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You agree that from time to time the Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which ARAG may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of ARAG , whether or not foreseeable.
You shall be solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring compatibility with the Site, all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements for your use of the Site, including, without limitation, telecommunications and Internet access connections and links, web browsers or other equipment, programs and services required to access and use the Site.
Security and Privacy
You shall be solely responsible for the security, confidentiality, integrity, and use of all messages and/or the content that You transmit to the Site. Except as otherwise indicated below, ARAG will use commercially reasonable efforts to not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about You, including your use of the Site, without your prior consent unless ARAG has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of ARAG ; (iii) enforce this Agreement; (iv) protect the interests of users of the Site other than You or any other person; or (v) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of ARAG services or equipment, including the Site as authorized by law. Nonetheless, You have no expectation of privacy with respect to the Internet generally or this Site in particular, and ARAG reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to gather necessary information about You and your use of the Site. Such personal information that is voluntarily submitted to ARAG is not sold, and is not shared with entities outside of the firm other than appropriate service providers who assist the firm in carrying out its marketing and business functions. In general, ARAG provides You with the right to opt-out of receiving marketing and other discretionary communications, and to update, supplement or delete your own voluntarily submitted personal information which ARAG uses for the previously noted business purposes.
No Attorney-Client Relationship
Simply contacting ARAG by email or otherwise will not establish an attorney-client relationship between You and ARAG. Transmission of information between ARAG and You is not intended to, and will not create, an attorney-client relationship between ARAG and You. No such relationship will exist unless and until a partner in ARAG expressly and explicitly agrees in a written engagement letter with You that the firm will undertake an attorney-client relationship with You. As a result, You should not transmit any confidential or sensitive information to us until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. ARAG does not agree to accept and/or maintain the secrecy of any unsolicited information You send to us unless an attorney-client relationship currently exists between us. ARAG cannot permit an attorney-client relationship to exist until we have obtained all necessary information and evaluated all relevant information concerning potential conflicts of interest. Even in the absence of a conflict of interest, ARAG, in its sole discretion, may decide not to enter into an attorney-client relationship with You. The information and content contained on this Site is not intended to constitute legal advice, and You should contact an attorney before relying on any such information or content.
The contents of this Site may constitute advertising under the applicable laws, regulations and ethical rules (the “Bar Rules”) of some jurisdictions. If this Site fails to comply with the Bar Rules of the state from which You access or view this Site, ARAG does not wish to represent You. Unless otherwise noted, ARAG attorneys are NOT certified by the boards of legal specialization of any state.
All materials included on this Site, including without limitation text, graphics, images, logos and other materials (collectively, “Content”), and all related intellectual property rights (including without limitation trademarks, service marks, logos, copyrights, trade dress and the “look and feel” of the Site), are owned by ARAG (or are displayed by ARAG with permission of its owners or as permitted by applicable law). You agree not to copy, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute such Content, except printing copies for your own, non-commercial use, without the prior written consent of ARAG. These restrictions apply to such Content in all adaptations or transformations and in all media and forms, now existing or hereafter developed.
All Content is provided “AS IS”. ARAG does not ensure that the Content is timely or accurate, or will remain accurate or is complete. Content may be correct when published and later become obsolete or incorrect. ARAG does not represent that the Content will be free of errors, defects or viruses, or that any such errors, defects or viruses will be corrected. ARAG expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
ARAG reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time in our sole and absolute discretion. Changes in this Agreement will be posted on this Site. Your continued use of this Site after any changes are made shall be deemed your acceptance of the changes.
You are solely responsible for your acts and omissions when using the Site, and You agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Site, including without limitation use of the Site to: (a) transmit unsolicited messages, chain letters or unsolicited commercial email; (b) transmit material that, to a reasonable person may be abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious; (c) transmit files, graphics, software or other material that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any person; (d) transmit viruses, trojan horses or any other malicious code or programs; (e) engage in systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from ARAG by use of scrapers, spiders or other tools; or (f) engage in any other activity deemed by ARAG to be in conflict with this Agreement.
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Federal regulations require ARAG to provide benefits-eligible employees with the following notices:
Private Health Information
A portion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) addresses the protection of confidential health information. It applies to all health benefit plans. In short, the idea is to make sure that confidential health information that identifies (or could be used to identify) you is kept completely confidential. This individually identifiable health information is known as “protected health information” (PHI), and it will not be used or disclosed without your written authorization, except as described in the Plans HIPAA Privacy Notice or as otherwise permitted by federal and state health information privacy laws. A copy of the Plan’s Notice of Privacy Practices that describes the Plan’s policies, practices and your rights with respect to your PHI under HIPAA is available from your medical plan provider. For more information regarding this Notice, please contact ARAG Resources or the medical plan directly.
Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
ARAG’s medical plans, as required by the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, provides benefits for mastectomy-related services. These services include:
- All stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed
- Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
- Prostheses and treatment of physical complications resulting from mastectomy (including lymphedema)
This coverage will be provided in consultation with the attending physician and the patient, and will be subject to the same annual deductibles and coinsurance provisions that apply to the mastectomy. For more information, contact your medical plan provider.
Special Enrollment Rights
If you are declining enrollment for yourself or your dependents (including your spouse) because of other health insurance coverage, you may be able to enroll yourself and your dependents in a ARAG health plan if you or your dependents lose eligibility for that other coverage (or if the employer stops contributing towards you or your dependents’ other coverage.) However, you must request enrollment within 30 days after you or your dependent’s other coverage ends (or after the employer stops contributing toward the other coverage.)
In addition, if you have a new dependent as a result of marriage, birth, adoption, or placement for adoption, you may be able to enroll yourself and your dependents, provided that your request enrollment within 30 days after the marriage, birth, adoptions, or placement for adoption. For more information, contact ARAG Resources.
Notice of Prescription Drug Creditable Coverage
ARAG provides a “Notice of Prescription Drug Creditable Coverage” to all Medicare-eligible participants on an annual basis. This notice states that under the ARAG medical plan, you have prescription drug coverage that is, on average, as generous as the standard Medicare prescription Drug Coverage. If you or an enrolled dependent becomes eligible for Medicare, you will receive this notice for your records. A copy is available upon request from ARAG Resources.
Individual Coverage Mandate
Effective January 1, 2014, Federal law requires that you have Health Care coverage or you may be subject to an income tax penalty. You can enroll in ARAG’s health plan, or you may want to consider visiting www.healthcare.gov for information on health plans available through the Healthcare Marketplace in your area.