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Website Terms of Use

1 General

1.1 This website is owned and operated by the British Pain Society whose registered office is at Third Floor Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG, a charity registered in England under Charity Number 1103260 and a Scottish Charity Number SCO39583 and company limited by guarantee registered in England under Company Number 5021381 ("the British Pain Society").

1.2 Through your continued access of this website, you are deemed to have accepted these terms of use. The British Pain Society grants you a non-exclusive, revocable licence to access this website, but only if you comply with these website terms of use and accept the Limitations of Use set out below. Access may be suspended or withdrawn without liability at any time for technical, commercial or legal reasons.

1.3 All content on this website is owned by or licensed to the British Pain Society, and is protected by intellectual property laws including (as applicable) trademark and copyright. The materials presented on the site are made available for you to browse. You are entitled to download extracts of these materials to a Personal Computer to copy for personal use or study only, providing that you fully acknowledge that this website is the source of the material. No commercial use may be made of any of this material without the express written permission of the President, Treasurer or Secretary of the British Pain Society. The British Pain Society reserves all other rights.

1.4 No licence is granted to any user to the British Pain Society's Coat of Arms or the Society's name without the express written permission of the President, Treasurer or Secretary of the British Pain Society.

1.5 Ideas or opinions expressed by the developers or users of the British Pain Society website do not necessarily reflect those of the British Pain Society, its officers or Council members.

1.6 You agree not to misuse this website in any way including in any illegal or criminal way; in any way which would give rise to civil liability for the British Pain Society; in any way which would be technically harmful to the website or to the British Pain Society's systems; or in any way which would harm the reputation of the British Pain Society (in all cases, in any jurisdiction in the world).

2 WARNING: Limitations of Use

2.1 Applicability within the UK only

Unless otherwise specified, the material on this website is directed solely at those who access this site from the United Kingdom mainland. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations outside the United Kingdom mainland should also consult advice and guidance which has been produced locally, in accordance with local health laws and such persons are responsible for compliance with local health guidance and laws if and to the extent that such are applicable. The British Pain Society makes no representation that any product, or information or link referred to within this website, is appropriate for use, or available, in other locations outside the United Kingdom mainland.

2.2 Not a substitute for early and ongoing professional health care advice

If you are suffering from pain, you should in the first instance consult your GP promptly, as pain may be an indicator of health problems which, if not treated promptly, may get worse. If the pain continues after initial treatment, you should take regular and ongoing medical advice from an appropriate professional. Information on this site is not (and cannot be) a substitute for a consultation with an appropriately qualified health professional.

The information on this website is given in good faith for general information purposes only. However, medical knowledge and practice is constantly developing and so the information on this website may no longer reflect current thinking and/ or may be out of date. The information is subject to revision or withdrawal at any time. The British Pain Society gives no warranty as to its completeness or accuracy.

3 Links to Third Party websites

Links to third party websites are provided for information and convenience only. Any links to third party websites are not endorsements by the British Pain Society of such third parties or their websites. The British Pain Society has no control over the content of third party websites and as such can accept no responsibility for the content of such websites or for the privacy policy or use of cookies of such websites or for personal information which such websites may collect or data which they may place on your computer. You will be bound by the terms of use and privacy policy of such third parties when using their website.

Any user or website operator or host wishing to create a link to the British Pain Society's website from any other website or document must first obtain written permission from the President, Treasurer or Secretary of the British Pain Society.

Nothing on this website is intended to or shall form an offer by the British Pain Society to enter into any contractual relationship.

4 Please note:

The material on this website is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the British Pain Society excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which but for this legal notice might have effect in relation to this website.

Except as set out in the paragraph below, the British Pain Society will be under no liability to you whatsoever whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise for any injury, damage or direct loss, indirect loss or consequential loss (all of which terms shall include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the use, accessing, downloading or relying on any information or other materials contained in this website, including, without limitation, as a result of any computer virus, worm, trojan horse, logic-bomb or other malicious program.

These website terms of use do not exclude the British Pain Society's liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from its negligence, for fraud or for any matter for which it would be illegal for the British Pain Society to exclude or to attempt to exclude such liability under English law.

These terms of use, the privacy policy below, and any dispute relating to them, this website, its content and use are subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

The British Pain Society may revise these terms of use and the privacy policy below at any time by posting revised versions on this site.

Privacy Policy

Personal Information is any information from which an individual can be identified. For example, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address may be Personal Information. It is the British Pain Society's policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that Personal Information held by the British Pain Society is held securely and processed fairly and lawfully, in accordance with the UK's Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

When you visit the website you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details, and other personal information. The British Pain Society may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from any e-mails, letters or completed forms which you send to the British Pain Society.

Typically we use cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site; such as, the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages that they have visited. From this information we compile reports to help us improve the website. We may also provide links to third party websites which we think you may find useful. These websites may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use. We not have any control over these.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

The British Pain Society may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: monitoring and providing website access; sales and billing; maintaining member databases; and technical and commercial research. In using this website, you consent to such use of your Personal Information.

The British Pain Society may disclose your Personal Information to third parties who the British Pain Society instructs to process that Personal Information on its behalf for the purposes set out in Clause 8 above. Such third parties are required by the British Pain Society to sign an agreement under which they agree to only use your Personal Information for the purposes for which the British Pain Society instructs them to use the information, and to take appropriate measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful access to it. In using this website, you consent to such use of your Personal Information.

The British Pain Society may disclose or make available information which includes your Personal Information where it is obliged to do so under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and/or the Codes of Practice on the Discharge of Public Authorities' Functions and on the Management of Records (which are issued under section 45 and 46 of the FOIA respectively) and/or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

If you wish the British Pain Society and/or selected third parties to provide you with any details of publications, promotions, mailings regarding courses, seminars, meetings, pain related products and related advertising now or in the future, please notify us at [email protected] confirming whether you wish to receive details of such products and services from the British Pain Society alone or also from selected third parties.

You can find out what Personal Information the British Pain Society hold about you by writing to us at The British Pain Society, Third Floor Churchill House, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG. The British Pain Society is entitled to charge the relevant statutory fee for this service and to request further details from you, if required.

If any of the Personal Information the British Pain Society hold about you is incorrect or needs updating, or if you want the British Pain Society to delete any Personal Information or change the British Pain Society's method of contacting you, please email your request to [email protected].