Terms and Conditions for User
Dr. Galen does not directly provide services from doctors, medical professionals, or other providers. All providers operate independently of Dr. Galen and utilize the service as a means of communication with you. Any information or advice received from a provider originates solely from them, not from Dr. Galen. Interactions with providers via the service are not intended to replace your connection with your regular healthcare practitioners. Neither Dr. Galen nor any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, or any third party promoting the service or offering a link to the service shall be accountable for any professional advice obtained from a healthcare provider through the service, or for any other information acquired on the website. Dr. Galen does not endorse any specific tests, physicians, medications, products, or procedures that are recommended by providers using Dr. Galen to communicate with you. You recognize that your reliance on healthcare providers or information provided by providers via the service is solely at your own risk, and you assume complete responsibility for all associated risks.
Dr. Galen does not make any assertions or warranties regarding the training or expertise of healthcare providers offering services through the service. You will be presented with a list of available providers, and the ultimate responsibility for selecting a specific healthcare provider lies with you.
1. Ownership of the site and related materials
All pages contained within this site and any materials available for download are the property of Dr. Galen, its licensors, or suppliers, as applicable. The site is safeguarded by international copyright and trademark laws.
2. Electronic communications
By utilizing any Dr. Galen service or sending electronic communications such as emails and text messages from your desktop or mobile device to us, you engage in electronic communication with us. You agree to receive communications from us in electronic form. you acknowledge that (a) agreements and consents can be electronically signed, and (b) all notifications, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement for written communication.
3. Access to the Site, Security Measures, and Limitations; Password Usage
If you establish a subscriber account on the Dr. Galen site, you commit to completing the registration process accurately and providing up-to-date information as required by Dr. Galen. You are responsible for all actions occurring under your account. In cases where access to the site or specific segments is limited and requires a user ID and password (referred to as "protected areas"), you agree to access these areas solely with the provided user ID and password from Dr. Galen. You pledge to maintain the confidentiality of your user ID and password, refraining from sharing or disclosing them to any third party. You take full responsibility for any activity linked to your user ID. Dr. Galen retains the right to revoke your access to the site at any time, with or without cause.
You are prohibited from using any scraper, crawler, spider, robot, or other automated means to access or copy site data, deep-link to features or content, bypass our robot exclusion headers, or evade measures designed to prevent or limit site access.
Violating site security or network integrity may lead to civil or criminal liability. Dr. Galen will investigate suspected violations and may cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute involved users. You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere with the proper functioning of this site or any activity conducted here.
4. Medical Insights without Direct Examination and Tests are Complex and Inherent
The provision of medical advice without a physical examination and direct tests is inherently intricate and challenging. It aims to offer a quick and simplified understanding of your symptoms or medical information. Please note that in the event of a medical emergency, seeking immediate hospital care is essential. The content on the site, including text, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics, and visuals, is solely for informational purposes. It does not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or recommendations of any sort, as these often require physical examinations and direct tests. Always consult your qualified healthcare professionals for concerns regarding your individual needs and medical conditions. Any information provided by Dr. Galen or through its communications is intended for general informational purposes only and does not establish a physician-patient relationship as defined by international or local law. The site and services are not a replacement for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Relying on any information on the site, whether from Dr. Galen, its content providers, medical experts, clients, site visitors, or others, is at your own risk. While Dr. Galen facilitates your connection with physicians and interactions, it does not provide medical services, and the doctor-professional-patient relationship remains between you and the healthcare provider you select. Healthcare providers accessible on the site are independent practitioners and are not affiliated with or employed by Dr. Galen.
5. License and Access
The content of the site, including files, documents, text, photographs, images, audio, video, and materials accessible through this site ("content"), may not be copied, distributed, modified, reproduced, published, or used, in part or entirety, except for authorized purposes in writing by Dr. Galen. You may not frame, deep-link, or utilize techniques to enclose any Dr. Galen name, trademarks, service marks, logo, or content without written consent. If you fail to be present on time for a consultation for any reason, the consultation cannot be replaced or refunded.
6. Information Accuracy and Integrity
While Dr. Galen strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the site, it makes no warranties or guarantees regarding correctness or accuracy of the site and its content. The site may contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or unauthorized alterations by third parties. Please inform Dr. Galen of any inaccuracies so corrections can be made. Information on the site may change or be updated without notice. Dr. Galen disclaims liability for information or content posted by non-affiliated third parties on the site.
7. Links to Other Sites
Dr. Galen does not endorse any other websites linked through this site. It's your responsibility to ensure that items downloaded from such sites are free of destructive elements. Accessing third-party sites linked here is at your own risk.
8. User Information
If you submit, upload, post or transmit any health information, medical history, conditions, problems, symptoms, personal information, consent forms, agreements, requests, comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, videos, images or other materials to us or our site (“user information”), you agree not to provide any user information that (1) is false, inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, libellous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behaviour, (2) violates or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (3) contains or transmits a virus or any other harmful component. You agree not to contact other site users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings or any other method of communication. You represent and warrant to Dr. Galen and its providers that you have the legal right and authorization to provide all user information to Dr. Galen and its providers for use as set forth herein and required by Dr. Galen and the provider.
