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Alma

Terms of Use

Carefully read these terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”) as they govern your access to and use of Arlozorov9, Inc. d/b/a Alma’s (“Alma,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) Platform. Your acceptance of, and compliance with, these Terms of Use is a condition to your use of the following:

  • Helloalma.com (our “Website”);
  • The services (“Services”) made available through our Website.

The non-medical business support services and our Website are collectively referred to as our “Platform.”

Alma contracts with Alma Community Network LLC and Alma Community, P.C. (“Medical Group”), which are independent medical groups with a network of United States based health care providers (each, a “Provider”) to provide online telehealth clinical consultations, services, and/or treatment. Additionally, Alma offers independent Providers (“Independent Providers”) the ability to offer their services on our Platform. The Independent Providers pay a monthly fee to Alma to be able to utilize Alma’s Platform, which enables the Independent Providers to offer their Services through the Platform. 

The professional medical services provided by Medical Group and the Independent Providers through the use of our Platform are collectively referred to in this Terms of Use as the “Services.” 

By clicking “Accept,” you acknowledge that you have read in its entirety, understand, and fully accept all terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and the Notice of Privacy Practices provided to you by Medical Group and/or the Independent Providers. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and the applicable Notice of Privacy Practices you are not authorized to access or use our Platform and/or the Services; PROMPTLY EXIT THIS PLATFORM.

Binding Arbitration. These Terms of Use provide that all disputes between you and Alma that in any way relate to these Terms of Use, the Platform, and/or the Services will be resolved by BINDING ARBITRATION. ACCORDINGLY, YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT (INCLUDING IN A CLASS ACTION PROCEEDING) to assert or defend your rights under these Terms of Use. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury and your claims cannot be brought as a class action. Please review Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement for the details regarding your agreement to arbitrate any disputes with Alma.

  1. Services Provided – No Medical Care or Advice

Alma is not a medical group and does not provide medical advice, care, and/or treatment. Alma provides administrative and management services to independent, physician-owned and operated, medical practices and to Independent Providers. Any telemedicine consults obtained through our Platform are provided by Providers or Independent Providers, including but not limited to Medical Group. Alma licenses the “Alma” brand name to Medical Group and other affiliated medical practices that use our Platform to assist in the provision of Services. Each Alma-branded practice is owned and operated by a licensed physician. There is no single provider of medical care called “Alma.” Each Alma-branded practice engages a network of United States based clinicians who provide clinical telehealth services. The Providers or Independent Providers deliver clinical services via the Platform to their patients. Alma does not provide medical advice or care, own or operate the medical practices, employ or in any way supervise the clinicians providing medical care, and control over the care provided is the sole responsibility of the independent medical practices and the Providers they employ. Services and practices may vary across Providers, and patients should contact the Providers at Medical Group or their Independent Provider directly for all questions concerning their medical care.

  1. Not For Emergencies

Our Platform and the Services are not for medical emergencies or urgent situations. You should not disregard or delay seeking medical advice based on anything that appears or does not appear on our Platform. If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. 

You should seek emergency help or follow up care when recommended by a Provider, Independent Provider, or when otherwise needed. You should continue to consult with your primary provider and other healthcare professionals as recommended. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider concerning questions you have regarding a medical condition and before stopping, starting, or modifying any treatment.

  1. Risk of Telehealth Services

By using the Services, you acknowledge the potential risks associated with telehealth services. These include but are not limited to the following: information transmitted may not be sufficient (e.g. poor resolution of images) to allow for appropriate medical or health care decision making by the Provider or Independent Providers; delays in evaluation or treatment could occur due to failures of electronic equipment; a lack of access to your medical records may result in adverse drug interactions or allergic reactions or other judgment errors; although the electronic systems we use incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the privacy and security of health information, those protocols could fail causing a breach of privacy of your health information.

  1. Privacy Practices

You agree that information provided by you in connection with the Platform and the Services shall be governed by the Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated and made part of these Terms of Use. You also agree that information provided by you in connection with the Services shall also be governed by the applicable Medical Group Notice of Privacy Practices or the Notice of Privacy Practices provided to you by your Independent Provider, and is hereby incorporated and made part of these Terms of Use. 

  1. Not an Insurance Product

We are not an insurer, nor do we offer an insurance plan or product. The amounts you pay to us for any Services obtained through the Platform are not insurance premiums. If you desire any type of health or other insurance, you will need to purchase such insurance separately. 

  1. Ownership of the Platform

The Platform contains confidential and proprietary information, materials, data, databases, contents, processes, methodologies, know-how, software, text, displays, images, video, audio, trademarks, logos, service marks, features and functionality, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof, are owned by Alma, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade dress, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws (collectively, the “Content”). 

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Platform for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on our Platform, including but not limited to Content, except: (a) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials; (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes; and (c) you may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Platform for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution. You must not: (a) modify copies of any materials from the Platform or received through the Services; (b) use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text; or (c) delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Platform. 

You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose, or deep linking to, any name, trademarks, service marks, logo, content, or other proprietary information (including, without limitation, images, text, page layout, or form) of Alma without our express written consent. 

You must not access or use any part of the Platform or any services or materials available through the Platform for outsourcing for others or as part of a service bureau business so otherwise for the benefit of unaffiliated third parties who pay directly for its benefit or for other similar commercial purposes, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Alma.  

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Platform in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Platform will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the Platform or any content on the Platform is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Alma. Any use of the Platform not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

  1. Availability of Services

Alma operates subject to state and federal regulations, and the Platform may not be available in your state. You represent that you are not a person barred from enrolling for or receiving the Platform under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions in which you may be located. Access to and use of the Platform is limited exclusively to users located in states within the United States where the Platform is available. Services are not available to users located outside the United States. Accessing the Platform from jurisdictions where content is illegal, or where we do not offer the Platform, is prohibited.

  1. Access to Platform, Security, and Restrictions; Passwords

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Platform, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; or (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; or (c) accessing or using the Platform or any portion thereof without authorization, in violation of these Terms of Use or in violation of applicable law. 

You may not use any scraper, crawler, spider, robot or other automated means of any kind to access or copy data on the Platform, deep-link to any feature or content on the Platform, bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Platform. 

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Alma will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working order or manner of the Platform or any activity being conducted on the Platform. 

In the event access to the Platform or a portion thereof is limited requiring a user ID and password (“Protected Areas”), you agree to access Protected Areas using only your user ID and password as provided to you by us. You agree to protect the confidentiality of your user ID and password, and not to share or disclose your user ID or password to any third party. You agree that you are fully responsible for all activity occurring under your user ID. Your access to the Platform may be revoked by Alma at any time with or without cause. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Alma harmless from and against all third party claims, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) against or incurred by arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use or violation of applicable law, your use or access of the Platform, or access by anyone accessing the Platform using your user ID and password.

If you submit, upload, post, or transmit any health information, medical history, conditions, problems, symptoms, personal information, consent forms, agreements, requests, comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, videos, images, or other materials to us or our Platform (“User Information”), you agree not to provide any User Information that (a) is false, inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (b) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (c) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. You agree not to contact other Platform users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings, or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Alma, Medical Group, and/or your Independent Provider that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all User Information to Alma, Medical Group, and/or your Independent Provider for use as set forth herein and required by Alma and the Medical Group Provider. 

Alma, Medical Group, and/or your Independent Provider may de-identify your information such that it is no longer considered protected health information or personally identifiable information. Alma, Medical Group, and/or your Independent Medical Provider may disclose, aggregate, sell, or otherwise use such de-identified information to third parties for analytics, research, or other purposes.

  1. No Users Under 16  Years Old

In order to access the Platform and the Services, you represent and warrant that you are 16 years old or older. If you are under the age of 16, please do not attempt to register with us on the Platform or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 16, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 16, please Contact Us.

  1. Your Account

You agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when registering to use the Platform and establishing your account (“Registration Information”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords and any usage and activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree not to allow others to access your account or utilize your password.  Doing so will compromise the security of your account.

  1. Accuracy and Integrity of Information; Colors

Although we attempt to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Platform, we makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Platform and Content thereon. It is possible that the Platform could include typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the Platform by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform us so that it can be corrected. We reserve the right to unilaterally correct any inaccuracies on the Platform without notice. Information contained on the Platform may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, Alma shall have no responsibility or liability for information or Content posted to the Platform from any unaffiliated third party.

We have made significant efforts to accurately display the colors of our products that appear on the Platform. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate.

  1. Typographical Errors and Incorrect Pricing

In the event a Product or Service is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in pricing information received from our suppliers or business partners, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for a Product or Service listed at the incorrect price. We shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit or debit card charged. If your credit or debit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, we shall promptly issue a credit to your credit or debit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.

  1. Orders and Purchases

Online Payments

You can purchase products or pay for Services on the Platform. To simplify the user experience on the Platform, you are able to pay for your purchases via the Platform with Alma serving as payment processing agent on your behalf. If you elect to purchase a Service from Medical Group, then the total price you pay includes the amount charged by Medical Group for the Service. We collect the amounts charged by Medical Group on your behalf and pass through to them the payment for their actual charges. Before making a purchase, you will see an itemized invoice listing the actual charges by Medical Group for the Services. Note, at this time Alma does not collect payment on behalf of the Independent Providers. 

We accept credit and debit cards issued by U.S. banks. If a credit card account is being used for a transaction, we may obtain preapproval for an amount up to the amount of the payment. If you enroll to make recurring payments automatically, all charges and fees will be billed to the credit card you designate during the setup process. If you want to designate a different credit card or if there is a change in your credit card, you must change your information online. This may temporarily delay your ability to make online payments while we verify your new payment information. 

You represent and warrant that if you are making online payments that (a) any credit card, debit card and bank account information you supply is true, correct, and complete, (b) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit/debit card company or bank, (c) you will pay the charges incurred by you in the amounts posted, including, without limitation, any applicable taxes, and (d) you are the person in whose name the card was issued and you are authorized to make a purchase or other transaction with the relevant credit card and credit card information. If we are unable to secure funds from the payment method you provide for any reason, including insufficient funds in the payment method or insufficient or inaccurate information provided by you when submitting electronic payment, we may undertake further collection action, including application of fees to the extent permitted by law. You acknowledge and agree that you will not dispute the charges from Alma, Medical Group, or any third party payment processor with the payment method company, provided the transactions correspond to the terms indicated in these Terms of Use.

  1. Order Acceptance

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. Your account may also be restricted or terminated for any reason, at our sole discretion. For your convenience, you will not be charged until your payment method is authorized, the order information is verified for accuracy and your order is shipped. Some situations that may result in your order being canceled include limitations on quantities available for purchase, inaccuracies or errors in product or pricing information, or problems identified by our credit and fraud avoidance department. We may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. We will contact you if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit card (or other payment account) has been charged, we will issue a credit to your credit card (or other applicable payment account) in the amount of the charge.

  1. Links to Other Sites

We make no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through the Platform. When you access a non-Alma website, please understand that it is independent from us, and that we have no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a non-Alma website does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Platform, you do this entirely at your own risk.

  1. Consent to Receive Calls, Text Messages, and Audio and/or Video Recording

By providing your mobile number, you are agreeing to be contacted by or on behalf of Alma at the mobile number you have provided, including calls and text messages, to receive informational, product or service related (e.g., progress tracking, reminders, etc.) messages and communications relating to the Platform. Message and data rates may apply. To stop receiving text messages text a reply to us with the word STOP. We may confirm your opt out by text message. If you subscribe to multiple types of text messages from us, we may unsubscribe you from the service that most recently sent you a message or respond to your STOP message by texting you a request to identify services you wish to stop. Please note, that by withdrawing your consent, some of the functions provided by the Platform may no longer be available to you. Keep in mind that if you stop receiving text messages from us you may not receive important and helpful information and reminders about your services.

Alma, your Provider, and/or your Independent Provider may record (audio and video) all or part of your interaction with us or them (“Recordings”). Such Recordings are used for quality assurance and training purposes, to better deliver to you the products and services, and to help us improve the Platform. We will keep such Recordings confidential, and we will not publicly display such recordings unless legally required to do so, such as if subject to a court order. By accessing and using our Platform, you agree and consent to such Recordings for the purposes and uses set forth in these Terms of Use and as otherwise set forth in the Privacy Policy.

  1. CAN-SPAM Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance

Alma, Medical Group, your Provider, and/or your Independent Provider are committed to being compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (“CAN-SPAM Act”) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). You consent to receive text messages from us as set forth in the above section, Consent to Receive Calls, Text Messages, and Audio and/or Video Recording. E-mails, newsletters, and text messages received from us are intended to fully comply with the CAN-SPAM ACT and the TCPA. In the event you receive an e-mail or text message from us which you do not believe is fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act or the TCPA, please Contact Us.

