Terms and Conditions ("Terms")
Last updated: (28/10/15).
Please read these Terms and Conditions (also worded as "Terms") carefully before using the http://www.whatishealthy.info website (also worded as "service", ‘website’ or ‘forum’), operated by Public Health Initiative UN Ltd, and contracted between Public Health Initiative UN Ltd (also worded as "us", "we") and the website user (also worded as “you”, “one”, “user”), being an individual public member. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for misuse of forum, inappropriate behaviour or any other activity considered inappropriate by the forum moderators, including without limitation any breach of our Terms. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and individual use only. If you would like to use our content - please check the copyright notice and contact us. It is subject to change without notice.
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Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the Copyright Notice [link to Form 5.], which forms part of these terms and conditions and will be submitted upon request.
All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
You can not subtract or edit your content submission after 1hr after you last uploaded or edited the content on the website. Although in exceptional circumstances the writer can write to the admin to request to extend editing of the article or post for another 1hr via this link [special email link for editing request only]
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England.
What website user information we collect
We may collect the following information:
name, job title and academic degree
contact information including email address
optional personal information such as postcode, preferences and interests
What we do with the website user information we collect
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
Website User Information Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
When you register new account at whatishealthy.info you are asked to input your personal information. While some of information is obligatory to register an account on any website (email and username), we will also ask you for optional information such as your real name, job title and academic degree, your interests in life and some other details. This information will help us to conduct surveys and propose personalised content to our users. Remember that we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to [address].
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Registration on Whatishealthy.info forum is free. Whatishealthy.info expects that forum participants abide by the rules and policies detailed herein.
Although the administrators and moderators of whatishealthy.info attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and the owners of whatishealthy.info must not be held responsible for the content of any message.
Whatishealthy.info reserves the right to ban, suspend or delete the accounts of any members if deemed necessary due to member conduct without warning.
Reviews, Comments, Communications, And Other Content
You may submit comments and provide other content so long as the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and so long as the content does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of spam. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information.
By submitting information, you grant Whatishealthy.info a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to reproduce, use, modify, publish, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By submitting information you also represent and warrant that the content is accurate; you own or have permission to use the content that you submit; and that use of the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.
Public Ambassador Election Rules
Every year on Dec 10th, three of the most active public members of whatishealthy.info forums will be thanked in the form of being selected to join OrganiTrust ® team on a voluntary basis as public ambassadors. They will have a chance to work within the Public Initiative Audit Board alongside the OrganiTrust ® Science Council. Public Ambassadors and the OrganiTrust ® Science Council will work together towards public health protection improvements The selection criteria to join OrganiTrust ® public board are based on the member’s annual quantity of posts weighed by the number of positive feedbacks (upvotes) from other forum participants. The selected members forum activity report will be released each year on Dec 15th within the Public Ambassadors page of our website.
Approved sources of authoritative data
Whatishealthy.info prides itself on being an educational and informative resource which uses only authoritative data. We consider the authoritative data sources to be the following:
Scientific articles from peer-reviewed journals. Normally they may be found on scientific article aggregators such as: PubMed, Sciencedirect, SpringerLink, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Google Scholar among others.
Websites of government bodies, normally with domains ending with ‘gov.’.
Websites of science higher education institutions, normally with domains ending with ‘.edu’, subject to the website moderator approval.
We will not accept as an authoritative data source the following:
Wikipedia. It is not a scientifically reliable quality source since its content may be edited by individuals who don’t have sufficient knowledge or someone who intentionally adds false or unproved information. While it is a good source to introduce yourself to a new subject, we do not accept it as a scientifically verified data source and in most cases will decline to accept it as a reference source.
Media and newspaper articles are not trustworthy sources unless they provide the links to the original source material and otherwise will be declined to be accepted as an authoritative data source.
We encourage everyone to follow these recommendations and use trustworthy sources only. Keep in mind that links left in comments, forum posts or articles that contain speculations or unverified information, without the authoritative data source references, will be deleted by the website moderator.