1. Acceptance of this service's Terms and Conditions
By using this service you are deemed to understand, consent to and agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not understand and agree to these terms and conditions you should not use this service.
The term 'MyClinic' is the trading name of On Line Health Care Limited.
The term 'the MyClinic website' means the URL www.myclinic.ie and associated pages.
The term 'doctor' or 'doctors' means a doctor or doctors working at MyClinic who are registered as medical practitioners with the Ireland Medical Council.
The term 'law' shall be construed as a reference to any law (including common or customary law), statute, judgment, regulation, directive, bye law, order, ordinance or any other legislative measure of any government, supranational, local government, statutory or regulatory body or court, in each case having the force of law.
3. Responsibility of our doctors for their patients
Our doctors take exactly the same personal responsibility for each patient as they would if they were seeing a patient face to face. The online nature of this service in no way diminishes the professional obligations that our doctors owe to a patient. Similarly, the existence of On Line Health Care Limited as the legal entity behind the MyClinic service in no way seeks to diminish the professional obligations that our doctors owe to a patient.
The material and information available on the MyClinic website is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute health or other advice nor should it replace face-to-face consultations with your own family doctor or medical specialist. Please consult a health care professional for specific recommendations about your condition. In addition, the information made available on the MyClinic website changes rapidly and therefore, some of the information may be out of date. You agree to bear all risk associated with the use of or reliance on any such information, and release and hold On Line Health Care harmless from any cause of action that may arise in connection with your reliance on information contained in the MyClinic website.
4. The importance of providing true, timely and complete information
You agree that all information that you provide to our doctors will be true and complete to the best of your knowledge and that you will not purposefully omit to provide information that could reasonably be judged to be potentially relevant to our doctors in providing the service. You should not register or complete questionnaires on behalf of anyone other than yourself.
5. Scope of services provided
Our doctors provide medical services for specific medical conditions only. Our doctors do not offer medical advice or prescriptions for medical conditions not related to the specific services we provide. Because MyClinic is not a pharmacy we do not dispense or deliver any medicines.
6. Prescriptions written by our doctors
a. You agree that any medicine our doctors prescribe will be solely for your own personal use and that you will not allow any other person to take the medicine.
b. You agree that you will take any prescription that our doctors issue to a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ pharmacy and that you will not seek to order your medicines from an internet pharmacy as this is illegal under Irish law.
c. You agree that before taking any medicine that our doctors have prescribed you will read all the information that the doctor has provided you with both online and in printed form, you will read the manufacturer’s Patient Information Leaflet that accompanies the medicine and you will follow any advice that the dispensing pharmacist provides you with. If the advice that the dispensing pharmacist provides you with contradicts the advice provided by our doctors, you agree that you will contact us for further advice before taking the medicine.
d. You agree that if our doctors prescribe a medicine and you suffer from any noticeable side-effects, you will contact us to allow our doctors to fulfil their duty of after-care and to allow them to monitor the effectiveness of all medicines that they prescribe.
7. Informing your existing doctor about any treatment that is prescribed
You agree that if our doctors write a prescription for you and you want us to inform your existing doctor of any medicines that the doctor has prescribed, you will provide our doctors with the full and correct contact details of your existing doctor.
8. Informed consent
You agree that by requesting treatment you formally give your informed consent for our doctors to prescribe that medicine and that you have read the information provided on the MyClinic website about possible side-effects, the effectiveness of the medicine you are requesting and any alternative treatments.
9. Your MyClinic account
a. You agree that you will not share your username and password with anyone. You acknowledge that you will take all reasonable steps to ensure that a third party does not gain access to your account.
b. You agree that you will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any device that you use to set up or access your account is suitably protected from potential hazards by firewalls, anti-virus software and other such security applications.
c. You agree that you will not create more than one MyClinic account.
d. You agree that if when creating your account you provide an email address or contact telephone number, you consent for us to contact you by email and telephone if and when the need arises.
10. Cancellations and refunds
MyClinic offers a full refund on all prescriptions so long as the request for the refund is made within thirty days of payment and so long as the original signed prescription is returned to us. We will only make a refund once we have received the original prescription.
MyClinic has a legal obligation to protect all patient confidential data. We are not allowed to share patient confidential data with third parties, including other doctors, who are unconnected to our service without your explicit consent. To provide this service to patients it is necessary that both our doctors and our non-medical staff have access to patient medical records and patient confidential data. Personal details necessary to process payment with Paypal shall be sent to Paypal as part of the payment process. It is also necessary that for the purpose of maintaining our IT systems, limited access to patient data be made available to our IT contractors. For the purpose of financial audit MyClinic is required to divulge very limited patient information to our financial auditors and wherever possible information used for the purpose of financial audit will be anonymised. All access to patient information is kept to the minimum required to allow the safe and effective delivery of our services. All patient confidential data is stored electronically on servers owned and managed by Blacknight Solutions Ltd. You have a legal right to obtain any information that we hold about you.
12. Vulnerabilities of electronic communications and post
The online nature of the MyClinic service necessarily relies upon using electronic forms of communication, post, telephone and SMS. There are inherent vulnerabilities in using such forms of communication and we are therefore unable to give a guarantee that a third party unrelated to our service will not intercept communications.
a. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances will MyClinic or our doctors be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of emotional well-being including, but not limited to, any embarrassment caused (b) loss of data; (c) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (d) loss of business; (e) loss of opportunity; (f) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (g) losses suffered by third parties; or (h) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the MyClinic service regardless of the form of action. Nothing in this clause is intended to exclude or limit MyClinic’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or fraud.
b. You agree that to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, MyClinic makes no representations or warranties with respect to any treatment, information, advice or action relied on or followed by any person using the MyClinic service.
c. MyClinic does not warrant that the MyClinic websites or this service in general will be either available without interruption or error-free or that the website, server, hardware and software that support the MyClinic.ie Doctor service are free from viruses or something that may interfere with the normal operations of your systems. MyClinic will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the transmission of data as may occur during communications with MyClinic.
d. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, MyClinic disclaims any liability resulting from the provision of services by third party providers. Liability shall rest with the appropriate third party provider and shall not under any circumstance be deemed to rest with MyClinic.
14. Exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts
If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reasons of the laws of any state or country in which these terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that term or condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from the agreement and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable. The above terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Irish law and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
15. Change to Terms and Conditions
MyClinic reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of the website and the entire MyClinic service after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified by the posted changes.
PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY IS OUR PRIORITY. WE WILL NOT SHARE YOUR MEDICAL DETAILS WITH UNAFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES UNLESS YOU SPECIFICALLY ASK US TO.
Please note that this website may contain links to other websites which are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of the MyClinic website. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.
By using this website and giving your information to us, you indicate your consent to us, our group and third parties collecting and using your personal information in accordance with the terms set out in this policy.
The information we collect
In order to provide you with the services you require, we will collect personal information about you from our website, telephone conversations, emails and written and verbal communications. These will include, for example, your name, address, email address, phone number and details that are relevant to the service(s) in which you are interested. We may also collect sensitive personal data concerning health matters from or about you if you register for the online doctor service. We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you or which we receive from other organisations, such as other companies in our group.
Information about other people
If you provide information to us about any person other than yourself, you must ensure that they understand how their information will be used and that you are authorised to disclose it to us, and to consent to its use on their behalf, before doing so.
In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called 'cookies' on this site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate this website on each visit.
How we will use your information
We will primarily use the personal information:
- to provide the services you request from us
- to communicate with you in the event that any services requested are unavailable or if there is a query or problem with your order
- for record keeping purposes
- to carry out market research so that we can improve the services we offer
- to track and analyse activity on our website
- to create an individual profile for you so that we can enhance your user experience, to understand and respect your preferences and to provide details of relevant offers and opportunities where you have agreed to receive them
Disclosing your personal information
Offers and opportunities
We, our group and carefully selected third parties would like to contact you and/or any person whose information you provide to us to tell you and/or them about offers and opportunities that are available and about a range of other initiatives in a number of ways, including by post, telephone, text/picture/video message or by email. Details of how to opt-in to receiving details of offers are on relevant pages of this website. You can change your/their mind at any time (see the section 'How to contact us' below).
We take the security of personal information seriously. We employ security technology to safeguard information and have procedures in place to ensure that our paper and computer systems and databases are protected against unauthorised disclosure, use, loss and damage.
Use of your information outside the European Union
Privacy laws and practice are constantly developing and we aim to meet high standards. Our policies and procedures are, therefore, under continual review. We may, from time to time, update our security and privacy policies and suggest that you check this page periodically to review our latest policies.
Updating and correcting information
You may update or correct your personal information by contacting us via one of the methods outlined below. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes. If you are providing updates or corrections about another person, we may require you to provide us with proof that you are authorised to provide that information to us.
Your rights to access your personal information
You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. The same right applies to any other person whose personal information you provide to us. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request made. The current fee is €10.00.
How to contact us
Telephone:+353 (1) 552 9555
Post: On Line Health Care Ltd, 3 Terenure Road West, Dublin 6, Ireland