Using the ecancer website

Please read these terms carefully – they concern the use of the website.

Your use of this website is subject to these terms, and by using the website you show your agreement to such terms whether or not you are a registered member of ecancer.

If you do not accept our terms, please do not use the website.

Any updates or changes to the ecancer terms and conditions will be posted on the website.  If you have any questions, please contact us at


Use of the data that you provide us, or which is collected by use on this website, is governed by our Privacy Statement.

Terms and conditions

By proceeding with access to our website, you are deemed to have accepted these terms.

  • The website is intended for healthcare professionals. Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.

  • If you choose, or you are provided with a password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party.

  • By using the website you acknowledge that you are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the website.

  • You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and they comply with them.

  • We do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions.

Access to ecancer

We try to ensure that availability to ecancer is uninterrupted and that all transmissions will be error-free.

However, we cannot, due to the nature of the internet, guarantee that your access on occasion will not be restricted.

This may occur to allow for repairs, maintenance and new services to the website. We, of course, try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction.

Access to all areas of the ecancer website is free of charge, furthermore, we would only ask you to register your personal information with ecancer when submitting a manuscript, taking one of our e-learning modules or signing up to our newsletter. Registering is also free.

Usernames and Passwords

When registering with ecancer you will create or be provided with a username and password in order to access your personal account.

Please do not share this information with any other individuals. If you lose or forget your username or password visit our password reminder page.

Intellectual property rights

The content, layout, design, data and graphics on this website are protected by UK and other international copyright laws. Other than downloading a small proportion of content, strictly for your personal non-commercial use, or where this amounts to "fair dealing" no part of the website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording and/or otherwise) without our prior written consent.

Any authorised uses of content must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article, article title and the URL '' and must include the copyright notices.

The videos, original news content and educational courses/modules on ecancer are covered by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Creative Commons licence.

You may share, copy, distribute and transmit the content but you must attribute the work to ecancer (but not in any way that suggests that we endorse you or your use of the work). You may not use the content for commercial purposes and you may not alter, transform, or build on the content without prior consent.

The journal articles on ecancer are covered by the Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Creative Commons licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

External links

We are not responsible for the content of external websites.

We do not produce or maintain these websites, and therefore will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any such websites.

By allowing links with third party websites ecancer does not intend to solicit business or offer any security to any person in any country, directly or indirectly.


Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure that files are free of defects, there are no guarantees that they are free from defects, such as computer viruses. Therefore, no warranty or guarantee is given by ecancer, regarding files downloaded or accessed.


The information contained on ecancer is intended for medical professionals and academics and is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

We rely on our authors of manuscripts to confirm the accuracy of the information published by ecancer, and to describe generally accepted practices, and therefore we as the publisher, and our editors, cannot warrant its accuracy.

Readers should be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research, we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information they choose to rely on. Ultimately it is the readers' responsibility to make their own professional judgements.

Comments or blogs posted on the ecancer website and any other parts of the site are those of individuals posting them and not the views of ecancer staff.

Your conduct

Visitors to the ecancer website must not use the website in any way that may cause or is likely to cause access to the website to be interrupted, or impaired in any way. Users of the website are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:

  • Fraudulent purposes in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise unlawful activity.

  • To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, offensive, or obscene; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam.

  • To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

In posting a comment on ecancer your contributions must be;

  • Civil and tasteful.

  • Not disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.

  • No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.

  • If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users you may have action taken against your accounts.

  • No advertising

  • No impersonation.

  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names.

  • Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this action may be taken against your account.


We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address), and please do not include postal addresses of any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, inform the host of the relevant community area using the Contact us link, and they will share it if they see fit.

About the law

You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature on ecancer. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.

Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy, and publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

The views expressed on ecancer are those of visitors to the website and are not necessarily those of the ecancer

If you breach these Terms of Use:

If you fail to abide by these rules when commenting on ecancer you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been failed or edited. This mail will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.

This action may include your relevant account or accounts being placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any areas of ecancer.

ecancer reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason.

Governing law

These terms and conditions and any terms and conditions relating to products or services described in this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Disputes arising in relation to the same shall, unless otherwise expressly agreed, be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, by posting changes on the website.

It is your responsibility to review the website terms and conditions regularly to ensure you are aware of the latest terms and conditions.

Your use of this website after a change has been posted will be deemed to signify your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions.

Additional terms

Our Privacy Notice, which explains what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you, and our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site, apply to these terms and conditions. is published by the ecancer Global Foundation, 13 King Square Avenue, Bristol, BS2 8HU, UK.  

UK Registered Charity Number: 117630

Date of document: 18 June 2019