Forums & social media Terms of Use

Please note, all the messages posted in our forums are the opinion of the contributor, not of Lymphoma Action.

The Lymphoma Action forums are for users who are 16 years and older only.

The aim of the forums is to provide a safe and friendly environment where users can share information and offer mutual support.

Please be aware that because of the nature of the illness, users need to be mindful and respectful of any content which may cause upset or offend fellow users.

Please respect others at all times.

Please do not use language that is suggestive, oppressive, intimidating or threatening.

The use of profanity is unacceptable.

We would encourage any user who has objections to a particular message to contact us by emailing

Postings that give diagnoses or medical and treatment advice are not acceptable. Information posted by other users should never be considered a substitute for advice that can only be provided by a health professional.

Please do not promote the use of alternative treatments.

Messages that are critical of individuals or health professionals, specific treatments, services or treatment units will be removed. This is to ensure that others are not discouraged from getting the help they need.

As a user you must be aware that there will be constant monitoring of the forums. Any messages which users deem to be unacceptable will be removed.

Anyone who persistently posts unacceptable messages will be permanently excluded from using this service.

You must only post material that you have written. You cannot post poetry or songs written by other people. You may not violate, plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights.

We reserve the right to remove references to films, television programmes, books, newspapers, magazines etc which we do not believe are appropriate for the forum.

We don’t allow spamming or advertising. Requests from organisations or the media must come via an approach to Lymphoma Action.

As detailed in our privacy policy, Lymphoma Action does not pass any information on about its users.

Lymphoma Action reserves the right to make changes to the terms of use when necessary and without notice, but we will do our best to ensure that any significant changes are made clear to all registered users.

Lymphoma Action cannot guarantee that you will be protected from malicious internet activity and recommends that you install internet protection software which includes antivirus, privacy protection and intruder prevention and detection.

By uploading content to our website or posting on our forums you are giving us perpetual, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use it in Lymphoma Action publications, appeals, press releases and other material without charge.