Terms of Use

Last updated: 08/19/2019

Welcome to the websites or mobile applications of Health Tips Media Inc. and its owned and operated properties: Health Tips Media UK Ltd. and HL Greatist (Health Tips,” “We,” “Us”). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they incorporate by reference, including without limitation the Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of Health Tips suite of websites and mobile applications.

Healthline’s websites include www.healthline.com and www.medicalnewstoday.com (collectively, the “Websites”). Healthline’s mobile applications include MS Buddy, Breast Cancer Healthline, and IBD Healthline (collectively, the “Apps”). Collectively, the Website and Apps are referred to as the “Services.” When using the Apps, you may be presented with additional Terms of Use, which are specific to such App. Such additional terms (if any) shall be incorporated into these Terms of Use and, together with these Terms of Use, govern your use of such App.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Services. BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR USING THE SERVICES (INCLUDING YOUR SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE WEBSITE), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THE PRIVACY POLICY (WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE), AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. You agree that the Terms of Use, combined with your act of using the Services, has the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature. You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability, or admissibility of the Terms of Use on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized.

The Services are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you meet the foregoing eligibility requirement. If you do not meet this requirement, you must not access or use the Services.



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The contents of the Services, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Healthline's licensors, and other material contained on the website, apps, newsletter, and products (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content and Services are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Healthline does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Content or Services. Reliance on any information provided by Healthline, Healthline employees, others appearing in the Content or on the Services at the invitation of Healthline, or other visitors to the Services is solely at your own risk. The Content and Services may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Content or Services.

Unless otherwise noted, all Content and Services, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, as well as all derivative works, are property owned, controlled, licensed, or used with permission by Healthline, and/or its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, or other parties that have licensed or otherwise permitted their material to be used by Healthline. The Services as a whole and the Contents are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, and other laws. All worldwide right, title, and interest in and to the Services and Contents are owned by Healthline or used with permission. The Website, the Website’s logos, the Apps, the Apps’ logos, and all other trademarks appearing on the Content and Services are trademarks of Healthline or are licensed or used with permission of the owner by Healthline. You agree not to display or use such trademarks without Healthline’s prior written permission. Healthline disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans, domain names, and trade names other than its own.

The Contents and Services are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use by the users of the Services and may not be used except as permitted in these Terms of Use. You may share the Content with the use of the social media links (i.e., “Share,” “Pin It,” and “Tweet”) provided on our Services. You may also share the Content via email through the use of our “Share” link. You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable materials displayed on the Services for your personal use only. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading, sharing, or copying. Except as noted above, you may not reproduce, republish, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute (including by email or other electronic means), publicly display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Content, the Services, or any related software without the prior written consent of Healthline or the owner of such material. Nothing contained on the Content or Services grants or should be construed as granting any license or right to use, implied or otherwise, any trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade dress, or copyrighted or other proprietary material displayed on these Contend and Services without the prior written consent of Healthline or the owner of such material. All rights not expressly granted herein by Healthline to you are reserved by Healthline and/or its licensors. Third-party trade names, product names, and logos contained in these Websites may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

The information presented on or through the Content and Services is made available solely for general information purposes. We may update the Content from time to time, but the Content is not necessarily complete or up to date. Any of the material on the Services may be out of date at any given time, and We are under no obligation to update such material.


You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security measures on the Services, including, without limitation:

  1. Using a false password or one belonging to another user, or accessing data not intended for the user, or logging in to a server or account which such user is not authorized to access;
  2. Disclosing a password or permitting a third party to use a password or failing to notify us if a password is compromised;
  3. Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
  4. Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, "flooding,” "mail bombing," or "crashing";
  5. Sending unsolicited email or commercial electronic messages, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;
  6. Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting; or
  7. Hijacking all or any part of the Services or Content; deleting or changing any Services or Content; deploying pop-up messages or advertising, running or displaying the Services or Content in frames or through similar means on another website; or linking to the Services or Content, without our specific written permission.


You agree to use the Content and Services only for lawful purposes and only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not use the Services to transmit, post, download, distribute, copy, display publicly, store or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others, or violate the privacy or publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is libelous, obscene, offensive, threatening, defamatory, abusive, or hateful.

We have absolute discretion to determine if any use violates these rules, and to act as We deem appropriate in the event of any violation. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, cooperate with, and make disclosures to law enforcement authorities in identifying and prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.


Please treat each other with respect.

Healthline’s mission is to empower people through support, hope, and knowledge. We strive to ensure all members feel welcome, safe, and respected. Following the guidelines below helps to keep the community safe for everyone.

  • Any manner of bullying, intimidation, or harassment is forbidden.
  • This is not a dating application; using the App in that way will result in expulsion from the community.
  • You may not post pornographic or violent content in messages, in group chats, or on your profile. This includes adding photographs, drawings, or comments, even as a joke. Depictions of nudity in non-sexual contexts, such as images of your surgery scars, are okay.
  • Do not ask other members to take the conversation to another messaging platform such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Gmail, etc.
  • The promotion, advertising, or selling of any goods or services is not allowed. Unauthorized content will be removed from the App.
  • Do not attempt to convert other members to your religious beliefs or otherwise make them feel uncomfortable.
  • It should go without saying, but all illegal activity is prohibited and may be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • Finally, don’t spam anyone.

We rely on you, our Apps community members, to report other members or content that violates these guidelines. Violating these Community Guidelines has consequences, which may include removal of content, suspension of posting privileges, or even expulsion from the Apps community. Please keep in mind that while something may be disagreeable to you, it does not necessarily violate our Community Guidelines.


When reporting another member, you have two options:

  • Block Member: This blocks both parties from showing up in the other person’s Member list, Home activity feed, and Group discussions. In addition, 1:1 communication is not possible.