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E-Card Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy

Terms of use

[Last updated July 2021]

E-Cards and Education Portals
This E-Card and/or Education Portal is part of the MEDD network and hence operates under the MEDD.com.au terms and conditions.

You are receiving this E-Card and/our education portal free of charge as part of the sponsored Hope For Hearts cardiac education program managed by Connect The Docs. The program aims to improve the awareness of cardiac disease and patient management among the general practitioner and patient community.

By accepting this e-card and/or education portal you are agreeing to participate in the education program by:

1.     Claiming your free profile on the Hope For Hearts platform

2.     Agreeing to host sponsored, compliant medical education content on your e-card and education portal, for your own reference and to share with other Australian healthcare professionals only. All sponsored content will be clearly identified as sponsored content. You can request this content be removed if not deemed relevant, by contacting [email protected]

3.     Agreeing to receive an email and sms notification once a month notifying you of updated content.

 

If you do not agree to these terms but would still like an MEDDLinkd E-business cards please contact us at [email protected] so for more information.

 

Your e-card will be able to host your contact details, a photo and short biography, links to your Hope For Hearts profile, events, referral forms, resources, educational content, websites and your social media channels. Your education portal will be able to host a short biography and photo, manage event registrations and host content links and a contact form directing communication to your nominated email destination. By accepting this E-Card and/or education portal you are agreeing to be automatically bound by these terms and conditions, including our privacy policy. We encourage you to carefully read and understand these terms before using the website or any of our services.  If you don’t agree, your remedy is to stop using your e-card and/or education portal. 


We may update our terms from time to time and the new provisions will apply from the date they are updated. The terms can be accessed at www.medd.com.au

Feedback, comments or complaints
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] and we will usually respond to all enquiries within seven business days. 

No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use this website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of this website. You agree not to hack into areas of this website that are not intentionally made available to you.

Links disclaimer
This website may contain links to other websites (Linked Sites). The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of a Linked Site. We are not responsible for any form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the website, or any association with its operators.

Copyright, Trademarks and other Intellectual Property
Connect The Docs owns the intellectual property rights in the contents of this website, or has permission to use or display the material on this website. You may not use, copy, display, distribute, modify, translate, reformat, incorporate into advertisements and other works, promote, create derivative works, or in any way exploit or allow others to exploit any of our website content in whole or in part except as expressly authorised by us. Please contact [email protected] if you require permission to reproduce any of the contents of this website. 

Images subject to copyright may include attribution to the creator and or reference to the source. Any images, item descriptions or written content posted on this website by third parties are the responsibility of those third parties and may be subject to copyright. You must seek permission from the third party before using any of their content. 

The names of actual companies and products mentioned on this website may be the trademarks of their respective owners. You should seek permission from the owners directly before use.

Permission
You agree that the sponsoring organisation can host educational assets relevant to your speciality services on your education portal/e-card. You may use these assets to share with your referral colleagues and other Australian healthcare professionals. Connect The Docs will manage all HCP registrations to your education portal/e-card in accordance with our privacy policy and the terms and conditions of MEDD.com.au. Your e-card and/or education portal information will be used to register your access to MEDD.com.au and our medical networking platform Healthcombined, allowing you to connect and share content with your referral network and colleagues. You will receive login details, once your registration has been processed. You can cancel your e-card and /or education portal at any time by contacting us at [email protected]dd.com.au. Connect The Docs will take all reasonable actions to take down your education portal and/or clear your e card within 24 hrs of receiving your instructions to do so. 


Your content
You warrant that you hold the necessary rights and interests to use any material you add to our website or social media pages (your content) and that all of your content does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark rights. You also warrant the accuracy of any content you submitted to MEDD for your E-Card/Education Portal. Connect The Docs does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of your content.


Copyright infringement
If you believe that there is material on our website that infringes third party intellectual property rights, please contact [email protected].  with sufficient information to enable us to determine who is the owner of the intellectual property and to form the reasonable belief that there has been an infringement, then we will remove it from our website. 

Be aware that you may be subject to liability if you knowingly make any misrepresentations when providing information to us.

Security

MEDD has SSL certification with regular backups of the wordpress site and plugins. We make efforts to maintain the security of our website. However, we do not guarantee the security of the website, our records, or your content. We disclaim all liability for any computer virus or technological problems that we do not intentionally cause or that is beyond our control. You are encouraged to install and maintain up-to-date security software on your computer.

Continuous accessibility to the website is dependent upon third party services. As a result, the website may be inaccessible from time to time.

Limitation of liability
We will not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any damages whatsoever arising as a result of your use of our websites, education portals or E-Cards in any way, subject to the requirements of Australian Consumer Law. 

Where warranties are implied by law, you acknowledge and agree that the total aggregate liability to us is limited at our discretion to the provision of those services again, or to a refund equal to the total amount paid by you for the particular services that are the subject of the cause of action, even if those services were provided to you without cost.

This limitation of liability applies to the fullest extent permitted by law, and shall survive any termination or expiration of this agreement or your use of this website or the services found on this website.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and defend us from any claims, damages, liabilities, costs, or expenses (including without limitation court costs, collection costs, and reasonable legal fees) related to:

  • any content you post via this website
  • your unauthorised use of this website, or products or services included or advertised on this website
  • your breach of these terms and conditions.

Applicable law
This agreement is governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in that State or the Federal Courts within Australia, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. 

You may provide notice to us through the contact us page or otherwise by email addressed to ‘the Directors’ and sent to [email protected]. We may provide notice to you via email or other electronic means. 

Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms of use, including without limitation this paragraph. If you are resident in a jurisdiction where the use of this website is unauthorized, it is your responsibility to stop using this website.  It is not intended for this website to be used by individuals in the EU.

Relationship
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this agreement or use of this website. Connect The Docs will do everything in its control to ensure the platform/e-card is working as intended. You acknowledge that by receiving a sponsored licence for the e-card/education portal, you are under no obligation to purchase products from that sponsoring organisation. 

 

Our performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in this agreement can be used to inhibit our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website, or with regard to information provided to or gathered by us with respect to your use. 

Validity
If any part of these terms and conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the terms and conditions will continue in effect.

These terms and conditions together with our privacy policy form the entire agreement between you and us in respect of your use of this website.

 

Privacy Policy

 

Who we are

 

Connect The Docs pty ltd is a medical marketing and education agency that owns and manages a number of medical education platforms including MEDD. 

 

MEDD is a closed medical platform hosting clinical masterclasses, medical innovation updates and roundtable discussions on hot topics in healthcare. Our website address is: https://medd.com.au.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect the following data from users; AHPRA number, phone number, email address, user watch history, dietary requirements, event attendance and registration. We use this data to optimise our site, register physicians for events and verify that our users are in fact physicians.


Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms

Our contact forms require the following information from users; name, title, email address, contact number, AHPRA number and dietary requirements.


Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.


When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Analytics

We collect standard Google Analytics, video and watch history, data analytics from Vimeo and user watch history from LearnDash.


Who we share your data with

User Data is shared with Connect The Docs in order to optimise MEDD.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


How we protect your data

MEDD has SSL certification with regular backups of the wordpress site and plugins. We make efforts to maintain the security of our website. However, we do not guarantee the security of the website, our records, or your content. 


What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event that the site’s security is breached, we will notify you within 24 hours, prompting you to change your account details.


What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Vimeo, LearnDash and Hubspot, WooCommerce.


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

The site analyses user behaviour which suggests content based on the users prior engagement. Different user types are created and optimised according to their registration.


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