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ASGE Web Site Policies, Privacy & Security

Please read these policies carefully before using the 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 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 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 gastrointestinal endoscopy, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific gastrointestinal endoscopy advice or assistance should contact an ASGE gastrointestinal endoscopist through the ASGE’s "Find a Doctor" program on the Web site or from another source.


ASGE Web Site Linking Policy

The ASGE provides the ASGE Web site linking policy as a resource for the public and ASGE members.


Linking to or

Advance permission to link to or is not necessary. We encourage external Web sites to link to either the homepages of ASGE Web sites ( or or to any of the interior pages and documents of ASGE Web sites, adhering to the following rules:


  1. Same browser window. Any Web site may link directly to an ASGE Web site or any interior page. Using this method, control is transferred from the originating Web site to the Web site maintained by the ASGE.
  2. New browser window. Any Web site may link to an ASGE Web site or any interior page by opening a new browser window that displays the ASGE’s content. Using this method, two (or more) browser windows are open (one from the originating Web site and one or more containing information from an ASGE Web site).
  3. Web sites may not link to ASGE Web sites using frames (presenting the ASGE Web site content/page so that it is framed within the originating Web site). You may not give the impression or create the illusion that ASGE content is under another domain name or location.
  4. Web sites may link directly to the main patient information page at Web sites may not link directly to specific ASGE patient education information pages. It must be clear to the site visitor that they are visiting an ASGE Web site and that the content is provided by ASGE.



Links from ASGE Web Sites to external, non-ASGE sites

ASGE provide links to other Internet sites only for the convenience of site visitors. ASGE is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does ASGE endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.

This site may contain links to other sites. ASGE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. The user will know when he is leaving because a different browser window will open.




All material (content, graphics, programming, lists, etc.) on ASGE Web sites is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved.

No material on ASGE Web sites may be duplicated or posted on another site without permission.

Please contact the ASGE Communications Department with inquiries related to permissions at 630-573-0600.



Advertising placed on ASGE Web sites must be ethical, educational, and professional. ASGE reserves the right to reject advertising copy and materials for any reason. 'Advertorials' or other similar material is not acceptable. ASGE reserves the right to remove any advertisement placed on its Web sites at any time.

Acceptance of any advertisement does not indicate an endorsement by ASGE of the products or services promoted, the company, or the claims made. Advertisements on ASGE Web sites may not use the ASGE seal, name, or imply involvement of the ASGE in the company or the product being promoted.


No Warranties

Although we believe the information on this site posted by ASGE to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy 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 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 endoscopic procedure or treatment method, 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. ASGE 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 ASGE 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 of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance. ASGE 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

If you believe that any information posted anywhere on this Web site is an infringement on your copyright, then please contact the ASGE Communications Department at (630) 573-0600 or at




The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is committed to maintaining the privacy of the personal information of visitors to its sites. This statement applies solely to the information provided while visiting this Web site.


Email Addresses and Other Personal Information


Personal information such as postal and e-mail address may be used internally for maintaining member records, marketing purposes and alerting customers or members of additional services available. Phone numbers may also be used by the ASGE when questions about products or services ordered arise. ASGE will not reveal any information about an individual user to third parties except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process.




A cookie is a small file stored on the site user’s computer or Web server and is used to aid Web navigation. Session cookies are temporary files created when a user signs in on the Web site or uses the personalized features (such as keeping track of items in the shopping cart). Session cookies are removed when a user logs off or when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are permanent files and must be deleted manually. Information collected from persistent cookies or any session cookie is used strictly for the user’s efficient navigation of the site.

Information provided on a form (such as registering for a course) is maintained at ASGE solely for that intended use.

ASGE and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website.


Credit Cards


All credit card transactions are conducted over a secure connection. Credit card information is not stored on the server or re-used in any manner. Only authorized personnel with specific identification and passwords can access credit card information solely for the purpose of performing adjustments or refunds at the customer’s request.

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