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Terms and conditions for use of the ABPI Website

1. The operator

This website is owned and administered by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (“the ABPI”) which is an un-incorporated trade association whose main address is at Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT. The Careers website is hosted by Advanced 365 Ltd on our behalf The schools website is hosted by Enigma Ltd on our behalf.

ABPI operates an acceptable use policy for contributions posted to this website and respects the privacy of the users of our websites. The ABPI privacy policy  explains your rights and how we may use any personal data (including “cookies”) disclosed to us by your use of our websites. 

For any enquiries please email ABPI as directed below:

2. Acceptance of the terms and conditions of use of this website

By using this website you are accepting these Terms and Conditions.  If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions you should exit the website and refrain from using it. ABPI may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page.

These Terms and Conditions may be supplemented by other terms particular to different parts of the website. Notices about any additional terms will be published clearly on the relevant part of the website.

3. Reliance on information posted or use of this website

Commentary and materials posted on the website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. ABPI disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the website, or by any one who may be informed of its contents.

Information provided on this website has been provided in good faith and ABPI uses reasonable care to ensure the information is up to date. However, ABPI makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of such information. ABPI disclaims any obligation to update the information and advice featuring on this website. Unless identified as having been made by an ABPI authorised staff member, ABPI does not accept the views of those making postings of comments on documents posted for discussion as being its own.

There are hypertext and other links in this website which, if used, will involve you entering another website which is not controlled by ABPI. ABPI accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of your access to, or use of, any website which is not under its direct control or in respect of any materials posted on such a website. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval of such a website.

ABPI 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 the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

The material displayed on the site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the fullest extent permitted by law ABPI expressly excludes:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statue common law or equity;
  • Any liability for direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user 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 materials posted on it, including:
    • Loss of income or revenue
    • Loss of business
    • Loss of profits or contracts
    • Loss of anticipated savings
    • Loss of data
    • Loss of goodwill
    • Wasted management or office time

whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach or contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude ABPI’s liability with regard to death or personal injury and arising out of the negligence of the ABPI, nor the ABPI’s liability for fraud or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

4 Unacceptable use of this website

You may only use the website for lawful purposes at all times and you shall not do anything which damages, interferes with, disrupts access to, interrupts or impairs the functionality of the website or inhibits other user’s use and enjoyment of the website. ABPI will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing ABPI to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

In particular you must not

  • Misuse the website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer hardware or software in a malicious or technologically harmful way 
  • Attack the website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
  • Misrepresent your identity or status or employer’s name
  • Remove or attempt to change the content of any materials posted by other parties or
  • Use material posted by other parties to collect or process other people’s personal data
  • Attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the website. 
  • Transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); 
  • Use the website in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libellous, defamatory, untrue, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, harassing, menacing, racist, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability (such as but not limited to being in breach of confidence or privacy, or of any IP rights belonging to someone else including your employer), or otherwise violate any law.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. ABPI will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and ABPI will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the ABPI website will cease immediately.

Failure to comply with these terms constitutes a material breach of these Terms and Conditions and may result in ABPI taking all or any of the following actions as we deem appropriate:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Site;
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Site;
  • Issue of a warning to you;
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • Further legal action against you; and
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

5. Using resources from and linking to this website – trademarks and copyright

The ABPI logo device, is a registered trademark. Any use of the trademark without appropriate permission is strictly prohibited.

ABPI is the owner or licensee of all copyright in the text, data, graphics, designs and their arrangement on this website (the “ABPI Resources”). These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and all rights therein are reserved.

5.1 As an individual you are free at all times to download and use any of the electronic ABPI Resources for your own personal reference. You may print off one copy and draw the attention of others to Resources posted on the Site.

5.2 Any requests from commercial or not for profit organisations to use the whole or any part of an ABPI Resource within your own documents or resources should apply for a licence by contacting ABPI.  You must not modify the materials you download in any way, and any extracts from ABPI Resources for example illustrations, graphics, photographs, video or audio sequences must be used together with their accompanying text.

5.3 If you are interested in downloading a free resource for educational use, please follow the links on the relevant schools ( or careers ( pages

5.4 Where possible ABPI is happy to grant licences to schools, individuals and companies to use ABPI Resources in your own documents presentations and publications provided you acknowledge ABPI as the source and do not remove any copyright notices we have put on them. 

