Due to the tedious nature of verifying individual identification for online and telehealth services, it is our policy to not work with minors or any individual who needs a guardian to sign off on their clinical treatment. As we would have to verify that the guardian signing off on the clients treatment is their legal guardian through documentation, we defer treatment of minors and those with legal guardians to in person treatment.
Code of Conduct
You agree not to use the Website Content or any service the Company provides in an unlawful way or for an unlawful or illegitimate purpose or in any manner that contravenes our policies, guidelines, rules or the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This includes but is not limited to the following. You will not post or transmit a message or information under a false identity for the purpose of misleading others or impersonating any entity, including, without limitation, any Company representative; engage in unauthorized use of a credit card; post or transmit information that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, predatory of minors, harassing, threatening or abusive to any person; post or transmit information that infringes or violates any of the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or proprietary rights of others; attempt to disrupt the operation of our business through use of methods, including, but not limited to: viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, denial of service attacks, flooding, spamming or any other similar programs that may damage the operation of another’s computing device or property; upload or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise; use any of our tools and services in any manner that could damage, disable or impair our services or networks; attempt to gain unauthorized access to any user or Customer Accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means; use any robot, scraper or other automated or manual means to access any aspect of our website or equipment for any purpose; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including names, addresses, or e-mail addresses; modify, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or attempt to derive the source code of the Website, or assist any other person or entity in doing so.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Customer Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Customer Account or any other breach of security. Company is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements regarding your Customer Account.
For US citizens only: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. CertaPet evaluations range from $149-$199 and must be updated annually which includes a fee of $149- $199. Additional forms for airlines or housing providers are considered case management services for which a fee is collected. Basic forms begin at $49.99, however your therapist will determine the rate based on the nature of the additional forms needed and the number of sessions required to complete those forms. Your therapist will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of the total cost of services should you require anything additionally.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. As stated, yearly fees for CertaPet services range from $149-$199 for evaluations and $49.99 for custom forms. If you want additional counseling services with the assigned therapist after the evaluation has taken place, please ask your therapist for a Good Faith Estimate from their private practice services.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS at (800) 368-1019.
Nature of Content: The Website Content is educational and informational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis, treatment or guarantee. The Website is not intended to create and does not constitute any professional relationship between Company (or any of its officers, directors, trustees, employees, consultants, independent contractors, bloggers, experts, agents, volunteers, affiliates, or agents) and you, and does not create any doctor-patient or any other professional relationship with any of the Company’s independent contractors, experts or agents. The Website is not intended to solicit clients or patients; and should not be relied upon as medical, psychological, or other professional advice of any kind or nature whatsoever. Even if those providing information via the Website display professional licensure or other credentials in the healing arts, or cite clinical trials or other medical literature, they are limited to providing information and education, and are not providing any clinical service via the Website. The information provided through the Website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. The information contained in these communications is not comprehensive and does not include all the potential information regarding the subject matter, but is merely intended to serve as one resource for general and educational purposes.
Company Is Not a Medical, Psychological, or Mental Healthcare Provider and Does Not Provide Medical, Psychological or Mental Healthcare Advice: Any and all content stated or posted on the Website or available through any service or product is not intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or psychology or the provision of medical or psychological care or any other professional healthcare (including counseling and mental healthcare). The information provided on this Website is not a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice, or treatment, or other professional healthcare. If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological or mental healthcare problem, you should consult your medical doctor or psychologist or appropriate healthcare provider. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Never disregard or delay medical advice received from your licensed healthcare provider based on information on the Website. Always consult your physician, psychologist, or licensed healthcare provider before seeking any new treatment, or before you alter, suspend, or initiate any change in your medical or psychological treatment, medication or herbal supplement, routine, or procedure.
If you are in crisis, reach out for help to a crisis help line. A list of crisis help lines and service providers can be found in your phone book, or contact any of the organizations listed below: National Suicide Hotline 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255); National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233); National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453). While we provide online services, we do not have a 24-hour hotline for medical emergencies; nor do we handle requests in crisis situations, such as if you are feeling suicidal or in need of immediate assistance due to emotional crisis. If you are in crisis, contact one of the above organizations or another resource of your choice. If you need help finding mental health services and support in your community contact an appropriate organization, such as for example: National Mental Health Association Information Center: nmha.org. Company is only providing informational and educational self-help resources to you.
If in Canada, call the Canadian Mental Health Association (“CMHA”) or crisis agencies in the Client’s province:
- Canadian Crisis Centres
- Find your local CMHA
- Toronto Distress Centre: 416-408-HELP (4357)
- Toronto Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200
CertaPet cannot guarantee that every airline employee or landlord will follow the requirements outlined by the Federal rules and regulations which govern Emotional Support Animals. Furthermore, CertaPet is not responsible for changing Federal Regulations and rules.
In the unlikely event you are denied an accommodation by an airline, landlord or housing management agent due to a claim that your ESA letter is not valid, we will provide you with the informational resources to assist you.
It is not our policy to refund letters due to other entities’ refusal to accept your ESA letter.
Consultation: If your application was not approved by the Licensed or Qualified Mental Health Professional, your fee will be refunded, excluding the USD35 consultation fee. This applies to new applicants, renewal applicants, and applicants applying for more than one emotional support animal. *You can cancel your consultation and receive a full refund if you have not been assessed or contacted by the Licensed or Qualified Mental Health Professional.
Payment Plan: The customer agrees to pay an initial USD35.99 fee. Of the USD35.99 fee, USD35 is a non-refundable consultation fee. Additional charges of USD44.99 or USD59.99 will then be charged in 30 day intervals until the end of the payment plan period (3 months). If the customer is not approved for an ESA letter, they will not be charged any additional fees after the non-refundable USD35 consultation fee. If the customer would like to cancel a payment plan, they may only do so at the end of said payment plan. A cancellation is permitted if the customer would not like to automatically receive an ESA letter renewal at the end of a payment plan. Payment plan is only available within the United States.
Reasonable Accommodation Forms: It is not in our policy to refund the fee for completed and signed reasonable accommodation forms, this includes forms for housing and travel purposes. We will refund in full for any incomplete reasonable accommodation forms.
Letter Amendments: It is not in our policy to refund the fee for completed and signed letter amendments. We will refund in full for any incomplete letter amendments.
ID Cards: It is not in our policy to refund customized ID cards once they have been printed.
ESA or PSD Vest: Vest can be returned for a full refund or exchange within 90 days. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs when returning the vest for a size exchange. Item must be in tact with original patches. If returning the vest due to damage/defect on our end, CertaPet can provide a shipping label. Refund will be issued once the original item has been returned and received. Exchange item will be initiated once original item has returned back to our warehouse.
Shipping & Delivery
At this time, CertaPet ships merchandise to locations within the United States and U.S. territories, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. The risk of loss and title for all merchandise ordered through CertaPet.com or its affiliates passes to you, the consumer, when the merchandise is delivered to the shipping carrier.
Testimonials and Endorsements
Consumers generally may not be expected to achieve the same or similar results as others who have used our services and who have subsequently written or recorded video testimonials and endorsements. We post testimonials for informational purposes only; we do not claim that anyone will experience the same or similar results as mentioned in these writings or videos. Nor do we claim that a significant number of consumers may obtain similar results. Results experienced by any one individual who has written a testimonial or endorsement, is not necessarily what any given consumer should expect to experience. Any information that could be regarded as a testimonial or endorsement on the Website does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction by us regarding the outcome of any past, ongoing, or future conversation or interaction with you.
No Guarantee or Warranty
We expressly disclaim and all liability concerning any treatment or action by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Website or through us or through anyone using the Website or trained by us. We are not liable for any unfair business practices by third parties.
