Terms of Use

Terms of Use for SmartMedTalk Online Courses

All SmartMedTalk Courses may be taken by anyone, but it is recommended that candidates have a B1 (according to the CEFR) or higher competency of English. In order to be able to benefit to the fullest from our courses and services, it is also recommended that candidates have a background in Health Sciences or are pre-med/ medical students/freshmen.

Do not give your log-in details to anyone else, or share your online information. You cannot transfer the course to another person after purchase. Misuse will result in cancelling the membership with no refund.

SmartMedTalk does not take any responsibility for any technicians performing the services as outlined in the courses or any injury/reactions that may occur, nor do we take any responsibility for misuse of any equipment, products or application methods that may be used as a result of the online courses.

We do not promise that an individual will achieve a certain outcome, however, with hard work and following the courses exactly as directed, and/or benefiting from our editing and coaching services, you may be able to get your manuscript published; be recruited to work in an English speaking environment; increase your career success or achieve other desired outcomes. By purchasing any of our courses or services, you agree to these Terms and Conditions and the Terms of Use for SmartMedTalk Online Courses as well as the Privacy Policy and Disclaimer.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@smartmedtalk.com

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before purchasing, accessing or using any of our Programs, Products and Services.

Additionally, please review the terms of our Privacy Policy for how your information is stored and shared.

Our Programs, Products, and Services are owned and operated by SmartMedTalk (“Company”, “we”, or “us”). The term “you” refers to any purchaser and/or user of any of our Programs, Products and/or Services.

These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) state how you may use our Programs, Products and Services and Program Materials, and their content. Please read these Terms of Use carefully.  We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time.

By using any of our Programs, Products, and Services you are agreeing to the Terms of Use as they appear and are legally bound by them, whether or not you have read them. If at any time you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use our Programs, Products, and Services.

These Terms of Use require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials, and limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute. You fully understand and agree that by enrolling in, purchasing and/or using any of our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials that you are waiving certain legal rights and you are voluntarily agreeing to do so.

Use and Consent

By purchasing or using any of our Programs, Products or Services, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use as well as our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, and any other terms and conditions that may apply, and you are required to act in accordance with them. Accessing, purchasing or using our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials, in any manner constitutes use of the Program, Products, Services and Program Materials, and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use.

All of our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials are intended solely for users who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to any Program, Product, Service or Program Materials by anyone under age 18 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By accessing or using our Programs, Products, or Services or our Program Materials, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You. Our Programs, Products, and Services and all the Program Materials are our property and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

The content in our Programs, Products and Services is solely owned by or licensed to us, unless otherwise indicated. This content includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics of our Program Materials or any other material or aspects of materials provided by us to you. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these Terms of Use.

If you purchase or access any of our Program Materials through our Programs, Products or Services, you will be considered our Licensee. For the avoidance of doubt, all content obtained through us is our property, and you are granted a revocable, non-transferable license for personal, non-commercial use only, limited to you only. This means that you may not use our Programs, Products or Services or the Program Materials in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or in a manner that has not been authorized by us.

You are being granted a limited license to use our Program, Products and Services, and Program Materials with permission and restrictions. This means that when you purchase a Program, Product or Service from our Website or otherwise, you are purchasing the limited right to use the Program Materials in the form that is provided by us to you with certain conditions as specified in these Terms of Use.

You are permitted to use our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials as follows:

You may download and/or print Program Materials for your own personal use in your line of work if applicable to the corresponding course.

However, you are not permitted to share logins or otherwise share, sell, reprint or republish any other of our Program Materials, including handouts, for resale or mass reproduction purposes for your own business use.  This includes sharing this program with your friends, family, colleagues, etc. If they would like access, they must purchase their own license separately.

We strictly check IP address usage on a weekly basis. If we find logins were shared and you cannot explain to us why IP addresses differ, we have the right to cancel your membership and/or cancel your access to any programmes purchased. No refund on IP breech will be given.

 

Any trademarks, taglines, and logos displayed on Program Materials are trademarks belonging to us. All trademarks reproduced in this Website, which are not the property of, or licensed to us, are acknowledged on the Website. Any use including framing, meta tags or other text utilizing these trademarks, or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our express written consent, or permission granted herein.

For those trademarks, taglines, and logos for which you are granted permission to use, the trademark indicia must be included at all times. Any marketing or promotional tools and/or Program, Product or Service titles or any other title or information of ours bearing the trademark symbols (™) or ® may not be used by you for any reason without our express written permission.

All rights not expressly granted in these terms or any express written license, are reserved by us.

Information You Are Prohibited from Sharing with Others.

As a Licensee, you understand and acknowledge that our Programs, Products and Services and the Program Materials have been created, developed or obtained by us through the investment of significant time, effort and expense, and that this information is a valuable, special and unique asset of ours which needs to be protected from improper and/or unauthorized use.

 

When you enroll in or purchase our Programs, Products or Services, you agree that you are clearly and expressly prohibited from doing the following:

