What is Me Cure Smartbuy
The domain name www.mecuresmartbuy.com, an internet based portal and Me Cure Smartbuy, a mobile application, is owned and operated by Me Cure Smartbuy Nigeria Limited, a company duly incorporated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (hereinafter referred to as “MSB” or “We” or “Our” or “Us” or “Company”). The domain name and the mobile application are collectively referred to as the “Website”.
The Website is a platform that facilitates (i) online purchase of pharmaceutical products sold by various third party pharmacies and manufacturers (“Third Party Pharmacies”); (ii) diagnostic services being offered by various third party diagnostic centers (“Third Party Labs”); (iii) online medical consultancy services/ second opinion being offered by third party independent doctors (“Medical Experts”); and (iv) online advertisements of various sponsors advertising and marketing their own goods and services (“Third Party Advertisers”). The Third Party Pharmacies, Third Party Labs, Medical Experts and the Third Party Advertisers are collectively referred to as the “Third Party Service Providers”. Further, the Website also serves as an information platform providing health and wellness related information to the Users accessing the Website (The services of Third Party Services Provider and the information services is collectively referred to as the “Services”).
For the purposes of availing the Services and/or transacting with the Third Party Service Providers through the Website, You are required to obtain registration, in accordance with the procedure established by MSB in this regard. As part of the registration process, MSB may collect the following personal information from You:
Address (including country and ZIP/ postal code)
Password chosen by the User
Valid financial account information and
Other details as You may volunteer.
Organizations, companies, and businesses may not become registered members on the Website or use the Website through individual members.
You agree and acknowledge that You would (i) create only 1 (one) account; (ii) provide accurate, truthful, current and complete information when creating Your account and in all Your dealings through the Website; (iii) maintain and promptly update Your account information; (iv) maintain the security of Your account by keeping Your password safely and not sharing same with others and restricting access to Your account and Your computer; (v) promptly notify MSB if You discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches relating to the Website; and (vi) take responsibility for all the activities that occur under Your account and accept all risk of unauthorized access.
The Website uses temporary cookies to store certain data (that is not sensitive personal data or information) that is used by MSB for the technical administration of the Website, research and development, and for User administration. In the course of serving Advertisements or optimizing services to You, MSB may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on Your browser. MSB does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.
Use of Services and the Website:
E-Commerce Platform for Pharmaceutical Products –
Platform to facilitate transaction of business:
Through the Website, MSB facilitates the purchase of drugs and other pharmaceutical products, and services offered for sale by Third Party Pharmacies (“Pharmaceutical Goods and Services ”). You understand and agree that MSB and the Website merely provide hosting services to You and persons browsing / visiting the Website. All items offered for sale on the Website, and the content made available by the Third Party Pharmacies, are third party user generated contents and third party products. MSB has no control over such third party user generated contents and/ Pharmaceutical Goods and Services and does not - originate or initiate the transmission, or select the sender/recipient of the transmission, or the information contained in such transmission. The authenticity and genuineness of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services made available by the Third Party Pharmacies through the Website shall be the sole responsibility of the Third Party Pharmacies. You understand and agree that MSB shall have no liability with respect to the authenticity of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services being facilitated through the Website.
You understand and agree that all commercial / contractual terms, with respect to the sale/ purchase/ delivery and consumption of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services are offered by and agreed to between You and the Third Party Pharmacies and the contract for purchase of any of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services, offered for sale on the Website by the Third Party Pharmacies shall strictly be a bipartite contract between the Third Party Pharmacies and You.
The commercial / contractual terms include without limitation - price, shipping costs, payment methods, payment terms, date, period and mode of delivery, warranties related to Pharmaceutical Goods and Services offered for sale by the Third Party Pharmacies, and after sales services related to such Pharmaceutical Goods and Services. MSB does not have any control over, and does not determine or advise or in any way involve itself in the offering or acceptance of, such commercial / contractual terms offered by and agreed to, between You and the Third Party Pharmacies.
Representation as to legal title
MSB does not make any representation or warranty as to legal title of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services offered for sale by the Third Party Pharmacies on the Website. At no time shall any right, title, claim or interest in the products sold through or displayed on the Website vest with MSB nor shall MSB have any obligations or liabilities in respect of any transactions on the Website. You agree and acknowledge that the ownership of the inventory of such Pharmaceutical Goods and Services shall always vest with the Third Party Pharmacies, who are advertising or offering them for sale on the Website and are the ultimate sellers.
You agree and acknowledge that the Third Party Pharmacies shall be solely responsible for any claim/ liability/ damages that may arise in the event it is discovered that such Third Party Pharmacies do not have the sole and exclusive legal ownership over the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services that have been offered for sale on the Website by such Third Party Pharmacies, or did not have the absolute right, title and authority to deal in and offer for sale such Pharmaceutical Goods and Services on the Website.
