Terms of Use

NOWPSYCH TERMS OF USE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Last revised March 1, 2019

These terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”) govern your use of our online interfaces and properties (e.g., websites) owned and controlled by NowPsych, PLLC and Sean Paul, M.D., P.C. d/b/a NowPsych ([F&L1] collectively referred to as “NowPsych”, “we,” “us,” and “our”), including the www.nowpsych.com website (collectively, the “Site”), as well as the services (“Services”) available to users through the Site. The terms “you” and “your” means you, your dependent(s) if any, and any other person accessing your NowPsych Account. 

Your acceptance of, and compliance with, these Terms of Use is a condition to your use of the Site and Services. By clicking “accept”, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and accept all terms and conditions contained within these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, you are not authorized to access or use this Site or Services; promptly exit this Site.  

Binding Arbitration.These Terms of Use provide that all disputes between you and NowPsych that in any way relate to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site 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 the Section below entitled Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement (section 19 below) for the details regarding your agreement to arbitrate any disputes with NowPsych.

  1. Privacy Practices

You agree that information provided by you in connection with the Services and Site shall be governed by the NowPsych Privacy Policy,  which is hereby incorporated and made a part of this Agreement.

  • No Medical Care or Advice on the Site

Our Site does not provide medical advice or care, including psychological advice. NowPsych healthcare professionals (“Providers”) will provide psychological or medical services via third party platforms to their patients and not through this Site. Your interactions with the Providers via the Site are not intended to take the place of your relationship with your regular health care practitioners, primary care physician, or psychological services provider.

The content of the Site and the Services, including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics and other visuals, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, treatment, or recommendations of any kind by NowPsych. You should always seek the advice of your qualified health care professionals with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your individual needs and any medical or psychological conditions. All information provided by NowPsych, or in connection with any communications supported by NowPsych, is intended to be for general information purposes only, and is in no way intended to create a doctor-patient or provider-patient relationship as defined by state or federal law. While NowPsych facilitates your selection of, and communications with, Providers, NowPsych does not provide medical or psychological services, and the doctor-patient and provider-patient relationship is between you and the Provider you select.

Not for Emergencies

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD DIAL “911” IMMEDIATELY. 

NowPsych’s Site and Services are not for medical emergencies or urgent situations. You should not disregard or delay to seek medical advice based on anything that appears or does not appear on the Site. If you believe you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are experiencing suicidal or self-harm thoughts or tendencies, you should immediately call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

You should seek emergency help or follow up care when recommended by a 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 or modification.

Risks of Telepsychology and Telehealth Services

By using the Site, you acknowledge the potential risks associated with telehealth and telepsychology 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 psychological care decision making by the Provider; 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.

Prescription Policy

Neither NowPsych nor a Provider shall endorse any specific medication, pharmacy, or pharmacologic product. Providers do not provide or prescribe medications or pharmacological products, including any DEA controlled substances or scheduled medications, or certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Providers reserve the right to deny care for actual or potential misuse of the Services.

Not an Insurance Product

NowPsych is not an insurer. The Services are not insurance products, and the amounts you pay to NowPsych or the Providers are not insurance premiums. If you desire any type of health or other insurance, you will need to purchase such insurance separately.

  • Availability of Services

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

  • Eligibility; Site Access, Security and Restrictions; Passwords

In order to access the Site and the Services, you represent and warrant that you are older than 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to create an account with NowPsych or receive Services through our Site, your parent or legal guardian must create the Account, submit your personal information, agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy on your behalf. You agree to fully, accurately, and truthfully create your NowPsych Account (“Account”), including but not limited to your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and password, which become your NowPsych ID and credentials. The NowPsych ID and/or credentials are personal to you, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your NowPsych ID and/or credentials, and for all activities that occur under such NowPsych ID and/or credentials. You agree to prohibit anyone else from using your NowPsych ID and/or credentials and agree to immediately notify NowPsych of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your NowPsych ID and/or credentials or other security concerns of which you become aware. Your access to the Site may be revoked by NowPsych at any time with or without cause.

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, 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; (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 Site 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 Site, deep-link to any feature or content on the Site, bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. NowPsych 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 of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site.

  • Electronic Communications

When you use the Site or Services, 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. NowPsych or a Provider may contact you by telephone, mail, or email to verify your account information. NowPsych or a Provider may request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information to ensure that you have not fraudulently created your Account. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within fourteen (14) days of the request, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue, or deny your access to and use of the Site and the Services until you provide the information to us as requested.

By providing your phone number, you are agreeing to be contacted by or on behalf of NowPsych and a Provider at the number you have provided, including calls, to receive informational, Services related (e.g., progress tracking, appointment reminders, etc.) and marketing communications relating to the Site and Services. You can opt-out of receiving further calls from us by sending an email to contact@nowpsych.com. Please note, that by withdrawing your consent, some Site features and certain Services may no longer be available to you.

  • Ownership of The Site and Related Materials; Additional Restrictions

All pages within this Site and any material made available for download are the property of NowPsych, or its licensors or suppliers, as applicable. The Site is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws.

Subject to these Terms of Use, NowPsych grants you a revocable, nontransferable (except as provided below), personal, nonexclusive license to use the object code version of the Site.  All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms of Use are reserved and retained by NowPsych or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rights holders, or other content providers. Neither the Site and Services, nor any part of the Site and Services, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of NowPsych. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of NowPsych without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing NowPsych’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of NowPsych. You may not misuse the Site or Services. You may use the Site and Services only as permitted by law. The content of the Site, including without limitation the files, documents, text, photographs, images, audio, and video, and any materials accessed through or made available for use or download through this Site may not be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, published or used, in whole or in part, except for purposes authorized or approved in writing by NowPsych. 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; images, text, page layout, or form) of NowPsych without our express written consent.

  • No Users Under 18 Years Old

The Site and Services are only for users of the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not attempt to register with us at this Site or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to create an account with NowPsych or receive Services through our Site, your parent or legal guardian must create the Account, submit your personal information, agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy on your behalf. If we learn that we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 18, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 18, please Contact Us or email us at contact@nowpsych.com.

  • Accuracy of Information; Functionality

Although NowPsych attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site and Service descriptions, it makes no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site, Service descriptions and other content on the Site. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform NowPsych so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, NowPsych shall have no responsibility or liability for information or content posted to the Site from any non-NowPsych affiliated third party.

NowPsych and the Providers each reserves complete and sole discretion with respect to the operation of the Site and the Services. We may withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Site or the Services among other things. We are not responsible for transmission errors, corruption, or compromise of information carried over local or interchange telecommunications carrier. We are not responsible for maintaining information arising from use of the Site or with respect to the Services. We reserve the right to maintain, delete, or destroy all communications or information posted or uploaded to the Site or the Services in accordance with our internal record retention and/or destruction policies.

  1. Links to Other Sites

NowPsych makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this Site, including our service providers drchrono, Inc. (whose terms of service are set forth here https://www.drchrono.com/ehr-emr/terms/) and for https://doxy.me/privacy-policy and/or https://zoom.us/legal

. When you access a non-NowPsych site, please understand that it is independent from NowPsych, and that NowPsych has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a non-NowPsych website does not mean that NowPsych endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. 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 sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

  1. User Information

If you submit, upload, post or transmit any health or psychiatric information, medical and psychiatric history, conditions, problems, symptoms, personal information, consent forms, agreements, requests, comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, videos, images or other materials to us or our Site (“User Information”), you agree not to provide any User Information that (1) is false, inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (2) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (3) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. You agree not to contact other site users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to NowPsych and the Providers that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all User Information to NowPsych and the Providers for use as set forth herein and required by NowPsych and the Providers.

NowPsych and the Providers may de-identify your information such that it is no longer considered protected health information or personally identifiable information. NowPsych and the Providers may disclose, aggregate, sell, or otherwise use such de-identified information to third parties for analytics, research, or other purposes.

