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PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy policy for the websites of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
EAACI is committed to protecting your online privacy. This policy governs all pages hosted by EAACI, including the Allergynews.com website and any other website it will create in the future. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, including National Societies of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which have their own privacy policies.

EAACI uses the information it collects about you to better understand how its website is used, to send information on EAACI you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you, to process your membership application and to render services you have ordered or which are included in your membership.

To understand how your personal information will be treated, please read the following policy. This policy may change from time to time so please refer to it periodically.

What identifiable information is collected from you?
The type and amount of information received and stored by EAACI depends on how you use the website. You can access most EAACI pages without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information, except in the case of online membership applications or in the case you want to access the "Members Only Area" of the website.

EAACI does not collect information identifying you personally (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) unless that information is voluntarily disclosed. There are instances where EAACI requests information that does identify you personally for the purpose of providing you with specific services or of corresponding with you. Information that you supply in this way will not be shared with any third party except where needed to provide a requested service or required by law.

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With whom may EAACI share the information?
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What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
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How does EAACI treat your personal information?
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This site contains hypertext links to other sites. EAACI is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external websites.


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This service is intended for use only by medical professionals and academics. The materials and other information provided by this service are for general educational, communication and information purposes only and are neither designed nor intended to replace nor constitute the giving of case specific or other medical advice, treatments or diagnosis. Under no circumstances shall any information, content or material posted on this service or any other communication thereunder be deemed to constitute the giving of medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. The user of this service shall be solely responsible for whether or how to interpret, apply or otherwise use any information in any specific case.

No information cited under Resources shall be deemed to present the only or necessarily the best method or procedure with respect to a matter discussed on this service; rather, the user acknowledges that any such information or material is acknowledged as the approach or opinion of the discussant. The user takes all risks of using the material included in this service.

EAACI does not assume and it hereby disclaims any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage resulting from reliance on this service or from the posting or transmission of any information, content or material on this service by EAACI, or any third party. By using this service the user releases EAACI and its directors, officers, members, or agents from and against any and all such liability.



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PHOTOS, GRAPHICS & TEMPLATES

To visually demonstrate the physiology of allergic diseases and asthma in Europe and/or support any material posted in the web site, the EAACI has developed allergy and asthma graphics and templates which may serve as visuals to compliment the speaker's presentation in the EAACI meetings. For use of any of the above features, kindly attribute all images as follows:

"Source: The European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology."