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Terms of Agreement

This Terms of Use Agreement is entered into by and between me, the author of this blog and you, the user of this blog. By accessing, using and/or browsing the blog, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions. By entering the blog, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these terms and conditions and accept them to be fair and reasonable, and agree to follow and be bound by them voluntarily.

MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER

I provide all the information/content/data in the blog, and they are for an informational purpose only. None of the data is meant to be provided as medical advice and the information should not be so construed or used. Accessing this blog does not establish a physician-patient relationship between me, the author and the users of the blog. No information contained in the blog is intended to replace the services of a licensed physician or a health professional certified to provide medical care and advice by competent authorities.

You should not take any medical decisions based on the content of this blog and if you believe you need medical attention, please consult a licensed physician.

FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND OTHER ADVICE DISCLAIMER

No information contained in this blog is to be construed and used as financial/legal or other professional advice and no professional relationship of any kind is created by your use of this blog. You should not make any financial/legal or other professional decisions based on the information available from this blog. Please refer to a relevant licensed professional for such advice.

INFORMATION DISCLAIMER

The opinions expressed here are solely mine and not of my employer(s). This is a personal blog, and has no financial influence of any organization. It has no censorship or sponsorship from any of my employers either.

I am a registered physician allowed by a nationally recognized competent authority to practice the allopathic system of medicine. The information contained in this blog is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct in all respect. However, there is no guarantee that this is complete, correct, current and up-to-date. I make my best efforts to verify information from credible sources before publishing them on the blog, but I given the constant state of flux knowledge is in, I provide no guarantees to the end.

PATIENT INFORMATION DISCLOSURE:

Any patient information provided in the blog shall be adequately anonymized to protect the privacy of the patient. All identifiable information shall be altered, patients shall usually be of composite nature, any clinical pictures, if provided in the original, shall be done only after a complete informed consent has been obtained. However, in most cases, the pictures from common academic internet resources will be sourced as a proxy in order to protect the identity of the patient concerned.

If you think a patient encounter sounds like one of your personal experiences, please be rest assured that I am not talking of you. However, if you believe that there is still room for concern, please contact me via email or the contact form on the blog or via comments on the relevant posts. There is always room for healthy discussion on contentious issues.

POSTING GUIDELINES

Your words are yours and therefore, before commenting on this open to the public forum, you should carefully weigh them. Do not include anything that you would like to keep private. By commenting on this blog, you grant me an unlimited and permanent right to use the contents therein as I may wish.

Please try to maintain professional decency in commenting. Any content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, racial, fraudulent, of a spammy nature, and is in any other way illegal or objectionable is not allowed to be posted on the blog. You are also not allowed to post any code or viruses or software which may disrupt or damage or limit the functioning of any computer software of hardware.

I have the right to remove any content which, in my judgment, does not meet the criteria for the blog and are not compliant with these terms and conditions. I may edit or modify any of the contents and adapt them as I may want.

However, I am not to be held responsible for not being able to keep the objectionable content out.

I do not collect or sell any of the personal information that you submit in course of your usage o the site. All such information is collected by and demanded by wordpress.com and hence, their conditions regarding privacy issues are applicable.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND ADVERTISEMENTS DISCLAIMER

In the blog, there maybe links to third party websites from time to time. These links are provided as a convenience to the readers and not as a guarantee or recommendation by me. I am not responsible for the content of these linked sites. Your use of these sites are at your own risk and any harm resulting from the use of these links is solely your responsibility and not mine. Your use of these third party sites is subject to their terms and conditions as well.

I do not host any advertisements on this blog. However, wordpress.com may host advertisements on this blog and I make no guarantees or representations about any such product or services advertised therein.

I do host sponsored posts from time to time. Please get in touch with me to discuss the conditions for the same.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES

The information here is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, noninfringement, and implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I make no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the Information, that the Information may be relied upon for any reason or that the Information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects can or will be corrected.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I make no representations or warranties with respect to any Information offered or provided within or through the blog regarding treatment of medical conditions, action, or application of medication.

Under no circumstances, as a result of your use of the blog, shall I be liable to you or to any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, consequential or other damages under any legal theory, including, without limitation, tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

WAIVER

My failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such right or provision.