Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Last updated: 19/05/2023


Terms of Use

What’s in these terms?

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site. These terms of use set the rules for using our website at (our site).

Who we are

Our website address is

The Medical Cookbook is a free revision source for medical students, junior doctors, and other healthcare professionals to help them with exam revision. It was founded by Ishraq Choudhury in 2022 while they were a 4th-year medical student.

To contact us, please email [email protected] or use our contact page at

By using our site you accept these terms

By using The Medical Cookbook, you accept our terms of use as described below. Please read these terms and conditions before using this site.

If you do not accept them, please do not use this site.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy and Cookies Policy below which sets out the terms on which we process any data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, and information about cookies on our site. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all that data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy below which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may make changes to our site

We frequently update our site and make changes to it, but we are not obligated to do this, and the material on the site may be out-of-date. No material on the site is intended to contain advice, and you shouldn’t rely on it. We exclude all legal responsibility and costs for reliance placed on the site by anyone.

We cannot guarantee the availability of our site

Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available, or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for operational and business reasons. Where possible, we will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

Our website is directed to people in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us by emailing us at [email protected].

Using the material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our site and in the material published on it. They are protected by copyright.

You may print one copy and download extracts of any page for your personal use, but not for commercial use without a license from us. 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. You may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

If you attempt to use our site for purposes other than personal, individual revision, including but not limited to, copying notes, questions, answers, or attempt to tamper, hack, modify, or otherwise use the website in any way that is likely to compromise or corrupt the security or functionality of the services provided by The Medical Cookbook, any account you have will be terminated and you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available.

If you breach these terms, you lose your right to use our site and must destroy or return any copies you have made.

Do not rely on the information on this site

The content on our site is for general information only. It is not intended to be used as 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 our site.

Although all attempts possible are made to update the information on our site, we make no guarantee, warranties, or representations, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete, or up to date.

The Medical Cookbook is a website designed for medical students, junior doctors, and other healthcare professionals. The Medical Cookbook is not intended as a replacement for your clinician, or a diagnostic tool for patients, and should not be used as such. The content on our site does not constitute advice on which you should rely. It is for general information purposes only. Professional or specialist advice should always be sought before taking any action relating to diagnostics, management, and medical procedures. Therefore, by using this site you agree:

  • All users are advised to refer to drug manufacturer’s literature or a recognised formulary such as the British National Formulary (BNF) before administering or prescribing any drugs mentioned on this website;
  • The Medical Cookbook is not liable to you or any third party for any claim, loss, or damages arising out of your use of the site or its materials;
  • Your reliance upon The Medical Cookbook and its materials is solely at your own risk; and 
  • Whilst we make reasonable efforts and take as much care as possible to ensure the content on our site is complete, accurate, and up-to-date, we do not, however, make any warranties, guarantees, or representations, whether expressed or implied, that the content is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

By using our site, you are responsible for taking all precautions you believe are necessary or advisable to protect you against any claim, damage, loss, or hazard that may arise from your use of The Medical Cookbook.

We are not responsible for the content or accuracy or for any views expressed in material (such as posts) submitted by users. Any such views or content represent the views and values of the relevant user and do not reflect our views or values in any way.

We make no warranty, guarantee, or representation that our site will satisfy your requirements, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all hardware and software, or that it will be secure.

Whilst we exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that our site is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, you are strongly advised to take responsibility for your own internet security, that of your personal details and your computers and other relevant devices.

Our responsibilities for loss or damage

As far as legally possible, we exclude legal responsibility for any loss to you arising from the use of our site and any loss of income, profit, business, data, contracts, goodwill, or savings. This includes any indirect or consequential loss or damage, costs, expenses, or other claims of any kind.

We do not exclude legal responsibility for death or personal injury owing to our negligence, or legal responsibility for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for anything else where exclusion is not allowed by the law.

For the convenience of users, our website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties. These links are provided for your information only. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement or approval of the site or its contents which is independent of The Medical Cookbook and over which we have no control. We accept no responsibility for the contents or any loss or damages that may result from using these external sites.

User-generated content

This website may contain information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, such as discussion boards and comments. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you would like to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users, please contact us at [email protected].

Submitting content

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy, which can be found below.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Unless we have agreed otherwise in writing, you grant us an exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display that content in connection with the service provided by our site and across all different forms of media. You also agree that we may use that content when promoting our site and our services and that we may place advertisements alongside the content.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy below.

It is your sole responsibility to secure and back up your content.

Viruses, hacking, and other offences

We do not guarantee that our service 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 our service. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our service 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 service is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our service. You must not attack our service 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 our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page and content, 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.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of the content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us at [email protected].

Images and branding

You are not permitted to use any of our trademarks, whether they are registered or not (including ‘The Medical Cookbook’), without our approval, unless they are part of the material you are using as permitted under the heading “Using the material on our site” above.

