The following terms and conditions govern the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA) Membership and the benefits available thereunder. All persons subscribing to the MTA service are urged to read the membership terms & conditions carefully and if you have any questions to contact an MTA representative via e-mail at [email protected] , or phone 1+561-791-2000. These membership terms & conditions ("Agreement") is made between Medical Tourism Association 4371 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 304, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410 and the person registering for membership and/or for the MTA Certification program. ("you" or the "Member").

  1. Description of MTA Services . Each Member is entitled to receive discounts and other benefits on specified conference or program-related and other products and services offered by MTA ("Benefits").
  2. All Membership Benefits, including, without limitation, and current listing of participating associates, are accessible online at https://www.medicaltourismassociation.com/en/index.html (the "MTA Website"). To access Benefits or information related to Benefits or the MTA Service from the Benefits Website, a Member will be required to be a member in good standing and enter his or her MTA registered email address and password.
  3. Discounts and other Benefits available to Members are based upon the level of membership acquire by the registrant. Discounts and other Benefits available to Members may not be combined with any other programs offered by the MTA unless otherwise specified.
  4. All Benefits are subject to discontinuation, change, modification, improvement or substitution without notice and MTA makes no representations or warranties with respect to, and accepts no responsibility or liability for, out of date or erroneous information related thereto.
  5. The membership fee for the MTA is based on the membership chosen by the registrant: Individual, Government, Corporate, Corporate Gold, Corporate Elite, Buyers Loyalty and, Buyers Gold, which are non-refundable and payable for the Member's annual subscription to the MTA program.
  6. MTA has several certifications in its education program, that are included as part of the benefits in all the different memberships categories. Such benefit is governed by our certification program Terms & Conditions. (see below)
  7. Membership Term: A Member shall be entitled to all of the Benefits available to Members of the MTA Service for the ensuing twelve-month period under the annual plan, commencing on the date of acceptance of the Member's application for enrollment for each twelve-month period thereafter (the "Membership Term"). MTA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to any Member, or to cancel this Agreement or the MTA Service.
  8. Credit Card A valid debit or credit card must be used by each member for the purchase of the membership unless other payment terms have been arranged. In all cases, the credit card must remain on file for the duration of membership. Credit cards will only be charged in accordance with the Terms of your membership level. Failure to maintain a current credit card on file will prohibit access to educational materials on the e-learning platform.

Upon entry of credit card information, credit cards will be validated by the system, prompting the member of any error or a problem with the card in use, allowing the reentry of another valid card.

Charges to the credit cards on file will be made on the membership anniversary date. The dates may vary if there is a problem with the credit card, or if a payment plan has been arranged. We accept the following credit cards currently: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover Card.

This Membership program is under auto-renewal policy, MTA is not obligated to send you any renewal or advance billing notices or other notices indicating that your debit or credit card will be or has been charged. A courtesy e-mail will be sent as receipt of payment.

This Membership is unique to the registrant and portable irrespective of employment. Any member with an Individual lever membership utilizing a corporate credit card as a primary form of payment is asked to provide a personal credit card as a secondary form of payment to be charged in the event the employer fails to make timely payment and/or if the member leaves the employment of employer. This will assist in keeping all members current.

It is the member's responsibility to maintained valid cards on file and to replace former employer's corporate cards or any card that is no longer authorized and/or expired.

Members may replace the credit card on file at any time. Removing a debit or credit card from the system does not release you from the liability for any outstanding or upcoming fees.

If the required payment method fails or the account is past due, MTA may collect amounts owed by obtaining other payment methods provided by the professional, or by retaining collection agencies and legal counsel. MTA may also report information about your account to credit bureaus or your country local financial entities and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. If you wish to dispute the information MTA reported to a credit bureau or your country local financial entities (i.e., Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) please contact us at Medical Tourism Association 4371 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 304, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410. If you wish to dispute the information a collection agency reported to a credit bureau regarding your Certification account, you must contact the collection agency directly.

 

  1. Electronic Disclosure and Consent . Your submission of an electronic enrollment application shall constitute your consent to receive any and all disclosures, notices and other communications including any notice that may be legally required to be provided to you regarding this Agreement, in electronic form. MTA will provide all future disclosures and notices by sending an alert to the electronic mail address that you have provided.
    At your request, MTA agrees to provide you with a paper copy of any amendments to this Agreement, but MTA will charge you a processing fee and a shipping fee for such service. You may request paper copies of required notices by sending such request to [email protected]

It is your responsibility to maintain accurate contact information in your member profile and contact MTA immediately if your electronic or mail address changes and you are unwilling or unable to update the information online. You can contact MTA to inform MTA of such changes through the website or at [email protected]

