Last updated: May 15th 2018
ftmg Associates Ltd ("us", "we", or "our") operates a website known as the KNEEguru whose digital address is http://www.kneeguru.co.uk (the "Site"). By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
You may contact our data controller at any time via the ‘Contact’ button on the Site to:
- request details of what information we have about you
- correct any personal information we have about you
- delete personal Information that we have about you
- help you delete posts that you have made on our discussion forum
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. The following sections explain our policies.
Forum (Bulletin Board) posts are open to the Public who can read a post and use its content. In order to join a thread, or start your own thread, you are required to CONSENSUALLY register and to choose a username and password. The only personal information we ask for upon registration is your email address. An email is sent to this address after you have initiated the registration process, and registration is only complete once you have verified receipt of the email.
Why do we need email verification?
Without verifying your email you will be unable to participate on the Forum. We need this email verification to -
- ensure that you are a genuine user
- so that we can send you a link to reset your password if you have forgotten it
- to help troubleshoot any problems you are having with registration
Amending Forum posts
All medical or social information posted by a Forum member including Forum Diaries is posted at their own risk. Forum members are allowed to modify or erase their own posts or diaries, but only moderators may modify or erase other members’ posts. Forum members may delete their registration and leave their old posts which will afterwards be identified to other readers as having been posted as ‘Guest’.
Where you subscribe to a Newsletter, you CONSENSUALLY offer us your name and email address so that we can keep you informed about updates and changes to the Site. Equally, where you choose to download educational material from the Site such as an eBook we collect your name and email address to ensure that you receive the downloadable material. Where you CONSENSUALLY agree we may further add these details to an autoresponder system so that you can continue to be informed via email about related topics and events, but you are free to Unsubscribe at any time.
The KNEEguru links to other websites on the internet. On these websites Content and Privacy Policies are the responsibility of their respective website owners.
If our Site displays advertisements they are clearly marked as such. The banners are provided by outside advertisement companies and may contain cookies. These cookies are collected by their respective companies and are not accessible to The KNEEguru.
Credit card payments for donations are processed through PayPal and your credit card information is not accessible to ftmg Associates Ltd. PayPal does, however, give us your name and email details, which we may use to thank you for a donation or communicate with you if there are any problems with the donation.
Details of Knee Surgeons and other knee specialists are made available within a directory on the Site. Changes in 2018 to the law in Europe (GDPR) allow such a directory within the terms of ‘legitimate interest”, since the specialists all already publicly display their contact data online for the purposes of facilitating referrals from patients. We feel also that we have a 'legitimate interest' in helping patients find surgeons and also a 'legitimate interest' in supporting surgeons in this way. The personal data of the surgeons is also held by us in an email autoresponder which may contain non-public information only to help us schedule regular checking and updating of the contact information publicly displayed.