We have used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing, and providing quality information and material but make no guarantee about the accuracy, completely, or adequacy of the Website Content. The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We do not provide any express warranties or representations. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim any and all implied warranties and representations of any kind, whether express or implied, or statutory, including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, and non-infringement. If you are dissatisfied or harmed by anything relating to the Website, you may leave the Website and this will be your sole and exclusive remedy. We (and out suppliers) make no warranty that the Website will meet your requirements, will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe. If applicable law requires any warranties regarding the Website, we limit all such warranties to thirty (30) days from the date of first use. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on their duration so the foregoing sentence may not apply to use.
We do not guarantee that any person’s use of the Website is the appropriate course of treatment for any individual’s particular health care problem. Communications on or through the Website do not create client-professional relationships and are not the subject of any associated privileges or confidentiality protections.
No Legal Claims, Warranties or Advice: The Website neither offers nor constitutes legal advice or counsel. The Company makes no claims, guarantees, or warranties with respect to rights or obligations any individual may have with respect to federal or state disability or other laws. We do not provide any representation or certification that any given individual has a disability or is entitled to accommodation under relevant laws. We cannot guarantee that private individuals or governmental entities will agree with any position that any user of this Website may take. Nor can we guarantee that if you purchase one of our products, you will necessarily be diagnosed with a disability or receive an ESA letter from any given healthcare provider or receive accommodation generally afforded the legally disabled. If you are not legally disabled, then you may not necessarily be entitled to accommodation rights under relevant laws, and any information, services or products received via this Website may confer no benefit upon you. There is no guarantee that any third party will accord the user any right or courtesy. Even though a person may have an emotional support animal (ESA) letter from a Practitioner, this in no way guarantees that the person will qualify as “disabled” under federal or state law, or receive any particular accommodation by any airline, hotel, restaurant owner, or any other company or individual. In particular, ESAs may not necessarily receive accommodation in restaurants or other public or private establishments. An ESA is not a “service dog” as defined by law and may not necessarily be accorded the same level of accommodation. Please also see Limitation of Liability, below.
No Credentialing: To the extent the Website lists healthcare practitioners (“Practitioners”), we are merely a directory and do not certify or credential Practitioners and shall not be liable for certifying or credentialing Practitioners. We make no representations or warranties about any Practitioner, nor do we have any responsibility over, or for supervising, any outside clinical practice such Practitioner may operate. We do not screen, perform background checks, confirm the qualifications, evaluate, or endorse any Practitioner. The inclusion of a list of Practitioners on the Website does not imply recommendation, referral or endorsement of such Practitioner nor is such information intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any Practitioner contained therein; nor do we offer any guarantee, testimonial, endorsement, or validation of credentials of or services provided by the same.
We receive a fee from Practitioners for use of our platform and technology and various other services. However, this does not imply endorsement of a particular Practitioner.
We will not be liable for claims for negligent credentialing or negligent supervision of, or for negligence by, any such Practitioner. Any opinions, advice, or information expressed by any person are those of that person and do not reflect our opinions. We do not recommend or endorse any Practitioner that may be mentioned on the Website. We do not make any treatment decisions.
You understand that it is your responsibility to check the certification and/or licensing of any healthcare practitioner involved in your care. Our role is strictly limited to providing access to information for your consideration. You assume all risk of pursuing any course of action following receipt of information by any party. While we make efforts to verify that Practitioners have the background they claim they have, we cannot warrant or guarantee their accuracy. We are not liable for any loss or damages caused by your reliance on any Website Content including Practitioner profiles.
Limitation of Liability
Notwithstanding the above, our sole liability for any reason to you, and your sole and exclusive remedy for any cause or claim whatsoever, shall be limited to the amount paid by you for any product or service purchased by you from us through the Website or through any other website or source (the “Refund”); provided, that any claims arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website must be brought within one (1) year since the event giving rise to such action occurred. You understand and agree that your use of the Website is predicated upon your waiver of any right to participate in a class action suit for any losses or damages resulting from your use of the Website.
Assumption of Risks; Indemnification
You understand, acknowledge, and freely assume all risks, including psychological and emotional risks (whether or not foreseeable to us or you), relating to your access to and activities with respect to the Website and Website Content, or relating to any activity, information, or service, provided by us or any of our agents or employees or agents. You assume personal responsibility for any injury or harm of any kind (including, but not limited to, psychological or emotional injuries), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability or expense, of any kind or nature, that your person or property may suffer arising out of or in connection with the Website or Website Content or use therein.
You recognize and confirm that in the event you incur any damages, losses or injuries that arise out of Company’s acts or omissions, the damages, if any, caused to you are not irreparable or sufficient to entitle you to an injunction preventing any exploitation of any website, property, product, program, other owned or controlled by Company, and you will have no rights to enjoin or restrain the development, production, distribution, advertising, exhibition or exploitation of any Certapet.com, property, product, program, other content or any and all activities or actions related thereto. By accessing this Website, you understand that you may be waiving rights with respect to claims that are at this time unknown or unsuspected. In accordance with such waiver, if you are a California resident, you acknowledge that you have read and understand, and hereby expressly waive, the benefits of section 1542 of the civil code of California, and any similar law of any state or territory, which provides as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
Copyright: Except as otherwise expressly stated, all Website Content is the copyrighted work of the Company or its third party content suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Website Content is also the exclusive property of the Company and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
If you believe that any Website Content on this Website violates or infringes upon your intellectual property rights pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), please notify us immediately at [email protected] with all specifics necessary for us to consider and respond to your complaint. You may be asked to provide additional information and follow additional procedures for us to act on your complaint. Specifically, you will be asked to provide the Company’s copyright agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. We have a policy of terminating the Customer Accounts of Customers who (in our reasonable discretion) are violators of infringement. Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
Trademarks and Service Marks: Certain trademarks on the Website are the service marks and trademarks of the Company, the Practitioners, or other licensees of the Company. The domain name for this Website, all page headers, graphics, and button icons are service marks, trademarks, logos, and/or trade dress of the Company. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, you agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or other logos from this Website without the prior written authorization of the Company.
No Statement as to Accuracy: The Company has no editorial control or responsibility over the content included in the Website provided by third-party content providers. Therefore, any opinions, statements, products, services or other information expressed or made available by third party suppliers or Customers on this Website are those of such third party suppliers or Customers, respectively. The Company does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided by any third party.
CAN-SPAM ACT Compliance: We are committed to being compliant with the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003” (“CAN-SPAM Act”), and email newsletters and correspondence received from us are intended to fully comply with the CAN-SPAM Act. In the event you receive an email from us that you do not believe is fully compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act, please contact us immediately at [email protected] You can click to unsubscribe or opt-out of email communications from Company at any time or reply by typing “unsubscribe” in e-mails you receive from us. It is important to note that you cannot opt-out from receiving all communications from us if you wish to subscribe to our service. If you opt-out or unsubscribe from all email from the Company while remaining a registered user or Customer, you will become ineligible for receipt of and use of our services.
Export: You agree that our services are subject to U.S. export controls and agree that you will comply with the same, and represent that you are neither located in a sanctioned country nor a prohibited person. You agree not to export, re-export, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any U.S. technical data acquired from Company, or any products utilizing such data, in violation of the United States export laws or regulations.
General: The performance of Company hereunder is subject to interruption and delay due to causes beyond its reasonable control including acts of God, acts of government, war, civil disorder, fire, power failure, equipment failure, labor dispute, inability to obtain necessary supplies, and the like. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, it shall be deemed omitted and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. This Agreement may be modified only in writing authorized by Company. Company’s waiver of any right shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right in the future.
Survival: Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, the following provisions shall survive termination or expiration of the Agreement: Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability; Assumption of Risks; Indemnification; Intellectual Property; Third-Party Content; Miscellaneous Terms.
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Phone: (877) 207-0561
Effective Date: October 1, 2015
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