Terms and Conditions
1. Purpose and Scope
These Terms and Conditions are applicable to your access to and use of www.OpAns.com (i.e., “the Website”). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. Your access to and use of the Website and the information, materials, products, tools, and services available through the Website are subject to these Terms and Conditions, regardless of whether you possess or do not possess an account through the Website linked to your name and/or contact information. By accessing or using the Website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not understand or agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, do not access or use the Website.
The Website provides information about our company, and the products and services we offer, including diagnostic health testing and services, data analysis, clinical trials capabilities, employer health management solutions, and information about various health conditions. By use of the Website Services, you acknowledge and agree that we have not represented that content provided has the ability to diagnose disease, prescribe treatment, or perform any other tasks that constitute the practice of medicine.
The clinical information contained within the “Physicians" section of Website is intended for the use of health care professionals/providers. Health care professionals/providers should exercise their own clinical judgment when using our Website content, tools, or databases.
2. Privacy Policies
Our Privacy Policies describe how OpAns collects information about you through the Website, and how we use, disclose, and protect that information.
3. Content Disclaimer
Patients/health care consumers, should not use information found on the Website to replace a relationship their physician or other health care professional, and should not rely on that information as professional medical advice, but should always seek the advice of their physician or other qualified health care provider concerning questions they have regarding medical condition(s), and before starting, stopping, or modifying any treatment or medication. In the case of a health emergency, patients/health care consumer should seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel, and never delay obtaining medical advice or disregard medical advice because of something read or not read on the Website.
The information (including, without limitation, advice and recommendations) and services on the Website are intended solely as a general educational aid, and are neither medical nor health care advice, for any individual problem nor a substitute for medical or other professional advice and services from a qualified health care provider familiar with your medical history. Use of the Website does not create or constitute a doctor-patient relationship. No information contained in the Website is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.
We attempt to keep all the information on the Website up-to-date; however, medical treatment and knowledge change quickly, and the Website should not be considered error-free or as a comprehensive source of all information on a particular topic. OpAns makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the content of the Website, and assumes no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon the information and material on the Website. Your use of the Website is subject to the additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout these Terms and Conditions and the Website. You assume the entire risk of loss in using the Website and materials contained therein.
Features and specifications of products or services described or depicted on the Website are subject to change at any time without notice.
4. Copyright, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property
Copyright, trademark, patent, and other applicable laws protect the services and materials (i.e., “Content”) appearing on the Website. All Content on the Website may be accessed, downloaded, or printed for noncommercial purposes of scientific or educational advancement or within the scope allowable by these Terms and Conditions; no other use of these materials may be made without express written permission of the operators of OpAns. Any unauthorized use of the Content on the Website may violate relevant laws, including: trademark laws, copyright laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes.
The Website includes Content that is derived in whole or in part from materials that is copyrighted, including the format and layout of the Website. The copyrights are owned by OpAns, or for licensed content, the content providers.
The Website is owned by OpAns, LLC. None of the names, trademarks, service marks and logos of OpAns appearing on the Website may be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate OpAns’ sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without express written permission of the owners of OpAns. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, waiver or otherwise, any license or right of use to any trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of the owners and operators of OpAns or the third party owner of the trademark, if any. The Website may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.
5. Right to Change Terms and Conditions
OpAns may, at any time and from time to time, change these Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be effective immediately upon the posting of the modified Terms and Conditions to the Website.
6. Your Provision of Contact and Account Information to Us
When you provide information about yourself to us, including when you create an Account, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself, and not to provide information that attempts to impersonate another individual; and (b) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we retain the right to suspend or terminate any Account you establish and/or to refuse any or all current or future use of the Website or any portion thereof.
7. Use of the Website by Physicians and other Health Care Providers and Health Plan Representatives
If you are a physician, health care provider or a health plan provider, you represent and warrant that when using the Website you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations and other federal and state privacy and data security laws, and you will not provide any information, including protected health information (PHI), to us for which you do not have the required authorizations or consents.
