Website Access Agreement

 

Greener Pastures Recovery, Greener Pastures LLC
 
Website Terms and Conditions
 

By using this site, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the following Terms and Conditions, you must exit this site immediately. This site is owned and operated by Greener Pastures LLC/Greener Pastures Recovery, hereinafter referred to as: Greener Pastures LLC.

This website property, its social media content and its printed copy and content contains information and materials supplied by Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates, its licensees and other sources. All content is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws. The information provided on this site is for your own personal use. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, download, post, transmit or distribute information or materials, including code and software, from this site for commercial or business use. Permission to reprint or otherwise reproduce any information or materials contained on this site, in whole or in part, for any use, is prohibited unless you obtain Greener Pastures LLC's prior written consent. Additionally, you agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any areas of this site, Greener Pastures LLC or affiliate computer systems or networks connected to this site. Greener Pastures LLC reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice to you

 

This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
 

The information and materials on this site are provided for general information purposes and may not be relied on as a substitute for actual professional medical advice, care or treatment. Nothing on this site may be used for diagnosing or treating any health condition and is not a substitute for professional medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided by this site, including any interactive responses, is not intended to be or should be taken as professional medical advice. You are encouraged to consult your physician or your local health care provider to obtain professional medical advice, which may agree or disagree with the information and materials contained on this site. You should consult your own physician or your local health care provider regarding your own symptoms, medical condition, treatment or medications. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, you should contact your own physician or local health care provider immediately. Do not disregard the medical advice of your physician or local health care provider or delay in seeking medical advice from your physician or local health care provider because of anything you read on this site. The information and materials provided on this site are not recommended or approved by Greener Pastures LLC.

 

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
 

The materials provided by this site are provided "as is" without any warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. Greener Pastures LLC does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the information and materials provided by this site. Greener Pastures LLC may make changes to the information and materials provided by this site at any time without notice. The information and materials provided by this site may be out of date and Greener Pastures LLC makes no commitment to update the information and materials provided by this site.
 

In no event shall Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation, consequential damages and those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption, arising out of the use, inability to use or the resulting use of this site, any web sites linked to this site, or the information and materials provided by this or any linked site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.

The information and materials presented on this site is believe to be accurate, but should not be relied upon by the user for any purpose. Any and all liability for the content or any omissions from this site, including any inaccuracies, errors or misstatements is expressly disclaimed. All other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive are hereby excluded to the fullest extent allowed by law, even if Greener Pastures LLC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
 

Your use of this site expressly acknowledges your agreement that Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates and any other entity referenced by this site are not responsible for the results of your decisions resulting from the use of this site including your choice to seek or not to seek professional medical advice, care or treatment.

 

Questions Concerning Your Health
 

This site is not a substitute for in-person evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment by your physician or other local health care provider. Your submission of questions to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site, including questions to physicians, is done at your own risk. You should not assume that any such question, especially questions regarding your health, medical condition, treatment or medications, were actually received by Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site, including physicians. Questions concerning your health, medical condition, treatment or medications should be made in person with your physician or other local health care provider

 

Employment Information, Material and Links
 

No application, form or other invitation for you to submit information to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site constitutes any agreement, arrangement or contract between you and Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site. Your use of this site constitutes your express agreement and understanding that the use of such applications or forms or other submission of information or material to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site does not constitute an agreement, arrangement or contract with Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site. Greener Pastures LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability whatsoever in connection with the delivery and processing of any application, form or submission of information by you. Greener Pastures LLC is not responsible for any delays with the delivery of, processing of, or the security and privacy of any application, form or other submission of information or materials by you to Greener Pastures LLC, is affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site.

 

Greener Pastures LLC bases its employment decisions on the qualifications of each applicant and employee and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, disability or age.

 

Parental Supervision Required
 

This site may contain information that you may find sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. The information and material provided on this site is meant for adults.

 

Greener Pastures LLC provides links to other health care providers and organizations as a service to you and Greener Pastures LLC is not responsible for information provided on other websites. Neither Greener Pastures LLC nor its affiliates operates or controls any information, products or services on these linked sites and has not reviewed these linked sites and the information and materials they contain. Greener Pastures LLC does not endorse or make any recommendations about them or any information or materials found on these sites or any results that may be obtained from using them. Your use of linked sites is entirely at your own risk.
 

Greener Pastures LLC recognizes the importance of your privacy. We will not sell your personal information to third parties for commercial use. Personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address or home address, will not be shared with third parties without your consent. Some information obtained through this site is used by Greener Pastures LLC internally. Greener Pastures LLC tracks the pages you visit in order to make the site more interesting and useful to you and other users and internally for our own marketing research. Our site places a text file called a "cookie" in the browser file of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard disk for record keeping purposes. Greener Pastures LLC's site uses cookies during your online session to deliver information and materials specific to your interests. Additionally, cookies allow us to avoid showing you the same message or information repeatedly. Our cookies do not contain personal information.

 

Terms of Use

Updated August 01, 2020

 

Overview

greenerpasturesrecovery.com and its affiliated sites (collectively, the “Site”) are Greener Pastures LLC brands, owned and operated by Wellshare Program, Inc. and its affiliates ("Greener Pastures LLC", the "Company", "we", or "us"). Access to and use of the Site is subject to these terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use.")

  • "Site" or "Greener Pastures LLC" shall include any information or services made available by Greener Pastures LLC, regardless of the medium, and shall include, without limitation any affiliated websites, mobile applications, videos, products and applications we make available. We reserve the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify, suspend or discontinue (temporarily or permanently) the Site, or any part of the Site, with or without notice.

  • The Site is not intended for users under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not use the Site and do not provide us with any personal information.

  • We make no claims that the Site or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Medical Advice Disclaimer

The content of this Site is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any question you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Greener Pastures LLC does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physician, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Greener Pastures LLC, Greener Pastures LLC employees, other contributors appearing on the Site at the invitation of Greener Pastures LLC, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

Our Right to Modify These Terms of Use

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. You should check this page regularly. The changes will appear on the Site and will be effective when we post the changes. Your continued use of the Site means you agree to and accept the changes.

Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy contains further information about how data is collected, used and made available on or by our Site. We encourage you to read it, here.

Greener Pastures LLC Intellectual Property

Your Limited License to our Intellectual Property

The materials used and displayed on the Site, including but not limited to text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations and artwork, video, music and sound, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of Greener Pastures LLC, Wellshare Program, Inc. or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. Any such content may be used solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material without the written permission of Greener Pastures LLC. Greener Pastures LLC grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Site and any materials on the site for non-commercial purposes subject to these Terms of Use.

Greener Pastures LLC Trademarks and Logos

The terms Greener Pastures LLC, greenerpasturesrecovery.com and other Greener Pastures LLC trademarks and services marks, and associated logos and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of Greener Pastures LLC or its affiliates or licensors. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of Greener Pastures LLC. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Reliance on Information on Site

We have no obligation to, and you should not expect us to, review content on our Site, including User Contributions (defined below) or contributions by our independent contributors.

About our Contributors

Greener Pastures LLC seeks out content providers in particular subject matters as independent contractor contributors to the Site. Greener Pastures LLC does not represent or guarantee that any contributor has achieved any particular level of expertise or knowledge or has any specific qualifications or credentials, without limitation, as to the subject matter to which their contributions relate. To the extent we refer to each of these contributors as an expert, you must understand we rely on the information they provide us and we are not obligated to independently verify or attempt to confirm any information they provide, nor their qualifications or credentials. Greener Pastures LLC also is not obligated to monitor or independently research or verify any content they contribute. Contributors, even if characterized as experts, are not employees of Greener Pastures LLC or its affiliates and Greener Pastures LLC cannot and does not represent or warrant the accuracy, completeness or truthfulness of the qualifications or credentials of any contributor, nor of any other users of the Site.

Please do not rely on Site content, including User Contributions and content from our independent contractor contributors. Content is provided for general information purposes only and can never take into account your unique, personal circumstances and needs. You acknowledge and agree that any reliance or actions you take in violation of your agreement with us shall be at your sole and exclusive risk and Greener Pastures LLC shall have no responsibility or liability to you whatsoever. You also acknowledge and agree that communications on or through the Site, whether with content providers or other users, are at your own risk and are not covered by any privilege or confidentiality obligation that might apply if you were to obtain your own professional advice (e.g., doctor-patient).

Prohibited Uses of the Site

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Site:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation.

  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.

  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any "junk mail", "chain letter" or "spam" or any other similar solicitation.

  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Greener Pastures LLC, a Greener Pastures LLC employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).

  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm Greener Pastures LLC or users of the Site or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • "Scrape" or disaggregate data from the Site (whether by manual or automated means) for any commercial, marketing, or data compiling or enhancing purpose.

  • Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Site.

  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.

 

Content That You Make Available on the Site

User Contributions

The Site may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards and other interactive features (collectively, "Interactive Services") that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, "post") content or materials (collectively, "User Contributions") on or through the Site.

If you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address) on the Site, such as on a forum, chat room or on any other user or member-generated pages, that information can be viewed in search engines, collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited contact from other parties. We advise that you not post any personal or other sensitive information on our Site.

Any User Contribution you post to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Site, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

You represent and warrant that:

  • You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns.

  • All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Site.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.

  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Use, including the content standards below, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Site or the public or could create liability for the Company.

  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.

  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information related to anyone posting any materials on or through the Site.

YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE COMPANY/SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

However, we cannot and do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Site, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.

  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.

  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

  • Be likely to deceive any person.

  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.

  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, harass, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.

  • Promote commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.

  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if that is not the case.

