Terms & Conditions
These General Terms and Conditions govern the use of the Cardio Debate Web Site (www.cardio-debate.com) and its entire range of products and services available online.The Cardio Debate Web Site is owned by and operated by Vantage Point Medical; its registered office is located at the address mentioned below. The Cardio Debate Web site is in English, which is the official language for external Cardio Debate communications.
By using the Cardio Debate Web Site, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully as they contain important and legal information with regard to the Cardio Debate Web Site. They imply rights and obligations from and to Cardio Debate. For certain products and services, specific terms may apply. When applicable, Cardio Debate may complement these Terms & Conditions with specific Rules & Regulations posted at the product or service web location. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency the latter shall prevail.Cardio Debate reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions at its sole discretion, without prior notice, with the proviso that details of the amendments are published on the Cardio Debate Web Site. They become effective from the time of posting. Your use of the Cardio Debate Web Site after the posting constitutes your acceptance to the modified Terms & Conditions.
Should you require further information or have comments on the Cardio Debate Terms & Conditions, please use the Contact Us form.
Cardio Debate Identity
Cardio Debate is owned by Vantage Point Medical. Registered address:
Vantage Point Medical is a UK registered company governed by the UK law dated 1st July 1901.Copyright – Intellectual Property
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.cardio-debate.com
The Cardio Debate Website is owned by Vantage Point Medical. All content on the Cardio Debate Web Site is copyright under UK, European and International law established by the Intellectual Property Code.
All content on the Cardio Debate Web Site (including without limitation all articles, statements, texts, images, logos and design) is copyright protected. All rights reserved.
Content from the Cardio Debate Web Site, with the exception of the Cardio Debate Logo* and any corporate identity resources, may be copied and distributed on a limited basis for non-commercial purposes only, provided that any material copied remains intact and that all copies include the following notice in a clearly visible position: “Copyright © Cardio Debate. All rights reserved”. These materials are for personal use only.
* The Cardio Debate Logo is a registered trademark and its use is protected under international copyright laws. Reproduction or use of the Cardio Debate logo, without the prior written permission of Cardio Debate, is strictly prohibited.
Copy, modification or use the Cardio Debate Web Site or its contents for any commercial purpose without the authorisation of Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate is a violation of patent, copyright and other proprietary rights including intellectual property rights owned by the Cardio Debate, Vantage Point Medical and/or its contributors. Any copying or redistribution for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind requires prior written permission from Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate.
The use of the Cardio Debate corporate visuals (including, but not limited to, graphics, images, videos etc) and the Cardio Debate corporate motto is subject to written authorisation by Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate.
Any unapproved use may result in actions being taken by Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate to require removal of material concerned from display/distribution and possible legal action. For any question on Intellectual Property, please use the Contact Us form.
Cardio Debate Web Site General Conditions
Content, products and services
The Cardio Debate Web Site and all of its component elements, including text, graphics, images, hyperlinks and other materials supplied by Cardio Debate contributors and/or third parties, is aimed exclusively at healthcare professionals and is for general educational and informational purposes only and must not take the place of professional medical advice. Those seeking medical advice should always consult their physician or other medical professional.
Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on the Cardio Debate Web Site. Under no circumstances will Vantage Point Medical and/or Cardio Debate be held liable for any decision taken or acted upon as a result of reliance on the content of the Cardio Debate Web Site. Please refer to the Disclaimer for complete information on this matter.
Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate reserve the right to add, modify or remove any information, products and/or services from the Cardio Debate Web Site at any time and without notice.
Access to certain content is available only to users who have registered to ‘My Cardio Debate’, the secured and personalised account that the Cardio Debate offers at no charge. Similarly, access to certain other content is conditional upon subscription to a particular product or service (e.g. online access to Cardio Debate Journals is subject to annual subscription to the Cardio Debate related Journal) or upon membership/user status.
Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate disclaim any responsibility concerning the information and/or materials on sites hyperlinked from the Cardio Debate Web Site.
Policies Hyperlinking Policies
The Cardio Debate Web Site Hyperlinking Policies govern the rules and regulations of linking to and from the Cardio Debate Web Site.
