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Terms of Use Create a Binding Agreement

HC&B, Inc., DBA HCB Health and its affiliates (collectively, “HCB Health”) provide this website (the “Website”) and their services to you subject to the following conditions and all subsequent modifications hereto (collectively, the “Terms of Use” or “Agreement”). By connecting to, accessing or using this Website, you have agreed to these Terms of Use on behalf of yourself and, if applicable, your employer, just as if you, or if applicable, your employer, had signed this Agreement. All references to “you” refer to the you individually and your employer, if applicable. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, you must not make any further use of the Website and you should immediately log off this Website. Please read this Agreement carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future HCB Health service, transmit any materials or information to HCB Health service, whether by email or otherwise, or visit or purchase from any business affiliated with HCB Health, whether or not included on the Website, you also will be subject to this Agreement in relation to such materials, service or business.

 

Privacy

Please review our privacy policy, which also governs your visit to this Website.

 

Ownership of Content

This Website contains trademarks, service marks, logos, copyrights and other intellectual property, including, without limitation, text, data, graphics, audio, button icons, video, and other information (collectively, the “Content”) owned by or licensed to HCB Health. As between you, HCB Health and its third party Content licensors (including, without limitation, HCB Health suppliers), HCB Health or such third party Content licensors are the sole owners of all Content on the Website, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and other intellectual property rights thereto. HCB Health is the sole owner of the Website. You acknowledge that your use of the Website and the Content is limited to the terms of the license provided in Section 4 below, and all other terms and conditions, set forth in these Terms of Use, and that any amendment must be in writing. Any reproduction, transmission or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless HCB Health or the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior written consent to reproduce, retransmit or republish the material. All other rights reserved.

 

License Grant

HCB Health grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license to access, view and use the Website, including the Content contained therein, subject to any access restrictions HCB Health may establish from time to time. You may access, download, view, copy and print the Content incorporated into the Website solely for your internal business use and only if you attribute ownership and authorship to HCB Health; provided further that, without the express prior written permission of HCB Health, such Content may not be adapted, modified, published, displayed, transmitted, transferred, shared with or disseminated to anyone for any purpose which is inconsistent with the business purpose of the Website, facilitates competition with the Website, makes commercial use of the Website for the benefit of a person other than HCB Health or which violates applicable United States or international law. The license to use and access this Website does not permit access to the Website through the use of automated software programs, such as bots, web agents, web crawlers or spiders.

 

Trademarks

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of HCB Health appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate HCB Health’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without HCB Health’s prior express written permission.

 

Other Businesses

HCB Health assumes no responsibility for any material outside of HCB Health’s web pages that may be accessed through hypertext or other computer “links” and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

 

Use Restrictions; Posting Restrictions.

Notwithstanding the foregoing license grant, you may not resell, redistribute, broadcast or transfer the Content or use the Content in a searchable, machine-readable database or file except through the authorized access to the Website. Unless separately and specifically authorized in writing by HCB Health, you may not rent, lease, sublicense, distribute, transfer, copy, reproduce, publicly display, publish, adapt, modify, create derivative works, mine, harvest, collect, store or time-share the Website, any part thereof, or any of the Content received or accessed therefrom to or through any person or entity. Access to any restricted or password protected area of the Website without the authorization of HCB Health is strictly prohibited. You agree to use the Website, including, without limitation, any restricted area, and the Content contained herein for lawful purposes only. You agree not to post or transmit any information through the Website that:

  • (a) infringes the rights of others or violates their privacy or publicity rights;
  • (b) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable;
  • (c) contains viruses or similar programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property;
  • (d) advertises or offers to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose unless specifically authorized by HCB Health in writing;
  • (e) uses a false identity for the purpose of misleading others;
  • (f) is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of such right;
  • (g) deletes any copyright or proprietary notice other designations that identify the source or origin of any materials; or
  • (h) is used to advance or further any unlawful, libelous or inappropriate purpose or conspiracy. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from your use of the Website or the Content contained herein. By posting materials to the Website, you warrant and represent that you own the copyright to such materials, have received permission from the copyright owner, or that the material is in the public domain. You further represent and warrant that you have the full and unencumbered right to post such materials and that the posting will not infringe upon any rights of others. You grant HCB Health and users of the site a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free license to display, copy, transmit, print and use this information in any manner. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the legality, accuracy, and appropriateness of the materials that you submit. Although HCB Health has no obligation to monitor these materials, HCB Health reserves the right to review materials that are posted on the Website and has the right to terminate your access to the Website at any time and for any reason without providing notice to you. HCB Health reserves the right to remove, edit, or refuse to post any information that it deems inappropriate. You agree that HCB Health may disclose any information involving you (including your identity) if HCB Health believes that there is a violation of law or in response to any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request.  

