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Terms of Service

1. Introduction

1.1 These Terms and Conditions govern the use of the Health-Shared Website and form and agreement between you and Axiom Medical Ltd (also known as “we”, “us”, and “our” in these Terms and Conditions) as owner and operator of this Website.

1.2 These Terms and Conditions contain important information about our legal position, copyright matters and your responsibilities while using the Website. It is important that you take time to read them carefully.

1.3 We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you confirm that all data provided by you is accurate.

2. Acceptance of terms

2.1 By visiting the site and contributing to it, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions.

2.2 If you do not wish to agree to these Terms and Conditions, then please do not use the Website or make any contributions.

2.3 You may not use the Website and contribute to it if (a) you are not of a legal age to form a binding contract with us.

2.4 You should print off or save a local copy of the Terms and Conditions for your records.

3. Changes to the terms

Health-Shared reserves the right to change any part of this agreement without notice and your use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of this agreement. Therefore, we ask that you look at the Terms and Conditions regularly to check for such changes.

4. Health-Shared accounts

4.1 In order to access some features of the Website or contribute you will have to create a Health-Shared account. It is important that you must keep your account password secure and confidential.

4.2 You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account that you become aware of.

4.3 You agree that you will be solely responsible (to Health-Shared and others) for all activity that occurs under your account.

4.4 We have the right to disable any account, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with ay of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

5. Limitation of liability

Health-Shared will under no circumstances accept any liability for indirect special or consequential damages including any loss of business, goodwill or reputation, opportunity, revenue, profits or data in relation to your usage of this Website.

6. Disclaimers

6.1 Health-Shared is a platform to share information and experiences. The Website is provided “as is”. The Website is not engaged in rendering advice and should not be wholly relied upon when making any related decisions. You should seek advice and guidance from a healthcare professional prior to any medical or surgical procedure.

6.2 You are encouraged to use Health-Shared for general information purposes only. You should not rely on the information provided on the Website and we do not accept any responsibility if you do.

6.3 The information on the Website is provided with no warranties expressed or otherwise implied relating to the accuracy, fitness for purpose, compatibility or security of any components of the Website.

6.4 We do not guarantee uninterrupted availability of this website and cannot provide any representation that using the Website will be error free, that defects will be corrected, or its supporting system will be free of viruses or bugs.

7. Content

7.1 As Health-Shared account holder we encourage you to contribute freely, as long as you do so in a responsible fashion.

7.2 Health-Shared does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to content.

7.3 You must be respectful of other Website users, including patients, carers, healthcare staff and Health-Shared’s own staff. Abusive posts or emails will result in us barring you from use of this service.

7.4 You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. Health-Shared does not endorse any Content, opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein. Health-Shared disclaims any responsibility in connection with content.

7.5 You represent and warrant that you have (an will continue to have during your use of the website) all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions which are required to enable Health-Shared to use your content for the purposes of the provision of the Website, and otherwise use your content in the manner contemplated by these Terms and Conditions.

7.6 You own the copyright in any contributions you make to the Website, but by posting contributions to the Website you grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide and royalty-free right and license to store, copy, alter and otherwise use your contribution in any way we deem necessary in order to provide the Website and to achieve our goal of making insights of patients and healthcare professionals available to all. This includes promotion of the Website in any media formats and through any media channels.

7.7 Your contributions may be used by healthcare providers and there may be instances when we are paid by healthcare providers for access to your contributions.

7.4 To ensure you and we are protected we have developed a moderation policy that we will apply to the Website. We do not guarantee that all content will be moderated in line with this policy.

7.9. Content you post to the website may be removed or edited at our discretion, whether in breach of standards or not, without further comment or notice to you. It is necessary for us to do this if we believe the information posted could identify and subsequently defame an individual or a group or otherwise cause loss to an individual or group or to us.

7.10 You agree that you will not post or upload content that is prohibited or in any way unlawful; the following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited contributions.

  • No profanity or obscentities obscenities of any kind.
  • No personal attacks.
  • Defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, insulting, threatening, and harassing comments are not permitted.
  • No impersonation of other participants or public figures.
  • No advertising or marketing of any kind, including non-profit organisations.
  • No third part copyright material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights.
  • You may post links to third party websites but you take responsibility for those links.

7.11 You further understand and acknowledge that in using the Website you may be exposed to content that is factually inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to you. You agree to waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Health-Shared with respect to such content.

4. Intellectual property rights

4.1 We are owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material we publish on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved by us and you may make use of the Website and our materials provided you adhere to these Terms and Conditions.

8.2 The rights you license when contributing to our Website are outlined in section 7.6.

8.3 Material on this website is made available under the following creative commons license. You may freely use the information we publish on the Website, so long as you do so within the terms of this license. This means that your contributions may be re-published by other sites.

8.4 With the exception of content submitted to the Website by users, all other content on the Website is either owned by or licensed to Health-Shared or Health Shared’s licensors/third parties, and is subject to copyright, trade mark rights, and other intellectual property rights of Health-Shared. Any third party trade or service marks present on content not uploaded or posted by users are trade or service marks of their respective owners. Such content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without prior written consent of Health-Shared or, where applicable, Health-Shared’s licensors/third parties. Health-Shared and its licensors/third parties reserve all rights no expressly granted in and on their Content.

9. External websites and third parties

The Website may contain hyperlinks and reference to Websites operated by other parties. We do not monitor or take responsibility for the content of such websites and will not incur any liability in respect of their content. Inclusion of third party web links are for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of views, statements or information contained on such sites.

10. Governing law and jurisdiction

This agreement will be governed by the laws of England & Wales and any user of the website agrees to be bound exclusively by the jurisdiction of English courts without reference to rules governing choice of laws.

11. Online conduct

11.1 Contributions to the site should relate to your personal experience or the experience of someone close to you. If you are a health care professional your contribution should be accurate to the best of your knowledge.

11.2 You should not name any individuals or include information through which someone else could identify an individual about whom you are referring to. It is your choice if you wish to name yourself in your contribution. If you do choose to name yourself, you should be aware that this will be viewed on the Website by other users. If you are commenting on someone else’s experience (e.g. a relative or someone you care for) then you may do so if you ensure that you are not named in the posting and you state how the other person is connected to you (e.g. “my mother”).

11.3 You should not use this Website to make complaints about individual hospitals or healthcare professionals. This should be done via the NHS complaints procedures.

11.4 We have many measures in place to keep your information safe. But its important that you all take measures to do so, visit the Governments Get Safe Online website for advise on how to do this.

11.5 You are legally responsible for the content on any material that you submit for posting on Health-Shared. If Health-Shared suffers any loss or damage as a result of your contributions, whether this arises as a result of us being subject to legal action or otherwise, you agree to indemnify us for our loss or damage.

12. Use of cookies

12.1 Health-Shared uses a number of cookies to provide the service you request, and to enhance the performance and features on our site. We have provided detailed description of the cookies we use here.

12.2 By using Health-Shared, you agree that we can place performance cookies on your device. None of these cookies will harm you privacy or security.

13. Violations and further information

13.1 To report violations of these rules or to obtain further information on them or if you have any other queries such as requests for a posting (s) to be taken down please send them to (inserts email), quoting the url for the posting concerned.

13.1 You may deactivate your account by going to Settings page.

14. General

14.1 If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.