Terms of use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Information about us

https://www.trichologists.org.uk/ is a site operated by The Institute of Trichologists (“we”, “us” and “our” shall be construed accordingly).  We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 00208098 – Incorporated on 27 August 1925, and have our registered office at 107 Trinity Road, London, SW17 7SQ. Our VAT number is 872506026.

General

Our website www.trichologists.org.uk (“our site”) is an information and online referral service which facilitates you to locate Trichologists who have undergone our training course or who have been accepted as members due to their specific training and their agreement to abide to our Code of Professional Practice and Ethics.

You will use our site solely as a source of information. Our site does not offer medical or similar professional services and the information provided is not in any way intended to replace a face-to-face consultation with a Trichologist, doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. If you desire or need such services or advice, or should any medical condition arise or exist, you should consult with a Trichologist, doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

You acknowledge that you engage a Trichologist at your own discretion and risk. We do not provide Trichologists with any clinical or service provision guidelines and take no responsibility for any contractual relationships between you and our Trichologists or work carried out by them.

In engaging with your preferred Trichologist, you acknowledge that you are entering into a direct contract with a Trichologist and agree that we are neither a party to, nor have any responsibility for this contract or its terms.

However, if there is a problem with the consultation/treatment we do get involved via the Chair of Ethics so we do have a responsibility as such.

We may provide other goods and services from time to time. Full details will be provided on our site.

Terms of website use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) (“Terms”) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our site. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use our site, as they will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our site.

The websites operated by our Trichologists may contain terms and conditions which are materially different from these Terms. When visiting any such website you should check the terms and conditions of each website you visit and do not assume that these Terms apply to all or any of the Trichologists’ websites.

Other applicable terms

These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us,  and sets out information about the cookies on our site. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you 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 other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The content on our site is provided for general information only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site. For the avoidance of doubt, the information on our site is not intended to be a substitute for advice provided by a Trichologist, doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.

We may from time to time provide information relating to Trichologists on our site. Such information may include, but not be limited to Trichologist biographies and practice details as provided by Trichologists themselves. For the avoidance of doubt and in addition to the further disclaimers contained in these Terms, we accept no liability for the content of such Trichologist biographies or practice details.

The clinical work involved in each treatment type is specific to individual patients.  We will from time to time, offer a guide on our site of what is typically included within a treatment. However, you should always check with your chosen Trichologist, doctor or other qualified healthcare professional to confirm the treatment involved before you enter into a contractual relationship for the provision of any clinical services.

Any pricing or price information on our site is indicative only and we take no responsibility for this information. Specific pricing for any treatment you receive will be at the sole discretion of individual Trichologists.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date and this disclaimer applies equally to any information we might provide via e-mail, forum or blog, telephone, social media or any other form of communication.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability and responsibility arising out of:

  • your use of services or products provided by participating Trichologists;
  • the failure of Trichologists to supply clinical services or products, whether in whole or in part;
  • the failure of Trichologists to provide correct and accurate advice or treatment to you; and
  • any negligence or breach of statutory or other duty either on our part or on the part of Trichologists.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, 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 content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

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.

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.

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 to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact admin@trichologists.org.uk.

Third party links and resources in 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.

The use of the Institute’s logo by anyone outside of the Institute is expressly forbidden unless consent has been agreed.

Severance

If any part of these Terms is declared invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, this will not affect the validity of any remaining part of the Terms. Any such remaining part will remain in full force and effect as if the invalid part of the Terms had been eliminated.

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

Trade marks

The trademark for The Institute of Trichologists is registered, no. EU004841491

Contact us

To contact us, please email admin@trichologists.org.uk

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