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All materials provided by this Web site are intended for educational, communication and information purposes only and are not intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments.

The EAACI intends that the information contained in this site to be accurate. Public education and information materials contained in this site have been reviewed and approved by the site's web editors or the EAACI Web Management Committee. However, due to error occurrence, EAACI disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this servsiice. Under no circumstances, shall the EAACI be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of reliance on any content of the web site contained herein.

EAACI does not assume and hereby disclaims any and all liability to an entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for damage resulting from reliance on this service or from the posting of any content or material by any third party. No material included in this site shall be deemed to present necessarily the best method or procedure with respect to a matter discussed on this service; rather, any such material shall be acknowledged as the approach or opinion of the discussant.

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.

How does EAACI use the information?
EAACI does not distribute, sell or rent user information to anyone. EAACI uses the information collected about you to improve its understanding of web visitors, to send information that you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you, to process your membership application and to render services you've ordered or which are included in your membership. Some information identifying EAACI members is forwarded to third parties for purely technical and administrative processing (e.g. to Wiley Publishing to send out Allergy and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (PAI) and the Newsletter). These parties are not authorized to distribute, sell or rent user information.

With whom may EAACI share the information?
EAACI will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your prior permission or where required by law.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Any information on new EAACI products that you registered to receive will be sent to you electronically or by other means. EAACI may also send you unsolicited e-mail messages it feels may be of interest to you. You can indicate that you do not wish to receive the mail messages by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be removed from the recipients' list.

How can you access, update or delete the information?
EAACI takes very seriously the accuracy of the information it holds on you. If you change your e-mail address or discover inaccurate information, or if you wish to unsubscribe, please send an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Members are invited to regularly update their profile in the "Members Only Area" of the website.

How does EAACI treat your personal information?
EAACI ensures to the best of its ability that any personal information you provide is secure on its systems. However, it cannot guarantee that submitting information over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, EAACI does not confirm or warrant the security of personal information submitted; you do so at your own risk.

Google Analytics
Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please click here.

Automatically collected information

Cookies

Like many other websites, the EAACI site uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web experience.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that is created and stored on your computer by your browser. It contains information about your visit that your browser uses to personalise certain pages or elements. For statistical analysis purposes, a cookie may also be used to pass a randomly generated and anonymous unique number to our servers. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a text value or a randomly generated unique number.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can easily modify your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you whenever one is about to be placed on your computer. However, if cookies are not accepted you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the EAACI website. You are therefore encouraged to allow cookies in order to enjoy the EAACI site fully.

Log files

Most standard web servers, including EAACI's, use log files, which record information such as:

  • service provider IP addresses;
  • browser versions;
  • referring web sites;
  • search terms used;
  • average number of pages requested;
  • average duration of visit;
  • total visitor traffic;
  • information gathered for aggregate use.


Disclaimer

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. EAACI.org is not responsible for any third-party content or privacy practices accessible through this website. We do not endorse any of the companies or opinions listed in or linked to or from the website. Our website also does not host any form of advertisement.


PROPRIETARY NOTICES

"THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY", "EAACI", and the EAACI logo are trademarks of The European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Use of these marks in commerce is prohibited by law except by obtaining the expressed written permission of the EAACI Web Committee.

Copyrights to the materials posted in this site are owned solely by the EAACI, except for materials which are created by others (or the copyright to which is otherwise owned by others) and for which a copyright notice is posted adjacent to such content or materials. The copyright to each item of material created or otherwise owned by another is owned by such creator or other owner. None of the materials included in this site shall be reproduced in any form without the expressed written permission of the EAACI, the creator or other owner, as the case may be. In this regard, the graphic images and layout of this site are the exclusive property of the EAACI and may not be copied, distributed or displayed except using an HTML browser or as otherwise stated herein, without the expressed written permission of the EAACI Web Committee.

Permission is hereby granted to (1) print copies of the materials for which the EAACI holds the copyright ("EAACI content") and to otherwise display the EAACI content, (2) include a link to the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of this site to HTML documents, and (3) to use the EAACI content subject to the following conditions:
Such use is by computer using HTML browser software; Such use is solely for personal and noncommercial use and only for informational and/or educational purposes; Users shall not make any profit from the EAACI material in any way (i.e., by selling or charging for same) unless the expressed written permission of the EAACI is first obtained;

Any copying or quoting of the EAACI content shall be accompanied by the following copyright notice: "© Copyright 2008 The European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. All rights reserved."