Your Indemnification of Us

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Greener Pastures LLC, and its officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of (a) any User Contributions, or (b) breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms of Use or any representations, warranties and covenants contained in these Terms of Use. You shall cooperate fully and reasonably in the defense of any such claim. Greener Pastures LLC reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPOSED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS OF USE. WE DO NOT ENDORSE AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE SITE. THE INFORMATION, FACTS, AND OPINIONS PROVIDED ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER, Greener Pastures LLC OR WELLSHARE PROGRAM INC NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS (INCLUDING OUR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CONTRIBUTORS) SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OR AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST Greener Pastures LLC, WELLSHARE PROGRAM INC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS (INCLUDING OUR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CONTRIBUTORS) ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THEREON.

Third Party Links, Advertisements, Websites and Content

We do not review or monitor any websites, advertisements, or other media linked to or available through the Site and are not responsible for the content of any such third party advertisements or linked websites. Prior to purchasing any third party products or services described on the Site, you are advised to verify pricing, product quality and other information necessary to make an informed purchase. Neither Greener Pastures LLC nor its parent or any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives or licensors shall have any liability arising from your purchases of third party products or services based upon the information provided on the Site, and we shall not receive or review complaints regarding such purchases.

Disputes

These Terms of Use and any disputes arising out of or related to the Site shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maine (without regard to conflict of law principles). In the event of any such dispute, you irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located in the State of Maine, County of Cumberland.

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED AND YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM AFTER SUCH DATE.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by Greener Pastures LLC of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Greener Pastures LLC to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Greener Pastures LLC with respect to the Site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Site.

DMCA Policy

Greener Pastures LLC deals with copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You may not post, upload, or otherwise place any content or information on the Site that belongs to a third party, unless you have the legal right to do so. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our Site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our designated copyright agent either by mail to Copyright Agent (Legal), Wellshare Program, Inc., Portland, ME 04103 or in an email to contact@greenerpasturesrecovery.com. This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. Please include the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.

  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Site, a representative list of such works.

  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material, such as the precise URL (web page) that it appeared on, along with any copies you have of that web page.

  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and email address).

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the written notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

  • Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees).

It is the policy of Greener Pastures LLC to disable the accounts of users who repeatedly post infringing material on the Site.

Patent Info

Greener Pastures LLC brands, including Greener Pastures Recovery, are covered by one or more of the following patents:

  • Patents Pending.

Advertising Guidelines

These advertising guidelines (“Guidelines”) set forth standards that govern the placement of advertisements and sponsored content (collectively “Ads”) by any advertiser, agency or technology provider that Wellshare Program, Inc. partners with (collectively, “Advertisers”). Advertisers must adhere to these Guidelines when placing Ads, including Ads purchased under the AAAA/IAB Standard Terms and Conditions, on websites or mobile properties owned or controlled by Wellshare Program, Inc. (“Wellshare”), including greenerpasturesrecovery.com (collectively “Greener Pastures LLC.")

These Guidelines are intended to provide general parameters for Advertisers in connection with ad creative and content served on Greener Pastures LLC. They are not exhaustive and do not address every situation or issue that may arise in the course of business, particularly given the rate of change within the media and advertising industry. Accordingly, these Guidelines are subject to change from time to time in Wellshare’s sole discretion.

Advertisers are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including FTC guidelines regarding advertising, native advertising disclosure, privacy, and data security. All ads must be fair, truthful, and clearly distinguishable from editorial content. Advertisers are responsible for ensuring all ads and related claims are adequately substantiated. Further, advertisers must adhere to Wellshare’s Prohibited Content Guidelines and Additional Standards for Advertisers, which are incorporated into these Guidelines and set forth below.

 

Ads served through networks or exchanges are reviewed on a regular basis and, in addition to any other remediesWellshare may have, Wellshare reserves the right to remove, without notice, any ads that do not meet these Guidelines, regardless of whether the ad was previously accepted by Wellshare.

Prohibited Content

Ads may not contain or promote the following:

  • Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco. Ads may not promote illegal drugs, illegal substances abuse of prescription drugs, use of Alcohol (except for beer and wine), or tobacco products, or any related paraphernalia thereto. Lawful products and services which promote quitting tobacco related products are permitted.

  • Weapons/Violence. Ads may not promote the use, distribution, or making of firearms, ammunition, explosives, pyrotechnics or other weapons. Ads may not promote violence, cruelty, or physical or emotional harm to any person or animal.

  • Illegal Activities/Gambling. Ads may not promote any illegal or other questionable activities which may be illegal in one or more jurisdictions, including without limitation hacking, counterfeiting, or other activities that may violate the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or contractual rights of others. Ads may not contain or promote content related to scams, financial schemes, pyramid schemes or other fraudulent or illegal financial or investment opportunities. Ads may not promote casinos, gambling, betting, numbers games, sports or financial betting. Ads promoting state lotteries are permitted.

  • Hate/Intolerance/Discrimination. Ads may not contain or promote hate speech, personal attacks, or discrimination toward any individual, group, country or organization.

  • Obscenity/Indecency/Profanity. Ads may not contain or promote any obscene, indecent, profane or offensive words, images, sounds, videos or other content.

  • Political/Religious. Ads may not contain hostile, offensive, inflammatory or hateful speech related to political or religious topics or groups. Ads may not exploit controversial political, social, or religious issues for commercial purposes.