  1. MTA Renewal Fees. The current MTA Service membership fee (the "Renewal Fee") will be automatically billed to Member's designated credit card account or other authorized billing source (e.g., debit card) on an annual recurring basis as authorized upon enrollment. Any Member who uses a debit card as the designated credit card account acknowledges that MTA will not be responsible for any fees or penalties associated with insufficient funds, bounced checks or any other form of fee due to a charge of the Service Fee to a debit card provided by the Member . Unless Member cancels the membership in accordance with the relinquishment policy, MTA will automatically renew membership at the end of such then-current Membership Term as authorized upon enrollment and bill the then-current renewal Service Fee to the designated billing source.
  1. Right to Cancel Members have the right to terminate this Agreement and membership with the Medical Tourism Association at any time. A Member may cancel this Agreement and membership with the MTA Service, by requesting the membership cancelation no later than sixty (60) days prior to the anniversary date to [email protected] . If Member cancels their membership before the end of a Membership Term for which Member has paid the Service Fee, the Member cannot receive a refund of such Service Fee nor any portion thereof. Due to the nature of the services provided by MTA (many of which are accessible immediately upon acceptance) it is understood that refunds cannot be issued. Member will remain liable for any other fees or charges to be paid pursuant to this Agreement or the MTA Service. If Member feels that they have been billed multiple times for the Member Service for one Membership Term, Member should promptly send notice of such, including all membership contact details, billing dates, transaction details and the credit card and/or debit card number that it was billed to [email protected] .
  1. Disclaimer of Liability . Vendors. MTA shall have no liability in regard to any services provided, or to be provided, by any non-affiliated third-party sponsor, affiliate or vendor ("Vendor"). All Vendors are independent contractors and not employees, partners or joint venture partners with MTA. MTA shall have no liability in regard to any Benefits provided, or to be provided, by any Vendor. You agree that claims with regard to services shall be made against the Vendor providing or performing such services and not MTA. Although MTA upon request by the member, will endeavor to intervene in conjunction with a member experiencing a problem or discrepancy with a Vendor, in the event any product or service purchased by a Member is canceled, modified, defective, or otherwise unsatisfactory to the Member, the Member will look solely to the provider, seller, merchant or manufacturer of the product or service for any repair, exchange, refund or satisfaction of claim. Member understands and acknowledges that MTA cannot force vendors to provide any product, service or promotion and that Vendors are free to run their businesses as they see fit and begin/halt such efforts at their own discretion.
  1. MTA Member Representation and Obligations . In return for the discounts and benefits available under the MTA Service, each Member acknowledges such Member's obligations to MTA as follows: (a) you have read the "Membership Terms & Conditions" carefully, and understand the provisions of the MTA Service and the billing method for the payment of the annual Service Fee; (b) You may cancel your membership in the MTA Service at any time prior to the conclusion of the then current Membership Term and will not be entitled to a refund of the pro rata unused portion of the Service Fee, (c) the Membership Term will renew automatically effective the first day following the conclusion of the existing Membership Term unless you elect to cancel in accordance with this Agreement; (d) the benefits of membership in the MTA Service are not assignable without the express written consent of MTA and you will use your membership following the guidelines describe by this agreement. You agree not to share any proprietary information supplied you by the MTA including but not limited to coupon codes, discounts, incentives, and the like to any third-party, individual, entity or institution. A violation of this provision will result in your forfeiture of membership in the MTA Service, potential legal action from MTA and its Members and/or potential legal action from the Vendor ; and (e) MTA assumes no responsibility for the payment of or contribution to any use or sales tax on Benefits that may be imposed by any state or federal taxing authority and such taxes, to the extent imposed, shall remain the sole responsibility of the Member or the direct provider of the Benefits, as the case may be.
  1. Governing Law; Arbitration . This Agreement, and the respective rights and obligations of the parties hereunder, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida. Any dispute arising between you and MTA will be submitted to arbitration in the State of Florida in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. Nothing herein stated shall deprive you of the benefits of your state's consumer protection laws.
  1. Disclaimer of Warranty. THE USE OF THE CERTIFICATION MARKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. MTA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OF TRADE, EMPLOYABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THESE DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. MTA HAS NO DUTY OR OBLIGATION TO REGISTER, RENEW OR OTHERWISE MAINTAIN ANY REGISTRATION FOR THE CERTIFICATION MARKS. General Release. Each Member, for himself/herself, and on behalf of any person who uses the Benefits available through the MTA Service ("Membership Beneficiary"), hereby forever releases, acquits and discharges MTA from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions and causes of action that such Member or such Member's legal representatives may have by reason of any monetary damage or personal injury sustained as a result of or during the use of any and all Benefits available through the MTA Service. The sole recourse available to a Member, Membership Beneficiary or their legal representatives shall be the cancellation of the Membership.
  1. Receipt of Mail. MTA cannot guarantee that it receives any mail that Member claims to have sent. Member should, at Member's own expense, send any notices to MTA in a form to ensure to Member that the ir communication arrived at MTA, which form may include but not be limited to FedEx, UPS, USPS Return Receipt Requested and USPS Certified Mail, via e-mail at [email protected]
  1. Entire Agreement . The foregoing Membership Terms & Conditions contain the entire terms and agreements in connection with Member's participation in the MTA Service and no representations, inducements, promises or agreement, or otherwise, between MTA and the Member not included herein, shall be of any force or effect. If any of the foregoing terms or provisions shall be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions hereof shall not be affected thereby.
  1. Binding Effect . The foregoing Membership Terms & Conditions shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of MTA and the Member as well as their respective successors and permitted assigns.

