Terms & Conditions
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
- INFORMATION ABOUT US
www.plainlanguagesummaries.com is a site operated by Future Medicine Ltd (“We“). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 4059017 and have our registered office at Unitec House, 2 Albert Place, London, N3 1QB, UK. Our VAT number is GB 833 0029 67.
- OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS
2.1.2 Our Acceptable Use Policy (see below), which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
- CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We reserve the right to make terms and conditions to make technical adjustments, reflect changes required by law or regulatory requirements, or as otherwise we consider to be reasonably necessary from time to time. We will endeavour to provide reasonable notice to you in respect of any changes other than those of a minor or purely technical nature. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you.
- CHANGES TO OUR SITE
4.1 We may update our site from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
4.2 We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
- ACCESSING OUR SITE
5.1 We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
5.2 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site and we reserve the right to restrict access to our site subject to the provision to us of such verification material as we may request from you from time to time.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
6.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our 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.
6.2 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
6.3 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.
6.4 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
6.5 You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
- OUR TRADEMARKS ARE REGISTERED
You are not permitted to use our trademarks them without our approval, unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under Acceptable Use Policy on our site.
- NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION
8.1 The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely and should not be used for the purposes of self-diagnosis. Any content expressing a view on our site constitutes information and opinions but not advice.
8.2 You must obtain professional or specialist advice from a medical practitioner before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site. You should not base any decisions on the material that you find on our site without verifying the accuracy thereof independently.
8.3 We are not responsible for the content of postings or other information on our site provided by users of our site.
8.4 We have no liability to any person in relation to any material provided on our site. It is a condition of your use of our site that you agree that you will not make any claim against us or any of our employees, officers or agents in respect of any content on our site or any communication from us.
8.5 Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
- OUR LIABILITY
9.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations and other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
9.3 We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
9.3.1 use of, or inability to use, our site; or
9.3.2 use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
9.4 If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
9.4.1 loss of profits, sales, business, data or revenue;
9.4.2 business interruption;
9.4.3 loss of anticipated savings;
9.4.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
9.4.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
9.5 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material or event that may infect or otherwise damage your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
9.6 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
- UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE
10.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
10.2 You warrant that you are entitled to upload such content and any such contribution does comply with the standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of those warranties. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
10.3 We 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 our site.
10.4 Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.
10.5 We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
10.6 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.
10.7 We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
10.8 The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
11.1 We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
11.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
11.3 You must not misuse our 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 our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our 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. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
- LINKING TO OUR SITE
12.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
12.2 You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
12.3 You must not establish a link to our site from any website that is not owned by you.
12.4 Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
12.5 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
12.6 The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
12.7 If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].
- THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES IN OUR SITE
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
- APPLICABLE LAW
- YOUR CONCERNS
To contact us, please email [email protected].
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.plainlanguagesummaries.com (“our site”). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use (above).
www.plainlanguagesummaries.com is a site operated by Future Medicine Ltd (“we” or “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 4059017 and we have our registered office at Unitec House, 2 Albert Place, London, N3 1QB. Our VAT number is GB 833 0029 67.
- PROHIBITED USES
1.1. You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
1.1.1. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
1.1.2. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
1.1.3. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
1.1.4. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (as set out in clause 3, below);
1.1.5. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
1.1.6. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload 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.
1.2. You also agree:
1.2.1. not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use;
1.2.2. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
188.8.131.52. any part of our site;
184.108.40.206. any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
220.127.116.11. any software used in the provision of our site; or
18.104.22.168. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
- INTERACTIVE SERVICES
2.1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation, chat forums (the “interactive services”).
2.2. Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered).
2.3. We do not oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards.
2.4. The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
2.5. Where we provide an interactive service, please contact us at [email protected] should a concern or any difficulty arise in respect of any content displayed therein.
- CONTENT STANDARDS
3.1. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (“contributions”), and to any interactive services associated with it.
3.2. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
3.3. Contributions must:
3.3.1. be accurate (where they state facts);
3.3.2. be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
3.3.3. comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
3.4. Contributions must not:
3.4.1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
3.4.2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
3.4.3. promote sexually explicit material;
3.4.4. promote violence;
3.4.5. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
3.4.6. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
3.4.7. be likely to deceive any person;
3.4.8. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
3.4.9. promote any illegal activity;
3.4.10. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
3.4.11. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
3.4.12. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
3.4.13. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
3.4.14. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
3.5. You hereby warrant, represent and undertake that, in relation to all contributions, you have either sole ownership of all intellectual property rights in such contributions in each jurisdiction from which our site may be accessed and/or have obtained full and effective licence(s) from all relevant third parties allowing you to make such contributions and permit their dissemination worldwide by us.
- SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
4.1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
4.2.1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
4.2.2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
4.2.3. issue of a warning to you;
4.2.4. 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;
4.2.5. further legal action against you; and
4.2.6. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
4.3. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
- CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.