropriate healthcare professional for medical treatment, emergency medical services or urgent care. The information contained these communications and resources are compiled from a variety of sources and may or may not be considered authored by VPT. VPT makes no warranty as to the content of these materials or the information contained therein, or represents or warrants that any treatment is safe, appropriate or effective for you. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt-out at any time by contacting Customer Services.
Limitations on Use
You agree that you will not use the Services for any service that must be provided to you by your regular physician as a follow up to an in-office visit, at no additional charge to you or your health care plan, as required by your health care plan. You will not use the Site or Services in any unlawful way and/or for any unlawful purpose. You will not post or transmit a message under a false name, or use the network resources of VPT to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others or VPT. All messages transmitted via VPT should correctly identify the sender. You may not alter the attribution of origin in electronic mail messages or posting. You will not allow another person or entity to use their account, username or password to access or use the Services, or post or view comments. You will not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks of VPT its Partners, or those accessed through or with their product, and must not attempt to gain unauthorized access. You may not harvest or collect PHI about any other individual who uses the Service. You may not post or transmit any data, materials, content or information which is threatening, false, misleading, abusive, libelous, pornographic or profane, or that contains or promotes any virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb or other computer programming or code that is designed or intended to damage, destroy, intercept, download, interfere, manipulate, or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Site or the Services. You may not tamper, hack, spoof, copy, modify, or otherwise corrupt the administration, security or proper function of the Site or the Services. You will not use robots or scripts with the Site. You will not attempt to reverse engineer, reverse assemble, reverse compile, decompile, disassemble, translate or otherwise alter, defraud or create false results from any executable code, or information on or received by this Site. You agree to have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware software running that is set to override the Internet browser’s cookie setting.
You further agree that any information you provide or use on the Site, and your use of the Site or 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.
VPT maintains the right to 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.
VPT reserves complete and sole discretion with respect to the operation of the VPT Services. VPT may, among other things withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature of the VPT Services. VPT is not responsible for transmission errors or corruption or compromise of information carried over local or interchange telecommunications carriers. VPT is not responsible for maintaining information arising from use of the Site or in respect of the Services. VPT reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and information posted or uploaded to the Services in accordance with its internal record retention and/or destruction policies.
Temporary Use License Granted
With the exception of your Electronic Medical Records, VPT retains all right, title and interest in and to VPT, 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 VPT, and in that case, the license provider retains all right, title and interest therein. The information available through the Site and the Services is the property of VPT, or if licensed by VPT, the license provider.
You agree that you will not store, copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transfer, transmit, display, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any programming code or any source code used in or with the Services. You may not sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise attempt to transfer any right in the Services (which includes its software and documentation), create derivative works based on or in any manner commercially exploit the Services, in whole or in part. You agree that violations by you, any other person or entity, of these copyrights, trade secrets, patents, other intellectual property protections, or the terms of this Agreement will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law in the federal and state courts located in Florida. The final choice of whether a customer is in violation of any of these policies is at the sole discretion of VPT. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels, 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 VPT 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.
The Services are designed for and intended for users in the United States. VPT makes no representation that the information and services provided on the Site or through the Services are applicable to, appropriate for, or available outside the United States. Accessing the Services from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited.
Legal Notices and Disclaimers
Medical Disclaimers ‐ VPT makes no representation or warranty as to the content of any treatment response from any Provider. Providers are independent contractors and not employees of VPT. You and your physical therapist are solely responsible for all information and/or communication sent during a video/telephone/email consultation or other communication. VPT does not guarantee that a video/telephone/consultation is the appropriate course of treatment for your particular health care problem. Furthermore, VPT is not a substitute for your primary care. 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.
Content Disclaimers ‐ No information found on this Site should be relied on as professional medical advice. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed, directly or indirectly, as the practice of medicine or providing medical services by VPT. The information and Services provided on or through this Site are intended solely as general educational material and provide a mechanism to find and connect to a Provider who, subject to his or her professional responsibilities, may or may not provide you with medical care. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider concerning questions you have regarding and medical condition, and before starting, stopping or modifying any treatment or medication. Never delay obtaining medical advice or disregard medical advice because of something you have or have not read on this Site. VPT makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the information provided on 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 the Site. You assume the entire risk of loss in using the Site and information contained in the Site.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE VPT SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISK ASSOCIATED THEREWITH. ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW VPT AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, “AFFILIATES”) HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS 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, VPT AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE VPT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER. VPT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT: THE SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON ANY TREATMENT, ACTION OR APPLICATION BASED ON INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE VPT SERVICES.
VPT does not endorse the promotions, products, or services of any third parties. VPT does not warrant or validate the information of any third-party advertisements, promotions, communications or other materials. VPT does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of information contained in this Site or any third-party web sites.
