Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

PodiatryInternational is part of the AMB BV. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

PodiatryInternational collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide PodiatryInternational with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

PodiatryInternational may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • None

How will we use your data?

PodiatryInternational collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order, manage your account.
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.

If you agree, PodiatryInternational will share your data with our partner companies so that they may offer you their products and services.

  • Founding Partners and partners of PodiatryInternational

When PodiatryInternational processes your order, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.

How do we store your data?

PodiatryInternational securely stores your data at the main office of AMB BV and in collaboration with HubSpot.
PodiatryInternational will keep all data] for the duration of the activity of PodiatryInternational and until 2years following the end of the service. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data.

Marketing

PodiatryInternational would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like, as well as those of our partner companies.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop PodiatryInternational from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members AMB BV.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send an email to caroline@podiatryinternational.org.

What are your data protection rights?

PodiatryInternational would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed of what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

  • The right to access – You have the right to request PodiatryInternational for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that PodiatryInternational correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request PodiatryInternational to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that PodiatryInternational erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that PodiatryInternational restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to PodiatryInternational’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that PodiatryInternational transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: caroline@podiatryinternational.org

Call us at: +32495224431    

Or write to us: AMB BV, Terstrekkes 10, 1560 Hoeilaart

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information , visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

PodiatryInternational uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website , including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – PodiatryInternational uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising – PodiatryInternational uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. PodiatryInternational sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you

visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website .

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The PodiatryInternational website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on PodiatryInternational, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that PodiatryInternational has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Changes to our privacy policy

PodiatryInternational keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 2 September 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about PodiatryInternational’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: caroline@podiatryinternational.org

Call us at: +32495224431    

Or write to us: AMB BV, Terstrekkes 10, 1560 Hoeilaart

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that PodiatryInternational has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the national authority.

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (GBA), an independent body of the federal Parliament which ensures compliance with the fundamental principles of the protection of personal data.

Address: Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels

Telephone number: +32 (0)2 274 48 00

Company number: 0694.679.950.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.


Terms of Use

PodiatryInternational and its affiliates (Jobs.podiatryint.com, congress.podiatryint.com, podproducts.podiatryint.com and industry.podiatryint.com) (collectively, “our,” “us,” or “we”) operate websites, provide products and services through mobile and other applications. We refer to these as “sites,” “services,” or “our sites and services.”

These terms, (these “Terms of Use” or this “TOU”) applies to our sites and services on which we display or post a direct link to this TOU. If there is any conflict between this TOU and any supplemental terms to a site or service, the supplemental terms will control. This TOU does not apply to those sites and services that do not display or link to this TOU, or that have their own terms of use.

By using our sites and services, you are a “user” and you accept and agree to this TOU as a binding term between you and us. We may post changes to these TOU at any time, and any such changes will be applicable to all subsequent access to or use of our sites and services. If you do not accept and agree to all provisions of these TOU, now or in the future, you may reject these TOU by immediately terminating all access and use of our sites and services, in which case any continuing access or use of our sites and service is unauthorized.

You are also required to comply with, and to ensure compliance with, all laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to your activities on our sites and services.

Unless expressly permitted by supplemental terms, our sites and services are intended for general audiences 18 years of age and older, and access or use by anyone younger is not authorized.

These TOU grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive permission to access our sites and service and use our sites and services, in whole or in part, including but not limited to our intellectual property therein, solely in compliance with these TOU.

History

With more than 100,000 dedicated and active podiatrists and with over 1 million foot care professionals working around the world, the industry touches a wide range of professionals globally and has over 14 billion feet to support and care for.

PodiatryInternational will support and advocate for these dedicated podiatrists and foot care professionals to grow & strengthen their practices and businesses, through increasing awareness of the profession, developing greater global access to new advances & technology within the profession and continuous connecting the profession globally. PodiatryInternational was launched on October 8, 2020.

Purpose

PodiatryInternational is designed to aid the podiatrists and foot care professionals through its secure website and platform that can be accessed by any practitioner at any time. It will also bring together industry professionals to better provide the most up-to-date information & support within one website. If you have any suggestions for improvement, either contact us or post a comment in the Help, Suggestions, Comments and Ideas forum.

What is a Podiatrist?

PodiatryInternational bases itself on the definition of the International Federation of Podiatrists (www.fip-ifp.org). The platform created by PodiatryInternational wants to be inclusive towards health professionals that are involved in foot and ankle care which covers many disciplines (eg orthopaedic surgery, pedorthics, physiotherapy, chiropractic and nursing from many different countries. It isn’t about the title, all that matters is the dedication of the practitioner to give the best care to patients that suffer from foot and ankle ailments.   

