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Who we are

In this disclaimer:

  •  “Guidance” means all guidance (including all educational resources) that we may publish, create or develop on our Website from time to time;
  • “we”, “our”, “us” or similar terms refers to the European Society of Coloproctology (a limited company incorporated and registered in Scotland with Company Number SC205553); and
  •  “Website” means our website at

Status of the Guidance

The Guidance:

  • is solely intended to provide information that may assist colorectal surgeons and other colorectal healthcare professionals; and
  • is targeted at clinicians only.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the Guidance from time to time:

  • it is subject to change without notice; and
  • it is provided ‘as is’ and accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law,we make no representations, warranties, conditions or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the Guidance is true, accurate, complete or up to date.
  • it is recommended:
    • that you satisfy yourself by undertaking your own due diligence as to whether the information contained in the Guidance, particularly the use of certainproducts, services and drug doses, is correct by checking independent resources and the published manufacturer’s information site/leaflet; and
    • that you undertake checks to ascertain whether newer information is available since the publication of the particular Guidance was published on the Website.

Professional or specialist advice must always be sought before taking, or refraining from, any action referred to in the Guidance. The Guidance:

  • is not intended to amount to advice which should be relied upon;
  • does not replace the need for clinical decision making to each individual presentation nor does it take account of any variations based on locality, facility and resource availability by a doctor or other appropriately qualified healthcare professional;
  • should not be considered as a prescriptive method, direction, protocol, procedure or recommendation defining a single or exclusive course of action, management or standard of care; and
  • should not be construed as encouraging, requiring or discouraging any particular treatment.

Ultimately, doctors and other healthcare professionals must make their own decisions regarding a particular clinical procedure or treatment plan taking into consideration clinical information presented by the patient and the diagnostic and treatment options available to them at the time, using their knowledge and expertise.

Companies and products mentioned

The mention of specific companies (or other commercial entities) or of a certain manufacturer’s products or third party services within the Guidance does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by us in preference to any others of similar nature that are not mentioned. You should undertake your own assessment as to what products and services are suitable for your own situation. 

Third party websites and resources

Where the Guidance contains links to websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or the information contained on them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and we do not accept any liability or responsibility for the content or use made of any such site.

Our responsibility

We will not be liable for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect), whether in contract, tort/delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, caused or alleged to be caused (even if foreseeable), arising under or in connection with use of or reliance on the Guidance. 

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