Terms and Conditions
Service Not For Emergencies
This Service is not appropriate for emergency care or urgent care. If you have a medical emergency or in need of urgent care, seek in-person emergency or urgent care immediately or dial 911. This service is not appropriate for all medical conditions or concerns.
Your Agreement with Our Terms and Conditions
BY CLICKING “I AGREE,” CHECKING ANOTHER BOX TO INDICATE YOUR AGREEMENT, USING ANY OTHER ACCEPTANCE METHOD OFFERED BY THE SERVICE (AS DEFINED BELOW) OR OTHERWISE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, ACCEPTED, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT OR USE THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT ANY PERSON WHO CLICKS ON THE “I AGREE” BUTTON OR OTHERWISE INDICATES ACCEPTANCE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON YOUR BEHALF IS YOUR AGENT.
This Agreement Includes a Binding Arbitration Clause
AS EXPLAINED FURTHER HEREIN, UNLESS YOU TIMELY OPT-OUT OF ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, BY USING THIS SERVICE YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US OR YOU AND THE MEDICAL GROUPS OR PROVIDERS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL AND ANY RIGHTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION. WE EXPLAIN SOME EXCEPTIONS AND HOW YOU CAN OPT-OUT OF ARBITRATION HEREIN.
The Company, The Service, and Terms and Conditions
Gula World Inc and/or its affiliates (collectively, the “Company,” “we,” or “us”) owns and operates the website located at https://www.gulaworld.com/ (the “Website”). Your access and use of the Website, any part thereof, or anything associated therewith, including its content (“Content”), any products or services provided through the Website or otherwise by the Company, and any affiliated website, software or application owned or operated by the Company (collectively, including the Website and the Content, the “Service”) are governed by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions” or “Agreement”). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. They include important terms you need to know and understand about the Service. In this Agreement, the terms “you” and “yours” refer to the person using the Service, or in the case of a minor between the ages of 13 and 18 years-old (or a higher age of majority under applicable state law) means both the parent or guardian who provides consent to use the Service by minor and the minor for whom consent is being provided.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of the Service is governed and limited by this Agreement, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by this Agreement in its entirety, you are strictly prohibited from visiting, accessing, registering with and/or using the Service or any information or Content provided through the Service, except as necessary to review this Agreement. The Service is subject to change from time to time, and we reserve the right to revise or remove any part of this Agreement or the Service in our sole discretion at any time and without prior notice to you. Any changes to this Agreement are effective upon posting to the Website. Unless otherwise indicated, any new Content added to the Service is also subject to this Agreement upon posting to the Website. If you disagree with this Agreement or any terms or conditions herein, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of the Service. Your continued use after a change to this Agreement has been posted constitutes your acceptance of this Agreement as modified by the changes.
Your Relationship with the Company
We make available to individuals who register as users of the Service (“Users”) certain healthy living products and services sold or offered by the Company. We may also provide you with access to a licensed physician with which we contract (the “Physicians”) to provide medical telehealth consultations. We also make available to certain Users access to a pharmacy with which we contract (the “Pharmacies”) when necessary to furnish the User with certain prescription products.
By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that any services you receive from the Physicians or Pharmacies through the Website or as a result of using the Service are also governed by this Agreement, and that the Physicians and Pharmacies are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. The Company does not control or interfere with the practice of medicine by the Physicians, each of whom is solely responsible for directing the medical care and/or healthcare items or services they provide to you. Further, the Company does not control or interfere with any professional service provided by the Pharmacies, each of which is solely responsible for their provision of professional services via the Service. By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that the Company is not a healthcare provider and that by using the Service, you are not entering into a doctor-patient or other healthcare provider-patient relationship with the Company. By using the Service, you may, however, be entering into a doctor-patient or other health care provider-patient relationship with the Physicians or the Pharmacies.
By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that the Physicians may contact you regarding your diagnosis and/or treatment via audio, visual, audiovisual, or other data transmission, including messaging services or email. You understand and agree that the Company is not responsible for the security or privacy of the services you use to receive the aforementioned communications. You also understand and agree that it is your sole responsibility to monitor and respond to these communications and that neither the Company nor the any Physician will be responsible in any way and you will not hold the Company or any Physician liable for any loss, injury, or claims of any kind resulting from your failure to read or respond to these communications or for your failure to comply with any treatment recommendations or instructions from the Physician.
