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Privacy Policy

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using the website. By accessing and/or using the website (other than to read these terms and conditions of use for the first time), you are agreeing to comply with these terms and conditions of use, which may change from time to time. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms of use, do not access or use the website.

1.   The Website Does Not Provide Medical Advice
2.   Notice of Privacy Practices*
3.   Privacy and Disclosure Statements
4.   Your E-Mail
5.   Who Funds the Website
6.   Links to Outside Websites
7.   Indemnification
8.   Jurisdiction

1. The Website Does Not Provide Medical Advice

The website, including its contents and the information provided by Jade Health Care Medical Group (referred to as "Jade" herein). ("Content") are for informational purposes only. In all instances, it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of Content. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

The website may contain health or medical related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use the website.

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2. Notice of Privacy Practices*

Jade and its affiliated health care providers/plans appreciate the opportunity to provide health care benefits to you and your family. In the course of providing the health benefit programs, Jade must collect, use and disclose protected health information. Jade considers this information confidential and private and consequently, Jade has policies and procedures in place to protect the information against unlawful use and disclosure. In addition, Jade is required by law to:

  • Keep confidential your protected health information while providing for the uses and disclosures described here which are necessary to administer your health care benefits;
  • Provide you with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices pertaining to your protected health information; and
  • Abide by the terms of our privacy notice currently in effect.

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3. Privacy and Disclosure Statements

Jade makes the following assurances of privacy for visitors to the website:

  • The website is designed to provide useful information about the Jade organization and about health.
  • The website does not contain any advertising for products by third parties, nor does Jade share any of your information with other parties except as authorized by law.
  • Jade may tracks visits to the website via an automatic monitoring program which records, among other things: how many visits are made to the website; the time of day and date of those visits; and the areas visited. This information may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the website. It helps Jade answer questions such as: is Jade providing information on the website that is useful? which information is most useful? and how has Jade made you aware that the website exists? The monitoring program does not provide Jade with any personal information about the visitor. Jade cannot discern the name, address or any other personal information about visitors to the website.
  • Jade is committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that the website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. Jade does not collect personally identifiable information from any person Jade actually knows is a child under the age of 13.

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4. Your E-Mail
Jade welcomes your comments or questions about the website and has provided e-mail boxes for that purpose. Jade will share your comments and questions with its customer service representatives and those employees who are most capable of addressing your questions and concerns.

Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet e-mail communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to Jade. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to Jade that you consider confidential. If you wish, you may contact Jade instead via non-cellular telephone at the numbers provided at various locations on the website or, in the case of Jade members, at the Member Services number that appears on your identification card.

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5. Who Funds the Website
The website is funded entirely by the operating income of the organization. Jade does not accept external advertising income in exchange for promotion of any product or service via the website.

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6. Links to Outside Websites
The website may have numerous links to other Internet pages maintained by third parties, which may have information on health topics of interest to you. Jade, however, does not operate, control, sponsor or endorse any of these websites, nor does Jade make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. In addition, Jade has no control over the privacy practices of external websites. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. The links are provided for your general information and education only, and should not be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. Jade is not responsible for any content posted on third-party websites or liable to you for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of your dealings with any third-party or their website.

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7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Jade and its officers, directors, employees, parents, partners, successors, agents, distribution partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their related companies from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of, related to, or that may arise in connection with: (i) your access to or use of the website; (ii) any actual or alleged violation or breach by you of the terms and conditions of use; (iii) any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant that you have made to Jade; or (iv) your acts or omissions. You agree to cooperate fully with Jade in the defense of any claim that is the subject of your obligations hereunder.

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8. Jurisdiction

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Jade, or in any way relating to your use of the website, resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Jade or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

The terms and conditions of use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of the terms and conditions of use are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the terms and conditions of use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of the terms and conditions of use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition of use or any other terms or conditions.

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