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Terms of Use



Terms of Use of Website

1. Thank you for visiting the website of the Agency for Care Effectiveness (“ACE”), Ministry of Health, Republic of Singapore (henceforth known as "Web Site"). ACE is part of the Ministry of Health, and is the national health technology assessment agency in Singapore. It conducts evaluations to inform the subsidy of treatments, and produces guidance on the appropriate use of treatments for public hospitals and institutions in Singapore.
2. This Web Site is maintained by the Ministry of Health. By accessing and using this Web Site, you shall be deemed to have agreed to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. Other terms of use (which will be indicated to you) may apply upon your download of data from the Web Site, or if you are redirected to other websites. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Web Site.

Variation

3. The Ministry of Health may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this page. You should visit this page from time to time and review the current Terms of Use because they are binding on you. The Ministry of Health may modify and discontinue any information or features that form part of the Web Site at any time, with or without notice to you, and without liability.

Relying On Information

4. The Ministry of Health provides this Web Site as a general information source only and is not involved in giving professional advice here. The Web Site may not cover all information available on a particular issue. Before relying on this Web Site, you should do your own checks or obtain professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

Security

5. Where appropriate, the Ministry of Health uses available technology to protect the security of communications made through this Web Site. However, the Ministry of Health does not accept liability for the security, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of any transactions and other communications made through the Web Site. Internet communications may be susceptible to interference or interception by third parties. Despite best efforts, the Ministry of Health makes no warranties that the Web Site is free of infection by computer viruses or other unauthorised software. You should take appropriate steps to keep your information, software and equipment secure. This includes clearing your Internet browser cookies and cache before and after using any services on the Web Site.

Proprietary Rights

6. The materials located on this Web Site including the information and software programs (the “Contents”), are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. All rights, title and interest in the Contents are owned by, licensed to or controlled by the Ministry of Health.

Privacy Policy

7. Click here to review this Web Site’s Privacy Policy Statement.

Restrictions on use of Contents

8. Except as otherwise provided, the Contents of this Web Site shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of the Ministry of Health.
9. Modification of any of the Contents or use of the Contents for any other purpose will be a violation of the Ministry of Health's copyright and other intellectual property rights. Graphics and images on this Web Site are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without prior written permission of the Ministry of Health. Where the Ministry of Health grants you written permission to use, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or otherwise distribute the Contents of this Web Site, please credit the Ministry of Health in citation.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

10. The Contents of this Web Site are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Ministry of Health does not warrant and hereby disclaims any warranty:
  1. as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the Contents of this Web Site;
  2. that the Contents available through this Web Site or any functions associated therewith will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected or that this Web Site and the server is and will be free of all viruses and/or other harmful elements.
11. The Ministry of Health will not be liable for any loss or damage (i) that you may incur on account of using, visiting or relying on any statements, opinions, representations or information in the Web Site, (ii) resulting from any delay in operation or transmission, communications failure, Internet access difficulties or malfunctions in equipment or software, or (iii) arising from or related to the conduct or the views of any person who accesses or uses the Web Site.

Access to the Web Site

12. The accessibility and operation of the Web Site relies on technologies outside our control. The Ministry of Health does not guarantee continuous accessibility or uninterrupted operation of the Web Site.
13. The Ministry of Health reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to this Web Site to any particular person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this Web Site, at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.

Links from this Web Site to other websites

14. This Web Site contains hyperlinks to websites which are not maintained by the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health is not responsible for the contents of those websites and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such websites are entirely at your own risk.
15. Hyperlinks to other websites are provided as a convenience. In no circumstances shall the Ministry of Health be considered to be associated or affiliated with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites to which this Web Site is linked.

Links to this Web Site from other websites

16. Except as set forth below, caching and links to, and the framing of this Web Site or any of the Contents are prohibited.
17. You must secure permission from the Ministry of Health prior to hyperlinking to, or framing, this Web Site or any of the Contents, or engaging in similar activities. The Ministry of Health reserves the right to impose conditions when permitting any hyperlinking to, or framing of this Web Site or any of the Contents.
18. Your linking to, or framing any part of this Web Site or its Contents constitute acceptance of these Terms of Use. This is deemed to be the case even after the posting of any changes or modifications to these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must discontinue linking to, or framing of this Web Site or any of the Contents.
19. In no circumstances shall the Ministry of Health be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites that link to this Web Site or any of the Contents.
20. The Ministry of Health reserves all rights to disable any links to, or frames of any site containing inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topics, names, material or information, or material or information that violates any written law, any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights.
21. The Ministry of Health reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaims any responsibility for the content available on any other site reached by links to or from this Web Site or any of the Contents.
22. The Ministry of Health reserves the right to change the URL of this Web Site.

Governing Law

23. These Terms of Use shall be governed and construed in accordance with laws of the Republic of Singapore. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts for all purposes relating to these Terms of Use.

Last updated on 3 May 2017 Back to Top