Data and use policies

STANDARDISED TERMS OF AGREEMENT

 

WARNING

It is an offence to view or enter data on the Lifelong Learning platform if you are not authorised to do so. Authorised personnel include only those registered ‘Users’ from the RCoA membership and partner organisations who hold a valid username and password. It is an offence to make use of this platform other than for the purpose for which it was created.

 

1. Acceptance of Terms

The Royal College of Anaesthetists’ ("RCoA") provide access to https://lifelong.rcoa.ac.uk (the "Site") subject to your acceptance of these Terms. We may update these Terms from time to time without prior notice.

By accessing, browsing, entering data or otherwise accessing the Site, you become a User and assert that you have read and understand and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you have any questions about this agreement, please contact us via lifelong@rcoa.ac.uk.

2. Your Obligations

Clinical and non-clinical staff entering data on the platform are reminded of their legal and professional duty to keep patients’ personal information confidential. As advised in the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Guidance (http://www.aomrc.org.uk/reports-guidance/academy-guidance-e-portfolios), doctors should anonymise patient data as far as possible in their self-reflective logs. The platform is an educational and not a medical tool and therefore there is no reason to include patient Identifiable or personal data relating to a third party. Please also ensure that you comply with your organisation’s or trust's information governance policy throughout your use of the platform.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and your chosen password, and for all activities that occur under your username and password. Under no circumstances should users pass on their login details to others. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your username or password or any other breach of security.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all data you submit is correct and it must not include any data from any other organisation(s) other than those that the registered user has legitimate access to.

Users should only be able to see their own data or data for trainees that they have supervisory or assessment responsibility for. If a user detects what he or she believes is a breach of security or confidentiality then it is their responsibility not to disseminate the information obtained and to report the event immediately to lifelong@rcoa.ac.uk.

Users will be logged out of the website after 24 minutes of inactivity. However, users should log off before leaving computers or mobile devices unattended.

3. Disclaimers

The data and other contents of the Site ("Contents") were furnished by and entered into the Lifelong Learning platform site by third parties with the permission of the RCoA and are presented for informational purposes only.

The RCoA does not make any representations, assurances, or any express or implied warranties, presentations, or endorsements whatsoever (including, but not limited to, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the site, the content, any reports provided through the site, and the RCoA shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any content or use of the site.

It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or usefulness of all services and content provided through the site. The RCoA does not warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defect in the site will be corrected. The site and the content made available on the site are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis.

All activity from a device logged onto the platform using the username assigned to a particular person is considered to be the responsibility of that person.

The RCoA reserve the right to revoke access to the Lifelong Learning platform where it considers the facility is being put to inappropriate use, or used in a way that compromises its security.

 

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