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Data Protection Notice
One of your rights under EU law is that you must be informed when your personal data - also known as personal information - is processed (collected, used, stored) by any organization. You also have the right to know the details and purpose of that processing.
Some of the services offered on our website require the processing of your personal data. In such cases, links are available on those pages directing you to the specific information about the processing contained in the relevant data protection notices.
Here we give you a general overview of some of the ways this website processes your personal data including the use of cookies and social media.
Your personal data and our website
•    We collect your personal information only to the extent necessary to fulfill a precise purpose related to our tasks;
•    We will use your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
•    We do not reuse the information for another purpose that is different to the one stated;
•    We put in place measures to guarantee that your data are kept up-to-date and processed securely;
•    Under certain conditions outlined in law, we may disclose your information to third parties, (such as the European Anti-Fraud Office, the Court of Auditors, or law enforcement authorities) if it is necessary and proportionate for lawful, specific purposes;
•    You have the right to access your personal information, to have it corrected and the right to recourse; at any time if you believe your data protection rights have been breached;
•    We do not keep your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes for which we collected it;
•    However, we may keep your information for a longer period for historical, statistical or scientific purposes with the appropriate safeguards in place.
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Cookies are used for the technical functioning of a website or for gathering statistics.
Cookies are also typically used to provide a more personalized experience for a user for example, when an online service remembers your user profile without you having to login.
When you visit our website, we may collect some data on your browsing experience such as your IP address, the website page you visited, when you visited and the website page you were redirected from.
This information is used to gather aggregated and anonymous statistics with a view to improving our services and to enhance your user experience.
When you visit the this website, we will keep the browser history of your visit for a maximum of 13 months. This information will then be deleted.
Should you wish to opt your data out of our anonymized, aggregated statistics, you can do so here.
Read our cookies information for more information about the types of cookies this website uses.
Social Media
We use social media to present our work through widely used and contemporary channels.
Our use of social media is highlighted on this website.
For instance, you can watch videos, which we upload to our YouTube page and follow links from our website to Google, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Cookies are not set by our display of social media buttons to connect to those services when our website pages are loaded on your computer (or other devices) or from components from those services embedded in our web pages.
Each social media channel has their own policy on the way they process your personal data when you access their sites. For example, if you choose to watch one of our videos on YouTube, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept YouTube cookies; if you look at our Twitter activity on Twitter, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept Twitter cookies; the same applies for Google, Facebook and LinkedIn.
If you have any concerns or questions about their use of your personal data, you should read their privacy policies carefully before using them.
Complaint handling
Which kinds of personal data does the website process?
We process the personal data submitted by website visitors. This will include names, contact details as well as the content of the allegations (insofar as the latter qualify as personal data).
Who may receive my personal data?
The case file containing your personal data is accessible to relevant members of our staff. All access to case files is logged.
What are my rights?
You are entitled to access the personal data we holds about you and to have them rectified where necessary. In certain cases, you also have the right to have your data blocked or erased or to object to their processing. For more information, please see Articles 13 to 19 of the Regulation.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us using our contact form. We will reply within three months. Please note that in some cases restrictions under Article 20 of the Regulation may apply.
How long do you keep my data?
We keep log files - including your personal data - for up to two years.
Who can I contact?
You can contact us as follows:
•    e-mail:
•    You can find complete contact information on website contact page.

