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Please note: These terms cover the use of the following sites:

Bone & Joint
The Bone & Joint Journal
Bone & Joint Research
Bone & Joint360
Orthopaedic Proceedings

The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery takes your privacy  seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. Please read through this Privacy Policy which explains how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide when using the website.

Your use of the websites constitutes your acceptance of the practices described in this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of use. If you do not agree with the practices in this Privacy Policy, do not use this website.

What information do we collect?

  1. Registration details

    In order to use the site, we ask you to register and obtain a Username and Password. The information collected when you register includes:

    • your full name
    • email address
    • postal address
    • telephone number
    • your specialty
    • your subscription details (if relevant)
    • the organisation at which you are based (if relevant)
  2. Cookies

    Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer is specific to your computer. We use "session" cookies to collect information about your use of the Site. These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser. The information collected in this way includes:

    You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser's preferences menu. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the site.

    We also use "permanent" cookies to keep you signed in (unless you sign out) - this means you do not have to remember your Username and Password on every visit and when you enter the site on the same computer it will remember who you are.

    • the IP address of your computer (automatically assigned by your Internet Service Provider whenever you log on to the internet)
    • the URL address of the site from which you linked to
    • the date and time you access the site
    • which pages you visit
    • the type of browser you use

A full list of cookies that are used across our sites can be found here:

If your browser is set to receive cookies, then we are assuming implied consent to the use of cookies on our site. 

How we use your data

The data will be used by The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery to provide you with the services offered by If so selected in your My Preferences settings, we will also use it to inform you of new products and services from The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. You may opt-out of this at any  time by sending your registered email and/or postal address to with 'Unsubscribe' in the subject line. Requests for unsubscribe will be actioned within 14 working days.

The tracking information collected through the use of cookies will be used to produce usage statistics. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information. We reserve the right to have logs and databases analysed by external service providers, in which case, every effort will be made to protect the security, integrity and privacy of the data.

Third-party sites

These sites may contain links to other websites that are run by third parties. Once you have clicked on a link connecting you to a third-party site, you will leave our websites and be taken to one which we do not control. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information collected by a third-party site. You should read the Privacy Policy of any third-party site, as their policies may differ from ours. We are not responsible or liable for any use by any person or entity of any information that you may provide while accessing or using a third-party site.

Disclosure of your information to third parties

We do not rent or sell your information to third parties. 

We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:

  • to comply with the law and legal processes, such as, without limitation, in relation to subpoenas, court orders, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims
  • to protect out rights and property
  • to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or otherwise as required by law
  • to protect against misuse or unauthorised use of the site
  • to protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public

Emails sent by us

Our marketing emails are sent out using the Message Focus system from Adestra. We do not use conversion tracking on these (which does utilise cookies), however, we do use open tracking. Open tracking uses a one pixel clear GIF, which is stored as a temporary file on the user's computer. You can find out more about open tracking and its relationship to cookies here.

General provisions

This Privacy Policy may be periodically updated. Please check the policy regularly for any changes.

Contacting The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery

Any communication, notices or information concerning this Privacy Policy, the website, the software or services should be sent in writing to:

Web Team
22 Buckingham Street

or by email to:

Last revised: November 2012