Terms & Conditions

Important Notice: Site Terms of Use

Welcome to the Web site of Healthcare Bulletin.  Healthcare Bulletin is owned and published by Media For Business Ltd (MFB). Access to and use of the Healthcare Bulletin Web site is subject to the Terms and Conditions set forth herein. Any use of this Web site shall constitute acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

1. Copyright Ownership and Permitted Use. Unless otherwise stated, all information and materials (including, but not limited to, text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations and artwork, video, sound, names, logos, trademarks and service marks) on this site is copy work and owned by MFB or its affiliates, contributors or licensors and are protected under English and international copyright laws and conventions. Except as otherwise provided by English copyright law, materials from Healthcare Bulletin may be viewed, reproduced, or stored for private, non-commercial purposes only.

For information on obtaining permission to copy beyond that permitted by these Terms and Conditions, or English copyright law, please contact permissions@healthcare-bulletin.com

2. Trademark Ownership. Healthcare Bulletin (and logo design) and the Journal titles (and logo design) contained on the Healthcare Bulletin Web site are trademarks of MFB. Any use of MFB Trademarks in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of any goods or services, which is likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake, or to deceive, is strictly prohibited. The Healthcare Bulletin series may also contain other trademarks (registered or unregistered) of MFB or other persons. Users are not permitted to use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce these trademarks for any reason.

3. Advertising: Terms & Conditions. Healthcare Bulletin hosts advertisement banners and sponsored links. Interpretation: 'the Publisher' means MFB, 'the Advertiser', where the context so admits, means the Advertiser or its agent, whichever is the principal.

Advertisements or insertions in the Healthcare Bulletin journal or websites are accepted according to the Publisher's approval of the copy and upon the following terms and conditions.

  1. Accounts are strictly net and subject to settlement within 30 days from the date of invoice.
  2. All cheques must be made payable to the Publisher and settlement of all accounts should be made at the address appearing thereon.
  3. This order constitutes a non-cancellable binding contract with the Publisher, of which the terms and conditions are governed by English law.
  4. The Advertiser is solely responsible to submit to the Publisher suitable material by the due date, failing which the name and address of the advertiser will remain online and the Publisher shall not be responsible for any resulting mistake, error or omission.
  5. The Publisher will endeavour to furnish the Advertiser with a proof of copy prior to going to press and any amendments of or alterations to such proofs must be returned to the Publisher by the date on the proof copy. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for non-receipt or non-delivery of any material.
  6. Whilst every care is taken to avoid mistakes, the Publisher cannot accept liability for any errors and/or omissions due to third parties, subcontractors or inaccurate copy instructions.
  7. The Advertiser warrants that the Corporate Presentation does not contravene any Act of Parliament, nor in any other way illegal or defamatory or an infringement of either any other party's right and/or the British Code of Advertising Practice.
  8. The Advertiser will fully and effectually indemnify the Publisher from and against any claim made against the Publisher arising from the Corporate Presentation.

    The Publisher will consult with the Advertiser as to the way in which any such claim(s) is/are to be handled.
  9. Complaints regarding reproduction of Corporate Presentation must be made in writing and received by the Publisher within 21 days of the date of posting live.
  10. The order form contains all the terms of the contract and no agent or other representative of the Publisher has any right to vary these terms in any way.
  11. Our website hosts sponsored ads and links. Our editorial content is free of any commercial influence. We do not accept any advertorials.
  12. Our website hosts advertisement banners and sponsored links. Advertisement is distinguished by the word "Advertisement".

4. Web Site Integrity. Interfering with the operation of Healthcare Bulletin Website or circumventing the Healthcare Bulletin Website security system is strictly prohibited.

5. Modifications of Terms and Conditions. MFB reserves the right to modify the Terms and Conditions for the Healthcare Bulletin Website at any time. Any such modification will be posted on the Healthcare Bulletin Website and the continued use of the Healthcare Bulletin Website after any such posting shall constitute acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as modified.

6. Web Site Modifications and Availability. MFB will make reasonable efforts to keep the Healthcare Bulletin Website available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, owing to technical failures, routine maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances, availability may be limited and MFB will not be responsible for the non-availability of the Healthcare Bulletin Website. MFB reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict access to, all or any part of the Healthcare Bulletin Website at any time with or without notice.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability. Materials published in Healthcare Bulletin journals and on the Healthcare Bulletin Website are the result of research and/or contribution by independent individuals or organizations. MFB is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any data or conclusions reported in such materials.
The Healthcare Bulletin Website is intended for educational, research, and reference purposes only. The content of the Healthcare Bulletin Website should not be substituted for the advice of a qualified health care professional. Do not disregard or avoid professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of materials on the Healthcare Bulletin Website. The Website content does not indicate advice and should not be relied upon for making or refraining from making any business/investment decisions.

HEALTHCARE BULLETIN IS PROVIDED "AS IS" ON AN "AS AVAILABLE BASIS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL MFB, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE USE OF, HEALTHCARE BULLETIN WEBSITE OR JOURNALS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES, OR ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF HEALTHCARE BULLETIN.

8. User-Generated Content.  The following provisions apply to user-generated content posted, or submitted for posting, to the Healthcare Bulletin Website. By posting or submitting content to the Healthcare Bulletin Website, you agree to the following provisions, which may be amended from time to time:

  1. You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you post or submit. You agree that you will not post or submit any content that (i) is defamatory, obscene, or abusive, (ii) violates or infringes upon the proprietary, publicity, or privacy rights of any third party, (iii) violates or encourages the violation of any applicable local, state, national, or international law, rule, or regulation, or (iv) is otherwise inappropriate. You agree not to post or submit any personal information of another (including, without limitation, Protected Health Information). You will indemnify MFB, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of the content you post or submit. You understand and agree that MFB is not responsible for content posted or submitted for posting by third parties.
  2. The editors of Healthcare Bulletin, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to reject, edit, remove, or otherwise alter any content submitted or posted to the Healthcare Bulletin Website and/or journals for any reason.  MFB reserves the right, in its sole discretion to revoke a user’s privilege to submit or post content to the Healthcare Bulletin Website and/or journals.
  3. You agree that by posting or submitting content to the Healthcare Bulletin Website and/or journals, you hereby grant to MFB a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, sublicense, modify, publicly perform, display, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute that material, in whole or in part, and incorporate it into other MFB publications, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.  You authorize MFB to publish your name and location (city, state and/or country) in connection with any use of your submission to the Healthcare Bulletin Website and/or journals and in identifying yourself and location, you represent that you have done so accurately. Once your submission is posted, you will not have the right to have it removed or edited.
  4. You agree to post or submit content to the Healthcare Bulletin Website and/or journals only for non-commercial purposes.
  5. Submissions to the user-generated content portions of the Healthcare Bulletin Website and/or journals must be legible, comprehensible, and written in the English language.
  6. You agree that you have disclosed any relevant competing interests that, when broadly viewed, could be construed as a conflict of interest or the appearance thereof including, without limitation, financial or beneficial conflicts of interest, employment relationships, and affiliations with other entities or interests.

9. International Use. Healthcare Bulletin is controlled and operated within the United Kingdom.  MFB makes no representation that the materials or services available at or through the Healthcare Bulletin Website are appropriate or available for use outside of the United Kingdom.  If you access the Healthcare Bulletin Website from outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

10. Choice of Law and Forum. The use of the Healthcare Bulletin Website, these Terms and Conditions, and all actions contemplated by these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the courts of England shall have jurisdiction to hear all disputes arising in connection with these terms and conditions of such use.

11. Endorsements. Descriptions of, references to, or links to other products, publications, or services does not imply endorsement of any kind unless expressly stated by MFB.

12. Privacy.  Registration data and other information about you and your use of the Healthcare Bulletin Website are subject to the Healthcare Bulletin Privacy Policy.

13. Copyright Complaints. MFB respects the intellectual property ownership rights of others.  If you believe your work has been reproduced on the Healthcare Bulletin Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by contacting complaints@healthcare-bulletin.com

15. External. Users may, through hypertext or other computer 'links', gain access to other sites on the Internet that are not part of the MFB Web pages. MFB assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the Healthcare Bulletin Website that may be accessed through any such 'link'.

16. Data Protection. MFB recognises the rights, granted to individuals by the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act"), of access to, knowledge of and control over information held about themselves. Its websites are operated in compliance with the eight principles of the Act, with regard to processing, security and transfer of personal data gathered via these websites.

17. Disclosure of Funding Sources. Healthcare Bulletin (www.healthcare-bulletin.com) is owned and funded by MFB Ltd. Healthcare Bulletin is one of our Web Sites for physicians and allied health care professionals. When we refer to ourselves as "we" or "Healthcare Bulletin", we mean our company, MFB Ltd., including any subsidiary we control (for example, a subsidiary we own).

The information provided on www.healthcare-bulletin.com is intended for medical professionals and is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. 

Last modified on 11 January 2011