1. Aim of the Forum and Moderation

Aim of the forum

Through the forum practitioners can share knowledge and expertise. It is not intended for people seeking help for their own foot problems. Those messages will be deleted instantly. We recommend patients to get in touch with the local podiatry association and consult a podiatrist.

Through Industry-Connect, manufacturers and distributors will be able to connect and share their experiences. Companies in the field of foot care are not permitted to advertise or make promotion of their products on the forum dedicated for practitioners. Those messages will be deleted instantly.

How to use the forum?

Using the internet forum can be a very enjoyable experience if approached with the right attitude, behaviour, and knowledge (source: https://www.wikihow.com/Use-an-Internet-Forum).

Attitude is a key element in participating at the PodiatryInternational forum dedicated for practitioners. Growing the community can only be achieved if all respect the basic rules of courtesy and respect towards colleagues. The forum is not the place to make judgements or to post disrespectful comments. Those will be deleted and the author will not have access to the forum anymore.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to regulate content (which includes but is not limited to postings, text, code, images, video, binary files, ads, accounts, account information, flags, emails, messages and any other user communications (“content”)) posted to, stored on or transmitted via our sites and services by any user (or any other third party in any manner); to regulate conduct (including but not limited to any authorized or unauthorized access to or use of our sites and services) by any user (or any other third party in any manner); and to enforce these TOU, for any reason and in any manner or by any means that we, in our sole discretion, deem necessary or appropriate (including but not limited to automated and manual screening, blocking, filtering, exclusion from index pages, exclusion from search results, requiring the use of an application programming interface (API), requiring the use of a bulk posting interface, authorization, verification, and the deletion and/or termination of content, accounts and/or all or any use or access). We may, in our sole discretion and without notice, start, stop or modify any regulation or enforcement measures at any time. Our action or inaction to regulate content or conduct or to enforce against any potential violation of these TOU by any user (or any other third party) does not waive our right to implement or not implement regulation or enforcement measures with respect to any subsequent or similar content, conduct or potential TOU violation.

You also understand and agree that any action or inaction by us or any of our directors, officers, stockholders, employees, consultants, agents or representatives (collectively, “our representatives” and individually “our representative”) to prevent, restrict, redress or regulate content, or to implement other enforcement measures against any content, conduct or potential TOU violation is undertaken voluntarily and in good faith, and you expressly agree that neither we nor any of our representatives will be liable to you or anyone else for any action or inaction to prevent, restrict, redress, or regulate content, or to implement other enforcement measures against any content, conduct or potential violation of these TOU.

Although our representatives may moderate content on our sites and services at our discretion, our representatives have no authority to make binding commitments, promises or representations to anyone that they or anyone else on behalf of us will “take care” of any alleged problem or complaint, or that they or anyone else on behalf of us will otherwise stop, cure or prevent any problem, content, conduct or purported TOU violation from occurring or recurring. Accordingly, you further agree that any representation (written or verbal) by our representative (or by anyone else acting on behalf of us or by anyone purportedly acting on behalf of us) that we (including but not limited to our representative, anyone else acting on behalf of us, or anyone purportedly acting on behalf of us) would or would not prevent, restrict, redress or regulate content (including, without limitation, screen, block, moderate, review, remove, terminate, delete, edit or otherwise stop, cure or exclude any content), or to implement other enforcement measures against any content, conduct or potential or purported TOU violation is superseded by this provision and is nonbinding and unenforceable. Specifically, you agree that we, our representatives and anyone else authorized to act on behalf of us will in no circumstance be liable as a result of any representation that we, our representatives or anyone else on behalf of us would or would not restrict or redress any content, conduct or potential or purported TOU violation. For the purpose of clarity, the opinions, statements, comments, posts and other communications expressed on our sites and services are solely those of the author (poster) and not ours, or an our employees, officers, directors, shareholders, subsidiaries, parent companies, attorneys or other agents. We do not guarantee the accuracy or reliability or the information provided by any poster, administrator, or moderator. This paragraph may not be modified, waived or released except by a written agreement, dated and signed by our Chief Executive Officer and dated and signed by the individual or entity to whom the modification, waiver or release is granted.

We also have the right in our sole discretion to limit, modify, interrupt, suspend or discontinue all or any portions of our sites and services at any time without notice. We and our representatives will not be liable for any such limitations, modifications, interruptions, suspensions or discontinuance, or any purported losses, harm or damages arising from or related thereto.

