These Terms and Conditions govern your access and use of Healthbase website ('Site'). By continue to accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and to any additional terms, guidelines, policies, restrictions, or rules that may be posted in connection with specific sections or services of this Site. Healthbase reserves the right to make changes to this Site and to these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. If any such changes are made to the Terms and Conditions, they will be posted on this website. Therefore we encourage you to review our Terms and Conditions and other policies posted on this site for potential changes when you return to the site for future visits or to transact business.
The contents or materials provided in this Site are for general information only and are not intended as medical advice. Healthbase makes no warranty, either express or implied, regrading the completeness, accuracy, or its suitability for any particular purpose. Some of the contents or materials on this Site may be affected by current legislative, regulatory, judicial, or other developments which are not reflected here. We assume no responsibility or liability for any damages arising from your use of, or inability to use the Site. Healthbase also reserves the right to terminate a user or external link for repeated violation of our terms and conditions or other policies.
Our Site may contain hypertext links to other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and are not intended as an endorsement by Healthbase of the organizations operating those sites. Healthbase is neither responsible for the content those sites contain, nor their privacy practices.
Description of Service.
Healthbase does not provide medical advice, opinion, referral, procedures, tests, diagnosis or treatment. Based on our research and inquiries, we provide information about hospitals, doctors and medical travel related service providers, in order for you to make informed decisions. However, we do not recommend, refer, endorse, or approve any healthcare provider, travel agency or other providers listed in the Site. The contents of the Healthbase website, such as text, images, photos, videos, brochures, any information obtained from Healthbase's partners, and other material contained on the Healthbase website ("Material") are for informational purposes only. The Material is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. We encourage you to consult all your medical issues with your local doctor in your country, before making a decision on medical treatment outside your country. For any medical emergency, immediately contact your nearest healthcare professional or your local emergency contact number.
Information that You Put on Our Web Site.
The Site and any Materials that Healthbase may provide to you, whether orally or in writing, such as marketing materials, invoices and itineraries (collectively, the "Materials"), contain information about hospitals, doctors, travel locations, travel details and many other things. Some of this information is supplied to us by third party independent service providers, such as hospitals, doctors and travel insurance providers. We have taken reasonable care to ensure it is correct and up to date; however we cannot continually verify the accuracy of such information. In addition, the medical services provided by the hospitals are the sole responsibility of that provider. All our providers provide their services in accordance with their own terms and conditions.
You accept that there will be an independent evaluation of your medical condition in the best interest of your health and well being by the hospital/clinic/facility you have chosen, after you report to hospital/clinic/facility. After the evaluation is carried out by the medical professionals at that hospital/clinic/facility, who may be of the opinion that a particular procedure is required to be conducted, you understand that if you want to be treated at that particular hospital/clinic/facility, you will accept the treatment advised by the physicians/specialists there. You understand the administrative role of the health care facilitator Healthbase Online Inc and hence agree that Healthbase Online Inc is not responsible whatsoever for the outcome of your treatment or procedure. You accept that the services/treatment provided by hospital/clinic/facility you have chosen shall be at their considered discretion, in your best interest.
You accept you shall accurately and fully disclose information and carry medical reports and records pertaining to your present and past medical status regarding any illnesses/allergies/drug abuse/mental status/treatment or surgeries undergone, prior to your traveling to that hospital/clinic/facility, to assist hospital/clinic/facility in determining your proper treatment. Based on the information supplied, hospital/clinic/facility doctors may offer advice in good faith on your undertaking the journey to hospital/clinic/facility. However, they are not liable for any adverse consequences thereof. You understand that hospital/clinic/facility will not be responsible for your medical condition prior to treatment at that hospital/clinic/facility.
You understand and undertake that if exigencies demand that in your best welfare and for your benefit any additional expenditure is to be incurred on your treatment, you shall bear the same. You understand and agree that Healthbase online Inc is not responsible for any of your treatment or other expenses. You understand and accept the fact that on thorough evaluation of your medical condition under best care and attention at your chosen hospital/clinic/facility, you may be found unfit for carrying out the medical procedure or delay in the procedure, which may entail sending you back at your cost. You also understand and accept that there may be complications that may arise during the course of treatment at a hospital/clinic/facility, in spite of due care being provided by hospital/clinic/facility and/or its medical professionals. You shall abide by all the terms and conditions, which govern all patients at hospital/clinic/facility you have chosen.
