Terms of Services
Terms of Service (“Terms”)
Last updated: January 2017
Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the http://www.ivfclinicsworldwide.com Website (the “Service”) called (“us”, “we”, or “our”). Our Website provides an online informative platform, allowing individuals to become familiar with fertility issues and connection fertility Providers and clients worldwide. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is for individuals accessing the options of any IVF or Fertility service (‘Clients’, ‘Patients’, ‘Your’ or ‘You’) Providers, whether it be independent medical practitioners, hospitals, clinics or medical tourism agencies. It gives you the opportunity to search for, find and contact medical services provided by Clinics and Providers across the globe.
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of all policies, guidelines, disclaimers, and all administrative or moderator decisions and instructions, whether by email, private message, or posts, and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users/members and others who access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Service (“Purchase”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the legal right to use any credit card(s) or other payment method(s) in connection with any Purchase; and that (ii) the information you supply to us is true, correct and complete.
By submitting such information, you grant us the right to provide the information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Purchases.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for certain reasons including but not limited to: product or service availability, errors in the description or price of the product or service, error in your order or other reasons.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if fraud or an unauthorized or illegal transaction is suspected.
Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies
We are constantly updating our offerings of products and services on the Service. The products or services available on our Service may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable, and we may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other web sites.
We cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information, including prices, discounts, offers, products images, specifications, availability, and services. We reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content to the Service, you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Service. You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not legally obliged to edit, monitor, screen or validate content that is posted on the Website, however IVFClinicsWorldwide.com does reserve the right to edit or remove content that we believe is untrue, misleading, inappropriate, duplicated or offensive. We also reserve the right to edit or remove offensive or vulgar content that has been reported to us. We encourage members to report content that they find offensive or that violates their rights. All claims can be made by contacting us.
When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.
You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy could result in immediate, temporary, or permanent removal of membership. Usernames that are inappropriate and uniquely disguised in another language or that represent an inappropriate name with misspellings and substitutions, or do so indirectly or by implication, are likewise not permitted.
We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove, to suspend or terminate users and members, and to reclaim usernames without liability to you. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, respond to user support requests, or protect the rights, property or safety of IVFClinicsWorldwide.com, its users and the public.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com Premium Membership enables you to connect and contact with other members and/or Providers in our IVF or Fertility program only under our authorization. Access to our Websites and use of selected features of our Site is free. We charge fees for various premium features and services that we offer, and we will notify you of those charges at the time that we offer you the premium features or services for a fee. We may, in our sole discretion, and by notifying you on our Website, change this policy, and we may, in our sole discretion, add, remove or change the features and services we offer or the fees (including the amount or the type of fees) we charge at any time.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com uses a secure and convenient method for making payments online using PayPal or bank transfer (or other payment mechanisms which we may provide from time to time). The PayPal system uses industry-leading security measures to ensure that your financial information is kept private. You do not need a PayPal account to sign up for our Premium Membership. You may pay with your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express card through PayPal. Additional information about the PayPal payment system may be found on the PayPal Website. Premium Membership fees are non-refundable. Refunds will NOT be issued for any reason for any fees collected.
You may deactivate your account for any number of temporary reasons. This option gives you the flexibility to leave and come back whenever you want. If you deactivate your account:
- Some information, (ex: messages you sent), may still be visible to others.
- We save the information in your account (ex: messages, inquires, etc), just in case you want to rejoin. If you choose to reactivate your account, the information on your profile will become available once reactivated..
- IVFClinicsWorldwide is not responsible for any text, images, content that was previously cached by search engines.
IVF / Fertility Providers
IVF / Fertility Providers featured on IVFClinicsWorldwide.com may be free listings or may have paid a listing fee. The advertising placement of IVF / Fertility Providers on this Website is in accordance with the individual listing agreement between IVFClinicsWorldwide.com and the Provider. Any advertising or placement of IVF / Fertility Providers in listings is clearly defined. Placement of IVF / Fertility Providers is in no way an endorsement of individual IVF / Fertility Providers and does not reflect the opinions of IVFClinicsWorldwide.com.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com does not advocate, recommend or accredit any IVF / Fertility Providers listed on this Website.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com grants ‘you’ (IVF / Fertility Providers) the right to access its Services for your own professional use. Clients, Members and users may access the information posted via our Website. When an individual chooses to contact you, the information that provided on the “contact”, or “Get more info-Quote & schedule an appointment” page will be passed on to you.
You understand and agree that IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is a patient referral service. You agree that all financial transactions between you and any patient we refer to you are strictly between you and the patient, and that IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not responsible for the collection of the any monies owed to you by the referred party. Once a patient has been referred to you, you will solely assume the task of communications with the patient, and understand that we will not communicate with the patient on your behalf.
We will not intervene with or become involved with any dispute that arises between you and the patient who is referred, but in the event that a patient issues a complaint about your services, we may withdraw from providing you any services, including further patient referrals or future advertising, with no refunds of any nature being issued.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not responsible for what you post or its validity. In the event that you are legally liable for any malpractice, IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not held accountable. You are using our services at your own risk. We reserve the right to reject any advertising text, copy, images, links and any other content as being unsuitable.
This site strictly prohibits the use of fake or duplicate member profiles. Please email us if you have a question about your proposed advertisement. Your advertisement must not be unlawful in any jurisdiction in which it appears as published on the World Wide Web and Internet. You are solely responsible for the accuracy, correctness and completeness of any content that you provide, and you agree to refrain from providing us with content that in any way misrepresents your organization, and you agree to hold us harmless, and to defend and indemnify us regarding any civil, criminal or regulatory causes of action that arise from our publishing of your content and any related reasonable attorneys’ fees, damages, costs, and judgments. You agree to hold us harmless and to defend and indemnify us regarding any liability arising from your relationship with any patient that we refer to you including our related reasonable attorney’s fees, damages, costs, and judgments. You agree to solely assume all potential liability regarding the patient that we refer to you, including any potential liability for any services that your organization provides to the patient.
Copyright Policy and Limited Licence
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person.
If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement that is taking place through the Service, you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement” of email@example.com and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement.
You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.
The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trademarks, service marks, get-up, business names, domain names, rights in good will, know-how, designs and rights in designs, trade names and logos (whether registered or unregistered) (the “Materials”) contained in this Website are protected by copyright, trade mark, database right, sui generis right and other intellectual property laws and are also protected under national laws and international treaties. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com and/or its licensors (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest in and intellectual property rights to the Materials. Use of third party trademarks is for description and identification purposes only. Such trademarks are the registered trademarks of their registered owners. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com asserts absolutely no ownership or other rights with respect to such third party trademarks.
You agree to grant IVFClinicsWorldwide.com a non-exclusive, royalty free, world-wide, transferable perpetual licence, with the right to sub-licence, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any Materials and other information, including without limitation ideas contained therein for new or improved services, when you submit to the Website either during the registration process or otherwise, including any information or materials you post to a bulletin board or evaluation forum on the Website.
The Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of IVFClinicsWorldwide and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the Greece and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of IVFClinicsWorldwide.
IVF / Fertility Scammers
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com users can be subject to scammers. Scamming occurs when someone pretends to be a legitimate user of the Website, builds rapport with you online, then attempts to persuade you to send them money, obtain personal or financial information about you, or redirects you to another Website which may require payment or download unsafe software onto your computer. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is fully committed to providing you with a secure environment and we treat any suspicion of fraudulent or unacceptable behavior very seriously. If someone asks you for money, do not reply and report them to us by email immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is strongly recommended that any transactions between you and other users are delegated by an attorney.
Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by IVFClinicsWorldwide.
IVFClinicsWorldwide has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that IVFClinicsWorldwide shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com may be unavailable from time to time due to mechanical, technical, software, hardware or third party vendor failures, natural disasters, unforeseen events, updating or construction. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com cannot predict or control when such downtime may occur and cannot control the duration of such downtime. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features of the Website, at any time. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com may also impose limits on certain features and services, or restrict your access to parts or the entire Website without notice or liability. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com may terminate the authorization, rights and license given above at any time, and, upon such termination, you agree immediately to destroy all information. Users are responsible for adequate protection and back up of any content and data submitted to IVFClinicsWorldwide.com.
Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure in performance due to Force Majeure, which shall mean acts of God, earthquake, labor disputes, changes in law, regulation or government policy, riots, war, fire, flood, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, epidemics, acts or omissions of vendors or suppliers, transportation difficulties, unavailability or interruption of delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware, or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed. We are not responsible for server downtime under any circumstances. We do not promise that our servers will be operational or that your advertisement will appear or be published 100% of the time as some outages may occur for technical reasons within or without our control.
We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.
Urgent or Emergency Situation
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com attempts to provide accurate and up-to-date information to the best of our knowledge, however, cannot guarantee the information will always be accurate, complete and up-to-date. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by reliance on any information in this system. The information provided should under no circumstances be relied upon as accurate, especially in any urgent or emergency situations.
Limitation Of Liability
Use of the Website is at your own risk. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not to be held liable for any computer viruses, defects, technical failure, merchantability, unauthorized access or unlawful activity that affects the Website or any Users access to the Website. Laws in certain jurisdictions may or may not apply to you.
In no event shall IVFClinicsWorldwide, nor its directors, writers, account executives, IT department employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. Under no circumstances shall IVFClinicsWorldwide.com be liable for any damages resulting from the conduct or statements of any IVF / Fertility Provider or third party using the Website.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com excludes all liability to information therein. The views expressed on this Service are those of its contributors. The public messages posted are not reviewed for accuracy. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. The information provided on our Website is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own fertility Provider or physician. While the administrators and moderators of this site will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every single message posted to the Service. Therefore, you acknowledge that all posts made in this site express the views and opinions of individual contributors and are not the views and opinions held by IVFClinicsWorldwide.com administrators, moderators, writers, Webmaster, or agents, and hence, the latter will not be held liable for any information therein.
RSS News and Sources
Blog, Review Moderation and Guidelines
All Blogs are subjective opinions of visitors to IVFClinicsWorldwide.com and not of IVFClinicsWorldwide.com. We are under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate the Blog or any other service we provide on our site and we may stop moderating the Blog at any time. We reserve the right to remove, or to disable access to, any comment which we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person or which we deem unlawful or in violation of any third party rights. We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Blog by any person in contravention of these Rules.
