Terms & Conditions
This website, www.MedicalTravelCompared.co.uk (“the Website”) is owned and operated by Medical Travel Compared Ltd (“us”, “we”) a private limited company registered in Gibraltar (Company number 111831) whose registered address is: 1st Floor, Grand Ocean Plaza, Ocean Village, Gibraltar.
Medical Travel Compared is a trading name of Medical Travel Compared Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Commission, reference number FSC1248B.
These are the terms and conditions which apply to your use of this website. Please read them carefully. By proceeding with access to this website you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to vary the conditions of use at any time and will post any variations here.
1) Our Service To You
We provide an independent comparison service which enables you, whilst using this website or telephoning our contact centre to research and compare travel insurance products provided by third parties. Our service is free for you to use (although charges may apply when calling us). We receive a commission from the third party insurance provider when you use our service to purchase cover.
Our service is available to UK residents with a permanent UK address and who have resided within the UK for no less than six months.
Quotes are subject to medical screening and we cannot guarantee a quote for every circumstance.
2) Your Use of Our Website
We reserve the right to change, modify, substitute, suspend or remove any material or content on the Website without notice, from time to time without there being any liability on our part. You further accept that such changes may result in your being unable to access the Website or part of it. We may have to suspend the Website from time to time to carry out maintenance and to make upgrades.
The website is intended for your personal non-commercial use only. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights or, restrict or inhibit the use of this website by any third party.
You agree not to interfere or gain entry to the website with intent to corrupt, damage or deny service.
You are not permitted to use this Website:
To harm, threaten, abuse, embarrass, defame, libel, intimidate or harass another person in a way that invades another person’s privacy or is obscene, offensive, hateful, indecent, inappropriate, objectionable, unacceptable, discriminatory or damaging as determined by us.
To create, check, confirm, update, modify or amend your own or another person’s databases, records or directories.
To tamper with, modify, reverse engineer or amend any part of this Website.
Using any automated software, process, program, robot, web crawler, spider, data mining, trawling or other ‘screen scraping’ software, process, program or system.
Hyperlinking to this Website
You may operate a link to this Website provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, as determined by us. You must not operate a link to this Website in such a way as to suggest or imply any form of association, approval or endorsement by us without prior written consent. We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission at any time.
3) Availability of Our Website
We have taken great care in preparing this website but given the unpredictability in technology, matters may arise that are beyond our control. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the function, operation or accessibility of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. Occasionally access may be suspended or restricted to enable us to repair, maintain or update the Website.
The colours we use, as well as the display colour capabilities of your particular computer monitor, will greatly affect what you can actually see on the screen. We cannot be held responsible for the limitations of technology and cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any colour, texture, or detail graphics or visual elements of the Website will be accurate.
4) Our Intellectual Property
The Copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the material contained in the Website, together with the website design, text graphics, and their selection and arrangement, all software complications, underlying source code and software belong to us or our licensors. All rights are reserved. None of this material may be reproduced or redistributed without our prior written permission. You may, however, download or print a copy for your own non-commercial personal use.
5) Additional Terms Relating To Travel Insurance Products
To facilitate a quote comparison, you will be asked to answer a number of questions on this Website. These questions are designed to ensure that we, and the insurance providers on our panel have all the information necessary to provide you with products that meet your criteria. It is your responsibility to ensure the information you submit is true, complete, accurate and not misleading. Failing to do so could invalidate your policy or result in a claim being rejected by your insurance provider.
You agree to receive an auto-generated email from us detailing your quote results. The email will be sent to the to the email address you provide when submitting your details to obtain a quote comparison on this Website.
Our system aggregates quotes in real time. We cannot hold quotes and accept no responsibility for any change in price or cover levels made by travel insurance providers. It is your responsibility to check that quotes are valid at the time of arranging cover.
You agree that we may use your data to send you renewal reminders when your Annual Multi Trip policy is due to expire and to highlight how we could continue to save you money. You will have the option to unsubscribe from communication of this nature by clicking on the unsubscribe link featured on the email or by emailing email@example.com.
Please be aware, that whilst this Website provides information on a wide range of travel insurance products or services, there may be other products or services available on the market that are not shown on this Website and which may be more appropriate or suitable for you.
6) Telephone Calls
Telephone calls made to 0844 numbers referred to on this Website will be chargeable up to 7pm per minute plus an access charge by your telephone provider. Calls are monitored and recorded. Our Customer Service Line is available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm GMT and closed on Bank Holidays.
7) Taking Payment For A Travel Policy
Full payment for travel insurance products referred to on this website should be made at the time of booking. To make payment, you will be transferred to the payment platform of the third party insurance provider you have selected to purchase cover with. We do not store payment details or hold customer money. The third party providers featured on this Website accept payment via all major credit/debit cards excluding American Express. You will be informed of any extra charges relating to credit card use or postage for documents before they are incurred.
8) Your Travel Policy Documents
By purchasing a product referred to on this website, you are deemed to have accepted the terms as set out in the ‘Important Information’ section detailed on the 'Quote' page, and also the terms detailed within the third party insurance provider’s policy wording, which is made available within the quote results listings.
The insurance provider you purchased cover with, will deliver documentation of the insurance policy purchased via this Website electronically. An option to receive a hard copy of your insurance documentation may be offered upon payment. To request a hard copy of the insurance documentation, contact your insurance provider direct quoting your policy number. The insurance provider may charge a postal fee.
In the event you do not receive your travel insurance documents, please contact your travel insurance provider direct or email us firstname.lastname@example.org where a member of our customer service team will assist you in arranging the delivery of your documentation by the quickest method possible.
It is very important and your responsibility to check your policy documentation, making sure it covers you adequately and that all information is true and correct. You must report errors or mistakes to your insurance provider before travel commences.
9) Amending or Cancelling Your Policy
If you need to amend your policy, you will need to contact your insurance provider direct. We cannot make changes to your documentation.
If you have a change in health or medication between the time you purchase cover and your departure date, you must inform your insurance provider, who may review the terms of your policy. You could be in breach of your policy’s terms and conditions if you fail to do so.
Travel insurance policies have a 14 day right to cancel period. You are entitled to cancel your travel insurance policy provided you have not travelled or made a claim. You must contact your insurance provider direct in order to cancel your policy.
10) Making a Claim Against Your Policy
In the event you require overseas medical assistance, or want to make a claim against your policy, you will need to refer to your policy documentation for contact details or get in touch directly with your insurance provider.
Every effort is made to ensure that this website is accurate and up to date and it is our aim to correct errors or omissions as soon as possible. However, on occasion there may be an error in the price or type of insurance shown. In this case, our third party partners reserve the right to cancel or amend any contract entered into with you. This would be without liability to you and a refund would be provided where applicable.
Nothing within this website is or should be considered as financial or other advice or a recommendation to purchase any product or service. We recommend that independent professional advice is sought before you purchase any product/service from this website. You should always check the suitability, adequacy and appropriateness of the product that is of interest to you. It is your sole decision to obtain or refrain from obtaining any product this Website refers to.
Nothing on this Website is, or shall be deemed to constitute an offer by us to sell to you any product or service or to enter into any contract with you in respect of any product or service. By submitting your details, you are making an offer to obtain the relevant product or service from the relevant third party on its terms and conditions.
This disclaimer does not affect your statutory rights in respect of any products or services that you purchase via this Website.
If you live in England and Wales, the conditions of use will be governed by English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to intermediate on any dispute between us.
If you live in Scotland, these conditions of use will be governed by Scottish law and the Courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction to intermediate on any dispute between us.
13) Keeping Your Information Safe
14) Exclusions of Liability
We use reasonable endeavors to ensure that the data on the Website is accurate and undertake to correct any errors or omissions. However, we do not guarantee that the Website will be fault free and we do not accept liability for any errors or omissions.
We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss damage you may suffer or incur if any information, content, material or data you provide on this Website is not correct, complete and accurate or if it is misleading or if you fail to disclose all relevant facts.
Views expressed on third party sites about the products and brands available on this Website do not represent our views or the views of our associated companies, and we are not responsible or liable for the accuracy or content of any such views or expressions.
We do not give any warranty that the Website is free from viruses or other harmful elements, which may affect any technology.
Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the Internet, any liability we may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Website, or from any use of the Website or reliance on the data transmitted using the Website, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.
We do not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury arising as a result of the negligence of us, our employees, agents or authorised representatives, or limits our duties or any liability under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended, (‘FSMA’) or any conduct of business rules developed pursuant of FSMA.
You shall indemnify us in respect of all costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), losses, expenses and claims in respect of or in connection with:
a) Any improper use by you of the Website
b) Any breach by you of any of these Terms or any relevant legislation or regulations; and
c) Any claim brought against us as a result of or in connections with your actions or omissions
As you view the Website, there may be reference to specific terms and conditions which apply to certain products and services. In such circumstances, it is your responsibility to refer to such terms and conditions applicable to those offers.
15) Force Majeure
If we are unable to perform our obligations to you (or able to perform them only at unreasonable cost) because of circumstances beyond our control, we may then cancel or suspend any of our obligations to you, without liability. Examples of those circumstances include act of God, accident, explosion, fire, transport delays, strikes and other industrial disputes.
16) Your Obligations
You agree to take reasonable precautions to ensure that any data you submit to the Website is true and accurate and free from viruses and anything else, which may have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of the Website or any other technology.
You must ensure that all data you provide on this Website is correct, complete, accurate and not misleading and that you disclose all relevant facts.
You must get permission from any other person about whom you propose to provide information before you provide it. In submitting any other person’s details, you are confirming to us that you have their permission to do so and they understand how their details will be used.
17) Making A Complaint
We are committed to providing you with an exceptional level of service and customer care. We realise that things can go wrong and there may be occasions when you feel that we have not provided the service you expected. When this happens, we want to hear about it so that we can try and put things right.
Who to Contact?
The most important factors in getting your complaint dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible are:
to be sure you are talking to the right person and;
that you are giving them the right information.
Initiating your complaint:
a)If your complaint relates to this Website or the Medical Travel Compared contact centre, please contact Medical Travel Compared Ltd. You can do this by e-mailing or writing to us;
Write To Us:
Medical Travel Compared Complaints Manager
Suite 613, Arthur House,
41 Arthur Street,
When you contact us:
Please give us your name and contact telephone number. Please explain clearly and concisely the reason for your complaint.
b) If you are unhappy with any product you have obtained from a third party or have any compliant regarding any third party, you should address your compliant directly to that third party. If you require their contact details, please contact our Customer Services Team who will be happy to assist.