Policies

Website Policies

Terms of Use: The following statements, and other such disclaimers and policies as may appear at gateways into areas of the site, constitute the Terms of Use. Use of this website constitutes agreement to these Terms of Use. ABIHM reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, and you agree to abide by the most recent version of this Terms of Use Agreement each time you view and use the Web site. You are accordingly advised to consult the Terms of Use Agreement each time you view and use the Web site.

Do NOT proceed to use the website if you do not agree to the following terms and conditions; your use of the site indicates your agreement to the terms of use. You do NOT need to check any boxes to agree to the terms of use.

Physician Database: Physicians Diplomates of the ABIHM have achieved an established standard for knowledge in integrative holistic medicine through a psychometrically validated examination. The ABIHM does not monitor the practices or history of its physician Diplomates and cannot provide further information beyond what each physician publishes for use on the ABIHM website. Patients are responsible for choosing their own physicians. ABIHM makes no representation other than that the Physician Diplomate has qualified for and passed the examination. Those searching the database should always conduct their own due diligence and evaluation of proper fit prior to engaging any physician for services. Patients should consider board certification as only one factor in selecting a physician. Board certification alone does not necessarily indicate competence in areas required by a patient or compatibility. There is considerable variation among integrative physicians in the methods used to diagnose and treat patients. ABIHM expressly disclaims any warranty or liability with regard to a Diplomate’s listing in this database.

Educational and General Content: Information provided on the ABIHM website is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for medical advice delivered in person by a licensed professional. ABIHM provide users with online medical information that is intended to be for general informational purposes and is in no way intended to create a physician–patient relationship. Standards of care in medicine may be subject to professional differences of opinion, and because ABIHM provides training and materials that reflect holistic, integrative, functional, complementary or alternative approaches to care, the materials presented may not be accepted by regulatory agencies, professional associations, or other medical institutions. Third-party payors of care, including Medicare or private insurance companies may not reimburse or consider care that is believed to be appropriate care by ABIHM.

ABIHM Blog: The views expressed on the ABIHM Blog represent the opinion of each author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the ABIHM or its Directors.

Use of Information: Neither ABIHM nor its principals, any individual associated with ABIHM, or any author of course content, articles, blog posts or other materials are responsible for the misuse of the information provided or of the content of any sites accessed through links on this website. Reliance on any information provided by ABIHM, its staff or authors is solely at your own risk. This website and any of the links it contains are solely for educational, informational and service and product description purposes only. No information posted or provided on this site is intended to provide any medical or other health care service. None of this information is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Visitors with medical conditions should receive medical care provided directly by a physician. You should not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information through this website. Always seek the face-to-face advice of a physician or other qualified health professional before making any change in treatment or discontinuing any medications.

No Warranties: While ABIHM has made and will continue to make efforts to include accurate and current information on this website, this site and all of the content contained on, downloaded, purchased from, and accessed from this Internet web site and its entire domain are provided AS IS for informational purposes only without any warranties of any kind whatsoever and is not intended to provide any medical, financial, or legal advice or diagnosis. ABIHM make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents. ABIHM to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for a particular purpose. We make no warranty that our services will meet your requirements, nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of our services or for advice given by suggested peer mentors. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from you or from us shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Limitation of Liability: Neither ABIHM nor any individual or practitioner associated with ABIHM is liable for any damages resulting from the use of the information on this site. As a visitor to this Internet web site, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this Internet web site or provided by suggested peer mentors shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall the owner or operator be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this Internet web site, even if the owner or operator has been advised of the possibility of such damages. While every attempt has been made to verify the information on this website, neither the owners, distributors, agents, publishers or their affiliates assume any responsibility or liability for any error, inaccuracies, omissions in the same, or related to results from use of these materials. No party is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, this website.

To the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event will ABIHM or its officers, employees, directors, affiliates, partners, agents, advisors, or licensors be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of revenues, profits, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if such parties were advised of, knew of, or should have known of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy), arising out of or related to your use of the site or ABIHM content, regardless of whether such damages are based on contract, tort, warranty, statute, or otherwise. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the site. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

Copyright Notice: The materials provided on this website, are copyrighted and the intellectual property of ABIHM. It is provided to you solely for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance, or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated on this Internet web site, you may display, download, archive, and print a single copy of any information on this Internet web site, or otherwise distributed from us for your on study and for such personal, non-commercial use. The owner and operator of this Internet web site reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this Internet web site or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you.

Licensed Content: Certain Content may be licensed from third-parties. The licenses for some of this Content may contain additional terms. When such Content licenses contain additional terms, we will make these terms available to you on those pages, in the Terms of Use or in the Additional Information section of our Site (which his incorporated herein by reference).

Peer Mentoring Activities

Peer mentoring obtained with physicians through ABIHM are done at the sole risk of the requesting physician; ABIHM provides introductions to experienced physicians who have achieved diplomate status but does not monitor the practices or history of its physician Diplomates, nor does it promulgate standards for peer mentoring or monitor peer activities. The information provided by mentors is their own and it not provided on behalf of ABIHM, which is not responsible for the contents of such discussions.

Certification

The ABIHM is an independent certifying body and is not affiliated with nor endorses any other training or education or organization.

Privacy Policy

The ABIHM never sells our contact information. At the discretion of the ABIHM Executive Director, the ABIHM Diplomate mailing list will sometimes be provided free of charge to educators or researchers offering opportunities that are perceived to be of broad interest to our Diplomates. In such cases, recipients of our Diplomates’ contact information are allowed a one-time mailing only. For individuals who are not ABIHM Diplomates, but who have purchased our online materials: your contact information will never be shared with a third party.

Refund Policy

No refunds are available for material delivered electronically. Exam registration is refundable minus a $200 administrative fee only if the ABIHM receives a written cancellation request at least two full weeks before the scheduled exam begins. Your data will be deleted from the ABIHM database; if you wish to take a future ABIHM exam, you must register and upload all documents completely anew. If you have cancelled your exam registration previously, you may not apply the cost of the Study Guide against the new registration.

No portion of the exam fee is refundable to “no shows” or those who cancel later than the specified time. Refunds are not available for those who have registered for the exam and have failed to provide all required documents by the given deadline.

Recertification fees are not refundable; if recertification is not fully accomplished by the final deadline, certification status will expire, and no refund will be provided.

Rescheduling Policy

Once you have registered for a specific exam administration, you may not modify your application to change your exam date (unless you are simply changing your Pearson Vue exam seating within the two week window of a given exam). If you must change your exam registration to a different exam, you will be charged a $100 administrative fee. Rescheduling is allowable up to two weeks before a scheduled exam begins; requests should be made by email to admin@abihm.org.

Remedies

If you are dissatisfied with any of the educational content or materials on our site, or any services or information available through the site or suggested peer mentors, your sole and exclusive remedy, where otherwise consistent with ABIHM policies, is a refund of the fees charged for any of the materials and to discontinue accessing and using our site. This limitation applies even if your remedies under this agreement fail of their essential purpose.

 


 

 

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