We use cookies on our website for its technical functioning and for gathering statistics. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.
The table on this page lists the cookies that this website uses and describes their purpose.
You will also find some more detail here about cookies relating to our social media channels and Google Analytics, the service we use for our statistics.
Social media cookies
We use social media platforms. Our presence in the Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube and LinkedIn communities strengthens our online presence and visibility.
•    The website does not set cookies with the display of links to our social media channels when you are browsing our website;
•    You can watch videos, which we upload (embed) to our YouTube page. You can also follow links from our website to social media platforms;
•    In order to watch an video on our website, a message will alert you that you need to accept YouTube cookies to do so. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube until you consent to YouTube cookies;
Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we points out that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
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By default, the browsing experience of website visitors is tracked by Google Analytics in order to produce anonymized statistics.
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
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Do not track is a function that allows visitors to opt out from being tracked by websites for any purpose including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. 
Do not track options are available in a number of browsers including: Firefox - Chrome - Safari - Opera and other modern browsers.
If you enable do not track in your web browser, Google Analytics will respect your choice. You will not be tracked. This is in addition to you opting-out of the aggregation and analysis of data for our website statistics;
If you have disabled all cookies from your browser, we will still collect some general data about your browsing (e.g. a record of a visitor to our website) but they will be less accurate and your visit will not be tracked.

Data sharing agreement

1. When you register for the membership account having aforementioned institute / Hospital affiliation, legally represented by your first name and the last name, hereafter referred to as the “Supplier”
2. having its principal place of business at London United Kingdom, legally represented by the the, hereinafter referred to as the “Recipient”

The foregoing entities are solely referred to as “Party” and collectively referred to as “Parties”.

- The Supplier owns the rights to certain clinical data derived from patient care and/or research on patients with esophageal diseases who underwent diagnosis, clinical, radiological, laboratory evaluations, treatment with or without followup reviews, and is willing to provide the Recipient with such data for the (hereinafter: the “Research”).
- The Recipient will also collect such clinical trial/cohort data from other parties. The full dataset in which all sub-datasets are included will be used for the Research.
- The Parties now desire to enter into this Data Sharing Agreement (hereinafter: “Agreement”) to confirm the terms and conditions upon which the Recipient agrees to conduct the Research (defined below) and upon which the Supplier agrees to transfer the clinical trial/cohort data.
Now, therefore, in consideration of their mutual promises to each other, hereinafter stated, the Parties agree as follows:


“Data” means the data as identified in Annex 1 which the Supplier will transfer to the Recipient. The Data will contain personal data - which will be pseudonymised.

“Confidential Information” means any proprietary information, know-how, data, or procedure related to the Data and disclosed by the Supplier to the Recipient pursuant to its rights or obligation under this Agreement. 
“Controller”, “Data subject”, “Personal data”, “Processing”, “Processor” and “Supervisory authority/authority” shall have the meaning as in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter: “GDPR”).

“Pseudonymised data” means Personal data which can no longer be directly attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the Personal Data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Clause 1. The processing of Personal Data
1.1 The Supplier will provide the Recipient with the Data in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. With respect to the Data, the Supplier and Recipient are both considered controllers for the processing of the personal data and will both act in accordance with regional or national level regulations and as from 25 May 2018 with the GDPR and additional data protection laws in the European union Both Supplier and Recipient shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to meet the requirements of the GDPR.
1.2 The Supplier warrants and undertakes that:
the Personal data have been collected, processed and transferred in accordance with the their regional or national level regulations and as from 25 May 2018 with the GDPR and additional data protection laws in the European union.
that the Data will only contain pseudonymised data and no directly identifying Personal data; 
it has obtained any regulatory or ethics approvals necessary to collect the Data and transfer the Data to the Recipient;
it has full authority to transfer the Data to the Recipient;
in accordance with their regional or national level regulations if informed consent of the Data subjects is not required. Data will be collected on opt-out basis.
1.3 The Recipient warrants and undertakes that: The Personal data will be processed in accordance with the laws applicable to the Recipient and as of 25 May 2018 in accordance with the GDPR and any (additional) applicable national law;
the Data will be used for the sole purpose of the Research in accordance with the permitted uses of the Data specified in the opt-out form of the Data subjects from whom the Data was collected.
appropriate technical and organizational measures are in place to protect the Personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and which provide a level of security appropriate to the risk represented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected.
all Personal data will be treated strictly confidentially and shall have in place procedures so that any third party it authorizes to have access to the Personal data, including employees and (sub)Processors, will respect and maintain the confidentiality and security of the Personal data. Any person or organization acting under the authority of the Recipient, including a (sub)Processor, shall be obligated to process the personal data only on instructions from the Recipient and in accordance with the permitted use under this Agreement. This provision does not apply to persons authorized or required by law or regulation to have access to the Personal data
in the event a Data subject objects to the use of the Data, Recipient will – at the instruction of Supplier – immediately return or destroy the Data from that particular Data subject.
1.4 If either Party becomes aware of a personal data breach, that Party shall promptly notify the other Party/ies. In such a case Parties will fully cooperate with each other to remedy the personal data breach, fulfil the (statutory) notification obligations timely and cure the damages. A personal data breach refers to: 1) a personal data breach as meant in their regional or national level regulations, and 2) as of 25 May 2018 a personal data breach as meant in articles 33 and 34 of the European General Data Protection Regulation.

Clause 2. Confidentiality
2.1 Confidential Information is the sole property of the Supplier and shall be used by the Recipient solely for the purpose of the analyses. The Recipient agrees not to disclose Confidential Information to third parties without the consent of the Supplier and under an agreement by the third party to be bound by the obligations of this Clause 2. The Recipient shall safeguard Confidential Information with the same standard of care that is used with Recipient’s own confidential information, but in no event less than reasonable care. The Data is not considered to be Confidential Information.
The obligations under this Clause 2 shall not extend to any information:
which is or becomes publicly available through no breach of this Agreement;
which Recipient can demonstrate that it possessed free of any obligation of confidence prior to, or developed independently from, disclosure under this Agreement;
which Recipient receives from a third party which is not legally prohibited from disclosing such information; or
which Recipient is required by law to disclose.
2.3 The obligations of this Clause 2 shall survive this Agreement for a period of three (3) years after termination or expiration of this Agreement. Upon the request of the Supplier, the Recipient agrees to return the Data to the Supplier or destroy, at the option of the Supplier, all copies of Confidential Information; provided, however, that Recipient shall be entitled to retain one copy of Confidential Information solely to ensure compliance with its rights and obligations hereunder.

Clause 3. Results
3.1 All discoveries, developments, databases, inventions (whether patentable or not), methods, reports, know-how, or trade secrets which are made by the Recipient as a result of the conduct of the Analyses (hereinafter: “Results”) shall be the solely property of the Recipient.      
3.2 The Supplier shall be entitled to submit an application to a steering committee established by Recipient to use the Results for its own research proposal(s).

Clause 4. Publication
4.1 Parties will jointly publish the Results in one or more articles in peer reviewed journals, which publication shall be coordinated by the Recipient. The local investigator and the residents who were responsible for entering the data in the database will be mentioned in the publication as part of the
4.2 Supplier will not publish its Results independently, unless such intended publication is submitted for review to the steering committee established by the Recipient. Submission for review must occur at least 60 days prior to the intended publication.

Clause 5. Representations and warranties
5.1 Other than the warranties set out in section 1.2, the Data is provided by the Supplier to the Recipient without any warranties whatsoever, express or implied, including any warranties for merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 
5.2 Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as granting to Recipient, either expressly or by implication, any right or license to the Data, under any patent, patent application, trade secret, know how, confidential information, trade or service mark, copyright, or other intellectual and/or industrial property rights Supplier possesses or may possess, nor any option to any such right or license.

Clause 6. Liabilities and indemnification
6.1 The Supplier agree to indemnify and hold, its officers, directors, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with the research collaboration and or use of the data .
6.2 The Recipient will indemnify and hold the Supplier, its directors or employees harmless against all claims of any kind whatsoever that may arise or result from the use of the Data.
6.3 The Supplier shall not be liable toward the Recipient for any claims, costs or damages that may result, directly or indirectly, out of Recipient’s use of the Data and/or Results, unless and to the extent that damage is caused by gross negligence and/or due to willful misconduct by the Supplier.
6.4 The Parties shall in no case be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including without limitation, lost business or profits, or loss of use of equipment) suffered by another Party.

