Terms and Conditions of Service


Terms and Conditions of Service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SERVICES DELIVERED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS

General provisions

  1. The terms used within these Terms and Conditions of Service shall be understood as follows:

    1. Price List - price list for Services made available to the Patient before concluding of the Agreement, indicating amounts to be paid to the Service Provider in exchange for the provision of Services; the Price List is made available on the Platform;

    2. E-consult Services - the services provided by electronic means based on the Terms and Conditions for E-consults;

    3. Expert - the entity which provides Health Related Information based on the Terms and Conditions for E-consults;

    4. Form - the internet form which the patient fills out with their data, required for the purpose of providing Telemedicine Services according to the Terms and Conditions for E-consults.

    5. Schedule - the schedule of availability of Consultants and Experts;

    6. Password - a string of characters which can be used to gain authorised access to a Profile on the Platform, used to identify a Patient while providing Services, defined individually by the person registering a Profile or a Patient or assigned automatically by the system upon registration of a Profile, of no less than 8 characters, including small and large letters, digits and special characters;

    7. Catalogue - a collection of information regarding the available specialisations in which Consultants and Experts provide services, along with all the information required by the provisions of the law;

    8. Consultant - the entity providing services in the form of E-consults based on the provisions of the Terms and Conditions for E-consults;

    9. Login - the e-mail address of the Patient indicated upon concluding of the Agreement. The address is used each time the Patient wishes to access their Profile;

    10. Platform - the application made available under www.telemedi.co or in the form of a mobile app which constitutes an element of the ICT system which enables provision of Services through the Platform;

    11. Profile - individual and authorised Patient account within the Platform;

    12. Terms and Conditions of Service - these Terms and Conditions;

    13. Organizational Regulations - organizational regulations of the Service Provider drawn upon the basis of the law on medical activity, made available on the www.telemedi.co website;

    14. Terms and Conditions for E-consults - the terms and conditions regarding the E-consults Service provided by electronic means, included in section III of these Terms and Conditions of Service;

    15. Terms and Conditions for the Platform - the terms and conditions for the provision of Access to the “Telemedi.co Platform” Service by electronic means, included in section II of these Terms and Conditions of Service;

    16. Agreements - the agreements for the provision of Access to the Service and E-consult Services, concluded on the basis of the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Platform and the Terms and Conditions for E-Consults;

    17. Access to the Service - the service providing access to the “Telemedi.co Platform”, provided to Patients by the Service Provider by electronic means, which includes providing access to the Platform and arranging E-Consult Services ordered by Patients;

    18. Services - services provided on the basis of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Service;

    19. Service Provider - Telmedicin sp. z o.o. (ltd.) with its registered office in 19/6 Łowiecka St., postcode 02-574, entered into the Registry of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register, maintained by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw, XII Commercial Department of the National Court Register under KRS#: 0000516452, VAT#: 5272720484, providing services on the basis of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Service, registered within the Register of Entities Conducting Medical Activity under #: 000000191183;

    20. Patient - a natural person of at least 18 years of age with full legal capacity, including any natural persons conducting commercial activity who uses the Access to the Service provided by the Service Provider. A Patient may be a minor or a person without full legal capacity, as long as they are represented by their legal representative.

  2. These Terms and Conditions of Service are primarily subject to the following acts of law:

    1. Telecommunications law - the Act of July 16, 2004, Telecommunications Law (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2014, item 243 as amended);

    2. The Act on Provision of Services by Electronic Means - the Act of July 18, 2002 on the provision of services by electronic means (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2013, item 1422 as amended);

    3. The Act on Medical Activity of April 15, 2011 on medical activity (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2015, item 618 as amended);

    4. The Act on Patient Rights - the Act of November 6, 2011 on the Rights of Patients and the Patients Ombudsman (i.e. Journal of Laws 2016, item 186 as amended);

    5. GDPR - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation),

    6. Civil Code - The Act of April 23, 1964, The Civil Code (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2016, item 380 as amended).

  3. These Terms and Conditions of Service are made available free of charge on the www.telemedi.co website in a way which enables downloading, reviewing and recording of these Terms and Conditions.

  4. By accepting these Terms and Conditions of Service the Patient confirms that they are aware that the related Services are provided by electronic means of communication.

  5. If a connection with a Consultant is not possible, if any difficulties arise or if obtaining a connection takes too much time while the physical or mental condition of the Patient is deteriorating, the Patient should immediately seek the assistance of a healthcare facility.

  6. In case of a sudden deterioration of health or mental condition, the Patient should immediately contact the 112 emergency hotline in order to call an ambulance or make way to the nearest healthcare facility.

  7. The fact that the Patient is contacting or makes attempts to contact a Consultant may not justify any delay nor it may substitute any of the activities indicated in items 5 and 6.

  8. These Terms and Conditions of Service apply to Agreements concluded with corporate clients in the scope which is not regulated therein.

