These Terms and Conditions constitute a binding agreement between the user (“you”) and The Smoking Cessation Trust Management Services, L3C (“SCTMS”) its subsidiaries, parent, and affiliates, employees, officers, agents, representatives, trustees, and directors (together “Smoking Cessation Trust Management Services, L3C”). By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge that you are requesting to be considered for qualification as a Class Member for the Smoking Cessation Trust Smoking Cessation Program and the ability to communicate with our SCT Management Services team via the Internet using an electronic application.
Minimum User Requirements and Security
A personal computer equipped with an Internet browser, Internet access and a valid email account supported by software to enable you to receive email messages and spam filters adjusted to accept email from www.smokingcessationtrust.org
Adobe Reader installed (To download a copy of Adobe Reader, please go to https://get.adobe.com/reader/
While SCT Management Services uses commercially accepted security, no system can guard against risks of intentional intrusion or inadvertent disclosure of information. When using the SCT Management Services application web page, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control of SCT Management Services and its contractors. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR INTENTIONAL INTRUSION, OR OF ANY DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SERVICE. Once information is received by us, your information will be treated as confidential and given the same protection that all other records that constitute “protected health information” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) are given.
Security, Confidentiality and Usage Guidelines for My SCT Account
Once you submit a completed application, an email notification will be sent to the email address you provided on the application form to confirm your qualification or denial as a Smoking Cessation Trust Class member. During your registration you were allowed to set up a SCTMS user ID (Your Email Address) and a secure password. Please DO NOT SHARE your password with anyone. The individual username and password you choose when you first login to the SCTMS web page site are the keys to protecting the confidentiality of your information. You are responsible for remembering your SCTMS Account username and password and for keeping them confidential. We strongly suggest writing down your SCTMS Account username and password and keep them in a safe place for future reference. If you lose or forget your password, please use the link provided on the “Login Screen” at WWW.SMOKINGCESSATIONTRUST.ORG to reset your password. In addition, it is recommended that your periodically change your password as a security measure.
Verification of Identity and Proxies. You may request a SCTMS account for yourself, or for another individual that you are legally authorized to act on behalf of as a SCT Class Member. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you certify that you are legally authorized to open or access the account you are requesting and that all information you have provided to SCT Management Services is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You further agree that in the event you request a SCTMS account or information on behalf of a person that you are legally authorized to act on behalf of, you will be required to provide documentation of your authority (for example, a durable healthcare power of attorney) before you can complete registration or access that person’s health information.
You MUST provide us with your email address when activating your SCTMS account and keep your email address current to ensure that you receive notification of newly released information in a timely manner. You may also receive communications via the United States Postal Service or other means from SCT Management Services.
Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, (excluding holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How SCT Management Services Protects Your Personal Health Information
Notice of Privacy Practices. SCT Management Services considers the privacy of your information to be one of the most important elements in our relationship with you and one SCTMS takes very seriously. By accessing or using our web site, you acknowledge that you have received a copy of SCT Management Services notice of Health Information Privacy Practices, which may be accessed by clicking https://www.smokingcessationtrust.org/privacy
SCT Management Services Privacy Statement. SCT Management Services is committed to protecting the privacy of the information you send and receive through the SCT Management Services. This Privacy Statement applies to the SCT site and governs data collection and usage. By using the SCT site and creating a MY SCT account, you consent to all terms and conditions described in this Privacy Statement, which can be access by clicking https://www.smokingcessationtrust.org/privacy
All communications between you and your SCTMS Account using the SCTMS Application Web page (WWW.Smokingcessationtrust.org) are carried over a secure, connection. While you may receive Internet e-mail messages notifying you of new messages, these e-mails will not contain any of your personal health information.
Discontinuing Use of SCT Account
You may discontinue your use of the SCT Account at anytime by deactivating your account under the Account Management Section in the My SCT Account.
SCT Management Services reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or discontinue your use of My SCT Account at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to your use of My SCT Account on behalf of another person. You will be notified if you’re My SCT Account service is discontinued.
Site Access and Licenses
SCT Management Services grants a limited license to each user to make personal use only of the Web site and the associated services in accordance with these terms and conditions of use. This license expressly excludes, without limitation, any reproduction, duplication, sale, resale or other commercial use of the Web site and the associated services, making any derivative of the Web site or the associated services, the collection and use of user email addresses or other user information, including, without limitation, health information or any data extraction or data mining whatsoever.
Failure to comply with any of the Terms and Conditions contained herein may result in revocation of a user’s license and cancellation of a user’s SCTMS Account including the right to access information through the SCTMS web site on behalf of any proxies. SCT Management Services reserves the right to report violations of law to appropriate law enforcement agencies and to pursue all other rights and remedies available to it under civil or criminal law. Utilization of the web site to commit or further any fraudulent act may also result in your termination to continue to participate in the Smoking Cessation Trust programs.
Links to Third Party Websites
This Web site may contain links to Web sites operated by other parties which might have information on smoking cessation health topics of interest to you. These links are provided for your general information and education only, and should NOT be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. SCT Management Services does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does SCT Management Services make any guarantee, warranty or representation regarding the accuracy of the information contained on the Web sites. SCT Management Services has no control over the security or privacy practices of these external Web sites. Use of other sites is strictly at your own risk including, but not limited to, any risks associated with destructive viruses. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the terms and conditions of use and the privacy statements of the other Web sites.
Disclaimers of Warranties: SCT Web Site and My SCT Account
The SCT Web Site and My SCT Account provides access to an online application and registration form and a variety of smoking cessation-related topics. Although we may update the content on this service from time to time, please note that the information may change rapidly. The information on this site is provided AS-IS. SCT Management Services makes no representations or endorsements about the suitability for any purpose of products, information or services available through the SCT Web site. SCT Management Services does not guarantee the timeliness, validity, completeness or accuracy of information made available to you for any particular purpose. SCT Management Services and its affiliates disclaim all warranties, conditions, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, title, and non-infringement, with regard to the products, information and services contained or made available through the SCT Web site including but not limited to the availability of this service, lack of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties, or any failure to provide the service.
Use of the SCT Web site and information contained on My SCT Account is intended for educational and enrollment purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action. You expressly acknowledge and agree that SCT Management Services, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, its suppliers, licensees and sublicensees are not responsible for the results of your decisions resulting from the use of the SCT Web site or you’re My SCT Account including, but not limited to, your choosing to seek or not to seek Smoking Cessation services, or your choosing or not choosing specific treatment based on the content.
Limitation of Liability
Some of the material on SCT Web site and in the My SCT Account may be provided by third parties and SCT Management Services shall not be held responsible for any such third-party material. SCT Management services disclaims any responsibility for or liability related to such third-party material. Any questions complaints or claims related to any product should be directed to the appropriate third party.
SCT Management Services shall not be liable for any loss, injury, illness, damages, or claims of any kind resulting from your failure to timely read messages you may receive from SCT Management Services or SCT Web site.
By using the SCT Web site including but not limited to My SCT Account, you agree that the laws of the state of Louisiana, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms and Conditions of Use and any dispute that might arise between you and SCT Management Services, its affiliates, employees, subsidiaries, contractors, officers and directors. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with SCT Management Services, its affiliates, employees, subsidiaries, contractors, officers and directors, resides in the courts of Orleans Parish, Louisiana and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Orleans Parish, Louisiana in connection with any claim involving SCT Management Services, its affiliates, employees, subsidiaries, contractors, officers and directors. Use of the SCT Web site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to the terms and conditions set forth herein.