Terms & Conditions
The Catalogue of Bias (the “Website”) is owned by the University of Oxford (the “University”).
- Use of the Website
- Accounts and passwords
- Intellectual property rights
- Permission of use of our intellectual property
- Submissions to the website
- Your conduct
- Limitation of Liability
- Governing Law
Use of the Website
If you have purchased a licence, subscription or otherwise entered into an agreement with us (for example as a delegate at a conference) you will also be governed by the terms of that agreement, which shall prevail in the event of a conflict. Online purchases have additional terms and conditions relating to the transaction as indicated on the relevant website.
We try to ensure that Website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot, guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We of course try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction. Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend any service we provide on the site without notice. We will not be liable for any reason in the event that the site or any service is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have registered with it
Accounts and passwords
If you have registered or subscribed to the Website, any user identification code or password must be kept confidential and used only by you (unless agreed in writing with the University and the BMJ Group). We have the right to disable any user identification code or password whether chosen by you or allocated by us at any time if in our option you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. You should notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your identification code or password.
Intellectual property rights
The content, layout, design, data, databases and graphics on the Website are protected by UK and other international intellectual property laws and are owned by the University and the BMJ Group or their licensors. Unless expressly permitted in writing in a licence agreement, and other than printing a small proportion of content or displaying this on your screen or both (strictly for your personal, non-commercial use), no part of the Website may be reproduced, stored in any medium, including but not limited to a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, broadcasting) nor shown in public.
You may not create any derivative work or make any other adaptation, without our prior written consent. You must not modify the copies you have displayed or printed in any way and you may not use any illustrations, photographs, videos or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Any permitted use of our material is subject to ensuring that our copyright notices and trade marks appear as they do on all copies online and customary bibliographical citations including author attribution, date article title (where applicable) and the URL to the relevant website are included. If you print off or download any material from the Website in breach of these Terms and Conditions, any rights to use the Website will cease immediately and you must at our option return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. All rights not expressly granted in these terms or any express written licence are reserved.
The trademarks and logos which are displayed on the Website are the trademarks of the University and the BMJ Group and/or their licensors. Any use including framing, metatags or other text utilising the University’s and/or the BMJ Groups trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without both parties’ (or their licensors’) express written consent.
Permission for use of our intellectual property
Any request for permission of our content or images, or other use of our intellectual property not authorised under a subscription, should be made using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Submissions to the Website
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to any of our sites constitutes a violation of their rights, including without limitation, their intellectual property rights, reputational rights or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible or liable to any third party for the content and accuracy of any materials posted, transmitted, uploaded or submitted by you, or any other user, to the Website.
Links from the Website
The Website contains links including hyperlinks which may take you outside the Website. Links are provided for your convenience, and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those sites and accept no responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them.
Links to the Website
You may link to articles on the Website provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal. You may not provide a link which suggests a form of association, approval or endorsement on our part, unless we have expressly agreed to this in writing.. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the homepage. We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission upon notice to you or by amending these terms and conditions
Please note: If you are using one of the popular “offline browsers” that allow you to download content from a site and read it later, please be aware that subject to ensuring that this amounts to only a small proportion of content, strictly for your personal non-commercial use, or where this amounts to “fair dealing” we impose one restriction on their use.
You must not use the Website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the Website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the Website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the Website for any of the following:
- For fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise carry out any unlawful activity
- To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, harmful, defamatory, obscene or menacing racist, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, infringes any intellectual property rights, or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam
- To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
- To impersonate any third party or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content
Limitation of Liability
Although we will make every effort to operate the Website with reasonable care and skill, our liability is limited as set out below.
The commentary and other content published on the Website are provided for information only and are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. No responsibility for its accuracy and correctness is assumed by us, and we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such commentary or content by any user or visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its content.
To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
- all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
- any liability for any indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Website, any website linked to it and any materials posted on it, whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable; and
- any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill or wasted management or office time, in each case whether direct or indirect and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Nothing in these terms limits or excludes our liability for (a) death or personal injury resulting from its negligence, (b) any fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or (c) any other liability which, by law, cannot be limited or excluded.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Terms and Conditions in your country of residence or other relevant country.