Please can we draw your attention to the following terms and conditions relating to the use of the Health Unlocked site and the PAS Forum:
Your participation on HealthUnlocked should be with respect, honesty, and in the spirit of supporting and learning from your fellow users.
HealthUnlocked is not a forum to create negative impressions about identifiable individuals. Negative and damaging references to identifiable individuals may be edited or deleted either by HealthUnlocked or by a community administrator. We hope that users will respect the right of other members to present their individual health experiences, regardless of whether or not they are in agreement, and that all disagreements will be expressed considerately.
Please be advised that the Administrators reserve the right to edit, delete, or comment on any posts or replies that do not conform to these Community guidelines. Forum Administrators reserve the right to act as sole arbiters in the interpretation of meaning as expressed through and by terminology, phraseology, and language use.
PAS Guidelines for using the Unlocked Forum
[Extracted from the PAS Website]
3.1: By becoming a member of the society and posting on the Health Unlocked Forum (HU Forum) you agree, in addition to the above , to the following additional terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these conditions, please do not post on the HU Forum.
3.2: The Pernicious Anaemia Society reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
3.3: You must be over 16 to post on the HU Forum. If you are under 16 a parent, guardian or responsible adult will need to join on your behalf.
3.4: Opinions expressed in the HU Forum are the users’ own, not those of The Pernicious Anaemia Society, and should not be considered to be a substitute for medical advice. You should consult a qualified medical practitioner if you have any concerns over managing your own health.
3.5: By registering with and posting on the HU Forums you agree to:
3.5.1 : Keep your messages civil, tasteful and relevant
3.5.2 : Maintain respect for other people
3.5.3 : Post your message under the relevant thread or sub-forum
3.5.4 : Use only one account to access these message boards – users creating multiple accounts will be suspended
3.6: and not to:
3.6.1: Use obscenity or insults – including in usernames and signatures.
3.6.2: ‘Flame’ or attack people individually
3.6.3: Name specific medical practitioners in your posts
3.6.4: Publish email addresses or phone numbers in posts
3.6.5: Allow other people to post to the forum using your account
3.6.6: Post messages advertising commercial products or services: these will be deleted and forum membership restricted
3.6.7: Post details of products via affiliated links that engender referral fees
3.6.8: Use the private messaging service to abusive messages to other forum users
3.6.9: Place links to other websites in your signature unless you ensure that the linked to website also links back to pernicious-anaemia-society.org
3.6.10: Solicit members to other websites or forums for your own purposes either via posts or the private message/chat system.
3.6.11: Produce posts or replies in the forum for the sole purpose of soliciting members to other websites or forums either via posts or the private message/chat system.
3.7: Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, explicit, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable and will be removed.
3.8: Pernicious Anaemia Society’s HU Forum is for debate and discussion. They are not a suitable place to obtain medical advice.
3.9: The HU Forum is not exclusive to members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society and is operated by an independent limited company and therefore will be open to individuals who are not members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society. The Pernicious Anaemia Society cannot be held responsible for the actions of any poster be they members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society or not.
3.10: By posting on the HU Forum you agree to the terms and conditions of that forum.
4: These Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with English law. By using the Pernicious Anaemia Society sites, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of all matters or disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of this website.
Again, the Administrators reserve the right to edit, delete, or comment on any posts or replies that do not conform to these PAS Guidlines for the use of this forum. Forum Administrators reserve the right to act as sole arbiters in the interpretation of meaning as expressed through and by terminology, phraseology, and language use.
[Note: there are additional terms and conditions on the PAS website. Please take a moment to read through more information at this link: pernicious-anaemia-society.... ]
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