Veterinarian Terms of Service
AIRVET, INC. Last Updated: April 23, 2021
ARBITRATION NOTICE. Except for certain kinds of disputes described in Section 18, you agree that disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration, and BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AND AIRVET ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights under this contract (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court). Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury. (See Section 18.)
AIRVET and those acting on our behalf may send you text (SMS) messages at the phone number you provide us. These messages may include operational messages about your use of the Site. You may opt out of receiving operational text messages at any time by sending an email to [email protected] indicating that you no longer wish to receive such texts along with the phone number of the mobile device receiving the texts. You may continue to receive text messages for a short period while AIRVET processes your request, and you may also receive text messages confirming the receipt of your opt-out request. Opting out of receiving operational text messages may impact the functionality that the Site provides to you. Text messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system. Your agreement to receive text messages is not a condition of any purchase or use of the Site. Standard data and message rates may apply whenever you send or receive such messages, as specified by your carrier.
We may send you emails concerning out products and services, as well as those of third parties. You may opt out of promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the promotional email itself.
2. VETERINARY MEDICINE SERVICES. If you are agreeing to these Terms as a veterinarian, you acknowledge that you hold a current and valid license to practice veterinary medicine in your country of residence, and are in good standing in all jurisdictions in which you will provide services through the Site. If you are agreeing to these terms as a veterinary technician, you acknowledge that you hold a current and valid license to veterinary technician services in your country of residence, and are in good standing in all jurisdictions in which you will provide services through the Site. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the services you provide to Users and their pets. AIRVET does not practice veterinary medicine, veterinary technician services, or any other licensed profession, and does not interfere with the practice of veterinary medicine, veterinary technician services, or any other licensed profession by Providers, each of whom is responsible for his or her services and compliance with the requirements applicable to his or her profession and license. Neither AIRVET nor any third parties who promote the Services or provide Users with a link to the Site shall be liable for any professional advice Users or their pets obtain from a Provider via the Services.
You agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations, including the requirement that you hold a valid, unexpired license to practice veterinary medicine or veterinary technician services, whichever is applicable to you, in good standing in each state, province, or territory in which you practice veterinary medicine or veterinary technician services. You agree to abide by all statutes and regulations in the veterinary medicine practice act in your state, province, or territory (collectively, the “Applicable Veterinary Laws”) and to comply with all statutes, regulations, professional rules, and guidelines related to the practice of veterinary medicine including the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics of the American Veterinary Medical Association if you are licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States and the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethical of the Canadian Veterinary Medicine Association if you are licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Canada . You agree to refrain from posting words or images that are obscene, defamatory, false, unlawful, or infringe upon others’ rights, including intellectual property rights. You agree to refrain from posting content that could be deemed an advertisement or solicitation where not explicitly authorized by AIRVET.
You shall only diagnose, treat, or prescribe medication to a User with respect to their pet (the “VCPR Services”) if you have established a valid Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (“VCPR”) under applicable law for the specific pet that is the subject of the VCPR Services. The requirements of a valid VCPR may vary jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The VCPR for the specific pet that is the subject of the Services must have been established within a reasonable time considering the specific condition of the pet but in no case more than a year prior to your provision of VCPR Services to the User on the Site. If you have not established a valid VCPR, you agree that you shall not provide any services that require a VCPR.
You agree that Users can send messages to you by contacting AIRVET Customer Support at [email protected] or by sending messages through the AIRVET mobile application. Emails or electronic messages to Customer Support will then be forwarded to you at your designated email address; provided that AIRVET shall not be responsible if any such message is not properly or timely forwarded to you.
Electronic (including audio and video) or phone communications via the Site are not confidential or privileged and will not be the subject of any associated confidences or privileges. You understand and agree that all such communications may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.
3. PROVIDER ACCOUNTS. When you register on the Site, you are required to create an account (“Account”) by entering your name, the name of your veterinary practice, a copy of your driver’s license, professional license number, email address, password and certain other information collected by AIRVET (collectively “Account Information”). You agree that the Account Information that you provide to us at all times, including during registration and in any information you upload to the Site, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You will monitor and update your Account Information as necessary to ensure that it is true, accurate, current, and complete. You may not transfer or share your Account password with anyone or create more than one Account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account password and for all activities that occur under your Account. AIRVET reserves the right to take any and all action, as it deems necessary or reasonable, regarding the security of the Site and your Account Information. In no event and under no circumstances shall AIRVET be held liable to you for any liabilities or damages resulting from or arising out of your use of the Site, your use of the Account Information or your release of the Account Information to a third party. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time.
You hereby grant AIRVET the right to record video and audio calls made using the Site or Services (“Recordings”). Certain features of the Service may permit Users to upload content to the Service, including messages, reviews, photos, video, images, folders, data, text, and other types of works (collectively with the Recordings, “User Content”)and to publish User Content on the Service. You retain any copyright and other proprietary rights that you may hold in the User Content that you post to the Service. By providing User Content to or via the Service, you grant AIRVET a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid right and license (with the right to sublicense) to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify for the purpose of formatting for display, and distribute your User Content, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter developed. If a Provider or another User requires access to your User Content, you grant those Providers or Users a non-exclusive license to access and use that User Content as permitted by these Terms and the functionality of the Service.
