The OsteoLink Forums are the place to discuss anything you like.
As with the rest of the site, we ask that you treat each other
with politeness and respect - even if you disagree with each other.
Here are a few rules which we ask you to respect:
- If you state a fact, please be accurate
- If you share an opinion, please be genuine
- Don't post any personal information about anyone other than
- Don't post anything which is rude about, or threatening towards
- Don't post or link to anything which is obscene, offensive,
hateful or inflammatory
- Don't post of link to sexually explicit material, violence or
any illegal activity
- We don't tolerate discrimination based on race, sex, religion,
nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
- Don't advocate, promote or assist anything unlawful
The forum is moderated by us and we will remove part or all of
any material which you post of upload to our site if, in our
opinion, it doesn't comply with the Content Standards above. To the
extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude our liability for any
loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service on
our site by a user in contravention of the Content Standards set
out above, whether the service is moderated or not.
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PLEASE DO NOT POST OR UPLOAD ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT WISH OTHER
PEOPLE TO READ OR USE.
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
This page (together with the documents
referred to on it) tells you the terms of
our site"), whether as a guest or a
to abide by them. If you don't agree, we ask you not to use the
1. INFORMATION ABOUT
is a site operated by the International Osteoporosis
Foundation (IOF) and its affiliates. (referred to as
The IOF is a not for profit
organization organized and existing under the laws of Switzerland,
having its registered office at 9, rue Juste-Olivier, 1260
Nyon, Switzerland ("We").
Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a
temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend
the service we provide on our site without notice (see below).
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 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, please
treat it as confidential and don't share it. We have the right
to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen
by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you
have failed to comply with this.
You are responsible for making all
arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. We
have the right to disable any user identification code or
password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any
time, if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that you have
failed to comply with this.
2. CONTENT STANDARDS
The following content standards (the
"Content Standards") apply to any and all
material which you contribute to our site
("contributions"), and to any interactive
services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the
Content Standards as well as the letter. The Content
Standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to
We ask you to help us keep
OsteoLink a safe, reliable, fun and friendly place for people who
care about osteoporosis. We ask that what you say here reflect
your own opinion, is as accurate as possible, is legal and
respectful and any contributions should:
Be accurate (where they
Be genuinely held (where
they state opinions).
with applicable law in the country from which they are
Contributions must not:
CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION WHICH
COULD BE USED TO IDENTIFY ANYONE
OTHER THAN YOURSELF (BY WAY OF
EXAMPLE ONLY, YOU MUST NOT
SUBMIT OR POST DETAILS OF
ANYONE ELSE'S PERSONAL DATA, SUCH AS
REAL NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS,
POSTAL ADDRESS AND/OR IP ADDRESS).
Contain any material which is
defamatory of any person or organisation.
Contain any material which is
obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
Promote sexually explicit
material, violence or any illegal activity.
Promote discrimination based on
race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation
Infringe any copyright,
database right, trade mark or any other right of any other person,
or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third
party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
Advocate, promote or
assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only)
copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Be threatening, abuse or invade
another's privacy, cause annoyance, inconvenience or
needless anxiety, or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass,
alarm or annoy any other person.
Be likely to deceive any person,
impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or
affiliation with any person.
Give the impression that
they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
3. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR
Whenever you make use of a feature
that allows you to upload anything to our site, or to make contact
with other users of our site, you need to comply with the Content
Standards above. You agree that anything you upload or post on
OsteoLink complies with those standards, and you agree we are not
to be held responsible if you do not comply with the Content
Standards. Furthermore, you shall indemnify and exempt us from all
claims and from the costs of the legal defence against such claims
filed by other users or third parties against us resulting from an
infringement of their rights for which you are to blame regarding
your use of the website.
