Legal Effective as of 04/06/2003

Welcome to the EFORT PORTAL. (www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org). This site is owned and operated by EFORT. More information about EFORT is found in the section “About EFORT“.

1. Agreement

By using www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org you agree to the terms of use of this agreement. EFORT reserves the right to change these terms from time to time. We will always post a notice of those changes, and the date they become effective within the EFORT public website and EFORTnet.

You may view the current version of this “Terms of Use Agreement” at any time through a link at the bottom of each page within the www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org websites.

2. Description of Service

The EFORT portal consists of two parts:

  1. A Professional orthopeadic and trauma community platform and resource center > which is password protected zone called “EFORTnet” www.efortnet.org,
  2. A public Website with is designed to be a patient-facing site with accessible pages > www.efort.org.

The EFORTnet community platform and resource center site includes functions and services designed for members of National and Speciality Societies, embedded in the EFORT Federation. All information contained within this part of the site is intended only for state-licensed physicians or medical students. As a physician, you should use your own professional judgment in evaluating the information provided through this web site.

The Public Website may include information and additional content, such as patient education material, provided by EFORT or others. This site is in no way intended to serve as a substitute for your medical diagnosis or treatment.

3. Representation

As a user of EFORT public website and EFORTnet, you are liable for the accuracy of the information that you provide on your patient-facing site, such as your professional qualifications and practice characteristics.

4. Registration and Privacy

Please refer to EFORT’s Privacy Policy for information on how we protect your personal information.

5. Third Party Content

Both sites, www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org, contains information provided by third parties. These sites also provides links to other external websites. Although EFORT uses protocols and review processes for the content posted on the public website and EFORTnet, we assume no responsibility for information provided by third parties or for the content on other Internet websites to which we provide links. EFORT is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content, supplied by third parties and EFORT members.

At no time does EFORT make any representation or warranty regarding any sponsor’s products or services, nor will we be liable for the sponsor’s products or services.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

EFORT has taken reasonable measures to ensure that the information contained within www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org is reliable, however, by using this web site, you accept the products and services provided here “AS IS”. EFORT makes no express or implied warranty regarding the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within its public website and EFORTnet Community platform and resource center, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.

7. Consequences

If you violate the terms of this agreement and cause harm to others, you agree to indemnify and hold EFORT, its sponsors and vendors harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, or expense.

8. Participation

EFORT may accept or reject your registration and participation in this service for any reason at its sole discretion, including the suspension or deletion of your access data. The www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org web platforms are offered as an exclusive benefit for members of Speciality and National Societies of the EFORT Federation. Should your membership in one of these societies lapse for any reason, your access data may be deleted and your patient-facing website may be taken off-line.

9. Intellectual Property

Copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws apply to the materials on www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org.

10. Privacy Rights of Patients

Your EFORTnet site may enable you to transmit, store, and/or receive confidential patient information. International, European and national laws and regulations, as well as ethical and licensure requirements may impose patient confidentiality obligations that affect your ability to make use of these services or to transmit certain information to third parties. You must comply with laws that govern the gathering, use, transmission, processing, receipt, reporting, disclosure, maintenance, and storage of patient information. You also are solely responsible for obtaining patient consents and any other consents or permissions required for the patient information you transmit, store, or receive in connection with EFORTnet.

You agree that EFORT and other persons or entities may act on your behalf to monitor, retrieve, store, and/or use patient information exclusively in connection with the operation of www.efort.org and www.efortnet.org services. EFORT agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of patient information and prevent its disclosure to others except in connection with the transmission, storage, retrieval, and disclosure of such information on your behalf and as may be required or permitted by law.

11. Restricted Access

The community platform EFORTnet is accessible only by means of a username and password. You agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of the username and password. You agree to notify the portal administration of any unauthorized use of your username and password.

12. Complete Agreement

If any provision or provisions of this agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction not to be enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to its subject matter and supersedes any earlier agreements, memoranda, or understandings. It may not be modified except as described elsewhere in this agreement. Anything in the EFORT Public website and EFORTnet program inconsistent with or conflicting with the terms of this agreement is superseded by the terms of this agreement.

13. Questions

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions:

EFORT Head Office 
ZA La Pièce 2
1180 Rolle
Phone: +41 21 343 4400
Fax: +41 21 343 4411
E-mail: office@efort.org

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