2. Content and Conduct

a. Content

We do not control, are not responsible for and make no representations or warranties with respect to any user content. You are solely responsible for your access to, use of and/or reliance on any user content. You must conduct any necessary, appropriate, prudent or judicious investigation, inquiry, research and due diligence with respect to any user content.

You are also responsible for any content that you post or transmit and, if you create an account, you are responsible for all content posted or transmitted through or by use of your account.

Content prohibited from our sites and services includes but is not limited to: (1) illegal content; (2) content in facilitation of the creation, advertising, distribution, provision or receipt of illegal goods or services; (3) offensive content (including, without limitation, defamatory statements, threatening, hateful or pornographic content); (4) content that discloses another’s personal, confidential or proprietary information; (5) false or fraudulent content (including but not limited to false, fraudulent or misleading responses to user ads transmitted via our sites and services); (6) malicious content (including, without limitation, malware or spyware); (7) content that offers, promotes, advertises, or provides links to posting or auto-posting products or services, account creation or auto-creation products or services, flagging or auto-flagging products or services, bulk telephone numbers, or any other product or service that if utilized with respect to our sites and services would violate these TOU or our other legal rights; and (8) content that offers, promotes, advertises or provides links to unsolicited products or services.

You automatically grant and assign to us, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant and assign to us, a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, fully paid, fully sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), worldwide license to copy, perform, display, distribute, prepare derivative works from (including, without limitation, incorporating into other works) and otherwise use any content that you post. You also expressly grant and assign to us all rights and causes of action to prohibit and enforce against any unauthorized copying, performance, display, distribution, use or exploitation of, or creation of derivative works from, any content that you post (including but not limited to any unauthorized downloading, extraction, harvesting, collection or aggregation of content that you post).

b. Conduct

We do not control, are not responsible for and make no representations or warranties with respect to any user or user conduct. You are solely responsible for your interaction with or reliance on any user or user conduct. You must perform any necessary, appropriate, prudent or judicious investigation, inquiry, research and due diligence with respect to any user or user conduct.

You are also responsible for your own conduct and activities on, through or related to our sites and services, and, if you create an account on our sites and services, you are responsible for all conduct or activities on, through or by use of your account.

3. Postings and Accounts

This section 3 applies to all uses and users of our sites and services, unless we have specifically authorized an exception to a particular term for a particular user in a written agreement. We have sole and absolute discretion to authorize or deny any exception or exceptions to the terms in this section 3.

a. Postings

Users may not circumvent any technological measure implemented by us to restrict the manner in which content may be posted on our sites and services or to regulate the manner in which content (including but not limited to email) may be transmitted to other users. This prohibition includes, without limitation, a ban on the use of multiple email addresses (created via an email address generator or otherwise); the use of multiple IP addresses (via proxy servers, modem toggling, or otherwise); CAPTCHA circumvention, automation or outsourcing; multiple and/or fraudulent service accounts, including phone-verified accounts; URL shortening, obfuscation or redirection; use of multiple phone lines or phone forwarding for verification; and content obfuscation via HTML techniques, printing text on images, inserting random text or content “spinning.”

It is expressly prohibited for any third party to post content to our sites and services on behalf of another. Users must post content only on their own behalf, and may not permit, enable, induce or encourage any third party to post content for them.

It is expressly prohibited to post content to our sites and services using any automated means. Users must post all content personally and manually through all steps of the posting process. It is also expressly prohibited for any user to develop, offer, market, sell, distribute or provide an automated means to perform any step of the posting process (in whole or in part). Any user who develops, offers, markets, sells, distributes or provides an automated means to perform any step of the posting process (in whole or in part) will be responsible and liable to us for each instance of access to our sites and services (by any user or other third party) using that automated means.

Affiliate marketing by users is expressly prohibited on our sites and services. Users may not post content or communicate with any user for purposes of affiliate marketing or in connection with any affiliate marketing system, scheme or program in any manner or under any circumstance.

b. Accounts

For each site, a user may create, maintain and use no more than one account to post content only on his/her or its own behalf. A user must create his/her or its account personally and manually and may not create accounts by any automated means. Without limitation, this includes the obligation that the user personally and manually solves any CAPTCHA challenge in the account creation process. A user may not create or use additional accounts or any account of another and must not permit, enable, induce or encourage others to create accounts for him/her or it.