 

Linking to the Website.

You may link to the Website provided that you comply with the following:

  • (a) You may not utilize HCB Health logos, marks, or other distinctive graphics, video, or audio material in your links, without HCB Health’s express written permission, which HCB Health may withhold in its sole discretion.
  • (b) You may not link in any manner reasonably likely to
  • (i) imply affiliation with or endorsement or sponsorship by HCB Health,
  • (ii) cause confusion, mistake, or deception,
  • (iii) dilute HCB Health’s trademarks or service marks, or
  • (iv) otherwise violate state or federal law. (c) You may link only to the home page of the Website unless you are authorized to access other portions of the Website pursuant to a valid written agreement with HCB Health.
  • (d) You may link to the Website only in a direct manner; the use of a border environment or frames around the Website or any Content is not permitted.
  • (e) You may not link to the Website from a website that
  • (1) could be construed as distasteful or offensive, obscene, defamatory, libelous, misleading, or is being used for illegal purposes, or
  • (2) infringes upon any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person. If in the sole opinion of HCB Health you violate any of these restrictions, you agree to immediately remove the link to the Website from your site.

 

Modification.

HCB Health reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. Such modifications may include, without limitation, changes in prices, implementation of user priorities, implementation of rules for use by you, and discontinuance of functional aspects of the Website. HCB Health may also add, withdraw or modify any Content contained within the Website or services provided through the Website at any time in its sole discretion. All such modifications shall be displayed online, and such display shall constitute effective notice under this Agreement on the day HCB Health places them on the Website. HCB Health will use reasonable efforts to identify and explain changes that significantly limit or curtail your rights, which may include posting a notice alerting users that the Terms of Use have been modified. You agree to review the terms and conditions of this Agreement periodically to be aware of any such revisions.

 

Connectivity; Delay in Service.

You are responsible for all costs and expenses associated with establishing and maintaining your connection to the Website. You shall provide and maintain all computer and other equipment necessary to access the Website. HCB Health reserves the right to refuse assistance or seek fees if you seek assistance from HCB Health with respect to your use of the Website. Neither HCB Health nor any of its licensors (including its and their officers, directors, managers, employees, affiliates, agents, representatives or sub-contractors) shall be liable for any loss or liability resulting, directly or indirectly, from delays or interruptions in access to the Website due to electric or mechanic equipment failures, telephone interconnect problems, defects, weather, strikes, walkouts, fire, acts of God, riots, armed conflicts, acts of war or other like causes. HCB Health shall have no responsibility to provide you access to the Website.

 

Termination.

Termination or cancellation of this Agreement shall not affect any right or relief to which HCB Health may be entitled, at law or in equity. Upon termination of this Agreement, all rights granted to you will terminate and revert to HCB Health. This Agreement and the license rights granted hereunder shall remain in full force and effect unless terminated or cancelled for any of the following reasons: (i) upon thirty (30) days written notice by either party of its intent to terminate this Agreement; (ii) immediately by HCB Health for any breach of these Terms of Use, or any other agreement you may have with HCB Health, including, without limitation for unauthorized access or use by you, including, without limitation, access or use of any restricted area except as expressly provided in a valid written agreement with HCB Health.

 

Monitoring.

You acknowledge that HCB Health reserves the right, and may from time to time, monitor your access and use of the Website and all Content transmitted or received through the Website. HCB Health, at its sole discretion and without further notice to you, may (but is not obligated to) review, censor or prohibit the transmission or receipt of any Content which HCB Health deems inappropriate or that violates any term or condition of this Agreement. During monitoring, Content may be examined, recorded, copied, and used for authorized purposes. Your use of the Website, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to such monitoring.

 

Disclaimer.

HCB Health and its licensors do not warrant the accuracy or suitability of the Content for any purpose. FOR THIS REASON, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. HCB HEALTH AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, ORAL, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY VIRTUE OF CUSTOM OF TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE RELIABILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, OR LACK OF VIRUSES IN THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. FURTHER, HCB HEALTH AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR ARE SUITABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS OF ERRORS AND/OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT, INCLUDING THE TRANSMISSION OR TRANSLATION OF THE CONTENT. YOU ALSO ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY, BY WHATEVER MEANS YOU DEEM MOST APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR NEEDS, FOR DETECTING AND ERADICATING ANY VIRUS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE PRESENT IN THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT.

 

Links to Third Party Websites.

The Website may contain links to third party websites not under the control or operation of HCB Health. HCB Health provides any such links only as a convenience for you and is not responsible for any such linked sites, the content on any such linked sites or any site linked to or from any such linked sites. HCB Health does not promote, endorse or have any affiliation with any other linked site or linked site owner unless expressly stated on the Website. When you access a linked site from the Website, you leave this Website and you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for viewing and complying with the terms and conditions of use posted on the linked site. Any commercial transactions or business activities between you and third parties (including advertisers) included in the linked site are solely between you and the third party and HCB Health shall not be responsible or liable for any part of such dealings or promotions.

 

Limitation of Liability; Force Majeure.

You assume full responsibility for implementing sufficient procedures and checks to satisfy your requirements for accuracy and suitability of the Website and the Content, and for maintaining any means which you may require for the reconstruction of lost data or subsequent manipulations or analyses of the Content provided under this Agreement. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT HCB HEALTH AND ITS LICENSORS (INCLUDING ITS OR THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND SUBCONTRACTORS) SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER OR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY OF THE WEBSITE, WHETHER CAUSED BY THIRD PARTY HACKERS OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF HCB HEALTH. PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT. Further, you agree that HCB Health will not be liable for any loss resulting from a cause over which HCB Health does not have direct control, including but not limited to the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment, communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, natural disasters, strikes wars, or government/judicial restrictions.

 

Indemnification.

You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless HCB Health and its licensors and their affiliates, officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, representatives and subcontractors (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, demands, suits, liabilities, fines, penalties, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses) (collectively, “Claims”) of whatever kind, character or nature brought by or on behalf of any person that arise out of, are related to or in connection with this Agreement or your access or use of the Website or the Content, even if caused, in whole or in part, by the joint, sole, or concurrent negligence, willful misconduct, strict liability or other fault, whether passive or active, of any person or entity, including any of the Indemnified Parties.

 

Attorneys’ Fees.

If HCB Health takes action (by itself or through its representatives) to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement, HCB Health shall be entitled to recover from you (and you agree to pay), in addition to all sums to which it is entitled or any other relief, at law or in equity, reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees and any costs of any litigation.

 

Applicable Laws/Jurisdiction.

HCB Health controls and operates this Website from its offices in the United States of America. HCB Health makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate for use in other countries and access to them from countries where the content is illegal is prohibited. Persons who chose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Use of the Website by you is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions contained in this agreement. The laws of the State of Texas, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules, shall govern this Agreement and your use of this Website. You agree that any claim or dispute with HCB Health relating in any way to your use of the Website shall be commenced and heard in the state or federal courts of the State of Texas, County of Travis, and you agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Texas, in connection with any such dispute. In the event that you have entered into a separate written agreement with HCB Health, then the dispute resolution provisions contained in such agreement, as applicable, shall control over the terms of this Section with respect to the subject matter of such agreement.

 

Severability.

Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such a manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement shall be prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provisions shall be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Agreement. Any unenforceable provision will be replaced by a mutually acceptable provision which comes closest to the intention of the parties at the time the original provision was agreed upon.

 

U.S. Government Restricted Rights.

