When you (“You” or “User”) use this Internet web site (“Site”), You agree to the following terms and conditions (the “User Agreement”). Medschools Online (“MedschoolsOnline ” or “We”) may revise these terms from time to time, at our sole discretion, by updating this posting. Unless otherwise provided below, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted. BY CONTINUING TO USE THE SITE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT AND REVISIONS THEREOF.
We may modify or discontinue this Site and the services available at it without notice or liability to You.
Nature of the Site
The Site is a web portal for those wishing to apply to medical school in the United Kingdom. It provides information on courses, the applications process, jobs & volunteering vacancies, funding issues, medical careers etc. It also provides public discussion forums.
As a neutral facilitator, Medschools Online may not be directly involved in the actual transactions between users of the Site. As a result, We may have no control over the truth, accuracy, quality, legality, or safety of postings made by users. Because verifying the identity of a user on the Internet is difficult, Medschools Online cannot and does not confirm the identity of users, nor does it confirm or verify the qualifications, background, or status of users. Therefore, We recommend that You be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any User on the Site.
Your Relationship with Merchants, Advertisers, and Users
Your correspondence with merchants, advertisers, or users on the Site, including the development and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such merchant, advertiser, or user. You agree not to hold Medschools Online liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such merchants, advertisers, or users on the Site.
You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the registration form, and maintain and update such information to maintain its truth, accuracy and completeness. Whenever You post any information on or to the Site, You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information. Medschools Online reserves the right to terminate Your account upon the discovery that the information You provided or posted is not complete or accurate.
You must safeguard the User ID and password You use to access this Site. You authorize us to assume that any person using the Site with Your User ID and password either is You or authorized to act for You.
You agree NOT to do any of the following while using the Site:
Violate an applicable law or regulation;
Post or transmit any Content that You do not have the right to post or transmit under any law, contractual duty or fiduciary relationship;
Post or transmit any Content that is unlawful, untrue, fraudulent, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, tortuous, threatening, pornographic, harmful (including but not limited to viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs), invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable or overly disparaging or deprecating of Medschools Online or other users or otherwise objectionable;
Access, tamper with or use non-public or non-authorized areas of the Site. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Site may be subject to prosecution;
Tamper with postings of other users;
Post logos, seals or slogans from third parties on any part of the Site unless they are provided by Medschools Online or a Medschools Online partner;
Solicit or gather any user’s information available from the Site, such as other users’ names and email addresses, for any commercial or business purposes or to transmit any unsolicited advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “pyramid schemes” or “chain letters”;
Do anything which would create or impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large burden or load on the Site;
Post false or misleading information about a product, service or service request;
Frame or deeplink to the Site except as permitted in writing by Medschools Online;
Impersonate or misrepresent Your affiliation with any person or entity;
Stalk or otherwise harass another;
Collect or store personal data about other users.
Medschools Online will provide notices by posting them on the Site and You agree to check the Site for notices. You also authorize Medschools Online to send notices to You, at Medschools Online’s discretion, via electronic mail unless You otherwise indicate in writing to Medschools Online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regardless of whether Medschools Online sends an email notification, You will be considered to have received a notice when it is made available to You by posting on the Site.
Content on this Site
You use the content on this Site, and any web sites linked thereto, at your own risk. You understand and agree to the following:
Some content provided by on this Site on various subjects may be considered of an advisory nature. This information is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be considered professional or legal advice.
You should not act based on information you receive from the Site without using your own efforts to confirm such information, and, when appropriate, consulting with an independent, licensed professional regarding your individual circumstances.
By its very nature, the information on this Site is changed frequently, may be offensive, harmful, or inaccurate, and in come cases may be mislabeled or deceptively labeled.
This Site provides unfiltered access to third-party content. We are only acting as a venue, and have no liability related to third-party content on this Site, whether arising under the law of copyright, defamation, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
You are solely responsible for content or any other information you provide, distribute, post, include, link to, or otherwise upload to the Site (“Your Content”). You understand and agree as follows:
We are only acting as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of Your Content. However, we make no warranties as to the actual distribution or publication of Your Content.
We have the right (but no obligation) to take any action we deem appropriate with respect to Your Content if we believe that it may create liability for us, harm our business, or cause us to lose the services of our ISPs or other suppliers.
You represent and warrant that Your Content:
a) Will not infringe or misappropriate any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary right or right of publicity or privacy
b) Will not violate any law or regulation
c) Will not be defamatory or trade libelous
d) Will not be obscene or contain child pornography
e) Will not include incomplete, false or inaccurate information about you or any other individual
f) Will not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
By submitting your Content to this Site, you hereby grant to us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) license to use, copy, modify, display, and perform Your Content, under all your intellectual property and proprietary rights worldwide. For the avoidance of doubt, providing links to content hosted on servers other than our own will not be “submitting” such content for purposes of this license grant.
Links to Our Site
We grant you full permission to link to the front page of the Site using a text link, but not to:
a) Frame the Site
b) “Deep link” to any web page on the Site other than the front page without our written permission which we can withhold at our sole discretion
c) Use any of our trademarks or logos without our prior written permission OR
d) Use any robot, spider, automated collection mechanism, or any manual process to monitor or copy the web pages comprising the Site or the content contained therein without our prior written permission unless you are an established Internet Search Engine.
You acknowledge and agree that we do not pay referral fees for any links you may make to the Site unless You enter into a separate affiliate agreement with us.
Links to Third Parties
The Site may contain links to third-party web sites. While we hope that you are able to benefit from the information, products, and services that these businesses provide to you, we neither control nor constantly review the web sites to which we link from this Site. Therefore, we cannot endorse the content, products, services, or performance of web sites we link to from this Site, and you should not treat any link as such an endorsement. Because We do not have any control over such sites and resources, You acknowledge and agree that Medschools Online is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Medschools Online shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
We cannot, nor do we undertake any obligation to, control, verify, or validate the content that you receive. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Site and your Account.
Ownership and Intellectual Property
You agree that as between You and us, all content, software, trademarks, logos and everything else hosted on this Site are our valuable intellectual property. All rights to our content, software, services, and server information are reserved. All reproduction in whole or in part of the text or illustrations on the Site, by any means whatsoever and without our prior consent, is prohibited.
No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use
Users of the Site agree not to resell or assign their rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Users also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Site, whether directly or indirectly, and selling or reselling any information provided in the Site.
To ensure users feel safe and keen to participate, please avoid:
1) Insulting, threatening or provoking language
2) Inciting hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic.
3) Swearing, using hate-speech or making obscene or vulgar comments.
4) Breaking the law. This includes libel, condoning illegal activity and contempt of court (comments which might affect the outcome of an approaching court case). You may post a small amount of third party material, but please help us to avoid breaching copyright by naming its author and publication. We are unable to investigate all third party material, so where possible, please provide a link instead.
5) Spamming. Please don’t add the same comment to more than one forum.
6) Advertising. You can mention relevant, non-commercial websites as long as they support your comment.
7) Impersonating or falsely claiming to represent a person or organisation.
Please don’t mislead other users by abusing our registration procedure.
8) Posting in a language other than English.
9) Invading people’s privacy. Please don’t post private addresses or phone numbers, including your own. You may post email addresses so long as you make it clear who they belong to.
10) Posting an off-topic comment.
Forums are moderated to make sure they stay friendly and welcoming, legal and relevant. If your comment is unacceptable, it will be returned to you by email, along with a reference to the rule you’ve broken. You’ll be invited to re-post it once you’ve made the appropriate changes. If you repeatedly break these rules, you may be prevented from posting.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
THIS SITE, AND THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND INFORMATION RELATED THERETO, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THERE IS NO WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE INFORMATION RECEIVED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT.
WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY COMMUNITY LEADERS OR USERS, OR ANY PROJECT DESCRIPTION/SOLICITATIONS PROPOSALS OR USER PROFILES), NOR DO WE UNDERTAKE TO VERIFY, UPDATE OR CORRECT SUCH INFORMATION.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE OPERATION, FUNCTIONALITY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST DATA AND LOST PROFITS, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SITE, EVEN IF WE AND/OR OUR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to indemnify and hold us, our customers and business partners harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) that we may incur as a result of any claims, suits actions or proceedings arising out of or related to Your Content or your breach of this Agreement, including without limitation any claims of intellectual property infringement, defamation, and trade secret misappropriation, and claims under any business tort theory.
By entering into a contract with Medschools Online, You agree that any such contract will be interpreted, construed and enforced in all aspects in accordance with the laws of England. Further You irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Last updated February 2014