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Last Updated: 7th March 2011

Here are the T&Cs so you know what you can and can't do here. 

This website (, "site") is owned and operated by 24 Media Labs (, Science Communications Agency, Postbus 28180, 3003 KD Rotterdam, The Netherlands. By accessing and using this site you agree to the terms and conditions set out below. These terms and conditions also include the site's privacy policy and any statements, guidelines or disclaimers set out at any time on specific web pages, products or notices. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE with this terms and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms and conditions at any time and without prior notice. By continuing to use the site following a change to the terms and conditions will mean that you have accepted the changes. We recommend that you take notice of any announcements that we may make with respect to changes in terms and conditions. Please check this page periodically for any modifications.

Copyright and limitations of use

Except where indicated, all content on this site, including site layout, design, images, programs, text and other information (collectively the "content") is the property of 24 Media Labs and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Certain content might be licensed on a non-exclusive basis from 3rd Parties. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may not copy, display, distribute, modify, publish, reproduce, store, transmit, create derivative works from or sell or license all or any part of the content, products or services obtained from this site in any medium to anyone, except as otherwise permitted under applicable law or as described in these terms and conditions. All trademarks that may appear on this site remain the property of their respective owners.

What you can do

We have built the site for public consumption meaning that you are very welcome and encouraged to view and enjoy the site's content. The site is built to provide you with a means of obtaining the latest news and informed debate about your interest area.  Once you are registered on the site, we also may provide you with a means of connecting to other interested parties in your topic area.  You are very encouraged to feedback and comment on the content when available. You are very welcome to purchase any products that maybe for sale on the site. You can print pages for your own personal reference if you want. Any downloaded products or previews can be printed and/or stored on your own personal computer. You can transmit individual articles via the provided mechanism(s) as indicated by icons that may be appear on an article page.  We encourage you to use these facilities to inform friends and colleagues about articles you might find interesting.  You may also register to receive regular newsletters that provide coverage of latest developments in your area.  Once registered, you will be able to apply to us to become an author and submit your own content.  This will be reviewed by a moderator or administrator before publication.  Your article may be included in regular newsletters or other forms of communication with registered users.  This may include promotional material.  Your article may also be re-published on other sites owned by 24 Media Labs if we believe it is of interest to our readers to do so.   

What you cannot do

You cannot reproduce, transmit, re-distribute, re-sell, license or store in a retrieval system (other than set out above in 'What you can do') any content or product provided by sites owned by 24 Media Labs without our prior written permission.  If you wish to obtain permission to do this, please contact us. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, methods of transmission that are mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise. If you have any doubt about whether you can or cannot do something with respect to the site, you should contact us. You may not use the services on this site to publish or distribute any information (including software or other content) which is illegal, violates the rights of any other person, is vulgar, hateful, profane, pornographic, threatening, contains errors, contains viruses or other harmful components. We reserve the right to exercise complete editorial control over content that is submitted to sites owned by 24 Media Labs. You may not, without our prior approval, publish or distribute any advertising, promotional material or solicitation to other users of the site to use any goods or services. To give you an example, you may not use the site to conduct any business or to solicit users to become subscribers of other information services. Similarly you may not use the site to re-distribute multiple copies of public information or products for personal gain or otherwise.

Links to other sites

The site may contain links to other websites or resources. We carefully select these links to enhance your experience and because we think they are relevant to what we do. We also encourage you to submit interesting links to other sites once you are registered with us as an author.  We are not responsible for the content or availability of these sites and a link does not necessarily endorse that content, advertising, products or other material of third parties. If you choose to transact with a third party, that is your decision and we are not responsible for consequences. We cannot guarantee the availability or accuracy of these outside resources and their content so we highly recommend that you read their terms and conditions, privacy policy or any other policy they may provide - it may be different to ours!


We cannot guarantee that the operation of the site will be uninterrupted or error free (sorry!), that errors will be corrected (although we will try hard to correct them) and that this site and the server that it is hosted on will be free of viruses and/or other harmful components. We also cannot guarantee any results or outcomes obtained from the use of this site or any product available on the site. This site, its content and any products available on the site are provided "as is" and without representation of any kind (i.e. expressed, implied and statutory). Your use of the site is solely at your own risk.

Please be aware that we and any authors whose content or products are displayed on the site, have made every effort to ensure that the information contained on the site or in products available on the site are as accurate and up to date as possible at the time of publication. However, please also be aware that scientific understanding and knowledge is constantly changing and the application of it to particular circumstances depends on many factors. The site, its contents and any products available on the site should not be used as a proxy or alternative for professional medical advice, which should be sought before any action is taken.   It is stressed that if there is any doubt surrounding actions that you might take, seek specialized medical advice.

The authors, publishers and any affiliates or suppliers related to the site cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions that may be found in the content or products provided on this site. Similarly, we cannot be held responsible, nor will we be liable for, any actions that you may take or loss that you might incur as a result of any reliance on the information provided at sites owned and/operated by 24 Media Labs.  In no event will we be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information. In no event will we be liable to you or anyone else for any damages even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, damages and costs, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees, arising from your use of this site and its content.

System reliability

We aim to keep the site available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and to maintain saved information. However, due to technical failures, acts of god or routine maintenance, availability may be limited. We have carefully selected our hosting company and hope that their 99.99% service reliability claim is true. Nevertheless we will not be liable for lost information or non-availability of services.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance to the Law of England and Wales. You hereby agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter of these terms and conditions shall be the courts located in England and Wales.

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