Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT THE BASIS UPON WHICH YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE AND AVAIL OF THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING PARTICIPATION IN  THIRD PARTY DISCUSSION GROUP/CHAT FORUMS AND POSTING MATERIAL ON BULLETIN BOARDS) AS WELL AS FACEBOOK AND THE OCD IRELAND BLOG.

Use of the OCD Ireland website, facebook page or blog collectively known as ‘ the Website’.

You are permitted to access the Website for the purposes of browsing, participating in third party discussion groups/chat forums, posting material on bulletin boards and availing of any other services on the Website such as the OCD Ireland Facebook page or OCD Ireland blog, subject to compliance with these Terms and Conditions. Any other use of the content and/or software on the Website, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of the content on the Website is strictly prohibited.

Neither the Website nor any portion of the Website may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by OCD Ireland We reserve the right to refuse access to the Website and/or the services contained therein in our discretion, including, without limitation, if we believe that particular conduct violates applicable law, is harmful to the interests of Rehab or other users of the Website or is in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

Information, not Advice and not Treatment

The Website is an information service. It does not provide counseling, psychotherapy or online support or treatment. The information provided is generic and is not intended for use as a medical diagnosis or as a substitute for medical care. The information provided on the Website does not seek to replace the advice of trained professionals. OCD Ireland is not responsible for any emotional, psychological, or physical injury to any person or persons resulting from the direct or indirect utilisation of any of the services listed on the Website. Furthermore these assessments may not be monitored and/or created by qualified mental-health professionals, thus any advice/information obtained should be viewed as non-directive and should not be considered as formal Medical/Psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment.   Individual diagnosis and treatment plans can only be provided by qualified medical professionals on an individual basis. If you believe you are experiencing a medical condition of any sort, please contact a medical professional for appropriate care.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer 

We will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website, Facebook page or blog  is fully operational at all times. However, due to the nature of interactive services and the Internet generally, we cannot guarantee that the Website will be free from delays, interruptions or errors.

Whilst all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that any information contained on the Website is correct, OCD Ireland  gives no representations or warranties, express or implied in relation to the accuracy or completeness of said information.

Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions, all representations, warranties, term and conditions whether express or implied in relation to the Website or the information contained therein are hereby excluded to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Due to the fact that we cannot guarantee that the Website will be fault free or that the information contained on the Website will be correct, we do not accept any liability for any damage or loss suffered by you (whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential loss, including loss of profits) arising as a result of the Website or the information contained therein (including any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in such information or any faults, interruptions or delays in connection with the Website).

Interactive Areas: Facebook or Weblog

The Website contains links to a Facebook page and a weblog as well as third party discussion forums, bulletin boards, or other forums in which you either you are permitted to or have registered to post content, messages, materials or other items , hence forth called (“Interactive Areas”) and we welcome user-generated content in the form of articles, comments and posts. Where we provide Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. When using any Interactive Areas or other website sections you expressly agree not to:

  • post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Website any of the following:
  • Any message, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material (“Content”) that is unlawful, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, offensive, harassing, threatening, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate;
  • Content that is unlawful or that promotes or encourages illegal activity;
  • Content of any third party without a third party’s consent;
  • Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity or other proprietary right of any party or infringes any intellectual property law or any other applicable law;
  • Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; or
  • Content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Website, or which may expose us or our users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • Remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Website;
  • Use the Website in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website;
  • Harvest or collect email addresses, usernames or contact information of members including surnames from the Website by electronic or other means;
  • Use the Website in any manner that would jeopardise or prejudice the operation, quality or integrity of the Website or any materials on the Website or the operation, quality or integrity of any telecommunication network;
  • Use the Website for any commercial purpose including any surveys, contests or pyramid schemes;
  • Use the Website to participate in or cause others to participate in sending chain letters, junk email, spam, duplicative or unsolicited messages, advertising, promotional material or political material; or
  • To distribute, download, upload or transmit any material which contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other harmful or deleterious programmes.

We accept no responsibility and are not liable for any Content of any kind that is posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party on the Website, or for any loss or damage caused as a result thereof. As a provider of interactive services, we are not liable for any statements, representations or Content provided by users of the Website in any Interactive Area or other public forum. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Content posted to or distributed through any Interactive Area, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit without notice any Content posted or stored on the Website at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any Content you post or store on the Website at your sole cost and expense.

Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Website otherwise than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your access to the Interactive Areas and/or the Website. In order to comply with an order of a court of competent jurisdiction or to protect our systems or users of the Website, we may process and disclose any information held by us in relation to a user of the Website who posts or uploads inappropriate or objectionable Content including, without limitation, their name, email address, IP address, usage history, and posted Content.

By posting or distributing Content to or through the Website, unless we indicate otherwise, you: grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such Content throughout the world in any media whatsoever;

represent and warrant that the Content that you post or otherwise distribute (a) complies with these Terms and Conditions; (b) is accurate and not misleading; and (c) shall not expose us to any civil or criminal liability or otherwise materially adversely affect our business or reputation.

Content posted by you in the Interactive Areas will be considered non-confidential and we are under no obligation to treat such Content as proprietary information. Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to use the Content as we deem appropriate, including, without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post it. We are under no obligation to offer you any payment for Content that you submit or the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify Content once it has been submitted to us. We shall have no duty to attribute authorship of Content to you, and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties. In accessing the Website you accept that electronic mail passing over the Internet may not be free from interference by third parties. Consequently OCD Ireland cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any information relating to the user passing over the Internet.

If it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the Content, you hereby declare that (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Content by us or our licensees, successors and assigns; (c) you hereby waive any and all moral rights you may have in the Content.

Compliance with Applicable Laws

Due to the global nature of the Internet you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding on-line conduct and acceptable Content.

Privacy Policy

OCD Ireland is committed to maintaining the privacy of all Website users. For more details please see our privacy policy.

Third Party Links and Material

Links to third party information and contact details are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over these websites and are not responsible for their availability or content. The inclusion on the Website of links to such sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operator.

OCD Ireland recognises the use of Chat-Rooms/Discussion Boards for the purpose of peer support and the exchange of ideas and information, with regards to the treatment and care of OCD and related disorders. Please acknowledge that these Chat-Rooms/Discussion Boards may or may not be monitored appropriately. Furthermore moderators may not be qualified mental-health professionals, thus any advice obtained should be viewed as non-directive and should not be considered Medical/Psychological advice or treatment. OCD Ireland is not responsible for any emotional, psychological, or physical injury to any person or persons resulting from the direct or indirect utilisation of any of the public services listed.  Any website operator who wishes to link their website to the Website must obtain our prior written consent.

Intellectual Property

All content included on the Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips and software is the property of OCD Ireland or its contents suppliers and is protected by applicable copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.

The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on the Website is the exclusive property of OCD Ireland and is protected by applicable copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.

All software used in the Website is the property of OCD Ireland or its software suppliers and is protected by applicable copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.

You must not submit any material to OCD Ireland for inclusion on the Website which infringes the copyright or any other intellectual property rights of a third part. By submitting material to OCD Ireland for inclusion on the Website you grant OCD Ireland a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive worldwide license to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publish, display and broadcast that material.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us from and against any loss, damage or expense incurred by us arising out of your use of the Website and/or the services or information accessible through the Website and any Content posted by you otherwise than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

General

These Terms and Conditions and/or our Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time by us. The Website will specify the latest date on which these Terms and Conditions have been amended.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Ireland.