1. General. This website is operated and maintained by the British Orthopaedic Association (the BOA). By using the BOA website, you agree to the terms and conditions of use stated in this document and in the BOA Privacy Statement. The BOA reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of use at any time and without prior notice.
2.BOA Members. It is a requirement of members’ use of the website that BOA members provide a “preferred email” which will be used by BOA to communicate any urgent news or other material to them and which will be included in the annual members' handbook.
3.Accuracy. Although the BOA attempts to keep this website up to date, some of the material on it may not be up to date. The BOA makes no representation, or gives any warranty, about the accuracy or effectiveness of any material contained or otherwise displayed or depicted on this site. Users of this website must make their own assessment of the potential effectiveness of any such information. The BOA, to the maximum extent permitted by law, disclaims all liability for any injury to any person incurred as a consequence of any information displayed on this website. The BOA shall not therefore be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or economic damage, whether in contract, in tort, or otherwise, arising out of the use of this website or the reliance on any of the information displayed on it.
4.Medical Advice. The information posted on this website should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. The BOA and it's staff do not respond to specific medical questions either over the phone, by post or through any other means of communication. If you wish to source medical advice, it is suggested that you speak to your GP or existing Consultant and/or Physiotherapist.
5.Copyright and Intellectual Property. This material contained on the BOA website is covered by copyright and other intellectual property rights owned by the BOA except where contributed material is covered by the relevant copyright owner. These materials are made available for visitors or users to browse. Users are entitled to download them to a personal computer for use and for making a copy for personal use or study only. No commercial use may be made of any of this material without the express written permission of the BOA. In particular, users are not permitted to view, download, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, store, reproduce or otherwise use, publish, licence, transfer or sell any derivative works (in whatever form) using any information obtained from this website other than for personal or non-commercial use.
6.Disclaimer of Liability. The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other web sites which are linked to this site. Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the web site; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.
7.States or Countries which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.
8.Online Conduct. Visitors agree to use the web site only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the web site - or transmitting from the website - any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Although in the absence of a specific complaint the postings are not monitored for compliance with this provision, in an effort to discourage such conduct, please note that all postings in the discussion forum area will list the author's name--no anonymous postings are permitted!
9.Third Party Content. We are DISTRIBUTORS (NOT PUBLISHERS) of the content supplied by visitors and other third parties. Accordingly, we have no more editorial control over this content than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by members, visitors and other third parties are those of the respective author(s) and we are not responsible for any material posted by third parties. We cannot and do not endorse it in any way, nor do we vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, we expressly disclaim any liability associated with material posted by third parties.
10.Industry Links and Advertising. The British Orthopaedic Association has made the Orthopaedic Industry Links section available as a service to orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals. However, the inclusion of a company, product or service in the Industry Links Pages does not represent an endorsement, either express or by implication, of the company, product or service nor does it indicate that their products or services have been evaluated or approved by the British Orthopaedic Association. Any representations made regarding a product in the Industry Links Pages are made by the Advertiser alone, and not the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Orthopaedic Association disclaims any liability in relation to the use of such products / services or resulting there from.
11.Online Shopping. - Refund Policy: This refund policy expressly applies to all purchases of products and services that are made within this site only. Any other purchases that are made as recommendations from articles or other literature that are not directly contained within this site are not affected by this policy and you are advised to seek clarification from that vendor directly.
If you are purchasing goods or services from the British Orthopaedic Association and you are based within the EU: You have the right to cancel your product or service order within seven days of your purchase date, or seven days of receipt of the goods (whichever is the longer) as long as your product or service has not been opened, used or consumed. If you do decide to cancel your order, you will have your payment returned minus any administrative charges which are applicable and notified at time of purchase. We do not, however, accept returns of customised products or services including items of clothing or apparel. Our direct and associated events are covered by their own refund policies and a sliding scale of non-refundable administrative charges will apply to all cancellations of event bookings.
If you are purchasing goods or services from the British Orthopaedic Association and you are based outside the EU: Different local trading regulations may well apply. The BOA will not be held responsible for these regulations and you are advised to contact your local department of trade and commerce or a lawyer to find out the specifics. We do not accept returns of customised products or services including items of clothing or apparel. Our direct and associated events are covered by their own refund policies and a sliding scale of non-refundable administrative charges will apply to all cancellations of event bookings.
12.Disclaimer of Endorsement. Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us. Nor is an endorsement of us implied by such links. They are for convenience only, as an index in a public library.
13.Information Subject to Change. Any information on this web site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.
14.Logos. No licence is granted to any user to the BOA or Joint Action logos, straplines, or the BOA's or Joint Action's name without the express written permission of the BOA.
15.Links to Other Sites. The BOA does not accept any liability or responsibility for the content or use made of any other linked site. Any user or website operator or host wishing to create a link to the BOA's website must first obtain the permission of the BOA authorities.
16.Consequences. If you violate the terms of this agreement and cause harm to others, you agree to indemnify and hold BOA and its collaborators harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, or expense.
17.Participation. BOA may accept or reject your registration and participation in this service for any reason at its sole discretion, including the suspension or deletion of your access data.
18.Privacy. See the separate BOA Privacy Statement whose terms are included in the general Terms and Conditions described here.
19.Joint Action Competition Terms & Conditions
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for separate terms and conditions which affect any and all competitions which may from time to time be run.