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Terms and conditions of Use

Date of last update: 02/05/2009


By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!

Doctors Lounge may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of Doctors Lounge website ("Doctors Lounge," or the "Site," or "we") will mean you accept those changes.

Our Information.

We include a lot of information on, including articles, references, tools, continuing education for consumers, medical professionals, and advertising. Please remember that some of the information on is meant for adults who are licensed healthcare professionals. While we hope you find it helpful, you should remember that it is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment as a healthcare professional. If you are a consumer who chooses to use the professional-level information on, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.

We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on However, we don't offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our Web site. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It's your job to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide. If you are a healthcare professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information contained on our Web site with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are a consumer, you should evaluate the information together with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional.

Some information on our Web site comes from you or from other users. We're not responsible for that information. Whether the information comes from us or from you, we're not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information on our Web site.

Although we are selective about the organizations we link to, we don't assume any responsibility for any Web sites that are linked to our site or that you browse to after following a link from our site.

While we welcome your feedback on, we must make the final decisions about the content that is posted on the site to make sure it meets the needs of all our readers. You can use the contact link on our home page to send us comments and criticisms, but if you are dissatisfied with our response or with the contents of, your only remedy is to stop using the Web site.

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The contents of the Site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from's licensors, and other material contained on the Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site!

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. 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, employees, others appearing on the Site at the invitation of, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.


We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.

USE OF CONTENT. authorizes you to view or download a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use if you include the following copyright notice: "Copyright (c) 2001-2007, Doctors Lounge,  All rights reserved" and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Content. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible on the Site may be included elsewhere within the Site and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

The Content is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Content remains with Doctors Lounge or its licensors. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the editorial discretion of All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.


The use of the Site and the Content is at your own risk.

When using the Site, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of and its suppliers. Accordingly, assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site.


1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Site or other services.

2. The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the Content contained on the Site.

In no event shall, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not is advised of the possibility of such damages. shall be liable only to the extent of actual damages incurred by you, not to exceed U.S. $1000. is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the Site, Content, or Public Areas (as defined below). Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site, any Content, or the Public Areas must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.


You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Public Areas (including message boards, Ask a Doctor postings, etc.) that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to the Public Areas, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any such submission you agree that you will not send or transmit to by email, (including through the email addresses listed on the "Contact Us" link) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to by email, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

By submitting any information ("Information") to the Public Areas of or to via email you grant a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, nonexclusive right and license to: (i) use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Information in all forms of media and in any format, now known or hereinafter created; (ii) grant sublicenses to the Information to third parties; and (iii) transfer, sell, or lease the Information to third parties. Any information that you do not wish to be treated as Information should not be submitted to the Public Areas or to by email.

PASSWORDS. has several tools that allow you to record and store information. For example, Doctors Lounge Medical Forums is a service that allows you to record limited amounts of personal health information on a voluntary basis on servers maintained by or on its behalf. Doctors Lounge Medical Forums is structured to allow access only to visitors with a valid password.

You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your account and password; (3) promptly inform of any need to deactivate a password. You grant and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Site. cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, including to Doctors Lounge Medical Forums, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using tools and services, including Doctors Lounge Medical Forums. MEMBER TO MEMBER AREAS ("PUBLIC AREAS").

If you use a Public Area, such as a chat room, bulletin board (forum) or community Ask A Doctor posting, Medical Forums, or other member communities, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  1. Using a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
  2. Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by in its sole discretion;
  4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
  6. Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
  7. Impersonating another person;
  8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
  9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;
  10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments
  11. Posting the same note more than once or "spamming"; or
  12. Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site, or which, in the judgment of, exposes or any of its customers or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type. reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

  1. Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.
  2. Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
  3. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms and Conditions.
  4. Terminate a user's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  5. Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
  6. Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards. reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. has no liability or responsibility to users of the Site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Doctors Lounge Medical Forums

While the administrators and moderators of the forums will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the personal information you have entered while registering to become a member; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

ADVERTISEMENTS, SEARCHES AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES. may provide links to third-party web sites. also may select certain sites as priority responses to search terms you enter and may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Site, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. does not endorse any product advertised on the Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless 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 these Terms and Conditions.


Doctors Lounge is currently based in Cairo, Egypt. makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms and Conditions for any reason whatsoever: Liability, User Submissions, Indemnity, Jurisdiction, and Complete Agreement.


You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of Cairo, Egypt and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the Cairo, Egypt in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of Cairo, Egypt, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.


Usually, we don't mind if you have a simple link from your Web site to ours. However, you must first ask our permission if you intend to frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product in a way that is not clear to our users. You aren't allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.


Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Site, these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy and Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and with respect to the use of the Site, and Content.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Site helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this website, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be directed by electronic mail to We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so.


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