Terms and Condination
DOCTOZ CORE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”) PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING DOCTOZ SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU SHOULD EXIT THE PLATFORM AND CANCEL ANY APPOINTMENT IMMEDIATELY. These Terms apply to all users (“ you ”) of our website ( https://www.doctoz.org), our mobile applications and/or our tablet applications (“ App ”) (together, the “ Platform ”). These Terms apply to you whether you are private (self-funded), or third party patient and should be read in conjunction with the additional terms listed below. By using the Platform, you are agreeing to these Terms, along with the following additional terms, which also apply and shall be incorporated into our Contract with you: our Privacy and Cookie Policy ; the additional Terms and Conditions of Service which apply for Doctoz Registered Patients , Private Patients or Third Party Patients , depending on how you are accessing Doctoz’s services. If you are a Private Patient, please also see costs and charging information detailed on our website by Medical Experts. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Platform through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them. Any reference to “these Terms” shall include the above additional terms (as applicable) Capitalised terms shall have the meanings set out in the Definitions section below. EMERGENCIES Doctoz is NOT to be used in an EMERGENCY situation IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU OR THE PERSON YOU ARE ASSISTING IS IN AN URGENT OR EMERGENCY SITUATION YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY DIAL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICE CONTACT. YOU SHOULD CALL EMERGENCY SERVICE IMMEDIATELY in a critical or life-threatening situation, such as if someone has: difficulty breathing; severe bleeding and it can't be stopped; severe chest pain; Malaria Fever a severe allergic reaction; severe burns or scalds; loss of consciousness; major trauma such as the result of a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height or a serious head injury; or acute confused states and fits which aren’t stopping, or if you believe someone is having a heart attack or stroke. WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US Who we are. The Platform is owned and operated by KROWN CONCULTS LTD (“Doctoz ”, “ our ”, “ us ” or “ we ”), a company registered in England (company number 09916433 ). How to contact us. To contact us, please email enquiries@doctoz.org We may contact you by email to the email address provided in your Account, by written communication to the postal address provided in your Account or by a general notice on the Platform. OUR SERVICES What Services do we offer? Doctoz offers a Platform which enables you to connect online, in real time to Practitioners and access health care services and Medical practitioners in African Countries we operate Our Platform is available to you if you are in African Countries (i.e. Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, kenya, Tanzania). We do not represent that any content available on or through the Platform is appropriate for use or available outside the African Countries we operate You can use the Platform in order to: book an appointment for an online consultation with a Practitioner via the Platform (“ Appointment ”); obtain qualified and professional medical advice from the Practitioner and related administrative services including referrals and sick notes; and if agreed with the Practitioner during the Appointment, and were supported by Doctoz, you may also obtain prescriptions for certain medication(s), (each a “ Doctoz Service ” or together the “ Doctoz Services ”). consult with a third party Practitioner. (together the “ Services ”) In relation to Doctoz Services: Appointments are subject to availability of the Medical Expert Service Users contact via any of Doctoz App or Websites. Appointment times are subject to change by the Medical Experts and are only made available to you at the sole discretion of Expert in Question In the event that: you require medical advice and you are unable to access Doctoz for whatever reason; there are no Appointments available to suit your requirements; you miss an Appointment for whatever reason; you lose connection to the Platform during an Appointment; or your Appointment is cancelled, including as a result of a Practitioner being unavailable, it is your sole responsibility to either book an alternative Appointment with us or seek appropriate alternative medical advice from alternative service providers. Booking an Appointment in advance. You can choose to book an appointment in advance, which we refer to as an “ Appointment” . You can request an Appointment on your chosen date and time (subject to availability of Medical Experts) via the Platform. Confirmation of Appointments . After you have requested an Appointment via the Platform you will be sent written confirmation of the Appointment in the form of an email. If you do not receive such confirmation within twenty four (24) hours of requesting your Appointment (or, in the case of same day Appointments, within four (4) hours of the start of your intended Appointment) please Contact Us to check we have received your booking request with the Medical Expert you booked with. Your right to make a change to an Appointment once booked. If you wish to make a change to the date or time of your Appointment you should do this via the Platform as soon as possible. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the date or time of your Appointment or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to cancel your Appointment. Our duty if we make changes to an Appointment once booked. We will advise you by email or phone as soon as possible if we have to amend, change or cancel any Appointment that you have booked. Same Day Appointments. If you want a consultation as soon as possible on the same day, you will need to check for any availability via the Platform. The waiting time and all other time estimates provided and/or published on the Platform are based on our registered Experts s best estimates having reviewed appointments. You accept that the waiting time and all other time estimates are provided as a guide only and do not guarantee provision of the Services, or that a connection with a Practitioner will be made within certain parameters, within a given time period or at all. You accept that we will not refund fees based on waiting times or any other time estimates being inaccurate. Prescription services. Doctoz does not offer a prescription provision or fulfilment service. Prescriptions will only be issued by Practitioners where it is appropriate, legal and responsible in the circumstances and as the result of discussion and mutual agreement between you and the Practitioner. Practitioners and choice. You are able to choose the Practitioner of your choice for your Appointment via the Platform. We do not make any guarantee whatsoever as to the availability of any single Practitioner at any time. We do not make any representation nor give any warranties regarding any Practitioners’ training, qualifications or skill, although we do, as required by the Local Medical Association of Countries we Operate , make appropriate checks to ensure that each Practitioner has a current and valid registration with their regulator and a right to practice in residence African Countries. SAFE USE OF THE SERVICES To ensure you are able to use the Platform and Services safely and in accordance with these Terms, you must: provide full and accurate information about your medical history and current symptoms (to the Practitioner during an