Clause 7. Duration and termination of the Agreement
7.1 This Agreement shall become effective on the date of the last Party’s signature below, and shall remain in force for a period of 15 years, unless terminated earlier in accordance with section 7.2. The Parties agree that the term may be extended by mutual written agreement.
7.2 This Agreement can be terminated earlier by either Party with immediate effect by receipt of written notice:
i. Upon a material breach of this Agreement by the other Party, if it is not cured within thirty (30) days after the breaching Party has received written notice of such material breach.
ii. In the event the other Party is in state of bankruptcy or suspension of payment or a petition to that effect  is filed by or against that Party;
iii. In the event the business of the other Party will be winded up or closed down;
iv. In case of force majeure - as determined in clause 11 below - if the force majeure situation will last over ninety (90) days.
7.3 The Recipient agrees, on termination of this Agreement (whether as a result of its breach or otherwise) to cease all use of the Data and shall within fifteen (15) days return all Data to Supplier or destroy all Data at the sole discretion of Supplier, or to deal immediately with the Data in accordance with Supplier’s written instructions.
7.4 Clauses 1-6, 8 and sections 7.4 shall survive expiration or early termination of this Agreement, as well as any terms that by their nature would be expected to survive expiration or early termination of this Agreement shall survive such expiration or early termination.

Clause 8. Publicity
Neither Party will use the logo or name of the other Party or the name of an employee of the other Party, for promotional purposes, in any publicity, advertising or news release, without prior written approval of the Party whose name is to be used.

Clause 9. Modifications
Modifications, changes and extensions to this Agreement are only binding after these have been agreed upon in writing between the Parties.

Clause 10. Assignment
The rights and obligations as determined in the Agreement may not be assigned by a Party without the prior written consent of the other Party, which consent shall not be unreasonably with­held or delayed.

Clause 11. Force Majeure
In case of force majeure the concerning Party is entitled to suspend the obligations for the duration and extent of the force majeure, provided that the other Party has been notified in writing of the force majeure. Force majeure situations will concern those situations which prevent the execution of the Agreement and which are not imputable to the concerning Party pursuant to law, Agreement or according to generally accepted standards and as a result will not be attributable to that Party.

Clause 12. Severability
The invalidity or unenforceability of any particular provision of this Agreement shall not affect any other provisions therein. The Agreement shall be construed in all respects as if such invalid or unen­forceable provision were omitted.

Clause 13. Governing law
13.1 Supplier agrees that all matters relating access or use of the data, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom and without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in London United Kingdom, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue.  Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. Claims made under the separate terms and conditions of purchase for goods and services are not subject to this limitation. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. 
13.2 In the event of any controversy or dispute between and you arising out of or in connection with your research collaboration or use of the data, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.

Clause 14. General Terms and conditions
No general conditions will apply to this Agreement.

Terms of Use

Use of Material on the Website
Except for the limited use set out in clause 2, you may not use the Website, or the material contained on it, for any purpose. This involves:

a) the reproduction of the material in any material form;
b) the distribution of the material in any material form;
c) retransmission of the material by any medium of communication;
d) uploading and/or reposting the material to any other site on the world wide web;
e) ‘framing’ the material on the website with other material on any other website.

Notwithstanding the above restrictions on use of the material on the Website, you may download material from the Website for your personal non-commercial use provided you do not remove any copyright and trade mark notices contained on the material.

You may not modify or copy:

a) the layout of the Website; and
b) any computer software and code contained in the Website. reserves all intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyright in material and/or services provided by it. The material provided on the Website is provided for personal use only and may not be:

a) re-sold and/or re-distributed in any material form;
b) stored in any storage media; and/or
c) retransmitted in any media; without the prior written consent of

Links to other Websites
The Website contains links to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties and which are not under the control of

In relation to such websites,

a) provides the links to other sites as a convenience to you. The existence of a link to other sites does not imply any endorsement by of the linked site; and
b) is not responsible for the material contained on those linked sites.

