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COMMUNICATIONS DATA may retain Communications Data (such as records of the websites you have visited, services you have used, e-mail addresses to which you have sent messages, location data, and installation data) in accordance with the Retention Of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003, as amended from time to time.


WEBSITE AND SERVICES - with effect from 30th July 2012

1. Contract Formation and Terms and Conditions

1.1 This is the website of Limited (, a company registered in England under number 8252325. Its registered office is at 43B Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2AH UK.

1.2 If you register as user of, a contract between you and ltd incorporating these Terms and Conditions will come into force.

1.3 ltd reserves the right at any time to add to, change or delete from the services it provides and the facilities available via

1.4 In return for providing access to this site and its services, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

1.5 may change these Terms and Conditions or its Privacy Policy (or both) at any time without notice, either by publishing the change or the amended version on this site or by sending it to you by e-mail. The change will be effective as from the date of the posting or e-mail.

2 The Site and Services

2.1 aims to make this site and ltd services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but reserves the right to suspend access to this site and any or all of those services at any time, without notice, for maintenance purposes, or if suspects that there has been any breach of security, a breach of these Terms and Conditions, or any unlawful use of this site or those services. ltd may, at its discretion, restrict the use of this site and any or all of the ltd services, or limit their availability.

2.2 Access to and use of services will be conditional on you meeting certain criteria, such as you being GDC registered, a dental practice manager or NHS manager involved in dental services. reserves the right, at its discretion, to introduce new criteria and to change any criteria from time to time. Dental care professionals who have been removed from the GDC register may be denied access to this site and any of the services.

2.3 reserves the right to remove material without notice from this site and from any forum and wiki, and ltd does not undertake to keep or make available any material that you have posted or anyone else has posted to this site or to any forum or wiki for any length or time, and you are advised to make a copy of any message or material that you wish to keep.

3 Services

3.1 As a condition of receiving the ltd services, you agree to receive and acknowledge a regular e-letter, distributed by e-mail. The e-letter will contain information carefully targeted on the progress of dental pilots, in the UK and EU, blogs, forums, wikis and discussion groups by dental care professionals, practice managers and NHS stakeholders.

3.2 The e-letter may contain the following types of information:

  • Blogs, comments and feedback on the progress of the dental pilots
  • Information and updates on CPD requirements and registration
  • Forums and discussion groups on the proposed changes to dental care, dentists contracts and employment
  • Accessibility and delivery of dental services by location
  • Information (including promotional information) and updates from organizations such as DH, NHS BSA, GDC, NICE, other EU bodies, NHS Trusts, professional colleges and dental schools, oral products pharmaceutical companies, dental device companies.

4. Your Obligation

You will, when accessing or using this site or any service:

4.1 Act in a professional and ethical manner;

4.2 Not send unsolicited e-mail, or send or post any message which is disruptive or which generates complaints;

4.3 Not post the same or similar messages to large numbers of users (e.g. excessive cross-posting or multiple-posting, commonly known as "USENET spam");

4.4 Not flame, hack or obtain unauthorized access to any data or system;

4.5 Not post any message whose subject or content is unrelated to the subject matter of the news or discussion group to which it is posted;

4.6 Not post chain letters of any type, or post files to news or discussion groups not specifically named for that purpose;

4.7 Not obtain any information or material for any commercial purpose or post information or material for the benefit of any commercial venture; this includes advertising or attempting to sell items for personal gain;

4.8 Not obtain e-mail addresses or any other information for marketing purposes;

4.9 Not be involved in any criminal or unlawful activity, or post any information or material which might be legally actionable;

4.10 Not harass any person. Harassment in this instance includes you being intimidating, threatening, abusive, hostile or otherwise offensive towards another person.

4.11 Not cancel or supersede any message or posting other than your own (unless authorized by ltd to do so);

4.12 Not introduce into this site or any service, any virus, logic bomb, harmful code, Trojan horse or anything else that might corrupt, damage or render inaccessible any software, data or system;

4.14 Comply with all your obligations to third parties such as internet service and software providers;

4.15 Not seek redress from if you suffer loss or damage, or if you are harmed, defamed or offended by material, information, products or services which you accessed or obtained through or which were posted on this site or any ltd service;

4.16 Not post or send any libelous, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, menacing, offensive, pornographic, or indecent material to this site or via any service (any comments posted that imply that another user is suffering from mental illness are considered to contravene these terms and conditions);

4.17 Obtain all necessary permissions if you use this site or any service to receive, upload, download, display, transmit, distribute, perform or execute materials, programs or other works protected by intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or confidence;

4.18 Obtain patient consent before posting any material on this site that includes identifiable or potentially identifiable case material;

4.19 Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and conventions, including those related to privacy, personal data, international communications, or the export of technical data;

4.20 Not attempt to interfere with this site or any service or any other service. (This includes, but is not limited to, "denial of service" attacks, "flooding" sites, deliberate attempts to overload any site and attempts to "crash" any website host.); and

4.21 Not use any program, script or command which interferes with any person's use of any site or service, or which results in any unfair advantage or disadvantage for anyone in relation to their receipt of rewards or competition prizes.

