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Privacy Policy

The 9th International Ankle Symposium, "the 9th IAS", organized committee is the provider of and its related virtual platform using "Whova." website provides information on the 9th International Ankle Symposium, its program, speakers, sponsors, organized committee, abstract submission, registration, as well as the International Ankle Consortium.

Privacy statement

The 9th IAS organized committee takes your privacy seriously. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This privacy policy discloses the types of information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.


1. What personally identifiable information does the 9th IAS organized committee collect?


The 9th IAS organized committee's primary goal in collecting personal information is to maximize your online experience when using our site. We collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, payment details (including credit card information), and personal profile) when you provide it to us with registration. Once you submit your information to the registration page, you are no longer anonymous to us.

2. What anonymous information does the 9th IAS organized committee collect?


Your Internet browser has a "cookies" feature, which stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit However, our other related website needs a login which requires cookies to be turned on. In addition, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting specific options on your browser. The 9th IAS organized committee also automatically receives and records information from our servers and your browser, including your IP address, the time, and information about the page you requested. We may use tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:

・keeping count of return visits to our site

・accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on site usage

・determining which features users like most

・saving your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.


3. How does the 9th IAS organized committee use the information?


The 9th IAS organized committee may use your information to process transactions and to alert you to access the 9th IAS virtual platform, "Whova." Additionally, we may use tracking information to determine how much interest a page generates overall based on aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns to those pages. This helps us continue to understand our users and their needs better.

4. Is your use of the site secure?


The 9th IAS is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our services to you. Your data may be stored through's data storage, databases, and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 


All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

5. What are your options?


Users who would rather not provide the user data requested by our registration application process or provide the required login information do not need to join or login to the site. You can still view some of the content and use some of the services offered by our site without registering for the symposium. We also allow users to choose not to provide certain personal information when joining.


6. How will you know if the privacy policy is changed?


Any modifications to our privacy policy will be reflected first in this notice of our privacy policy. Please review it frequently so that you can notice any of our changes. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the revised privacy policy. 

7. How can you withdraw your consent?

If you do not want us to process your data anymore, please get in touch with us via Contact Us page.

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, tiny files downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.

For more general cookie information, see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are unsure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service.

We use cookies

  • To provide a great experience for your visitors and customers.

  • To identify your registered members (users who registered to your site).

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of Wix's platform.

  • To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use. 

Type of cookies we use 

  • XSRF-TOKEN: Used for security reasons

  • bSession: Used for system effectiveness measurement

  • fedops.logger.defaultOverrides: Used for stability/effectiveness measurement

  • hs: Used for security reasons

  • ssr-cahing: Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered

  • svSession: Used in connection with user login


Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually disable certain functionality and features of this site, so it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track how long you spend on the site and the pages you visit so we can continue producing engaging content.

  • See the official Google Analytics page for more information on Google Analytics cookies.

  • Third-party analytics are used to track and measure the usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track how long you spend on the site or pages you visit, which helps us understand how we can improve the site for you.

  • From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to how the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience while on the site, ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate most.

  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. We use the following social media sites; Twitter and Facebook.



If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us via Contact Us page or at

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