Use of information Gathered and/or people authorized by it may gather and process the information:
a) which you may provide when accessing the Website, such as your name, address, email address and other personal information and
b) regarding the way in which you use the Website including, without limitation, information acquired through the use of cookies programmed during the accessing of the Website.
The gathering and processing of information is for research and assessment purposes only and not for commercial gain.

DISCLAIMER and its respective officers, employees and agents have no liability for any costs, losses or damages of any kind, which you may incur, arising either directly or indirectly from your access and use of the Website. Without limiting the generality of this clause, this applies in relation to or in connection with any material and/or information supplied in respect of advertising and information provided on this Website and as a consequence of removing any material and/or information from this Website. is making the Website available for others to publish information without assuming a duty of care to users. is not in the business of providing professional advice and gives no warranty, guarantee or representation about the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or otherwise, of the information contained on the Website and/or linked sites.

Before commencing any health treatment always consult with your doctor. The material on this Website is intended as a general introduction to the topic for educational purposes and should not be seen as a substitute for your own doctor’s or your health professional’s advice. We cannot examine or give you medical advice. Only medical professionals who examine you can provide medical advice or diagnose your medical problem. We do not intend to enter into a doctor/patient relationship. Your reliance on the information you read on this Website is only at your own risk. All reasonable care is taken to ensure that the information contained here is accurate at the time of publication.

To the full extent permitted by law, disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding:

(a)   the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or otherwise of any information contained or referred to on the Website and/or of any linked sites; and
(b)   the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose for any service or product contained or referred to on the Website and/or on any linked sites. will not be liable under any circumstances for any loss of profits or any damages of any kind recognised by law (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such loss of profits or damages) which are the consequence of you: acting, or failing to act, on any information contained on or referred to on the Website and/or any of the linked Websites; and using or acquiring, or your inability to use or acquire, any service or product contained or referred to on the Website and/or any linked sites. does not warrant guarantee or make any representation that:

a) the Website, or the server that makes the Website available on the world wide web are free of software viruses;
b) the functions contained in any software contained on the Website will operate uninterrupted or are error-free; and
c) errors and defects in the website will be corrected is not liable to you for:

(a) viruses, errors or omissions in the Website, or linked sites on the world wide web,
(b) delays to, interruptions of or cessation of the services provided in the Website, or linked sites; and

(c) defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user of the Website, whether caused through negligence of, its employees or independent contractors, or through any other cause.

You agree to accept the full cost of any necessary repair, correction and maintenance of any of your computer software or hardware, which may be necessary as a consequence of you accessing the Website.

Limitation of liability
The disclaimer clauses 12 to 19 may not apply to you in jurisdictions in which limitations on or exclusions of warranties or liabilities are not permitted by law. To the full extent permitted by law,’s liability for any implied warranty or condition is limited, at the choice of, to one or more of the following:
a) If the breach of an implied warranty or condition relates to services:
i. the supply of the services again; or
ii. the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

You will at all times indemnify and keep indemnified and its respective officers, employees and agents (in this clause referred to as those indemnified) from and against any loss (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) or liability incurred by any of those indemnified arising from any claim, demand, suit, action or proceeding by any person against any of those indemnified where such loss or liability arose out of, in connection with or in respect of any breach of this Agreement by you; and publication of or distribution of the material and/or information supplied by you.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These conditions and all other specific and additional terms which govern your use or membership of and access to this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of state and federal courts in King County, Washington, USA and you acknowledge that you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of King County, Washington, USA and any court hearing appeals from those courts.

You agree that all matters relating your access or use of website, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in King County, Washington, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. The preceding provision regarding venue does not apply if you are a consumer based in the European Union. If you are a supplier based in the European Union, you may make a claim in the courts of the country where you reside. Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. Claims made under the separate terms and conditions of purchase for goods and services are not subject to this limitation. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees.

In the event of any controversy or dispute between and you arising out of or in connection with your research collaboration or use of the data, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.