Terms of use

This terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our main website www.targetovariancancer.org.uk and any of our associated affiliated websites that may be accessed via the main website (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

By using our site, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

Information about us

www.targetovariancancer.org.uk is a site operated by Target Ovarian Cancer ("We"). Target Ovarian Cancer is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (No. 6619981). Registered office: 30 Angel Gate, London EC1V 2PT. Registered charity numbers 1125038 (England and Wales) and SC042920 (Scotland). 

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. 

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. 

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Data protection

We are conscious of our responsibilities as a “data controller” under the Data Protection Act 1998 and we shall endeavour to ensure that the personal information we obtain and use will always be held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations. 

User's personal information

Visitors to our website may be able to register to use our services, attend events, join a community or upload/download information. When you register, you will provide personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number and other relevant information. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary, including: to fulfil your requests, to protect ourselves from liability, to comply with the terms and conditions of our internet host provider.

Ovarian Cancer Community terms and conditions

Think before you share

All posts and comments are visible to every member of the community, so please only post information that you are happy to share with all members and always be mindful that your views about what is considered offensive may differ from those of other members. 

Respect everyone's privacy

During discussions some members may choose to share details of their personal experience. Please remember this may be sensitive and private and should not be shared beyond the group.

Not a substitute for medical advice

Discussions around diagnosis and treatment are welcomed, but any information shared in the online community is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a medical professional before making any health-related decisions. Target Ovarian Cancer is unable to respond to medical queries posted in the group.

If you have a particular concern, please contact our specialist nurse support line on 020 7923 5475 or speak to your treatment team. If you are feeling unwell with symptoms that are new to you, including but not limited to pain, vomiting, high temperatures, signs of infection, sudden changes to bladder or bowel function, it's important that you contact your GP, hospital team or CNS instead of posting in this group as you may need medical attention.

No personal data

This online community should not be used to collect or post any personal data. Please do not share your personal contact details on a post visible to the community. If you would like to share your contact details with a particular member, please use Messenger to send a private message. 

Be kind and respectful

The group is there to support anyone affected by ovarian cancer. Any posts and comments that are insensitive, inappropriate or offensive are not permitted. Hate speech and degrading comments about such things as race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated. We are a supportive, respectful and friendly community and all posts should reflect this basic principle. 

No harassing or personal attacks

Please do not harass other members with repeated or unwanted contact, as it may cause distress. Other members will have the option to mute, block and report anyone who they feel is harassing them. Furthermore, posts that include personal attacks on other members of the group or on specific health professionals are not permitted.

No promotion

You are welcome to post links to other web pages if you feel they would be helpful for other members. However, advertising or promoting another organisation's campaigns, events, services or resources, or posting anything for personal gain, is not permitted.

No spamming

Please do not send unsolicited messages repeatedly to the community or a member of the community.

No block capitals

Please refrain from using BLOCK CAPITALS on posts as it can make posts difficult to read and can be seen as shouting.

Be safety aware

You can always let us know if you're worried about someone on this group, whether you are using the main feed to communicate with other members or you are having conversations via private messaging. See our safeguarding policy statement for more information.

Third-party policies

Related services and offerings linked to or from this website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend you review their policies before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with them.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge. 

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. 

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them. 

Your account and password

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

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. 

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site. 

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. 

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. 

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

As an organisation, Target Ovarian Cancer does not provide medical advice or professional services. The material on this website is for educational use only.

The information contained on the Target Ovarian Cancer website is not a substitute for professional care. It should not be used for diagnosing a health problem or disease. If you have, or believe you may have a specific health problem then you should seek professional medical advice from your doctor.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. 

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. 

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. 

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue
  • business interruption
  • loss of anticipated savings
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage. 

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

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

Linking to our site

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 

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. 

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. 

Our site must not be framed on any other site. 

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]

Third-party links and resources on our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. 

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. 

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 

Trade marks

"TARGET OVARIAN CANCER. For every woman. For life.” and “Walk for One Million” are UK registered trade marks of Target Ovarian Cancer.

Contact us

To contact us, please email [email protected].

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