EMSOS, hosted by the Dept. of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Auenbruggerplatz 5
A-8036 Graz, Austria
Telephone: +43/316/385-14807
Fax: +43/316/385-14806 

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Conception and Realisation
Christine Wibmer, MD

Andreas Leithner, MD
Dept. of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 5
A-8036 Graz
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Responsible for the graphic organization as well as the conversion of this website
Christine Wibmer, MD (Medical University of Graz, Austria)  
Andreas Leithner, MD (Medical University of Graz, Austria)
Robert Grimer, MD (Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Responsible for the contents of this web page
Christine Wibmer , MD
Andreas Leithner, MD
Dept. of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 5
A-8036 Graz, Austria
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Robert Grimer, MD (Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Bristol Road South
B31 2AP

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CMS-Support and Hosting
Webforum Löffler KG
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Picture Credits  
This website is provided with pictures by the Medical University of Graz as well as pictures taken by other photographers (view


Privacy Statement

E.M.S.O.S. Online Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting the E.M.S.O.S. website or interacting with us via e-mail.

At E.M.S.O.S., we understand that protecting the privacy of visitors to our website is very important. We treat your "personal data" according to the laws of the EU, Switzerland and other applicable local laws which regulate the storage, process, access and transfer of personal data.

The E.M.S.O.S. website that displays this privacy policy ("policy") and that asks for any information from you is committed to collecting, maintaining, and securing personal information about you in accordance with this policy, as well as applicable laws, rules and regulations. This policy applies to personal information (as defined below) collected from E.M.S.O.S. online resources and communications (such as Website, e-mail, and other online tools) that display a link to this policy. This policy does not apply to personal information collected from offline resources and communications, except in cases where such personal information is consolidated with personal information collected by E.M.S.O.S. online. This policy also does not apply to third-party online resources to which E.M.S.O.S. website may link, where E.M.S.O.S. does not control the content or the privacy practices of such resources.

We only collect personally identifiable information about you if you choose to give it to us. We do not share any of your personally identifiable information with third parties for their own marketing use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so. Please review this Privacy Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect information online.

Information Collected
There are two general methods that E.M.S.O.S. uses to collect personal information online:
Information We Get

Personal information
You can visit our website without providing any personal information. We may collect your personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other identifying information) only when you choose to submit it to us.  

Aggregate information
In some cases we also remove personal identifiers from data you provide to us and maintain it in aggregate form. We may combine this data with other information to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information (e.g. number of visitors, originating domain name of the Internet Service Provider), helpful to us in improving our products and services.

Automatically Collected Information
We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies we use may include, for example, Web server logs/IP addresses, cookies and other technologies.

Web Server Logs/IP Addresses
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other.  

A cookie is a piece of information that is placed automatically on your computer’s hard drive when you access certain websites. The cookie uniquely identifies your browser to the server. Cookies allow us to store information on the server to help make the Web experience better for you and to conduct site analysis and Web site performance review. Most webbrowsers are set up to accept cookies, although you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

Cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain personally identifiable information about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, such as by registering or sending e-mails, can these automatic tracking technologies be used to provide further information about your use of the website and/or interactive e-mails to improve their usefulness to you.
Your Choices
You have several choices regarding your use of our website. You could decide not to submit any personally identifiable information at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields on our sites and not using any available personalized services. If you choose to submit personal data, you have the right to see and correct your data at any time by accessing the application. Certain sites may ask for your permission for certain uses of your information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will work to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
E.M.S.O.S. uses technology and security precautions, rules and other procedures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To ensure the confidentiality of your data, E.M.S.O.S. uses also industry standard firewall and password protection. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that the computer you are using is adequately secured and protected against malicious software, such as trojans, computer viruses and worm programs. You are aware of the fact that without adequate security measures (e.g. secure web browser configuration, up-to-date antivirus software, personal firewall software, no usage of software from dubious sources) there is a risk that the data and passwords you use to protect access to your data, could be disclosed to unauthorized third parties.

Use of Data
E.M.S.O.S. will use any personally identifiable information you choose to give us to comply with your requests. We will retain control of and responsibility for the use of this information. Some of this data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on the data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.

Data Sharing and Transfer
E.M.S.O.S. will not make use of Third-Party Direct Marketing. E.M.S.O.S. will not sell or otherwise transfer the personally identifiable information you provide to us at our Web sites to any third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.

E-mail a Friend or Colleague
On the E.M.S.O.S. website, you can choose to send a link or a message to a friend or colleague referring them to the E.M.S.O.S. website. E-mail addresses you may provide for a friend will be used to send your friend information on your behalf and will not be collected or used by E.M.S.O.S. or other third parties for additional purposes.

Links to Other Sites
The website of E.M.S.O.S. also contains links to external websites. E.M.S.O.S. has no control whatsoever over the content and design of such linked websites, neither does it lay any claim to their intellectual or creative content, nor accept any responsibility for the correctness of the information they provide  

Google Analytics: Privacy policy (8.1)
"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

Privacy Statement for Children
The website of E.M.S.O.S is directed at an adult audience. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under the age of 16 without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.
Additional Information on the E.M.S.O.S. website
If a website has particular provisions relating to privacy that differ from those stated here, those provisions will be disclosed to you on the page on which personally identifiable information is collected.
Note to Users of Business or Professional websites
If you have a business or professional relationship with E.M.S.O.S., we may use information you submit on our sites, including sites intended specifically for business and professional users, to fulfill your requests and develop our business relationship with you and the entities you represent. We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.

Updates to Privacy Statement
From time to time, E.M.S.O.S. may revise this online Privacy Statement. Any such changes to this Privacy Statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Continued use of our sites after receiving notice of a change in our Privacy Statement indicates your consent to the use of newly submitted information. The effective date of this Privacy Statement is 1 December 2011.

How to Contact E.M.S.O.S.
For questions or if you wish E.M.S.O.S. to amend or delete your profile, please contact us in writing (by post), as follows:
Robert Grimer, MD (Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Bristol Road South
B31 2AP
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