on which you may access and use our web portals ("these websites") and the
services provided on or through these websites ("Services"). These Terms
of Use apply to all users of, and visitors to, these websites.
not access, use and/or contribute to these websites.
Information about us
We provide web portals on behalf of client organisations to enable web based communication.
These websites are operated by Doctor Communication Solutions Limited (trading as
DocCom), a company which is registered in England under company number 06314173,
with a registered office at Castlemead, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AG ("we",
"us", "our"). Our VAT number is 925264816.
You can contact us by email at email@example.com
or write to us at Doctor Communication Solutions Ltd, Castlemead, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AG.
If you continue to use these websites, you will be deemed to have accepted any amended
elsewhere on these websites, the latter will prevail.
Accessing these websites
You have a non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable right to
access these websites and use the Services in accordance with and subject to these
When accessing and using these websites and any Services, you must comply with the
provisions of our Acceptable Use Policy. Additional terms may also apply to certain
areas of these websites and, where they apply, will be displayed before you access
the relevant areas of these websites.
We reserve the right to change the Services we provide on these websites without
prior notice to you. In addition, we may deny access to, suspend or stop providing
a Service (or any features within a Service) provided via these websites to you
or to users generally.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access
to these websites.
We may restrict access to some parts of these websites or Services, or our entire
websites or Services, to users who have registered with us. To register with, access
and use those parts of the websites and Services, you must be, and represent and
warrant that you are: (a) 18 or over; (b) resident in the United Kingdom; and (c)
not prohibited from using the Services.
You must register using a valid email address that you access regularly in case
we need to contact you, and keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
If you register using someone else's email address, we may suspend or terminate
your access to these websites and/or Services.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or
any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat
such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.
We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen
by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply
You may not allow anyone else to use or access your account, and you may not use
or access anyone else's account. If you think that someone else may have access
to, or may be using, your account, you must tell us as soon as possible by sending
an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a medical professional and have access to DocCom Locum for the purpose
of seeking locum positions, you represent and warrant that you: (a) are properly
trained, qualified and experienced; (b) have an appropriate level of experience
for any particular roles that you apply for; (c) hold a current registration to
practise as a doctor, nurse or other medical professional (as applicable) in the
United Kingdom; and (d) are otherwise allowed to practise as a doctor, nurse or
other medical professional (as applicable) in the United Kingdom and have not been
suspended or prohibited from doing so. You will indemnify us for any loss or damage
arising from or in connection with any breach of this term by you.
Intellectual property rights
Except as expressly set out below in relation to content submitted by you (see 'Uploading Material to these Websites'), all copyright,
trade marks, database right and other intellectual property rights in these websites
and in the content and material published on it (including text, graphics, software,
photographs and other images, videos, sound and logos) are owned by us or our licensors
property rights owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge that you do not
acquire any ownership rights by downloading content from these websites.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from these
websites for your personal reference, provided that: (a) such copying is not substantial
or systematic; (b) any copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property right
notices contained in the original content are reproduced; (c) our status (and that
of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on these websites is acknowledged;
and (d) you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have
printed off or downloaded in any way.
- use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately
from any accompanying text;
- use any part of the content on these websites for commercial purposes without our
- copy, download, store, make available, distribute, sell or offer to sell all or
any part of these websites or the content on these websites (including any other
users' contributions or communications);
- download or otherwise copy (whether directly or indirectly) any content, files or
data from these websites to make or populate a database or publication of any kind
- remove or change any content on these websites or attempt to circumvent security
or interfere with the proper working of these websites or the servers on which they
are located; or
- reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code
for any intellectual property used to provide these websites or the services provided
via these websites.
If you print off, copy, download or use any part of these websites in breach of
suspend and/or terminate your right to use these websites and/or Services at our
discretion; and (b) you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the
materials you have made.
If you require permission to use any part of these websites for any purpose that
Uploading material to these websites
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to these websites,
or to make contact with other users of these websites, you must comply with our
or otherwise, we have the right to remove any material or posting you make on these
websites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with our Acceptable Use
You retain the intellectual property rights in any contribution that you submit.
grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide
licence to use, copy, edit, adapt, publish, transmit, make available and distribute
your content (in whole or in part) via these websites and/or any distribution methods
later developed. To the extent permitted by law and/or by your licensors, you waive
your moral rights in your content.
By submitting content to these websites, you represent and warrant that: (a) you
have the right and authority to grant us the rights set out above; and (b) any such
contribution is not defamatory or confidential, does not breach any contractual
restrictions or other third party rights, complies with applicable laws and otherwise
complies with the requirements and standards in the Acceptable Use Policy.
Services provided by these websites enable you to share information and communicate
with other users. Any content you upload to these websites will be considered non-confidential,
so if there is any information that you would like to keep confidential or you are
required to keep confidential under an obligation to a third party, do not upload
it to these websites. We are not responsible or liable for any use by any other
user of any content that you submit to these websites.
We may also disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material
posted or uploaded by you to these websites constitutes a violation of their intellectual
property rights or of their right to privacy.
If you do not want us to post any content on or transmit any content via the websites,
please do not submit your contribution to the websites.
We are providing these websites and the Services as portals and communication methods
only and are not responsible or liable for the accuracy, integrity or legality of
any content posted by you or other users on these websites or transmitted via these
websites, any use of such content or any reliance placed on such content.
Except for liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, we, and other members of
our group of companies exclude any liability for or in connection with:
- any action you may take as a result of relying on any information provided on or
transmitted via these websites;
- any dealings you have with third parties (e.g. other registered users) that take
place using or facilitated by these websites;
- any unauthorised use of these websites or Services, including any use of these websites
We provide DocCom Locum as a portal service, and are not responsible for screening
or selecting any medical staff that are put forward for vacancies within DocCom
Locum ("Locums"). We do not represent that any Locums: (a) are properly trained,
qualified and experienced; (b) that they have an appropriate level of experience
for any particular role; (c) that they hold a current registration to practise as
a doctor, nurse or other medical professional (as applicable) in the United Kingdom;
or (d) are otherwise allowed to practise as a doctor, nurse or other medical professional
(as applicable) and have not been suspended or prohibited from doing so. We exclude
all liability for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with any recruitment
decisions made using DocCom Locum, including any loss or damage arising from or
connected to any third party claims resulting from any acts or omissions of Locums
appointed using DocCom Locum.
conditions, terms or other undertakings of any kind, whether express or implied,
statutory or otherwise, are excluded. In particular, no condition, warranty, representation
or other term is given or entered into to the effect that these websites or the
Services will be of satisfactory (or any other) quality, that they will be fit for
any particular purpose, that use of these websites or Services will be uninterrupted
or error-free, that they will perform to or operate in accordance with any particular
standard, that use of these websites or Services will comply with applicable laws,
or that the content on these websites is accurate, complete and complies with applicable
We will not be liable for any: (a) loss of income or revenue; (b) loss of business;
(c) loss of profits; (d) loss of contracts; (e) loss of anticipated savings; (f)
loss of data or software; (g) loss of goodwill or reputation; (h) wasted management
or office time; or (i) indirect, consequential or special loss; arising from or
in connection with any use of or inability to use these websites or Services, any
websites linked from these websites and any content posted on or transmitted via
these websites or Services, however such loss arises (whether from breach of contract,
tort (including negligence) or otherwise) and whether or not such loss was foreseeable.
These websites and Services are provided on an "as available" basis. While we will
try to fix bugs, we cannot guarantee that these websites, Services or any individual
feature of these websites will be error free, available all the time and/or free
from viruses. It is your responsibility to implement appropriate IT security safeguards
(including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements
as to the safety and reliability of content. We are not responsible if you cannot
access these websites or Services properly or at all because of any event outside
our control, for example (without limitation) the performance of your or our ISP,
your browser or the internet.
death or personal injury arising from our negligence, liability for fraudulent misrepresentation
or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
You will indemnify us for all damages and losses (including reasonable legal fees
and expenses) arising out of or in connection with: (a) your failure to comply with
of content to these websites or the transmission of your content via these websites
or Services; (b) any activity which you engage in using these websites or Services;
(c) any breach by you of your obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and/or
obligations of confidentiality to third parties; (d) any medical or other advice
or information provided by you using these websites or Services; (e) a recruitment
decision made by you using DocCom Locum; (e) any acts or omissions of any Locums
engaged by you using DocCom Locum.
Information about you and your visits to these websites
Where you supply personal information to us as part of our registration process
or as part of your use of these websites or Services, we will collect, store and
such processing, and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate and up-to-date.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse these websites or Services 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 these websites or Services,
the servers on which these websites are stored or any server, computer or database
connected to these websites. You must not attack these websites or any Services
via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. In the
event of such a breach, we may: (a) report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement
authorities and co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to
them; and/or (b) suspend and/or terminate your right to use these websites and/or
Services with immediate effect.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service
attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer
equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use
of these websites or Services or to your downloading of any content or materials
contained on these websites or on any website linked to them.
Linking to these websites
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, but you must not: (a)
link to any other page of these websites; (b) establish a link in such a way as
to suggest any form of association with us or approval or endorsement on our part
where none exists; or (c) frame these websites on any other sites. We reserve the
right to withdraw linking permission without notice. Any website from which you
are linking with our permission must comply in all respects with the content standards
set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
Third party content and links from these websites
We are not responsible or liable for any third party content on or transmitted via
Where these websites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third
parties, these links are provided for your information only and you access them
at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources,
and accept no responsibility or liability for them or for any loss or damage that
may arise from your use of them. The fact that links to external sites may be included
on these websites does not imply any endorsement of or association with their operators.
Updating content and maintenance
We aim to update these websites regularly, and may change the content on them at
any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to these websites, or close
them indefinitely. Any content on these websites may be out of date at any given
time, and we are under no obligation to update any content.
From time to time we may need to fix bugs, install updates and undertake general
diagnosis and maintenance of these websites. We will try to conduct scheduled maintenance
during times when we anticipate that online use is lower than normal.
We also need to be able to do emergency maintenance and/or suspend access to these
websites where we consider it reasonably necessary to do so in our discretion. We
will use our reasonable efforts to minimise the period of any such emergency maintenance
(including the Acceptable Use Policy).
Termination of your account will disable your access to the Services provided via
these websites for which registration is required.
If any part or provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful or unenforceable,
this will not affect the validity of any other part or provision.
not waive our right to enforce that right.
Jurisdiction and governing law
although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these
All comments, queries and requests relating to content which appears on these websites
should be sent by email to email@example.com
or addressed to Doctor Communication Solutions Ltd, Castlemead, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AG.
Thank you for visiting these websites.