  1. Electronic Communications

When you use the Platform, or send e-mails, messages, and other communications from your desktop or mobile device to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that (a) all agreements and consents can be signed electronically and (b) all notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such notices and other communications be in writing. Alma, Medical Group, your Provider, and/or your Independent Provider may contact you by telephone, mail, or e-mail to verify your information. Alma, Medical Group, your Provider, and/or your Independent Provider may request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information to ensure that you have not fraudulently used the Platform. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within 14 days of the request, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue, or deny your access to and use of our Platform until you provide the information to us as requested.

  1. External Services

The Platform may enable access to Alma’s and/or third-party services and websites, including social media sites (collectively and individually, "External Services"). You agree to use the External Services at your sole risk. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of any third-party External Services, and shall not be liable for any such third-party External Services. Data displayed by the Platform or External Service, including but not limited to financial, medical, and location information, is for general informational purposes only and is not guaranteed by Alma or its agents. You will not use the External Services in any manner that is inconsistent with the terms of these Terms of Use or that infringes the intellectual property rights of Alma or any third party. You agree not to use the External Services to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, or defame any person or entity, and that we are not responsible for any such use. External Services may not be available in all languages or in your Home Country, and may not be appropriate or available for use in any particular location. To the extent you choose to use such External Services, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable laws. We reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, disable or impose access restrictions or limits on any External Services at any time without notice or liability to you.

  1. Supplemental Terms Applicable to Providers and Independent Providers

These supplemental terms apply to Providers and/or Independent Providers in addition to the other provisions of these Terms of Use. In the event of a conflict between the supplemental terms and any other terms herein, the supplemental terms shall prevail.

To be a healthcare provider using the Platform (for purposes of this Section, “Provider” or “you”), you must be a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or healthcare professional contracted or employed by the Medical Group or have entered into an agreement with Alma to provide your services as an Independent Provider, and must agree to comply with all laws, medical board rules, and other rules and regulations applicable to you as a Provider or otherwise. Your relationship with the Alma users (including, but not limited to, your Medical Group patients) is directly between you and the patient. The patient will never have a physician-patient relationship with Alma. Alma does not practice medicine and offers no medical services. As set forth more fully below, Provider is solely responsible for all agreements, consents, notices, and other interactions with patients and other consumers. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Provider and Alma are each responsible for all billings and collections from patients and other consumers, and Alma shall have no liability whatsoever to Provider with respect to any amounts owed by any patient or other consumer to Provider.

We do not provide any medical advice, legal advice, or representations in any way regarding any legal or medical issues associated with Provider, goods, or services offered by Provider, including but not limited to any compliance obligations or steps necessary to comply with any state or federal laws and regulations. Provider should seek legal counsel regarding any legal and compliance issues and should not rely on any materials or content associated with the Platform in determining Provider’s compliance obligations under the law. Provider and Alma agree that Alma is not providing to customers, patients, or anyone else, medical advice, or legal advice. THE PLATFORM IS NOT MEANT TO SUBSTITUTE OR MODIFY YOUR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT IN ANY WAY.

Provider will use the Platform only in accordance with applicable standards of good medical practice. While software products such as the Platform can facilitate and improve the quality of service that Provider can offer patients, many factors, including but not limited to the provider/patient relationship, can affect a patient’s outcome, and with intricate and interdependent technologies and complex decision-making, it is often difficult or impossible to accurately determine what the factors were and in what proportion they affected an outcome. Provider will advise patients, when reasonably necessary, that Services provided through the Platform may not be a complete or adequate substitute for in-person assessments by the Provider. Provider shall be solely responsible for its use of the Platform and the provision of medical services to Provider’s patients. In this regard, Provider releases Alma and waives any and all potential claims against Alma as a result of Provider’s use of the Platform and the provision of Services to Provider’s patients.

As a result of the complexities and uncertainties inherent in the patient care process, Provider agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold Alma harmless from any claim by or on behalf of any patient of Provider, or by or on behalf of any other third party or person claiming damage by virtue of a familial or financial relationship with such a patient, which is brought against Alma, regardless of the cause if such claim arises for any reason whatsoever, out of Provider’s use or operation of the Platform. To the extent applicable, Provider will obtain Alma’s prior written consent to any settlement or judgment in which Provider agrees to any finding of fault of Alma or defect in the Platform. Alma will promptly notify Provider in writing of any claim subject to this indemnification, promptly provide Provider with the information reasonably required for the defense of the same, and grant to Provider exclusive control over its defense and settlement.

