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Medical Practice Consulting (Hereinafter referred to as MPC)
These conditions become effective when you access the site for the first time and constitute a binding agreement between us (MPC) and yourself, which will always prevail. The current version of these conditions will govern our respective rights and obligations each time you access this site. MPC offers services such as consultation, knowledge share and various others.
Your use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions as set out herein, including, but not limited to the documents that are referred to in some of the clauses.
You should read the terms and conditions carefully before you access any website or participate in any chatroom, newsgroup, knowledge sharing, bulletin board, mailing list, transaction or other on-line forum of MPC.
By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by and comply with them.
When you subscribe for the services offer by MPC, you will be issued with a user name and password. Your registration number with the different medical associations will be your key to using the site, or any of the services such as knowledge share, consultation, electronic data services or any other services. By using the user name and password to access the service and/or by using the service, you will be signifying your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use, which will form a binding agreement between you and MPC.
MPC's online products and services ("Online Services") are subject to certain procedures and approvals, which MPC may reject at their sole discretion.
"effective date" - means the date on which MPC activates your subscription to the service;
"fees"- Any consultation services entered into by a member will be free of charge to the member. All services and data on the website is to be used free of charge. This clause is entered into without prejudice to MPC's right to charge fees on discretion for any other service or agreement entered into.
"service(s)" - means any service offered by MPC or its business partners, any service described in these terms and conditions, consultations services, knowledge sharing, and any other service that you may subscribe to or which may form part of MPC's offering from time to time;
All information on this site is only intended to provide you with general information about MPC, their clients, their members, their business partners, their products, services and objectives. Nothing on this site should be treated as an offer but merely as an invitation to do business with us.
When you visit the MPC website and during that visit complete a web form to request information or when you send an e-mail to MPC, and do not explicitly request a non-electronic communication medium, you consent to receiving communications from MPC electronically and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications sent by MPC satisfy any legal requirements, including, but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be "in writing".
Where a user voluntarily enrols in a scholarship/sponsored course, the following information will be provided to the sponsor of the course as evidence of the user having enrolled for the course:
The information, serves as an attendance record for the sponsor, in accordance with the CPD Guidelines of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Should a user accept a scholarship to attend a course, the user may be contacted by the sponsor via email to ascertain the his/her satisfaction with the quality of the course.
In the event that a consultation agreement is entered into, the member authorises MPC to act on his/her behalf and to act on behalf of the member's best interests. Any consultation serves will be entered into by the member by clicking on a "Consult Me" button. No other data usage or use of the website is deemed to be a consultation service and is free of charge as is any consultation. In the event that a member enters into a consultation contract, the member will be supplied with working papers as well as an opinion and conclusion expressed by MPC, which will serve as evidence of the service rendered.
Once the service has been delivered and the member has given consent as to the opinion expressed by MPC, MPC will represent the member at the chosen company. MPC will not recover any expenses from the represented member but will be paid a fee from the applicable company. The nature of the fee will constitute a referral fee, as negotiated in the market.
The use of search technology, such as "web-crawlers" or "web-spiders", to search and gain information from this website is not permitted if such technology will result in slowing down this website or infringe the intellectual property rights of MPC.
Knowledge share is an information sharing tool embedded in the website, where all health care professionals can share and search for information. The feature allows for a doctor to express his/her opinion on matters and doctors that choose to comment thereon or use it, do so at their own risk. MPC, MPC employees, MPC shareholders or MPC members will not be held liable for any losses incurred due to the use of the knowledge share feature, as this does not constitute the opinion of MPC, but that of the individual posting the comment.
The User is may only use this function for legitimate purposes and warrants that he/she shall not use the Website to transmit material or content which is in violation of any law or regulation, which is obscene, intimidating, racist, menacing, offensive, insulting, in breach of an duty of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property rights, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful.
Furthermore, other than for individual and non-commercial use, the user may not print copies of extracts from the knowledge share function, and other than for personal and non- commercial use, "mirror" or cache any of the Content of Website on a server, or re-use the text or graphics obtained from the website, without the prior written permission of MPC.
It should also be stated that the knowledge share will be strictly monitored for any distasteful topics, or content as set out above, or comments as set out above, and will be removed by the administrator without warning. Members can report any such occurrences on the website.
We may use the services of other organisations to provide information on the site. We have no control over this information and make no representations or warranties of any nature as to its accuracy, appropriateness or correctness. You agree that such information is provided "as is" and we will not be directly or indirectly liable for any damages that may arise from your reliance on it. Please refer to the disclaimer as well.
This site may contain links to other websites with information and material produced by other parties. While we try to provide links only to reputable websites, we cannot accept responsibility or liability for the information provided on other websites. A link from our site to any other website does not mean that we have scrutinized or endorsed the owners or administrators of the websites or their business or security practices and operations.
All third party information regarding products advertised or listed (example EDI products, PMA products or pharmaceuticals) on the website was obtained from the owner/supplier of the product and MPC will not be held liable for any errors in data communicated by the legal owner. MPC will always strive to displaying accurate and correct data.
MPC does not constitute the accuracy of the claims made by the owners of the product but merely serves as a communication portal. Any such errors are to be taken up with the owner of the product.
The user needs to maintain hardware and software of sufficient performance ability on the Website. Your failure to use advanced browsers may cause some or all of the functionality of the site not to operate properly.
No warranty is given that any files, applications, or functions available on the site are free of viruses, Trojans, bombs, or other data errors.
The conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of South Africa without reference to any conflict of law provisions.
Last modified 8 February 2010