Date of Last Revision: 09/12/2018
AMONG OTHER ACTIVITIES, RO’S SERVICES ENABLE COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. IT DOES NOT REPLACE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY PHYSICIAN. THESE SERVICES MIGHT NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR CONCERNS. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR DIAL 911.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY SET FORTH THE IMPORTANT TERMS YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SERVICES.
Ringos Health LLC and their respective affiliates own and operate the websites located at www.ringos.com. The Sites are intended to facilitate the provision of the Services to registered users. The “Services” may include (i) providing individuals with information on health care and wellness (“Content”); (ii) providing individuals with pharmacy services; (iii) providing individuals with access to technology-oriented tools for smoking cessation; (iv) development and gathering of health care records and health care information with retention of the same for use in health care provider appointments, communications, and pharmacy services; (v) administrative support in connection with scheduling, payment for health care provider services, and payment for pharmacy services; and (vi) telecommunications support for using the Services as a means of direct access to health care providers provided by Ringos Health LLC and similar affiliated professional entities for communication, consultations, assessments, and treatment by such health care organizations and their providers.
Certain of our Services are currently only available to individuals located in certain states (“States Where We Operate”). For the current list of States Where We Operate, please visit ro.co/available-states.
In order to qualify to use the Services, the following must be true:
You understand and agree that satisfying the above requirements does not guarantee that you will receive Services through Ro. In addition to the above requirements, Ro and certain affiliated professional entities reserve the right to change or include new requirements as deemed appropriate in their sole discretion without providing prior notice to you.
REQUIREMENTS FOR USE
You must have compatible computing and/or mobile devices, access to the Internet, and certain necessary software in order to use the Sites. Fees and charges may apply to your use of the mobile services and to the Internet.
SPECIAL CONSENT TO TELEHEALTH SERVICES
Telemedicine involves the delivery of health care services using electronic communications, information technology, or other means between a health care provider and a patient who are not in the same physical location. Telemedicine may be used for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and/or related patient education, and may include, but is not limited to:
The electronic systems used in the Services will incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the privacy and security of health information and imaging data, and will include measures to safeguard the data to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption.
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH Ro
Ro does not provide any medical services, including via the Sites and Services. Rather, Ro provides a technology platform for you to access a health care provider employed or contracted with Ringos Health LLC or similar affiliated professional entities and obtain access to additional information, which you may or may not choose to utilize in planning your health care and wellness. The health and wellness resources made available through our Services are not a substitute for direct in-person health care services in all cases. The decision to focus on diagnosis, treatment recommendations, or both, rests with you and the health care provider. You understand that by coordinating and in certain cases consulting with a Ringos Health LLC or affiliate health care provider through the Services, you are not entering into a provider-patient relationship with Ro
In some cases, a Ringos Health LLC or affiliated health care provider may use the Services to provide advice or treatment to you. A health care provider consulting with you through the Services may not have the benefit of information that would be obtained by examining you in person and observing your physical condition, in each instance. Therefore, the health care provider may not be aware of facts or information that may affect his or her opinion regarding a potential diagnosis or treatment recommendation. To reduce the risk to you of this limitation, Ro strongly encourages you to provide all relevant information and discuss any and all diagnosis and treatment options with a health care provider. Moreover, a health care provider utilizing Ro may be limited by state law in prescribing certain medications to you without first conducting an in-person physical examination. By deciding to engage the Services, you acknowledge and agree that you are aware of these limitations and agree to assume the risk of these limitations. Furthermore, you agree and accept that: (i) any diagnosis you may receive is limited and, in some cases, provisional; (ii) the health care services are not intended, in all cases, to replace a full medical evaluation or an in-person visit with a health care provider; (iii) a health care provider acting through the Services may not have important information that is usually obtained through a “hands-on” physical examination; and (iv) the absence of a physical examination may affect the health care provider’s ability to diagnose any potential condition, disease or injury.
For more information regarding the health care services offered by health care providers utilizing the Services, please visit ro.co.
Except for specific communications received from Ringos Health LLC or affiliate health care organizations and providers, none of the Content you receive through the Sites should be considered medical advice.
REGISTRATION AND USER ACCOUNTS
Although certain parts of the Sites are accessible by any individual, you are obligated to register with Ro in order to access the Services. The Services are available only to users who have registered with Ro and to other persons affiliated with Ro who have been granted accounts with usernames and passwords (“Secure Users”). If you are a Secure User, you agree to provide information that is accurate, complete and correct, and to accurately maintain and update any information about yourself that you have provided to Ro. If you do not maintain such information, or Ro has reasonable grounds to suspect as much, Ro has the right to suspend or terminate your account and your use of the Services. You also agree to immediately notify Ro of any unauthorized use of your username, password or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to the Services by emailing Ro at [email protected] Ro may take any and all actions it deems necessary or reasonable to maintain the security of the Sites, Services and your Secure User account.
You agree to keep confidential your username and password and to exit from your Secure User account at the end of each session. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account and for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are responsible for changing your password promptly if you think it has been compromised. You may not transfer or share your password with anyone, or create more than one account. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time. Ro explicitly disclaims liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with this section. You acknowledge and agree that: (1) all or any part of the Sites may not be accessible at any time, for any period, or for any reason; and (2) Ro will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Sites are unavailable at any time or for any period.
‘JAILBREAKING’ THE MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM
ACCESS RIGHTS AND PROHIBITED USE
OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED VIA THE SITES
Such information may be used for any purpose, including, without limitation, reproduction, solicitation, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Ro shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to Ro via the Services or by any other means for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products using such information.
For any personal data or information subject to the foregoing exception, and to the extent permitted by law, you: (1) understand and agree that any such information provided by you may be used, copied or displayed by Ro, Ro may create derivative works of any such data, and Ro may provide such data to our service providers, our successors and assigns, Pennsylvania Medical, P.C. and affiliated health care providers, and their affiliated professional entities, in performance of their services; and (2) grant Ro, our service providers, our successors and assigns, Ringos Health LLC and affiliated health care providers, and their affiliated professional entities, the fully transferable and sublicenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, analyze, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any data or information you submit on or through the Sites for the purposes of providing services to you; conducting research or analyses of such data; and designing, developing, implementing, modifying and/or improving new, current or future features, products and services of Ro using such data.
OWNERSHIP OF SITE CONTENT
Certain names, logos, and other materials displayed in and through the Sites may constitute trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos (“Marks”) of Ro or its affiliates. You are not authorized to use any such Marks without the express written permission of Ro. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with us or our affiliates.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY HYPERLINKS AND WEBSITES
The Sites may contain hyperlinks or references to other websites (“Linked Sites”) operated by third parties. The Linked Sites may not be under our control, therefore, we are not responsible for the information, products or services described thereon, or for the content of any Linked Site, including, without limitation, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. We are providing these Linked Sites to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply endorsement of the Linked Site or any association with its operators. Your use of these Linked Sites is at your own risk, and we are not liable to you in any way, either directly or indirectly, for any content, errors, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on information contained in or provided to Linked Sites.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE SITES AND ANY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. RO AND ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL AFFILIATED PROFESSIONAL ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, PARTNERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY “RELATED PERSONS”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES AND SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, TITLE, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, OPERABILITY, CONDITION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, VALUE, ACCURACY OF DATA, FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR MALWARE, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, FUNCTIONALITY, RELIABILITY, SEQUENCING OR SPEED OF DELIVERY OR SYSTEM INTEGRATION. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR SERVICES WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER RO NOR ITS RELATED PERSONS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF THE SITES. FURTHERMORE, RO DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE FROM ERROR, DEFECT, LOSS, DELAY IN OPERATION, CORRUPTION, CYBER ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING, MALWARE, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND RO DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY RELATING THERETO.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT, MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITES ARE USED AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR MOBILE PHONE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH CONTENT, MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW AND EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, IN NO EVENT WILL RO, ITS RELATED PERSONS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), CONTRACT, WARRANTY, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE OR DATA, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER OR MOBILE PHONE DAMAGE, OR SYSTEM FAILURE, OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, INCLUDING DEATH, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACCESS, USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SITES OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF RO OR RELATED PERSONS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.
To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE SITES
Ro reserves the right at any time and for any reason to modify, or temporarily or permanently discontinue, the Sites or Services or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that Ro shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Sites or Services.
If you receive a prescription as a result of the Services, you may select Roman Health Pharmacy LLC or one of our partner pharmacies (collectively, the “Ro Pharmacy Network”) to ship your prescription. You give us consent to send and disclose to the Ro Pharmacy Network all information provided by you, health care records, and other applicable health care information and personal information (such as your name, location and demographic information) so that you may receive pharmacy services.
PACKAGING AND FULFILLMENT RESTRICTIONS
If you select to use the Ro Pharmacy Network to fulfil any prescriptions provided by health care providers through the Services, you acknowledge that your medication, if approved, will not be shipped in child-resistant packaging and that you must keep it out of the reach of children.
You agree to pay all fees due for services requested. You will see a prompt for your payment details, such as your credit card information and any promotional codes you may have. By entering your payment information and submitting your request, you authorize us, our affiliates, or our third-party payment processors to charge the amount due.
You understand and agree that you are responsible for all fees due to receive health care services and pharmacy services, including any fees charged by the health care organization(s) or provider(s). Your payments to Ro may include fees charged by health care organization(s) or provider(s) for health care services and/or pharmacy services, which Ro collects on their behalf. Any health care services or pharmacy services not made available through the Services are not included in the payments collected by Ro and you may be separately charged by the applicable health care providers for such services. In the event that your credit card expires or Ro, our affiliates, or our third-party payment processors are unable to process your payment, you may receive notice for you to provide an alternative payment method. Ro and/or the health care organization(s) and/or provider(s) have no obligation to provide any health care services or pharmacy services unless and until full payment has been received and/or verified.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES
Federal and state health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, do not pay for all health care costs, even for some health care services and products that you or your health care provider have good reason to think you need. If you are a beneficiary of a federal or state health care program, and such program does not pay for certain services or products rendered to you, you may have to pay for these services and products. As we understand it, neither federal nor state health care programs currently pay for any of the medical services or products made available through the Services performed by affiliated health care organizations or providers, at least not in the way such services or products are provided (i.e., using telemedicine and bundled treatment offerings). By agreeing to use the Services, you acknowledge and agree that: (1) you will pay directly for any medical services and products provided to you, and (2) neither Ro nor any Ro affiliated health care organization or provider will bill any federal or state health care program for such medical services or products. We strive for transparency in the costs for any medical services and products that you may obtain through the Services, and, as such, you can find specific pricing information at ro.co/pricing.
GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION; ARBITRATION; VENUE; SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU AND RO TO RESOLVE ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN US THROUGH BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM RO
NO AGENCY RELATIONSHIP
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
Ro reserves the right to remove any content or any other material or information available on or through our Sites, at any time, for any reason. Ro otherwise complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. § 512, as amended), and responds to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This Section describes the procedure that should be followed to file a notification of alleged copyright infringement with Ro
Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement. If you have objections to copyrighted content or material made available on or through our Sites, you may submit a notification to our Designated Agent at the following address:
Any notification to Ro under 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) alleging copyright infringement must include the following information: