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Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to the MEDBOX digital library.

You may access MEDBOX in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web via, or your mobile phone. In these terms and conditions, "MEDBOX" refers to the MEDBOX online library and its related tools, operated by the Medical Mission Institute, Würzburg (hereafter referred to as "MMI") - the Catholic Advisory Group for International Health. By accessing the MEDBOX website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern MEDBOX’s and its legal owner’s relationship with you with regards to your use of this website. Should you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

1. Definitions.

The terms " MEDBOX", "us" or "we" refers to the legal identity of MMI, whose registered office address is: Salvatorstrasse 7, D-797074, Würzburg, Germany. MMI is registered under No. 403b 19 of 0311.1931, of the Bavarian Ministry of Home Affairs, in accordance with §22 of the German Civil Code. MMI is the legal owner of the MEDBOX homepage. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of this website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages contained on this website is for your personal information and personal use. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. Please refer to the Privacy Policy section below, for more details.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website, for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and that we exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • The design, layout, look, appearance and graphics of this website is owned by or licensed to MMI Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the Copyright Notice, which forms a part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced on this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to MMI, have approval of the original owner to be displayed.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • This website includes links to other websites. These links are provided as part of our philosophy to acknowledge the origin of all documents displayed and for your own convenience to seek further information. The inclusion of certain links do not signify that we endorse the particular website(s) of concern. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). Copyright of the documents on MEDBOX lies with the respective owners of these documents.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of it is subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

2. Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how MEDBOX uses and protects any information that you provide to MEDBOX while using it and its features.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information through which you can be identified while using this website, then you can be assured that such information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page and you should periodically check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

  1. What information we collect
    We may collect the following information:

    • your name and job title
    • contact information including email address
    • demographic information such as your profession, country of work, professional preferences and interests
    • other information relevant to our user surveys

  2. What we do with the information we gather

    We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    • internal record keeping
    • to improve our website and services for users
    • to periodically send promotional emails about new features, or other information which we think you may find interesting, by using the email address which you have provided
    • from time to time, we may also use your data to contact you by email for user surveys or research purposes. We may also use the information to customise the website according to your interests
    • generalised and anonymised statistics of all user profiles might be provided for donor reports and public relations

  3. Security

    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

  4. How we use cookies

    A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer\'s hard drive. Once you agree to the use of a cookie, the file is added to help analyse web traffic or let us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, after which the data is removed from our system.

    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not grant us access to your computer or any information about you, other than that you choose to share with us.

    You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Please check your browser details for specific information related to the blocking or removal of cookies.

3. Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the website(s) you choose to access and that they are not governed by our Privacy Policy. We cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting external sites. You should therefore exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

4. Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the MEDBOX website, look for the box that you can click, to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed for us to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to, or emailing us at:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.

All personal information which we hold about you is governed by the Federal Data Protection Act, 2009 (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to, or Humanitarian Department, Medical Mission Institute, Würzburg - Advisory group for International health, Hermann-Schell-Str. 7, D-97074, Würzburg, Germany. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible. We endeavour to promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

5. Website Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by MMI and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no warranties of any kind, expressly or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability, with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained within, for any purpose(s). Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be held liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of MMI. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement by MMI for the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the MMI takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

6. Notes on liability

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking these pages. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.

The content of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents\' accuracy or completeness. According to statutory provisions of MMI, we are responsible for our own website content. In this context, please note that we are not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Federal Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz 2007, TMG).

7. Notes on copyright

Our website and its contents are subject to Federal Copyright Law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a of the copyright law, Urheberrechtsgesetz, UrhG), every form of utilising, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our website requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use and must not serve either directly or indirectly, commercial activities. MMI and MEDBOX follow the philosophy of creative commons licencing and open access.

8. Notes on registration

You may access areas of the MEDBOX website that require registration by becoming a registered member and creating your own user account with us. By doing so, you agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that you conduct through your account. By registering on the MEDBOX website, you agree that:

  1. your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the MEDBOX website
  2. you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the MEDBOX website
  3. you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user
  4. you agree to receive regular newsletters from MEDBOX and may unsubscribe from these at any time
  5. you agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password or account identifiers.

a. Termination of registration

If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you may terminate your account by sending an email to:, including details of the email address linked to your registration, stating your wish to terminate your account. If you no longer accept these terms and conditions, or any future modification to these terms and conditions, you must cease using the MEDBOX website. Continued use of the MEDBOX website indicates your acceptance of these or any amended terms and conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of MEDBOX website immediately and without prior notice.

We may terminate your registered account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the email address you have registered stating that the agreement has been terminated.

9. Use of material appearing on the MEDBOX website

Your use of the MEDBOX website is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that all content, except for user content and content authorised for use by others, that the MMI is the sole owner of all content on the MEDBOX website, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights, as well as text, images, graphics, and other material appearing on the MEDBOX website. The MEDBOX website is protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the Federal Government of Germany and is protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.

If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at

10. Changes to these terms and conditions of use

Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the MEDBOX website. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted any changes if you continue to use the MEDBOX website.

Würzburg, 27 January 2020