TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
These Terms of Website Use (together with our Acceptable Use Policy and
of our website www.bda.org (our site),
carefully before you start to use our site. By using our site, you
using our site.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
www.bda.org is a site
operated by the British Dental Association (We/us). We are the
professional associated and trade union for dentists in the UK. Our
contact details can be found here.
2. ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and
we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our
site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason
our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code,
password or any other piece of information as part of our security
procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you
must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable
any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or
allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to
When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to
have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all
persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware
of these terms, and that they comply with them.
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
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.
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.
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.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
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.
If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of
and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the
materials you have made.
4. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to
amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore
disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance
placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who
may be informed of any of its contents.
5. OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any
time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it
indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any
given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
6. OUR LIABILITY
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees,
conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by
law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties
connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
6.1 All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
6.2 Any liability for any direct, indirect or
consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our
site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the
use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on
it, including, without limitation any liability for:
6.2.1 loss of income or revenue;
6.2.2 loss of business;
6.2.3 loss of profits or contracts;
6.2.4 loss of anticipated savings;
6.2.5 loss of data;
6.2.6 loss of goodwill;
6.2.7 wasted management or office time; and
6.2.8 for 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.
not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our
negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or
misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability
which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
7. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that
all data provided by you is accurate.
8. TRANSACTIONS CONCLUDED THROUGH OUR SITE
Contracts for the supply of Goods or Services or
Information formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you
are governed by our Terms and Conditions of Supply.
9. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material 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.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards
and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
material 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 material for any purpose. We also
have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is
claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site
constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of
their right to privacy.
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
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site
if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content
standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
10. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
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
We 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 our site or to your downloading of any material posted on
it, or on any website linked to it.
11. LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to any of our web pages, provided you do so
in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our 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 our part
where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to
withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you
are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set
out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to email@example.com.
12. LINKS FROM 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.
13. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over
any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. These Terms
of Website Use are governed by English law.
14. TRADE MARKS
“BDA” (trademark number 2333481), “British Dental Association”
(trademark number 2333493) and the BDA logo (trademark number 2333941)
are UK registered trade marks of The British Dental Association.
We may revise these Terms of Website Use 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 made, as they are binding on you. Some of the
provisions contained in these Terms of Website Use may also be
superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
16. YOUR CONCERNS
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.bda.org (our site). This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.
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
1. PROHIBITED USES
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
1.1 In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
1.2 In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
1.3 For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
1.4 To send, knowingly receive, upload, download,
use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content
standards at paragraph 3 of this Acceptable Use Policy.
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).
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.
You also agree:
1.7 Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell
any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of
1.8 Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
1.8.1 any part of our site;
1.8.2 any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
1.8.3 any software used in the provision of our site; or
1.8.4 any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
2. INTERACTIVE SERVICES
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
2.1 Chat rooms;
2.2 Bulletin boards;
2.3 Weblogs; and
2.4 File Sharing (interactive services).
we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear
information to you about any kind of service offered, if it is moderated
and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for
users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use
any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in
each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant
service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those
risks. However, we are under no obligation to 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, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is forbidden.
we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you
with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty
3. CONTENT STANDARDS
These content standards apply to any and all material which you
contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services
associated with it.
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.
3.1 Contributions must:
3.1.1 Be accurate (where they state facts).
3.1.2 Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
3.1.3 Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
3.1.4 Be accompanied by a Consent Form (which can
be downloaded here) signed by the parent or guardian of any minor
depicted in (without limitation) any photograph, drawing or diagram that
forms part of such contribution.
3.2 Contributions must not:
3.2.1 Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
3.2.2 Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
3.2.3 Promote sexually explicit material.
3.2.4 Promote violence.
3.2.5 Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
3.2.6 Infringe any intellectual property right of
any other person including (without limitation) copyright, database
right or trade mark.
3.2.7 Be likely to deceive any person.
3.2.8 Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
3.2.9 Promote any illegal activity.
3.2.10 Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
3.2.11 Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
3.2.12 Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
3.2.13 Give the impression that they emanate from
us, if this is not the case. The views and opinions expressed are those
of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the views and
opinions or policy of the BDA (even where such contributor is an
employee, representative, agent or affiliate of the BDA) and our
inclusion of the contributions on our site does not constitute an
endorsement of any kind.
3.2.14 Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
4. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
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.
Failure to comply with this
Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms of
Website Use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result
in our taking all or any of the following actions:
4.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
4.2 Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
4.3 Issue of a warning to you.
4.4 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.
4.5 Further legal action against you.
4.6 Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
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
5. 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
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