Terms, Conditions & Privacy

SurgerySkills.com is owned and maintained by ISCN Health limited, a limited company registered in England & Wales. Please read below for the Terms, Conditions, Privacy & Disclaimer statement from ISCN Health limited.


Privacy statement


Who we are

SurgerySkills.com is owned by ISCN Health ltd (“ISCN Health”, “us”), a limited company registered in England and Wales, reg no 6704737. Our registered address is 15.Market Street, Standish, Lancashire, WN6 0HW.

ISCN Health regards your privacy seriously, and we have designed this Privacy Notice to help you understand what we do with your information and why. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at ‘admin@surgeryskills.com’. By accessing SurgerySkills.com, you are accepting the notice as described below. Please notice that these terms may change from time to time, and you should read this notice each time you access this website.


ISCN Health as a data controller and/or data processor

In providing services, ISCN Health ltd may act as a data controller and/or data processor on behalf of certain third parties (eg medical specialists, hospitals, clinics, insurers, salons, businesses and advertisers) who will themselves be data controllers and/or processors.When acting as a data controller, ISCN Health will comply with this policy. When acting as a processor, ISCN Health will be required to act on the instructions of the data controller (and the data controller’s privacy policy will apply).


1. What data do we collect?

We may store, collect and use:

  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletters, e-mail notifications or website services.
  • Information that you provide to us for purposes of passing on to specialists, trainers, medical practitioners or other advertisers.
  • Information you pass to us in relation to any purchases you make of our goods or services including advertising.
  • Information you pass to us in relation to contributing any material such as text, images or illustrations to the website.
  • Information you may pass to us in any correspondence.
  • Any other information you may choose to send us.
  • Information freely available in the public domain (for example by searching on the internet via Google.com).
  • We may send a cookie to your computer to be stored on your hard drive. The information gained from these cookies is used in the administration of this website, to improve the usability of the website, and for marketing purposes (such as letting us know how many times an advert has been seen or clicked on). Most browsers will let you refuse cookies, although this may affect the usability of certain areas of this website.
  • Information passed to us by third parties that is relevant to any services that we may provide to you.

We also use a third party service (Google Analytics) to collect standard internet information and visitor behaviour patterns. This information is only used to track visitor use of our website and provide statistical reports; it does not personally identify you by name.


2. Where do we collect personal data from?

We may collect data from you or your business when you email us, talk to us on the phone or in person, or contact us for any reason.

ISCN Health may receive information about you from any of the sites run by us, including SurgerySkills.com, Surgerywise.com, Mohs-surgeon.co.uk, and Basalcellcarcinoma.surgery.

We may also work closely with third parties, including for example medical clinicians and providers, hospitals, clinics, billing processors, management companies, insurance companies, other businesses, and may collect information about you from these sources for purposes of healthcare information provision or financial purposes.


3. How do we use your personal data?

We may use your personal data in the following ways:

  • To process information you have submitted to us
  • To provide you with services and/or products and information
  • To let our advertisers know how many people are viewing their adverts, how many visits we get to our website and geographical location of our visitors. This data will not identify you by name.
  • Personally identifiable information is shared with third parties, such as when you have requested contact from a specialist or their agent, or trades representative. We also work with a number of medical specialists, businesses, hospitals, clinics and management agents and your information may be shared with these third parties in arranging for a response to your questions or in your healthcare provision.
  • For financial processing. We will use your personal information for account keeping and the processing of finances, including requesting payment. We may also receive further information from these third parties for the purposes of payment processing.
  • To help us review, develop and improve our services
  • To disclose personally identifiable information as required by law or to protect our rights or comply

If ISCN Health Ltd or any of its websites are merged with, or acquired by, another company then all held information will likely be shared or transferred. This includes personally identifiable information.


4. Retention periods

We will keep your data only for as long as necessary under applicable law, including any accounting or reporting requirements.


5. Other individuals, companies or websites

When providing information to any websites, companies or individuals that have been accessed through ISCN Health or any of its websites, we have no control on how your data will be processed or used. If you follow links from any of our sites, or have contact with any other providers or individuals during the course of your business with us, then we strongly urge you to check their Privacy policy before giving your data and information.


6. Security

Whilst we strive to keep your information secure, transmission of data over the internet and subsequent storage can never be considered 100% secure, and any data transmission is at your own risk. For this reason we ask that you:

  • Do not send or discuss any sensitive financial information to us, such as credit card numbers, unless if we specifically ask you to do so.
  • Do not send us sensitive medical information to us. Any correspondence in relation to medical care should only be to provide contact information or general queries. This information may be shared with third parties such as hospitals, insurers and healthcare clinicians to then arrange for further information to be gained. We have no control on how your data will be processed or used by these third parties, and we strongly urge you to check their Privacy policy before giving your data and information.

