Disclaimer of liability

3.1 The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. You should not rely upon the material or information on the website as a basis for making any business, legal or any other decisions. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, BCS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such material is therefore strictly at your own risk.

3.2 BCS will not be liable for any false, inaccurate, inappropriate or incomplete information presented on the website.

3.3 Although every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly, due to the nature of the Internet and the technology involved, BCS takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues (or otherwise) beyond its control or for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or access to, or inability to use or access this website whatsoever.

3.4 Certain links in this website will lead to websites which are not under the control of BCS. When you activate these you will leave the BCS website. BCS has no control over and accepts no liability in respect of materials, products or services available on any website which is not under the control of BCS.

3.5 To the extent not prohibited by law, in no circumstances shall BCS be liable to you or any other third parties for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use, this site or any of the material contained in it.

3.6 Blogs. Browse our community of bloggers but be aware that the opinions expressed by the bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of BCS. BCS is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by bloggers or in relation to any comments that are posted. You should bear in mind that circumstances change and that information that may have been accurate at the time of posting will not necessarily remain so.

3.7 Comments. BCS will not tolerate defamatory or libellous material, obscene content and abusive or intimidating comments. BCS monitor comments on this website and may remove any material from the website at its sole discretion, without warning and without prejudice to any other accrued rights. BCS follows the BBC moderation house rules when determining if comments should be published.

3.8 These disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

3.9 Liability is not limited by the above disclaimers in relation to death or personal injury arising from negligence on the part of BCS.

3.10 Whilst precautions are taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, BCS cannot guarantee that the website is virus-free and secure.  BCS shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may occur as a result of any virus or breach of security.

3.11 Whilst making every attempt to secure personal data, BCS cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond the control of the BCS.

Legal and privacy notices

Follow the links for more information on the Terms and Conditions of use of the BCS website (hereafter referred to as the "Terms and Conditions").


It should be noted when reading these Terms and Conditions that:

  1. those who access the website from locations outside of the United Kingdom are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent that local laws are applicable;
  2. failure or delay by BCS to enforce compliance with the Terms and Conditions does not constitute a waiver of the Terms and Conditions;
  3. none of the Terms and Conditions shall be enforceable under Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any third party;
  4. any provisions of the Terms and Conditions found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable shall be deemed to be severable from the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions.