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We have developed the Symptom Checker - chatbot, providing symptom checking services for Vhi Health Assistant app users (hereinafter referred to as “users”, “you”). The Symptom Checker is embedded to the Vhi Health Assistant app (hereinafter referred to as: “Vhi app”) through Your.MD API. Vhi app is developed by VHI Insurance DAC trading as Vhi Insurance, a company incorporated and registered in Ireland under Company No. 527606, having its registered office at VHI House, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland (hereinafter referred as: “Vhi”).
If you do not agree to these Terms you should not use our service. You must be at least 16 years or older and capable in your country of residence of entering into a legal binding agreement to use our service in your country of residence.
By using our health chatbot you are able to check symptoms, ask any question, search for health information or just type in a health query. Whilst we are trying our best to help you with providing useful information, please bear in mind that our Symptom Checker is only a bot and not a human doctor therefore not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, therapy or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or the emergency services immediately.
The bot calculates the likelihood of possible health conditions based on reported symptoms and basic info (gender, age). After inserting your symptoms, the chatbot will ask you additional questions to help search for the possible conditions that match your reported symptoms. It will present you with different likely conditions and assess the seriousness of such conditions. It does this using the best mathematical approach to simulate the thought process of a doctor. The bot may present more than one possible condition. It will share its findings with you via chat. If based on your reported symptoms our bot calculates that a possible cause is worrying, it will assess the need to visit a doctor within 24 or 48 hours without presenting a possible condition. As no bot can be a substitute for a human doctor, it may not be able to calculate any possible condition. In such case, we will use the information we have received from you to improve our Services.
In cases when the bot assesses the likelihood of you having a condition you will be presented with a short description of that condition. You can also click on “READ MORE” for additional information. By clicking “READ MORE” you will be redirected to the Health A-Z available at Your.MD website (our “Site”). Your usage of our Site and the Health A-Z will be governed by Your.MD Terms of Service. Within the Health A-Z you will be able to get more information about specific condition such as symptoms, causes, diagnosing, treating and complications.
While our bot strives to give you the best possible information it cannot consider all factors that your doctor can such as medical and family history, physical examination, tests etc. The medical conditions it calculates based on what you report are merely possible conditions and they do not mean that you have any of these conditions or that you do not have any other worrying conditions, which it did not manage to calculate due to the limited information it uses. You should always consult your doctor before acting on any of the information our bot gives you.
Health tests enable you to test your health knowledge with "Quizzes" (such as first aid, sexual health etc.), check your own health using "Self-Assessments" and calculate your BMI" (Body Mass Index) using “BMI Calculator”. The tests are intended for educational and informational purposes only.
We hope you'll enjoy using our Symptom Checker. We're constantly trying to improve so if you have any comments, suggestions or recommendations, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Vhi Health Assistant app.
SYMPTOM CHECKER IS AN AI SOFTWARE AND NOT A PHYSICAL MEDICAL DEVICE. OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY DO NOT INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL CARE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, NEITHER INFORMATION REGARDING WHICH DRUGS OR TREATMENT MAY BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOU. YOU AGREE, CONFIRM AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR CHECKER DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR, GP, DIAGNOSIS, A FACE-TO-FACE EXAMINATION AND/OR SESSION BY A LICENSED QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL.
You should never rely on or make health or well-being decisions which are based on information provided by our Checker. Furthermore, you should always seek advice by having an in-person appointment with a licensed and qualified professional. Never disregard, avoid, or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional, by face-to-face appointment, because of information or advice you received through the Checker. You agree, confirm and acknowledge that although our Checker may provide useful information, we cannot assess whether its use is right and suitable for your needs.
You agree, confirm and acknowledge that the information provided by our bot, will in either case be based on the information that you have provided to us via the Checker. It is your responsibility to ensure this information is correct and complete and you accept that any failure to do so (whether intentionally or not) may affect the information we can give to you and may have consequences for which we are not responsible.
THE SYMPTOM CHECKER DOES NOT DIAGNOSE HEALTH CONDITIONS OR PRESCRIBE HOW YOU SHOULD TREAT ANY HEALTH CONDITION YOU MAY HAVE. This should only be done with the help of a health professional (such as a registered doctor). You are ultimately responsible for deciding whether to contact a health professional and/or seek medical advice about any health concerns that you have shared with our bot. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OUR BOT. OUR BOT CAN NOT BE USED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BABIES, CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16, PREGNANT WOMEN, PEOPLE ON IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE TREATMENT AND PEOPLE WITH LONG TERM CONDITIONS SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIABETES.
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org emails are not intended for inquiries about your health, medical problems or medical questions. You can send us any other question about our services including your comments and suggestions for improvements. If we receive an email that includes questions about your health, medical problems and/or conditions/symptoms you will receive a standard auto-reply informing you that we do not provide this type of information via email and that you should always consult a medical professional in such cases.
YOUR OBLIGATIONS. You hereby confirm and agree: (a) that you have read and understood these Terms; (b) that you will use our Symptom Checker only in accordance with these terms; (c) that you are at least 16 years old of age; (d) that you are legally able to enter into a contract; (e) that all the information that you provided in or through the bot is accurate, true, current and complete; f) that you will notify us immediately about any unauthorised use of your Account or any other concern about a breach of the security; (g) that your use of our Symptom Checker is for personal use only, all in accordance with these Terms; (h) that you are solely and fully liable and responsible for any activities or omissions that are made by or due to using our chatbot; i) that we will hold you liable and responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of the use of your Account by any person whether authorised by you or not, and you agree to indemnify us for any such damage or loss; (j) that you will not to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, statute, ordinance, rule, regulation or ethical code in relation to your use of the Services and your relationship with us.
Except to the extent as expressly stated to the contrary herein, your right to use the Symptom Checker is personal to you and you are not allowed to give this right to another person or sell it to another person. Your right to use the Services does not stop us from giving other people the right to use the Services. As part of our Symptom Checker, we allow you to download our Services for use on your computer device or Site for the sole purpose of accessing and using our chatbot in accordance with these terms and we grant you a non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable licence for this sole purpose.
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We are constantly updating and improving the Services to try and find ways to provide you with new and innovative features and services. Improvements and updates are also made to reflect changing technologies, tastes, behaviors and the way people use the Internet and our Services. In order to do this, we may need to update, reset, stop offering and/or supporting a particular part of the Services, or feature relating to the Services. These changes to the Services may affect your past activities on the Services and the features that you use. Any changes to the Services could involve your Services elements being deleted or reset.
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**We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can improve the Services. You are always welcome to send us any comments to: [email@example.com](firstname.lastname@example.org?subject= Vhi Health Assistant app).
Your.MD Matteo Berlucchi, CEO