Legal Policies, Agreements & Disclaimers
www.boa.ac.uk specifically denies access to any individual that is covered by the children’s online privacy protection act (coppa) of 1998.
Visitors, viewers, users, subscribers, members, affiliates, or customers, collectively referred to herein as “Visitors,” are parties to this agreement. The website and its owners and/or operators are parties to this agreement, herein referred to as “Website.”
USE OF INFORMATION FROM THIS WEBSITE
Unless you have entered into an express written contract with this website to the contrary, visitors, viewers, subscribers, members, affiliates, or customers have no right to use this information in a commercial or public setting; they have no right to broadcast it, copy it, save it, print it, sell it, or publish any portions of the content of this website. By accessing the contents of this website, you agree to this condition of access and you acknowledge that any unauthorised use is unlawful and may subject you to civil or criminal penalties. Again, Visitor has no rights whatsoever to use the content of, or portions thereof, including its databases, invisible pages, linked pages, underlying code, or other intellectual property the site may contain, for any reason or for any use whatsoever. In recognition of the fact that it may be difficult to quantify the exact damages arising from infringement of this provision, Visitor agrees to compensate the owners of www.boa.ac.uk with liquidated damages in the amount of GBP £100,000, or, if it can be calculated, the actual costs and actual damages for breach of this provision, whichever is greater. Visitor warrants that he or she understands that accepting this provision is a condition of accessing www.boa.ac.uk and that accessing www.boa.ac.uk constitutes acceptance.
OWNERSHIP OF WEBSITE OR RIGHT TO USE, SELL, PUBLISH CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE
The website and its contents are owned or licensed by the website’s owner. Material contained on the website must be presumed to be proprietary and copyrighted. Visitors have no rights whatsoever in the site content. Use of website content for any reason is unlawful unless it is done with express contract or permission of the website.
HYPERLINKING TO SITE, CO-BRANDING, “FRAMING” AND REFERENCING SITE PROHIBITED
Unless expressly authorised by website, no one may hyperlink this site, or portions thereof, (including, but not limited to, logotypes, trademarks, branding or copyrighted material) to theirs for any reason. Furthermore, you are not permitted to reference the URL (website address) of this website or any page of this website in any commercial or non-commercial media without express permission from us, nor are you allowed to ‘frame’ the site. You specifically agree to cooperate with the Website to remove or de-activate any such activities, and be liable for all damages arising from violating this provision. In recognition of the fact that it may be difficult to quantify the exact damages arising from infringement of this provision, you agree to compensate the owners of www.boa.ac.uk with liquidated damages in the amount of GBP £100,000, or, if it can be calculated, the actual costs and actual damages for breach of this provision, whichever is greater. You warrant that you understand that accepting this provision is a condition of accessing www.boa.ac.uk and that accessing www.boa.ac.uk constitutes acceptance.
DISCLAIMER FOR CONTENTS OF SITE
www.boa.ac.uk disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the content appearing at, linked to on, or mentioned on www.boa.ac.uk. Visitors assume all risk relating to viewing, reading, using, or relying upon this information. Unless you have otherwise formed an express contract to the contrary with us, you have no right to rely on any information contained herein as accurate. We make no such warranty.
DISCLAIMER FOR HARM CAUSED TO YOUR COMPUTER OR SOFTWARE FROM INTERACTING WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS. VISITOR ASSUMES ALL RISK OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER CORRUPTING FACTORS.
We assume no responsibility for damage to computers or software of the visitor or any person the visitor subsequently communicates with from corrupting code or data that is inadvertently passed to the visitor’s computer. Again, visitor views and interacts with this site, or banners or pop-ups or advertising displayed thereon, at his own risk.
DISCLAIMER FOR HARM CAUSED BY DOWNLOADS
Visitor downloads information from this site at his own risk. Website makes no warranty that downloads are free of corrupting computer codes, including, but not limited to, viruses and worms.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By viewing, using, or interacting in any manner with this site, including banners, advertising, or pop-ups, downloads, and as a condition of the website to allow his lawful viewing, Visitor forever waives all right to claims of damage of any and all description based on any causal factor resulting in any possible harm, no matter how heinous or extensive, whether physical or emotional, foreseeable or unforeseeable, whether personal or commercial in nature. For any jurisdictions that may now allow for these exclusions our maximum liability will not exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for using our website or service.
