TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Companion Global Healthcare, Inc. (“CGH”) is pleased to offer you access
to the CGH network and other CGH services described on the CGH Web site
(the “CGH Network and Services”). CGH is willing to provide you access to
the CGH Network and Services only if you agree to these terms and conditions.
Please carefully read these terms and conditions. If you so desire, you
may print these terms and conditions and provide them to your legal advisor
prior to consenting. If you agree to these terms and conditions, then
please click the “I agree” button below. By clicking the “I agree”
button below, you agree to these terms and conditions as a legal and binding
agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, then you
may return to the CGH Web site, but you will not be allowed to obtain
use of the CGH Network and Services.
By clicking the “I agree” button below you agree as follows:
1. Payment. You agree to pay any applicable fees to any intermediary
or third party contractor used in providing your access to the CGH Network and Services.
2. Healthcare and Travel Charges. You understand and agree that
CGH is not providing insurance to you and is not otherwise responsible for paying
any charges for medical services which you receive. You will be responsible for
payment of all fees and charges for the applicable hospital or other facility
which you choose to obtain services. You will need to coordinate payment arrangements
directly with the hospital or other facility. This may involve coordinating
with your insurer and paying any out-of-pocket amounts for which you are individually
responsible. You also will be responsible for any costs of travel and lodging
while receiving medical services.
3. Responsibility for Medical Services and Travel. You acknowledge and
agree that CGH is only providing you with the opportunity to receive certain medical
services which you choose. CGH does not engage in the practice of medicine and does
not provide any advice regarding any medical services or any CGH Network hospital
or facility. Any and all decisions regarding any medical services shall solely be
your decision to be made after consulting with the medical health care provider
of your choice. The medical care facilities in the CGH Network have been accredited
through the Joint Commission on Accreditation International or its accrediting body,
The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). While CGH staff has
visited each of its Network facilities, CGH has not conducted an independent evaluation
of the medical services at the Network facilities. Any decision regarding receiving
medical services at any CGH Network facility is your sole decision and you alone must
evaluate whether the facility is an appropriate place for you to receive medical services.
Further, you understand and acknowledge that travel to foreign countries may involve
some risk such as, but not limited to, travel accidents, acts of terrorism, war or
other matters beyond CGH's control. You hereby assume all risk for and release CGH
from any and all damages, claims or liabilities of whatsoever nature related to your
travel and stay to receive medical services or any matter related to the medical services.
4. Confidential Information. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IN USING THE CGH NETWORK AND SERVICES
YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING PROTECTED HEALTHCARE
INFORMATION TO CGH, ITS NETWORK FACILITIES, INTERMEDIARIES AND/OR CONTRACTORS. YOU
AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION WHICH YOU PROVIDE TO THE ABOVE ENTITIES MAY BE COMMUNICATED
AND EXCHANGED FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING THE NETWORK ACCESS AND SERVICES TO YOU.
YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE STORED ELECTRONICALLY OR OTHERWISE.
5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES. CGH EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, WORMANSHIP OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT HOLD CGH LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES AND THAT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CGH TOTAL
LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF FEES WHICH YOU HAVE PAID TO CGH.
6. Other Important Terms. You agree that these terms and conditions
set forth the entire agreement between you and CGH and that there are no other terms
and conditions except as set forth in these terms and conditions. If any term or
condition is held to be invalid, then the remainder of these terms and conditions
shall continue to be enforceable notwithstanding the invalid provisions. You agree
that these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of South
Carolina and that if you bring any suit against CGH, such suit will be brought in
the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the State or Federal Courts located in
Richland County, South Carolina. This Agreement may not be altered or amended except
with CGH's written consent. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years
of age and have the ability to understand and consent to these terms and conditions.