The Healthcare Bluebook Terms of Use

Last Revised Date: January 4, 2017

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms of Use and you agree to all of the Terms and Conditions included herein and as updated. Users of Healthcare Bluebook agree they will not use the Services in commercial use for disease management, utilization management, healthcare navigation services, telemedicine, on-site clinics, second surgical opinions, any other human resource/health and welfare programs, etc. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!

CareOperative, LLC ("CareOperative") may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time in its sole discretion. Your continued usage of the CareOperative website located at www.healthcarebluebook.com ("Site,") will mean you accept those changes.

We Do Not Provide Medical Advice or Endorse Any Particular Healthcare Provider

THE SITE MAY OFFER HEALTH, FITNESS, AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT THE SITE IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, OR INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT. NOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SITE IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR COUNSELING CARE. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BECAUSE OF INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE THROUGH THE SITE. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Your use of the Site does not create in any way a physician/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our suppliers or distributors. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, procedures, opinions, healthcare providers, or other information that may be provided through the Site. If you rely on any of the information provided through the Site or by our employees, employees of our suppliers or distributors, or people who contribute to the Site, you do so solely at your own risk.

You assume all responsibility in connection with choosing any healthcare provider, whether or not you obtained information about such healthcare provider on or through this Site. CareOperative and its directors, officers, agents, and representatives assume no (and hereby disclaim all) responsibility or liability of any kind, for any advice, treatment or other services rendered by any healthcare provider, or for any malpractice claims and other claims that may arise directly or indirectly from any such advice, treatment or other services. Additionally, CareOperative does not ensure in-network status of any provider, nor does it assure that the data displayed on the Site matches a user’s benefit package.

Limitation on Use of Content

CareOperative authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright (c) 2017, CareOperative, LLC. All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the CareOperative Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with CareOperative or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of CareOperative. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to CareOperative and its licensors.

By using the Site, you agree not to reverse engineer or collect the Site’s data, databases, information formatting or other attributes of the Site content. You further agree that you will not reproduce any pricing information or other Site content in any format (electronic, printed, or other formats) for commercial or non-commercial uses.

If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Limitation of Liability

WE, OUR SUPPLIERS, AND OUR DISTRIBUTORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU, YOUR DEPENDENTS, YOUR AGENTS, ANYONE USING YOUR CREDENTIALS, OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SITE, INCLUDING YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE. WE, OUR SUPPLIERS, AND OUR DISTRIBUTORS ALSO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR, OUR SUPPLIERS’, OR OUR DISTRIBUTORS’ CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU, YOUR DEPENDENTS, YOUR AGENTS, ANYONE USING YOUR CREDENTIALS, OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SITE FEES, IF ANY, THAT YOU PAID DURING THE PRIOR THREE MONTHS FOR THE SERVICE AT ISSUE.

THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS APPLY TO CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL OR COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW, INCLUDING CONTRACT OR TORT, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

EXCEPT FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT ARE NOT LIMITED BY THIS PARAGRAPH, THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR YOU OR YOUR DEPENDENTS FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US, OUR SUPPLIERS, OR OUR DISTRIBUTORS IS THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR PARENT, SUPPLIERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

User Submissions

The personal information you submit to the Site is governed by the Site Privacy Policy. To the extent there is an inconsistency between this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, this Agreement shall govern.

International Use

The Site is designed for and intended for United States residents using the Site within the fifty states and the District of Columbia. We make no representation that the Site is applicable to, appropriate for, or available to users in locations outside the United States. Accessing the Site from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from a location outside the U.S., you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Advertisements, Searches, and Links to Other Sites

We may provide links to third-party websites or affiliated websites. We also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and we may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. We do not recommend and do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. We do not endorse any products advertised on the Site.

Disclaimers

THIS SITE AND ITS MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND ARE INTENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. WHILE WE ENDEAVOR TO PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE, UP TO DATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE, THE SITE MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND MAY BE CHANGED OR UPDATED WITHOUT NOTICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE OR SUITABILITY OF THIS SITE AND ITS MATERIALS; AND (B) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THIS SITE OR ANY SITE MATERIALS WILL ASSIST YOU IN IDENTIFYING A SUITABLE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OR FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE SITE MATERIALS IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

FURTHER, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO SEPARATE AGREEMENTS YOU MAY MAKE WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS OR WITH THIRD PARTIES WHO OFFER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, AND YOU WILL LOOK SOLELY TO SUCH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND THIRD PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF SUCH AGREEMENTS AND/OR SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold CareOperative, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

Jurisdiction

You agree that the laws of the State of Tennessee govern this contract and any claim or dispute that you may have against us, our suppliers, or our distributors, without regard to Tennessee’s conflict of laws rules, and that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability. You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us, our suppliers, or our distributors will be resolved by a court located in Williamson County, Tennessee.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH US RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR THIS AGREEMENT; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.

Assignment

We may assign this contract at any time as part of the sale to, merger with, or other transfer of our company to another entity. We will post a notice on the Site regarding any change of ownership so that you have the opportunity to discontinue your use of the Site if you do not wish to continue to use the Site under the new ownership. You may not assign this contract to anyone else.

Trademarks

All trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners, including, without limitation, CareOperative, LLC. No right, license or interest to such trademarks is granted by this Agreement.

Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our suppliers and those posting to the Site to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information:

  1. A description of the work that you claim has been infringed.
  2. Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists. For example, the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.
  3. Identification of the URL or other specific location on the Site where the material that you claim is infringing is located. You must include enough information to allow us to locate the material.
  4. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
  7. The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

Send notice to: info@healthcarebluebook.com
or to: Healthcare Bluebook, 330 Franklin Road Suite 135A-428, Brentwood, TN 37027

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Site, these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and CareOperative with respect to the use of the Site and Content.

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Limitation of Liability, User Submissions, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.

About The Terms of Use

This Terms Of Use agreement was created by CareOperative, LLC the owner of the Healthcare Bluebook. It applies to the Site, www.healthcarebluebook.com, and to CareOperative, LLC.

Further Questions?

The Healthcare Bluebook welcomes questions or comments Users may have regarding this Terms of Use agreement. Please send any questions or comments to us at the following e-mail address, info@healthcarebluebook.com.

PHYSICIAN SEARCH

The terms and conditions set forth above apply to the Physician Search portion of the Site in addition to the following:

The Physician Search portion of the Healthcare Bluebook site allows providers the ability to edit certain fields within their profile. Providers that edit such fields agree that the accuracy of such information shall become the responsibility of the provider.

CareOperative reserves the right to verify, reset to the default setting, or lock from provider editing any of the fields or information on the Site.

Please send any questions or comments regarding Physician Search to us at the following e-mail address, info@healthcarebluebook.com.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold CareOperative, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, the editing of the provider’s information within the Physician Search portion of the Site to the extent attributable to you, your negligence, or your willful misconduct.

Non-Commercial Use of Healthcare Bluebook

Physicians, healthcare facilities and other Healthcare Providers use of Healthcare Bluebook is limited strictly to the non-commercial personal use and the limited non-commercial professional use whereby providers may use the Healthcare Bluebook services to research specific healthcare procedures to determine the Fair Price parameter for such procedure in an area and identify fair price and/or quality information on providers that perform the procedure to assist patients in scheduling healthcare services. Providers may not use the Healthcare Bluebook services for proof of fair pricing for negotiating purposes with third party payors, disease management, utilization management, healthcare navigation services, telemedicine, on-site clinics, second surgical opinions, any other human resource/health and welfare programs, etc.