Acceptable Use Policy

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

What's in these terms?

This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way,

Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:

  1. Who we are and how to contact us [Section 2].
  2. By using our site you accept these terms [Section 3].
  3. There are other terms that may apply to you [Section 4].
  4. We may change this policy [Section 5].
  5. Prohibited uses [Section 6].
  6. Content standards [Section 7].
  7. Which country’s laws apply to any dispute [Section 8].

Who we are and how to contact us

www.smashmedicine.com (“our site”) is a site operated by SMASHMEDICINE LTD ("We"). To contact us, please email smashteam@smashmedicine.com

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

  • Our Privacy Policy
  • Our website Terms and Conditions, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

We may make changes to the terms of this policy

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 1st April 2020.

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; or
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect; or
  • For commercial gain; or
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way; or
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (see below); or
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, political campaigning or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • Engage in unlawful multi-level marketing; or
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our website terms and conditions.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
  • Not to access our site using account details on logon credential being to another person.
  • Not to enable or inspire any violations of our terms and conditions.
  • Not to use automated means, such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers on our site.

Zero-tolerance:

  • Any form of aggression towards us is unacceptable. We operate a zero-tolerance policy across the organisation as a whole.
  • A zero-tolerance policy acknowledges that aggressive, abusive and threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Users behaving violently or aggressively towards our staff may be reported to the police or to the General Medical Council.
  • If a user of our site breaches this zero tolerance policy the aggressor will have their registration revoked and be banned and will not be entitled to any form of refund or compensation.
  • If there is a professionalism issue raised by your conduct on our site, we may reveal your personal information to the relevant professional bodies.
  • If you breach our terms and conditions, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we may stop providing all or part of our service to you.
  • We will have a review mechanism using an external examiner to review any such action taken pursuant to unacceptable conduct at the users request, but that will not prevent an interim suspension of the users access to our site or any other services we offer.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms.
  • Bulletin boards.
  • [LIST ANY OTHER INTERACTIVE FEATURES.]
  • ("interactive services.")

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site ("Contribution"), and to any interactive services associated with it.

The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

We will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards. If we decide that a Contribution breaches the Content Standards we may request that you remove it and we reserve the right to remove any such content without warning.

A Contribution must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

A Contribution must not:

  • Contain any personal information documents or ant sensitive financial information.
  • Be defamatory of any person.
  • Be seditious, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be in contempt of court.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

Breach of this policy

When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms and conditions upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, the terms of this policy, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.