Terms of Service – Privacy Policy

Terms of Use
The materials and information provided by CRSA – Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) on its web site are for informational purposes.

Please carefully read the following paragraphs. By using our web site, you agree to the terms and conditions described below. If you do not agree to the terms discussed here, you should exit this web site now.

Intellectual Property Rights
All of the content on this web site is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights, and may not be copied, modified, distributed, posted or transmitted without CRSA’s prior written consent. You may download material from our web site, for your own personal, non-commercial use only. No copyright notices, other intellectual property or legal notices or other identifying information may be removed from downloaded materials. You may not download material from our web site for any other purpose without CRSA’s prior written consent.
Trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.
Nothing contained in our web site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademarks or logos.

Disclaimer
CRSA makes available the information and materials in this site for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an doctor-patient relationship between us. And, therefore, your communication with us through this Web site will not be considered as privileged or confidential.

Sites listed as hypertext links herein are not under the control of CRSA. Accordingly, CRSA can make no representation concerning the quality, safety or suitability of the content of these sites. Nor does the fact that CRSA has included this link serve as an endorsement by CRSA of any of these sites. CRSA is providing this site, the information, listings and links contained herein only as a convenience to you.
Your use of this web site and its contents is at your own risk, and neither CRSA nor any party involved in creating or delivering this web site shall be liable for damages of any kind that may result from access to, or use of the information contained on, this web site, including, but not limited to, any such damages arising from errors or omissions, misprints, out-of-date information, inaccuracies, typographical or other errors appearing on this web site, any software that may be downloaded from this web site, or any damage to your computer equipment including, but not limited to, any virus that may infect your computer equipment. By using this web site, you assume the risk that the information and materials on this web site may be incomplete, inaccurate, out-of-date, or may not meet your needs or requirements.
CRSA believes that the contents of this web site have come from reliable sources, but cannot guarantee the information in this web site is accurate, complete or suitable for any purpose. CRSA cannot guarantee that the contents of this web site have not been affected by technical malfunctions or unauthorized tampering. The contents of this web site are subject to change without notice. We may alter or delete material from this web site at any time.

No Warranties
CRSA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. IN NO EVENT WILL CRSA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR DEFECT IN THIS WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES.

Web Site Availability
This web site may be unavailable from time to time due to mechanical, technical, software, hardware or third-party vendor failures, updating or construction. CRSA cannot predict or control when such downtime may occur and cannot control the duration of such downtime.

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Privacy Notice
CRSA does not currently collect personally identifiable information at this site except to the extent that your Web browser provides such information to our Web server, such as the site from which you linked, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, or the type of browser you are using, and except to the extent that you provide such information to us, whether in an e-mail message or otherwise. CRSA will use personally identifiable information only for that specific purpose for which you submitted it, except that we may use the information that we obtain from this site in an aggregated form, such as to measure the usefulness and popularity of our site.
A “cookie” is a small text file generated by a Web site’s server and placed on a user’s hard drive. Cookies enable the site and your browser to interact in such a way that the site is able to present you with the most appropriate options and to customize services to your interests, based on your previous use of the Web site. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that you do not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area.
Because the early uses of cookies to track users navigational habits were not disclosed to users, their use has raised significant privacy concerns. However, most Web sites now use cookies to improve your navigational experiences.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies; however, if you are concerned about cookies, most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered, and permit you to opt-out of receiving it. The “help” function on most browsers will have information on how to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, how to find out if you have received a cookie, and how to disable them completely, if this is what you want to do. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of Web sites that use cookies will not function properly when you view them.
CRSA reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location.
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Copyright
© 2015 CRSA, All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy
This document sets forth the Privacy Policy of CRSA (the ‘Privacy Policy’) for this Web site, (the ‘Site’). If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this Site. This Privacy Policy does not govern privacy practices associated with offline activities or other CRSA Web sites.
CRSA adheres to the European Union Safe Harbor principles regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from the European Union.

Changes in Privacy Policy
All personal information (“personal information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. CRSA reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and will provide notice of material changes on the home page of the Site. If CRSA sells assets (or the assets of a division or subsidiary) to another entity, or CRSA (or a division or subsidiary) is acquired by or merged with another entity, CRSA may provide to such entity customer information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity without your consent, but CRSA will provide notice of such asset sales, acquisitions, or mergers on this Site.

Entities collecting personal information
Personal information on this Site is collected by CRSA.

Collection of personal information
As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as registration to visit one of our congresses, CRSA may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, CRSA may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including ZIP code), e-mail address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal information. When registering, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users, and prevent abuse of our system, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to us with information from third-party sources.

How your personal information is used
CRSA collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the congress you attend.
CRSA may collect information about the use of the Site, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. CRSA may use this aggregate, non identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.

Protection of your personal information
The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself is classified as Registration Information. Registration Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Registration Information resides on a secure server that only selected CRSA personnel have access to via password. CRSA encrypts your personal information and thereby strives to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to CRSA .
Personal information that you provide that does not constitute Registration Information also resides on a secure server and is accessible only to selected CRSA personnel. Since this information is not accessible by you, you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.

Use of cookies
When you visit this Site, you can browse the Site and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Site, we use ‘cookies’ to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables CRSA to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
While CRSA uses cookies to track your visit to our website and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, CRSA does not generally use this information to identify you personally. However, if you expressly provide consent for our website to “remember” the unique identifier that you select when you register for various activities on the Site, that unique identifier will be stored on a cookie on your computer, linked to your Registration Information, and your navigation path around the Site will be tracked. We associate this data to understand how our Site and services are being used so we can understand our customers and offer appropriate products and services.

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent by websites to user devices where they are stored and resent to the websites whenever the users visits them.

Cookies used by this website and their purposes.

This website make use of technical cookies which are automatically stored in the user device upon first visit; these cookies allow the website to display correctly, improve performance, help users get a full fledged experience of the website. These cookies are strictly necessary and last for a single session.

This website uses the following third-party cookies:

  • Google Analytics

    Cookie name(s)
    __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz

    Data stored
    A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.

    When does it expire?
    The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.

    Description
    Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the University website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

    Links
    Google’s privacy policy
    Opt out of Google Analytics

  • Google Maps

    Cookie name(s)
    SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF

    Data stored
    Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.

    When does it expire?
    Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.

    Description
    Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

    Link
    Google’s privacy policy

  • YouTube

    Cookie name(s)
    SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

    Data stored
    Various unique identifiers, as well as login information that may relate to a Google account.

    When does it expire?
    Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.

    Description
    Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.

    Link
    Google’s Privacy Policy

Facebook and LinkedIn may also set cookies for sharing content on social networks or for producing access statistics. The presence, number and status of cookies may depend on how you use the platforms concerned before or while visiting this website.
You should ascertain what the relevant sites’ policy is on social networking cookies

Privacy complaints
CRSA takes its users privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that CRSA has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you may write the CRSA at the following address:

CRSA – Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Division of General Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
840 S. Wood St., Mail Code 958, Suite 435E – Chicago, IL 60612
contacts: Ms. Daniela Nita
phone: +1 (312) 355-2494 – Fax: +1 (312) 355-1987
email: daniela@clinicalrobotics.com
website: www.clinicalrobotics.com

In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the CRSA Online Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.
Please note that if you provide CRSA with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), CRSA cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.
Also, please note that CRSA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non CRSA Web sites to which this Site or any other CRSA Web site may link. You should review the privacy policy of such sites before using the sites.