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- The Website Communities
- Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
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- Open Access & Copyright
- EMJ Terms and Conditions of Services
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Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
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- European Medical Group Ltd may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of the website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website.
Use of the Website
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The Website Communities
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(i) About your Posts:
- Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
- No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
- No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
- Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant community.
- No spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don’t re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
- No advertising or promoting.
- No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which haven’t been transmitted on UK television will be deleted unless submitted in a designated ‘spoilers’ area or marked as a ‘spoiler’.
- Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed.
- No impersonation.
- No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.
- URLs (web site addresses) can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules.
- Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.
(ii) Your Account:
If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
European Medical Group Ltd reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple accounts, or if an non UK user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any European Medical Group Ltd community.
(iv) Legal Requirements:
- You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in the communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
- Contributing material to a community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
- You agree to submit to or share with the communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of European Medical Group Ltd or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
(v) If you breach these Community Rules:
- If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) when taking part in the community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
- This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of the community areas.
- If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any of the communities or anywhere else on the website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the website, and European Medical Group Ltd considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, European Medical Group Ltd may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer or email provider about the infringement(s).
- European Medical Group Ltd reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
- The majority of content posted in the communities is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of European Medical Group Ltd. European Medical Group Ltd are not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on the website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the website. Any links to third party websites from the website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by European Medical Group Ltd and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
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- Nothing in these terms limits or excludes European Medical Group Ltd’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, European Medical Group Ltd shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the website regardless of the form of action.
- European Medical Group Ltd do not warrant that functions available on the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
- If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
- The failure or delay of European Medical Group Ltd to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive European Medical Group Ltd’s right to enforce that right.
- These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
All information and each contribution obtained from various sources by the European Medical Journal (EMJ) is as current and as accurate as possible. However, as human or mechanical errors may occur, EMJ and associated contributors cannot guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information, and cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Additionally, EMJ is completely independent of any blog pieces published; the views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily of EMJ.
Blog authors must ensure that no content uploaded to the EMJ website will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, include clear advertising of products, copyright or trademark infringements, or privacy violations, and must clearly indicate any publicity obtained.
By submitting your work, you are agreeing to our full terms and requirements. Blog posts are required to be between 800-1000 words, and we encourage contributors to attach photos which are to be included with final submission.
Any conflict of interest must be declared upon submission of any blog pieces.
If case studies are submitted as blog pieces and the data reported could be recognisable to any participants involved or contributors who are not mentioned, authors must provide clear evidence of written consent to publication before submission.
Authors must ensure that any direct quotations or information sourced externally within blog pieces is referenced accordingly within the text and that all citations used are included as a subsequent reference list, to be provided with first submission.
Publication of any material submitted to EMJ will be subject to our sole discretion. EMJ reserves the right to implement alterations prior to publication, or to refuse publication, if we believe content to be in breach of our terms and conditions in any way. In keeping with the EMJ core values, we prefer blog submissions which end with a positive outcome. Content already published on the EMJ site may be removed at our discretion if we are made aware of any reason to do so at a later date.
EMJ’s blog terms and conditions may be updated or changed at any time, in which case the updated terms will be posted here and will apply from the date published.
Links from this site to other internet sites are provided only for the convenience of visitors to the EMJ website. The EMJ does not endorse the content or services delivered through these external websites and is not responsible for their availability, reliability, or accuracy. Permission to reproduce information from these sites may be required from the website provider.
Open Access & Copyright
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Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
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No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.