Purpose

Kaiser Permanente provides this website, "kpquest.org" (the "website"), to allow our members and other users to view health-related information, communicate with our practitioners, our staff and each other, arrange for clinical and health plan services and access additional services.

The information provided on this website is not a substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health care professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have regarding medical symptoms or a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

If you think you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Agreement

BY USING THE WEBSITE OR BY CLICKING "I ACCEPT" BELOW, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

Revisions, changes, and updates

We may revise the information on this website or otherwise change or update the website, including these Terms and Conditions, without notice to you. Kaiser Permanente may also make improvements and/or changes in products and/or services described on this website or add new features at any time without notice. We encourage you to periodically read these Terms and Conditions to see if there have been any changes to our policies that may affect you. Your continued use of the website will signify your continued agreement to these Terms and Conditions as they may be revised.

Links

This Kaiser Permanente website provides links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Kaiser Permanente ("Third Party websites"). We provide links to Third Party websites as follows.

  • Kaiser Permanente provides links to Third Party websites to connect you easily to additional sources of health information or third party services that may be of interest to you. We may not have any business relationship with the party that controls this type of Third Party website and a link to such a site is offered only as a convenience to you.
  • Kaiser Permanente also provides links to Third Party websites managed by vendors that we have made arrangements with to offer you services to help you manage your health or to take and fulfill orders when you purchase items or materials from us. These Third Party websites may be co-branded, meaning that they display the Kaiser Permanente logo and the logo of the Third Party vendor but they are owned and controlled by the Third Party.

In each such instance, we will let you know when you are leaving kp.org and linking to a Third Party website. For example, we may include a notice advising you that you are being sent to a Third Party website on our web page adjacent to a link or on the first page that appears after clicking on a link. Or we may use an icon that we identify with an appropriate legend to let you know when you are leaving kp.org.

Kaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content, security or the privacy practices of Third Party websites. Please review the privacy statement and any terms of use of each Third Party website you visit. Unless we specifically advise you otherwise, links to Third Party websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by Kaiser Permanente of those sites, the information they contain or any products or services they describe. Kaiser Permanente does not receive payment or other remuneration in exchange for your linking to or using any Third Party websites.

Access, correction, and data integrity

Although we attempt to maintain the integrity and accuracy of the information on the website, we make no guarantees as to its correctness, completeness, or accuracy. The website may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors or omissions. Also, unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations could be made to the website by third parties without our knowledge. If you believe that information found on the website is inaccurate or unauthorized, please inform us by contacting our Web manager. (Contact our Web manager using the link available at the bottom of each page on our site.)

Use by children

We do not knowingly allow Kaiser Permanente members under the age of 13 to create accounts that allow access to the secured features of this website.

User participation in interactive services

Any personal information you submit to the website is governed by the kp.org privacy practices. (A link to our privacy practices is available at the bottom of each page on our site.) This includes information on your rights to see and receive copies of your personal health information. To deactivate your kp.org account, please contact our Web manager. (Contact our Web manager using the link available at the bottom of each page on our site.) To the extent there is an inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the kp.org privacy practices, these Terms and Conditions shall govern.

Members may use this website to view certain information displayed from their medical records, including the results of certain laboratory tests. Your use of the lab test result feature is considered to be a request by you to receive your lab test results online.

In addition, although this website displays certain information from your medical record, it does not necessarily display all information found in your medical record. If you think that your medical record information displayed on the website is inaccurate, you can request Kaiser Permanente to amend your medical record by mailing a request to the department identified in your regional Notice of Privacy Practices. (A link to the Regional Notice of Privacy Practices is available at the bottom of each page on our site.) To request a complete copy of your medical record, please contact the department identified in your regional Notice of Privacy Practices responsible for providing records to our members.

Members may authorize other users of this website to view the member's health information displayed on the website through the "Act for a Family Member" feature. If you are authorized to access another user's health information, you agree to protect the confidentiality of this information and comply with state and federal privacy laws that may prohibit the redisclosure of health information without the express written authorization of the person who is the subject of the health information, including but not limited to federal law prohibiting the redisclosure of health information regarding alcohol and drug abuse referral and treatment.

Kaiser Permanente provides you with a number of interactive online services to help you better manage your health. These services may include (but are not limited to):

  • secure messaging, including:
    • email your doctor's office
    • ask a pharmacist
    • appointment requests

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type (including secure messaging) that infringe upon, misappropriate or violate any rights of any party.

In consideration of being allowed to use kp.org interactive services, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  • signing on as or pretending to be another person (Note: this does not restrict authorized use of the "Act for a Family Member" feature on this website)
  • using secure messaging for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, international laws or posted Kaiser Permanente policies
  • transmitting material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or publicity rights of others
  • transmitting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, predatory of minors, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, or hateful to any person (including Kaiser Permanente personnel) or entity as determined by Kaiser Permanente in its sole discretion
  • using interactive services in a way that is intended to harm, or a reasonable person would understand would likely result in harm, to the user or others
  • collecting information about others, including email addresses
  • intentionally distributing viruses or other harmful computer code

Kaiser Permanente expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate a user's access to any interactive services and/or to any or all other areas of the website due to any act that would constitute a violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Email communications with Kaiser Permanente members and enrollees of self-insured plans

By accepting these terms and conditions, you agree to receive essential communications by email. These communications may include (but are not limited to):

  • notification that an important message awaits you on kp.org (this may be a message from your doctor, a new lab test result, an appointment confirmation, a response from a pharmacist, etc.)
  • kp.org site & service updates
  • emergency alerts and critical messages (for example, if a snowstorm or wildfire has temporarily closed a medical center)
  • general health communications from your Kaiser Permanente providers

As part of your essential communications and services, you will receive the monthly Partners in Health wellness update by email. You may choose to receive this communication by mail instead. In addition, you may periodically receive online invitations to participate in member satisfaction and other types of surveys related to your experiences at Kaiser Permanente. Your participation in such surveys is always optional.

Passwords

Kaiser Permanente has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your Kaiser Permanente online password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the disclosure and use of your activation codes and password; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Kaiser Permanente online account and password; and (3) promptly inform the kp.org Web manager of any need to deactivate a password. (Contact our Web manager using the link available at the bottom of each page on our site.)

Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT AND ALL SITE-RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ALL SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND THIRD PARTY WEBSITES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY KAISER PERMANENTE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANY REFERENCES TO SPECIFIC PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY A RECOMMENDATION OR ENDORSEMENT BY KAISER PERMANENTE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE.

Limitation of liability; choice of law

KAISER PERMANENTE AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED OR LINKED TO ON THIS WEBSITE ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND/OR THIRD PARTY WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE GOVERNED BY CALIFORNIA LAW WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW. IF ANY VERSION OF THE UNIFORM COMPUTER INFORMATION TRANSACTIONS ACT (UCITA) IS ENACTED AS PART OF THE LAW OF CALIFORNIA, THAT STATUTE SHALL NOT GOVERN ANY ASPECT OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Copyrights

Except as otherwise indicated, all content on this website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, photos, images, forms, audio, video, questionnaires, and software, is the property of Kaiser Permanente or its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Kaiser Permanente allows you to view or download a single copy of the material on the website solely for your personal, noncommercial use.

The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of Kaiser Permanente and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unless specifically authorized in writing by Kaiser Permanente, any use of these materials, or of any materials contributed to this website by entities other than Kaiser Permanente, on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by Kaiser Permanente. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Kaiser Permanente.

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 this website 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 http://www.loc.gov/copyright.

In accordance with the DMCA, Kaiser Permanente 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 our designated agent as follows:

Agent: David S. McWaters
Address: Kaiser Permanente Internet Services Group, 5820 Owens Drive, Building E-2, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Fax: 1-925-737-2276
Phone: 1-925-598-2799
Email: ISG.QA-Compliance@kp.org

(no solicitations)

Please note: If you materially misrepresent that online material, product, or activity is infringing your copyrights, you may be liable for damages (including court costs and attorneys' fees) and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

Trademarks and service marks

"Kaiser Permanente" and the Kaiser Permanente logo are registered service marks of Kaiser Permanente or its affiliates. Other proprietary marks of Kaiser Permanente or third parties may be designated as such from time to time on this website through use of the TM, SM, or ® symbols. Users of this website are not authorized to make any use of the Kaiser Permanente marks or the proprietary marks of third parties, including but not limited to, as metatags or in any other fashion that may create a false or misleading impression of affiliation or sponsorship with or by Kaiser Permanente or the applicable third party.

 


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