If you submit, upload, transmit, or post any consents, notices, advice, recommendations, comments, files, videos, images, or other materials to us or our Platform (“Provider Content”) or provide any Provider Content to patients or other consumers, you agree not to provide any Provider Content that (a) is defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (b) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (c) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. Provider is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary agreements and consents from, and providing all required notices to, patients and other consumers. You agree not to contact other users through unsolicited e-mails, telephone calls, mailings, or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Alma that you have the legal right and authorization to upload all Provider Content to the Platform. Alma shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right, and license to use the Provider Content however Alma desires, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from or sell or distribute such Provider Content or incorporate such Provider Content into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world. Alma is and shall be under no obligation: (i) to maintain any Provider Content in confidence; (ii) to pay to you any compensation for any Provider Content; or (iii) to respond to any Provider Content. 

Alma does not regularly review Provider Content, but does reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any Provider Content submitted to the Platform. You grant Alma the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Provider Content. You agree not to use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Provider Content. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Provider Content you post to the Platform or provide to patients or other consumers. Alma and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Provider Content submitted by you or any third party.

Independent Providers Membership; Membership Fees; Payments

  1. If you are an Independent Provider, in addition to these Terms of Use, you specifically agree and acknowledge, that you have read and agreed to the following documents: 
    1. Membership Agreement. The Membership Agreement which you have electronically signed, which incorporate and consist of the following agreements: the Privacy Policy, these Terms of Use, the Business Associate Agreement, Participating Provider Agreement, and the Alma Member Charter. 
    2. Privacy Policy. We collect, process, transfer and secure personal data about you and your guests and clients to perform the services and offer our platform (collectively, the “Services”) pursuant to the terms of our Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://helloalma.com/pp/. 
    3. Business Associate Agreement. Under the Health Insurance Portability and
      Accountability Act of 1996 and Health Information Technology for Economic and
      Clinical Health Act, and their respective implementing regulations (collectively referred to as “HIPAA”), Alma provides certain Services that involve our access, use or disclosure of your client’s protected health information (“PHI”), as such term is defined by HIPAA, in its role as your business associate. Accordingly, Alma requires you to execute, and Alma will ensure that its Services that involve the access, use, and disclosure of PHI are in compliance with, the Business Associate Agreement which can be found here.
    4. The Alma Member Charter. To ensure that we promote a safe and trustworthy Platform, we require all members of Alma to follow our Member Charter located here.  
  2. Term. This Agreement will be effective when acknowledged by you. Alma’s obligation to
    provide you with the Platform will start on the earlier of (i) the date Alma receives payment of your first month’s Membership Fee, or (ii) the Start Date. The initial term shall be based upon on the type of membership you choose (the, “Initial Term”). For example, if you choose a month to month contract with Alma, the Initial Term shall be your first month of membership with Alma. If you choose an annual membership, the Initial Term shall last for a calendar year from the Start Date. Following the Initial Term, this Agreement will automatically renew on a month-to- month or year-to-year basis (any term after the Initial Term, a “Renewal Term”). The Initial Term and all subsequent Renewal Terms will constitute the “Term.” This Agreement will continue until terminated in accordance with this Agreement.
  3. Cancellation Prior to Start Date by You. You may cancel this Agreement prior to the Start Date upon delivery of notice to us. If you terminate more than one (1) full calendar month prior to your Start Date, you may be entitled to a refund of your Service Retainer.
  4. Termination by You. You may terminate this Agreement at the end of your Initial Term or during any Renewal Term by emailing support@helloalma.com
  5. Termination or Suspension by Us. We may withhold Services or immediately terminate this Agreement: (i) upon breach of this Agreement by you or breach of code of conduct; (ii) if any outstanding fees are still due after we provide notice to you; or (iii) at any other time, when we, in our reasonable discretion, see fit to do so. You will remain liable for past due amounts, and we may exercise our rights to collect due payment, despite termination or expiration of this Agreement.
  6. Monthly Membership Fee; Taxes. As of your membership start date (the “Start Date”),
    if you choose a monthly Monthly Membership Fee, your Membership Fee will be due monthly, five (5) days in advance of the first (1st) day of each month. If you choose an annual Membership Fee, your annual Membership Fee will be due 30 days prior to the start of the Renewal Term. In addition to the amount set forth in your Membership Details Form, you agree to pay any and all taxes that you are required to pay to any governmental authority attributable to your Membership.
  7. Fee Increases. Following the Initial Term, we reserve the right to increase or decrease
    the Membership Fee at our sole discretion upon sixty (60) days’ prior notice to you.
  8. Late Fees. If payment for any accrued and outstanding fee is not made by the third (3rd)
    of the month in which such payment is due, you will be responsible for paying the then-
    current late charge and your membership will be frozen until payment is received.
  9. No Refunds. There are no refunds of any fees or other amounts paid by you in connection with the Services.
  10. Your Name, Likeness and Logo. You consent to our and our affiliates’ non- exclusive, non-transferable use of your name, likeness and/or logo in connection with identifying you as an Alma Member on a public-facing “Membership” display on Alma’s website, as well as in video and other marketing materials. You warrant that your logo does not infringe
    upon the rights of any third party and that you have full authority to provide this consent.
    You may terminate this consent at any time upon thirty (30) days’ prior notice by contacting support@helloalma.com.
  11. Compliance with Laws.  In performing this Agreement, Provider will comply with all applicable laws and any requirements of an applicable government agency.  Provider will (a) cooperate with Alma with respect to Alma’s compliance with laws, government agency requirements, and the requirements of accrediting bodies and (b) not knowingly take any action contrary to a health insurer or Alma’s obligations under applicable laws, government agency requirements, or the requirements of accrediting bodies. Provider is solely responsible for all agreements, consents, notices, and other interactions with patients and other consumers. It is Provider’s responsibility to stay up to date with all applicable laws that may apply to Provider in its provision of the Services. 
  12. Conflicts between Certain Documents. If there is any conflict between this Terms of Use and the Membership Agreement, the terms of the Membership Agreement will control.  
  13. The entirety of these Terms of Use apply to Independent Providers, including but not limited to, Section 22 (Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement), Section 23 (Indemnification), Section 24 (Disclaimer of Warranties), Section 25 (Limitation of Liability Regarding Use of Platform and Services), and Section 26 (Force Majeure).
  1. No Third Party Rights

