Terms and Conditions

BIBA Medical Website Terms and Conditions
BIBA Medical Limited owns and operates bibamedical.com, bibaresearch.com, cxvascular.com, vascularnews.com, interventionalnews.com, spinalnewsinternational.com, cxsymposium.com, cardiovascularnews.com, cardiacrhythmnews.com, ilegx.com. Throughout this document the term “bibamedical.com” stands for all the above entities. BIBA Medical Limited is a private limited company which is incorporated in the United Kingdom with the company registration number 2944429. The registered office is situated at BIBA Medical, 44 Burlington Road, London SW6 4NX. VAT Number 730 6811 50.

Use of this website
Please read the following Website Terms and Conditions, which relate to information regarding general use of our website. By using this website, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. From time to time we may change these terms and conditions, and will post revisions on our website. We recommend that you read these terms and conditions regularly. If you sign up to bibamedical.com online, you will also be governed by the Terms and Conditions relating to sales of any BIBA Medical products.

Privacy
Use of the data that you provide us, or which is collected by use on this website, is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Access to bibamedical.com
We try to ensure that website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot, due to the nature of the internet, guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We of course try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction. Certain parts of bibamedical.com can be accessed for free and such access is at our discretion and may be changed without notice.

Accounts and Passwords
Whether you are a registered user to bibamedical.com, the details which are registered with us, allow you and only you to be used when on bmj.com for as long as we allow access. Personal accounts therefore may not be shared.

Intellectual property rights
The content, layout, design, data and graphics on this website are protected by UK and other international copyright laws. Other than downloading a small proportion of content, strictly for your personal non-commercial use, or where this amounts to “fair dealing” no part of the website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording and/or otherwise) without our prior written consent. Any authorised uses of content, must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article, article title and the URL https://bibamedical.com and must include the copyright notices.
The BIBA Medical Limited trademarks and logos which are displayed on the website are the trademarks of BIBA Medical. Any use including framing, metatags or other text utilising the BIBA Medical Limited’s trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our (or our Licensor’s) express written consent.

Permission for use of our intellectual property
Any request for permission of our content or images contact webeditor@bibamedical.com.

Links
This website contains links including hyperlinks which may take you outside www.bibamedical.com. Links are provided for your convenience, and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We are not responsible for any website outside the BIBA Medical’s websites.

Disclaimer
The information contained on bibamedical.com is intended for medical professionals and is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Differences may occur also between the print and online text of articles.
We rely on our authors of articles to confirm the accuracy of the information presented, and to describe generally accepted practices, and therefore we as the publisher, and our editors, cannot warrant its accuracy. Readers should be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research, we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information they chose to reply on.  Ultimately it is the readers’ responsibility to make their own professional judgements.

  • Description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication.
  • Opinions posted on bibamedical.com are those of individuals posting them and not the views of BIBA Medical.
  • To the fullest extent permitted by law, BIBA Medical and its editors, are not responsible for any losses, injury or damage caused to any person or property (including under contract, by negligence, products liability or otherwise) whether they be direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential, resulting from the application of the information on bibamedical.com.

Your conduct
You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:

  • Fraudulent purposes in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise unlawful activity.
  • To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam.
  • To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

Governing law
These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Date of document:

1 January 2009

bibamedical.com Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. Please take a few moments to review this Policy.

Introduction
bibamedical.com and its affiliated websites are owned by BIBA Medical Limited, which is a UK based international medical publishing house. Our online sites are currently hosted within the UK. We take privacy issues seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information. This privacy policy explains what information has been collected about you, how personal information is being used, to whom personal information is being disclosed and how this personal information is stored and protected. This privacy policy has been developed in accordance with our legal obligations and may be updated from time to time. If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact us.

