User Agreement

Welcome, and thanks for using MedNet Malawi!

When you use our products and services, you’re agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.

Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.

 

Introduction

Last revised on January 28, 2016

We are an online platform for academic, clinical and technical experts with an interest in strengthening specialized medical care in Malawi.

Purpose:

MedNet Malawi is Malawi’s web-based networking platform for academic, clinical, and technical experts with an interest in strengthening specialized care in Malawi. It brings together experts from within and outside of Malawi, with a focus on diaspora engagement. It seeks to:

 

  • Provide an exchange of knowledge management platform for specialised medical care. Use this platform to connect College of Medicine alumni, medical specialists within Malawi and the diaspora, international experts, and health development partners.
  • Inform students and medical experts about career development opportunities in specialised medical care in and outside Malawi.
  • Provide a market place for upcoming project opportunities in Malawi geared towards the sustainable development of specialised medical care in Malawi.
  • Build successful and long-lasting partnerships with academic, technical, and financial partners for specialised medical care in Malawi.

Agreement:

When you use our Services (including the Discussion Forum, the Group Discussion and the Blogs & Stories), you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.

You also agree to our Cookie and Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.

You agree that by clicking “Join Now” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company).

This “Agreement” includes this User Agreement as may be amended by MedNet Malawi from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.

Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”. This Agreement applies to both.

 

Obligations

Service Eligibility:

Here are some promises you make to us in this Agreement:

You’re eligible to enter into this Agreement and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”

To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one MedNet Malawi account, which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by MedNet Malawi from using the Services.

“Minimum Age” means (a) 18 years old for the People’s Republic of China, (b) 16 years old for the Netherlands, (c) 14 years old for the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia and South Korea, and (d) 13 years old for all other countries. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for MedNet Malawi to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age. The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 13.

Your Membership:

You’ll keep your password a secret.

You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.

As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don’ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

Notices and Service Messages:

You’re okay with us using our websites and email to provide you with important notices. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.

If the contact information you provide isn’t up to date, you may miss out on these notices.

You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) an email sent to an address you provided, or (2) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.

Messages and Sharing:

When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information.

Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, links to news articles, job postings, discussion forum,. group discussions and blogs & stories. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members or, if public, by Visitors. Where we have made settings available, we will honor the choices you make about who can see content or information (e.g., sharing to a group instead of your network or limiting your profile visibility).

We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.

 

Rights and Limits

Your License to MedNet Malawi:

You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.

We’ll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content.

You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your MedNet Malawi profile will be truthful.

 

As between you and MedNet Malawi, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting MedNet Malawi the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:

  1. You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
  2. We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of others to others without your separate consent. However, we have the right, without compensation to you or others.
  3. We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your settings and degree of connection with them.
  4. While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
  5. Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others.

You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms our Cookie & Privacy Policy and your privacy settings.

By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to MedNet Malawi, you agree that MedNet Malawi can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.

You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. MedNet Malawi may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.

Service Availability:

We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We can’t promise to store or keep showing any information and content you’ve posted.

We may change, suspend or end any Service prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

MedNet Malawi is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law and as noted in our Cookie and Privacy Policy

Other Content, Sites and apps:

When you see or use others’ content and information posted on our Services, it’s at your own risk.

Third parties may offer their own products and services through MedNet Malawi, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.

By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. MedNet Malawi generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties’ (including other Members’) content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.

You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party site to authenticate you or connect with your MedNet Malawi account, that site can access information on MedNet Malawi related to you and your connections. Third party sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, MedNet is not responsible for these other sites and apps — use these at your own risk.

Limits:

We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.

We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.

MedNet Malawi reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. MedNet Malawi reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if MedNet Malawi believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do’s and Don’ts).

MedNet Malawi reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. For example, MedNet Malawi, pictures, graphics, and logos used in connection with MedNet Malawi are trademarks or registered trademarks of MedNet Malawi. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Disclaimer and Limit of Liability

No Warranty:

This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, MEDNET MALAWI: (AND THOSE THAT MEDNET WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Exclusion of Liability:

These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS MEDNET MALAWI HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), MEDNET MALAWI (AND THOSE THAT MEDNET MALAWI WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

Termination

We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.

MedNet Malawi or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:

  • Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
  • Members’ and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination.

 

Dispute Resolution

In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in Malawi courts, applying Malawi law.

You agree that the laws of Malawi, excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in Malawi, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

 

General Terms

Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.

If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.

If we don’t act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that MedNet Malawi has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that MedNet Malawi may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don’t agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.

You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided below.

 

MedNet “DOs” and “DON’Ts.”

Dos. You agree that you will:

  • Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
  • Use your real name on your profile;
  • Use the Services in a professional manner.

Don’ts. You agree that you will not:

  • Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;
  • Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by MedNet Malawi);
  • Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;
  • Create a false identity on MedNet Malawi;
  • Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;
  • Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
  • Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;
  • Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);
  • Use or attempt to use another’s account;
  • Harass, abuse or harm another person;
  • Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;
  • Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means
  • Act in an unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;
  • Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));
  • Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
  • Violate the intellectual property or other rights of MedNet Malawi, including, without limitation, using the word “MedNet Malawi” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL;
  • Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by MedNet Malawi;
  • Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
  • Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;
  • Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.
  • Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;
  • Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);
  • Copy or use the information, content or data on MedNet Malawi in connection with a competitive service (as determined by MedNet Malawi);
  • Copy, modify or create derivative works of MedNet Malawi, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by MedNet Malawi);
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;
  • Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by MedNet Malawi without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited MedNet Malawi trainer);
  • Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;
  • Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a MedNet Malawi Discussion Forum or any other feature of the Services, without MedNet Malawi’s consent;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;
  • Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;
  • Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from MedNet Malawi without the consent of MedNet Malawi;
  • Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;
  • Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” the Services or any related data or information;
  • Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
  • Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
  • Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
  • Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by MedNet Malawi;
  • Override any security feature of the Services;
  • Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or

 

Complaints Regarding Content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We do not provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.

 

How To Contact Us

If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us:

ONLINE at: mednet@medcol.mw