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Terms & Conditions

This page tells You the terms of use on which You may make use of our website (our site) whether as a guest or a registered user. Whilst we want to keep things as simple as possible we need to establish some terms and conditions so that everyone can get the most out of the site and be protected. Please read these terms and conditions before You start to use the site. By clicking “Register” , You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If You do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use our site.

Access to our site is on a temporary basis only and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site at any time without notice. In addition, we will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable for any period at any time whether because of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any other reason.

You are required to provide a username, password and e-mail address as part of our security procedures. You MUST keep this information confidential and not to disclose it to any third party. We retain the right to disable any username or password if in our opinion you have failed at any time to comply with these terms and conditions. We, in turn, will not reveal Your personal identity details, such as Your telephone numbers, home address or email address, to third parties. By using our site You consent to the processing of information about You and warrant that all data provided by You is accurate.  We cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to Your data or data of other registered users being compromised in any way.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing any virus, Trojan, worm, logic bombs or other materials which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt in any way to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is held or any computer connected to our site. To do so is a criminal offence and we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and immediately terminate Your right to use our site. We also reserve the right to disclose Your identity to any third party (or relevant authority) who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by You to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or their right to privacy or in relation to any criminal offence.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for You to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that any person who has access to our site through Your internet connection is aware of these terms and conditions and complies with them.

Intellectual Property Rights.  We look forward to receiving Your materials and commentary (posts) to the site.  You acknowledge that all posts and comments made to this forum express the views and opinions of You, the author.  Any posts which You upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary (unlike Your personally identifiable information which is covered by our privacy policy above), and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such materials for any purpose.

We will NOT be responsible, or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by You or any other user of this site.

Posting Contributions on our site.  Please make Your contributions constructive, polite and in the English language. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the site, any materials which is harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, discriminatory, sexually – oriented, racially offensive, in breach of confidence or privacy, in breach of any licence or approval, technically harmful, likely to give rise to a criminal offence or civil liability or otherwise unlawful or objectionable. Please do not advertise or mention individuals e.g. health professionals, family members by name.

Jo’s Friends reserve the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account which in any way does not comply with these terms and conditions.

In the event of “spamming” we will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible. But it is impossible to review every message quickly and any user who finds material posted by another user objectionable should contact us via e-mail.

Jo’s Friends regrets that it cannot reply to specific medical queries. Advice found here should not be used as a substitute for medical or other professional advice.

Our Liability  Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  Jo’s Friends therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on materials by any user of our site or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Further, the materials displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time and any other loss or damage of any kind, howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Linking.  Where our site contains links to other third party sites and resources, these are provided as we thought they may be of interest to You and for Your information only.  We have no control over the content of such resources and therefore accept no responsibility for them or their content or for any loss or damage that You may suffer from using them.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law.  These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the English Courts will have [non-exclusive] jurisdiction to decide any dispute relating to them. Please note that we retain the right to bring proceedings against You for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

By pressing the “Register” button, You agree that You are fully responsible for any information or file supplied and agree to abide by the terms and conditions set out above.

The short version of the T&C contains the way-in to accept and register.