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Terms & Conditions

This policy is intended to cover the uses for all of the website referred to as the ‘Site’, although additional conditions, restrictions and privacy policies may apply.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Site. By using the Site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.


This website is owned and operated by Oxford Hernia Clinic. All material, including text, designs graphics, photographs and other content, used on this website are the copyright of Oxford Hernia Clinic, except where otherwise expressly stated. You are permitted to print or download content for your own personal use. You may not use or reproduce any material on this website for any commercial purpose or on any other website, unless with our prior written permission. Oxford Hernia Clinic may modify these terms and conditions at any time.

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


Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this website are directed solely at those who access this website from the United Kingdom mainland.

The information contained in this website is for information purposes only. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on this website is correct, Oxford Hernia Clinic can make no warranty as to its accuracy, freedom from error or reliability.

Oxford Hernia Clinic shall have no liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of this website, the inability to use this website, any information contained within it or any defect in it. The information contained in this website is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Material appearing on this website may include advertising and other material submitted by parties other than Oxford Hernia Clinic.

Accessing the site

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire site, to users who have registered with us.

When using the Site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy .

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.


The content and services offered herein are here to educate consumers on hernia related medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Nothing in the content or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Intended for users 18 and older

The Site is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age or older. This website is not directed for use by children under the age of 18. Users under the age of 18 should get the assistance of a parent or guardian to use this site.

You agree that you will not:

Upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that may infringe or violate any rights of any party

Use this website for any purpose in violation of national or international laws

Use this site as a means to distribute advertising or other unsolicited material to any third party

Use this website to post or transmit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity

Attempt to disable, "hack" or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this website

Secure Access

If you use any part of the Site requiring secure access, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

Blogs and interactive media

If you use blogging features or otherwise post information to a Site, you give Oxford Hernia Clinic the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise use your submission for any purpose, in any form, and on any media.

If you use blogging features or otherwise post information to the Site, you agree you will not:

  • Post material that infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights
  • Post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Oxford Hernia Clinic in its sole discretion
  • Post advertisements of solicitations for business
  • Post chain letters or pyramid schemes
  • Impersonate another person including but not limited to a spouse, child or sibling
  • Allow another person to use your credentials for posting or viewing comments
  • Post the same note more than once or "spam"
  • Oxford Hernia Clinic reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
  • Remove communications that fail to conform with these terms of use
  • Terminate a user's access to the entire Site or specific features such as the blog
  • Edit or delete any communications posted on the blog features, regardless of whether such communications violate these standards.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on the Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update the Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we 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 Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; and wasted management or office time,
  • whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

Linking to our site

You may link to the home page of the Site, 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 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 from 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 the Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must not contain any material which is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening or otherwise likely to offend any person or which infringes any right of any person.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Site other than that set out above, please address your request to us using our “Contact Us” form.

Links from our site

Where the 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, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and the law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use 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.


We may revise these terms of use 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 have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material that appears on the Site, please contact us using our “Contact Us” form.

Call us on 0800 043 0066 or fill in our contact form