IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WEBSITE CONTENT

The information and content (collectively, “Content”) on this website is for your general educational information only. The Content cannot replace the relationship that you have with your health care professionals. The Content on this website should not be considered medical advice.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE AND SHOULD SEEK APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS CALLING “911”.

Not Medical Advice

Please note that the information presented on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You may want to discuss this information with your healthcare provider in order to determine whether hospice care may be appropriate in your situation.

Agreement and Terms

These website Terms of Use (“Terms”) describe the rules for using this website. These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and SCS Foundation. If you are helping another person use this website, these Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between both the helper and the person being helped and SCS Foundation. Terms such as “we” or “our” and “Company” refer to SCS Foundation and its affiliate entities.
By using this website, you agree to the most-recent Terms as well as the most-recent version of our Privacy Policy. We may change these Terms at any time, and such changes will be posted on this or a similar page of this website. It is your responsibility to review these Terms each time you use this website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to any changes to our Terms.
If you enter into any other agreement with the Company, then these Terms are in addition to the terms of such other agreement. Neither entering into this agreement, nor visiting this website, nor any of these Terms, guarantees that you are eligible to receive coverage from us for any plan offered through this website or otherwise.

Information Security

Although we take reasonable precautions to protect our users’ information, if you submit an electronic message to us, please understand that you do so at your own risk; such messages may not be secure. If you choose to send any confidential information to us via e-mail, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept this information. We strive to respond to all e-mail requests in a timely manner, but you assume all responsibility for any liability arising from such electronic submission. You further agree to release and hold us harmless from any and all liability or cause of action arising from the interception, access or use by a third party of any information submitted electronically by you through this site or from any errors or omissions in the data you provide. The submission of an electronic message to us does not create or constitute any relationship between you and us (its directors, officers, employees, shareholders, agents or representatives) or create a communication to which any privilege may attach.

License to use this website and content ownership

Subject to these Terms, the Company grants you a personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, revocable, limited license to view the Content on the website for the sole purpose of collecting information regarding our plan and related activities such as, if permitted on this website, applying to enroll in a plan. You may also print a reasonable number of copies of the Content for your personal use, but in such case you must reproduce all proprietary copyright and trademark notices. All rights, title and interest in and to the website, including the Content, and all intellectual property rights, including all copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret rights therein shall remain with the Company and our licensors and vendors, and no ownership interest is transferred to you or any other entity by virtue of making the Content available on the website, granting the foregoing licenses or entering into this Agreement.
In the event you choose to provide us with any feedback, suggestions, or similar communications, all such messages (collectively, “Feedback Messages”) will be considered non-personal, non-confidential (except for personal information as described in our Privacy Policy) and nonproprietary. You hereby grant the Company a perpetual, sub-licensable, assignable, unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, practice, modify, create derivative or collective works, transmit and distribute your Feedback Messages, in whole or in part, and including all intellectual property rights therein.
The term “SCS Foundation” is a trademark and the SCS Foundation logo and all related product and service names, designs and slogans are SCS Foundation trademarks. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, brands and marks are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
We may terminate this license at any time for any reason. If you breach any of these Terms, your license to the Content terminates immediately. Upon the termination of this license you must stop using this website, including all Content, and return or destroy all copies, including electronic copies, of the Content in your possession or control.

Restrictions on use of this website

You agree:

  • not to use this website or Content in any way not explicitly permitted by these Terms or the text of the website itself;
  • not to copy, modify or create derivative works involving the Content, except you may print a reasonable number of copies for your personal use;
  • not to misrepresent your identity or provide us with any false information in any information-collection portion of this website, such as a registration or enrollment application page;
  • not to take any action intended to interfere with the operation of this website;
  • not to access or attempt to access any portion of this website to which you have not been explicitly granted access;
  • not to share any password assigned to you with any third parties or use any password granted to a third party;
  • not to directly or indirectly authorize anyone else to take actions prohibited in this section;
  • to comply with all applicable laws and regulations while using this website or the Content. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.

Posting Messages, Comments or Content

Certain portions of this website may be configured to permit users to post messages, comments, or other content. Any such content is only the opinion of the poster, is no substitute for your own research, and should not be relied upon for any purpose. You agree not to post any content:

  • which is profane, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable; or
  • where the transmission of which could violate, or facilitate the violation of, any applicable law, regulation, or intellectual property rights.