Unless expressly stated in these Terms of Use, nothing herein is intended to confer any rights, obligations, duties, or remedies, on any person other than you, Alma, Medical Group, the Independent Providers and their affiliates. Nothing in the Terms of Use is intended to relieve or discharge the obligation or liability of any third persons to you, Alma, Medical Group, the Independent Providers, and its affiliates, nor shall any provision give any third parties any right of subrogation or action over against you, Alma, Medical Group, the Independent Providers and its affiliates. The Platform is only provided for your benefit and may not be relied on by any third party.

  1. Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement

We will try to work in good faith to resolve any issue you have with the Platform, including Products and Services ordered or purchased through the Platform, if you bring that issue to the attention of our customer service department. However, we realize that there may be rare cases where we may not be able to resolve an issue to a customer's satisfaction. 

You and Alma agree that any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms of Use or your use of the Platform, including Products and Services ordered or purchased through the Platform, shall be determined by binding arbitration instead of in courts of general jurisdiction. Arbitration is more informal than bringing a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, and is subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitration allows for more limited discovery than in court, however, we agree to cooperate with each other to agree to reasonable discovery in light of the issues involved and amount of the claim. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award, but in so doing, the arbitrator shall apply substantive law regarding damages as if the matter had been brought in court, including without limitation, the law on punitive damages as applied by the United States Supreme Court. You agree that, by agreeing to these Terms of Use, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Alma are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms of Use and any other contractual relationship between you and Alma. 

