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Terms and Conditions



The short version….

  1. By using this website you agree to use it in a professional and / or courteous manner, adhering to acceptable codes of professional conduct including the General Medical Councils code on the usage of Social Media (http://www.gmc-uk.org/about/contactus/14342.asp).
  2. By using this site you agree that the owners, editors and faculty are not liable in any way for any erroneous material, misrepresentations or libellous comments.
  3. By using this site you agree not to use other people’s material anywhere, without their express permission.
  4. By using this site you agree that you will only upload clinical pictures of patient’s, with their express permission (see also item 1)

We want you to enjoy this site and find it useful, but please think before you publish or comment. Failure to follow these simple guide will result in your immediate erasure from the site.


The detailed version…..

The International Society of Head and Neck Trauma website (the “website”) provides content and features for members, medical and healthcare professionals, and public users. By accessing or using any of the domains on this site, you agree to be bound by and adhere to the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not use the Services.

The website does not provide medical advice. The text, graphics, photos, videos and other information is not intended as medical advice and should not be considered medical advice.  Always seek the advice of a qualified doctor or surgeon regarding any medical condition or procedure.

The website may display Content that is graphic in nature. If you find such material offensive you should not use the website or you should exercise caution before accessing certain features of the website.


Using our Services

You fully are responsible for all Content, including but not limited to registration data, photos, videos, comments, text, documents and other information that you upload, enter or post.  You agree that you will not upload any content that infringes or violates any rights of any party or that compromises the privacy of any person or patient.  In particular, you agree not to upload (i) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material or content that would violate any rights of publicity and/or privacy or that would violate any law; (ii) any commercial material or content (including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds, advertising, or marketing of any good or services); and (iii) any material or content that infringes, misappropriates or violates any copyright, trademark, patent right or other proprietary right of any third party.  You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the foregoing restrictions, or any other harm resulting from your posting of content on this website.

Unless otherwise set out herein, content comprised within this website, including text, graphics, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, videos, audio, images and other information (collectively, the “Content”), is owned by original author and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property and unfair competition laws.

You will need to contact the author should you wish to print or download their Content for your own personal, non-commercial, informational or scholarly use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

You may not copy, display, distribute, modify, publish, reproduce, store, transmit, post, translate or create other derivative works from, or sell, rent or license all or any part of the Content, or products or services obtained from the Services, in any medium to anyone, except as otherwise expressly permitted under these Terms and Conditions, or following authorisation by us.

You may not engage in the systematic retrieval of Content from this website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without our prior written permission.

You may not use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to: (i) continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract, deep link or index any Content; (ii) harvest personal information from this website for purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorised material; or (iii) cause disruption to the working of the website or any other person’s use of the website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the website or any other systems or networks connected to the website. You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the website or any network connected to the website or breach or attempt to breach the security or authentication measures on the website or any network connected to the website.

You may not, without authorisation, use the website to publish or distribute any advertising, promotional material, or solicitation to other users of the website to use any goods or services. For example (but without limitation), you may not use the website to conduct any business, to solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law, or to solicit other users to become subscribers of other information services. Similarly, you may not use the website to download and redistribute public information or shareware for personal gain or distribute multiple copies of public domain information or shareware.


Content Provided to Us or Posted on or Through the website

Some of our website allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. We do not claim ownership of any content, application or other material that you or third parties provide to us or post, upload, input or submit on or through the website, including our message boards, comment or discussion features, chat rooms and forums. The original author retains ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in the website. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or compliance with relevant laws or regulations of any website that contains content. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting (“Posting”) a Submission, you grant us (and those we work with) a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to publish, post, reformat, index, archive, make available and link to such Submission in all forms and media (whether now known or later developed), in connection with the operation of the website and to permit others to do so. You shall not make any Submission anonymously, and you warrant and represent that any such Submission is original, and has been written by you. We are under no obligation to display or otherwise use any Submission you may provide, and we may remove any Submission at any time in our sole discretion. By Posting such a Submission, you also warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for granting the permission specified above.

You may not use the website to publish or distribute any information which is illegal, which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, profane, pornographic, threatening or vulgar, which contains errors, viruses or other harmful components, or which is otherwise actionable at law. We may at any time exercise editorial control over the Content of the website.

We shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Submissions to determine compliance with these Terms and Conditions and any operating rules we establish and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorised government request. We shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Submission.


Notification of Infringement

Notifications regarding any alleged intellectual property infringement should be directed to the editorial staff by email addressed to headandnecktrauma@gmail.com



The website may contain links to third-party sites or resources. We do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from external sites or resources linked to the website. Transactions that occur between you and any third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of this website.