5. PAYMENT TERMS. AIRVET sets the pricing terms for the Service and reserves the right to change such terms at any time, in AIRVET’s sole discretion. In the event we change the pricing terms for the Service, we will provide you with notice thereof. You hereby authorize us to collect from Users receiving Services from you through the Site the fee for such Services in accordance with AIRVET’s fee schedule. For unscheduled “on-demand” cases, you shall receive $25.00 for each successfully completed appointment with a User minus any processing fees and for scheduled “request” cases, you shall receive the fee you set less $5.00 for each successfully completed appointment with a User minus any processing fees (as applicable, the “Vet Fee”), which Vet Fee will be paid to you as provided herein. We will pay you the Vet Fee no later than 45 days after you perform the applicable services for the User, subject to our receipt of payment from the User for such services. In the event that any User payment relating to a Vet Fee paid by us to you is disputed or reversed by the User, you shall reimburse us for the amount of such Vet Fee and you hereby authorize us to take such amount from the balance of Vet Fees due to you. The payment of the amount of the Vet Fees shall be electronically transferred to your account via a payment processor approved by AIRVET, based on the payment instructions provided by you to us, as long as you have provided such instructions to us not less than 10 business days prior to the date of payment. We may continue to rely on payment instructions provided by you until new instructions are given. All financial transactions will be processed in U.S. dollars. You agree to refrain from contacting Users outside of the Site to arrange different payment terms for the Services.
The Service may include automatically recurring payments for periodic charges (“Subscription Service”). If you activate a Subscription Service, you authorize AIRVET to periodically charge, on a going-forward basis and until cancellation of either the recurring payments or your account, all accrued sums on or before the payment due date for the accrued sums, including all applicable taxes, to the payment method specified in your account. The “Subscription Billing Date” is the date when you purchase your first subscription to the Service.. Your account will be charged automatically on the Subscription Billing Date all applicable fees and taxes for the next subscription period. The subscription will continue unless and until you cancel your subscription or we terminate it. You must cancel your subscription at least 10 days before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next periodic Subscription Fee to your account. We will bill the periodic Subscription Fee to the payment method you provide to us during registration (or to a different payment method if you change your payment information). You may cancel the Subscription Service by contacting us at: [email protected]. AIRVET, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different pricing to any of AIRVET’s customers. These promotional offers, unless made to you, will not apply to your offer or these Terms.
6. PROMOTION. You shall obtain AIRVET’s prior written consent with respect to promotional activities relating to the Services other than the promotional tools and guidelines provided to you by AIRVET when you create your account.
7. WEBSITE LINKS. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, OR LINKS FOUND AT ANY OTHER WEBSITE, INTERNET LOCATION, OR SOURCE OF INFORMATION, NOR FOR YOUR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR LINKS, NOR FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SUCH WEBSITES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OPERATORS.
AIRVET may provide tools through the Site that enable you to export information to third party services, including through features that allow you to link your account on Airvet with an account on the third party service, such as Twitter or Facebook, or through our implementation of third party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons). By using one of these tools, you agree that AIRVET may transfer that information to the applicable third party service. Third party services are not under AIRVET’s control, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, AIRVET is not responsible for any third party service’s use of your exported information. The Service may also contain links to third party websites. Linked websites are not under AIRVET’s control, and AIRVET is not responsible for their content.
All photographs, videos, images and other information provided to you from the Users for whom you provide services are confidential information and must be kept private, confidential and not republished for any purpose. Any information maintained by you as a result of contact with Users on the Site must be kept in a manner consistent with the statutes and regulations regarding maintenance of medical records as set forth in the Applicable Veterinary Laws.
9. TRADEMARKS. Certain of the names, logos, and other materials displayed on the Site or in the Services may constitute trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos (“Marks”) of AIRVET or third parties. You are not authorized to use any such Marks without the express written permission of AIRVET. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with us or such third parties.
10. TERMINATION. You may deactivate your Account and end your registration at any time, for any reason by sending an email to [email protected]. AIRVET may suspend or terminate your use of the Site, your Account and/or registration for any reason at any time. Subject to applicable law, AIRVET reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the Site pursuant to its internal record retention and/or content destruction policies. After such termination, AIRVET will have no further obligation to provide the Services.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; RELEASE. 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. AIRVET 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, VALUE, ACCURACY OF DATA, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, RELIABILITY OF PERFORMANCE AND FREEDOM FROM ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND SITE-RELATED SERVICES.
