Terms of Service

Please read the Terms of Service carefully before using the Radiology Cafe website


Introduction

Welcome to Radiology Cafe, an online resource, community and revision website for the use of health professionals and medical students.  By using this site, whether as a registered user or non-registered user, you are indicating that you accept these Terms of Service (also called Terms and Conditions / Terms of Use) and agree to abide by them.  Please ensure that you read through them thoroughly and understand them prior to using the Radiology Cafe website.

These Terms of service apply to the use of the services provided by Radiology Cafe.  If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service do not use this website.

Usage of Website

To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.  If you use or attempt to use the service for purposes other than personal individual revision, your account will be terminated and you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available.  Examples of prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, copying questions, answers or notes or attempting to tamper, hack, modify or otherwise use the website in any way that is likely to compromise or corrupt the security or functionality of the services provided by Radiology Cafe.

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time at our sole discretion without notice or explanation.  You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

Whilst we will endeavour to ensure that the website availability is not interrupted, access may be restricted from time to time to allow for site maintenance or upgrade.  Website availability may also be interrupted due to technical problems.  Again we will always try to resolve these as soon as possible but we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from this.

When registering for an account on Radiology Cafe and choosing a username, please do not choose a username that may infringe trademarks (for example usernames like Google, Facebook, and so on).  Radiology Cafe reserves the right to delete or modify a user account at any time.

Copyright

The Radiology Cafe site is copyright protected and it's content, design, layout, databases or graphics shall not be reproduced, stored in any form or by any means including but not limited to electronic, paper, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or broadcasting.  Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

  1. republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
  2. sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
  3. show any material from our website in public;
  4. exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose;
  5. or redistribute material from our website.

You may only use the material available for your own personal non-commercial home use provided that it is not changed and copyright notices remain; Radiology Cafe retains the intellectual property rights on all material from their website.  You shall not create any derivative work or make any other adaptation, without our prior written consent.

If you use or attempt to use the service for purposes other than personal individual non-commercial home use, including but not limited to copying questions, copying answers, copying notes, tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of the service provided by Radiology Cafe, your account will be terminated and you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available.

All rights not explicitly granted in these Terms of service or in any written licence remain reserved.

Subscription

The price you pay for any chargeable Radiology Cafe services is indicated on the website.  Subscribers are required to make payments in pounds sterling.  If you are paying from a non-UK pound sterling account then your card provider will calculate the exchange rate of your transaction.

Please note that if you wish to cancel any subscription that you have purchased after our contract comes into effect, you may be subject to a cancellation charge.  You hereby agree that due to the nature of the service provided by Radiology Cafe that a refund of your subscription is not permitted once the service has started.

Accounts are personal to the subscriber and for their sole and non-commercial home use.  Passwords and other log on details must not be passed to others.  We have the right to take action if this requirement is not adhered to including, but not limited to, immediate termination of your subscription/user account.  You undertake to us that all the details you give to us while using the website are correct, in particular that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the service.

Limitation of liability

Whilst reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information on this site, to the fullest extent permitted by law the material and information displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the correctness, accuracy, reliability, usefulness or otherwise of information provided.  Medical knowledge is constantly evolving and to the fullest extent permitted by law, Radiology Cafe does not accept any responsibility or legal liability for any errors or the misuse or misapplication of material on the website.

Radiology Cafe shall not be liable to users of this site by reason of any representation or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, or under the express terms of the contract for any loss of profit or any direct or indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims of any kind (whether caused by the negligence of Radiology Cafe, its servants or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the revision notes/questions and other information available on this website except as expressly provided in these conditions.

Radiology Cafe shall not be liable to users or others or be deemed in breach of contract by reason of any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations in relation to the website if this was due to any cause beyond the reasonable control of Radiology Cafe.

In no event shall Radiology Cafe's total liability to any user for all damages, losses, and other causes of action (whether in contract or not) exceed the amount paid to Radiology Cafe for use of this site.  The maximum liability for any claim from a user shall not exceed the current subscription fee which has been paid.

The content on this site is for information only and is not to be taken as individual advice and does not constitute medical advice.  Radiology Cafe cannot provide medical advice by email communication.  It is always advisable to discuss any medical matters with your GP or hospital consultant in the first instance. 

Third party links and content

Radiology Cafe occasionally displays links to and content from third-party sources of information (such as The Royal College of Radiologists).  These have their own independent privacy policies and we have no responsibility or liability for their content accuracy.  The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement or approval of the site or its contents which are independent of Radiology Cafe and over which we have no control.  As such we can accept no responsibility for the contents or any loss or damages that may result from using these external sites.  Radiology Cafe is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Radiology Cafe is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Joomla! Project™ or Open Source Matters.  The Joomla!® name and logo is used under a limited license granted by Open Source Matters the trademark holder in the United States and other countries.

Medical images

All medical images on the site are fully anonymised and use of these images is in accordance with paragraphs 10-12 of the General Medical Council's guidance document entitled Making and using visual and audio recordings of patients.  The mock FRCR exams were created by our team and are all original content designed to be representative of the Royal College of Radiologist's FRCR examination.  The questions are not taken from other sources or re-created from previous FRCR examinations.  The downloading and saving of these images is strictly prohibited.

Privacy

All personal data collected by Radiology Cafe is governed by our Privacy policy.  By using this site you consent to use of personal data in accordance with the privacy policy.

Law governing Terms of Service

These Terms of service shall be governed and construed exclusively by the laws of England and Wales.  However we retain the right to bring proceedings for a breach of these Terms of service in any relevant country.  These Terms of service do not otherwise affect your statutory rights.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of service at any time.  We will post those changes on this page and update the Terms of service modification date below.  If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect.  What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our website or services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms.  If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the website.

This policy was last modified on 16th May 2017.


If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.