Terms of Website Use
Intellectual property rights
Mr Jowett is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our site and in the material published on it; these are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Without prejudice to the generality of the above paragraph, the trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the Trademarks) displayed on our site are the registered or unregistered trademarks of Mr Jowett or third parties.
Page headers, graphics, icons and scripts are Mr Jowett’s intellectual property and together with the Trademarks may not be copied, used or imitated in any way without the prior written consent of Mr Jowett . Nothing contained on our site should be constructed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any of the Trademarks or other material displayed on our site without Mr Jowett’s express written permission or that of the relevant third party. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on our site, or any other content on our site is strictly prohibited.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, or any pages from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others to material posted on our site. Images and graphics may not be downloaded separately from the page in which they are presented in context.
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.
You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or contents of our site without our permission.
Mr Jowett’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
Reliance on information posted
This site is intended to be for general information only and an indication of the services that SDFAC may be able to provide. Information, commentary or other materials posted on our site is not intended to amount to advice or representations on which reliance should be placed. Although SDFAC makes reasonable efforts to update the information on our site we make no guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
Specifically: this website contains general information about orthopaedic conditions and their treatment and is not an alternative to individual medical advice from your own doctor or other healthcare provider. The medical information is provided in good faith but we make no representations or warranties in relation to the information provided. Nothing on this website should cause you to delay seeking medical advice or disregard advice given by your own doctor. We are unable to answer specific medical questions.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
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.
We cannot guarantee that our site will be free from bugs or viruses, but all reasonable steps have been taken to safeguard site users.
Linking to our site
You may link to any of our pages, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but 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.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Privacy and GDPR Compliance
A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org
Below is a list of third party cookies used on this website, the purpose of the cookie and how to remove them.
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