Legal – Terms of Use

Welcome to the British Society for Gynaecological Imaging (BSGI). By accessing or using this website, you agree to the Terms of Use of our website set out below. The Terms of Use include our Privacy Policy and any other terms or conditions on this website.

The British Society for Gynaecological Imaging Website (“Site”) is owned and operated by the British Society for Gynaecological Imaging, which is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 1123214). We may change the Terms of Use at our discretion and without notice. A version of the current Terms of Use will be available on the Site as they are changed. By continuing to use the Site you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time. A copy of the BSGI current Terms of Use is displayed on the Site at all times. Since you are bound by these Terms of Use, you should periodically refer to them on the Site.

Intellectual property and restrictions on use of Content on the Site

All information, text, material, graphics, and software on the Site (“Content”) are Copyright ©2011 BSGI. The Content is protected by UK and international copyright and trademark laws. Content on the Site is published in real-time, and you must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, upload to a third party, post, transmit or distribute this Content in any way except as expressly provided for on the Site or expressly authorised in writing by BSGI. Strictly on the condition that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as presented on the Site (including without limitation all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices), you may: a) using an industry-standard Web browser, download and view the Content for your personal, non-commercial use. You must not use the Site in any manner or for any purpose which is unlawful or in any manner which violates any right of BSGI or an affiliate or which is prohibited by the Terms of Use.

Communication Facilities

The Site is linked to social media networks and other communication facilities which provide for feedback by users to BSGI, real-time interaction between users (including individuals referred to as guests and members) and other electronic messaging and notice services (“Communication Facilities”).

It is a condition of your use of any Communication Facility and your access to the Site that you do not do any of the following:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying any forum;
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information or material of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law;
  • Post or transmit any material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including material which is an invasion of any privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or relevant right holder;
  • Post or transmit any material of any kind which contains a virus or other harmful component;
  • Post, transmit or in any way exploit any material of any kind for commercial purposes or which contains any promotional material or advertising;
  • Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; or
  • Download any file posted by any other user of a forum if you know, or reasonably ought to know, that the file cannot legally be distributed in such manner.

BSGI may from time to time monitor or review the contents of its Communication Facilities.
While BSGI reserves its right to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information and/or materials (in whole or in part) that in BSGI sole discretion is in any way objectionable or in violation of any applicable law or the Terms of Use, BSGI has no obligation whatsoever to monitor any Communication Facility or to edit, delete or refuse to post such contents, nor is BSGI responsible for any contents in any Communication Facilities (including any information, comments and/or advice of any individual referred to as guest or member whose statements on the Site are solely their own). You expressly acknowledge and agree that the Communication Facilities provide a means of public and not private communications.

BSGI reserves the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction in respect of any lawful direction or request to disclose the identity or other information in respect of anyone posting any materials which violate any applicable or relevant law.

User licence to BSGI

By placing any information or other material on the Site (including posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication), you grant to BSGI a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide licence to do the following in respect of the information or material:

  • use, copy, sub-licence, redistribute, adapt, transmit, publish and/or broadcast, publicly perform or display, and
  • sub-licence to any third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted.

The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit all proprietary rights in any such information or other material, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any jurisdiction worldwide. You expressly waive in favour of BSGI and any other party authorised by BSGI all moral rights and any similar rights in any jurisdiction which you may have or hereafter acquire in respect of any relevant communication or other material. At the request and expense of BSGI, you will execute and deliver to BSGI such instruments and take such other actions as may be required to carry out this grant of licence and waiver.

Links to third party websites and e-commerce offers

The Site contains hyperlinks and other pointers to Internet websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not under the control of BSGI and BSGI is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any hyperlink contained in a linked website. BSGI provides these hyperlinks to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by BSGI or its affiliates. You link to any such website entirely at your own risk.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

All Content is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either “expressed” or “implied”. BSGI and its suppliers expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose,
BSGI does not warrant that the functions contained in any Content or any Communications Facility or your access to the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected or that the Site or the server which stores and transmits Content to you are free of viruses or any other harmful components, BSGI does not warrant or make any representation regarding your access to, or the results of your access to, the Site (including any related or linked websites) or any Content in terms of correctness, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or otherwise, and you (and not BSGI) assume the entire cost of any necessary verification, maintenance, repair and/or correction of any relevant Content. Under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of BSGI) will BSGI or its affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits whatsoever which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, the Site or any Content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that BSGI does not exert control over users of the Site (including individuals referred to on the Site as guests and members) and is not liable either for their opinions or their behaviour, including any information and/or advice and any defamatory statements or offensive conduct.


The Terms of Use are effective until terminated by BSGI, and BSGI may terminate this agreement and your access to the Site at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorised to access the Site, but all restrictions imposed on you, licences granted by you and all BSGI disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in the Terms of Use will survive.


BSGI relies on your continued observance of these Terms of Use. If BSGI suffers any loss or damage or incurs any costs in connection with any breach of these Terms of Use or any other legal obligation then you agree to indemnify BSGI for those losses, damages and costs. The terms of this agreement apply to the full extent possible in relation to the supply by BSGI of any content.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

The information published on this site by the BSGI is not intended to be, and should not be considered as, medical advice. It should not replace any personal medical advice given by your registered medical practitioner and should not be used as a substitute for a medical consultation with such a practitioner.

Hyperlinks to material on other servers are provided as a service and on the understanding that BSGI has no control over the information contained therein and takes no responsibility for its accuracy or suitability.
WWW links to this site are permitted provided the link is to the original document on this server. Copying materials to your own website is not permissible without prior agreement of BSGI.

The BSGI makes no claims about the suitability of the information on this site for any purpose and it is provided without any express or implied warranty.
All material on this server associated with this site is copyright of The BSGI. Copyright Information “Copyright ©2011 BSGI”.

Policy updated June 2012