The information we collect and how we use it: What information is being collected and how is it used? For online subscriptions, data is collected within the UK by BIBA Medical. As certain parts of bibamedical are subscription only, you will either be a registered or non registered user depending on what information you wish to access. There are various sections of the website, for which we collect different information. What we collect and how this is used is as follows:

  • 1.1 Non Registered Users bibamedical.com
    If you access parts of bibamedical.com without a subscription, as you browse the website, we collect information about your use of the site. Essentially this will be which pages you have visited and how long you stay online. We will not be able to identify who you are from the information we store, but we will be able to identify where you are located – (see point 1.3 below).
  • 1.2 Registered Users bibamedical.com
    You will be asked to submit details including a personal email address as well as your name and contact details, including your address. All mandatory information is indicated and is so to understand our users and so we can fulfil our obligations to you. Renewals information will be as indicated. We then use this information to set up a customer number and user name or to renew your subscription and generally fulfil our obligations to you. You will be asked if you wish to receive general email updates and further product information from us and if you do you can ‘opt out’ to receiving these. You will be given an opportunity to ‘opt out’ of this on each occasion we contact you thereafter. Apart from bibamedical.com subscription customers, other parts of bibamedical.com also require you to register (such as BIBA Newsletters). You will be advised what information is required and what can be seen by us when you register.
  • 1.3 What else do we collect when you use our website
    Each time you use the internet, an IP address is assigned to your computer via the internet service provider. This number may either be the same or different each time. Each time your computer requests information from our website, we log your IP address on our server. We may use this in order to gather information about the website traffic and usage. Whether you are a registered user or not, our web server collects certain information such as (a) IP address; (b) host names (c) domain name (d) time and date information as requested (e) the browser version and platform when it is requested, (f) a record of which pages have been requested.
  • 1.4 What else do we use personal information for?
    Other than for fulfilling our obligations to you (where these exist), on some occasions we use the information provided to produce aggregate statistics in relation to pages being accessed. We may also use it to monitor usage patterns on the website in order to improve navigation and design features to help you get information more easily. This information is provided to us as daily logged files. In order to help us develop the website and our services, we may provide such aggregate information to third parties. The statistics however will not include any information that can be used to identify any individual.

To whom will personal information be disclosed?
We will not disclose your personal data to any third party other than our contractors who must keep this date secure and confidential. Corporate location information however may be shared.

How long do we keep the information we collect?
We keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil our obligations to you and protect our legal interests. This will never be longer than six years from the end of your subscription period.

Can you change information we hold about you?
Where you have provided us with an email address or any information which becomes outdated, you should update your details using the “my account link” link at the top of the site. You must be logged in to access the “my account page”.

How is personal information stored and protected
Your personal data and website usage information is stored by us electronically.

Security
The information we collect about site visitors, is stored in secure environments and we do not share any data that identifies any individual, to any other individual or party. We have mechanisms in place to protect data. One such mechanism is called a “firewall”. A firewall is a barrier that allows only authorised traffic through. It safeguards our computer systems and your information. We also use system and application logs to track all access. We review these logs periodically and investigate any anomalies or discrepancies. We understand that the security of your information is important to you. We also understand that our continued success as a publisher on the web, relies on our ability to communicate with you in a secure manner. We adhere to the highest standards of decency, fairness, and integrity in our operations. We use several measures to authenticate your identity when you visit our site. We also take steps to protect your information as it travels the internet, and to make sure all information is as secure as possible against unauthorised access and use (for example, by hackers). We review our security measures regularly.
Despite our best efforts, and the best efforts of other firms, “perfect security” does not exist on the internet, or anywhere else. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of the information you transmit to us online. You therefore do so at your own risk.
Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our system.

Authentication
You should not share your user name and password with other people. If you think you might lose or forget these identifiers, write them down and keep each in a separate place.

Email
Any email between you and BIBA Medical is not encrypted. It will be stored securely within our corporate firewall (see above ).

Cookies
Access to our website is dependent upon the use of session cookies. Most browsers allow the users to control the cookies including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If users disable cookies on their computers some of the more sophisticated features on our website will be unavailable to you. Session Cookies are stored, in memory, by your browser.

Linking to external sites
You will encounter links to other sites that are not those which we control. Please be aware that once you click to one of these sites, you are subject to that site’s privacy policy and not to ours. You may wish to review the privacy policy for each site you visit.

Your Consent
By using this website you consent to the use of any data we collect as set out in this policy. You should review this privacy policy regularly, to note any changes relating to how we collect and use your information.

Contact Us
If you have any concerns or queries about the information we hold about you or wish to provide feedback about this site, please contact us on info@bibamedical.com