WELCOME TO Zimmer Biomet`’s The Home of Personalized Knee Care Forum (“The Forum”), OPERATED BY Zimmer GmbH (“ZIMMER BIOMET”).
Zimmer Biomet provides this Forum exclusively to surgeons (going fwd. Members, as defined below) as a closed space for professional exchange around knee care.
Please note: Zimmer Biomet does not contribute, edit or curate any of the content therein.
In addition to the User Content’s rules (below) the following rules apply:
- Discussion and post of any product off-label usage is prohibited.
- Prior to uploading any medical images or other patient personal data, the users must ensure they have obtained the necessary permissions or consent to share these images in the Forum without restrictions and any personal data identifying features have been removed or blurred.
- Misleading or factually untrue statements or posts about products or discussed cases are prohibited.
- Any obscene, vulgar, discriminating or abusive language in your post or comments is prohibited.
- When discussing cases, to avoid misunderstandings, refrain from using misleading, ironic or humorous comments.
- To make case discussions meaningful to other Members, please provide relevant background information on patients or cases using anonymized patient data.
- Please check whether a topic / question is already being discussed before starting a new thread.
- Allow email notifications to receive updates on discussions you are participating in.
Access to the Site
Your display name in the Forum is identical with your full name, as provided during the registration process. After registration your account display name and username are the same. Your display name is always public.
Once you registered and also created an account, you also have the option of adding these public information:
- Profile Photo
- Member Title
- Biography (About Me)
- Location (Country)
- Time zone
As well as other details to your profile information may be displayed in our community.
Additionally, whilst using the Forum the following information may automatically be collected by software tools we use (not public):
- Internet Protocol (IP) address (not public)
- Geographical location
- Browser type and version (not public)
- Operating system (not public)
- Referral source (not public)
- Length of visit, page views, website navigation and any other related browsing activity
Information We Share and Disclose
In order to keep your personal data, your email address, authentication means to your account – as well as our services – secure, to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse we will monitor personal data in order to personalize our services for example to enable certain account features i.e. login verification, password reset, receive information about our community and notify on new replies to your subscribed Forums and topics.
You can unsubscribe from any of our email notifications as well as from this Forum, by sending an email under MarComEMEA@zimmerbiomet.com.
Also if you send us emails to communicate with us, we will keep as long as necessary for the purposes of your membership the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
How we share information we collect
You should be aware that any information you provide on our Forum- including profile information associated with the account you use to post the information – may be read, collected, and used by Zimmer Biomet. Your posts and certain profile information may remain even after you terminate your account. We urge you to consider the sensitivity of any information you input into these Services. To request removal of your information from publicly accessible websites operated by us, please contact MarComEMEA@zimmerbiomet.com In some cases, we may not be able to remove your information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to and why.
Most activity on the Forum is displayed in closed groups, including your personal profile information mentioned above. You also may choose to publish your location in your profile. Information posted about you by other people who use our Forum may also be public. For example, other people may mention you using @displayname in posts.
You are solely responsible for your topics, posts and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information.
Zimmer Biomet will use aggregated data from the Forum for statistical purposes. These include but are not limited to number of users, country of users, Forum general statistics on Forum activity.
Sharing with third parties
Service Providers: We share information with third parties that help us operate, provide, improve, integrate, customize, support and market our services. We work with third-party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analysis and other services for us, which may require them to access or use information about you. If a service provider needs to access information about you to perform services on our behalf, they do so under close instruction from us, including policies and procedures designed to protect your information.
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Private Messages and Non-Public Communications
We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately. For example, you can use the Private Messages to have non-public conversations. In these cases, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes message content, images, information about whom you have communicated with and when to better understand the use of our community, to protect the safety and review the reported messages. We share the content of your Private Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. When you use features like Private Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communications on the Forum – even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account – which they may duplicate, store, or re-share. In using the Private Messenger, you will still apply all obligations you have agreed to in these terms and specifically not use or make available publish any personal patient data.
We share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the community statistic (online users, visitors, current viewers of a topic, etc…), the number of people who clicked on a particular link (number of topic views) or voted on a poll in a topic (even if only one did).
This closed Forum will be made available to users in the United Kingdom only, there will be no data transfer outside the UK.
Your Registration Data will be used in connection with your use and participation in this Forum. From time to time, Zimmer Biomet may use your registration data and personal information to contact you regarding topics of potential interest to you.
If at any time you do not wish for your Registration Data to be so used for any additional purposes than the participation in the Forum, please send a mail to MarComEMEA@zimmerbiomet.com. During your registration process, you will also be given the opportunity to opt in, to receiving email notifications or updates from the Forum you so choose.
Under MarComEMEA@zimmerbiomet.com you can notify us that you no longer wish to receive any such marketing information.
Copyright and Limited License
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User Content and Interactive Services or Areas
The Site includes (or may include in future) Forum interactive areas or services (collectively, Interactive Areas), including, but not limited to Forums, chat rooms, blogs, message boards, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Forum (collectively, User Content) for access Members only. You are solely responsible for your use of and access to the Interactive Areas and you will use the Interactive Areas at your own risk.
By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
a. Any User Content that is unlawful, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable or harmful, including, but not limited to, any User Content containing nudity that would be unacceptable in a public museum where minors visit;
b. User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of Zimmer Biomet or others, endanger national security, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
c. User Content that may infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or other proprietary right of Zimmer Biomet or others. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to use, display, distribute, and reproduce such User Content;
d. User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
e. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
f. personal data or information of Zimmer Biomet or others, including, but not limited to, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers or other personal data;
g. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
h. User Content that, in Zimmer Biomet’s sole judgment, is objectionable, harmful or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose Zimmer Biomet or its users to any harm or liability of any nature or type.
i. User Content that may infringe or violate the applicable rules and regulation on the medical secrecy or the physician’s professional secrecy.
Zimmer Biomet does not control and takes no responsibility or liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is Zimmer Biomet liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter by use of the Site, including the Interactive Areas. Your use of the Site and the Interactive Areas is at your own risk. Zimmer Biomet is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by Members in any public gallery, Forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area.
You acknowledge that the Interactive Areas contain the opinions and views of other Members. You understand and agree that all User Content is in the sole responsibility of the person who posted the User Content. You understand and agree that you will evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such User Content. Zimmer Biomet is providing access to the Interactive Areas as an exchange platform solely as an informational and educational service to the Members of the Site. You acknowledge further that we are not responsible for the accuracy of any User Content on the Website.
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THE FORUM, IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN AS IS OR AS AVAILABLE BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND – WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY AND WHETHER ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OR TRADE. ZIMMER BIOMET EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You can at any time request for your account deletion by contacting us by sending an email to MarComEMEA@zimmerbiomet.com. The deletion of your account will include personal data, profile data, created content, logs, etc. Your contributions will remain in the Forum, but your display name will be removed and replaced by the following term: “user no longer active”.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your profile information, even after we/you have deleted the information from our community.