You agree not to (i) access the Site or use the Services in any unlawful way or for any unlawful purpose; (ii) post or transmit (a) a message under a false name, or (b) any data, materials, content, or information (including, without limitation, advice, and recommendations) (collectively “Information”) which is (1) libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, false, or contrary to the ownership or intellectual property rights of any other person, or (2) contains or promotes any virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb, malware, or other computer programing or code that is designed or intended to damage, destroy, intercept, download, interfere, manipulate, or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Site or the Services, personal information, software, equipment, servers, or Information or facilitate or promote hacking or similar conduct; (iii) impersonate or misrepresent your identity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (iv) tamper, hack, spoof, copy, modify, or otherwise corrupt the administration, security, or proper function of the Site or the Services; (v) use robots or scripts with the Site; (vi) attempt to reverse engine, reverse assemble, reverse compile, decompile, disassemble, translate, or otherwise alter, defraud, or create false results from any executable code, information on, or received by this Site; (vii) to have any antivirus or antispyware software running that is set to override the internet browser’s cookies setting; (viii) incorrectly identify the sender of any message transmitted to NowPsych. You may not alter the attribution or origin of electronic mail, messages, or posting; (ix) harvest or collect personal information about any other individual who uses the Site or the Services; and (x) infringe or facilitate infringement on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary, publicity, or privacy rights of any party, including such rights of third parties.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless NowPsych and the Providers from and against all third party claims, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) against or incurred by us arising out of any User Information you upload to or transmit through the Site.

  1. Claims of Copyright Infringement

We disclaim any responsibility or liability for copyrighted materials posted on our site. If you believe that your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the procedures set forth below.

NowPsych respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we will respond promptly to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to NowPsych’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified below.

Notices of Alleged Infringement for Content Made Available on the Site

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through our Site by sending us a notice (“Copyright Notice”) complying with the following requirements.

1. Identify the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.

2. Identify the material or link you claim is infringing (or the subject of infringing activity) and that access to which is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such material may be found.

3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.

4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Copyright Notice:

“I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”

“I hereby state that the information in this Copyright Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”

5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to our Copyright Agent:

NowPsych, PLLC

15 Paradise Plaza

#172

Sarasota, FL 34239

  1. Intellectual Property

With the exception of your electronic medical or treatment record, NowPsych and the Providers, as applicable, retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Site, the Services and any information, products, documentation, software, or other materials on the Site, and any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, service mark, or other intellectual property, or proprietary right in any of the foregoing, except for information on the Site licensed by NowPsych and the Providers (in that case, the license provider retains all right, title, and interest therein). The information available through the Site and the Services is the property of NowPsych and the Providers, as applicable. You agree not to store, copy, modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, rent, lease, loan, sell, publish, broadcast, display, or circulate such information to anyone. Use, reproduction, copying, or redistribution of NowPsych’s and the Providers’ trademarks, service marks, and logos are strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of NowPsych and the Providers, as applicable. The immediately foregoing sentence also applies to any third party trademarks, service marks, and logos posted on the Site. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, waiver or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks, service marks, or logos displayed on the Site without the written grant thereof by NowPsych, the Providers or the third party owner of such trademarks, service marks, and/or logos. The Site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which you agree to follow.

NowPsych may delete any information provided by you that it deems in its sole discretion fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, obscene, or in violation of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property or ownership right of any other person or entity.

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

NowPsych and the Providers are committed to being compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (“CAM-SPAM ACT”) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). You consent to receive text messages from us as set forth in Section 7, above (“Consent to Receive Calls and Text Messages”). Emails, newsletters, and text messages received from us are intended to fully comply with the CAM-SPAM ACT and the TCPA. In the event you receive an email or text message from us which you do not believe is fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM ACT or the TCPA, please contact us immediately at contact@nowpsych.com.