Service Reliability and Warranties
VPT makes no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or that the Service(s) will be uninterrupted, timely, 100% secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, and any service interruption caused by VPT employees. VPT is not responsible for transmission errors or corruption or compromise of data carried over local or interchange telecommunication carriers. VPT will take all necessary precautions to protect against failure of our equipment and software. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that temporary interruptions in service may occur, and that VPT shall have no liability for any claim, cost, charge, loss or expense arising from or relating to use of the Services. The Customer acknowledges and agrees that data may be lost or corrupted in connection with use of the Services. VPT may perform regular back-ups of all data stored, but shall have no liability to Customer in the event all data is lost or destroyed. Customer acknowledges and agrees that in the event restoration of data from backup is necessary, it may take several days to complete such restoration of data and resume operation of the Services.
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION:
VPT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE ACTS OR OMMISSIONS OF ANY OF THE INDEPENDENT PROVIDERS. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY AND FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO VPT AND ITS SERVICES OR ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM, ANY LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY IMPROPER USE OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES CAUSED BY YOU OR ANY PERSON USING YOUR USER NAME OR PASSWORD.MDLIVE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF ANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, OR THE INTERNET OR FOR MISUSE OF ANY OF THE ADVICE, IDEAS, INFORAMTION, INSTRUCTIONS, OR GUIDELIENES ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL VPT NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF SUM OF $50.00. IN ADDITION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL VPT NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM (i) PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR (ii) MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATON OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATION FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRCUTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO MDLIVE RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES, AND 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 THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, ACCESSED THROUGH, OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED ON THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF VPT IS ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OR POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. TO THE EXTENT CERTAIN JURSIDICTIONS 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 VPT 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 PRIOR TO THE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF THE SUBJECT DAMAGES, LOSSES, FEES, CHARGES, EXPENSES OR LIABILITIES. YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL LAWS THAT LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH INDEMNIFICATIONS OR RELEASES.
Third Party Protection
The Indemnification and Disclaimers provisions set forth above are for the benefit of VPT, and its Affiliates. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
Termination and Survival
Fees and Applicable Charges
The calendar as seen on the Site is based on Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.). If a customer is outside of the (E.S.T.) time zone it is that Customer’s responsibility, at the time of scheduling a consultation and at the time of attendance of their consultation, to accommodate for this difference. VPT will not refund or reschedule appointments based on an error by Customer based on this issue.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, VPT shall not be liable for any losses arising out of the delay or interruption of its performances of any obligations due to any act of God, act of governmental authority, act of public enemy, war, severe weather conditions, or any other cause beyond its control.
No Third-Party Rights
Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue
Waiver of Jury Trial
Spam and Compliance with Anti-Spamming Laws
VPT has a strict zero tolerance for unsolicited bulk email, unsolicited posting to news groups or other illegal activities. You shall not use or permit any your employees, agents or affiliates to: market, promote or solicit VPT products in ways that violate the federal CAN-SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing) or any other laws of the United States. You shall not, infringe the rights of others, shall not distribute chain letters or unsolicited bulk electronic mail; spamming; propagate computer worms or viruses; use a false identity; attempt to gain unauthorized entry to any site or network; infringe copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights. You further agree to comply with U.S. export laws concerning the transmission of technical data and other regulated materials via the Worldwide Web. You agree to indemnify and hold VPT and its Affiliates harmless for any and all acts found or suspected to be in violation hereof. You shall indemnify and hold VPT and its Affiliates harmless against and from losses, damages, costs, and reasonable attorneys’ fees, if any, incurred in defending and/or resolving any suits brought against VPT or any of its Affiliates, by anyone arising out of an alleged violation of any anti-spamming rules, regulations, laws, statutes, and the like. Your account will be terminated for any of the above infractions.
VPT may provide notice by e-mail to the e-mail address you provided during the registration, by a general notice on the VPT Web site, or by written communication delivered by first class U. S. mail or express courier to your address on record in the VPT account information. You may give notice to VPT at any time via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments, Suggestions and Submissions
VPT welcomes comments, suggestions and submissions by its Customers. Any comments, suggestions and submissions made by Customers, including but not limited to, messages, notes, feedback, artwork, communications, computer code or creative materials provided to VPT shall become the exclusive property of VPT. At the time the comment, suggestion, and/or submission is made it shall act as a full assignment to VPT of all rights whatsoever (copyright, patentability, and intellectual property). VPT shall have the right to use said comment, suggestion, and/or submission as its own for all legal purposes including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, publishing, distribution and the like without any compensation to Customer. This section shall not include any personal information submitted by Customer that would be included as part of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Please submit comments and suggestions to Customer Service at the address or email provided in the Notice Section above.
VPT Professional Ethical Principles include:
- Ultimate respect of Patient rights and responsibilities
- Value ease of accessibility to the highest level of care
- Respect of the physical therapist and patient relationship
- Use of only licensed and specialized health care professionals
- Adherence to professional code of ethics
- Implementation of Patient- Safety Continuous Quality Management Principles