1: Use of the website
1.1: By using this site you implicitly agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the website.
1.2: The Pernicious Anaemia Society reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
1.3: The Pernicious Anaemia Society provides no guarantee that information contained in this website is accurate.
1.4: Professional medical advice should always be sought before starting or changing any course of medication, therapy or treatment.
1.5: The Pernicious Anaemia Society reserves the right to alter, amend, withdraw or extend any information published on this website.
1.6: The Pernicious Anaemia Society will not recommend any individual physician who may be able to help you receive a treatment regimen that is tailored to your needs, we will, however, provide you with the contact details of doctors who are aware of the problems faced by many patients in receiving adequate treatment. Any decisions on treatment must be made by the patient and the doctor or other practitioner and will not involve the Pernicious Anaemia Society.
1.7: The Pernicious Anaemia Society will not be responsible in any way should any treatment plan offered by any provider be unsatisfactory in any way including any adverse effects encountered or not delivering the expected results.
1.8: Any advice or other information that is provided is done so in good faith by the Pernicious Anaemia Society, other members or others associated with the Pernicious Anaemia Society.
2.1: By becoming a member of the society you agree, in addition to the above, to the following additional terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these conditions please do not register.
2.2: The Pernicious Anaemia Society reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
2.3: You must be over 16 to become a member of the society. If you are under 16 a parent, guardian or responsible adult will need to join on your behalf.
2.4: Your membership rights are limited by the Memorandum and Articles of Association by which the Pernicious Anaemia Society is governed and you agree to this.
3: Health Unlocked Forum
3.1: By becoming a member of the society and posting on the Health Unlocked Forum (HU Forum) you agree, in addition to the above, to the following additional terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these conditions, please do not post on the HU Forum.
3.2: The Pernicious Anaemia Society reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
3.3: You must be over 16 to post on the HU Forum. If you are under 16 a parent, guardian or responsible adult will need to join on your behalf.
3.4: Opinions expressed in the HU Forum are the users' own, not those of The Pernicious Anaemia Society, and should not be considered to be a substitute for medical advice. You should consult a qualified medical practitioner if you have any concerns over managing your own health.
3.5: By registering with and posting on the HU Forums you agree to:
3.5.1 : Keep your messages civil, tasteful and relevant
3.5.2 : Maintain respect for other people
3.5.3 : Post your message under the relevant thread or sub-forum
3.5.4 : Use only one account to access these message boards - users creating multiple accounts will be suspended
3.6: and not to:
3.6.1: Use obscenity or insults - including in usernames and signatures.
3.6.2: 'Flame' or attack people individually
3.6.3: Name specific medical practitioners in your posts
3.6.4: Publish email addresses or phone numbers in posts
3.6.5: Allow other people to post to the forum using your account
3.6.6: Post messages advertising commercial products or services: these will be deleted
3.6.7: Use the private messaging service to abusive messages to other forum users
3.6.8: Place links to other websites in your signature unless you ensure that the linked to website also links back to pernicious-anaemia-society.org
3.7: Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, explicit, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable and will be
3.8: Pernicious Anaemia Society's HU Forum is for debate and discussion. They are not a suitable place to obtain medical advice.
3.9: The HU Forum is not exclusive to members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society and is operated by an independent limited company and therefore will be open to individuals who are not members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society. The Pernicious Anaemia Society cannot be held responsible for the actions of any poster be they members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society or not.
3.10: By posting on the HU Forum you agree to the terms and conditions of that forum.
4: These Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with English law. By using the Pernicious Anaemia Society sites, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of all matters or disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of this website.