Disclaimer, Privacy and Cookies


BSIO has used all reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this website cannot provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy of any information on this website and cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions.

Cancer is a very serious and individual disease. The BSIO does not endorse any treatments, commercial products or services provided by members or by organisations linked to this site. Users must consult with experts in their appropriate medical field before taking up any form of treatment. The information contained on the website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.

BSIO shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of the information contained on this website. These exclusions of liability will not apply to damages arising from death or personal injury caused by the negligence of BSIO or any of its employees or agents or of a reviewer or contributor of content.

The website provides links to other websites and BSIO does not accept any responsibility for the content of such websites.

Users of this website are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent they are applicable.

This disclaimer is prepared under and shall be governed by English law.

Privacy and Cookies

This document explains the collection, use and disclosure of personal and other information through this website. Personal information means information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, telephone number and email address.

We are committed to the privacy of our visitors. We collect no personal information about you when you visit this website unless you choose to provide that information to us, for instance by requesting more information or by placing an order.

Some non-personal information is collected automatically during your visit to this website. This information cannot identify you personally, but helps us understand how visitors use the website so we can improve our service. Non-personal information we collect during your visit includes:

  • The Internet domain you are connecting from, such as ‘yourcollege.ac.uk’ if you’re connecting from a college, or ‘457gjdk4.aol.com’ if you’re connecting from a private Internet access account.
  • Your IP address. This is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. In some cases the number stays the same from session to session, but in many cases, especially if you’re using a consumer Internet Service Provider, it changes each time you connect to the Internet.
  • The type of browser and operating system you are using.
  • The date and time you access the website.
  • If you clicked a link on another website to reach this one, the address of the referring website. If the website was a search engine, the search term used to find the website is also collected.

If you voluntarily provide information to us, such as by filling in an online form, or sending us an email, this constitutes your consent to the use of that information for the stated purpose. In particular, any medical information that you may submit will be kept confidential and not disclosed to any other person without your consent. If you send us information which is for publication on the website or which you post on the website then such sending or publication will constitute your consent.

Information, personal or otherwise, is never sold or made available to third parties for any purpose, except when we are obliged to do so by the government or third parties under certain circumstances. There is always the possibility that third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Do you use Cookies?

Cookies are small files stored on a visitors computer. There are two types – ‘session cookies’, that are maintained for the duration of a browsing session, and then destroyed when the user closes the browser window, or ‘persistent cookies’, which are saved on a users’ hard drive in order to identify either the user, or information about the user, the next time they log onto a website.

This website uses session cookies only.

I still have questions – what do I do?

If you have further questions on this policy, please contact us.