8. User-Provided Content
You understand that all information, data, or other materials (i.e., “Content”) that you and other users of the Website upload, post, transmit, publish, display, or otherwise make available through the Website, including information you share with or make available to other users of the Website (i.e., "User-Provided Content"), are the sole responsibility of you or the person from whom such User-Provided Content originated, meaning that you, and not we, are responsible for all User-Provided Content that you upload, post, transmit, publish, display, or otherwise make available through the Website. We do not control the User-Provided Content posted and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any User-Provided Content. Furthermore, the User-Provided Content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You understand that by using the Website, you may be exposed to User-Provided Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for or related to any User-Provided Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User-Provided Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the publication or use of or reliance on any User-Provided Content uploaded, posted, transmitted, published, displayed, or otherwise made available through the Website.
By uploading, posting, transmitting, publishing, displaying, or otherwise making available User-Provided Content through the Website, you represent and warrant that:
i) You are at least 13 years old
ii) You own or control all rights, title, and interests to such User-Provided Content
iii) All "moral rights" that you may have in such User-Provided Content have been voluntarily waived by you
iv) You have the right to grant the licenses granted under these Terms and Conditions
v) All User-Provided Content that you post ∶
‐ Is accurate
‐ Does not violate these Terms and Conditions
‐ Will not conflict with, result in a breach or violation of any terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under any contract or
agreement to which you are currently bound or will become bound in the future
‐ Does not and will not violate any law, and
‐ Will not cause injury to any person or entity
9. Your Grant of License to OpAns for User-Provided Content
By uploading, posting, transmitting, publishing, displaying, or otherwise making available User-Provided Content, you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sub-license) to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, publish, create derivative works from, or distribute such User-Provided Content in whole or in part in any form, medium, or technology (now known or later developed) without compensation to you, including but not limited to, in any unaffiliated third party content and in our or their publications, marketing material, and advertisements.
We may modify or adapt User-Provided Content, including in order to transmit, display, or distribute it over networks and to conform to the requirements of networks, services, or other media. We or others may, in our sole discretion, cite to your name or other identifier you provided when posting User-Provided Content. You represent and warrant that our publication and use of your User-Provided Content will not infringe or violate the intellectual property or other rights of any third party.
This Section 9 does not apply to any protected health information that you upload, post, transmit, publish, display, or otherwise make available through the Website.
10. OpAns’ Discretion to Use User-Provided Content
11. Your Conduct
You agree to comply with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to your use of the Website.
In addition, you agree NOT to∶
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any User-Provided Content that is known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any User-Provided Content that violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising)
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any User-Provided Content that is, or may reasonably be considered to be, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that harms minors in any way
‐ Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User-Provided Content transmitted in connection with the Website
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any User-Provided Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements)
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any User-Provided Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation
‐ Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment
‐ Take any action that interferes with the proper working of the Website, compromises the security of the Website, or otherwise damages the Website or any materials and information available through the Website
‐ Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Website, to any other systems or networks connected to the Website, to any of our servers, or to any of the services offered on or through the Website, including but not limited to by hacking, password “mining”, or any other unauthorized means
‐ Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Website or any network connected to the Website or bypass the authentication measures on the Website or any network connected to the Website
‐ Use any automated means to collect information or content from or otherwise access the Website, including but not limited to through the use of technical tools known as robots, spiders, or scrapers, without our prior permission
‐ Harvest or otherwise collect and store information about other users of the Website, including e-mail addresses
‐ Install any software, file, or code that is not authorized by the user of a computer or mobile device or that assumes control of all or any part of the processing performed by a computer or mobile device without the authorization of the user of the computer or mobile device; or
‐ Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Website or server networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website
12. Third Party-Owned Content and Links to Third Party Owned-Websites or Online Applications
The Website may contain third party-owned content (e.g., articles, data feeds, abstracts, etc.) and may also include hypertext links to third party-owned websites and online applications. We provide such third party-owned content and links as a courtesy to our users. We have no control over any third party-owned websites or online applications or third-party owned content referenced on, linked to from, accessed by, or available on the Website and, therefore, we do not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept any responsibility for such third party-owned websites or online applications (or the availability of such websites or online applications) or third-party owned content. IN PARTICULAR, WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ANY ALLEGATION THAT ANY THIRD PARTY-OWNED CONTENT (WHETHER PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER SITE OR ONLINE APPLICATION) INFRINGES THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON OR ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ANY INFORMATION OR OPINION CONTAINED IN SUCH third-party owned content OR ON ANY THIRD PARTY-OWNED website or online application LINKED-TO FROM THE WEBSITE.