  9. To any matters which are not regulated by these Terms and Conditions of Service, provisions of the common law apply.

 

Terms and Conditions for the Platform

§ 1. General Provisions

  1. The terms used within these Terms and Conditions for the Platform shall be understood as follows:

    1. Subscription Fee - the form of payment for the Service according to the prices listed in the Price List or within a separate agreement;

    2. Assistant - a natural person appointed by the Service Provider to register Patients and provide basic information regarding Services, about the works of the ICT System and regarding the availability of Consultants and Services through a Hotline. The Assistant connects calls between the Patient and the Consultant in accordance with § 2 item 5 of these Terms and Conditions, they may also establish a connection with the Patient in order to connect the Patient with the Consultant;

    3. Price List - appendix to these Terms and Conditions for the Platform which defines the amounts of fees due to the Organizer for providing Services; the Price List is made available through the Platform;

    4. Hotline - a telephone service for the Patient, available under +48 22 307 49 94 (cost of connection according to prices of telecommunications providers);

    5. Partner - a contractor of the Service Provider, particularly an entity providing insurance services or an employer who concludes an agreement with the Service Provider on the basis of which the beneficiaries (policyholders or employees) gain Access to the Services including the Platform and the E-Consults based on the provisions of the Agreement;

    6. Promotion of Health - activities defined in Art. 2 section 1 item 7 of the Act on medical activity, e.g. activities allowing individual persons and communities to increase control over the factors which influence their health and thus improve their general health, promote a healthy lifestyle and environmental and individual factors benefiting health;

    7. Agreement for the provision of Access to the Service - agreement for the provision of Access to the Service based on the provisions of these Terms and Conditions for the Platform;

    8. Application - interactive form which when completed in accordance with the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service is tantamount to concluding an Agreement for the provision of Access to the Service and setting up and activating a Profile within the Platform. It is one of the ways in which the above-mentioned agreement may be concluded;

    9. Remuneration - the amount due for the provision of Services by the Service Provider in accordance with the Price List.

  2. The service provider providers Access to the Service acting as an E-Consult Service provider through the Platform.

  3. The Service Provider is an entity conducting medical activity and provides medical services as per the act on medical activity as a registered Healthcare Service Provider registered within the Registry of Medical Service Providers under #000000191183.

  4. Within the scope of the Services, they provide the Service Provider may conduct Health Promoting Activities in compliance with the provisions of the common law, particularly Art. 3 section 2 item 1 of the Act on medical activity. The Service provider shall define the rules for the Health Promoting Activities which they conduct in separate regulations and conditions. To all matters not settled in those regulations and conditions provisions of the Terms and Conditions for the Platform apply.

 

§ 2. Access to the Service

  1. Providing Access to the Service includes:

    1. organizing the E-consult service conducted by Consultants and experts,

    2. communication with the use of electronic means and the telephone,

    3. providing access to the Platform to Patients, Experts and Consultants,

    4. managing the Platform,

    5. transferring data between the Patient and the Consultant or the Expert,

    6. sharing information regarding Services and E-consults,

    7. enabling connections between Consultants and Experts,

    8. registering and managing the Profile,

    9. management of the Hotline,

    10. managing complaints and charging fees,

    11. evaluating service satisfaction levels by sending requests for information or by requesting for evaluation of the service by telephone,

    12. conducting preference studies regarding demand for particular products and services by sending requests for information or by requesting information regarding products and services over the telephone.

  2. The Service Provider provides Access to the Service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week within the scope in which it is regarding the access of a particular User to the Platform. As regards the Hotline, the Service Provider provides Access to the Service on workdays between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.. In the scope of the E-consults, availability of the Service depends on the individual availability of Experts and Consultants, as indicated within the platform.

  3. As part of the organization of the E-consults Service, the Assistant may respond to or initiate connections with the Patient based on the terms defined within the Terms and Conditions of Service.

  4. The Assistant is authorised to perform an initial registration of data and to further connect the Patient, upon their request, with a Consultant or an Expert.

  5. Conversations with the Assistant are recorded. By accepting these Terms and Conditions of Service the Patient agrees for any of their communication with the Assistant to be recorded.

  6. The Service Provider reserves the right to temporarily limit Access to the Service when it is necessary in order to conduct any required maintenance and service work regarding the Platform. Users shall be informed of every case of such limitation of Access to the Service in advance.

  7. The Service Provider shall verify the qualifications of Consultants as per the provisions of the applicable law.

  8. The Service Provider shall make the Catalogue available to the Patients.

 

§3. Conditions for concluding and terminating agreements

  1. The Agreement is concluded on the basis of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions for the Platform and it is regarding medical services as per the Act on Consumer Rights.

  2. The Agreement for the provision of Access to the Service is concluded upon:

    1. submission of the Registration Application;

    2. acceptance of the Terms and Conditions;

  3. Concluding of the Agreement for the provision of Access to the Service in the way which is described in § 3 item 2a is subject to the following conditions:

    1. a Registration Application shall include the Patient’s e-mail address and telephone number (this may not be a landline). The Patient has the possibility to create a Password. In case the Patient does not provide a Password it can be generated automatically by the Service Provider’s system. The Patient shall be notified of the Password which has been assigned to their account.

