Terms of Use

1.    Introduction

Access to and use of this site (“www.worldhepatitisalliance.org”) is provided by WHA (World Hepatitis Alliance) subject to the terms set out below.  Please read through the whole of these terms of use, and our privacy policy, before using this website. Accessing any part of this website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms of use and acceptance of our privacy policy.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and the amended terms and conditions will apply to your continued use of the website. If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please contact us.

Those users who register with us to use one or more of the transactional areas of our website have particular responsibilities and their specific attention is drawn to points 10-12 of these terms of use.

We may make improvements or changes to the information and services on our website, or terminate our website, at any time without prior notice.  We may also modify these terms of use and our privacy policy at any time without prior notice, and every such modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified terms of use and/or the modified privacy policy on our website. Your continued use of our website is deemed to be your acceptance of the modified terms of use and/or the modified privacy policy. You should, therefore, review this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of all improvements, changes and modifications made.

If you do not accept these terms of use, do not use this website.

2.    Definitions

WHA means World Hepatitis Alliance, a registered Association in the State of Geneva, Switzerland.  Registered on December 5th 2007, registration number CH-660-2785007-1.  Registered address: 86bis, route de Frontenex, Case Postale 6364 1211 Genève 6.

•     “Website” means www.worldhepatitisalliance.org, or any other website under WHA's ownership or control from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions.
•     “You”, “your” and “yours” means the person(s) accessing the website.
•    “We”, “us” and “our” means WHA.
•    “Material” means any information, data, text, graphics, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the website.
•    “Terms of use” means the terms and conditions set out below.
•    A “registered user” is a person who has registered to use a service on the website (such as the wall of stories or membership).  
•    “Your content” is any and all the content submitted or uploaded by users of the website, including names, photographs, video clips, biographical information, text, logos, files and any other information and materials.

3.    Copyright and our website

We, or our content and technology providers, own the copyright to our website. All content is under copyright. You may not use it unless with our prior written consent or as allowed by these Terms of use. Any unauthorised use of our website’s content may infringe third parties' rights.

You may access, view and print copies of material contained in the website as long as you comply with these terms and conditions and:
•    you use the material for non-commercial, personal use only;
•    all copyright notices are kept on the material; and
•    you do not modify, reproduce, display, distribute or perform the material for any public use without prior written consent from WHA.

Exceptions relate to material which we intend for the widest possible distribution including but not limited to:
•    Our World Hepatitis Day poster tool;
•    WHA infographics
•    WHA toolkits

Where copyright of material (such as photographs) belongs to someone other than WHA, this will be stated on or near the material on the website, wherever possible.

4.    Trade marks, logos and service marks

Trade marks, logos and service marks, together called “trade marks”, used on our website, whether registered or unregistered, are property of their owners.

Unless otherwise stated, we do not give you permission to use any trade mark on our website without its owner’s consent.

5.    Material on our website

Whilst all reasonable care has been taken in compiling the information on the website we do not guarantee its accuracy or reliability and neither WHA, nor its editors, can be held responsible for any inaccuracies or mis-statements of fact beyond our control. We may make changes to the material on the website at any time without notice. We and any third parties referred to on the website assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided through the website.

We are always interested in hearing what you think of the material on our website – please contact us.

Some of the material on the website has been written by organisations and individuals not employed by WHA (for example material provided through integrated data feeds, aggregated news content and information provided by other organisations in our membership base). We cannot guarantee its accuracy or reliability.

Some of the material on the website forms part of an archive of news reporting or an archive of newsletters. The date of publication is stated on this material and it is not updated. Please take care to note these dates, as some of the information contained in this material will not reflect current situations, guidelines or best practice

6.    Medical Information

Any medical information referred to in or through this website is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical practitioner, or to endorse any specific treatment, healthcare or other service provider. You are strongly advised to talk to an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

7.    Links to external content providers

We provide links to external websites for your information, but we are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linking to or from our website. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so at your own risk.
You agree that if you link to our website from any other website you will do so under our Terms of use.

8.    Viruses

We try to keep our anti-virus software up-to-date. We don’t guarantee that our website, its servers, downloadable files and emails are free from viruses or other harmful components. You should take reasonable steps to use suitable anti-virus and firewall systems in order to protect your computer and equipment. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage as a result of any infection of your computer and equipment.

You must not:
•    Introduce, or try to introduce, any virus or other contaminant to our website or any of its software or systems
•    Try to access, alter, de-compile, reverse engineer, destroy or tamper with any part of our website, its software or our systems
•    Interfere with anybody else’s use of our website
•    Try to weaken or damage how our website works, whether by helping to organise, or taking part in, a denial of service attack or otherwise.

9.    Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these terms and conditions or your use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

10.    Becoming a member of WHA

If you apply to become a member of WHA, you are bound by these Terms of Use. Membership of WHA involves agreeing to other terms. You’ll be told about these when you apply.

11.    Submitting a story to the Wall of Stories

If you submit a story to appear on WHA’s Wall of Stories, you are bound by these Terms of Use.

12.    Content submission

You can submit content to the website that will be visible to the public if you are a member or if you submit a story to the Wall of Stories.  You agree whenever you submit your content to our website you must comply with our content standards. You agree your content must be accurate where it states facts and be genuinely held where it states opinions.

You agree your content must not contain any material which is defamatory; contain any material which is offensive; infringe any copyright, or other intellectual property right or other right of any other person; be likely to deceive any person; be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or obligation of confidentiality; be likely to disrupt our service in any way; give the impression it emanates from us where this is not the case.

We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove your content at any time at our sole discretion. We in no way guarantee that your content or any part of it will be displayed on the website. Any content is published at our discretion.

13.    Your personal information

Posting information on our website means your information is publicly accessible. For more information on how we collect and use personal information please see our Privacy policy.

14.    Feedback and complaints

We welcome your comments about our website. If you find anything incorrect, not working or want to say anything else, please contact us.