Consent to Use of Telehealth Services
The Service involves the use of telehealth. Telehealth involves the delivery of healthcare services using electronic communications, information technology or other means between a healthcare provider or other health professional and a patient who are not in the same physical location at the same time. While the provision of healthcare services using telehealth may offer certain benefits, there are also potential risks associated with the use of telehealth. Telehealth services are not a substitute for in-person care in all cases. In order to use the Service, you will be required to review and agree to an informed consent regarding the use of telehealth (the “Telehealth Consent”) that will be provided to you via the Service. You agree that the Company, the Physicians, and the Pharmacies are third-party beneficiaries of the Telehealth Consent and have the right to enforce it against you.
Certain products available through the Service require a valid prescription by an appropriately licensed healthcare provider. You will not be able to obtain a prescription product unless, after consultation of your health information by a Physician, the Physician has determined the prescription product is clinically appropriate for you, and the Physician has written a valid prescription. The Physicians are solely responsible for making those clinical determinations in their own professional judgment.
If a Physician determines a prescription product is appropriate for you and writes a prescription, and you have provided informed consent for the product, the Physician will submit the prescription for fulfillment to one of the Pharmacies. Prescriptions will be filled through a pharmacy with which the Company has a relationship, and the prescription will be filled from a pharmacy of the Company’s choosing based on geographic location and prescription availability during your use of the Service. Prescriptions filled by the Pharmacies may not use child-resistant packaging and prescription products may not be dispensed in child-resistant containers. You are responsible for keeping such products in a safe and secure location away from children and others. If you complete a consultation with a Physician and fill a prescription through one of the Pharmacies, the prescription product will be shipped to you by the Company and the costs associated with the prescription are included in the total charged to you by the Service. Prescription products available through the Website are “Third-Party Goods and Services” as described in the Third-Party Goods and Services section of this Agreement.
Your Financial Responsibility
The Company, the Physicians and the Pharmacies are not enrolled with, and are not participating providers with, any federal or state healthcare programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) for the provision of any healthcare services or supplies and, as such, neither you nor the Company, the Physicians or the Pharmacies may receive payment from such programs for the services or items provided to you by the Company or the Physicians and the Pharmacies. Further, to the extent that any of the Physicians or Pharmacies may be enrolled in federal or state healthcare programs, the means through which the services and products are provided or made accessible through the Service typically precludes such services and products from being covered benefits under these government programs. By choosing to use the Service, you are specifically choosing to obtain all services and items on a self-pay basis outside of any federal or state healthcare program. Accordingly, you are solely responsible for the costs of any service or item provided to you.
By agreeing to use the Service, you acknowledge and agree that (1) you are explicitly choosing to obtain services and items on a cash basis outside of any federal or state healthcare program and you have sole financial responsibility for all services or products provided to you by or through the Service, and (2) neither you nor the Company, the Physicians or the Pharmacies will submit a claim for reimbursement to any federal or state healthcare program for the costs of the services and items provided to you through the Service.
Restrictions on Use of the Service
Our Service is currently only available only to individuals who are located in states in which we offer the Service, are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, if higher than eighteen (18)), and who have accepted this Agreement; provided, however, that individual who are located in the states in which we offer the Service and are between the ages of 13 and 18 may use the Service if a parent or legal guardian provides consent to such use in accordance with the requirement set forth in this Agreement and the Service. By visiting, accessing, registering with or using the Service, you are (a) representing and warranting to us that you are either (1) at least eighteen (18) years of age or older or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence (if higher than eighteen (18)) or (2) at least thirteen (13) years of age, have obtained consent from your parent or legal guardian to use the Service, (b) if you are a parent or legal guardian providing consent for an individual minor who is under the age of eighteen (18) (or such higher age of majority under applicable state law), representing and warranting to us that you are the parent or legal guardian for such minor and have all legal power and authority to provide consent for the use of the Service by such minor, (c) representing and warranting to us that when you use the Service to consult with a Physician, you are located in the same state as the shipping address you provide in your account at the time that you conduct such consultation, (d) agreeing to comply with all applicable laws in visiting, accessing, registering with our using the service, and (e) agreeing that you will only use the Service for lawful purposes. Our Service is subject to state regulations and may change from time to time due to changes in applicable regulatory requirements.
