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(a) use the Website for any activities or post or transmit via the Website, any information or materials which breach any laws or regulations, infringe a third party’s rights, or are contrary to any relevant standard or codes;
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4. Restrictions on use
You may only use this Website for your own personal non-commercial purposes.
5. Advertising, Third Party Content and Links to Third Party Websites
The Website contains hyperlinks and other pointers to Internet Websites operated by third parties. The Owner does not control these linked Websites and is not responsible for the content of any linked Website or any hyperlink contained in a linked Website. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, any endorsement by the Owner of the Website or the products, services or information provided at those sites. You link to any such Website entirely at your own risk.
The Website also contains products and services offered for sale or advertised. Much of the information provided on the Website concerning the products or services is information from third parties. The Owner is not responsible for the accuracy of this information or the suitability or quality of the products and services of the third parties. You should contact the relevant third party supplier direct to inquire on that information prior to entering into a transaction in relation to the third party products and services depicted in the Website. You should also inquire with the third party supplier the presence of any additional charges or relevant terms. The third party products, services and information are not provided or endorsed by the Owner and your legal relationship is with the third party supplier.
The Owner may receive fees and/or commissions from the third parties for advertising goods and services displayed on the Website or made available via the Owner. You acknowledge and consent to the Owner receiving these fees.
6. No reliance on Information
The information contained in the Website, is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on health and disease management topics. All information contained on the Website, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for information purposes only. Nothing contained in this Website is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis, treatment, prevention, first aid or emergency medical care. Always consult your family physician before making any decisions about your health.
The Information should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest a diagnosis or a course of treatment for a particular individual. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of your physician or other qualified professional health care provider. Information obtained from the Website is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment.
The Information on the Website has been compiled from a wide variety of sources ranging from reputable medical publications to non-authoritative Websites of unclear Ownership. It is neither feasible nor practicable to confirm the accuracy of every piece of information compiled from all these varied sources. Information may be written, created, or compiled by people who are not medical experts. Information is not necessarily reviewed for accuracy by medical experts. Information in lists, such as lists of symptoms or treatments, is not necessarily in any particular order with regard to importance, frequency, severity, or relevance.
The Website may contain content supplied or written by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, or other information expressed or made available by third parties, are those of the third party, and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Owner.
The Owner does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. Nothing in the Website nor any communication with the Owner should be construed as creating a doctor-patient relationship or of providing medical advice.
6.1 Symptom information
This Website provides Information about symptoms of medical conditions. You should not rely on any information relating to symptoms contained in this Website. Symptoms are listed in no particular order with regard to their importance, frequency, severity, or relevance. Not all symptoms may be listed in your results of any search or in any article.
Not all symptoms may be present for the condition. Symptoms listed are not necessarily the most typical for a condition. Symptoms may differ, or be absent, depending on severity of the condition or the particular subtype. Symptoms may differ over time with the progression of the condition. Symptoms may differ at different phases of the condition.
Not all symptoms apply to all patients. Special classes of patients, such as babies, children, pregnant women, elderly, infirm, or those with another serious condition may experience different symptoms. Some symptoms may be hidden, hard to detect, or may only be detectable by a qualified medical expert. Listed symptoms may or may not include symptoms caused by complications, underlying causes, associated diseases, risk factors, or other conditions related or unrelated to the condition.
6.2 Medical Complication Information
This Website provides Information about complications of medical conditions, treatments or drugs. You should not rely on any information relating to complications of medical conditions contained in this Website.
Complications are listed in no particular order with regard to their importance, frequency, severity, or relevance. Not all complications may be listed.
Not all complications may be present for the condition. Complications listed are not necessarily the most typical for the condition. Complications may differ depending on severity of the condition or the particular subtype. Complications may differ over time with the progression of the condition. Complications may differ at different phases of the condition.
Not all complications apply to all patients. Special classes of patients, such as babies, children, pregnant women, elderly, infirm, or those with another serious condition may experience different complications. Some complications may be hidden, hard to detect, or may only be detectable by a qualified medical expert. A list of complications may or may not include further complications caused by the complications themselves, underlying causes, associated diseases, risk factors, or other conditions related to the condition.
6.3 Treatment information
This Website provides Information about treatment of medical conditions. You should not rely on any information relating to treatment methods contained in this Website.
Always seek professional qualified medical advice about all treatments. Treatments often have side effects, contraindications, interactions, complications, and associated risks. Treatments are not always effective. Treatments are not necessarily approved by the relevant government bodies.
Treatments may be research-only treatments or be otherwise unavailable. Treatments may be outdated, superseded, banned, or otherwise no longer used for the condition. Treatments may be non-mainstream or alternative treatments.
Treatments may interact adversely with other treatments, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), supplements, or alternative treatments. Treatments may adversely affect other medical conditions. Treatments are not necessarily appropriate for all patients. Treatments may only be appropriate at certain phases of the condition.
Treatments may be inappropriate for certain special patients such as newborns, infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, elderly, infirm, immune-compromised patients, or patients with another condition. Some treatments may be mentioned only because they were tried and failed to be successful.
Treatments may need to be varied over the course of the condition or according to the severity of the condition. Treatments may be relevant to the complications, symptoms, or other associated conditions, rather than for the condition itself.
Treatments discussed have been mentioned in book, journal, or internet sources as associated with the treatment of a condition. As it is impractical to confirm every one, treatment information may sometimes be erroneous, inappropriate, or even harmful and contraindicated for the condition or its associated complications, symptoms, or other conditions.
Treatments listed are not necessarily the complete list of possible treatments for a condition. Treatments are not listed in any particular order of relevance or effectiveness, even when grouped under sub-entries. Some treatments may need to be combined with other treatments. Some treatments may be inappropriate to combine with other treatments.
6.4 Health care questions
Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other professional qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified professional health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.
6.5 Medical emergencies
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency service provider immediately. Information provided by the Website is not intended to be instructional for first aid or emergency medical care.
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Save for your Statutory Rights, in respect of the Website:
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(e) The Owner does not warrant or make any representation that the information on the Website is appropriate to your particular situation or health care issues or the information is written, created, compiled or reviewed by medical experts; and
(f) You solely assume the entire cost of any necessary verification, maintenance, repair and/or correction of any relevant information contained on the Website.
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