You shall not use or permit any of your employees, agents, or affiliates to market, promote, or solicit NowPsych products or services in ways that would violate the CAN-SPAM ACT, the TCPA or any other laws. You shall not infringe on the rights of others; distribute chain letters or unsolicited bulk electronic mail (“spamming”); propagate computer worms or viruses; use a false identity; attempt to gain unauthorized entry to any site or network; or infringe copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.

You further agree to comply with U.S. export laws concerning the transmission of technical data and regulated materials via the Internet. You agree to indemnify and hold NowPsych and its affiliates harmless for any and all acts found or suspected to be in violation hereof. You shall indemnify and hold NowPsych and its affiliates harmless against and from losses, damages, costs, and reasonable attorney fees incurred in defending or resolving any suits brought against NowPsych or any of its affiliates by anyone arising out of any alleged violation of any anti-spamming rules, regulations, laws, statutes. Your Account will be terminated for any of the above infractions.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

NOWPSYCH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, 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. NOWPSYCH DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE.

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND LINKED WEBSITES. NOWPSYCH 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 NOWPSYCH ARE SUBJECT TO SEPARATE WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IF ANY, PROVIDED BY NOWPSYCH OR THIRD PARTIES WITH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICABLE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. NOWPSYCH DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THROUGH USE OF OUR SERVICES ANY PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE WRITTEN FOR YOU. PROVIDERS DO NOT PRESCRIBE DEA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SUCH AS THOSE CONTAINING OPIOIDS OR AMPHETAMINES.

  1. Limitation of Liability Regarding Use of Site

EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION:

NOWPSYCH AND ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS SITE 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 SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, 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 SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF NOWPSYCH TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS $500 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS). YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL LAWS THAT LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH INDEMNIFICATIONS OR RELEASES.

  1. No Third Party Rights

Unless expressly stated in the Terms of Use to the contrary, nothing herein is intended to confer any rights or remedies on any persons other than you, NowPsych, the 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, NowPsych, the Providers, and its affiliates, nor shall any provision give any third parties any right of subrogation or action over against you, NowPsych, the Providers, and its affiliates.

  1. Assignment

You may not assign, transfer, or delegate the Terms of Use or any part thereof without NowPsych’s prior written consent. NowPsych may freely transfer, assign, or delegate all or any part of the Terms of Use, and any rights or duties hereunder or thereunder. The Terms of Use will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, successors, and permitted assignees of the parties.

  1. Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement

We will try work in good faith to resolve any issue you have with Site, including Services ordered or purchased through the Site, 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 NowPsych 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 Site, including Services ordered or purchased through the Site, 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 NowPsych 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 NowPsych.

If you desire to assert a claim against NowPsych, and you therefore elect to seek arbitration, you must first send to NowPsych, by certified mail, a written notice of your claim (“Notice”). The Notice to NowPsych should be addressed to: Attn: Legal, 15 Paradise Plaza, #172, Sarasota, FL 34239 (“Notice Address”). If NowPsych 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 NowPsych, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If NowPsych and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or NowPsych may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by NowPsych 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 NowPsych 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 laws of the state of Florida, 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 NowPsych 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 NowPsych’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if NowPsych did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then NowPsych 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 NOWPSYCH 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 NowPsych 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 Sarasota, FL.

  • Force Majeure

We will not be deemed to be in breach of these terms or liable for any breach of these terms or our privacy policy due to any event or occurrence beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, terrorism, war, invasion, failures of any public networks, electrical shortages, earthquakes or floods, civil disorder, strikes, fire or other disaster.

  • Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless NowPsych, the Providers, and any affiliates 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 Site, Services or any information posted on the Site; (ii) your breach of the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy; (iii) the content or subject matter of any information you provide to NowPsych or any Provider or customer service agent; and/or (iv) any negligent or wrongful act or omission by you in your use or misuse of the Site, Services, or any information on the Site, including without limitation, infringement of third party intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or negligent or wrongful conduct.

  • Revisions; General

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