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The knowledge profiles are generated using internet search and can be updated by the processionals in the various IVF units over the glob.
These experts are allowed to register (at which point they become a Member), claim, and edit their knowledge profiles online in order to find and communicate with other Members. Members are allowed to request that their knowledge profile be removed.
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contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; or
includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent.
The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the IVF-worldwide.com Website and through your use of the IVF-worldwide.com Services. IVF-worldwide.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in IVF-worldwide.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the IVF-worldwide.com Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the IVF-worldwide.com Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, IVF-worldwide.com reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which IVF-worldwide.com deems appropriate in its sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the IVF-worldwide.com Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to IVF-worldwide.com.
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You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of IVF-worldwide.com to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to IVF-worldwide.com by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the IVF-worldwide.com Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the IVF-worldwide.com; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. IVF-worldwide.com's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
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17. Discussion Forums
When Asking Medical Questions
The doctors and other medical professionals welcome your medical questions and will do their best to answer them. It is VERY important you understand a few things before asking a question that might effect your health care decisions:
MOST IMPORTANT - This forum does not replace the need for you to visit with your doctor!
• IVF-worldwide.com Discussion Forums are public forums and everyone reads your question. All messages posted to the forums will be archived and available to anyone with Internet access and will be accessible via third party Internet search (Google, Yahoo!, MSN, etc.)
• Remember that discussions in this forum are open to anyone. Don't mention anything which could embarrass yourself. More importantly please respect the confidentiality of third parties. A man discussing the personal medical details of his partner without her knowledge and agreement would breach her confidentiality in the same way as a doctor discussing a patient in public.
• Do not treat advice given on this forum as a formal medical consultation - see your doctor.
• There is no guarantee that the person answering your question is qualified to answer any medical question. Just because they claim to be an authority does not mean they are a certified health care practitioner. Anyone can join this forum and represent them self as having qualifications and credentials they do not have, or being someone they are not.
• Advice can only be based on what the responder has been told.
• It is NOT likely that a medical professional will comment on the actions of another.
• Physicians will not prescribe medication through this forum.
• Medical professionals do not have the benefit of your medical history, a visual examination, or a physical examination. This limits what they can offer as advice.
• You may find differing opinions from those that respond. Medicine is not an exact, or perfect science. Medical professionals make decisions based on their training, the advice of their peers, years of experience, and the facts that are presented.
• Advice given to others may not be appropriate for YOU. Even if your circumstances are only slightly different.
You should not ask questions like:
• Can you tell me what condition I have?
• Why did my doctor do this?
• Was my doctor correct?
• What is the best treatment for my condition?
• What dosage of a prescription should I take?
• How long should I do this or take this?
• Can you interpret my lab results?
MOST IMPORTANT – Answered received on this website do not replace the need for you to visit your doctor.
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