This Website is run by Patient.co.uk.
Patient.co.uk is a brand name of Egton Medical Information Systems Limited, a company registered in England with company number 2117205 with registered offices at Rawdon House, Green Lane, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7BY.
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.
Disclaimers & MyHealth Services
This Website is provided as a free service to you. It contains discussion 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.co.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.co.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 the Website and the forums on the 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.co.uk accepts no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for linked web sites or any information contained in them.
The professional information contained in Patient.co.uk and linked to these forums could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Patient.co.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 Website pages were correct at time of going on-line. Patient.co.uk cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences caused by subsequent changes.
The Website also allows you to register your details at MyHealth (http://myhealth.patient.co.uk) to obtain a Patient Q Score.
The MyHealth Services on the Website are facilitate via technology licensed by Patient.co.uk from roadtohealth Limited (a company registered in England at Park House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6DN, registered number: 4496145) (“RTH”). The MyHealth Services is provided to give you medical, health, fitness or similar information based upon details you provide to us about your lifestyle preferences, family and clinical history and your health aspirations and is intended for you to use solely as an educational aid. The information is in no way designed to substitute the expertise and judgment of your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional and is not advice on which reliance should be placed. You are advised that decisions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition, including decisions regarding drug therapy, are complex medical decisions requiring the independent and informed judgment of your appropriate healthcare professional. All specific questions regarding the treatment and care of a medical condition should be posed to your own professional healthcare provider.
Neither Patient.co.uk or RTH shall be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use or reliance on information presented on the MyHealth Services section of the Website for any reason and however it may arise. Patient.co.uk and RTH are in no way responsible for any decisions you may make resulting from the use of the information including, but in no way limited to, whether or not you choose to seek professional medical care or treatment. You hereby waive any claim you may have or acquire against Patient.co.uk or RTH relating to your use of the MyHealth Services.
The views expressed on the Website are not necessarily those of Patient.co.uk (or in the case of the MyHealth Services of Patient.co.uk or RTH) nor are they necessarily endorsed by either party. Neither Patient.co.uk (nor in the case of the MyHealth Services RTH or Patient.co.uk) nor any of its staff or agents will be held responsible for any omissions or errors, or for any misfortune, injury or damages which may subsequently arise.
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.co.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 the Website 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 the discussion 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 the discussion forum 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.
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 Website and Forums
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 via the forum (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 publication) 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 forum.
Furthermore, by submitting your contribution to the Website, you warrant that you have the right to make it available to Patient.co.uk 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 Patient.co.uk against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Egton Medical Information Systems Limited 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 Website and the purposes specified above.
Forum use principles:
- 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 Website.
- 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 Website.
- Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this action may be taken against your account.
For your safety we advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else on the forum (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.
Third Party websitesThis Website may contain hyperlinks to other websites operated by parties other than Patient.co.uk. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. Patient.co.uk does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents. Patient.co.uk inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
Patient.co.uk uses reasonable endeavours to check the accuracy of the professional information published on this Website. You should note however that Patient.co.uk 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. Patient.co.uk may make improvements and/or changes in this Website at any time.
Patient.co.uk and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, products, and services contained on this Website for any purpose. Patient.co.uk shall use reasonable care and skill in carrying out the services contained in this Website. Patient.co.uk 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 Patient.co.uk 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 Patient.co.uk 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 Patient.co.uk 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.
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 Patient.co.uk or its representatives consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Patient.co.uk 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.
Patient.co.uk reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.
Collection of Personal DataIf you register to use the Website discussion forum and/or the MyHealth Services then Patient.co.uk may collect personal data about you, including without limitation your name, nickname, age, medical conditions and a valid email address from you when you register to use these services on the Website. This data will be held in confidence solely for the purpose of administering your account with us and sending relevant messages to you about the Website and its community of users.
Patient.co.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. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary RTH may also hold your name and email address details in relation to assisting Patient.co.uk in the provision of the MyHealth Services and associated services. Patient.co.uk shall at all times remain responsible to you for the treatment and use of data submitted via the Website which is held by RTH.
EMIS reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this Website is offered.
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.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.