  • Sexual or Adult Content. Ads may not include full or partial nudity, depictions of people in explicit positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative. Ads will not contain text or images exposing anyone or anything involved in explicit sexual acts or lewd and lascivious behavior. Ads may not promote escort, dating, erotic message, pornography, or other sexual products or services.

  • Disparagement/Defamation. Ads may not contain disparaging or defamatory information or content which tends to harm the reputation of Wellshare Program Inc, Greener Pastures LLC or any other individual, group, or organization.

  • Gross Depictions. Ads may not contain or promote content that is crude, vulgar, degrading or likely to shock or disgust.

  • Militant/Extremism. Ads may not contain or promote extremely aggressive and combative behaviors or unlawful political measures, including individuals or groups advocating violence as a means to achieve their goals.

  • Sensitive Content. Ads may not target sensitive categories such as financial status, medical conditions, mental health, criminal record, political affiliation, age, racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical affiliation or beliefs, sexual behavior or orientation, or trade union membership.

  • Free Goods/Services. Ads may not distribute or promise to distribute any free goods and services.

  • Targeted at Children. Ads may not specifically target children, including through cartoons or other similar content.

  • Unverifiable Claims. Ad’s may not make confusing claims that reasonable consumers cannot readily understand and evaluate

  • Before/After Images. Ad may not depict “before and after” images or images that contain unexpected or unlikely results.

  • Health and Safety Claims. Ads may not promote actions likely to harm one’s health, such as bulimia, anorexia, binge drinking, or drug use. Ads may not make health claims that are not clearly substantiated. Advertisers may be required to submit supporting documentation to substantiate their products’ claims.

  • Misleading/False/Deceptive: Ads may not contain any information or content that is potentially misleading, false, or deceptive, including content which is meant to deceptively generate clicks such as fake “close” buttons.

  • Competitive to Greener Pastures LLC/Affiliates. Ads may not promote direct competitors of Greener Pastures LLC or any of its parent, affiliate, subsidiary or other related entities.

Additional Standards

Advertisers and Ads must adhere to the following standards:

  • Audio/Animation. Ads may not include overly disruptive audio or animation that plays automatically.

  • Popups/Downloads. Ads may not include lead ads, floating layers, pop-ups, surveys, or any digital downloads.

  • Malicious Software. Ads may not contain malicious code, including malware, spyware, trojan horses, bugs or viruses.

  • Phishing. Ads may not trap or trick a user into providing money or any account, personal or other sensitive information.

  • Separation. Ads must contain clear borders and be displayed so they are unmistakably not part of Greener Pastures LLC’s site content.

  • Compatibility. Ads must function uniformly on both Apple and PC formats, as well as all major Internet browsers.

  • Independence. Ads may not appear to compromise or influence Greener Pastures LLC’s editorial independence from Advertisers.

  • Endorsements. Ads may not create or imply the existence of any endorsement by Greener Pastures LLC of any product, service or organization.

  • Landing Pages. Landing pages associated with ads must correspond to the ads call to action and not engage in “bait and switch”.

  • Intellectual Property. Ads may not use any copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade- secrets, patents or other proprietary rights of Wellshare or Greener Pastures LLC, or any third party, without prior written authorization. Advertisers may not alter or interfere with the readability or display of any Wellshare Program or Greener Pastures LLC trademarks, logos or designs.

  • Data Collection. Ads may not include open-box forms to register users or collect personally identifiable information. Ads may not collect and sell mailing lists without the users’ express permission. Advertisers may not collect any personally identifiable information from Greener Pastures LLC users or place any cookies, applets or other similar files — if those files transmit any personally identifiable information to Advertisers — on desktop computers or mobile devices of Greener Pastures LLC users. Advertisers must handle data with appropriate care, not misuse any data which they are permitted to collect, nor collect any data for unclear purposes or without appropriate security measures.

Licensed & Third-Party Content

Licensed or third-party content is carefully reviewed by the Greener Pastures LLC editorial team to ensure that it is aligned with our policies and standards. Any such content is labeled to notify you of its source.

Product And Service Recommendations

The internet offers endless consumer choice, putting millions of products at your fingertips, and we want to do what we can to streamline the steps you need to take to find what you’re looking for quickly and reliably.

The expert writers and editors of Greener Pastures LLC’s product review team help our users make the best purchase decisions by obsessively scouring the retail landscape (both online and off) to identify and research the best products for your healthy lifestyle and family. We receive an affiliate commission on some, but not all, of the products that we recommend if you decide to click through to the retailer site and make a purchase.

Trust: Our independent writers and testers pick products that are the best in their category and they do not know the terms of any of our affiliate partnerships, so you can be sure you are getting authentic and trustworthy recommendations. Furthermore, we buy all of the products that we test with our own money and never accept anything for free from manufacturers. We want to make sure we’re providing you with the most unbiased feedback that we can.