Non-Performance of Contact
You accept and acknowledge the following: MSB is not responsible for any unsatisfactory, delayed, non-performance or breach of the contract entered into between You and the Third Party Pharmacies for purchase and sale of goods or services offered by such Third Party Pharmacies on the Website;
MSB cannot and does not guarantee that the concerned Third Party Pharmacies will perform any transaction concluded on the Website;
The Third Party Pharmacies are solely responsible for ensuring that the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services offered for sale on the Website are kept in stock for successful fulfillment of orders received. Consequently, MSB is not responsible if the Third Party Pharmacies do not satisfy the contract for sale of Pharmaceutical Goods and Services which are out of stock, back ordered or otherwise unavailable, but were shown as available on the Website at the time of placement of order by You; and
MSB shall not and is not required to mediate or resolve any dispute or disagreement between You and Third Party Pharmacies. In particular, MSB does not implicitly or explicitly support or endorse the sale or purchase of any items or services on the Website.
Exhibition of drugs and publication of Third Party Pharmacies content on the Website
You agree and acknowledge that the respective Third Party Pharmacies are exhibiting Third Party Content which includes catalogue of drugs/ pharmaceutical products or services, and information in relation to such drugs/ pharmaceutical products or services, on the Website.
The Third Party Content available on the Website, including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics and other visuals, is for general information purposes only and does not constitute either an advertisement/ promotion of any drug being offered for sale by the Third Party Pharmacies on the Website or any professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or recommendations of any kind.
You acknowledge and agree that such Third Party Pharmacies shall be solely responsible for ensuring that such Third Party Content made available regarding the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services offered for sale on the Website, are not misleading and describe the actual condition of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services. In this connection, it is solely the responsibility of the concerned Third Party Pharmacy(s) to ensure that all such information is accurate in all respects and there is no exaggeration or over emphasis on the specifics of such Pharmaceutical Goods and Services so as to mislead the Users in any manner. You acknowledge and understand that MSB provides no warranty or representation with respect to the authenticity/ veracity of the information provided on the Website and You must run Your own independent check. You agree and acknowledge that MSB has not played any role in the ascertainment of the actual impact/ effect of any Pharmaceutical Goods and Services being offered for sale by the Third Party Pharmacies on the Website. Further, it is hereby clarified that the Third Party Pharmacies are offering the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services for sale to You and they are responsible for procuring the appropriate licenses for the same as required under the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control Act and other applicable laws and regulations. You agree and acknowledge that You shall not hold MSB responsible or liable for any damages arising out of such reliance on third party user generated content by You.
The Website is a platform that can be used by the Users to purchase various drugs and pharmaceutical products that requires a valid medical prescription issued by a medical expert/doctor to be provided to a registered pharmacist for the purpose of dispensing such medicine (“Prescription Drugs”), offered for sale on the Website by Third Party Pharmacies. In order to purchase Prescription Drugs from Third Party Pharmacies through the Website, You are required to upload a scanned copy of the valid prescription on the Website or email the same to MSB. The order would not be processed and forwarded to the concerned Third Party Pharmacy(s) by MSB until it receives a copy of a valid prescription. Third Party Pharmacies will verify the prescription forwarded by You and in case a Third Party Pharmacy(s) observes any discrepancy in the prescription uploaded by You, the Third Party Pharmacy(s) will cancel the order immediately. You are also required to make the original prescription available at the time of receipt of delivery of Prescription Drugs. You shall allow the delivery agent to stamp the original prescription at the time of delivering such Prescription Drugs failing which Prescription Drugs will not be delivered.
MSB shall maintain a record of all the prescriptions uploaded by the Users.
Substitution of Prescribed Drugs
You acknowledge and accept that the order for a substitute of a Prescription Drug would only be processed if the medical expert/doctor has himself/herself permitted for any other equivalent generic drug to be dispensed in place of the Prescription Drug in the prescription or if the prescription solely lists the salt names instead of a specific brand name.
You further acknowledge and accept that, in the absence of the above, the concerned Third Party Pharmacy would not dispense a substitute drug in place of the Prescription Drug.
Invitation to offer for sale
if you are buying a Prescription Drugs, we may need to ask you some questions about your medical history so that we can assess whether the medication is suitable for you. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your permission. We will keep the information we hold about you accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by visiting your account or emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies, we will delete or correct them. We will hold your personal information securely, in line with our internal security policy and the law. We will not transfer or sell your information. We may use technology to track how people use our site.
Transfer of Property and Completion of Sale
Upon acceptance of the Offer by the concerned Third Party Pharmacy (being the brick and mortar pharmacy, the Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services would be dispensed at the pharmacy, in accordance with the terms of the order placed by You. Such dispensation shall also take place under the direct/ personal supervision of the pharmacist of the Third Party Pharmacy, wherever required under the Registration of Pharmaceutical Premises Regulation 2005 and other applicable law(s).