Appointment and by uploading relevant information to the Platform, as applicable). Failure to provide full information may impact on our ability to provide the Services and the ability of the Practitioner to make a full assessment of your health and care needs; comply with our Fair Usage Policy at all times; not use the Services for any inappropriate purposes (including, without limitation, to obtain clinically inappropriate prescriptions); follow instructions given to you on the Platform and/or by a Practitioner; follow instructions on any medicine or healthcare product recommended to you on the Platform and/or by a Practitioner; seek further medical advice if you have any concerns about the information given to you on the Platform and/or by a Practitioner or if your condition changes; and seek immediate medical assistance if you suffer adverse or unexpected effects of any treatment, medicine or healthcare product recommended to you on the Platform and/or by a Practitioner. Please see Emergencies . Where Experts on Doctoz determines that the Doctoz Services are inappropriate for your individual needs, we may withdraw the Doctoz Services from you and you should seek appropriate healthcare advice elsewhere. PRESCRIPTIONS, LETTERS AND SICK NOTES To request a prescription, letter or sick note, you must do this in-consultation (during a live Appointment) with a Practitioner. This is the only means of requesting a prescription, letter or sick note on the Platform. Contents You understand and accept that each Practitioner, at their sole discretion, creates prescriptions, letters and sick notes via the Platform based on their own professional judgement and legal obligations. You understand and accept that the content of such items is individual, based on information you provide to the Practitioner and your presentation at the time of your consultation. As such, the contents of any prescription, letters or sick note may vary; the precise nature of the content shall be at the sole discretion of the Practitioner and you agree to hold harmless Doctoz, its employees, officers, directors, agents and affiliates from any claim that may arise as a result of the contents of such items. You must not tamper with the content of any such prescriptions, letters or sick notes. You understand and accept that there is no guarantee that such prescriptions, letters or sick notes will contain the content you desired, hoped for, expected, were informed of, understood or believed they would contain. Lost prescriptions, letters or sick notes If you lose a prescription, letter or sick note, a copy of the relevant document may be issued, subject to the prescribing Practitioner agreeing to re-issue the document. You understand and accept that there is no guarantee that a Practitioner will agree to re-issue any document. In the event that the Practitioner re-issues your lost prescription, letter or sick note, you understand and accept you may be charged in accordance with the current cost for a “Copy”. In order to request a prescription, letter or sick note previously issued via the Platform to be re-issued please go to your Account or Contact Us . Delivery You may choose to receive your prescription, letter or sick note using the delivery services described below. Once your prescription, letter or sick note has been created, it will be deemed to have been received by you within the timeframes set out below. Delivery by email You understand and accept that documents sent by email are deemed to have been sent to you once the Platform marks the email containing the document as “correct” and “sent”, including time and date stamping that prescription for our records. You understand and accept such records shall be accepted by you as proof that we have sent the document and fulfilled our obligation to provide the same. You understand and accept that we are not responsible for the spam, junk or mail receipt prevention tactics of your email service provider/host, which may for whatever reason outside of our control filter emails from us away from your inbox. In such instances you understand and accept that you must take such issues up with your email provider and not us. We may enable access to documents delivered via email using a pass-code, for data security reasons. This pass-code will be messaged to the mobile phone number you have registered to your Account. Such pass-codes are issued by us and only valid (in the sole opinion of Doctoz) pass-codes will grant access to a document. You understand and accept that our pass-codes expire 30 days after their delivery and you will no longer be granted access to that document unless you request a new code and we, at our discretion, agree to provide such a code. You agree that we may charge you a reasonable administration fee for providing you with an additional pass-code. If you do not Contact Us and inform us of an issue, we will deem documents by email to have been received by you within twenty-four (24) hours of us marking them as sent. Once we have issued your prescription to you please follow the instructions in the accompanying email. You understand and accept that you shall ensure that you forward the email that you receive from us with the prescription attached (without attempting to make or making any alteration to the contents of the email) to the pharmacy that you wish to have the prescription fulfilled at. Issuing prescriptions. You understand and accept there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will be issued or provided with a prescription for any medication. You understand and accept that the issuing of any prescription is at the sole discretion of the Practitioner, subject to the limitations applied by our medical team from time to time. You understand and accept that Medical Experts have restricted some of the medicines that Practitioners may prescribe on the Platform. There are certain medicines that will not be issued by Practitioners in any circumstances, which include: controlled medication, such as strong painkillers, anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics; medication that requires specialist prescribing and monitoring; and medication that needs to be administered by injection (with the exception of life-saving or life-preserving purposes) Any reference to a ‘prescription’ shall be deemed to apply to repeat prescriptions where applicable. Any prescription that you receive via the Platform is only valid for use at legal local pharmacies. You understand and agree that any prescriptions you acquire via the Platform are solely for your personal use. You agree to carefully read all information provided to you and to follow the instructions provided by the Practitioner(s), on the prescription(s) itself/themselves and the instructions on the label applied by the pharmacy prior to taking any of the prescribed medicines. You also agree to contact a Practitioner, another doctor or a pharmacist if you have any questions about prescribed medicines or do not fully understand the reasons you have been prescribed any prescribed medicine or the instructions related to the prescribed medicine. Doctoz and the Practitioners are not responsible for any legal prescriptions provided to you that legal Pharmacies refuse to dispense. You accept that it remains an individual Pharmacist’s right to refuse to fulfil any prescription and/or dispense medications when presented with a legal prescription. CONNECTIVITY For details of the technical requirements to access and use the Platform and Services, please see the FAQ section of our website. YOUR DOCTOZ ACCOUNT Registration requirements. In order to register for an account via the Platform (“ Account ”) and access the Services you represent and warrant