The purchase and sale of accounts and the creation of accounts for others is expressly prohibited. The circumvention of any technological restriction or security measure in the account creation process, posting process or otherwise for posting content in violation of these TOU also is expressly prohibited.

4. Unauthorized Access and Activities

This section 4 applies to all uses and users of our sites and services, unless we have specifically authorized an exception to a particular term for a particular user in a written agreement. We have sole and absolute discretion to authorize or deny any exception or exceptions to the terms in this section 4.

To maintain the integrity and functionality of our sites and services for its users, access to our sites and services and/or activities related to our sites and services that are harmful to, inconsistent with or disruptive of our sites and services and/or users.

Beneficial use and enjoyment of our sites and services are expressly unauthorized and prohibited. For example, without limitation:

  • The collection of personal information (including but not limited to email addresses, IP addresses and telephone numbers) is not allowed for any purpose.
  • Any copying, aggregation, display, distribution, performance or derivative use of our sites and services or any content posted on our sites and services whether done directly or through intermediaries (including but not limited to by means of spiders, robots, crawlers, scrapers, framing, iframes or RSS feeds) is prohibited. As a limited exception, general purpose Internet search engines and non-commercial public archives will be entitled to access our sites and services without individual written agreements executed with us that specifically authorize an exception to this prohibition if, in all cases and individual instances: (a) they provide a direct hyperlink to the relevant website, service, forum or content; (b) they access our sites and services from a stable IP address using an easily identifiable agent; and (c) they comply with our robots.txt file; provided however, we may terminate this limited exception as to any search engine or public archive (or any person or entity relying on this provision to access our sites and services without their own written agreement executed with us), at any time and in our sole discretion, upon written notice, including, without limitation, by email notice.
  • Any access to or use of our sites and services to design, develop, test, update, operate, modify, maintain, support, market, advertise, distribute or otherwise make available any program, application or service (including, without limitation, any device, technology, product, computer program, mobile device application, website, or mechanical or personal service) that enables or provides access to, use of, operation of or interoperation with our sites and services (including, without limitation, to access content, post content, cross-post content, re-post content, respond or reply to content, verify content, transmit content, create accounts, verify accounts, use accounts, circumvent and/or automate technological security measures or restrictions, or flag content) is prohibited. This prohibition specifically applies but is not limited to software, programs, applications and services for use or operation on or by any computer and/or any electronic, wireless and/or mobile device, technology or product that exists now or in the future.
  • Any effort to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer all or any part of our sites and services in order to identify, acquire, copy or emulate any source code or object code is expressly prohibited.
  • Any activities (including but not limited to posting voluminous content) that are inconsistent with use of our sites and services in compliance with these TOU or that may impair or interfere with the integrity, functionality, performance, usefulness, usability, signal-to-noise ratio or quality of all or any part of our sites and services in any manner are expressly prohibited.
  • Any attempt (whether or not successful) to engage in, or to enable, induce, encourage, cause or assist anyone else to engage in, any of the above unauthorized and prohibited access and activities is also expressly prohibited and is a violation of these TOU.

If you access our sites and services or copy, display, distribute, perform or create derivative works from our sites and services webpages or our intellectual property in violation of these TOU or for purposes inconsistent with these TOU, your access, copying, display, distribution, performance or derivative work is unauthorized. Circumvention of any technological restriction or security measure on our sites and services or any provision of these TOU that restricts content, conduct, accounts or access is expressly prohibited.

5. Interactions with Others

We and our representatives are not parties to, have no involvement or interest in, make no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, transactions, interactions, disputes or any relations whatsoever between you and any other user, person or organization (“your interactions with others”). You must conduct any necessary, appropriate, prudent or judicious investigation, inquiry, research or due diligence with respect to your interactions with others.

The sites or services may provide links to other websites and online resources. Because we have no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we, including our shareholders, affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers and service providers, (collectively, “we”) are not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources and we neither endorse nor are responsible or liable for, and make no representations or warranties regarding, the identity or trustworthiness of the third-party website or resources, including any content, advertising, products, services, or other materials on or available through such websites or resources. Other websites may provide links to our sites with or without authorization. You acknowledge and agree that we do not endorse such websites, and are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those websites to our sites, any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or through such other websites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection therewith. YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY APPLICABLE TO SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES.

We shall have the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to block links to our sites through technological or other means without prior notice.

6. Fees

In certain instances, we may charge a fee to post content or for other features, products, services or licenses. You are responsible for any fees applicable to content that you post or other features, products, services or licenses you purchase or that are purchased through your account. You authorize us or our designated payment processor to charge your specified credit card, debit card or other payment method for such fees.

Unless otherwise specified, all fees are in EURO and all charges will be made in EURO. Any applicable sales or other taxes are additional to the stated fee. Currency exchange settlements and foreign transaction fees are based on your agreement with your credit card or other payment method provider.

Except as required by law or otherwise stated on the site or in the services, all fees are non-refundable and payments and purchases may not be cancelled by the user. However, we reserve the right to refuse or terminate any purchase or attempted purchase at any time in our sole discretion.

7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our representatives harmless from and against any third-party claim, cause of action, demand or damages related to or arising out of: (a) content that you post or transmit (including but not limited to content that a third-party deems defamatory or otherwise harmful or offensive); (b) activity that occurs through or by use of your account (including, without limitation, all content posted or transmitted and your interactions with others); (c) your use of or reliance on any user content; and (d) your violation of these TOU. This indemnification obligation includes payment of any attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by us or our representatives. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you agree to cooperate with our defence of these claims.

8. Disclaimers

YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF AND RELIANCE ON OUR SITES AND SERVICES AND CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. OUR SITES AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WEBSITES, PROGRAMS, SERVICES, FORUMS AND CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITES, PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND FORUMS) IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.

ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

Without limiting the foregoing, we also disclaim all warranties for or with respect to: (a) the security, reliability, timeliness, accuracy and performance of our sites and services and content accessed through our sites and services; (b) computer worms, viruses, spyware, adware and any other malware, malicious code or harmful content or components accessed, received or disseminated through, related to or as a result of our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services; and/or (c) any transactions or potential transactions, goods or services promised or exchanged, information or advice offered or exchanged, or other content, interactions, representations or communications through, related to or as a result of use of our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services (including, without limitation, accessed through any links on our sites and services or in content).

These disclaimers will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law. Some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers as to implied warranties may not apply.

9. Limitations of Liability

WE AND OUR REPRESENTATIVES WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, OR FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS, DISPUTES OR RELATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR ORGANIZATION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AS WELL AS FOR ANY HARM, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, STATUTORY, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). This limitation of liability applies regardless of, but is not restricted to, whether the alleged liability, harm, injury, loss or damages arose from authorized or unauthorized access to or use of our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services; any inability to access or use our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services, or any removal, deletion, limitation, modification, interruption, suspension, discontinuance or termination of our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services. Nothing in these TOU will affect the statutory rights of any consumer.

THESE LIMITATIONS WILL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POTENTIAL TRANSACTIONS, GOODS OR SERVICES PROMISED OR EXCHANGED, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OFFERED OR EXCHANGED, OR OTHER CONTENT, INTERACTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS OR RELATIONS THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LINKS ON OUR SITES AND SERVICES AND LINKS IN CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES).

IN NO EVENT WILL OUR OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON OUR SITES AND SERVICES OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES AND SERVICES BY YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY.

You hereby release us and each of our representatives, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, predecessors, assigns, heirs, service providers and suppliers, from all claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, direct and indirect, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services, or any interactions with others arising out of or related to our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services.

10. Damages

At our election, we may seek actual or Lump-sum compensation claims. In addition to any injunctive relief, you agree to pay to us the total amount of all actual damages (including but not limited to direct, indirect, consequential and incidental damages) caused by any violation of these TOU for which you bear responsibility; except you acknowledge that, for certain TOU violations, actual damages would be extremely difficult or impossible to quantify. Consequently, for such TOU violations, you agree to pay Lump-sum compensation claims to us as described herunder:

1. $50 Per Item of Content.  You agree to pay $50 per Item of Content posted or stored on, or transmitted via our sites and services either by you or on your behalf: (a) using any automated means to perform any step of any process for submitting content (in whole or in part); (b) by any means that circumvent any technological measure implemented by us to restrict the manner in which content may be submitted on our sites and services or to regulate the manner in which content (including but not limited to email) may be transmitted to other users; or (c) using Accounts that are created or used in violation of Section 3(b) (Accounts) of the TOU.

2. $100 Per Item of Content.  You agree to pay $100 per Item of Content posted or stored on, or transmitted via our sites and services either by you or on your behalf: (a) that offers, promotes, advertises or provides links to unsolicited products; or (c) for purposes of affiliate marketing or in connection with any affiliate marketing system, scheme or program in any manner and under any circumstance (including but not limited to ads, emails and other communications with users of the service).

3. $100 Per Account/Instance.  You agree to pay $100 per Account/Instance of Unauthorized Conduct.

