Talk to an Imam
You should read these Terms carefully before using Talk to an Imam services as they set out the basis on which we provide services to you. If you are unhappy with or do not agree with these Terms then you should exit the platform and cancel any appointment.
These Terms apply to all of the users (including ‘you‘) of our website.
By using the Platform, you are agreeing to these Terms, along with the following additional terms, which also apply and shall be incorporated into our Contract with you:
Any reference to ‘these Terms’ shall include all of these terms (as applicable)
Capitalised terms shall have the meanings set out in the Definitions section (see Section 20).
WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
Who we are. The Platform is owned and operated by Faith Associates, a registered company in England. Imams Online is a project of Faith Associates and the Talk to an Imam service is powered through www.imamsonline.com
How to contact us. To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our customer service team on 01494416202.
We may contact you by email to the email address provided in your Account, by written communication to the postal address provided in your Account or by a general notice on the Platform.
What Services do we offer? Talk to an Imam offers a Platform which enables you to connect online, in real time, to Imams and Alimahs
Each Imam has been vetted and complied with DBS checks and references.
Our Platform is available to you if you are in the United Kingdom (i.e. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and the rest of the world – we only have UK based Imams at the moment but will be expanding.
YOU MUST BE 18+ TO USE THIS SERVICE
You can use the Platform in order to:
- book an appointment for an online appointment with an Imam
- obtain qualified advice from a Imam
(each a ‘Service‘ or together the ‘Services‘).
Appointments are subject to availability. Appointment times are subject to change and are only made available to you at our sole discretion.
In the event that:
- there are no Appointments available to suit your requirements;
- you miss an Appointment for whatever reason;
- you lose connection to the Platform during an Appointment; or
- your Appointment is cancelled, including as a result of a Imam being unavailable,
it is your sole responsibility to book an alternative Appointment with us
Sessions. A ‘Session’ is a 30 or 1 hour block of time, during which you can have a consultation with an Imam on the platform.
Booking an Appointment in advance. You can choose to book a number of Sessions in advance, which we refer to as an ‘Appointment‘. You can request an Appointment on your chosen date and time (subject to availability) via the Platform.
Confirmation of Appointments. After you have requested an Appointment via the Platform you will be sent written confirmation of the Appointment in the form of an email.
Your right to make a change to an Appointment once booked. If you wish to make a change to the date or time of your Appointment you should do this via the Platform as soon as possible. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the date or time of your Appointment or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to cancel your Appointment.
Our duty if we make changes to an Appointment once booked. We will advise you by email as soon as possible if we have to amend, change or cancel any Appointment that you have booked.
Same Day Appointments. If you want a consultation as soon as possible on the same day, you will need to check for any available Sessions via the Platform.
For details of the technical requirements to access and use the Services, please see Connectivity.
YOUR TALK TO AN IMAM ACCOUNT
Registration requirements. In order to register for an account via the Platform (‘Account‘) and the Services you represent and warrant that you:
- are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
- have capacity to accept and agree to these Terms.
Register an Account on the Platform. To register with us you are required to provide accurate and complete information, including your first and last name, email address, postal address, mobile telephone number (you are not permitted to use landline numbers in place of a mobile telephone number) and any other information that we specifically request. You must keep your Account details up to date at all times. We reserve the right to terminate any Account which (at any time) does not include a valid email address and mobile telephone number (not a landline) on file as part of that individual’s Account. Both the email address and mobile telephone number must be stored in the profile for your Account. Please note: this does not affect our conformity with all relevant UK laws regarding the keeping, maintenance and protection of medical/patient records.
Identification Checks / fraudulent Accounts. We may contact you by telephone, post or email to verify identity or other Account information and may request further information from you, which you agree to provide, in order to ensure you have not fraudulently created your Account. If you do not provide this information in the manner requested within seven (7) Working Days of the request, we reserve the right to suspend, discontinue or deny you access to and use of the Platform and Services until the information is provided to our reasonable satisfaction.
Only register one Account to use the Platform. If you use multiple accounts for the Services, this will mean that records of your care may be inaccurate and you may put the safety and quality of your future care at risk.
Keep your log-in details confidential. 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 this 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 Contact Us (see Section 2).