Certain products available through the Service are subject to additional age restrictions, and not all products or services are available to all ages.
In some cases, the Service may not be the most appropriate way for you to provide information to, communicate with or seek medical or other healthcare services or products from a healthcare provider or health professional. For example, certain medical conditions may require an in-person procedure or a healthcare provider other than your Physician, or your Physician may determine that your diagnosis and/or treatment requires an in-person office visit or are otherwise not appropriately addressed through use of the Service. In such a case, you may receive notification that you will be unable to use the Service for the particular issue you submitted with additional information regarding next steps.
Duty to Provide Information, Access, and Connectivity
You are responsible for providing and maintaining, at your own risk, option and expense, appropriate software and hardware capabilities (consistent with any technical, quality or other requirements described in the Service) to enable use of the Service, including but not limited to, a computer or mobile device with a video camera and Internet access. You are solely responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees, that you incur when accessing the Service. You also have a duty to provide truthful, accurate and complete information in any forms or other communications you submit to or through the Service. We reserve the right to change the access configuration, including any software, hardware or other requirements of the Service at any time without prior notice.
Protected Health Information
Use and Ownership of the Service
The Service and the information and Content available through the Service are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to this Agreement, the Company grants you a limited, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Service for your personal use solely for the intended purposes of the Service. Unless otherwise specified by the Company in a separate license, your right to use any of the Service or the Content is subject to this Agreement and all rights in the Service and Content are reserved by the Company. You agree that the Company and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Service (including but not limited to, any computer code, themes, objects, concepts, photographs, product descriptions, blog posts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audiovisual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, and documentation). You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Service. The Company’s stylized name and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the Service are the trademarks of the Company and may not be used without permission, including in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Service are the property of their respective owners.
License to Information You Submit
Subject to any limitations described herein, any information you transmit to the Company via the Service, whether by direct entry, submission, email or otherwise, including data, questions, comments, forum communications or suggestions (collectively, “Submissions”), will, to the extent permitted under applicable law, be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Subject to any applicable account settings that you select, you grant the Company a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display, Submissions (in whole or in part) for the purposes of operating and providing the Service to you and to our other Users. You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in Submissions has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You agree that you, not the Company, are responsible for all of Submissions that you provide to the Service. In addition to the foregoing, the Company shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, duplicate, or alter the Submission in any manner for any purpose that the Company deems necessary or desirable, and you irrevocably waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in the Submission. You further agree that you shall have no right of approval and no claim to compensation in connection with the Submission. If a Submission you make contains Protected Information, the Company’s rights under this section with respect to the use or disclosure of such Protected Information will be limited as and to the extent required under applicable law.
You are prohibited from using or attempting to use the Service (i) for any unlawful, unauthorized, fraudulent or malicious purpose, (ii) in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server, (iii) in any manner that could interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Service, (iv) to gain unauthorized access to any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any server or systems through hacking, password mining or any other means, (v) to access systems, data, or information not intended by the Company to be made accessible to a user, (vi) to obtain any materials, or information through any means not intentionally made available by the Company, (vii) to reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile any section or technology on the Service, or (viii) for any use other than the business purpose for which it was intended.
In addition, in connection with your use of the Service, you agree you will not: (a) upload or transmit any message, information, data, text ,software or images, or other content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or inappropriate with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic, or that may invade another’s right of privacy or publicity; (b) create a false identity or duplicative accounts for the purpose of misleading others or impersonate any person or entity, including, without limitation, any Company representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (c) upload or transmit any material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements); (d) upload files that contain malicious code, viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, corrupted files, spyware or any other similar software, code, script, programs, or malware of any kind that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another; (e) delete any author attribution, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature; (f) use the Service’s communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all caps or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text); (g) upload or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “chain mail,” “spam,” “pyramid schemes,” “phishing” or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise; (h) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law; (i) upload or transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (j) delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity; (k) manipulate or otherwise display the Service by using framing, mirroring or similar navigational technology; (l) probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or breach the authentication measures of, the Service or any related networks or systems; (m) register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any services or any contests, promotions or sweepstakes if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; (n) harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses; (o) use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated or manual means to access the Service, or copy, download, distribute or reproduce any content or information on the Service; or (p) assist or permit any person in engaging in any of these activities.
The Company 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 and/or account. The Company may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong.
Right to Monitor
The Company reserves the right to monitor general use of the Service at any time as it deems appropriate and to remove any materials that, in the Company’s sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject the Company to liability, may violate this Agreement, or are, in the sole discretion of the Company, inconsistent with the Company’s purpose for the Service.
Third-Party Goods and Services
Parties other than the Company, including Pharmacies, and Physicians, provide services or sell products through the Service (collectively, “Third-Parties”), and the Company may also make available to you for purchase certain services, devices, items or products manufactured, distributed or sold by Third-Parties (“Third-Party Goods and Services”). Your use of any Third-Party Goods and any interactions with Third-Parties, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such use or interactions, are solely between you and such Third-Parties. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction involving Third-Parties or any Third-Party Goods and Services. You are solely responsible for, and shall exercise caution, discretion, common sense and judgment in, using the Service and disclosing personal information.
You agree that the Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of your use of the Service, including any Third-Party Goods and Services or your interactions with any Third-Parties. In the event of any dispute between you and any Third-Party, any other User or any other entity or individual, you understand and agree that the Company is under no obligation to become involved in such dispute, and you hereby release and indemnify the Company, and its corporate parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and all of its respective contractors, directors, officers, employees, representatives, proprietors, partners, shareholders, servants, principals, agents, predecessors, successors, assigns, accountants, and attorneys (collectively, “the Company Parties”) from any and all claims, demands and/or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes or the Service or the features and services therein. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
Certain of the Company’ shareholders, owners, members, directors, officers, employees, contractors or agents (collectively, “the Company Owners and Personnel”) may have a financial interest in one or more Third-Parties and may profit from your use of the Third-Parties and/or the sale of Third-Party Goods and Services to you.
Terms of Sale
All products offered for sale by the Company are subject to availability and we reserve the right to impose quantity limits on any order we facilitate or reject all or any part of an order without prior notice. In the event of an error, we reserve the right to correct the error and revise your order accordingly (which includes charging the correct price) or to cancel the order and refund any amount charged. Prices for products are subject to change at any time. You are responsible for any applicable sales, use, duty, customs or other governmental taxes, levies or fees (“Taxes”) due with respect to your purchase of products or services through our Service. We will collect applicable Taxes if we determine we have a duty to collect Taxes. We will present an estimate of Taxes we collect at checkout, except where we have clearly stated in writing that a price includes Taxes. The actual Taxes charged may be adjusted from the amount shown at checkout. Several factors may cause this, such as variances between processor programs and changes in tax rates. We are not required to, and do not, collect Taxes in all states. You may have a duty to directly report and pay Taxes if we do not collect such Taxes.
Only valid payment methods acceptable to us may be used to complete a purchase via the Service. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to use your designated payment method. You authorize us to charge your designated payment method for the total amount of your order (including any applicable taxes and shipping and handling charges). If your designated payment method is declined, we will attempt to process your charge until the transaction is approved. We and our third-party payment service providers may request and may receive, updated payment card information from your payment card issuer, such as updated card numbers and expiration date information when your credit card has expired. If such updated information is provided to us and our third-party payment service providers, you agree we may update your account information accordingly, and will use such updated information to process payments for your future purchases and applicable subscription charges (including any applicable taxes, shipping and handling charges). Your payment card issuer may give you the right to opt out of providing vendors and third-party payment service providers with your updated card information. If you wish to opt out of your payment card’s updating service, you should contact your card issuer. We are not responsible for any fees or charges that your bank or payment card issuer may apply. If your bank or card issuer reverses a charge to your payment card, we may bill your account directly and seek payment by another method including a mailed statement.