It should be noted that the documents issued to you are non-transferable. Such documents may also be subject to conditions such as, but not limited to, being non-refundable, non-date-changeable and subject to cancellation or amendment fees. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these conditions. In addition, at times exact cancellation fees may not be known until after cancellation, due to the booking systems, policies and processes of the relevant service providers. You agree that Healthbase is not responsible for the quantum or certainty of cancellation fees. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the providers' liability to you. In particular, some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude liability for death, personal injury or medical malpractice. Your booking is made subject to, and constitutes your acceptance of, these Terms and Conditions.
Any amount you paid to Healthbase in respect of medical, travel or related services, are received by us as the agent only of the Provider. If for any reason, any Provider or the Hospital is unable to provide you the services for which you have paid, your remedy lies against that Provider or the Hospital, as applicable, and not against Healthbase. If we received payment by your credit card, you agree that you will not seek to chargeback or recover your payment or any other direct or indirect losses from Healthbase. Further, you agree that, for the purposes of any applicable credit card scheme rules, by completing your booking and remitting payment to the relevant Providers, Healthbase has discharged in full our responsibilities to you. By accepting these Terms and Conditions you hereby waive the right to seek any chargeback against Healthbase with respect to any such payment and you agree that these Terms and Conditions may be used by Healthbase to resist any chargeback you seek to make against Healthbase.
You are responsible for obtaining all your health information and travel documents that are required. You also acknowledge that you may not be able to obtain travel insurance to cover part or all of your travel to receive medical services from the Hospital or otherwise. The availability of insurance will be determined by each relevant travel insurer in it's sole discretion based on your specific circumstances. Insurance coverage may be limited or not be available for travel for medical purposes and / or any pre-existing conditions for which you or your traveling companions are traveling.
You must not make any fraudulent or false inquiries, bookings, reservations or requests using our Site. You must not upload, post or transmit to or via the website any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, indecent, inflammatory or pornographic material or any material that could give rise to civil or criminal proceedings; You must not tamper with, hinder the operation of or make unauthorized modifications to the website; You must not knowingly transmit any virus or other disabling feature to the Site; You must not impose or attempt to impose a disproportionately large load on the Site infrastructure; You must not knowingly permit another person to do any of the above acts.
You warrant that: you are of sufficient legal age to use this Site and create legal binding obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of using this Site; you are responsible (financially and otherwise) for all uses of this Site by you and those using this Site using your ID and password; the information you supply via the Site will be accurate and not misleading, deceptive or likely to be mislead or deceive. you agree to supervise all usage of this Site by minors under your name or account. you agree that the medical and other service reservations facilities of this Site shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or another person for whom you are legally authorized to act. You acknowledge that abuse of the services or reservation facilities of this Site may result in you being denied access to such facilities and possible legal action. The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site. You may also restrict your children's access to this Site accordingly.
Links to Other Sites.
Our Site may contain hypertext links to other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and are not intended as an endorsement by Healthbase of the organizations operating those sites. Healthbase is not responsible for the content those sites contain, nor their privacy practices. These other websites, including that of the Hospital, are maintained by third parties over whom we exercise no control. We expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content, products or services of these other websites.
All prices, rates or fares provided on the Site or in brochures and associated Materials are subject to change without notice. Special conditions may apply to the prices set out in the Materials and on the Site. The prices provided are in United States Dollars per person unless specifically indicated and may not include taxes or airport charges.
This website, the software, design, text, images and graphics comprised in this website and the selection and layout of this website, are owned or licensed by us and are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States and international intellectual property law, as well as other state, federal and international laws and regulations. You may view and electronically copy the pages of this Site in the usual operation of your web browser in visiting this Site for your personal use only, but for no other purpose. Any other use of the Material contained on this Site, such as copying, distributing, selling, modifying, transmitting, reusing, re-posting or publishing is strictly prohibited, without our specific written permission. Unauthorized use of Materials from our Site will not only breach this agreement, but may violate copyright and other laws.
All rights in photographs, illustrations, artworks, and other graphic materials, whether on the Site, or in the documents on the Site, are reserved to the copyright owners (licensors). Prior permission to use, download, reproduce, or reprint any photograph, illustration, artwork, or other graphic material must be obtained from the copyright owner, regardless of the intended use.
The logos displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Healthbase, its grantees, and others. Use of the any of the logos displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, without express prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Other names and logos contained in this Site or in the Site Materials are trademarks and service marks of our affiliates and may not be used without the permission of the trademark or service mark owner.
