Terms of Use

Parties. The parties to these Terms of Use are you, and the owner of this themodernmidwife.com website business, The Modern Midwife Ltd. All references to “we”, “us”, “our”, this “website” or this “site” shall be construed to mean this website business and The Modern Midwife Ltd.

AS AN EXPRESS CONDITION TO USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU MUST AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR WEBSITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, AND ANY PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES MENTIONED ON THIS WEBSITE, MEAN THAT YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS.

The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The website’s content is not a substitute for direct, personal, professional, psychological, medical care and diagnosis. None of the exercises and/or techniques (including, but not limited to, products and services) mentioned, linked to, and/or sold on this website should be performed or otherwise used without clearance from your physician, midwife, therapist or health care provider.

This website is not meant to be self-treating but is a supplement to the care given by competent medical health professionals. The Modern Midwife Ltd takes no responsibility for any damage suffered by any woman or baby. The Modern Midwife Ltd’s opinions are their own and do not replace advice from competent medical health professionals.

All birth stories and examples of cases on this website are written with consent from the mother, families and parents involved. The birth stories are written by the women themselves. The advice given from mums is not medical advice neither are they The Modern Midwife Ltd’s own opinion. Their advice should never replace medical advice.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which The Modern Midwife Ltd, its owners, agents and employees shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to do your own due diligence to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. We assume no responsibility for any losses or damages resulting from your use of any link, information, activity, technique, exercise or opportunity contained within the website or within any information disclosed by the owner of this site in any form whatsoever.

Accuracy. The information is provided by The Modern Midwife Ltd and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, files or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.

Modification. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time, and without prior notice, by posting an amended Terms of Use that is always accessible through the Terms of Use link on this site’s home page. You should review these Terms of Use periodically. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A MODIFICATION NOTICE OR NEW TERMS OF USE ON THIS SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFICATION OR NEW TERMS OF USE.

Posts. We will not treat information that you post to areas of this site that are viewable by others (for example, to a blog, membership area, product page, forum or chat-room) as proprietary, private, or confidential. We have no obligation to monitor posts to this site or to exercise any editorial control over such posts; however, we reserve the right to review such posts and to remove any material that, in our judgment, is not appropriate. Posting, transmitting, promoting, using, distributing or storing content that could subject us to any legal liability, whether in tort or otherwise, or that is in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or otherwise contrary to commonly accepted community standards, is prohibited, including without limitation information and material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, nondisclosure or confidentiality agreements, or other intellectual property rights, and material that violates export control laws.

We, in our sole discretion and without notice, reserve the right, but undertake no duty, to review, edit, remove or delete any material submitted as a comment to blog, product page, membership area, forum or chat-room provided for display or placed on this site. Specifically, we reserve the right to delete or decline to post content that contains profanity; sexual content; overly graphic, disturbing or offensive material; vulgar or abusive language; hate speech, defamatory comments, or offensive language targeting any specific demographic; personal attacks of any kind; spam; promotions for commercial products or services.

By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that we are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.

We are not responsible for content or any other information posted to this site by third parties. We neither warrant the accuracy of such postings or exercise any editorial control over such posts, nor do we assume any legal obligation for editorial control of content posted by third parties or liability in connection with such postings, including any responsibility or liability for investigating or verifying the accuracy of any content or any other information contained in such postings.

Monitoring. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your access and use of this site without notification to you. We may record or log your use in a manner as set out in our Privacy Policy that is accessible though the Privacy Policy link on this site’s home page.

Separate Agreements. You may acquire products, services and/or content from this site. We reserve the right to require that you agree to separate agreements as a condition of your use and/or purchase of such products, services and/or content.

Ownership. The material provided on this site is protected by law, including, but not limited to, the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (UK) and international treaties. The copyrights and other intellectual property in the content of this site is owned by us and/or others. This material includes, but is not limited to, videos, pdf downloads, audio, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. You are strictly prohibited from making a copy or modification of, or from re-broadcasting or re-encoding, any material included on this website without prior written permission from Marie Louise Hurworth. Except for the limited rights granted herein, all other rights are reserved worldwide.

Infringement. For notifications of claimed infringement regarding materials posted to this site, all notices should be addressed to The Modern Midwife Ltd at contact@themodernmidwife.com.