Responsibility for your Account. You are solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your Account and you must notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your Account or if your login details are lost or stolen. We shall not be liable for any losses that you incur as a result of any unauthorised use of your Account.
We may monitor use. We reserve the right to monitor your use of the Platform and/or Services and to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms or if we suspect any unauthorised use or misuse of the Platform and/or Services.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Mainly to send marketing emails and information – it will not be sent or forwarded to a third party. ALL information and conversations between the user and the Imam is private.
You are not permitted to make any form of recording of any Appointment yourself. We request all Imams to record sessions for security reasons but this will NOT be sent to anyone.
WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE PLATFORM AND/OR THE SERVICES
We may update and/or make changes to the Platform and/or the Services from time to time, for example, to reflect changes in your needs and/or our business priorities, security updates or any legal or regulatory changes. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes in advance. If you are not happy with the proposed changes, then you may contact us (see Section 2) to terminate our contract with you.
WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW THE PLATFORM
We do not guarantee that the Platform, 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 the Platform for business and operational reasons, including (without limitation) for technical or security reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
If we need to suspend access to the Platform at any time prior to any Appointment that you have already booked, we will notify you in advance (unless the suspension is due to unforeseen circumstances such as emergency maintenance) and arrange a new Appointment for you as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Platform at any time, without notice and without us bearing any liability to you, if we reasonably believe you have breached any of these Terms. In such circumstances, any Appointments that you have already booked will be cancelled.
TEMPORARY USE LICENCE GRANTED
While you are logged into your Account, you are able to use the Platform and the Services for your own personal, non-commercial use only.
These are both limited licences and you may not sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise attempt to transfer any right in the Platform, create any works based on the Platform or commercially exploit the Platform or the Services in any way. This includes (but is not limited to) selling, reselling, reproducing, duplicating or copying the Platform and/or the Services and the use of any data mining, gathering or extraction tool. Any of these uses will result in your licence being terminated and you will no longer be authorised to use the Platform or the Services.
Content Disclaimers: Any information on our Platform or in any communications from us (other than advice provided by an Imam during an Appointment) is for general educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Such information should not be relied upon as a substitute for seeking appropriate individual medical advice or services if you may need.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Platform, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Platform is accurate, complete or up to date. We accept no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based upon such information.
General Disclaimers: We make no warranty that the Platform or the Services will meet your requirements or that the Services will be uninterrupted, 100% secure or error-free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. We are not responsible for transmission errors or any corruption or compromise of data carried over local or interchange telecommunication carriers.
We will take all reasonable precautions to protect against failure of our equipment and software and will perform regular back-ups of all data stored. You acknowledge and accept that in the event restoration of data from backup is necessary, it may take several days to complete such restoration of data and resume operation of the Platform and/or the Services, in which circumstances any booked Appointments shall be deemed a Disrupted Appointment.
We do not guarantee that the Platform will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your Devices in order to access the Platform. You should use your own virus protection software.
We do not endorse the promotions, products or services of any third parties, nor do we warrant or validate the accuracy of any third party advertisements, promotions, communications or other materials. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of information contained on any third party web sites.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability to compensate you for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Whilst the Practitioners are independent contractors and not employees of Talk to an imam we ensure that each of the Practitioners holds appropriate medical indemnity insurance to cover them in respect of claims arising from the provision of medical advice by them via the Platform.
Liability for damage to your Device or digital content. If defective digital content which we have supplied damages your 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 which you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
No liability for inability to use the Platform / reliance on any content. Subject to ‘We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so’we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising in connection with:
- inability to use the Platform; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Platform.
We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the Services for domestic and private use. If you use the Services for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
We shall not be responsible if the supply of the Services is delayed or prevented by circumstances outside our reasonable control. If this happens we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay or failure. Where the delay means that we cannot supply the Services in respect of an Appointment that you have already booked, we will try to offer you an alternative Appointment. If there is a risk of substantial delay, you may Contact us (see Section 2) to cancel your Account and/or cancel any Appointments.
TERMINATION OF OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU AND CONSEQUENCES
Our right to terminate. We may end the contract between us, terminating your right to use the Platform or the Services, if:
- you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the Services, for example valid contact details;
- you seriously (as determined by us) or repeatedly breach any of these Terms
You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in the circumstances above we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.