If any of the products in your order are unavailable, we will only charge the prices, Taxes, and other applicable charges associated with the products that are included in the shipment. In connection with any purchase you make through the Service, you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to the transaction, including, without limitation, your payment card number and expiration date, your billing address, your shipping address, your phone number, and/or your email address. By submitting such information, you grant the Company without charge the irrevocable, unencumbered, universe-wide, and perpetual right to provide such information (and any updated information we receive) to third parties (e.g., payment processing companies, buyers on the Service, sellers on the Service) for the purpose of facilitating the transaction. All credit card, debit card and other monetary transactions on or through the Service occur through an online payment processing application(s) accessible through the Service. This online payment processing application(s) is provided by the Company’s third-party online payment processing vendor (“Vendor”). The Company’ relationship with Vendor, if any, is merely contractual in nature, as Vendor is merely a third-party vendor to the Company and is in no way subject to the Company’s direction or control; thus, their relationship is not, and should not be construed as, one of the fiduciaries, franchisors-franchisees, agents-principals, employers-employees, partners, joint venturers or the like. You agree to pay any shipping and handling charges, if any, shown at the time you make a purchase. We reserve the right to increase, decrease, add or eliminate shipping and handling charges from time to time, but we will provide notice of the changes applicable to you before you make your purchase. Any delivery dates or times shown as part of the checkout process are estimates only and are not guaranteed. Unless we state otherwise in writing via the Service, risk of loss or damage to a product passes to you upon delivery of the product to our designated carrier.
We reserve the right to remedy User issues and concerns on a case by case basis. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to resolve customer issues and concerns based on the facts and circumstances of each User.
The Company may terminate your use of the Service or any of our features or services at any time and for any reason without notice, including, for example, for conduct violating this Agreement, if our agreement with the Physicians or Pharmacies terminates, or if we discontinue the Service. The provisions of this Agreement concerning Service security, prohibited activities, copyrights, trademarks, user submissions, disclaimers, limitation of liability, arbitration and resolution of Disputes, indemnity, and jurisdictional issues shall survive any such termination or any other termination of this Agreement or your relationship with the Company. You agree that if your use of the Service is terminated pursuant to this Agreement, you will not attempt to use the Service under any name, real or assumed, and further agree that if you violate this restriction after being terminated, you will indemnify and hold all the Company Parties harmless from any and all liability that any such Company Parties may incur with respect thereto.
Content and other information contained on the Service is provided by the Company as a convenience. Users relying on Content or other information from the Service do so at their own risk.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE IS VOLUNTARY AND AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER. THE COMPANY AND EACH THIRD-PARTY OFFERING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THE PHYSICIANS AND THE PHARMACIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, AND WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCT, SERVICE, MERCHANDISE OR OTHER MATERIAL PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE WEBSITE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF THE SERVICE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT DELAYS, DISRUPTIONS, INTERFERENCES, IMPERFECTIONS, CORRUPTION, CYBER ATTACK, VIRUSES, MALWARE, OR ANY ADVERSE INCIDENT.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION AND CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY SERVICES PERFORMED OR PRODUCTS OFFERED BY THIRD-PARTIES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE COMPANY SHALL BE LIABLE ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU, NOT TO EXCEED U.S. $1,000.
ANY CLAIMS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR CONTENT MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE OF THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH ACTION OCCURRED.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT THAT WE MAY NOT DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR LIMIT ITS LIABILITIES, THE SCOPE AND DURATION OF SUCH WARRANTY AND THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY WILL BE THE MINIMUM PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the Company Parties and any Third Parties offering products or services through the Service, including the Physicians and Pharmacies harmless from and against any and all suits, actions, claims, proceedings, damages, settlements, judgments, injuries, liabilities, obligations, losses, risks, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses) relating to or arising from your use of the Service, your fraud, violation of law, or willful misconduct, any breach by you of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of any other person or entity. We reserve the right to control the defense of any claim by a third-party for which we are entitled to indemnification, and you agree to provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Any notices to you from the Company regarding the Service or this Agreement may be made by email, a posted notice on the Service, or regular mail, in the sole discretion of the Company.
When you access or use the Service or send emails or SMS messages to us or any Physician, you are communicating with us and the Physician electronically. Please be aware that your use of these electronic communications methods creates a risk of unintended disclosure of information to third parties, especially if you are not careful to ensure that you are communicating with the correct person or entity. You consent to receive communications from us and Physicians electronically. We will communicate with you via email, SMS messaging, or through the Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You further agree that any notices provided by us electronically are deemed to be given and received on the date we transmit any such electronic communication as described in this Agreement.
This Agreement and any other agreements the Company may post on the Service or that you and the Company may execute from to time constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you in connection with your use of the Service and supersede any prior agreements between the Company and you regarding use of the Service, including prior versions of this Agreement.
Binding Arbitration / Class Waiver
YOU AND WE EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ANY LEGAL CLAIM, DISPUTE OR OTHER CONTROVERSY BETWEEN YOU AND US OR ANY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES, ANY PHYSICIANS OR PHARMACIES ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE COMPANY PARTIES, THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER GOODS, SERVICES OR ADVERTISING BY THE COMPANY OR ANY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES, PHYSICIANS OR PHARMACIES INCLUDING CONTROVERSIES RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY, ENFORCEABILITY OR VALIDITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT (COLLECTIVELY “DISPUTES”), THAT IS NOT RESOLVED BY AN INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE (AS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED BELOW) SHALL BE RESOLVED IN CONFIDENTIAL BINDING ARBITRATION CONDUCTED BEFORE ONE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATOR FROM THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (“AAA”), RATHER THAN IN A COURT, AS DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE ARBITRATION WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AAA’S CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES AND, IF THE ARBITRATOR DEEMS THEM APPLICABLE, THE SUPPLEMENTARY PROCEDURES FOR CONSUMER RELATED DISPUTES (COLLECTIVELY “RULES AND PROCEDURES”). YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY FORFEITING YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND TO OTHERWISE PROCEED IN A LAWSUIT IN STATE OR FEDERAL COURT, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, “DISPUTE” WILL ALSO INCLUDE DISPUTES THAT AROSE OR INVOLVE FACTS OCCURRING BEFORE THE EXISTENCE OF THIS OR ANY PRIOR VERSIONS OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS WELL AS CLAIMS THAT MAY ARISE AFTER THE TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
In the event a Dispute arises between us, we are committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution. You and we agree that good faith informal efforts to resolve Disputes can result in a prompt, low-cost and mutually beneficial outcome. You and we therefore agree that before either party commences arbitration against the other (or initiates an action in small claims court if a party so elects), we will personally meet and confer telephonically or via videoconference, in a good faith effort to resolve informally any Dispute covered by this Arbitration Agreement (“Informal Dispute Resolution Conference”). If you are represented by counsel, your counsel may participate in the conference, but you will also participate in the conference.
The party initiating a Dispute must give notice to the other party in writing of its intent to initiate an Informal Dispute Resolution Conference (“Notice”), which shall occur within 45 days after the other party receives such Notice unless an extension is mutually agreed upon by the parties. Notice to us that you intend to initiate an Informal Dispute Resolution Conference should be sent by email to Connect@gulaworld.com or regular mail to our offices located at 30 N GOULD ST STE R SHERIDAN, WY 82801. The Notice must include: (1) your name, telephone number, mailing address, e-mail address associated with your account (if you have one); (2) the name, telephone number, mailing address and e-mail address of your counsel, if any; and (3) a description of your Dispute. We will provide notice to your address on file. The Informal Dispute Resolution Conference shall be individualized such that a separate conference must be held each time either party initiates a Dispute, even if the same law firm or group of law firms represents multiple users in similar cases, unless all parties agree; multiple individuals initiating a Dispute cannot participate in the same Informal Dispute Resolution Conference unless all parties agree.
