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Policies, Notices and Terms of Use

Copyright notice
Copyright © 2004 by NHS 24, all material on this site is protected by UK and other copyrights. Material may be used freely for personal, research, scientific, and/or information purposes only. No part of any material posted on NHS24.com may be copied, downloaded, stored in a retrieval system, or redistributed for any other purpose without the expressed written permission of NHS24.com. You may not modify or create derivative works based on NHS24.com material.

Warranty
NHS24.com is provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

The use of NHS24.com is at your own risk; access to NHS24.com may be interrupted and may not be error free; and neither NHS24.com, nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering NHS24.com or the materials contained therein, shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of your use of or inability to use NHS24.com

Warning
Patients and consumers reading any medical information posted on NHS24.com should review the information carefully with their professional health care provider.


The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians.


NHS24.com makes no representations or warranties with respect to any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through NHS24.com

NHS24.com will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising therefore.

User's automated submissions of material


Any breach of third party copyright, or actions arising from the User's automated submission remain the responsibility of the User, and the User indemnifies NHS24.com against all costs, damages or injuries arising from such automated submission.

Intellectual Property Rights
In submitting material, text, data, software, pictures and all other goods or items of whatever nature supplied to NHS24.com, either on paper, electronically, by email, or in any other format, the User surrenders and waives all intellectual property rights to NHS24.com. The User grants NHS24.com permission to market, publish, edit and use the material in any way imaginable.

Risk
Material, text, data, pictures and all other material and all other goods or items of whatever nature supplied by the User to NHS24.com, either on paper, electronically by email, or in any other format, shall at all times be at the risk of the User and NHS24.com shall not be liable in respect of any loss or damage arising thereto or arising from any loss or damage.

Indemnification
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify NHS24.com and their agents, and the contributors to NHS24.com, against any liability for any claims and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, relating to any violation of the terms of this Agreement or arising out of any materials submitted by you. 

Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Scotland. The parties to this agreement expressly agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts
In the event that you believe you have been irreparably harmed by any cause of action relating to NHS24.com, you agree to inform NHS24.com in writing and grant NHS24.com thirty (30) days to cure the harm before initiating any action. Any legal action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or a breach thereof, shall be instituted in a court of competent jurisdiction in Scotland, and you hereby consent and submit to personal jurisdiction of such court, waive any objection to venue in such court and consent to service of process by overnight courier or express mail at your last known address. Any cause of action initiated by you must be initiated within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action has arisen or be barred.

Any use or viewing of the NHS24.com site, HTML pages or features other than the welcome screen and this page shall be taken as acceptance of these Terms of Usage and Disclaimer.

 reviewed 8 December 2008