that you: are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and have capacity to accept and agree to these Terms. Register an Account on the Platform . To register with us you are required to provide accurate and complete information, including your first and last name, email address, postal address, mobile telephone number (you are not permitted to use landline numbers in place of a mobile telephone number),. You must keep your Account details up to date at all times. We reserve the right to terminate any Account which (at any time) does not include a valid email address and mobile telephone number (not a landline) on file as part of that individual’s Account. Both the email address and mobile telephone number must be stored in the profile for your Account. Please note: this does not affect our conformity with all relevant Local laws regarding the keeping, maintenance and protection of medical/patient records. Identification Checks / fraudulent Accounts. You will be required to verify your identity in order to use the Doctoz Services and will need to present a valid photo identification document (e.g. passport, driving licence) in order for the Appointment to proceed, these details may also need to be inputted into the Platform prior to your Appointment. We may contact you by telephone, post or email to verify identity or other Account information and may request further information from you, which you agree to provide, in order to ensure you have not fraudulently created your Account. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within seven (7) Working Days of the request, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue or deny you access to and use of the Platform and Services until the information is provided to our reasonable satisfaction. We may also conduct electronic identity verification checks based on the information you provide to us and should these checks fail to verify your identity, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue or deny you access to and use of the Platform and Services until the information is provided to our reasonable satisfaction Only register one Account to use the Platform . If you use multiple accounts for the Services, this will mean that records of your care may be inaccurate and you may put the safety and quality of your future care at risk. Third party information that you provide. Where you upload any personal health information to the Platform which you have obtained from a third party health service provider, you warrant that such information is provided lawfully and has not been tampered with. Keep your log-in details confidential. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat this as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly Contact Us . Responsibility for your Account. You are solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your Account and you must notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your Account or if your login details are lost or stolen. We shall not be liable for any losses that you incur as a result of any unauthorised use of your Account. We may monitor use. We reserve the right to monitor your use of the Platform and/or Services and to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms or if we suspect any unauthorised use or misuse of the Platform and/or Services. We may withdraw your Account access. We reserve the right to withdraw access to your account as a result of any behaviour that is deemed abusive, inappropriate or threatening. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION For further information about how we use your personal information please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy. Electronic Medical Records. Your Doctoz electronic medical record (“ EMR ”) is created for you to document (by way of consultation with a Practitioner only), store and access your personal health information online, including: medical history; current health conditions; symptoms; complaints; allergies; and medications, and for your Practitioner to record the results of his or her consultations with you in accordance with his or her obligations under applicable law. Your Practitioner may attach to your EMR any information provided or collected as part of an Appointment (which may be made up of video, chat messages, pictures exchanged or snapped). If you want a particular detail added to your EMR it is your responsibility to express this to your Practitioner during an Appointment. By using the Platform, you agree that Doctoz and the Practitioners shall be permitted to use your EMR for the purposes of providing the Services and facilitating your care. Such use shall always be in compliance with applicable law and our Privacy and Cookies Policy . Information Resources (Opt-in). By registering on the Platform and then providing "opt-in" consent to receive information resources and/or marketing communications, you are agreeing to the receipt of offers, promotions, surveys, newsletters and other information regarding medical and health-related topics, which may include links to other related websites. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt-out at any time by going to Account and selecting My Details and "Preferences". Recording Appointments. Appointments are not routinely recorded to ensure data privacy and security. You are not permitted to make any form of recording of any Appointment yourself. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS We may amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Platform, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the Terms that apply at that time. If we make any material changes to these Terms, we will try to give you reasonable notice prior to the change becoming effective. Any change will be effective immediately when the revised Terms are posted on the Platform. You should stop using the Platform if you do not agree to any changes. These Terms were most recently updated in January 2021. We recommend that you print and keep a copy of these Terms. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE PLATFORM AND/OR THE SERVICES AND/OR UPDATE THE APP We may update and/or make changes to the Platform and/or the Services from time to time, for example, to reflect changes in your needs and/or our business priorities or any legal or regulatory changes. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes in advance. If you are not happy with the proposed changes, then you may contact us to terminate our contract with you. We may make updates to the App available to you from time to time. We recommend that you regularly update the App if you have downloaded a version of it to your own device, in order to take advantage of the improvements and fixes made by these updates. You may need to update the App if you have downloaded a version of it to your own device in order to continue to use the Services and you may have to accept a new version of these Terms when you update the App. WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW THE PLATFORM We do not guarantee that the Platform, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Platform for business and operational reasons, including (without limitation) for technical or security reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. If we need to suspend access to the Platform at any time prior to any Appointment that you have already booked, we will notify you in advance (unless the suspension is due to unforeseen circumstances such as emergency maintenance) and arrange a new Appointment for you as soon as possible. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Platform at any time, without notice and without us bearing any liability to you. In such circumstances, any Appointments that you have already booked will be cancelled. TEMPORARY USE LICENCE GRANTED While you are logged into your Account, you are able to use the Platform and the Services for your own personal, non-commercial use only. You are also granted a licence to download or stream a copy of the App (and any documents provided on or in relation to the Platform or Services) onto your Device and to view, use and display the App on such Device for your own personal, non-commercial purposes only. These are both limited licences and you may not sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise attempt to transfer any right in the Platform, create any works based on the Platform or commercially exploit the Platform or the Services in any way. This includes (but is not limited to) selling, reselling, reproducing, duplicating or copying the Platform and/or the Services and the use of any data mining, gathering or extraction tool. Any of these uses will result in your licence being terminated and you will no longer be authorised to use the Platform or the Services. PROBLEMS Please see our FAQs section on our website for further information about Late Arrivals of Medical Experts , Missed Appointments and Disruptions . DISCLAIMERS Medical Disclaimers: Doctoz makes no representation or warranty as to the content of any treatment response from any Practitioner. Any views expressed or advice provided by Practitioners are not necessarily endorsed by Doctoz. You and your Practitioner are solely responsible for all information provided and/or advice given via the Platform. You should always seek the advice of a doctor or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns (and before starting, stopping or modifying any treatment or medication) even if you have already obtained medical advice via or read relevant material on the Platform. Doctoz does not guarantee that a video/chat/picture message consultation is the best course of accessing advice or indeed the appropriate course of treatment for your particular healthcare concern or medical issue. You agree to contact your Personal Physician immediately should your condition change or your symptoms worsen. If you require urgent care, you should contact your nearest emergency services centre immediately. Content Disclaimers: Any information on our Platform or in any communications from us (other than advice provided by a Practitioner during an Appointment) is for general educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Such information should not be relied upon as a substitute for seeking appropriate individual medical advice or services. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Platform, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Platform is accurate, complete or up to date. We accept no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon such information. General Disclaimers: We make no warranty that the Platform or the Services of the Medical Experts on Doctoz will meet your requirements or that the Services will be uninterrupted, 100% secure or error-free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. We are not responsible for transmission errors or any corruption or compromise of data carried over local or interchange telecommunication carriers. We will take all reasonable precautions to protect against failure of our equipment and software and will perform regular back-ups of all data stored. You acknowledge and accept that in the event restoration of data from backup is necessary, it may take several days to complete such restoration of data and resume operation of the Platform and/or the Services, in which circumstances any booked Appointments shall be deemed a Disrupted Appointment . We do not guarantee that the Platform will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology and computer programmes in order to access the Platform. You should use your own virus protection software. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT: THE SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS; OR ANY TREATMENT, ACTION OR APPLICATION OR PREPARATION OF MEDICATION BASED ON INFORMATION OFFERED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE DOCTOZ PLATFORM OR SERVICES. We do not endorse the promotions, products or services of any third parties, nor do we warrant or validate the accuracy of any third party advertisements, promotions, communications or other materials. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of information contained on any third party websites. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU Doctoz makes no representation or warranty as to the content of any treatment response from any Practitioner. Practitioners are independent contractors and not employees of Doctoz. Any views expressed or advice provided by Practitioners are not necessarily endorsed by Doctoz. You and your Practitioner are solely responsible for all information provided and/or advice given via the Platform or during home visits. We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. Liability for damage to your Device or digital content. If defective digital content which we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage which you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us. No liability for inability to use the Platform / reliance on any content. Subject to ‘ We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so ’ , we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising in connection with: inability to use the Platform; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Platform. We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the Services for domestic and private use. If you use the Services for any commercial, business or resale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL We shall not be responsible if the supply of the Services is delayed or prevented by circumstances outside our reasonable control. If this happens we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay or failure. Where the delay means that we cannot supply the Services in respect of an Appointment that you have already booked, we will try to offer you an alternative Appointment. If there is a risk of substantial delay, you may contact us to cancel your Account and/or cancel any Appointments. TERMINATION OF OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU AND CONSEQUENCES Our right to terminate. We may end the contract between us, terminating your right to use the Platform or the Services, if: you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the Services, for example valid contact details; you seriously (as determined by us) or repeatedly breach any of these Terms or our Fair Usage Policy; where reasonably necessary as determined in Doctoz’s sole discretion. You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in the circumstances above we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract. We may withdraw the Services . We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the Services. We will try to let you know in advance of our stopping the supply of the Services. We will advise you of any termination or suspension via the contact email held as part of your Account. Your right to terminate. You may cancel an Appointment and/or cease using the Platform at any time. How to cancel an Appointment / terminate Services. You may cancel an Appointment / terminate Services via the Platform or by Contacting Us. Consequence of termination. On termination of your Account for whatever reason, we have the right to delete all data, files or other information relating to you that we store or control for any reason, subject to UK law concerning the keeping and maintenance of your EMR and relevant data protection laws. Please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy for further information. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Platform, and in the material published on it. These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS We may transfer our rights and obligations to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract you have with us. You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree to this in writing. Nobody else has any rights under these Terms. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of these Terms with the exception of Practitioners in some instances. If a court finds part of these Terms illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect. Even if we delay in enforcing these Terms, we can still enforce them later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these Terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaching these Term, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. Which laws apply to these Terms and where you may bring legal proceedings. These Terms are governed by Governing Laws of African Countries we Operate and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Platform and/or the Services in the African courts. DEFINITIONS The following defined terms apply to these Terms. Appointment means an appointment for a consultation with a Practitioner via the Platform. Device means the computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet computer that you use to connect to the Platform. EMR means your Electronic Medical Records as more particularly described above. Practitioner(s) means the participating clinician(s) who give medical advice and provide you with related administrative services via the Platform or Face-Face Appointments. Private Patient means a self-funded patient who accesses the Services in accordance with the terms for Private Patients . Services has the meaning set out in clause 3 and as further described the Platform. You/Your means the individual using the Platform to access the Services Working Day means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, when the banks in London are open for business. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PRIVATE (SELF-FUNDED) PATIENTS These additional terms apply to PRIVATE (SELF-FUNDED) PATIENTS of Doctoz ONLY. If you are using Doctoz as a Doctoz funded patient, please see our separate Terms and Conditions for Doctoz-funded patients below. These Terms should be read in conjunction with our Core Terms of Use for all users . SERVICES You can use the Doctoz Private Service by paying the appropriate fee on a per Appointment basis to Medical Experts Minors (i.e. under 18 years of age). A minor under the age of eighteen (18) is only permitted to use the Services in the following circumstances: Where Doctoz has made the Doctoz Services available to minors; and the minor’s parent or guardian makes a booking for an Appointment via the parent or guardian’s Account; and the parent or guardian is present during the Appointment and has with them a valid form of photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence), the only exception being that minors between the age of sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) can attend an Appointment with or without a parent present (but the booking for the Appointment must still be made via their parent or guardian’s Account). OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU How we will accept your order for the Services. Our acceptance of your order for the Doctoz Services will take place as follows: For Pay As You Go users, by making an Appointment via the Platform and submitting your payment, you are making an offer to purchase the Services. Your offer will only be accepted by the Medical Expert you contact and a contract formed when we have successfully verified your details and confirmed your Appointment via the Platform; and We reserve the right to reject any offer for Doctoz Services at our discretion, for any or no reason. If we cannot accept your order for the Doctoz Services. If we are unable to accept your order for the Services, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you for the Services. This might be because (without limitation) there are no Appointments available at the time you have requested, because of the Platform or a Practitioner is unavailable at the time you have requested, because we have not been able to verify your identity, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the Services or because we have not been able to pre-authorise the debit or credit card which is registered to your Account with any charges payable in respect of the Services that you have ordered. Medical Issues Discussed at the Appointment. If, at the time of booking your Appointment, you have multiple (non-related) issues that you wish to discuss with the Practitioner, you should book an Appointment for each of the issues. If, at the start of a consultation, it becomes apparent that you have multiple issues that you wish to discuss with the Practitioner, the Practitioner will advise you that they can only deal with one issue during the Appointment and you will be required to book another Appointment for any other outstanding issues that you wish to discuss in the same way that you would be required to do at your Local Medical practice. COSTS Where to find the price for the Services. The price of the Doctoz Services (i.e. Appointments, and any other services) (which includes VAT) will be set out on the Platform at the time you place your order for the Services. Our Membership fees and charges may change at any time, but price changes will not affect any Doctoz Membership/Services that you have already ordered at the time of the changes. Prescriptions . A prescription may contain no more than a maximum of seven (7) medical items. If you agree with your Practitioner you need more than the maximum number of medical items, and the Practitioner is willing to write you multiple prescriptions, you understand and accept you will be required to purchase multiple prescriptions up to the number you require. Our Membership fees and charges do NOT include or cover any pharmacy fees. The prescriptions available via the Platform for private patients are private prescriptions only (not Doctoz prescriptions). You understand and accept that private prescriptions are fulfilled at a charge unique to the fulfilling pharmacy, which is not under our control or the Practitioners’ control. It is your choice as to whether you have any prescription fulfilled and at what cost. Prescriptions are issued via email to service users and you are to purchase medications at a legal pharmacy close to you. PAYMENT TERMS Registered debit or credit card. You must have debit or credit card details and a billing address for the card registered to your Account at all times. What happens if we get the price wrong. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the Services advised to you is correct. However, it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the Services we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the Doctoz Service’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the Service’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. VAT. Some of the Doctoz Services, such as Appointments are exempt from VAT. Where VAT is applicable, our prices may not always include VAT. We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT . If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the Services, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the Services in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect. Pre-authorisation of your debit or credit card . By submitting your order for the Doctoz Services, you expressly agree that we may pre-authorise the debit or credit card which is registered to your Account with any charges payable in respect of the Doctoz Services that you have ordered. On completion of the relevant Services, you expressly agree that we may automatically take payment of the charges for the relevant Services from the debit or credit card registered to your Account. If we are unable to pre-authorise or process payment of the relevant charges to your registered debit or credit card for whatever reason (whether due to due to your own action or omission or the action or omission of any third party), we will not be able to provide the relevant. Doctoz Services and we will still be owed the fees and charges incurred by you personally, which we may take formal action to recover. Prescriptions, letters and sick notes. If you request a prescription, letter and/or sick note, you accept that there is NO guarantee or warranty that your next Practitioner will agree to provide the prescription, letter or sick note your previous Practitioner had proposed. In the case of a referral letter, you understand and accept we cannot be held responsible either financially or medically if your referral is declined. You understand and accept that you have given a full and accurate history to your doctor and have not withheld any information that you feel may be relevant to your referral or may affect the chance your referral may be accepted. Delivery. If your Practitioner decides to issue a prescription, letter or sick note, we will deliver it to the address (email or postal address) that you have provided in your Account. You understand and accept that it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that the contact details you provide are accurate and up-to-date. the cost of delivering your prescription, letter or sick note, once only, by email is included in the relevant Appointment fee, as shown in our fees and charges . What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please Contact Us promptly to let us know. You will not have to pay any interest until the dispute is resolved. Once the dispute is resolved we will charge you interest on properly due sums from the original due date. The account holder is responsible for all charges incurred on an Account. Any and all charges, without exception, incurred on an Account are the responsibility of the individual who registered the Account with us. We do not accept payment by insurers on your behalf, unless expressly agreed in writing by us in advance. Self-issuing refunds. If you use chargeback services available via your payment card provider in an attempt to self-issue refunds and we are successful in disputing a chargeback with your provider, you will pay our reasonably-incurred fees and costs in relation to administration and legal work in disputing your claim. You agree to pay such fees to us in cleared funds no more than 30 days from the dispute being successfully decided in our favour. YOUR STATUTORY RIGHT TO CHANGE YOUR MIND Statutory 14-day “Cooling-Off” Period. In most cases, where you purchase goods or services online, you have a statutory right to cancel your order within fourteen (14) days after the day on which the contract is entered into (“ Cooling-Off Period ”) without giving any reason. Once you have waived your statutory right in this way, you will not have the right to cancel the Services during the Cooling-Off Period or receive a refund of any charges that you have paid in respect of the Services (other than as set out in your Other Cancellation Rights ). If you choose not to waive your statutory right in this way, you acknowledge that we will not perform the Doctoz Services for you for the duration of the Cooling-Off Period. YOUR OTHER CANCELLATION RIGHTS You may cancel an Appointment at any time on giving 4 hours’ notice. You may cancel any Appointment at any time by going to your Account , choosing “My Appointments” and then selecting “CANCEL THIS APPOINTMENT”. If your cancellation is successful you will receive an email from us to that effect and see an on-screen message confirming the cancellation; if you do not receive the cancellation email and see the on-screen message then you must either try again or Contact Us . You will not be charged if you cancel an Appointment up to 4 hours before the scheduled start time of the relevant Appointment. You will be charged if you cancel an Appointment on less than 4 hours’ notice. If you cancel an Appointment within four (4) hours of the scheduled start time of the relevant Appointment you will be required to pay the full charges for the Appointment. You accept that we are not responsible and will accept no liability for any costs, expenses or losses that you suffer as a result of your failure to properly cancel any Appointment with 4 or more hours’ notice. SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. We are under a legal duty to supply Services that are in conformity with these Terms. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the Services. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights. Summary of your key legal rights This is a summary of your key legal rights. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website or office of your local community. Where you are purchasing services , the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says: a) You can ask us to repeat or fix a service if it's not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if we can't fix it. b) If you haven't agreed a price beforehand, what you're asked to pay must be reasonable. c) If you haven't agreed a time beforehand, it must be carried out within a reasonable time. See also Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). PROBLEMS WITH THE SERVICES Please see our FAQs section on our website for further information about What if I arrive late to an Appointment?, What if I miss an Appointment? and What happens if my Appointment is disrupted?. You will be required to pay the Appointment Charge where you are at fault. In circumstances where a Late Arrival or Missed Appointment is due to your action or omission, you will not be entitled to any refund or credit of the cost of the relevant Appoint and you will be required to pay the Appointment Charge and no refund will be given. Disruptions. In the event that we determine that your Appointment is a Disrupted Appointment, we will terminate the relevant Appointment and enable you to rebook the Appointment. You may be entitled to a Credit or Refund (at our sole discretion and subject to Circumstances where we are not at fault ). If we determine that the Disrupted Appointment occurred due to your action or omission, we will not be obliged to refund or credit the cost of the Disrupted Appointment. Credit or Refund . Subject to the paragraph below ( Circumstances where we are not at fault ), we will either issue a refund or issue a non-transferable credit to your Account in respect of the charge for the Missed Appointment or Disrupted Appointment (as applicable). Circumstances where we are not at fault. You understand and accept that will not provide credits or refunds in circumstances where we are not at fault, such as in the following circumstances (which is NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST but an indication only): If we determine that a Missed Appointment or Disrupted Appointment is due to your actions or omissions and not ours. If you are unable to connect to the Platform or if your connection is interrupted due to a problem with your internet connection, network or Device or otherwise due to your action, omission or default or other circumstances beyond