You acknowledge and agree that AIRVET does not provide veterinary medicine advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is strictly a technology platform and infrastructure for connecting pet owners with independent third-party Providers, including veterinarians and other veterinary medicine professionals in the AIRVET network.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL AIRVET OR ITS SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. AIRVET’S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS IS LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID BY USERS TO AIRVET THAT WERE RETAINED BY AIRVET (AFTER REMITTING AMOUNTS DUE TO YOU) RELATING TO THE VETERINARY SERVICES YOU PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES IN THE ONE (1) YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE OCCURRENCE OF LOSS OR DAMAGE. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
AIRVET reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of AIRVET. AIRVET will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
15. INSURANCE. You agree to maintain veterinary malpractice insurance at all times that you are a Provider, with a commercially reasonable amount of coverage according to the scope of your veterinary practice or as may be required by the Applicable Veterinary Laws.
16. GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTIONS. AIRVET makes no representation that all products, services and/or material described on the Site, or the Services available through the Site, are appropriate or available for use in locations outside, or all territories in, the United States and Canada. The Service is not intended for distribution or use in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject AIRVET to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. You are responsible for complying with all your legal, professional and ethical requirements in connection with use of the Site and providing the Services.
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 Site or Services 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 Web site, currently located at https://www.copyright.gov/. In accordance with the DMCA, AIRVET 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 AIRVET, INC., 9190 W Olympic Blvd #422 Beverly Hills, CA 90212. AIRVET will promptly terminate the accounts of users that are determined by AIRVET to be repeat infringers.
18. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION
18.1 Generally. In the interest of resolving disputes between you and AIRVET in the most expedient and cost effective manner, and except as described in Section 18.2 and 18.3, you and AIRVET agree that every dispute arising in connection with these Terms will be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of these Terms, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether a claim arises during or after the termination of these Terms. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND AIRVET ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
18.2 Exceptions. Despite the provisions of Section 18.1, nothing in these Terms will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit the right of either party to: (a) bring an individual action in small claims court; (b) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state, or local agency if that action is available; (c) seek injunctive relief in a court of law in aid of arbitration; or (d) to file suit in a court of law to address an intellectual property infringement claim.
18.3 Opt-Out. If you do not wish to resolve disputes by binding arbitration, you may opt out of the provisions of this Section 18 within 30 days after the date that you agree to these Terms by sending a letter to AIRVET, INC., Attention: Legal Department – Arbitration Opt-Out, 9190 W Olympic Blvd #422 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 that specifies: your full legal name, the email address associated with your account on the Site, and a statement that you wish to opt out of arbitration (“Opt-Out Notice”). Once AIRVET receives your Opt-Out Notice, this Section 18 will be void and any action arising out of these Terms will be resolved as set forth in Section 17. The remaining provisions of these Terms will not be affected by your Opt-Out Notice.
18.4 Arbitrator. Any arbitration between you and AIRVET will be settled under the Federal Arbitration Act and administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (collectively, “AAA Rules”) as modified by these Terms. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by contacting AIRVET. The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement.
18.5 Notice of Arbitration; Process. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by certified U.S. Mail or by Federal Express (signature required) or, only if that other party has not provided a current physical address, then by electronic mail (“Notice of Arbitration”). AIRVET’s address for Notice is: AIRVET, INC., 9190 W Olympic Blvd #422 Beverly Hills, CA 90212. The Notice of Arbitration must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice of Arbitration is received, you or AIRVET may commence an arbitration proceeding. All arbitration proceedings between the parties will be confidential unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or AIRVET must not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. If the arbitrator awards you an amount higher than the last written settlement amount offered by AIRVET in settlement of the dispute prior to the award, AIRVET will pay to you the higher of: (i) the amount awarded by the arbitrator; or (ii) $10,000.
18.6 Fees. If you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, AIRVET will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than $10,000, in which case the payment of any fees will be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearing will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Los Angeles, California, but if the claim is for $10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted: (a) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (b) through a non-appearance based telephone hearing; or (c) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In that case, you agree to reimburse AIRVET for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator must issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
18.7 No Class Actions. YOU AND AIRVET AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and AIRVET agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
18.8 Modifications to this Arbitration Provision. If AIRVET makes any future change to this arbitration provision, other than a change to AIRVET’s address for Notice of Arbitration, you may reject the change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to AIRVET’s address for Notice of Arbitration, in which case your account with AIRVET will be immediately terminated and this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the changes you rejected will survive.
18.9 Enforceability. If Section 18.7 or the entirety of this Section 18 is found to be unenforceable, or if AIRVET receives an Opt-Out Notice from you, then the entirety of this Section 18 will be null and void and, in that case, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 17 will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.
19. Notice Regarding Apple. This Section 19 only applies to the extent you are using our mobile application on an iOS device. You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and AIRVET only, not with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), and Apple is not responsible for the Service or the content thereof. Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Service. If the Service fails to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund any applicable purchase price for the mobile application to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation with respect to the Service. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Service or your possession and/or use of the Service, including: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Service fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; or (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third party claim that the Service and/or your possession and use of the Service infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third party terms when using the Service. Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary of these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant that: (i) you are not 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 (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.