Medical Information Disclaimer and Website Use Agreement
The HER Foundation website is intended for general informational purposes and can not answer personal health related questions or research questions other than those related to hyperemesis gravidarum. If you are experiencing an emergency, call your local emergency medical personnel or 911. Any e-mail, fax or other communications from the HER Foundation, its advisors, volunteers or forum participants should not be considered medical advice or imply any action should be taken. All treatment, lifestyle and dietary choices should be discussed with your health professional.
None of the content on this website should be considered medical or psychological advice. The HER Foundation does not give medical advice or diagnose medical and psychological conditions. Although every effort is made to assure that information on this site is accurate and current, knowledge in the field of hyperemesis gravidarum is growing rapidly and all data is subject to change without notice. All clinical material we publish is reviewed for relevance, usefulness and independence, but should not be considered medical advice. Information contained in this website has been reviewed and approved by the website's editor(s), or other health professionals. However, errors sometimes occur and therefore no parties who supply information make any warranty concerning the accuracy of any information found on or exchanged through this website. We therefore cannot be liable for any damages arising out of your use of or reliance on any content. We cannot guarantee that all web pages reached through our website and search engine contain up to date, reliable, or even relevant information. You are encouraged to use discretion while browsing the Internet from links initiated at this website.
You should consult with your health care professional for specific advice relating to your medical questions or conditions. None of the information, statements and/or links contained on the website are intended to replace the attention or medical instructions from a health care professional. Only your practitioner can completely and appropriately assess your situation and make conclusive decisions regarding your care. Nothing on the HER Foundation website is meant to imply a person should take actions toward medical treatment without the consent and/or supervision of her doctor or specialist. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of a user's personal physician or other qualified health care provider. The treatment options presented herein should not be considered treatment instructions and we assume no liability for the outcome of any interventions listed on this website. No treatments should be tried without discussion with your personal medical practitioner.
Should you have any health care related questions or concerns, please call or see your physician without delay. Always consult with your physician or qualified health care provider before altering current care or embarking on a new treatment, drug or diet. You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on the HER Foundation website. The HER Foundation assumes no responsibility for how the health information on the website is used or interpreted. The information on the website is obtained through many different sources and the accuracy should be confirmed prior to use. The content of this website is not intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Likewise, physician and other qualified health care providers are encouraged to confirm through use of other sources (e.g. textbooks, medical journals, specialty physician consultation, etc.) the accuracy of the information found within this website and on other websites that may be reached through the search engine and other links. The information should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest an appropriate course of treatment for a particular individual. Clinicians are strongly encouraged to follow their institutional policies and procedures and consult supervisory personnel as needed.
Our discussion forums are a public forum and everyone reads your question. Remember that discussions in this forum are open to anyone. Don't mention anything which could embarrass yourself. More importantly please respect the confidentidentiality of others. Discussing the personal medical details of your partner without her knowledge and agreement would breach her confidentiality in the same way as a health professional discussing a patient in public.
Statements made in website e-mails and forums reflect only the views of their authors, and those authors or forum moderators, and should not be considered authorized HER Foundation spokespersons. Further, no communications among forum participants should be considered as medical or psychological advice. The HER Foundation assumes no liability for the accuracy or outcomes of any suggestions, advice or other information provided by those posting on HER Foundation website forums. Any stated or implied credentials of a forum participant should be confirmed. Anyone can join this forum and represent themself as having qualifications and credentials they do not have, or being someone they are not. This forum does not replace the need for you to visit with your doctor! All treatment decisions should only be made after discussion with your personal health professional, and no changes in your treatments or diet should be made based on any information found on this site.
The HER Foundation staff do not monitor the forums, but they may occasionally answer a question or post an article as they see fit. The information posted by the HER Foundation health professionals, moderators or advisors is not medical or psychological advice and should not be taken as such. Further, information posted by the HER Foundation health professionals must be recognized as personal opinions only based on their experience and education. Any e-mail, fax or other communications from the HER Foundation, its advisors, volunteers or forum participants should never be considered medical advice or imply any action should be taken. To obtain medical advice, patients must consult their own personal physician or health care professional.
This list of volunteers is provided solely for emotional support, not for medical advice. A hyperemesis volunteer/survivor in your area should not be considered qualified to answer any medical questions. Advice given to others may not be appropriate for you, even if your circumstances are only slightly different. Their views should not be considered representative of those at the HER Foundation. A medical practitioner is the only one who can assess you completely and should be the only one to give you answers to your medical questions.
Our volunteer staff can share their personal experience and help you through the emotional and physical misery of hyperemesis. They are there for you as a friend, not as a health professional. We accept no liability for any outcomes or accuracy of the information or suggestions given to you by volunteers contacted from the HER Foundation website. Any e-mail, fax or other communications from the HER Foundation, its advisors, volunteers or forum participants should never be considered medical advice or imply any action should be taken. Do not make any changes to your diet, lifestyle, or prescribed treatment without first consulting with your personal health professional.
You should NOT ask the volunteers questions such as:
- What is causing my hyperemesis?
- Why did my doctor do this?
- Was my doctor correct?
- What is the best treatment for my hyperemesis?
- What dosage of my prescription should I take?
- How long should I do this or take this?
You may ask them questions such as:
- How did you cope with this or that?
- What did you do to survive hyperemesis?
- How long were you sick?
- How did you care for your family?
Website Use Agreement
By accessing the HER Foundation website, you agree to the following website use agreement.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS US AND OUR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, VOLUNTEERS, OFFICERS AND AFFILIATES AND THEIR HEIRS AND ASSIGNEES FROM ANY AND ALL INJURIES, DAMAGES OR COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, FROM YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR FROM YOUR VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT OF APPLICABLE LAW. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE.
Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013