Website Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions

By using the Website you accept these Terms

This Website and/or its services is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals. By using the Website and/or its services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Website Terms and that you are not prohibited from using the Website and/or its services or any portion thereof. You may not use this Website if you do not agree to these Terms.

We recommend you print these Terms for future reference. This Website is built and hosted by Liberum Independent Medical Education (a trading name of OPEN Health Communications LLP) (“Liberum”). Liberum specialises in medical education for healthcare professionals. Liberum is committed to protecting the privacy of information provided by and about our users. Liberum honours your privacy and will not share, without your consent, any information you have chosen to share with us except as discussed in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes what information we may collect about you, what uses we may make of it, how you can tell us what to do with your information, and what precautions we take against unauthorized access or use of your information. Liberum may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes before making any purchase of services. This policy is effective from 1st August 2017.

Security

Liberum maintains its databases and systems in accordance with industry standards to protect user information. However, it cannot guarantee the security of this information at all times due to factors including unauthorized use, hardware or software failure, accidental disclosure and other factors that may compromise the security of user information.

Types of Information Collected From Unregistered Visitors

Visitors can access the Liberum home page and browse some areas of the Liberum Website without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the "referring URL" (Uniform Resource Locators)), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. You must register with us to access most Liberum materials and programmes.

Information Collected When Users Register

Users registering with Liberum are asked to provide identifying information, such as name, contact information, and other information. Our registration screen clearly labels which information is required for registration and which information is optional and may be given at the user's discretion. You will also be given a choice about whether or not you want to receive email notices from Liberum.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree, that identifies the computer you are using (“cookies”). By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Liberum uses cookies to identify a user as the user interacts with our Website and allows us distinguish you from other users of our website. We use cookies to personalise our Website and to track your usage. This allows us to evaluate utilisation of the various programmes on the Website and report aggregated and anonymised data to sponsors from the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries, academia and public and private healthcare providers (including the NHS), so that we can evaluate the use and effectiveness of Liberum programmes. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve it.

Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you wish to accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, this Website is cookie enabled. However this Website will not recognise you when you return to the Website, and some Website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.

Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you are a registered user, we may associate your registration information with cookies our Website places on your computer's hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalisation and functionality. For example, you can elect to have our Website "remember" your user name and password and bypass the sign-in process on each visit to the Website. Without cookies, this functionality is not possible.

Certifying institutions and accreditation bodies may also use cookies on our Website.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may send you promotional or informational messages by email, fax, or text messaging, if you consent to receive them. We may use your data, including personally identifiable information, in order to maintain and update our records and track your usage of our products and services. We may also use aggregate data about users for a programme and/or product use analysis, programme development, and Website improvement. We may also use it for market analysis and provide information from our Websites in aggregate form, with identifying information removed, to third parties. For example, we may tell a financial supporter what percentage of our registered users resides in a particular geographical area or their practice specialty. Depending on an agreement with third parties, we may or may not charge for this information.

Liberum may disclose personally identifiable information or more specific data about users to accrediting bodies as is required to grant continuing education or other forms of credit for programmes successfully completed or aggregated data to financial supporters to analyse the demographics and practice patterns of healthcare professionals visiting the supported programmes. Registering for such continuing education or other credit constitutes consent to such disclosure.

You may request details of personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998, as amended by any superseding legislation from time to time. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please write to our trading address at:

Liberum 4th Floor Holborn Gate | 26 Southampton Buildings | London, UK | WC2A 1PQ. For the attention of the Managing Director.

If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Marketing and Advertising

We may target our advertising or marketing activities based on information we have about users. For example, a user may receive promotional information for programmes on specific therapy area related issues if it is known that user may have an interest in that information. In no event will the advertiser or financial supporter have access to any individually identifiable information about a specific user.

We may also personalise Liberum website based on your interests. For example, you may be provided with content based on information you have shared with us, your previous website behaviour, or information we may have gained from your interactions with a third party that shares information with us. In addition, we may use information for our own internal marketing, research, and related purposes.

We may send offers to selected groups of users on behalf of other groups. When we do this, we do not give out your personal details. We provide a variety of mechanisms for you to tell us you do not want to receive such communications.

Copyrights and Trademarks

The information, documents, and related graphics published in this Internet Website (the "Information") are the sole property of Liberum, except for information provided by third-party providers under contract to Liberum, and its subsidiaries or affiliates. Permission to use the Information is granted, provided that (1) a copyright notice confirming our ownership of the content appears on all copies; (2) use of the Information is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only; (3) the Information is not modified in any way without first obtaining our prior written consent; and (4) no graphics available from this Website are used separate from accompanying text acknowledging our copyright ownership. Liberum is not responsible for content provided by third-party providers, and you are prohibited from distribution of such material without permission of the owner of the copyright therein.

No use of any Liberum trademarks, trade names, trade dress, and products in this Website may be made without the prior written authorization of Liberum, except to identify the product or services of Liberum. Except as permitted above, no license or right, express or implied, is granted to any person under any patent, trademark, or other proprietary right of Liberum and the OPEN Health Group.

Disclaimer

No use of any Liberum trademarks, trade names, trade dress, and products in this Website may be made without the prior written authorization of Liberum, except to identify the product or services of Liberum. Except as permitted above, no license or right, express or implied, is granted to any person under any patent, trademark, or other proprietary right of Liberum and the OPEN Health Group.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, 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.

Limitation on Liability

In no event shall Liberum be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profit damages arising from your use of the website or the service, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Liberum liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you for the service during the term of use. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you 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:
  • use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
  • use of, or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. [However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.]

Disputes

If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of England without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Liberum, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including attorneys' fees, made by you or any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

License Fee, Payment, and Transactions

Access to certain Liberum Content may be subject to a fee or subscription. All payments (including applicable taxes) must be made in advance in a currency specified by Liberum. You are responsible for the payment of all charges associated with the use of the Website using your Username, Password or ID.

If you purchase goods or services from this Website our standard Terms and Conditions of supply apply to such sales.

There may be from time to time opportunities to use the Websites to purchase products or services from third party suppliers. In that event, your contract for such products will be with the third party provider and not with Liberum.

All refunds that relate to Liberum products or services are at the discretion of Liberum. Any product specific offers, conditions or terms are stated at the point of purchase for that product.

Terms and Termination

Liberum may, at its discretion, terminate or suspend individual or group access to all or part of the Website (including any right to access and use Liberum content) with or without cause by delivering notice to you. The rights of termination are in addition to all other rights or remedies of Liberum provided in these Terms or by law.

Changes to the Site

Liberum may, at its discretion, terminate or suspend individual or group access to all or part of the Website (including any right to access and use Liberum content) with or without cause by delivering notice to you. The rights of termination are in addition to all other rights or remedies of Liberum provided in these Terms or by law.

Registration, Passwords and Responsibilities

Some parts of the Website require registration. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of and access to the Liberum content and Website using your username, password or ID. You must keep your account details safe. You agree to immediately notify Liberum if you become aware of any loss or theft of any username, password or ID or any unauthorised use of a username, password, ID, or any other login details. Liberum reserves the right to monitor and record activity on the Website, including access to content.

Do Not Rely On Information On This Site  

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

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.

Copyright Material

Liberum and Liberum IME are unregistered trademarks of OPEN Health Communications LLP]. You are not permitted to use our name or logo or without our approval. The content of this Website is the copyright of OPEN Health Communications LLP. You are not permitted to use our name or without our approval.

Funding information is available at the beginning of each activity. All content has been developed by Liberum IME and validated by an independent steering committee; financial supporters have had no influence on the content of this education.