Product content: Curated lists of recommendations are written by writers with subject-matter expertise in every product category. Recommended products run the gamut from budget to splurge-worthy, and are not favored because of any loyalty to one specific retailer or brand. We make it a point to recommend products from reliable companies who deliver exemplary customer service, so you can have a seamless shopping experience. The availability of products is checked daily by a team of dedicated editors.

After content is published, it is regularly revisited and updated, if needed, to ensure that existing recommendations are fresh, accurate, and helpful.

If you have questions, comments, or opinions you’d like to share with our product review team, please email contact@greenerpasturesrecovery.com.

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Website Access Agreement

Greener Pastures LLC

Website Terms and Conditions

 

Updated 08/01/2020

 

By using this site, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the following Terms and Conditions, you must exit this site immediately. This site is owned and operated by Greener Pastures LLC It contains information and materials supplied by Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates, its licensees and other sources. All content is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws.

 

The information provided on this site is for your own personal use. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, download, post, transmit or distribute information or materials, including code and software, from this site for commercial or business use. Permission to reprint or otherwise reproduce any information or materials contained on this site, in whole or in part, for any use, is prohibited unless you obtain Greener Pastures LLC's prior written consent. Additionally, you agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any areas of this site, Greener Pastures LLC or affiliate computer systems or networks connected to this site. Greener Pastures LLC reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice to you

 

This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
 

The information and materials on this site are provided for general information purposes and may not be relied on as a substitute for actual professional medical advice, care or treatment. Nothing on this site may be used for diagnosing or treating any health condition and is not a substitute for professional medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided by this site, including any interactive responses, is not intended to be or should be taken as professional medical advice. You are encouraged to consult your physician or your local health care provider to obtain professional medical advice, which may agree or disagree with the information and materials contained on this site. You should consult your own physician or your local health care provider regarding your own symptoms, medical condition, treatment or medications. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, you should contact your own physician or local health care provider immediately. Do not disregard the medical advice of your physician or local health care provider or delay in seeking medical advice from your physician or local health care provider because of anything you read on this site. The information and materials provided on this site are not recommended or approved by Greener Pastures LLC

 

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
 

The materials provided by this site are provided "as is" without any warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. Greener Pastures LLC does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the information and materials provided by this site. Greener Pastures LLC may make changes to the information and materials provided by this site at any time without notice. The information and materials provided by this site may be out of date and Greener Pastures LLC makes no commitment to update the information and materials provided by this site.

In no event shall Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation, consequential damages and those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption, arising out of the use, inability to use or the resulting use of this site, any web sites linked to this site, or the information and materials provided by this or any linked site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.

The information and materials presented on this site is believe to be accurate, but should not be relied upon by the user for any purpose. Any and all liability for the content or any omissions from this site, including any inaccuracies, errors or misstatements is expressly disclaimed. All other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive are hereby excluded to the fullest extent allowed by law, even if Greener Pastures LLC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Your use of this site expressly acknowledges your agreement that Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates and any other entity referenced by this site are not responsible for the results of your decisions resulting from the use of this site including your choice to seek or not to seek professional medical advice, care or treatment.

 

Questions Concerning Your Health
 

This site is not a substitute for in-person evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment by your physician or other local health care provider. Your submission of questions to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site, including questions to physicians, is done at your own risk. You should not assume that any such question, especially questions regarding your health, medical condition, treatment or medications, were actually received by Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site, including physicians. Questions concerning your health, medical condition, treatment or medications should be made in person with your physician or other local health care provider

 
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No application, form or other invitation for you to submit information to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site constitutes any agreement, arrangement or contract between you and Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site. Your use of this site constitutes your express agreement and understanding that the use of such applications or forms or other submission of information or material to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site does not constitute an agreement, arrangement or contract with Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site. Greener Pastures LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability whatsoever in connection with the delivery and processing of any application, form or submission of information by you. Greener Pastures LLC is not responsible for any delays with the delivery of, processing of, or the security and privacy of any application, form or other submission of information or materials by you to Greener Pastures LLC, its affiliates or any other entity referenced by this site.

 

Greener Pastures LLC bases its employment decisions on the qualifications of each applicant and employee and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

 

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This site may contain information that you may find sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. The information and material provided on this site is meant for adults and mature minors supervised by their parents.

 

Greener Pastures LLC provides links to other health care providers and organizations as a service to you and Greener Pastures LLC is not responsible for information provided on other websites. Neither Greener Pastures LLC nor its affiliates operates or controls any information, products or services on these linked sites and has not reviewed these linked sites and the information and materials they contain. Greener Pastures LLC does not endorse or make any recommendations about them or any information or materials found on these sites or any results that may be obtained from using them. Your use of linked sites is entirely at your own risk.

 

Greener Pastures LLC recognizes the importance of your privacy. We will not sell your personal information to third parties for commercial use. Personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address or home address, will not be shared with third parties without your consent. Some information obtained through this site is used by Greener Pastures LLC internally. Greener Pastures LLC tracks the pages you visit in order to make the site more interesting and useful to you and other users and internally for our own marketing research. Our site places a text file called a "cookie" in the browser file of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard disk for record keeping purposes. Greener Pastures LLC's site uses cookies during your online session to deliver information and materials specific to your interests. Additionally, cookies allow us to avoid showing you the same message or information repeatedly. Our cookies do not contain personal information.

