Terms of Service and Privacy Policy


  1. Terms of Service
  2. Privacy Policy

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Surgsoc.org.au website and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Sydney University Surgical Society (“SUSS”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, SUSS’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by SUSS (collectively, the “Agreement”).

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Privacy Policy:

Sydney University Surgical Society (“SUSS“) operates Surgsoc.org.au and may operate other websites. It is SUSS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, SUSS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SUSS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SUSS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, SUSS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

SUSS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Surgsoc.org.au blogs/sites. SUSS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to SUSS’s websites choose to interact with SUSS in ways that require SUSS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SUSS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Surgsoc.org.au to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with SUSS are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, SUSS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SUSS. SUSS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

SUSS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. SUSS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SUSS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

SUSS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on SUSS’s behalf or to provide services available at SUSS’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SUSS’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SUSS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SUSS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SUSS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SUSS, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SUSS website and have supplied your email address, SUSS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SUSS and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SUSS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SUSS uses cookies to help SUSS identify and track visitors, their usage of SUSS website, and their website access preferences. SUSS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SUSS’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of SUSS’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If SUSS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SUSS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of SUSS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by SUSS and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SUSS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SUSS’s sole discretion. SUSS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Surgsoc.org.au account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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