Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology

Terms and Conditions of website usage

AAPT members section

Access and security
The usage of the members' section is available to AAPT members. Failure to pay necessary fees will result in the withdrawal of this service.

The use of the AAPT members section is reserved for use by AAPT members only.

The AAPT reserves the right to indefinitely suspend access to the members area for any individual who enables non-members or other members to access the members section, either by making available their login and security details or by any other means.

AAPT members are requested to keep login and security details in a secure place to help ensure that the members section is not accessed by non-members or members logging in with another member's details.

AAPT members are requested to log out once they have finished accessing the members area, especially when using a computer shared with other colleagues or in a public environment.

Web discussion forums
The AAPT does not accept responsibility for opinions expressed by contributors to the web discussion forums.

Members are requested to use the discussion forums in a professional and respectful manner. Members are prohibited from using forum user names, posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, libellous, racist, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or any other material that would violate any law.

The AAPT reserves the right to remove any comments from the forum according to the discretion of the website moderators.

The AAPT reserves the right to indefinitely suspend access to the members' area for any individual who continues to post offensive material or opinions after receiving two written warnings.

Members should note that discussions on the forum are informal and not the correct mechanism of communication to the AAPT Council or staff. For information on contacting the AAPT Council or Secretary please visit the contact page.


All material contained in this website (unless otherwise indicated) is the property of the AAPT and copyright is held by AAPT. You are welcome to use any material (unless copyright is stated as not belonging to the AAPT) for personal, educational or non-commercial use so long as credit to the AAPT is acknowledged.

Otherwise no part of this website may be copied, performed in public, broadcast, published or adapted without the prior written permission of the AAPT.

Licence to the AAPT

By posting messages, sending e-mails, inputting data, answering questions, uploading data or files or otherwise communicating with the AAPT through its website (a "Communication"), you are granting the AAPT a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide licence to use, display, sublicense, adapt, transmit and copy such Communication. The foregoing grant will include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such Communication, including but not limited to rights under trademark, copyright, service mark or patent laws in any relevant jurisdiction.


Links are provided for information and the AAPT accepts no responsibility for, and does not endorse, the contents of any external website to which this site has links. The AAPT cannot be held liable for damage suffered or loss or costs incurred howsoever caused, as a result of your use of any other site.


Whilst the AAPT has taken every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, it does not accept liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. All items may be subject to change from time to time.

Readers should note that scientific material is not refereed and represents only the views of the authors.

The AAPT shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any information contained on this site.


Your use of this website and any site to which this website is linked to is "as is" and the AAPT makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, about its site or the material contained or referred to on it, and will not be held liable in any way for your use of it. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the AAPT disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of quality and fitness for a particular purpose. The AAPT does not warrant that its website or any site to which this website is linked to or the products and materials contained on such site are error-free, or that errors will be corrected, or that this site or the server from which it is run is free of viruses or other potentially harmful codes.

Under no circumstances, including negligence, will the AAPT or any affiliated company or individual be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages and expenses whatsoever (including, without limitation, health problems, lost profits and damages arising from lost data, viruses that may infect your computer, deletion of files or business interruption, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the AAPT website or for any information, software products or services obtained through the AAPT website, whether such damages are based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the AAPT and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these terms by you or your authorised users, or in connection with the use of the website or the internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on this website by you or your authorized users. The AAPT will provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, action or proceeding and shall reasonably co-operate with you, at your expense, in your defence of any such claim, action or proceeding.


The AAPT reserves the right to revise this website service or withdraw access to the whole or any part of the website at any time.

Changes to these terms and conditions

The AAPT reserves the right to add to or change these terms and conditions of use and agrees to ensure that a note of the date and clause number of any such amendments will be included as part of the terms and conditions. Any changes will be posted to this page and it is your responsibility as a user to ensure that you are aware of any such changes from time to time. Changes will become effective 24 hours after first posting and you will be deemed to have accepted any change if you continue to access the website after that time.


As the internet is not an absolutely secure medium of communication the AAPT cannot guarantee the security of any information which users input onto the website. The Institute is not and will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer as a result of loss of confidentiality.  

The AAPT takes the confidentiality and privacy of its users seriously and is committed to taking all steps possible to safeguard privacy and confidentiality.

International Use

Neither the AAPT nor its affiliates make any representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. No advertisement or offer is made in this website to supply any goods or services outside the United Kingdom. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


These terms and conditions will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes arising between the parties will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.