Private Policy Statement

We Are Committed to Protect Your Privacy

The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) is committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy and security of personal information of our website visitors and customers. At ISAKOS we may collect some personally identifiable information about you when you are at this site. ISAKOS may also include information about your visit in collective or aggregated data that does not identify you specifically. This privacy statement discloses the privacy information practices for, including the type of information we gather and track, how collected information is used, and with whom it is shared. This privacy statement only applies to; it does not apply to other ISAKOS Websites, products or services, whether online or offline. Please read our entire privacy statement.

The Ways that We Collect Information

We collect information from users of our Website in the following ways:

Information Supplied by You:
In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are and without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.

You may choose to give us information in a variety of circumstances. For example, you may want to give us information, including your name, address, email address, phone number, of fax number, so that we may correspond with you and provide you with additional information. You may also choose to give us information so that we can schedule a product demonstration, to enroll you in a Web seminar or to send you a demonstration CD.

We collect information that you volunteer to us on surveys and registration sites. From time to time ISAKOS may send you information about related products and services. If you do not wish to receive this information, please flag the appropriate check box when registering for any personalized services. Additionally, internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of customer data.

If you choose not to register and provide personal information, you can still use most of the ISAKOS site. However, you will not be able to access areas that require registration.

Information Supplied by Your Computer Hardware and Software:
We may collect certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Website addresses. We use this information for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our Website. ISAKOS will also use collected information about computer hardware and software to identify any users who violate our Terms of Use Agreement and to identify users who threaten our service, our customers, our users, or our website.

The Way We Use Your Information

ISAKOS discloses contact information of members to other members and to certain other nonprofit organizations. ISAKOS currently does not otherwise disclose or sell any personally identifiable information collected at this site to other companies. We will only use the information you provide us to provide you with the information or services that you request or as described in this Privacy Statement. Before we use your information collected from this site for any other purpose we will give you the opportunity to decide whether or not you permit us to engage in that use. We will not share your personally identifiable information without your permission. In the future, should ISAKOS decide to share its customers' personal or transactional data with third parties, it will, in advance, provide notification and the opportunity for its users to indicate whether they would prefer the company not provide the information to third parties.

The Way We Protect Your Information

We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We utilize recognized industry measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality. We will protect any personal information stored on our servers by using appropriate measures and processes, such as firewalls.

Disclosures Required By Law

Please be aware that in certain circumstances, we may be legally compelled to disclose your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

Protection of Children's Personal Information

Our Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Links to External Sites

We provide links to various third-party Websites. We exercise no control over linked sites, even if an affiliation exists between that third-party Website and ISAKOS. Each linked Website maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. We assume no responsibility or liability for third-party Websites, including with regard to privacy and data collection. Please do provide us with any comments regarding our Website or linked third-party Websites at

Privacy Questions and Access

If you have a question regarding this statement, please email the ISAKOS website coordinator at You can also contact us at this address if you have a question about our handling of your information or if you wish to obtain a copy of particular information you provided to us, or if you become aware the information is incorrect and you would like us to correct.

Before we are able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request. We will do our best to respond within an appropriate timeframe.

Changes to this Statement

We will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last revised" date at the top of the privacy statement. You should periodically review our privacy statement for changes.