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Legal information about BSH

Disclaimer

The views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of the British Society for Heart Failure. The content has been prepared for healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice for heart failure patients and/or carers. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained on this website is intended for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Privacy statement

The British Society for Heart Failure is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This statement of privacy applies to the British Society for Heart Failure website and governs data collection and usage. By using the British Society for Heart Failure website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

The British Society for Heart Failure collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The British Society for Heart Failure also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the British Society for Heart Failure. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the British Society for Heart Failure for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the British Society for Heart Failure web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the British Society for Heart Failure public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the British Society for Heart Failure does not read any of your private online communications.

The British Society for Heart Failure encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the British Society for Heart Failure so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The British Society for Heart Failure is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the British Society for Heart Failure and the British Society for Heart Failure family of websites.

Use of your personal information

The British Society for Heart Failure collects and uses your personal information to operate the British Society for Heart Failure website and deliver the services you have requested. The British Society for Heart Failure also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the British Society for Heart Failure and its affiliates. The British Society for Heart Failure may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The British Society for Heart Failure does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The British Society for Heart Failure may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the British Society for Heart Failure may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the British Society for Heart Failure, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The British Society for Heart Failure does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The British Society for Heart Failure keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within the British Society for Heart Failure, in order to determine what British Society for Heart Failure services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within the British Society for Heart Failure to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The British Society for Heart Failure websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the British Society for Heart Failure or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the British Society for Heart Failure; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the British Society for Heart Failure, or the public.

Use of cookies

The British Society for Heart Failure website uses 'cookies' to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programmes or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise the British Society for Heart Failure pages, or register with the British Society for Heart Failure site or services, a cookie helps the British Society for Heart Failure to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same British Society for Heart Failure web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the British Society for Heart Failure features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the British Society for Heart Failure services or websites you visit.

Security of your personal information

The British Society for Heart Failure secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. The British Society for Heart Failure secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this statement

The British Society for Heart Failure will occasionally update this statement of privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The British Society for Heart Failure encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the British Society for Heart Failure is protecting your information.

Contact information

The British Society for Heart Failure welcomes your comments regarding this statement of privacy. If you believe that the British Society for Heart Failure has not adhered to this statement, please contact us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

BSH's registered contact information is;

BSH Secretariat
‘Nought’ The Farthings
Marcham
Oxfordshire
OX13 6QD
UK

Telephone: 01865 391836

E-mail: info@bsh.org.uk

Registered office: as above
Registered in England and Wales
Company limited by guarantee
Company number: 3767312
Registered charity number: 1075720

Website by AB

Terms of use

Agreement between user and British Society for Heart Failure
The British Society for Heart Failure website is comprised of various web pages operated by the British Society for Heart Failure.

The British Society for Heart Failure website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the British Society for Heart Failure website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Modification of these terms of use
British Society for Heart Failure reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the British Society for Heart Failure website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the British Society for Heart Failure website.

Links to third party sites
The British Society for Heart Failure website may contain links to other websites ('linked sites'). The linked sites are not under the control of the British Society for Heart Failure and the British Society for Heart Failure is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, including without limitation any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. The British Society for Heart Failure is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The British Society for Heart Failure is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the British Society for Heart Failure of the site or any association with its operators.

No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of the British Society for Heart Failure website, you warrant to the British Society for Heart Failure that you will not use the British Society for Heart Failure website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the British Society for Heart Failure website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the British Society for Heart Failure website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the British Society for Heart Failure website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the British Society for Heart Failure websites.

Use of communication services
The British Society for Heart Failure website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, 'communication services'), you agree to use the communication services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular communication service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a communication service, you will not:
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of another's computer.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such communication service specifically allows such messages.
Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
Download any file posted by another user of a communication service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the communication services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular communication service.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The British Society for Heart Failure has no obligation to monitor the communication services. However, the British Society for Heart Failure reserves the right to review materials posted to a communication service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. The British Society for Heart Failure reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the communication services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

The British Society for Heart Failure reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the British Society for Heart Failure's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any communication service. The British Society for Heart Failure does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any communication service and, therefore, the British Society for Heart Failure specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the communication services and any actions resulting from your participation in any communication service. Managers and hosts are not authorised British Society for Heart Failure spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the British Society for Heart Failure.
Materials uploaded to a communication service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials provided to the British Society for Heart Failure or posted at the British Society for Heart Failure website
The British Society for Heart Failure does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the British Society for Heart Failure (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any British Society for Heart Failure website or its associated services (collectively 'submissions'). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you are granting the British Society for Heart Failure, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission; and to publish your name in connection with your submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your submission, as provided herein. The British Society for Heart Failure is under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in the British Society for Heart Failure's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the submissions.

Liability disclaimer

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the British Society for Heart Failure website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The British Society for Heart Failure and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the British Society for Heart Failure website at any time. Advice received via the British Society for Heart Failure website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

The British Society for Heart Failure and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the British Society for Heart Failure website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided 'as is' without warranty or condition of any kind. The British Society for Heart Failure and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the British Society for Heart Failure and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the British Society for Heart Failure website, with the delay or inability to use the British Society for Heart Failure website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the British Society for Heart Failure website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the British Society for Heart Failure website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the British Society for Heart Failure or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the British Society for Heart Failure website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the British Society for Heart Failure website.

Termination/access restriction

The British Society for Heart Failure reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the British Society for Heart Failure website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.


Copy and trademark notices

Copyright and trademark notices
All contents of the British Society for Heart Failure website are: copyright © 2012 the British Society for Heart Failure and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

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The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.