IF THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR CRISIS SITUATION, DIAL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY
Last Modified: 6/6/2023
Empirical Health, Inc.
empirical.health (our “Website”);
Our mobile app, Empirical Sleep (our “App”);
Empirical Health provided devices [Insert Names of Devices] (our “Devices”);
Any products (“Products”) available for purchase through our Website and/or our App; and
The services (“Services”) made available through our Website, App, and/or Devices.
The non-medical business support services, our Website, App, and Devices are collectively referred to as our “Platform.”
Services Provided – No Medical Care or Advice
Empirical Health is not a medical group and does not provide medical advice, care, or treatment. Empirical Health provides administrative and management services to independent, physician-owned and operated, medical practices. Any telemedicine consults obtained through our Platform are provided by Providers, including but not limited to Medical Group. Empirical Health licenses the “Empirical Health” brand name to Medical Group and other affiliated medical practices that use our Platform to assist in the provision of Services. Each Empirical Health-branded practice is owned and operated by a licensed physician. There is no single provider of medical care called “Empirical Health.” Each Empirical Health-branded practice engages a network of United States based clinicians who provide clinical telehealth services. The Providers deliver clinical services via the Platform to their patients. Empirical Health does not provide medical advice or care, own or operate the medical practices, employ or in any way supervise the clinicians providing medical care, and control over the care provided is the sole responsibility of Medical Group and the Providers they employ. Services and practices may vary across Providers, and patients should contact the Providers at Medical Group directly for all questions concerning their medical care.
Not For Emergencies
Our Platform and the Services are not for medical emergencies or urgent situations. You should not disregard or delay seeking medical advice based on anything that appears or does not appear on our Platform. If you believe you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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 health care provider and other health care 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.
Risk of Telehealth Services
By using the Services, you acknowledge the potential risks associated with telehealth 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 health 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.
Certain Products available through the Platform require a valid prescription by a licensed healthcare provider. You will not be able to obtain a prescription product unless you have completed a consultation with one of the Providers through the Platform, the Provider has determined the prescription product is appropriate for you, and the Provider has written a prescription.
If a Provider determines a prescription product is appropriate for you and writes a prescription, you may fill the prescription at any pharmacy of your choice as prompted during your use of the Services.
You agree that any prescriptions that you acquire from a Provider will be solely for your personal use. You agree to fully and carefully read all provided product information and labels and to contact a physician or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the prescription. We fully honor patient freedom of choice and, if you receive a prescription for a medication, you always have the option to instruct your Provider to transmit that prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Not an Insurance Product
We are not an insurer, nor do we offer an insurance plan or product. The amounts you pay to us for any Services obtained through the Platform are not insurance premiums. If you desire any type of health or other insurance, you will need to purchase such insurance separately.
Ownership of the Platform
The Platform contains confidential and proprietary information, materials, data, databases, contents, processes, methodologies, know-how, software, text, displays, images, video, audio, trademarks, logos, service marks, features and functionality, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof, are owned by Empirical Health, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade dress, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws (collectively, the “Content”).
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose or deep link to any name, trademarks, service marks, logo, content, or other proprietary information (including, without limitation, images, text, page layout, or form) of Empirical Health without our express written permission.
You must not access or use any part of the Platform or any Services or materials available through the Platform for purposes of outsourcing for others or as part of a service bureau business or otherwise for the benefit of unaffiliated third parties who pay directly for its benefit or for other similar commercial purposes, or otherwise exploiting for any commercial purpose without express written permission of Empirical Health.
Availability of Services
Empirical Health operates subject to state and federal regulations, and the Platform may not be available in your state. You represent that you are not a person barred from enrolling for or receiving the Platform under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions in which you may be located. Access to and use of the Platform is limited exclusively to users located in states within the United States where the Platform is available. Services are not available to users located outside the United States. Accessing the Platform from jurisdictions where content is illegal, or where we do not offer the Platform, is prohibited.
Access to Platform, Security, and Restrictions; Passwords
You may not use any scraper, crawler, spider, robot or other automated means of any kind to access or copy data on the Platform, deep-link to any feature or content on the Platform, bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Platform.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Empirical Health 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 order or manner of the Platform or any activity being conducted on the Platform.
If you submit, upload, post, or transmit any health information, medical history, conditions, problems, symptoms, personal information, consent forms, agreements, requests, comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, videos, images, or other materials to us or our Platform (“User Information”), you agree not to provide any User Information that (a) is false, inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (b) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (c) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. You agree not to contact other Platform users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings, or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Empirical Health and Medical Group that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all User Information to Empirical Health and Medical Group for use as set forth herein and required by Empirical Health and the Medical Group Provider.
Empirical Health or Medical Group may de-identify your information such that it is no longer considered protected health information or personally identifiable information. Empirical Health or Medical Group may disclose, aggregate, sell, or otherwise use such de-identified information to third parties for analytics, research, or other purposes.
