Terms of Use

The design and layout of this website (“our Site”) and the Materials posted on it attract and are protected by various legal rights.

The law refers to these as Intellectual Property Rights (‘IPRs”), which include copyright and trade mark rights. We are the owner or the licensee of all IPRs in our Site and in all the Materials that RCOphth have commissioned and published on it, and we reserve all rights in the same. These rights include copyright and database rights in our Site, encompassing without limitation content, data, design, graphics, text, images, software and underlying source codes.

Visitors and users of the site are not entitled to any right or title to or interest in any of the IPRs on, or within, our Site or any Materials on it. This includes our ‘The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ name and the ‘RCOphth’ logos (crest) and any other logos associated with RCOphth or the services it provides, whether registered or unregistered, except where specifically stated otherwise. Please note that you can enjoy the rights given to you under English law (e.g. making fair use of the Materials) and those rights set out below and we encourage you to share our Materials, specifically those created in consultation and for commissioning of eye services and any eye health care information for the benefit of patients and the wider general public. However, we reserve our right to take any appropriate legal action required to protect or enforce our legal rights if you should seek to misuse or otherwise abuse our Site or any of the Materials in any way or if you infringe our IPRs in any way.

Please note that we reserve our rights under all laws outside the UK that attach to any of the Materials posted online or to our Site. Please also be aware that you are responsible for obeying all applicable laws in any relevant jurisdiction relating to the IPRs subsisting in our Site and all Materials, especially if you are accessing our Site from outside the UK.

While we may update the Materials on our Site from time to time, this is not always possible or practicable. As such we do not give any guarantee or warranty that the Materials will always be accurate, complete or up to date, so do please check this before placing any reliance on the information freely provided. Please note that we cannot accept any liability or responsibility for any reliance you, or anyone else who may be informed about or with whom you share any of our content, might place on any of the Materials. Any medical or other professional advice or information posted on our Site should be regarded as general information only. It is not a substitute for specific advice related to your circumstances which you should always seek from your doctor or other appropriate professional. Under no circumstances will the RCOphth be liable for any special, consequential or economic damage arising from the use of our Site or reliance on any of the information contained within it.

Materials and content are provided for both UK and overseas members and users. Not all content, materials or services provided on our Site are appropriate for use or available in locations outside the UK, unless otherwise specified. Users accessing this Site from other locations are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.

If you wish to reproduce any of the contents of Materials on our Site for the purpose of publication in print or online, please contact [email protected] uk.

Materials and content on our Site may not be used except as above, and no re-production of the crest and other brand marks of The Royal College of Ophthalmology is permitted without prior consent from the College. Please contact [email protected] uk.

All access to this server is recorded and may be used for statistical purposes. If you experience any problems accessing this website, please email the College on [email protected] uk.

Our Site may contain links to other websites not operated by RCOphth, which we provide as another source of information. We do not accept any liability or responsibility for the content or use made of any linked website, which you access at your own risk. The presence of any linked website does not imply that RCOphth endorses any of the information, products or views published on it.

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