Information which you provide to us as
part of the registration process and other information which you
OTHER THAN PERSONALLY
IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, WHICH IS COVERED UNDER OUR PRIVACY
POLICY, ANY MATERIAL YOU TRANSMIT OR POST TO OURSITE (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DATA, FORUM POSTS, SURVEYRESPONSES,
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS) SHALL BE CONSIDERED
NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND NON-PROPRIETARY AND YOU HEREBY GRANT US A
SIMPLE, NON-EXCLUSIVE, AND ROYALTY-FREE RIGHT OF USE, UNLIMITED IN
TIME AND WITHOUT GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS, FOR ALL KNOWN USAGE
TYPES, IN PARTICULAR COPYING, DISCLOSING, DISTRIBUTING,
INCORPORATING AND OTHERWISE USING SUCH MATERIAL AND ALL DATA,
IMAGES, SOUNDS, TEXT AND OTHER THINGS EMBODIED THEREIN FOR ANY AND
ALL COMMERCIAL OR NONCOMMERCIAL PURPOSES. WE SHALL ALSO HAVE THE
RIGHT TO GRANT SUBLICENCES TO USE SUCH MATERIAL TO OUR PARTNER
ORGANISATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES RELATING TO
OSTEOPOROSIS, AND TO OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS SUCH AS TECHNICAL,
DIGITAL AND TRANSLATIONAGENCIES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES
You agree not to transmit or post to
our site anything that is not owned by you and by posting anything
you are saying that you have all necessary rights to grant the
licence above. We shall have the right to disclose your identity to
any third party who is claiming that any material posted or
uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their
intellectual property and other rights, or of their right to
privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party,
for the content or accuracy of any material posted by you or any
other user of our site.
We have the right to remove part or
all of any material which you post or upload to our site if there
are reasonable grounds to suspect that it does not comply with the
Content Standards above. To the extent permitted by law, we
expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from
the use of any interactive service on our site by a user in
contravention of the Content Standards set out above, whether the
service is moderated or not.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
USE OF ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU MAYCHOOSE TO DISCLOSE TO THIRD
PARTIES THROUGH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE AND ANY SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL
BE MADE AT YOUR OWN RISK. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY MATERIAL WHICH
YOU POST OR UPLOAD TO THE INTERACTIVE PARTS OF OUR SITE MAY BE
VISIBLE TO OTHER PEOPLE VIEWING OUR SITE. PLEASE DO NOT POST OR
UPLOAD ANYTHING WHICH YOU DO NOT WISH OTHER PEOPLE TO READ OR
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material
published on it. Those works are protected by copyright and other
intellectual property 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 only. In any case, 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
Our status (and that of any identified
contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be
acknowledged and expressly indicated on the print out copies.
5. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
Commentary and other materials posted
on our site are not intended to amount to medical or other 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.
WE DO NOT PROMOTE OR ENDORSE
ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL DEVICES, PRODUCTS OR
TREATMENTS THROUGH OUR SITE AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT A
QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR
ARE UNCERTAIN ABOUT ANY ISSUES RELATING TO
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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.
7. OUR LIABILITY
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, our affiliates and
third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other
terms which might otherwise be implied by law.
Any liability for any direct, indirect
or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection
with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or
results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any
materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability
for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or
contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of
goodwill, or wasted management or office time, and for any other
loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by
tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.
This does not affect any statutory
rights which you may be entitled to as a consumer, or any liability
which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We shall only be liable in case of
intent or gross negligence on our part or by our agents or
assistants in performance as well as for any material breach of
material obligations of this agreement.
Our liability for culpable damage to
life, body or health as well as our liability under the Product
Liability Act shall remain unaffected.
Any liability not expressly provided
for above shall be disclaimed.
8. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND
YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
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VIRUSES, HACKING AND
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
We will report any breach of this
provision to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will
cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to
them, as far as permitted by law. 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.
10. LINKING TO OUR
You may link to our home page,
provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not
damage or take advantage of our reputation, but you must not
establish a link in a way that suggests any form of association,
approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any
website or online profile that is not owned by you. 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. We take your valid interests into
consideration in these cases, e.g. by advance information.
If you wish to make any use of
material on our site other than that set out above, please address
your request to [email protected]
11. LINKS FROM OUR
Where our 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 those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility
for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of
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You are entitled to terminate it at any time without observance of
any period of notice. Termination must be made in writing or by
e-mail to http://au.osteolink.org.
We can terminate this agreement at any
time giving one week notice. Furthermore, we can terminate this
agreement and block or cancel your account without notice, if you
breaching the obligations set out in 3, 4, 5 and 9.
12. APPLICABLE LAW
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matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims)
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If any term, clause, condition or part
of this Agreement is found by any court, tribunal, administrative
body or authority of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid
or unenforceable then that provision shall, to the extent required,
be severed from this Agreement and shall be ineffective without, as
far as is possible, modifying any other provision or part of this
Agreement and this shall not affect any other provisions of this
Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.
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