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The hneed.com website is maintained by a dedicated group of staff working in Emergency Medicine in and around Australia for your personal use and viewing. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site. You also agree that you shall not make any use of the website such that the whole or part of the website is interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient, or the effectiveness or functionally of the website is in any way impaired and that you will not use the website for the transmission or posting of any computer viruses

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT:

This Terms of Use Agree­ment (“agree­ment”) is entered between and by “you” (the reader or any other user of this weblog, also known as hneed.com (the “Site”), Dr Scott Flannagan  (the “Principal author”) and the editing team (the ‘team’).  Access to the Site, and any use thereof, is sub­ject to the terms and con­di­tions set forth herein.  By access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the Site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

This agree­ment con­tains dis­claimers and other pro­vi­sions that limit the Author’s lia­bil­ity to you.  Please read these terms and con­di­tions fully and care­fully.  If you do not agree to be bound to each and every term and con­di­tion set forth herein, please exit the Site and do not access, read or oth­er­wise use infor­ma­tion pro­vided herein.

By access­ing the Site and/or read­ing its con­tent, and/or using it to find infor­ma­tion on any other web­site or infor­ma­tional resource, you acknowl­edge and agree that you have read and under­stand these terms and con­di­tions, that the pro­vi­sions, dis­clo­sures and dis­claimers set forth herein are fair and rea­son­able, and that your agree­ment to fol­low and be bound by these terms and con­di­tions is vol­un­tary and is not the result of fraud, duress or undue influ­ence exer­cised upon you by any per­son or entity.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING MEDICAL ADVICE

The Principal author pro­vides the Site and any ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opinions, con­tent, ref­er­ences and links to other knowl­edge resources (col­lec­tively, “Con­tent”) for infor­ma­tional pur­poses only. The Author does not pro­vide any med­ical advice on the Site.

Access­ing, read­ing or oth­er­wise using the Site does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author.  Pro­vid­ing per­sonal or med­ical infor­ma­tion to the Principal author does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the Principal author or authors.

Noth­ing con­tained in the Site is intended to estab­lish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment.

You hereby agree that you shall not make any med­ical or health-related deci­sion based in whole or in part on any­thing con­tained in the Site.  You should not rely on any infor­ma­tion con­tained in the Site and related mate­ri­als in mak­ing med­ical, health-related or other deci­sions.  You should con­sult a licensed physi­cian or appropriately-credentialed health care worker in your com­mu­nity in all mat­ters relat­ing to your health.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SITE CONTENT AND RELATED MATERIALS

The Con­tent may be changed with­out notice and is not guar­an­teed to be com­plete, cor­rect, timely, cur­rent or up-to-date.  Sim­i­lar to any printed mate­ri­als, the Con­tent may become out-of-date. The Author under­takes no oblig­a­tion to update any Con­tent on the Site.  The Principal author may update the Con­tent at any time with­out notice, based on the Principal author’s sole and absolute dis­cre­tion. The Principal author reserves the right to make alter­ations or dele­tions to the Con­tent at any time with­out notice.

Opin­ions expressed in the Site are not nec­es­sar­ily those of the Principal autho or editing team. Likewise, there is no affilation or connection with this site and area health service and departments in which they work.  Any opin­ions of the Principal author have been con­sid­ered in the con­text of cer­tain con­di­tions and sub­ject to assump­tions that can­not nec­es­sar­ily be applied to an indi­vid­ual case or par­tic­u­lar cir­cum­stance.  The Con­tent may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other pur­pose, includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, use in or in con­nec­tion with any legal proceeding.

 From time to time, the Site may con­tain health– or medical-related infor­ma­tion that is sex­u­ally explicit. If you find this infor­ma­tion offen­sive, you may not want to use the Site.

GUIDELINES FOR POSTING

This Site is open to the public by subscription. Once subscribed, the Prinicpal author will decide the level of access appropriate to said user.  You should con­sider com­ments care­fully and do not post any infor­ma­tion or ideas that you would like to keep pri­vate.  By upload­ing or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able any infor­ma­tion to the Principal author in the form of user gen­er­ated com­ments or oth­er­wise, you grant the Principal author the unlim­ited, per­pet­ual right to dis­trib­ute, dis­play, pub­lish, repro­duce, reuse and copy the infor­ma­tion con­tained therein.

You are respon­si­ble for the com­ments you post. You may not imper­son­ate any other per­son through the Site.  You may not post con­tent that is defam­a­tory, fraud­u­lent, obscene, threat­en­ing, inva­sive of another person’s pri­vacy rights or that is oth­er­wise unlaw­ful.  You may not post con­tent that infringes on the intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights of any other per­son or entity.  You may not post any con­tent that includes any com­puter virus or other code designed to dis­rupt, dam­age, or limit the func­tion­ing of any com­puter soft­ware or hardware.

By sub­mit­ting or post­ing con­tent on the Site, you grant the Principal author, team and any com­pany sub­stan­tially under the con­trol of the Principal author, the right to remove any con­tent or com­ment that, in Principal author’s sole judg­ment, does not com­ply with the terms and con­di­tions of this Agree­ment or is oth­er­wise objec­tion­able.  You also grant the Principal author and any com­pany sub­stan­tially under the con­trol of Principal author the right to mod­ify, adapt, and edit any con­tent.

Patient and Client Information

You must not and will not post demographic or other information about a client or patient that will allow a user to identify that client or patient.

Usernames and Passwords

You are responsible for the use of your confidential username and password and for maintaining their security and you are responsible for any use whatsoever of your username and password whether authorised or not. You must not share any access codes or passwords provided to you for the use of this website with anyone.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING THIRD PARTY LINKS

The Site may, from time to time, con­tain links to other (“third party”) web sites. These links are pro­vided solely as a con­ve­nience and not as a guar­an­tee or rec­om­men­da­tion by the Principal author for the ser­vices, infor­ma­tion, opin­ion or any other con­tent on such third party web sites or as an indi­ca­tion of any affil­i­a­tion, spon­sor­ship or endorse­ment of such third party web sites.

If you decide to access a linked web­site, you do so at your own risk.  Your use of other web­sites is sub­ject to the terms of use for such sites.

The Principal author is not respon­si­ble for the con­tent of any linked or oth­er­wise con­nected web sites.  The Principal author does not make any rep­re­sen­ta­tions or guar­an­tees regard­ing the pri­vacy prac­tices of, or the con­tent or accu­racy of mate­ri­als included in, any linked or third party web­sites.  The inclu­sion of third party adver­tise­ments on the Site does not con­sti­tute an endorse­ment, guar­an­tee, or rec­om­men­da­tion.  The Principal author makes no rep­re­sen­ta­tions and/or guar­an­tees regard­ing any prod­uct or ser­vice con­tained therein.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES

Con­tent made avail­able at the Site is pro­vided on an “as is” and “as avail­able” basis with­out war­ranties of any kind, either express or implied. Under no cir­cum­stances, as a result of your use of the Site, will the Principal author be liable to you or to any other per­son for any direct, indi­rect, inci­den­tal, con­se­quen­tial, spe­cial, exem­plary or other dam­ages under any legal the­ory, includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, tort, con­tract, strict lia­bil­ity or oth­er­wise, even if advised of the pos­si­bil­ity of such damages.

AGE RESTRICTION

The Site is intended for per­sons eigh­teen (18) years or older. Per­sons under the age of eigh­teen (18) should not access, use and/or browse the Site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indem­nify and hold the Author harm­less from any claim or demand, includ­ing attor­neys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any con­tent posted or made avail­able by you on this Site, (2) any vio­la­tion of law that occurs by you through the Site, and/or (3) any­thing you do using the Site and/or the Con­tent con­tained therein.

MODIFICATION

The Author may mod­ify the terms and con­di­tions of this Agree­ment in whole or in party at any time for any rea­son with­out any notice to you, based on her dis­cre­tion.   Such mod­i­fied terms and con­di­tions shall super­sede these terms and con­di­tions and shall become bind­ing when pub­lished online on the Site.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

You accept that this Agree­ment rep­re­sents the entire under­stand­ing between you and the Author con­cern­ing use of the Site.