User’s Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms
Overview of our Services
To ensure the quality of the VA.care experience we have set up our terms of service for our mutual benefit. If you violate these rules it will mean you’ve broken the terms of service and this may result in termination of your account.
Tasks and concierge requests are non-transferable. You cannot sell or give away tasks on your plan but you are more than free to buy a plan for your friends, family, and loved ones—they’ll love you and so will we. VA.care account is also non-transferable. That means if one person signs up, you cannot transfer ownership of that account to another person.
All VA.care plans are governed by a weekly hour limit by plan type. If these hours are unused by the next billing cycle, the hours will not carry over to the next cycle.
All VA.care plans are recurring subscriptions that can be canceled at any time.
Any agreement or attempted agreement between client and assistant, in connection with a service contract, requiring that payment be made outside of VA.care shall constitute a material breach of this agreement and be subject to cancellation without refund.
Requests & Tasks
Each request (task) must be submitted by phone, email, or SMS. Please send your requests individually: this means that each communication you have with your assistant should contain one, defined, task. You’re more than welcome to submit multiple tasks at one time, but we ask that you create a separate email for each. This ensures the fastest possible turnaround for each task.
If you ever feel like your service could be better, you can contact us by telephone or email us at
For a list of example tasks that we will and won’t do, please consult our “What We Do” page. That should give you a good idea of what we’re able to accomplish and what we simply cannot do. Agreeing to these terms of service means you understand and agree to keep your tasks within the scope of our business.
Ownership and Confidentiality of Work Product
If a Virtual Assistant creates anything original for you, such as research projects, reports, templates, spreadsheets, forms, etc. (“Work Product”), VA.care grants to you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-transferable license to use the Work Product for your own personal and commercial purposes.
To avoid doubt, you retain sole ownership of your confidential information and your intellectual property and, to the extent your confidential information or intellectual property is incorporated into the Work Product, it will be removed prior to any use or disclosure by VA.care to a third party.
As used in these Terms of Service, your confidential information means non-public information that you provide to VA.care or a Virtual Assistant that you reasonably expect VA.care to keep secret, including your personal information (i.e., your name, your social security number, your credit card information, and similar information), but does not include information that (1) becomes generally available to the public other than an unauthorized disclosure by VA.care ; (2) was or becomes available to VA.care or a Virtual Assistant on a non-confidential basis prior to your disclosure of the information to VA.care or a Virtual Assistant; (3) is independently developed by VA.care or without using your confidential information; or (4) information we are required to disclose by a warrant, subpoena or other request in an investigation or legal proceeding or where disclosure is necessary to protect VA.care’s rights or property, or the rights or property of Virtual Assistants or our other clients.
As used in these Terms of Service, your intellectual property means patents, trademarks, and copyrights owned by you and any insights, knowledge, and ideas provided by you in connection with the creation of the Work Product.
Guarantee & Warranty
There is no warranty on any of the information, tasks, or projects your Virtual Assistant completes for you. What we will promise is that we’ll do our best to provide the most accurate, most effective information available and we know Virtual Assistants do this better than anyone else. However, if we give you information or results that are wrong, although we’ll be deeply sorry, you can’t hold us liable for it (or the results) legally or morally — we’re sorry!
If you leave us, we’ll miss you dearly but we won’t hold you back. W memberships can be canceled at any time, though we are unable to prorate membership cancellations or refund due to unused time. All cancellation requests will go into effect at the end of your current encryption. To cancel, just email your assistant or contact our Support Team: and ask us to cancel your subscription.
Termination of Service
In darker news, we reserve the right to terminate the service of a VA.care client at any time — for any reason. Should this occur, we will give you a prorated refund at the standard monthly rate for any period for which you have already paid. That means that rarely and under great duress we may end our relationship with a client for any number of reasons including but not limited to the following:
If the client is constantly requesting tasks outside the scope of their service plan and we’re unable to find a solution by scaling back the requests
If the client is abusive to his/her assistant or any other VA.care team member
VA.care Terms of Service Non-solicitation Provision
I acknowledge that VA.care has made substantial investments in recruiting, training, and matching skilled VA.care assistants with each of its members including me and that VA.care has a legitimate interest in earning a reasonable return on those investments. I also acknowledge that VA.care has agreements with VA.care assistants that protect this interest by requiring that VA.care assistants obtain VA.care’s prior written consent before accepting any direct engagement (whether as an employee, consultant, contractor or otherwise) with the VA.care member to whom they were assigned. Accordingly, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, I agree that during my membership and for a period of twelve (12) months immediately following the termination of my relationship with VA.care for any reason, whether voluntary or involuntary, with or without cause, I shall not directly or indirectly solicit any VA.care assistant who is assigned to me at that time or who was assigned to me within the six months preceding termination of my relationship with VA.care to leave his or her employment with VA.care and to work for me in any engagement directly or indirectly. Should any solicitation by me become a substantial factor resulting in a VA.care assistant leaving VA.care and accepting an engagement with me directly or indirectly without VA.care’s consent, I agree to pay VA.care as liquidated damages reasonably calculated to compensate VA.care for its lost investments and not as a penalty of any kind, a one-time fee equivalent to one year of my monthly VA.care subscription in effect at the most recent date that the VA.care assistant had been assigned to me by VA.care.