We welcome you to link to the website. You may establish a hypertext link to the website, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site, company, product and / or service by website. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on the website, including but not limited to any logos, without the express written consent or an explicit license of the owner of the mark or right. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another site any of the Content or other materials on the website without prior written consent of the editor.


Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

We provide the website using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care, but we do not make any specific promises about the website, including the Content or any Submission therein. For example, we don’t make any commitment that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free; that any defects will be corrected; that the website, including the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful components; or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, availability, suitability, quality, non-infringement, operation or result obtained from the use of any Content or Submission provided on, accessible from or distributed through the website.


To the extent permitted under applicable law, we do not assume responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons, animals or property as a matter of products liability, malpractice, failure to warn, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, methods, tests, products or procedures displayed on the website or incorporated in the Content or any Submission included in or accessible from the website. Practitioners and researchers must rely on their own experience, knowledge and judgment in evaluating or applying any information, which remains their professional responsibility.  Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences and changes in government regulations and clearances, we recommend that independent verification of diagnoses, treatments, indications choice of drugs and drug dosages should be made. Discussions, views, and recommendations expressed may not be considered absolute and universal for every situation. We will not be liable for the failure by any user of the website, Content or Submission to use due care in the use and validation of results made available through the website or included in the Content or any Submission, nor will we be liable for any medical treatment provided by users to their patients, whether or not the Services, Content or Submission were used in connection with such treatment.


We does not claim ownership, endorse or take responsibility for any third-party products, information, guidelines, materials or services that may be offered, advertised, provided or displayed on the website or incorporated in the Content or any Submission contained on, accessible from or distributed through the Services.



You hereby agree to indemnify and hold the website’s editors and faculty, its directors, officers, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors harmless from and against any and all third-party claims of liability, losses, damages and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ or legal fees, arising out of or in connection with your violation of these Terms and Conditions, and your use of or inability to use any of the website or the Content or Submissions.


Registered User Grant of License

Some sites may require you to register. If registration is required, you agree to provide accurate and complete registration information. It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information. Each registration is for a single individual only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. Elsevier does not permit a) anyone other than you to use the sections requiring registration by using your name or password; or b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network or otherwise. As a registered user of this website, we grant to you a non-transferable, non-exclusive and revocable license to use the website according to these Terms and Conditions. Except as expressly granted herein or in any other agreement you have with us, you acquire no right, title or license in the website or any Content or Submission accessed from or incorporated in the website.


Password Use and Security

If you use a password to access this website, you must not reveal your password and must take reasonable steps to keep your password confidential and secure. You agree to immediately notify us if you become aware of or have reason to believe that there is any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security. We are in no way liable for any claims or losses related to the use or misuse of your password or account due to the activities of any third party outside of our control or due to your failure to maintain their confidentiality and security.


About These Terms and Conditions

Term and Termination: Any license granted to you to use this website is effective until it expires, until we terminates it, or until you provide notice to us of your decision to terminate it. Your rights under the license will terminate automatically without notice to you if you fail to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to suspend, discontinue or change a Service, or its availability to you, at any time without notice. Upon termination of the license to a Service, you shall cease all use of the Service.

Export Controls: Where the Service, its Content or any Submission consist of software that is subject to US, EU or any other Export Controls, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government, EU  or other embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government or the EU as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government, EU or any other list of prohibited or restricted parties.

No Assignment: You may not assign your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions to anyone.

No Waiver: Neither failure nor delay on the part of us to exercise or enforce any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder nor course of dealing between the parties shall operate as a waiver thereof, or of the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege. No part of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed waived, and no breach consented to, unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by the party claimed to have waived or consented. No waiver of any rights or consent to any breaches shall constitute a waiver of any other rights or consent to any other breach.

Additional Terms: Additional terms and conditions may apply to purchases of goods or services, to specific portions or features of the website, and to subscriptions or licenses with institutions with which you may be employed or affiliated. If there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the terms that are posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the website, for any service offered on or through the Service, or set forth in an institutional subscription or license agreement, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Service, the specific service or the subscribed or licensed product.

Compliance with Laws: You agree to comply with all relevant local, state, national and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations that apply to your use of the website, Content or any Submission.

Severability: If any provision in these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

Governing Laws and Venue: All matters relating to your access to or use of the Services, including all disputes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The European Union. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue with respect to any action or suit arising out of or pertaining to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts of competent jurisdiction located in the European Union, then the courts located in the country of the Elsevier regional office in the region where you reside will have exclusive jurisdiction. Any claim arising out of or in connection with your use of or inability to use the website or the Content or any Submission must be brought within one (1) year after the event or such claim is barred.

Changes: Elsevier reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of any part of the website following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.


Last revised:  11th June 2016