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DISCLAIMER

Personal Information Protection

Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you have regarding the way your information is collected and used. We will protect your personal information. This information is used by authorized personnel only.

The International Atherosclerosis Society delegates Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation (Milan and Houston) as data controller and/or processor, informs you that any personal data you provide, or any data received by third parties, will be used only to provide you with information regarding any activities organized by the International Atherosclerosis Society or other material compatible with the educational purposes for which the data has been collected.

Data treatment shall mean any operation, or set of operations, carried out with or without the help of electronic or automated means, and must guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation (Milan and Houston) as data controller and/or processor may avail itself or its associates to carry out any of the following: communications to members and interested persons, data processing, and computer-based consultation, for the promotion of material compatible with the educational purposes for which the data has been collected. This information may also be used for research, evaluation, or survey purposes. The data may not be communicated to other parties without explicit permission from the recipient.

CONDITIONS OF USE

Acceptance of Conditions of Use

By using the IAS website you agree to the following conditions of use. We may change these terms from time to time, in which case you will always be able to view the most current version of these terms by clicking on the “Disclaimer” link.

The IAS publishes on its website a range of diverse content produced by physicians, specialists, and researchers. Note that, although our site is accessible to the public, it is specifically intended for health professionals. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the IAS, sponsors, educational partners, or supporters. Please remember that our website is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment as a health professional. If you are a member of the general public who chooses to use the information contained in this site, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it as a substitute for any relationship with your physician or other qualified health professional. Please, always consult your physicians and review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before assuming or administering pharmacologic therapy to patients. In serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.

Our Content

This website contains information, data, documents, commentaries, slides, and images. It is designed to help you learn more about the advancement of science, research, and teaching in the field of atherosclerosis and related cardiometabolic diseases.

We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we put on this site. However, we do not offer you any warranty or guaranty related to our website. We specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. If you are a health professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information contained in our website with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are a member of the general public, you should evaluate the information together with your physician or another qualified healthcare professional.

User Account, Password, and Security

For administrative reasons, we require you to register to the IAS website. The provision of your personal data is voluntary, but refusal will prevent the inclusion of your name in the database of the IAS.

Communications with Users

Our webmaster communicates with users through e-mail messages. Our approach prioritizes contextual help and page warnings in order to help users distinguish official communications from piracy attempts, phishing, or spam.

Partner Services

At times, you may be invited to use a service that is provided by a partner (e.g., downloading Adobe Flash from Adobe.com ) and hosted on the partner's website. These third-party services are generally identified and carry the partner's logo along with the partner's conditions of use.

Intellectual Property Rights

The IAS respects intellectual property rights and asks that you do the same. Should your intellectual property rights be violated through one of our services, we ask you to notify us promptly (info@athero.org). All content, web services, and materials used by the IAS containing confidential information are protected under intellectual property law.

Linking to the IAS Website

The IAS agrees that you may have a simple link from your website to ours; however, you must first ask our permission. You are not allowed to link to us if you engage in illegal or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on the reputation or tax status of the IAS and/or of any of its affiliates, officers, employees and any content provider to this website.

Please refer to and use the following guidelines when setting up a link to the IAS Website

  1. The IAS does NOT endorse companies, products or services, and strictly prohibits any suggestion of endorsement, recommendation, or superiority of one company, product or service over another company, product or service.
  2. The IAS does not allow framing of its Website. When setting up a link to the IAS’s Website, the IAS’s site should open in a new Web browser window rather than displaying the pages in a frame of the linking site’s Web template, when frames are used in the site’s design.
  3. Links directly to the IAS’s Website should be text-only and you may not use the IAS’s stylized logo as a link, as our logo cannot be shown on your site without explicit permission.
  4. The IAS does not allow other Websites to copy and reuse information or material(s) from the IAS’s Website unless the source is cited.
  5. When the IAS’s Website includes links to other sites, the IAS does not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at the sites to which it links, including responsibility or liability for their accuracy. No link on the IAS’s Website is a referral or endorsement of either the linked-to entity or any product or service. Such links are provided for convenience only.

Exception: The exception to this rule is when a legal agreement is in place which directly specifies that a logo can be used on another party's Website. The logo must be accompanied by a proclaimer that explains the nature of the IAS’s relationship with the other party. However, the logo itself cannot be used as a link; the logo can be on the Website but the link itself must be text only.

The IAS reserves the right to add, modify and delete these Conditions at any time at the IAS's sole discretion.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

This site is operated by and provided to you by the IAS, which is based in the United States of America. This site can be accessed from countries worldwide. Since the laws of each country able to access this site may differ, by accessing this site you agree with the IAS that the statutes and laws applicable in the USA, will apply to all matters relating to the use of our website, regardless of the choice of laws principles.

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the IAS, or in any way relating to your use of this site, resides in the courts of the USA in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving the IAS or its affiliates, officers, employees and content providers.