Healthbase does not warrant or represent that the content of the Materials or the Site provided by us is accurate, up-to-date or complete, nor that it does not infringe the rights of others. We do not warrant that this Site or the products and services offered via this Site will meet your requirements or that the service will be uninterrupted or timely. We will use our best endeavors to make this Site secure and have implemented technology for this purpose. However, because of the nature of the internet, we do not warrant that this Site will be secure. Your access and use of this Site is subject to factors beyond our control. We are providing the Site and Materials and their respective contents on an "as is" basis for informational purposes only. We make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Materials and the Site, their respective contents or any of the products or services supplied through the Materials and the Site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim all implied representations and warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties that the products and services offered and supplied through the Materials and the Site will be of merchantable quality, fit for any purpose or will comply with any descriptions in the Materials and the Site. We assume no responsibility nor do we grant any warranties, express or implied relating to the procedure, operation, safety, condition or service of the hospital, physician or other person associated with the hospital that is used by, for or on behalf of you, health care provider, aircraft, motor vehicle, other conveyance, inn, lodge, or hotel and/or products associated with such entities or services that are used wholly or in part by, for or on behalf of you, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law. We are not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such providers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting therefrom. To the extent permitted by law, you release us from all liability, cost, damages, claims and expenses (including direct, indirect, special and consequential loss or damage whether in negligence or otherwise) arising out of the supply or failure to supply or use or non-use of the third party products or services.
Limitation on Liability.
You agree that under no circumstances will Healthbase or any of our affiliates and our and their directors, officers, members, employees, agents, representatives, attorneys, predecessors, successors or assigns, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits and damages that result from inconvenience, delay, loss of use, or physical or psychological injury, claims of third parties) related to or arising out of use of the Materials and Site provided by us, arrangements made based on information related to or obtained from the Materials and Site, or products or services related to or obtained from the Materials and Site, , or omission or statement by any doctors, hospitals, medical service providers, tour operators, accommodation providers and other service providers in any country, or any act, or omission or statement by Healthbase in the course of their duties, even if we or they have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In the event of any problem with this Site, any Site Materials, or services obtained on or through this Site, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using such items.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Healthbase and our affiliates, and our and their respective directors, officers, members, employees, agents, representatives, attorneys, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and litigation expenses, relating to or arising from your use of the Materials provided by us, or services obtained from the Materials, or any arrangements you make at our Site or based on information obtained from The Materials, or your use of the Site, any website Materials, or services obtained on or through the Site, or any arrangements you make based on information obtained on or through the Site or any breach by you of our Terms and Conditions.
This Agreement shall be deemed to be made under, and in all respects shall be interpreted, construed and governed by and in accordance with laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, without regard to its choice of law principles, and all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be subject to jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts located in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties, Massachusetts.
You agree that any legal action or proceeding under or with respect to this agreement may be brought in the above mentioned courts. For the purpose of any such legal action or proceeding, you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby agree not to raise and waives any objection to or any defense based upon the venue of such courts and any objection or defense based upon an inconvenient form. You also agree not to bring any legal action or proceeding under or with respect to this agreement outside the above courts of Massachusetts unless, for some reason, the above courts refuse or do not have jurisdiction in the matter.
You understand the administrative role of the health care facilitator Healthbase Online Inc and hence agree that Healthbase Online Inc is not responsible whatsoever for the outcome of my treatment or procedure. You shall abide by all the terms and conditions, which govern all patients at the hospital/clinic/facility you have chosen. That in case of any dispute or difference, of whatever nature, that may arise with respect to the treatment and procedure undergone or to be undergone by you at the hospital/clinic/facility that you have chosen, you accept that the same shall be governed by the laws of the country where the hospital/clinic/facility is located in only and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts at the state and country the hospital/clinic/facility is located in.
Healthbase controls its Sites from its offices within the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America. The Sites can be accessed from any of the United States and from other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country able to access the websites may differ, by accessing the Sites both you and Healthbase agree that the statutes and laws of the state of Massachusetts, without regard to choice of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of our Sites.
Healthbase makes no representation that Materials on our Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access these Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
If you do not comply with these terms, we have the right to suspend or eliminate your account, and remove any information you have placed on our Site. We may also take any legal action we think is appropriate. If your violation of these terms causes harm to others, you agree to hold Healthbase harmless against any liability for that harm.
Any dispute or claim arising under or with respect to this Agreement will be resolved by arbitration under the provisions of the Massachusetts Arbitration Act. The arbitrator in any proceeding may award reasonable costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys` fee, to the prevailing party.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, contact Healthbase at firstname.lastname@example.org.