BIOS Website Terms and Conditions2021-01-28T09:15:11+00:00

BIOS Websites: Terms & Conditions of Use

All aspects of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) web site design, text, graphics, source code, software and all other material on this web site are copyright BIOS, or their content and technology providers, unless otherwise stated.

BIOS takes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the content of its web sites. However, in no circumstances shall BIOS nor any of its officers or employees be liable for any loss, additional costs or damage howsoever arising, suffered as a result of any use of this web site or the information, content, or products.

1. Disclaimer of Liability

Nothing in this website constitutes individual orthoptic or ophthalmic advice. Always consult a suitably qualified Orthoptist on any specific problem or matter. Whilst we take every effort to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete, no guarantees can be given. BIOS assumes no responsibility for information contained on this site and disclaims all liability to any third party for injury damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on information on this website.

2. Virus protection

BIOS makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet. BIOS cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this website.

3. Hyperlinks

Links to non-BIOS web sites

The BIOS web site provides links to many third-party information providers who are not affiliated with BIOS.

BIOS does not endorse any of these sites, nor the information or merchandise contained or offered by these sites, and does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information.

In no event shall BIOS be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, lost data, or any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages related to the use, inability to use, performance or non-performance of the information or merchandise offered by such third party sites, even if BIOS has been advised previously of the possibility of such losses or damages.

BIOS does not engage in reciprocal links and aims to provide links to web sites that, at the time of providing the link, we believe provide valid public information.

Links to the BIOS web site

Web sites may link to the BIOS web site without seeking permission. The link must not be used in a way that implies that BIOS endorses or has any affiliation with the web site.

4. Intellectual Property Protection

The contents and design of the BIOS website and any material e-mailed to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with the website are copyright of BIOS and its licensors. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks (such as the “BIOS” name and logo) for any reason without written permission from BIOS. Such permission should be obtained from the [email protected].

5. Use of BIOS Website Content

You may retrieve and display our website content on a computer screen or mobile telephone, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on your mobile telephone for your personal, non-commercial use.

Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of BIOS’s website content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions contained in the preceding sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from BIOS:

  • reproduce, store or distribute all or any part of BIOS’s website content, including BIOS documents, on any other web site, server or other storage device connected to a network, or regularly or systematically store BIOS intellectual property in electronic or print form; or
  • modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit all or any part of BIOS’s website content (including use as part of any library, archive or similar service) without the prior written consent of BIOS; or
  • remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies or part copies of BIOS’s website content made under these Terms.
  • Any use of “” content not specifically permitted above is expressly prohibited. Requests for permission for other uses may be sent to the [email protected] and may be subject to a fee.

6. Use of the BIOS logo

The BIOS logo may not be used on any web site for any purpose without permission from the BIOS Trustees or honorary officers. Permission for such use will be given in writing or by email and will be for a fixed time period. A copy of the BIOS logo is available for use by BIOS full members on their websites and stationery. This includes members with ‘Full’, ‘Full (ROI only)’ and ‘First Full Year’ categories of membership; versions are not available for other categories of membership.

You may not use the BIOS logo on a web link page without permission.

7. Termination

BIOS may, in its discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of “” website with or without cause by delivering notice to you.

These rights of termination are in addition to all other rights or remedies of BIOS provided in these Terms or by law.

8. Privacy Policy

Read our full Privacy Policy.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive while they are visiting a particular website and it contains simple information about the user’s identity but no personal information. We may use cookies on our website to store passwords, so that it is not necessary to provide a password for every visit to our website. We may also use cookies to track the interests of our users so that we can subsequently enhance their experience on our website.


This website contains links to other website’s Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website and we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of other website’s

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out above. If we change or modify our privacy policy we shall post these changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

9. Members’ Web Account Access

Any BIOS member online account set up to access member-only locked pages on this site should only be used by the named BIOS member.  BIOS reserves the right at any time to suspend the account if any non-member or suspicious use is detected.

Please note: BIOS membership is for the sole use of the named individual who applied and is registered on the BIOS database, and must in no circumstances be used or shared with any other individual.