We use strict procedures to keep your data safe, including using servers from within the EEA (European Economic Area). Your data may, however, be transferred to areas outside the EEA, such as in the transmission of email correspondence or through the processing of your data by third parties; the laws within these countries may not provide the same protection as in the EEA.


7. Your rights

Once your data has been shared with third parties we have no control over how this data is held or used by them. You will need to contact these third parties individually if you also wish to have them copy, transfer, amend, delete or remove your information.

With respect to the information held by us:

Copy/transfer of your information: you may request us to transfer a copy of the personal information we hold on you, either to yourself or a third party, by emailing us at the email address provided above and in our Contact section. We will provide this data in a reasonable timeframe, usually 1 month. This information will be emailed to the destination of your request. We have no control on how your data will be processed or used by your email provider or third parties, and we strongly urge you to check their Privacy policy before giving your data and information.

Let us know if your information is incorrect: If you feel that the information we hold on you is incorrect, please email us at the email address provided above and in our Contact section. We may need to verify this with you first, and will aim to update our records within a reasonable timeframe, usually 1 month.

Stopping your information being used: If you wish to have your information deleted or removed, please email us at the email address provided above and in our Contact section. We may need to verify this with you first, and will aim to update our records within a reasonable timeframe, usually 1 month. We may not always be able to comply with your request, due to for example legal or accounting reasons, and if so we will notify you of this at the time of request.




Terms and Conditions, and Disclaimer

By using SurgerySkills.com (this “website”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and accept ISCN Health Ltd’s (“our, we, us”) disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer or terms and conditions then you should not use this website. We may, from time to time, modify these terms and you should review this page whenever accessing or using our website.

1. Company

1.1 This website, SurgerySkills.com, is owned and operated by ISCN Health Ltd, a limited company registered in England and Wales, reg no 6704737. The registered address is 15.Market Street, Standish, Lancashire, WN6 0HW.

2. Use

2.1 We reserve the right to remove or edit any content or material on this website at any time, without prior notice, and at our sole discretion without there being any liability on our part.

2.2 You accept that we may suspend the website at any time to perform changes or maintenance to the website, and during this time you will not have access to the website. You further accept that access to the website may be suspended due to circumstances beyond our control and that any suspension of access for any reason is not limited to any length of time, and is without any liability on our part.

2.3 You may view, print or download to disk the contents of an individual page of this website for your own personal non-commercial use. You must not sell, rent, republish or sub-license material on this website, nor reproduce, copy or use any material on this website for commercial purposes without our prior written permission.

2.4 You agree not to interfere in any means with the proper working of the website and use the website only for lawful purposes. You agree not to infringe the rights of, or restrict the use of, the website by a third party.

2.5 You agree that your access of our website is undertaken at your own risk and that we shall not be liable for damages of any kind arising from such causes as, including but not limited to viruses, worms or Trojan horses, related to your access or use of, or inability to access or use, all or part of our website.

2.6 Your access to and use of any of our website may be terminated by us at any time and for any or no reason.

3. Disclaimers

3.1 The content of this website is directed primarily at those who access the website from the United Kingdom mainland and we make no representation that anything referred to in the materials on this website, including but not limited to articles, information and advertisements, is appropriate for use, relevant, or available in other locations. Anyone accessing this website from locations other than the United Kingdom are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

3.2 The information on this website is provided to give you an overview of surgery skills and knowledge and health issues and gain information on services or products provided by specialists, businesses and advertisers for purposes of your own research. Whilst information may have been provided by medical specialists, the information should not be used as a basis to provide a diagnosis, treatment choice, or specialty choice and you should not begin, alter or discontinue any medical treatment or practice as a result of information gained from any material on this website unless if directed in person by a qualified medical practitioner or trainer. Any information provided by medical specialists for this website has been provided free of charge and is the property and responsibility of ISCN Health limited. Whilst we try to ensure that all information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy nor do we commit that the website remains available or kept up to date. There may be occasions when this website contains unintentionally misleading or incomplete data or information, or other inaccuracies, for which we apologise.

3.3 Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage, loss of profit, business, income, goodwill, contracts, revenue or data arising under this disclaimer or in connection with this website, whether arising in tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise.

3.4 We do not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising as a result of the negligence of us or our employees.

4. Services

4.1 We bear no responsibility for information or material published on the website that relates to advertisers or specialists nor to the services and products they may provide.

4.2 We do not endorse the use of any services provided by advertisers or specialists appearing on our website nor do we endorse the purchase of any products provided by advertisers or specialists.

4.3 If you use any services or purchase any products then you do so on the terms and conditions of that seller, practitioner or service provider. We are not obliged to mediate between parties or enforce or execute fulfilment of any contract.

4.4 We do not directly buy or sell goods or medical services. Any goods or services advertised for sale on our website are those offered by a third party and appear on our website as a result of, including but not limited to, paid advertising on our website by the third party, paid links to the third party website, or affiliate agreement between us and the third party.

5. Hyperlinks

5.1 We have no control over the material on any websites linked to by hyperlinks. The inclusion of hyperlinks on our website does not imply our endorsement or validation of content, products or services offered by the linked website referred to. We accept no responsibility or liability for accuracy of hyperlinks or for losses or penalties that occur as a result of using any hyperlinks on our website.

6. Your Contributions and Advertisements

6.1 By making a submission to our website (including without limitation any text, graphics, video or audio), whether invited or otherwise, you acknowledge that, unless otherwise agreed, you grant us perpetual royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable right and license to use, publish, modify, reproduce, translate, distribute, perform, play and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such work worldwide in any media known now or in the future.

6.2 By submitting any information, images, illustrations, data, media or other material to our website, you warrant that such contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory, does not infringe any law, and that you have the right to make it available to us for the purposes specified in clause (6.1).

6.3 You also warrant that, in instances where a persons’ identity may be ascertained from any information, images, illustrations, data, media or other material submitted to our website by yourself, you have gained consent from such identifiable person for publication of such material on our website.

6.4 Your submission of any material to our website, for advertisement,commercial or other means, does not imply that such material will be published either immediately or in the future on our website and we will not be liable for any losses or inconveniences incurred as a result, direct or indirect, of any submitted material not being published on our website or being unavailable for viewing on the website for any length of time.

6.5 Unless otherwise agreed we reserve the right at our discretion to charge for any alterations to submitted material whether the material has been published or not, at our current hourly rate of £80 per hour.

6.6 We reserve the right to remove any material, in whole or in part, from the website at any time and without prior notice and we will not be liable for any losses or inconveniences incurred as a result, direct or indirect, of any submitted material being removed from our website.

6.7 You agree to indemnify us against all legal fees and other expenses that may be incurred by us as a result of your breach of the warranties described above.

7. Charges and payments – advertisers

7.1 In the event of your cancellation of the services at any time, we shall be entitled to retain any deposits or payments already made and you will pay any amount due for services already provided by us.

7.2 If we are unable to perform our obligations to you for any reason, we may then cancel or suspend our obligation to you without liability and without prior notice.

7.3 You do not have the right to withhold any retention money or offset any money you may claim from us against any amount you may owe us.

7.4 All our quotations lapse after 30 days unless otherwise stated, and unless if withdrawn earlier.

7.5 If you fail to pay any amount payable by you, we shall be entitled to charge you interest on the overdue amount from the due date up to the date of actual payment, at the rate of 2% a year above the base rate at the time of Lloyds bank plc.

8. Intellectual Property

8.1 The display of any trademark on this website does not imply that any license has been granted by its owner. No trademark infringement is intended.

8.2 All designs and content on this website are the copyright of us or our licensors and any use of materials on this website is strictly prohibited without our prior written consent.

9. General

9.1 You shall indemnify us in respect of all costs including legal costs on a full indemnity basis, losses expenses and claims in connection with any improper use by you of the website, any breach by you of any of these terms or conditions or any relevant legislation, and any claim brought against us as a result of or in any connection with your actions or omissions.

9.2 Information on how personal data may be gathered and stored can be found on our privacy page. We will not be liable for any information lost or used as a result of failure of technology, theft or other processes, including but not limited to hackers or viruses, nor will we be liable for any financial losses, inconvenience or distress caused by such loss of information.

9.3 This notice will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

9.4 If any of the terms are unenforceable as drafted, it will not affect the enforceability of any other terms and if it were enforceable if amended it will be treated as if so amended. No waiver by us of any breach of a term by you shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other term.

9.5 Any notice served under the terms may be served by you delivering a signed notice to our registered office, or by us leaving or delivering a signed notice to the last address you supplied to us.

9.6 Nothing in these terms shall create or be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture or relationship of employee and employer between the parties.

10. Further information

If you require any further information please e-mail us at ‘admin @ surgeryskills.com’