Terms of Service

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Contract Formation

  • If you become a member of Paeds.co.uk, a contract between you and Paeds.co.uk, incorporating these Terms and Conditions, will come into force. Paeds.co.ukmay refuse to accept anyone as a member, without giving any reason.
  • Paeds.co.uk reserves the right at any time to add to, change or delete from the services it provides and the facilities available via this site (the Paeds.co.uk services).
  • In return for Paeds.co.uk providing access to this site and its services, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
  • Paeds.co.uk may change these Terms and Conditions or its Privacy Policy (or both) at any time without notice, either by publishing the change or the amended version on this site or by sending it to you by e-mail. The change will be effective as from the date of the posting or e-mail.

Terms of Service

  • Paeds.co.uk aims to make this site and Paeds.co.uk services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but reserves the right to suspend access to this site and any or all of those services at any time, without notice, for maintenance purposes, or if Paeds.co.uk suspects that there has been any breach of security, a breach of these Terms and Conditions, or any unlawful use of this site or those services. Paeds.co.uk may, at its discretion, restrict the use of this site and any or all of the Paeds.co.uk services, or limit their availability.
  • Access to and use of some Paeds.co.uk services may be conditional on you meeting certain criteria, such as your qualifications and length of qualification. Paeds.co.uk reserves the right, at its discretion, to introduce new criteria and to change any criteria from time to time. Doctors who have been removed from the GMC register may be denied access to this site and any of the Paeds.co.uk services.
  • Paeds.co.uk also reserves the right to introduce charges, terms and conditions relating to the payment of those charges, and to review and amend charges for access to this Site and the Paeds.co.uk services. You will be given at least 30 days' notice of any new payment terms and conditions or any new or increased charges, and the opportunity to cancel your membership before those charges or terms come into effect.
  • Paeds.co.uk reserves the right to remove the contents of your e-mail account if you have not used the e-mail facility for 90 consecutive days or more. You are advised to make a copy of any e-mail that you have sent or received and that you wish to keep.
  • Paeds.co.uk reserves the right to remove material without notice from this site and from any forum, and Paeds.co.uk does not undertake to keep or make available any material that you have posted or anyone else has posted to this site or to any forum for any length or time, and you are advised to make a copy of any message or material that you wish to keep.

Your Obligations

You will, when accessing or using this site or any Paeds.co.uk service:

  • Act in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Not send unsolicited commercial e-mail, or send or post any message which is disruptive or which generates complaints;
  • Not post the same or similar messages to large numbers of newsgroups (e.g. excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, commonly known as "USENET spam");
  • not flame, hack or obtain unauthorised access to any data or system;
  • Not post any message whose subject or content is unrelated to the subject matter of the newsgroup to which it is posted;
  • Not post chain letters of any type, or post files to newsgroups not specifically named for that purpose;
  • Not obtain any information or material for any commercial purpose or to post information or material for the benefit of any commercial venture; this includes advertising or attempting to sell items for personal gain;
  • Not obtain e-mail addresses or any other information for marketing purposes;
  • Not be involved in any criminal or unlawful activity, or post any information or material which might be legally actionable;
  • Not harass any person. Harassment in this instance includes you being intimidating, threatening, abusive, hostile or otherwise offensive towards another person.
  • Not introduce into this site or any Paeds.co.uk service, any virus, logic bomb, harmful code, trojan horse or anything else that might corrupt, damage or render inaccessible any software, data or system;
  • At your own expense (subject to any special arrangements for you negotiated by Paeds.co.uk with any service provider) obtain, install, and maintain suitable equipment and software and Internet access or connection services to access this site and the Paeds.co.uk services;
  • Comply with all your obligations to third parties such as internet service and software providers;
  • Not seek redress from Paeds.co.uk if you suffer loss or damage, or if you are harmed, defamed or offended by material, information, products or services which you accessed or obtained through or which were posted on this site or any Paeds.co.uk service;
  • Not post or send any libellous, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, menacing, offensive, pornographic, or indecent material to this site or via any Paeds.co.uk service. (Any comments posted that imply that another member is suffering from mental illness are considered to contravene these terms and conditions);
  • Obtain all necessary permissions if you use this site or any Paeds.co.uk service to receive, upload, download, display, transmit, distribute, perform or execute materials, programs or other works protected by intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or confidence;
  • Obtain patient consent before posting any material on this site that includes identifiable or potentially identifiable case material;
  • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and conventions, including those related to privacy, personal data, international communications, or the export of technical data;
  • Promptly notify Paeds.co.uk if you suspect, or become aware of, any unauthorised use of this site or any Paeds.co.uk service or of your User Identification (User ID) or password;
  • Not attempt to interfere with this site or any Paeds.co.uk service or any other service. (This includes, but is not limited to, "denial of service" attacks, "flooding" sites, deliberate attempts to overload any site and attempts to "crash" any website host.); and
  • Not use any program, script or command which interferes with any person's use of any site or service, or which results in any unfair advantage or disadvantage for anyone in relation to their receipt of rewards or competition prizes.
  • Paeds.co.uk reserves the right to delete, archive, make unavailable, modify or comment on any forum posting or thread within a forum, and to close individual fora without notice.

Third Party Goods, Services and Links

  • If you purchase or acquire goods or services from any third party, even if you have been directed from this site or by any Paeds.co.uk service to them, any contract entered into with that third party and any use made of its site is a matter between you and that third party. Paeds.co.uk has no liability for the quality or type of services or goods provided by any third party it may mention on this site or to whom this site may be linked. It is for you to make your own judgement about them.
  • Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or information or content provided or made by any third party on this site or via any Doctors.net.uk service, or on any site to which this site is linked, is that of the author or provider, and not of Paeds.co.uk. Paeds.co.uk does not endorse, and it is not responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of, any such opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, information or content.
  • Where content or information on or services available via this site or any Paeds.co.uk service have been supplied by a third party, Paeds.co.uk does not control or endorse them in any way. All information, content and services supplied by third parties are made available in good faith but Paeds.co.uk does not (to the extent allowed by the law) accept responsibility for their accuracy or use.
  • Paeds.co.uk does not make any representation or give any warranty about any other site or any services or goods provided by any third party, or any opinion, advice, statement, offer, information or content on any such site or made by any such party. Paeds.co.uk has no control over their quality, content or availability. Paeds.co.uk will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on or through any other site.
  • Any concern about any other website should be directed to that site's website administrator or webmaster.
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