    2. submission of a Registration Application means that the person submitting the Registration Application declares that:

      1. the person submitting the Registration Application is at least 18 years old and that they have full legal capacity;

      2. the e-mail address and the phone number indicated in the Registration Application belong to the patient and their submission does not violate any rights of any third parties.

    3. In the case when a User is a person who does not have a full legal capacity, the person making the declaration must be their statutory representative.

    4. After receiving a correctly completed Registration Application, the Service Provider activates the Patient's individual Profile on the Platform, to which the Patient has access with the use of the Login and Password.

    5. Submitting a Registration Application is tantamount to the Patient's acceptance of the contents of the Platform Regulations.

  4. Concluding the Agreement for the Provision of Access to the Service in the way described in § 3 item 2 letter b includes the following steps:

    1. the Patient connects with the Registration Operator through the Hotline, provides their personal data (first and last name and e-mail) and indicating what kind of Expert / Consultant they would like to consult;

    2. Registration Operator creates a consult appointment on the platform along with a Patient Profile based on the data provided by the Patient during the telephone conversation;

    3. Once the Consult is arranged, the Registration Operator sends confirmation of registration along with a link to the Terms and Conditions and an access code, to the e-mail address provided by the Patient:

      1. The Patient accepts the Terms and Conditions in the process of logging into their Account on the Service Provider’s website.

      2. If the selected Expert / Consultant calls the Patient in order to begin the Consult, the Patient is asked to accept the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy by pressing “1” in response to the request from the automated calling system. The Patient can listen to the Terms and Conditions by pressing “2” and the Privacy Policy by pressing “3”.

  5. In case the Agreement is concluded in the way which is described in § 3 item 2 the Patient accepts the terms again when they log into their Profile for the first time.

  6. A Patient’s e-mail address is connected to their Profile, it is used to identify the Patient by the Service Provider, by Consultants and Experience and in case of any communication with the Patient. The Patient is obliged to inform the Service Provider in case they change their e-mail address, by contacting the Hotline and making a suitable change through the correct form on the Platform.

  7. Setting up a Profile is free of charge.

  8. A Patient may set up a Profile by providing additional data with the use of the Form, including the data mentioned in § 2 item 7 of the Terms and Conditions for E-consults, the additional e-mail or phone number.

  9. A Patient is obliged not to disclose their access details to their Profile to any third parties.

  10. If the provisions of separate agreements do not state otherwise, the Agreement for Provision of Access to the Service has the character of a framework agreement and it is concluded for an indefinite period of time.

  11. The Service Provider charges fees for organizing E-consult Services according to the Price List and the information for Patients which is made available through the platform. A Patient is obliged to immediately inform the Service Provider by e-mail or through the Hotline in case of any security breach or any cases when an unauthorised person gains access to the Patient’s Profile.

  12. The content related to concluding and carrying out of the provisions of the Agreement for Provision of Access to the Service is recorded, secured and shared with the Patient with the use of electronic means of communication.

  13. In the case of a legitimate threat to the health of the Patient requiring immediate medical assistance, the Assistant, Consultant or Expert may transfer the required information in order to carry out their duty of providing medical assistance.

  14. The Patient may terminate the agreement with the Service Provider at any time, with a one month notice, by submitting a suitable declaration through the channels meant for filing complaints, unless any provisions of any separate Agreements state otherwise. Upon the request of the Patient, the Service Provider may agree to shorten the notice period.

  15. The Service Provider may terminate the Agreement with the Patient at any time upon a one-month notice, by submitting a suitable declaration to the Patient’s e-mail address, unless provisions of any separate agreements state otherwise.

  16. Each of the parties may terminate the Agreement with immediate effect in case of a significant violation of the conditions of the Agreement, provisions of the law or the rights of the terminating party or any third party, by the other party.

 

§4. Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. Provision of some of the E-consults Services organized by the Service Provider may depend on the requirement for the Patient to provide additional data, defined in the congruent provisions of the Terms and Conditions for E-consults.

  2. The default duration of each Individual E-consult Service is 15 minutes (individual time unit). If the E-consult requires more time, the Consultant extends the duration of the consult to the time required by the medical problem of the Patient. No charges are made for the extension of the duration of the Consult.

  3. The maximum waiting time for a connection with a Consultant within the indicated availability provided that the Patient meets all the terms and conditions as per the Terms and Conditions for E-consults and properly schedules an appointment for the E-consult to take place is 60 minutes. In case the waiting time is longer or there are no available Consultants the Service Provider shall inform the Patient with an appropriate message. Provisions regarding the maximum waiting time do not apply to any E-consult Services which are scheduled in accordance with the provisions of the Terms and Conditions for E-consults.

