Endoscopic Spine Surgery (ESS)

Privacy policy


The present general conditions of use are concluded between :

  • the manager of the website, hereinafter referred to as “the Publisher”,
  • any person wishing to access the site and its services, hereinafter referred to as “the User”.

Article 1 – Principles

The purpose of these general conditions of use is to provide a legal framework for the use of the Centre du dos Genève site and its services.

The website is a service of :

  • The sole proprietorship GVA CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPINE
  • located at 3 av JD Maillard 1217 Merin, Suisse
  • URL address of the site :
  • e-mail :

The general conditions of use must be accepted by all Users, and their access to the site constitutes acceptance of these conditions.

Article 2 – Evolution and duration of the GCU

The present general conditions of use are concluded for an indefinite period of time. The contract takes effect with regard to the User from the beginning of the use of the service.

The Centre du dos Genève website reserves the right to modify the clauses of these general conditions of use at any time and without justification.

Article 3 – Access to the site

Any User with internet access can access the Centre du dos Genève website free of charge and from anywhere. The costs incurred by the User to access it (internet connection, computer equipment, etc.) are not borne by the Publisher.

The site and its various services may be interrupted or suspended by the Publisher, in particular during maintenance, without prior notice or justification.

The User of the site has access to the following services:

The site includes a paid member area reserved for registered users. These users will be able to access it by using their login details.

The services reserved for members are as follows: Access to content on teaching resources.

Article 4 – Responsibility

The Publisher cannot be held liable in the event of failure, breakdown, difficulty or interruption of operation, preventing access to the site or to one of its functionalities.

The equipment used to connect to the site is the sole responsibility of the User, who must take all appropriate measures to protect the equipment and data, in particular from virus attacks via the Internet. The User is also solely responsible for the sites and data he consults.

The Publisher cannot be held responsible in the event of legal proceedings against the User:

  • as a result of the use of the site or any service accessible via the Internet;
  • as a result of the User’s failure to comply with these terms and conditions.

The Publisher shall not be liable for any damage caused to the User, third parties and/or the User’s equipment as a result of the User’s connection or use of the site and the User waives any action against the Publisher as a result.

Should the Publisher be subject to amicable or legal proceedings as a result of the User’s use of the site, the User may take legal action against the Publisher to obtain compensation for all damages, sums, sentences and costs that may result from such proceedings.

Article 5 – Intellectual property

All technical documents, products, photographs, texts, logos, drawings, videos, etc., are subject to copyright and are protected by the Intellectual Property Code. When they are given to our customers, they remain the exclusive property of GVA CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPINE, the sole holder of the intellectual property rights to these documents, which must be returned to it at its request.

Our customers undertake not to make any use of these documents that may infringe the supplier’s industrial or intellectual property rights and undertake not to disclose them to any third party, except with the express and prior authorisation given by the Publisher.

Article 6 – Hyperlinks

The setting up by the User of any hypertext links to all or part of the site is strictly forbidden, except with the prior written authorisation of the Publisher, requested by e-mail at the following address:

The Publisher is free to refuse this permission without having to justify its decision in any way whatsoever. In the event that the Publisher grants its authorisation, this authorisation is in any case only temporary and may be withdrawn at any time, without the Publisher being required to provide any justification.

In any case, any link must be removed at the request of the Publisher.

Any information accessible via a link to other sites is not under the control of the Publisher, who declines all responsibility for their content.

Article 7 – Protection of personal data

Collected data

The personal data collected on this site are as follows:

– account opening : when creating the user’s account: first name; e-mail address; Profession;

– connection: when the user connects to the website, the user records, in particular, his surname, first name, connection, use, location and payment data;

– profile : the use of the services provided on the website allows to fill in a profile, which may include an address and a telephone number ;

– communication: when the website is used to communicate with other members, the data concerning the user’s communications are subject to temporary storage ;

– cookies: cookies are used, as part of the use of the site. The user has the possibility to deactivate cookies from the parameters of his browser.

Use of personal data

The personal data collected from users is used to provide the services of the website, to improve them and to maintain a secure environment. More specifically, the uses are as follows:

  • access and use of the website by the user ;
  • management of the operation and optimization of the website ;
  • organization of the terms of use of the Payment Services ;
  • verification, identification and authentication of the data transmitted by the user ;
  • offering the user the possibility to communicate with other users of the website;
  • implementation of user support ;
  • personalization of the services by displaying ads based on the user’s browsing history, according to the user’s preferences;
  • prevention and detection of fraud, malware (malicious software) and security incident management ;
  • management of possible disputes with users;
  • sending commercial and advertising information, according to the user’s preferences.

Sharing personal data with third parties

Personal data may be shared with third party companies in the following cases:

  • when the User uses payment services, for the implementation of these services, the Website is in relation with third party banking and financial companies with which it has concluded contracts;
  • when the User publishes, in the free comment areas of the Website, information accessible to the public;
  • when the User authorizes the website of a third party to access his data;
  • where the website uses the services of service providers to provide user support, advertising and payment services. These service providers have limited access to user data in the context of the performance of these services and have a contractual obligation to use them in accordance with the provisions of the applicable regulations on the protection of personal data ;
  • if required by law, the website may carry out the transmission of data in order to pursue claims against the website and to comply with administrative and judicial procedures ;
  • if the website is involved in a merger, acquisition, disposal of assets or receivership proceedings, it may be required to sell or share all or part of its assets, including personal data. In this case, users would be informed before personal data is transferred to a third party.

Security and Confidentiality

The website implements organizational, technical, software and physical measures in the area of digital security to protect personal data against alteration, destruction and unauthorized access. However, it should be noted that the Internet is not a completely secure environment and the website cannot guarantee the security of the transmission or storage of information on the Internet.

Implementation of user rights

Pursuant to the regulations applicable to personal data, users have the following rights, which they may exercise by sending a request to the following address:

  • the right of access: they can exercise their right of access to know their personal data. In this case, before implementing this right, the website may request proof of the user’s identity in order to verify its accuracy.
  • the right of rectification: if the personal data held by the website is inaccurate, they may request that the information be updated.
  • the right of data deletion: users may request the deletion of their personal data, in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
  • the right to limit processing: users may ask the website to limit the processing of personal data in accordance with the assumptions set out in the RGPD.
  • the right to object to the processing of the data: users may object to their data being processed in accordance with the assumptions set out in the RGPD.
  • the right to portability: they can request that the website gives them the personal data provided to it to be transferred to a new website.

Evolution of this clause

The website reserves the right to make any changes to this personal data protection clause at any time. If a change is made to this personal data protection clause, the website undertakes to publish the new version on its website. The website will also inform users of the change by e-mail, at least 15 days before the effective date. If the user does not agree with the terms of the new wording of the personal data protection clause, he has the possibility to delete his account.

Article 8 – Cookies

The Centre du dos Genève website may automatically collect standard information. Any information collected indirectly will only be used to track the volume, type and configuration of traffic using this site, to develop the design and layout of the site and for other administrative and planning purposes and more generally to improve the service we offer you.

Article 9 – Applicable law

The present general conditions of use are subject to the application of French law.

If the parties are unable to resolve a dispute amicably, the dispute will be submitted to the jurisdiction of the French courts.