TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
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WHAT’S IN THESE TERMS?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website [www.asterbabyclinic.com] (our site).
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Who we are and how to contact us [ www.asterbabyclinic.com ].
HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE
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WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
www.asterbabyclinic.com is a site operated by The Aster Baby Scan Clinic Limited (”We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11263326 and have our registered office Treatment Room 4, Priory View, Church Street, Dunstable, LU5 4FG. We are Registered in England and Wales for VAT: 301522168.
Who we are and what we do: We consist of doctors, radiographers and midwives.
We will provide pregnancy scans and a pregnancy screening by the Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing and Group B Strep test. We will provide general education advice for pregnancy and healthy pregnancy lifestyle and nutrition and access to a midwifery advice service.
It is imperative that these scans should not replace your NHS screening scans (In particular, the first trimester scan and 20 week anomaly scan or any growth scans your doctor plans for you). Ultrasound diagnostic limitations do apply to all our scans. Sometimes views are limited by BMI, fetal position and gestational age. Ultrasound is not able to exclude all chromosomal abnormalities and rare genetic syndromes. Some abnormalities are very subtle and only present after birth. Please see the link to the standard detection rates https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes/fetal-anomaly. Estimated fetal weight is an estimate and subject to fetal position and gestational age and there may be variance of the fetal weight.
The purpose of our scans are more of reassurance and bonding rather than diagnostic and not all abnormalities are screened for or detectable using ultrasound scan. Our scans are not long enough for assessment of anatomy and anatomy check is not the main purpose of the scans. You must have your NHS anomaly scan to check the fetal anatomy. However, if we do notice a concern, we will refer you to your doctor (GP or Obstetrician) or your midwife. In particular, 4D scans are not diagnostic and for entertainment alone. The 4D scan service DOESN’T include a detailed medical diagnostic and screening service for the pregnancy.
Therefore, by having a scan with us, you confirm that you will have or are having antenatal care and have a medical team looking after your pregnancy. You confirm that you will have your first trimester scan and detailed anatomy scan with the NHS screening service. You should also understand that the scans you have with us are not suitable to be considered as the only assessment of your fetus or fetal growth or wellbeing.
The Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests are screening tests and while they have a high detection rate they are not a diagnostic test and you should discuss this with your doctor or midwife whilst deciding to have the test. You should also discuss the results with your doctor or midwife that is looking after your pregnancy.
If we note a concern, we will inform your local maternity unit with your consent and also ask you to inform your doctor or midwife of the result of the scan.
We will also ask you to show your reports to your doctor or midwife for all scans.
You should ask your midwife or doctor to review your growth reports to ensure that the growth is appropriate for your baby as some hospital units use growth charts now to plot ultrasound measurements.
The Aster Baby Scan Clinic antenatal classes and the midwives and doctors providing the classes do not offer or provide medical advice to your, your baby or care of your baby. They do not replace the care and advice provided by your healthcare providers, your obstetricians, General Practitioners and midwives. You should consult your doctor midwife for any concerns about your health. The Aster Baby Scan Clinic will provide general education about pregnancy, childbirth and new baby care. We will not be responsible for any misinterpretation of the antenatal education we provide as the classes are intended for general information. The education we provide is evidence based according to current standards. Our courses are open to all parents to be from all walks of life, same-sex couples or surrogacy couples.
The Aster Baby Scan Clinic and Midwives cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury to any person or property arising out of or resulting from attendance at our classes. You are particularly advised to take care of all personal property and possessions. If you, or your partner, feel unwell at any time during the class, we advise you attend hospital or arrange to see your midwife, GP or doctor.
If the classes are offered with an initial complementary scan, the class must be paid for in full and the scan must take place before 32 weeks.
Full payment is required to secure your place. The fee is non-refundable.
Full payment is due within 10 working days of the meet up.
Bump and Birth Journey Class
Full payment is due 4 weeks before the course in order to confirm your place for the course. A confirmatory email will be sent to you. Payment is via the online booking link on the website or bank transfer.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS OF THE ANTENATAL CLASSES
There will be a 25% non-refundable deposit. Full refund of the remaining (minus £25 booking administration fee) is available if you cancel 4 weeks before the course starting date. If you cancel less than 3 weeks before the course, no refund will be given. We will acknowledge receipt of your cancellation by email or phone within 7 days of receipt.
We provide a small retail product line such as the Group B Strep home test or Gender reveal balloons for celebrations. All our services and products are for private use only. They are not intended for commercial use we will have no liability for any loss of earnings attributable to this. We always recommend following manufacturer's advice regarding safety and are not liable to manufacturing faults or concerns.
Dr Bamfo does not provide antenatal consultations.
Age limits: You must be 18 years old or over.
You MUST arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time in order to complete essential paperwork. If you are late you will have less time for your scan.
Your appointment will always end as normal at the allocated time. Your appointment will be cancelled if you are more than 15 minutes late and you will not be refunded.
Appointments: Appointments must be booked through the website or by email or by telephone. . Please be advised that appointments booked for a Bank Holiday will incur a £50 additional charge. Sunday scan prices vary.
The doctor or sonographer will conduct the scan list according to time slots. Occasionally, these time slots will be modified slightly, and appointment times cannot be guaranteed on those occasions.
Price and Payment of Fees: The prices for our services are published on the price list of consultant and sonographer fees. We may change our prices without giving any notice. Full payment shall be made at the appointment before the scan is undertaken.
The Aster Baby Scan Clinic ltd will not be required to provide the pictorial souvenir either in photo print or video clip or video image sharing or provide a paper print report of the scan until the full balance has been paid by the customer.
The listed services will not be provided until the full balance has been paid by the customer.
The Aster Baby Scan Clinic Ltd does not offer refunds for missed appointments. On the rare event the scan is cancelled by the Aster Baby Scan Clinic Ltd and a suitable alternative appointment cannot be offered to the client a full refund will be available.
Cancellation Policy: You must notify us 48 hours in advance if you wish to cancel or move appointments. If you have not informed us within 24 hours of the appointment the payment will not be refunded.
Twin pregnancy: If you are having Twins there is an additional charge of £50 for the scan.
The additional Modification: We reserve the right to modify or improve our service without prior notice. We may make changes to our site or we may suspend or withdraw our site.
Documents: A written report will be provided with the findings of the scan. You will have the option of still paper prints or electronic file of the scan.
Liability to You: The Company accepts no liability for a failure to comply with specific instructions on this Website. The Company is not responsible to you for indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or however arising and whether cause by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.
Linked content: We may on occasion provide linked content. These websites are independent of the Company as is their content.
Copyright: Material on this website is protected by copyright which is owned by The Aster Baby Scan Clinic Ltd.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our customer service line.
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WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
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WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR SITE
We may update and change our site from time to time [to reflect changes to our products, our users’ needs and our business priorities OR [OTHER REASON]]. [We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.]
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
OUR SITE IS ONLY FOR USERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Our site is directed to people residing in [England OR the United Kingdom]. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at email@example.com
HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE
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You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
INFORMATION ON THIS SITE
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
WEBSITES WE LINK TO
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us by clicking HERE.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our Terms and conditions of supply HERE.
Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. [However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.]
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy HERE.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty. Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us [and other users of our site] a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in Rights you are giving us to use material you upload.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with our content standards.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
RIGHTS YOU ARE GIVING US TO USE MATERIAL YOU UPLOAD
When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us the following rights to use that content:
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy HERE
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org