I covenant and agree that:
1. Authorization to use Mark, Membership and Certification. Upon acceptance of my Membership and Certification or Renewal Application (Application) by the date I registered and subject to these terms and conditions of Membership and Certification (Terms), MTA grants to me a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sub licensable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, revocable license to use the Membership and Certification Marks (as defined below) solely in connection with the promotion and conduct of the offering of services I perform in relation to my Membership and Certification in the United States. No other rights are granted except for those explicitly granted herein.

2. Term of Use. Permission to use MTA's Membership and Certification Marks, including specifically Certified Medical Tourism Professional ® and Certified Medical Tourism Specialist ®, and exists solely for the Membership and Certification annual period, as defined by MTA. At the end of such Membership and Certification period, if the Membership and Certification is not renewed, I must cancel the Membership and Certification according to the terms in this agreement; all rights to use the Membership and Certification Marks terminate; and I will immediately cease use of the Membership and Certification Marks. MTA may terminate any rights I have in the use of the Membership and Certification Marks if I fail to maintain current Membership and Certification status.

3. Restrictions on Use of Membership and Certification and Mark. Without limiting the other terms and restrictions set forth in these Terms, unless otherwise approved by MTA Board in writing, I will not, directly or indirectly: (i) use the Membership and Certification Marks in conjunction with the promotion and/or provision of any services, or in any other way, outside the United States unless I have met cross-border requirements, (ii) use the Membership and Certification Marks in conjunction with the sale of any tangible goods, (iii) state or imply that MTA has made a determination on the merits or quality of any education, testing or review program with which I may be associated, (iv) certify individuals to use the Membership and Certification Marks, (v) use the Membership and Certification Marks in a manner that implies another individual or company is qualified to use the Membership and Certification Marks, or (vi) use the Membership and Certification Marks in violation of MTA's policies and procedures, which are incorporated herein by reference.

4. Quality Control. The nature and quality of all advertising, promotional or other uses of the Membership and Certification Marks, and services associated therewith, will conform to the quality and standards specified by MTA (as modified from time to time) and will be in full compliance with MTA's Standards of Professional Conduct and all applicable laws and regulations. MTA has the exclusive right to monitor the manner in which I use the Membership and Certification Marks and the quality of services associated therewith. Such monitoring may, at the election of MTA, be done in accordance with the procedures outlined in MTA's Standards of Professional Conduct, including but not limited to, examination, investigation, inspection and formal hearings. MTA retains, at all times, the right to withdraw its approval of my use of the Membership and Certification Marks if the quality, accuracy or other characteristics of any of the services associated therewith ceases to be acceptable in accordance with certain standards defined by MTA. Notwithstanding, MTA has no right to control incidents of actual services provided or participate in the rendition thereof.

5. Protection of the Membership and Certification Marks. MTA shall have the sole right to file applications to register, and to obtain registration for, the Membership and Certification Marks. I further agree to cooperate fully with MTA in filing such applications and obtaining such registrations, including providing MTA with specimens of use of the Membership and Certification Marks and executing any documents requested by MTA, or in protecting, enforcing and defending the Membership and Certification Marks. I will notify MTA in writing of any infringements, imitations, claims or other problems with respect to the Membership and Certification Marks which may arise or otherwise come to my attention. MTA shall have the sole right, but not the obligation, to take any action on account of any such infringement, imitation, claim or problem. I will not institute any suit nor take any other action on account of such infringements, imitations, claims or problems without the prior express written consent of MTA.

6. Ownership; Goodwill. The right to use the marks of MTA is limited to those rights to use the Membership and Certification Marks and does not extend to any other marks of MTA. Any goodwill attaching to the trademarks of MTA as a result of my use of the Membership and Certification Marks will inure to the benefit of MTA. I will conduct my business in a way that does not adversely affect MTA's reputation or goodwill. I will only display or use the Membership and Certification Marks as permitted in these Terms and the Guidelines on how to Use of the MTA Designated Membership and Certification Marks (as updated from time to time). The right to use the Membership and Certification Marks does not grant right, title or interest in or to any trademark, service mark, logo or trade name of MTA. I further agree not to: (i) challenge MTA as the sole, absolute or exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Membership and Certification Marks and the goodwill associated therewith, (ii) challenge the validity, control or use of any mark owned by MTA, (iii) register, use, adopt or promote any mark that is confusingly similar to any mark owned by MTA, (iv) take or encourage any action which would impair the rights of MTA in and to the Membership and Certification Marks or any goodwill associated therewith, or (v) infringe the Membership and Certification Marks or any other marks owned by MTA.

7. Disclaimer of Warranty. THE USE OF THE MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION MARKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. MTA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OF TRADE, EMPLOYABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THESE DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. MTA HAS NO DUTY OR OBLIGATION TO REGISTER, RENEW OR OTHERWISE MAINTAIN ANY REGISTRATION FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION MARKS.

8. Compliance with Rules and Policies. I have read, understand and will comply with all rules and policies contained in MTA's Standards of Professional Conduct, which is incorporated herein by reference, as it presently exists and as it may be amended from time to time.

9. Relinquishment of Membership and Certification. I may voluntarily relinquish my through a formal written notice submitted to MTA no later than sixty (60) days prior to the next renewal date, provided such relinquishment shall not take effect until: (i) 30 days after receipt thereof by MTA, (ii) all indebtedness due MTA is paid in full, and (iii) any complaint or action pending under MTA's Standards of Professional Conduct is resolved. MTA, however, may in its discretion declare a relinquishment effective at any time.

10. Retention of Jurisdiction. Notwithstanding any termination or relinquishment of my right to use the Membership and Certification Marks, I shall continue to be subject to the filing of a complaint under MTA's Standards of Professional Conduct based upon acts or omissions commenced prior to the effective date of termination or relinquishment, provided that any such complaint shall be filed within five (5) years after the effective date of termination or relinquishment.

11. Revocation of Right to Use. MTA has the absolute and unrestricted right to revoke, at its sole discretion, any rights I have to use the Membership and Certification Marks, if MTA, in its sole discretion, finds that I have failed to comply with MTA's Standards of Professional Conduct or these Terms. In addition, if MTA, in its sole discretion, determines that I have misused the Membership and Certification Marks, I further understand and agree that such action may cause irreparable harm and I will immediately stop using the Membership and Certification Marks or change the manner in which I use them, whichever MTA requests.

12. Indemnification. Neither MTA nor its directors, officers, employees and others acting on its behalf shall be liable to me for any actions taken or omitted in an official capacity or in the scope of employment, except to the extent that such actions or omissions constitute willful misconduct or gross negligence, and I hereby release MTA, all of their respective employees, officers and directors and the persons identified above from any liability for any such actions or omissions. I further covenant and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MTA and its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, judgments, awards and expenses related thereto (including court costs and reasonable fees of attorneys and other professionals) brought or threatened by any third parties, including my clients, arising out of: (i) any breach by me of my Application or these Terms, (ii) any failure by me or my authorized agents to comply with applicable laws, (iii) the services provided by me, (iv) any unauthorized representation, warranty, agreement or the like, express or implied, made by me or my authorized agents to or with any third party with respect to any acts or omissions (including statements, representations or warranties not authorized by MTA), or (v) acts or omissions taken by me in connection with the use of the Membership and Certification Marks. Notwithstanding the above, MTA expressly reserves the right to retain separate counsel to participate in the defense or settlement of any such claims.


13. Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL MTA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEY'S FEES, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE ANY OF MTA'S MARKS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FORMS OF DISCIPLINE, EVEN IF MTA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL MTA'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS DECLARATION AND AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND DEFAMATION) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT I PAID IN APPLICATION FEES FOR MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION. LIABILITIES SHALL BE LIMITED AND EXCLUDED, EVEN IF THE REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.


14. Miscellaneous.
A. Integration. My Membership and Certification or Renewal Application, these Terms, and the documents incorporated herein by reference constitute the complete agreement and supersede all prior or contemporaneous oral or written representations and warranties. MTA may modify these Terms upon notification to me. No modification by me to these Terms shall be binding upon MTA unless in writing and signed by MTA.

B. Assignment. I will not assign or transfer any of my rights or obligations under these Terms. Any assignment or delegation by me of these Terms or any of my rights or obligations hereunder shall be null and void. MTA may assign its rights herein, without my prior consent.

C. Relationship. My relationship with MTA is that of a certificant granted the right to use the Membership and Certification marks of a certifying body and in no way does the relationship constitute an independent contractor, partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency or employment relationship.

D. Interpretation. These Terms, which I understand are binding upon me in consideration of MTA processing my Application, shall be interpreted in such a manner as to aid in effectuating the purposes and business of MTA. No third-party private right of action shall be permitted against MTA for acts or omissions taken by MTA in the furtherance of its purposes and business or in connection with these Terms. Failure of MTA to insist on strict performance of the provisions contained herein does not prevent MTA from later enforcing its rights under these Terms.

E. Enforcement; Survival. If I do not stop using the Membership and Certification Marks immediately upon revocation, relinquishment or termination, or violate the provisions of these Terms, such actions shall be considered exceptional and I will pay any expenses, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, which MTA may incur while enforcing this provision. Upon termination, revocation or relinquishment of the right to use the Membership and Certification Marks, my obligations under paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and all of these Terms will remain in effect.

G. Choice of Law; Forum. These Terms and any action relating thereto shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the state of Florida, Palm Beach County and controlling U.S. federal law. No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction will apply. I will not bring any action arising from or relating to these Terms except in a court of appropriate subject matter jurisdiction in the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, and I expressly consent to personal jurisdiction and proper venue by and in such court.

H. Headings; Severability. The headings of sections and paragraphs herein are for convenience of reference only and are without substantive significance. In the event that any provision of these Terms shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such validity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision and these Terms shall be interpreted and construed as if such term or provision, to the extent the same shall have been held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, had never been contained herein.

CERTIFICATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

The certification program distributed by Medical Tourism Association is a program managed by Global Healthcare Resources. As such the terms and conditions below apply to Global Healthcare Resources.

Terms of Use

Certification Billing Terms and Conditions:

The Certification Programs developed by Global Healthcare Accreditation and Medical Tourism Association are managed by Global Healthcare Resources. Billing is made through Global Healthcare Accreditation. All professionals entering the Global Healthcare Accreditation Training and Certification Program must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the program including but not limited to:

  1. Credit Card Policy
  2. Certification & Designation Relinquishment
  3. Auto-Renewal Policy for Certification & Designation
  4. Other Terms and Conditions Of Certification & Designation
  5. Payment Plan Policy

For purposes of this agreement and terms and conditions, "GHA" hereinafter shall mean Global Healthcare Accreditation.

BILLING AND PAYMENTS

Credit Card Policy

A valid debit or credit card must be used by each professional for the purchase of online training, examination, and certification unless other payment terms have been arranged. In all cases, the credit card must remain on file for the duration of certification to retain access to the continuing education courses and to remain compliant with the terms of the designation. Credit cards will only be charged in accordance with the terms of the certification designation described below. Failure to maintain a current credit card on file will prohibit access to educational materials on the e-learning platform.

Upon entry of credit card information, credit cards will be validated by the system, prompting the professional of any error or a problem with the card in use, allowing the reentry of another valid card.

Charges to the credit cards on file will be made on the certification anniversary date. The dates may vary if there is a problem with the credit card, or if a payment plan has been arranged. We accept the following credit cards currently: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover Card.

This Certification program is under auto-renewal policy, GHA is not obligated to send you any renewal or advance billing notices or other notices indicating that your debit or credit card will be or has been charged. A courtesy e-mail will be sent as receipt of payment.

This Certification and Designation is personal to each professional and portable irrespective of employment. Any professional utilizing a corporate credit card as a primary form of payment is asked to provide a personal credit card as a secondary form of payment to be charged in the event the employer fails to make timely payment and/or if the professional leaves the employment of employer. This will assist in keeping all professionals current and avoid disruption of service.

It is the professional's responsibility to maintained valid cards on file and to replace former employer's corporate cards or any card that is no longer authorized and/or expired.

Professionals may replace the credit card on file at any time. If a card is removed but not replaced, there will be no access to the educational resources until a new valid credit card is added and validated by the system. Removing a debit or credit card from the system does not release you from the liability for any outstanding or upcoming fees.

If the required payment method fails or the account is past due, GHA may collect amounts owed by obtaining other payment methods provided by the professional, or by retaining collection agencies and legal counsel. GHA may also report information about your account to credit bureaus or your country local financial entities and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. If you wish to dispute the information GHA reported to a credit bureau or your country local financial entities (i.e., Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) please contact us at Medical Tourism Association 4371 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 304, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410. If you wish to dispute the information a collection agency reported to a credit bureau regarding your Certification account, you must contact the collection agency directly.

Certification & Designation Relinquishment

If the professional decides to relinquish the Certification Designation and terminate access to the educational materials on the e-learning platform for any reason, Request for Relinquishment must be provided to GHA in writing via e-mail at [email protected] at least sixty (60) days prior to the next renewal date. Professionals will be responsible for any and all fees incurred prior to and during the sixty (60) day period. Failure to take the examination for certification, be compliant with CEU's or no accessing the program does not eliminate the responsibility to be compliant, make timely payments or any other requirements of the program. Failing to comply with this regulation will not stop the auto-renewal fees. Furthermore, if GHA grants the Relinquishment of the Certification based upon an account being current, and the charges are later disputed, and fees returned to the professional, the Relinquishment of Certification will be revoked, and all outstanding renewal fees will be reinstated, and the account will be placed in a collection process. GHA may also report information about your account to credit bureaus, or your country local financial entities, and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. If you wish to dispute the information GHA reported to a credit bureau or your country local financial entities (i.e., Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) please contact us at Medical Tourism Association 4371 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 304, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410. If you wish to dispute the information a collection agency reported to a credit bureau regarding your certification account, you must contact the collection agency directly.

These accounts will be marked as non-compliant in our public professional directory online until all outstanding charges have been paid.

Auto-Renewal Policy for Certification Designation

This Certification Program and Professional Designation is personal to each professional and requires annual renewal fees. This requires not only the auto-payment with on file debit or credit card but the completion of the continuing education courses. Not completing the CEU's or no accessing the program will not cancel the certification but will render the professional non-compliant.

Removing a debit or credit card from the system does not release you from the liability for any outstanding or upcoming fees.

By signing up for GHA Certification Program and Professional Designation, you understand and agree that your Certification will automatically renew annually as well as your requirement to complete continuing education requirements. You hereby authorize GHA, Inc. to charge your debit or credit card on file each year at the annual renewal fee. It is the professional's responsibility to maintained valid cards on file. Charges to the cards on file will be made on the certification anniversary date. The dates may vary if there is a problem with the credit card, or if a payment plan has been arranged.

