Terms & Conditions

Use of this website is conditional upon acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before accessing any other pages in this website. If you do not agree to accept these terms and conditions, please leave the website immediately.

Accuracy, Availability & Disclaimer

ASME (The Association for the Study of Medical Education) will make every effort to ensure that the website functions properly and that the information it contains is accurate and up to date. However ASME provides this website "as is" and "as available" without representations or warranties of any kind and will accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage as a result of action taken due to information published herein. The content is checked for viruses when it is loaded to the website but ASME does not warrant or represent that the website or its content is free of viruses, worms or other code that might be contaminating or destructive.

External Links

ASME can accept no responsibility for the availability of external websites linked to from this website or for any information contained thereon.

Copyright & Content Ownership

The content of this website is either owned by ASME or used with the copyright owner's permission. You are permitted to make downloads or to take a print for use, provided that you make no alteration of the materials and that you do not use the materials in any other publication, in whatever medium, without ASME's prior written consent. Should you wish to use ASME’s logo, please contact [email protected] for a high res version and our guidelines on how it is to be used.

Personal Information

ASME will use any personal information supplied by you through this website solely for the purpose indicated and for contacting you. ASME will retain the personal information and will not pass it on to anyone outside ASME without your permission. If you wish ASME to change or delete the personal information that you have entered while visiting this website, e-mail [email protected] or write to:

ASME
Suite 1A
Q Court
3 Quality Street
Edinburgh
EH4 5BP

Telephone: 0131 225 9111

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Expiry

Google Analytics

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Identity cookie – this cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

2 years

Google Analytics

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Session cookie – these cookies enable us to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings.

30 minutes/End of browser session

Google Analytics __utmt Request cookie - used to throttle request rates 10 minutes

Google Analytics

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Referral cookie – this cookie stores the referral used by you to reach our sites (e.g. a website search, an advert etc). The cookie is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own sites.

6 months

Google Analytics

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Optimiser cookie – this cookie helps determine the most effective design for our sites.

2 years

There will also be a cookie with a unique name (a string around 32 characters long) with a similarly unique value - this is a cookie set by the CMS our site runs on in order to allow it to track your progress through the site and is helpful to allow the site to be able to remember any settings or requests you have made.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Membership Terms and Conditions

Individual Memberships

Please note that all individual memberships will automatically renew on an annual basis as standard. If you have signed up via our website site using your credit card you can cancel the renewal in advance by logging into your account and clicking on the CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION button on the My Subscriptions tab of your profile page. 

Cancellation policy for new individual memberships: Notice needs to be given in writing within 28 days of joining. A refund will be given minus a £15 administration fee. After the 28 day notice period, no partial refunds will be given for memberships cancelled before expiration. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected] 

Cancellation and changing membership types for existing individual memberships. Notice needs to be given in writing 2 weeks before a membership is scheduled for renewal. If notice is given after a renewal, the membership will be changed or cancelled for the next billing cycle. No partial refunds will be given for changes to a membership plan. Cancellation and membership changes must be emailed to [email protected] 

Institutional Memberships

Cancellation policy for new institutional memberships: Notice needs to be given in writing within 28 days of joining. A refund will be given minus a £50 administration fee. After the 28 day notice period, no partial refunds will be given for memberships cancelled before expiration. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected]

Cancellation policy for institutional membership part way through your membership year:

  • Within 6 months of subs year starting – 50% refund less £50 admin fee
  • After 6 months of subs year starting – no refund 

Refund Policy

ASME Membership

If you would like to request a refund for your ASME membership please email [email protected] with your details and we will deal with your case on an individual basis.

Courses and Conferences

Each course and conference has its own cancellation policy, dependant on a number of factors.  If you would like to cancel your course or conference registration then please email [email protected] 

Please note that some membership and conference cancellations may incur a fee.