The information, references and materials provided by the Tick Induced Allergies Research and Awareness Fund (“TiARA”) website are for informational, educational and communication purposes only and are not, nor intended as or to constitute or replace, medical or other health science advice or treatment.

TiARA intends the information contained in this site to be accurate. Public education materials contained in this site have been reviewed and approved by TiARA Committee members. However, errors sometimes occur. Therefore, TiARA disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this service, including without limitation merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall TiARA be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, general or consequential damages arising out of any use of or reliance on any content of this website.

TiARA is applying for certification by Health on the Net Foundation (HON). In accordance with the HON principles, TiARA adheres to the following standards:

1. Authoritative

Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organisation.

2. Complementarity

The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

3. Privacy

Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Web site and mirror sites are located.

4. Attribution

Where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. The date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed (e.g. at the bottom of the page).

5. Justifiability

Any claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner outlined above in Principle 4.

6. Transparency

The designers of this Web site will seek to provide information in the clearest possible manner and provide contact addresses for visitors that seek further information or support. The Webmaster will display his/her E-mail address clearly throughout the Web site.

7. Financial disclosure

Support for this Web site will be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organisations that have contributed funding, services or material for the site.

8. Advertising policy

If advertising is a source of funding it will be clearly stated. A brief description of the advertising policy adopted by the Web site owners will be displayed on the site. Advertising and other promotional material will be presented to viewers in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original material created by the institution operating the site.
TiARA does not assume and hereby disclaims any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or loss including, without limitation, any liability for injury, illness or other damage resulting from any use of or reliance on this service, or from the posting of any content or material by any third party. No use of, or reliance on, any information or materials included in this site shall be deemed to give rise to a medical practitioner-patient relationship. No information or material included in this site shall be deemed to present the only or necessarily the best method or procedure with respect to a matter discussed on this service; rather, any such information or material shall be acknowledged as only the approach or opinion of the discussant. The user assumes all risks of using or relying upon the information and materials included in this site.