  4. The Patient is obliged to cancel the scheduled E-consult Service no later than 24h hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Should the Patient fail to connect or accept a call from a Consultant, Assistant or an Expert at the time of a scheduled appointment, the Service Provider reserves the right to charge the Patient with a fee equal to the price of the ordered E-consult Service.

  5. The Cost of an E-consult Service depends on the type of the selected E-consult. Prices listed in the Price List refer to per-unit E-consult Services.

 

§ 5. Payment of fees

  1. Except for particular cases defined in the Terms and Conditions, the Service Provider provides Access to the Service in exchange for a fee as per the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service.

  2. Fees for the provision of the Service may be paid by:

    1. a Patient, by purchasing an E-consult or a Subscription Plan,

    2. a Partner of the Service Provider who agrees on the form and scope of access to telemedicine services, consults and medical information within a separate agreement.

  3. Fees for provision of the Service are to be paid:

    1. for each E-consult, with the reservation that in case additional time units are used an additional fee shall be charged for all time units used in according to the Price List,

    2. on a subscription fee basis in the case when this option is made available to the Patient.

  4. The Service Provider reserves the right to limit availability of subscriptions and in such case, the Patient shall be informed in advance.

  5. Fees for the provision of the Service are regulated by the Price List which constitutes an appendix to the Terms and Conditions for the Platform which is made available on the Platform.

  6. Upon a request of the Patient, the Service Provider shall issue a VAT invoice, following a request submitted by electronic means to info@telemedi.co

  7. Payment for an individual E-consult is charged before the consult takes place or after it is completed. The Patient is informed when the payment shall be made and they have the right to resign from the E-consult Service before it begins if there is no possibility for the payment to be made after the E-consult.

  8. Cancellation of an E-consult with more than a 24-hour notice before it was scheduled according to the Terms and Conditions for E-consults shall result in an automatic refund of the collected fee.

  9. Payment for the service can be made by:

    1. the Patient on their own behalf;

    2. a Partner on behalf of the Patient (their own employee, or on the basis of an insurance policy agreement concluded between the Partner and the Patient).

  10. Payment for the service is made through:

    1. an external payment provider - the Patient is automatically redirected to an external site,

    2. wire transfer - the Patient is redirected to an information site including details of the Service Provider’s bank account and instructions regarding the payment,

    3. voucher - a previously purchased package of E-consults including a predefined number of consults. The Voucher may be purchased by an individual Patient or by a Partner.

  11. The Patient is redirected to payment methods automatically or via a hyperlink sent to the e-mail of the Patient.

  12. The Patient can make the above-mentioned payment through a settlement account within the Platform. The settlement account works as follows:

    1. payment for E-consults is first made with the use of the funds gathered within the Profile;

    2. the settlement account within the platform may be topped up by the Patient or a Partner with a wire transfer or with the use of a voucher;

    3. balance in the settlement account can be negative, in such case any new funds paid into the account are used to cover the negative balance. The negative balance is limited to PLN 100.

  13. The amounts indicated in the Price List and on the Platform are gross amounts expressed in Polish Zloty, US Dollars, British Pounds, Euros or Czech Crowns and they are binding on the date of concluding the Agreement.

  14. Within the Subscription Plan, the Patient gains access to E-consults the moment they register their Profile unless a separate agreement states otherwise. The scope of E-consult Services made available within a Subscription Plan may be limited according to the selected Subscription.

  15. In order to purchase a Subscription Plan one must:

    1. conduct registration or log into their Profile,

    2. go to the “Subscription” section on the main page,

    3. select the Subscription plan,

    4. provide the required credit card details,

    5. give consent for recurring credit card charges,

    6. accept the Terms and Conditions of promotion,

    7. confirm their choice by pressing the correct button.

  16. Payment of a Subscription Fee takes place on the basis of the same rules as payments for individual E-consults, with the reservation that:

    1. the first payment is made in advance, depending on the selected Subscription plan and according to the price defined in the Price List,

    2. each consecutive payment shall be charged in the following calendar month on the day which corresponds to the date of concluding the Agreement.

  17. Subscription Plan Orders are carried out automatically, 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. The order is finalized and the Patient gains Access to the Service related to the selected Subscription Plan the moment the Service Provider obtains information that the Patient has made payment for the selected Subscription Plan.

  18. Authorisation of credit card transactions is made by the external payment provider, which is a separate entity providing services by electronic means. Any data filled into the authorisation form shall be transferred directly to the settlement service provider.

  19. The Agreement is concluded for a definite period of time depending on the selected Subscription Plan unless provisions of separate agreements state otherwise.

  20. The Patient has the right to terminate the Agreement at any time based on the provisions of the Terms and Conditions unless terms of termination are regulated within a separate agreement.

  21. Revisions of Subscription Plan prices do not require any changes to the Terms and Conditions. The revised price shall become binding for any new Agreements for Provision of Access to the Service. The change of the price of the Subscription Plan shall not influence any Agreements concluded before the change has been made.