You agree and acknowledge that the property and title in the Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services ordered by You shall stand immediately transferred to You upon the dispensation of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services and the raising of the invoice at the concerned Third Party Pharmacy. Accordingly, the sale of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services is concluded at the concerned Third Party Pharmacy itself.
The invoice in relation to the Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services, that are required to be delivered to You shall be issued by the concerned Third Party Pharmacy (being the brick and mortar pharmacy) which is to process and satisfy the order for such Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services.
Delivery of Drugs
The Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services shall be delivered by the Third Party Pharmacy or independent contractors. You accept and acknowledge that the Third Party Pharmacy or such other transporter/courier/delivery personnel, engaged by the Third Party Pharmacy or MSB, shall be independent contractors in-charge of the delivery of the Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services from the concerned Third Party Pharmacy to the address notified by You, with no control over the Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services and no additional obligation apart from standard delivery obligations and duty of care.
You further accept and acknowledge that MSB does not engage in the distribution of the Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services, but may provide the services of a third party transporter/courier delivery personnel for the purposes of delivery of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Services from the concerned Third Party Pharmacy to the address notified by You.
Advertising Guidelines for the Website –
As part of the Services provided by Us; we facilitate and allow Third Party Advertisers to place advertisements on the Website, which may include third party banners, microsites, native advertisement, badges, contextual advertising and content created or provided by or on behalf of Third Party Advertisers (collectively referred to as Advertisements” or “Advertising”). Accordingly, there are guidelines (as listed herein below) which the Third Party Advertisers have to follow for placing such advertisements (the “Advertising Policy”).
For the Third Party Advertisers: The Third Party Advertisers must be honest about the products or services their advertisements promote; the advertisement shall not create unrealistic expectation and must not be misleading or offending; must be responsible and of the highest standards and without compromising the consumer protection. The Advertising Policy applies to all the advertisements, listed or sought to be listed, on the Website. It is the Advertiser’s responsibility to comply with the NAFDAC requirements, the Advertising Practitioner’s Council of Nigeria (APCON) Code of Advertising and Promotion Guidelines and all other domestic and foreign laws and regulations applicable to its Advertising within the MSB network and to include all legally required legends, disclosures and statements in such Advertising. MSB will not monitor the compliance with such laws and regulations. However, MSB reserves the right to review all Advertisement for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, if MSB becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation or these guidelines, MSB may remove the Advertising from its network .
No Advertising on MSB network shall include any pixels, tags, flash containers or any other type of information collection software code (any such pixel, tag, code or device a "Pixel") or shall place any beacons, cookies or other information collection devices on the browsers of users of the MSB network unless expressly approved in writing by MSB. If MSB approves the inclusion of a Pixel in an advertisement, then unless and only to the extent that such approval contains an express exception, (i) Third Party Advertiser may not use such Pixel to collect any personally-identifiable information (PII) with respect to any MSB user, (ii) no such Pixel can be flash or object based, (iii) the Pixel can be blocked and any cookie placed can be deleted by user browser settings, (iv) Third Party Advertiser will not link any non-PII that it collects to any PII that it may have from any other source and (v) Third Party Advertiser will not update any existing profile or create any profile in its database based on any data collected on the MSB site, including the fact that someone is a MSB user or any information derived from the information in the referring URL.
Review: All the advertisements are subject to the review and approval of MSB. MSB reserves the right to reject or remove any advertisement in its sole discretion for any reason. MSB has the absolute and sole discretion with respect to the interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Advertising. Further, MSB also reserves the right to request modifications to any advertisement, and to require factual substantiation for any claim made in an advertisement.
Prohibited Content: The advertisements must not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, copyright, or other legal rights of any person or entity. The advertisements must not be false, misleading, fraudulent, defamatory, or deceptive. The following advertisement content is prohibited:
content that demeans, degrades, or shows hate toward a particular race, gender, culture, country, belief, or toward any member of a protected class
content depicting nudity, sexual behaviour, or obscene gestures
content depicting drug use
content depicting excessive violence, including the harming of animals
shocking, sensational, or disrespectful content
deceptive, false or misleading content, including deceptive claims, offers, or business practices
content that directs users to phishing links, malware, or similarly harmful codes or sites and
content that deceives the Users into providing personal information without their knowledge, under false pretences, or to companies that resell, trade, or otherwise misuse that personal information.
Prohibited Advertisements: Advertisements for the following products and services are prohibited:
adult products and services (other than contraceptives; see below)
cigarettes (including e-cigarettes), cigars, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products
products or services that bypass copyright protection, such as software or cable signal descramblers
products or services principally dedicated to selling counterfeit goods or engaging in copyright piracy
get-rich-quick or pyramid schemes or offers or any other deceptive or fraudulent offers
illegal or recreational drugs or drug paraphernalia
counterfeit, fake or bootleg products, or replicas or imitations of designer products
firearms, weapons, ammunition, or accessories
advertisements that promote particular securities or that provide or allege to provide insider tips
any illegal conduct, product, or enterprise
unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements
products that have been subject to any government or regulatory action or warning
products with names that are confusingly similar to an unapproved pharmaceutical or supplement or controlled substance and
material that directly advertises products to or is intended to attract children under the age of 13.
Restricted Advertisements: Advertisements in the following categories are restricted and require approval on a case-by-case basis:
advertisements that promote or reference alcohol
advertisements for online dating services
advertisements for gambling and games of skill
advertisements for lotteries
advertisements for financial services
advertisements for contraceptives
advertisements for online pharmacies or pharmaceuticals and
Testimonials & Endorsements:
any testimonials and endorsements contained in advertisements must comply with the Guidelines and all applicable law(s), industry codes, rules, and regulations. For example, a clear and conspicuous disclaimer is required if an endorser's results were atypical or if the endorser was paid;
MSB recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between advertising and sponsored content and editorial content. All advertising or sponsored content on the Website of the Company will be clearly and unambiguously identified; and
a click on an advertisement may only link the User to the website of the Third Party Advertiser(s).
Editorial Policy for the Website –
As part of the Services, MSB provides MSB Content on the Website targeted at general public for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or recommendations of any kind. MSB Content is subject to the following rules/ information:
MSB Content is original and is relevant to the general public;
Topics for MSB Content are selected by Our board of qualified experts consisting of certified medical experts, pharmacist and medical professionals;
Topics for MSB Content are chosen on the basis of current health news, drug alerts, new drug launches, latest medical findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals, such as ‘The Journal of the American Medical Association’, ‘The New England Journal of Medicine’, ‘The Lancet’, ‘Pediatrics’, ‘Diabetes Care’, and many others;
Editorial board (as mentioned below) takes into account the latest trending health and wellness topics like dengue, swine flu, seasonal allergies, new vaccines, public awareness trends like breast cancer awareness month," and ‘Healthy Heart Month’; as well as emerging health and nutrition trends like health benefits quinoa, use of BGR 34 for managing diabetes, alternative medicine like ayurveda, homeopathy and much more;
MSB maintains principles of fairness, accuracy, objectivity, and responsible, independent reporting;
The member of MSB has to fully disclose any potential conflict of interest with any of the Third Party Service Providers;
MSB’s editorial staff holds the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues; and
MSB’s editorial board constitutes of: (i) Dr Varun Gupta – MBBS + MD; (ii) Dr. Khoobsurat Najma- MBBS and (iii) Dr. Ila Jain- MBBS + BMS.
Diagnostics Services –
Terms for use of the Diagnostic Services:
The Third Party Labs may not access the Services if the Third Party Labs are or are owned by MSB’s direct competitor, except with MSB’s prior written consent. In addition, the Third Party Labs may not access the Services for purposes of monitoring their availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.
MSB will provide to the Third Party Labs basic support for the Services at no additional charge, and/or upgraded support if purchased separately and will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Services available 24 (twenty-four) hours a day, 7 (seven) days a week, except for (i) planned downtime or (ii) any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond MSB’s reasonable control, including without limitation Force Majeure Events (as defined herein below). MSB will provide the Services only in accordance with applicable law(s) and government regulations.
The Services may be subject to certain limitations, such as, limits on disk storage space, on the number of calls Third Party Labs are permitted to make against MSB’s application programming interface, and, other limitations dependent on the Third Party Labs plan, for example, number of SMS, or number of Users. Any such limitations are specified in the Third Party Labs’ plans. The Services provide real-time information to enable Third Party Labs to monitor such Third Party Labs’ compliance with such limitations.
Not with standing anything to the contrary contained herein, Third Party Labs alone shall be liable for Third Party Labs’ dealings and interaction with the Users who avail the Services of the Third Party Labs or diagnostic centres contacted or managed through the Website and MSB shall have no liability or responsibility in this regard. MSB does not guarantee or make any representation with respect to the correctness, completeness or accuracy of the information or details provided by such User, Third Party Labs or any diagnostic centre or any third party through the Website. The Services should not be used for emergency appointment purposes.
Not with standing anything to the contrary contained herein, Third Party Labs alone shall be liable for dealings and interaction with Users contacted or managed through the Website and MSB shall have no liability or responsibility in this regard. MSB does not guarantee or make any representation with respect to the correctness, completeness or accuracy of the tests conducted and reports generated by the Third Party Labs.
Terms for use of the Online Doctor Consultancy Services:
NO DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP: MSB does not replace Your relationship with Your physician or healthcare provider. The information interpreted SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from Your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
You acknowledge that the Medical Experts empaneled with Us are independent contractors and thereby MSB has an independent contractor relationship with such Medical Experts and therefore in no event MSB will be directly or vicariously liable for any advice or medical consultancy or any loss arising therefrom that the Medical Experts may provide to You or You may avail as part of the Services.
You acknowledge that the e-prescription which may be issued by the medical expert(s), in certain events, is not be a valid prescription under applicable law(s) of Nigeria and may not be used for dispensation of medicines by any pharmacist including the Third Party Pharmacies. You further agree and acknowledge that if You request us to process the e-prescription or any form of prescription (whether original or scanned copy of the original prescription) for facilitation of medicine orders, then we will only act as an aggregator and assume no responsibility and/or liability in relation to the dispensation of the medicines, which shall at all times be at your sole risk and the sole responsibility of the Third Party Pharmacies supplying the medicines to you.
You acknowledge that although some of the content, text, data, graphics, images, information, suggestions, guidance, and other material (collectively, “Information”) that is provided to You on the Website (including Information provided in direct response to Your questions or postings) may be provided by individuals in the medical profession, the provision of such Information does not create a doctor/medical professional-patient relationship, but is provided to inform You on various medical conditions, medical diagnosis and treatment and it does not constitute a direct medical diagnosis, treatment or prescription. Everything on the Website should be used for information purposes only.
MSB is designed to support the health decisions and choices that You make. These decisions and choices are Yours, and We believe that You, in connection with the advice You receive from Your doctor or other professional healthcare provider, are the best decision maker about Your health. We cannot make decisions for you. However, what We can do is help You find good health information and connect with doctors for in-person information. On MSB, You can ask and find informational questions and related educational answers by Medical Experts. The Website is not a place for the practice of medicine, but Medical Experts on the Website can be a resource for reliable, relevant general health information.
Even if Your real life doctor is on MSB, personal medical advice, treatment or diagnosis are not permitted through the Website, and by using the Website You agree not to solicit these or use any information as if it were personal advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Whenever You want personal medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis, You should contact Your physician or professional healthcare provider and see them in person.
We do not recommend or endorse any specific Medical Expert(s), tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Website. Reliance on any information provided on the Website is solely at Your own risk. In case of any medical emergency, kindly contact Your nearest doctor/hospital or any related helpline.
The Services are not for use in medical emergencies or for critical health situations requiring prompt medical attention. The Services are not intended to be real-time and may not be the best solution when a face-to-face consultation is a must and therefore, We strongly discourage any delay in seeking advice from Your doctor on account of something that You may have heard/viewed on the Website. You take full responsibility for ensuring that the information submitted is accurate and MSB shall not make any effort to validate any information provided by You for using the Services with respect to content, correctness or usability. MSB, with an intention to provide the best services possible could ask You to share more information as and when needed.
The opinions, statements, answers and tele-consultations (collectively “Consultation”) provided by the Medical Experts through the Website are solely the individual and independent opinions and statements of such Medical Experts and do not reflect the opinions of MSB, its affiliates or any other organizations or institutions to which such Medical Expert or such specialist or professional is affiliated or provides services. MSB does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Website or by a licensee of MSB.
The inclusion of professionals, specialists and/or Medical Experts on the Website or in any professional directory on the Website does not imply recommendation or endorsement of such specialists and/ or Medical Experts nor is such information intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any specialists and/ or Medical Experts contained therein. Such information is provided on an ‘as-is’ basis and MSB disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose.
MSB (the owners and the employee staff of MSB), Medical Experts and third-party professionals who offer the Services through the Website accept no responsibility for any medical, legal or financial events or outcomes related to the Services availed through the use of the Website.
MSB makes no warranty that the Services will meet Your requirements, or that the Service(s) will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free. This includes loss of data or any service interruption caused by MSB employees. MSB is not responsible for transmission errors, corruption of data.
Your right to use the Services is not transferable.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, You alone shall be liable for Your dealings and interaction with patients or Medical Experts (as the case may be) contacted or managed through the Website and MSB shall have no liability or responsibility in this regard. MSB does not guarantee or make any representation with respect to the correctness, completeness or accuracy of the Information or detail provided by such client, patient, User, Medical Experts or any third party through the Website. The Services should not be used for emergency appointment purposes.
The exchanges between the Medical Experts and the patient through the chat window or over telephone (as the case maybe) and the e-prescription would be accessible to MSB for the purposes of monitoring the quality of the consultation.
The Services should not be depended upon and should not be treated as a replacement for obtaining consultation for diseases as the consultation provided through the Website is generic in the approach and shall not and cannot act as a substitute for physical consultation with a doctor. Also, the Consultations provided through the Website are not diagnostic in nature. MSB shall not be liable for any consultation which has been used for diagnostic reasons.