If the designation is no longer needed it must be canceled by notifying in writing via e-mail at [email protected] at least 60 days prior to the next renewal date and been current in payment. Not completing the CEU's or not accessing the program will not cancel the certification. Failing to comply with this regulation will not stop the auto-renewal fees. Furthermore, if GHA grants the relinquishment of the Certification based on having account current in payment and receiving a written notification at least 60 days prior to the next renewal, but later proven that any charges made for the certification renewal payments were disputed with the Card Bank, and granted full refund to the professional by that entity, such relinquishment will be revoke, all outstanding renewal fees will be reinstated, and the account will be placed in a collection process. GHA may also report information about your account to credit bureaus, or your country local financial entities, and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. If you wish to dispute the information GHA reported to a credit bureau or your country local financial entities, (i.e., Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) please contact us at Medical Tourism Association / Global healthcare Accreditation 4371 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 304, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410. If you wish to dispute the information a collection agency reported to a credit bureau regarding your certification account, you must contact the collection agency directly.

GHA reserves the right to immediately and without notice, either suspend or terminate your Certification for unauthorized use of the program marks or misrepresentation of our certification program in accordance with the terms and conditions of this certification program.

These accounts will be marked as non-compliant in our public professional directory. You will also be required to pay any amounts still owed to GHA at the time your account is suspended or terminated, except where prescribed by law.

OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS OF CERTIFICATION & DESIGNATION

Promotional E-Coupons

Promotional coupons are designated for groups or individuals to access our Certification program through a partial or a full discount. This certification is a personal designation program with an auto-renewal and auto-billing policy. A valid debit or credit card must remain on file for the duration of the program to retain access to the continuing education course and pay for any renewal fees.

Although the complimentary coupon might be partially-discounted, in full or pre-paid by a company for a group of employees, this will apply for the initial enrolment ONLY. These individuals or company employees will not be exonerated from any renewal fees. Unless otherwise specified by that company during the negation of the contract. (see employer contract for more information)

INSTALLMENT PLAN AGREEMENT

Our certification program offers two types of payment plans towards the enrollment fee:

  • Three-month payment plan
  • Four-month payment plan

To be paid in consecutive months within thirty (30) days of the date of the first invoice payment. Monthly payments must be made as agreed, if you are unable to meet an agreed payment, you must contact us at 561.791.2000 to advise and make alternative arrangements.

You must agree to an auto-billing process and a valid debit or credit card must be used by each professional to complete purchase/payment of the online certification enrollment, unless other payment terms have been arranged. In all cases, the credit card must remain on file for the duration of certification to retain access to the continuing education courses and to remain compliant with the terms of the designation. Credit cards will only be charged in accordance with the chosen payment plan. However, dates may vary if there is a problem with the credit card, or if new payment dates have been arranged. Once the enrollment payment is completed the certification renewal fees will apply. Failure to maintain a current credit card on file will prohibit access to educational materials on the e-learning platform.

Upon entry of credit card information, credit cards will be validated by the system, prompting the professional of any error or a problem with the card in use, allowing the reentry of another valid card.

Payment plan auto-billing

All payment plans are under an auto-billing policy, GHA is not obligated to send you any advance billing notices or other notices indicating that your debit or credit card will be or has been charged. A courtesy e-mail will be sent as receipt of payment.

This Certification and Designation is personal to each professional and portable irrespective of employment. Any professional utilizing a corporate credit card as a primary form of payment is asked to provide a personal credit card as a secondary form of payment to be charged in the event the employer fails to make timely payment and/or if the professional leaves the employment of employer. This will assist in keeping all professionals current and avoid disruption of service.

It is the professional's responsibility to maintained valid cards on file and to replace former employer's corporate cards or any card that is no longer authorized and/or expired.

Professionals may replace the credit card on file at any time. If a card is removed but not replaced, there will be no access to the educational resources until a new valid credit card is added and validated by the system. Removing a debit or credit card from the system does not release you from the liability for any outstanding or upcoming fees.

If the required payment method fails or the account is past due, GHA may collect amounts owed by obtaining other payment methods provided by the professional, or by retaining collection agencies and legal counsel. GHA may also report information about your account to credit bureaus, or your country local financial entities, and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. If you wish to dispute the information GHA reported to a credit bureau or your country local financial entities, (i.e., Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) please contact us at Medical Tourism Association / Global Healthcare Accreditation 4371 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 304, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410. If you wish to dispute the information a collection agency reported to a credit bureau regarding your Certification account, you must contact the collection agency directly.

Access to the certification under a payment plan

Professionals under an enrollment fee payment plan will be granted limited access to review the educational information but will not be able to complete the certification exam until the total enrollment fee is completed. After payment in full is received, certification classes and exam will be activated, and professionals will have a maximum of 65 days to complete the exam.

If a professional completes the certification exam without having paid the enrollment in full, the remaining installments must be paid at once, or additional enragements must be made with our company.

