Please read this agreement carefully before using the ASDS/ASDSA website. By accessing or using the website, 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 website.

The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (“ASDS”) and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association ("ASDSA") presents the information on this website as an educational service to the public and to our members. While the information on this site is about health care conditions 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 website 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 website, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only. The material discussed on the website 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 website and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this website 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. ASDS/ASDSA does not warrant that the website service will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through the website is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.

Mobile. ASDS/ASDSA currently provides Services accessible on mobile devices for free, but please be aware that your carrier's normal rates and fees, such as text messaging and data fees, will still apply.

Privacy Policy/Security.

(a) Privacy Policy. You agree to the terms of ASDS/ASDSA, which is incorporated into this TOS.
(b) Security. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will be unable to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

Member Registration and Passwords.

(a) Registration. You do not have to register in order to visit the website. To access certain features of the website, though, you will need to be a Dermatologic Surgeon or Resident and apply for membership. A "Member" account gives you access to the Services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. In creating an account, you must provide ASDS/ASDSA with accurate and complete registration information, as prompted in the registration form. You must promptly notify ASDS/ASDSA if any of this information changes. If you fail to provide or update this information, ASDS/ASDSA may terminate your right to use the website and other member benefits.
(b) Passwords. When you become a member, you will be asked to choose a password. You must keep your password confidential. You will be responsible for all use of your password and account, including, without limitation, any use by any unauthorized third party. You must notify ASDS/ASDSA immediately if you believe your password or account has been obtained or may be accessed or used by any unauthorized person or entity. In addition, you must notify ASDS/ASDSA immediately if you become aware of any other breach or attempted breach of the security of the website. For security purposes, ASDS/ASDSA recommends that you change your password periodically.


All materials on the website and available through the Members area, including without limitation, the logos, design, text, graphics, audio clips, video clips, other files, and the selection, arrangement and organization thereof are owned by ASDS/ASDSA, its licensors or other entities. Unauthorized use of such materials is strictly prohibited. © 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)/American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Product names, logos, designs, titles, and words or phrases used on any ASDS/ASDSA website, including, without limitation, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY (ASDS), AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY ASSOCIATION (ASDSA), ASDS, ASDSA, COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE EXPERTISE FOR YOUR SKIN HEALTH AND BEAUTY, EXPERTISE FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR SKIN, YOUR LIFE YOUR SKIN, ASDS SKIN MD, ASDS MEMBERS, ASDS ADVOCACY, QUEST ASDS DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE NETWORK, COSMECEUTICAL COMPENDIUM, DERM IQ, ASDS SKINMD, SKINNOVATION and ASDS/ASDSA logo design marks are owned by ASDS/ASDSA, its licensors or other entities. All page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are trademarks or trade dress of ASDS/ASDSA. If you use such trademarks or logos, you must include appropriate attribution. All other trademarks, trade names and the like that appear on the website or the Services are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any of these trademarks, trade dress, or trade names, or any confusingly similar marks, dress or names, including without limitation as a part of any link, without express permission.

Intellectual Property Policy.

ASDS/ASDSA respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. ASDS/ASDSA may remove content that in its sole discretion appears to infringe the intellectual property rights of others. In addition, DVU will, in its discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that a user of the website or the Services has infringed your copyrights, please notify ASDS/ASDSA's Copyright Agent. If you believe that a user of the website or the Services has infringed your trademark/service mark rights, please notify ASDS/ASDSA's Trademark Agent.

No Liability or Other Damages

Under no circumstances shall ASDS/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 website, your reliance on or use of the information, services or merchandise provided on or through this website, or that result from mistakes, omissions interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance. ASDS/ASDSA specifically disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages that result from an individual using techniques discussed on the website, 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 website or the sites to which we link, without the copyright owner's permission, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright Infringement Claims

ASDS/ASDSA has a process for handling copyright infringement claims for material posted on the website. If you believe that any information posted anywhere on this website is an infringement on your copyright, then please contact ASDS/ASDSA Headquarters at

Copyright Enforcement
1933 N. Meacham Road
Suite 650
Schaumburg, IL 60173


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ASDS/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 website.

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 website regardless of where you reside or where you made your posting, transaction or connection with the ASDS/ASDSA website. 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 ASDS/ASDSA website, 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

ASDS/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 ASDS/ASDSA website.

By participating on the ASDS/ASDSA website, 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 ASDS/ASDSA website.

Last Date This Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Copyright Updated: March 29, 2018