13. Links to the Website
You should not link to the Website, nor use OpAns’ name, trademark, logos, or otherwise refer to OpAns in any public communications without first obtaining OpAns’ advance written consent. Requests to link to the Website or use OpAns’ name should be directed to OpAns Management.
14. Advertising and Sponsorships
We do not accept paid advertisements or sponsorships on the Website.
15. Information, News, and Press Releases
The Website may contain information about OpAns, such as news and press releases. You acknowledge that we have no duty or obligation to maintain the accuracy of, or update any such information, and agree that your reliance on any such information is at your own risk.
16. Registration and Passwords
The Website may permit or require you to register or obtain a password prior to permitting you to access certain portions of the Website. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login ID and password, and for all uses of your login ID, password, and/or Account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your login ID, password, or Account, or any other breach of security involving access to the Website through your Account. You acknowledge that you may be held liable for any loss or harm incurred by us or any other person or entity due to someone else using your login ID, password, or Account as a result of your failing to keep your Account information secure and confidential.
17. Operation of the Website
We reserve the right to do any of the following, at any time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice: (i) modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or your access to the Website, or any portion of the Website, including but not limited to for your violation of these Terms and Conditions; (ii) modify or change the Website, or any portion of the Website; and (iii) interrupt the regular operation of the Website, or any portion of the Website, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, to correct errors, or to make other changes to the Website.
18. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
THE WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OPANS AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE MAY BE INTERRUPTED AND THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE MAY NOT BE ERROR-FREE. NONE OF OPANS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE WARRANTS THAT THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE, USEFUL, OR CORRECT; THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE WEBSITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL OPANS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DAMAGES TO THE EXTENT INDICATED ABOVE, OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE WEBSITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless OpAns and its suppliers, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, servants, insurers, and representatives from any liability, loss, claim, suit, damage, judgment and expense (including reasonable attorneys´ fees and expenses) that arise out of or are related to any User-Provided Content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the Website, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, your use or misuse of the Website, or your violation of any third-party rights.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. Any provision of these Terms and Conditions held invalid or unenforceable only in part or degree will remain in full force and effect to the extent not held invalid or unenforceable. The parties further agree to replace such invalid or unenforceable provision of these Terms and Conditions with a valid and enforceable provision that will achieve, to the extent possible, the economic, business, and other purposes of such invalid or unenforceable provision.
21. Applicable Law
These Terms and Conditions and the resolution of any dispute related to these Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina. Any dispute between OpAns and you related to these Terms and Conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the state and federal courts of the State of North Carolina.
The Website can be accessed from the United States and other countries worldwide. Since the laws of each State or country may differ, you agree that the statutes and laws of the State of North Carolina, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law, will apply to all matters relating to your access to or use of the Website.
OpAns makes no representation that material on the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing this information from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so by their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
These Terms and Conditions are effective unless and until modified as noted above, or terminated, at any time, by OpAns.
23. Contact Information
OpAns is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, in the United States of America.
4134 S Alston Avenue
Durham, NC 27713
Specific questions and comments should be directed to the appropriate department via our Contact Us page. While we make every effort to respond to all correspondence within 2 business weeks, we cannot guarantee a response to every electronic communication.
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on: 06/01/2020