General Terms

General terms of Use
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Rajeev Shah
Updated 1 month ago

 Date of Last Revision: April 23, 2021  

 

 PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.


This website is operated by Dental CPD Services Ltd and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "us", "we" or "CPD Pro"). By accessing or using CPD Pro's websites or services, or the mobile versions of either, (collectively the "Website") you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or "Agreement") and any other applicable law, whether or not you are a registered member of CPD Pro. CPD Pro may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice, effective upon its posting to the Website. You agree to review these Terms of Use regularly to make yourself aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Website shall be considered your acceptance to the revised Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Website. 

 NOTE: Registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) is a prerequisite of registration with CPD Pro. You will not be able to register with CPD Pro if you are not currently registered with the GDC.

Refunds and Cancellations

You can cancel your subscription at any time by emailing  us at least 1 month before your subscription renewal date at dental@cpdpro.org.uk
Your subscription will run until its end and no further charges will be made.
Pro-rated refunds will not be made.

 

 Intellectual Property

 

 All intellectual property on the Website (except for User Generated Content) is owned by CPD Pro or its licensors, which includes materials protected by copyright, trademark, or patent laws. All trademarks, service marks and trade names (e.g., the CPD Pro name, the logo) are trademarks or registered trademarks of CPD Pro. All content on the Website (except for User Generated Content), including but not limited to text, software, scripts, code, designs, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, applications, interactive features and all other content ("Content") is a collective work and is the proprietary property of CPD Pro; All rights reserved.

 

 Website Use Restrictions

 

 You may use the Content only for your own non-commercial use to participate in the Website or to place an order or purchase CPD Pro products & services. Any other use is prohibited unless agreed to by CPD Pro in writing. You agree not to change or delete any ownership notices from materials downloaded or printed from the Website. You agree not to modify, copy, translate, broadcast, perform, display, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, download, display, post, transmit or sell any Intellectual Property or Content appearing on the Website, including User Generated Content (defined below), without CPD Pro's prior written consent, unless it is your own User Generated Content that you legally post on the Website. You agree not to use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering methods. Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be interpreted as granting any license of intellectual property rights to you.

 

 Product Orders 

 

 All orders placed through the Website are subject to CPD Pro's acceptance. This means that CPD Pro may refuse to accept or may cancel any order, whether or not the order has been confirmed, for any or no reason, and without liability to you or anyone else. If your credit card has already been charged for an order that is later cancelled, CPD Pro will issue you a refund.

 

 Safeguard Your Username/Password

 

 You are responsible for any actions that take place while using your CPD Pro account. Keep your username/password secure and do not allow anyone else to use your username/password to access the Website. You agree to notify CPD Pro immediately of any unauthorised use of your CPD Pro account. CPD Pro is not responsible for any loss that results from the unauthorised use of your username/password, with or without your knowledge.

 

 Author Generated Content

 

 "Author Generated Content" (collectively known as 'modules', 'educational content', 'CPD') is content produced & uploaded by authors with the purpose of distribution throughout the CPD Pro platform.

 

CPD Content produced by authors is peer-reviewed prior to approval for distribution on the CPD Pro platform. Authors please click here to see further terms of participation in our Author program.

 

 User Generated Content

 

 "User Generated Content" is communications, materials, information, opinions, photos, profiles, messages, notes, website links, text information, music, videos, designs, graphics, sounds, and any other content that you and/or other Website users publish, display, upload, disclose, transmit, store, share or otherwise make available ("post") on or through the Website, except to the extent the content is owned by CPD Pro. 

 

 1. Posting Rules: User Generated Content and User Conduct

 

 Be Responsible.

 

 You are solely responsible for your User Generated Content, your interactions with other users and your activity on the Website. Do not take any action or post anything that may expose CPD Pro or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

 

 Be Relevant and Constructive.

 

 Stay on topic and post only constructive comments and questions. Unless the Website feature asks for it, don't talk about policies, future products, speculations or rumours about CPD Pro and CPD Pro products, or anything else off topic.

 

 Be Courteous and Appropriate.

 

 Flaming and insults are prohibited. Do not post User Generated Content, or a link to a website, that, in CPD Pro's sole discretion, is illegal, offensive, libellous, defamatory, infringing, inflammatory, deceptive, inaccurate, misleading, malicious, fraudulent, false, indecent, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, violent, sexually explicit, invasive of privacy, publicity, intellectual property, proprietary or contractual rights, offensive in a sexual, racial, cultural, or ethnic context, will harm or threaten the safety of others, or is otherwise objectionable. Do not post photos or videos of another person without that person's consent. Do not "stalk," intimidate, abuse, harm or harass another Website user or person.

 

 Be Private.

 

 Do not post personal information, including your email address, IM address, or phone number. Do not collect or solicit personally identifiable information from other Website users or send unsolicited emails or other communications. Do not collect, use or post on the Website the private information of anyone else without their consent or for illegal purposes, including without limitation addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers and credit card information.

 

 Be Personal.

 

 The chat functions on this Website are not to be used for any commercial purpose. Do not post any advertising, solicitation or commercial content whatsoever on the Website or accept payment from a third party in exchange for your performing commercial activity on the Website. Do not post any User Generated Content that involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming." Do not use automated scripts to collect information from, or otherwise interact with, the Website.

 

 Be Yourself.

 

 Do not impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation athletes or CPD Pro employees. Do not misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity. Do not register for more than one CPD Pro account, register a CPD Pro account on behalf of another individual, group or entity, or sell or transfer your profile or account. Do not use or attempt to use another person's account, username or password.

 

 Be Original.

 

 You promise that you own or control all rights in any User Generated Content that you post on the Website. You are responsible for ensuring that any User Generated Content that you post does not, and will not, infringe or violate anyone else's rights, including copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights. You promise not to submit User Generated Content unless you are the owner or have permission from the owner to post such User Generated Content and grant CPD Pro all of the license rights granted in these Terms of Use.

 

 Be Legal.

 

 Do not post any User Generated Content, take any action or use the Website in a way that violates any law, would create liability or promotes illegal activities. Do not take any action on the Website designed to interfere, disrupt, damage, disable, overburden or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, telecommunications equipment or the Website. Do not post User Generated Content that contains software viruses, programs or other computer code. Do not circumvent or modify any Website security technology or software.

 

 2. General Rules for User Generated Content 

 

 Prescreening Content

 

CPD Pro does not guarantee to prescreen User Generated Content. CPD Pro does not guarantee the Website will be free from User Generated Content that is inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable. CPD Pro is merely acting as a passive channel for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Generated Content or activities of users on the Website. Even in the event CPD Pro chooses to monitor any User Generated Content, CPD Pro assumes no responsibility for, or any obligation to monitor or remove, such User Generated Content. CPD Pro reserves the right to edit, remove, or refuse to post any User Generated Content or terminate your registered account for any reason.

 

 Eligibility and Registration

 

 To become a member of the CPD Pro Website, or post User Generated Content, you must register for an account. In order to register for your account you must have a valid GDC number. 

 

 You agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself in all registration forms on the Website. This Website is intended solely for users who registered with the GDC.

 

 Complaints

 

 Immediately notify CPD Pro in writing of any objectionable content appearing on the Website. CPD Pro will make good faith efforts to investigate allegations that any User Generated Content violates these Terms of Use but makes no promise that it will edit or remove any specific User Generated Content.

 

 Copyright Infringement Complaints

 

 We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from posting on the CPD Pro Website any content that violates another party's intellectual property rights. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the 'DMCA') provides a complaint procedure for copyright owners who believe that website material infringe their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe that your work has been improperly copied and posted on the website, please provide us with the following information: (1) name, address, telephone number, email address and an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorised to act on his/her behalf; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of where on the Website the material that you claim is infringing is located; (4) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. These requirements must be followed to give CPD Pro legally sufficient notice to CPD Pro of infringement. Send copyright infringement complaints to:

 

 Dental CPD Services Ltd 
 78 York Street 
 London 
 W1H 1DP

 

 We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a DMCA notice with CPD Pro's copyright agent. There can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

 

 Links

 

 The Website may contain links to websites operated by other companies. CPD Pro does not endorse, monitor or have any control over these linked websites, which have separate terms of use and privacy policies. CPD Pro is not responsible for the content or policies of linked websites and you access such websites at your own risk.

