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Disclaimer, comments policy, privacy and copyright

Every precaution is taken by the Men's Health Forum to ensure that the content of this site is accurate and legally and morally correct. However, the inclusion of any information including products and treatments and views or comments expressed by individuals or organizations, does not necessarily represent endorsement by the Men's Health Forum. The Forum does not accept responsibility for the views or comments expressed by individuals or organisations contained therein and all contributors to the site, through e-mail, discussion forums or published works undertake to indemnify the Men's Health Forum from any third party actions that may result from their contributions.  

Material published on this site is intended for reference and information only and should not be used in place of advice from a doctor or suitably qualified healthcare practitioner. The publishers of the site cannot be considered responsible for any health or medical problems that might arise as the result of any use of any of the material in this site. If any user has any concerns about his or her health, he or she should seek appropriate help from a doctor or suitably qualified healthcare practitioner.


The Men's Health Forum's websites have a number of areas where you can contribute by adding comments on articles.

Contributions to our sites are subject to approval, that is, checked to make sure they don’t break our rules. If most but not all of your comment meets these rules we may edit it then publish it. We are a very small team so there may be a delay before comments appear.

  • We cannot answer queries about health conditions. You should visit your GP, see 'What to do when you're ill'. We will not publish comments asking for or offering medical advice.
  • Keep your contributions constructive, relevant and civil.
  • In general we will not publish any links. Comments deemed to be advertising a product or service will not be published.
  • We may remove references to specific medical products or medicines if the context is not appropriate.
  • All comments on the website must be made in English. Comments in other languages will not be published.
  • Duplicate comments or repeats will not be published.
  • Our decision is final.

Once published your contributions to our websites are viewable to the general public. In submitting your comments you assign all rights to the Men's Health Forum for use and publication of your contribution. If you are unwilling to grant the Men's Health Forum copyright to your contribution you should not submit it.


This privacy policy sets out how the Men's Health Forum uses and protects any information that you give the Men's Health Forum when you use this website.

The Men's Health Forum is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Men's Health Forum may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 2010.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

  •       name and job title
  •       contact information including email address
  •       demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  •       other information relevant to surveys and/or events

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.
  • We may use the information to improve our projects and services.
  • We may periodically send emails about our work, events we are holding, new products or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

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 online.

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, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you 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 webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the 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 in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data 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 setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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 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 to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or contacting us using our contact form.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Men's Health Forum, 32 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


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Page created on December 3rd, 2003

Page updated on April 13th, 2012