Use of our websites
Any reference to GP Tools or Nurse Tools, we, us and our is to GP Tools (UK) Limited, also trading as Nurse Tools, except where the relevant service is provided by another GP Tools company, in which case references to we, us or our shall, in respect of those services, be references to that GP Tools group company.
GP Tools Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (registered number is 8145523 ) with registered office at GP Tools, Kemp House, 152 City Road, London EC1V 2NX. UK.
Any reference to website(s) or site(s) is to a website owned or controlled by GP Tools (UK) Ltd and its co-owners and licensors.
Any reference to you or your is a reference to you as a user of a GP Tools website or service.
Please read the following Website Terms and Conditions (Terms) carefully before using the website(s) as they govern the use of our websites. By using our sites you are indicating you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them regardless of whether or not you choose to register with GP Tools. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the website(s).
From time to time we may change these Terms, and will post revisions on this website.
We recommend you regularly print a copy of these Terms for future reference and periodically review these Terms for changes. It is your responsibility for doing so.
If you have purchased a licence, subscription or otherwise entered into an agreement with us you will also be governed by the terms of that agreement, which shall prevail in the event of a conflict.
Access to GP Tools websites
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.
GP Tools shall not be liable if for any reason the Websites are unavailable at any time or for any period.
Language of Terms
Where these Terms have been translated into a language which is not English, this has been done for your convenience only to aid your interpretation of the Terms.
Accounts and passwords
We do not guarantee that our sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our sites by knowingly 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 sites, the server on which our sites is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would 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 sites will cease immediately.
Intellectual property rights
The content, layout, design, data, databases and graphics on this website are protected by UK and other international intellectual property laws and are owned by GP Tools or its licensors unless explicitly stated. Unless expressly permitted in writing in a licence agreement or referenced herein relating to GP Tools (below) and other than printing or displaying this on your screen or both, (strictly for your personal, appraisal and revalidation non-commercial use), no part of a 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 other than a GP Tools Appraisal and Revalidation document, which you may download, store and share for your personal, non-commercial use.
You may modify the copies you have displayed or printed in any way and you may use any illustrations, photographs, videos or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
For the avoidance of doubt, all documents and software and any Appraisal and revalidation document on the GP Tools website your create is YOUR property. It is by your actions that the document is created and you are the owner and publisher of said document.
The trademarks and logos which are displayed on the websites are the trademarks of the GP Tools and its licensors, except for NHS, GMC, NMC or HCPC. Any use including framing, metatags or other text utilising GP Tools trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our (or our licensor’s) express written consent.
Any material you upload to our sites will be considered confidential and proprietary and for such content we WILL NOT use, copy, distribute, edit, amend, disclose, sub licence to third parties and create derivative works in whole or party of any such material for any purpose, in any media.
We WILL NOT 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.
Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.
Production of third party documents and references to governing bodies
GP Tools group has no affiliation with the NHS, GMC, NMC or HCPC. Any reference to these organisations is solely for guiding YOU, the user to achieve your appraisal and revalidation goals. Any forms or documents that are produced with the logos of the NHS, GMC, NMC, or the HCPC are by YOU and by your actions. GP Tools group assumes no responsibility for the production of documents that are initiated by YOU the user. It is your responsibility to seek permission from your governing body to reproduce these forms if required to do so. If permission is not granted to you, you should not initiate the creation of these forms.
Our websites contain links including hyperlinks which may take you outside GP Tools websites. 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. We are not responsible for any website outside GP Tools websites, and such websites use will be subject to relevant terms and conditions and privacy policies.
You may link to articles or the home page of GP Tools or GP Tools websites but with regard to any other of our websites, 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. 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 an “offline browser” that allows you to download content from a site and read it later, please be aware that this shall be subject always to you ensuring that this amounts to only a small proportion of content, strictly for your personal non-commercial use.
Appraisal and revalidation requirements
GP Tools will try to ensure that the appraisal and revalidation guidance on our sites is up to date. However, we do not warrant that the completion of any of the resources on our websites will be all the necessary requirements for appraisal and revalidation you need nor that it is accurate. You are required to check with your governing body as to the exact requirements and it is your responsibility to do this. GP Tools denies liability in the event that you are unable to fulfil your appraisal or revalidation requirements.
Disclaimers and limitations of liability
a) General disclaimers
Description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication, unless it is owned by GP Tools and in which case it is subject to the disclaimers limitations of liability herein and within any licence or other agreement with you the latter of which shall prevail in the event of a conflict. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the material and information displayed on our websites is provided “as is” without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to accuracy.
