These terms and conditions of use (‘Terms’) govern your use of our website (‘the Website’) and any
groups, forums or pages that are created by us or in our names on third party sites (‘Third Party
Groups’). Please read through these terms in full before you use the Website and any Third Party
Groups. By using the Website and/or any Third Party Groups you accept these Terms. If you cannot
accept any of the Terms, please do not use the Website or any resources on the Website.
We reserve the right to update and modify these Terms at any time. We may notify you of such
changes by any reasonable means, including posting an announcement on the Website. It is your
responsibility to review any modified Terms. Your continued use of the Website and/or Third Party
Groups following changes to these Terms will constitute an acceptance.
You are responsible for all access to the Website even if it access is by another person.
We reserve the right to restrict your access to the Website and/or a Third Party Group or part of
them. Access to restricted areas of the Website and/or a Third Party Group may be subject to
registration and other conditions. If we grant you permission to access a restricted area, we may
withdraw that permission at any time (including where you breach any of these Terms).
4.1. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website is available at all times. However,
we cannot guarantee that the Website or any individual function or feature of the Website
will always be available and/or error free. In particular, the Website may be unavailable during
periods when we are implementing upgrades to or carrying out essential maintenance on the
4.2. Where the availability of a Third Party Group is dependent on a third party, the availability of a
Third Party Group as we will be subject to their availability which is out of our control.
5.1. The intellectual property rights in the Website and all of the text, pictures, videos and other
content made available on it are owned by us and our licensors. You may not print or
otherwise make copies of any such content without our express prior permission.
5.2. Where we have posted text, pictures, videos and other content on a Third Party Group, such
content is owned by us and our licensors.
5.3. We do not own, nor can we take responsibly for, content that is posted on a Third Party Group
a user or member of that Third Party Group and not by us.
5.4. Any material that a visitor to the Website or a user of a Third Party Group sends or post to this
Website shall not be considered confidential or owned by the visitor or user. We shall be
entitled to copy, disclose, distribute or use all material provided to us with the exceptional
6.1. Your permission to use the Website and Third Party Groups is personal and non-transferable.
6.2. Your use of the Website and participation in any Third Party Group is conditional upon your
compliance with the rules of conduct set out in these Terms.
6.3. You agree that you will not:
- use the Website and Third Party Groups for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;
- use the Website and Third Party Groups to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or
otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others' privacy rights or
rights of publicity;
- post the details of any practices, companies or patients on the Website and Third Party
Groups may provide links to other websites and online resources. We are not responsible for
and do not endorse such external sites or resources. Your use of third party websites and
resources is at your own risk and subject to the terms and condition of third party.
- impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation
with any person or entity in connection with the Website and Third Party Groups or express
or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
- post unauthorised communications on the Website and Third Party Groups;
- solicit login information belonging to anyone else;
- bully, intimate or harass any other user;
- post content that is hate speech, threatening, pornographic, incites violence or contains
nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence;
use the Website and Third Party Groups to do anything unlawful, misleading or
- facilitate or encourage any breach of these Terms;
- post material on the Website and Third Party Groups that encourages or constitutes conduct
that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability or otherwise is contrary
to UK law;
- interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Website and Third Party Groups or the servers
or networks used to make the Website and Third Party Groups available or violate any
requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks;
- transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Website and Third Party Groups
any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other computer code that is harmful or invasive or may or
is intended to damage the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or
- reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes,
any portion of, use of, or access to the Website and Third Party Groups;
- modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the
Website and Third Party Groups. If you wish to reverse engineer any part of the Website and
Third Party Groups to create an inter-operable program you must contact us and we may
provide interface data subject to verification of your identity and other information;
- remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or
materials originating from the Website and Third Party Groups;
- frame or mirror any part of the Website and Third Party Groups without our express prior
- create a database by systematically downloading and storing Website content;
- use any manual or automatic device in any way to gather Website content or reproduce or
circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site without our express prior
written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public online
search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials
from the Website and Third Party Groups for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent
necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in
connection with each operator's public online search service.
6.4. We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific instances.
6.5. We will co-operate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court requiring us to disclose
the identity of any person posting material to the Website and Third Party Groups in breach of
7. Discussions Groups and Forums
7.1. We may monitor or review any areas on the Website or Third Party Groups where users
transmit or post communication or communicate with each other.
7.2. We will not have any liability in respect of the content of any such communications or posts.
These are the responsibility of the user who posts or is communicating.
7.3. We may edit or remove content from the Website or a Third Party Group at any time.
8.1. These Terms are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound
by the Terms then you must cease using the Website and any Third Party Groups.
8.2. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Website and any Third Party Groups if we
believe you are in breach of any part of these Terms.
9.1. The Website and/or Third Party Groups may provide links to other websites and online
resources. We are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources.
Your use of third party websites and resources is at your own risk and subject to the terms and
condition of third party.
9.2. We may block any links to or from the Website and any Third Party Groups. Additionally, we
may provide tools to allow you to link to the Website and any Third Party Groups directly from
a third party site. If you do link to the Website and any Third Party Groups (whether using
such tools or otherwise), you agree that you will disable and remove any such link promptly
upon our request.
10.1. We provide the Website on an 'as is' basis.
10.2. We make no representations as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of any content made
available on the Website and any Third Party Group.
10.3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
- all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by law into these
- any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms or otherwise in connection
with your use of the Site.
10.4. The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind,
including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of
data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.
10.5. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit any
liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions
and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer
under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude
or limit (site owner) liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence
or that of our employees or agents.
10.6. Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by
negligence which cannot be excluded under English Law.
11. Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by English Law. Any dispute arising in connection with these Terms shall
be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
Last Updated: August 2014