Terms of Use

Terms of Use
These Terms of Use apply to the www.smith-nephew.com/education website only - other services provided by us may have different Terms of Use. By using this site you agree to comply with these Terms of Use.
This website is owned and maintained by Smith + Nephew, Building 5, Croxley Park, Hatters Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 8YE, England, United Kingdom, a member of the Smith & Nephew global group of companies ("we" or "us")

Our privacy notice sets out what information we collect from you, and what we do with it. 

The Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence website is designed for the education of healthcare professionals on the subject matters therein contained, and for the global exchange of professional knowledge, scientific research results and practical medical information among such professionals.

The website contains content prepared by Smith & Nephew and content prepared by other authors. Great care has been taken to maintain the accuracy of the information indicated as being prepared by Smith & Nephew on these web pages. However, Smith & Nephew cannot warrant the accuracy of any information and cannot be held liable for any use or reliance on any of the information contained on this website (unless otherwise agreed in writing). Contributions published on the website under the names of individual authors contain the statements and opinions solely of those individual authors and not of Smith & Nephew. Comments contributed by other authors and medical practitioners on this website are not endorsed or approved by Education and Evidence.

The website has been created for use by qualified medical professionals, even where access to content has not been restricted. Users’ identity and qualification may not be verified on access to the website and therefore inappropriate access by non-qualified persons cannot be reasonably avoided. Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence operators may not be held liable for any damage or harm resulting from inadvertent, inappropriate or ill advised access to and reliance on information contained on the website.

The products, procedures, and therapies described on these web pages should only be performed by certified and trained medical professionals in environments specially designed for such procedures. No test or procedure should be carried out unless, in the user’s professional judgment, the risk is justified. Whoever applies products, procedures, and therapies shown or described on these web pages will do so at their own risk. Smith & Nephew recommends that independent verification of diagnosis, therapies, drugs, dosages, and operation methods should be made before any action is taken.

The website may contain information and discussion (including the promotion of) methods, procedures or products that may not be available in certain countries or regions, or may be available under various other trade or service marks, names or brands. Methods, procedures and products may also be subject to regulation and governmental approval, clearance or restrictions in other countries or regions. It is recommended that users obtain information about such regulation in their home country.

Although all advertising material which may be inserted onto the web pages is expected to conform to ethical (medical) standards, inclusion in these web pages does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement by Smith & Nephew of the quality or value of such product or of the claims made of it by its manufacturer. Alternative products may be available from other manufacturers.

Links or referrals to other internet sites operated by third persons are made for users’ convenience only. Although Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence operators undertake reasonable efforts to verify, from time to time, the correctness or appropriateness of the referral to the sites, and do not assume liability for the contents of such sites or for any damage or harm resulting from users’ access to such sites. Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence operators do not guarantee that files available for downloading from this internet site are free from malicious software or codes. Education and Evidence suggests the use of effective protective software.


Legal restrictions for use of the Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence web pages
These web pages were produced by Smith & Nephew. All rights (including copyright in the aggregated parts of the website and the database) subsisting in these web pages are reserved by Smith & Nephew (on behalf of itself, or, where relevant its third party licensors) including trade marks in our name and logos.

Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence web pages may refer to or contain works or other content, such as names, instruments, treatments, presentations, logos, designs, etc, that may be protected by copyright, trademark, patents and other intellectual property rights or similar laws, even though specific reference to this fact is not always made. If you have any doubts as to whether a particular work or item is the subject of any rights reserved to or by us then please contact us we will endeavor to answer your query – no use (save as expressly provided for) of any such materials should be made by you pending our response.

However the commercial use of the contents of the website and copying of the works or other protected items contained on the web pages is prohibited. We do not permit the making available of such works or any parts of those works on any intranet site or the creation of derivative works based on the works contained on these web pages.

If you to use any of our content for any purposes other than as set out above you must first contact us and obtain our permission.

Restrictions on use: Authorised users of this site in compliance with its terms may (in the absence of any express term to the contrary on the relevant page) use the works contained on the web pages on a non-exclusive basis for non-commercial, academic, educational and research purposes only. Single images or illustrations (provided always that they (i) do not collectively or individually, comprise a substantial part of any single work, or (ii) are not taken from any slides or speakers notes accompanying any of the video presentations) may be copied for non-commercial academic research or educational purposes only. The images or illustrations may not be altered in any way and must carry the following statement of origin “Copyright all rights reserved. Smith & Nephew Plc.)", or such other copyright notice as stated on the website from time to time.

Without prejudice to the above, nothing in these terms or on any web page shall be construed as authorising you, or otherwise granting you the right, to download or otherwise copy any materials (including any speaker notes or slides) which accompany any of the works (including any presentations or videos) which are available through this site (save where the relevant presentation includes an express notice to the contrary).

Unlawful Use
As a user bound by these terms, you agree not to use services and contents of the Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence website in a way that is likely to cause damage to the services (e.g. by affecting, disturbing or overloading the services), and will refrain from illegal use or other abuse of the services or information derived from them, and to refrain from violating third parties’ rights.

Smith & Nephew Education and Evidence operators do not make any representation, and reserve complete discretion, in regard of the operation and availability of the website or any part thereof, and may at any time and without prior notice delete or replace contents, restrict access to services, imply further conditions and/or charge fees. Smith & Nephew will not be liable for any damages, loss, costs or expenses incurred by you as a result of any lack of availability or accessibility to the website.

We reserve the right to amend these terms of use from time to time which will be effective immediately when they are placed on the website. Please refer regularly to the version as published on our website when using the service.

Other Information
Nothing in these terms is intended to exclude any liability which we are not allowed to exclude under any relevant law.
English law applies unless a legal requirement in the jurisdiction in which the user is based prohibits this.

If you have any questions about anything on this website you can contact us by email at education@smith-nephew.com

All references to “Smith & Nephew”, “Education and Evidence", "we" or "our" in these terms should be read as references to Smith & Nephew Plc. (Company number: 00324357) (or such other member of the Smith & Nephew group as we may determine from time to time).
15 November 2013