1. The Terms
1.1 Acceptance of Terms
1.2 Right to Modify Terms
MedBridge reserves the right to modify the terms of this Agreement at any time at its sole discretion, and may post a notice of such changes. If and when the Agreement is modified, You will be subject to the terms of the modified Agreement, and by accessing the MedBridge Website, You agree to the terms of modified Agreement, without further notice.
1.3 Term Definitions
1.“MedBridge Website” means the MedBridge Website accessible through the URL www.medbridgeeducation.com or www.medbridgeed.com, among other websites owned and operated by MedBridge.
2. “MedBridge” means MedBridge, Inc.
3. “Parties” means MedBridge and You, collectively.
4. “Party” means either MedBridge or You.
5. “User Profile” means a profile posted by You on the MedBridge Website.
6. “You,” “Your,” and/or “User” means any individuals and/or entities visiting and/or otherwise accessing the MedBridge Website for any reason; said terms may be used interchangeably.
7. “Content” means all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, videos, messages, tags, or other materials posted and/or otherwise displayed on, to, or at the MedBridge Website.
8. “Personal Information” means, without limitation, any information that identifies or describes an individual, including his or her name, professional licensing information, physical description, age, gender, home address, home telephone number, or education. Personal Information also includes statements made by, or attributed to, a User.
9. “Licensor” or “Licensors” means the individuals who have licensed their online lecture content exclusively to MedBridge.
2.1 Content Ownership
MedBridge is the owner of all MedBridge Content posted on or otherwise accessible at or via the MedBridge Website including logos, all designs, text, graphics, pictures, and information. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, You will have a limited one (1) year license (without the right to sublicense) to view the Content for Your educational, non-commercial use only. Any copying, reproduction, retransmission, or republication of all, or part, of any Content found on the MedBridge Website is expressly prohibited, unless MedBridge has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or republish the Content. MedBridge reserves all applicable rights in regard to the Content.
MedBridge may publish or transmit via the MedBridge Website any Content that is owned by third parties. MedBridge’s Licensors are the owners of their respective Intellectual Property found on the MedBridge Website. Any reproduction, retransmission, or republication of all or part of any Content found on the MedBridge Website is expressly prohibited, unless the owner of the Content has expressly granted its prior written consent to reproduce, retransmit, or republish the material.
Portions of the MedBridge Website may be customized by enterprise customers to include use of Your logo and other trademarks for custom branding. If You choose to use such customization, You agree to grant to MedBridge a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable right to use and distribute Your logos and such additional or replacement buttons, logos, characters, or designs (the "Trademarks") as MedBridge may request. You further agree to provide the Trademarks in a format required by MedBridge for any online or print promotions. MedBridge agrees to use the Trademarks solely in conjunction with the permitted forms of use under this Agreement. Use of the Trademarks does not give MedBridge any right, title, or interest in the Trademarks, other than the license rights granted herein. MedBridge may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any Trademark right granted herein without Your prior written consent.
2.3 Copyright Complaints
If You believe that any Content on the MedBridge Website infringes upon any copyright which You own or control, You or Your designee, acting as a “Complaining Party,” may send a notification of such claimed infringement to MedBridge to [email protected] Please include a description of the work that is allegedly being infringed, and where on the MedBridge Website the work may be found.
2.4 Content Availability
2.4.1 Individual Course: After purchasing a Course, You will have access to the Course for one (1) year. After one (1) year, Your access to the Course will end. To regain access to the Course, You will have to repurchase the Course.
2.4.2 Subscription: After purchasing a subscription, You will have access to the Content for one (1) year. After one (1) year, Your access to the Content will end. You will have to renew Your subscription to continue Your access to the Content.
MedBridge reserves the right to terminate, block, or restrict Your access to or use of the MedBridge Website for any breach or violation of any term(s) of this Agreement, solely at the discretion of MedBridge.
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all computer hardware and software needed to access and use the MedBridge Website.
2.7 Internet Speed
We recommend Cable, Broadband Internet, or a company LAN on a T1 or higher to take full advantage of the high-quality video and multimedia that the MedBridge Courses offer.
2.8 Software Requirements
In order to provide an engaging and interactive experience, our Courses use Flash technology. To watch our Courses, we require our Users to have Flash. Please visit www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ to download the newest version of Flash.
