Terms and Conditions

Questionnaire terms and conditions

By registering to access the Q-BEx Questionnaire (the “Questionnaire”), users (the “Users”) confirm they shall at all times abide by the following terms and conditions and the below:

(“Terms of Use”)

Please read the Terms of Use before you register and access the Questionnaire. By using the Questionnaire, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. You must be at least 18 years old to use and access the Questionnaire.

In addition by registering to access the Questionnaire, the Users confirm they shall at all times abide by all applicable:

  • Professional codes of conduct;
  • Legislation, regulations and guidance;
  • Ethical approvals; and
  • Data protection legislation and guidance.

The University of Leeds shall access data to monitor questionnaire usage but will not have any access to the specific data collected and stored from questionnaire respondents (the “Respondents”). For the avoidance of doubt, the University of Leeds shall not access any personal data related to Respondents and no Respondents shall be identified by the University of Leeds. Respondents cannot be contacted by Q-BEx. It is the responsibility of the User to distribute their questionnaire link to Respondents.

When Users register with this website the University of Leeds shall collect and use the personal data  (name and professional email address) that you provide when registering your user account. The University is a ‘controller’ of this personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation. The legal basis for collecting and processing your personal data is for the purposes of our legitimate interests to keep the Site and Q-BEx Questionnaire secure and maintained. The University shall retain this data in a form from which you may be identifiable for as long as we maintain the Q-BEx questionnaire (unless you ask us to delete these data). The personal data that you have provided will not be sent to third parties unless required by legislation or law enforcement agencies. The University’s policies on retaining data apply and detailed in our data retention policy (PDF).

Site terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions (Terms of Website Use) relate to the Q-BEx website. Please read these carefully before using the Site

For information relating to the Q-BEx Questionnaire (“Questionnaire”) please refer to this website (the “Site”) and all associated documentation and guidance.

Terms of Use

These Terms tell you the terms and conditions on which you may make use the Site, whether as a Guest or a Registered User. Use of the Site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use the Site. Please read these Terms before you start to use the Site. By using the Site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use the Site or access the Questionnaire. These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Site: Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Accessing the Site

The Site is made available free of charge.

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

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, and in the Q-BEx Questionnaire (the “Questionnaire”) and all the material published on the Site. Those works are protected by intellectual property and copyright laws around the world with all rights are reserved.
You must not use any part of the content on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from the University of Leeds.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of these Terms of Website Use, your right to use the 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

The content on the Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.

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


The content on the Site provides information for use as information or for educational purposes. We do not warrant that information we provide will meet your requirements.

The content on the Site does not give advice in relation to any individual case or Questionnaire Respondent, nor does it provide diagnostic services.

If you are a professional then you are encouraged to use the content on the Site for general information purposes. However, you should not rely on material included on the Site and we do not accept any responsibility if you do.


The Site and Universality of Leeds are unable to give individual advice. If a User has any concerns about Questionnaire Respondents or care for a person, medical needs, speech disorders, developmental or specialised advice you should seek guidance from a registered healthcare professional and/or appropriate professionals.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these Terms 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 the 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, the Site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Site.

Users, 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; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

The University of Leeds 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 the 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 the 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 the Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access the Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the 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 the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the 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 the Site will cease immediately.

Linking to the 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.

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 the Site in any website that is not owned by you.

The Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy [Please see our Acceptable Use Policy section].

If you wish to make any use of the content on the Site other than that set out above, please contact us.

Third-party links and resources in the Site

Where the 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 Website Use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.

Use Policy

Your use of the Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy, which supplement our Terms of Website Use.

Prohibited uses

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (please see our Content Standards section below);
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojans, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Website Use; and
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    – any part of the Site;
    – any equipment or network on which the Site is stored;
    – any software used in the provision of the Site; or
    – any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you.

Last updated on 9th of December 2021