Osteo Science Foundation – Terms & Conditions
Welcome to Osteo Science Foundation’s eLearning platform. Please read the below carefully. Your use of this Website means you accept these Terms and Conditions as at the date of your first use of this platform.
Types of Information We Collect Online
The types of Personal Data that we may collect while you use the OSCF Sites are described in this section and include both information that you provide to us and information that we collect automatically when you use the OSCF Sites.
Information You Provide
You do not have to register for a service or program to receive much of the information available on the OSCF Sites. Some of our content, however, is available only to registered or identified users and will require you to set up a profile or provide specific information about yourself in order to provide you the service.
Personal Data You Provide When Visiting the OSCF Sites
OSCF collects Personal Data that you provide on the OSCF Sites—for example, when creating an OSCF account, contacting OSCF directly for customer service, registering for an OSCF event (virtual or live), or responding to OSCF questionnaires or surveys. These types of information may include:
- Contact information such as your name, address, phone number, or email address;
- Registration information such as your username and password;
- Employment, education, and other background information;
- Payment information (such as banking information, payment card number, expiration date, delivery address, and billing address); or
- Content you may provide (for example, when you complete our Online Contact Form, complete a biographical profile, or submit other information).
Personal Data You Share During Other Interactions with OSCF
You may contact OSCF at any time, for any reason. If you communicate with or request information from OSCF, you may be prompted to provide your contact information as well as any Personal Data that is relevant to your request.
Information That May Be Collected Automatically
When you use the OSCF Sites, we also may collect certain usage and device information automatically as described below.
We may record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or other electronic device when you visit the OSCF Sites. An IP address identifies the electronic device you use to access the Sites, which allows us to maintain communication with your computer as you move about the OSCF Sites and customize content.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We may also collect information about your use of the OSCF Sites through tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons. A “cookie” is a unique numeric code that is transferred to your computer to track your interests and preferences and to recognize you as a returning visitor. A “Web beacon” is a transparent graphic image placed on a website, e-mail, or advertisement that enables the monitoring of things such as user activity and site traffic. These technologies help remember your preferences and allow us to bring you the content and features that are likely to be of greatest interest to you on the basis of “clickstream” data that shows your previous activities on the OSCF Sites.
We may utilize Google Display Advertising (such as Retargeting with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting) to (1) show you our ads on other websites based on your prior visits to the OSCF Sites, and (2) better understand our ad impressions and use of ad services. In connection with the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting service, we may use data from Google’s interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics to understand and improve our marketing campaigns and Site content.
Some of our online advertising may take place through Google Display Advertising. As part of this program, we use Google Analytics features such as Retargeting. In connection with that feature and others offered by ad networks, we and the operators of ad networks, including Google, may use third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) – and in some cases first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) – to inform, optimize and serve ads across the Internet, based on a user’s past visits to the OSCF Sites. We also may show you ads from when you visit the OSCF Sites.
You can opt out of Google Ads by visiting http://www.google.com/ads/preferences. If you do not want your data used by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at the Google Analytics opt-out page.
The OSCF Sites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.
To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies, including how to disable them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Please note that some cookies are essential to the functioning of our Sites and deleting or disabling them will reduce the site’s functionality.
The OSCF is also available either as mobile applications or mobile sites that you can use on your mobile device. If you use a mobile device to access and use the OSCF Sites, we may collect the following mobile-specific information in addition to the other information described above: device or advertising ID, device type, hardware type, media access control (“MAC”) address, international mobile equipment identity (“IMEI”), the version of your mobile operating system, the platform used to access or download the OSCF Sites (e.g., Apple, Google, Amazon, Windows), location information, and usage information about your device and your use of the OSCF Sites.
Information Collected from Other Sources
We may also combine information about you that is collected through the OSCF Sites with information that we have collected offline, as well as with information provided to us by third parties.
How We Use Your Information
We use your Personal Data to provide you the services you request, communicate with you, improve your experience on the OSCF Sites, and generally improve our services and for other internal business purposes. These uses may also include the 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 of Personal Data. The Personal Data we collect about you may be stored and/or archived for no longer than necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.