Except as stated herein, no portion of the materials included in this site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, whether by electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the EAACI.

Address inquiries regarding the use of the EAACI trademarks, logos and copyrights or the trademarks, logos and copyrights of third parties which are contained in this site to:

EAACI Headquarters
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EAACI RESOURCES

Disclaimer and Proprietary Notices
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.



EAACI WEBCASTS

Disclaimer and Proprietary Notices
By viewing the EAACI webcasts, the user agrees to the following terms governing use of the webcasts, plus any additional terms and conditions posted at specific portions of the website. Access to the webcasts and all related pages is conditioned upon the user's acceptance of the following terms:

Access.

The EAACI grants all users to a non-exclusive, revocable license to use the materials and information on the webcasts solely for professional practice in accordance with the terms herein. All users are responsible for their acts or omissions in the use of the webcasts and for any damages incurred by them or anyone else as a result thereof.

Purpose.

The webcasts and their content are being provided for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for an independent medical judgment or constitute medical advice or treatment in any way. The content posted on the webcasts is not intended to serve as the primary basis for making professional medical decisions. As with all clinical reference resources, the content on the webcasts reflects medical science, protocols and/or procedures at the time of its development, but the content should be used with the clear understanding that continued research or practice may result in new knowledge or recommendations. Therefore, all users should cross check the information given in the webcasts with other sources before undertaking any treatment or otherwise taking any actions related to or in reliance on such information. The user's reliance upon any content within the webcasts is solely at their own risk.

Damages.

Under no circumstances will EAACI be responsible or liable for any damages of any kind or nature that result, or relate in any way to the use of this site or any content herein, including, without limitation, any compensatory, indirect, incidental, consequential, damages.


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."



EAACI SOCIAL MEDIA

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) uses social media to communicate information about its activities, initiatives, programmes, meetings, campaigns, educational and scientific resources through a selection of widely used channels.

EAACI social media accounts may be used for informational purposes only, and do not give medical advice, nor do they provide medical or diagnostic services. EAACI social media platforms are not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment given by a personal physician or other qualified health care professional. Information contained in or related to EAACI social media accounts, networks or platforms are; not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Social media users interacting with EAACI accounts shall be solely responsible for their own interpretation and application of any information gathered. Social media;
  • should not influence or delay seeking medical advice or consultation from qualified professionals;
  • may not necessarily provide comprehensive, complete, accurate, suitable, valid, optimal, cognisant, up-to-date, or consistently available information;
  • may sometimes link to external websites, accounts or platforms, over which EAACI has no control and for which EAACI assumes no responsibility, moreover such links may contain information not reflecting EAACI endorsement;
  • may sometimes be structured in files or formats that are not error-free, with no guarantee that services will not be be affected.

Social media users are welcomed and encouraged to interact with or access information from EAACI social media accounts, as long as these actions;
  • do not create the impression or assumption that there is a connection with EAACI, including representation, where this connection does not exist;
  • do not lead to believe that the user benefits from the support, sponsorship, approval or consent of EAACI, where this is not the case;
  • are not made in connection with any objectives or activities which affects or is incompatible with the EAACI constitution, reputation, or its code of ethics;
  • respect European standards and legislation on confidentiality and privacy, human rights and freedom of expression, copyrights and trademarks, including the use of the EAACI logo.

By submitting or posting content to any EAACI social media platforms, users understand and acknowledge that the information is available to the public, and that other participants may use this information beyond the control of EAACI. We suggest that users exercise caution when posting on any social media site, that they never disclose personal information related to confidentiality and privacy, and that they never post any information they do not want to be used, published, copied and/or reprinted by others. EAACI shall not be liable in any way for any losses or claims that arise from such information posted by users on EAACI social media services. Moreover, proper disclosure must be provided whenever a social media user is given financial compensation or a free product in exchange for a post, and each time a previously sponsored product or service is included in a post.