The information on this Website is provided with “Restricted Rights” as described further in Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 27.4. Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the materials by the Government constitutes acknowledgement of HCB Health’s proprietary rights in them.

 

Export Controls.

You acknowledge and agree that all of the material contained in this site is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and regulations. You agree that none of this material is being acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to embargoed countries or their nationals unless authorized by the U.S. Government. Countries subject to the U.S. embargo include Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and the Sudan. You are warranting that you are not located in, or under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and have the sole responsibility for obtaining any licenses required to export or re-export.

 

Copyright, Patent and Trademark Notice.

All rights reserved. The Website and the Content is the valuable, exclusive property of HCB Health or its licensors and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as transferring or assigning any such ownership rights to you or any other person or entity. The Content is protected by contract law and various intellectual property laws, including domestic and international copyright laws. Accept as permitted in this Agreement, you may not copy, adapt, distribute, commercially exploit, or publicly display the Content or any portion thereof in any manner whatsoever without HCB Health’s prior written consent. You may not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, legal or proprietary notices in or on any portions of the Website or the Content. HCB Health, and its associated logos, and all page headers, custom graphics, buttons, and other icons are service marks, trademarks, registered service marks, or registered trademarks of HCB Health. All other product names and company logos mentioned on the Website or the Content are trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claim.

HCB Health, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”), reserves the right, but not the obligation, to terminate the license granted to you herein to access and use this Website if HCB Health determines in its sole and absolute discretion that you, or your affiliate or agents, are involved in infringing activity, including any alleged acts of first-time or repeat infringement, regardless of whether the material or activity is ultimately determined to be infringing. In addition, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c), HCB Health has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. HCB Health’s designated agent to receive such notifications of claimed infringement is:

 

HCB Health

Website Manager 701 Brazos, Suite 1100 Austin, TX 78701 telephone: 512.320.8511 fax: 512.320.8990 In the event that you should have reason to suspect any defamatory or infringing activity, whether of a copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary right, arising under or relating to this Agreement, any other written agreement between you and HCB Health or otherwise, then you shall provide written notice regarding such defamatory or infringing activity to HCB Health’s designated agent, listed above, and such notice must include the following information:

  • (a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of
  • (1) the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or
  • (2) the person defamed;
  • (b) Identification of the copyrighted work that is claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on a single online site are covered by a single notification, a represented list of such works at that site. Similarly, for other types of infringing materials, a list of such materials;
  • (c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, or that is claimed to be defamatory and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit HCB Health to locate the material;
  • (d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit HCB Health to contact the complaining person, such as an address, telephone number and/or electronic mail address;
  • (e) A statement that the complaining person has a good faith belief that the use of the subject material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or other proprietary right owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • (f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that such complaining person is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed upon or on behalf of the person defamed.  

 

Submission of Unsolicited Ideas or Materials.

HCB Health assumes no responsibility, and shall have no liability in relation to, any ideas or materials you submit to HCB Health through the Website, email, mail or by any other means of delivery. If you choose to submit unsolicited ideas or materials to HCB Health, you waive all ownership rights in such ideas and materials and acknowledge and agree that HCB Health has no obligation to preserve such ideas or materials or return them and HCB Health may use them in any manner or in any place selected by HCB Health, including publicly and for the commercial benefit of HCB Health.

 

Assignments.

You may not assign any of your rights, obligations, privileges or performance under this Agreement without the prior written consent of HCB Health. Any assignment by you other than is provided for in this Section shall be null and void, ab initio.

 

Legal Advice.

Nothing contained in this Website is intended as, nor shall be construed as legal advice, guidance, or interpretation. No attorney-client relationship is established between HCB Health and you by your use of this Website. The information provided on this Website is for general educational purposes only and specific questions about any law, statute, or regulation should be directed to an attorney with expertise in the area.

 

No Relationship Created.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and HCB Health as a result of this Agreement.

 

Entire Agreement.

This Agreement is complete and effective at the time you agree to it by accessing or using the Website or the Content contained herein. Except as provided in Section 18, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and no other agreement, written or oral, exists between you and HCB Health.