3. User Accounts
3.1 User Responsibility
The MedBridge Website includes the option of allowing a User to create a “User Profile.” Users are wholly responsible for User Content posted, displayed, transmitted, or otherwise made available on or via User Profiles. You are also wholly responsible for ensuring that Your use of the MedBridge Website is compliant with the laws and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction.
3.2 Accounts and Passwords
In consideration of Your use of the MedBridge Website, You acknowledge that You are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information concerning You when providing information to, signing up with, registering for use of, or otherwise providing information to the MedBridge Website and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, current, and complete. If You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if MedBridge has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, MedBridge has the right to suspend or terminate Your access to the MedBridge Website and to refuse any and all current or future use of the MedBridge Website, or any portion thereof.
You must have Your own password to access the MedBridge Website. You are not permitted to provide others access to MedBridge Courses using Your User Name and Password or another authorized User Name and Password. In the event that MedBridge discovers Password sharing, we reserve the right to terminate or block Your access to the MedBridge Website. You are responsible for all use of Your password(s).
3.3 Linking to MedBridge
1. MedBridge invites Users to link to our site. Linking to MedBridge must not improperly connote an affiliation with or an endorsement by MedBridge, or otherwise interfere with the operation of the MedBridge Website. Any links should open in a new browser window.
2. You must not place MedBridge Website pages in a “frame” within Your own website without explicit prior written permission from MedBridge.
3. Although the MedBridge Website may include links providing direct access to other Internet sites, MedBridge assumes no responsibility for the Content or information contained on such other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites. MedBridge provides no warranties and explicitly disclaims any liability for any Content or other information provided on other sites.
Except as expressly set forth herein, the content of the MedBridge Website (including all MedBridge intellectual property, text, materials, software, functions, services, and information made available herein or accessed by means hereof) are provided as is, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of suitability for a particular purpose. MedBridge does not warrant or guarantee uninterrupted access to the MedBridge Website, or any site linked to the MedBridge Website, and reserves the right to discontinue courses or to change the expiration date at any time.
Under no circumstances will MedBridge be liable in any way for any content, including without limitation any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the MedBridge Website, and MedBridge makes no guarantees that the content will be accurate, current, or error-free.
You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from use of the MedBridge Website and any information on the MedBridge Website. MedBridge makes no guarantees about the suitability of any information and its services for any purpose whatsoever. MedBridge may provide programs with exercises related to Your condition that You can perform at home. As there is a risk of injury with any activity, use caution when performing such exercises. IF YOU EXPERIENCE PAIN OR DISCOMFORT, IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE THE EXERCISES AND CONTACT YOUR CLINICIAN OR PHYSICIAN. BY VOLUNTARILY UNDERTAKING ANY EXERCISE IN A PROGRAM PROVIDED BY MEDBRIDGE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY RESULTING INJURY. MedBridge will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages or losses that may result.
4.2 Continuing Education Courses
The information and content provided in the courses are for informational purposes only. MedBridge makes no warranties regarding, and bears no liability for, Your use of the information and content. Neither MedBridge nor the instructor assumes any responsibility for any loss or injury and/or damage to persons or property arising out of the use of the material contained in or related to the online courses. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TREATING PRACTITIONER, RELYING ON INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE PATIENT, TO DETERMINE THE BEST TREATMENT AND METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR THE PATIENT.
4.3 Compliance Courses
The information and content provided in the compliance courses are for informational purposes only and are not intended to convey or constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. A MedBridge compliance course is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. You should not act upon any such information without first seeking qualified professional counsel on Your specific matter. MedBridge makes no warranties regarding, and bears no liability for, Your use of the information and content. Neither MedBridge nor the instructor assumes any responsibility for any loss or injury and/or damage to persons or property arising out of the use of the material contained in or related to the online compliance courses.
MedBridge provides accreditation requirements and state-approval information regarding its courses on a state-by-state basis. These requirements change regularly, and as such, MedBridge shall not be held liable for any damages arising, directly or indirectly, from the use of such information, including damages arising from inaccuracies, omissions, or errors. No warranty shall exist on the validity of the course certificates provided to users upon completion of a course. MedBridge disclaims all liability resulting from a state's denial of a course's accreditation.
4.5 Home Exercise Program
YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT INCLUDE ANY PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION IN THE CREATION OF ANY HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM.
5. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall MedBridge, its members, officers, affiliates, agents, licensors, employees, or internet service provider(s) (collectively, “representatives”) be liable to You or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including without limitation lost revenue, lost or damaged data, or other commercial or economic loss, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), or any other theory of liability. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if MedBridge or its representatives have been advised or should have known of the possibility of such damage. MedBridge’s total liability in any event is limited to the amount, if any, actually paid for use of the MedBridge Website, and You hereby release MedBridge and its representatives from any and all obligations, liabilities, and claims in excess of this limitation.
6.1 Payment Method
You may purchase a subscription and/or individual Courses. Upon registration for a subscription, You expressly agree that MedBridge is authorized to charge You a membership fee at the rate and commitment period specified, as well as any other charges You may incur in connection with Your use of the Service to the Payment Method You provided during registration. Not all Courses are available to subscribers. Should You choose to buy an individual Course, You expressly agree that MedBridge is authorized to charge You for each specific Course You purchase. You are not required to pay a membership fee to purchase an individual Course. A valid credit card is required to subscribe to the Service or to purchase an individual Course. MedBridge bills You through a secure online account for use of the Service. Your complete billing information is not stored on MedBridge's servers. For Your protection, our secure payment gateway partner, Authorize.net, stores Your billing information.
6.2 Payment Amounts
6.2.1 Individual Course Fees: Each Course is priced individually. Please refer to Course descriptions for Course fees.
6.2.2 Subscription Fees: Please refer to the Subscriptions page for subscription pricing. Your subscription will continue until You cancel it. MedBridge automatically bills Your Payment Method each year on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of Your subscription. However, if You change Your Payment Method, this could result in changing the calendar day upon which You are billed.
6.3 Fee Changes
MedBridge may change the fees and charges in effect, or add new fees and charges from time to time, but MedBridge will give You advance notice of these changes by email. If You would like to use a different Payment Method, or if there is a change in a Payment Method, such as Your credit card validity or expiration date, You may edit Your Payment Method information by visiting the MedBridge Website and clicking on the "My Profile" link.
7. Course Credit Policy
7.1 Individual Course Sales
MedBridge is committed to providing the highest quality online education for our Users. In the event that MedBridge experiences circumstances which render the coursework or learning assessments unavailable to You for a significant period of time, You may choose one (1) of the following:
1. Extending the amount of time the Course is available to You for the amount of time the Course was unavailable.
2. Receiving a replacement Course of equal value to the unavailable Course at no extra cost to You.
7.2 Subscription Sales
Membership Services are fully earned upon payment of the membership fee. Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refunds for partially used periods.
You may cancel Your subscription at any time. IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING CHARGED FOR THE NEXT YEAR, YOUR CANCELLATION REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME TWO (2) DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED ANNUAL RENEWAL PAYMENT DATE. If You terminate Your subscription, Your subscription will remain active until the end of Your then-current subscription period—namely, the subscription period through which You paid before Your termination. THERE WILL BE NO REFUND FOR ANY UNUSED PORTION OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.
You agree to indemnify and hold MedBridge and its Representatives harmless from any and all losses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees) resulting from any claims based on or relating to Your use, or the use of any individual using Your password, of the MedBridge Website. You further agree to indemnify and hold MedBridge and its Representatives harmless from any and all losses resulting from claims of third parties, including without limitation attorneys’ fees, that result in whole or in part from violations by You, or any individual using Your password, of any of the terms of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington. In the event that litigation results from or arises out of this Agreement or the performance thereof, both Parties agree to Arbitration with a single arbitrator qualified by the American Arbitration Association. The Parties agree to reimburse the prevailing Party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, arbitration costs, and all other expenses, whether or not taxable by the arbitrator as costs, in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing Party may be entitled.
11.1 Assignability: This agreement is personal to You, and You may not assign this Agreement or the rights and obligations thereunder to any third party or person.
11.2 Agreement Binding on Successors: The provisions of the Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto, their permitted heirs, administrators, successors, and assigns.
11.3 Waiver: No waiver by either Party of any default shall be deemed as a waiver of prior or subsequent default of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.
11.4 Severability: If any term, clause, or provision hereof is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause, or provision, and such invalid term, clause, or provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Agreement.
11.5 Survivability: The ownership and intellectual property rights and license provisions set forth in this Agreement, and any other provisions that by their sense and context the Parties intend to have survive, shall survive the termination of this Agreement and any obligations hereunder for any reason.