Providing Services You Request
If you choose to receive our services, we use the Personal Data that you provide through the OSCF Sites to process payments, to respond to your questions, provide you the services you request, and offer an optimal customer experience.
You may also receive marketing information from OSCF, such as offers regarding OSCF-related services, invitations to participate in events, or surveys about our services. In such cases, we will use your contact and other Personal Data to send you marketing information.
Customized User Experiences
Business and Product Improvement
In order to discover new facts that could help OSCF better understand customer needs and help improve, develop, and evaluate product, services, materials, and programs, OSCF analyzes the information that you have provided. For these purposes OSCF does not use information that can directly identify you.
Site Analytics and Improvement
We may use the information that you provide and the information we collect automatically about your use of the OSCF Sites to monitor user traffic patterns and preferences for site improvement, analytics, and optimization.
EU – Legal Basis for Processing
Under European data protection laws, OSCF must have a legal basis to process your Personal Data. The legal basis that applies in an instance will depend on for which of the specific purposes described above OSCF is processing your Personal Data:
- In certain cases, OSCF may ask for your consent to collect and process your Personal Data. Should you choose to provide your consent, you may later withdraw your consent by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section. Please note that the withdrawal of consent will not affect processing which has already occurred.
- In other instances, the processing of your Personal Data may be necessary in order to comply with an applicable law or regulation or for the performance of a contract to which you are subject. You may not be able to opt-out of this processing, or your choice to opt-out may impact our ability to perform a contractual obligation otherwise owed to you.
- In still other instances, OSCF may process your Personal Data based on OSCF’s legitimate interests in communicating with you about our services, and about scientific research and educational opportunities. You have the right to opt-out of all such processing of your Personal Data. You may do so by contacting us as described in the “Your Privacy Choices” section.
Information We Share
We only share your Personal Data with third parties as described below. We do not sell or rent Personal Data to third parties for their own marketing purposes or for any other reason.
Third-Party Advertising and Online Behavioral Advertising
You may be provided with online advertisements of OSCF events and services on third-party websites and mobile services that are tailored to you, for example, on the basis of information that you provide to OSCF or a third-party website you are visiting, or of your browsing activity, purchases, or interests. These types of tailored online advertisements may come through several sources, such as the following:
- We may share with our advertising service providers your non-identifying information that we have obtained from cookies and other tracking technologies on the OSCF Sites.
Related companies, Vendors and Suppliers
We may partner with other companies to provide you with content or services on a joint or “co-branded” basis. At a co-branded site, you will see both the OSCF logo and the logo of the co-branding partner displayed on your screen. You should read the individual privacy policies of our co-branding partners, as they may differ in some respects from ours. Reading these policies will help you to make an informed decision about whether to provide your information to a given site.
If you contact OSCF regarding your experience in using one of our services, we may use the information that you provide in submitting reports to the designated government regulatory authority, as required of us by law.
Legal Rights and Obligations
In certain limited circumstances, OSCF may need to disclose your Personal Data in order to comply with a legal obligation or demand, such as to comply with reporting obligations to our governing regulatory authorities. In such instances, we will take measures to protect your Personal Data to the extent possible. We also reserve the right to use Personal Data to investigate and prosecute users who violate our rules or who engage in behavior that is illegal or harmful to others or to others’ property.
OSCF does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Data directly from children on the OSCF Sites (We define “children” as minors younger than 18). We do not knowingly allow children to use our services, to communicate with us, or to use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.
Your Privacy Choices
You have the right to see and get a copy of Personal Data about you that we maintain as well as to ask us to make corrections to inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data about you. You may have the right to receive data you have provided to us in a machine-readable format and to transmit that data to another controller. You may also request the erasure of your Personal Data or the restriction of its processing, or object to the processing of Personal Data about you. To seek access to Personal Data about you, to file a concern, complaint, or request for correction, or to opt out of particular programs, please contact us at email@example.com or by clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the OSCF Sites. You may also send a letter to the following address:
Osteo Science Foundation
1650 Market Street, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are not able to resolve a problem directly with us and wish to make a complaint, please contact your local Data Protection Authority.
