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Intellectual property

The format and presentation of any text, images, visuals or other material published on HIFU PLANET are owned by or licensed to EDAP TMS France (“EDAP TMS”) – 4, rue du Dauphiné, 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin, France. All such rights are reserved. No material or extract from HIFU PLANET may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, distorted, transmitted or distributed in any way, without EDAP TMS prior consent, except for non-commercial or personal use, on condition that all intellectual property rights and all other property rights are respected. All copies of text, images, visuals or other material published on HIFU PLANET, whether constituting the site or being included within it, must not be distorted, modified or altered in any way whatsoever.

Nature of information

HIFU PLANET contains information relating to health, medical devices and treatments. This is for information purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own doctor or healthcare professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing any illness or physical problem. You should always consult your own doctor, or healthcare professional.

Links to third party sites

Where HIFU PLANET contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. EDAP TMS has no control over the contents of these sites or resources, and accepts no liability or responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The existence of a link between HIFU PLANET and any third party site or resource in no way implies that EDAP TMS in any way approves of the content of these sites or resources, or, any use to which such content may be put.

Third party sites may contain links leading to HIFU PLANET. Such links must not be installed without express prior consent from EDAP TMS who reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. Hyperlinks must not be established in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of EDAP TMS where none exists. EDAP TMS is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such external sites and EDAP TMS does not review, control, approve, nor is it responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or accessible via those sites.


Nominative information / other information

EDAP TMS will not disclose to any third party personal information concerning you which you may communicate via medical questionnaire. This information will be used for the sole purpose of replying to you in the most efficient way possible by the doctor that accepts to answer patients’ questions. The information provided is confidential and will only be addressed to the selected doctor.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in the United Kingdom, and the European Communities (Data Protection) Regulations 2001 in the Republic of Ireland, you have a right to access, modify, rectify and suppress any personal data concerning you, simply by requesting it:

* On-line :
* Or by mail: EDAP TMS (Hifu Planet), 4 rue du Dauphiné-69120 Vaulx-en-Velin – France

Patient testimonials

All information that you communicate on “Patient testimonials” through the page “Send us your story” in HIFU PLANET could be under any format, including but not limited to graphics, documents, story, questions or suggestions, with the exception of the personal data outlined above, is deemed not to be confidential. By communicating such information you grant EDAP TMS the right to use in HIFU PLANET, reproduce in “patient testimonials” page or publish in a different media.

Limits of liability

EDAP TMS makes every effort to ensure that the information made available on HIFU PLANET is accurate and up to date and reserves the right to change the content at any time without prior notice. Nonetheless, EDAP TMS does not provide any guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy, precision or comprehensiveness of such information, nor does it guarantee or warrant that the information is up to date. With the exception of direct damage resulting from willful misconduct or gross negligence by EDAP TMS, EDAP TMS is not liable for:
* any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party leading to the modification of the information or materials made available on HIFU PLANET;
* any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission in the information made available on HIFU PLANET;
* any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred in connection with HIFU PLANET, irrespective of whether EDAP TMS was aware of the possibility of such loss or damage, and whether as a result of access or inability to access HIFU PLANET; use of HIFU PLANET, including any damage caused by a distributed denial of service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material which may have infected your computer system or any other product; and/or reliance on any information provided directly or indirectly by HIFU PLANET.
* The information and any materials made available on HIFU PLANET are provided for information purposes only, without kind of warranty, whether express or implied.

Information on products

The information made available on HIFU PLANET may contain direct or indirect references to devices and services of EDAP TMS which are not available in certain countries or regions and which may be subject to different regulations and conditions of use according to the country. Such references do not imply any intention on the part of the EDAP TMS to sell these products, programs or services in your country. Ablatherm-HIFU device addressing localized cancer is not FDA approved and is under IDE study in the US.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These terms of use and your use of HIFU PLANET are governed by French law and any claims arising from or related to a visit to HIFU PLANET are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts.

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Site Editor

HIFU PLANET is owned by EDAP TMS France. Headquarters: 4, rue Dauphiné – 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin, France. Phone +33(0)4 72 15 31 50, email, web site


Editorial director

Marc Oczachowski, EDAP TMS CEO


Medical writer & Managing editor

John Rewcastle, PhD in Medical Physics - EDAP TMS Medical Director.


HIFU PLANET was made by

Emeline Gleitz and Paulo Martins of EDAP TMS, Florent Verschelde - O2Sources (13 Avenue Albert Einstein - 69100 Villeurbanne France).


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Last update 1 June 2010. 

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