 
HIPAA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

 

Notice of Privacy Practices

 

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.  PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

In this notice we use the terms "we," "us," and "our" to describe Wellshare Program Inc and Greener Pastures LLC. For more details, please refer to section IV of this notice.

WHAT IS "PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION"?

Your protected health information (PHI) is individually identifiable health information, including demographic information, about your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, health care services you receive, and past, present or future payment for your health care. Demographic information means information such as your name, social security number, address, and date of birth.

PHI may be in oral, written, or electronic form. Examples of PHI include your medical record, claims record, enrollment or disenrollment information, and communications between you and your health care provider about your care.

Your individually identifiable health information ceases to be PHI 50 years after your death.

ABOUT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT YOUR PHI​

By law, we must

  1. protect the privacy of your PHI;

  2. tell you about your rights and our legal duties with respect to your PHI;

  3. notify you if there is a breach of your unsecured PHI; and

  4. tell you about our privacy practices and follow our notice currently in effect.

We take these responsibilities seriously and have put in place administrative safeguards (such as security awareness training and policies and procedures), technical safeguards (such as encryption and passwords), and physical safeguards (such as locked areas and requiring badges) to protect your PHI. As in the past, we will continue to take appropriate steps to safeguard the privacy of your oral, written, and electronic PHI.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PHI

This section tells you about your rights regarding your PHI, and describes how you can exercise these rights.

 

Your right to access and amend your PHI

Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to view or get a copy of your PHI that we maintain in records relating to your care or decisions about your care or payment for your care. Requests must be in writing.

After we receive your written request, we will let you know when and how you can see or obtain a copy of your record. If you agree, we will give you a summary or explanation of your PHI instead of providing copies. We may charge you a fee for the copies, summary or explanation.

If we don't have the record you asked for but we know who does, we will tell you who to contact to request it. In limited situations, we may deny some or all of your request to see or receive copies of your records, but if we do, we will tell you why in writing and explain your right, if any, to have our denial reviewed.

If you believe there is a mistake in your PHI or that important information is missing, you may request that we correct or add to the record. Please write to us and tell us what you are asking for and why we should make the correction or addition. Please write to us as described above in the section entitled "Your right to see and receive copies of your PHI." We will respond in writing after receiving your request. If we approve your request, we will make the correction or addition to your PHI. If we deny your request, we will tell you why and explain your right to file a written statement of disagreement.

Submit all written requests for access or amendments to us at:

Greener Pastures LLC

Health Information Services

35 Bay St

Portland, ME 04103  

Your right to choose how we send PHI to you or someone else

You may ask us to send your PHI to you at a different address (for example, your work address) or by different means (for example, fax instead of regular mail).

If your PHI is stored electronically, you may request a copy of the records in an electronic format offered by Greener Pastures LLC. You may also make a specific written request to Greener Pastures LLC to transmit the electronic copy to a designated third party.

If the cost of meeting your request involves more than a reasonable additional amount, we are permitted to charge you our costs that exceed that amount.

Your right to an accounting of disclosures of PHI

You may ask us for a list of our disclosures of your PHI.. You are entitled to one disclosure accounting in any 12-month period at no charge. If you request any additional accountings less than 12 months later, we may charge a fee.

An accounting does not include certain disclosures, for example, disclosures

  • to carry out treatment, payment and health care operations;

  • for which Greener Pastures LLC had a signed authorization;

  • of your PHI to you;

  • from a Greener Pastures LLC facility directory;

  • for notifications for disaster relief purposes;

  • to persons involved in your care and persons acting on your behalf; or

  • not covered by the right to an accounting.

Your right to request limits on uses and disclosures of your PHI

You may request that we limit our uses and disclosures of your PHI for treatment, payment, and health care operations purposes. We will review and consider your request. We are not required to agree to your request, except to the extent that you request a restriction on disclosures to a health plan or insurer for payment or health care operations purposes and the items or services have been paid for out of pocket in full.  However, we can still disclose the information to a health plan or insurer for the purpose of treating you. For requests to restrict your PHI for payment or health care operations purposes, please request the restriction prior to receiving services from Greener Pastures LLC.

If the services are not paid for in full and out of pocket by you or by someone on your behalf, we do not have to agree to your request to restrict uses or disclosures of PHI for health care operations, payment or treatment purposes. We will consider all submitted requests and, if we deny your request, we will notify you in writing.

Your right to receive a paper copy of this notice

You have a right to receive a paper copy of this notice upon request.

Greener Pastures LLC Staff SUBJECT TO THIS NOTICE

This notice applies to the entirety of the Greener Pastures LLC service in the USA.

Our health care delivery sites include Administration and Group Teams on the Greener Pastures LLC website, Together At Home online forum and mobile applications.

To provide you with the health care you expect, to treat you, to pay for your care and to conduct our operations, such as quality assurance, accreditation, licensing and compliance, these Greener Pastures LLC sites and staff share your PHI with each other.

