Disclaimer and Terms of use

About the information on the Tommy’s website, including user generated content and pregnancy health information.

This site and its contents are copyright Tommy's, all rights reserved. Reproduction of all or any substantial part of the contents in any form is prohibited. No part of the site may be distributed or copied without express approval.

User generated content - reading

The opinions expressed in Tommy’s user-generated content areas, such as comments or blog posts are solely those of the user, who is unlikely to have had medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of Tommy’s and are not advice from Tommy's.

To allow user-generated content be published without delay, these areas are not reviewed by a Tommy’s medical professional or any member of the Tommy’s editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Comments Policy.

Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or use of drug products that are not based on medical expertise. We advise readers not to take drugs that are not prescribed by your qualified healthcare provider.

Tommy’s does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Do not consider Tommy’s user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on Tommy’s blog pages. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. Tommy’s understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, midwife or hospital immediately.

User generated content - submitting

You may post or upload your content to the Website as long as you comply with our content standards. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive licence to use your content on the website, and subject to your permission for any other uses as we may require in any and all media. This includes, without limitation, the right to sub-license to third parties via any and all media (whether existing now or invented in the future). You grant us all necessary rights, licences, consents and clearances to allow us to use your content in accordance with these Terms of use and agree not to assert any moral or similar rights you may have in any content.

You guarantee that your content:

  • does not infringe any copyright, trade marks, rights of privacy/confidentiality, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity.
  • does not contain any information about any person(s) under the age of 16 unless you are either their parent or legal guardian, or have signed permission from their parent or legal guardian.
  • does not contain malicious code, viruses or other harmful programmes or material.
  • does not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation.
  • meets our Content Standards (see below) and complies with any specific rules that may apply to any particular area of the Registered Users' Areas.

You agree that before posting or uploading your content you are responsible for obtaining all releases, consents and/or licenses necessary for uploading your content on our website and for any subsequent use of that content by us in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You promise that you are the person depicted in any images or recordings submitted as part of your content and if you upload any images or recordings of any third party, you have obtained the prior written consent of that party to submit such content to our Website.

Health information published by Tommy's

Tommy’s has ensured that the information published by Tommy's on our website has been checked by experts. We are members of the NHS Information Standard scheme. Every effort is taken to make sure that advice given here is accurate and appropriate in the context of current UK practices.

However, Tommy’s cannot guarantee this and you should not rely purely on advice from us as we will not have had a chance to examine you and therefore can’t make a full assessment of your particular case and circumstances.

Information from Tommy’s should not replace the advice of your GP, midwife or other healthcare professional.

We occasionally include links to other websites and sources but we do not check these websites thoroughly and we do not take responsibility for the content of any external websites or other references listed in this document.

Whilst we do not seek to exclude our liability if we make any negligent error causing physical harm, we will not otherwise be responsible for any claims arising out of any advice we give or action taken.