Terms of use

Use of this Website is subject to the following Terms & Conditions:

1. Definitions

In these Terms and Conditions, the following definitions apply:

‘WHPCA’ means World Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales (Company Number 6735120) and a registered charity (Charity Number 1127569) WHPCA’s registered office is at 34-44 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JG

‘the Website’ means any website under the ownership or control of WHPCA from which a link has been created to these Terms and Conditions

‘the Material’ or ‘the Materials’ means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained in or available on the Website

‘User’ means an individual, firm, company, organisation or any other entity accessing this Website, placing an order for goods, or making postings to any WHPCA forums

‘Service’ or ‘Services’ means any information and services provided by WHPCA through or via the Website

2. Ownership and application of terms & conditions

WHPCA may at its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms & Conditions at any time by updating the text of this page. Certain parts of the information and Services which may be provided by WHPCA through or via the Website may have additional terms applicable to them (for instance any forums which are accessed via the Website).

By accessing this Website a User is deemed to accept these Terms and Conditions

3. Use of the Website

Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the Website and to use for their own purposes the information contained in it, provided :

It is used for information purposes only and for personal use only, and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain (see also copyright below)
No part of the Website is to be copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (including but not limited to electronic, mechanical, printed or recorded) to any third party without the prior written permission of WHPCA
Audio/Video clips may likewise not be used for non personal use without the prior consent of WHPCA.
The User agrees to use the Website only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this website by, any third party.
Please contact Help the Hospices if you would like to use any of the material for promotional or training purposes.

4. Copyright

All rights reserved. Copyright in the Material on the Website (ie information, data, text, graphics, links or computer codes which are published on, contained in or available in this website) is owned by WHPCA or its content suppliers and unauthorised use of this material without the prior written consent of WHPCA (or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s) ) is prohibited. Note that all works in the nature of databases attract database rights.

The names and any logo of WHPCA and any related product and/or service names, design marks & slogans are the trade names, service marks or trade marks of WHPCA and may not be used without the prior written consent of WHPCA.

5. Disclaimer

The Website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, none of its Material should be considered as a substitute for specific advice to be obtained by the user for specific situations. In particular Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information or other Material contained in the Website, and it is the User’s sole responsibility to satisfy itself prior to using the information and/or Material in any way of suitability for the User’s purposes.

So far as permitted by law, WHPCA does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of such information or other Material.

Every precaution is taken by WHPCA to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate, legally correct and ethical but neither WHPCA nor any authorised contributor to the Website can be held responsible for any action (or lack or omission of an action) taken by any person (whether an individual or an organisation), wherever that person is based, in respect of any information or other Material contained in or accessed via the Website.

While every appropriate step has been taken to ensure that information and Material on the Website is accurate at the time of writing, content may not be completely up to date.

6. Warranty and Indemnity

The User warrants to WHPCA that it will not use the Website, the Material (or any part of it) for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, service marks or any other intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner.

WHPCA reserves the absolute right to bar users from the Website, to report any misuse of the Website to the relevant authorities (wherever situated) and, where appropriate, to take legal action.

The User shall indemnify WHPCA, its employees and agents, against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against WHPCA, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Website, its content (or any part of it) for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7. Limitation of Liability

Without affecting the statutory rights of purchasers of any goods or products, or any specific terms and conditions of sale, the User agrees that its use of the Service is on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis with regard to the Material, whether express or implied or statutory. In no event shall WHPCA be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damage including (but not limited to) damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of, or in any way connected with the use or performance of, the Website; interruptions or delays to the Website; the provision of or failure to provide the Service; or for any information, Material, goods and services obtained through the Website or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, and however framed in law.

8. Third Party Websites

The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than WHPCA and which are not under the control of, and are not maintained by, WHPCA. WHPCA includes these links to provide the User with access to information and services that it may find useful and/or interesting. WHPCA is not responsible for the content of these third party websites and/or pages or for anything provided by them. If the User has any concerns about the content of any linked third party website or any website associating itself with WHPCA please contact the Website manager : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9. Privacy and Data Protection

Our privacy policy is set out in the section of the Website ‘Privacy Policy’ and is deemed to be included in these Terms and Conditions.

10. Viruses

WHPCA does not warrant:

· that the functions contained in this Website will be uninterrupted or error free, or

· that defects will be detected, or

· that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses, or bugs or

· that this Website represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the Materials.

Whilst WHPCA makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the Website it cannot ensure or guarantee such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. You are strongly recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website.

11. Encryption

Although the Website uses encryption security software where on line payment details are accepted and registration details are given, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information by means of email or other internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by such User (unless the prevailing law directs otherwise) and in no event shall any such loss be born in whole or part by WHPCA or its agents.

12. Force Majeure

WHPCA shall not be held in breach of its obligations, nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any other party, for any cause beyond WHPCA’s reasonable control including (but not limited to) any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or of communications operators.

13. Establishing Links to the Website

Any person or organisation wishing to establish a link to this Website must obtain the prior written consent of WHPCA. Any request should be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submission of a link request to WHPCA confirms the submitter’s agreement to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

14. WHPCA Forums and exposure material by use of the Website

Use of any WHPCA forums constitutes acceptance by the User of these Terms and Conditions and any posted forum rules. WHPCA reserves the right, without prior warning and at its sole discretion, to bar submissions which fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions and/or any forum rules. WHPCA also reserves the right to delete any Material which, in its sole discretion, WHPCA considers to be offensive or inappropriate. Please be aware that WHPCA cannot control the actions of forum users, nor can it monitor forums continuously, and WHPCA is not liable for any inappropriate or offensive material posted on the Website by forum users (or any third party User). By using the Website and any WHPCA forums the User acknowledges and accepts that there may be an exposure to offensive or inappropriate material. If the User becomes aware of any breach of these rules, please inform WHPCA immediately by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

15. Complaints

If you have any enquiries or complaints then please address them to:

Claire Morris

Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance

34-44 Britannia Street

London WC1X 9JG

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16. General

If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between WHPCA and the User and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and WHPCA.
Any failure of WHPCA to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.
If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this Website must be terminated immediately.

17. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with English Law and the user consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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