5.5 However, you acknowledge and agree that in certain circumstances it may not be possible for ABPI to grant a sub-licence to use particular images, texts or data especially where we have obtained a licence from a third person to use it on our website.

5.6 In the main we are happy to grant this licence as a royalty-free licence, however if the ABPI resource you request to use contains copyright images or datasets licensed to us for use by third party organisations. We will let you know whether you must apply directly to any third party for a licence to use the Resource

5.7 All ABPI Resources are available to download as electronic copies free of charge.

5.8 Linking to The Site:- You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

This website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the website other than the home page. ABPI reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

If you have any questions or wish to make any use of Resources on this website please contact us

6. Privacy Policy

6.1 Information we may Collect or Use about You

ABPI may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Site, subscribing to any service, posting material or requesting further services.
  • If you contact ABPI, ABPI may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • To enable ABPI to process any order for purchases that might require payment by you (not that this is a usual state of affairs for the ABPI Schools or Careers websites.

ABPI uses this information in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from ABPI or which we feel may interest you about the ABPI and our work where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • To carry out obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and ABPI;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of ABPI service, when you choose to do so; and 
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

ABPI may disclose your personal data to a third party if it is under a legal duty to disclose or share your personal data with law enforcement agencies or in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply its Terms and Conditions; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ABPI or others.

If you are an existing user of the ABPI services we will only contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of our previous contact with you.

If you are a new user ABPI will contact you only if you have consented to this by using the contact us facility or by sending us a direct email. We will only send you details connected with your original enquiry unless you have indicated a wider preference using the opt-in box on the contact us page. 

6.2 Cookies and IP addresses

ABPI may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.  This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If you set your browser to reject ABPI’s cookie you will still be able to use the Site. However, you may experience problems using ABPI’s electronic purchasing system if you do so.

ABPI may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive and enable ABPI to improve the Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable ABPI:

  • To estimate audience size and usage pattern;
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow ABPI to customise the Site according to your individual interests;
  • To speed up your searches; and
  • To recognise you when you return to the Site.

The following types of cookies are used on the Site:

  • Webtrends: ABPI Web server will install a cookie on your machine in order to aid the accuracy of a statistical program called "webtrends". While a profile can be built up of a user´s surfing habits through the use of this cookie, the cookie itself contains no personal information.  ABPI uses these profiles to establish common surfing patterns of our users, which helps us to maintain and enhance the service provided. This cookie will remain on your computer indefinitely, even after you leave the Site.
  • Session Cookies: As you surf around the Site, there are often times when ABPI needs to remember technical information about you as you surf page to page. ABPI uses this technical information in a multitude of ways to enhance your user experience. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only lasts until you end your session and leave the Site.
  • Persistent or Login Session Cookie: When you log into a restricted area, ABPI may set a cookie on your PC, to remember your login details. This can be used for your convenience so that on subsequent visits, you aren´t required to provide the entire login information again. This cookie will remain on your computer indefinitely, even after you leave the Site.

Flash cookies

This site does not Flash cookies by default however it uses the Flash player which allows website users to right click and change settings. If settings are changed a Flash cookie is added.

To remove the Flash cookie, use the Adobe tool which allows control over cookies, and also allows you to disable flash cookies.

For users with Flash Player 10.3 or higher Flash cookies will be deleted automatically when you delete the browsing history in your web browser. This functionality currently works in Mozilla Firefox 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and higher, and future releases of Apple Safari and Google Chrome.

6.3 Where we store data

From time to time it may be necessary for ABPI to use a third party to process your information, particularly in relation to posting out hard copies of our resources from the ABPI Library on any of its websites.

You agree that we may use your data to give to our contractors specifically to process and fulfil any orders you place and provide us with support services in managing storage of our document stocks.  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. ABPI will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although ABPI will do its best to protect your personal data, it cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once ABPI has received your information, it will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

7. Availability of the website and changes to the website or these terms

Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis and ABPI reserves the right to withdraw or amend any of the services provided, or to suspend or restrict access to or close the website indefinitely without notice. ABPI will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

ABPI aims to update the website regularly and may change the content at any time. However, any of the material on our website may be out of date at any given time, and ABPI is under no obligation to update such material.

8. Governing law

Use of this website shall be in accordance with English law. Any dispute which might arise concerning use of this website shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts and shall be determined in accordance with English law.

If any part of these Terms and Conditions shall be found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part shall be able to be removed and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining parts.

9. Date

These Terms and Conditions are dated December 2010

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Southside 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT