1. About the Sites
You acknowledge that although some of the content, text, data, graphics, images, information, suggestions, guidance, and other material (collectively, “Information”) that is provided to you on the Sites (including Information provided in direct response to your questions or postings) may be provided by individuals in the medical profession, the provision of such Information does not create a medical professional/patient relationship, and does not constitute an opinion, medical advice, or diagnosis or treatment of any particular condition, but is provided to assist you with locating appropriate medical care from a qualified practitioner.
2. We Do Not Provide Medical Advice
The Information that you obtain or receive from FindDoc, and its employees, contractors, partners, sponsors, advertisers, licensors or otherwise on the Sites is for informational and scheduling purposes only.
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITES IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THE SITE. DO NOT USE THE SITE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 999. YOUR USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THE SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE OR THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL CARE.
We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, procedures, opinions, or other information that may appear on the Sites. If you rely on any of the Information provided by the Sites, you do so solely at your own risk.
3. No Doctor Patient Relationship
NO LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY USING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FIND A DOCTOR FEATURE, LINKS TO OTHER SITES OR ANY ASSISTANCE WE MAY PROVIDE TO HELP YOU FIND AN APPROPRIATE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR SPECIALIST IN ANY FIELD.
WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERTISE, QUALITY OF WORK OR OTHER INFORMATION HEREIN. FURTHER WE DO NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE ANY INDIVIDUAL DESCRIBED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.
We have no control over, and cannot guarantee the availability of any physician at any particular time. We will not be liable for cancelled or otherwise unfulfilled appointments or any injury resulting therefrom, or for any other injury resulting from the use of the Sites or Services whatsoever.
You are strongly advised to perform your own investigation prior to selecting a health care professional by making confirming telephone calls to the appropriate licensing authorities to verify listed credentials and education, and to further verify information about a particular physician or medical provider by confirming with the doctor’s office, your current physician, the medical association relative to the doctor’s specialty and/or the Medical Council of Hong Kong.
4. Authorization and Acknowledgement
In connection with using the Sites and the Services to locate and schedule appointments with medical professionals, you understand that:
Physicians or medical providers featured on FindDoc are based on public information extracted from official medical association websites and/or directories, or the Medical Council of Hong Kong “List of Registered Doctors” layed on on its official website. FindDoc will provide you with a list of physicians or medical providers who may be suitable to deliver the health care that you are seeking based solely on the information that you provide to FindDoc (such as insurance and/or medical card information, proximity to your geographical location and additional criteria that you may specify); you are ultimately responsible for choosing your own physician or medical provider.
5. Editorial Control
We make the Sites available as a service to consumers and health care professionals for the purposes of providing an informative and educational resource. We may, but have no obligation to, have non-user-posted information reviewed by the Sites’ editorial personnel.
It is important to note, however, that the timeliness and accuracy of any or all of the Information is not guaranteed. Neither the authors, the editorial personnel, nor any other parties who has been involved in the preparation or publication of this work can assure you that the Information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.
You are encouraged to independently confirm the Information contained herein with other sources and to seek the advice of a qualified physician or medical provider.
PRACTITIONER INFORMATION: Physician and practice information found on the Sites is intended for general reference purposes only. Physician and other health care provider information found on the Sites is both self-reported, by the physician and/or office staff, and collected from multiple other data sources including the "Primary Care Directory" developed by Hong Kong's Department of Health that may not be confirmed by the physician. While we make our best efforts to ensure information on FindDoc is current, such information often changes frequently and may become out of date or inaccurate. Neither the Sites nor FindDoc provides any advice or qualification certification about any particular physician or provider. Our relationship with sponsors or physicians in a particular area is based on criteria we establish.
PROCEDURES/PRODUCTS/SERVICES: The procedures, products, services and devices discussed and/or advertised within the Sites are not applicable to all individuals, patients or all clinical situations. We make no claims as to the effectiveness of any such procedures, products, services and devices. Any products and/or services represented on the Sites by advertisers, sponsors, and other participants on the Sites, either paid or unpaid, are presented for your awareness and do not necessarily imply appropriateness for any particular individual or prediction of effectiveness, outcome or success.
As part of the registration process, you will provide an e-mail address and create a password (collectively "Credentials"). These are your Credentials for accessing the Services that are only available to members. You should keep your Credentials private and not share your Credentials with anyone else. You are responsible for notifying us if your password has been hacked or stolen. You may notify us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Your Personal Information
8. Your Responsibilities
Even though the Services are provided free of charge, the usual and customary charges for any medical services rendered by collaborating physicians profiled on the Sites will apply and will be entirely your responsibility.
You are responsible for all use of the Sites and for all use of your Credentials, including use by others to whom you have given your Credentials. You may use the Sites and the Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Sites in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Sites or the Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Services, user accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. Without limiting any of the foregoing, you agree that you shall not (and you agree not to allow any third party to):
copy, modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Sites, its content or materials and/or the Services;
remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Sites and/or the Services or in or on any content or other material obtained via the Site and/or the Services;
use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Sites and/or the Services;
access, retrieve or index any portion of the Sites and/or the Services for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of reviews related to the health care industry, physicians and/or medical providers;
reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Sites and/or the Services;
fraudulently misuse the Services by scheduling an appointment with a physician or medical provider which you have no intention of keeping;
create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses; or
collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this paragraph.
10. Changes to the Services
11. Links to Other Sites
The Sites may include links to other websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not mean that we endorse these sites or the products and services they provide. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of these other sites.
12. Additional Terms
13. No Spam
You may not use contact information provided by our users or collaborating physicians, or harvest such information for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM. You may not allow others to use your account to violate the terms of this section. We may terminate your membership or access to the Sites immediately and take other legal action if you or anyone using your Credentials violates these provisions.
14. Content You Post or Submit
You will have the opportunity to submit feedback regarding your experiences with physicians and/or medical providers who are featured on the Sites, to submit inquiries concerning possible medical needs and to participate in the other interactive and community features of the Sites (collectively “Posted Information”). It is important that you act responsibly when providing Posted Information. In providing feedback, please give clear, honest information about the physician or medical provider and your experiences, but do not use inappropriate language, make gratuitous personal criticisms or comments or provide information that others could use to determine your identity. When participating in other interactive or community aspects of the Service, please do not post any information that another user or physician may use to identify you as an individual, but please do include all relevant information in a concise manner to help us provide you with a helpful response.
We reserve the right to publish your Posted Information as part of the Service and to also to remove your Posted Information for any reason. We are not, however, responsible for any failure or delay in removing Posted Information. Keep in mind that the Posted Information of others is simply opinion and should not be relied on. In addition:
You are solely responsible for any Posted Information that you submit, publish or display on the Site or transmit to other members and/or other users of the Site.
You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. You may not submit any content or material that infringes, misappropriates or violates the intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other rights of any party.
You may not provide any Posted Content that falsely expresses or implies that such content or material is sponsored or endorsed by FindDoc.
You may not provide any Posted Content that is unlawful or that promotes or encourages illegal activity.
You agree that you will only provide Posted Content that you believe to be true and you will not purposely provide false or misleading information.
By posting Posted Content on the Sites, you agree to and hereby do grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, FindDoc, its contractors, and the users of the Sites an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display, and distribute such Posted Content and to adapt, edit, translate, prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Posted Content. This license is non-exclusive, except you agree that FindDoc shall have the exclusive right to practice this license to the extent of combining your Posted Content with the Posted Content of other FindDoc users for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of reviews and information related to the health care industry.
The following is a partial list of the kind of content and communications that are illegal or prohibited on/through the Sites. FindDoc reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Services and terminating the membership of such violators or blocking your use of the Services and/or the Sites. You may not post content that:
is false or intentionally misleading;
harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
involves the transmission of unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person;
is threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; or
is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.
15. Your Use of Content
Except for Posted Content that you or any other visitors to the Sites submit, all of the Information available on or through the Services and/or the Sites, including without limitation, text, photographs, graphics and video and audio content, is owned by us and our licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws, other proprietary rights, and international treaties. You acknowledge that the Services and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the Services contain FindDoc’s proprietary information. We give you permission to use the aforementioned content for personal, non-commercial purposes only and do not transfer any intellectual property rights to you by virtue of permitting your use of the Services. You may print, download, and store information from the Site for your own convenience, but you may not copy, distribute, republish (except as permitted in this paragraph), sell, or exploit any of the content, or exploit the Sites in whole or in part, for any commercial gain or purpose whatsoever. Except as is expressly and unambiguously provided herein, FindDoc and its suppliers do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in the Sites and the Services not expressly granted by FindDoc to you are retained by FindDoc.
16. Disclaimer of Warranties
WE PROVIDE THE SITES AND THE SERVICES “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES ABOUT THE SERVICES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ALL STATUTORY WARRANTIES, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND THE SITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE OR ACCURATE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS) AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS OF THE SITES OR ANY OTHER DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED OR RECEIVED THROUGH THE SITES. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, FINDDOC MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SITES OR ANY OTHER SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION. FINDDOC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE, THAT LOSS OF DATA WILL NOT OCCUR, OR THAT THE SERVICES SOFTWARE OR SITES ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES, CONTAMINANTS OR OTHER HARMFUL ITEMS.
17. General Limitation of Liability
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES, IF ANY, THAT YOU PAID TO UTILIZE THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR (B) HK$1,000. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMING UNDER OR THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OR NEGLIGENCE OF PHYSICIANS UTILIZED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
20. Electronic Contracting and Notices
21. Copyright Dispute Policy
FindDoc has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Hong Kong’s Amended Copyright Law (posted at http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/intellectual_property/copyright/booklet_piracy_in_business_e.pdf)
It is FindDoc’s policy to (a) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (b) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements.
If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the Sites or the Services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below ("Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification"):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
- Identification of works or materials being infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that FindDoc is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
- Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, email address;
- A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
Upon Receipt of a Bona Fide Infringement Notification.
Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is received by the Designated Agent, it is FindDoc’s policy:
- to remove or disable access to the infringing material;
- to notify the content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the material; and
- that for repeat offenders, FindDoc will also terminate such content provider's, member's or user's access to the service.
Procedure to Supply a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent.
If the content provider, member or user believes that the material that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
- A physical or electronic signature of the content provider, member or user;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access to has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that the content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and
- The content provider's, member's or user's name, address, telephone number, and, if available, email address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, FindDoc may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at FindDoc’s discretion.
Address for Designated Agent. Please contact FindDoc’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the following address:
Suite 4113, 41/F, Hong Kong Plaza
188 Connaught Road West
Phone: (852) 5579 5795
Fax: (852) 2868 0262
22. Entire Agreement
23. Choice of Law and Dispute Resolution
This agreement and any dispute or matter arising from or incidental to your use of the Sites shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and both you and the Company submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Last Updated on March 20, 2014.
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