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Use of www.oneatatime.org.uk

The use of www.oneatatime.org.uk is subject to the terms and conditions set out below. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the website administrator with respect to the use of www.oneatatime.org.uk and the content that it contains.

www.oneatatime.org.uk is only intended for use by people within the UK, or people seeking to have fertility treatment provided at licensed centres in the UK.

Proceeding to the next page, and using www.oneatatime.org.uk, indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not accept all these terms and conditions of use, do not use www.oneatatime.org.uk.

You must not attempt to transmit to or via www.oneatatime.org.uk any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan or any other form of disruptive content.

You should not attempt to alter, change or modify the content of any part of www.oneatatime.org.uk. If you have concerns about any of the content on www.oneatatime.org.uk you should contact the website administrator (details below).

You agree not to use www.oneatatime.org.uk to attempt to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of www.oneatatime.org.uk.

You agree not to publish any information or personal data relating to a third party.


Changes to terms

We may make changes to www.oneatatime.org.uk, including these terms, at any time. You will be legally bound by the updated or amended terms from the first time that you use www.oneatatime.org.uk after we put the changes on-line.



All rights, including copyright in the material contained in www.oneatatime.org.uk remains the property of www.oneatatime.org.uk or named authors of articles and other material published on www.oneatatime.org.uk.

The rights in images, trade marks, trade names, logos included on www.oneatatime.org.uk are owned by us and/or third parties. You will need to obtain permission in writing from the owner before you may use these images, trade marks, trade names, logos in any way.

You are not permitted to copy the design elements, look and feel, or layout of www.oneatatime.org.uk.

Material from www.oneatatime.org.uk may be reproduced without formal permission or charge for educational purposes, private research, study, personal or in-house use only.
Any copies of the material made for a permitted purpose will include an acknowledgement that copyright belongs to www.oneatatime.org.uk (or the named author of particular information, as appropriate).

Written permission to use or reproduce any of this material in any other manner, including commercial use, publication, reproduction, distribution, downloading, transmission or retransmission, manipulation of text or storage in any medium or on any other website must be obtained from the individual authors of material or to the www.oneatatime.org.uk website administrator (contact details below).



www.oneatatime.org.uk provides information for educational purposes. We do not warrant that information we provide will meet your health or medical requirements. www.oneatatime.org.uk does not give medical advice in relation to any individual case or patient, nor does www.oneatatime.org.uk provide medical or diagnostic services. 

It is up to you to contact a health professional if you are concerned about your health or any treatment you are having.

If you are a medical or health professional then you are welcome to use www.oneatatime.org.uk for general information purposes. However, you should not rely on material included on www.oneatatime.org.uk and we do not accept any responsibility if you do.

The website administrator makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on www.oneatatime.org.uk is accurate and up to date. However, the website administrator makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability or reliability of any of the information or data contained or omitted from www.oneatatime.org.uk, or for any action or inaction made in reliance thereon.



You are granted access to www.oneatatime.org.uk conditional upon your agreement to indemnify www.oneatatime.org.uk and not to hold them liable in any way for the results of any action you may take based on the information contained on www.oneatatime.org.uk.

Although the website administrator shall use its reasonable endeavours to keep the www.oneatatime.org.uk functioning, and accessible at all times, the website administrator takes no responsibilty for, and will not be liable in the event that www.oneatatime.org.uk is unavailable at any time or for any period.

The website administrator reserves the right to remove, vary, or amend any of the content at any time and without prior notice.

We do not warrant that www.oneatatime.org.uk or any content will be available uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that www.oneatatime.org.uk or its supporting systems are free of viruses or bugs. Users of www.oneatatime.org.uk do so at their own risk.

We do not give any commitments or accept any liability to you in respect of www.oneatatime.org.uk content provided by other users of the website or third parties.



To the extent that we are practically able to do so, we may terminate your access to any part of www.oneatatime.org.uk at any time without notice if you breach any of the terms.


Links to other websites

Certain links in www.oneatatime.org.uk may lead to external websites. Such websites are not under the control or operation of www.oneatatime.org.uk. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by www.oneatatime.org.uk of any such linked site.

We do not monitor the content of third party websites. Any link provided on www.oneatatime.org.uk  is solely for your convenience. We do not accept any responsibility for any third party website or liability for, the privacy of personal information imparted to linked websites.



These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England. English law governs all matters between users of www.oneatatime.org.uk and www.oneatatime.org.uk.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.


Privacy policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the website www.oneatatime.org.uk. It applies solely to www.oneatatime.org.uk.

Oneatatime is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using www.oneatatime.org.uk.

When someone visits the website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the Oneatatime website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.



The cookies used by the oneatatime website cannot be used to identify you personally. The cookies used on www.oneatatime.org.uk are only used for analytical and accessibility purposes.

Our analytic cookies are used to gauge the number of people who come to our site, and see what pages are viewed the most. This data helps us understand how visitors use the site and how best we can improve the user experience.

Other cookies on the site are for accessibility purposes. If a user increases the font size of the text on the website, then a cookie is used to remember their selection for the duration of their visit.

We do not use cookies for marketing purposes, or to gather personal user information in any way. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Turning off cookies

It is possible to block, turn off or delete cookies. This can be done through your web browser. The following website explains step by step what you can do:

All About Cookies website


What information do we collect and why?

