disclaimer of liability

WHEN RECEIVING SERVICES FROM HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING, LLC, YOU AGREE TO AND ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Coaching services provided by Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC are not a substitute for medical, psychological, psychiatric, wellness, therapeutic or other diagnosis, care, counseling, advice, consulting or treatment. While your Health and Wellness, LLC coach may be a licensed practitioner in any one of a number of health related fields, your coach will not be acting in a licensed capacity as a coach. If you hire Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC to provide coaching services to assist you with the development and implementation of your goals, you agree to the limits of liability described below.

You understand and agree that your coach is not acting as your doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, marriage or family counselor or in any other licensed practitioner role. Your coach will not provide any specific services that are licensed healthcare related activities. If you require such services, your coach may recommend a licensed practitioner in your geographic area, but is not obligated to do so.

The information, instructions or advice given by Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its coaches is not intended to be a substitute for competent professional medical or psychological diagnosis, treatment and care. You should not discontinue or modify any medication or therapy presently being taken pursuant to medical advice, without obtaining approval from your healthcare professional. If you suspect that you have a medical condition, you should seek medical attention from your physician or an appropriate health care professional. The information, instructions or advice given by Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its coaches is not intended to be a substitute for advice and/or representation from professionals for legal, financial, tax, personnel, religious, or spiritual reasons.

You expressly acknowledge and agree that participation in coaching/services does not establish a patient-healthcare provider relationship.

Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC does not make any guarantees, warranties or representations about the results that you will achieve through coaching. You agree that using any of the coaching services is entirely at your own risk. The services are requested at your own choice and with inherent singular responsibility. Any action or lack of action, taken by you based on coaching advice received from Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC is done so solely by your choice and responsibility and is neither the responsibility nor liability of Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC.

Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its coaches shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or suggestions provided by Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its coaches, whether such information is provided via a face-to-face meeting, telephone communication, the internet or other form of communication. You hereby release Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its principals, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, representatives, successors and assigns from any claims, liability, costs or expenses in connection with any coaching services, information or materials. You shall indemnify and hold harmless Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its principals, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, representatives, successors and assigns from any claims, liability, costs or expenses in connection with any coaching services, information or materials which you might share or transfer to another individual.

Any disputes that may arise between you and Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and its coaches shall be resolved by mediation, and if not resolved by mediation, then by binding arbitration under the procedures and supervision of the American Arbitration Association. Damages will be actual monetary damages only and limited only to a refund of fees paid to Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC.

In general, all communications between you and Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC are confidential. No information about you will be released outside the coaching sessions without your permission. The EXCEPTIONS to confidentiality include, but are not limited to the following: (1) the coach determines that a client is a threat to herself, or another person; (2) there is suspected abuse or neglect of a child, an elderly or disabled person; (3) the client is threatening to commit a crime; (4) there is a medical emergency; or (5) through a court order to disclose a client’s records. Moreover, Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC may disclose any information from coaching sessions as required by applicable law, or as necessary or advisable to: (a) protect Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC rights, safety or property or the rights, safety or property of others, including consultation(s) with counsel; (b) respond to your requests for customer service or other information; or (c) comply with legal process or cooperate with law enforcement or governmental requests.

Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC takes reasonable steps to keep information from coaching sessions confidential. Despite the efforts of Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC, communications between Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC and you containing information related to your coaching sessions might be unlawfully intercepted by third parties not under the control of Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC. Accordingly, neither Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC nor any of our service providers can ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet, email or via text message. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.

Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC provides this website as a service to its clients and the public. This website is intended to be informational only. Because the materials included on this website are general, they may not apply to an individual’s specific situation. You should independently assess and verify any information obtained from this website and should not take (or refrain from taking) any action based on the information you obtain from the materials on this website.

Last updated May 2017.

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