Last modified: 2/7/22
- Privacy Practices
- No Medical Care or Advice on the Site
Our Site does not provide medical advice or care, including psychological or addition recovery advice. North-Star Care contracts with a network of independent healthcare professionals (“Providers”), that provide psychological or medical services via separate North-Star Care applications and online properties to their patients and not through this Site. Your interactions with the Providers via this Site is 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
North-Star Care. 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 North-Star Care, or in connection with any communications supported by North-Star Care, 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 North-Star Care facilitates your selection of, and communications with, Providers, North-Star Care 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.
North-Star Care’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 North-Star Care 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
North-Star Care is not an insurer. The Services are not insurance products, and the amounts you pay to North-Star Care 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
North-Star Care 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
In order to access the Site and the Services, you represent and warrant that you are older than 18 years old. You agree that all information provided to North-Star Care will be truthful and accurate, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and messages, which North-Star Care relies on to provide you with the Services. Your access to the Site may be revoked by North-Star Care at any time with or without cause.
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation,
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. North-Star Care 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. North-Star Care or a Provider may contact you by telephone, mail, or email to verify your information. North-Star Care or a Provider may request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information to ensure that you have not fraudulently submitted information. 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.
- 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 North-Star Care, or its licensors or suppliers, as applicable. The Site is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws.
- 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 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@North-Star.care.
- Accuracy of Information; Functionality
Although North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, North-Star Care shall have no responsibility or liability for information or content posted to the Site from any non-North-Star Care affiliated third party.
North-Star Care 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.
- Links to Other Sites
North-Star Care makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this Site. When you access a non-North-Star Care site, please understand that it is independent from North-Star Care, and that North-Star Care has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a non- North-Star Care website does not mean that North-Star Care 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.
- User Information
If you submit, upload, post or transmit any health or psychiatric information, medical and psychiatric history, conditions, substance abuse history, 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 North-Star Care and the Providers that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all User Information to North-Star Care and the Providers for use as set forth herein and required by North-Star Care and the Providers. North-Star Care and the Providers may de-identify your information such that it is no longer considered protected health information or personally identifiable information. North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care. 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 North-Star Care 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.
- 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.
North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care’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.
- Identify the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
- 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.
- Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
- 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.”
- Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to our Copyright Agent:
North-Star Care, Inc.
4810 Point Fosdick Drive, Suite 92
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
- Intellectual Property
With the exception of your electronic medical or treatment record, North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care’s and the Providers’ trademarks, service marks, and logos are strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care, 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.
North-Star Care 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.
- CAN-SPAM Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance
North-Star Care 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”). 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 info@North-Star.care.
You shall not use or permit any of your employees, agents, or affiliates to market, promote, or solicit North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care and its affiliates harmless for any and all acts found or suspected to be in violation hereof. You shall indemnify and hold North-Star Care and its affiliates harmless against and from losses, damages, costs, and reasonable attorney fees incurred in defending or resolving any suits brought against North-Star Care or any of its affiliates by anyone arising out of any alleged violation of any anti-spamming rules, regulations, laws, statutes.
- Disclaimer of Warranties
North-star care 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. North-star care 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. North-star care 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 north-star care are subject to separate warranty terms and conditions, if any, provided by north-star care or third parties with or in connection with the applicable products or services. North-star care 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.
- Limitation of Liability Regarding Use of Site
Except as provided by law, and without limitation: North-star care 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 north-star care 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.
- No Third-Party Rights
- 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.
If you desire to assert a claim against North-Star Care, and you therefore elect to seek arbitration, you must first send to North-Star Care, by certified mail, a written notice of your claim (“Notice”). The Notice to North-Star Care should be addressed to: Attn: Legal, 223 Bedford Ave, #1167, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (“Notice Address”). If North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If North-Star Care and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or North-Star Care may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by North-Star Care 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 North-Star Care 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.
You and north-star care 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 North-Star Care 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.
- Force Majeure
- Revisions; General
Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright ©2019 North-Star Care, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos, and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.
How to Contact Us:
North-Star Care, Inc.
4810 Point Fosdick Drive, Suite 92
Gig Harbor, WA 98335