Website terms of use – introduction

The terms “Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to the owner of the website, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of this website (“Site”) These terms of use together with the documents referred to in them (“Terms of Use”) set out the terms of use on which you may use our Site and any of the content, material and services connected with the Site. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site. By entering our Site, you accept these Terms of Use and agree always to act in accordance with them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our Site.


The content and material on this Site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. All rights in the content and material that is made available via this Site, without limitation, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics and arrangement of such Material is owned, controlled or licensed by or to the Trust and are protected by and subject to all applicable English or international intellectual property laws including copyright.

Use of the site

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, the Privacy and Cookies Policy and all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations the Trust grants you a limited, perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Site for your own personal use.

You may use our Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm any person in any way;
  • In a way that infringes the rights or, restricts or inhibits anyone else’s use and enjoyment. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue;
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (please see below);
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);use the Site in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users; or
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material which is malicious or technologically harmful or which may adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the Site, however, you must not:

  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy of re-sell any part of our Site in contravention of these Terms of Use;
  • Adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content or material from the Site (including the Materials) without our prior written permission;
  • Infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Site;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information from the Site without our prior written consent; or
  • Access without prior written approval from us, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    – any part of our Site;
    – any equipment or network on which our Site is stored;
    – any software used in the provision of our Site; or
    – any equipment, network or software owned or used by any third party in connection with the Site.

The Trust has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

Accessing our site

Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw, suspend or amend the material and services that we provide on our Site, including these Terms of Use at any time without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time. We aim to update our Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. Any of the content on our Site (including the Material) may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such content. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Site or to our Site in its entirety to users.

Our liability

We aim to ensure that the information published on our Site is accurate and consistent with current knowledge, however we do not warrant or guarantee the applicability, accuracy, completeness, performance or suitability of any content or material (including the User Content) found or offered on the Site for any particular purpose. We do not guarantee that our Site, or any materials or content on it (including the User Content), will be free from errors, omissions or inaccuracies. The use of or reliance on any Site content and material is entirely at your own risk and we expressly exclude liability for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The patient information on this website is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified health care professional and should only be used as directed by your doctor or health care professional following an assessment.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law the Trust and third parties that are from time to time 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;
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including any loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable) incurred by you in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site any websites linked to it and any content posted on it.This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Privacy and cookie policies

These Terms of Use refer to the following additional policies, which also apply to your use of our Site: Privacy and cookies policy and the DrDoctor patient appointment management system privacy policy: This policy sets out information about the cookies on our Site and also the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


The Trust is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our Site by introducing (whether knowingly or not) any material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you could be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (as amended from time to time) and/or could be acting negligently, giving rise to a claim in the civil courts. We will report any potentially criminal acts to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of a suspected breach of this provision, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and we reserve the right to terminate your right to use our Site. 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 our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it (including the Material), or on any website linked to it.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any and all claims, disputes or proceedings of any kind (whether relating to contractual or non-contractual obligations) arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Furthermore the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (whether contractual or non-contractual) that arises out of or in connection with these Terms of Use.


If any of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining Terms of Use.


The Trust’s address for communication is: Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT, United Kingdom