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
courtesy 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 or upload to our site if, in our
opinion, 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
MAY CHOOSE TO DISCLOSE TO THIRD PARTIES THROUGH YOUR USE OF OUR
SITE AND ANY DISCLOSURE IS MADE AT YOUR OWN RISK. PLEASE BE AWARE
THAT ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU POST OF UPLOAD TO THE INTERACTIVE PARTS
OF OUR SITE MAY BE VISIBLE TO OTHER PEOPLE VIEWING OUR SITE. PLEASE
DO NOT POST OR UPLOAD ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT WISH OTHER PEOPLE TO
READ OR USE.
OF WEBSITE USE
This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells
you the terms of http://www.osteolink.org (" our site"), whether as
agreeing to abide by them. If you don't agree, we ask you not to
use the site.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
Http://www.osteolink.org is a site operated by the International
Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and its affiliates. (referred to as
"we", "our", "us").
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
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
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 its whole.
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 state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply 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
Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or
Promote sexually explicit material, violence or any illegal
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion,
nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
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
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
3. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
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 defense 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 may supply to us will be
OTHER THAN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, WHICH IS COVERED
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 license 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
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 USE.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of 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
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 accompanying
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 POSTED
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
6. OUR 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.
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
Our liability for culpable damage to life, body or health as
well as our liability under the Product Liability Act shall remain
Any liability not expressly provided for above shall be
8. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR
We observe the applicable data protection laws. For detailed
information about privacy and the handling of your personal data
9. 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 unauthorized
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.
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 SITE
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 SITE
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 them.
This agreement is valid indefinitely. 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 [email protected].
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 grossly fail to comply
set out in 3, 4, 5 and 9.
12. APPLICABLE LAW
or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation
(including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by
and construed in accordance with Australian Law.
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.
14. YOUR CONCERNS
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our
site, please contact [email protected].