Open Heart International
Open Heart International
Open Heart International


This website is owned and operated by Open Heart International, a division of ADRA Australia (ABN 85 109 435 618). By choosing to use this web site, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and our Website Privacy Policy. Please read them thoroughly. We reserve the right to modify these terms and policies and recommend that you periodically review them.

This web site is intended to provide general educational and health service information to support users understand and interact with Open Heart International. Some information on the site is written by health care providers employed or associated with Adventist HealthCare Limited / Sydney Adventist Hospital and its affiliates, while other content is provided by outside sources. In either case, the information on the site reflects the views and opinions of the authors and may not necessarily be shared by your doctor or Adventist HealthCare Limited. This site is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgement. Nor should users rely upon the Open Heart International web site if they might need emergency medical treatment. We strongly encourage users to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions.

You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that Open Heart International, and its affiliates, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. While we try to keep the information on the site as accurate as possible, we disclaim any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness, and completeness, and any other warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Open Heart International also does not warrant that usage of the web site will be uninterrupted or access to the site will be error or virus-free.

Use of tools, forms or programs on the Open Heart International website does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. If you are requested to provide personal information in order to use a website form or function, your personal information will be protected by our Website Privacy Policy.

We provide links to other web sites for your convenience. Open Heart International is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of those external sites, nor does it endorse them. You may create links to this web site provided that:

(a) those links are effected only by linking to the web site and do not involve any reproduction of the contents of the web site by any means, including without limitation through framing or mirroring;
(b) the creation of the link does not directly or indirectly give rise to a representation that you or any other person is endorsed by, affiliated with or associated with Open Heart International in any way; and
(c) you undertake to remove the link on request by Open Heart International.

Content, including images on the Open Heart International website is protected by copyright law. Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download content from this website for your private, non-commercial use only. Permission to otherwise copy, modify or distribute any content on this web site is prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright owner.

Open Heart International allows the public to post comments and engage with Open Heart International on this website and also on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter), to post coments and attach tags where appliable.

The opinions expressed in the user Comments and tags are not necessarily those of Open Heart International. Open Heart International is not responsible for, and cannot warrant the accuracy of, any information contained in any user comments and/or tags.

Open Heart International reserves the right to assess the quality of, and to moderate, and at its sole discretion, to accept, modify or reject Content or User Comments and Tags at any time and on any basis including the following grounds:

(a) defamatory or otherwise unlawful, or violating any laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
(b) abusive, offensive or obscene;
(c) deliberate provocation of other Site Users;
(d) compromising your privacy, the privacy of other Users or of Open Heart International staff, or containing inappropriate personal information;
(e) an infringement of intellectual property rights or copyright;
(f) intentionally false or misleading;
(g) seeking to endorse or promote commercial products, services or activities; or
(h) a posting made on behalf of a User who registration has been terminated or suspended. This may lead to you also having your registration terminated.

If you wish to submit your Content to this site or any social media site used by Open Heart International you must ensure:

(a) The content is not defamatory, obscene, abusive, invasive of another persons privacy or illegal.
(b) The content is not advertising material and does not endorse any commercial goods or services or solicit custom for any business enterprise, and is not being licenced for any commercial purpose.
(c) You shall be solely responsible for your own content and the consequences of posting or publishing it.

There may be some delay in posting your User-Create content while it is assesssed and moderated and Open Heart International reserves the right not to post it at all.

July 2016


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