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Website terms of use

Website terms of use

www.cancertools.org is a website operated by Cancer Research Technology Limited and “CancerTools.org” is the trading name of Cancer Research Technology Limited’s diagnostic tools and reagents business. Any use of “we”, “us” or “our” in this document means or refers to Cancer Research Technology Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 1626049 with its registered office at 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ (“CRT”). CRT is wholly owned by Cancer Research UK, a company with liability limited by guarantee (registered in England and Wales under number 4325234) and a charity (registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1089464 and in Scotland with number SCO41666 and in the Isle of Man with number 1103) of 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ (“CRUK”).

By using this website (www.cancertools.org) and any related sites, services, applications or tools you agree to the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). We may amend these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason without providing prior or any notice. Updated Terms of Use become effective at the date they are posted to this website and your continued use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use then in force.

1. Definitions

In these Terms of Use:

    • Material” means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links, computer code or other material published on, contained or available on this website.

2. Your use of this website

By using this website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree, you must not use this website.

We may amend or revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating the text of this page. Every time you wish to use this website, please check these Terms of Use to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We do not guarantee that this website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access this website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

You can view any parts of this website (subject to being authorised to do so in respect of any password protected areas) and use the Material contained on this website for your own purposes provided you:

      • use it for information purposes and/or reproduction for personal use only, and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain;

      • notify and seek CRT’s approval (by contacting [email protected]) before creating any links to this website; and

    • do not copy, store, or transmit in any form or by any means to any third party, any part of this website, without CRT’s written permission.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures (including in connection with creating and using a user account), you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user account, user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

3. Collection of data

This website uses cookies which means that when you browse it we may collect minimal information such as how you linked to the website and your IP address. The use of cookies helps us understand user behaviour with a view to enabling us to improve the visibility and accessibility of the website. For more information read our cookie policy.

If you create a user account with us, then at the point of registration we will ask you for further details including information that may be used to personally identify you such as your address and contact details including your email address. For further details of how we store and use your personal data please read our privacy policy.

4. Accuracy

Information posted by us: Material contained within the product catalogue on this website is compiled from information provided by the originating scientists and/or their institutions, which is believed to be accurate. We use our reasonable efforts to verify information prior to its inclusion in the catalogue but we do not give any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained anywhere herein or any Materials.

Information posted by you or third parties: in order to engender trust in our website any content submitted by you for inclusion on our website may first be subject to review by us and our approval before being posted. Approval is at our sole discretion and we retain the right to reject any submitted content or make suggestions to you for amendments prior to accepting content for publication. We use reasonable efforts during the review process to verify the accuracy of information submitted to us by you or other users but we give no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of any such postings, nor do we take any responsibility for any views expressed. You are fully responsible for the content of any content you post to this website and you agree that you will not post anything illegal, obscene, deliberately misleading, defamatory, abusive, that infringes third party intellectual property rights, contains a virus or constitutes spam.

5. Content control

Information posted by us: we may change, suspend or remove any element of this website, including your access to any element of this website or service offered through the website, at any time without having to provide notice to you.

Information posted by you or third parties: we retain the right to remove any posts or other user submitted content for any reason. By way of example reasons for removal may be due to the content being suspected of being, or found to be threatening, defamatory, obscene or infringing third party intellectual property rights.

You may report any content on the website that you believe to be offensive or infringing your intellectual property rights by emailing [email protected] providing as much information as possible to help us investigate the reported content. Such information may include the location of the relevant content and full details of why you hold it to be offensive or an infringement of your intellectual property rights. We will use reasonable endeavours to investigate the reported content and respond within five working days and then take any further action as may be necessary within five working days.

We reserve the right to remove or restrict the account, temporarily or permanently of any user, including any user who posts inappropriate or infringing content or otherwise breaches these Terms of Use.

6. Intellectual Property

CRT is the owner or licensee of the intellectual property rights in the Material. All such rights are reserved. Unauthorised use of the Material (including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication) without the prior written consent of CRT is not allowed.

The Cancer Research UK name and logo are some of CRUK’s registered trade marks, and the CancerTools.org logo is a registered trade mark of CRT. You may not use CRUK’s or CRT’s unregistered or registered trade marks without the prior consent of CRUK or CRT as applicable.

The Materials are protected by UK and international copyright laws and treaties and you are responsible for obeying all such applicable laws. Reproduction of all or any part of the Materials in any form is prohibited except to the following extent:

(a) You are permitted to make copies of this website as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of this website and you may print one copy of each page solely for your personal use, but you must not otherwise copy it, use it or re-publish it in whole or in part without our prior written permission; and
(b) You are permitted to make and distribute copies of any other documents expressly made available for downloading on this website provided that no alterations are made to the content of the document and the document is copied in full.

