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Welcome

Welcome to the Psychogeriatric SOS website (www.psychogeriatricsos.com.au) (“the website”). Psychogeriatric SOS is a clinician-to-clinician, online information, advice and communications service provided by St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (hereafter referred to as "We" or "Us") (“the service”). The service is NOT for patients, families or carers.


By using the website or the service, you accept these terms and conditions. Do not use this website or the service unless you have read and accepted all these terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms, then do not continue to use the website or the service.


Disclaimer

While reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this website, we do not warrant the accuracy, currency, reliability, suitability or correctness of any information or material contained on, referred to on or linked to the website and assume no responsibility for any representation, implied or expressed, concerning the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any content or information. At any time a piece of information provided on or via the website may be incorrect or obsolete, particularly given the nature of the subject matter and continuous medical advances. The information and material set out in or referred to by this website is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may change over time, and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances.


Health care disclaimer

The content offered by the website and the service is designed to support and educate clinicians on health care issues that may affect their patients with psychogeriatric issues. Nothing in the content should be considered by the clinicians using the website or the service as a substitute for their direct clinical care of their patient. As a clinician using the website or the service you remain responsible for the clinical care of your patient.

While we endeavour to provide appropriate information, we do not guarantee the accuracy, quality, suitability or reliability of health information on the website or the service.
NB. If you are a person with a psychogeriatric issue (i.e., a patient, and not a clinician) or a carer for someone with a psychogeriatric issue, this website is NOT intended for you. Please seek advice from your local doctor, community health service or hospital, or attend your local hospital’s emergency department if necessary.

The Psychogeriatric SOS website is intended for clinicians ONLY.

This website is intended for use by clinicians caring for patients and clients with psychogeriatric issues. This website is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18.

You agree that you will not:
• Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party, including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy;
• Use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party;
• Use this website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity, as determined by us;
• Attempt to disable, "hack" or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this website;
• Allow another person to use your credentials for posting or viewing comments; and
• Post the same note more than once or "spam".
If you use any part of this website requiring secure access, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur through your account or password.


Termination of use

We reserve the right to change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspects of the website and service at any time without prior notice.
We reserve the right (but are not obliged) to do any or all of the following:
• Remove communications that fail to conform with these terms of use;
• Terminate a user's access to the website and the service;
• Edit or delete any communications, regardless of whether such communications contradict these standards.


Indemnification

You agree that you will indemnify the St Vincent’s Group and any officers, employees and agents of the St Vincent’s Group against any liability including third party claims, loss, damage, or expense (including legal costs on a solicitor and client basis) incurred or suffered as a direct or indirect result of or arising out of or in connection with materials you have provided or posted or other actions taken by you on or related to the website or the service.
St Vincent’s Group includes:
(i) The Congregation of Religious Sisters of Charity of Australia;
(ii) Trustees of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
(iii) Trustees of the Sisters of Charity of Australia;
(iv) Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries;
(v) St Vincent’s Health Australia Limited;
(vi) St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney;
(vii) St Vincent’s Private Hospital;
(viii) any:
(A) Related Body Corporate;
(B) joint venture; or
(C) trust
which is controlled, associated or affiliated with any of (i) to (vi).


Copyright

Information and materials on the this website, including data, pages, documents, online graphics, images and web pages, audio and video are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary.


Use of Materials and Information

You may download, store in cache, display, print and copy a single copy or part of a single copy of information on this website only for your personal, non-commercial use and only in an unaltered form.
Any reproduction of any information taken from the website must be with our consent and must acknowledge us as the source of any selected passage, extract, diagram or other information or material reproduced.


Commercial and Other Use

You are not permitted to re-transmit, distribute or commercialise the information or material without our prior written approval. For written permission to use the information or material from this website, please contact the Web Development Manager on 02 8382 1540.


Liability

To the extent permitted by law, the St Vincent’s Group excludes all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including consequential or incidental damage) and however arising (including due to negligence) that you may suffer, directly or indirectly, in connection with your use of the website or the service (including the use of any links). In particular, we exclude all liability for any loss or damage that may result from your use of, or reliance upon, any information or material obtained from our website or the service.


YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE AND ANY SERVICES, CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, DOWNTIME, SERVICE DISRUPTIONS, VIRUSES OR BUGS.


Links to third party websites

We regularly review the information on the website and include links to some third party websites for your convenience. However, we do not warrant the accuracy, currency, quality, suitability, reliability or correctness of the information on our website and/or any third party websites. In addition, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any third party website.