Website Acceptable Use Policy
acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under
which you may access our website
This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to,
Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy,
which supplement our Website
and the RPS Members Code of Conduct (found in the Appendix to the RPS Regulations)
www.rpharms.com is a site operated by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain ( we). We are a company registered and incorporated in England and Wales by Royal Charter with Company Number: RC000799 with our registered offices at 66-68 East Smithfield, London, England, E1W 1AW. Our VAT number is 233029692.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam)
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Website
- Not to access without
authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt
- Any part of our site
- Any equipment or network on
which our site is stored
- Any software used in the
provision of our site, or
- Any equipment or network or
software owned or used by any third party.
Our Interactive Services
We may from time to time
provide interactive services on our site, including, without
messaging, bulletin and chat services
Where we do provide any
interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about
the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of
moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in
particular, for children) from third parties when they use any
interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each
case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant
service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of
those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor
or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we
expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from
the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our
content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
Our website is not designed
for under-18s and we do not take any responsibility for use by
children or those under 18.
The use of any of our
interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their
parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to
use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate
with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not
foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be
made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an
interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of
contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute
to our site ('contributions'), and to any interactive services
associated with it.
must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the
letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well
as to its whole.
Be accurate (where they state
Be genuinely held (where they
Comply with applicable law in
the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
Contain any material which is
defamatory of any person
Contain any material which is
obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
Promote sexually explicit
Promote discrimination based
on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation
Infringe any copyright,
database right or trademark of any other person
Be likely to deceive any
Be made in breach of any
legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a
duty of confidence
Promote any illegal activity
Be threatening, abuse or
invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or
Be likely to harass, upset,
embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person
Be used to impersonate any
person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any
Give the impression that they
emanate from us, if this is not the case
Advocate, promote or assist
any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright
infringement or computer misuse.
RPS Members are reminded that
all content and contributions must comply with the RPS Members Code
of Conduct and should not have the effect of bringing the pharmacy
profession or RPS into disrepute.
RPS have a zero tolerance
approach to bullying and harassment and any contributions which might
be reasonably deemed to be such will be removed with immediate
Suspension and Termination
We will determine, in our
discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use
policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has
occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material
breach of the
upon which you are permitted
to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the
Immediate, temporary or
permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site
Immediate, temporary or
permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our
Issue of a warning to you
Legal proceedings against you
for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but
not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting
from the breach
Further legal action against
Disclosure of such
information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is
We exclude liability for
actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy.
The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may
take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Any complaints about content
or contributions to our website should be addressed to
in the first instance. You can read more about our Complaints
Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy
We may revise this acceptable
use policy 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
make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions
contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by
provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.