our control; If you are unable to have a private prescription, legitimately and correctly provided via the Platform, fulfilled and/or the associated medication dispensed at a pharmacy of your choice for whatever reason. If you do not receive a prescription, referral letter or sick note as a result of an Appointment via the Platform. If it took longer than the published waiting time on the Platform for your Appointment to start. If you did not use all available minutes in any Appointment that you have started. PROBLEMS WITH THE SERVICES If we cannot treat you over the Platform. Whether you can be treated over the Platform is at the sole discretion of the Practitioner you made contact with. If we cannot prescribe the medication you require over the Platform. Whether you can be prescribed with medication over the Platform is at the sole discretion of the Practitioner attending to you. OUR RIGHT TO TERMINATE FOR YOUR BREACH Our right to terminate. We may end the contract between us, terminating your right to use the Platform or the Services, if: you do not make any payment to us when it is due, as required by these Terms; or in the other circumstances set out in Termination and Consequences . You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in the circumstances above we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract. COMPLAINTS In the event of a complaint, please refer to our FAQs section for our relevant processes. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Alternative dispute resolution is a process where an independent body considers the facts of a dispute and seeks to resolve it, without you having to go to court. If you are not happy with how we have handled any (non-medical) complaint, you may want to contact the alternative dispute resolution provider we use. You can submit a complaint to the Local Medical Association for Effective Dispute Resolution, and if you are not satisfied with the outcome you can still bring legal proceedings. In addition, please note that disputes may be submitted for online resolution to the Local Ministry Of Health Or Any Medical Authority in African Countries We operate. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR DOCTOZ-FUNDED PATIENTS These additional Terms apply to DOCTOZ-FUNDED PATIENTS of DOCTOZ ONLY. If you are using Doctoz as a private (self-funded) patient, please see our separate Terms and Conditions for private (self-funded) patients . These Terms are additional to and should be read in conjunction with Doctoz’s Core Terms of Use for all users . We offer services in the form of providing primary care services, like those you would receive through your Local Medical Centre or other healthcare provider. ELIGIBILITY FOR DOCTOZ SERVICES The Doctoz Service is available to patients who are registered with designated Medical Centres who have agreed to work with Doctoz as a digital service provider. Such patients are able to access certain primary care services (which are normally available to them via their local Medical practice) in real-time via their Device. Doctoz Patients will receive the relevant Services offered to Patients at no charge whilst they meet the criteria set out below. In order to access the Doctoz Services as an Doctoz Registered Patient you must be: registered as with Doctoz on the app.doctoz.org Platform where registered member Patients receive care from Medical Experts solely working for Doctoz, such Medical Experts will attend to patients who are registered members and qualify to be on the Doctoz Health Scheme. accept the Doctoz Terms and Conditions; and provide all required information to be set up as a user of Doctoz services online through your Account . (together the “ Doctoz Health Scheme Eligibility Criteria ”). If a Patient qualifies to be on the Doctoz health Scheme, you enjoy free health care consultations, prescriptions and referrals, Doctoz health scheme services will be in Partnership with local medical centres, maternity centres, and hospitals. Eligible registered Members Will enjoy free consultations, home visits , however certain medical treatments will have to be paid for by Members, please see FAQ page on app.doctoz.org for benefits members can enjoy for free. DOCTOZ SERVICES What Services do we offer Registered patients? Doctoz enables you to connect online, in real time (via streaming video, chat, instant messaging and picture messaging) to participating clinicians (“ Practitioners ”) via the Platform (i.e. Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana, Kenya etc). Each of the Practitioners is registered with the General Medical Council in participating African Countries (“ GMC ”) or their relevant regulatory body and is an independent medical professional who is individually responsible for the medical advice that they offer to you via the Platform. You can use the Platform in order to: book an appointment for an online consultation with a Practitioner via the Platform (“ Appointment ”); obtain qualified and professional medical advice from the Practitioner and related administrative services including referrals and sick notes; and if agreed with the Practitioner during the Appointment, and were supported by Doctoz, you may also obtain your local health service or hospital prescriptions for certain medication(s), By using the Platform you understand and accept that the Doctoz Services are not a replacement for the full range of services provided by the Hospital or your local Medical practice where you are registered and that the Health Services provided to users may not be the same as the Services provided to private (self-funded) patients. You may also still access your primary care services through your local medical practice which you are registered with as well as accessing the elements which you deem fit through the Platform. Number and length of Appointments. You can book an Appointment in ten minute blocks of time. If, at the time of booking your Appointment, you have multiple (non-related) issues that you wish to discuss with the Practitioner, you should book an Appointment for each of the issues. If, at the start of a consultation, it becomes apparent that you have multiple issues that you wish to discuss with the Practitioner, the Practitioner will advise you that they can only deal with one issue during the ten minute Appointment and you will be required to book another Appointment for any other outstanding issues that you wish to discuss (in the same way that you would be required to do at your Local Medical practice). If, during your Appointment, it becomes apparent that your consultation (in relation to one or multiple related issues) is going to take longer than the ten minute Appointment that you have booked, you can choose to continue with the consultation until both you and the Practitioner are satisfied that the consultation has been completed. We may be compelled to share your medical information with your Local hospital or medical health centre to comply with the requirements if we are required to by the GMC and ensure continuity of care. FREE PRESCRIPTIONS If you meet the Doctoz Eligibility Criteria then prescriptions provided on the Platform by our Practitioners will be Doctoz-funded prescriptions. Our Doctoz Services are provided by Practitioners who are qualified doctors registered with the GMC who are permitted to prescribe medicines without meeting you face to face. You may also be asked to upload pictures to the Platform in order for the Practitioner to make the best possible diagnosis and for safety purposes. All our Practitioners who provide prescriptions through the Platform have undertaken to comply with the GMC Guidelines on remote prescribing, essential standards of quality