The International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (hereinafter “ICRS”, “we” or “us”) is aware that the security of your private information from the use of our website is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
‘Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
‘Controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
General Contact Information: The Controller of your Personal Data is:
International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society
c/o Cartilage Executive Office (CEO) GmbH
Spitalstrasse 190, House 3
8623 Wetzikon, Switzerland
T: +41 44 503 73 70
F: + 41 44 503 73 72
Collection of Data
You can use our Website without actively disclosing Personal Data. You are not required to actively provide Personal Data as a condition of using our Website, except as may be necessary to provide you with a service at your request.
When you use our Website, we will collect non-personally identifiable information such as session durations, page impressions, IP addresses, the domain name that served you to access the Website, and content types and origins. We will also store information related to online data or metadata that is routed through our servers, such as web page addresses, structures, data fields and images.
We will collect personal information when you register with us, when you use a service from us and when you log into our systems later on with your user ID. Information we collect includes the information you give to us such as your name, address and email address, and information about what you do when using the Website or our services. If you do not wish us to collect such information, please log out and do not use your user ID when using our Website or services (some of our services are however not available without you being logged in using your user ID).
You may furthermore actively provide Personal Data through various forms to inquire or receive information and more. In each case such Personal Data will be used to fulfil your request (e.g. placing an enquiry or signing up for a newsletter).
Processing of Personal Data / Transfer of Personal Data
The database containing your Personal Data remains at ICRS and stays with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. Your Personal Data will not be passed on by us or by our agents for use by third parties in any form whatsoever, unless we have obtained your consent or are legally obliged to do so.
We will retain control of and responsibility for the use of any Personal Data processed by us. Some of this data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on your Personal Data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. Your access to or use of any service provided by a third-party service provider is subject to the policies of that service provider, including, without limitation, policies regarding how your personal data may be processed. In case you have questions relating to your Personal Data and potential transfers of your Personal Data and the potential protections taken connected to such transfers please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to the Controller of your data at the address as set forth above under the section 2. ‘Contact Details’.
Purposes of Use
We may further use your personal information
- to operate the Website and provide our services, to process payments and otherwise run our operations. For example, we may share your information with subcontractors helping us to provide you services.;
- to contact you – for example, we may use a third-party’s mailing platform to send you messages and updates from time to time, unless you have opted out from such mailings.
ICRS uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your Personal Data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments. However, while we try to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and that we can prevent any unauthorized processing.
In light of the importance of protecting children’s privacy, we do not collect, process or use on our website any information relating to an individual whom we know to be under 16 years old without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative.
Right of Access to, Rectification, Erasure or Restriction of Processing, Right to Object to Processing, Right to Data Portability
You have the right to request from the Controller (1) access to and (2) rectification or (3) erasure of your Personal Data or (4) restriction of processing of your Personal Data as well as you can (5) object to the processing of your Personal Data. In addition, you have (6) a right to data portability. Just send an e-mail to the Controller of your Personal Data at the address as set forth above under the section 2. ‘Contact Details’.
Right to Withdraw Consent at Any Time
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data for the future. For clarifications sake such withdrawal will, however, not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Again, just send an e-mail to the Controller of your Personal Data at the address as set forth above under the section 2. ‘Contact Details’.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you have requested or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with a pending litigation).
Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority
You have in addition the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in case you do not agree with the processing of your Personal Data.
What are cookies and related technologies?
What do we use these technologies for?
Essential (strictly necessary) Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website will then not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information
- Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Website, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our Website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
How can I manage these technologies?
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. You can manage your cookie privacy settings in your Browser.
We use so-called “social plug-ins” of various social networks. These plug-ins are functions of the respective social network through which you can share content of the Website with your social media contacts, for instance, or recommend this content to others. Social plug-ins can be identified by the logo of the respective social network. We are using social plug-ins of the following social network providers:
- Facebook: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
- Twitter: Twitter Inc., Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
- Google+: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn In., 2029 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Via the integrated social plug-ins, the social network operators will be informed that you have called up the respective pages of the Website. If you are logged into any of the social networks at the same time, the operator will be able to match the relevant call-ups with your account at the respective social network. Moreover, if you interact with the social plug-ins, the relevant information will be forwarded to the respective social network. As far as we know, the following data will be transferred in the process: IP address, user identification if you are logged in at the relevant service, previously visited site (referrer) if you followed a link, type and settings of browser, plug-ins installed such as Adobe® Flash® or Adobe® Reader®, URL of the site which the social plug-in is embedded in, date and time of your visit, technical details of your operating system, location-based information, and cookies.
Even if you are not a member of any of the social networks listed above, it may be possible for them to find out your IP address via the social plug-in and store it. For details on the pur-pose and scope of data processing, collection and use by the social networks we are using, and on your rights and optional settings in this context, please refer to the social networks’ statements on data protection:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
- Google+: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/privacy
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/pop/pop-privacy-policy
You can deactivate any or all social plug-ins at any time. You may also be able to technically prevent any data transfer to social networks. To do so, please adjust the security settings in the web browser you are using. For instructions on how to do this, please refer to the “Help” section in your web browser. In individual cases it is also possible to block social plug-ins by means of add-ons for your browser.
Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for us and providing to us other services relating to Website activity and internet usage.
Last updated: Zurich, May 25, 2018
Legal Notice & Disclaimer
All content on this website is for information purposes only. The International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (hereinafter referred to as “ICRS”) reserves the right to make changes to the products and specifications described at any time. This website does not represent a binding offer or an obligation of any kind.
All text, images, charts, logos, sound clips and videos on this website are the property of ICRS (if not explicitly stated otherwise) and may not be copied or transmitted without its prior consent. Furthermore, ICRS shall not be liable for the content of this website under any circumstances. The user shall not be granted rights of any kind as a result of using this website.
ICRS hereby refuses to make any guarantee, either explicit or implicit, in relation to consequential damage or damage or loss of any other kind resulting from or in connection with the use of the information available on this website.
ICRS shall not accept any liability for the content of external links. The content of external links is the exclusive responsibility of their operators.