SMS/MMS MOBILE MESSAGE MARKETING PROGRAM
User Opt In: The Program allows Users to receive SMS/MMS mobile messages by affirmatively opting into the Program, such as through online or application-based enrollment forms. Regardless of the opt-in method you utilized to join the Program, you agree that this Agreement applies to your participation in the Program. By participating in the Program, you agree to receive autodialed or prerecorded marketing mobile messages at the phone number associated with your opt-in, and you understand that consent is not required to make any purchase from Us. While you consent to receive messages sent using an autodialer, the foregoing shall not be interpreted to suggest or imply that any or all of Our mobile messages are sent using an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS” or “autodialer”). Message and data rates may apply.
User Opt Out: If you do not wish to continue participating in the Program or no longer agree to this Agreement, you agree to reply STOP, END, CANCEL, UNSUBSCRIBE, or QUIT to any mobile message from Us in order to opt out of the Program. You may receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt out. You understand and agree that the foregoing options are the only reasonable methods of opting out. You also understand and agree that any other method of opting out, including, but not limited to, texting words other than those set forth above or verbally requesting one of our employees to remove you from our list, is not a reasonable means of opting out.
Duty to Notify and Indemnify: If at any time you intend to stop using the mobile telephone number that has been used to subscribe to the Program, including canceling your service plan or selling or transferring the phone number to another party, you agree that you will complete the User Opt Out process set forth above prior to ending your use of the mobile telephone number. You understand and agree that your agreement to do so is a material part of these terms and conditions. You further agree that, if you discontinue the use of your mobile telephone number without notifying Us of such change, you agree that you will be responsible for all costs (including attorneys’ fees) and liabilities incurred by Us, or any party that assists in the delivery of the mobile messages, as a result of claims brought by individual(s) who are later assigned that mobile telephone number. This duty and agreement shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD US HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY US OF A CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY UNDER THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq., OR SIMILAR STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, AND ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER RESULTING FROM US ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT YOU AT THE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDED.
Program Description: Without limiting the scope of the Program, users that opt into the Program can expect to receive messages concerning the marketing and sale of food/dining.
Cost and Frequency: Message and data rates may apply. The Program involves recurring mobile messages, and additional mobile messages may be sent periodically based on your interaction with Us.
Support Instructions: For support regarding the Program, text “HELP” to the number you received messages from or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the use of this email address is not an acceptable method of opting out of the program. Opt outs must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth above.
MMS Disclosure: The Program will send SMS TMs (terminating messages) if your mobile device does not support MMS messaging.
Our Disclaimer of Warranty: The Program is offered on an “as-is” basis and may not be available in all areas at all times and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other changes made by your wireless carrier. We will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any mobile messages connected with this Program. Delivery of mobile messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator and is outside of Our control. T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered mobile messages.
Participant Requirements: You must have a wireless device of your own, capable of two-way messaging, be using a participating wireless carrier, and be a wireless service subscriber with text messaging service. Not all cellular phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific text messaging instructions.
Age Restriction: You may not use of engage with the Platform if you are under thirteen (13) years of age. If you use or engage with the Platform and are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) years of age, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to do so. By using or engaging with the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that you are not under the age of thirteen (13) years, are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) and have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use or engage with the Platform, or are of adult age in your jurisdiction. By using or engaging with the Platform, you also acknowledge and agree that you are permitted by your jurisdiction’s Applicable Law to use and/or engage with the Platform.
Prohibited Content: You acknowledge and agree to not send any prohibited content over the Platform. Prohibited content includes:
•Any fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, harassing, or stalking activity;
•Objectionable content, including profanity, obscenity, lasciviousness, violence, bigotry, hatred, and discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
• Pirated computer programs, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful code;
• Any product, service, or promotion that is unlawful where such product, service, or promotion thereof is received;
• Any content that implicates and/or references personal health information that is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) or the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITEC” Act); and
• Any other content that is prohibited by Applicable Law in the jurisdiction from which the message is sent.
