Disclaimer – legal information
1. Purpose of the website
The information provided on www.shared-decision-making.org serves to support already existing physician-patient relationships and in no way aims to replace such relationships.
2. Limitation of liability
The contents of this website were prepared with the utmost of care. However, the provider does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the contents provided. The use of the contents of the website takes place at the user’s own risk. Contributions by named authors reflect the view of the respective author and not necessarily the view of the provider. With the use of the website, no contractual relationship is established between the user and the provider.
3. External links
This website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operator. Upon initial provision of links to the external contents, it was checked whether possible legal infringements exist. No legal infringements were apparent at that time. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and on the contents of the linked pages. The setting of external links does not mean that the provider appropriates the contents behind the reference or link. A constant checking of these external links on the part of the provider without any concrete indications of legal infringements is not reasonable. If the provider becomes aware of legal infringements, these external links will be immediately removed.
4. Copyright and related rights
The contents published on this website are subject to German copyright and related rights law. Any utilisation not permitted by German copyright and related rights law requires prior written consent of the provider or the respective rightholder. This applies in particular for duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorised duplication or reproduction of individual contents or complete pages is not permitted and is liable to prosecution. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.
The presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted upon written authorisation.
5. Data protection
The website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your website usage. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If the IP-anomymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be cropped in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and cropped there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to render further services to the website operator relating to the website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics will not be joined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies through the corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we expressly state that in this case it may not be possible for you to use the full scope of this website’s functions. Moreover, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link [the current link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].
The provider expressly points out that data transfer via the Internet (e.g. with communication via e-mail) is subject to security gaps, and cannot be fully protected against access from third parties.
Use of the contact data from the “About us” section for commercial advertising is expressly undesired unless the provider has given written permission in advance or a business relationship has already been established. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby dissent to any commercial use and forwarding of your data.
Handling of personal data
The information on handling personal data applies only for the accessing of the domain www.shared-decision-making.org. As we also provide links to other offers, we would like to state that for the accessing of respective links, the data protection policy of the respective pages applies, for which we assume no liability.
No personal data are requested on our website. No forwarding or selling of data to third parties occurs. No cookies are sent.
Following our response to e-mail enquires, such enquiries are immediately deleted. No storage of personal data or forwarding of data to third parties occurs. For purposes of internal evaluation of the themes with the aim of improving the website, we only record the thematic contents of the enquiries in an offline database, and do not record any information about the person making the enquiry. Please note that we only respond to enquires with a complete sender address, as is customary in mail traffic.
For statistical analyses regarding the use of our website, we evaluate the webserver logfiles. The data for the creation of logfiles are automatically established and contain the following information:
Name of the domain which has accessed www.shared-decision-making.org (for example; .de, .net, etc., in the form: number of enquiries, number of pages, number of bytes, domains).
- dates and times of access
- addresses of sites visited
- marking of the hostnames making enquiries
The automatically created logfiles contain no personal information about the individual user.
All entries which the user of www.shared-decision-making.org makes in the weblog in the form of comments are freely visible for all Internet users. All users of the weblog are considered by default as non-medics. The principles of respect and honesty apply. Entries can be changed and deleted at any time. The moderators of the weblog will check all comments before they are released. It is expressly pointed out that only comments with a complete indication of source can be published, which are found to be true based on the user’s knowledge. Commercial contributions (advertising) are not published in the weblog. Personal experiences are to be explicitly marked as such. The moderators of the weblog work at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. They work for the website on a voluntary basis.
7. Exclusion of advertising
The website does not contain any advertising. It was realised without financial support from third parties, in particular without financial donations from pharmaceutical companies and other service providers. The authors declare that no donations were provided by product manufacturers mentioned or linked on this website.
8. Financing of the portal
The website is financed by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Source: Sample disclaimer from Juraforum.de in cooperation with Übersetzer.eu.