Last updated: 28th November 2016
medCrowd is controlled and operated by medDigital Limited ("medDigital", "we", "us", "our"). We are a company registered in England and Wales with the company registration number 06453053. Our registered office is 22 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD.
If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you must not use medCrowd.
If you have any questions, comments or complains about medCrowd, please contact us at contact@medCrowd.com.
We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time without notice. Accordingly, we encourage you to revisit these Terms regularly to ensure that you are at all times fully aware of them. Any changes will be effective immediately. Your continued use of medCrowd constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that medCrowd is not intended or designed to attract users under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 18.
Access to medCrowd is restricted to Members. In order to be a Member you must over 18 years of age.
Membership is limited to one user account per Member. It is a condition of use of medCrowd that all the details you provide will be correct, current, and complete. If we believe that the details are not correct, current, or complete, we reserve the right to refuse you access to medCrowd and to terminate or suspend your account.
You must treat your password as confidential and you must not disclose it to anyone else.
If you believe your password has become known to someone else, you must a) immediately inform us by contacting support@medCrowd.com and b) be liable for any loss or damage resulting from such unauthorised use or disclosure.
If you are under 18 years old you are not eligible to become a Member (see 5 above). Accordingly, we will assume (and by using medCrowd you warrant) that all Members are over 18 years old and that they have the legal capacity to enter into the agreement set out in these Terms and any contract made via medCrowd.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in medCrowd, the material on medCrowd (including all text, data, databases, graphics, layout, logos, images, audio material, clips, films or other moving images, algorithms, product or service details and/or software published or otherwise made available on medCrowd from time to time) and the trademarks displayed on medCrowd.
Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, temporary, revocable, and non-exclusive licence to use medCrowd for your personal use only.
Except as set out in the limited licence above (or as required under any applicable law), no part of medCrowd may be used, reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, accessed, modified, or otherwise exploited, in full or in part, for any purpose without our prior written consent. In particular, you are not permitted to republish any part of medCrowd in any other medium (print, electronic or otherwise) or as part of any commercial service without our prior written permission. All the intellectual property rights referred to above remain owned by us or our relevant licensors.
Members may be offered the facility to store certain electronic materials (such as reports, reviews, advice or opinions) in medCrowd. This storage facility may be limited.
You are responsible for providing all of the equipment necessary to access medCrowd and for all related third party charges (e.g. telephone charges and Internet Service Provider charges).
You now undertake that having used medCrowd you will inform us immediately of any:
Whilst using medCrowd you must:
At any time and without giving you any advance notice, we may permanently or temporarily and for any reason:
in such circumstances all our liability (as well as the liability of our directors, employees or other representatives) for any loss whatsoever arising from our removing or editing content and/or your limited use of or inability to use the medCrowd (either in whole or in part) is excluded, insofar as it is possible to do so in law.
Please note that you should consider submitting material to medCrowd in the same way as publishing your work in a scientific or medical journal. Therefore, once you have submitted your material to medCrowd, you may not be able to withdraw it at a later date.
When you submit material to medCrowd, you do so in accordance with these Terms including, in particular, the following:
You provide these warranties, and the above licence, in consideration of our providing you with access to medCrowd and without further permission or notification from you being required.
In the event that your unauthorised use of medCrowd results in loss or damage to any person who then brings a claim against us, or that we incur as a result of publishing your Submissions, including all indirect and consequential losses, you agree to indemnify us, immediately on demand and on a continuing basis, for all losses and/or damages arising from such claim.
Whilst you acknowledge that we do not necessarily pre-screen any Submissions, we reserve the right to remove or suppress, at any time and without reason or prior notice or any liability to you, any material that you have submitted. However you acknowledge that we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Submissions nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, privacy disclosure or inaccuracy contained in any Submissions or for any other claims or statements made in respect of your Submissions; all Submissions remain the liability of the submitting Member.
medCrowd contains hypertext links to third party websites. We are not responsible for, nor do we endorse in any way such third party websites or their content. If you decide to access any of the third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Parts of medCrowd may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on medCrowd complies with all legal and regulatory requirements and does not contain any material which is objectionable including, without limitation, information which is defamatory, obscene, unlawful, threatening or untrue. We are not responsible for any such material or any error or inaccuracy contained in such material and any issues which you may have should be raised directly with the relevant advertiser or sponsor.
All information and/or data on medCrowd is provided on an "as is" basis and for your information only and NOT medical advice. Except to the extent strictly required by law, no representations, warranties or terms of any kind are made (or shall be implied by statute or otherwise) in respect of medCrowd or its content (whether Submissions or otherwise), including, without limitation, accuracy, adequacy, conformity to description or fitness for any particular purpose and, to the extent permitted by law, all of the same are expressly excluded to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law.
medCrowd is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for medical, legal or other professional advice, medCrowd is merely an unverified online professional network for healthcare professionals to facilitate the diagnosis and management of patients and to help businesses make better decisions. Members contributing to medCrowd may or may not be medically trained and we cannot warrant the accuracy of any of their Submissions.
Insofar as medCrowd Members present evidence, medDigital does not warrant the reliability of that evidence and anybody reading about such evidence must evaluate it themselves and come to their own conclusions regarding its truth, completeness, accuracy or the accuracy of any conclusions that others may have come to regarding it. We rely on our contributors (including Members who submit material) to confirm the truth, completeness or accuracy of the information that they submit. You should be aware that professionals in any given field may have different opinions. No endorsement or indication is given by us as to whether a particular treatment is generally appropriate or whether it is suitable for a particular individual.
We strongly recommend that you independently verify any information you choose to rely on. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make your own judgement(s), taking into account the limitations of evidence from research as well as the unique nature of your circumstances and wishes.
Neither we nor any of our data providers or affiliates give any warranty or guarantee: (a) relating to the availability of medCrowd; or (b) that medCrowd and/or our operation of it, the content or the servers that make medCrowd available, are error or virus free or free of other harmful components; or (c) that your use of medCrowd will be uninterrupted.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask medCrowd Members to do the same. If you believe that your copyright work has been copied and is accessible on medCrowd in a way that constitutes infringement, you may notify us by providing the following information:
Please send the above information to support@medCrowd.com.
Alternatively, you can write to us at:medDigital Limited, 22 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD
If you believe that any content has been taken down improperly, you may provide counter-notification that includes the information below.
You agree that we, our directors, employees, agents or other representatives, data providers or affiliates will not be responsible or liable (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), under any circumstances for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any anticipated loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of data, costs and fines and/or any special or incidental damages of any kind) that may result to you or a third party arising from or connected in any way to:
You will indemnify, and will keep indemnified, us, our directors, employees, agents or other representatives, our data providers and our affiliates immediately, on demand and on a continuing basis against any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of:
These Terms supersede all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings between you and medDigital concerning medCrowd and constitutes the entire agreement between you and medDigital in respect of medCrowd.
No waiver by us of any breach of these Terms shall constitute a waiver of any other prior or subsequent breach and we shall not be affected by any delay, failure or omission to enforce or express forbearance granted in respect of any of your obligations.
These Terms are not intended to create and shall not create any rights, entitlements, claims or benefits enforceable by any third party by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
These Terms and/or your use of medCrowd shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes or controversies which may arise.