- External hyperlinks from the Cardio Debate Web Site
The Cardio Debate Web Site hosts a number of links to external websites from www.cardio-debate.com providing these links, Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate do not endorse the content, the products, services or viewpoints expressed by these external websites. The Cardio Debate Web Site Terms and Conditions no longer apply when you leave the Cardio Debate Web Site. The terms and conditions of the linked site then apply.
- Hyperlink to the Cardio Debate Web Site
Hyperlinking to the Cardio Debate is permitted under limited conditions. Please Contact Us for more information and approval..
User registration, via ‘My Cardio Debate’, is required to access personal services on-line and certain on-line content. The user is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her account login details. The user registration is unique and personal. It should not be shared with anyone.
Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate shall not be held responsible for the unauthorised use of the user’s account by a third party to whom the user may have, intentionally or not, disclosed his/her account login details.
General On-line Sales Conditions
These General On-line Sales Conditions govern all on-line sales, between Cardio Debate and the purchaser, concerning products and/or services ordered on the Cardio Debate Web Site via ‘My Cardio Debate’.
These conditions are subject to change at any time and without prior notice, provided that details of all amendments are published on the Cardio Debate Web Site.
By ordering products and/or services on the Cardio Debate Web Site, you agree to these General On-line Sales Conditions and any specific terms (‘Rules & Regulations’) which may complement these conditions.
Prior to validating your order on-line, please read these Conditions carefully as well as the Rules & Regulations posted on the service or product ordering page.
Cardio Debate reserves the right to refuse to accept your order if the Cardio Debate finds that you are in breach of these Terms & Conditions.
Identity of the Seller
Cardio Debate is owned by Vantage Point Medical, a UK registered company governed by the UK law and devoted to medical education (www.vantagepointmedical.com)
Products & Services
‘My Cardio Debate’ offers the possibility to acquire certain products and services such as registration to congresses and meetings organised by Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate.
Not all products, services or publications can be purchased on-line. When the on-line ordering is not available, the product or service can be purchased via paper form and fax/post. Please consult the related product or service page to find out the ordering procedures for a specific product or service.
Cardio Debate reserves the right to change or remove particular ordering methods without prior notice. Changes in the ordering procedure will be posted on the product or service page. Products & Services are available for order whilst they are posted on the Cardio Debate Web Site and/or during the ordering period specified.
On-line Sales Conditions
Product & Service Pricing Policy
Products and services sold on-line, via ‘My Cardio Debate’, may be purchased in GBP (3) or Euros only. Except where otherwise mentioned, the price displayed for each product or service is inclusive of tax (VAT included).
For a specific product, several different pricing may apply depending upon various components such as the date of purchase (e.g. early fees for congress registration).
Cardio Debate reserves the right to modify its product & service pricing at any time, although products/services will be billed according to the price applicable when the order was submitted by the purchaser.
When applicable and unless specified otherwise, shipping costs are not included in the product price.
Product & Service Characteristics
Cardio Debate attempts to be as accurate as possible in the description of product and/or services characteristics available on the Cardio Debate Web Site. However, Cardio Debate does not warrant that on-line descriptions are error-free and/or 100% accurate. Cardio Debate is not contractually bound by these descriptions. Any decision taken by the purchaser, based on product/service characteristics, is the purchaser’s sole responsibility. For questions on product or service characteristics, please fill in the Contact Us form
Ordering Process – General Rules
The Vantage Point Medical and Cardio Debate ordering process is in English which is the official communication language of the Cardio Debate web site.
- The purchaser logs in to ‘My Cardio Debate’. To order on-line Cardio Debate products or services, the purchaser is required to have an active ‘My Cardio Debate’ account and to log in.
- Once logged in, the purchaser chooses the product or service to order and follows the ordering steps
- The first step is the selection of the various elements of the product/service offer. The total price is then calculated based on the selections and is in euros only.
- The second step is the review and acceptance of the order by the purchaser (pricing, delivery and invoicing addresses, acceptance of the General Terms & Conditions…). At this stage, most of the order elements are still changeable. Without acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions and, if applicable, of the Rules & Regulations, the purchaser cannot proceed to the final step.
- The final step is the capture in secured mode of the payment details. By providing his/her payment details and submitting the order at the end of this step, the purchaser gives authorisation to process the order.