All logos, images, and other visual assets used in the navigation of the website, including The Medical Cookbook logo and diagrams and figures embedded within pages on our site are copyrighted works, and should not be reproduced in any way without prior written consent.

Acceptable Use Policy

What’s in these terms?

This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way.

Prohibited uses

You may only use our site for lawful purposes. You may not use our 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 send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set below;
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, 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 our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use above;
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • Any part of our site;
    • Any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • Any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • Any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.

The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

The Medical Cookbook will determine, in its discretion, whether a contribution breaches the Content Standards.

All contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • Comply with the law applicable in the United Kingdom and in any country from which it is posted.

A contribution must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • Promote sexually explicit material;
  • Promote violence;
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  • Be likely to deceive any person;
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • Be in contempt of court;
  • Promote any illegal activity;
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
  • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

Breach of this policy

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material or contribution uploaded by you to our site;
  • Issue of a warning to you;
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • Further legal action against you;
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

Which Country’s laws apply to any disputes?

The terms in our terms of use and acceptable use policy, their subject matter and formation are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Privacy and Cookies Policy

What’s in these terms?

This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of our site.

Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Privacy and Cookies Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our site.

If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy and Cookies Policy, you must stop using our site immediately.

1) Definitions and interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

  • “Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our site;
  • “Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site. Details of the cookies used by our site are set out in section 13, below;
  • “Our site” means this website,
  • “Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
  • “Personal Data” means any and all data related to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 and/or EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
  • “We/Us/Our” means The Medical Cookbook.

2) Information about us

Our website address is

To contact us, please email [email protected] or use our contact page at

3) Scope of this policy

This policy applies only to your use of our site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from our site (whether we provide those links or whether they are shared by other users).

We have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4) Your rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have:

  • The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
  • The right of access to the personal data we hold about you (see section 12);
  • The right to rectification if any personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact us using the details under “Contact us”);
  • The right to erasure and to be forgotten;
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability;
  • The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose; and
  • Rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling

5) What data do we collect?

Some data is automatically collected by our site (for further details, please see section 13 on “What cookies do we use?”) and other data is only collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to us using it for the purposes set out in section 6 (for example, when signing up for an account).

Depending on how you use our site, we may collect some or all of the following data:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Job title and/or profession;
  • Educational performance;
  • IP address (automatically collected)
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected)

6) How do we use your data?

All personal data is processed and stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 or GDPR at all times.

For more details on security, see section 7 below.

Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests.

Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:

  • Providing and managing your account;
  • Providing and managing your access to our site;
  • Personalising and tailoring your experience on our site;
  • Supplying our products and services to you;
  • Personalising and tailoring our products for you;
  • Replying to emails from you;
  • Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt out at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our emails);
  • Market research;
  • Analysing your use of our site to enable us to continually improve our site and your user experience;
  • With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email telephone, text message or post with information, news and offers on our products. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it;
  • We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its;
  • We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases);
  • Data that could be used to personally identify you will be kept for as long as you have an active account registered with us to enable us to continue to provide you with our services.

7) How and where do we store your data?

  • We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
  • Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). If we do store data outside the EEA (this may be the case, for example, if our email server is located in a country outside the EEA), we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Act 1998 and/or GDPR.
  • Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our sites. We ensure that your data will be held in a protected database.

8) Do we share your data?

We may share anonymised aggregated data sets with third parties for research and marketing purposes.

We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse web traffic and to keep track of user behaviour. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the data collected to track and examine the use of this site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. Data is processed in the United States. Google’s privacy policy can be viewed here: You can opt out here:

We may compile statistics about the use of our site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal information, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority.

9) What happens if our business changes hands?

We may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Any and all data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by us

In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

10) How can you control your data?

When you submit information via our site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and at the point of providing your details. This is in addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4.

You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you from receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

11) Your right to withhold information

You may access certain areas of our site without providing any data at all.

However, to use all features and functions available on our site, you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may restrict our use of cookies. For more information, see section 13.

12) How can you access your data?

You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Please contact us for more details at [email protected].

13) What cookies do we use?

Our site uses cookies to tell you apart from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when using our site and allows us to improve our site. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site.

When first using this site, you will be shown a pop-up box requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of cookies; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for our site to function. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site and cookies that record your decision regarding allowing cookies when you first use our site. You may still block these cookies in your internet browser’s settings, but please be aware that our site may not work as intended if you do so. 
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You should check the third-party privacy policies on their websites if you have any concerns.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years.

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

The links below provide instructions on how to control cookies in some mainstream browsers:

Changes to our policies

We may alter this Privacy and Cookie Policy at any time. If we do so, details of the changes will be highlighted at the top of this page. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of our site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Our Sources

The Medical Cookbook contains notes written by medical students and is an amalgamation of materials from national guidelines, journal articles, textbooks, lectures, ward rounds, tutorials, and teaching from medical professionals. Some of the main sources used are as follows: