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Terms of use


The content accessible through the website located at and the authentication proxy domain located at (together, the "Website") is the proprietary material of Health Communication Limited trading as MedicalDirector ("MedicalDirector", "us", "our" or "we"), or is subject to license agreements between MedicalDirector and certain database content providers (the "Content Providers") and is the proprietary material of such Content Providers or their licensors. Title, as well as applicable copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual proprietary rights relating to the content are, and remain, the property of MedicalDirector, the Content Providers or their licensors, as applicable. No part of the content accessible through this Website may be reproduced in any material form, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means without the prior written permission of MedicalDirector, except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended).

In particular, the user of the content agrees:

• to retrieve documents for information only;

• to save or print a single copy for personal use only and not to reproduce any major extract or the entire document except as permitted under Copyright Act 1968 (as amended) without the prior written permission of MedicalDirector;

• to acknowledge the source of any selected passage, table diagram or other extract reproduced;

• not to make any charge for providing any of the content to another person or organisation without the prior written consent of MedicalDirector and payment of an agreed copyright fee;

• not to modify the content without the express prior written permission of MedicalDirector.

• to include this copyright notice and disclaimer in any copy made.


This Website and all content accessible from any sites accessible by links or otherwise from it, are intended solely for use by Australian residents who are authorised users under separate contractual arrangements and any usage is subject to the terms, conditions and limitations applying to those arrangements. If you are not an authorised user, by accessing, viewing or using this Website you acknowledge that you will not rely on any content accessible through it. No person should act in reliance on any statement contained in that content but rather a person should obtain specific advice from a qualified health care professional. MedicalDirector, the operator of the Website, the Content Providers and their respective employees, officers, agents and contractors make no representation concerning, take no responsibility for and assume no legal liability for the accuracy, currency, completeness and appropriateness of any information included in the content provided by MedicalDirector through this Website whether by links or otherwise. Although care has been taken in providing suitable reference sources, due to the changing nature of the internet content and possible changes in circumstances after the time of publication, it is the responsibility of the users to make their own investigations, decisions and enquiries about the information obtained through this Website.

MedicalDirector and the Content Providers do not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or in reliance on the information provided through this Website whether arising from negligence or otherwise. To the extent permitted by law, MedicalDirector and the Content Providers exclude (and to the extent that such exclusion is prohibited, limits to the maximum allowable extent) any and all loss, costs, damages or expenses of whatsoever nature (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise) including, but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of savings or other incidental or consequential damages arising out of, relating to or connected in any manner whatsoever with your use of this Website and the content accessible through it. In the event that such liability cannot be excluded, MedicalDirector and the Content Providers limit their liability to, at their option, in the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, the repair of the goods, the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired, or, in the case of services, the supplying of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

Website Usage Policy

This Website Usage Policy applies to the Website which is operated by Health Communication Limited.

1. Information we collect

When you use our Website our servers automatically record information about your usage of the Website(s), such as the time you visited and the pages called up. We obtain this information through the use of "cookies". If you don’t want us to retain any information, you can remove all cookies through the use of preferences in your browser program and also set your browser not to accept cookies in future. For more information about "cookies" please see section 2 below. Also, we may collect non-personally identifiable information such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your internet service provider.If we collect any information (“Personal Information”) about individuals whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information from or about you when you are using this Website, we will deal with that Personal Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is located at

2. Cookies

Cookies are items of information transferred from a website to your computer’s hard disk to assist with record keeping. For example a cookie enables your computer to recognize that you have visited this Website before. Most web browsers are programmed to accept cookies. Cookies don’t identify users, but they do identify browsers. Cookies have a positive benefit in that they can enhance your enjoyment of what we can offer through this Website. For example, they can assist us to ensure that information provided to you is relevant to your interests. Through cookies we can collect aggregated information on how people use the Website and which advertisements are effective. With this information we are better able to improve the Website and the services and information it provides. Cookies also enable us to monitor our site registration system, for example, by identifying a visitor who may have previously been a member.You can configure your browser to accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify you when a cookie is being sent to you. Refer to the “help” menu on your browser for further details on how to change your browsers’ preferences. You may not be able to fully utilise the features of this Website if you do not accept cookies.

3. Analysing site usage

We may use a third party independent service (“Analytic Provider”) to measure and analyse usage across the Website. Use of an Analytic Provider may involve coding being placed on pages on the Website to enable information on Website usage to be collected such as:

• the number of unique visitors to the Website;

• the average length of time these unique visitors spend on the Website when they visit; and

• the entry and exit points to and from the Website for these unique visitors.

This coding may be derived from software provided by the Analytic Provider and would be transparent to a user. Such software stores a cookie in the browser, which contains a unique identifier and enables the Analytic Provider to track the number of unique visitors to the Website. This unique identifier used by the Analytic Provider would not identify a user personally, and we will not marry any data collected by the Analytic Provider with any Personal Information collected on the Website.Coding placed on the Website by an Analytic Provider may not be disabled completely, however, if you disable cookies in your browser the effect would be that the Analytic Provider is unable to track you as a unique visitor to the Website and will read you as a new visitor each time you browse a new page on the Website. An Analytic Provider would collect and collate aggregate information and not Personal Information, which is then provided to us to assist with our analysis of Website usage. Data generated by an Analytic Provider may also be accessible by third parties (for example, for the purpose of comparing usage patterns with similar websites).

4. Links to other websites

Sometimes we provide links on this Website to other websites (“Other Websites”). These Other Websites are not under our control, however, and we can’t accept responsibility for the contents or operators of those Other Websites. We don’t provide any of your Personal Information to these Other Websites unless you have consented to it, nor does any such information automatically pass to them with the linkage. Other Websites are not subject to this Website Usage Policy or our Privacy Policy so, before you utilise their website or disclose any Personal Information to them, we recommend that you read the terms of use, privacy policy and any other relevant policy for that Other Website.

5. Effective date of and changes to this Website Usage Policy

This Website Usage Policy applies from the date of publication, stated at the end of this document. We may update or change this Website Usage Policy at any time without notice to you, so we encourage you to review this statement from time to time. Notification of any changes will be advised by posting an updated version of this Website Usage Policy to our Website and the changes will apply from the date of publication of the revised Website Usage Policy.6.

Further Information on website usage

If you would like more information on this Website Usage Policy, please contact our Chief Medical Officer on 02 9467 6119 or by writing to them at or Level 5 / 477 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000.

Date of publication: October 2017