Furthermore, you agree that the amounts of compensation claims described therein are reasonable estimates of our damages for such violations, and that compensation claims for violations of these TOU are and will be cumulative.

11. Release of Information

Our Privacy Policy prohibits the release of user or account information except in limited circumstances, including with express permission from the user, as and when required or permitted by law, or to comply with legal process properly served on us. We reserve the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of our sites and services, including its contents, without your prior permission if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property or our affiliated companies; (3) enforce these TOU; or (4) act to protect the interests of our users or others. Our performance of these TOU is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this TOU is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our sites and services or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.

12. Copyright Policy

In appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, we may disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

13. Privacy

We have established a privacy policy covering the collection, use, and disclosure of user information, which can be found at www.podiatryinternational.com

14. Dispute Resolution; Arbitration

We believe we will be able to resolve most disputes or issues you may have using our sites and services. In the unlikely event we are not able to resolve a dispute or issue, we prefer to specify now what each of us should expect in order to avoid any confusion later. Accordingly, you agree to the following resolution process.

Since we always prefer to find ways to satisfy you as quickly and efficiently as possible, before initiating any arbitration proceeding, you agree to first discuss the matter informally with us for at least 30 days. To do that, please send your full name and contact information, your concern and your proposed solution by mail to us at: AMB BV Terstrekkes 10, 1560 Hoeilaart.

If we are unable to mutually agree upon a resolution after the 30-day period, you agree that any claim you may have against us regarding these Terms of Use or our sites and services will be resolved through binding arbitration. It is important to us that we address any issues you might have promptly. To help us do that, you agree to begin any arbitration within one year after your claim arose; otherwise, your claim is waived.

We prefer to resolve our issues with you directly and, accordingly, you agree to arbitrate with us only in your individual capacity, not as a representative or member of a class. As such, your claims may not be joined with any other claims and there will be no authority for any dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or brought by a purported class representative.

19. Miscellaneous

a.  Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions

In addition to the terms and conditions of these TOU, any sweepstakes, contests, raffles or similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through our sites and services may be governed by specific rules. By participating in any such Promotion, you will become subject to those rules. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules conflict with these TOU, the terms and conditions of such rules will control.

b.  Reservation of Rights in our sites and services

Subject to the limited rights expressly granted hereunder, we reserve all rights, title and interest in and to our sites and services, including all related intellectual property rights. No rights are granted to you hereunder other than as expressly set forth herein.

c.  Entire Agreement

These TOU (along with any documents linked to in these TOU) constitute the entire agreement between you and us. There are no third-party beneficiaries to these TOU. If any provision of these TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions of these TOU will remain in full force and effect.

d.   Governing Law; Forum

Any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) between you and us arising out of or related to these TOU, our sites and services or content accessed through our sites and services will be governed by the laws of the Kingdom of Belgium, without regard to conflict or choice of law principles.

You agree that any claims, causes of action or disputes not subject to Section 16 (Dispute Resolution; Arbitration) will be brought exclusively in courts located within the Kingdom of Belgium, and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts, for any actions. You further agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you must file any such claim or cause of action within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

e.  Electronic Communications

When you use our sites and services, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on our sites and services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

f.  Electronic Contracting

Your use of our sites and services includes the ability to enter into agreements and/or to make transactions electronically. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT AND INTENT TO BE BOUND BY AND TO PAY FOR SUCH AGREEMENTS AND TRANSACTIONS. YOUR AGREEMENT AND INTENT TO BE BOUND BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS APPLIES TO ALL RECORDS RELATING TO ALL TRANSACTIONS YOU ENTER INTO ON THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING NOTICES OF CANCELLATION, POLICIES, CONTRACTS, AND APPLICATIONS. In order to access and retain your electronic records, you may be required to have certain hardware and software, which are your sole responsibility.

g.  Termination

You may terminate your account and/or stop using our sites and services at any time. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of our sites and services for any reason, including, without limitation, violation of these TOU and/or if we have a reasonable ground to suspect that you have violated these TOU.

These TOU and the rights granted and obligations undertaken, may not be transferred, assigned or delegated by you. Any purported attempt will be ineffective. We retain the right to transfer, assign or delegate these TOU.

h.  Feedback

You automatically grant and assign to us, a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into our sites and services any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback provided by you.

i.  Waiver

Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these TOU, or any related right, will not constitute a waiver of that provision or right.

Last updated: 4 September 2020


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Last updated: 2 September 2020

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