We try and ensure our websites are available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week other than for a small period for scheduled down time, however we do not warrant that at other time our websites will be available. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we will be not be liable to you for damages or refunds should our sites become unavailable or access to a site becomes slow or incomplete due to system back-up procedures, internet traffic volume, upgrades, overload of requests to the servers, general network failures or delays, or any other cause which may from time to time make the any of our websites inaccessible to you.
b) Additional product specific disclaimers
You are responsible for your decisions on diagnosis, treatment and follow up for a patient, or from choosing or not choosing specific treatments based on this. Users should use their professional judgement in using GP Tools or licensed content, which is done at their own risk. They should always check and ensure that in each situation at the point of care they are qualified to consult and/or treat and/or prescribe at the point of care of a patient. Categories presented indicate a judgement about the evidence and strength of evidence available to our authors and licensors prior to publication and the relevant importance of benefit and harms. GP Tools relies on its authors to confirm the accuracy of the information presented to prescribe generally accepted practices.
Users should be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Because of this fact and because of regular advances in medical research and the possibility of human error, users should independently verify specified diagnosis methods, evidence, treatments, follow up, drugs and any contraindications or side effects including via manufacturers guidance. Also, the categories and information do not indicate whether a particular diagnosis, evidence, treatment and/or drug or other follow up is generally appropriate or whether it is up to date and suitable for a particular individual. The Content is no substitute for individual patient assessment based upon the healthcare provider’s examination of each patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. Please also note that information whilst not warranted to be accurate, is generally updated annually, so may be out of date. Ultimately it is the User’s responsibility to make your own professional judgments, so to appropriately advise and treat yourself or your patients.
GP Tools Learning and GP Tools Quality Improvement and GP Tools Online Diary
We do not warrant that the completion of any GP Tools Learning modules or use of other material on the GP Tools Learning website or use of the GP Tools Quality Improvement tools and resources will be all the necessary continuing professional development you need nor that it is accurate. We rely on our authors of articles, contractors and third party data providers to confirm the accuracy of information presented and to describe generally accepted practices and therefore we as the publisher and editors cannot warrant its accuracy or that this meets all or any requirements for professional development. Readers should be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information that they chose to rely upon. Ultimately it is the reader’s responsibility to make their own professional judgements. Opinions posted by users via GP Tools site forums and other parts of the sites are those of the individuals posting them and not the views of the GP Tools. The owner of the Online diary content is the USER and GP Tools takes no responsibility for the content. Medical professionals should use their own judgement as to the validity of this content.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GP Tools EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES:
i. ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND OTHER TERMS WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE BE IMPLED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR THE LAW OF EQUITY;
ii. ANY LIABILITY CAUSED BY A FORCE MAJEURE EVENT;
iii. ANY OBLIGATION OF EFFECTIVENESS OR ACCURACY; AND
iv. OTHER THAN AS SET OUT BELOW, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BY YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE OR WITHIN ANY PUBLICATION SUBSCRIBED TO, VIA ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO OUR WEBSITE(S) AND ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF INCOME OR REVENUE, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONTRACTS ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WASTED TIME AND FOR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, HOWSEOEVER AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BY BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORSEEABLE.
NOTHING IN THIS PROVISION AFFECTS OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE OR FOR LIABILITY FOR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION OR MISREPRESENTATION AS TO A FUNDAMENTAL MATTER NOR ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW. THESE PROVISIONS DO NOT AFFECT ANY APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS.
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
- To scrape, build databases or otherwise create permanent copies of any part of a website, or keep cached copies longer than permitted by the cache header.
- To misrepresent the source or ownership of the websites or any content contained thereon.
- To remove, obscure, or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices, falsify or delete any author attributions, legal notices or other labels of the origin or source of material.
Governing law and jurisdiction
To the fullest extent permitted by law, these terms will be governed by the laws of England and shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction, unless as at the date of formation of any agreement with you either i) the laws of England would not be upheld in the Courts in the users stated country location; ii) an English judgment could not be enforced in the user stated country location; or iii) it would take six months or more for GP Tools to enforce an English judgment in the user’s stated country location, then it is hereby agreed that these Terms shall be governed by the laws of the user’s stated country (or state if applicable) and its courts. Notwithstanding any of the above, this clause is governed by the laws of England.
Date of last update of document: 01 January 2015