Risks of using MSB’s Services
While, the Website is an honest attempt to provide access to the best possible medical information to the Users, the Medical Experts will not be examining You physically. The Medical Experts may not have access to all or some of Your medical history that might be critical to consult You. The Medical Experts will not have the benefit of information that would be obtained by examining You in person, observing Your physical condition and by going through Your medical records. This means that the Services provided is different from the diagnostic and treatment services typically decided by a physician. Therefore, the Medical Experts may not be aware of facts or information that would affect his or her opinion of Your diagnosis. To reduce the risk of this limitation, MSB strongly encourages You to be in touch with an on-ground physician and share the MSB’s opinion with him/her.
By requesting a medical opinion through the Website, You acknowledge and agree that:
The advice/information/opinion on diagnosis You may receive could be limited and provisional;
The medical opinion is not intended to replace a face-to-face visit with a physician and it does replace an actual doctor-patient relationship;
In case of a second opinion where there is a difference of opinion among Our Medical Experts and Your physician, You would bear the responsibility to decide on online or offline consultation, or procedure, and/or treatment;
The Medical Expert is reliant on information provided by You and hence any information demonstrated to have been falsified, misleading or incomplete will immediately render the opinion and all details therein null and void;
In some cases, the Medical Expert may determine that the transmitted information is of inadequate quality and may ask for more information, without which he/she may refuse to answer the query;
In rare cases, the Medical Experts may feel that the query may not be answerable without physically examining the patient/ Users and the Consultation may be refused forthwith;
In very rare instances, security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information; and
Your Profile, Collection, Use, Storage and Transfer of Personal Information:
Your MSB profile is created to store record of Your Consultations and Your personal health information online, including history, health conditions, allergies and medications.
Any information provided as part of a web Consultation or obtained from use of the Services by You becomes part of Your MSB record. You agree to provide accurate information to help Us serve You best to Our knowledge, to periodically review such information and to update such information as and when necessary. MSB reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the Website according to its internal record retention and/or destruction policies. You might be contacted via email to review the information provided by You for MSB’s record or for the Services. Please make sure You provide a valid email-id and You update it as and when needed.
The type of information collected from Users, including sensitive personal data or information;
The purpose, means and modes of usage of such information; and
How and to whom MSB will disclose such information.
The fact that the information is being collected;
The purpose for which the information is being collected;
The intended recipients of the information;
The name and address of the agency that is collecting the information and the agency that will retain the information; and
The various rights available to such Users in respect of such information.
MSB shall not be responsible in any manner for the authenticity of the personal information or sensitive personal data or information supplied by the Users to MSB or any other person acting on behalf of MSB.
The Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the Users’ account access information and password. The Users shall be responsible for all uses of the Users’ account and password, whether or not authorized by the Users. The Users shall immediately notify MSB of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of the Users’ account or password.
If a User provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete), or MSB has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, MSB shall have the right to suspend or terminate such account at its sole discretion.
Payment, Fees and Taxes:
Registration on the Website and the access to the information provided on the Website is free. MSB does not charge any fee for accessing, browsing and buying through the Website. You agree to make all payments directly to the respective Third Party Pharmacies for purchase of Pharmaceutical Goods and Services from such Third Party Pharmacies. The Third Party Pharmacies may choose to either personally collect such payment from You or may use the services of collection agents duly appointed in this regard. You agree and acknowledge that You shall not hold MSB responsible for any loss or damage caused to You during the process, due to any acts or omission on the part of third parties viz. the Third Party Pharmacies or the collection agents or for any actions/ omissions which are beyond the control of MSB.
In relation to the diagnostic services being availed from the Website, Third Party Labs agree to pay all package fees, consulting fees and other fees applicable to the Third Party Labs use of such Services and the Third Party Labs shall not circumvent the fee structure. The fee is dependent on the package that the Third Party Labs purchase and not on actual usage of the Services. In relation to the Users using the diagnostic Services, the Users agree to make all payments directly to the respective Third Party Labs for use of the diagnostic Services from the Website. You agree and acknowledge that You shall not hold MSB responsible for any loss or damage caused to You during the process, due to any acts or omission on the part of the Third Party Labs’ any actions/ omissions which are beyond the control of MSB.
Each User/Third Party Service Providers are solely responsible for payment of all taxes, legal compliances, statutory registrations and reporting. MSB is in no way responsible for any of the taxes except for its own income tax.
The subscription fees for the Services, if any charged by MSB, could be paid online through the facility made on the Website. Third parties support and services are required to process online fee payment. MSB is not responsible for any loss or damage caused to User/Third Party Service Providers during this process as these third parties are beyond the control of MSB.
All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes.
MSB reserves the right to modify the fee structure by providing on the Website which shall be considered as valid and agreed communication.