Our personnel may have access to your PHI either as employees, professional staff members and others authorized to enter information in a Greener Pastures Recovery medical record, volunteers, or persons working with us in other capacities. Our region may share your PHI with Greener Pastures Recovery and Wellshare Program Inc, in connection with shared services and other national Greener Pastures LLC activities for treatment, payment, or health care operations purposes. 

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR PHI

Your confidentiality is important to us. Our clinicians and employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of the PHI of our members and patients and we have policies and procedures and other safeguards to help protect your PHI from improper use and disclosure. Sometimes we are allowed by law to use and disclose certain PHI without your written permission. We briefly describe these uses and disclosures below and give you some examples.

How much PHI is used or disclosed without your written permission will vary depending, for example, on the intended purpose of the use or disclosure. Sometimes we may only need to use or disclose a limited amount of PHI, such as to send you an appointment reminder or to confirm that you are a health plan member. At other times, we may need to use or disclose more PHI such as when we are providing medical treatment.

  • Treatment: This is the most important use and disclosure of your PHI. For example, our health care personnel, including trainees, involved in your care use may disclose your PHI to diagnose your condition and evaluate your health care needs. Our personnel will use and disclose your PHI in order to provide and coordinate the care and services you need: for example, prescriptions, X-rays, and lab work. If you need care from health care providers who are not part of Greener Pastures LLC, such as community resources to assist with your health care needs at home, we may disclose your PHI to them.

  • Payment: Your PHI may be needed to determine our responsibility to pay for, or to permit us to bill and collect payment for, treatment and health-related services that you receive. 

  • Health care operations: We may use and disclose your PHI for certain health care operations, for example, quality assessment and improvement, training and evaluation of health care professionals, licensing, accreditation, and determining premiums and other costs of providing health care, and preventing criminal activity, fraud, or misrepresentation.

  • Business associates: We may contract with business associates to perform certain functions or activities on our behalf, such as payment and health care operations. These business associates must agree to safeguard your PHI.

  • Appointment reminders: We may use your PHI to contact you about appointments for treatment or other health care you may need.

  • Identity verification: We may photograph you for identification purposes, storing the photo in your medical record. This is for your protection and safety, but you may opt out.

  • Health Information Exchange: We may share your health information electronically with other organizations through a Health Information Exchange (HIE) network. These other organizations may include hospitals, laboratories, health care providers, public health departments, health plans, and other participants. Sharing information electronically is a faster way to get your health information to the health care providers treating you.  You can choose not to have your information shared through any of our HIE networks (that is, “opt out”) at any time.  You may do this by contacting Greener Pastures LLC Member Services, 35 Bay St, Portland, ME 04103. If you opt out, the health care providers treating you could call Greener Pastures LLC to ask that your health information be provided in another way, such as by fax, instead of accessing the information through the HIE network. 

  • Specific types of PHI: There are stricter requirements for use and disclosure of some types of PHI, for example, drug and alcohol abuse patient information, HIV tests, and mental health information. However, there are still circumstances in which these types of information may be used or disclosed without your authorization. If you become a client in our substance use program, we will give you a separate written notice, as required by law, about your privacy rights for your substance use disorder program PHI.

  • Underwriting: We may use and disclose your PHI, to the extent permitted under applicable law, for underwriting purposes, including the determination of benefit eligibility and costs of coverage and to perform other activities related to issuing a benefit policy. However, we are prohibited from using or disclosing your genetic information for underwriting purposes. Your genetic information includes information about your genetic tests, your family members’ genetic tests, and requests for or receipt of genetic services by you or any family members.

  • Communications with family and others when you are present: Sometimes a family member or other person involved in your care will be present when we are discussing your PHI with you. If you object, please tell us and we won't discuss your PHI or we will ask the person to leave.

  • Communications with family and others when you are not present: There may be times when it is necessary to disclose your PHI to a family member or other person involved in your care because there is an emergency, you are not present, or you lack the decision making capacity to agree or object. In those instances, we will use our professional judgment to determine if it's in your best interest to disclose your PHI. If so, we will limit the disclosure to the PHI that is directly relevant to the person's involvement with your health care. For example, we may allow someone to examine your progress notes.

  • Disclosure in case of disaster relief: We may disclose your name, city of residence, age, gender, and general condition to a public or private disaster relief organization to assist disaster relief efforts, unless you object at the time.

  • Program directory: When you are a patient in one of our facilities, we may create a directory that includes your name, geo-location and your general condition. This information may be disclosed to a person who asks for you by name. You may object to the use or disclosure of some or all of this information. If you do, we will not disclose it to visitors and any other members of the public.

  • Research: Greener Pastures LLC engages in extensive and important research. Some of our research may involve medical and neurological and some is limited to collection and analysis of health data. Research of all kinds may involve the use or disclosure of your PHI. Your PHI can generally be used or disclosed for research without your permission if an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves such use or disclosure. An IRB is a committee that is responsible, under federal law, for reviewing and approving human subjects research, to protect the safety of the participants and the confidentiality of PHI.

