Disclaimer and Terms of Use

This Website is provided for information only. The information found is NOT a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. patient.info is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site.

Privacy Policy

Privacy is important to patient.info, which operates by the following principles:

We explicitly ask when we need information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). For example, when you register with the patient.info discussion forums you are asked for an e-mail address, password and nickname. This personal information is held on the patient.info database to allow you to login to the forums. It will not be used for any other commercial purposes.

We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.

If at any time you believe that patient.info has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by e-mail to the webmaster, and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to determine and correct the problem promptly.

Agreement Between User and EMIS

This Website is offered as a free service to you, the User. Your use of this Website and/or your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions then you are not authorised to use this Website.

Legal Identity

EMIS is a trading name of Egton Medical Information Systems Limited. Registered in England. No 2117205. Registered office: Fulford Grange, Micklefield Lane, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6BA.

Personal and Non-commercial Use Limitation

This Website is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Website.

Liability Disclaimer

EMIS uses reasonable endeavours to check the accuracy of information published on this Website. You should note however that EMIS does not warrant that such information will be error free and the User acknowledges that the information, products, and services published on this Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. EMIS may make improvements and/or changes in this Website at any time.

EMIS and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, products, and services contained on this Website for any purpose. EMIS shall use reasonable care and skill in carrying out the services contained in this Website. EMIS and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties, terms and conditions with regard to this information, products, and services, including all implied warranties, terms and conditions, by statute, collaterally or otherwise, of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

In no event shall EMIS and/or its suppliers be liable for any, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this Website or with the delay or inability to use this Website, or for any information, products, and services obtained through this Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this Website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if EMIS or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Except in relation to liability for death or personal injury, for which no limit applies, the liability of EMIS and/or its respective suppliers for direct loss arising out of the use of this Website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, is limited to the total value of the transaction under which the claim arises for any one event or series of connected events.

This does not affect any statutory rights as a consumer.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to EMIS that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

Links To Third-party Sites

This Website may contain hyperlinks to Websites operated by parties other than EMIS. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. EMIS does not control such Websites and is not responsible for their contents. EMIS's inclusion of hyperlinks to such Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Websites or any association with their operators. EMIS does not monitor or warrant their content. EMIS makes no warranty about and accepts no liablity for third party content.

Modification of these Terms and Conditions

EMIS reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this Website is offered.


EMIS owns the copyright in the content published on this Website except where otherwise indicated by a third party's proprietary notice. Images, trade marks and brands are also protected by other intellectual property laws and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without written permission of their respective owners. Unless specifically prohibited by a notice published on any page, you may make a print copy of such parts of the website as you may reasonably require for your own personal use provided that any copy has attached to it any relevant proprietary notices and/or disclaimers. All other use is prohibited.

Content and information provided by third parties other than EMIS is identified clearly where it appears. We publish this content as supplied to us and are not responsible for its accuracy or timeliness. You must take appropriate steps to verify this information before acting upon it.

This agreement is governed by the laws of England. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website. Use of this Website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

EMIS's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of EMIS's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by EMIS with respect to such use.

If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and EMIS with respect to this Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the User and EMIS with respect to this Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

The Information Standard (IS) Quality Mark

The responsibility for the accuracy of the text published by EMIS is described above and neither the IS scheme operator nor the scheme owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct, or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of patient.info.

Last revised 17th May 2012