Mentoring terms and conditions

Use of RPS Mentoring Service

These terms and conditions set out your rights, obligations and restrictions for use of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain’s (“RPS”) mentoring service (the “RPS Mentoring Service”). Prior to participating in the RPS Mentoring Service, please read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree with these please refrain from using the RPS Mentoring Service. 

Submission of Personal Details 

Completion of the registration form constitutes consent on your part for the information submitted to be shared with RPS and potential mentees or mentors. You represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and you will maintain the accuracy of such information (including your email address). 

Use of Mentoring Service

You may only use the RPS Mentoring Service for lawful purposes. You may not use it:

  • For purposes that would breach any applicable local, national or international law or regulation or in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
  • 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 or any other harmful programs; for infringements of copyrights, patents or trademarks; for inappropriate sexual conduct; for harassment of other users; or impersonation of any persons for gain or benefit.

While the mentoring process will facilitate the professional development of both mentor and mentee, the RPS Mentoring Service should not be considered as a substitute for professional judgement. The final responsibility for judgements and decisions made by participants in the RPS Mentoring Service, and the actions that flow from them, lie with participants in this service. RPS therefore recommends that service users personally assess the professionalism, experience and credentials and references of the mentor and agree contractual terms before entering into any mentoring programme. They should also satisfy themselves that the mentor possesses the experience necessary to deliver against their requirements. 

While RPS has made every effort to ensure that mentoring provided through this service is of high quality and relevant to applicants, it cannot guarantee the integrity, quality or accuracy of the advice or guidance provided by mentors.

Confidentiality

Pharmacists have a professional requirement for confidentiality in patient care and this should be extended to professional networking within the RPS Mentoring Service. The RPS Mentoring Service is a private network for mentors and mentees, and it is expected that the mentoring relationship will be an exclusive one-to-one relationship. Discussions between mentor and mentee and information received as a result of the RPS Mentoring Service should be kept confidential and not disclosed unless required by law.

Data Protection

Information about mentors and mentees submitted to the RPS Mentoring Service will be processed, stored and shared by RPS in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This information constitutes personal information and will be used only for the purposes of administering the mentoring service, and not for any third party or commercial mailings.

Limitation of Liability 

The information in the RPS Mentoring Service is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude: all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the RPS Mentoring Service or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of it. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Amendments & Changes

RPS may revise these terms and conditions at any time.

Termination or Suspension of Use

RPS will determine, in its discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms and conditions.  When a breach has occurred, RPS may take such action as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the RPS Mentoring Service.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. 

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to the RPS Mentoring Service.