In all communications to OSCF, please include your email address, the website address, mobile application, and/or the specific OSCF service to which you provided Personal Data, and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete, amend, or correct your Personal Data and are contacting us by email, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment/Correction Request” in the subject line of the email. We will respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner and may need to further confirm your identity in order to process certain requests.
OSCF maintains reasonable technical, administrative, and physical controls to secure any Personal Data collected through the OSCF Sites. There is always some risk, however, that an unauthorized third party could intercept an Internet transmission, or that someone will find a way to thwart our security systems. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Data over the Internet, especially your financial-related information. OSCF cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Data; therefore, when submitting Personal Data to the OSCF Sites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.
Third Party Sites and Social Media Plug-ins
Accessing Our Sites Globally
Notice to California Residents
Subject to certain limits under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents may ask us to provide them with (i) a list of certain categories of Personal Data that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (ii) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to get in touch with us with regard to your personal data, please e-mail us at email@example.com or contact us at:
Osteo Science Foundation
1650 Market Street, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Terms of Participation
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION WITH OSTEO SCIENCE FOUNDATION (OSCF)
OSCF has created an internet platform (the “Platform”), which offers, among other things, educational and scientific materials, information about activities of OSCF and the scholarly community, and access to open-source publications related to regenerative medicine and original OSCF content (e.g., white papers). Access to the Platform content is available to any visitor of the OSCF website by creating a free account and logging in using a unique user name and password.
- Data protection
- Termination or Exclusion
All communication between users and OSCF shall be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.3 OSCF may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Platform or the OSCF Application at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content. OSCF may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Platform and the OSCF Application without notice or liability.
- OSCF Content
2.1. All materials published on the Platform or on the OSCF Application (including, but not limited to articles, checklists, pictures, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, together the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned, controlled by, or duly licensed to OSCF and/or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Platform or through the OSCF Application.
2.3. You may access certain downloadable items that are displayed on the Platform and on the OSCF Application, such as, but not limited to, open-sourced articles and OSCF-produced white papers. These items can be downloaded, exported, and/or copied for personal use and for use solely in your own professional practice. The transfer, display, sale, or other use of these items for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.
2.4. All Content (white papers, webinars, challenge cases, checklists, e-books, treatment guidelines, etc.) provided to you on the Platform and on the OSCF Application are for information purposes only. They are intended for use by professionals and trained clinicians, to guide them through the key steps of or to explain a given procedure. They can be used as an additional tool by the professionals but shall not substitute appropriate verification.
Neither OSCF nor any person related to it, in particular the clinician who authored the white paper, webinar, challenge case, checklist, e-book, or treatment guideline, makes any representation or warranty, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided in these items.
Furthermore, if you download and/or use the Platform, the OSCF Application or any Content, you ensure and assume all responsibility that these terms have been read, understood, and accepted by you and any person, colleague, or other professional, who will download and/use the Platform, the OSCF Application and this Content through your tablet, computer, or Account.
- User Generated Content
3.1 Users may be able to upload Content on this Platform, and may also be able to post comments in dedicated sections of this Platform. They shall not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish on to the Platform any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.
When uploading Content, it is the User’s responsibility to comply with all applicable privacy regulations and applicable laws. It is the User’s sole responsibility to act in full accordance with all laws, in particular laws relating to patient data protection.
Users may have the option to post comments in an anonymized way. Please note, however, that the Platform administrators will be able to know which User has posted a specific comment.
3.2. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other Users, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with “spam.” Furthermore, you shall not use defamatory, discriminatory, or otherwise abusive language against OSCF or against any natural or legal person, this person being a User or not. Any such behavior or other noncompliance to the obligations set out herein can result in immediate and permanent ban from OSCF and suspension of access to the sections of the Platform dedicated to Fellows. Exclusions rules are set out below in Clause 5.
3.3 The Platform and the OSCF Application shall be used in accordance with the scientific, educational, and humanitarian purposes of OSCF, e.g., for the exchange of scholarly works and for the exchange of peer advice of specific cases, and under no circumstances in a commercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of OSCF, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, free advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. For the avoidance of doubt, you may make mention of the type or brand of products used for a specific patient case, but under no circumstances shall you make reference or mention a product for advertising purposes.