Return, Refund, Cancellation and Shipping charges:
Each Covenanter undertakes that it shall not do any act or post, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that -
Belongs to another person and to which the such Covenanter does not have any right;
Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;
Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual proprietary rights of any third party;
Violates any law for the time being in force;
Impersonates another person;
Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;
Is prohibited under applicable law(s) for the time being in force in Nigeria including the NAFDAC Act and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Act as amended from time to time and rules made thereunder; and
Threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of Nigeria, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.
You are also prohibited from:
Violating or attempting to violate the integrity or security of the Website or any MSB Content;
Transmitting any information (including job posts, messages and hyperlinks) on or through the Website that is disruptive or competitive to the provision of Services by MSB;
Intentionally submitting on the Website any incomplete, false or inaccurate information;
Making any unsolicited communications to other Covenanters;
Using any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (such as spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Website;
Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any part of the Website;
Copying or duplicating in any manner any of the MSB Content or other information available from the Website; and
Framing or hotlinking or deeplinking any MSB Content.
The Services provided by MSB or any of its licensors or providers or Third Party Service Providers are provided ‘as is’, as available, and without any warranties or conditions (express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage or trade). MSB does not provide or make any representations, warranties or guarantees, express or implied about the Website or the Services. MSB does not verify any content or information provided by the Other Parties on the Website and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law(s), disclaims all liability arising out of the Other Parties’ use or reliance upon the Website, the Services, the MSB Content, Third Party Contents, representations and warranties made by the Other Parties on the Website or any loss arising out of the manner in which the Services have been rendered.
The Website may be linked to the website of third parties, affiliates and business partners. MSB has no control over, and not liable or responsible for content, accuracy, validity, reliability, quality of such websites or made available by/through the Website. Inclusion of any link on the Website does not imply that MSB endorses the linked website. Other Parties may use the links and these services at their own risk.
MSB shall not be responsible for the mishaps/missed services due to no service/no show from the Other Parties; MSB shall not be responsible for any error in any of the services being provided by the Third Party Service Providers.
Users accept and acknowledge that MSB does not provide any representation or give any guarantee or warranty (whether express or implied, or whether arising by virtue of a statue or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage or trade) in relation to the goods/ products and services made available on its Website by Third Party Service Providers, including any guarantee or warrantee that such goods/ products (i) are merchantable; (ii) fit for the purpose of which they are to be (or have been) purchased;(iii) have accurate description; (iv) do not cause any infringement; and (v) that the Third Party Service Providers have legal title over the goods/products being offered for sale by them on the Website. MSB also does not provide any representation or give any guarantee or warranty (whether express or implied) about the Website or any of the Services offered or services offered or provided by the Third Party Service Providers.
The Other Parties further accept and acknowledge that MSB does not verify any content or information provided by either the Users or the Third Party Services/ or obtained from the Users or the Third Party Service Providers, and to fullest extent permitted by applicable law(s), disclaims all liability arising out of the Other Parties’ use or reliance upon the Website, the Services, the MSB Content, Third Party Content, representations and warranties made by the Other Parties on the Website or any opinion or suggestion given or expressed by MSB or any Third Party Service Providers in relation to any Services provided by MSB.
MSB assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect Other Parties’ equipment on account of the Other Parties’ access to, use of, or browsing the Website or the downloading of any material, data, text, images, video content, or audio content from the Website. If any of the Other Party is dissatisfied with the Website, the sole remedy of such Other Party(s) is to discontinue using the Website.
The listing of Third Party Service Providers on the Website is based on numerous factors including Users comments and feedbacks. In no event shall the Protected Entities (as defined herein below) be liable or responsible for the listing order of Third Party Service Providers on the Website.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law(s), MSB, its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, consultants, licensors, agents, and representatives, and each of their respective directors, officers or employees (“Protected Entities”), shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, (i) the use of, or the inability to use, the Website or the content, materials and functions related thereto; (ii) User's provision of information via the Website; even if such Protected Entity has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
In no event shall the Protected Entities be liable for, or in connection with, (i) the provision of, or failure to provide, all or any products or service by a Third Party Service Provider to any User; or (ii) any comments or feedback given by any of the Users in relation to the goods or services provided by any Third Party Service Providers; or (ii) any content posted, transmitted, exchanged or received by or on behalf of any User, Third Party Service Providers or other person on or through the Website.
MSB disclaims any liability in relation to the validity of the medical advice provided by the Medical Experts and the validity and legality of the e-prescription for dispensation of medicines and conduct of diagnostic tests. All liabilities arising out of any wrong diagnosis of medical condition by the Medical Experts and/or arising from the e-prescription will be of the concerned Medical Expert. Further, all liabilities arising out of any wrong diagnosis report by the Third Party Labs and/ or arising from the wrong dispensation of the Pharmaceutical Goods and Services will be of the concerned Third Party Labs or the Third Party Pharmacies as the case may be.