Content guidelines apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
Blog Contributions MUST NOT:
- Disclose contact information, such as address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person
- Contain any swearing or any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
- Promote sexually explicit material
- Promote violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person
- Harass, deceive or threaten, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
- Impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
- Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites
You acknowledge we may publish your reviews of Clinics, Agencies, Doctors, Specialists and/or Providers or the services provided to you by Clinics and/or Providers either on the Website or on associated or linked Websites and you consent to the unrestricted publication of such reviews. When posting a review of a Clinic, Agency, Doctor, Specialist or Provider to IVFClinicsWorldwide.com you must abide by current review policies which include:
- Review cannot be defamatory
- Review must be family friendly (no profanity, etc.)
- No hearsay. You cannot make a statement about what someone else has said.
- No personal insults
- No reports of criminal activity (these must be reported to the proper authority)
- Commercial information of any kind including email address or phone numbers
- Content not relevant to other potential customers
- Review must use standard email etiquette (not all CAPS, no HTML, etc.)
- We may choose to reject reviews where we cannot contact you by email or phone
All Blogs, reviews and ratings are subjective opinions of visitors to IVFClinicsWorldwide.com and not of IVFClinicsWorldwide.com. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, legality or safety of any of the Site content, including blogs, reviews, ratings and comments. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com disclaims all liability for any indirect, special, incidental, reliance, or consequential damage to reputation, business interruption, or loss of profits caused by the Site content.
Suspension and Termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of these Terms upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
IVFClinicsWorldwide its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
The aim of IVFClinicsWordwide.com is to provide information on specific IVF or Fertility market issues and does not guarantee the accuracy of medical information provided. IVFClinicsWordwide.com is an online educational portal where doctors, hospitals, clinics and other fertility Providers can present their services.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com does not control or filter the information given by IVF / Fertility Providers. We are not responsible for the authenticity, validity, legality or accuracy of the information posted by IVF / Fertility Providers. However, individual contributors are responsible for the on-line published content. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com does not check such contents and does not guarantee whether it is accurate or up-to-date.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not involved in any transactions between users, Providers and members and we have no responsibility for managing appointments and/or delivering Services. We cannot guarantee that any transaction will be completed or authorized. IVFClinicsWordwide.com does not refer, advocate, recommend or accredit any IVF / Fertility Provider listed on this Website.
We do not provide any medical advice or diagnosis to its clients, users and members, nor do we claim to be medical professionals. There is no intention of the information presented to replace the individualized assessment, diagnosis or treatment proposed by your dedicated physician or any healthcare professional body of excellence. It is highly recommended that before any decision made freely, the users and members of this Website should conduct their personalized research, suitable to their needs, in order to objectively assess healthcare Providers. Any process leading to the acceptance of any services of IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is at the users own risk.
Medically Assisted Reproduction treatments are regulated by different policies and legislations in different states or countries. Local authorities may reevaluate, alter or adjust them to new forms, expressing new policies, influenced by different cultural contexts or political influences. Due to these changes, it is highly recommended for individuals or couples wishing to pursue sub fertility treatments to check current legislation of any location they intend to visit.
Also, due to legal regulations in some countries, free consultations are forbidden. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not responsible, nor do we control the monitoring of these laws. If a doctor or a clinic or hospital who is a member decides to advertise on our site regardless of our marketing terminology “get a free quote” all fines and penalties will be paid by the member and not by IVFClinicsWorldwide.com.
In addition some countries and jurisdictions do not allow certain medical advertisements, or particular treatments that appear on this site. IVFClinicsWorldwide.com is not responsible for knowing the legalities for each location where each fertility Provider resides and practices. It is the sole responsibility for the fertility Provider to select the “legal” treatments that they offer in their dashboard. Any penalties or fines as a result of this is to be paid by the IVF / Fertility Provider and not IVFClinicsWorldwide.com.
We do not provide Egg Donation matching services. If you (individual user) choose to receive services from an IVF / Fertility or Egg Donor Provider via our Website, we will send your information to the Provider/s. However, we cannot guarantee that the Provider/s will respond to your enquiry, match the best Egg Donor, Offer, Discount or treatment for your case or move forward with your enquiry.
IVFClinicsWorldwide.com gathers information from various worldwide Clinics, Agencies, Doctors, Specialists and Providers about their facilities and services as well as from a large number of publicly available Websites. You can access this information via our Website. This information should assist you in making a decision on choosing your preferred Clinic, Agency, Doctor, Specialist or Provider by conducting your own research into such Clinics or Providers. If you choose a Clinic, Agency, Doctor, Specialist or Provider to provide Clinical Services, then we will facilitate contact between you and the Clinic or Provider, by providing your information to the Clinic or Provider (the “Website Service”) or providing you with the contact information of the Clinic, Agency, Doctor, Specialist or Provider.
Nothing in this medical disclaimer will limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law, or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law. However, we strongly welcome criticism and suggestions for improvements, corrections and additions for the benefit of our clients.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Greece, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.