No Users Under 18 Years Old
In order to access the Platform and the Services, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years old or older. If you are under the age of 18, please do not attempt to register with us on the Platform 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.
You agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when registering to use the Platform and establishing your account (“Registration Information”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords and any usage and activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree not to allow others to access your account or utilize your password. Doing so will compromise the security of your account.
Accuracy and Integrity of Information; Colors
Although we attempt to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Platform, we makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Platform and Content thereon. It is possible that the Platform could include typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the Platform by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform us so that it can be corrected. We reserve the right to unilaterally correct any inaccuracies on the Platform without notice. Information contained on the Platform may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, Empirical Health shall have no responsibility or liability for information or Content posted to the Platform from any unaffiliated third party.
We have made significant efforts to accurately display the colors of our Products that appear on the Platform. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate.
Typographical Errors and Incorrect Pricing
In the event a Product or Service is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in pricing information received from our suppliers or business partners, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for a Product or Service listed at the incorrect price. We shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit or debit card charged. If your credit or debit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, we shall promptly issue a credit to your credit or debit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
To file a notice of infringement with us, please provide the following information to the Empirical Health designated copyright agent listed below:
A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed.
A description of the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1.
An address, telephone number, and an email address where the alleged infringing party can contact you.
The following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
Your electronic or physical signature.
Empirical Health has registered a designated agent with the Copyright Office pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(c). Please send notifications of infringement and counter notifications to the designated agent at:
Attn: Copyright Agent
Empirical Health, Inc.
44-70 21st St. #3281
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: (917) 694-6752
Orders and Purchases
You can purchase Products or pay for Services on the Platform. To simplify the user experience on the Platform, you are able to pay for your purchases via the Platform with Empirical Health serving as payment processing agent on your behalf. If you elect to purchase a Service from Medical Group, then the total price you pay includes the amount charged by Medical Group for the Service. We collect the amounts charged by Medical Group on your behalf and pass through to them the payment for their actual charges. Before making a purchase, you will see an itemized invoice listing the actual charges by Medical Group for the Services.
If you purchase a subscription to our Platform and/or Services, your subscription is continuous and will be automatically renewed at the end of the applicable subscription period, unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the then-current subscription period by Contacting Us. If you cancel your subscription, your account will automatically close at the end of your current billing period. Empirical Health may change the price for your Platform subscription, from time to time and will communicate any price changes to you in advance and, if applicable, how to accept those changes. Price changes will take effect at the start of the next subscription period following the date of the price change. Subject to applicable law, you accept the new price by continuing to use the Platform after the price change takes effect. If you do not agree with a price change, you have the right to reject the change by unsubscribing prior to the price change going into effect.
We accept credit and debit cards issued by U.S. banks. If a credit card account is being used for a transaction, we may obtain preapproval for an amount up to the amount of the payment. If you enroll to make recurring payments automatically, all charges and fees will be billed to the credit card you designate during the setup process. If you want to designate a different credit card or if there is a change in your credit card, you must change your information online. This may temporarily delay your ability to make online payments while we verify your new payment information.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. Your account may also be restricted or terminated for any reason, at our sole discretion. For your convenience, you will not be charged until your payment method is authorized, the order information is verified for accuracy and your order is shipped. Some situations that may result in your order being canceled include limitations on quantities available for purchase, inaccuracies or errors in product or pricing information, or problems identified by our credit and fraud avoidance department. We may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. We will contact you if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit card (or other payment account) has been charged, we will issue a credit to your credit card (or other applicable payment account) in the amount of the charge.
You may return Products purchased on the Platform in accordance with our Return Policy.
Links to Other Sites
We make no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through the Platform. When you access a non-Empirical Health website, please understand that it is independent from us, and that we have no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a non-Empirical Health website does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked website. 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 websites linked to the Platform, you do this entirely at your own risk.
Consent to Audio and/or Video Recording
CAN-SPAM Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act Compliance
Empirical Health, Medical Group, and your Provider are committed to being compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (“CAN-SPAM Act”) E-mails received from us are intended to fully comply with the CAN-SPAM ACT. In the event you receive an e-mail from us which you do not believe is fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act, please Contact Us.
When you use the Platform, 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. Empirical Health, Medical Group, and your Provider may contact you by telephone, mail, or e-mail to verify your information. Empirical Health, Medical Group, and your Provider may request further information from you and you agree to provide such further information to ensure that you have not fraudulently used the Platform. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within 14 days of the request, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue, or deny your access to and use of our Platform until you provide the information to us as requested.
Supplemental Terms Applicable to Providers
To be a healthcare provider using the Platform (for purposes of this Section, “Provider” or “you”), you must be a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or healthcare professional contracted or employed by the Medical Group, and must agree to comply with all laws, medical board rules, and other rules and regulations applicable to you as a Provider or otherwise. Your relationship with the Empirical Health users (including, but not limited to, your Medical Group patients) is directly between you and the patient. The patient will never have a physician-patient relationship with Empirical Health. Empirical Health does not practice medicine and offers no medical services. As set forth more fully below, Provider is solely responsible for all agreements, consents, notices, and other interactions with patients and other consumers. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Provider and Empirical Health are each responsible for all billings and collections from patients and other consumers, and Empirical Health shall have no liability whatsoever to Provider with respect to any amounts owed by any patient or other consumer to Provider.
