Terms and Conditions

Please read the MDpie privacy policy and end user license agreement before registering as a user. MDpie is an online service provided by Word Consulting Group, Ltd (WCG).

 

I. Privacy Policy 

 
A. General principles 
 
1. Registration and collection of information
 

MDpie is an exclusive social learning network for licensed medical doctors (MDs).
 
The exclusivity is important to ensure the privacy of the network’s MD users and the content they provide which is meant only for fellow MDs. 
 
To ensure the exclusivity of the network, WCG collects and maintains a database of information about MDs from various sources and organizations, including medical societies.
 
Whenever an MD registers to become an MDpie user, the registrant is required to provide some personal and professional information. WCG verifies the information provided by the MD to ensure the authenticity of the user’s identity. 
 
The MD gives his/her consent, and requests, that Word Consulting Group, Ltd use the personal and professional information to create an MDpie account and to keep the same information in the MDpie database for communication, marketing and other purposes.
 
Any time after registration, users may choose to update their user profiles or change their information as needed.
 
2. Privacy Maintenance
 

WCG will maintain the privacy of the information in the MDpie database and the information provided by the users. The information will not be shared with others unless the user himself chooses to make the information public. 
 
WCG may provide aggregated anonymous data about the demographics of MDpie users and usage of MDpie services to third parties for purposes WCG deems appropriate, such as for informing prospective investors and advertisers in MDpie about the network.
 
3. Publication
 
As a registered user an MD will have a user profile with the MD’s username, and if the user chooses to have one, an image or profile picture or display picture. Also, any content the user shares on MDpie will indicate the MD’s username, including, but not limited to, consults the user presented, comments on consults presented by other users, status updates, participation in the forum and in group discussions, and replies to surveys and polls.
 
The MD’s username will also be included in personal messages sent to other MDpie users.
 
Personal information on the MDpie database will be made public should the user choose to be part of a public MDpie directory. This directory will be viewable and searchable by the general public.
 
Personal information may be shared by the user when participating in some MDpie activities, including but not limited to continuing medical education (CME) programs, surveys, and panel discussions. 
 
Other services may be offered on MDpie that will require publication of personal information. In such cases, choosing to avail of the services signifies the user’s consent to the publication of the needed information.
 
4. Other uses
 
The user’s personal information may be used by WCG to target and announce specialty-specific and other customized content. Such announcements may be posted in the user’s home page (My Clinic), Groups, and/or sent to the user’s email address or the user’s mobile phone aside from the user’s MDpie mailbox.
 
5. Related information
 
MDpie, like other websites, uses cookies to improve user experience and provide administrators with information including, but not limited to, site statistics. If preferred, the user may disable cookies, however, disabling cookies may limit MDpie functionality and may result in suboptimal user experience
 
The computers also collect information such as, but not limited to, log files, IP addresses, and the operating system used. Such information will also be kept private.
 
6. Legal disclaimer and disclosure in relation to reorganization or sale of MDpie
 
In certain cases, the law may require that WCG disclose personal information about a user, such as in response to subpoenas. In such cases, WCG will disclose personal information only upon confirmation by WCG’s legal advisors that such action would be legal, and upon informing the user of such disclosure of information.
 
WCG may also disclose personal and other information provided by the user to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of WCG. Any third party to which WCG transfers or sells its assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that the user provided.
 
7. Account termination
 
A user can terminate his MDpie account at any time by sending an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If the user had chosen to be included in the public directory, WCG will maintain the user’s listing unless the user specifies that he no longer wants to be included in such listing or database. WCG will likewise maintain records of any CME and other courses the user had taken on MDpie as WCG deems necessary. Also, any content the user had uploaded and shared on to MDpie including, but not limited to, consults, comments, videos, images, and status updates, may remain on MDpie.
 
MDpie administration will require up to a week to ensure rightful termination of a user account. 
 
8. Memorializing Accounts
 
If WCG receives information about the passing of a user, WCG will confirm if indeed, the user has passed. WCG may terminate the account in such cases but retain already uploaded content unless legally requested to remove such content from MDpie. 
 
 
B. User obligations 
 
A MDpie user has obligations toward other users and the administrators of the network.
 
A user must be respectful and polite at all times, and maintain professionalism in all communications on MDpie. 
 
A user must respect intellectual property (IP) rights of other users and of the network, as well as the rights of non-users by never sharing and taking credit for work that is not his or hers. Any work that is shared must be credited as best as possible.
 
