Terms of website use and disclaimer
Information about us
www.rcr.ac.uk is a site operated by The Royal College of Radiologists ("RCR").
RCR is a charity registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission No. 211540, and our contact address is The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW.
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.
As a guest, you may browse our site, but full access to the entire site is restricted to users who are trainees, associates, members and fellows of RCR.
Your ability to access certain parts of our site will be determined by your RCR membership status (ie, trainee, associate, member or Fellow) and the rights afford to such status.
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.
Registering with our site / eligibility criteria
After you submit your registration for our site we will review the information that you have submitted during the registration process.
If you are a trainee, associate, member, Fellow, lay member, or committee member we will verify the details you have submitted against the information held on our database.
If you are registering as a guest user or non-member we will review the information that you have submitted to confirm that you have provided all necessary information and take such verification steps as we deem necessary.
Once we have completed the verification process, which will not be immediate and may take up to 5 working days we will give you access to the parts of our site which you will be eligible to access as determined by your level of membership (eg, trainee, associate, member, Fellow, lay member, committee member, non-member or guest user).
If, following registration, RCR discovers that you do not meet our eligibility criteria, RCR cannot verify the information you have provided or you do not provide the information RCR requires, RCR may immediately suspend your account and/or access to restricted parts of our site without notice to you.
Intellectual property rights
Except as otherwise stated on our site:
- 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, without our consent in writing, 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; and
- You must not publish or distribute any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or the identified contributor of the material.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
RCR owns a portfolio of registered and unregistered trade marks including but not limited to“RCR”, “READ” and “COAST”. You may not use any trade marks, service marks and/or other trade names belonging to RCR from time to time, without the RCR's prior written consent.
The opinions expressed on any blogs published on our site are those of the respective contributing user only, and they are provided for the purposes of general interest and information. These views do not represent those of RCR.
Such opinions contain only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and do not constitute advice and do not provide a substitute for it.
To comment on any of the blogs published on our site or any other interactive part of our site, you must be registered to use our site and logged into your account. Any comments submitted by you are subject to our Acceptable Use Policy.
We reserve the right to moderate any comments you post on our site but we are under no obligation to you or any other person to oversee, monitor or moderate such comments. Further, whilst we reserve the right to moderate any comments posted on our site, the opinions expressed in any comments made by other users of our site that are published on our site are those of the respective contributing user only, and they are provided for the purposes of general interest and information. These views do not represent those of RCR.
If you have any concerns regarding any blogs and/or comments posted on our site, or you have any objection to such blogs and/or comments, you should notify us immediately at email@example.com
Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials, including blogs, posted on our site are not intended to amount to information or advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any user of our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our site is primarily intended for health professionals who require access to the information on it for their professional or educational work.
Where any commentary or other material (including videos) posted on our site is based upon an opinion, you should be aware that other professionals in the field may have a different opinion. There are also continuous advances in medical research. When reading any such commentary or material you must, therefore, consider the same in light of other professional guidance and medical advances. Accordingly you must satisfy yourself as to suitability and appropriateness of any information obtained through our site and you must make your own independent judgement in respect of the course of action that you take regarding your patients as any action that you take in respect of your patients is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the RCR.
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.
The material displayed on, and the services provided through, our site are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to their accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
- 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 commentary or materials (including videos) posted on it, including:
- Loss of income or revenue;
- Loss, liability or damage that you suffer as a result of or in connection with the death or personal injury of any person whether such death or personal injury was caused by the RCR's negligence or not;
- Loss of business;
- Loss of profits or contracts;
- Loss of anticipated savings;
- Loss of data;
- Loss of goodwill;
- Wasted management or office time; 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 caused to you 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.
Various elements of our site are subject to additional terms and conditions, which supplement these terms. The additional terms and conditions are brought to your intention where appropriate.
Information about you and your visits to our site
Transactions concluded through our site
Contracts formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by their own terms and conditions. These include, amongst others, the following:
Contracts for the supply of books and other material which are governed by our terms and conditions of supply.
Contracts for attendance at an event formed which are governed by our event booking terms and conditions.
Contracts for examinations which are governed by our examination application terms and conditions.
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 and any additional terms which are brought to your attention. Where there is a conflict between the acceptable use policy and such additional terms, such additional terms shall prevail. 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.
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.
Linking to our site
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, 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, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links (including those lists in our “useful links” page) 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.
The following sites and resources, amongst others are provided by third parties:
- ISAS - http://www.isas-uk.org/
- Special Interest Groups
- www.bshni.org.uk British Society of Head & Neck Imaging
- www.rcrbreastgroup.org British Society of Breast Radiology (BSBR)
- www.bsci.org.uk British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
- www.bsnr.co.uk British Society of Neuroradiologists
- www.bnms.org.uk British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS)
- www.mybspr.org British Society of Paediatric Radiologists
- www.BSUR.org.uk British Society of Urogenital Radiology
- www.pacsgroup.org.uk UK Imaging Informatics Group
- www.bssr.org.uk The British Society of Skeletal Radiologists
- www.bsir.org The British Society of Interventional Radiology
- www.bsgar.org British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR)
- www.bsti.org.uk British Society of Thoracic Imaging
- www.bshr.org.uk British Society for the History of Radiology
- www.bsdmfr.org.uk British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology
- www.bmus.org British Medical Ultrasound Society
The content contained on this site is for general information only. The content is not intended to be, and should not to be used as, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. No representations, warranties or assurances are being made as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of any of the information provided. Patients should always seek the advice of a doctor or other qualified health professional. Health professionals should consider any information on this site in light of other professional guidance and medical advances.
RCR, and any of its officers, employees, agents and/or licensees, shall not be responsible or liable to any person for any claims, losses or damages (whether direct or indirect) that may arise from, or is connected with, the use of, or inappropriate reliance on, any of the information contained on this site.
Please note that this site may contain content authored or produced by third parties. Any such content represents the views and opinions of the third party author or producer only. This information is reproduced on this site for general information purposes only and RCR shall not be responsible or liable for such content or for any opinions expressed, or information provided, on this site by third party contributors.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.
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