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These Terms of Service (“TOS”) govern your use of POLHN website (the “site,” which consists of all courses, content and pages within the web domain), printed and digital material. Please read these TOS carefully and feel free to contact us with queries. These TOS are agreements (the “agreements”) between you and POLHN. By using any material on, you accept and agree to the TOS and conditions of this agreement, whether or not you are a registered user. POLHN reserves the right to modify these TOS at any time without advance notice. Any modification to these TOS will be effective from the date of publication. If you do not accept or do not wish to be governed by the TOS, you should not use the Site.

Description of POLHN

Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) is a blend between digital networks and physical infrastructure developed to bridge the gaps of geographically dispersed health workers in the region and to address their growing needs for continuing professional development (CPD).

POLHN’s open knowledge sharing effort allows health workers to learn without causing any additional financial burden.

Personal Information

At POLHN, we appreciate the information that you have shared and value confidentiality and security of your personal information Read more CC TOS. We use high-quality security features to protect your personal information.

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us by registering yourself. Read more CC TOS

All registered are required to provide, true name, valid email address, profession, country and other relevant information as stated in the registration form. Your selected username and password will be associated with your account. We may be required to verify the accuracy of the registration information and update it as necessary.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of your POLHN account and you may not permit another person to use your account to access content. You should immediately change your account information if you believe your account details have been compromised. We shall have no liability for any unauthorized access to or use of your account information.


Information on the POLHN domain is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely UNLESS indicated as being subject to copyright protection. However, we require that you credit original sources if copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic or other material. No information from this website used to generate revenue through either direct or indirect sale. Read more CC TOS

You will not need permission, print, save pages and download files that are offered in the downloadable format (pdf, Word, or PowerPoint). You may also share links of the post, articles, and news without permission.

You will need permission if you wish to modify and republish information from POLHN domain to other websites or publication if the copyright is explicitly mentioned in the course description.


The domain represents an effort to assemble the best possible information available at the time of publication. POLHN endeavours to provide the most accurate and complete information. However, we cannot promise or guarantee about the correctness, completeness, or adequacy of the contents on this domain.

Hence neither the World Health Organization (WHO) nor its employees, partners and contractors, undertake any responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any information disclosed on this domain.

POLHN does not endorse or assign any importance to any links, hyperlinks, or brands posted on this domain unless if it’s specifically stated. Hyperlinks have been created for the convenience of readers. We do not guarantee the accuracy, recency, and relevance of the information.

The views and opinions of authors expressed on this website are not necessarily official WHO information and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of WHO.

Proprietary and Digital copyright

Except as explicitly provided in this Agreement, no individual shall, in any statement or material of a promotional nature, refer to the relationship with the POLHN and/or acronym and/or emblem, prior written consent from POLHN respects and protects the intellectual property shared on and will not tolerate the following prohibited activities:

  • Defamation, harassment or threatening  behaviour from its users;
  • Any form of illegal activities;
  • Sharing of another’s intellectual property;
  • Posting or sharing of profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
    Promotion or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Use of viruses, trojan horses, worms, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of the website and;
  • Sharing of any content that may mislead others.
Changes to the Terms

POLHN reserves the rights to change, remove, or add to the Terms without prior notice and will be made effective from the date indicated in the revision. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the changes when you return to the domain. If you continue using the website after the notification, we assume that you agreed to the changes.


POLHN reserves the right to suspend or terminate the access to all or some portion of the Services at any time for any reported misconduct. Your right to access  will automatically terminate upon any breach of Terms.