3.4 You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Platform (e.g., user-generated content, including but not limited to, comments, forum messages, reviews, text, video, audio, and photographs) (each, a “Submission”) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by OSCF, and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Platform may also be made available for republishing through other formats, e.g., through the OSCF Application.
3.5 Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by OSCF, you grant OSCF a perpetual, nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable license to the Submissions, which includes without limitation the right for OSCF or any third party it designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify, and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning, or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any Submission posted by you on or to the Platform, including any Submission posted on or to the Platform through a third party.
3.6 You are solely responsible for the content of your Submissions you upload on the Platform. Furthermore, you are solely responsible for collecting all relevant consents before uploading Content on the Platform, such as, but not limited to, the patient’s consent or the copyright owner’s consent.
3.7 Submissions may be reviewed and edited before display on the Platform as described in 3.8 below. The review shall be made by OSCF or the persons it designates, to the exception of comments which can also be reviewed and accepted or rejected by the User who uploaded the Submission receiving the comment. Under no circumstances shall OSCF be responsible for the Submission or for any comment, nor can it be held responsible should a Submission or comment not be displayed on the Platform.
3.8 OSCF reserves the right to not display, or to delete, move, or edit Submissions that OSCF, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, inappropriate, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
3.9 By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display and publication on the Platform and on the OSCF Application and for related online and offline promotional uses.
- Representations and Warranties
4.1 The views expressed on the Platform by a User or author reflect only the opinion of that User or author, and OSCF does not make any representation or warranty as to what is expressed by Users or authors on the Platform. Additionally, the views posted and the Submissions of the Users or authors cannot replace a medical advice, and shall under no circumstances be construed or used as or in lieu of an appropriate medical assessment.
4.2 OSCF does not make any representation or warranty with regard to hyperlinks to third-party websites, which are totally beyond the control of OSCF.
4.3 You represent and warrant that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights, or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material.
4.5 OSCF does not warrant or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Content, advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Platform or the OSCF Application by any User, information provider, or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such Content, opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. The services and all exportable or downloadable items are distributed on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. You hereby acknowledge that use of the Platform, OSCF Application, and any Content herein displayed, is at your sole risk.
- Registration, Termination and Exclusion from the Platform
5.2 You agree that you will provide complete, current, and accurate information about yourself as requested, and that you will keep that information up to date. You are responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of your username and password, which are used to access the Platform. You agree not to disclose your username or password to any third party. You agree that you are solely and fully responsible for any activities or actions taken under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify OSCF of any unauthorized use of your Account.
5.3 A User may terminate their access to the Platform and to their Account at any time, with or without cause. Upon termination, the User’s right to access the dedicated sections of the Platform will immediately cease. Upon termination, the User will have no further access to any information, files, or materials related to their Account. OSCF shall have no liability whatsoever to any User or any third party as a result of a termination of the User’s rights of access to their Account.
- Communication between OSCF and Users
- Intellectual Property
7.1 All intellectual property rights in the Platform and the OSCF Application are and shall remain the exclusive property of OSCF or its licensors, as applicable, unless expressly indicated otherwise.
7.2 This Platform, the OSCF Application, and the information contained and referenced therein are copyright protected. Any copy, reproduction, republication, upload, translation, retransmission, or other use is strictly prohibited. Request for permission to reproduce any information contained on this Platform and on the OSCF Application should be addressed to OSCF, using the email address indicated below in Clause 9.2.
- Privacy and Security
You recognize and agree that when submitting your personally identifiable information to the OSCF website, while OSCF has safeguards in place to prevent unauthorized access or interception, there is no absolute guarantee of security. IN THE EVENT OF AN INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS DESPITE OUR EFFORTS, OSCF SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH INTERCEPTIONS OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) SUFFERED BY A USER, EVEN IF OSCF HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OSCF DOES NOT WARRANT, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIED, THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY USER SHALL BE FREE FROM INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, AND DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EACH USER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF HIS OR HER OWN PASSWORD.
9.2 If you notice any copyright violation with respect to the Content of the Platform or of the OSCF Application, or for any communication with OSCF, please contact email@example.com.
9.3 OSCF and the logo are registered trademarks of OSCF. Other trademarks on the Platform are registered trademarks of their respective owners.