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Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

By using this website you signify your assent to these terms, conditions and policies. Please read them all carefully before further using it!

The content available for downloading on® website (from now on “the Website”) – as this is comprised of processed, classified, coded or non-coded writings, informative documents, updates, announcements, news articles, photographic material, graphics, images etc, thus forming a new composite work – shall be the intellectual property of its editor Dr Zacharias Androulakakis, Vascular Surgeon. Furthermore, the Website’s structure and presentation of its content shall also be the intellectual property of its editor.

All materials posted on the Website are intellectual property of the author and editor of, and are governed by national and international copyright regulations. As materials are meant all pictures, texts, graphics, links, keywords, banners, logos, emblems of the Website, as well as the structure of the page and how its content is presented (the general “look and feel” of it). The use of any material is not permitted except only under the conditions specified here. Violation of terms is a violation of the copyright of the author of the content of the Website, and he may take legal measures for the protection of his rights.

You are permitted to read and print the content and to use the documents provided that they are used for information and non-commercial personal use only, while the reference: “Copyright © Zacharias Androulakakis – All rights reserved” has to be made whenever you use its contents.

Any reproduction, retransmission, modification, transaction or sale of the whole or part of the material of the website as each time displayed and contained in this web address or any incorporation or copy to any medium and by any means (photocopying, electronic, transfer to a hard disk, with a new production of a website or other means) for the purpose of attracting other users (internet or intranet) as well as trading of data contained in the Website without the written authorization by the owner of the copyright is hereby expressly prohibited.

Press releases and other documents to the public may be used for such communication, provided that the source of information is mentioned as above.

All material contained in the Website has been incorporated herein in good faith and may solely be used for informative, research, consulting and recreational purposes. It includes published information on a variety of topics related to vascular diseases, medical diagnosis and treatment, on various medical products, on ethical and practical issues, as well as on access to medical news, medical data bases, institutions and organizations, medical publications, online journals and other websites with related information.

The site tries to monitor and maintain the quality of all information so that it is up-to-date, accurate and generally accepted within the international medical standards at the time of publication. However, since medical knowledge continuously changes, treatment is not always clearly defined and human error is always possible, it makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any particular information included on the Website. Therefore, the user assumes full responsibility for verifying such information before relying upon it.

The information contained on reflects the views of the author only and is intended to support patients in general. The information provided is not intended, and should not be relied upon, as a substitute for medical advice or treatment, since consultation with a physician is the quintessence of medical practice and cannot be replaced by any other means. It is very important that individuals with specific medical problems or questions consult with their doctor or other health care professional.

The user, and what is more the healthcare professional, must confirm the information contained in the Website and look other sources up before use. In particular, all doses, indications, and contraindications of medications should be confirmed in the information leaflet coming with the box for packaging of medicines. The use of the trade names of medicines is purely for information purposes and does not imply bias in their favour.

Each user agrees that the author of the content of the Website is not subject to any legal responsibility for any spelling or other inaccuracies, errors or omissions in regard to (1) any material, (2) the transfer or administration of any material that may be recommended in the Website, (3) any loss, damage or other complication in individuals or property which may result from the use of any method, product, idea or instruction contained in the Website, or (4) any damage which may occur from infection of the system of the user’s computer by viruses or other malicious programs and damaging codes, either on this Website or on another website or server through which the user receives content.

The editor of the Website is not liable for inaccuracies, errors, defects or omissions with respect to any material or the transmission or delivery of any material obtained from; any damage, direct or indirect, consequential or incidental, loss of profits, payment of compensation for moral harm or mental distress to persons or property resulting from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein; or any damages incurred if material infects or contaminates a user’s system or information. No liability exists even if there is legal responsibility arising from or related to the proper use or proper operation and transmission of the information available.

The information contained in the Website is provided as a public service for patients and health professionals. The author of the texts and editor of is well aware of your concern for privacy and will not seek to collect personal information from you as you browse the Website, although you may have yourselves provided information voluntarily. If you choose to provide personal information, in no case will he sell nor will he allow the transfer of such information outside of this Website for any reason, unless you authorize us to do so.

