Terms of Use


The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program Library is established pursuant to Section IX(H) of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement Agreement, as Amended on May 1, 2012 (the “Agreement”), and is subject to: (1) the terms and conditions of that Agreement; and (2) the jurisdiction of and orders entered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in the case In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 (MDL No. 2179). This Gulf Region Health Outreach Program Library website (the “Website”) is operated by the Garretson Resolution Group, Claims Administrator for the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement.

All materials contained on the Website, including hyperlinks to other sites and content found on linked sites, are provided “as is.” Neither BP America Production Company (“BPAP”), BP Exploration & Production Inc. (“BPXP”), their affiliates (together with BPAP and BPXP, the “BP Parties”), Garretson Resolution Group, Medical Benefits Class Counsel (as defined in the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement Agreement), nor their representatives, make any promises, representations, or express or implied warranties with respect to the accuracy, correctness, or completeness of materials or information available on this Website. The BP Parties, Garretson Resolution Group, Medical Benefits Class Counsel, and their representatives, specifically disclaim all implied warranties of merchantability (noting that some jurisdictions may not allow such exclusion). Risk arising from use of this Website and the information contained herein lies with the user.

This Website may contain copyrighted material, the use of which, including reproduction, is governed by United States copyright laws (Title 17, United States Code). Federal law provides severe criminal and civil penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of copyrighted material. Each user of this Website is responsible for ensuring the user’s compliance with applicable copyright laws. Persons obtaining, or later using, a copy of copyrighted material in excess of “fair use” may become liable for copyright infringement.

By searching or browsing this Website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the BP Parties, Medical Benefits Class Counsel, Garretson Resolution Group, their affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of this Website by the user.

The BP Parties and Medical Benefits Class Counsel reserve all rights under any applicable laws and rules concerning use, authenticity, admissibility or relevance in any litigation or proceedings of materials contained on the Website. Specifically, by providing materials for inclusion on the Website, the BP Parties and Medical Benefits Class Counsel do not admit or stipulate to the authenticity, admissibility, relevance or truth of matters asserted in those materials or in other materials contained on the Website.  The materials contained on the Website are not a complete set of all materials on any subject.  Any categorization of the materials on the Website was made in good faith.  Neither the BP Parties, Medical Benefits Class Counsel, or the Garretson Resolution Group make any claims or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the categorization of materials on the Website. 

The BP Parties, Medical Benefits Class Counsel, and Garretson Resolution Group reserve the right to remove materials from the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program Library and Website if they are subject to copyright claims, privileged in any way, attorney work product, or were provided to the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program Library and Website inadvertently.  By accessing the Website, you agree that, with respect to any such material you obtain that is subsequently removed from the site, you will delete and not use, publish, post, or redistribute any such material at the removing party's request.

This Website does not collect personal information. Therefore, you can surf this site (www.gulfregionhealthoutreach.com) without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Garretson Resolution Group does collect information for the purposes of improving site performance and usability including, for example, number of visits, average time spent on the site, and pages viewed. Garretson Resolution Group does not sell, rent, or transmit information to other organizations or entities. Garretson Resolution Group reserves the right to collect information for the purpose of preventing illegal and unauthorized access to database servers, website servers, and website features.

Any use of Internet Browser Cookies on this Website are for navigation and functionality purposes only; i.e., cookies are not used to collect information about users or their computer hardware and software.

This Website may contain links to other sites that might be of interest to Website users. The BP Parties, the Garretson Resolution Group, and Medical Benefits Class Counsel are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by these linked sites.

Users should note that the materials contained in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program Library and Website may not correspond with the manner or nature in which materials may be indexed or arranged by traditional libraries or historical institutions.  For example, the materials are not necessarily sequential by date or reference number. 

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree by accessing the Website that under no circumstances or any theories of liability under international or civil, common or statutory law, including but not limited to strict liability, negligence or other tort theories or contract, patent or copyright laws, will the BP Parties, Garretson Resolution Group, Medical Benefits Class Counsel, or their representatives be liable for damages of any kind, including direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive, occurring from your use of the Website.

The information on the Website is provided for informational purposes only and no materials contained herein constitute or are intended to be a substitute for proper professional healthcare advice. Neither the BP Parties, Garretson Resolution Group, Medical Benefits Class Counsel, nor their representatives, assume responsibility arising from the use, misuse, interpretation or application of any materials or information supplied on the Website. Any materials that would reveal information protected by HIPAA or other applicable privacy laws have been excluded.