This Agreement (“Agreement”) and the policies referred to herein contain the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Internet Web Site and services located at http://www.diasporaradiology.com (“Web Site”) and all affiliated web sites owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Diaspora Radiology (“Company”).
DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION
Diaspora Radiology takes seriously the privacy of your medical records and personal information. Accordingly, we have taken all reasonable restrictions necessary to protect your confidentiality in accordance with all applicable laws. By accessing this site, you acknowledge disclosing medical information to the Company for the purposes of obtaining a second opinion conducted by a qualified radiologist associated with Diaspora Radiology In addition, you authorize the Company and their respective physicians, employees, contractors, business associates and/or agents to access, review, research, analyze, discuss and copy your medical and personal information as may be necessary to provide the second opinion you request. The use of your medical information will not exceed this stated purpose, unless and until you authorize and direct such additional disclosure(s). The second opinion radiology report will be sent to the individual designated by you. This authorization is effective immediately. You have the right to receive a copy of this authorization directly from the Company upon your request.
ELECTRONIC SECURITY MEASURES
Communication between your computer and our servers is encrypted using industry-standard SSL technology. It is the same technology used by online banking systems. Studies are stored on our server temporarily for the purpose of diagnostic viewing. After a retention period of up to 8 weeks, studies are permanently removed from our servers. The access to your studies is monitored, logged and granted only to appropriate parties. Physical access to our server is restricted and monitored.
RELIANCE ON SECOND OPINION
You acknowledge and agree that the second opinion radiology report is exclusively for the purposes of obtaining a second opinion and should not in any form, shape or fashion constitute a diagnosis, medical advice, treatment, medical care or establish any doctor-patient relationship. Furthermore, you understand that your treating physician(s) will remain at all times solely responsible for your diagnosis, care, treatment and evaluation of the second opinion radiology report. Your physician(s) shall directly communicate to you all information contained in the second opinion radiology report.
PAYMENT OF FEES
You acknowledge that you, your physician, your attorney-in-fact or any authorized individual acting on your behalf and who is requesting the second opinion radiology report is responsible for all fees charged by the Company for the services hereunder (including, but not limited to, fees for professional radiology services). You understand that you or your authorized agent must pay these fees in advance, and that it is your responsibility to pursue any third-party insurance reimbursement at your own expense, if any. You have been informed that you have the option to withdraw consent for this second opinion radiology report at any time. However, if you withdraw your consent after payment is made, you will remain responsible for the full amount no money will be refunded.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
You further release and hold harmless Company and its/their respective physicians, employees, contractors, business associates and/or agents for any harm, claim, injury or damages of any kind including, but not limited to, compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damage, directly or indirectly, as result of any and all uses of the services hereunder and any review, interpretation or analysis or and/or reliance on any and all second opinion radiology reports. Although every effort will be made to generate a second opinion radiology report in reasonably timely fashion, the Company makes no representation or warranty as to the timeframe in which such second opinion radiology report will be generated.
STORAGE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION
The Company will store your personal and medical information, including, but not limited to, radiological images for as long as necessary to render the second opinion radiology report. After the second opinion radiology report is generated, tangible radiology films may be returned to you provided that you have: (i) requested return of such radiology films; and (ii) pre-pay the cost of shipping and handling.
The Company is not responsible for storing, filing, or safe keeping medical, personal or imaging information/films after a second opinion radiology report has been generated or services have been terminated for any reasons. The Company accepts no responsibility for any items, films or records which may be lost or stolen while being shipped to and/or from the Company.
CHANGES TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Company reserves the right at any time, with or without notice, to change, alter, modify or delete any of its policies, procedures, terms of service, website content, fees and/or notices. Please check this Agreement periodically for changes. Continued use of the Web Site following the posting of changes to this Agreement shall mean you have read and accept such changes.
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