  22. Payment by voucher is identified by an individual code of the voucher, typed in by the Patient at the moment when they are ordering an E-consult service. Additionally, the Voucher may be used to top-up the account within the Patient’s Profile which is visible in the balance tab, as per § 5 item 12. The individual voucher code (codes) are assigned upon purchase of the voucher. If a voucher is purchased by a Partner, they provide voucher codes to the Patient (their employee or beneficiary of an insurance policy which they have issued) in order for them to be able to use the E-consult Service.

  23. In case of a lack of payment, the Service Provider shall call upon the Patient to settle the required amount. If the call is ineffectual the Service Provider is authorised to recover the amount due, also by hiring an external debt collecting agent.

 

§ 6. Technical Requirements

  1. In order to use the Platform the User has to meet the following technical requirements which are necessary to work with the ICT System used by the Service Provider:

    1. the User must have access to a device with access to the Internet with Microsoft Windows, iOS or Android operating system and a minimum of 1 Mbps of broadband connection speed,

    2. the current version of Chrome internet browser must be installed on the device with all applications required to connect to the teleinformation system enabled,

    3. javaScript service must be enabled (the most current version of JavaScript must be enabled on the device)

    4. the User must have access to an active e-mail address,

    5. the User must have access to a landline or mobile phone.

  2. In the case of using the mobile app, the device should be based on Android or iOS operating systems, updated to the most current version.

  3. In the case of using the Platform on mobile devices, the User is required to install the Telemedi.co app which is available on Google Play (www.play.google.com) or Appstore (www.appstore.com).

  4. The recommended minimum screen resolution in case of using the platform through a web browser is 1024x768 pixels.

  5. Connection with the platform takes place with the use of the SSL protocol.

  6. In order to ensure security for the provided Service and transfer of data, the Service Provider shall take measures, particularly technical measures, which are adequate to any possible threats.

  7. The Patient bears sole responsibility for non-performance or improper performance of the Service resulting from nonfulfilment of the requirements defined by the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service for the Platform by the Patient.

 

§ 7. Rights and Obligations of the Parties

  1. The Service provider reserves the right to:

    1. Temporarily suspend the provision of Access to the Service, including in particular any case of required system related maintenance or modification of the Platform,

    2. Send legal, technical and transaction related messages or any other messages related to the functioning of the Platform and to providing Access to the Service to the e-mail addresses of the Patients, including in particular any information regarding changes to the Terms and Conditions of Service,

    3. Disclose any data of Consultants which is required by provisions of the law, and their availability schedules,

    4. Immediately notify if a Consultant is not available, in case it is resulting from circumstances which arose after the Patient selected a time of the appointment.

  2. The Service Provider reserves the right to stop providing Access to the Service, transfer the Rights to the Platform to another entity.

 

§ 8. Complaints

  1. The Patient has the right to submit inquiries, remarks and complains with regards to the provision of Access to the Service.

  2. Inquiries, remarks and complaints should be submitted through:

    1. the hotline number

    2. the following e-mail: obsluga@telemedi.co

    3. in writing to the address for correspondence with the Service Provider, 19/6 Łowicka st., 02-574 Warsaw.

  3. Inquiries, remarks and complaints regarding operating of the Platform and any related technical issues are processed in electronic or written form or by phone, respectively to the form of submission, no later than within 14 working days.

  4. Contents of complaints should include at least:

    1. the data allowing for identification of the Patient: Patient’s login, first and last name, e-mail address, address for correspondence (for complaints submitted by mail);

    2. a definition of the subject of the complaint,

    3. a statement of the Patient’s demands,

    4. an indication of the date when the event which resulted in an improper provision of Access to the Service occurred,

    5. the bank account number of the User in case the Patient demands a refund.

 

§ 9. Terms of responsibility

  1. The Service Provider and the Patient are obliged to repair any damage which the other party incurred as result of non-performance or improper performance of duties resulting from the Agreement or the Terms and Conditions for the Platform unless the non-performance or improper performance was the result of circumstances for which the Party does not bear any responsibility.

  2. The Service Provider bears responsibility for the E-consult Services provided by Consultants and Experts. The Service Provider bears responsibility towards the Patient for any non-performance or improper performance of the provisions of the Agreement for the Provision of the Service resulting from the fault of the Service Provider.

  3. The Service Provider does not bear any responsibility for the Patient providing incomplete, false or incorrect information, particularly in the case when details of a third person are disclosed without their consent. The results of providing incorrect, incomplete or false, misleading data or data which is improper in any other way is the sole responsibility of the Patient.

  4. The Service Provider does not bear any responsibility for the effects of using the Access to the Service by the Patient in any way which is incompliant with the Terms and Conditions for the Platform.

  5. The Service Provider does not bear any responsibility for:

    1. any damages incurred by third parties, resulting from Patients using the services in a way which is incompliant with the Terms and Conditions or any provisions of the law,

    2. any damages resulting from a lack of continuity in provision of Services, resulting from any circumstances for which the Service provider does not bear any responsibility resulting from the occurrence of force majeure.