  • – You will not copy, share or steal our Programs, Products, Services, or Program Materials, or any parts of them.
  • – You will not in any way use, copy, adapt or represent any of our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials in any way as if they are yours or created by you.
  • – You will not engage in improper and/or unauthorized use of our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials. Improper and unauthorized use includes but is not limited to modifying, copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, creating derivative works, exploiting, or distributing in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any Program Materials or any other information accessed or purchased through our Programs, Products or Services, or any other communications provided by us for your own personal use, business/commercial use or in any way that earns you money.
  • – You will not duplicate, share, trade, sell, or otherwise distribute our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials to any other person, for their personal use, business/commercial use or in any way that earns them money, whether it was known to you or not at the time that you shared the information that their intention was to use the Program Materials for their own personal use or business/commercial use. This means you cannot share or sell any part of our Programs, Products and Services or Program Materials to someone else so they can copy and/or use them for their own personal use, business/commercial use or in any way that earns them money. You are the only one granted a limited license to use our Program, Product, Service, and Program Materials.
  • – You will not violate our intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark rights. Downloading, printing, or otherwise using our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials for your own training purposes in no way gives you any copyright, trademark, intellectual property or ownership rights of our Program, Product, Service or Program Materials.
  • – You will not reprint or republish any part of our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials for publication or compilation into your own products, programs, services or program materials for your own personal use or business/commercial use or in any way that earns you money.
  • – You will not use our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or in a manner that has not been authorized by us through our prior written consent.
  • – You may not engage in improper and/or unauthorized use of our Program Materials or any other information related to our Programs, Products, or Services. Unless otherwise explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use, improper and/or unauthorized use includes but is not limited to modifying, copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, creating derivative works, exploiting, or distributing in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) for commercial use, to any other person in a way that earns them money, any Program Materials or any other information accessed or purchased through our Programs, Products or Services or any other communications provided by us to you promoting or relating to the Programs, Products or Services.

– You understand and agree that engaging in the prohibited use or the improper and/or unauthorized use of our Programs, Products or Services or Program Materials as set forth in these Terms of Use is considered theft and stealing and we retain the right to prosecute theft to the full extent of the law.

– You agree and understand that prohibited use, improper and/or unauthorized use may give rise to a civil claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

Limitations on Linking and Framing.

You may establish a hypertext link to our Website or Content so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship, endorsement by, or ownership by in our Website or Content and does not state or imply that we have sponsored, endorsed or have ownership rights in your website. However, you may not frame or inline link our Content without our written permission.

Your License to Us.

By posting or submitting any material on or through our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials, such as comments, posts, photos, images or videos or other contributions, you are representing that you are the owner of all such materials and you are at least 18 years old.

By submitting written material for editing or proofing you agree that we have the rights to change the linguistics of it as we see fit.

When you voluntarily submit to us or post any comment, photo, image, video or any other submission for use on or through our Website, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, consent to make it part of our current or future Website, Programs, Products, Services and/or Program Materials. This right includes granting us proprietary rights or intellectual property rights under any relevant jurisdiction without any further permission from you or compensation by us to you.  You may, however, at any time, ask us to delete this information. Your rights regarding this personal information can be found in our Privacy Policy. If any of your work submitted for editing and/or proofing ends up being used in our future Website, Programs, Products, Services and/or Program Materials you have the right to get notified and your name will be recognized and mentioned.

When you voluntarily submit information to use, you also grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your comments, posts, photos, images, videos or other contributions by name, email address, or screen name. You acknowledge that we have the right but not the obligation to use and display any contributions from you of any kind and that we may elect to cease the use and display of any such contributions on our Programs, Products, Services and/or Program Materials at any time for any reason whatsoever. Again, you may request for us to remove this information at any time.

Media Release.

By participating in our Programs, Products and Services, and using our Program Materials, including our Facebook community, you consent to photographs, videos, and/or audio recordings that may be made that may contain your image, your voice and/or your likeness. Please note that these postings and recordings will be shared with other members who purchased our Programs, Products and Services.

Request for Permission to Use Content

Any request for written permission to use our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials, in whole or in part, or any other intellectual property or property belonging to us (“Content”), should be made BEFORE you wish to use it by completing the “Contact Us” form on this Website, or by sending an e-mail to info@smartmedtalk.com

We very clearly state that you may not use our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials, in whole or in part, in any way that is contrary to these Terms of Use unless we have given you specific written permission to do so.

If you are granted permission by us, you agree to use the specific Content that we allow and ONLY in the ways for which we have given you our written permission.

If you choose to use the content in ways that we do not specifically give you written permission, you agree now that you will be treated as if you had copied, duplicated and/or stolen such Content from us, and you consent to immediately stop using such Content and to take whatever actions as we may request and by the methods and in the time frame that we prescribe to protect our intellectual property and ownership rights in our Programs, Products, Services or Program Materials.

Security

When you apply for, enroll in, purchase or use our Programs, Products or Services, or Program Materials we may seek and collect personal data and information including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, phone number, billing information, credit card or payment information, demographic information, preferences, interests, or other personally-identifying information (“Confidential Information”).

By providing such Confidential Information to us, you grant us permission to use and store such Confidential Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  We, in turn, will use our best efforts to keep your Confidential Information safe, secure and confidential. When you submit Confidential Information via our Program, Product, Service or Program Materials, we take measures to protect the security of your Confidential Information both online and offline.

However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of your Confidential Information or of any other data or information transmitted to us or through our services; therefore submitting Confidential Information, data or other information is done at your own risk.  We have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is obtained from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

Facebook Groups

The product or program may come with a private Facebook Group.  These Terms apply to the Facebook Group. Further, you understand that Facebook is a public platform and therefore, we cannot guarantee your privacy for things that you voluntarily share in the group as other members will also see what is posted.

Personal Responsibility and Assumption of Risk

As a Licensee, you agree that you are using your own judgment in using our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials and you agree that you are doing so at your own risk. Our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials are for informational and educational purposes only. You agree and understand that you assume all risks and no results are guaranteed in any way related to our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials. Our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials are merely to provide you with education and tools to help you make your own decisions for yourself. You are solely responsible for your actions, decisions and results based on the use, misuse or non-use of our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials.

 

We take every precaution to protect our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of the Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials or the contributions or information transmitted to us on or through our Website or our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials. Submitting contributions or information on or through our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials is done entirely at your own risk. We make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss or damage to you or to any other person, company or entity arising out of use of our Programs, Products, Services and Program Materials and you agree that you are assuming such risks. For further information on how we protect your information, please see our Privacy Policy.

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