Content Management and Responsibility
HCA International Ltd, "HCA", and the hosts of this Website and the Intranet which provides access to the same, accept no responsibility for, and excludes all liability in connection with browsing this Website, use of information on this Website and downloading any material from it, including, but not limited to, any liability for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or misleading or defamatory statements. This Website is intended to enable information relevant to the work of HCA, to be freely available on the World Wide Web (WWW). Whilst HCA hopes you find this Website interesting and informative, the contents are for general information only. HCA believes the contents to be true and accurate as at the date of writing, but can give no assurances or warranties regarding the accuracy, currency or applicability of any of this Website's contents. As such, the contents of this Website should not be relied upon. In addition, none of the content of this Website will form any contract between the Hospital and any user of the Website, nor constitute any offer by HCA. The use of and access to pages of the HCA Website is subject to the foregoing disclaimer, and terms and conditions set out below. By using or accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
HCA will not share your private information with anyone outside of the HCA Group. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting, to and from, the Website any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, and pornographic or other material which would violate any law.
Content on this Website is subject to copyright. Material can be downloaded for private research, study or Hospital business use only. Any other use, will require the permission of the copyright owner of the material. The copying, distribution or publishing of information provided on this Website is prohibited.
Links to Websites
The provision of a link to an external website does not constitute any authorisation to access material within that website. All information on this Website, including links to other websites, is provided for information and convenience only. No endorsement of any other website by HCA is expressed or implied by the presence of a link to the same on the HCA Website. HCA accepts no responsibility for the quality of resources to be found on external websites, and anyone using the same does so at their own risk.
HCA shall have no responsibility, nor liability for the privacy of personal information posted by users to link to websites. As HCA's Website may provide links to third party websites, users should review their respective privacy policies to learn more about what, why and how they collect and use personally identifiable information.
HCA reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual whom it suspects of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources through its' Website service.
Email and enquiry forms
When you send an email or complete an enquiry form, HCA will not share your email address or private information with anyone outside of the HCA Group, with the exception of our consultants who provide the services about which you are enquiring.
If you sign up for one of our emailing lists, we'll only send you the kind of information you've requested. We won't share your email address with anyone outside of HCA Group with the exception of healthcare providers who provide the services about which you are enquiring.
Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure that files are free of defects, there are no guarantees that they are free from defects, such as computer viruses. Therefore, no warranty or guarantee is given by HCA, regarding files downloaded or accessed.
Reliability of Information
The resources made available on the HCA Website, are for information only. The Website is not intended in any way to replace any other existing channel of HCA external communication. Nothing on the Website is intended to constitute advice to anyone. Content on the Website is governed by a number of HCA policies and guidelines. If you should come across any material that may be in breach of any HCA policy or procedure, or any relevant legislation, please advise the IT Manager, without delay, so appropriate remedial action (if deemed necessary by HCA) can be taken.
Although the Website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances, there are many factors both within and outside of the control of HCA, which may prevent the website from being available. No responsibility is accepted by HCA, for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources through its' Website. If you find any errors within the HCA Website site, including links that don't work, pages linked to the wrong document and out of date information, please notify the IT Manager, without delay, to enable these to be rectified.
HCA may keep a record of the number of times a page is accessed in order to analyse trends, administer the site, and to see what pages are accessed the most. These records do not contain personal information.
Exclusion of Liability
The service and materials on this Website are provided "as is" and HCA and the hosts of this Website expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, to the extent permitted by law including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the service or any materials.
Except in respect of death or personal injury arising from negligence, HCA and the hosts of this website hereby exclude liability for any claims, losses, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever with respect to any information and/or services provided on the HCA website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damages, compensatory damages or loss of profits or data whether based on a breach of contract or warranty, delict or tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise.
The terms and conditions of use of the Website as provided by HCA shall be governed by English Law.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page 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.
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We have tried to cover all cookies in this list that we or our service providers use. Please be aware that there may be a delay in updating this list. If you do notice any discrepancies please be sure to let us know.
Category 2: performance cookies
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"By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device."
List of cookies:
Name: session cookie
What they do: This is needed for the website to run, it does not collect any information about the user.
Duration: expires at the end of use
Name: Google Analytics
What they do: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
Utma - this expires after 2years
Utmb - expires after 30 mins
Utmc - session cookie which expires at the end of use
Utmz - expires after 6 months
Removing and disabling cookies
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