and safety as enforced by the local health governing body in countries we render our services. Dispensing chemists are not part of Doctoz and, to the extent permitted by law, we disclaim responsibility for their acts and omissions. Any reference to a ‘prescription’ shall be deemed to apply to repeat prescriptions where applicable. Your prescription will be issued through the Doctoz Electronic Prescription Service or during a Face-Face consultation Any prescription that you receive via the Platform is only valid for use at legal Local pharmacies. You understand and agree that any prescriptions you acquire via the Platform are solely for your personal use. You agree to carefully read all information provided to you and to follow the instructions provided by the Practitioner(s), on the prescription(s) itself/themselves and the instructions on the label applied by the pharmacy prior to taking any of the prescribed medicines. You also agree to contact a Practitioner, another doctor or a pharmacist if you have any questions about prescribed medicines or do not fully understand the reasons you have been prescribed any prescribed medicine or the instructions related to the prescribed medicine. HOSPITAL REFERRALS In the case of a referral letter, you understand and accept we cannot be held responsible either financially or medically if your referral is declined. You understand and accept that you have given a full and accurate history to your Practitioner and have not withheld any information that you feel may be relevant to your referral or may affect the chance your referral may be accepted. Hospital referrals are always subject to the local availability of funding and local medical procedures and policies, for which Doctoz accepts no responsibility. DOCTOZ CONSULTATION PLATFORM ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIRD PARTY PATIENTS These additional Terms only apply to patients of third parties who consult with Patients using the Doctoz Consult Platform. Third parties may be Hospitals or private healthcare providers (“ Third Parties ”). These Terms apply in addition to and should be read in conjunction with Doctoz’s Core Terms of Use for all users . DOCTOZ CONSULT PLATFORM In addition to the Doctoz Services, some Third Parties use the Platform to consult with their patients. In this instance Doctoz is not the healthcare provider and you are consulting with your own Third Party healthcare provider. Doctoz will not be able to assist you with any queries with regard to your healthcare if you are using the Platform for a consultation with a Third Party. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU As Doctoz is not the provider of your healthcare and you are merely using the Platform to consult with a Third Party, Doctoz can accept no responsibility or liability, subject to the section in the Core Terms above We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so , for any healthcare or advice provided by Third Parties. Medical Disclaimers: Doctoz makes no representation or warranty as to the content of any treatment response from any Third Party. Any views expressed or advice provided by Thirds Parties are not necessarily endorsed by Doctoz. You and your Third Party are solely responsible for all information provided and/or advice given via the Platform. You should always seek the advice of a doctor or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns (and before starting, stopping or modifying any treatment or medication) even if you have already obtained medical advice via or read relevant material on the Platform. SCHEDULE 1 Fair Usage Policy Our Fair Usage Policy is designed to prevent fraud, abuse of the Services and to ensure that everyone who wishes to use our Services is able to access a UK doctor as fast and safely as possible. Unlawful, prohibited or unusual activities (non-exhaustive list) You are not permitted to (or permit anyone else to): a) use the Platform or Services in any unlawful or fraudulent way and/or for any unlawful, fraudulent or inappropriate purpose; b) use the Platform or the Services for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way; c) post or transmit a message (written, verbal or via video) under a false name or use our network resources to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorisation to act on behalf of others (including but not limited to Practitioners) or Doctoz. All messages transmitted via the Platform should correctly identify the sender and you may not attempt to alter the origin of email messages or postings; d) allow another person or entity to use your Account, username or password (unless a permitted minor, as applicable); e) market, promote or solicit the Services except as expressly permitted by these Terms; f) distribute chain letters or unsolicited bulk electronic mail ("spamming") via the Platform, to Doctoz or to any third party allegedly on behalf of Doctoz; g) attempt to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks of Doctoz, the Platform or any sites or platforms accessed through or via the Platform, and you must not attempt to gain unauthorised access; h) harvest or collect data about any other individual who uses the Platform; i) post or transmit any data, materials, content or information which is threatening, false, misleading, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, pornographic or profane, or that contains or promotes any virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb or other computer programming or code that is designed or intended to damage, destroy, intercept, download, interfere, manipulate or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Platform and/or the Services; j) tamper, hack, spoof, copy, modify or otherwise corrupt or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the administration, security or proper function of the Platform and/or the Services, or the server on which the Platform or related materials are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Platform. You will not use robots or scripts with the Platform; k) attempt to reverse engineer, reverse assemble, reverse compile, decompile, disassemble, translate or otherwise alter, defraud or create false results from any executable code or information on or received by this Platform. You agree to have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware software running that is set to override the Internet browser’s cookie setting; l) upload or provide any information to the Platform or any Practitioner in breach of any third party’s intellectual property rights and/or any obligation of confidentiality or contractual duty owed to any third party; or m) reproduce, duplicate, copy or sell any part of the Platform in contravention of the provisions of our Terms. Breach of this Fair Usage Policy When we consider that a breach of this Fair Usage Policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with this Fair Usage Policy constitutes a material breach of our Terms upon which you are permitted to use our Platform, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions (at our sole discretion): Deletion of any information provided by you that we deem in our sole discretion to be fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, obscene or in violation of any third party intellectual property right. Suspension or termination of your contract for the Services. Where we consider it reasonable and at our complete discretion, we may provide you with a notice of improper behaviour before suspending, terminating or offering alternative Services, as we deem appropriate. Issue of a warning to you; Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and
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