Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc., (JBJS) does not collect personal information from any site visitor unless that visitor explicitly and intentionally provides it. You provide information to us when you subscribe, activate your online access, sign up for e-mail notifications of the table of contents, CME, and other alerts, or otherwise interact with our website.

The personal information we store may include

  • Name
  • Postal address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • IP address
  • AAOS identification number, if provided
  • Occupation
  • Employment or practice setting
  • Stage of training
  • Years in practice
  • Board certification
  • Subspecialty
  • CME participation

How your personal information will be used

Personal information may be used for internal JBJS purposes by authorized staff.

The information may be used to provide access to journal content and to process, fulfill, and follow up on subscription, CME, Pay Per View, and other orders.

We may report aggregate information about the types of visitors and activity at our website to third parties, including advertisers. However, we will never share specific information about individual visitors in such reporting.

We may contact you to alert you to new content or services offered by JBJS, to give you the opportunity to renew your subscription, to fulfill your print or electronic content delivery requests, to extend special offers, make survey requests, or to deliver any other communication necessary in the course of providing service to our readers.

You can choose to stop receiving offer information from us about content or services. You can do this in several ways:

  • Click on the appropriate Unsubscribe link found at the bottom of any e-mail correspondence.
  • Send an e-mail message to Please include your e-mail address in the body of the message along with the request to be removed from our list.
  • Call our Marketing Department at +1 781-449-9780 extension 1245 or send a fax to +1 781-449-9742.
  • Send postal mail to Marketing Department, JBJS, 20 Pickering Street, Needham, MA 02492 USA.

Updating your personal information

There are several ways to update your personal information.

  • Visit our website Sign-in and go to your account information to make updates to your mailing address, e-mail address, subscription information, or e-mail alert preferences.
  • Contact our Customer Service Department directly by phone +1 781-449-9780, fax +1 781-449-9742, or send e-mail to


We employ many safeguards to ensure the security of your personal information. The information we collect is stored in secure environments. When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information we redirect visitors to a secure server. We take appropriate precautions to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our site.

Linking to other sites

Our website has many links to other sites. When you link to any of these sites, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


A cookie is a small file that we create to store information on your computer. We do not use cookies to track what other sites you have visited, or to look at or track any personal or confidential information about you. We use cookies to enable authorization control for online subscriptions. We delete all our cookies when you click "Sign Out".

Effective Date:

This policy was posted and officially in effect February 2007. Modifications to this policy shall be posted on our Privacy Policy page, linked from the JBJS home page and will reflect the revised effective date. We encourage you to review the privacy policy regularly for any changes. If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy policy or the information we maintain about our customers, please contact us via