A user must respect the privacy of other users. A user may not take information provided on MDpie and disseminate or share such information in any manner without the express permission of the user who provided the information. This also applies to information shared in closed or private groups within MDpie. A user may not take information from such groups and share such information even with other MDpie users without the consent of the user from whom such content originated.
 
All MDpie users must ensure the security of the network by safeguarding his username and password. MDpie is for doctors and all users have the responsibility to safeguard this exclusivity by not sharing with others his username, password, and other personal or professional information that may enable unauthorized access to MDpie.
 
Failure to comply with these obligations may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of a user’s MDpie account. 
 
 
C. Changes to this privacy policy
 
WCG reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review this statement frequently. Users will be notified of any material changes made to this policy here, by email, or by means of a notice on the MDpie home page. By logging in to MDpie after notice of changes have been sent to the user or published on the MDpie website, the user indicates his consent to the changes.
 
 
 
II. End User License Agreement
 
1. INTRODUCTION
 
The MDpie platform is an online physician community that is both a social network (for collaboration and communication) and a learning management system (for delivering educational programs). The platform aims to bring together doctors and professional medical societies into one online network that promotes continuing education, peer-to-peer discussion, and collaboration.  
 
You agree that by registering as a user on MDpie, or by using the website, including MDpie’s mobile applications, premium services, or other information provided as part of the MDpie services (collectively "MDpie" or the "Services"), you are entering into a legally binding agreement with Word Consulting Group, Ltd. (WCG), with address at 2207 China Insurance Group Bldg., 73 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong, based on the terms of this MDpie End User License Agreement and the MDpie Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference (collectively referred to as the "Agreement") and become a MDpie user ("User").
 
If you are using MDpie on behalf of a company, medical practice or other legal entity, you are nevertheless individually bound by this Agreement even if your company has a separate agreement with WCG. If you do not want to register an account and become a MDpie user, do not conclude the Agreement, do NOT join MDpie and do not access, view, download or otherwise use any MDpie webpage, information or services. 
 
By joining MDpie you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by all of its provisions. By joining MDpie you also consent to use electronic signatures and acknowledge your registration as one. Please note that the MDpie End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy are also collectively referred to the MDpie "Terms of Service."
 
2. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
 
A. The following are supplementary documents to this Agreement
 
DOs and DON'Ts;
Complaints Regarding Content Posted on the MDpie Website; and
MDpie Privacy Policy.
 
B. License and warranty for your submissions to MDpie
 
You must comply with all applicable laws, the Agreement, as may be amended from time to time with or without advance notice, and the policies and processes explained in the following sections:
 
You have control over the information you upload onto MDpie under this Agreement, and may request its deletion at any time, unless you have shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or the information was copied or stored by other users. 
 
Additionally, you grant WCG, MDpie, and its registered users a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid and royalty-free right to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to MDpie, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques or data to the services, you submit to MDpie, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. Any information you submit to MDpie is at your own risk of loss.
 
By providing information to WCG and MDpie, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to and have the requisite rights to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. 
 
WCG will have no obligations with respect to the information you submit to us. 
 
WCG hereby grants you a nonexclusive, non-transferable license to re-use or republish your own contributions made to the MDpie site in its original or derivative form for republication elsewhere, such as in journals or other professional publications. This license is restricted to your own contributions and does not grant you rights to republish the contributions or postings of other MDpie members. 
 
MDpie shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services incorporating such information. 
 
It is your responsibility to keep your MDpie profile information accurate and updated.
 
C. Service Eligibility
 
To be eligible to use the Service, you must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant that you: 
(1) are 18 years of age or older; 
(2) are a certified licensed physician;
(3) are not currently restricted from practicing as a medical doctor, or not otherwise prohibited from having a MDpie account;
(4) are not a competitor of WCG or MDpie or are not using the Services for reasons that are in competition with MDpie and WCG; 
(5) will only maintain one MDpie account at any given time; 
(6) have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party; 
(7) will not violate any rights of MDpie and WCG, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; 
(8) agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, and internet access necessary to use the Services; and, 
(9) are not employed by industry (pharmaceutical company, medical devices company, or other medical/healthcare company, except hospitals), or if you are employed by industry, to identify yourself as such and name your employer in your user profile.
 