No part of this website may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Insofar as any content posted by you on this website (e.g. reviews of research tools) attracts intellectual property protection, you hereby warrant that you have the right to use such intellectual property for such purpose and hereby grant us the non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty and fee free, worldwide, transferable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, publish, adapt, display and distribute such content on any media.

7. Your lawful use of this website

When you use this website (including uploading content to this website or making contact with other users of this website), you must not:

      • in any way breach any applicable law or regulation;

      • infringe the copyright, trade marks or other intellectual property rights of CRT or third parties;

      • in any way be abusive, vulgar, obscene, unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, defamatory and/or or hateful to any person;

      • violate the privacy or other personal rights of others;

      • have the intention of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;

    • knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

Any content you upload to this website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all ownership rights in such content, but hereby grant CRT a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty and fee free, worldwide, transferable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, store, publish, edit, adapt, display and distribute such content to third parties.

CRT has the right to remove any content uploaded by you if, in our opinion, it does not comply with these Terms of Use.

8. Reliance on information on this website

The content on this website if provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up to date.

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of this website, including product reviews. This information and these materials may have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on this website do not represent our views or values.

9. Limitation of liability

CRT will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages (even if foreseeable), whether based on contract, tort or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law. This includes but is not limited to liability for: loss of data or profits; interruptions or delays to this website; the provision of or failure to provide services; any information, Material, goods and services obtained through this website; use of or reliance on any Material; or otherwise arising out of your use of or inability to use this website.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law CRT expressly disclaims all warranties, representations and undertakings express or implied statutory or otherwise, including those of quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing CRT makes no representation or warranty that:

(a) CRT will provide uninterrupted or error free access to this website or the services it offers;
(b) this website does not contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other forms of malicious code; or
(c) this website or its content do not infringe any third party intellectual property rights.

CRT is not liable for any loss whether under statute or in tort (including but not limited to negligence), contract or otherwise in respect of any direct, consequential, indirect or pure economic loss, including, in each case, loss of goodwill, opportunity, profit or contract.

Notwithstanding the foregoing nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed as excluding or limiting the liability of CRT for fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury of any person resulting from our negligence or for any other liability which cannot be limited by law.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability may apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in the applicable Tool Terms and Conditions set out.

10. Third party websites

This website may contain links to websites operated by parties other than CRT. Such links are provided for your convenience only. CRT does not control such websites and is not responsible for their content. CRT’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any approval or endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. In no respect are we making any representation or warranty as to the content or accuracy of such third party websites. You are solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites. CRT takes no responsibility for any links to third party websites that are included in posts or other content uploaded to this website by its users. Clicking through any link on this website and any use of any third party website is at your own risk.

11. Other terms that may apply to you

Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us.

Cookies enhance your online experience. Our Cookies Policy provides information about how cookies are used on this website.

If you purchase goods and/or services from this website, the applicable tool Terms and Conditions set out will apply to the sales.

12. Viruses and other malware

Although CRT makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from this website, we cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, please take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from this website.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access this website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse this website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this website, the server on which this website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this website. You must not attack this website 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 this website will cease immediately.

13. Encryption

Although this website uses encryption security software in areas where online payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. CRT will not be liable for any loss incurred by any user who transmits information by means of e-mail or other internet links.

14. Force majeure

CRT will not be in breach of its obligations under these terms and conditions, nor liable for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control. This includes but is not limited to any act of God, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, act or omission of government or regulatory bodies.

15. General

Any failure of CRT to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights.

If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

No term of this Agreement is enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 by a person who is not a party to these Terms of Use, except CRUK.

16. Disputes

Between you and us: please contact us in the first instance on our contact us page and we will attempt to resolve the dispute in an amicable manner through discussion. If discussions between you and us do not resolve the dispute then we will consider requests for mediation or arbitration as a further alternative to litigation.

Between you and another user: we shall not be liable, and you agree to release us from all claims or other demands arising from a dispute between you and another user of this website. You may request and we will give reasonable consideration to providing information and assistance (although we shall not be obliged to do so) where it may resolve the dispute in an amicable manner.

17. Jurisdiction

All matters relating to these Terms of Use and use of this website shall be governed by English law. All persons accessing this website, whether from within the United Kingdom or outside the United Kingdom, irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any disputes arising from or relating to this website, any transactions made via this website, these Terms of Use and/or any other use of this website. Furthermore, all persons accessing this website irrevocably waive all and any rights to bring any action in any jurisdiction other than England and Wales. Those accessing this site from outside England and Wales are solely responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

 

Tool enquiry

Please ensure you use your organisation email address rather than personal where possible, as this helps us locate your organisation in our system faster.

CancerTools.org uses the contact information provided to respond to you about our research tools and service. For more information please review our privacy policy.