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Thank you for visiting our website. Please take a few moments to read these terms and conditions which relate to your use of the information on this site. We revise this page from time to time, so please review these terms periodically.

This World-Wide Website with its home page in the domain (the “Website”) is a complimentary information and interactive community service offered by the International Papillomavirus Society (“IPVS”) at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. IPVS reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement (not an older cached version) each time you view the Website. Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.


The contents of this website, including its design, and any information, text, data, graphics, charts, diagrams or photographs, contained within the articles displayed or in any other material (“Material”), are the property of the IPVS, and protected by copyright, database and other intellectual property rights. All trade names, trademarks (if any), logos, devices and other graphics contained on this website belong to IPVS (or its advertisers, or other third parties as appropriate).

Your use of the Material appearing on this website is limited to your own personal, non-commercial, educational use and reference. In using this website, you agree not to adapt, translate, modify, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Material, or any software or programs used in connection with the Material.

General Use of Website

The Material is intended to provide helpful, constructive, general information and guidance only in relation to the field of Papillomavirus and related diseases and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. IPVS is not in any way responsible for your use, misuse or otherwise of the Material.

You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided “as is” for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

Extent of IPVS’ liability for the Website

IPVS makes no warranties of any kind regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.

You agree that you will hold harmless IPVS and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will IPVS or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

  • Although IPVS uses all reasonable endeavours to edit and review Material prior to publication, IPVS makes no warranties in relation to the accuracy or reliability of any Material published on this website. The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors;
  • IPVS does not host all pages appearing on this website and for this reason and due to the nature of the world-wide web generally, does not warrant that this website will be available 24 hours a day, nor that it will be free of virus or other harmful code or properties. IPVS does require that its third party host adhere to all data protection laws and principles but makes no warranty as to the security or safety of personal information which you might provide via this website;
  • IPVS does not endorse products or services advertised on this site by third parties, or advertised or presented on third party websites which may be linked to this site. Information regarding thirdparties, their goods and services or links to their websites, are provided to you as a visitor to this website for your general information and assistance only. You visit third party websites and enter into contracts with such third parties at your own risk.


The website is operated by the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS), 534 Palomar Drive, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA. The IRS tax ID, or EIN, number is 57-1121656.

If you have any queries or concerns about this website generally, or would like to know more about IPVS, please contact us at:

International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS)
Administrative Office

c/o Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A
7, rue François-Versonnex
C.P. 6053,
1211 Geneva 6, Switzerland

IPVS Membership Refund Policy

You may cancel your membership in IPVS at any time by non-renewal or by contacting us at the postal or email addresses listed above. Requests for refunds of membership fees will not be granted unless such requests are received by the IPVS Administrative Office within 10 days of the date the membership fees were paid.

Refund requests must be made in writing by the payer, and will be accepted via fax or e-mail. Requests must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

In case of credit card payment:

  • Refund requests must include the following information:
    • date of payment
    • membership number
    • full name of the member
    • full name of the card holder of the card used to make the payment
    • first 4 digits and last 4 digits of the credit card used to make the payment
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

In case of wire transfer payment:

  • Refund requests must include the following information:
    • date of payment
    • membership number
    • name of the member
    • name of the payer
  • Bank transfer charges will be deducted from the refunded amount.

After cancellation, the member will no longer receive any related IPVS membership benefits.