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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At the Center for Orthopedic Surgery, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our site.

The Center for Orthopedic Surgery  (“Our,” “The Company,” “Ourselves,” “We,” “Our,” “Us,” and “Website” refer to our Organization and/or website(s).) operates greatbones.com. Our policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while using our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, we collect non-personally identifiable information 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to understand better how our visitors use its website. From time to time, We may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and users leaving comments on our blogs. We only disclose logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the blog administrators where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Infromation

Certain visitors to our website(s) choose to interact with our company in ways that require us to gather personally identifiable information. The amount of information we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. We collect their emails for those who wish to receive updates from Our Company via email. In each case, We collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Us. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 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

We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to Our website(s). For instance, We may monitor the most popular pages on our website(s) or use a spam screener by the Akismet service to help identify spam. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than what is described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Our Company 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 to process it on Our behalf or to provide services available on Our website(s) and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside your home country; by using Our website(s), you consent to transferring such information to them. We 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, Our Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests or when Our Company believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect Our property or rights, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Our website(s) and have supplied your email address, We 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 Our Company and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example, via a support email or 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. We take 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 the visitor’s browser provides it to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to help Us identify and track visitors, their usage of Our website(s), and their website access preferences. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Our website(s), with the drawback that certain features of Our website(s) may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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


Comments and other content submitted to the Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless marked as false positives. We store them long enough to use them to improve the service and avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely minor, Our Company may change its Privacy Policy occasionally and at Our Company’s sole discretion. We encourage visitors to check this page frequently for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.