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Share Your Story - Terms and Conditions

By sharing your photograph(s), your story and your name with us you grant us permission, in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation in force at the time, to use them for marketing purposes across all of our media platforms and in any other format whatsoever.

Our full terms and condition apply and can be found here. By submitting your photograph(s), your story and your name in any format whatsoever you agree to be bound by them. 

Sharing Your Story – Terms and Conditions

1.      In these terms and conditions "we", “us” and "our" means Combine OpCo Limited trading as The Hospital Group. The general website and other media (social or otherwise) terms and conditions apply and are available here.

2.      You must be a UK resident and over 18.

3.      You must have had cosmetic or weight loss surgery (of any kind), and/or Non-surgical procedures.


Your Photographs and Your Story

4.      By submitting your photograph(s) and your story to us you represent and warrant that it is your own original work, is not copied, and does not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use. You further warrant and represent that your photograph(s) and your story is/are not obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.

5.      We cannot consider photograph(s) and stories submitted on behalf of another person.

6.      Photograph(s) and stories are selected for our use at our sole discretion. There will be no payment for our use of them unless otherwise agreed formally and in writing on case by case basis.

7.      By submitting photograph(s), your story, your name and social media handle to us by direct email, direct message social posts or any other method whatsoever you:


a.       give us permission to publish them for marketing purposes across all our marketing platforms including but not limited to: social media channels, email campaigns and on our website; and

b.      grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish them in any format including without limitation in print and electronic formats; and

c.       give us permission to use your name and town or city of residence for the purpose of identifying you as the author of your photograph(s) and your story.


8.      We may cut, edit, crop or arrange your photograph(s) or your story as we think fit to appear in print and on our web site and or any other media whatsoever, and we may remove your photograph(s) and your story at any time. Your name may be published alongside your photograph(s) and your story

9.      Any personal data submitted by you will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation. Please see our privacy policy for details of how personal data may be processed. You can access our privacy policy here

10.  We take no responsibility for photograph(s) and stories that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered for any technical or other reason. To the extent permitted by law we shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from submission or publication of your photograph(s) and your story (except for death, personal injury or fraud, as a result of negligence).

11.  IMPORTANT: You retain ownership of the copyright in your photograph(s) and your story as their author and you are free to republish them wherever you wish and in whatever medium you want.

12.  Any photograph(s) and stories will be removed within 7 days from our digital channels upon your written request being received by us. Printed materials will be removed on the next print run. Different terms and condition will apply if you agreed to participate in The Hospital Group Case Study nomination / Campaign Photoshoot or similar campaign.

13.  We will not return your photograph(s) and your story to you.

14.  These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted according to English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any disputes arising in connection with them.