When you use this Website, you must:
ensure that your contact and other details submitted to the Women’s or stored on the Website are current and accurate; and
monitor any electronic system or address designated by you for the purpose of receiving communications (the Women’s will not be liable for any delay or failure by you to do so);
ensure that all information you submit to the Women’s, upload to the Website or provide to another user of the Website, is true and correct and does not infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any other person (each time you submit or provide information to the Women’s or another user of the Website (You represent and warrant to the recipient of that information that you have complied with this clause and are not infringing the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any other person));
not use the Website for any unlawful purpose;
not introduce any Harmful Code into the Website or use it in a manner that could damage, disable or impair the Women’s services or system;
not use any robot, scraper or other means to access the Website for any purpose;
comply with any of the Women’s policies or procedures regarding use of the Website as notified to you from time to time by the Women’s;
maintain and safeguard the privacy and security of all personal or confidential information that you obtain access to in relation to the Website;
not access information or perform services relating to any other person (unless expressly permitted by the Women’s or by that other person to do so); or
not send or post any unsolicited messages or any offensive, inflammatory, defamatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, racist, obscene, fraudulent, deceptive or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate information or material.
You are responsible for, and bear all the costs of, installing and maintaining your own systems and equipment necessary to access and use the Website.
You are liable for and must indemnify the Women’s, and its Related Parties against all losses, costs, expenses (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), claim or damage suffered or incurred (or agrees to pay by way of settlement or compromise) in connection with or arising out of:
fraudulent or dishonest conduct of you or any person you have permitted to use this Website on your behalf;
a failure to obtain, maintain, and comply with required consents and applicable laws;
personal injury, death or loss of or damage to real or tangible personal property;
claims, actions or proceedings by a third party and any investigations by a government body; and
You agree to report any misuse of this Website that you become aware of to the Women’s.
The Women’s may send you electronic communications which relate to your use of the Website or other information that may be of interest to you as a visitor of the Website, including health-related information and information relating to the Women’s other products and services. As a condition of your registration for electronic communications from the Women’s, you consent to receive commercial electronic messages from the Women’s using your email address. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
Despite your consent to electronic communications, the Women’s reserves the right to communicate with you, or require you to communicate with the Women’s, in person, by post or fax in order for the Women’s to meet its legal obligations, or where the Women’s considers electronic communication to be impracticable, inadequate or inappropriate.
3.1. Ownership of Data and Other Intellectual Property
3.1.1. Therapeutic groups, medicines and news
The information available on this Website contains a variety of copyright material. Some of this is the intellectual property of individuals (as named); some is owned by The Royal Women’s Hospital itself; some material is owned by others (clearly indicated) and other material is in the public domain.
Except for materials which are unambiguously and unarguably in the public domain, all other material is owned by The Royal Women’s Hospital. Permission is not given for any commercial use or sale of this material.
No other material anywhere on this Website may be copied or further disseminated without the express and written permission of the legal holder of that copyright (The Royal Women’s Hospital).
3.1.2. General content
The Website and any content made available on it (including without limitation the software on which it is based, any documentation regarding its use, text, graphics, video, audio, information, data and the design and layout of the Website) are owned by the Women’s or its third party licensors, and are protected by Australian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.
You acknowledge and agree that the Women’s owns all other data and information uploaded onto, or created by or using, the Website. Without limiting this clause, the Women’s retains all rights in relation to any online documents and forms completed and other information submitted by you and you assign any rights you may have in those materials to the Women’s. You agree that the Women’s can use and adapt any ideas, concepts, techniques, words or images contained in any of those materials for any purpose and without restriction or compensation.
3.2. Intellectual Property Licences
To the extent permitted by law, you must not:
otherwise download, modify, copy, reproduce, republish, store, frame, upload, post, transmit, sell, lease, rent, sub-licence or disclose or distribute any part of this Website (or any content on it) in any way, except as otherwise expressly stated on the Website or with the Women’s prior written consent;
tamper with any copyright notice, or tamper with or commercially use any trade mark, logo or names (including business names and domain names) appearing on the Website or in materials accessed via the Website; or
re-engineer, create derived works from, reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile any part of the Website,
and to the extent any right for you to do so is preserved by law, then only in strict accordance with the provisions or terms under that law.
The Women’s reserves the right to access, maintain, delete or destroy all communications or information uploaded or stored within the Website at any time.
3.3. Use of The Women’s trademarks and related IP
You agree not to use the Women’s Branding (name, trade name, service marks, trademarks, trade dress or logo of the Women’s (or its related parties, suppliers or licensors)) in publicity releases, advertising, promotional materials, direct mail, seminars, on your Website, or in other communications without the express prior written consent of the Women’s. All uses of Branding will inure to the benefit of the owner of such logos, trademarks, trade names and/or other branding devices.
3.4. Linking to this Website
are encouraged to link to this website’s home page (and not other parts of this Website) as pages and content is for paid subscribers and content may be updated or moved;
may only link to, and not replicate, the home page on the Website;
must link to this website’s home page rather than listing the Women’s telephone numbers or office details;
must ensure that any links are presented in a way that fairly represents the Women’s and the Website;
you may not use the Women’s logo or trade marks and must not give the impression that you or your Website is endorsed or sponsored by the Women’s; and
The Website (including material on the Website) is made available to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis and at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Women’s makes no representation, provides no express warranty or guarantee, and excludes all liability and any implied warranties (whether implied by statute or otherwise) in connection with:
the provision and availability of the Website by the Women’s or your use of the Website or any other linked Website;
the functionality, features and performance of the Website (the Women’s may withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature at any time);
legality or suitability of the Website or any services provided through it;
title and non-infringement of third party rights;
the security of Website, the Website or any linked Website, or the safety of any file or software associated with them (such as safety from any virus or defects including those which could damage or interfere with your data, hardware or software);
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of the Website;
the Website being provided error-free or without interruption (including without limitation the availability of internet connections or other telecommunications systems); or
the accessibility, accuracy, quality, currency or reliability of Website or any inked Website, or of any the Women’s or third party materials, information, products or services promoted or accessed via Website, the Website or any linked Website.
To the extent permitted by law, in the event of any problem with the Website, any goods or services provided in connection with the Website or any dealings between you and the Women’s or any other user of the Website, you agree that:
your sole remedy is to cease using the Website or any information, materials, goods or services provided to, or accessed by, you in connection with the Website;
you release the Women’s and hold the Women’s harmless from any and all claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature (including, without limitation, actual, special, incidental and consequential), known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Website; and
you waive the provisions of any law limiting or prohibiting a limitation and release as set out in this clause.
5.2. Medicine information disclaimer
The medicine information and therapeutic groups available on this Website are intended to provide guidance to health care professionals, based on a thorough evaluation of research evidence, on the practical assessment and management of specific clinical issues or situations. The Guidelines allow some flexibility on the part of the health care professional based on the needs of the specific patient for whom they are caring.
Whilst appreciable care has been taken in the preparation of the information, the Women's provides these as a service only.
Information is current and accurate at the time of publication. However, information may change and the Women’s is not liable for any errors or omissions that may be found in any of the information on this Website which may occur over time.
For practitioners outside the Women’s this material is made available in good faith as a resource for use by health professionals to draw on in developing their own protocols, guided by published medical evidence. In doing so, practitioners should themselves be familiar with the literature and make their own interpretations of it.
NOTE: Care should be taken when printing any information from this Website. Updates to this information will take place as necessary. It is therefore advised that regular visits to this Website will be needed to access the most current version of the medicines information.
5.3. Links to third party sites
Materials contained on this Website (Website Materials) may contain links to material on other Websites (Linked Materials). The links provided to other Websites are done for convenience purposes only and the Women's does not purport to sponsor, approve or endorse any of the Linked Materials.
It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decision regarding the quality, accuracy, currency, reliability and suitability of the Linked Materials for their purposes. The Women's is not liable to you or any other person for any loss or damage (however caused, including by negligence) arising from or in connection with the use of this Website and/or use of the Website Materials or Linked Materials.
