Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to www.hala-hi.org.

If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern www.hala-hi.org’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term www.hala-hi.org or ‘HALA’, ‘HALA Online’ or the ‘Site’ refers to the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. HALA may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the website will mean that you accept those changes.

THIS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT HALA’S LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING AND/OR BROWSING THE SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT THE SITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS AND/OR BROWSE THE SITE. BY ENTERING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THAT THE PROVISIONS, DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE, AND THAT YOUR AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE IS VOLUNTARY AND IS NOT THE RESULT OF FRAUD, DURESS OR UNDUE INFLUENCE EXERCISED UPON YOU BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY.

MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER 

The contents of the pages of HALA Online such as text, graphics, images and all data (collectively, “information”) is for your general information and use only.

We do not provide any medical advice on the Site, and the Information should not be so construed or used. Using, accessing and/or browsing the Site and/or providing personal or medical information to any Author does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the Author. Nothing contained in HALA Online is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of your physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on HALA Online! If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or an emergency contact immediately.

HALA does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by HALA Online, its authors or others appearing on the website, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk. The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through HALA Online meet your specific requirements.

INFORMATION DISCLAIMER

The opinions expressed in the Site are not necessarily the opinions of HALA. The opinions of authors on HALA Online are rendered on an “as is” basis relying on specific facts, under certain conditions, and subject to certain assumptions, and may not and should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, for use in or in connection with any legal proceeding. Neither does HALA nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

POSTING GUIDELINES

The Site is open to the public. Therefore, consider your comments carefully and do not include anything in a comment that you would like to keep private. By uploading or otherwise making available any information to HALA Online in the form of user generated comments or otherwise, you grant HALA the unlimited, perpetual rights to distribute, display, publish, reproduce, reuse and copy the information contained therein.

You are responsible for the content you post. You may not impersonate any other person through the Site. You may not post content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, fraudulent, invasive of another person’s privacy rights, or is otherwise unlawful. You may not post content that infringes the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. You may not post any content that contains any computer viruses or any other code designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any computer software or hardware.

By submitting or posting content on the Site, you grant HALA and any company substantially under the control of HALA, the right to remove any content or comment that, in HALA’s sole judgment, does not comply with our Terms and Conditions of Use or is otherwise objectionable. You also grant HALA and any company substantially under the control of HALA the right to modify, adapt, and edit any content.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND ADVERTISEMENTS DISCLAIMER

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as a guarantee, warranty, or recommendation by HALA Online of the services, information, content and/or data on such third party web sites or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third party web sites. HALA Online is not responsible for the content of linked third party web sites and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the privacy practices of, or the content or accuracy of materials on, such third party websites. If you decide to access linked third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party websites is subject to the terms of use for such sites.

THE INCLUSION OF THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT, GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR RECOMMENDATION OF, AND HALA ONLINE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES ABOUT, ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONTAINED THEREIN.

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES 
The Information made available at the Site 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, non-infringement, and implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, HALA Online makes 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, HALA Online makes no representations or warranties with respect to any Information offered or provided within or through the Site regarding treatment of medical conditions, action, or application of medication.

Under no circumstances, as a result of your use of the Site, will HALA Online 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. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, HALA Online shall have absolutely no liability in connection with the Site for:

1. damages as a result of lost profits, loss of good will, work stoppage, failure of performance, delays in operation or transmission, non-delivery of information, deletions of files, mistakes, defects, errors, interruptions or computer failure or malfunction;

2. any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by HALA Online’s actions, omissions, or negligence, or for contingencies beyond HALA Online’s control, in procuring, compiling, or delivering the Information;

3. any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Information regardless of how caused, or delays or interruptions in delivery of the Information; or

4. any decision made or action taken or not taken in reliance upon the Information.

RESERVATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Site is protected by the Nigerian Copyright Act of 1968 and all its Amendments, and the Universal Copyright Convention of 1962. HALA Online hereby reserves any and all intellectual property rights in the Site.

AGE RESTRICTION

The Site is intended for persons eighteen (18) years or older. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) should not access, use and/or browse the Site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold HALA Online harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party as a result of (1) any content posted or made available by you on this Site, (2) any violation of law that occurs by you through the Site, and/or (3) anything you do using the Site and/or the Information contained therein.

 INVALIDITY

If any provision of this Terms and Condition of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, then that provision shall be deemed ineffective in such jurisdiction but shall have no effect on the enforceability of the remaining provisions.

GOVERNING LAW, CONSENT TO JURISDICTION AND LIMITATION ON CLAIMS

This Terms and Conditions of Use and your use of the Site, along with the Information contained therein, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of  Nigeria without regard to conflict of laws principles, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of courts in Nigeria. You further agree that any claims or causes of action arising out of or related to this Terms and Conditions of Use and the Site, along with the Information contained therein, shall be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or such claim or cause of action shall be forever barred.

ENTIRE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

You hereby acknowledge that this Terms and Conditions of Use represents the entire understanding between you and HALA Online concerning your use of the Site and the Information contained therein.

MODIFICATION

HALA Online may, in HALA’s sole and absolute discretion, modify this Terms and Conditions of Use in whole or in party at any time for any reason without any notice to you, whether prior or otherwise. Such modified terms and conditions shall supersede these terms and conditions and shall become binding when published online on the Site.

WAIVER

HALA Online’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Terms and Condition of Use shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such right or provision.

 

THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN IS MADE AVAILABLE BY HALA ONLINE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND HALA ONLINE. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THE SITE SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR COMPETENT MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A LICENSED PHYSICIAN IN YOUR STATE.

 

RELATED POLICIES

Privacy Policy I Editorial Policy I Funding Policy

Last Updated: 02/12/2013

Effective Date: 03/04/2012

 

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