We do not provide any medical advice, legal advice, or representations in any way regarding any legal or medical issues associated with Provider, goods, or services offered by Provider, including but not limited to any compliance obligations or steps necessary to comply with any state or federal laws and regulations. Provider should seek legal counsel regarding any legal and compliance issues and should not rely on any materials or content associated with the Platform in determining Provider’s compliance obligations under the law. Provider and Empirical Health agree that Empirical Health is not providing to customers, patients, or anyone else, medical advice, or legal advice. THE PLATFORM IS NOT MEANT TO SUBSTITUTE OR MODIFY YOUR PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT IN ANY WAY.
Provider will use the Platform only in accordance with applicable standards of good medical practice. While software Products such as the Platform can facilitate and improve the quality of service that Provider can offer patients, many factors, including but not limited to the provider/patient relationship, can affect a patient’s outcome, and with intricate and interdependent technologies and complex decision-making, it is often difficult or impossible to accurately determine what the factors were and in what proportion they affected an outcome. Provider will advise patients, when reasonably necessary, that Services provided through the Platform may not be a complete or adequate substitute for in-person assessments by the Provider. Provider shall be solely responsible for its use of the Platform and the provision of medical services to Provider’s patients. In this regard, Provider releases Empirical Health and waives any and all potential claims against Empirical Health as a result of Provider’s use of the Platform and the provision of Services to Provider’s patients.
As a result of the complexities and uncertainties inherent in the patient care process, Provider agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold Empirical Health harmless from any claim by or on behalf of any patient of Provider, or by or on behalf of any other third party or person claiming damage by virtue of a familial or financial relationship with such a patient, which is brought against Empirical Health, regardless of the cause if such claim arises for any reason whatsoever, out of Provider’s use or operation of the Platform. To the extent applicable, Provider will obtain Empirical Health’s prior written consent to any settlement or judgment in which Provider agrees to any finding of fault of Empirical Health or defect in the Platform. Empirical Health will promptly notify Provider in writing of any claim subject to this indemnification, promptly provide Provider with the information reasonably required for the defense of the same, and grant to Provider exclusive control over its defense and settlement.
If you submit, upload, transmit, or post any consents, notices, advice, recommendations, comments, files, videos, images, or other materials to us or our Platform (“Provider Content”) or provide any Provider Content to patients or other consumers, you agree not to provide any Provider Content that (a) is defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (b) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (c) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. Provider is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary agreements and consents from, and providing all required notices to, patients and other consumers. You agree not to contact other users through unsolicited e-mails, telephone calls, mailings, or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Empirical Health that you have the legal right and authorization to upload all Provider Content to the Platform. Empirical Health shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right, and license to use the Provider Content however Empirical Health desires, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from or sell or distribute such Provider Content or incorporate such Provider Content into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world. Empirical Health is and shall be under no obligation: (i) to maintain any Provider Content in confidence; (ii) to pay to you any compensation for any Provider Content; or (iii) to respond to any Provider Content.
Empirical Health does not regularly review Provider Content, but does reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any Provider Content submitted to the Platform. You grant Empirical Health the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Provider Content. You agree not to use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Provider Content. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Provider Content you post to the Platform or provide to patients or other consumers. Empirical Health and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Provider Content submitted by you or any third party.
No Third Party Rights
Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Agreement
We will try to work in good faith to resolve any issue you have with the Platform, including Products and Services ordered or purchased through the Platform, 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.
YOU AND Empirical Health 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 Empirical Health 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.
Disclaimer of Warranties
EMPIRICAL HEALTH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED. THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SERVICE RELATED TO THE PLATFORM, 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. EMPIRICAL HEALTH DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, PLATFORM-RELATED SERVICES, SERVICES, AND LINKED WEBSITES. EMPIRICAL HEALTH 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 EMPIRICAL HEALTH ARE SUBJECT TO SEPARATE WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IF ANY, PROVIDED WITH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICABLE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
Limitation of Liability Regarding Use of Platform and Services
EMPIRICAL HEALTH AND ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THIS PLATFORM 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 PLATFORM, PLATFORM-RELATED SERVICES, SERVICE, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE PLATFORM, 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 PLATFORM, PLATFORM-RELATED SERVICES, SERVICES, AND/OR LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE PLATFORM AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. TO THE EXTENT ANY ASPECTS OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EMPIRICAL HEALTH TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES IS $500 (FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS).
Copyright & Trademark Information
Copyright ©2023 Empirical Health, 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.
Empirical Health, Inc.
44-70 21st St. #3281
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: (917) 694-6752