We may withdraw the Services. We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the Services. We will try to let you know in advance of our stopping the supply of the Services.
We will advise you of any termination or suspension via the contact email held as part of your Account.
Your right to terminate. You may cancel an Appointment and/or cease using the Platform at any time.
How to cancel an Appointment / terminate Services. You may cancel an Appointment / terminate Services via the Platform or by Contacting Us.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Platform, and in the material published on it. These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Platform for your personal (non-commercial) use. 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 Platform must always be acknowledged.
If you print off, copy or download any part of our Platform in breach of these Terms or otherwise breach our intellectual property rights, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
We may transfer our rights and obligations to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract you have with us.
You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
Nobody else has any rights under these Terms. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of these Terms
If a court finds part of these Terms illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
Even if we delay in enforcing these Terms, we can still enforce them later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these Terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaching these Term, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
Which laws apply to these Terms and where you may bring legal proceedings. These Terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the Platform and/or the Services in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you may alternatively bring legal proceedings in Scotland. If you live in Northern Ireland you may alternatively bring legal proceedings in Northern Ireland.
The following defined terms apply to these Terms.
Appointment means an appointment for a appointment with an Imam via the Platform, which shall be limited to 30 minutes / 1 Hour max in total
Device means the computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet computer that you use to connect to the Platform.
Services has the meaning set out in clause 3 and as further described the Platform.
Session means a consultation with an Imam via the Platform.
You means the individual using the Platform to access the Services
Working Day means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, when the banks in London are open for business.
Unlawful, prohibited or unusual activities (non-exhaustive list)
You are not permitted to (or permit anyone else to):
- use the Platform or Services in any unlawful or fraudulent way and/or for any unlawful, fraudulent or inappropriate purpose;
- use the Platform or the Services for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
- post or transmit a message (written, verbal or via video) under a false name or use our network resources to impersonate another person or misrepresent authorisation to act on behalf of others (including but not limited to Imams) or Talk to an Imam/Faith Associates. All messages transmitted via the Platform should correctly identify the sender and you may not attempt to alter the origin of email messages or postings;
- allow another person or entity to use your Account, username or password (unless a permitted minor) ;
- market, promote or solicit the Services except as expressly permitted by these Terms;
- distribute chain letters or unsolicited bulk electronic mail (“spamming”) via the Platform, to Talk to an Imam or to any third party allegedly on behalf of Talk to an Imam;
- attempt to undermine the security or integrity of computing systems or networks of Talk to an Imam, the Platform or any sites or platforms accessed through or via the Platform, and you must not attempt to gain unauthorised access;
- harvest or collect data about any other individual who uses the Platform;
- post or transmit any data, materials, content or information which is threatening, false, misleading, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, pornographic or profane, or that contains or promotes any virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb or other computer programming or code that is designed or intended to damage, destroy, intercept, download, interfere, manipulate or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Platform and/or the Services;
- tamper, hack, spoof, copy, modify or otherwise corrupt or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the administration, security or proper function of the Platform and/or the Services, or the server on which the Platform or related materials are stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Platform. You will not use robots or scripts with the Platform;
- attempt to reverse engineer, reverse assemble, reverse compile, decompile, disassemble, translate or otherwise alter, defraud or create false results from any executable code or information on or received by this Platform. You agree to have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware software running that is set to override the Internet browser’s cookie setting;
- upload or provide any information to the Platform or any Practitioner in breach of any third party’s intellectual property rights and/or any obligation of confidentiality or contractual duty owed to any third party; or
- reproduce, duplicate, copy or sell any part of the Platform in contravention of the provisions of our Terms.
Breach of this Fair Usage Policy
When we consider that a breach of this Fair Usage Policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with this Fair Usage Policy constitutes a material breach of our Terms upon which you are permitted to use our Platform, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions (at our sole discretion):
- Deletion of any information provided by you that we deem in our sole discretion to be fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, obscene or in violation of any third party intellectual property right.
- Suspension or termination of your contract for the Services / Membership. Where we consider it reasonable and at out complete discretion, we may provide you with a notice of improper behaviour before suspending, terminating or offering alternative Services, as we deem appropriate.
- Issue of a warning to you;
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this Fair Usage Policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.