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 ARI Abstracts ISSN 2960-2483 (Continues: eCM conferences open access online periodical, ISSN 2522-235X- until July 2023)

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction and scope
ARI Abstracts hosts various society and meeting conference abstracts including the ARI Orthopaedics Conferences (former eCM conferences). The former eCM Periodical has been rebranded as ARI Abstracts. ARI Abstracts is published by the AO Research Institute Davos, a Not-for-Profit foundation in Switzerland (in this Notice, “publisher”).
Your personal information is stored by the publisher. Personal information is that which does, or could, identify you.
This Privacy Notice is provided in the context of the publisher`s role in collection, use, transfer, security and eventual disposal (collectively “processing”) of your personal information or data.
Throughout this notice, “ARI Abstracts”, "ARI Orthopaedics" “we”, “us” or “our” means the publisher.

2. Changes to this notice
We will update this Notice from time to time and will communicate material changes to you before they become effective by the best means available to us (for example, by a prominent notice on ARI Abstracts and/or ARI Orthopaedics website).

3. Personal information collected
3.1. Personal information that you provide to us when registering for ARI Orthopaedics conferences (former eCM Conferences) or when submitting sets of abstracts for publication on ARI Orthopaedics periodical.
3.2. Financial data, including billing addresses, postal address, credit/debit card details and bank account details, that you provide when paying your submission fee for conference abstracts or registration fee for ARI Orthopaedics. These data are accessible to us and stored by us or WorldPay (

4. Purpose of processing
4.1. Relationship management: we use this data for our marketing for the ARI Orthopaedics conferences and ARI Abstracts periodical.
Note: EU GDPR article 6 (lawfulness of processing) information: as data controller, each publisher determines the legal basis upon which it processes the personal data of European individuals. These bases may include your consent and the necessity of fulfilling a contract with you.

5. Recipients of the information
Your personal information that we hold will be:
5.1. Accessed by AO Research Institute Davos employees whose roles require access to your data. Our personnel are bound to confidentiality terms, which cover their obligations to protect personal data.
5.2. Transferred to a third party as a result of payments involving WorldPay.
5.3. Disclosed when required to by law.

6. Information security
We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your personal information from accidental loss and unauthorised access or use. These measures include firewalls, role-based data access, intrusion-detection software and physical access controls to data centres. However, we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, unauthorised acquisition or alteration of your data will never occur.

7. Data retention
The period for which your information will be retained will be set by you, as you can delete your user account at any time using unsubscribe function from ARI Orthopaedics news mail using the link at the bottom of the circulated e-mail.

8. International transfer
ARI Abstracts and ARI Orthopaedics websites are hosted by an external contractor, Green (, which is currently located in Switzerland and is currently owned by InfraVia Capital Partners (

9. Your right and choices
You may contact us with questions or requests concerning our use of your information, for example to request access to the data that we hold about you, or request that it be corrected or erased.

10. Sharing data directly with third parties
You might end up providing personal information directly to third parties as a consequence of your interactions with our website and other services offered by us. For example, you may attend an event hosted by us where you communicate personal information directly with other attendees. We are not responsible for how such third parties use personal data provided by you.
Please be responsible with personal information of others when using our website and the services available on it. We are not responsible for your misuse of personal information or for the direct relationship between you and others when takes place outside of the website or our services.

11. Contact us
For privacy requests and queries, contact us at: ariab at