4.22 When participating in market research, provide accurate information to the best of your knowledge.

4.23 reserves the right to delete, archive, make unavailable, modify or comment on any forum and wiki posting or thread within a forum or wiki, and close without notice.

5 Your Personal Data and Other Information

5.1 will use your personal data only in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

5.2 may (but is not obliged to) monitor and record your use of this site and its services.

5.3 No information which is posted to this site or sent via any ltd service will be treated as confidential. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not include e-mails, which are treated as confidential.

5.4 may block, delete or remove from this site and from any service any information or other material that you have posted, sent or received at any time and without giving notice.

5.5 has no obligation to monitor or moderate any discussion, forum, wiki and news groups, e-mail or message, and usually does not do so. If you have any complaint about any posting or e-mail or message made or sent by a third party, you should e-mail immediately.

6 Third Party Goods, Services and Links

6.1 If you purchase or acquire goods or services from any third party, even if you have been directed from this site or by any service to them, any contract entered into with that third party and any use made of its site is a matter between you and that third party. ltd has no liability for the quality or type of services or goods provided by any third party it may mention on this site or to whom this site may be linked. It is for you to make your own judgment about them.

6.2 Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or information or content provided or made by any third party on this site or via any service, or on any site to which this site is linked, is that of the author or provider, and not of does not endorse, and it is not responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of, any such opinion, advice, video, photo, statement, service, offer, information or content.

6.3 Where content or information on or services available via this site or any services have been supplied by a third party, does not control or endorse them in any way. All information, content and services supplied by third parties are made available in good faith, but does not (to the extent allowed by the law) accept responsibility for their accuracy or use.

6.4 ltd does not make any representation or give any warranty about any other site or any services or goods provided by any third party, or any opinion, advice, statement, offer, information or content on any such site or made by any such party. ltd has no control over their quality, content or availability. ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on or through any other site.

6.5 Any concern about any other website should be directed to that site's website administrator or webmaster.

7 Limitations and Exclusions of Liability

7.1 tries to ensure that any information and content on this site or available through its services that has not been supplied by a third party is accurate, but it makes no representation and gives no warranty that any information or content is accurate, up to date or complete. It accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information or content.

7.2 If you find any inaccurate, out of date or incomplete information or content on this site or in any ltd service, or if you suspect that something is an infringement of any intellectual property right, you must let know immediately by contacting

7.3 You should independently verify any information and content on this site or made available to you through any ltd service before relying on it. That information and content are not intended to address any particular requirements; they do not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by ltd and are not intended to be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. The information and content on and through this site are not, and the ltd services are not, substitutes for the exercise of professional judgment. If you are not qualified nor experienced enough to make that judgment, you should take professional advice.

7.4 This site, its content and all ltd services are provided "as is". ltd gives no warranty that this site, its content or any service is error-free or will be available without interruption, or at all.

7.5 No warranty, representation, or undertaking in respect of the quality, or fitness for purpose of any content or any service is given, and all implied terms conditions and warranties relating to the same, whether implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, are excluded to the extent allowed by the law.

7.6 You assume all risk for using, and for any results obtained, or liability incurred, by or as a result of accessing this site or any service.

7.7 ltd is not liable for any third party's information, programs, products or services, whether or not ltd has negotiated special terms for the provision of the same to its registered users. If you access or use any information on this site that has been supplied by a third party, you will be bound by any additional terms and conditions specified by that third party. You agree to read those additional terms and conditions before accessing or using such third party information and not to access or use that information you do not accept those additional terms and conditions. You should always read the relevant terms and conditions before accessing any information.

