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Terms & Conditions

The following terms (together with the documents referred within) tell you the terms (the Terms) on which you may make use of the website [www.bartsandthelondoncharity.org.uk] (the Site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the Site.

Information about us

The Site is operated by Barts and The London Charity (The Charity). The Charity is registered as a charity in England and Wales under charity number 212563 and its office is based at 4th Floor, 12 Cock Lane, London EC1A 9BU.

Accessing the Site

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and the Charity reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service the Charity provides on the Site without notice (see below). The Charity will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, the Charity may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users who have registered with the Charity.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of the Charity’s security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. The Charity has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by the Charity, at any time, if in the Charity’s opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of the Terms, and that they comply with them.

Permitted use

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes.

Prohibited use

You may not use the Site in any way:

  • that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

  • that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors.

  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards, described below.

  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

  • to transmit any data, send or upload knowingly any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site in contravention of the provisions of the Terms.

  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

    • any part of the Site;

    • any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;

    • any software used in the provision of the Site; or

    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Uploading material to the Site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the Site, or to make contact with other users of the Site, you must comply with the content standards set out below. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you shall indemnify the Charity for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and the Charity has the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. The Charity also has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

The Charity will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Site.
Interactive services

The Charity may from time to time provide interactive services on the Site, including, without limitation:

  • chat rooms;
  • Bulletin boards;
  • fundraising pages;
  • discussion forums.

Where the Charity does provide interactive services, we will undertake appropriate moderation and reserve the right to remove any information which is posted on the Site which we believe to be incorrect or otherwise inappropriate. The decision to remove any content shall be at the sole discretion of the Charity. However, the Charity is under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service provided on the Site, and the Charity expressly excludes any liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of the Charity’s interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. The Charity advises parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Site (Contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole. The Charity shall be the sole arbiter of whether a Contribution meets the standards and may remove any Contribution from the Site if it believes the standards are not met.

Contributions must:

  • be accurate (where they state facts).
  • be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • promote sexually explicit material.
  • promote violence.
  • promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or any other intellectual property right of any other person.
  • be likely to deceive any reasonable person.
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • promote any illegal activity.
  • be threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Intellectual property rights

The Charity is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in respect of the Site, and in the material published on it. Those 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 the Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the Site.

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.

The Charity’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from the Charity or the Charity’s licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of the Terms, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at the Charity’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on the Site are for general information only and are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.

The Charity cannot guarantee that information provided through the Site will meet your individual requirements, which may be different for each person accessing the Site. The Charity therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Prior to using or relying on any information from the Site, you may wish to seek professional advice.

The Site changes regularly

The Charity aims to update the Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, the Charity may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. Whilst the Charity makes efforts to keep the content of the site updated, any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and the Charity is under no obligation to update such material.

The Charity’s liability

The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, the Charity hereby expressly excludes:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equityl
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and
  • any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect the Charity’s liability for death or personal injury arising from the Charity’s negligence, nor the Charity’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to the Site

The Charity processes information about you in accordance with the Charity’s privacy policy. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The Charity will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and the Charity will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

The Charity will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Breach of the Terms by Users

Failure to comply with the Terms constitutes a material breach of the Terms and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site.
  • 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.

Linking to the Site

You may link to the home page of the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the Charity’s reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the Charity’s part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to the Site from any website that is not owned by you.

The Site must not be framed on any other site. The Charity reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards above.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Site other than that set out above, please address your request blcharity@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk

Links from the Site

Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. The Charity has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in relation to any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site although the Charity retains the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Variations

The Charity may revise the Terms at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes the Charity made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in the Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Site, please contact blcharity@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk

Thank you for visiting the Site.