The Breast Cancer Journey

Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms Through Use
Rules of User Conduct
Third Party Sites
Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
Disclaimer of Warranties
Limitation of Liability
Internal User
Whole Agreement

Acceptance of Terms Through Use:
By using this site, you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use.

Please check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

The Terms of Use agreement governs your use of this Internet site and related services (collectively called the "Service" or “The Patient Education Network” provided to you (“Member”) by iCognition t/a VisualLive CK 1999/051172/23 You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Terms of Use agreement and Disclaimer.

The Patient Education Network's service primarily consists of,,, and Internet sites and related services such as Email and Newsletters.

The Patient Education Network may discontinue or alter any service level or aspect of the Service at any time, without notice, without liability, and at The Patient Education Network's sole discretion.

The Patient Education Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this site, with or without notice.
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Rules of User Conduct:
By posting information in or otherwise using any communications service, chat room, message board, newsgroup, software library, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this site, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content -- including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information that:

1. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortuous, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of     sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals);
2. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
3. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
4. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as "Spamming"), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
5. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
6. impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of The Patient Education Network.

The Patient Education Network generally does not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of communications services, chat rooms, message boards, newsgroups, software libraries, or other interactive services that may be available on or through this site. However, The Patient Education Network and its agents have the right at their sole discretion to remove any content that, in The Patient Education Network's judgment, does not comply with this agreement or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. The Patient Education Network is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.
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Third Party Sites:
This site may produce automated search results or otherwise link you to other sites on the Internet. These other sites are not under the control of The Patient Education Network, and you acknowledge that The Patient Education Network is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the site by The Patient Education Network or any association with its operators.

You acknowledge and agree that all content and materials available on this site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by The Patient Education Network, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from such materials or content.

Systematic retrieval of data or other content from this site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from The Patient Education Network or its Clients is prohibited. In addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited.

As noted above, reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements on this site is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of The Patient Education Network and its Clients. By posting or submitting content to this site, you: You also agree that you will not harvest or collect information about the users or members of this site or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.
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Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement: 
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify The Patient Education Network and provide the following information:

1. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.
2. identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example, the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.
3. identification of the URL or other specific location on this site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow us to locate the material.
4. your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
5. a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
6. a statement by you that the above information is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
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Disclaimer of Warranties:
All Materials, information, software, products and services included in or available through this site (The “Content”) are provided “Aa is” and “Aa Available” for your use. The content is provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

The Patient Education Network, its subsidiaries and its licensors do not warrant that the content is accurate, reliable or correct; that this site will be available at any particular time or location; that any defects of errors will be corrected; that the content is free of viruses of other harmful components Your use of this site is solely at your own risk because some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties, these exclusions may not apply to you.
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Limitation of Liability:
Under no circumstances shall The Patient Education Network, its subsidiaries or its licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use this Site. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or any bias, even if The Patient Education Network has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, The Patient Education Network's liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

Upon a request by The Patient Education Network, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Patient Education Network and its subsidiary and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees that arise from your use or misuse of this site. The Patient Education Network reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with The Patient Education Network in asserting any available defenses.

Internal User:
The Patient Education Network makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside South Africa, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the South African Courts. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this site shall be filed only in the courts of South Africa.

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Whole Agreement:
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and The Patient Education Network with respect to this site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and The Patient Education Network with respect to this site. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

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Updated | 25 Aug 2016

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