Terms and Conditions

About Our Website

This Website is run by Blackpatient.com. Blackpatient.com is a brand name owned by Health Market 24 Ltd., a company registered in England with company number 8893577 and HM24 Ltd. a company registered in Nigeria with company number RC1180088

About The Site Terms

Except as expressly provided in a particular “legal notice” on the Blackpatient.com Site, these Site Terms & Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you (the User) and Blackpatient.com with respect to this Website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and Blackpatient.com with respect to this Website. Your use of the Website, services, content, technologies and applications of Blackpatient.com (“Our Website”) only on the condition that you abide by the following terms and applicable laws. BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS (“SITE TERMS”).

The Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice

This Website is provided as a free service to you. The contents of the Blackpatient.com, such as text, graphics, images, information and other material contained on the Blackpatient.com Site (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. This Website also contains discussion forums that allow members of the public to leave descriptions of illnesses and to express their views on health matters. Any views expressed or descriptions of diseases and treatments posted in the forums are those of the forum users themselves and unless specifically stated are not those of Blackpatient.com. The Website also contains content generated by medical authors. This information is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional.

YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH OR THE CONTENT ON THE SITES OR SERVICES, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. NEVER DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON BLACKPATIENT.COMOR THROUGH THE SERVICES. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITES OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Nothing stated or posted on the Sites or available through any Service is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or counselling care. For the purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine and counselling includes, without limitation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, the practice of pharmacy, nutrition and fitness counselling or providing health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional topics discussed on the Sites or through the Services and no assurance can be given that the information contained in the Sites or the Services will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. Your access or use of this Website and the Services does not create in any way a physician/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our Licensors. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, clinics, procedures, opinions, products or other information that may appear on the Site or Services.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Website.

Children’s Privacy

We do not target children (under age 16). Due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot prohibit minors from visiting Our Website. Our Website is not directed toward children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 through Our Website. If you believe that a child has provided information to us through Our Website, please contact us by email at info@Blackpatient.com. We will use our best efforts to remove all of the information provided by the child from our system.

Use of Content

Blackpatient.com authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Blackpatient.com Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “©2015, Blackpatient.com. All rights reserved” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Blackpatient.com Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both Nigeria and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with Blackpatient.com, its suppliers and licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of Blackpatient.com.com. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Blackpatient.com, its supplier and licensors.  If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates.

Liability of Blackpatient.com, Its Suppliers and Licensors

Blackpatient.com uses reasonable endeavours to check the professional information published on this Website. You should note however that Blackpatient.com 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.

Blackpatient.com and its affiliates, suppliers, licensors and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to Our Website, or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in Our Website (including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of these Site Terms). Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of Our Website.

Contributions to Website and Forums

The Site contains functionality (including blogs, discussion forums, user reviews of health information, etc.) that allows users to upload health related content to the Site. If you submit any contribution to this Website via the forum (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to expressly grant Blackpatient.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.. If you do not want to grant Blackpatient.com the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the Website forum.

Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers or contributors are theirs alone, not opinions of Blackpatient.com. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed.  You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through this Site, Blackpatient.com is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content. Also, by submitting your contribution to the Website, you warrant that you have the right to make it available to Blackpatient.com for all the purposes specified above; it is not defamatory; it does not infringe any law or third party IP Rights; it is not plagiarism; and you indemnify Blackpatient.com against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by HM24 Ltd as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the purposes specified above.

Blackpatient.com and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor the Site for inappropriate or unlawful content.  Blackpatient.com and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Blackpatient.com reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in our sole discretion.

Blackpatient.com has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your Blackpatient.com passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of sign-in name, screen name and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Blackpatient.com account and password; (3) promptly inform Blackpatient.com if you believe your account or password has been compromised or if there is any other reason you need to deactivate a password. To send us an email, use the “Contact Us” links located at the bottom of every page of our site. You grant Blackpatient.com and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site.

Responsibility for Linked Sites

Blackpatient.com may provide links to third-party web sites. However, we are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to from Our Website. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only.  Because we have no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such services.

Legally Compelled to Disclose Certain Information

You agree that in the event we receive a subpoena issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency, we shall comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto.

Community and Patient to Patient Areas (“Public Areas”)

If you use a Public Area, such as discussion forums, blogs, User Reviews or other member communities, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. Public forums are intended to serve as discussion centres for users and subscribers of the Site. Any user will have the ability to edit or delete their posts after posting. Blackpatient.com and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately.

If you’re under 16 you need to get permission from a parent or guardian before providing us with any personal details. You must only use the Website for lawful purposes and you must not infringe the rights of other users of this site or prevent their enjoyment of it. While the administrators and moderators of the discussion forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to the discussion forum express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  • Uncivil and distasteful contributions
  • Disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
  • Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material.
  • Using multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users -actions may be taken against your accounts.
  • Spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don’t re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
  • Advertising or solicitations of business
  • Impersonation
  • Inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc.) user names
  • You may link to specific URLs (web site addresses) in your contributions where these provide essential background reading. However, you must not link to advertising or sites that might cause offense to other users of the Website.
  • Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
  • Harvesting, scraping or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments;

Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts may be recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

For your safety we advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else on the forum (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, please advise the site administrators.

Collection of Personal Data

As a user the Website, you agree to any registration information you enter being stored in a database. If you register to use the Site discussion forum then Blackpatient.com may collect personal data about you, including without limitation your name, nickname, age, medical conditions and a valid email address from you when you register to use these services on the Website. This data will be held in confidence solely for the purpose of administering your account with us and sending relevant messages to you about the Website and its community of users.

Except expressly required to do so by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent. The webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

The Website uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any personal information. By registering for an account you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Blackpatient.com, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions. 

Jurisdiction

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Blackpatient.com, or in any way relating to your use of the Blackpatient.com Site, resides in the courts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Federal Republic of Nigeria in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Blackpatient.com or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

 Applicable International Laws.

Due to the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the country in which you reside.

 Copyright Infringement Notice and Takedown Procedures

If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringes upon your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting us via info@Blackpatient.com. and providing the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  • Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  • Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  • A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

Updates

We may modify these Terms & Condition (T&C) at any time, as we deem appropriate. If you disagree with the changes to the T&C, you must discontinue your use of the Sites and Services, and if you have registered as a user, cancel your registration. Your continued access or use of any of this WebSite or Services following such notice signifies your acceptance of the modified T&C. It is your responsibility to review the T&C regularly to be aware of such modifications. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Sites or Services with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Sites or Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to cease access to the Sites or Services. Continued access to the Sites or Services following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and acceptance of the Sites or Services as so modified and your use of new Services will be governed by these T&C.

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2014