Users Internet Protocol (IP addresses) are automatically logged by our web server. These give details of the computers using the site, pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used. None of this information is linked to individuals.

We do analyse the server log files to give us amalgamated information about the usage of www.oneatatime.org.uk. For example this will tell us how many people are using www.oneatatime.org.uk, and which parts of www.oneatatime.org.uk that they are visiting.

IP addresses will not be used to identify site visitors. We will not attempt to use IP addresses, or any other methods, to build up profiles of individual users of www.oneatatime.org.uk.

You may be aware that the Internet is not a secure environment. We will take all reasonable steps to protect any communication over the Internet between you and www.oneatatime.org.uk but we cannot guarantee the security of such communication.


Oneatatime editorial board terms of reference

1. Function

The function of the One at a Time Editorial Board (‘the Board’) shall be to approve the content and strategic direction of the ‘One at a Time’ website (www.oneatatime.org.uk), to amend and update it as appropriate, and to approve the content and strategic direction of the ‘One at a Time e-newsletter’.

2. Membership

The Board shall consist of:
a) a Chair ; and
b) no more than four members.

The Chair of the Board shall be the person registered as the owner of the ‘Oneatatime.org.uk’ domain name.
The Chair shall appoint members with a background or understanding of the following areas: clinical issues, embryology and the patient perspective. 
The Board shall be assisted by a Secretary and a website officer.

3. Meetings

The Board shall carry out the majority of its work virtually. However, the Board shall meet no less than twice a year, and may hold further meetings where the Chair considers it appropriate to do so.

The quorum for a meeting shall be 50% of the total membership of the Board and shall include the Chair.

4. Duties

The duties of the One at a Time Editorial Board shall be to:
a)  agree an editorial policy to govern the content and strategic direction of the ‘One at a Time Website’ and ‘One at a Time e-newsletter’;
b) monitor the use and content of the ‘One at a Time’ website (www.oneatatime.org.uk) and ‘One at a Time e-newsletter’;
c)  consider any advice, or suggested changes, received from the Advisory Board; and
d) discuss, and make recommendations to the Chair about, the content and strategic direction of the ‘One at a Time’ website and ‘One at a Time e-newsletter’.

The duty of the Chair shall be to:
a) make all final decisions about the content and strategic direction of the ‘One at a Time Website’ and ‘One at a Time e-newsletter’;
b) communicate those decisions to the website officer, who will make any necessary amendments to the website;

5. One at a Time Advisory Board

The One at a Time Editorial Board shall be supported by an Advisory Board, whose members shall be appointed by the Chair of the Editorial Board.
The Advisory Board shall have no decision making powers.

6. One at a Time: review

The role of the ‘One at a Time’ Editorial Board will be reviewed in March 2010.
One at a Time Editorial Board membership

  • Jane Denton (Chair): Multiple Births Foundation
  • Rachel Cutting: Association of Clinical Embryologists
  • Clare Lewis-Jones: Infertility Network UK
  • Mark Hamilton: British Fertility Society
  • Helen Kendrew


‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and 'one at a time e-newsletter' editorial policy


  • Accuracy: The content of ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ will be accurate, balanced and transparent. Information given will be judged against the best available evidence and sources named wherever possible. Where content contains conjecture or opinion, this will be clearly indicated.
  • Impartiality and diversity of opinion: ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ will be objective, impartial and even-handed. Where views differ and no scientific consensus can be found it will reflect all significant strands of opinion and state the uncertainty clearly.
  • Providing information: ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ will put its users’  interests first when sourcing and developing content. It will consult widely with relevant professional bodies, charities and other interest groups.
  • Privacy: ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ views its users’ privacy as paramount. It will comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and not divulge any correspondence or personal information it may hold about users without their prior and explicit permission.
  • Funding: ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ is funded by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Its content is the responsibility of the ‘One at a Time’ Editorial Board (‘the Board’). It does not carry advertising and does not accept corporate sponsorship.

Quality assurance

The Board (link to appendix A of the terms of reference, which list the members of the Board) is ultimately responsible for editorial quality standards as they relate to best practice.

Editorial process (link to terms of reference)


The evidence-based knowledge that informs all ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ content is derived from peer-reviewed research and from the direct experience of clinicians, other health professionals, patients and the wider public. The Board receives suggestions from an Advisory Board.


Once a piece of content for ‘oneatatime.org.uk’ and ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ has been researched and drafted, it is edited by the Board and is given final sign-off by its Chair. It is checked for:

  • Accuracy
  • Balance
  • Accessibility
  • Tone

Circulation of ‘one at a time e-newsletter’

‘One at a time e-newsletter’ will be circulated by the HFEA via an external mailing service. Users email addresses will be kept confidential from other users. Users will be able to unsubscribe to receiving ‘one at a time e-newsletter’ at any time.


Complaints will be sent to the Chair of the Board. Where appropriate, a response will be issued.


Website Contact

If you need to contact the www.oneatatime.org.uk website team by post, please write to:

Website Contact
Oneatatime campaign
c/o Multiple Births Foundation
Hammersmith House Level 4
Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital
Du Cane Road
London, W12 0HS