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In order to make our website more comfortable and intuitive, we use cookies: they are small files of information needed to understand how users navigate in our website and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and more efficient in the future. Cookies do not store any personal information, and will not be stored any identifiable data. If you want to disable the use of cookies you have to customize the settings of your internet browser by removing all existing cookies and disabling their storage. To proceed without modifying the application of the cookies just continue the surfing.

Please visit AboutCookies.org for more information about cookies and how they affect your browsing experience.

Types of cookies used:

Technical cookie 
These cookies are essential for the website navigation; without some of these, technical issues could not work.

Performance cookie
These cookies collect informations about how visitors use the website: for example, which pages are most popular, and which pages have reported warnings or error messages. These cookies do not collect any personal information about the visitor, and they are used only to improve the website operation. By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.

Functionality Cookie
Cookies allow the website to remember the choices made by the user (for example, to remember the language choice) and provide custom functionality. These cookies can also be used to remember changes to the text size and other features of web pages that you can customize. They can also be used to provide services such as watching a video or sharing on social networks. The information gathered from these types of cookies can be anonymous and can't track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted and stored in Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information with the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you allow Google to process the data about you in the manner and purposes set out above.

Facebook 
This website uses plugins from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (subsequently called "Facebook"). When opening a website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook will transfer the content of the plugin directly to your browser, the latter of which will embed it in the website. This website hence does not have any influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects through this plugin and informs you according to its best knowledge. Through embedding the plugins Facebook receives the information that you have opened the respective website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link this information to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like-button or commenting, your browser will submit this information directly to Facebook, which will save it. If you are not a member of Facebook, Facebook nonetheless might identify and save your IP address. Purpose and scope of the data collection as well as its distribution and usage of the data by Facebook as well as respective rights and preferences regarding privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy policy http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data through this website and connect it to your Facebook profile, you have to log out from Facebook prior to visiting this site.

Our commitment to privacy
Your privacy, and that of your patients, is critically important to us. At UpSurgeOn we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it or if you join us as Author of a topic of Theory section of our Plaform (www.upurgeon.com).
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

The purpose of the UpSurgeOn Platform is to facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge, so we keep your personal information safe and secure, and only use it for the purposes described in this privacy policy. We publish this policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used so that you can make an informed decision about using and/or registering for any Platform, and learn how your use and/or registration may affect your privacy.
This privacy policy applies to information collected through the any Platform. By accessing any Platform, you acknowledge and agree to the uses of information described in this privacy policy.

The information we collect about you

User Author Information
User Author Information is information that is provided by you to us when you join us as Author of a topic of Theory section of our platform or of an AppSurgeOn App including your:

  • Surname
  • First name
  • Position title (professional)
  • University
  • Institution
  • Country (of the Institution)
  • Email address
  • Picture of you

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, UpSurgeOn collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. UpSurgeOn’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how UpSurgeOn’s visitors use this website. UpSurgeOn also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users.

IP Address
Every computer connected to the Internet is associated with a unique numerical identifier, known as an Internet Protocol address (IP Address). When you access our services via UpSurgeOn website, our servers need to know your IP Address, which is sent automatically when information is requested by you. When you are visiting UpSurgeOn website, we do log your IP Address, but do not automatically link your IP address to any other information that would enable us to identify you. However, if it becomes necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, or to protect our Platforms, other users or third parties (e.g. patients), we may attempt to use the logged IP address with other information to attempt to identify you. In addition, we use IP Addresses to determine the approximate geographic location of the device you used to access our Platforms.

Usage Data
Usage Data includes general information about how you interact with the web pages and web sites on the Platforms. This is collected using cookies (or similar technologies) placed by us and others (see ‘Who the information is shared with’ below).

Informative about cookies
In order to make our website more comfortable and intuitive, we use cookies: they are small files of information needed to understand how users navigate in our website and make your browsing experience more enjoyable and more efficient in the future. Cookies do not store any personal information, and will not be stored any identifiable data. If you want to disable the use of cookies you have to customize the settings of your internet browser by removing all existing cookies and disabling their storage. To proceed without modifying the application of the cookies just continue the surfing.
Please visit AboutCookies.org for more information about cookies and how they affect your browsing experience.

