Terms and Conditions
ACCESSING THE FERTILITY HUB
Access to our site is permitted, free of charge, on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users – including those who have registered with us.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Fertility Hub owns all intellectual property on the site and the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Original articles, news, announcements, catalogue entries (for clinics), listings, sponsored editorials, and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. The information is not meant to replace the relationship or reliance on your doctor or healthcare provider.
While we endeavour to keep the information up to date, we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any errors that are found on the site.
Whilst we believe that there are no inaccuracies in the information, we make no guarantees that the information is reliable. The site is meant as a source of information for users to conduct their own more thorough research before deciding on a particular clinic or a course of action relating to their health or fertility status. The Fertility Hub does not verify the accuracy of the information given by the clinics.
The Fertility Hub does not endorse or recommend any one clinic or sponsor on our website. If you decide to engage with a clinic or supplier/sponsor then you do so at your own risk.
We recommend that you do your own research and that you do so in consultation with your medical practitioner. The clinics and the suppliers/sponsors on our website have not been screened or vetted by us and we cannot guarantee their service or their ability to perform their service.
We are not medical practitioners and hold no medical qualifications. We cannot give personal advice.
We cannot vouch for any services or information provided by any sponsors on our website. We urge you to do research on all companies before deciding to use their services.
The Fertility Hub retains the right to edit in any way whatsoever any written content on the website as The Fertility Hub deems fit. All content is subject to our editorial guidelines that stipulate no sponsored content may make false claims. Any such claims are subject to evidence based research. The Fertility Hub reserves the right to not publish any sponsored content from suppliers if we believe the content could be misleading to the reader.
For reasons of convenience we utilise a third-party commentary service for our articles. Therefore, we are not responsible for the content of comments on articles that are made via this third-party service, although we endeavour in the best faith to ensure that any offensive comments are promptly removed.
The third-party commentary service provides an option for users to report offensive comments. However, you may also report them directly to The Fertility Hub editor using the contact email given below.
ENTERING A CONTRACT WITH A CLINIC OR SUPPLIER FROM OUR SITE
If you decide to contact a clinic or supplier on our website, you are entering a contract with that clinic/supplier and not The Fertility Hub.
THE SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time.
If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site or close it indefinitely.
Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law we expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site for any other loss or damage of any kind.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO THE SITE
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
LINKING TO THE SITE
You may homepage of our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please contact the site administrator.
LINKS FROM THE SITE
Where the site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of these sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The postings on these websites do not necessarily reflect The Fertility Hub’s position or opinion.
JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
YOUR CONCERNS AND OUR CONTACT DETAILS
If you have any concerns about material that appears on our site, please contact the site administrator.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
We use this information to follow up with a User after correspondence
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
How we use collected information
The Site may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
– To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to respond to User enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
How we protect your information
To protect this information the Site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on September 25, 2019