Privacy Policy and Legal Notice

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Cook Medical believes in transparency. Therefore, it will be clearly indicated when information or commentary is being provided by Cook.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.

Your Consent

By using this site you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this privacy policy.

About Children

This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this site from visitors in this age group.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Passive Information Collection

As you move through menshealthpd.com, certain anonymous information can be collected using various technologies such as "cookies," Internet tags or web beacons. Navigational data is also collected including log files, server logs and click stream. In addition, your Internet browser automatically transmits some anonymous information such as the Web address, your Internet Protocol address and your computer's browser version.

You may set your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent or to refuse cookies altogether. Be advised, however, that certain portions of the site may not work without cookies being allowed.

The site may, from time to time, combine and anonymously collect data to provide better service to site visitors, customize the site to better suit site visitors, compile and analyze statistics and trends, and refine the site to better serve you and our other constituents.

Use and Disclosure of Information

The passive information collected is used for site content improvement and for statistical marketing and research purposes only. Cook may make full use of all information acquired through the site that is not personally identifiable.

Links to Other Internet Sites

Menshealthpd.com contains links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience. They provide additional information on the topics covered on menshealthpd.com.

These third party sites may also contain opinions and viewpoints of third parties that do not necessarily coincide with Cook Medical opinions and viewpoints. Those sites may also have privacy policies different from our policy. We are not responsible for the practices employed or content contained by websites linked to or from menshealthpd.com.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from menshealthpd.com to another website, our privacy policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Legal Notice

All content on menshealthpd.com is owned or controlled by Cook Medical Incorporated (Cook) and is protected by worldwide copyright laws. Content may be downloaded only for personal use for noncommercial purposes. No modification or further reproduction of the content is permitted. The content may otherwise not be copied or used in any other way.

Cook will use reasonable efforts to include up-to-date and accurate information in this website, but makes no representations, warranties or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information provided. Cook shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to or inability to access this website or from your reliance on any of the information provided.

This website may provide links or references to other sites but Cook does not have responsibility for the content of such other sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content. Any links to other sites are provided merely as a convenience to the users of menshealthpd.com.

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Any personally identifiable information in electronic communications to this website is governed by this site's privacy policy. Cook is free to use or copy all other information in any such communications, including ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed therein, for any purposes. Such purposes may include disclosure to third parties and/or developing, manufacturing and/or marketing goods or services.

The sender of any communications to this website or otherwise to Cook shall be responsible for the content and information contained therein, including its truthfulness and accuracy.

Protocol for Journal Abstract Selection

To ensure impartiality, abstract lists that appear after clicking "Related Articles" in the Treatments portion of menshealthpd.com have been aggregated based on the following protocol.

  1. Keyword searches were conducted on www.pubmed.gov using the following keywords plus "Peyronie's disease."
    1. Grafting
    2. Injection therapies
    3. Ionphoresis therapies
    4. Lasers
    5. Lithotripsy
    6. Medical treatments
    7. Penile extenders
    8. Plaque incision
    9. Plication
    10. Radiation therapies
    11. Ultrasound therapies
  2. All abstracts dated from January, 2009 through October, 2010 were included.
  3. All abstracts within those date parameters were included, regardless of the content reported in the individual abstracts.
  4. Site updates using the same search criteria will be conducted at 6 month intervals to ensure the most current abstracts are included. Additional search criteria may be added if and when new treatment options become available.
  5. Abstracts will remain listed only for two years following the year of publication. At the end of each calendar year, the oldest abstracts will be eliminated from the list.
  6. Exception to this protocol has been made to allow for listing of a bibliography of "classic" Peyronie's disease articles selected by Peyronie's disease physician advisors.
  7. All abstracts that cite Cook Medical's Biodesign®) Peyronie's Repair Graft, or refer to the graft in terms other than its registered trademark, will follow the same search and selection process regardless of the abstract's content.