Additionally, you agree not to hold us liable for any damages related to issues beyond our control, including but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, insurrection, riots, criminal activity, natural disasters, disruption of communications or infrastructure, labor shortages or disruptions (including unlawful strikes), shortages of materials, and any other events which are not within our control.
Visitor agrees that in the event he causes damage to us or a third party as a result of or relating to the use of www.boa.ac.uk, Visitor will indemnify us for, and, if applicable, defend us against, any claims for damages.
No additional notice of any kind for any reason is required to be given to Visitor and Visitor expressly warrants an understanding that the right to notice is waived as a condition for permission to view or interact with the website.
In no case shall the viewer, visitor, member, subscriber or customer have the right to go to court or have a jury trial. Viewer, visitor, member, subscriber or customer will not have the right to engage in pre-trial discovery except as provided in the rules; you will not have the right to participate as a representative or member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claim subject to arbitration; the arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding with limited rights of appeal.
The prevailing party shall be reimbursed by the other party for any and all costs associated with the dispute arbitration, including attorney fees, collection fees, investigation fees, travel expenses.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
If any matter concerning this purchase shall be brought before a court of law, pre- or post-arbitration, Viewer, visitor, member, subscriber or customer agrees to that the sole and proper jurisdiction to be the county and city declared in the contact information of the web owner unless otherwise here specified. In the event that litigation is in a federal court, the proper court shall be the closest federal court to the owner of www.boa.ac.uk‘s address.
Viewer, visitor, member, subscriber or customer agrees that the applicable law to be applied shall, in all cases, be that of the country of the owner of www.boa.ac.uk.
The Seller of this product is:
British Orthopaedic Association
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London. WC2A 3PE
All Rights Reserved.
Welcome to www.boa.ac.uk (the “Site”).We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business.This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by British Orthopaedic Association (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorised Customers”).
“Personally Identifiable Information”
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorised Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorised Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorised Customer intends to purchase or sell.
What organisations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorised Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorised Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use Personally Identifiable Information to customise the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorised Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorised Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
With whom may the information may be shared?
Personally Identifiable Information about Authorised Customers may be shared with other Authorised Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorised Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorised Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by British Orthopaedic Association is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of British Orthopaedic Association except for use as indicated above.
What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Visitors and Authorised Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London. WC2A 3PE
Are Cookies Used on the Site?
How does British Orthopaedic Association use login information?
British Orthopaedic Association uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorised Customers on the Site?
How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorised Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorised Customers for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Visitors and Authorised Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
We provide Visitors and Authorised Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting . However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
www.boa.ac.uk contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
The information contained in www.boa.ac.uk is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by www.boa.ac.uk and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to www.boa.ac.uk or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on www.boa.ac.uk for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of www.boa.ac.uk.
Through www.boa.ac.uk you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of www.boa.ac.uk. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep www.boa.ac.uk up and running smoothly. However,www.boa.ac.uk takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, www.boa.ac.uk being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Status of linking policy
www.boa.ac.uk welcome’s links to this website [made in accordance with the terms of this linking policy].
[This linking policy is intended to assist you when linking to this website.] OR [By using this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this linking policy.]
Links to www.boa.ac.uk
Links pointing to www.boa.ac.uk should not be misleading.
Appropriate link text should be always be used.
[From time to time we may update the URL structure of our website, and unless we agree in writing otherwise, you are responsible for updating said links.] You must not use our logo to link to this website (or otherwise) without our express written permission.
You must not frame the content of this website or use any similar technology in relation to the content of this website.
Links from this website
This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These links are not endorsements or recommendations.
www.boa.ac.uk has no control over the contents of third party websites, and www.boa.ac.uk accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Removal of links
You agree that, should we request the deletion of a link to www.boa.ac.uk that is within your control, you will delete the link promptly.
If you would like us to remove a link to your website that is included on www.boa.ac.uk, please contact us using the contact details below. Note that unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.]
Changes to this linking policy
We may amend this linking policy at any time by publishing a new version on this
Should you have any questions about this linking policy, please contact us using the details set out below:
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What is spam?
In the context of electronic messaging, spam refers to unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, typically sent for a commercial purpose.
British Orthopaedic Association www.boa.ac.uk has a zero-tolerance spam policy.
