Terms of Service

YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE TO USE THIS SITE

Please read the user agreement outlined below. By clicking "I Accept", you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the user agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, click "Cancel". Each time you use the Site, you reaffirm your acceptance of the then-current Terms of Service. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Service, you may discontinue using the Site. You cannot use, access data, access credentials, sign up, or register on the Site until you have accepted these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this Site. You may not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

OBJECTIVE

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has established the Kentucky Health Emergency Listing of Professionals for Surge (K HELPS) program, a state-based system to register medical professionals and others interested in volunteering to offer assistance during public health emergencies or disasters. DPH does not accept any responsibility for information submitted by individuals to K HELPS.

Kentucky Health Emergency Listing of Professionals for Surge (K HELPS) is used to register, notify and inform individuals or facilities who are interested in volunteering in the event of an accidental or intentional emergency, or other public or health care disaster. Your decision to join the unbridled volunteers of Kentucky will strengthen our state's response and continue a long tradition of Kentuckians coming together during times of need.

MODIFICATIONS TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE

DPH, through the K HELPS site (Site), may change the Terms of Service at any time and in its sole discretion. The modified Terms of Service will be effective immediately upon posting and you agree to the new posted Terms of Service by continuing your use of K HELPS. If you do not agree with the modified Terms of Service, your only remedy is to discontinue using K HELPS and cancel your registration.

REQUIREMENTS FOR K HELPS USE OR REGISTRATION

K HELPS is open to medical professionals and others interested in volunteering to offer assistance during public health emergencies or disasters. By registering with K HELPS and using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are interested in volunteering to offer assistance during public health emergencies or disasters. Registration in K HELPS in no way commits a volunteer to responding to a specific public health emergency or disaster.

REGISTERED USER INFORMATION

The Privacy Policy explains how the Site collects and uses information you have provided or seek to access. You consent to the Site using your Registration Information and other information collected by the Site under the Site Privacy Policy.

By registering with or using K HELPS, you consent to the collection and use of your Registration Information and the transfer of this information to DPH for processing and storage as part of the K HELPS system. Additionally, you agree that DPH may use various services or technologies to authenticate you and your identity and credentials on the Site, help store your Registration Information and transaction-related information, and enable authorized users to access the information you provide on the Site in the event of a declared emergency or disaster. In the event of a declared emergency or disaster, authorized personnel will access your profile to verify your credentials, or they will contact you regarding your availability to serve in a designated area in a manner that most closely matches the skills and experience that you have described on your profile.

I understand that personal information I provided will only be utilized for credentialing purposes and to notify me of volunteer opportunities. Credentialing includes obtaining, verifying, and assessing the qualifications of a health care professional to provide patient care, treatment, and services in or for a healthcare organization. K HELPS volunteers may be asked to complete supplemental paperwork and consent to a criminal background check and license verification (if applicable).

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

You are responsible for all activity made by you or anyone you allow to provide information on your profile, including your family or friends. You agree to keep confidential the passwords associated with your Registration Information.

You may not use the Site while driving, operating hazardous equipment, or engaging in other forms of hazardous activities.

You are responsible for any materials you post or make available on or through the Site.

COMMUNICATIONS

You are responsible for obtaining your own internet access, such as maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the Site, related Products, and all charges related thereto. Any telephone or other communications charges incurred by you to access the Site or any Site Products are your responsibility.

NO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS

You may not harvest or collect information about the Site. You may not harvest or collect information about Site users and or registrants of the Site for the purpose of sending unauthorized bulk communications. Any violation of these provisions may result in immediate termination of your registration account or access to the Site Database and further legal action. You agree that DPH may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent unsolicited bulk communications from entering, utilizing or remaining within the Site's networks.

INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

You acknowledge that any use of the Site contrary to this Agreement, or any transfer, sublicensing, copying or disclosure of technical information or materials related to the Site or Site Products may cause irreparable injury to the DPH and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, third party service providers, and affiliates. Under such circumstances the DPH and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, third party service providers, and affiliates will be entitled to equitable relief, without posting bond or other security, including, but not limited to, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief.

TERMINATION

The DPH has the right to terminate your registration and registration account or your access to any Site Products for any reason in the DPH's sole discretion, including but not limited to termination, if it considers your use to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of the Terms of Service (either directly or through breach of any other terms and conditions or operating rules applicable to you). The DPH may, but shall be under no obligation to, provide you a warning prior to termination of your use of the Site or Site Products.

MISCELLANEOUS

I understand that volunteers may be asked to complete a minimal amount of training or system orientation. All training may be completed online via the Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN.) which may be accessed at http://ky.train.org.

As an authorized user, I agree to the following terms of use:

1. I agree to make only authorized uses of any information in the Kentucky Health Emergency Listing of Professionals for Surge System (K HELPS). I agree to not divulge the contents of any record except as permitted by state or federal law.

2. I agree to not share any user name or password information. I acknowledge that I am responsible for any actions taken on the K HELPS under my login name.

3. I agree not to access the information contained in K HELPS other than for authorized purposes.

4. Not to post or provide any false, misleading, discourteous, unprofessional or inappropriate information.

5. I agree to terminate my access to K HELPS if I no longer wish to participate in K HELPS system.

6. I agree to report immediately any misuse of K HELPS or violations of the system to the Kentucky Department for Public Health or the CHFS IT Security Officer.

7. I agree and certify that, with regard to any electronic signatures created or filed under my login name or password, I have adopted and executed those electronic signatures with the intent to sign the record and that those electronic signatures are attributable to me.

Any misuse of the system or its information may lead to temporary revocation of access privileges, permanent loss of access privileges or penalties under state and/or federal law.

By clicking "I Agree", I agree to the terms of use outlined above.