  • Public health activities: Public health activities cover many functions performed or authorized by government agencies to promote and protect the public's health and may require us to disclose your PHI.

    • For example, we may disclose your PHI as part of our obligation to report to public health authorities certain diseases, injuries, conditions, and vital events such as births. Sometimes we may disclose your PHI to someone you may have exposed to a communicable disease or who may otherwise be at risk of getting or spreading the disease.

    • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for tracking and monitoring certain medical products, such as pacemakers and hip replacements, to identify product problems and failures and injuries they may have caused. If you have received one of these products, we may use and disclose your PHI to the FDA or other authorized persons or organizations, such as the maker of the product.

    • We may use and disclose your PHI as necessary to comply with federal and state laws that govern workplace safety.

  • Health oversight: As health care providers and health plans, we are subject to oversight conducted by federal and state agencies. These agencies may conduct audits of our operations and activities and in that process, they may review your PHI.

  • Military activity and national security: We may sometimes use or disclose the PHI of armed forces personnel to the applicable military authorities when they believe it is necessary to properly carry out military missions. We may also disclose your PHI to authorized federal officials as necessary for national security and intelligence activities or for protection of the president and other government officials and dignitaries.

  • Fundraising: We may use or disclose your demographic information and other limited PHI such as dates and where health care was provided, to certain organizations for the purpose of contacting you to raise funds for our organization. If we contact you for fundraising purposes, we will provide you with a clear opportunity to elect not to receive any further fundraising communications.

  • Required by law: In some circumstances, federal or state law requires that we disclose your PHI to others. For example, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services or state regulatory agency may review our compliance efforts, which may include seeing your PHI.

  • Lawsuits and other legal disputes: We may use and disclose PHI in responding to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a discovery request. We may also use and disclose PHI to the extent permitted by law without your authorization, for example, to defend a lawsuit or arbitration.

  • Law enforcement: We may disclose PHI to authorized officials for law enforcement purposes, for example, to respond to a search warrant, report a crime on our premises, or help identify or locate someone.

  • Serious threat to health or safety: We may use and disclose your PHI if we believe it is necessary to avoid a serious threat to your health or safety or to someone else's.

  • Abuse or neglect: By law, we may disclose PHI to the appropriate authority to report suspected child abuse or neglect or to identify suspected victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.

  • Coroners and funeral directors: We may disclose PHI to a coroner or medical examiner to permit identification of a body, determine cause of death, or for other official duties. We may also disclose PHI to funeral directors.

  • Inmates: Under the federal law that requires us to give you this notice, inmates do not have the same rights to control their PHI as other individuals. If you are an inmate of a correctional institution or in the custody of a law enforcement official, we may disclose your PHI to the correctional institution or the law enforcement official for certain purposes, for example, to protect your health or safety or someone else's.

ALL OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PHI REQUIRE YOUR PRIOR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION

Except for those uses and disclosures described above, we will not use or disclose your PHI without your written authorization. Some instances in which we may request your authorization for use or disclosure of PHI are:

  • Marketing: We may ask for your authorization in order to provide information about products and services that you may be interested in purchasing or using.  Note that marketing communications do not include contacting you with information about treatment alternatives, prescription drugs you are taking or health-related products or services that we offer or that are available only to our health plan enrollees. Marketing also does not include any face-to-face discussions you may have with your providers about products or services.

  • Sale of PHI: We may only sell your PHI if we received your prior written authorization to do so.

  • Psychotherapy Notes:  On rare occasions, we may ask for your authorization to use and disclose “psychotherapy notes”.  Federal privacy law defines “psychotherapy notes” very specifically to mean notes made by a mental health professional recording conversations during private or group counseling sessions that are maintained separately from the rest of your medical record.  Generally, we do not maintain psychotherapy notes, as defined by federal privacy law.

When your authorization is required and you authorize us to use or disclose your PHI for some purpose, you may revoke that authorization by notifying us in writing at any time. Please note that the revocation will not apply to any authorized use or disclosure of your PHI that took place before we received your revocation. Also, if you gave your authorization to secure a policy of insurance, including health care coverage from us, you may not be permitted to revoke it until the insurer can no longer contest the policy issued to you or a claim under the policy.

HOW TO CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE OR TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES

If you have any questions about this notice, or want to lodge a complaint about our privacy practices, please let us know by calling or writing to Greener Pastures LLC Member Services, 35 Bay St, Portland, ME, 04103 (207)200-3167. You also may notify the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

We will not take retaliatory action against you if you file a complaint about our privacy practices.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We may change this notice and our privacy practices at any time, as long as the change is consistent with state and federal law. Any revised notice will apply both to the PHI we already have about you at the time of the change, and any PHI created or received after the change takes effect. If we make an important change to our privacy practices, we will promptly change this notice and make the new notice available on our member website at: www.greenerpasturesrecovery.com/disclaimer . Except for changes required by law, we will not implement an important change to our privacy practices before we revise this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS NOTICE

This notice is effective on 08/01/2020.

 

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