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Medical website terms and conditions

This template may be used to create the terms and conditions for a medical information website. The medical information may be wholly or partially unavailable to unregistered users. However, the template is unsuitable for websites requiring users to pay for access to the information.

The publication of medical information carries with it special risk. A reader might refrain from seeing a doctor, stop taking medication or ignore a doctor's advice after reading the website. In the worse case, a person could suffer injury or even death if information on the website is wrong or misinterpreted.

Whilst it isn't possible to eliminate all risks, a well-drafted set of website terms and conditions can be very helpful in the event of a complaint or legal action.

As well as incorporating a special disclaimer in relation to medical information, this document contains all the standard website-related legal provisions, covering such matters as the use and misuse of the website, statutory information disclosures and the consequences of a breach of the terms and conditions.

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Medical website terms and conditions contents

  1. Introduction: document governs website use; consent to website document: implied; consent to website terms and conditions: express; website user minimum age.
  2. Copyright notice: UCC copyright notice; ownership of rights in website.
  3. Permission to use website: licence to use website; no downloading; website use: permitted purposes; no modification of website content; limitations on licence to use website; redistributable content; suspension or restriction of access to website.
  4. Feeds: access to feeds; accessing feeds and acceptance of document; feeds licence; feeds licence condition; revocation of feeds licence.
  5. Misuse of website: acceptable use: prohibitions; using contact details prohibited; veracity of information supplied.
  6. Registration and accounts: account eligibility; account registration process; no other person permitted to use account; notify on misuse of account; use of another's account.
  7. User login details: provision of login details; user ID rules and impersonation; password to be kept confidential; notify on disclosure of password; responsibility for password loss.
  8. Cancellation and suspension of account: rights of operator over free website account; cancellation policy for unused accounts; cancellation of free website account by user.
  9. Our rights to use your content: definition of user content; licence of user content; sub-licensing of user content; right to bring proceedings in respect of user content; waiver of moral rights in user content; user may edit own content; delete etc user content on breach.
  10. Rules about your content: user content warranty; no unlawful user content; user content rules; civility and user content; hyperlinking and user content; previous complaints and user content.
  11. Report abuse: request to report abuse; how to report abuse.
  12. Medical information: no medical advice; informations is not an alternative to medical advice; seeking medical advice for specific questions; immediate medical attention; never delay etc medical treatment.
  13. Limited warranties: no warranties for information; right to discontinue website publication; no implied warranties or representations relating to website.
  14. Limitations and exclusions of liability: caveats to limits of liability; interpretation of limits of liability; no liability for free information or services; no liability for force majeure; no liability for business losses; no liability for loss of data or software; no liability for consequential loss; no personal liability.
  15. Indemnity: indemnity from website users.
  16. Breaches of these
    terms and conditions
    consequences of breach; non circumvention of measures upon breach.
  17. Third party websites: third party websites: hyperlinks not recommendations; third party websites: no control or liability.
  18. Trade marks: trade mark ownership; third party trade marks on website.
  19. Variation: document may be revised; variation of website document: unregistered users; variation of website document: registered users.
  20. Assignment: assignment by first party; assignment by second party.
  21. Severability: severability of whole; severability of parts.
  22. Third party rights: third party rights: benefit; third party rights: exercise of rights.
  23. Entire agreement: entire agreement - use of website.
  24. Law and jurisdiction: governing law; jurisdiction.
  25. Statutory and regulatory disclosures: ecommerce regulations: trade register; ecommerce regulations: authorisation scheme; ecommerce regulations: professionals; ecommerce regulations: code of conduct; value added tax number.
  26. Our details: website operator name; company registration details; place of business; contact information.
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