Content You Contribute to Any Area of the Site

Physiopedia reserves the right to remove any of Your Content at any time, without notice and for any reason or no reason, and to terminate any accounts containing or contributing Prohibited Content (as defined below). You understand and agree that Physiopedia is under no obligation to display, reproduce, or distribute the Content that you post. In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Physiopedia maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of Editors of the Site who are repeat infringers.

Please respect the copyrights of others

You represent and warrant that: (a) you own the content posted by you on the Site or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in these Terms, and (b) Your Content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) or other rights of any person.

Using copyrighted work from others

All works are copyrighted unless either they fall into the public domain or their copyright is explicitly disclaimed. If you use part of a copyrighted work under "fair use", or if you obtain special permission to use a copyrighted work from the copyright holder under the terms of our license, you must make a note of that fact (along with names and dates).

Note that copyright protection covers the expression of ideas, not the ideas or information themselves. That means you are allowed to read a magazine article, encyclopedia or other work, recast the ideas in your own words, and submit it to Physiopedia. In those cases, however, you should still cite the original source as a reference. Note that content on Physiopedia must be both verifiable and previously published so source references are welcome and highly encouraged.

Linking to copyrighted works

Since most recently-created works are copyrighted, almost any Physiopedia article which cites its sources will link to copyrighted material. It is not necessary to obtain the permission of a copyright holder before linking to copyrighted material, just as an author of a book does not need permission to cite someone else's work in their bibliography.

However, if you know that an external Web site is carrying a work in violation of the creator's copyright, do not link to that copy of the work. Knowingly and intentionally directing others to a site that violates copyright can be considered a form of contributory infringement.

Image, video and audio guidelines

You agree to only post or upload media (like photos, videos or audio) that you have taken yourself or that you have all rights to transmit and license and which do not violate trademark, copyright, privacy or any other rights of any other person.

By uploading any media on the Site, you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.

By uploading any media like a photo or video, (a) you grant to Physiopedia a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in the media; and (b) you certify that any person pictured in the submitted media (or, if a minor, his/her parent/legal guardian) authorises Physiopedia to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute the media and any material included in such media; and (c) you agree to indemnify Physiopedia and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from the media and/or your failure to comply with these the terms described in this document.

Physiopedia reserves the right to review all media prior to submission to the site and to remove any media for any reason, at any time, without prior notice, at our sole discretion.

Your license to Physiopedia.

While Physiopedia makes no claim of ownership with respect to content you contribute to Physiopedia, by providing your content you grant to Physiopedia a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, publicly perform and publicly display your content on the Physiopedia Service.

Copyright Violations

Physiopedia will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the requirements of the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated by any Physiopedia Content and you want Physiopedia to remove such Content from the Site, you must provide Physiopedia with the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Physiopedia to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to Physiopedia's designated agent in writing by email to: [email protected]