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By using the website, or by clicking “I accept” when you use any Social Tools, you agree to comply with these terms.

These terms should be read together with our Privacy Policy.

SSID reserves the right to change these terms at any time and without notice by updating this page.

Acceptable use

You may use the website and its tools only for your personal purposes and primarily for accessing information about SSID and engaging with other SSID members and doctors about things related to the profession.

Restriction on use

You may use the website and tools only to post comments, messages and material that are in the SSID’s opinion proper and appropriate. Without limiting this, as a condition of your use of the website, you agree:

  • not to use the website for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by these terms or our Terms and Conditions or to promote any unlawful activity

  • not to use the website to commit any act of fraud

  • not to use the website to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code or to gain unauthorized access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks

  • not to use the website to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’)

  • not to use the website for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam

  • not use the website to collect users’ content or information, including via automated means (e.g. bots, spiders or scrapers)

  • not to use the website in any manner that disrupts the operation of our website or business or the website or business of any other entity

  • not to use the website to bully, intimidate or harass any other user

  • not to use the website in any manner that harms minors

  • not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods

Social tools

We may make bulletin boards, chat rooms or other communication services (‘Social Tools’) available on the website from time to time at our discretion.

These Social Tools may permit you to post content, including text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or information (‘User Content’). You are responsible for all User Content you submit, or which is submitted using your log in details, and grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free worldwide license to use any User Content you post on the website for the purposes of providing the Social Tools . You agree that we may (but are not obliged to) access, preserve, and disclose any content posted by you in order to: comply with any legal process; enforce these terms; respond to any disputes; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the SSID or others.

User Content is the responsibility of the user who posted it, and does not represent any advice or opinions of the SSID. We are not obliged to monitor or moderate User Content to our Social Tools. However, we reserve the right to both moderate User Content and respond where we become aware through any means that these terms have been breached.

Any User Content you post must comply with our content standards set out below.

Content Standards

Any User Content or communication to users of our website must conform to standards of accuracy, decency and lawfulness, which shall be applied in our discretion, acting reasonably. In particular, you warrant that any User Content or communication complies with the Restrictions on Use above and is:

  • your own original work (not copied), not in breach of any intellectual property or confidentiality rights and lawfully submitted

  • factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief

  • provided with the necessary consent of any third party and including any appropriate legal notices or proprietary designations

  • not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation

  • not offensive, threatening, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive

  • respectful of other people’s rights

  • unlikely to cause offense, embarrassment or annoyance to others.

If you have any concerns about something you have posted, you are able to edit or delete your User Content at your discretion. Please note that the SSID may retain a copy of User Content for the purposes outlined above.


We shall apply these terms in our absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of these terms, we may restrict, terminate or suspend your use of the website or tools, remove or edit your User Content, disclose User Content to law enforcement authorities or take any action we consider necessary to remedy the breach, all without notice and without incurring any liability.

If you are concerned about another user’s breach of these terms, please contact us.


We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with us please contact us as soon as possible through our email address.


The SSID is providing this website on an 'as is' basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this website or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties. In addition, the SSID makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published on this website.

The information contained in this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of the SSID howsoever arising from any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Neither the SSID nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in the clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local or other statutory rights which may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit SSID’s liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.

The use of this website is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for professional advice.

Other links

Certain links, including hypertext links, in our website, will take you outside our website. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside our website.

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