1. Definitions

In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings:

“ORUK” means Orthopaedic Research UK, ORUK is a UK Registered Charity No. 1111657 and a Company registered in England and Limited by Guarantee No. 5585452. Registered Office: First Floor, 5 Park Court, Pyrford Road, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6SD

“the Website” means any website under the ownership or control of ORUK from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions;

“the Material” means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website;

“User” means the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing this Website and/or ordering any goods, services, registering for any events and/or making any donations.

  1. Applicable terms and conditions

The Website is owned by ORUK and any use made of this site (including registrations and donations made via the Website), are subject to these terms and conditions. ORUK may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text of this page.

  1. Use of the Website

Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the Website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided:

  • it is used for information purposes only, for personal use only and not to replicate on any other website or for commercial gain.
  • any links created to the Website are notified to and approved by ORUK before they are created.
  1. Copyright and trade marks

Copyright in the Material is owned by ORUK or its content suppliers. Unauthorised use of the Material including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written consent of ORUK is prohibited.

The names and logos of ORUK and all related product and service names, designs, marks and slogans may not be used without the prior consent of ORUK.

  1. Disclaimer

The website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Orthopaedic Research UK is not in a position to offer clinical advice.

Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information contained in this website. So far as permissible by law, ORUK does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.

Whilst ORUK has taken every precaution in compiling this site neither it nor any contributors to the site can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organisation wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, on information contained in or accessed through this internet site.

  1. Our liability

ORUK does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Website is accurate, complete or correct. ORUK has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information.

The information provided on this Website has not been written to meet individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the information in any way for your purposes. Before making any decisions based on the information contained on the Website, you are strongly advised to refer to alternative, independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision.

  1. Warranty and indemnity

The User warrants to ORUK that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner. The User shall indemnify ORUK, its employees and agents, harmless against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against ORUK, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Website, the Material or any part thereof for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. Third party websites

The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than ORUK. Such links are provided for the User’s convenience only. ORUK do not endorse or sponsor, and are not liable for the products, services or content you access through any linked site. The User is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third- party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

  1. Privacy

Our Privacy Statement can be read in full.

  1. Google Analytics

Some of our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

  1. Viruses

Whilst ORUK makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website.

  1. On-line Transactions

ORUK reserves the right to vary event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods or services are subject to availability and ORUK reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.

  1. Encryption – Donations and Payments

Although the Website uses encryption security software in areas where on line payment details are accepted, the security of such information cannot be guaranteed. If you use a payment card on our Website, you must be the authorised user of the card and have permission and funds to make the relevant payment or donation.

  1. Fundraising

ORUK are Organisational Members of the Institute of Fundraising Practice for the UK and are committed to the highest standards in fundraising and strive to always work in a way that is effective, open and honest; we are dedicated to raising funds in the most cost effective ways.

  1. Force majeure

ORUK shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.

  1. General

If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between ORUK and the User and supersede all other communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and ORUK.

Any failure of ORUK to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.

  1. Our Site Changes Regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

  1. Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and all disputes will be submitted to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

  1. Contact

For all questions regarding these terms please speak to our team:

  • by mail to: Orthopaedic Research UK, 10a Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG
  • by email to: info@oruk.org
  • by phone on: 020 7637 5789