TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
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.
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.
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.
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.
This does 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
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.
Any 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 our site.
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 cease immediately.
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.
Our 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.
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.
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 Website Use.
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).
Where 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 technical).
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.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
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 appropriate.
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 our site.
The British Dental Association (We) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is The British Dental Association of 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS.
1. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you (or any third party for whom you are acting):
1.1 Information that you (or any third party using our site on your behalf) provide by filling in forms on our site www.bda.org (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site. By permitting a third party to add information to our site and/or carry out any transactions or make enquiries on the site on your behalf, you hereby confirm that such third party has your consent to do so.
1.2 Information collected from the General Dental Council’s public register of dental professionals.
1.3 If you (or any third party for whom you are acting) contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
1.4 We may also ask you (or any third party for whom you are acting) to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you (or any third party for whom you are acting) do not have to respond to them.
1.6 Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
2. IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
2.1 To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
2.2 To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
2.3 To speed up your searches.
2.4 To recognise you (or any third party for whom you are acting) when you return to our site.
3. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The data that we collect from you (or any third party for whom you are acting) will not be transferred to, or stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA").
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
4. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you (or any third party for whom you are acting) in the following ways:
4.1 To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
4.2 To provide you (or any third party for whom you are acting) with information, products or services that you (or any third party for whom you are acting) request from us or which we feel may interest you (or any third party for whom you are acting), where you (or any third party for whom you are acting) have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
4.3 To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you (or any third party for whom you are acting) and us.
4.4 To allow you (or any third party for whom you are acting) to participate in interactive features of our service, when you (or any third party for whom you are acting) choose to do so.
4.5 To notify you (or any third party for whom you are acting) about changes to our service.
We may also use your data (or that of any third party for whom you are acting), or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you (or any third party for whom you are acting) with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you (or any third party for whom you are acting) and we or they may contact you (or any third party for whom you are acting) about these by post or telephone.
Information collected from the General Dental Council’s public register of dental professionals may be used to verify the personal details you enter when you register to use our site. The information may be used to pre-populate some of the forms in the registration screen and/or login screen and/or any order form you may complete. In addition, such information may be displayed on publicly accessible parts of our site and/or parts of the site only accessible via secure login.
If you (or any third party for whom you are acting) are an existing customer, we will only contact you (or any third party for whom you are acting) by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you or to any third party who carried out the transaction on your behalf.
If you (or any third party for whom you are acting) are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data (or that of any third party for whom you are acting), we (or they) will contact you (or any third party for whom you carried out the transaction) by electronic means only if you (or any third party for whom you are acting) have consented to this.
If you do not want us to use your data (or the data of any third party for whom you are acting) in this way, or to pass your details (or the details of any third party for whom you are acting) on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data (the order form or registration form).
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you (whether your own or that of any third party for whom you are acting) to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
5. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information (or that of any third party for whom you are acting) to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.
We may disclose your personal information (or that of any third party for whom you are acting) to third parties:
5.1 In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
5.2 If the British Dental Association or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
5.3 If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Website Use or Terms and Conditions of Supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the British Dental Association, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
6. YOUR RIGHTS
You (or any third party for whom you are acting) have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You (or any third party for whom you are acting) can also exercise the right at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
7. ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you (or any third party for whom you are acting) the right to access information held about you (or any third party for whom you are acting). Your right of access (or that of any third party for whom you are acting) can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you (or any third party for whom you are acting).
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