Terms & Conditions
Effective AUG 12th, 2021
These Terms and Conditions (these "Terms") comprise a legal agreement between you (“you” or “your”), the person accessing and using the Website and Health Betterment Inc. (each as defined below) (“HBI”, “we”, “us” “the Company” or “our”).
These Terms set forth the legally binding terms and conditions concerning your use of HBI’s website located at https://www.dentalgrants.org (the “Website”) as well as services and products provided by HBI, either online, in person or via telephone (collectively, the “HBI Services”). The Website includes, but is not limited to and all other sites and mobile applications owned and operated by HBI that redirect to the Website, all subdomains provided through such other site or the Website, and all downloadable applications, features, functionality, content or information that is made available or provided on the Website.
BY USING THE WEBSITE AND HBI SERVICES, YOU AGREE YOU HAVE READ AND ARE INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS WHICH SHALL GOVERN YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE WEBSITE AND HBI SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ONE OR MORE OF THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE AND HBI SERVICES AND MUST CEASE USE OF THE SAME.
In consideration of the mutual promises and agreements contained in these Terms and other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged), you and HBI agree as follows:
1.1. HBI provides an online platform which allows consumers, dentists, and HBI to connect.
1.2. You are purchasing dental work (as defined below) from the Dentist, not HBI. Please refer to the Dentist for details of any terms or conditions applying to your treatment, including your right to change your treatment plan.
1.3. Please refer to your Promise to Pay or loan agreement with HBI, or its affiliates and assigns, for terms and conditions of your borrowing, payments and repayments.
1.4. You acknowledge and agree that internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any information you provide using the Website or through HBI Services may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a notice that a particular transmission is encrypted.
1.5. For consumers in Quebec: Any reference to cost of credit/cost of borrowing in these Terms are to be read as referring to a “credit charge” as defined in the Consumer Protection Act (Quebec).
1.6. If you have any questions or complaints, or need to provide notice to or communicate with HBI, please contact us via email at email@example.com or by delivery by the mail, to Health Betterment Inc. at 2300 Yonge Street, Box 2340, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P 1E4. HBI may provide notices or communications to you via email or through the Website and you agree that such notices shall constitute notice to you whether or not you actually read the notice.
2.1 For the purposes of these Terms, unless stated otherwise, capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) “Credit Report Consent” shall mean the authorization form electronically signed by a consumer at the time of application for a loan, authorizing HBI to obtain a credit report subject to the terms contained in the authorization form.
(b) “Intellectual Property Rights” shall mean patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part.
(c) “Dentist(s)” shall mean the dentist(s) from which you purchase dental work.
(d) “Product” shall mean the product or service you purchase from a dentist using the HBI Services.
3. HBI Services
3.1. HBI shall, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms, provide you with the HBI Services.
3.2. To be eligible for the HBI Services, you must:
a. be of the age of majority in your province or territory of residence;
b. be a permanent resident in Canada or the United States; and
c. have a credit profile acceptable to HBI, in its sole discretion.
3.3 To apply for the HBI Services, you must:
a. provide personal information for use in conducting credit checks (subject to the terms of the Credit Report Consent), verifying payment arrangements, verifying identity, and performing a risk assessment.
b. provide personal information for use in conducting identity checks, including your driver’s licence and/or other details; and
c. provide all other information as may be requested by HBI.
3.4. Where you access the HBI Services via telephone, you may be required to send HBI copies of your information via email.
3.5. By submitting an application for the HBI Services, you authorize HBI and its service providers to use the information you have provided to:
a. for “Pay-as-you-go” plans, conduct, or arrange for a credit agency to conduct “soft” credit checks from time to time for up to one year after you submit an application and exchange information with credit reporting agencies, subject to the terms of the Credit Report Consent;
b. for "Buy Now Pay Monthly" plans, conduct, or arrange for a credit agency to conduct, “soft” or “hard” credit checks from time to time after you submit an application and exchange information with credit reporting agencies, subject to the terms of the Credit Report Consent;
c. conduct, or arrange for third parties to conduct risk assessments and identity and payment verification checks from time to time, including verifying your identify with records maintained by telecommunications service providers;
d. assess your application for the HBI Services based on the results of the credit, identity, risk assessment, and payment checks;
e. issue a decision to grant or deny your application for HBI Services; and
f. provide the results of the decision to the dentist along with your name and contact information.
3.6. The decision to approve an application for HBI Services and provide a credit limit is final and at the sole discretion of HBI.
3.7. For “Pay-as-you-go” payment plans, a “soft” credit check may be conducted with a credit agency at the time of your application, but no “hard” credit check will be performed, subject to the terms of the Credit Report Consent. For “Buy Now Pay Monthly” payment plans, a “soft” credit check may be conducted with a credit agency when you pre-qualify on HBI's website and a “hard” credit check will be conducted and will appear on your credit report at the time you submit an application to apply for credit terms to make long-term payments for dental treatment, subject to the terms of the Credit Report Consent.
3.8 If you are approved for a consumer loan, financing will be available to you through a pre-payable, fixed rate installment loan with a term to be specified in the terms and conditions of your loan agreement. The loans may be issued by HBI or other lenders with which HBI is partnered, and may be assigned to other lenders. The terms of your loan will be governed by a loan agreement that you agree to, and will be bound by, at the time a transaction is authorized by HBI. Your loan may not be issued or may be cancelled for any reason, subject to any limits under applicable law, including if HBI determines not to issue the loan or if you violate these Terms. For more information, please refer to the loan agreement entered into between you and HBI.
3.9. HBI shall provide you with a user account (the “Finance Portal”) which allows you to access information regarding your use of the HBI Services, including payments made and yet to be paid to HBI.
3.10. HBI may contact you via SMS text message to the mobile telephone number that you have provided or may provide later to verify your identity. HBI will not charge you for sending messages to you or receiving messages from you; however, standard messaging and data rates from your wireless carrier may apply. The frequency of messages you may receive from HBI varies.
4. Your Obligations
4.1 You shall:
a. only use the HBI Services for personal purposes;
b. treat your user name and password, or any other piece of information used as part of our security procedures, as confidential and you must not disclose such information to any third parties;
c. promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows the information in clause 4.1(b);
d. provide accurate and up-to-date information at all times when using the Website or accessing HBI Services;
e. promptly notify HBI of any changes to information in your user account;
f. comply with all terms and conditions relating to the dental treatment provided by the dentist; and
g. comply with all terms and conditions relating to the financing of your Product by HBI or its affiliates and assigns.
5. Refunds and Cancellations
5.1. By entering into a loan agreement or Promise to Pay, you are agreeing to repay the loan to HBI based on the terms and conditions of your loan agreement, unless the loan is not issued. Once the loan has been issued, you are responsible for making the payments pursuant to your loan agreement.
5.2. Refunds and cancellations are subject to the return and refund policies of participating dentist. You must contact your Dentist directly to request refunds. HBI will process a refund to you if directed to do so by the Dentist.
5.3. If a refund or cancellation is processed between you and the Dentist after the loan has been issued, the Dentist will notify us and the amount of your loan will be adjusted accordingly. We may rely solely on the Dentist for the amount of the refund or cancellation to adjust your loan amount. Any disputes as to the adjusted amount of the loan are to be resolved between you and the Dentist unless the adjusted amount of the loan is the result of an error by HBI.
5.4. If a refund or cancellation is for the entirety of the borrowed amount, you may still owe a credit/cost of borrowing amount, depending on when the dentist notifies us of the refund or cancellation.
6. Electronic Signature Consent
6.1. Consent. Subject to applicable law, you agree to receive electronically all disclosures, communications, notices, and other information that HBI may send to you or be required to send to you under applicable law or otherwise (the “HBI Electronic Signature Consent”) pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth below.
6.2. Scope of Consent.
Your HBI Electronic Signature Consent applies to any transactions undertaken by you with us, or any of our affiliates, assigns, agents or representatives, including use of the HBI Services, any communication from us or our representatives or agents to you, including all disclosures, communication, notices, and other information required to be given to you under applicable law, any other information required by law to be provided either before or after your loan is issued, your loan agreement, billing statements, adverse action notices, any updates to your account, in each case, pertaining to any transaction with us or any use of the HBI Services, whether now or in the future (the “Disclosures”). Your consent will remain in effect from the time you initially apply for the HBI Services or access the Website until such time as your account with HBI is terminated and, once terminated, will continue until such a time as all Disclosures relevant to your account have been provided. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or by delivery by mail to HBI at 2300 Yonge Street, Box 2340 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P 1E4.
6.3. Means of Communication.
We may send any Disclosures to you via email to the email address that you have provided (or may provide later) to us or via SMS text message. We may also post Disclosures on your account or on the Website. You agree that HBI is not responsible for your failure to receive any Disclosures sent via text message or email that is not caused by our failure to send the Disclosure to the mobile number or email address that you would have provided to us.
6.4. Minimum Requirements. Before you decide to do business electronically with us, you should consider whether you have the required hardware and software capabilities described:
A valid working email account
A mobile device capable of receiving text messages
Access to a computer, operating system and telecommunication connection to the Internet capable of receiving, accessing, displaying and either printing or displaying information electronically. Your Internet browser must be one of the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari
Sufficient electronic storage capacity on your computer’s hard drive or other data storage unit
Adobe Acrobat or equivalent software.
6.5. Changes to Your Contact Information. You agree to keep us informed of any changes in your email address or mobile number so that you can continue to receive all Disclosures in a timely fashion. If your registered email address, registered address, or mobile number changes, you must notify us of the change by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.6. Acknowledging Your Ability to Access Disclosures. You agree and acknowledge that you can access, receive and retain all Disclosures electronically sent via email or to your mobile number or posted on the Website.
7. Intellectual Property Rights
7.1. HBI hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable and revocable right and license to (a) access the Website for the purpose of receiving the HBI Services in accordance with these Terms; and (b) access, view and print any information and documentation made available on the Website, for your personal, non-commercial and informational use only to assist you in the access and use of the Website and the HBI Services. Company may terminate this license at any time for any reason whatsoever.
7.2. All Intellectual Property Rights relating to the HBI Services and the Website and any related services and/or materials provided by HBI to you or accessed by you under the Terms shall be owned by HBI. All such rights are reserved.
7.3. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of webpages from the Website for your personal use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of such Intellectual Property Rights must always be acknowledged.
7.4. If you submit comments, ideas, or feedback to HBI, you agree that HBI can use them without any restriction or compensation owed to you, and that you expressly disclaim all Intellectual Property Rights in such comments, ideas, or feedback.
7.5. All product, brand and company names and logos and trade-marks displayed on the Website or used in connection with the HBI Services are the trade-marks of HBI (or its suppliers, partner businesses or third party licensors). Any use of any of the marks appearing on the Website or in connection with the HBI Services without the express written consent of HBI or the owner of the mark, as appropriate, is strictly prohibited.
8. Data Protection
9. No Reliance on Information
9.1. The content on the Website and other information which is displayed or provided to you when using the HBI Services is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice, including financial or dental advice, on which you should rely. You should seek professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website or other information displayed to you when using the HBI Services.
9.2. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website and otherwise provided to you in relation to the HBI Services, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website or in documents provided to you in relation to the HBI Services are accurate, complete or up-to-date.
10. No Warranties
10.1. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WEBSITE AND THE HBI SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. HBI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. HBI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE HBI SERVICES WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR FREE OR THAT ACCESS THERETO WILL BE CONTINUOUS OR UNINTERRUPTED. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEBSITE AND THE HBI SERVICES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, THE HBI SERVICES OR WITH ANY OF THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, GUIDELINES, PRACTICES OR POLICIES OF HBI IN OPERATING THE WEBSITE AND IN PROVIDING THE HBI SERVICES YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE AND HBI SERVICES.
10.2. We do not warrant that the provision of the Website and the HBI Services complies with the laws of any country apart from Canada.
10.3. The provisions in this clause do not affect your statutory or mandatory rights which cannot be excluded by applicable law.
11. Third-Party Sites
12. General Representations and Warranties
12.1 You represent and warrant that your use of the Website and the HBI Services will be in strict accordance with these Terms. In particular, you represent and warrant that:
a. you will comply with these Terms at all times;
b. you will provide us and/or the dentist with accurate and up-to-date information (where required);
c. you will not use the Website or the HBI Services in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms, or act fraudulently or maliciously, for example, by hacking into or inserting malicious code, including viruses, or harmful data, into the Website or the HBI Services;
d. you will not infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the HBI Services;
e. you will not do any of the following in relation to your use of the HBI Services:
i. disclose the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual without their consent,
ii. mislead or deceive any person, or
iii. impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
f. you will not use the Website or the HBI Services in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users; and
g. you will not collect or harvest any information or data from any content or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the HBI Services.
13.1 To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the HBI Parties (as defined below) from and against any claims, actions, demands, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses suffered by such persons, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting, directly or indirectly, from your: (a) breach of these Terms; (b) access to the Website or use of the HBI Services.
14. Limitation of Liability
14.1 If you reside in Quebec, the provisions of this Section 14 apply to you only to the extent that any loss, damage or other prejudice suffered by you is not a result of acts of HBI or its representatives.
14.2. HBI will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
a. your use of, or inability to use, the Website;
b. your use of, or reliance on, any content displayed on the Website;
c. rejection of your application for the HBI Services;
d. any breach by the dentist, including any failure or fault in the dental treatment purchased from the dentist, including a failure to deliver or delay in delivery of the dental treatment; and
e. any breach by HBI, including failure to make payment to the dentist.
14.3. IN NO EVENT WHATSOEVER SHALL ANY OF HBI, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY THE “HBI PARTIES”) BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR OTHERWISE, FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL LOSS, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS SALES OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF AGREEMENTS OR CONTRACTS, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS AND LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO GOODWILL ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF (OR THE INABILITY TO USE) THE WEBSITE OR HBI SERVICES.
14.4. In addition, HBI will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by:
a. virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or any websites linked to it; and
b. any failure or delay in providing the Website or the HBI Services to you due to matters beyond its reasonable control, without limitation, mechanical, electronic, or communications failure or degradation.
14.5. HBI’s total liability to you under or in connection with these Terms shall be limited to $10.
15.1 HBI may terminate these Terms and suspend your use of or access to all or any part of the Website or the HBI Services immediately by contacting you at your email address on record if:
a. you commit a breach of the Terms which remains unremedied for 15 days following notice of such breach to you by HBI;
b. we terminate our loan agreement with you;
c. we consider termination necessary to protect the integrity or security of the systems used by us at any time;
d. you are deemed by us either as unable to pay your debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing; or
e. you apply for bankruptcy or become the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order.
15.3 HBI may terminate these Terms if your account has been inactive for two years or longer.
15.5 Any provision of these Terms that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination of this Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
15.6 Termination or expiry of these Terms shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Terms which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
17. Entire Agreement
17.2. Nothing in these Terms affects the liabilities, rights and obligations of you and the Dentist under the applicable terms between you and the Dentist.
18.1 If HBI fails to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if HBI does not enforce its rights against you, or if HBI delays in doing so, that will not mean that HBI has waived its rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If HBI does waive a default by you, it will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that HBI will automatically waive any later default by you.
19.1. You may not assign, transfer or deal in any other manner with any or all of your rights under these Terms without the prior written consent of HBI.
19.2. HBI may at any time assign, transfer or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights under these Terms without your consent. These Terms shall be binding upon and shall enure to the benefit of and be enforceable by each of the parties hereto, their respective successors and permitted assigns.
20.1. If any provision of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, then the remaining provisions of these Terms, or the application of such provisions to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby, and each such provision of these Terms shall be valid and enforceable to the extent permitted by law.
22. No Third-Party Rights
22.1. These Terms are between you and HBI. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
23.1 The Website and HBI Services are not intended to be used by, and are not marketed or directed towards, children or any person under the age of 18. To use and access the Website and HBI Services you must be a resident of Canada or the United States and of the age of majority in your province, state or territory of residence.
24. Electronic Documents
24.1 This electronic document, and all other electronic documents referred to or incorporated herein, will be: (a) deemed for all purposes to be a “writing” or “in writing”, and to comply with all statutory, contractual, and other legal requirements for a writing; and (b) legally enforceable as a signed agreement. A printed version of these Terms and any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial proceedings or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
25.1 The parties have agreed that these Terms and all documents relating thereto be drawn-up in English.
26. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
26.1. The Website is administered by HBI from Ontario, Canada. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Website and HBI Services and all of the communications, transmissions and transactions associated with the Website and the provision of the HBI Services shall be deemed to have occurred in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
26.2. These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Province of Ontario and federal laws of Canada applicable therein, and you agree that the courts of the Province of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction over such disputes or claims.
26.3. You expressly agree that, in the event that there is a dispute under these Terms and such dispute is to be resolved in a court of law, such dispute shall not be resolved by jury trial and you hereby waive any right to trial by jury.