The Users may share their previous medical history during interaction with the Medical Experts. The Users undertake to share such information at their own risk. MSB reserves the right to retain such information for the purpose of providing Services to the Users.
With respect to the Consultation Services, after selection of the type of treatment viz. Homeopathy, Allopathy or Ayurveda along with the specification of the disease by the patient, MSB will decide the Medical Expert to whom the query should be directed based on the information shared by the User. However, in no event the Protected Entities shall be held liable for the losses attributable to such decision making and in no event shall the Protected Entities be liable for any Consultation provided and/or e-prescription issued by the Medical Expert by using the interface of online medical consultancy.
The Users acknowledge that the Protected Entities merely act in the capacity of facilitators between the Other Parties by providing a platform for them to interact and transact. In no event shall the Protected Entities be held liable for any of the losses attributable to Services offered through the Website.
In no event shall the Protected Entities be liable for failure on the part of the Users or Third Party Service Providers to provide agreed services or to make himself/herself available at the appointed time, cancellation or rescheduling of appointments. In no event shall the Protected Entities be liable for any comments or feedback given by any of the Users in relation to the services provided by a Third Party Service Providers.
Modification of Website: MSB reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or any features or portions thereof without prior notice. Other Parties agree that MSB will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website or any other part thereof.
Intellectual property rights All the intellectual property used on the Website except those which have been identified as the intellectual properties of the Other Parties shall remain the exclusive property of the Company. The Other Parties agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any materials or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the materials therein. The materials on the Website or otherwise may not be modified, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, sold, compiled, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other means. Compliance of Applicable Law
While communicating/ transacting with each other through the Website, the Other Parties shall at all times ensure full compliance with the applicable provisions of Nigerian law as well as all other laws for the time being in force, and ensure due payment of applicable taxes. They must specifically ensure that they are in no way purchasing Pharmaceutical Good and Services or Prescription Drugs without a valid prescription, which are prohibited under the NAFDAC Act, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Act as well as the other applicable laws for the time being in force.
The Users must also ensure that the prescription uploaded on the Website or emailed to MSB for processing the order for Prescription Drugs is a valid prescription duly obtained from a registered medical practitioner. The Users acknowledge and accept that they shall bear all costs/ liability/ damages, caused to the Third Party Service Providers or to MSB, as a result of any dispensation of Prescription Drugs by the Third Party Service Providers owing to the non-compliance by the User in this regard.
Not accessing the Website; or
Closing their accounts for all of the Services that they use.
MSB is unable to verify or authenticate any information provided to MSB by Other Party(s); or
MSB believes, in its sole discretion, that Other Party(s) actions may cause legal liability for MSB (or any of its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, consultants, licensors, agents, and representatives) or are contrary to the interests of the Website; or
MSB is required to do so by law; or
if Other Party(s) fail to provide (or after providing such consent, later revoke) the consents necessary or desirable for MSB to provide the Services to the Other Party(s); or
The provision of the Services to the Other Party(s), or to the general public, is in MSB’s opinion, no longer commercially viable; or
MSB has elected to discontinue, with or without reason, access to the Website or the Services (or any part thereof).
MSB may also terminate or suspend (temporarily or permanently) all or a portion of Other Party(s) account or access to the Services, with or without reason. Except as may be set forth in any of the terms applicable to a particular Service, termination of Other Party(s) account may include: (i) removal of access to all offerings within the Website or with respect to the Services; and (ii) barring Other Party(s) from further use or access of the Website or of any of the Services.
Once terminated or suspended (temporarily or permanently), Other Party(s) may not continue to use the Website under the same account, a different account or re-register under a new account.
The right to terminate/ suspend the account is in addition to, and without prejudice to, MSB’s right to initiate action against the Other Party(s), in accordance with applicable law.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
The parties shall endeavour to resolve any dispute arising out of, or connected with the interpretation, or any alleged or actual breach of the terms of this letter by mutual consultation within ten (10) Business days of the occurrence of same.
The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator jointly appointed by parties within seven (7) Business Days following the period of ten (10) Business Days, or such further period as may be mutually agreed by the parties. Where parties are unable to agree on the choice of an arbitrator within the said seven (7) Business Days, the arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman (for the time being) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (Nigeria Branch). The arbitral proceedings shall be held in Lagos, Nigeria and shall be conducted in English language
The award of the arbitrator so appointed shall be final and binding on the parties subject to any right to set same aside under the applicable law.
Each party shall bear its own cost in connection with the arbitration and the arbitrator’s cost shall be split equally between parties, unless otherwise stated in the arbitral award.
Even after termination, certain obligations mentioned under Covenants, Liability, Indemnity, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution will continue and survive termination.