1. INFORMATION NOT MEDICAL ADVICE
Answers on this Site are to be used for general information purposes only, not as a substitute for in-person evaluation or specific medical advice. The Content provided on the Site is for informational purposes only and is not professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care, nor is it intended to be a substitute. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider properly licensed to practice medicine or general health care in your jurisdiction concerning any questions you may have regarding any Content obtained from this Site and any medical condition you believe may be relevant to you or to someone else. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. Content obtained from the Site is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment.
2. MEDICAL EMERGENCY
Do not use the Site for medical emergencies. If you have a medical emergency, call a physician, qualified health care provider the applicable local emergency number immediately. Under no circumstances should you attempt self-treatment or treatment of someone else based on anything you have seen or read on the Website.
3. POSTS NOT PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL; ANONYMITY
The Site is an Internet-based forum and information submitted in the content of your questions, answers, requests for information, responses, profiles, signatures, qualifications, comments, and posts in the Ask the Doctor section and other sections where Users communicate on the Site is not private or confidential, nor is it protected by attorney-client privilege, and it may be read, collected, and used by others. To better protect your privacy, use an anonymous user name and do not include information regarding your identity or contact information in your Posts.
4. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
No physician-patient relationships shall be formed on the Site.
Communications on this Site are not confidential and shall not be the subject of any associated privileges. Communications on this Site are limited, do not involve in-person evaluations or visits, and do not include safeguards and procedures typical of in-person evaluations and visits.
Before you can interact with a Doctor, you will be required to agree to a Disclaimer reminding you of these and other important provisions of the Terms of Service.
5. DOKTORI’S RATINGS AND OPINION INFORMATION
Doktori’s physician-rating system considers publicly-available information on physicians and user opinions. Factual information regarding education, background, residencies, fellowships and positions held has been obtained from publicly-available sources. Doktori makes no independent statements of fact concerning such information, other than the general statement that the factual information reported on the Site reflects the factual information in various databases or databanks of publicly-available information in the various states. Doktori does not consider the status of any malpractice complaints or claims against a doctor, either pending or resolved. Comments regarding particular physicians are sought and obtained from Site users. These comments are mere opinions of the user, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Doktori, its employees, or its agents. Such statements should be weighed and treated as mere opinions of the particular user, and not as fact.
Doktori does not, and will not, recommend or endorse any specific physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Doktori is not a referral service. Doktori provides selected information about certain physicians. We cannot and do not offer advice regarding the quality or skill of any particular physician for any specific treatments or health conditions. You should obtain all additional information necessary to make an informed decision prior to using any physician. The information on the Site is something you may wish to consider, but there are numerous factors to consider. Reliance on any information provided by Doktori, Doktori employees, or others appearing on the Site is completely and solely at your own risk.
You agree that you assume all responsibility in connection with choosing any physician, whether or not you obtained information about such physician on or through the Site. We assume no responsibility or liability for any advice, treatment or other services rendered by any physician, or for any malpractice claims and/or other claims that may arise directly or indirectly from any such advice, treatment or other services.
6. REVISION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We may revise and update this Agreement at any time. By continuing to use the Site after such revision or update, you acknowledge that you accept those changes as they are made, even if you choose not to review the Agreement every time you access the Site.
7. COPYRIGHT AND USE OF CONTENT
The Content is protected by copyright laws. At all times, Doktori and/or its licensors retains title to the Content. Any use of Content which is not expressly permitted by this Agreement is a breach of this Agreement and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice, in Doktori’s discretion. Doktori reserves all rights unless expressly granted elsewhere.
Doktori authorizes you to view or download a single copy of material found on the Site as long as it is solely for your personal, noncommercial use. If any information or other item on the Site has more restrictive copyright protections or rules that are included in the Site, such protections and/or rules are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
If you violate any terms of this Agreement, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content. Doktori will pursue its rights against such violators to the fullest extent of the law.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The use of the Site and the Content is at your own risk. When using the Site, information is transmitted through an imperfect medium outside of Doktori’s control. You agree that Doktori assumes no liability to you or any other party arising out of any delays, failures, interruptions, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the Site or its Content.
The Site and its Content are provided on a purely "as is" basis. Doktori HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Doktori makes no representation(s) or warranty(ies) about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Site.
YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE, OR ANY OF OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, PROPRIETORS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SERVANTS, ATTORNEYS, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER BE THEY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF USE) ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE SITE, ANY SITE MATERIALS, ARRANGEMENTS MADE BASED ON INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, EVEN IF WE OR THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, this limitation may not apply to you.
This limitation applies whether the claim for damages is based on warranty, contract, tort (including any intentional torts and/or negligence of any type), or any other legal theory.
You agree that you will bring any claims against Doktori within one (1) year of the date the event first giving rise to such claim occurred. You agree that you waive any claim not brought within one year. Remedies under this Agreement are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in this Agreement.
9. USER SUBMISSIONS
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or Content of any type to the Site that infringe(s) or violate(s) any rights of any party. By submitting communications or Content to the Site, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for any and all purposes, and that Doktori is free to use such information for any and all purposes.
If you make any such submission, you agree that you will not send or transmit to Doktori any Content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Doktori, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.
If you make any submission to the Site, you automatically grant—or warrant that the owner of such Content or intellectual property has expressly granted—Doktori a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and/or display the communication or Content in any form, and in any forum. Doktori may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to present confidential information to Doktori, please mail it to us via courier or first class mail with the information clearly labeled "Confidential."
You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your Doktori passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of your password; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Doktori account and password; (3) promptly inform Doktori of any need to deactivate a password. You grant Doktori 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. Doktori cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using Doktori tools and services.
We reserve the right to delete or change any password at any time and for any reason.
If you post a doctor review, you are solely responsible for the consequences of your review. Doktori is not responsible for the consequences of any reviews. Therefore, any doctor review you post on Doktori is at your own risk. Doktori does not adopt or endorse user reviews, as the reviews are purely the opinion of the posting user. Absent a court order, Doktori will not release your name or any personally identifiable information to any of the doctors you review. Please be aware that you are responsible for, and potentially liable for, the reviews that you post on Doktori.
All doctor reviews posted on Doktori are subject to the following terms:
Any violation of these terms will be deemed a material breach of the Agreement.
Doktori reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
Doktori disclaims all liability or responsibility to users of the Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities
12. ADVERTISEMENTS, SEARCHES AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Doktori may provide links to third-party web sites. Doktori also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and Doktori may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored Content. Doktori does not recommend and does not endorse the Content on any third-party websites. Doktori is not responsible for the Content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their Content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Doktori does not endorse any product advertised on the Doktori Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Doktori, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made or threatened by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on Doktori, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
You agree that the Courts of the UAE have exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Doktori, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, and you consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the UAE in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Doktori or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and Content providers.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the UAE, 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. The language in this Contract shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party
To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site or Doktori is in conflict or inconsistent with this Contract, this Contract shall govern. Doktori’s failure to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.
15. COMPLETE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Doktori with respect to the use of the Site and its Content.