This page (together with the documents or other pages referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of this website. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.

QualityWatch is a major research programme developed in partnership by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.

The Nuffield Trust is a registered charity, with charity number 209169, and a limited company registered in England and Wales, with company number 00382452. Our registered office is at 59 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP.

The Health Foundation is a registered charity, with charity number 286967, and a limited company registered in England and Wales, with company number 1714937. Our registered office is at 90 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9RA.


Accessing this site

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

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


Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.


Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.


Disclaimer

The contents of the blog reflect the opinions of the writers (and other contributors), they do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Nuffield Trust or the Health Foundation. They are personal to the writer and are naturally subject to change from time to time.

It is the responsibility of users to check the accuracy of relevant facts and take appropriate professional advice before entering into any commitment based upon them.


Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby 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 direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
      • 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;
      • and 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 or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This 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 any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


Viruses, hacking & other offences

You must not misuse our site 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 site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site 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 site will cease immediately.

We 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 site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Linking to our site

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. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to us via email.


Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


Jurisdiction & applicable law

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use 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 law of England and Wales.


Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our comments policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. Read our comments policy for further information.


Our intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying either the Nuffield Trust or the Health Foundation, are the proprietary marks of those organisations.

Any use made of these marks or unauthorised use of other material on the QualityWatch website may be an infringement of our intellectual property rights and we reserve the right to enforce all such rights as we have.


Copyright

The Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation are the owners or the licensees of all intellectual property rights in the QualityWatch website, and in the material published on it.

Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. For further information read our copyright policy.


Information about you & your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.


Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact us via email. Thank you for visiting our site.