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Saving lives through education, advances in treatment and finding a cure for Barth syndrome

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Terms and conditions

This page and the references on it tell you how you may use our website Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.


Information about us is a site operated by The Barth Syndrome Trust (BST). We are a charity registered in England and Wales under charity number 1100835 and have our registered office at 1 The Vikings, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5RG.


The Barth Syndrome Trust is affiliated to the Barth Syndrome Foundation, Inc, a charity registered in the USA as we believe that working together maximises our success. For this reason, we sometimes share essential information between authorised representatives of the licensed affiliates. Also, some links on our website are to the BSF website.


The Barth Syndrome Trust (BST) website is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. The information provided on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect you or your child(ren) may have Barth syndrome, you should consult your health care provider.


Information we collect
When you contact us, your e-mail address, web name and other information included in your e-mail may be forwarded through the site to the appropriate person(s) within The Barth Syndrome Trust or Foundation, Inc. for a response. Copies of your correspondence may be retained at the BSF home office and by the responding individual. The Barth Syndrome Foundation, Inc. will establish and maintain lists of our members including families, physicians, scientists, contributors and others interested in Barth syndrome to allow us to communicate with you. These lists will not be sold, rented or given to any third party for commercial use, nor do we currently expect to release these lists to any third party for any reason. However, if we see a need or a possible benefit to you of making your personal information available to a third party, we will not do so without first identifying the recipient and providing a full explanation to you, and receiving your permission to do so in advance of each instance.


How we may use your information
We use some of the information included in your e-mail message (e.g. your web name and address, including your internet service provider) to track usage of our web site and improve its value to you. We compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our site, the daily requests for particular files on the site, the countries that requests are coming from, and browser and operating systems used. These statistics are used internally to help us improve the content and scope of the site. These statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. We may use this information to communicate with you, but will not distribute this information outside of BST or use it for any other purpose without your permission.


The Barth Syndrome Trust is firmly committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information in all of our activities and programmes.  Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the security of all personal information in our possession. Access to personal information will be limited to Board members and individuals who have a need to use such information in the course of their work on approved projects for and overseen by the Barth Syndrome Trust and who have been instructed in the confidentiality requirements of the organisation.


Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.


We do not guarantee that the information contained on our site is accurate, verified or complete.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.


We do not guarantee that the functions or materials accessible from or contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or faults.


You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the site and is compatible with the site.  You are also responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks to satisfy your requirements.


We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.


In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the site, we accept no liability for this loss or damage. 



How we use cookies


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.


We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.


Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.


You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Viruses, hacking and other offences

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 may 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 any breach of this provision, your right to use our site will cease immediately.


We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses 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 material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Links to our site

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


Links from 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, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


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 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 material on our site must always be acknowledged.


You must not use any part of the materials 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.


Trade marks

Barth Syndrome Trust (BST) and the accompanying logo and all other BST trade names, logos or project names are our registered or unregistered trademarks and/or other intellectual property of BST or third parties. You may not copy, use or reproduce these without our prior written consent.


Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by English law.



We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we havemade, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded in order of precedence by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.


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