Dispute Resolution: In the event that there is a dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Us, or between you and VA.care or any other third-party service provider acting on Our behalf to transmit the mobile messages within the scope of the Program, arising out of or relating to federal or state statutory claims, common law claims, this Agreement, or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, such dispute, claim, or controversy will be, to the fullest extent permitted by law, determined by arbitration in New York, NY before one arbitrator.
The parties agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) then in effect. Except as otherwise provided herein, the arbitrator shall apply the substantive laws of the Federal Judicial Circuit in which VA.care’s principle place of business is located, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Within ten (10) calendar days after the arbitration demand is served upon a party, the parties must jointly select an arbitrator with at least five years’ experience in that capacity and who has knowledge of and experience with the subject matter of the dispute. If the parties do not agree on an arbitrator within ten (10) calendar days, a party may petition the AAA to appoint an arbitrator, who must satisfy the same experience requirement. In the event of a dispute, the arbitrator shall decide the enforceability and interpretation of this arbitration agreement in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). The parties also agree that the AAA’s rules governing Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply in lieu of seeking emergency injunctive relief from a court. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding, and no party shall have rights of appeal except for those provided in section 10 of the FAA. Each party shall bear its share of the fees paid for the arbitrator and the administration of the arbitration; however, the arbitrator shall have the power to order one party to pay all or any portion of such fees as part of a well-reasoned decision. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have the authority to award attorneys’ fees only to the extent expressly authorized by statute or contract. The arbitrator shall have no authority to award punitive damages and each party hereby waives any right to seek or recover punitive damages with respect to any dispute resolved by arbitration. The parties agree to arbitrate solely on an individual basis, and this agreement does not permit class arbitration or any claims brought as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative arbitration proceeding. Except as may be required by law, neither a party nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration without the prior written consent of both parties, unless to protect or pursue a legal right. If any term or provision of this Section is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Section or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. If for any reason a dispute proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the parties hereby waive any right to a jury trial. This arbitration provision shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs.
Miscellaneous: You warrant and represent to Us that you have all necessary rights, power, and authority to agree to these Terms and perform your obligations hereunder, and nothing contained in this Agreement or in the performance of such obligations will place you in breach of any other contract or obligation. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Any new features, changes, updates or improvements of the Program shall be subject to this Agreement unless explicitly stated otherwise in writing. We reserve the right to change this Agreement from time to time. Any updates to this Agreement shall be communicated to you. You acknowledge your responsibility to review this Agreement from time to time and to be aware of any such changes. By continuing to participate in the Program after any such changes, you accept this Agreement, as modified.
Data Rights and Protection
VA.care has the utmost respect for our customers’ privacy and information protection. Given the ever-changing regulatory environment, we strive to stay ahead of the curve. In our mission to ethically and lawfully serve our customers we have the following policies in place in order to adhere to international and domestic law:
va.care.com wrote our terms of service to make it as understandable and straightforward as possible. Our valued customers are able to give and rescind consent at any time. If at any time you wish to remove consent, please email our Data Protection Officer at Additional details are provided below in our “Data Protection Officer” description.
Timely Breach Notification:
In the event of a data breach, we will notify our associated data controllers and customers within 72 hours. In addition to outlining the nature of the breach, the breadth, and actions involved to remedy the situation will be detailed.
Right to Data Access:
If at any time a customer wishes to access his or her existing data profile, VA.care will provide a free electronic copy of the data we collected about that customer. This report will also include the various ways the information has been used.
Right to Be Forgotten:
If at any time customer discontinues their relationship with VA.care, the customer can request that his or her personal data is wholly erased from our records.
This gives users rights to their own data. Customers will be able to obtain their data from VA.care in an electronic report and reuse that same data in different environments outside of ours.
Privacy by Design:
VA.care has a full and detailed map of our data collection process and the various parties privy to that data yourgoodcall.com has specifically designed its systems and trained its staff to maintain customer privacy. We strive to continue to improve and adapt this design to be forward-looking.
Data Protection Officer:
VA.care has appointed a Data Protection Officer who can be reached at This internal officer will be able to rescind customer consent as requested, alert stakeholders of a data breach, provide access to data reports, ensure the right to be forgotten, establish data portability as requested, and oversee privacy by design with fiduciary responsibility.