Privacy and Peer Review Policies & Medical and Website Disclaimer
Content and Peer Review Policy:
The purpose of blogs is to discuss the scientific content of medical research in a reader friendly manner.
(2) Peer Review
The content of these blogs is not peer reviewed. However, the blogs are moderated by an editor of JPMS.
(3) Political Implications (UPDATED)
We request contributors to refrain from political statements and critique on government policies unless they can be substantiated by facts from peer reviewed journals. We are extremely against topics which include politics and JPMS holds its a-political and neutral stance.
(4) Religious and Personal Beliefs (UPDATED)
Similarly, discussing religious aspects and personal beliefs is discouraged. However, in case if any such article is published, it does not reflect the view point of JPMS and author shall be held responsible.
(5) Comment Handling Policy
The JPMS BLOGS ADMIN has a similar policy of handling comments which will be posted in response to the blogs.
(6) Content Responsibility (UPDATED)
The content published does not necessarily reflects the policies of JPMS Medical Blogs or its Staff/Team. Nor it reflects the policies of Journal of Pakistan Medical Students, unless mentioned. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the content. If there is any concern or copyright issues, the email of the author is provided and he/she may be contacted directly. Our staff does its level best to make sure the content provided by the author conforms to the JPMS BLOGS Policies, however, in case of any breech, JPMS Staff shall not be responsible. In case of any issues regarding the content, contact the author directly.
(7) Policy Changes (UPDATED)
JPMS Medical Blogs holds the right to update the disclaimer and policies without any prior notice.
(8) Thumbnails and Image Copyright issues (UPDATED)
Thumbnails are taken from Creative Commons content, which is free to share or use. If by mistake any image has copyright violation, contact us with proof that you own the image rights and it will be removed within 7 days. Authors are suppose to provide the thumbnails. If they do not, JPMS Staff will provide on behalf of the author. Hence authors are responsible for the images/thumbnails used in any copyright violations.
(9) Agreement by the Author (UPDATED)
Author are suppose to read and agree to the policies mentioned in this page. When an author (Staff, Editor, Contributor, Guest author, Contest Writer etc) submits an article, it will automatically be considered that they have read and agreed to the policies mentioned on this page.
(10) Breech of JPMS Blogs Policies (UPDATED)
In case there is breech of JPMS policies in terms of religious or political aspect of the content of the article, the JPMS Staff shall not be responsible.
(1) Not advice
This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.
(2) No warranties
The medical information on this website is provided without any representations or warranties express or implied. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the medical information on this website.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not warrant that:
(a) The medical information on this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
(b) The medical information on this website is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading.
(3) Professional assistance
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(4) Limiting our liability
Nothing in this medical disclaimer will:
(a) Limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) Limit or exclude our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) Limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) Exclude any of our liabilities that may not be
This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, you must not use our website.
(2) Licence to use website
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below.
You are free to use for personal or educational purposes. However, for commercial purposes you must not:
(a) Republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
(b) Sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material from the website;
(c) Show any material from the website in public;
(d) Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
(e) Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
(f) Redistribute material from this website.
(3) Limitation and exclusion of warranties and liability
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).
Nothing in this disclaimer will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.
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We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. The revised disclaimer will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised disclaimer on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
(5) Entire agreement
This disclaimer constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
(2) What information do we collect
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation})
(b) Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services
(c) Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us
(d) Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters
(e) Any other information that you choose to send to us; and
(f) Other information.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser
We [may] use [both] [“session” cookies] [and “persistent” cookies] on the website. [We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; and [other uses].] [We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; and [other uses].]
[Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.] [Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.]
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites[, including this one].]
(4) Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
[(a) administer the website;]
[(b) Improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;]
[(c) Enable your use of the services available on the website;]
[(d) Send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;]
[(e) Send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;]
[(f) Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;]
[(g) Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;]
[(h) send to you [our newsletter and other] marketing communications relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties] which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)]
[(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;]
[(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and]
[(k) other uses.]
[Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.]
[We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
[(d) To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and]
[(e) To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.]
[(6) International data transfers
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries [(including [the United States], [Japan], [other countries])] which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
[In addition, [personal information that you submit for publication on the website] will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.]
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.]
(7) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
[We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted [using SSL technology].]
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
[You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).]
(8) Policy amendments
(9) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
(10) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(11) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.