POLICY AND TERMS
2. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
You must use the Website in a responsible manner. You must not:
(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;
(b) use or access the Website to post or transmit any material which interferes with other users or defames, harasses, threatens, menaces, offends or restricts any person, including without limitation, sexually explicit material or which inhibits any user from using the Website or the internet;
(c) use the Website to send unsolicited email messages;
(d) flaming other members with the apparent intent of inciting or perpetuating a conflict or argument;
(e) in any way tamper, hinder or modify the Website;
(f) knowingly transmit any viruses or other disabling features to the Website or via the Website;
(g) attempt any of the above acts or facilitate or assist another person to do any of the above acts.
2.1 Sexual content
We will remove any published information, usernames, and private messages which solicit sex or are sexually suggestive and/or obscene. It is entirely permissible to discuss or post about sex between consenting adults, sexual conditions, and diseases or conditions experienced as a result of sex. Members and users who publish regarding illegal sexual acts will be reported to the authorities.
3. COPYRIGHT NOTICE
While Vessel Media provides the information herein to anyone, we retain copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content. This means that you may not: distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of Vessel Media; “mirror” this information on your server without our permission; or modify or re-use the text or graphics on this system. You may: print copies of the information for your own personal use and; reference this server from your own documents. Commercial use of this material is prohibited without the written permission of Vessel Media. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information.
4. RESTRICTIONS ON USE
5. ADVERTISING AND THIRD-PARITY WEB SITES
See Advertising Policy.
6. PRICES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All prices displayed and products and services offered to be supplied on the Website are subject to change without notice.
7. NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
The information contained in the Vessel Media Website is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on health and disease management topics. All information contained on the site, 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.
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.
Nothing in the Website nor any communication with Vessel Media., its employees, agents or service providers should be construed as creating a doctor-patient relationship or of providing medical advice.
Considering the real-time nature of the Discussion Board, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Vessel Media is not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.
The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Vessel Media. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
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.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency service provider immediately. Information provided by the Site is not intended to be instructional for first aid or emergency medical care.
Vessel Media and the information in this Website do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Website.
8. LICENCES AND IDEA SUBMISSIONS
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or material of any type that infringe or violate any laws or the rights of any party.
By submitting communications or materials to any part of this Website, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you automatically grant (without compensation or further obligation) and warrant that the owner of such information has expressly granted (without compensation or further obligation) Vessel Media a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive license in the copyright to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or information in any media or medium, or any form, format, or discussion board now known or developed in the future.
You agree that Vessel Media may sublicense, sell, distribute or transfer its rights to the contribution or materials you provide and you hereby waive your moral rights in any such materials and information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original with you, or that you have the right to submit such materials and information.
Vessel Media shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the submissions, including the right to publish on the Website or elsewhere and to use the submission, including any suggestions, ideas, etc. contained within. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Vessel Media for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.
By entering into the Website, you agree to indemnify Vessel Media from and against all actions, claims, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses (whether in tort or in contract including and without limitation, negligence) arising out of or in any way connected to the use of the Website by you.
Some consumer protection laws and regulations may confer you with rights and remedies relating to the provision of goods or services to you by Vessel Media via the Website which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified (your ‘Statutory Rights’). Vessel Media excludes all conditions and warranties implied by custom, law or statute saves for your statutory rights.
Save for your Statutory Rights, in respect of the Website:
(a) All material on the Website is provided to you without warranties of any kind, either express or implied and whether oral or written;
(b) Vessel Media expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose;
(c) Vessel Media does not warrant that the functions contained in any material on the Website or your access to the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that any defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server which stores and transmits material to you are free of viruses or any other harmful components;
(d) Vessel Media does not warrant or make any representation regarding your access to, or the results of your access to, the Website including its correctness, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability, currency or otherwise;
(e) Vessel Media 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.
To the extent permitted by law, including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of Vessel Media, Vessel Media will not be liable for any loss, damage, costs or expense whether direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential, including loss of profits, suffered by you or claims made against you which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, the Website.
You expressly acknowledge that Vessel Media does not exert control over users of the Internet and is not liable for damage suffered by you, either directly or indirectly, as a result of you accessing the Website.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) In the case of services supplied or offered by Vessel Media:
(i) the supply of the services again; or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
(b) In the case of goods supplied by or offered by Vessel Media:
(i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; (ii) the repair of such goods; (iii) the payment of the costs of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods; (iv) the payment of the costs of having the goods repaired.
Vessel Media do not make any claims that the information is appropriate or may be downloaded in all areas, countries or jurisdictions. Access to the information contained in this Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Vessel Media Website you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
GhanaHealthnest.com is firmly committed to Your privacy.
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website, GhanaHealthnest.com, as well as any other software or services we provide through site (e.g. GhanaHealthnest Facebook App).
The protection of your privacy is very important to us, given the nature of health oriented online community, so this is why we have adopted the following practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information.
SECURITY AND LIABILITY
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. This site maintains a dedicated server with restricted access only to authorized user accounts.
The webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible if data integrity on the site becomes compromised. While we cannot guarantee that no accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use of your information will occur, we try to prevent such occurrences.
GhanaHealthnest is not intended for use by the children under the age of 13. We will not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone we know is a child under the age of 13, or allow them to participate on GhanaHealthnest discussion boards.
If we become aware that person under the age of 13 has submitted personal information or any other form of content to GhanaHealthnest, that becomes a reason for immediate account suspension, without any prior notice.
PRIVACY IN PUBLIC
Any information disclosed on the GhanaHealthnest Discussion Boards or comments, replies in other sections becomes public information. We advise you to keep in mind that all discussion board posts are subject to search engines with world-wide access to any reader. Do not post or offer your real name, email address, home address, telephone number, or any other contact information.
Email addresses can attract spammers that are difficult to control. If you want to exchange your personal contact information with other members, please use our Private Messaging system. But we strongly advise you against any form of sharing personal information with people you have only met online.
We also recommend that you do not register your real name, your unique email address, or the name of a website, as a potential username. In case you decide to post some for you personally embarrassing or sensitive content, in order to seek help or share information, please consider that even using your casual username which could be interconnected indirectly with you by your friends and family. The best practice is to use username that cannot be linked to you.
Keep your username anonymous.
WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU GATHER AUTOMATICALLY FROM VISITORS?
We use your IP address (the series of numbers associated with your individual computer) to help us maintain our site and identify problems with our server. Your IP address does not disclose any personally revealing information about you.
WHAT INFORMATION WILL YOU ASK ME FOR?
When you register to use any GhanaHealthnest.comwebsite or specific service, you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable us to provide you with this individualized service. Should you choose to register to our site using GhanaHealthnest Facebook App, we collect only the basic personal information you made available in your Facebook Account Privacy Settings.
We gather contact information (like your email address), demographic information (like your city of residence or age). We may share some of this information for our own research purposes with our professional advisors or consultants and third party partners. However, the shared information will be limited to non-personally identifying demographic information shared under cover of a confidentiality agreement. We will only use this information in the course of providing our service to you.
Once you have registered, you will be given the option of editing of your profile (personal description, password and contact information).
GHANAHEALTHNEST.COM FACEBOOK APP PRIVACY
GhanaHealthnest.commay collect any Facebook Information you have made visible to “Everyone” on Facebook, as well as the information Facebook designates as your publicly available information, possibly including your name, profile picture, gender, e-mail address, birthday, websites, networks, list of friends or any other information you’ve made public.
To protect your personally identifiable information once you login on GhanaHealthnest.com, you will be automatically offered an option to “anonymize” your username. This means your real Facebook name and profile picture will not appear across Discussion Boards or in the comments section.
You may change your Information, including your name and profile picture, in your profile settings on the GhanaHealthnest.comsite at any time.