Types of cookies used:
Technical cookie
These cookies are essential for the website navigation; without some of these, technical issues could not work.
Performance cookie
These cookies collect informations about how visitors use the website: for example, which pages are most popular, and which pages have reported warnings or error messages. These cookies do not collect any personal information about the visitor, and they are used only to improve the website operation.
By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.
Functionality Cookie
Cookies allow the website to remember the choices made by the user (for example, to remember the language choice) and provide custom functionality. These cookies can also be used to remember changes to the text size and other features of web pages that you can customize. They can also be used to provide services such as watching a video or sharing on social networks. The information gathered from these types of cookies can be anonymous and can't track your browsing activity on other websites.
By using our website, you agree that these cookies may be installed on your device.


Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted and stored in Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information with the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you allow Google to process the data about you in the manner and purposes set out above.


Facebook
This website uses plugins from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (subsequently called "Facebook"). When opening a website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook will transfer the content of the plugin directly to your browser, the latter of which will embed it in the website. This website hence does not have any influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects through this plugin and informs you according to its best knowledge. Through embedding the plugins Facebook receives the information that you have opened the respective website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link this information to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like-button or commenting, your browser will submit this information directly to Facebook, which will save it. If you are not a member of Facebook, Facebook nonetheless might identify and save your IP address. Purpose and scope of the data collection as well as its distribution and usage of the data by Facebook as well as respective rights and preferences regarding privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy policy http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data through this website and connect it to your Facebook profile, you have to log out from Facebook prior to visiting this site.

The way we use information


User Author Information
We use your User Author Information for communicating with you in relation to the Platforms, including contacting you in relation to your contributions, directly marketing our products to you and notifying you of administrative matters.
If you are a registered user as Author of a Theory module of Theory section (www.upsurgeon.com/theory) we also publish your User Information, first name, surname, position title, university, institution, country (of institution), excluding your email address.
We may also use your User Information in the ways described below.
Usage Data
We use Usage Data to understand the online behaviour of our users (see above Google analytics). In particular, using web analytics services on the Platforms enables us to measure, collect, analyse and report on Usage Data for the purposes of understanding and optimising users’ experiences on the Platforms. It also enables us to focus our marketing activities, which, in turn, help us to develop the Platforms.

Anonymity of cases / images
It is a requirement of the Terms of Use that all patient cases uploaded to any Platform by each User Author are de-identified such that the identity of each patient to whom the content included in the case relates (e.g. radiographic images and case notes) is not reasonably identifiable. If you become aware of any case from which you feel you (as a patient) or another person is reasonably identifiable, please contact us immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Information which should NOT appear on any patient cases uploaded to any Platform includes, but is not limited to:

  • name
  • initials
  • date of birth
  • address, including full or partial postal code
  • telephone or fax numbers or contact information
  • e-mail addresses
  • unique identifying numbers
  • vehicle identifiers
  • medical device identifiers (e.g serial numbers)
  • web or internet protocol addresses containing any link to the patient
  • biometric data
  • facial photograph or comparable image
  • names of relatives
  • date of study

Note: Our privacy policy does not override the individual policies of institutions, and users should ensure that they are using images within their local guidelines.
We take patient privacy very seriously, and failure to abide by these rules a breach of our privacy policy and Terms of Use. If you upload a case containing patient information, or from which a person is otherwise reasonably identifiable, your case will be deleted from the Platforms immediately upon our becoming aware of its existence and we may take such action against you as permitted under the Terms of Use.

How you can opt out
If you no longer wish us to use your Usage Data or IP Address Details for certain purposes, you can do any or all of the following:

  • delete existing cookies from your web browser and/or disable cookies on your computer and/or other devices (as appropriate). Depending on the particular browser you are using (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox), this can usually be done on your computer by accessing your ‘Browsing History’ through the ‘Settings’ or ‘Options’ menu (or equivalent) in your web browser, or if you are using a different device, then in the ‘Settings’ for that device. If you do not disable cookies in your web browser, and you subsequently visit our website, fresh cookies are likely to be placed and you may need to repeat the process of deleting existing cookies
  • alter your ad preference settings in each of Google and Facebook, and on the platforms of other providers, if you have access to do so

Contact us
Should you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us (preferably by email) at the following addresses: UpSurgeOn S.r.l., Viale Monza 347, 20126 Milan, Italy, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Links and Third Party Content

