Conditions of use and disclaimer

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Please read this legal message carefully as, by accessing "" ('website') provided by the Royal College of Pathologists ('RCPath'), you agree to be bound by the conditions contained in this legal message:

All material contained in this website (unless otherwise indicated) is the property of RCPath and copyright is held by RCPath.

Use of material
No part of this website may be copied, performed in public, broadcast, published or adapted without the prior written permission of RCPath, except solely for your own personal and non-commercial use.

The internet is not a secure medium of communication therefore the RCPath cannot guarantee the security of any information which users input onto the website. RCPath is not and will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer as a result of loss of confidentiality. Despite the non-secure nature of the internet, RCPath take the confidentiality and privacy of its users seriously and is committed to safeguarding their privacy and confidentiality.

Links are provided for information and convenience only and RCPath assumes no responsibility for, and does not endorse, the contents of any other website to which this site has links. RCPath cannot be held liable for damage suffered or loss or costs incurred howsoever caused, as a result of your use of any other site.

Whilst RCPath has taken every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, neither RCPath, its Members and Fellows (including observers and lay participants), employees, affiliated organisations or any of their employees accept liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. All items may be subject to change from time to time.

It is not intended by RCPath to create any contractual agreement or other legal relation with members or any other person.

Any views expressed by individual contributors are the personal views of those contributors and cannot be taken to represent the views of the College.

RCPath shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any information contained on this site.

RCPath reserves the right to revise this website service or withdraw access to the whole or any part of the website at any time.

RCPath is committed to making its website accessible to all internet users and to meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. We are engaged in an ongoing review of compliance and will act to address areas of non-compliance which we become aware of. The College welcomes input and advice from our site users. If you should be aware of a non-compliance with the Act, and/or general best practice in this respect, please email

Statistical analysis
All accesses to this site are recorded in our server logs. This is essential for resolving errors and helping to managing the service delivered. Details about your visit may also be used for statistical analysis and by registering to access this site you are agreeing to allow us to do that. Usage information is essential to support the case for on-going education funding for provision and support for this site.

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These conditions of use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.


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