Cancelation policy

All installments not contested in writing within fifteen (15) business days prior to the next installment due date are deemed accepted by Customer as true and accurate and are payable in full. In the event Customer fails to complete all Installments amounts which become due under the Payment Plan Agreement or fails to perform its obligations hereunder, and the account is referred to an attorney or collection agency, professionals agree to pay, in addition to the amounts due, any and all costs incurred by GHA as a result of such action, including reasonable attorney's fees.


I covenant and agree that:

1. Authorization to use Mark and Certification.

Upon acceptance of my Certification or Renewal Application (Application) by the date I registered and subject to these terms and conditions of certification (Terms), GHA grants to me a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sub licensable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, revocable license to use the Certification Marks (as defined below) solely in connection with the promotion and conduct of the offering of services I perform in relation to my certification in the United States. No other rights are granted except for those explicitly granted herein.


 

2. Term of Use.

Permission to use GHA's Certification Marks, including specifically Certified Medical Tourism Professional®, Certified Medical Travel Professional® and Certified Medical Travel Specialist®, and exists solely for the certification annual period, as defined by GHA. At the end of such certification period, if the certification is not renewed, I must cancel the certification according to the terms in this agreement; all rights to use the Certification Marks terminate; and I will immediately cease use of the Certification Marks. GHA may terminate any rights I have in the use of the Certification Marks if I fail to maintain current certification status.


 

3. Restrictions on Use of Certification and Mark.

Without limiting the other terms and restrictions set forth in these Terms, unless otherwise approved by GHA Board in writing, I will not, directly or indirectly: (i) use the Certification Marks in conjunction with the promotion and/or provision of any services, or in any other way, outside the United States unless I have met cross-border requirements, (ii) use the Certification Marks in conjunction with the sale of any tangible goods, (iii) state or imply that GHA has made a determination on the merits or quality of any education, testing or review program with which I may be associated, (iv) certify individuals to use the Certification Marks, (v) use the Certification Marks in a manner that implies another individual or company is qualified to use the Certification Marks, or (vi) use the Certification Marks in violation of GHA's policies and procedures, which are incorporated herein by reference.


 

4. Quality Control.

The nature and quality of all advertising, promotional or other uses of the Certification Marks, and services associated therewith, will conform to the quality and standards specified by GHA (as modified from time to time) and will be in full compliance with GHA's Standards of Professional Conduct and all applicable laws and regulations. GHA has the exclusive right to monitor the manner in which I use the Certification Marks and the quality of services associated therewith. Such monitoring may, at the election of GHA, be done in accordance with the procedures outlined in GHA's Standards of Professional Conduct, including but not limited to, examination, investigation, inspection and formal hearings. GHA retains, at all times, the right to withdraw its approval of my use of the Certification Marks if the quality, accuracy or other characteristics of any of the services associated therewith ceases to be acceptable in accordance with certain standards defined by GHA. Notwithstanding, GHA has no right to control incidents of actual services provided or participate in the rendition thereof.


 

5. Protection of the Certification Marks.

GHA shall have the sole right to file applications to register, and to obtain registration for, the Certification Marks. I further agree to cooperate fully with GHA in filing such applications and obtaining such registrations, including providing GHA with specimens of use of the Certification Marks and executing any documents requested by GHA, or in protecting, enforcing and defending the Certification Marks. I will notify GHA in writing of any infringements, imitations, claims or other problems with respect to the Certification Marks which may arise or otherwise come to my attention. GHA shall have the sole right, but not the obligation, to take any action on account of any such infringement, imitation, claim or problem. I will not institute any suit nor take any other action on account of such infringements, imitations, claims or problems without the prior express written consent of GHA.


 

6. Ownership; Goodwill.

The right to use the marks of GHA is limited to those rights to use the Certification Marks and does not extend to any other marks of GHA. Any goodwill attaching to the trademarks of GHA as a result of my use of the Certification Marks will inure to the benefit of GHA. I will conduct my business in a way that does not adversely affect GHA's reputation or goodwill. I will only display or use the Certification Marks as permitted in these Terms and the Guidelines on how to Use of the GHA Designated Certification Marks (as updated from time to time). The right to use the Certification Marks does not grant right, title or interest in or to any trademark, service mark, logo or trade name of GHA. I further agree not to: (i) challenge GHA as the sole, absolute or exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Certification Marks and the goodwill associated therewith, (ii) challenge the validity, control or use of any mark owned by GHA, (iii) register, use, adopt or promote any mark that is confusingly similar to any mark owned by GHA, (iv) take or encourage any action which would impair the rights of GHA in and to the Certification Marks or any goodwill associated therewith, or (v) infringe the Certification Marks or any other marks owned by GHA.


 

7. Disclaimer of Warranty.

THE USE OF THE CERTIFICATION MARKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. GHA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OF TRADE, EMPLOYABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THESE DISCLAIMERS ARE HELD TO BE LEGALLY INVALID. GHA HAS NO DUTY OR OBLIGATION TO REGISTER, RENEW OR OTHERWISE MAINTAIN ANY REGISTRATION FOR THE CERTIFICATION MARKS.