D. Sign-In Credentials
 
You agree to: 
(1) keep your password secure and confidential; 
(2) not permit others to use your login credentials to access your account; 
(3) refrain from using other users' accounts; 
(4) refrain from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your MDpie account or any information and content of another MDpie user to another party; and 
(5) refrain from charging anyone for access to any portion of MDpie, or any information therein. Further, you are responsible for anything that happens through your account until you terminate your account or prove that your account security was compromised due to no fault of your own. To terminate your account, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
E. Indemnification
 
You indemnify WCG and hold WCG harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) related to all third party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by (1) your failure to comply with this Agreement, including, without limitation, your submission of content that violates third party rights or applicable laws, (2) any content you submit to the Services, and (3) any activity in which you engage on or through MDpie.
 
F. Payment
 
If you purchase any services that WCG offers for a fee, you agree to WCG storing your payment information, including but not limited to credit card and bank account numbers. WCG will not disclose to third parties any account details without express consent of the user. 
 
 
G. Notify WCG of Acts Contrary to the Agreement
 

If you believe that you are entitled or obligated to act contrary to this Agreement under any mandatory law, you agree to provide WCG with detailed and substantiated explanation of your reasons in writing at least 30 days before you act contrary to this Agreement, to allow WCG to assess whether it may, at its sole discretion, provide an alternative remedy for the situation, though it is under no obligation to do so.
 
H. Notifications and Service Messages
 
For purposes of service messages and notices about the Services to you, WCG may place a banner notice across its pages to alert you to certain changes such as modifications to this Agreement. Alternatively, notice may consist of an email from MDpie to an email address associated with your account, even if WCG has other contact information. You also agree that MDpie and WCG may communicate with you through your MDpie account or through other means including email, mobile number, telephone, or delivery services including the postal service about your MDpie account or services associated with MDpie. You acknowledge and agree that WCG shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about the Service.
 
I. User-To-User Communication and Sharing
 
The MDpie platform offers various venues where you can communicate with individuals and groups.
 
MDpie members can present consults, create forum topics, begin group discussions, and upload photos and images. However, WCG may remove content that is deemed to violate this Agreement or others' intellectual property rights.
 
Note that ideas you post and information you share may be seen and used by other users, and WCG cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share on MDpie. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don't want others to use, or that is subject to third party rights that may be infringed by your sharing the idea or information, do not share the idea or information on MDpie. WCG IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A USER'S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST, UPLOAD, OR TRANSMIT WITHIN MDpie.
 
J. Privacy
 
You should carefully read the MDpie Privacy Policy before deciding to become a User as the Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference, and governs WCG’s treatment of any information, including personally identifiable information you submit to WCG or MDpie. Please note that certain information, statements, data, and content (such as photographs) which you may submit to MDpie, or groups you choose to join might, or are likely to, reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, and/or other personal information about you. You acknowledge that your submission of any information, statements, data, and content to WCG and MDpie is voluntary on your part, and that any identifying information about persons other than yourself are protected at all times through means that include, but are not limited to, obscuring names, identifying physical features, or unique circumstances that may lead to the identification of the persons involved. 
 
K. Contributions to MDpie
 
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to WCG through MDpie suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) WCG is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; WCG shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) WCG may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) you irrevocably assign to WCG all rights to your Contributions; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from WCG under any circumstances for such Contributions.
 
L. Posted Data
 
The information and content posted on MDpie is gathered from publicly available data or submitted by other users, and WCG cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information. Use of MDpie by you is conditioned upon your agreement that all of the information and content, including profile and insurance data, is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon, and that as User, you agree to hold harmless WCG and other users and data suppliers for your use or reliance on such data.
 
3. YOUR RIGHTS
 
On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the Do's and Don'ts list, WCG grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nonsublicenseable license and right to access the Services, through a generally available web browser, mobile device, or application (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data without the express written consent of WCG or MDpie users), view information and use the Services that WCG provides on MDpie webpages and in accordance with this Agreement. Any other use of MDpie contrary to MDpie’s mission and purpose (such as seeking to connect to someone you do not know or trust, or to use information gathered from MDpie commercially unless expressly authorized by WCG) is strictly prohibited and a violation of this Agreement. WCG reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights, and all other rights and interest in MDpie and all related items, including any and all copies made of the MDpie website.
 
4. WCG RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
 
A. Services Availability
 
For as long as WCG continues to offer MDpie Services, WCG shall provide and seek to update, improve and expand the Services. As a result, WCG allows you to access MDpie “as is” on any given day and have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in this Agreement. WCG may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue MDpie, partially or entirely, or change and modify prices for all or part of the Services for you or for all MDpie users in WCG’s sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on MDpie and/or the WCG website or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted. WCG further reserves the right to withhold, remove and/or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by WCG to be contrary to this Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, WCG has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other users provide when using the Services.
 
B. Third Party Sites
 

WCG may include links to third party websites ("Third Party Sites"). You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to access or use a Third Party Site. You should review any applicable terms and/or privacy policy of a Third Party Site before using it.
 
WCG is not responsible for and does not endorse any features, content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from Third Party Sites. Accordingly, if you decide to access Third Party Sites, you do so at your own risk.
 
C. Disclosure of User Information
 
You acknowledge, consent and agree that WCG may access, preserve, and disclose your registration and any other information you provide if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in WCG’s opinion to: (1) comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a User, individual, or government agency; (4) respond to customer service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of WCG, MDpie users, or the public.
 
Disclosures of User information to third parties other than those required to provide customer support, administer this agreement, or comply with legal requirements are addressed in the privacy policy.
 
D. Connections and Interactions With Other users
 
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. WCG may limit the number of colleague connections you may have to other users and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other users through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services. WCG reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if WCG determines, in its sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce this Agreement.
 
You agree that from time to time WCG may invite or otherwise make you aware of certain educational, promotional or financial opportunities relating to your communications and profile.
 
5. SERVICE DISCLAIMER
 
Do not rely on MDpie, any information therein, or its continuation. WCG provides the MDpie platform and all information and services on an "as is" and "as available" basis. MDpie does not control or vet user-generated content for accuracy. WCG does not provide any express warranties or representations.
 
To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, WCG disclaims any and all implied warranties and representations, including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, accuracy of data, and non-infringement. If you are dissatisfied or harmed by WCG or anything related to MDpie, you may close your MDpie account and terminate this agreement and such termination shall be your sole and exclusive remedy.
 
WCG is not responsible, and makes no representations or warranties, for the delivery of any messages sent through MDpie to anyone. In addition, WCG neither warrants nor represents that your use of the service will not infringe the rights of third parties. Any material, service, or technology described or used on the website may be subject to intellectual property rights owned by third parties who have licensed such material, service, or technology to us.
 
WCG does not guarantee that the services MDpie provides will function without interruption or errors in functioning. In particular, the operation of the services may be interrupted due to maintenance, updates, or system or network failures. WCG disclaims all liability for damages caused by any such interruption or errors in functioning. Furthermore, WCG disclaims all liability for any malfunctioning, impossibility of access, or poor use conditions of the MDpie site due to inappropriate equipment, disturbances related to Internet service providers, to the saturation of the Internet network, and for any other reason.
 
6. MEDICAL DISCLAIMER
 
The contents of MDpie, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from WCG and MDpie's licensors, users, employees and other material contained in MDpie ("Content") is for informational and educational purposes only and are not a substitute for the professional judgment of a health care professional in diagnosing and treating patients. Any medical information and/or advice posted on the site is not meant to substitute for a face-to-face consultation that includes a thorough medical history and physical and laboratory examination. Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and agree that WCG is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from the use of the information. WCG does not recommend or endorse any specific drugs, tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, “off-label” drug uses or other information that may be mentioned on MDpie and MDpie members are required by the "Do's" of these Terms of Use to disclose any such conflicts of interest. Your reliance upon the Content obtained or used by you is solely at your own risk.
 
WCG reminds you that the Service is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own professional medical judgment. You should always exercise your professional judgment in evaluating your patients, and should carefully consider any treatment plan. WCG encourages you to confirm the information made available or otherwise obtained through the Service with other reliable sources before undertaking any treatment. 
 
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
 
Neither WCG nor any employees, shareholders, directors, or vendors ("WCG Affiliates") shall be cumulatively liable for any special, incidental, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages for loss of use, profit, revenue or data to you or any third person arising from your use of the Service, any platform applications or any of the content or other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from MDpie. This limitation of liability is part of the basis of the bargain between the parties and without this limitation of liability the terms and prices charged would be different. This limitation of liability shall:
 
Apply regardless of whether (1) you base your claim on contract, tort, statute or any other legal theory, (2) WCG knew or should have known about the possibility of such damages, or (3) the limited remedies provided in this section fail in their essential purpose; and
 
Not apply to any damage that WCG or MDpie may cause you intentionally or knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law, or as otherwise mandated by applicable law that cannot be disclaimed from in this Agreement.
 