    3. any activity or negligence of any third party, with the exception of the persons for whom the Service Provider bears responsibility as a result of the provisions of the law,

    4. the Patient providing false or incomplete information upon registration.

 

§ 10. Final Provisions

 

  1. The Patient shall cover the cost resulting from using electronic means of communication necessary to use the Service according to the price list of their telecommunications service provider.

  2. Transferring any unlawful content or any content which is contrary to generally accepted principles of morality, or which violates the rights of the Service Provider or of others, or which may cause or encourage others to behave in a way which shall violate the law or the rights of any third parties, particularly their copyrights or moral rights, is prohibited.

  3. The Platform includes content protected by copyrights, commercial property rights as well as intangible assets protected by intellectual property rights. None of that content, particularly not any of the text, images, software applications, designs, trademarks, icons, logotypes etc. may be reproduced or distributed in any form or in any way without permission. The Patient is obliged to use the content included in the Platform only for their own use.

  4. The Service Provider may one-sidedly change the provisions of the Terms and Conditions in case of occurrence of:

    1. force majeure,

    2. any change in the provisions of the law which is applicable to the provision of services by electronic means or to remote transactions,

    3. any change in the existing Services or implementation of new Services, with the reservation that the purpose of changes to the Terms and Conditions is to adapt their contents to the amended offer.

  5. The Service Provider shall inform the Patient of any changes to the Terms and Conditions immediately after the Patient logs into the Platform. The Patient shall be bound by the provisions of the new Terms and Conditions unless they renounce them within 14 days from the day of publication of the notice regarding the change. The Patient who uses the Service based on a Subscription who does not accept the change to the Terms and Conditions is entitled to a refund of the unused amount of the Subscription Fee paid.

 

§ 1. General Provisions

  1. The terms used within these Terms and Conditions for E-consultations shall be understood as follows:

    1. Stand-by Duty - the time during which a Consultant or Expert is available on the Platform and performs E-consultations Services within the hours indicated in the Schedule;

    2. E-visit - a type of E-consultations Service including Telemedicine Services and Consultations, conducted exclusively by Consultants;

    3. Catalogue - information regarding Consultants / Experts, made available on the Platform, including, among others, their first and last names, specialisations, scope of provided services, email addresses, availability schedule, Organizational Regulations for entities performing medical activities or entities which provide services of dieticians, coaches, personal trainers and other information, including in particular the information required by the provisions of the law;

    4. Medical Consultant - a natural person who conducts medical activity according to the act on medical activity, or who performs work for the Service Provider, conducting Telemedicine Services and providing Medical Information with the use of the Platform based on the provisions of an agreement concluded with the Service Provider; Consultants provide medical services on the basis of the Terms and Conditions and their own Organizational Regulations, as per the Act on conducting medical activity;

    5. Non-medical Consultant - a natural person performing the profession of a dietician, psychologist, coach, personal trainer, providing Consultations and Medical Information with the use of the Platform based on the provisions of an agreement with the Service Provider: a Non-Medical Consultant is not an entity conducting medical activity and does not provide medical services as per the act on conducting medical activity;

    6. Consult - a form of E-visit, conducted by a Non-Medical Consultant which may take the form of a dietary, psychological, coaching or training consult etc.;

    7. Organizational Regulations - organizational regulations of the Service Provider - Telemedicin sp. z o.o. - the entity performing medical activity as per the act on conducting medical activity, made available on the Platform; organizational regulations of entities conducting medical activity which cooperate with the Service Provider in providing medical services are also made available on the Platform;

    8. Telemedicine Service - a medical service provided by a Medical Consultant through ICT systems or communication systems as per the act on medical activity;

    9. Agreement - the agreement for the provision of E-consultations Services, concluded on the basis of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions for E-consultations.

  2. The entity providing E-consultations Services is the Consultant or Expert accepted by the Patient. The Consultant or Expert may be randomly selected by the system - the conclusion of the agreement with the Service provider takes place upon the acceptance of a Consultant or an Expert. The Patient has the right to reject a Consultant or Expert - in such case, the connection with the Consultant or Expert shall be disconnected and the patient shall not be charged with the payment for the E-visit, or for providing Medical Information.

  3. Acceptance of the Medical Consultant constitutes approval for provision of a medical service.

  4. A Consultant provides an E-consultation Service to the Patient with the use of the Platform, as per the Terms and Conditions for E-consultations.

  5. Consultants and Experts perform E-consultation Services in accordance with the Schedule or during their Stand-by Duty.

 

§ 2. E-consultations Services

  1. In order to use the E-consultations Service, the Patient must meet the conditions indicated within the provisions of the Terms and Conditions for the Platform and accept a Consultant / Expert.