 

8. Compliance with Rules and Policies.

I have read, understand and will comply with all rules and policies contained in GHA's Standards of Professional Conduct, which is incorporated herein by reference, as it presently exists and as it may be amended from time to time.


 

9. Relinquishment of Certification.

I may voluntarily relinquish my through a formal written notice submitted to GHA no later than sixty (60) days prior to the next renewal date, provided such relinquishment shall not take effect until: (i) 30 days after receipt thereof by GHA, (ii) all indebtedness due GHA is paid in full, and (iii) any complaint or action pending under GHA's Standards of Professional Conduct is resolved. GHA, however, may in its discretion declare a relinquishment effective at any time.


 

10. Retention of Jurisdiction.

Notwithstanding any termination or relinquishment of my right to use the Certification Marks, I shall continue to be subject to the filing of a complaint under GHA's Standards of Professional Conduct based upon acts or omissions commenced prior to the effective date of termination or relinquishment, provided that any such complaint shall be filed within five (5) years after the effective date of termination or relinquishment.


 

11. Revocation of Right to Use.

GHA has the absolute and unrestricted right to revoke, at its sole discretion, any rights I have to use the Certification Marks, if GHA, in its sole discretion, finds that I have failed to comply with GHA's Standards of Professional Conduct or these Terms. In addition, if GHA, in its sole discretion, determines that I have misused the Certification Marks, I further understand and agree that such action may cause irreparable harm and I will immediately stop using the Certification Marks or change the manner in which I use them, whichever GHA requests.


 

12. Indemnification.

Neither GHA nor its directors, officers, employees and others acting on its behalf shall be liable to me for any actions taken or omitted in an official capacity or in the scope of employment, except to the extent that such actions or omissions constitute willful misconduct or gross negligence, and I hereby release GHA, all of their respective employees, officers and directors and the persons identified above from any liability for any such actions or omissions. I further covenant and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GHA and its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, judgments, awards and expenses related thereto (including court costs and reasonable fees of attorneys and other professionals) brought or threatened by any third parties, including my clients, arising out of: (i) any breach by me of my Application or these Terms, (ii) any failure by me or my authorized agents to comply with applicable laws, (iii) the services provided by me, (iv) any unauthorized representation, warranty, agreement or the like, express or implied, made by me or my authorized agents to or with any third party with respect to any acts or omissions (including statements, representations or warranties not authorized by GHA), or (v) acts or omissions taken by me in connection with the use of the Certification Marks. Notwithstanding the above, GHA expressly reserves the right to retain separate counsel to participate in the defense or settlement of any such claims.



 

13. Limitation of Liability.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL GHA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEY'S FEES, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE ANY OF GHA'S MARKS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FORMS OF DISCIPLINE, EVEN IF GHA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL GHA'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS DECLARATION AND AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND DEFAMATION) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT I PAID IN APPLICATION FEES FOR CERTIFICATION. LIABILITIES SHALL BE LIMITED AND EXCLUDED, EVEN IF THE REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.




14. Miscellaneous.

A. Integration.

My Certification or Renewal Application, these Terms, and the documents incorporated herein by reference constitute the complete agreement and supersede all prior or contemporaneous oral or written representations and warranties. GHA may modify these Terms upon notification to me. No modification by me to these Terms shall be binding upon GHA unless in writing and signed by GHA.


 

B. Assignment.

I will not assign or transfer any of my rights or obligations under these Terms. Any assignment or delegation by me of these Terms or any of my rights or obligations hereunder shall be null and void. GHA may assign its rights herein, without my prior consent.


 

C. Relationship.

My relationship with GHA is that of a certificate holder and the right to use the certification marks of a certifying body and in no way does the relationship constitute an independent contractor, partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency or employment relationship.


 

D. Interpretation.

These Terms, which I understand are binding upon me in consideration of GHA processing my Application, shall be interpreted in such a manner as to aid in effectuating the purposes and business of GHA. No third-party private right of action shall be permitted against GHA for acts or omissions taken by GHA in the furtherance of its purposes and business or in connection with these Terms. Failure of GHA to insist on strict performance of the provisions contained herein does not prevent GHA from later enforcing its rights under these Terms.


 

E. Enforcement; Survival.

If I do not stop using the Certification Marks immediately upon revocation, relinquishment or termination, or violate the provisions of these Terms, such actions shall be considered exceptional and I will pay any expenses, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, which GHA may incur while enforcing this provision. Upon termination, revocation or relinquishment of the right to use the Certification Marks, my obligations under paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and all of these Terms will remain in effect.


 

G. Choice of Law; Forum.

These Terms and any action relating thereto shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the state of Florida, Palm Beach County and controlling U.S. federal law. No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction will apply. I will not bring any action arising from or relating to these Terms except in a court of appropriate subject matter jurisdiction in the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, and I expressly consent to personal jurisdiction and proper venue by and in such court.


 

H. Headings; Severability.

The headings of sections and paragraphs herein are for convenience of reference only and are without substantive significance. In the event that any provision of these Terms shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such validity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision and these Terms shall be interpreted and construed as if such term or provision, to the extent the same shall have been held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, had never been contained here

 

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