A. Terms and Conditions:
The following terms constitute an agreement between you and Shashank Patel, the developer of www.konecthealth.com (called as "Konect Health" or the "Site"). This agreement governs your use of the Site, both as a casual visitor and a registered member as described below.
By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. To the extent you register on the Site as a member, then in addition to the terms that are applicable to all users of the Site, the terms that apply only to members shall apply to you too.
To become a member and access the area on this Site reserved for members (the "Member Area"), "Konect Health" requires that you are either a (a) diagnosed patient of the particular community you are joining or a parent or legal guardian acting for such a patient who is under 18 years of age or incapacitated, (b) caregiver for a patient eligible to join such community, (c) wellness user who may not have any disease (d) health care professional (e.g. doctor, nurse, health researcher, etc.), (e) guest with legitimate, non-commercial reasons to participate in the community and who agrees to respect the privacy and preserve the dignity of all community participants or (f) guest as authorized by a "Konect Health" member or employee.
Member under the age of 18 are prohibited from registering as member. By registering as a member you represent that you are age 18 or older.
This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice
All of the material provided on the Site, such as text, treatments, dosages, outcomes, charts, patient profiles, graphics, photographs, images, advice, messages, forum postings, and any other material provided on the Site are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. "Konect Health" 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 "Konect Health", by persons appearing on the Site at the invitation of "Konect Health", or by other members is solely at your own risk.
Acceptable and Lawful Use of Site by Members
Members shall not post or upload any information or other content on the Site that (a) is false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) is obscene or indecent; (c) infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy of any party; or (d) is defamatory, libellous, threatening, abusive, hateful, or contains pornography. Members shall not interfere with other members' use and enjoyment of the Site (for example, by harassing, threatening, soliciting, overly promoting personal interests, or stalking another participant of a chat room, forum, seminar, or threaded message, including the use of expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity). Members may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or violates the rights of others, provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual.
All members represent and warrant that the information they provided when registering as a member, and all information that they subsequently provide regarding themselves and their membership, is true and accurate and not misleading.
No Interference with Operation of Site
You may not post content on the Site that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You shall not attempt to make the Site unavailable through denial-of-service attacks or similar means. You shall not use contact information provided by members, or collect information about our members, to facilitate the sending of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM or SPIM or allow others use of your membership account to take such actions.
Site for Non-Commercial Use Only –
The Site content, including the Member Area and the content and information contained in the Member Area, is for the personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the Site without express consent from "Konect Health". Members of "Konect Health" with individual commercial interests may not solicit or overtly promote their products or services within the Member Area. All content shared within the site is not for external use. To garner permission and access to members, please direct all media and analyst inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and all research requests to email@example.com. Representatives from life sciences and insurance companies are prohibited from creating profiles in our communities. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting and Use of Content in the Member Area
While some community areas in the Member Area are monitored periodically for topicality, "Konect Health" has no obligation to prescreen postings and is not responsible for their content. We encourage you to notify us of inappropriate or illegal content and we reserve the right to remove postings for any reason.
You agree not to disclose to any person or entity personally identifiable information about other members that you encounter while using this Site (whether posted in the Member Area by a member or emailed to you by a member) without the express consent of such member. You may disclose information of a general nature (that could not identify the member who provided such information or whom such information is about) to third parties outside this Site, subject to the above restriction on non-commercial use.
You agree that you will not:
- Post or deliver any unsolicited advertisement, promotional materials, junk e-mail, bulk e-mail (also known as "spam"), chain letters, surveys or contests, or solicit participation in any pyramid schemes, without our express prior written consent. The number of postings by any Member is subject to reasonable limits at the discretion of Konect Health
- Post or deliver any advertisement or solicitation via the Service to buy or sell any products or services, or engage in commercial activities and/or sales, without our prior written consent.
- Post or deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing material that could be considered harmful, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, profane, insulting, threatening, tortuous, harassing, hateful or otherwise objectionable.
- Post or deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing material that harasses, victimises, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of medical condition, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability.
- Post or deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing defamatory, false or libellous material.
- Post or deliver information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous.
- Post or deliver any posting that infringes or violates any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademarks, laws governing trade secrets, rights to privacy, or publicity.
- Post or deliver any posting to that you do not have a right to make available under law or contractual or fiduciary relationships.
- Post or deliver information that violates our community guidelines.
- Impersonate another person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or adopt a false identity if the purpose of doing so is to mislead, deceive, or defraud another.
- Manipulate identifiers, including by forging headers, in order to disguise the origin of any posting that you deliver.
- Use this Service in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair or otherwise interfere with the use of the Service or other users' computer equipment, or cause damage, disruption or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to this Service, any related website, other accounts, computer system, or networks connected to this Service, through hacking, password mining, or any other means.
- Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Service, including harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others such as e-mail addresses.
- Violate copyright of others - If you find an article or other information online that you think will interest members, post a short description, with an explanation as to why you think it is important and include a link to the original document if possible. That will allow your fellow members to retrieve the source document. Do not post the entire item or significant portions of it. If we think a post violates someone's copyright, we will remove it.
- Offer or exchange medication or treatment to other users as it can be harmful.
Member Password and Login Identity
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member password and login, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your membership privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify ''Konect Health'' of any unauthorized use of your membership password or login or any other breach of security.
Viewing medical data/records
Users may use the Websites to view certain information displayed from their medical records, including medical history, treatment, results of certain laboratory tests etc. Patient(s) may also authorize other users (by identifying them as 'care giver') to view/track/maintain health information displayed on the website. If you are authorized to access another user's health information, you agree to protect the confidentiality of this information and comply with state and national privacy laws that may prohibit the redisclosure of health information without the express written authorization of the person who is the subject of the health information.
What Type of Information is collected /shared?
By becoming member of Konect Health portal, you will share following type of information for your health tracking or knowledge sharing experiences.
- Demography/ general information, e.g. photograph, gender, age, location (city, state and country), general notes;
- Condition/disease information, e.g. diagnosis date, first symptom, family history;
- Treatment information, e.g. treatment start dates, stop dates, dosages, side effects, treatment evaluations;
- Symptom information, e.g. severity, duration;
- Vitals and performance status, e.g. personal activity trackers;
- Laboratory and radiology imaging results
- Genetic information, e.g. information on individual genes and/or entire genetic scans;
- Individual and aggregated survey responses;
- Information shared via free text fields, e.g. the forum, treatment evaluations, surveys, annotations, journals, blogs, feeds; and
- Connections to other people on the Site, e.g. care giver member, group members, feeds, subscriptions.
In the course of using the Site, Members may share information that could be used to reasonably identify them ("Personal Information"), including name, photograph, and email address. When a Member chooses to share Personal Information via a free text field (e.g. forum, treatment evaluations, annotations, journals, feeds and adverse event reports) and photos or images, the information can be shared with Konect Health community, staff and partners.
You may view some content on this Site without providing any personal information. For example, you may review blogs and discussions written by registered users of the site. However, you must register in order to post a profile, submit items for discussion, write a blog, write comments about discussion entries and blog entries, post a message, or communicate with others via this Service. At the registration page, you are asked to provide certain personal information, including a functioning e-mail address at which we may contact you, your ZIP Code, your gender, and your date of birth. Upon registering, you become a Member.
We monitor the performance of the Site and Service and learn how different aspects of the Site and Service are used. It is possible to combine this information with the personal information that you provide to us.
What We Do With Your Personal Information
(a) We use personal information to confirm your Membership, to understand better who is visiting our Site and using our Service, and to enable us to present content, including advertising, which might suit your interests.
(b) We may use the personal information you give us to send you information about Konect Health and the Service, as well as material on behalf of some of our third parties with whom we have a business relationship. By third parties, we mean, for example, entities such as health associations and advertisers that link to our Site or that make use of our Service. The information we send you may, on occasion, contain advertising or requests either from us or from a third party on whose behalf we would send the information.
(c) When you confirm your registration, your profile becomes visible to users of the Service and your profile may be found by users of the Service using the Service's search features. If you choose to be Anonymous than your personal identifiable details will not be visible to users.
(d) We may share personal information with entities that are not part of the Konect Health family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contain individually identifiable personal information.
Otherwise, we do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose personal information that is individually identifiable (including your e-mail address or your personal information) to any other company that we do not control without your prior consent, except as required by law (see Legal Process, below). For example, we do not rent our Member list to other companies. We may, however, provide other companies with aggregated data about our Members that does not contain contact number or other individually identifiable personal information. Thus, for example, we may inform a health association of the number of Members we have on this Service, or the number of Members registered for our Service in a particular geographical region.
You are not required to provide any personal information in order to view certain information that appears on this Site. However, in order to post content or see profiles of Members or communicate with Members, you must register. When you register, you must provide the personal information designated as "required" on the registration page. After you have registered, you will have the opportunity to provide additional personal information and to create an extended personal profile, including the posting of a photograph. Whether you provide this additional personal information is entirely your option, although it may affect your full enjoyment of the Service.
We do not disclose individually identifiable information about you to third parties without your prior consent. For example, we might contact you to advise you that a university or life science company is planning a clinical research/ community research and to see if you would be interested in learning more information. If you consent, we would arrange for the company to contact you; however, if you did not consent, we would not provide information about you to that company.
If you do not wish us to use or disclose personal information that you provide through this Site as disclosed in this Privacy Statement, you should deactivate your membership by from settings section on Konect Health website or notifying on email@example.com and including "DEACTIVATE" in the subject line.
This Site may make available chat rooms, blogs, and message boards. Please remember that any personal or other information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
You may access and change personal information on your profile at any time by accessing your password-protected registered user information.
Konect Health employs commercially reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, to safeguard personal and other information collected through this Site. We believe these commercially reasonable practices provide adequate security to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Site. We also have established internal policies and procedures to limit access to Members' personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.
Children's Personal Information
- This Service does not collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of person//children under the age of 18.
- In the event that a child/ person under the age of 18 posts personal information in a public forum such as a message board, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.
Konect Health uses advertising to promote Konect Health elsewhere on the Internet, and in other places. In some cases we use technologies to track and understand what happens after someone sees, or clicks on, an advertisement for Konect Health. We use these technologies to measure the effectiveness of our advertising. In particular, we use the conversion tracking feature of Google AdWords to measure the effectiveness of AdWords advertisements in bringing new members to Konect Health. You can request more detail about this topic by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and benefits
While our goal is to help users improve health outcomes, there are no certain benefits to using this website. However, keeping track of personal well-being, treatments, and symptoms has been shown to be helpful in improving overall health.
There are also no known risks to using this website, but there is a possibility that users may feel uncomfortable sharing information online. It is possible that a Member could be identified using information shared on ''Konect Health'' (and/or in conjunction with other data sources). A Member could be discriminated against or experience repercussions as a result of the information shared. For example, it is possible that employers, insurance companies, or others may discriminate based on health information.
IP Address and Log Files
We may use your IP address to administer the Service, to help identify problems with our server, to analyse trends, to track your webpage movements, to help identify you, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
We may allow another company to serve advertisements on our Site. That company may set "cookies" on your computer. We will not share any individually identifiable personal information that you provide to us with such advertising company, and it will not have access to your personal profile.
Sale or Merger
If Konect Health is sold to or merges with another company not owned by Konect Health, you should expect that some or all of the personal information collected from this Site may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, Konect Health will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Site in a manner consistent with this Privacy Statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement, or that the acquiring company will comply.
If you do not wish the personal information you provide to be subject to this possibility, you should deactivate your membership from settings section on Konect Health website or by notifying on email@example.com and including "DEACTIVATE" in the subject line.
You should be aware that Konect Health may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or other entities in connection with a legal process, such as in response to a valid court order in judicial or regulatory proceedings, or pursuant to a valid law enforcement investigative demand.
Contacting the Service
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Websites
''Konect Health'' may contain links to other websites that are not under the control of ''Konect Health''. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ''Konect Health'' of such site and ''Konect Health'' is not responsible for the content of such linked sites.
You agree that ''Konect Health'' may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your ''Konect Health'' membership or limit or terminate your access to the Member Area or the Site without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following may lead to a termination by ''Konect Health'' of a member's membership and use of the Site: (a) breaches or violations of this Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated membership cancellation), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. ''Konect Health'' has no obligation to maintain, store, or transfer to you information or data that you have posted on or uploaded to the Site.
Modifications to this Agreement
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this Site. We encourage you to review this Agreement periodically for any updates or changes, which will have an update effective date.
Membership with ''Konect Health'' is currently free. ''Konect Health'' Inc. reserves the right to from time to time change the terms of this Agreement and charge for membership and/or to provide additional optional services for a fee.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Site and the content and services made available on the Site are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. ''Konect Health'' does not make and disclaims all express and implied warranties and representations, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the Site, the Site content, or any advice or services provided through the Site to the extent permitted by law. ''Konect Health'' does not warrant that access to the Site or its content or services will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Site will be corrected.
The advice, recommendations, information, and conclusions posted or emailed by other members of the Site are not in any way vetted, approved or endorsed by ''Konect Health'', and you use such information at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall ''Konect Health'', its partners, contributors, agents, employees, directors, or affiliates be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages) due to your use of this Site or due to your reliance on any of the content contained or the services provided on the Site.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ''Konect Health'', its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners, from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of this Agreement.
If you register as a member, you agree that ''Konect Health'' may send notices to you by email at the email address you provide when registering to become a member (or which you later update using the functionality of the Site).
''Konect Health'' and the ''Konect Health'' logo are trademarks of ''Konect Health''. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without 'Konect Health's prior, written permission.
''Konect Health'' may assign this agreement at any time to a subsidiary or parent company or to a successor to its business as part of a merger or sale of substantially all of its assets. You may not assign or transfer this agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will be unaffected and remain in full force and effect.
For any questions or comments, or to report violations of this agreement, let us know, or contact us at: email@example.com