This Website is provided as a free service to you. It contains interactive forums that allow members of the public to leave descriptions of illnesses and to express their views on health matters. Any views expressed or descriptions of diseases and treatments posted in the forums are those of the forum users themselves and unless specifically stated are not those of Patient UK.
The Website also contains content generated by medical authors. This information is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. Patient UK is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site.
Many of the professionally authored links from Patient UK and Patient UK forums (this Website) are to reputable institutions and societies and the content contained within can be a tremendous source of information. However, not all of the medical resources on the World Wide Web are authoritative or current. Any decision about your health or medical care based solely on information obtained from the web could be dangerous! Whilst we hope that you will find the sites linked to of interest, Patient UK accepts no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for linked web sites or any information contained in them.
The professional information contained in Patient UK and linked to these forums could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Patient UK reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any information contained within its World Wide Web pages, at any time and without notice.
All professionally authored links contained in Patient UK World Wide Web pages were correct at time of going On-line. Patient UK cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences caused by subsequent changes.
Terms and Conditions
You can retrieve, change or delete the details you place with us. You will only receive emails that you have agreed to, or those relating to administration purposes. Your personal details will only be used by Patient UK and its service providers.
If you're under 16 you need to get permission from a parent or guardian before providing us with any personal details. You must only use these discussion forums for lawful purposes and you must not infringe the rights of other users of this site or prevent their enjoyment of it.
While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented material, or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any registration information you enter being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.
Agreement between users and Emis
This Website is owned by EMIS and offered as a free service to you, the User. Your use of this Website and/or your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions then you are not authorised to use this Website.
EMIS is a trading name of Egton Medical Information Systems Limited. Registered in England. No 2117205. Registered Office: Fulford Grange, Micklefield Lane, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6BA.
Personal and noncommercial use limitation
This Website is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Website.
Contributions to the site and content
The Website is a community site to which you can submit details of your health experiences for display, indexing and review. If you submit any contribution to this Website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant EMIS a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, right to modify (where reasonably necessary to allow pubication) and publish the contribution on the Website. If you do not want to grant EMIS the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the Website.
Furthermore, by submitting your contribution to The Site, you warrant that you have the right to make it available to EMIS for all the purposes specified above; it is not defamatory; it does not infringe any law or third party IP Rights; it is not plagiarism; and you indemnify EMIS against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by EMIS as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on The Site and the purposes specified above.
About your posts in forums and website chatrooms
- Contributions must be civil and tasteful
- No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
- No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
- If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may have action taken against your accounts.
- Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be using The Site.
- No spamming or off-topic material: we don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
- No advertising
- Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.
- No impersonation
- No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names
- You may link to specific URLs (web site addresses) in your contributions where these provide essential background reading. However, you must not link to advertising or sites that might cause offense to other users of The Site.
- Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this action may be taken against your account.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, please advise the site administrators.
Links to/from third party sites
This Website may contain hyperlinks to Websites operated by parties other than EMIS. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. EMIS does not control such Websites and is not responsible for their contents. EMIS's inclusion of hyperlinks to such Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Websites or any association with their operators. You may link to this Website for non-commercial purposes but only to the Home Page (http://experience.patient.co.uk/). You may not link to any page other than the Home Page for commercial purposes without our prior signed written agreement.
If you are under 16
- Please get a parent's or guardian's permission before taking part in any discussion on the Website
- Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).
EMIS uses reasonable endeavours to check the accuracy of the professional information published on this Website. You should note however that EMIS does not warrant that such information will be error free and the user acknowledges that the information, products, and services published on this Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. EMIS may make improvements and/or changes in this Website at any time.
EMIS and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, products, and services contained on this Website for any purpose. EMIS shall use reasonable care and skill in carrying out the services contained in this Website. EMIS and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties, terms and conditions with regard to this information, products, and services, including all implied warranties, terms and conditions, by statute, collaterally or otherwise, of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
In no event shall EMIS and/or its suppliers be liable for any, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this Website or with the delay or inability to use this Website, or for any information, products, and services obtained through this Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this Website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if EMIS or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Except in relation to liability for death or personal injury, for which no limit applies, the liability of EMIS and/or its respective suppliers for direct loss arising out of the use of this Website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, is limited to the total value of the transaction under which the claim arises for any one event or series of connected events.
This does not affect any statutory rights as a consumer.
No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to EMIS that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.
If you fail to abide by these Terms when using this Website, you will be sent an e-mail which informs you why your contribution has been failed or edited. This mail will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include your relevant account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to log on to the Website.
If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content to this Website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Website, and EMIS or its representatives consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, EMIS may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s.
EMIS reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.
Collection of personal data
Patient UK will collect personal data including your name, age and a valid email address from you when you register to use this Website. These data will be held in confidence solely for the purpose of administering your account with us and sending messages to you about the Website and its community of users.
Patient UK will not pass information held about you onto third parties for any purpose except where expressly required to do so by the law of England.
Modifications of these terms and conditions
EMIS reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this Website is offered.
This agreement is governed by the laws of England. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website. Use of this Website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. EMIS's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of EMIS's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by EMIS with respect to such use.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and EMIS with respect to this Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the User and EMIS with respect to this Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
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