Terms & Conditions
Updated March 7, 2022
Use of the Site
The Professionals who deliver Services through SWORD are independent professionals practicing within a group of independently owned professional practices collectively known as “SWORD Health Professionals”. SWORD Health, Inc. does not practice physical therapy, medicine, or offer healthcare services, and does not interfere with the practice of physical therapy or with the judgement of any other licensed profession by Professionals, each of whom is responsible for his or her services and compliance with the requirements applicable to his or her profession and license. SWORD Health, Inc. is not liable for any professional advice you obtain from a Professional via the Services.
None of the Site content (other than information you receive from Professionals) should be considered physical therapy or clinical advice or an endorsement, representation or warranty that any medication or treatment is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.
Before you are able to use the Services, you will be required to register for a user account. You may register to create an account via the Website. When you register on the Site, you are required to register by entering your name and email and certain other information collected by SWORD (collectively “Information”). To register and use SWORD’s services, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, and be of legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract. If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract, you may not register to use the Services. You agree that the Information that you provide to us at all times and in any information you upload to the Site, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You may not register on the Sites more than once. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality for all activities that while you are using the Services.
Users may not:
access, copy, store or use any aspect of the Sites or the Services for any purpose other than your own personal use;
distribute, disclose, publish, sell, rent or otherwise expose any aspect of the Sites to any third party;
prepare derivative works from the Sites;
circumvent our systems, policies, determinations as to your account status, including by attempting to access or use the Sites if your user of the Sites have been suspended or cancelled or you have otherwise been temporarily or permanently prohibited or blocked from using any services provided by SWORD;
access, search, collect information from, or otherwise interact with the Sites whether by manual methods or by use of any software, device, script or robot, or by any other means (automated or otherwise), including by "scraping," "crawling" or "spidering", to systematically retrieve content in order to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like (except that crawling is permissible without further authorization if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file only);
access the Sites other than through the currently available published interface that are provided by SWORD;
mirror or frame any page, feature, functionality, tool or content, or copy any aspect of the Sites;
use or display SWORD’s name or other trademarks, logos or proprietary materials (“Marks”);
interfere with, disrupt, damage or compromise the Sites or systems or the access of any user, host or network in any way, including through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology or by overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Sites or otherwise imposing an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website, App or Digital Therapist©;
access, tamper with or use non-public areas of any of the Sites, SWORD’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of the Professionals;
probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network of SWORD or its providers, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures of such system or network;
avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by SWORD or the Professionals or any other third party to protect the Services;
forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting, or in any way use the Sites to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the code or software used to provide the Services or use the Sites;
export or re-export anything from the Sites or the Services, except in compliance with the export control laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdictions;
otherwise abuse the Sites, Services, or Professionals; or
attempt to do any of the foregoing, or advocate, encourage, assist or permit any third party to do any of the foregoing.
Fees and Purchase Terms
As required, you agree to pay all fees in order to use or access the Sites or Services in effect if a fee or charge is due and payable. If you provide SWORD with your credit card number, you agree that SWORD is authorized to immediately charge your account for all fees and charges due and payable to SWORD hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. If your health plan, employer or agency has arranged with SWORD to pay the fee or any portion of the fee, that fee adjustment will be reflected in the fee that you are ultimately charged. Please check with your employer, health plan or agency to determine if any Services will be reimbursed. If you do not have insurance coverage for Services, or if your coverage is denied, you acknowledge and agree that you shall be personally responsible for all incurred expenses.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BOTH THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SWORD EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OPERABILITY, CONDITION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, VALUE, ACCURACY OF DATA AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL SWORD, SWORD HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.00 USD. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SWORD, SWORD HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SWORD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS.
You acknowledge and agree that payment by SWORD or retention by you of direct damages, as limited above, is your sole and exclusive remedy in exhaustion of all other remedies, at law or in equity, and that such remedy has not failed of its essential purpose. Any claims against SWORD in connection with your use of the Sites or the Services must be brought against SWORD within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action. When using the Sites and Services, information will be transmitted over a medium which may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of SWORD, its customers and/or vendors. Accordingly, SWORD assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Sites or the Services. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, the above disclaimers and limitations may not apply to you if you reside in such a jurisdiction and the duration and scope of such disclaimers and limitations will be the minimum permitted under applicable law. You may also have other legal rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
All Professionals performing licensed clinical services through the Services hold the professional licenses issued by the professional licensing boards or agencies in the states where they practice. You can report a complaint relating to the care provided by a Healthcare Professional by contacting the professional licensing board in the state where the care was received. In a professional relationship, sexual intimacy is never appropriate and should be reported to the board or agency that licenses, registers, or certifies the licensee. You can find the contact information for each of the state professional licensing boards governing physical therapy on the The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy at https://www.fsbpt.org/Free-Resources/Licensing-Authorities-Contact-Information. Any clinical records created as a result of your use of the Services will be securely maintained by SWORD on behalf of SWORD Health Professionals for a period that is no less than the minimum number of years such records are required to be maintained under state and federal law, which is typically at least six years.
Privacy and Communications
SWORD is required to comply with federal healthcare privacy and security laws and maintain safeguards to protect the security of your health information. Additionally, the information you provide to your Professional during a consultation is confidential, except for certain legal exceptions as more fully described in our Privacy Notice. We devote considerable effort toward ensuring that your personal information is secure. Information regarding our use of health and other personal information is provided in our Privacy Notice. As part of providing you with the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications such as appointment reminders, service announcements, privacy notices, administrative messages and other communications about the Services (“Communications”). These Communications are considered part of the Services. You agree that we may send to you Communications through electronic means including but not limited to: (1) by email, using the address that you provided to us during registration, (2) short messaging service (“SMS”) text message to the mobile number you provided us during registration (“SMS Messages”), (3) push notifications on your tablet or mobile device, or (4) by posting Communications on the Sites. The delivery of any Communications from us is effective when sent by us, regardless of whether you read the Communication. You can withdraw your consent to receive Communications by contacting us at [email protected] SWORD cannot ensure the security or confidentiality of messages sent by email. Information relating to your care, including clinical notes and records, are stored on secure, encrypted servers.
SMS Messages Terms and Conditions The number of SMS Messages we send as part of our Communications will depend on the frequency of your use of the Services. You can stop receiving SMS Messages at any time by texting "STOP" to 91892. If you send the message "STOP" to us, we will send you a reply message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed from SMS Messages. After this, you will no longer receive SMS Messages from us. If you text "HELP" to us, we will reply with instructions on how to receive SMS Messages as well as how to unsubscribe from SMS Messages. Participating Carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central, IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless). T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.
Third Party Links: The Sites and Services may include links to third party websites which may include opinions, information or recommendations by third parties. In providing such links, we do not represent to you that we have investigated the content of such third-party websites. SWORD does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any content included on third party websites nor do we endorse, credential or accredit any opinions, recommendations or information included on such third -party websites. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and at your own risk.
Data Charges and Mobile Phones: You are responsible for any internet or mobile charges that you may incur for using our Sites and Services, including data charges. If you are unsure what those charges may be, you should ask your service provider before using our Sites and Services.
Legal Compliance: You represent and warrant that you are not: (a) located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (b) listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties, including, but not limited to, the Specially Designated Nationals List. The Sites may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Sites or the Services, you agree to the foregoing and represent and warrant that you: (a) are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list; (b) are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties; and (c) agree to comply with all export laws and other applicable laws.
No Waiver: Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver of any provision shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Geographical Restrictions: SWORD is based in the State of Utah in the United States of America. The Sites and the Services are available in the United States and Portugal. SWORD makes no claims that the content of the Sites or the use of Services is appropriate outside of the United States or Portugal. Access to the Content of the Sites and the Services may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Sites or Services from outside the United States or Portugal, you do so at your own risk.
Force Majeure: SWORD will not be deemed to be in breach of these Terms or liable for any breach of these Terms or our Privacy Notice due to any event or occurrence beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, an epidemic or pandemic, terrorism, war, invasion, failures of any public networks, electrical shortages, earthquakes or floods, civil disorder, strikes, fire, or other disaster.
DMCA: 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 U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials appearing on the Sites infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. In addition, 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 statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. One place to find more information is the U.S. Copyright Office Website, currently located at https://www.loc.gov/copyright. In accordance with the DMCA, SWORD has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA. Any written Notification of Claimed infringement should comply with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3)(A) and should be provided in writing to SWORD Health, Inc., 65 East Wadsworth Park Drive Suite 230, Draper, UT 84020.