The website does not do business with external agencies and will not sell nor will allow the transfer of such information outside of this Website for any reason, unless you authorize us to do so. There are times when the Website will offer you the opportunity to participate in surveys or to collect data for research or other purposes. If you choose to participate, your personal data will not be communicated to the agency that collects the information. Although group data will be analysed, personal data will not be released.

When you visit the Website, some basic information about your computer are automatically collected; specifically: the most recently visited URL, the IP address (the unique signature) of your personal computer, the operating system (e.g. Windows XP) and the browser software (Firefox, MS Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera etc). The Website reserves the right to store information on a user’s computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file for purposes of modifying to reflect users’ preferences.

What is a cookie? A cookie is a small data file that your browser allows us to place on your hard drive so we can associate you with the device you are using.

The information collected during routine use of website and in cases when users communicate with it, is confidential and shall be evaluated only for reasons related to the improvement of the arrangements for managing the Website, for its most appropriate technical support and guidance each time, and for statistics regarding traffic and usability.

Links to other sites (or external links) are available in order to provide you with additional useful information and services. They allow you to leave to access third-party material. The Website cannot alter, update, or control the content on a linked site.

The fact that the Website has provided a link to another website is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or its providers. The owner of the Website is not responsible for the privacy policies or actions of other parties that control other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy policies of any site you visit. Because there are inherent risks in relying upon using, or retrieving any information found on the internet, the Website urges you to make sure you understand these risks before relying upon, using, or retrieving any such information on a linked site.

The license to use the content is granted exclusively for informational, recreational, research and non-commercial purposes. The authorization of electronic access to the Website and use of its content is provided free of charge under the terms and conditions set forth in this notice.

The website shall take all necessary action to ensure the proper license of use for any material contained in its content which is the intellectual property of another physical or legal person. The Website shall not be liable for any infringement of any third party’s copyright in the event of publication or display in this Website by another third party of content that is the property of others. To protect intellectual property rights, the holder of such rights may contact immediately in order that the latter takes all necessary steps, in particular, to immediately withdraw the material for which the rightsholder refuses to grant license for the specific use or reference to his name as being the holder of the copyright to said material.

The site may send emails to its users provided that they have given prior consent to this. If users do not want any longer to take such messages, they should inform the Website by sending a message to the email address [email protected].

The mission of the Website is limited to general information on vascular diseases. The Website cannot substitute professional medical information in response to patient requests for personal medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any medical problem, it is essential that you consult with a physician.

The website appreciates receiving constructive comments very much. However, it does not have the obligation to review and respond to any message with comments or observations sent by users to its editor, and assumes no responsibility or liability associated with such messages.

The following content is not appropriate and will be removed from the Website promptly after becoming aware of it: (1) any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law; (2) solicitations; (3) messages posted by users impersonating others; (4) personal information which include social security numbers, employer references, and other confidential information; (5) messages by individuals purporting to speak on behalf of; (6) messages containing confidential information; messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information; (7) chain letters of any kind.

Any material published on the Website is editorial, and there is no advertising or sponsored material displayed on its pages. The site is financially supported only by personal funds of its editor.

The author-editor of the Website is required to disclose any conflict of interest to assure its users that no commercial products are endorsed and no attempt to influence content provided on the Website is made for real or perceived personal gain.

The website may modify these terms and policies at any time by posting revisions. Only the posted statement of Terms of Use & Privacy Policy is effective with respect to the current use of the Website.

The user is encouraged to regularly consult and refer to the terms and conditions of use, as applicable. Continuation of the use of the Website after any amendment of its terms is proof of their silent acceptance.

The Website reserves the right to seek redress, as provided for by law and the law for violations of these regulations including the right to prohibit access to the Website from a certain email address. You expressly consent that any dispute, objection or claim arising from or relating to the present agreement with the website or its editor is governed by the substantive laws of Greece, and that this should be settled under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Heraklion Crete.

Thank you for your cooperation! We hope you will find website helpful and convenient to use. For questions or comments regarding the Website, please contact us.

Last revised: 03/03/2015