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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITION


TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON THE USE OF THE WEBSITE

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Greetings! The is the website of Aruga sa Batang may Cancer Initiative Project. This was created for patients, parents, primary caregivers and health professionals who provide care for children with cancer. The objective of this website is to provide medical services through a web-based platform to share helpful information for the care of the children with cancer, especially in the home setting. The services provided by the website were created to give you an opportunity to obtain medical information and consult to or get referrals from your primary doctor to a specialist near you without requiring you to approach a hospital. The consults will focus on the palliative care needs or on the appropriate medical care to alleviate the symptoms of your child with cancer.

The user acknowledges and agrees that the services rendered are limited due to the nature of the platform (this website). The user must assess, evaluate, gauge the applicability of the service for his/her specific purpose, and bear all risks associated with the use of such service.

The services and all content provided in this website are for general informational purposes only and may not reflect current medical developments, advances, or breakthroughs. Any information in the website content or service should not be construed as medical advice and is not intended to substitute for medical counsel on any subject matter.  The user should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content, data, or information obtained or accessed from or through the service without seeking the appropriate medical or other professional advice on particular condition or circumstances of the patient. Any information obtained from the website using this service should not be considered as a replacement to a face-to-face consultation with a specialist. The administrators of the website are free from liability to any untoward incident that may arise from the misuse or misunderstanding of the information provided.

In using this website service which is considered as “telemedicine” or consultation to a specialist through a website, it is required that you formally provide consent and register to the program through a licensed physician. Consultations conducted through the telemedicine system is the accountability of the specialist whom you consulted to. However, it is subject to the following conditions

  • You provided correct and accurate medical information, together with the most recent laboratory test results, which are necessary for the specialist to make decisions with regards to your child’s health care.
  • The date and time of your consult and the medical condition of the patient during the time of the consult.
  • The consultations through telemedicine are scheduled and you will only be provided a schedule for follow-up once the teleconsultation is done.

Similarly, the doctors, nurses, and administrators of the website are accountable in ensuring that any medical information you will provide are considered as confidential and must not be disclosed or downloaded without the consent of your child, the parents, or legal guardians.

 

COPYRIGHT AT TRADEMARK

All contents of the website such as, but not limited to, educational materials, videos, photographs, graphics, images, artworks, logos, etc. are owned by UP Open University - Faculty of Management and Development Studies, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital, The Ruth Foundation for Palliative and Hospice Care, Kythe Foundation, Inc., Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) – Pediatrics, and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), either collectively or by the respective content creator. All intellectual property rights are asserted and reserved. You may not reproduce, distribute, or transmit in any form or by any means the website or any of its contents

 

SITE ACCESS AND LICENSES

The UPOU FMDS and PCMC grant you limited rights to use the content and materials on the website for your personal and non-commercial purposes, in accordance with these terms and conditions.

All rights in the website and the content that are not expressly granted are reserved. You agree to use the website and the content only in ways that comply with all applicable laws, as well as with these Terms and Conditions of Use, and that do not infringe or violate the rights of third parties.

Any document, data, information, or report generated by or obtained from the website or from any of its applications or functions is solely may not be used for legal, judicial, administrative, or any other proceedings before any forum.   

 

SECURITY

This website utilizes an encryption software to protect the sensitive information of the users. However, it must be understood that despite establishing all possible measures to ensure the security of personal information in this website, the breach of security by hacking, viruses, worms, trojans, or any other form of cyber-attack cannot be fully guaranteed against.   By using this website, you agree to assume any risk of unintended or unauthorized disclosure or collection of personal information, interruption or failure in the collection of data, or the corruption of data due to any security breach.

Any information we collect will form part of our database and shall remain confidential. The website administrator will endeavor to utilize adequate protection measures up to comply with laws pertaining to  protection of personal information and of medical records.

 

CREDIT TRANSACTIONS FOR HOME CARE SERVICES

The provision of home care services is free of charge while the research program is running. Beyond the duration of the research program, the fee for home care services will be paid directly to the visiting nurse or physician based on the rate specified in the website. You will need to sign an invoice as proof of your payment.

 

REMOTE CONSULTATION SERVICES

Once you have provided consent and availed of the consultation services in this website, you shall recognize and agree with the following:

  • You understand and consider the limitations of teleconsultation to the care of your child and you accept the responsibility for the risks related to these limitations.
  • The medical information you will receive may be limited based on the information that can only be provided through the telemedicine and by the physicians and other health professionals involved in the care. Performance of tests may be limited and physical examination may not be feasible. Thus, any information that can possibly be obtained using a comprehensive assessment can be considered as a limitation of the website and may affect the treatment by the physicians who will conduct teleconsultations.
  • Teleconsultations through the website shall not be considered as an equal substitute to the comprehensive medical consultation with a specialist in oncology or palliative care.
  • It is your right as the legal guardian of the patient to cancel or terminate the teleconsultation of your child through the website whenever you decide.
  • The website administrator, together with the doctors involved, reserves the right to cancel or terminate the teleconsultation of your child through the website if deemed necessary for the welfare of your child.
  • The teleconsultations and information coming from the consultation through the website should not be used in any legal proceedings against any physician or other health professionals. These must not be considered as expert opinion in the legal proceedings.
  • The website administrators and the physicians do not guarantee the results of the teleconsultation such as improvement of medical condition or full recovery from disease. Nevertheless, the general intention of the website is to help and support the alleviation of the symptoms experienced by children with cancer.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR ON-LINE CONSULTATION AND HOME CARE SERVICES

Any untoward incident that may arise from the use of the consultation services through this website and the request for home care services is the accountability of the institutions who will provide the teleconsultations services and home care services based on the signed agreements.

 

STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT

By using the website and clicking the “I Agree” button below, you are expressing your understanding of the terms of services under the Philippines laws and other applicable international laws related to this agreement.


Sumasang-ayon ako (I agree)