- Upon submission of the order, an order number is automatically attributed to the current order. At this stage, the order is no longer modifiable nor cancellable on-line by the purchaser. For any subsequent changes to the order the purchaser needs to contact the Cardio Debate directly. Specific terms may apply depending upon the product/service. These are outlined in the Rules and Regulation specific to the product/service.
Upon completion and submission of the order, an email is sent to the purchaser with the following information:
- Identity of the Seller (Vantage Point Medical / Cardio Debate)
- Order Number
- Product/service main characteristics
- Total Pricing
- Customer service contact details
- Details of how to access the order via ‘My Cardio Debate’
This acknowledgement is not an acknowledgement of order. It simply confirms that the Cardio Debate has received the order and will process in a timely manner, based on the information provided by the purchaser at the time of the order.
Should there be any differences between the order placed on-line and the information contained in this acknowledgement, please inform the Cardio Debate immediately by filling in the Contact Us form. The product/service and the Order Number should be quoted in the request.
Acknowledgement of Order
- Upon validation of the order by Cardio Debate, an Order Confirmation is sent by email to the purchaser to confirm that the order and payment have been processed by the Cardio Debate.
- The confirmation provides the following information:
- Identity of the Seller (Vantage Point Medical / Cardio Debate)
- Order Number
- Product/service main characteristics
- Order details and totals
- Total paid
- Cancellation Conditions
- Hyperlink to the Terms & Conditions
- Customer service contact details
- The confirmation may include any changes which may have occurred due to non-availability of the original products/services selected or due to other factors.
- On-line orders are payable via Credit Cards (AMEX, Visa, EuroCard/Master Card) and in GBP and Euros only.
- An invoice is not automatically sent to the purchaser.
- The purchaser can request an invoice when submitting his/her order on-line or by filling in the Contact Us form.
The purchaser has a 7-working-day withdrawal period from the date of receipt of the Acknowledgement of Order for events (congresses, meetings, training.) or from the date of receipt of the product(s).
The withdrawal period is not applicable for orders concerning an event which commences prior to the end of the withdrawal period and is also not applicable for certain specific products (as defined by the French consumer code).
The product/service will be refunded, excluding the costs of its return if applicable, if the request for withdrawal is sent to the Cardio Debate prior to the end date of the withdrawal period. To withdraw your order, please fill in the Contact Us form.
The terms below apply to any cancellation occurring after the legal withdrawal period.
For products/services – such as, but not limited to, congresses and meetings – specific cancellation conditions apply. The Rules & Regulations for these product/services include the cancellation conditions.
For all other products/services, no additional cancellation policy applies apart from the legal withdrawal as described above.
Acceptance of the On-line Sales Conditions
By ordering products and/or services on the Cardio Debate Web Site, you agree to these General On-line Sales Conditions and any specific terms (‘Rules & Regulations’) that may complement these conditions. Prior to submitting your order online, please read these conditions carefully as well as the Rules & Regulations posted at the service or product ordering page.
The information stored by Cardio Debate will stand as proof of all the transactions and financial operations related to the order.
Unavailability/ Force Majeure
In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, Vantage Point Medical / Cardio Debate accept no responsibility for loss of moneys incurred by the purchaser and/or by the recipient of the product/service bought. Cardio Debate disclaims all responsibilities for the unavailability of the Cardio Debate Web Site due to unexpected conditions.
Any disputes arising out of or in connection with on-line sales or to these Terms & Conditions shall be brought before the court at and will be governed and analysed according to UK law, based on their merits, independently of the rules concerning conflicting legislation.
For any information, comments or questions not covered in any of these Terms & Conditions please use the Contact Us form.
Cardio Debate cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on this web site. Regardless of the vast professional knowledge and scientific expertise in the field of cardiology that Cardio Debate possesses, Cardio Debate cannot inspect all information to determine the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, completeness or relevancy thereof.
The component information of Cardio Debate Web Site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or medical care. The advice of a medical professional should always be sought prior to commencing any form of medical treatment. To this end, all component information contained within the web site is done so for solely educational purposes. Cardio Debate and all of its staff, agents and members disclaim any and all warranties and representations with regards to the information contained on Cardio Debate Web Site. This includes any implied warranties and conditions that may be derived from the aforementioned web site information.