Terms of Use

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND THE BRITISH IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS ASSOCIATION

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (“BIVDA”) Website is comprised of various Web pages operated by BIVDA.

The BIVDA Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

BIVDA reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the BIVDA Website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the BIVDA Website.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The BIVDA Website may contain links to other Websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of BIVDA and BIVDA is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. BIVDA is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. BIVDA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by BIVDA of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the BIVDA Website, you warrant to BIVDA that you will not use the BIVDA Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the BIVDA Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the BIVDA Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the BIVDA Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the BIVDA Websites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The BIVDA Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.

- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

BIVDA has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, BIVDA reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. BIVDA reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

BIVDA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in BIVDA's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. BIVDA does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, BIVDA specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized BIVDA spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of BIVDA.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO BIVDA OR POSTED AT ANY BIVDA WEBSITE

BIVDA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to BIVDA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any BIVDA Website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting BIVDA, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. BIVDA is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in BIVDA's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the BIVDA Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Bivda and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the BIVDA Website at any time. Advice received via the BIVDA Website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

BIVDA and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the BIVDA Website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any kind. BIVDA and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall BIVDA and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the BIVDA Website, with the delay or inability to use the BIVDA Website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the BIVDA Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the BIVDA Website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if BIVDA or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the BIVDA Website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the BIVDA Website.

SERVICE CONTACT : info@bivda.co.uk

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

BIVDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the BIVDA Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by English law and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in the UK in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the BIVDA Website. Use of the BIVDA Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and BIVDA as a result of this agreement or use of the BIVDA Website. BIVDA's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of BIVDA's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the BIVDA Website or information provided to or gathered by BIVDA with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and BIVDA with respect to the BIVDA Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and BIVDA with respect to the BIVDA Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the BIVDA Website are: © Copyright 2012 BIVDA and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE AND CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS

Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis and BIVDA reserves the right to withdraw or amend any of the services provided, or to suspend or restrict access to or close the website indefinitely without notice. BIVDA will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. BIVDA aims to update the website regularly and may change the content, layout and means of accessing certain functions on the site at any time. However, any of the material on our website may be out of date at any given time, and BIVDA is under no obligation to update such material. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely, without prior notice. If you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of BIVDA’s security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and not disclose it to any third party. BIVDA reserves the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or BIVDA, at any time, if in BIVDA’s opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. Anyone using this website with your user identification code or password will be deemed to have done so with your permission and you will be liable for their use of this website as if they were you. Such liability shall include but not be limited to liability for comments left on the website and bookings made and registered for BIVDA events.