Terms and Conditions
The ST3 Ortho Interview website is designed to aid doctors preparing for their ST3 Orthopaedic Interview. Information on the ST3 Ortho Interview website and ST3 Ortho Interview applications is not designed to make diagnosis or to prescribe treatment, and does not substitute professional clinical consultation.
The content of the ST3 Ortho Interview website has been reviewed by qualified surgeons who practice medicine within the UK, and whilst every effort has been made to ensure factual accuracy, ST3 Ortho Interview and parent company Meddicle LTD accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies or variations dependent upon location. Meddicle LTD in no circumstances shall be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages that occur as the result of using the information on the ST3 Ortho Interview website.
If you discover anything on the site which requires editing or updating, we would be very grateful if you contact us.
Welcome to ST3 Ortho Interview (the “Website”) provided by the company, Meddicle LTD. There are a some rules which our visitors must follow when using our Website, so please read our Terms and Conditions of Use carefully.
This Website is brought to you by Meddicle LTD, (“Meddicle LTD”, or “ST3 Ortho Interview”, or “we” or “us”) and all rights, including copyright, in the content of the Website is owned or controlled by Meddicle LTD (excluding content accessed via creative commons license).
Meddicle LTD and its affiliates provide access to the Website and sells its products to you subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use set out on this page and the Terms and Conditions of Sale which follow.
If you have any comments or queries relating to this Website, please use our Contact Us pages.
1. What do I agree to by entering the Website?
You are invited to use the Website on the basis of the Terms and Conditions of Use set out below.
By entering the Website and using its Features (as defined below) you are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions of Use or any part of them, you should not enter or use the Website. Meddicle LTD may modify or update these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time. If you continue to use this Website after any changes, this means you agree to be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions of Use.
2. The Features
The Website may offer the following features to you: purchase of products, competitions, prize draws, newsletters, video clips, downloading of screensavers, desktops and sound files (the “Features”).
3. Conditions of Using Features on the Website
You agree to use the Features on the Website in good faith and in the spirit in which they are made available to you. In particular you agree:
not to send or resend any content which is obscene or vulgar, offensive, abusive, harmful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, discriminatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of or invasive of another’s privacy, racially or ethically or religiously insulting or otherwise unlawful;
not to use Features on the Website for any purpose which would be considered a criminal offence, or give rise to civil liability or which is or may be damaging to the rights or interests of any user or other third party in any country in the world;
not to post or transmit material on the Website which is technically harmful (e.g. computer viruses, corrupted data, Trojans, worms or any other harmful software or data);
if you or any other party has any issues or concerns with the content of any communications generated via the Website, please contact the Website moderator as soon as possible; and
that all Features will be used entirely at your own risk and Meddicle LTD accepts no responsibility for any losses or consequences suffered by you or a third party as a result of your use of the Website.
If Meddicle LTD is informed or has any reason to believe that any of the Features on our Website are being used by a user other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use, Meddicle LTD reserves the right to suspend or permanently prevent access by the user to the Features and shall have no liability to the user whatsoever in such event.
4. Sending Us Information
We are happy to receive from you any ideas, suggestions, graphics, pictures or anything else, but do please remember that, by sending us your submission (the “Material”) you will be deemed to have granted Meddicle LTD (and any of its subsidiaries or associated companies) a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such work worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in the Material.
By submitting your Material to this site, you also warrant that:
you have the right to make it available to Meddicle LTD;
the Material is not defamatory; and
the Material does not infringe any law or rights or interests of any third party in any country of the world, in particular that the Material does not , plagiarise, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights.
You agree to indemnify Meddicle LTD against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Meddicle LTD as a result of your breach of the above warranty. You also agree to waive any moral rights in the Material for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the other purposes specified above.
This means that all stories, comments, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information sent to us can be used by us as we see fit. This includes using it for promotional, marketing or any other commercial purpose, whether in advertising, or in developing, manufacturing or marketing products. Under no circumstances are you entitled to any payment if we do use your Material for any purpose. So remember, don’t send us your Material if you don’t want us to use it or the world to know about it.