You may contact us for notice of claimed infringement specified above with complaints regarding allegedly infringing posted material and we will investigate those complaints. If the posted material is believed in good faith by us to violate any applicable law, we will remove or disable access to any such material, and we will notify the posting party that the material has been blocked or removed.

In notifying us of alleged copyright infringement, you are required to include the following information: (i) description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of claimed infringement; (ii) description of the infringing material and information sufficient to permit us to locate the alleged material; (iii) contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and/or e-mail address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, or its agent, or by the operation of any law; (v) a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and (vi) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in the delay of the processing of your complaint.

Warranty Disclaimers. EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED IN ANY SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENTS SIGNED BY THE PARTIES, THE SERVICES, CONTENT, AND/OR PRODUCTS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS”, AND NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO SUCH PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND/OR CONTENT. EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED IN ANY SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE PARTIES OR SEPARATE AGREEMENT ORIGINATING FROM THIS SITE, THIS SITE AND ITS LICENSORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THIS SITE OR PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT ACQUIRED FROM THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS SITE AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND/OR CONTENT: (A) WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA, (B) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, OR (C) WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL, RELATIONAL OR MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE, OR ANY OTHER ADVICE WHATSOEVER, FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL AND NOT BE RELIED UPON. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THIS WEBSITE IS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE WEBSITE’S CONTENT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR DIRECT, PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, MEDICAL CARE AND DIAGNOSIS. NONE OF THE EXERCISES AND/OR TECHNIQUES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES) MENTIONED, LINKED TO, AND/OR SOLD ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE PERFORMED OR OTHERWISE USED WITHOUT CLEARANCE FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN, MIDWIFE, PSYCHOLOGIST, THERAPIST, AND/OR HEALTH PROVIDER. IN NO EVENT SHALL THIS SITE AND/OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS SITE, ITS PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND/OR CONTENT, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, EVEN IF THIS SITE OR OUR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE DISCLAIMERS CONSTITUTE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. NO PURCHASE OR USE OF THE ITEMS OFFERED BY THIS SITE IS AUTHORISED HEREUNDER EXCEPT UNDER THESE DISCLAIMERS. IF IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THEN ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Links To This Site. We grant to you a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this site provided that the link does not portray us or our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or offensive matter. You may not use any logo, trademark, or trade-name that may be displayed on this site or other proprietary graphic image in the link without our prior written consent.

Third Party Websites. We do not review or control third party websites that link to or from this site, and we are not responsible for their content, and do not represent that their content is accurate or appropriate. Your use of any third party site is on your own initiative and at your own risk, and may be subject to the other sites’ terms of use and privacy policy.

Participation In Promotions of Advertisers. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers promoting their products, services or content on this site. Any such correspondence or participation, including the delivery of and the payment for products, services or content, are solely between you and each such advertiser.

Arbitration. Use of this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Except for actions to protect intellectual property rights and to enforce an arbitrator’s decision hereunder, all disputes, controversies, or claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement or a breach thereof shall be submitted to and finally resolved by arbitration under the rules of the Arbitration Act 1996. There shall be one arbitrator, and such arbitrator shall be chosen by mutual agreement of the parties in accordance with the Arbitration Act 1996 rules. The arbitration shall take place in either but not both, England or Wales, and may be conducted by telephone or online. The arbitrator shall apply the laws of the Arbitration Act 1996 to all issues in dispute. The controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The findings of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction for enforcement.

Severability. If any provision of these terms is declared invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed modified to the extent necessary and possible to render it valid and enforceable. In any event, the unenforceability or invalidity of any provision shall not affect any other provision of these terms, and these terms shall continue in full force and effect, and be construed and enforced, as if such provision had not been included, or had been modified as above provided, as the case may be.

Force Majeure. We shall not be liable for damages for any delay or failure of delivery arising out of causes beyond our reasonable control and without our fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, Acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, fires, riots, wars, embargoes, Internet disruptions, hacker attacks, or communications failures.

Unauthorised Use. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Privacy. Please review this site’s Privacy Policy which also governs your visit to this site. Our Privacy Policy is always accessible on our site’s home page.

These terms and conditions were last updated on: 30 March 2019.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please send an e-mail to contact@themodernmidwife.com