Our terms explain the use for our website and online consulting services, twitter feeds, RSS feeds and other services available through the website(the “Site”). The terms apply to you as a registered user.
Who we are
This content of the website is owned and controlled by Health Assured Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 06314620. Registered Address: The Peninsula, Victoria Place, Manchester, M4 4FB, UK (Peninsula Business Services)
To Our Site & Services
to the Site is permitted to our registered members, and we reserve the right to amend the service we provide on the Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason if the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site and / or to users who have registered with us.
Registration on the Site
Access and registration to the Site is restricted to individuals who are 16 years of age or older. Registration is available to you if you hold a current valid membership to an organisation for which we are providing the Site to or to our retail members. To register with the Site you will be asked to provide certain personal information about yourself that is accurate and complete.
Please inform us of any changes to the information provided when registering. Once we have accepted your registration you will have access to the Site and services for up to twelve months. We reserve the right at any time to decline or terminate your registration for any reason.
Importantly, your registration is for you only. We don’t permit shared usernames or passwords with any other person.
We operate 2 fee structures within our business. If there is a sponsoring party (e.g. corporate) there are no fees payable by an individual user associated with the use of any part of our services. We also accept retail members who pay the subscription fee upon registration to the Site. Health Assured provides links to other sites on the Web and some of these sites may assess separate charges for their content, goods or services. Costs, taxes or other charges you incur when visiting these websites are your responsibility.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Site and all of the related pages, including but not limited to content, permitted modifications to the software, graphics or other material contained either in advertisements or electronically distributed on the Site is owned by Health Assured and hosted and maintained by Expert 24 who own the underlying software and source code. The Site is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.
Unauthorised use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the expressed written consent of the owner is strictly prohibited.
Our works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
and Service changes
The Site is upgraded regularly and we will continually upgrade our content and interactive services available to our members on the Site. We may need to suspend access to the Site to permit these upgrades going live on the site. We will endeavour to minimise any disruptions to the Site while performing these service upgrades.
Should any of the material on the Site be out of date we will aim to update it, however, we are under no obligation to do so.
Our content standards apply to all of the material published on the Site and to any of the services associated with it.
Contributions aim to:
1. Be accurate and genuinely held (where they state facts);
2. Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
1. Contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
2. Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
3. Promote sexually explicit material;
4. Promote violence;
5. Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
6. Infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person; 7. Be likely to deceive any person;
8. Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
9. Promote illegal activity;
10. Be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
11. Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
12. Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
13. Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; and
14. Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of an example) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Visitor and Member Conduct
When you supply any personal information to the Site we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as needed to meet the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The information which we collect and store during normal use of the Site is used to monitor and analyse how parts of the Site are used. Such use does not result in any personally identifiable data being collected or stored.
Our online service is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We aim to provide a safe and secure experience for users of this site. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. This means the website can recognise your device (your computer or mobile phone) if you return to the same site.
cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is a randomly generated number. This is stored on your device's hard drive. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using a website.
Cookies are not programs and do not collect information from your device.
Cookies make your experience of using websites faster and easier. They allow websites to create a customised view of pages to which you navigate. For example, they are commonly used to authenticate or identify registered users of a website without requiring them to sign in each time they access it, and tracking the pages a user has visited on a site for analysis purposes.
How to control and delete cookies
How to manage your cookies
Cookies are sent to your browser (whether you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or any other browser) by a website and then stored in the cookies directory of your device.
To check and update your cookies settings, you will need to know what browser you are using and what version of it you have. You can usually find this out by opening the browser (just as though you were going to use the internet) and then clicking on 'Help' and then 'About'. This will give you information about the browser version you are using.
To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, go to www.aboutcookies.org and select the browser and version you are using. You'll also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer.
Our members are responsible for their own communications on the Site or related sites (twitter, facebook, other).
The following actions are prohibited and will constitute a material breach of our terms:
1. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
2. Posting chain letters of pyramid schemes;
3. Collecting information about other users, including email addresses without their consent;
4. Posting the same comments more than once or "spamming"; and
5. Engaging in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying The Site or which in our judgment exposes us or any of our users or contributors to any liability or detriment of any type.
The Site may contain or direct you to health related material which is sexually explicit or which you may find offensive. If you do not want to view or may be offended by such material do not use the Site.
Commentary and other materials posted on the Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. The material provided on the Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner with any questions or concerns you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site.
We will endeavour to ensure that the information on the Site is correct; we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Site. The material on the Site is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. We provide you with the Site on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for these terms of service, might have effect in relation to the Site.
Viruses, Hacking etc
Please do not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. Do not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Links to our home page are permitted so long as you have our written (email) consent to do so. If we provider our consent you must do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. The Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our terms. If you wish to make any use of material on the Site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
2. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
a. loss of income or revenue;
b. loss of business;
c. loss of profits or contracts;
d. loss of anticipated savings;
e. loss of data;
f. loss of goodwill;
g. wasted management or office time; and
h. for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Indemnity & Warranties
You agree to indemnify us, our offices, directors, employees and agents and keep us indemnified from and against all claims, liabilities, expenses and costs (including legal costs) relating to or arising directly or indirectly from any breaches by you of these terms.
Health Assured does not give any warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, express or implied, relating to information contained on the Site or to any web site to which it is linked.
Term & Termination
Your registration will be renewed annually, subject to these terms. We may terminate your registration by giving notice by email of termination not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days prior to the expiry of any given 12 month registration period. We may terminate your registration as a user immediately by notice by email if you:
1. Breach these terms;
2. Commit any dishonest or fraudulent at; or
3. Behave in a manner which in our reasonable opinion might tend to adversely affect our reputation or public image.
Upon termination of your registration:
1. Your user name and password will be cancelled and you will no longer be able or entitled to access the Site or the services;
2. The perpetual license you have granted us to use your material shall continue;
3. Your license to use the material on the Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the material on the Site; and
4. Any provision of these terms which by their nature would be expected to survive termination, shall survive and remain in full force in accordance with their terms.
Assignment & Waiver
Your rights and obligations under these terms may not be transferred or assigned directly or indirectly without our prior written consent. A waiver by Health Assured of any breach or a failure to enforce or to insist on the observance of a condition of these terms will not be a waiver of any other or of any subsequent breach.
at any time any provision in these terms is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the terms shall not be impaired.
We will not be responsible or liable for failure to perform any obligation under these terms if such failure is caused by the occurrence of any matter beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, internet and communications outages, fire, flood, war, or act of God.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, all notices permitted or required under these terms shall be by email, to us at email@example.com and to you at the email address you provide us during the registration process, or to such other address as either of us shall notify to the other in writing.
Questions & feedback
you have any queries, feedback or comments about any of the material that appears on the Site, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org