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Terms and conditions


Please read the terms and conditions of this agreement before accessing this website. By accessing and using the website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.


The website and the information are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Sheffield Health Informatics Service (hereafter the Service) makes no warranties or representations whether express or implied, in relation to the information on the website, including, but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of completeness, accuracy, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose.


The user agrees that, except for death and personal injury arising from the negligence of the Service, the Service shall not be liable in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with this contract, including without limitation, damage for loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss.

Rights granted/rights reserved

The Service provides the information to the user solely for the purposes of that user. The user may download information onto only one computer hard drive for such purpose. The information may not be used for any other purpose, including but not limited to, publication, reproduction, or transmission without the express written permission of the Service.


The user acknowledges: (a) that it is technically impossible to provide the website free of faults and that the Service does not undertake to do so; (b) that faults may lead to temporary unavailability of the website; (c) that the operation of the website may be adversely affected by conditions and performances outside the Service’s control.

Third party information and sites

The user acknowledges that some of the information, for example software, is supplied to the Service (directly and indirectly) by third parties, and accordingly the Service can offer no warranty of whatever nature in relation to such information. The Service can accept no responsibility whatsoever for the content or material of other sites which the user may access through the website.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is correct, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy at the time you access it. The content provided on this website, including downloadable documents and embedded videos, is intended as general information and is not a substitute for advice from medical professionals.

Use of the website/indemnification

The user undertakes: (a) not to use the information for any unlawful purpose; (b) that it shall not make any use of the website such that the whole or part of the website is interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient, or the effectiveness or functionality of the website is in any way impaired; (c) not to use the website for the transmission or posting of any computer viruses or any material which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene or menacing character or in such a way as to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; (d) not to use the website in a manner which constitutes a violation or infringement of any person, firm or company (including but not limited to rights of copyright or confidentiality); (e) that it shall not use the website to transmit any material for the purposes of publicity, promotion and/or advertising without the prior written consent of the Service; (f) that in the event that it has any right, claim or action against any other user arising out of the use of the website then it shall pursue such right, claim or action independently of, and without recourse to the Service. The user will indemnify and defend the Service against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of a breach of this contract or any use of the information or the website by the user. The user acknowledges that the Service has no control over the nature or content of information or programs transmitted or received by the user using the website and that the Service does not examine in any way the use to which the user puts the website. The user agrees to fully indemnify the Service against any claims or legal proceedings arising in connection with user’s use of the website which are brought or threatened against the Service by any other person.

User data

The Service reserves the right to include the name, address and other relevant information relating to the user in a directory for the use of the Service, unless specifically requested by the user in writing not to do so. The Service cannot guarantee the security or privacy of the website and any information or communication to or from the website by the user.

Changes to the terms and conditions

The Service reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time by placing a note of such change in this file and the user’s continued use of the website following notice of such change shall be deemed to be the user’s acceptance of any such change. It is the user’s responsibility to check this file regularly to determine whether this contract has been changed. If the user does not agree to any change to the terms and conditions of this contract then the user must immediately stop using the website.

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