Privacy Policy

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers 

Please read this agreement carefully before using the ASDSA Web site. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree that you are competent and of age to enter into this Agreement and to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the Web site.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association ("ASDSA") presents the information on this Web site as an educational service to the public and to our members. While the information on this site is about health care issues and dermatologic surgery, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific dermatologic surgery advice or assistance should contact a dermatologic surgeon through the ASDS' "Find an ASDS Dermatologic Surgeon" tool on the Web site or from another source.

No Warranties 

Although we believe the information on this site to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in the field of dermatologic surgery and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. When clinical matters are discussed on this Web site, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only. The material discussed on the Web site is not intended to present the only or necessarily the best dermatologic surgery method or procedure, but rather presents the approach or opinion of the discussant.

This Web site and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this Web site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, noninfringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The ASDSA does not warrant that the Web site service will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through the Web site is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.

No Liability or Other Damages 

Under no circumstances shall the ASDSA be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use this Web site, your reliance on or use of the information, services or merchandise provided on or through this web site, or that result from mistakes, omissions interruptions, deletion odf files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance. The ASDSA specifically disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages that result from an individual using techniques discussed on the Web site, whether a physician or any other person asserts these claims.

Unauthorized Downloading or Distribution 

Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of any copyrighted material from this Web site or the sites to which we link, without the copyright owner's permission, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright Infringement Claims 

The ASDSA has a process for handling copyright infringement claims for material posted on the Web site. If you believe that any information posted anywhere on this Web site is an infringement on your copyright, then please contact ASDSA Headquarters at 847-956-0900. 


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the ASDSA harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you.

Political Activities 

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is a Section 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation, and as such, does not participate in any political activities. You are prohibited from participating in political activities while in the Society sections of this Web site.

Governing Laws and Venue 

The ASDSA (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association) is incorporated in the State of Illinois in the United States of America, which laws and regulations you agree shall govern the ASDSA Web site regardless of where you reside or where you made your posting, transaction or connection with the ASDSA Web site. You agree to be bound by all applicable laws that may pertain to the site, including U.S. export and re-import laws and regulations. If any case or controversy arises regarding your use of the ASDSA Web site, you agree that such case or controversy will be arbitrated or decided in the State of Illinois in the United States of America.

Changes in Terms and Conditions 

ASDSA reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree to give effect to such changes or modifications upon their being posted to the ASDSA Web site.

By participating on the ASDSA Web site, you acknowledge that you are aware of these Terms and Conditions, that you understand these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the ASDSA Web site.