9. Dealing with Copyright Violations
We disavow any responsibility or liability for copyrighted materials posted on our site. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the steps outlined below.
If you are a copyright holder, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements occurring on or through our site by submitting a notice ("notice") that adheres to the following criteria:
- Specify the copyrighted content you claim has been violated.
- Provide details of the material or link you contend is infringing (or involved in infringing activity) and requires access limitation. This should include, at least, the URL of the link visible on the site where the material is located.
- Furnish your postal address, phone number, and, if at hand, your email address.
Incorporate both of these statements in the notice's body:
- “I declare that I possess a good faith belief that the disputed utilization of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as fair use).”
- “I declare that the information provided in this notice is precise and, subject to penalties of perjury, I am either the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or an exclusive right under the copyright that is purportedly being infringed.”
- Provide your complete legal name along with your electronic or physical signature.
- Send this notice, with all the required information, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Disclaimer of Warranties
Dr. Galen does not guarantee that access to or utilization of the site will be continuous or error-free, nor does it promise that defects in the site will be rectified. This site, encompassing content and information within it, as well as any site-associated services, is provided "as is," with all its flaws, and without any explicit or implicit representations or warranties of any sort, including, but not confined to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quality of information, peaceful enjoyment, and non-infringement. Dr. Galen does not guarantee the accuracy, entirety, or timeliness of the information obtained via the site.
You assume full responsibility and risk for using this site, its associated services, and linked websites. Dr. Galen cannot ensure that downloadable files will be free from viruses, worms, trojan horses, or other harmful programming. It is your responsibility to implement suitable measures to meet your data backup and security needs. If you are obtaining advice on someone else's behalf, you are accountable for accurately transmitting information to that individual, and Dr. Galen will not be held liable for any miscommunication or communication breakdown.
11. Limitation of Liability Regarding Site Usage
Neither Dr. Galen nor any mentioned third parties on this site shall be held responsible or liable for any type of damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, special, punitive, or other damages (including those arising from lost profits, data, or business interruption), regardless of whether the claim is based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether the possibility of such damages was Your exclusive remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the site, its related services, or linked websites is to discontinue their usage. If any part of these liability limitations is unenforceable, Dr. Galen's maximum liability to you for using this site will be $0.
12. Resolution of Disputes
Dr. Galen is committed to attempting good-faith resolution of any issues with the site or services. However, in rare cases where disputes cannot be resolved satisfactorily, you acknowledge that all matters relating to site usage, services, or any other aspect of Dr. Galen's offerings will be subject to the laws of Singapore. You waive any objections to this jurisdiction or venue. Any disputes arising from this agreement and site use shall be exclusively addressed in Singapore.
13. Force Majeure
We will not be deemed in violation of these terms or liable for breaches due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to acts of God, terrorism, war, network failures, electrical shortages, natural disasters, civil unrest, strikes, fires, or any other unforeseen events.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Dr. Galen harmless from third-party claims, damages, and expenses resulting from your breach of these terms or violation of the law, as well as from any unauthorized access to the site using your user credentials.
15. Right to Modify, Revisions, and General
Certain doctors may be restricted from prescribing due to licensing, drug classes, or in-person requirements. Prescription drugs carry risks, and you release prescribing professionals from liabilities arising from harm, side effects, or mistreatment
17. Ask Free Doctor Online and Medical Q&A
- The response's nature depends on the intricacy of your query, and in the realm of Medicine/Health, answers tend to exist within a spectrum of nuances rather than strict dichotomies. These responses remain susceptible to modification based on individual circumstances and the ever-evolving progress of scientific knowledge.
- Both your question and the corresponding answer may be utilized by Dr. Galen for educational objectives elsewhere.
- You release Dr. Galen from any liabilities that might arise from the utilization and subsequent distribution of your question and its answer.
- Some questions might remain unanswered, prompting the need for further investigation through online consultations or in-person visits to your personal doctor.
- Responses could carry a general nature, and we strongly recommend consulting either your own healthcare provider or our medical professionals to verify their relevance to your specific situation.
- Avoid posing redundant or vague questions, as they could result in irrelevant answers and unjustly consume our medical experts' valuable time and effort.
- When inquiring on behalf of others, ensure you possess all available information to prevent distortion or alteration.
- Both your question and its answer will be retained within Dr. Galen's realm. While we encourage their use for patient education, refrain from plagiarism or direct copying, as copyright laws apply. We affirm our right to take legal action in response to any instances of copyright infringement.
- Any discrepancies or inaccuracies you notice can be effectively addressed by bringing these concerns to our attention. We commit to rectifying them promptly and within the boundaries of current medical knowledge.
- If you wish to utilize these materials, please reach out to us.