Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site
1. What's in these terms?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.intercollegiatemrcsexams.org.uk (which we call “our site”).
Click on the links below to go straight to more information on each area:
- Who we are and how to contact us
- By using our site you accept these terms
- There are other terms that may apply to you
- We may make changes to these terms and to our site
- We may suspend or withdraw our site
- How you may use material on our site
- Do not rely on information on our site
- We are not responsible for websites we link to
- Rules about linking to our site
- User-generated content is not approved by us
- Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
- We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
- Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
2.1 ‘We’ refers the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE); an intercollegiate body of the four Royal Surgical Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland, hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons of England
2.2 www.intercollegiatemrcsexams.org.uk is a site operated and maintained by The Royal College of Surgeons of England on behalf of the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations of the four Royal Surgical Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland. The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a charity incorporated by Royal Charter under charity number 212808. Our main address is The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3PE.
2.3 For matters to do with our site, to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Head of Digital, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3PE.
2.4 For any other matter, please contact us using the relevant contact details.
3.3 If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.
• Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
• Our Cookies Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.
5.1 We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
5.2 These terms were most recently updated on 9 May 2018.
5.3 We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect new information.
6.1 Our site is made available free of charge.
6.2 We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.
6.3 We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for operational or other reasons.
6.4 We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
7.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
7.2 The words:
7.2.1 “THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND”; and
(a) the “Eagle” image:
7.2.2 “THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH”; and
7.2.3 “ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND”
are UK registered trade marks. You are not permitted to use them without written approval.
7.3 The words:
7.3.1 “ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF GLASGOW”
are copyright held by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. You are not permitted to use them without written approval from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
7.3.2 “MRCS and DO-HNS Examinations”, variations and related subsets thereof; and
7.3.3 “INTERCOLLEGIATE COMMITTEE FOR BASIC SURGICAL EXAMINATIONS”, variations and related subsets thereof
are copyrights held jointly by the four Royal Surgical Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland. You are not permitted to use them without written approval from the Head of the ICBSE.
7.4 You may print off and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
7.5 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
7.6 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
7.7 You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
8.1 The content on our site is provided for general information only. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
8.2 Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
9.1 Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
9.2 We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and we do not accept any liability or responsibility for the content or use made of any other linked site.
10.1 You may not link to our site without our prior written permission.
10.2 If you, and only if, you have our prior written permission to link to our site:
10.2.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
10.2.2 You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
10.2.3 You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
10.2.4 Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
10.2.5 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
10.2.6 The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
10.3 If you wish to apply for permission to link to our site or to make any use of content on our site, please email email@example.com
11.1 In the general areas of our site accessible without registration, we do not allow user-generated content.
11.2 Our site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site. This information and these materials from other users have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
11.3 If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Head of Digital, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3PE.
12.1 Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
12.1.1 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
12.1.2 Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products or services to you, which will be set out in separate terms and conditions.
12.2 If you are not a consumer:
12.2.1 We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
12.2.2 We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
(a) use of, or inability to use, our site; or
(b) use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
12.2.3 In particular, we will not be liable for:
(a) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
(b) business interruption;
(c) loss of anticipated savings;
(d) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
(e) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
12.3 If you are a consumer user:
12.3.1 Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
12.3.2 If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation.
13.2 If you want to know what personal information we hold about you, please click here to see how to make (what is called a) subject access request.
14.1 We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
14.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
14.3 You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.