8. TERMINATION
 
A. Mutual Rights of Termination
 
You may terminate this Agreement, for any or no reason, at any time, with notice to WCG. This notice will be effective upon WCG processing your notice. WCG may terminate the Agreement and your account for any reason or no reason, at any time, with or without notice. This cancellation shall be effective immediately or as may be specified in the notice. Termination of your MDpie account includes disabling your access to MDpie and may also bar you from any future use of MDpie.
 
B. Misuse of the Services
 
WCG may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any User who abuses or misuses the Services or offers competitive services. Misuse of the Services includes inviting to connect other users with whom you do not know or with whom you do not have a medical referral or consult objective; abusing the MDpie messaging services; using the Services commercially without WCG's authorization, infringing any intellectual property rights, violating any of the Do's and Don'ts list, or any other behavior that WCG, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to its purpose. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, WCG has adopted a policy of terminating accounts of users who, in WCG's sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers under the Intellectual Property Code of the user’s country, or other country involved.
 
C. Effect of Termination
 
Upon the termination of your MDpie account, you lose access to the Services. The terms of this Agreement shall survive any termination, except Sections 3 ("Your Rights") and 4.a-b, and d ("WCG Rights and Obligations") hereof.
 
9. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
 
This Agreement or any claim, cause of action or dispute ("claim") arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Philippines regardless of your country of origin or where you access MDpie, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods. You and WCG agree that all claims arising out of or related to this Agreement must be settled by arbitration should any dispute, controversy or claim remain unresolved within 30 days by amicable discussion of the parties. The dispute shall be referred to arbitration in accordance with Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with said rules. The arbitration shall be conducted in Makati City, Philippines and the language of arbitration shall be in English. The arbitration proceedings, including the making of the award of arbitrator/s, shall be final and binding upon the parties. The arbitral award shall be in writing and, unless the parties agree otherwise, shall state the reasons upon which it is based. The award may include an award of costs, including reasonable attorney's fees and disburesements. Judgment upon the award may be entered by a court of competent jurisdiction in Makati City. You and WCG agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal and courts located in Makati City for the purpose of arbitrating and litigating all such claims.. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that WCG shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
 
10. GENERAL TERMS
 
A. Severability
 
If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render the provision enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; and if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will not be affected in any way.
 
B. Notices and Service of Process
 
In addition to Section 2.H. ("Notices and Service Messages"), WCG may notify you via postings on www.MDpie.com. You may contact WCG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via mail or courier at:
 
MDpie c/o Word Consulting Group Ltd.
Hong Kong Office:
 2207 China Insurance Group Bldg
73 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
 
Philippine Office:
Unit 42 Ecology Village
EDSA
Makati City, Philippines
 
Additionally, WCG accepts service of process at these addresses. Any notices that you provide without compliance with this section on Notices shall have no legal effect.
 
C. Entire Agreement
 
You agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire, complete and exclusive agreement between you and WCG regarding MDpie Services and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other MDpie services, third-party content or third party software.
 
D. Initial Posting and Amendments to This Agreement
 
This Agreement will be posted on the www.MDpie.com website. WCG reserves the right to modify, supplement or replace the terms of the Agreement, effective upon posting at www.MDpie.com or notifying you otherwise. For example, WCG will present a banner on the site when it has amended this Agreement or the Privacy Policy so that you may access and review the changes prior to your continued use of the site. If you do not want to agree to changes to the Agreement, you can terminate this Agreement at any time per Section 8 (Termination).
 
E. No Informal Waivers, Agreements or Representations
 
WCG’s failure to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent similar or other breaches. Except as expressly and specifically contemplated by the Agreement, no representations, statements, consents, waivers, or other acts or omissions by any WCG Affiliate shall be deemed legally binding on any WCG Affiliate, unless documented in a physical writing hand signed by a duly appointed officer of WCG.
 
F. No Injunctive Relief
 
In no event shall you seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Service, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Services or any content or other material used or displayed through the Services.
 
G. Assignment and Delegation
 
You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective. WCG may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. 
 
H. Potential Other Rights and Obligations
 
You may have rights or obligations under local law other than those enumerated here if you are located outside the Philippines.
 
