Terms and Conditions
Reasonable efforts are made to ensure the information on our web pages is accurate and up to date. We make no representation, nor give any warranty, about the accuracy or effectiveness of any research finding or surgical or medical procedure or facts contained in any research paper or otherwise displayed or depicted on this site. You must make your own assessment of the potential effectiveness of any such information. We, to the maximum extent permitted by law, disclaim all liability for any injury to any person incurred as a consequence of any information displayed on this website. We shall not therefore be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or economic damage, whether in contract, in tort, or otherwise, arising out of the use of this website or the reliance on any of the information displayed on it.
This website contains material copyright and other intellectual property rights in which we own or which appear on the website with the consent of the relevant copyright owner. These materials are made available for you to browse. You agree that the material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of our web pages is obtained entirely at your own risk and that you will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data even if we have been advised of the possibility of any such damage. You are entitled to download them to a Personal Computer for use and for making a copy for personal use or study only. No commercial use may be made of any of this material without our express written permission. In particular, you are not permitted to view, download, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, store, reproduce or otherwise use, publish, licence, transfer or sell any derivative works (in whatever form) using any information obtained from this website other than for personal or non-commercial use.
No licence is granted to any user to our trademark, logo or the Association’s name without our express written permission.
Links to other websites are made by us with the permission of the relevant site owners. We do not accept any liability or responsibility for the content or use made of any other linked site. If you wish to create a link to our website you must first obtain our permission.
The entire contents of these web pages remain our property and are copyright with all rights reserved.
Accessing our site
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend any service we provide on our website without notice.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this policy. You may not use our site:
You also agree:
Suspension and termination
To the maximum extent legally permitted, we exclude liability for any actions we take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.
Changes to the acceptable use policy
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You should visit this page regularly to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be subject to modification or supplemented by other terms or notices published elsewhere on our site.
Equality and diversity
We have responsibilities under the UK’s Equality Act (2010) and European equality legislation to act without discrimination in all our practices and arrangements.
We are committed to ensure equality of opportunity and to promote diversity for all existing and potential members, affiliates, fellows, Executive members, contractors and visitors in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Scoliosis Society (BSS) represents surgeons, healthcare workers and researchers interested in the treatment and nature of spinal deformity and complex spine conditions.
The Society takes the security and privacy of your data seriously. We may need to gather and use information or ‘data’ about you as part of our business and to manage our relationship with you. In doing so we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is kept secure against unauthorised access, loss, disclosure or destruction.
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, will replace the Data Protection Act. We intend to comply with our legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 (the ‘2018 Act’) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in respect of data privacy and security.
Please ensure that you read this notice and any other similar notice we may provide to you from time to time when we collect or process personal information about you.
Who collects the information we hold
BSS is the ‘data controller’ and to further our aims as a membership body, we may collect and process information and personal data about you and retain control over how it is used, within GDPR regulations.
About the information we collect and hold, why we collect the information and how we use it
As a membership organisation we will typically collect and use this information for the following purposes:
We do not collect any special categories of personal data such as:
The United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) Executive Assistant provides administrative support for BSS and processes members data such as Names and Email addresses in line with legitimate interest such as the mailing of newsletters, therefore the BSS is the Data Controller, with the UKSSB as a Data Processor.
THE BRITISH SCOLIOSIS SOCIETY DOES NOT SHARE MEMBER DATA WITH ANY OTHER ORGANISATION.
We seek to ensure that our information collection and processing is always proportionate. We will notify you of any material changes to information we collect or to the purposes for which we collect and process it.
If you wish to opt out please contact our Data Protection Officer by email: email@example.com
If we hold any information about you, as a ‘data subject’ you can:
Please contact the Data Protection Officer at the email address below if (in accordance with applicable law) you would like to correct or request access to information that we hold relating to you or if you have any questions about this notice.
Once a data subject access request is received, we will endeavour to provide the information as quickly as possible and at the latest within one month of receiving the request.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to speak to us about the way in which we process your personal data or correct or request access to information email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
British Scoliosis Society
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, at any time. The ICO’s contact details are as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
ICO Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745