Terms of Use

Effective as of May 1, 2012

Welcome to Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire’s web site. By visiting or otherwise using this web site (“the Site”), you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use (“Terms”). These Terms are in effect as of the date shown above and may have changed since the last time you visited the Site. Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using the Site.

Ownership of Site and Reservation of Rights

This Site is owned and operated by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire and KMTSJ, Inc. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire reserves all rights to the Site except those that we specifically give to you in these Terms.

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Changes in Terms of Use

We have the right to change these Terms at any time. Any change is effective as soon as we post it to the Site. We will post the date of the latest change at the top of this Terms page. If you use the Site after a change is posted, you are considered to have accepted the changes. You should visit and reread these Terms often so you are up-to-date in what they say.

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No Medical Advice

You understand and agree that the information contained in the Site is not intended nor implied to be, and you will not use it as, a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care plan prior to starting any new treatment or with any question you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in the Site is intended to be used by you for medical diagnosis and/or treatment, and you agree that you will not use information received from or contained on the Site for medical diagnosis and/or treatment. You understand that you should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking treatment based on the information contained in the Site.

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Copyright and Intellectual Property

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire owns the copyright and other intellectual property for the Content of the Site. (“Content” includes text, graphics, images, and other material, and includes any software that permits you to visit or use the Site that we have developed or have a legal license to use). Neither you nor anyone else has or gets any right, title or interest in and to the Content by simply visiting or using the site. Use of Content is prohibited without our prior written consent and may violate federal and/or state law.

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Accounts and Passwords

Members and medical providers have the ability to register for access to the secured area of the Site. To access the secured website, you may need to provide additional information such as organization names, addresses, member identification numbers, group numbers, and tax identification numbers. The purpose of the registration process is to validate members, medical providers, employers, business partners, and agents requesting access to our secured area. Registration also enables us to tailor the information you receive.

We may use the voluntarily provided contact information to notify website users of updates, products, services, or upcoming events. Website users who do not wish to receive such notifications via e-mail can choose to opt out of receiving such information. It is our policy that e-mail messages will contain an "unsubscribe" feature, along with instructions on how to execute the unsubscribe function at any time should you choose to opt out of receiving these notifications.

Your username and password (collectively, the "Password") will allow you to access the Site and certain information about you or your plan. Your Password is the exclusive property and confidential information of Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire and may be used solely for your individual use of and access to the Site. You are solely responsible for controlling your Passwords and for authorizing, monitoring and controlling access to your account. You are prohibited from distributing, providing or otherwise making available your Password to any third party and are responsible for all activities that occur under your Password. You agree to notify Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire immediately of any unauthorized use of your Password or of any need to deactivate the Password(s) associated with your account so we may take action to protect any confidential information associated with your account.

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Termination

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire may terminate any User's right to use the Site at any time. Your right to use the secure portal portion of the Site will end at the close of your membership with Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

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Find a Provider

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire has made reasonable efforts to validate that its lists of providers displayed are up to date and accurate. Please call Member Services at (715) 552-4300 or (888) 203-7770 prior to scheduling an appointment to verify that your provider continues to be part of the network. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire shall not be liable for any losses, damages, or non-covered charges as a result of using the provider locator tool or receiving care from a provider listed in on our site.

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire respects the intellectual property of others and expects users of our Site to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this Site, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed infringement to Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire:

The above information must be submitted as a written notification to Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire by writing us at:

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Attn: Compliance Manager
PO Box 3217
Eau Claire, WI 54701-3217

This information should not be construed as legal advice. For further details on the information required for valid DMCA notifications, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).

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The Site and Content may have links to web sites operated by third parties. We provide the links solely for convenience and reference and not because we endorse the content of anyone else’s web site. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information or materials on the other web sites.

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Limitation of Liability

You understand and agree that use of this Site is entirely at your own risk, and that in no event shall the plan be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or any other monetary or other damages, fees, fines, penalties, or liabilities arising out of or relating in any way to this Site, or site accessed through this Site, and/or content or information provided herein. A user’s sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site is to stop using the Site.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any claims, actions, demands, liabilities, judgments and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Site, unauthorized use of your Password, and/or your use of any content or information contained on the Site.

We are not liable for any delay, inaccuracy, error and/or omission with respect to the Site or the transmission or delivery of all or any part of it, or for any damage or results that arise from your use of the Site.

The failure of Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute waiver of such right or provision.

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No Warranties

This Site and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this Site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire does not warrant that the website service will be uninterrupted or error free.

Under no circumstances shall Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use the Site or your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or accessible through the Site, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance.

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Governing Law and Statute of Limitations

The laws of the State of Wisconsin govern these Terms and any cause of action arising under or relating to your use of the Site, 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 the Site, is in the state and federal courts in the State of Wisconsin, 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 provisions of these Terms are 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 Terms shall remain enforceable.

Before seeking legal recourse for any harm you believe you have suffered arising from and/or related to your use of this Site, 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. This provision does not supersede any legal rights you may have under federal or state law regarding your policy and/or coverage that is unrelated to use of the Site.

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Questions

If you have questions and comments, or if you believe that your confidentiality has been breached or that any of your communications have been intercepted, or you wish to notify us regarding a suspected violation of these terms, please call our Compliance department at (715) 552-4300 or (888) 203-7770.

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