5. Access to the Website
We will do our utmost to ensure uninterrupted availability of the Website and that transmissions will be without errors. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information and content provided on the Website. Your access to the Website may also be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.
6. Licence for Website Access
Meddicle LTD grants you a limited licence to access and make personal non-commercial use of this Website. The licence does not allow you to download, extract or re-utilise (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Meddicle LTD. This licence expressly prohibits:
¥ any resale or commercial use of this Website or its contents;
¥ any derivative use of this Website or its contents;
¥ any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
This Website or any portion of this Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without Meddicle LTD’s express written consent.
As customers are in receipt of the full product upon purchase refunds are only processed should customers be unable to access the website.
You may not frame or use similar techniques to enclose any trade mark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Meddicle LTD and its affiliates. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilising Meddicle LTD or its affiliates’ names or trade marks. Any unauthorised use terminates the permission or licence granted by Medddicle LTD.
You may not use any logo or trade mark which is featured on the Website or other proprietary graphic or trade mark as part of the link without our express written consent.
You may not use this Website, or any of the material appearing on the Website from time to time to further any commercial purpose, including (but not limited to) selling on of any products purchased from the Website to eBay or any other auction site advertising or to promote or encourage traffic to any other website.
Any use of the Website or extracts of the Website other than in accordance with this clause 6 is strictly prohibited.
7. Links To and From Other Websites
7.1 The Website may contain links to third party websites and, likewise, third party websites may contain links to the Website. Meddicle LTD is not responsible for the availability of, or any content or material contained in, or obtained through, any such third party websites, nor does Meddicle LTD recommend, endorse or accept responsibility for the content of any third party websites. If you decide to access any third party website linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk. Any questions or comments relating to third party websites should be addressed directly to the operator of those third party websites.
7.2 You may not include a link to this Website or display any of its contents, in any format, in any other website without Meddicle LTD’s written consent. Such consent, if given, may be withdrawn, without notice, at any time and in this event you must remove the relevant link and/or content within 24 hours.
9. Website & Course Content
9.1 Meddicle LTD makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and up-to-date, but Meddicle LTD does not offer any warranties (whether express, implied or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information appearing on the Website.
9.2 Meddicle LTD may remove material or Features from the Website at its own discretion, at any time and without notice. The material in the Website may be out of date and Meddicle LTD makes no commitment to update such material.
9.3 Content delivered on the courses or during the mock interviews is by registrars and Meddicle LTD does not offer any warranties (whether express, implied or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information appearing
10. Intellectual Property Rights
10.1 Meddicle LTD, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or content suppliers are the owners of all intellectual property rights in the content and software included on the Website, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, and software, and such content and software is protected by UK, European, and international laws.
10.2 You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, database rights, trademarks, names, images, logos, and other intellectual property rights related to the Website content, software, and all HTML and other code included in this Website (collectively, "Intellectual Property Rights") shall at all times remain vested in Meddicle LTD and are protected by copyright and other laws and international treaty provisions.
10.3 You may not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial parts of this Website without the prior written consent of Meddicle LTD.
10.4 You may not, except as permitted under these Terms and Conditions, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, redistribute, transfer, or sell in whole or in part, the Website or any of the Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, without obtaining the prior written consent of Meddicle LTD.
10.5 Nothing contained in this Website shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Intellectual Property Rights displayed or existing on or in this Website, except in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
10.6 Upon purchasing question bank access or attending an interview course, you enter into an agreement that the information, skills, techniques, and content obtained shall not be reproduced without the prior written consent of ST3 Ortho Interview.
10.7 By attending a course or purchasing question bank access, you may not create similar courses or materials for commercial purposes without the express permission and acknowledgment of ST3 Ortho Interview.
11. Refund Policy and Cancellation Policy
11.1 Upon the purchase of question bank access, the Customer enters into an agreement with ST3 Ortho Interview, acknowledging that they are not eligible for a refund as they are deemed to have received the full digital resource upon purchase.
11.2 Upon the purchase of a mock interview, ST3 Ortho Interview agrees to provide one mock interview, which may be delivered either in-person or online, and shall be conducted by a current Orthopaedic Registrar.
11.3 The mock interview shall consist of a minimum of 20 minutes of questioning by the registrar and response by the Customer.
11.4 ST3 Ortho Interview shall not be under any obligation to meet any specified standard of interview or to provide an interview score. ST3 Ortho Interview connects customers to orthopaedic registrars for preparation and are not responsible for the content of the interviews or of courses delivered.
11.5 In the event that the Customer completes the mock interview, they shall not be entitled to a refund as they shall be deemed to have received the full delivered service.
11.6 ST3 Ortho Interview shall not be under any obligation to provide anything further than a single mock interview as described in 11.3.
11.7 The Knowledge Course shall consist of a minimum of 3 hours of lectures, delivered either in-person or online, and shall cover topics related to orthopaedic anatomy and content relevant to the ST3 orthopaedic interviews.
11.8 ST3 Ortho Interview shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the content of the lectures is accurate and relevant. ST3 Ortho Interview shall not be responsible for the reliability, accuracy, or completeness of the information provided at mock interviews, courses, or online, as such content shall be delivered by Orthopaedic Registrars.
11.9 ST3 Ortho Interview shall not be under any obligation to meet any standard of content that may be judged by the Customer.
11.10 In the event of any technical difficulties disrupting the delivery of the online interviews or courses, causing interruptions of more than 30 minutes, the Customer shall be eligible for a partial refund.
11.11 Upon payment, in the event that the Customer wishes to cancel their place on a mock interview or course, they shall abide by the following cancellation policy:
Cancellations made more than one month prior to the date of the course shall incur a 25% deduction of the total cost of registration.
Cancellations made less than one month, but more than 14 days, prior to the date of the course shall incur a 50% deduction of the total cost of registration.
Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the date of the course shall not be eligible for a refund, as final numbers shall have been confirmed by that time.
11.12 The timing, content, or format of the course lectures and mock interviews may be altered on the day without the obligation to inform the Customer.
11.13 ST3 Ortho Interview shall not guarantee any success in the real interview.
12. The OI Guarantee Terms
12.1 For users who sign-up to the Question Bank, Mock Interview Course and The Knowledge Course if the user does not successfully secure a ST3 T&O job we will grant access to all our resources free of charge for the next interview year.
12.2 To take-up this offer users need to email following the ST3 results with their score, any feedback and a breakdown of the stations they sat to allow us to personalise their preparation for the following year.
13. Limitation of Liability
13.1 The Internet is by its nature an unreliable medium. Consequently, you accept that this Website is offered on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
13.2 While Meddicle LTD takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the Website is properly functioning at all times, Meddicle LTD does not warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of software viruses or bugs or other defects.
13.3 Meddicle LTD has no control over, and disclaims all responsibility for, any content you encounter, or events which may occur as a result of your use of the Features and Meddicle LTD shall not be liable for any damages or other losses of any type whatsoever incurred by you as a result of your use of the Website or the Features.
13.4 Meddicle LTD shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of visiting this Website or making use of the Features or information available on the Website. You must take your own precautions (including, but not limited to, installing adequate protective measures to guard against software viruses and ensuring that you retain up-to-date copies of all data) to protect yourself against loss or damage.
13,5 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall exclude or limit Meddicle LTD’ liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraud or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
14. Whole Agreement and Governing Law
14.1 Your use of the Website, any purchase by you on the Website of any products and these Terms and Conditions of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and will be deemed to have occurred in England.
14.2 By accepting these Terms and Conditions of Use and using the Website, you accept that any dispute under these Terms and Conditions of Use or arising out of use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Meddicle LTD’ intellectual property rights, Meddicle LTD may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any court in any country in the world, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. By using this Website you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts for such purposes and waive any and all objections to jurisdiction or venue in such courts.
14.3 If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use are deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining conditions.
15. Legal Statement
15.1 Meddicle LTD, ST3 Ortho Interview, and the ST3 Ortho Interview logo are trade marks of Meddicle LTD. www.orthointerview.com is a registered domain name of Meddicle LTD.