Terms of use

Welcome to the MS‑Selfie website. Please take time to read and understand our terms of use.

About us

MS-Selfie (“we”, “us”, “our”) is an initiative run by Professor Gavin Giovannoni. The objective of MS‑Selfie is to:

  • help and empower people with multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • understand the issues they need to consider when managing their MS;
  • help people with MS to take control of some of the decision-making around their management
  • empower those with MS to ask the right questions of their healthcare providers (HCPs).

The site is based on Professor Giovannoni’s opinions and experience as a practising neurologist specialising in MS within the National Health Service, England.

The information on this website is not intended to substitute medical advice. You must discuss any concerns you may have with your HCP.

This resource is currently evolving, and new material will be added as we further develop the website. Please note that some of the information will be time-limited and will change as new data emerge.

The website may be accessed via the URL https://msselfie.co.uk/ (the ‘website’). By using this website and accessing the information and features made available on it, including those features that need you to register to use, like our donations page or email alerts (the ‘website services’), you confirm your acceptance of these Terms of use. If you do not agree to our Terms of use, you should stop accessing our website, using our website services or submitting any information to us.

We may change and update these Terms of use at any time without giving prior notice, but we will post any changes to the Terms of use onto this area of the website. These changes will be effective from the time they are posted.

These Terms of use and our Privacy policy govern the whole arrangement between us. If any part of these Terms of use or the Privacy policy are found to be invalid or unenforceable, then the remaining provisions will still be in force between us. 

Our content

All material, content and trademarks or logos on the website and all intellectual property rights in the same are owned by or licensed to MS-Selfie and are protected by the applicable intellectual property rights and laws.

  • Except for the authorised use of the website, in accordance with these Terms of use, you agree not to download, copy, translate, modify, archive, distribute, publish, sell or make any other unauthorised use of the materials, content and trademarks or logos on the website without our prior written consent.
  • You agree not to use the content of the website for any illegal or improper purpose,
  • You agree not to remove the copyright or trademark notice(s) from any copies of content properly made in accordance with these Terms of use.

You will not acquire any rights, whether contractual, in tort or otherwise, as a result of the information contained on the website.

Your personal information

We collect personal information about you for the purposes of providing you with the website services. Our collection and use of your personal information is carried out in compliance with our Privacy policy.

By agreeing to these Terms of use, you also confirm that you give your consent to our collection and use of your personal information as set out in our Privacy policy.

Your use of our website

We are happy for you to access and use our website on the understanding that it is only available for your personal use and not for promotional or commercial use and that you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You agree not to participate in any mischievous or malicious behaviour which causes damage or may cause damage to MS-Selfie or the website, or any of the computer systems upon which the website relies.

Liability

The content, advice, commentary or other materials which are made available on this website do not form personal advice on which you should place reliance.

  • The material is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken in place of advice from your local HCPs.
  • Use of the website and any website services is entirely at your own risk.
  • The information contained on these pages is of a general nature and is intended to provide a public information service, free of charge.
  • The information should not be relied upon or used without first confirming its accuracy with your HCP or other reliable sources of MS-related information.
  • Please be aware that some of the information on this website may reflect a UK perspective. Health systems and prescribing guidance vary by country; you are required to adhere to local guidance and prescribing regulations in all decisions relating to the treatment of MS.

Whilst every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information on the website is complete, correct and up to date, this cannot be guaranteed, and MS-Selfie shall not be liable for any damages howsoever incurred as a consequence of its use.

  • MS-Selfie and the operators of this website expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law.

Nothing in these Terms of use excludes our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other matter for which we are not permitted to exclude as a matter of applicable law.

If you are dissatisfied with any of the website material or website services or with any of the Terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website and the website services.

Your indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold MS-Selfie and any of its officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses of any character incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of the website or the website services and/or a breach of any of the Terms of use.

Third-party websites

The website may include links to other websites and services as a result of automated search facilities or otherwise, each of which is subject to its own terms of use and privacy policies. We expressly exclude any liability for content, goods or services on any third-party websites.

Applicable laws

These Terms of use and accompanying Privacy policy are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably agree that the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms of use, your use of the website, or arising in any way from the content of this website, or use of any website services.