If you and we are unable to resolve a Dispute within 30 days after the applicable Informal Dispute Resolution Conference, either party may commence arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, and court review of an arbitration award is very limited. However, an arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual. Payment of arbitration costs will be governed by the AAA’s fee schedule unless you are able to show that your portion will be prohibitive as compared to litigation costs, in which case the applicable Company Party will pay as much of your arbitration costs as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to litigation costs. The Company also reserves the right in its sole and exclusive discretion to assume responsibility for all arbitration costs imposed by the AAA. Each party agrees to pay its own attorneys’ fees and expenses unless there is a governing statutory provision that requires the prevailing party to be paid attorneys’ fees and expenses. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, the Company Parties will not seek to recover attorneys’ fees or costs incurred in arbitration from you if you are a consumer.
The arbitration shall be conducted telephonically or via videoconference unless the parties agree otherwise in writing. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding on all parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
These Terms and Conditions evidence a transaction involving interstate commerce; and notwithstanding any other provision herein with respect to the applicable substantive law, the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement and any arbitration proceedings.
For more information on AAA, its Rules and Procedures, and how to file an arbitration claim, you may call AAA at 800-778-7879 or visit the AAA website at https://www.adr.org.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, to the extent the Dispute arises from: (a) a violation of either party’s intellectual property rights in any manner; and/or (b) any claim related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, unauthorized use or a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; then you and the applicable the Company Party agree that a party may seek injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in a state or federal court in Texas, and both parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts in connection with such proceedings. In addition to the foregoing, either party may assert an individual action in small claims court for Disputes that are within the scope of such court’s jurisdiction in lieu of arbitration as long as such action remains in such court and advances only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis.
YOU AND WE HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and we are instead electing that all Disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified otherwise herein. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.
YOU AND WE AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN, ALL DISPUTES SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS, COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS. NO PARTY MAY BRING ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS PROCEEDING. THE CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE JOINED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. NO ARBITRATION SHALL BE CONSOLIDATED OR JOINED WITH ANY OTHER ARBITRATION EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this paragraph’s limitations as to a particular claim or request for relief, then such claim or request for relief (and only that claim or request for relief) shall be severed from the arbitration and may be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Texas, subject to the parties’ respective rights to appeal the decision. All other claims or requests for relief shall be arbitrated. The parties agree that any claims or requests for relief that are severed from an arbitration may not proceed in litigation and shall be stayed until all claims between the parties remaining in arbitration are finally resolved. The parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Texas for purposes of resolving any claims or requests for relief severed from arbitration pursuant to this paragraph.
This subsection does not prevent you or us from participating in a class-wide settlement of claims.
To increase the efficiency of administration and resolution of arbitrations, you and we agree that in the event that there are one hundred (100) or more individual arbitrations of a substantially similar nature filed against us by or with the assistance of the same law firm, group of law firms, or organizations, within a thirty (30) day period (or as soon as possible thereafter), the AAA shall (1) administer the arbitration demands in batches of 100 arbitrations per batch (plus, to the extent there are less than 100 arbitrations left over after the batching described above, a final batch consisting of the remaining arbitrations); (2) appoint one arbitrator for each batch; and (3) provide for the resolution of each batch as a single consolidated arbitration with one set of filing and administrative fees due per side per batch, one procedural calendar, one hearing (if any) in a place to be determined by the arbitrator, and one final award (“Batch
All parties agree that arbitrations are of a “substantially similar nature” if they arise out of or relate to the same event, act, omission, practice or factual scenario and raise the same or similar legal issues and seek the same or similar relief. To the extent the parties disagree on the application of the Batch Arbitration process, the disagreeing party shall advise the AAA, and the AAA shall appoint a sole standing arbitrator to determine the applicability of the Batch Arbitration process (“Administrative Arbitrator”).
In an effort to expedite the resolution of any such dispute by the Administrative Arbitrator, the parties agree the Administrative Arbitrator may set forth such procedures as are necessary to resolve any disputes promptly. The Administrative Arbitrator’s fees shall be paid by us.
