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Welcome to Heroes Health Initiative (Heroes Health, HHI, “the Initiative”). The Initiative offers this website, mobile interface(s), and related services (“Services”) to you, the participant, subject to your compliance with the terms, conditions, and notices (“Terms”) set forth below. 

Heroes Health collects information on the mental health of participating healthcare workers in order to connect them with mental health resources and to provide healthcare institutions with information to better support their workers. 

Participation in Heroes Health is strictly voluntary. You have the right to decline to join Heroes Health or to withdraw your participation from the Initiative for any reason at any time.

While Heroes Health provides screenings for depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, these results are not diagnoses. Only a trained mental health professional can diagnose a mental health condition. Similarly, participation in Heroes Health is not a substitute for a mental health professional. If you feel that you would benefit from professional help, we encourage you to reach out to a psychiatrist or licensed therapist.

Heroes Health does not provide emergency crisis intervention. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

Data collected through Heroes Health is property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for Trauma Recovery, and remains so indefinitely (even if you later leave Heroes Health). Data may be published at the aggregate level (e.g., across institutions) but no publications will ever personally identify participants. 

Individual Permissions

Heroes Health grants you limited personal permission to participate in the Initiative in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to transmit content that you do not have the right to transmit or that infringes the right of any party, and you agree to use the Services in compliance with all applicable laws. You understand that the Services may be subject to patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property protection and that the ownership of software and other intellectual property related to the Services, as well as the goodwill associated therewith remains with Heroes Health or its licencors. You agree that any improvements or other changes to the Services of the Study itself are the sole property of Heroes Health. Your permission to participate in the Initiative is limited in a number of ways. Any commercial use, such as selling content, creating course packs, or posting information elsewhere, is prohibited.

Your permission terminates immediately, without any further action by Heroes Health, if you breach these Terms. You may not transfer or assign your permission to any other party.

Heroes Health is the owner or licensee of all rights in the Program, its content, software, and related services. You have no right to such content, software, or services if not expressly granted in these Terms. “Heroes Health” and the logos or other proprietary marks of Heroes Health’s licencors and partners are trademarks of Heroes Health or its licencors and partners. No right, title or interest in those trademarks is granted you in these Terms.

The Initiative and related services are provided “As Is.”

Services provided through and information contained within the Initiative are provided as is and as available. Heroes Health makes no, and hereby disclaims any, warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular use or purpose. Further, Heroes Health disclaims any warranty that the Initiative will be available at all times or will operate without interruption or error. Heroes Health makes no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, completeness, or suitability of the Initiative or information provided through the Initiative.

You agree to be solely responsible for your use of the Initiative.

This Agreement is Governed by North Carolina Law.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, United States of America, as such laws would apply to a contract fully negotiated, entered into, and performed in that state.

Any action against Heroes Health must be brought in North Carolina.

You agree that the state or federal courts located in or serving Orange County, North Carolina, United States of America, shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any action arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Initiative. You waive any claim that a court located in or serving Orange County, North Carolina, lacks personal jurisdiction over you, is an improper venue, or is an inconvenient forum.

Miscellaneous Terms

These Terms constitute the entire understanding between you and Heroes Health regarding your participation in the Initiative. No modification or attempted modification of these Terms by you shall be binding on Heroes Health unless made in writing and physically signed by an authorized representative of Heroes Health. Heroes Health may modify these Terms at any time.

Notices sent to you by Heroes Health in connection with these Terms or your use of the Services may be delivered to you by electronic mail or a general notice on the Services. You may give notice to Heroes Health at any time by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:

Heroes Health Initiative, 211-B W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

These Terms are severable to the extent any term is deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable.

Heroes Health’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms.

Heroes Health may update these Terms from time to time. We may notify you of changes to the Terms through email or other forms of communication. Even if we do not notify you, it is your obligation to check the Terms for changes. Your use and continued use of the Program and related services reflects your agreement to these Terms and any modifications of these Terms made by Heroes Health.