 

 Mobile Services 

 

 The Website contains services and features that are available to certain mobile phones. Your carrier's normal rates and fees apply. If CPD Pro charges you for a mobile service, you will first be notified and asked to accept any charges. Not all mobile services will work with all carriers or devices. You should check the rates and services offered by your carrier. By using CPD Pro's mobile services, you agree that we may communicate with you by electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your use of these services may be shared with us. If you change or deactivate your mobile phone number, you must promptly update your account information to ensure that we don't send your messages to a different person.

 

 Published Activity

 

CPD Pro allows you the option to publish about the actions you take on CPD Pro's Website to Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. CPD Pro does not control which information gets disseminated on participating social platforms. You agree to allow CPD Pro to check your CPD Pro cookies when you are visiting participating social platforms, and allow CPD Pro to receive information about your use of those social platforms.

 

 This feature is deactivated by default. 

 

 You can activate and deactivate this publishing feature on your profile page.

 

 Indemnification

 

 You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CPD Pro, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees, arising from or relating in any way to your User Generated Content, your use of Content, your use of the Website, your conduct in connection with the Website or with other Website users, or any violation of these Terms of Use, any law or the rights of any third party.

 

 Privacy

 

 Our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference, further describes the collection and use of information on this Website.

 

 User Interaction Disclaimer

 

 You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Website users, whether online or offline in person. CPD Pro is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage resulting from any interaction with other Website users or persons you meet through the Website. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other users on the Website, whether online or offline, and conduct any necessary investigation before meeting another person. In addition, you agree to review CPD Pro's Privacy page prior to using this Website. CPD Pro is under no obligation to become involved with any user dispute, but may do so at its own discretion.

 

 Warranty Disclaimer 

 

CPD Pro is not responsible or liable for any User Generated Content or other Content posted on the Website or for any offensive, unlawful or objectionable content you may encounter on or through the Website. The Website, User Generated Content, Content, and the materials and products on this Website are provided 'AS IS' and without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, CPD Pro disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. CPD Pro cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website. CPD Pro does not represent or warrant that the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes the Website available are free of viruses or anything else harmful. To the fullest extent permitted by law, CPD Pro does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials or Content in the Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, reliability or otherwise. You understand and agree that you download or otherwise obtain Content (including any mobile client) at your own risk, and that you will be solely responsible for your use and any damage to your mobile device or computer system, loss of data or other harm of any kind that may result. CPD Pro reserves the right to change any and all Content and other items used or contained in the Website at any time without notice. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

 

 Limitation of Liability

 

CPD PRO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THE CONDUCT OF OTHER WEBSITE USERS (WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE) OR ATTENDANCE AT A CPD PRO EVENT OR ANY USER GENERATED CONTENT, EVEN IF CPD PRO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOUR ONLY REMEDY AGAINST CPD PRO FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE. THAT SAID, IF CPD PRO IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, CPD PRO'S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED GBP100.00. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

 Miscellaneous

 

 You agree that this Website shall be deemed a passive website solely based in England & Wales, which does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over CPD Pro in jurisdictions other than England & Wales. You agree that this Website, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and any dispute between you and CPD Pro shall be governed in all respects by English law, without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods.  Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Website (including but not limited to the purchase of CPD Pro products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. By using the Website, you agree to receive certain electronic communications from CPD Pro. You agree that any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communication that CPD Pro sends you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. CPD Pro's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of these Terms of Use shall not be considered a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall modify any of these Terms of Use. CPD Pro may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

 

 Severability

 

 If any provision in these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue to be enforceable. If any provision in these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and the remaining provisions are still valid and enforceable.

 

 Termination

 

CPD Pro reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate your account, delete your profile and any of your User Generated Content, and restrict your use of all or any part of the Website for any or no reason, without notice, and without liability to you or anyone else. CPD Pro also reserves the right to block users from certain IP addresses and prevent access to the Website. You may terminate your account at anytime by clicking the 'deactivate account' button in the Account Settings. You understand and agree that some of your User Generated Content, such as that which is displayed outside your profile, in activity feeds, in other parts of the Website, or on other social platforms (e.g., Facebook and Twitter), may continue to appear on the Website or on other social platforms even after your User Generated Content is removed or your account is terminated. These Terms of Use remain in effect even after your account is terminated. The Terms of Use relating to Intellectual Property, Indemnification, User Interaction Disclaimer, Warranty Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Miscellaneous, Severability and terms that by their nature may survive termination shall survive any termination

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