If you desire to assert a claim against Alma, and you therefore elect to seek arbitration, you must first send to Alma, by certified mail, a written notice of your claim ("Notice"). The Notice to Alma should be addressed to: Arlozorov9, Inc., d/b/a Alma, Attn: LEGAL NOTICE, 397 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201("Notice Address"). If Alma desires to assert a claim against you and therefore elects to seek arbitration, it will send, by certified mail, a written Notice to the most recent address we have on file or otherwise in our records for you. A Notice, whether sent by you or by Alma, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). If Alma and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Alma may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Alma or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator. You may download or copy a form Notice and a form to initiate arbitration from the American Arbitration Association at www.adr.org. If you are required to pay a filing fee, after Alma receives notice at the Notice Address that you have commenced arbitration, it will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than US $10,000. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by these Terms of Use, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by requesting them from us by writing to us at the Notice Address. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of these Terms of Use. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of these Terms of Use, including this arbitration agreement. Unless Alma and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your billing address. (If you reside outside of the United States, any arbitration hearings will take place in your country of residence at a location reasonably convenient to you, but will remain subject to the AAA Rules including the AAA rules regarding the selection of an arbitrator). If your claim is for US $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds US $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of Alma’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if Alma did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then Alma will pay you the amount of the award or US $1,000, whichever is greater. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. Each party shall pay for its own costs and attorneys' fees, if any. However, if any party prevails on a statutory claim that affords the prevailing party attorneys' fees, or if there is a written agreement providing for payment or recovery attorneys’ fees, the arbitrator may award reasonable fees to the prevailing party, under the standards for fee shifting provided by law.

YOU AND ALMA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Alma agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.

If this Agreement to Arbitrate provision is found to be unenforceable, then (a) the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, but the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect; and (b) exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims will be in state or federal courts located in and for New York County, New York. Both Alma and you agree to waive any and all rights to a jury trial in the event this agreement to arbitrate is found to be unenforceable.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Alma and any affiliates harmless from and against any and all rights, demands, losses, liabilities, damages, claims, causes of action, actions, and suits (no matter whether at law or equity), fees, costs, and attorney’s fees of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with: (i) your use or misuse of the Platform, Products, Services, or any information posted on the Platform; (ii) your breach of the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy; (iii) the content or subject matter of any information you provide to Alma, Medical Group, your Provider, your Independent Provider, or a customer service agent; or (iv) any negligent or wrongful act or omission by you in your use or misuse of the Platform, Products, Services, or any information on the Platform, including without limitation, infringement of third party intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or negligent or wrongful conduct.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

ALMA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED. THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SERVICE RELATED TO THE PLATFORM, IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND TITLE/NON-INFRINGEMENT. ALMA DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM. 

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, PLATFORM-RELATED SERVICES, SERVICES, AND LINKED WEBSITES. ALMA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE PROGRAMMING. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING PROCEDURES SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY YOUR NEEDS FOR DATA BACK UP AND SECURITY. 

WARRANTIES RELATING TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED, SOLD, AND DISTRIBUTED BY ALMA ARE SUBJECT TO SEPARATE WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IF ANY, PROVIDED WITH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICABLE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

  1. Limitation of Liability Regarding Use of Platform and Services

ALMA AND ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS PLATFORM ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE PLATFORM, PLATFORM-RELATED SERVICES, SERVICE, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE PLATFORM, AND/OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PLATFORM, PLATFORM-RELATED SERVICES, SERVICES, AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE PLATFORM AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ALMA TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES IS $500 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS).

  1. Force Majeure

We will not be deemed to be in breach of these terms or liable or deemed to have defaulted for any breach of these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of these Terms of Use, when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, the  following force majeure events (“Force Majeure Event(s)”): (a) acts of God; (b) flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, pandemic, or epidemic; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot or other civil unrest; (d) government order, law, or actions; (e) embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement; (f) national or regional emergency; and (g) other events beyond the reasonable control of Alma. We will do our best to communicate with you and to provide notice within thirty (30) days of the Force Majeure Event, stating the period of time the occurrence is expected to continue. We shall use diligent efforts to end the failure or delay and ensure the effects of such Force Majeure Event are minimized. Alma shall resume the performance of its obligations as soon as reasonably practicable after the removal of the cause.

  1. Copyright & Trademark Information

Copyright ©2022 Arlozorov9, Inc. d/b/a Alma. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos, and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Platform are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.

  1. Revisions; General

Alma reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Platform, with or without cause, and with or without notice. In the event that any of the Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between Alma and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. In its sole discretion, Alma may from time-to-time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use, so you are aware of any such revisions to which you are bound. Your continued use of the Platform after revisions to these Terms of Use shall constitute your agreement to the revised Terms of Use. Certain provisions of these Terms of Use may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages within the Platform.

  1. Contact Us

support@helloalma.com 

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