Automated spam filtering
www.boa.ac.uk‘s messaging systems automatically scan all incoming email messages, and filter out messages that appear to be spam.
Problems with spam filtering
No message filtering system is 100% accurate, and from time to time legitimate messages will be filtered-out by www.boa.ac.uk‘s systems.
If you believe this has happened to a message you have sent, please advise the message recipient by another means.
You can reduce the risk of a message being caught by the spam filters by sending the message in plain text (i.e. no HTML), removing any attachments, and ensuring that your messages are scanned for malware before dispatch.
Receipt of unwanted messages from www.boa.ac.uk
In the unlikely event that you receive any message from www.boa.ac.uk or sent using www.boa.ac.uk‘s systems that may be considered to be spam, please contact www.boa.ac.uk using the details below and the matter will be investigated.]
Changes to this anti-spam policy
www.boa.ac.uk may amend this anti-spam policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website.
- Contract information
These terms should become binding on you and us when you complete your event booking and we issue you with a written confirmation of a place at the event.
- Provision of services
We will make every effort to deliver the event to you in accordance with information supplied but you will understand that the event programme is subject to change and we cannot guarantee particular speakers will be available or attend to speak. If due to circumstances beyond our control we have to make changes to the programme, we will do our best to communicate these to you in advance, but there may be circumstances where we have to make changes at short notice. In addition we will use every effort to ensure that any technical problems do not interfere with the provision of the event but in the event that technical problems are an issue this will not be treated as a breach of our obligations to you.
- Intellectual property rights
The copyright and other intellectual property rights in any materials or documents provided to you as part of the event are retained by us/speakers. You may not use the materials, documents or other items for any commercial purpose.
- Delegate code of conduct
By registering to attend a BOA event all delegates are agreeing to abide by a code of conduct. Failure to adhere to this code of conduct may result in your expulsion from the meeting. No refund will be given in this instance.
BOA cannot guarantee capacity in any particular session. Although we will do our best to avoid disappointment, there may be occasions when a session room becomes full. Legally we are not allowed to let you not a room in this circumstance.
Badges must be worn in plain sight at all times. If your badge is lost, immediately report to the registration desk for a replacement. You will not be given access to conference sessions or the exhibition without a delegate badge.
Delegates are responsible for all their property. Neither BOA nor the venue accepts liability for loss or damage of personal items.Bags and packages must be in your possession at all times. Unattended items may cause security alerts.
If any delegate is deemed to be acting inappropriately, BOA will require them to leave the venue.
The cost of the event is as expressed, all charges include VAT where appropriate. Please note that on-site registration fees will include an additional administration charge and therefore it will be cheaper for you to register in advance.
- Limitation of liability
If either of us fails to comply with these terms and conditions neither of us will be responsible for any losses that the other suffers as a result except those which could be reasonably foreseeable would result from the failure to comply with these terms. In any event any losses you suffer which fall into the following categories: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; or loss of anticipated savings are excluded. Please note this provision does not exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or attempt to exclude liability for.
Our maximum liability to you in respect of any breach of these terms will be the delegate fee paid by you to us.
- Events outside our control
We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform or delay in performance of any of our obligations under these terms and conditions that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following: strikes or other industrial action; civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack; fire, storm, flood or other natural disaster; impossibility of the use of railway, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport or delays in relation to such transport; or impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunication networks. Our obligations under these terms and conditions are suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues and provided that if the Force Majeure Event renders, in our opinion, the event not viable whether from a financial or logistical point of view then we may cancel or postpone the event. If we choose to postpone the event to another date (and/or place) we will offer you the opportunity of attending the alternative event date subject to payment of any increase in the delegate fee or refund if the delegate fee is reduced. If the event is cancelled as a result of a Force Majeure Event we will provide refunds to delegates on the basis of any sums remaining to us after satisfying all our obligations in respect of the cancelled event. You acknowledge that it may be on this basis that no refund is possible.
Please refer to the event specific Cancellation Policy.
You acknowledge that your delegate registration is non-transferable.
The law governing this agreement shall be the law of England and Wales and we both submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
- Data Protection
The personal information you provide in the online registration process is held by the British Orthopaedic Association in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Information regarding delegates, name, email address and hospital will be disclosed to the exhibitors in advance of the event.
If you do NOT wish this information to be released, please inform the BOA.
A party who is not party to these terms and conditions shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.