The Lowdown: Terms of Use

1. About our Terms

1.1. These Terms of Use set out and explain how you may use this website (The Lowdown), which is provided free of charge.

1.2. By using or accessing The Lowdown in any way, viewing or browsing The Lowdown, or adding your own content or reviews to The Lowdown, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use and the documents referred to in them.

1.3. You also agree to let us collect and use your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, and our Review policy & guidelines. If you do not agree to abide by the above, please stop using The Lowdown immediately.

2. Limitation of liability

2.1 Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury), we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

2.1.1. the use of, or inability to use, The Lowdown; or

2.1.2 the use of or reliance on any content displayed on The Lowdown.

2.2 We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to The Lowdown or any content on it.

2.3 As a provider of a review service, The Lowdown is not liable, in particular, for:

2.3.1 any statements, representations or content provided by its users;

2.3.2. loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

2.3.3. business interruption;

2.3.4. loss of anticipated savings;

2.3.5. loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation;

2.3.6. any indirect or consequential loss or damage;

2.3.7. mistakes, defamation, slander, libel omissions or falsehoods; or

2.3.8. obscenity pornography or profanity

the contraceptive manufacturer, provider, users of The Lowdown or other applicable parties may encounter.

3. Accuracy of information

3.1. The Lowdown and its components are offered for informational purposes only; The Lowdown shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.

3.2. We do everything we can to make the information on The Lowdown accurate, but all contraceptive information is based on research that may become out of date or incorrect. We cannot promise that The Lowdown will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on The Lowdown is at your own risk.

3.3. Always check the patient information leaflet in respect of any contraceptive or other medication mentioned on The Lowdown prior to taking the medication or speak to your doctor or nurse for the most up to date and accurate information.

3.4. The Lowdown does contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by The Lowdown. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over, and therefore cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party’s website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

4. Medical advice

4.1. We can’t stress enough that we are not doctors, and when using, choosing or changing contraception, you need to discuss this with a medical professional.

4.2. This website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and is expressly not intended as a guide to inducing or avoiding pregnancy.

4.3. You must discuss any choices you make around your medication and contraception with your doctor or a medical professional, and always seek their advice for any questions you have regarding family planning or a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on The Lowdown.

4.4. We do not accept liability for any illness, side effect, pregnancy or implication caused by the contraception or medication you have used or are using.or for any steps you have taken off the back of reading reviews on The Lowdown.

5. Intellectual property

5.1. The Lowdown and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by Get The Lowdown Ltd. and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

5.2. We reserve all of our rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms and in connection with The Lowdown. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and free to use them as we see fit.

5.3. Nothing in these Terms grants you any legal rights in The Lowdown other than as necessary to enable you to access The Lowdown. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices or reviews contained on The Lowdown (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within The Lowdown.

5.4. Trademarks: the use of any trademarks on The Lowdown is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.

6. Advertiser relationships

6.1. At The Lowdown we take our reputation and credibility very seriously. We don’t have a relationship with or get paid to give prominence, improve or manipulate reviews by advertisers, pharmaceutical companies or drug manufacturers.

6.2. We don’t currently have advertising on The Lowdown, and we won’t use your data to provide relevant or contextual advertising to you on our website, from us or third parties. If we do this, we will update these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

7. Use of the site

As explained in our Reviewer Policy & Guidelines, we reserve the right to moderate or remove any malicious reviews of content. We may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to The Lowdown at any time at our discretion, including but not limited to if we decide you’ve breached these Terms or any applicable law. We’ll be reasonable in exercising our discretion and making such a decision.

8. Rights of third parties

No one other than a party to these Terms of Use has any right to enforce any of these Terms.

9. Variation

We reserve the right to vary these Terms of Use from time to time without notice. Our updated terms will be displayed on The Lowdown and by continuing to use and access The Lowdown following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use from time to time to verify such variations.

10. Disputes

10.1. We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with us please contact us (using the contact details on our contact us page) as soon as possible.

10.2. Each party irrevocably agrees that these Terms of Use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

11. Contact us

If you have a question or comment for us about these Terms of use, please contact us via our contact us page.