11. MDPIE USER "DO'S" and "DON'TS" LIST
 
As a condition to access MDpie, you agree to this User Agreement and to strictly observe the following DOs and DON'Ts:
 
A. Do Undertake the Following:
 
Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, patient privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements in your country;
Provide accurate information and update the information as necessary, including changes in society memberships, employment, licensing and certification;
Review and comply with the MDpie Privacy Policy;
Review and comply with notices sent by WCG concerning the Services; and
Disclose any potential conflicts-of-interest, such as consultant fees (e.g. promoting "off-label" use) as appropriate; and
Use the Services in a professional manner.
 
B.  Undertake Not to Do the Following:
 
Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by engaging in unprofessional behavior by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to MDpie;
Publish inaccurate information in the designated fields on the profile form;
Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcome communications to others using MDpie;
Upload a profile image that is not your likeness;
Use or attempt to use another user's account without authorization from the user, or create a false identity on MDpie;
Upload, post, email, fax, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:
 
Falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
 
Is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;
 
Adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (i.e. submitting a telephone number in the specialty field);
 
Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as private patient information, insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
 
Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
 
Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (a) using MDpie invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (b) using MDpie to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and (c) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
 
Contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of MDpie or any User of MDpie;
 
Forges headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Services; and/or
 
Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on MDpie (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in this Agreement or as expressly authorized by WCG;
 
Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services, or any part thereof
 
Utilize or copy information, content or any data you view on and/or obtain from MDpie to provide any service that is competitive, in WCG's sole discretion, with MDpie;
 
Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by WCG or MDpie unless you have entered into a written agreement with WCG;
 
Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on MDpie or technology underlying the Services, or other users' content, in whole or part;
 
Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to MDpie or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
 
Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize MDpie content, phone lists, or any other service or functionality of MDpie, without the express written permission of WCG.
 
Deep-link to the MDpie website for any purpose, (i.e. including a link to a MDpie web page other than MDpie's home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by WCG or for the purpose of promoting your profile or a Group on MDpie;
 
Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on MDpie, including those of both MDpie and any of its licensors;
 
Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from MDpie except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;
 
Share information of users without their express consent;
 
Infringe or use MDpie's brand, logos and/or trademarks, including, without limitation, using the word "MDpie" in any business name, email, or URL or including MDpie's trademarks and logos or as expressly permitted by WCG;
 
Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl," or "spider" any web pages or other services contained in the site;
 
Use bots or other automated methods to access MDpie, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages, or perform other activities through MDpie, unless explicitly permitted by WCG;
 
Access, via automated or manual means or processes, MDpie for purposes of monitoring MDpie's availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
 
Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of MDpie's website;
 
Attempt to or actually access MDpie by any means other than through the interfaces provided by MDpie such as its mobile application or by navigating to http://www.MDpie.com using a web browser. This prohibition includes accessing or attempting to access MDpie using any third-party service, including software-as-a-service platforms that aggregate access to multiple services, including MDpie;
 
Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying MDpie;
 
Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on MDpie's infrastructure, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited communications to other users or WCG personnel, attempting to gain unauthorized access to MDpie, or transmitting or activating computer viruses through or on MDpie;
 
Interfere with or disrupt or game MDpie or the Services, including, but not limited to, any servers or networks connected to MDpie, in particular MDpie's search algorithms. Any attempt to obtain unauthorized access, interfere with, or exceed authorized access to MDpie shall be considered a trespass and computer fraud and abuse, punishable under the laws of the country in which you practice. WCG hereby notifies you that any or all communications with this website can and will be monitored, captured, recorded, and transmitted to the authorities as deemed necessary by WCG in its sole discretion and without further notice. 
 
12. COMPLAINTS REGARDING CONTENT POSTED ON THE MDPIE WEBSITE
 
MDpie was built to help you be a more successful physician. To achieve this purpose, WCG encourages MDpie users to share truthful and accurate information. WCG also respects the intellectual property rights of others. Accordingly, this Agreement requires that information posted by users be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. To promote these objectives, WCG provides a process for submission of complaints concerning content posted by MDpie users. The MDpie policy and procedures can be found in the MDpie Privacy Policy.
 
If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Services infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Services by contacting MDpie or WCG at the following physical or email addresses:
 
MDpie c/o Word Consulting Group Ltd.
 
Hong Kong Office:
 2207 China Insurance Group Bldg
73 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
 
Philippine Office:
Unit 42 Ecology Village

EDSA
Makati City, Philippines
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Please provide the following information:
 
Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
 
Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide the URL or any other pertinent information that will allow WCG to locate the material.
 
Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
 
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the work and material being reported is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
 
A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
 
A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
 
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, WCG maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.
 

 


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