EAACI cannot guarantee that its social media accounts will function as expected in all circumstances. Sometimes disruptions or malfunctions are caused by technical or human errors. If errors are brought to EAACI’s attention, we will try to correct them in a timely manner. Therefore, EAACI accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using social media accounts or any linked external sites. Due to potential error occurrence, EAACI disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to EAACI social media accounts. Under no circumstances, shall EAACI be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of reliance on any information contained in or related to EAACI accounts of social media services, networks or platforms.

EAACI clearly states that social media actions such as ‘Like’, ‘Share’, ‘Reshare’ ‘Retweet’ are not an endorsement by the association “European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology”, and does not represent, support or guarantee the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information contained. The social media accounts that EAACI follows or has a connection to does not imply endorsement of any kind. Moreover, EAACI social media accounts are not created or maintained for physician-patient relationships.

EAACI does not moderate/monitor all user content, (e.g. comments or postings), and does not reply individually to messages or comments received on any of its social media accounts. EAACI reserves the right to review, edit and/or delete any comments or messages considered to be inappropriate, inaccurate and/or not recommended. This content shall not be uploaded, posted or otherwise distributed or facilitated in distribution, therefore, once detected, it may be deleted or edited. Such unsuitable, inappropriate, inaccurate and/or not recommended issues include but are not limited to the following content:
  • unlawful, fraudulent, deceptive, defamatory, abusive, violent, threatening, hateful, slanderous, mortifying, discriminatory, persecuting, insulting, harassing or bullying, sensitive or obscene, sexually oriented or tortious, self-harming, minor endangering, invasive of another’s privacy or humiliating to any other person or entity, and/or contain links to websites or platforms having such a content;
  • having any illegal, unauthorised and misleading purpose; eg impersonating any person or entity; falsifiying the origin or source of material contained in content that is uploaded, posted or attached;
  • which constitutes the selling or trading of any goods or services; initiates any controversial discussion about a particular company, brand name, healthcare provider or organisation; knowingly infringes on any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary right, unless owning or controlling the rights thereto or having received necessary consents;
  • which constitutes unauthorised or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, or any form of lottery or gambling, involvement in marketing/pyramid schemes, chain letters or unsolicited or undesired electronic information (spam); containing software viruses or any other computer code/files/programmes designed/intended to damage or limit the functioning of any software, hardware or communication equipments or to damage or obtain unauthorised access to any data.

For individuals writing or sharing undesirable, inappropriate and/or not recommended content, EAACI reserves the right remove the content, to terminate involvement of and, where possible, restrict access of their account/s to its social media services without notice. EAACI is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.

According to the EAACI constitution, English shall be the official language of any document or activity where more than one language is used. It is recommended that social media content does not contain profanity or bad grammar and punctuation which detracts from the meaning, and symbols, abbreviations, hashtags and other metadata tags must be properly used in order to not create confusion.

The use of online social networks by EAACI does not imply endorsement of the social networking services and/or their privacy policies. Social network softwares and platforms may occasionally be unavailable and EAACI accepts no responsibility for downtime or interruption of services.

Each social media channel has their own policy on the way they process personal data when accessing their sites, explaining their policy of data collection and processing; Facebook Policy, YouTube Policy, Twitter Policy, LinkedIn Policy, Instagram Policy, Google Policy, Pinterest Policy.

If social media users have any questions, doubts or concerns about the use of personal data or data protection, EAACI recommends them to carefully read the social media platforms privacy policies before use. EAACI Disclaimers for the privacy policy for the websites, proprietary notices, EAACI resources and webcasts, photos, graphics and templates must also be read carefully by social media users interacting with EAACI accounts of social media services, networks or platforms.

EAACI does not assume, and 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 EAACI accounts of social media services, networks or platforms, or from the posting, assistance or transmission of any information, content or material on EAACI accounts of social media services, networks or platforms, or any third party. By using EAACI social media, users release EAACI and its leadership, editors, members, and agents from and against any and all such liability. The terms of this disclaimer shall apply to the fullest permitted extent. EAACI accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information contained in or related to EAACI social media accounts, services, networks or platforms.
Last updated 19 April 2018