How will we use your Information
GhanaHealthnest.com will only use information associated with your Facebook account for the following purposes:
- to enable you to use the GhanaHealthnest.com site
- to enable you to share content posted on GhanaHealthnest.com site on the Facebook
- to periodically send emails to you on the email address you have provided, if you opt-in to receive them
Links to other websites
GhanaHealthnest.com may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should be aware that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
Your privacy rights and choices
You may stop the GhanaHealthnest.com from using your Information at any time by uninstalling the GhanaHealthnest Facebook Application through your Facebook account. Keep in mind that you will still have to follow the procedure for GhanaHealthnest account removal, as defined in our Terms of Service.
HOW WILL THIS INFORMATION BE USED AND WHO HAS ACCESS TO IT?
If you choose to have them sent to you, we may use your contact information to send you valuable updates and timely notices of promotions and mailbox status reports. Our site provides you with the opportunity to opt-in to receiving different types of communications from us at the point where we request registration information. You may modify this choice at any time by selecting “Profile” from the top user menu. We reserve the right to use your contact information at any time to advise you of any updates that may materially affect your rights or status on our site.
Your non-personally identifying demographic information is used to personalize your experience, allow other members to find you through a search, to compose your personal profile – which is associated with a pseudonymous identity you have created (username). Your contact information are available to other members only if you pre-set this options, otherwise our default setting will allow other users to see your contact information only, without demographic characteristics. Non-registered users (visitors) have ability to send you personal message but they are not able to see your contact information until they subscribe and become a valid GhanaHealthnest.com community member. In the event that you decide to buy one of our products or services, you will be asked for your financial information (like credit card number) which cannot be read by others when you initiate your order through a secured system.
The specific information we collect is not shared with other organizations and we will never release your personally identifiable information to an external organization without your prior consent except for the purposes of validating credit information and collecting debts.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by operation of law, which may include, but is not limited to a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on GhanaHealthnest.com.
Although GhanaHealthnest.com makes use of up to date technology in order to protect your pictures, audio and video recordings from being copied or captured by unauthorized third parties, please keep in mind that we cannot ensure complete protection.
WHO WILL BE ABLE TO SEE MY GHANAHEALTHNEST USER PROFILE?
All the information you submit on your user profile, such as username, avatar, date of birth, online status or your activity on GhanaHealthnest.com is completely under your control. In your profile settings, Profile Privacy control enables you to make your profile visible only to the registered members, or to keep the information completely private.
GhanaHealthnest Administrators will only override the privacy setting you’ve chosen in case there is potential breach ofTerms of Service.
GhanaHealthnest does not send promotional or commercial emails to its users without permission or prior terms compliance. GhanaHealthnest may email its users periodically to inform them about the status of the website or of upcoming changes to the site, and for feedback on satisfaction questionnaires.
Your email address may also be used to confirm your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).
Further, GhanaHealthnest may email a user at any time regarding issues with his/her account.
Confidential, private or semi-private information included in the content of emails received from or sent to you will not be disclosed to anyone at any time unless required by law.
HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP THE INFORMATION I’VE GIVEN YOU?
We keep the information you have given us for as long as you are a member on the site or for as long as we are required to do so by law, whichever is longer.
CAN I CHANGE THE INFORMATION I HAVE ALREADY GIVEN YOU?
You can always verify or request the removal of the personally identifiable information we have collected and change your registration information by selecting “Profile” from the main menu on the site.
DO YOU MONITOR ONLINE BEHAVIOR?
Member submissions that appear on the public area of the site are moderated and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication on a public area of the site.
Members may choose to participate in community polls. The results of these polls do not reveal any personal identifiable information linked to the individual voters.
WHAT SECURITY FEATURES DO YOU HAVE?
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). SSL is the leading security protocol on the Internet, it ensures that information being transferred over the network is private through a process called encryption. Once encrypted the information is an unintelligible code until it is decoded upon arrival at the authorized destination.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
All information about Advertisements and Advertising on GhanaHealthnest.com is strictly defined in Advertising Policy.
GhanaHealthnest.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are informed about any changes made.