This page (together with the documents referred to on it) sets out the terms (the "Terms and Conditions") on which you may make use of our website (our "Website") whether as a guest or a registered user. By using our Website, you indicate that you accept the Terms and Conditions (which include our Acceptable Use Policy and our Privacy Policy) and that you agree to abide by them.

If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, please refrain from using our Website.

About us
Our Website is operated by ENTUK (The "Association", "we" or "us"). The British Association of Otorhinolayrngology - Head & Neck Surgery is a professional body and is a registered charity, with registration number 1125524. The Association's main office is ENTUK at the Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A3PE.

ENTUK is a charitable organisation and is regulated by the Charities Commission (

Accessing our Website
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or our entire Website, to users who have registered with us.

When using our Website, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of the Terms and Conditions, and that they comply with them.

Registration and Security
To access certain parts of our Website you will need to register with ENTUK and we will need to obtain additional details from you. Where mandatory information is required as part of the registration process this is indicated.

You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete. You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering by updating your personal details in order that we can communicate with you effectively.

If you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your user identification code, password or any other piece of information related to our security procedures then you should notify us by contacting us immediately. 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 opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions.

If ENTUK has reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of our Website, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend your account.

Suspension or Cancellation of Registration
We may suspend or cancel your registration immediately at our discretion or if you breach any of your obligations under the Terms and Conditions.  You can cancel your registration at any time by informing us in writing at If you do so, you must stop using our Website. The suspension or cancellation of your registration and your right to use the Website shall not affect either party's statutory rights or liabilities.

Information About You and Your Visits to our Website
We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. If we make any changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post the revisions on our Website. You should review the Privacy Policy regularly, to note any changes as to how we collect and use personal information.

Intellectual property rights
Unless otherwise indicated, ENTUK is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights (including copyright) in the Website, and in the material published on it, including (but not limited to) the content, layout, data and graphics. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the Website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from ENTUK or our licensors.

Any authorised use of content, must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article, article title and the URL and you must keep intact all and any original copyright notices or other intellectual property notices.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

The material displayed on our Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, ENTUK and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
(a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and (b) 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 websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including (but not limited to) 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, wasted management or office time, whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property.

This condition in respect of liability does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor in respect of any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication, unless it is owned by ENTUK. Opinions posted on any part or parts of the Website are those of individuals posting them and not the views of ENTUK.

Materials posted on our Website are for information only and are not intended to: (i) amount to advice on which reliance should be placed; or (ii) constitute professional advice in relation to any issues covered. ENTUK and third parties connected to us hereby disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

You should obtain independent verification or advice before relying upon any materials on the Website.

Uploading Material to the Website
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our Website, or to make contact with other users of our Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you fully indemnify us for any breach of this warranty.

Any material you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. 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 the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. You agree to fully indemnify us in respect of any claim made against us by any third party relating to the content or accuracy of any materials uploaded by you.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Website if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences
You must not misuse our Website by introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

ENTUK will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our Website
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to make any use of material on our Website other than that set out above, please contact us.

Links from our Website
Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. ENTUK has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. These links are provided purely for your convenience and we do not endorse the materials on such websites.

We may amend these Terms and Conditions by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes as they are binding on you and will apply to the use by you of our Website after the date on which the changes are made. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use our Website. If you continue to use our Website after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of our Website indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you to enforce any judgment for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

You may not transfer any of your rights under the Terms and Conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under the Terms and Conditions to another business where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If you breach the Terms and Conditions and ENTUK chooses to ignore this, ENTUK will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions.

ENTUK shall not be responsible for any breach of the Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

ENTUK make no promise that materials on our Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing our Website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access our Website from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Nothing in the Terms and Conditions is intended to exclude or limit the statutory rights of a consumer.

This statement sets out the standards that you can expect from us in handling any information you entrust to us.

What you can expect from us:

  • Where you have a choice as to whether to provide us with your information, or what we do with it, we aim to make it is as easy as possible to exercise that choice.
  • We always set out the reasons for the collection of information, and only use it for those reasons.
  • Only information which we actually need is collected and processed.
  • Your personal information is seen only by authorised staff who need it to perform their duties.
  • Any information which we no longer need is deleted, unless we are compelled to keep it by law. Where we cannot, we will make this clear.
  • We will provide you with the ability to review and manage your information.
  • Decisions affecting you are made only on the basis of reliable and up-to-date information.
  • We will apply reasonable protections from unauthorised or accidental disclosure.
  • A copy of any information we hold about you is provided to you on request and we will honour your requests and rights, subject to the relevant appropriate legal restrictions and guidelines.
  • Any inaccurate or misleading information is checked and corrected as soon as you bring this to our attention.
  • We will put in place appropriate controls to manage any third-party vendor or supplier we deal with, holding them accountable via contract to specific standards, and ensuring they do not act without our instruction, passing on your choices and restrictions.
  • Proper procedures are in place for dealing promptly with any complaints that you make. The principles apply to personal information that we hold in all formats, including computer and paper based records.
  • We will only share information with external agencies for specified purposes, for reasons required by law or with your consent.

Service – specific privacy statements 

Wherever we request information from you, we will set out clearly:

  • who will see it
  • why they need it
  • what they will do with it

We will also tell you:

  • how we safeguard your personal information
  • how you can check and correct the information we hold
  • how to pursue a query
  • where to get more information

Further information

For further information contact our data protection officer at or see our full general data privacy notice.

Contact us
If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website or if you have any queries about the Terms and Conditions please contact us