If you place any reliance upon the Website Materials or Linked Materials, then you do so at your own risk.
The Royal Women's Hospital does not represent or warrant that the Website Materials or Linked Materials are free of computer viruses or other defects. The Women's recommends that virus checks should be done on any downloaded Website Materials or Linked Materials. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, all warranties, representations and implied terms are excluded.
5.4. Changes to this Website
The Women’s may, in its absolute discretion, make changes to any part of this Website or any content on it (subject to express right set out in these terms) without your consent or providing notice to you.
5.5. The Women’s related parties
Each disclaimer is given on behalf of, and each indemnity, waiver, exclusion or limitation of liability is held for the benefit of, the Women’s, the Women’s licensors and contractors (and each of their officers, employees, agents and contractors).
6.1. Security of this Website generally
While the Women’s uses its best endeavours to implement security controls and prevent unauthorised access to, or use of, the Website, you acknowledge that the internet is an insecure public network where there is a risk that your use of, and interactions with, this Website may be viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties and that this Website and any information on this Website may contain Harmful Code.
To the extent permitted by law, the Women’s does not guarantee that there will not be, or accept any liability for, any Harmful Code on the Website or a breach of security by a third party or any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this Website.
6.2. Basic online security – your obligations
While you are ultimately responsible for your own online security, the Women’s recommends that you:
ensure that you are using the most recent version of your operating system and software (including web browser) with the latest patches and updates applied;
ensure that you have anti-virus software installed and working on your computer, that its definitions are up to date and that it is configured to scan and inbound and outbound emails and files;
ensure your browser is configured to minimise the likelihood of your computer or privacy being affected by Harmful Code;
be suspicious of strange emails, attachments or hyperlinks; and
if you suspect your computer has been affected by Harmful Code you should contact your IT service provider or anti-virus vendor.
to maintain any information that is confidential or proprietary in nature or is designated as such (including without limitation the software, source code, technology, tools, processes, functional specifications and technical materials on which the Website is based) which you access via the Website in strict confidence at all times; and
This clause does not apply to any confidential information which you can demonstrate:
was previously known by you, or subsequently provided to you, without any obligation to hold it in confidence;
is independently developed by you without the use of confidential information; or
is approved for release by written authorization of the Women’s, but only to the extent of such authorization.
Once payment has been made and processed no refund or cancellation of the subscription is allowed in whole or in part.
Harmful Code means any computer code or routine that is harmful, destructive, disabling or which assists in or enables theft, alteration, denial of service, unauthorised disclosure or destruction or corruption of data, including viruses, worms, spyware, adware, keyloggers, trojans and any new types of programmed threats that may be classified, but excluding passwords, software keys and like features that are security features or intended elements of software used to prevent unauthorised access and use; and
Website means this website and any related sites owned or maintained by, or on behalf of, the Women’s. Each reference to Website includes a reference to all information and content on these sites.
The Women’s may seek urgent injunctive relief in order to protect the confidentiality of its information or prevent the misuse of its Intellectual Property.
You may not assign any of your rights or obligations without the prior written consent of the Women’s.
All rights and obligations under:
any provision regarding privacy, confidentiality, intellectual property, waivers, indemnities, representations and warranties (including without limitation clauses 7, 8, 9 and 10;
accrued rights or obligations existing at the time of termination or expiry; and
If you have any questions about this Website, please contact us.
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Access to current and unbiased information anytime, anywhere on any internet-enabled device
Summarises key findings and provides detailed, practical recommendations on the use of medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support the clinical decision making process
All available information is fully referenced; peer reviewed and is constantly updated.
Downloadable medicine fact sheets for patients
INDIVIDUAL users – $170 annually, inc. GST
For group or organisation subscriptions please contact us
The Therapeutic Goods Adminsitration (TGA) pregnancy categories and manufacturer’s product information are sometimes difficult to interpret. The Women’s PBMG has developed a series of practical recommendations for medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.