You and we agree to cooperate in good faith with the AAA to implement the Batch Arbitration process including the payment of single filing and administrative fees for batches of arbitrations, as well as any steps to minimize the time and costs of arbitration, which may include: (1) the appointment of a discovery special master to assist the arbitrator in the resolution of discovery disputes; and (2) the adoption of an expedited calendar of the arbitration proceedings. This Batch Arbitration provision shall in no way be interpreted as authorizing a class, collective, and/or mass arbitration or action of any kind, or arbitration involving joint or consolidated claims under any circumstances, except as expressly set forth in this provision.
You can opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement that require the arbitration of Disputes within 30 days of the date that you first agree to any version of this Agreement that requires arbitration of disputes with the Company or any of the Company Parties, Physicians or Pharmacies. To opt-out, you must send an email with your name, residence address, and email address together with a clear statement that you want to opt out of the requirement to arbitrate disputes with the applicable party to: [EMAIL] ATTN: Arbitration Opt-Out.
Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us or any other Company Parties.
Before you commence arbitration of a Dispute, you must provide us with a written Notice of Dispute that includes your name, residence address, username (if applicable) and email address associated with your User account (if applicable), a detailed description of the Dispute, and the relief you seek. Before we commence arbitration of a Dispute against you, we will provide a written Notice of Dispute to you with a detailed description of the Dispute and the relief we seek. Any Notice of Dispute you send to us should be emailed to the Company at Connect@gulaworld.comATTN: Dispute Notice. If we are unable to resolve a Dispute within 30 days after the applicable Notice of Dispute is received, either party may commence arbitration. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if we make any future material modification to any provisions of this Agreement that govern the arbitration or resolution of Disputes, such changes will not apply to any Dispute between you and us for which either party had previously provided a written Notice of Dispute to the other in accordance with this paragraph. Further, if we make any future material changes to the provisions of this Agreement that govern the arbitration or resolution of Disputes, you may reject such changes by sending a written notice of your rejection decision to us at [Email]
Changes to this Arbitration Agreement do not provide you with a new opportunity to opt out of the Arbitration Agreement if you have previously agreed to a version of these Terms and Conditions and did not validly opt out of arbitration. If you reject any change or update to this Arbitration Agreement, and you were bound by an existing agreement to arbitrate Disputes, the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement as of the date you first accepted the Terms and Conditions (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms) remain in full force and effect. We will continue to honor any valid opt-outs of the Arbitration Agreement that you made to a prior version of these Terms and Conditions.
Except as provided above, if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
Governing Law; Venue; Severability of Provisions
This Service is controlled and operated by the Company from our offices within [Michigan]. Those who choose to access the Service from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. Access to the Service from jurisdictions where the contents of the Service are illegal or penalized is prohibited.
The validity, interpretation, construction, and performance of this Agreement will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and the laws of the State of [Michigan], without regard to any conflicts of law provisions.
All parts of this Agreement apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right. We both agree that if we cannot enforce a part of this Agreement as written, then that part will be replaced with terms that most closely match the intent of the unenforceable part to the extent permitted by law. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the invalidity of part of this Agreement will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The section headings are for convenience and do not have any force or effect.
No Agency Relationship
Neither this Agreement, nor any Content, materials or features of the Service create any partnership, joint venture, employment, or other agency relationship between you and the Company, the Physicians or the Pharmacies. You may not enter into any contract on our behalf or bind us in any way.
You may not assign any of your rights under this Agreement, and any such attempt will be null and void. the Company may, in its sole discretion, assign or transfer, without further consent or notification, this Agreement or any or all of the contractual rights and obligations pursuant to this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any affiliate of the Company or to a third party in the event that some or all of the business of the Company is transferred to such other third party by way of merger, sale of its assets or otherwise.
Third Party Beneficiaries
Except for the foregoing or as otherwise specifically set forth in this Agreement, including with respect to the indemnification obligations contained herein in favor of the Company, the Physicians, and the Pharmacies and the agreement to arbitration, we hereby expressly agree that there is no intent by either party to create or establish third-party beneficiary status rights or their equivalent in any other referenced individual, subcontractor or third party, and, except as specifically set forth in this Agreement, that no third party shall have any right to enforce any right or enjoy any benefit that is created or established under this Agreement.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Agreement, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.
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