  2. Types of E-consultations Services available:

    1. E-visit

    2. Consult, or

    3. Telemedicine Service;

    4. Medical Information.

  3. The Patient selects the type of E-consultations Service from the available options:

    1. immediate - exchange of information takes place following the selection of the immediate E-consultations Service option, acceptance of a Consultant or an Expert available on Stand-by Duty, and establishing a connection with the Consultant or Expert; in case of immediate E-consultations Services the Patient has the possibility to contact a Consultant who is on currently available on Stand-by Duty;

    2. scheduled - exchange of information takes place following the selection of the scheduled E-consultations Service option, selection of the suitable date and acceptance of a Consultant or an Expert; connection with the Consultant or Expert requires the Patient to log into the platform again on the date and time of the scheduled appointment, or - if the service is to be provided by telephone - it requires the Patient to be available under the indicated phone number;

    3. asynchronous - exchange of information takes place following the selection of the asynchronous E-consultations Service, acceptance of a Consultant or an Expert and filling out an electronic form. For the purpose of the asynchronous exchange, the Patient may attach particular documents and send them to the Consultant who will respond within 48 hours.

  4. Communication between a Patient and a Consultant or an Expert can take place in the following form:

    1. chat - an exchange of short text messages between a Patient and a Consultant or an Expert,

    2. teleconference - a voice connection between a Patient and a Consultant or an Expert established by telephone or with the use of the platform,

    3. video conference - an audio-visual connection between a Patient and a Consultant or an Expert made by phone or with the use of the Platform,

    4. an exchange of e-mail messages.

  5. Availability of particular types of E-consultations Services and the forms of communication depends on the selected Consultant / Expert who provides the E-visit or Medical information.

  6. The asynchronous service is initiated in the form of a chat, while contact from the Consultant / Expert may take any form, depending on the selection made by the Patient or on the availability of options. If the Consultant decides that providing the response using the channel selected by the Patient is not possible, the Patient shall be informed through the Platform or in an e-mail or a text message sent to their mobile phone. The Patient decides which form of contact their prefer to use.

  7. Telemedicine Services are provided under the condition that the following data is filled in the Profile on the Platform:

    1. first and last names,

    2. date of birth,

    3. gender,

    4. nationality,

    5. address of residence,

    6. PESEL number if it has been assigned, or another ID number (in case the Patient hasn’t been assigned a PESEL number),

    7. data and documents regarding the medical condition required for the Telemedicine Service to be performed,

    8. e-mail address and contact number (excluding landlines).

  8. The above-mentioned data should be provided by the Patient through the Form.

  9. Telemedicine Services are provided by Medical Consultants within the scope which is indicated in the Catalogue and the Organizational Regulations, with consideration of the specificity of the Telemedicine Service. Telemedicine Services do not include any medical services which require personal, direct contact with the person performing a medical profession.

  10. If a previous diagnosis requires, and the Patient agreed and authorised the Medical Consultant to transfer a prescription, a referral or any order for medical supplies to persons providing delivery services, the authorised Medical Consultant may issue a prescription, a referral or an order for medical supplies as part of their Telemedicine Service as long as it is justified by the medical condition of the patient and confirmed with their medical documentation. In such case, a service fee may be charged according to the Price List. The service charge does not in any way or form constitute remuneration for issuing a prescription, but it is meant to cover the cost of sending the prescription to the address indicated by the Patient.

  11. Upon receipt of the prescription, referral or order for medical supplies, the person who performs the delivery service may require the Patient to present identification, and in case the Patient does not identify themselves with a proper document the documents mentioned above may be returned to the Medical Consultant.

  12. In order to issue a prescription, a Medical Consultant may ask the patient to present documents confirming a previously made diagnosis, such as:

    1. a hospital discharge form,

    2. medical documentation,

    3. lab results or images to examine.

  13. A consultant may refer the Patient to a physical examination to be performed by a professional medic.

  14. All Medical Consultants hold all the legally required qualifications to provide Telemedicine Services in the scope indicated in the Organizational Regulations.

  15. Provision of Telemedicine Services by Medical Consultants takes place on the basis of current medical and scientific knowledge, through the ICT system or a telecommunication system, with the use of known methods and means for diagnosis and curing diseases, in accordance with rules of professional ethics and with due care.

  16. The Service Provider verifies licences of Consultants required by the provisions of the binding law.

  17. E-consultations take place through the ICT system.

  18. Medical Consultants maintain medical documentation in accordance with the provisions of the law, particularly with the act on patient rights. Non-medical Consultants draw up E-consultations Service reports.

  19. Consultations may be preceded with conducting a survey regarding the current medical condition of the Patient, any previous treatment, results of examinations, prescribed medications or genetic predispositions.

  20. A Medical Consultant examines the Patient with the purpose of establishing their condition and selecting proper methods of treatment.

  21. The course of the E-consultations Service may be recorded by the Consultant, and a record of the consult may be stored on the servers indicated by the Consultant. By accepting the Terms and Conditions the Patient agrees for recording the course of the E-consultations Service, including creating a voice or audiovisual recording.

  22. A Patient may review their medical documentation. They may also receive a copy of their medical documentation in the place where it is stored, where the Service was Provided, at location indicated by a Medical Consultant, or through a provider of delivery services upon a charge defined within the Price List.

 

§ 3. Terms and conditions of concluding and terminating agreements

  1. The Agreement is concluded on the basis of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions for E-consultations and it is regarding medical services as per the act on consumer rights.

  2. Acceptance of a Consultant / Expert by the Patient is tantamount to concluding an agreement for the provision of E-consultations Services and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions for E-consultations.

  3. The Agreement is concluded for the duration of the E-consultations Service.

  4. The Patient has the possibility to withdraw from the Agreement at any time. In case of scheduled E-consultations Services, modification or resignation from the E-consult may result in a charge according to the Terms and Conditions for the Platform. After the E-consultations Service is conducted the Patient loses the right to withdraw from the Agreement of which they receive a relevant notice.

  5. Each of the parties may terminate the Agreement with immediate effect in case of a significant violation of the conditions of the Agreement, provisions of the law or rights of the other party or any third party by the other party.

 

§ 4. Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. Consultants provide E-consultations Service in exchange for payment of fees. Payment of fees for E-consultations Services takes place on the basis of terms defined within the Terms and Conditions for the Platform.

  2. Consultants are not authorised to accept any payments from Patients.

  3. By accepting these Terms and Conditions the Patient confirms that they are aware that the E-visits and Consultations are conducted by electronic means of communication and that a Consultant may if necessary refer the Patient to a physical examination to be performed by a professional medic.

  4. The Patient has the possibility to modify the scheduled E-consult on the basis of terms defined in the Terms and Conditions for the Platform, free of charge.

  5. The Patient is obliged to disclose to the Medical Consultant any information and circumstances which may be significant to the conduct of Telemedicine Services, including any copies of medical documentation, lab and imagery results, or previous examination results which may be necessary to provide the Telemedicine Services. The Patient also agrees to disclose to the Non-Medical Consultant any information or circumstances which may influence the result of the Consult.

  6. The Patient bears sole responsibility for any false information provided or if they neglect to disclose any crucial information mentioned above in case that information had or may have influenced the conduct of the E-consultations Service.

 

§ 5. Technical Requirements

In order for the E-consultations Service to be properly conducted the Patient is obliged to meet the technical requirements defined within the Terms and Conditions for the Platform.

 

§ 6. Terms of responsibility

  1. The Consultant / Expert and the Patient are obliged to repair any damage which the other party incurred as result of non-performance or improper performance of duties resulting from the Agreement or the Terms and Conditions for E-consultations unless the non-performance or improper performance was the result of circumstances for which the Party does not bear any responsibility.

  2. The Consultant / Expert does not bear responsibility for the Services of the Platform, provided by the Service Provider.

  3. The Consultant / Expert bears responsibility towards the Patient only for the non-performance or improper performance of the provisions of the Agreement resulting from the fault of the Consultant / Expert.

  4. The Consultant / Expert does not bear any responsibility for the Patient providing incomplete, false or incorrect information, especially in the case the Patient provides any data of third persons without their knowledge or consent. Sole responsibility for providing incorrect, incomplete, false or misleading or otherwise improper data lies on the Patient.

  5. The Consultant / Expert does not bear any responsibility for the results of the Patient using the Services in any way which is non-compliant with the Terms and Conditions.

  6. The Consultant / Expert does not bear any responsibility for:

    1. any damages caused to any third parties, resulting from the Patient using the services in a way which is non-compliant with the Terms and Conditions or any provisions of the law,

    2. any damages resulting from lack of continuity of the Service, resulting from any circumstances for which the Consultant / Expert does not bear any responsibility, from force majeure, from any activity or negligence of any third person, with the exception of the persons for whom the Consultant / Expert bears responsibility on the basis of provisions of the law,

    3. the Patient providing false or incomplete information upon registration.

 

§ 7. Complaints

  1. The Patient has the right to submit inquiries, remarks and complains with regards to the provision of the E-consultations Service. Inquiries, remarks and complaints regarding the Platform and any related technical issues should be submitted to obsluga@telemedi.co.

  2. Complaints shall be processed no longer than 14 working days unless a particular set of Organizational Regulations states a shorter period of time for processing.

  3. Contents of complaints should include at least:

    1. the data allowing for identification of the Patient: Patient’s login, first and last name, e-mail address, address for correspondence (for complaints submitted by mail);

    2. a definition of the subject of the complaint,

    3. a statement of the Patient’s demands,

    4. an indication of the date when the event which resulted in an improper provision of Access to the Service occurred,

 

§ 8. Final provisions

  1. Transferring any unlawful content or any content which is contrary to generally accepted principles of morality, or which violates the rights of the Service Provider or of others, or which may cause or encourage others to behave in a way which shall violate the law or the rights of any third parties, particularly their copyrights or moral rights, is prohibited.