You are solely responsible for the content of any postings you submit and the Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any content submitted by you or any other site visitor. We may, but are not obligated to, restrict or remove any and all content from a message that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms or is otherwise harmful to us, our customers, or any third party. We reserve the right to remove the content you provide at any time, but you understand that we may preserve and access a backup-copy, and we may disclose the content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is required by law or in the best interests of the Company.
Any content you submit is for non-commercial use only. Any content you submit will be routed through the Internet and you understand and acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any content you submit. Never assume that you are anonymous and cannot be identified by your posts.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant the Company a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant the Company and any of its sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms and Conditions and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Company or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.

Copyright Infringement – DMCA Notice

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under US copyright law. If you believe in good faith that content or material on this site infringes a copyright owned by you, you (or your agent) may send the Company a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. This request should be sent to: info@scscenter.org; or, alternatively to: SCS Foundation, 13800 Arizona Street, Suite 100, Westminster, CA 92683, Attn: Website Administrator.

The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to the address above.

Changes to Website Content

We may change, add or remove some or all of the Content on this website at any time. In addition, please note that although our goal is to provide accurate information, certain features that may be offered through this website, such as participating healthcare providers, pricing information or other Content, may not be accurate or up to date. In addition, please note that features of any plan or plans described in this website may change over time as permitted by law, including benefit levels, items included in any formulary, pricing or lists of participating providers or other associated vendors.

Links

While visiting this website you may click on a link to other websites and leave this website. We provide links to other websites that may contain information that may be useful or interesting to you. We do not endorse, and are not responsible for, the content and accuracy of linked websites operated by third parties or for any of your dealings with such third parties. You are solely responsible for your dealings with such third parties and we encourage you to read the terms of use and privacy policies on such third-party websites.

NO WARRANTIES

ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE COMPANY, ALL THIRD PARTIES, IF ANY, PROVIDING CONTENT FOR THIS WEBSITE, AND ALL THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING SUPPORT OR INFORMATION FOR THIS WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY, “WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES”) HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICULAR PLAN BENEFITS OR SCOPE OF COVERAGE IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES AND ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE COMPUTER CODE.

Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties, so one or more of the above limitations may not apply to you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT NONE OF THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. THIS PROTECTION COVERS CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, AND ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THIS PROTECTION COVERS THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES, INCLUDING ALL AFFILIATES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS. THIS PROTECTION COVERS ALL LOSSES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION. THE TOTAL, CUMULATIVE, LIABILITY OF THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES, INCLUDING ALL AFFILIATES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, IF ANY, FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF YOUR ACTUAL DAMAGES, NOT TO EXCEED U.S. $100. THE LIMIT OF LIABILITY MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE IN SOME STATES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES, INCLUDING ALL AFFILIATES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES OTHER THAN THE AMOUNT DESCRIBED ABOVE. ALL OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE, RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT ARE EXCLUDED EVEN IF THE WEBSITE-RELATED-PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THIS SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.

Governing Law and Statute of Limitations

The laws of the State of California govern these Terms and any cause of action arising under or relating to your use of the website, without reference to its choice-of-law principles. You agree that the only proper jurisdiction and venue for any dispute with the Company, or in any way relating to your use of this website, is in the state and federal courts in the State of California, U.S.A. You further agree and consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in these courts in connection with any dispute involving the Company or its employees, officers, directors, agents and providers. If any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, such provision is to that extent to be deemed omitted, and the balance of the Agreement shall remain enforceable.

Before seeking legal recourse for any harm you believe you have suffered arising from or related to your use of this website, you agree to inform us in writing and to give us 30 days to cure the harm before initiating any action. You must initiate any cause of action within one year after the claim has arisen, or you will be barred from pursuing any cause of action.

Contact us

SCS Foundation

13800 Arizona Street, Suite 100

Westminster, CA 92683

Attn: Website Administrator

Effective Date

The Effective Date of these Terms is January 1, 2014.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its officers, trustees, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, third-party information providers, licensors and others involved in this site or the delivery of products, services or information over this site, from and against any and all liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from any violation by you of these Terms or your use of this site or any products, services or information obtained from this site.

Miscellaneous Terms

Your obligations under the following sections survive termination of this Agreement: Important Note Regarding Website Content; Agreement and Terms; portions of License to use this website and content ownership; Restrictions on use of this website; Posting messages, comments or content; Copyright Infringement – DMCA Notice; Changes to website content; Links; NO WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; Governing law and statute of limitations; Indemnification; Miscellaneous terms. If any provision of these Terms is 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 these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. You may not transfer or assign any rights or obligations under this Agreement. The Company may transfer or assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement.