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Terms & conditions

for the Bone & Joint website,, and all related journal sites including:

  • The Bone & Joint Journal

  • Bone & Joint360

  • Bone & Joint Research.

Herein all linked journal sites (above) will be referred to as part the Bone & Joint portal site: 'Bone & Joint' -

By using the Bone & Joint website, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out in this document. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site.In these terms and conditions we explain what you can expect from and what the Society will expect from you. We explain what you can and cannot do when using the website and what our obligations and liabilities are to you. Please take some time to read the following terms as they form a legally binding contract between you and us. By using you agree to be bound by these terms.

The term 'The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery' or 'us', 'our', or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered address is 22 Buckingham Street, London, WC2N 6ET. Our company registration number is 522061 and we are a company registered in England and Wales. The term 'you' or 'your' refers to the user or viewer or contributor to our website.

Operation of the site

We make no guarantee or warranty that the operation of the site will be uninterrupted or free from errors, that defects will be corrected, and that this site and the server that makes it available is free from viruses. While we make every effort to keep online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, due to technical failures, routine maintenance or circumstances beyond our control, availability may be limited and/or information lost. We shall not be liable for lost information, damage, or non-availability of

Your use of this site is entirely at your own risk.

Use of your Username and Password

The Password issued to you is personal to you in order to facilitate your access to the site and must not be disclosed to any third party without our prior written consent. It is strictly prohibited for another user to enter any parts of the site with your Username and Password. Sharing of your Username and Password will result in your immediate suspension from the site.

You are solely responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of your Username and Password and for all activity that occurs under your Username and Password. You must notify us immediately if there is any breach of security including unauthorised use of your account. We will not be held liable for any claim relating to the use or misuse of your Username and Password.

Submitting material for publication

Publication of any material you submit to The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery will be at our discretion. We reserve the right to refuse publication, make changes to your submission prior to publication, and to maintain editorial control over the content of the material you submit.

You must not submit for publication material which is illegal, defamatory, abusive, pornographic, untrue, inaccurate, incorrect, fraudulent, discriminatory, inflammatory, racist or threatening, which contains errors or viruses, or which is otherwise actionable by law. We reserve the right to revoke your privilege to submit content to The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery at any time.

You further agree that in any activity undertaken following use of and related to your use of the site you will not in any way conduct yourself in a manner which is unlawful or which gives rise to civil or criminal liability or which is defamatory, libellous, untrue, discriminatory, obscene, inflammatory or racist.

Intellectual Property Rights

All copyright, trade mark rights, database rights, patent rights and any other intellectual property rights on and all content, software and other materials and information including the organisation and layout of the website and the underlying software code published on or relating to the site is owned by us or our licensors.

The content, software, materials and information contained in or otherwise made available through the website and any information provided by the Society is for your personal use only and may not be used or distributed for commercial purposes without the written permission of the Society. You may only make a copy of this content for your personal non-commercial use provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials and you agree not to modify, reproduce, republish, upload, post, distribute or otherwise transmit or use the content provided by us in any way without our prior written consent. You may not otherwise reproduce, copy, modify, alter, publish, broadcast, publish, distribute, communicate, sell or transfer any content, software, material or other information on the website or the underlying software code whether in whole or in part without the Society's prior written permission. The logo for the British volume of the journal is a registered trade mark of the Society and other trade marks, logos and service marks displayed on website are trade marks of the Society and may not be used without the Society's written permission.

Our Obligations and Liability

We try to make sure the content and information on the website is as accurate as possible. However we cannot guarantee that any content or materials provided on or via our website (including the content of any articles) is accurate or complete and publication by the Society does not mean that the Society endorses or recommends any opinions, specific tests, products, drug regimes or procedures that are described therein. Neither the Society, nor its officers, agents or employees shall be liable for any death or personal injury or other loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the website (including its contents) except where caused by the Society's negligence.

Everything on the website is provided to you "as is" and "as available" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The information on the website is provided with the understanding that the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by the Society, is not a substitute for professional medical care or advice and should be used only by qualified practitioners, trainees and medical experts as an aid in understanding current medical knowledge. A qualified physician should always be consulted in relation to any health problem or medical condition and reliance on any information provided on the website is entirely at your own risk.

If you find any inappropriate or inaccurate information on the website, please notify us immediately.

The Society is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any damage to or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing or your downloading of any materials or information from the website.

We reserve the right to not ship, honour or complete orders where we decide they are incorrect for example where the price of an article or other product or service has been incorrectly stated on the website. In such cases we will contact you before taking payment.

We reserve the right to monitor the use of the site in accordance with any applicable laws in order to (i) maintain the website, and (ii) to protect the rights of other users of the website.

Your Obligations to Us

You agree that you will only use in accordance with these terms and any additional terms and conditions which shall apply to you.
You agree not do anything or cause or permit anything to be done that may infringe, damage or endanger any intellectual property rights of the Society or any third party or do anything that is otherwise unlawful.

You confirm that all registration details provided by you are complete and accurate and that you will not permit other people to use your email account or subscription to the Society to contact us.

If you choose to purchase any materials from us you agree to be responsible for all charges resulting from such purchase and you are responsible for all charges related to your access to the website and any transactions which you may enter into on our website.

You agree not to publish, post, disseminate, distribute or otherwise transmit any defamatory, offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or otherwise unlawful or objectionable material or information through nor use the website for any chain letters, junk mail, 'spamming' material or any other form of bulk communication or otherwise cause any liability for us.

Any communication or material transmitted by you to the website by mail or otherwise will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by us for any purpose and you agree to waive any moral rights which you may have. You also permit any other user of the website to access, display, view, store and reproduce such material for personal use.

If for any reason we are held responsible for loss or damage or other costs incurred by a third party as a result of any use or conduct by you on or any breach of these terms by you, you shall be responsible to us and will reimburse our costs, damages and expenses that are suffered or incurred by the third party and/or the Society.

In the event that we consider or determine, in our absolute discretion, that you have breached, violated or contravened these terms or have otherwise demonstrated inappropriate conduct in the use of, we reserve the absolute right to take such measures as we see fit including terminating, suspending or restricting your use of the website.

Links to Other Sites

We may provide links to other websites, resources, advertisements or sponsorships either directly or through our partners. The Society accepts no responsibility for these links. We do not endorse the contents of these sites and shall in no way be responsible or liable for such websites or the content, products or services available from such sites. If you decide to access other websites from, you do so at your own risk. Any dealings you have with third parties via this website are your sole responsibility.

You may only link to Bone & Joint with our express written permission. We expressly reserve the right to withdraw our consent at any time to a link which we think is inappropriate.


Your access to the site will continue until it is terminated by us, or until you provide notice to us of your decision to terminate your usage. We may discontinue or change the site, including its availability to you, at any time without notice.

General provisions

You hereby undertake to us to indemnify and hold us harmless and defend us at your own expense against all claims, liabilities, costs and losses whatsoever and howsoever incurred by us or our staff arising out of any claim made against us in any jurisdiction in the world for infringement of any intellectual property rights of any third party caused by your use of the website.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. You agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to this subject matter shall be the courts located in England.

In the event that any part of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, such part will at our option be construed as far as possible to reflect our intentions and the remainder of the provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Contacting The British Editorial Society of Bone& Joint Surgery

Any communication or information concerning these Terms and Conditions, the website, the software or services should be sent in writing to:

Web Team
British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery
22 Buckingham Street

or by email to:

Last revised: Novemeber 2012