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The information on this website and in the eBooks should not be interpreted as a replacement for (local) guidelines under any circumstances; it is solely for medical education. In the rapidly changing landscape of medicine, changes in treatment are required, therefore the content is in accordance with the standards and information available at the time of publishing. However, due to these changes the authors do not warrant that the information contained herein is accurate or complete and disclaim all responsibility for any errors or omissions for results attained by using the content of this website and the eBooks.

All illustrations, photos, and videos are provided with references if necessary. Content without attribution is self-created by the authors or used under the “Public Domain” or “CC0” license when attribution was not required.

Ethical guidelines

The Basics of Burn Care project is a joint effort of hospitals, researchers and clinicians working in burn care. It aims to improve healthcare for all patients with burn injuries around the world.

One of the purposes of the project is to provide interactive educational resources that are globally accessible to all paramedics, doctors, nurses and surgeons.

To achieve these goals, the parties involved have jointly developed an eBook, Basics of Burn Care. It contains medical information, case examples, photos and videos about the treatment of burns. When publishing this information, patients’ privacy rights and copyrights were respected and the following principles were considered:

  1. The authors of the book have used anonymized data as much as possible.
  2. Photos and videos identifying patients have been used only to the extent necessary for educational or scientific purposes.
  3. Patients who participated in the project or whose data, photos or videos were used were always asked for permission in advance.
  4. Patients can withdraw their consent for publication at any time by sending an email to info@globalsurgeryamsterdam.com.



Privacy policy

During the processing on this website we conform to the requirements of the applicable data protection legislation (GDPR). This means we:

  • clearly specify our purposes before we process personal data, by using this Privacy Statement;
  • limit our collection of personal data to only the personal data needed for legitimate purposes;
  • first ask for explicit permission to process your personal data in cases where your permission is required;
  • take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and we demand the same from parties who process personal data on our behalf;
  • respect your right to inspect, correct or delete your personal data held by us.

Global Surgery Amsterdam is the party responsible for all data processing. In this privacy statement, we will explain which personal data we collect and for which purposes. We recommend that you read it carefully.

If you have any questions or want to know exactly what we keep track of you, please contact info@globalsurgeryamsterdam.com

What personal data do we process and why?

We process your personal data when you use our website or are our customer and have given us your information. Global Surgery Amsterdam only processes personal data that is necessary for the execution of an agreement or because it is legally required. We do not publish this information unless we have your explicit consent for this.

Below you will find all personal data that we process, depending on the service you use.

When you send us an e-mail

When you e-mail us, we use your personal information be able to process it properly. For this we use the information you provide us, which may include your name and address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We need this to be able to handle your request. We keep this information until we are sure that you are satisfied with our response.

How long do we store personal data?

Global Surgery Amsterdam does not store your personal data longer than the legal retention period or, if this is not applicable, no longer than is necessary for performing the agreement or processing the question. We keep backups of your website as long as you have a hosting subscription with us. The data is then erased unless there is a statutory obligation that requires longer storage. We do not store the data for more than 7 years after the end of the agreement.

Do we share personal data with third parties?

Global Surgery Amsterdam will only share your personal data with third parties if it is necessary for the execution of the agreement or to so our administration through administration software or our accountant.

This privacy statement does not apply to websites of third parties that are connected to this website by means of links.


Global Surgery Amsterdam puts great effort in trying to place as few cookies on our websites as possible. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website.

We only use functional cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the website and, for example, to make the website faster or to remember that someone is logged into the website. We place cookies to store the information you enter in our contact forms so that you do not immediately lose them if you click incorrectly. The website will not work properly without these cookies. We do not use invasive or tracking cookies. We do have links to other websites on our website, such as YouTube and our social media accounts. Please read their privacy statements when you use their services.

This website runs on WordPress, a CMS (content management system) developed by Automattic. During your visit, WordPress uses a cookie to check whether cookies are supported by your browser. These cookies are not used for analyzes and are purely functional. WordPress meets the guidelines from the AVG (GDPR). We therefore also point to the general terms and conditions of Automattic.

You can also opt out of cookies from all websites by setting your internet browser to prevent it from storing cookies.

How do we protect your personal data?

We take security measures to reduce misuse of and unauthorized access to personal data. Please read our separately published security policy for more information.

Access, change and delete your data

If you have questions or want to know what personal information we have about you, you can always contact us. See the contact details below.

You have the following right:

  • Being informed on which personal data we have and what we are using it for;
  • Inspection of the personal data that we keep from you;
  • Having incorrect data corrected;
  • Request to delete outdated personal data;
  • Revoke your consent;
  • Object to certain uses.

Please note that you always make clear who you are, so that we can assure that we do not modify or remove the data from the wrong person.

Changes to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to modify this statement. We recommend that you consult this statement on a regular basis, so that you remain informed of any changes.

If you think that we are not helping you in the right way, you have the right to lodge a complaint at the authority. For The Netherlands, this is the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens.

Our contact information

Stichting Global Surgery Amsterdam
Tafelbergweg 47
1105 BD Amsterdam