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Welcome to Cellvizio.net, the Optical Biopsy educational website.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of the optical biopsy educational website (the “website” or “site”) agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this site. Your use of this site shall be deemed to be an acceptance of these Terms.

1. General.

Mauna Kea Technologies (RCS 431268028) provides this website for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be professional medical advice, or substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be used or relied on for such purposes.

All content and information available on or through this website is to be used only as an aid in understanding current knowledge about optical biopsy and is not sufficient for medical decisions. Any diagnostic assessment should always be made by the attending physician, based on the evaluation of all sources of clinical, endoscopic and other relevant information. In no event shall Mauna Kea Technologies be liable of any use of the information contained in this website.

Your access to this website is a privilege, and not a right. Mauna Kea Technologies reserves the right to suspend your access to the website at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these Terms.

Mauna Kea Technologies reserves the right to manage your access to the different sections of this website, depending on your profile, and at its sole discretion.

2. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

This website and all information contained in Cellvizio.net is intended for use by medical professionals and is provided on an "AS IS" basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, any warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or accuracy.

Mauna Kea Technologies relies on the authors and contributors of content items to confirm the accuracy of the information presented, and to describe generally accepted practices, and therefore we as the publisher and editor, cannot warrant its accuracy. You should be aware that professionals may have different opinions. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research, we strongly recommend that you independently verify all information. Ultimately it is your responsibility to make your own professional judgments.

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, OR SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND SHOULD NOT BE USED OR RELIED ON FOR SUCH PURPOSES.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Mauna Kea Technologies, its subsidiary, Cellvizio®, or any of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, licensors or suppliers, or the editors or moderators of this website and/or contributors, be liable for injury or damage caused to any person or property, whether direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential, resulting from use of this website or the application of the information or content contained on or accessible through this website.

Mauna Kea Technologies does not make any representations or warranties that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected, that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components, or as to the use of the materials on this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.

3. Rights in Content and License Grant to Users

The site content, including but not limited to Cellvizio® sequences downloadable from this website, which are anonymous data, are  licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This license gives you the right to reproduce the information provided in respect to the uses:

  • Attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or the rights holder.
  • Noncommercial uses – You don’t have the right to use this work for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works – You don’t have the right to alter, transform, or adapt this work.

All content contained in Cellvizio.net is and shall remain the property of Mauna Kea Technologies and/or its content suppliers.

All Cellvizio® sequences downloadable from this website are provided with the courtesy of the suppliers. The list of courtesies is published on our website.

4. Rights in this Site

Other than as to the rights associated with content that are addressed in Section 4 above, all other content and features included in this site, is copyrighted as a collective work under United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Mauna Kea Technologies. The collective work includes works that are licensed to Mauna Kea Technologies. This site is copyright 2013, Mauna Kea Technologies, with all rights reserved.

You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own use. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

5. Training and Smart Atlas Assistance



The clinical classification of Cellvizio® sequences shown in the website is validated by co-localized histology or cytology when available or relevant clinical data available otherwise.

The Smart Atlas assistance is intended for use only in the context of physician training, independently of clinical procedures, and solely on preloaded Cellvizio® sequences, the clinical classification of which is known and validated. The Smart Atlas assistance stimulates case-based reasoning by showing visually similar sequences and, as the user plays them, their clinical classification. It is not designed or intended for use in the diagnosis or classification of any medical complaint or for any other medical use.

The Smart Atlas assistance in the image interpretation quizzes has partially been developed within the collaborative effort of the Inria Innovation Lab SIWA between the Asclepios research-team at Inria and Mauna Kea Technologies.

Note that the Cellvizio.net Certificate that you may obtain through the Self Training section does not constitute an official certification. 

6. Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Mauna Kea Technologies and Cellvizio® used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mauna Kea Technologies, Cellvizio® or their affiliates.

7. Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our site users, this site may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with Mauna Kea Technologies, Mauna Kea Technologies has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate practices, and, as a result of which, Mauna Kea Technologies shall not be responsible. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore your access to them is at your own risk. Nonetheless, Mauna Kea Technologies seeks to protect the integrity of its website and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites that this website links to as well (including whether a specific link does not work).

9. Term and Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by Mauna Kea Technologies without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions of Sections 2 and 4 through 11 shall survive any termination.

9. Notifications

Mauna Kea Technologies may deliver notifications to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to Mauna Kea Technologies.

10. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Mauna Kea Technologies, Cellvizio®, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, including officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, and the editors and moderators of this website, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) or use of this site by you or any other person accessing the site using your account.

11. Governing law

This Legal Notice is governed by the laws of France.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to the right to privacy for our website visitors. When a person visits our website we may collect and track data from our site's server. This information helps us to improve upon the content provided on our site. Information collected may include how long you spend on our site, the pages you visit, your browser and operating system types and the name of your Internet service provider.

Our web site provides the capability to request information on-line. To process your request, we may require that you provide us with personal identifying information. All information collected is held in complete confidence. It is our policy not to share the information with third parties for any reason, unless legally required to do so or as necessary to process your requests. You have an access and correct right on your information in accordance with the french law of January 6, 1978.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or our use of information gathered through our web site, please contact us.