Terms and Conditions of Use
- Ownership of materials
- Use of information
- Patient information
- Links to other materials
- Limitation of liability
- Dispute resolution
We may vary this agreement from time to time. The updates will be posted on this page. Please read this agreement carefully before using this site.
Virtual Medical Centre (VMC) is Australia's leading medical information website. It delivers the latest medical information written by medical professionals. As a visitor or member of VMC's website (site), you are interested in knowing more about health issues for you, someone close to you or your practice.
This is a binding agreement between VMC and you. This agreement governs your use of the site including, without limitation, all content such as text, information, images and other information, services and materials (collectively materials) and all information made available to you or by you through this site (including email and print publications) by and/or third parties.
Ownership of materials
All materials on the site are the property of VMC. VMC retains all copyright in the individual pages, their components and collective works. Materials may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, performed, or distributed in any way, without VMC's prior written permission. See copyright information.
Use of information
VMC is provided for informational and educational purposes free of charge for the benefit of the public (general access site) and health professionals (secure password protected site).
The information and materials are not a substitute for independent professional advice and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice.
The site may enable you to transmit, store, review or receive confidential patient information via its user generated content sections. You must comply with Australian privacy laws.
VMC does not assume any responsibility for your use or misuse of patient information. VMC reserves the right to amend or delete any material and your membership to VMC that in our sole discretion violates this agreement. See user generated content guidelines.
Your membership and use of the site and its materials immediately terminates without further notice if you breach this agreement.
Links to other materials
VMC is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of any linked site or material. If you choose to access linked sites or materials, you do so at your own risk. VMC may terminate any link or linking program at any time.
Only currently licensed health professionals may access the password secure professional level of VMC and our professional publications. You require a username and password to access these.
You are solely responsible for:
- maintaining the strict confidentiality of your username and password;
- not allowing another person to use your information to access the site;
- any damages or losses that may be incurred or suffered as a result of you or your failure to maintain the strict confidentiality of site access; and
- promptly informing VMC in writing of any need to deactivate your site access due to potential or actual security concerns.
Limitation of liability
VMC does not recommend or endorse any site materials or information and does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for their accuracy, currency or completeness. The materials and information are provided without any express or implied warranties of any kind.
VMC makes no warranties that your access or use of the site will be:
- uninterrupted or error-free;
- free of viruses or harmful material; or
- will meet your satisfaction.
VMC is not liable to you or any 3rd party for any claim, loss or damages arising out of your use of the site or its materials. Your reliance upon VMC's materials are solely at your own risk.
You are responsible for taking all precautions you believe are necessary or advisable to protect you from any claim, damage or loss that may arise from using the site.
In the absence of your agreement to this limitation of liability VMC would not provide the site to you.
You agree to defend and indemnify VMC against any losses, expenses or damages incurred from:
- your breach of this agreement;
- your unauthorised or unlawful use of the site or its materials;
- unauthorised or unlawful use of the site by another person using your ID.
Any dispute between you and VMC will be resolved first by direct communication with the VMC management team. If the dispute cannot by resolved in this way, you may submit your issues to arbitration for a final and binding decision
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