7.8 ltd does not guarantee the prevention of the loss of, alteration of, or improper access to, any information or computer systems. ltd is not responsible for invalid destinations or transmission errors in, the corruption of, or the security of information or messages on this site or transmitted using any service or carried over any telecommunications or data communications facilities. Passwords and user IDs are personal to individual users. It is your responsibility to keep your password and ID secret and secure, and not to allow anyone else to use them. You are responsible for the use or misuse of this site and any ltd service by any person accessing them through your password or ID (whether that use is authorized or unauthorized) and you agree to bear all losses, expenses, inconvenience and site charges arising as a result of that use. You must not use or attempt to use anyone else's password or ID; to do so may be an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

7.9 ltd is not liable for any claim that your access to or use of this site, any content or any ltd services infringes any third party's intellectual property or other rights.

7.10 In no event is ltd liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to perform your obligations.

7.11 Despite any other provision in these Terms and Conditions, ltd does not exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or for any fraudulent act. Subject to this, ltd is not liable for any of the following, whether arising because of its negligence, or in any other way:

7.11.1 Loss of profits, loss of business, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goodwill or reputation, lost or wasted management time or the lost time of other employees;

7.11.2 Loss, destruction or corruption of data;

7.11.3 Any indirect, or consequential loss or damage; or

7.11.4 Any loss or damage arising as a result of any claim against you by any other party; even if has been advised of the possibility of that loss or damage arising.

7.12 You will indemnify and keep it indemnified against all and any losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising in connection with your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions or arising as a result of a third party accessing or using this site, any content or any ltd service by means of your password or user ID.

7.13 The maximum liability of ltd to you in connection with this site, any content and any services, or the failure to provide any of the same, is £1 or the aggregate of sums you have paid to in the 12 months immediately before the cause of action to which your claim relates, arose (whichever is the greater).

8 Termination

8.1 If you are dissatisfied with the services provided by or any feature provided in or through this site, you may terminate your membership by giving not less than 7 days' notice to This is your sole remedy if you are dissatisfied with this site or any such service.

8.2 Your registration may be terminated by you or by ltd at any time by giving the other seven days notice. In addition, ltd may terminate or suspend your registration and access to this site and any service at any time without notice if you breach or are suspected of having breached these Terms and Conditions, if you cease to meet the criteria from time to time for access to or use of this site or any service, or if your agreement with any internet service provider for access or connection to the internet is terminated for any reason.

8.3 Conditions 1, 6, 7, 8.2, 9 and 10 will survive termination and continue indefinitely.

9 Intellectual Property Rights

9.1 This site, its contents and information, and the ltd services and their content and information, are protected by copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights. You authorize ltd to act on your behalf if your intellectual property rights in any material you post to this site or in any message that you send via a ltd service is infringed by any third party.

9.2 You assign to ltd the copyright in all material that you post to this site (except for e-mails, images and photographs posted in the Photography Forum). You waive all moral rights in connection with that material and those messages, and you authorize ltd to act on your behalf in any action they may decide to take if any intellectual property rights in any material you post to this site or in any message that you send via a ltd service are infringed by any third party. ltd does not claim exclusive copyright over material posted by you on this site. In the case of images and photographs posted in the Photography Forum, this material will be subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, and you authorize ltd to act on your behalf in any action they may decide to take if any intellectual property rights in any material you post to these parts of the site is infringed by any third party.

9.3 Subject to any conditions specific to any service, you may read, print and download parts of the material and information on this site or through any service for your private, non-commercial use or use in the ordinary course of the your profession, but you may not make any profit from the use of that material or information nor republish, disseminate or transmit any of it, or exploit it for any commercial purpose, or make any derivative work, or copy it for any other purpose without first obtaining's written permission, or that of the rights owner. To seek permission please contact:

9.4 You must not post to this website, or send, using any ltd service any data, software, or other work or material that infringes the intellectual property rights of or any third party.

10 General

10.1 Any terms purporting to vary these Terms and Conditions in any order, or other written or electronic communication from you, are ineffective unless specifically accepted by in writing.

10.2 You may not assign or transfer your membership to, or share or sublicense the advantages of membership of with, any other person.

10.3 ltd may assign or sub-contract its rights or obligations (or both) to any third party.

10.4 If any part of any of these Terms and Conditions is invalid or unenforceable, it will not affect any other provision and all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.

10.5 These Terms and Conditions, and the contract between you and ltd are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

10.6 These terms and conditions, together with the Privacy Policy, any conditions specific to any ltd service and any rules that publishes from time to time governing the criteria for access to this site or any service, are the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between ltd and you in relation to the use of this site, its contents and any ltd service. They supersede any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between ltd and you relating to their subject matter.

10.7 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions confers or purports to confer on anyone except you any right under the Contracts Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or in any other way to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions.

Relevant sites: to find out more about the Data Protection Act 1988 to find out more about Retention of Communication Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003.

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