Content Management and Responsibilities

HCA International Ltd, "HCA", and the hosts of this Website and the Intranet which provides access to the same, accept no responsibility for, and excludes all liability in connection with browsing this Website, use of information on this Website and downloading any material from it, including, but not limited to, any liability for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or misleading or defamatory statements. This Website is intended to enable information relevant to the work of HCA, to be freely available on the World Wide Web (WWW). Whilst HCA hopes you find this Website interesting and informative, the contents are for general information only. HCA believes the contents to be true and accurate as at the date of writing, but can give no assurances or warranties regarding the accuracy, currency or applicability of any of this Website's contents. As such, the contents of this Website should not be relied upon. In addition, none of the content of this Website will form any contract between the Hospital and any user of the Website, nor constitute any offer by HCA. The use of and access to pages of the HCA Website is subject to the foregoing disclaimer, and terms and conditions set out below. By using or accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

HCA will not share your private information with anyone outside of the HCA Group. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting, to and from, the Website any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, and pornographic or other material which would violate any law.

Copyright

Content on this Website is subject to copyright. Material can be downloaded for private research, study or Hospital business use only. Any other use, will require the permission of the copyright owner of the material. The copying, distribution or publishing of information provided on this Website is prohibited.

Links to Websites

The provision of a link to an external website does not constitute any authorisation to access material within that website. All information on this Website, including links to other websites, is provided for information and convenience only. No endorsement of any other website by HCA is expressed or implied by the presence of a link to the same on the HCA Website. HCA accepts no responsibility for the quality of resources to be found on external websites, and anyone using the same does so at their own risk.

HCA shall have no responsibility, nor liability for the privacy of personal information posted by users to link to websites. As HCA's Website may provide links to third party websites, users should review their respective privacy policies to learn more about what, why and how they collect and use personally identifiable information.

HCA reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual whom it suspects of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources through its' Website service.

Email and enquiry forms

When you send an email or complete an enquiry form, HCA will not share your email address or private information with anyone outside of the HCA Group, with the exception of our consultants who provide the services about which you are enquiring.

If you sign up for one of our emailing lists, we'll only send you the kind of information you've requested. We won't share your email address with anyone outside of HCA Group with the exception of healthcare providers who provide the services about which you are enquiring.

Downloads

Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure that files are free of defects, there are no guarantees that they are free from defects, such as computer viruses. Therefore, no warranty or guarantee is given by HCA, regarding files downloaded or accessed.

Reliability of Information

The resources made available on the HCA Website, are for information only. The Website is not intended in any way to replace any other existing channel of HCA external communication. Nothing on the Website is intended to constitute advice to anyone. Content on the Website is governed by a number of HCA policies and guidelines. If you should come across any material that may be in breach of any HCA policy or procedure, or any relevant legislation, please advise the IT Manager, without delay, so appropriate remedial action (if deemed necessary by HCA) can be taken.

Website Availability

Although the Website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances, there are many factors both within and outside of the control of HCA, which may prevent the website from being available. No responsibility is accepted by HCA, for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources through its' Website. If you find any errors within the HCA Website site, including links that don't work, pages linked to the wrong document and out of date information, please notify the IT Manager, without delay, to enable these to be rectified.

Logged Information

HCA may keep a record of the number of times a page is accessed in order to analyse trends, administer the site, and to see what pages are accessed the most. These records do not contain personal information.

Exclusion of Liability

The service and materials on this Website are provided "as is" and HCA and the hosts of this Website expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, to the extent permitted by law including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the service or any materials.

Except in respect of death or personal injury arising from negligence, HCA and the hosts of this website hereby exclude liability for any claims, losses, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever with respect to any information and/or services provided on the HCA website, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damages, compensatory damages or loss of profits or data whether based on a breach of contract or warranty, delict or tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise.

Governing Laws

The terms and conditions of use of the Website as provided by HCA shall be governed by English Law.


How we use cookies

This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies enable users to navigate around the website and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the site. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. We use cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently and locate the user's jurisdiction.

Disabling cookies

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

However, please remember that cookies are used to enable and improve certain functions on our website. If you decide to block all of the cookies using your internet browser, you will only continue to be able to visit the public areas of the website and will no longer have access to any secure areas. You may also experience interruption or delays to your browsing experience of public areas.

For more information about how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Category 1: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

"By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device."

List of cookies:

Name: Google Analytics
What they do: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
Duration:
Utma - this expires after 2years
Utmb - expires after 30 mins
Utmc - session cookie which expires at the end of use
Utmz - expires after 6 months

Category 2: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

The information these cookies collect are anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

"By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device."

List of cookies:

Name: vmp.streamuk.com
What they do: This cookie allows videos to be streamed through the website. It does not collect personal information about the user of a device.
Duration: This cookie expires after 1 year