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Website terms of use

Access to and use of www.gosh.org is provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity subject to the terms listed below. 

Definitions

  • 'Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity' means Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, a charity registered under number 235825 with its registered office at 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE.

  • 'Website' means www.gosh.org, or any other website under Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s ownership or control from which a link has been created to these Terms and Conditions.

  • 'You', 'your' and 'yours' means the person(s) accessing the Website.

  •  'We', 'us' and 'our' means Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
     

  •  'Material' means any information, data, text, graphics, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the Website.

Users

The website is intended for people accessing it from within the United Kingdom. We cannot guarantee the site or the information it contains complies with or is appropriate for use in other countries.

By using www.gosh.org you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of www.gosh.org. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use www.gosh.org.

Changes to the terms of use

We reserve the right to change these Terms of use at any time. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. Your continued use of www.gosh.org after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

Contacting us about our terms of use

If you are uncertain about anything in these Terms of use please send an email to webcontent@gosh.org or write to us at Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Children’s Charity, 40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE

Material

Material on the website is provided for information purposes only. While every care is taken in compiling the information on the website we do not make any warranties or representations as to its accuracy or reliability. We may make changes to the Material on the Website at any time without notice.

Use of content on www.gosh.org

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use www.gosh.org content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any www.gosh.org content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of www.gosh.org content requires the prior written permission of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

You agree to use www.gosh.org only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the right of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of www.gosh.org.

Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within.

Uploading images to www.gosh.org

You are not allowed to upload images which contain or use any images or other material including text based annotations and comments, which contain any of the following:

  • Material which is defamatory of any person.

  • Material which is pornographic, obscene, indecent or offensive.

  • Material which promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Material that is likely to incite hatred or violence against any person or group.

  • Material that is likely to deceive any person.

  • Material which concerns or relates to any criminal act.

  • Material the use or inclusion of which infringes any copyright, trademark, database or other intellectual property right of any third party.

  • Material made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; material which promotes any illegal activity.

  • Material which is threatening, abusive or invades another’s privacy, causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

  • Material which is likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

  • Material used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

  • Material which gives the impression that it emanates from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity or Great Ormond Street Hospital, if this is not the case.

  • Material that advocates, promotes or assists any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

  • Material that breaches any applicable laws or legislation.

Service access

While we try to ensure that the website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, identifying Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, or any other third party.

Contributions to www.gosh.org

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to www.gosh.org (including any text, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Privacy Policy.

If you do not want to grant to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to www.gosh.org.

By submitting your contribution to www.gosh.org you warrant that your contribution:

  • Is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to www.gosh.org  for all the purposes specified above.

  • Is not defamatory.

  • Does not infringe any law.

 You also warrant to:

  • indemnify Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by www.gosh.org as a result of your break of the above warranty; and;

  • waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on www.gosh.org and the purposes specified above.

Privacy and data protection

We are committed to protecting your privacy online. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Photographic images and videos

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity ensures that the prior written consent of patients and families whose photographs have been uploaded onto the Website have been obtained.

We reserve the right to include content from sites including but not limited to You Tube and Facebook. We do not control the privacy practices of these other sites.  Users of such sites take full responsibility for their own content. We use our best endeavours to protect the interests of the individuals featured in the content on our website.

Governing law

These Terms of use shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these Terms of use or your use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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