Links to Other Web Sites
The Platforms may (from time to time) contain links to other Web sites. These links are provided as a convenience and do not constitute an endorsement, sponsorship (except in the case of "the sponsor” clearly identified) or recommendation by UpSurgeOn. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements.
Links do not imply that UpSurgeOn is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, product name, company name or logo displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, product name, company name or logo of ours or of any Provider.
Users must not post links to other Web sites, except when in the form of a link to a reference textbook or journal in the reference field of articles. UpSurgeOn reserves the right to remove any and all links from any part of any Platform.
Third Party Content
The Platforms may (from time to time) contain material, data or information provided, posted or offered by third parties, including advertisements or postings in online community discussions. You agree, to the maximum extent permitted by law, that neither UpSurgeOn nor its Associates shall have any liability whatsoever to you for any such third party material, data or information.

Disclaimers of Liability

General Disclaimer
THE PLATFORMS, INCLUDING THE IMAGE AND TEXT CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE HAVING READ AND UNDERSTOOD THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THE "MEDICAL DISCLAIMER", AND ANY OTHER CONDITIONS BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION IN THE COURSE OF YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, ANY PLATFORM.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT:
1. YOUR USE OF ANY PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK;
2. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY AGREED IN WRITING, UPSURGEON AND ITS ASSOCIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATING TO THE USE OF THE PLATFORMS;
3. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, UPSURGEON AND ITS ASSOCIATES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION:

  • as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability or usefulness of, any information obtained through use of any Platform (including any advice, opinion, statement or other content or any products or services distributed or made available by third parties through any Platform);
  • that confidentiality of information transmitted through any Platform will be maintained;
  • that any Platform will be of merchantable quality, fit for a particular purpose or meet your requirements;
  • that any access to, or use of, any Platform will:
  • not infringe any rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party; or
  • be free of defects, viruses, or anything else (such as worms or Trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of a computer system;
  • be uninterrupted or error free or;

4. YOU MUST TAKE YOUR OWN PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT WHATEVER YOU SELECT FOR YOUR USE FROM ANY PLATFORM IS FREE OF DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE (SUCH AS WORMS OR TROJAN HORSES) THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH OR DAMAGE THE OPERATIONS OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM;
5. UPSURGEON AND ITS ASSOCIATES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IF INTERFERENCE WITH OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF ANY PLATFORM

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF ANY PLATFORM, OR OTHERWISE FROM UPSURGEON OR ITS ASSOCIATES, CREATES ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE IN THESE TERMS OF USE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT UPSURGEON DOES NOT CONTROL IN ANY RESPECT ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH ANY PLATFORM.

Termination
UpSurgeOn may, as it sees fit, for any reason or no reason at all, without liability to you or any third party, terminate your account or your access to the Web Platform and if you fail to comply with these Terms of Use, UpSurgeOn may terminate your account or your access to any App Platform.
You may terminate your Author account for any reason at any time by sending an email clearly requesting that your account be terminated to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will implement your request promptly.
If your account is terminated, we may, as we see fit, delete any content relating to your use of any Platform on our servers or otherwise in our possession. Immediately upon termination, either by you or us, of your account you will no longer be permitted to use any Registration Features on that Platform. You may continue to browse content on the Web Platform but your continued browsing will be deemed to be continued acceptance of these Terms of Use.

Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction

Applicable Law
These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Italy.
Competent Jurisdiction
In the absence of mutual agreement, any dispute arising from the interpretation and/or performance of the present Terms of Use shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent Courts of Italy.
Effective Date, Amendment and Severability
These Terms of Use are effective as of 10 January 2017. UpSurgeOn may from time to time revise these Terms of Use (including the Privacy Policy) by updating this posting. Where required by law, we will send you an e-mail (if you are registered as Author of the Theory section) notifying any material changes and if you subscribe for email updates (at the end of this document) we will endeavour to notify you of all changes. Your continued use of any Platform after any such updating means you accept such revisions and any changes to the Privacy Policy will apply both to User Information and Usage Data we already have about you at the time of the change, and any such information created or received after the change takes effect. If you do not agree to any changes, you must not continue to use any Platform.
If any provision of these Terms of Use are held unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.