AnatomyZone was founded on the idea that anatomy should be interactive, 3 dimensional and fun! We are driven by the vision of providing the best anatomy resource on the internet and ensuring that it is always free for everyone.

Peter de Souza

Peter is a medical doctor based in London, UK and founded AnatomyZone in 2011. He has a background in neuroscience and an interest in integrating technology with medical education.

Jack Hurley

Jack is a doctor based in Nottinghamshire, UK and co-developer of AnatomyZone. He is also a qualified physiotherapist with a specialist interest in the musculoskeletal system.

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Your use of the AnatomyZone website, whether as a registered user or as a guest, is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and the site owners. By using the site, you are indicating that you have read and agreed to these Terms and Conditions, as laid out below.

Your agreement with AnatomyZone is made up of the following components:

  • The Terms and Conditions detailed in this document
  • Our Privacy Policy

Any breach of the terms contained herein may result in termination of your right to use this website, as well as the deletion of any accounts, comments and submissions associated with your use or misuse of the website.


Membership and Accounts

In order to access certain parts of the site, we require you to create an AnatomyZone account. You must provide accurate and up-to-date information when subscribing, and ensure that you update it when appropriate.

You agree that you are solely responsible (to AnatomyZone, and to third parties) for all activity originating from your account.

Passwords and confirmation codes issued to you, or created by you should be kept confidential and never shared. If you become concerned that a breach of security or any unauthorised use has occurred on your account, you should contact the AnatomyZone administrators immediately.

You have the right to cancel your account at any time by contacting the AnatomyZone staff. If you choose to do this, we request that in the interest of other users you allow us to retain any assessments you have created so that others may benefit from them (though they will cease to show your name alongside). You may opt out of this if you wish.


General Restrictions on Use

AnatomyZone hereby grants you permission to access and use the website subject to the following conditions:

  • You agree not to distribute any part of the website or any content contained within, including but not limited to and user submissions, in any medium whatsoever.
  • You agree not to modify or alter any part of the website.
  • You agree not to access any of the website content through any medium other than that provided by AnatomyZone – namely the AnatomyZone browser interface, and RSS feed.
  • You agree not to (or attempt to) circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with any features of the website, including but not limited to measures ensuring the security of user content and details.
  • You agree not to use AnatomyZone or any part thereof for any commercial use without prior written permission of the owners. This includes any redistribution or resale of our content on other sites for the purpose of gaining financially through advertising revenues, the sale of membership, or any other means.
  • You agree not to use or launch any automated system that accesses the website in a manner which sends requests to our server more frequently than a human can reasonably produce in the same time frame.
  • You agree not to harvest any personal data of any user of the site, nor the site as a whole.
  • You agree not to use the website for the solicitation of business. This includes, but is not limited to the advertising or linking of other sites, promotion of services or events – whether they be profit-making or not.


Access to the Site

AnatomyZone attempts to ensure continuous, uninterrupted access to the site. Nevertheless, we are unable to guarantee that services will not be interrupted from time to time without notice, either due to unforeseen circumstances, or in the process of bringing you new features and services.

Furthermore, you acknowledge that the nature of the services we provide may change from time to time without prior notice.

You agree that you are solely responsible (and that neither AnatomyZone nor any third party has any responsibility for) your actions in relation to the website, as well as any breaches of your obligations under the terms and conditions of use. This extends to any consequences (including any loss or damage) which may arise to yourself, AnatomyZone, or any third party as a result of your actions.


Intellectual Property Rights

All permanent content on the site (defined as content produced by AnatomyZone alone, and therefore excluding all comments) is owned by AnatomyZone, and is protected by UK and other intellectual property laws. You may not copy or redistribute any part of this content without express written permission from the AnatomyZone owners with the exception of:

The AnatomyZone logo may be copied and used for the sole purpose of providing appropriate links to this site. Any other use of the AnatomyZone trademarks or logos is strictly prohibited.


Content of User Submissions

You agree that you are responsible for all aspects of content you submit, as well as the consequences of its publication. While AnatomyZone does check submitted content, we do not endorse any user submission or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein. Furthermore, we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with user submissions.

AnatomyZone provide no assurance that content on the site is true, accurate or up to date. Content may be written or influenced by parties who are not qualified medical professionals, and as a consequence should be viewed for interest only, and should not be used either in the process of diagnosis or patient management, nor as a substitute for your own clinical judgement, or the advice of a qualified medical professional.

Both the site in general, and user submissions may contain hyperlinks to other websites and resources. The presence of these links does not constitute an endorsement by AnatomyZone, nor can we vouch for their content, practices or functionality. AnatomyZone accepts no responsibility for any loss or damages which may arise from their use.

AnatomyZone makes no assurances that the use of this site will ensure success in either exams or general academic and clinical performance.


Limitation of Liability

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, it is not a substitute for an anatomy textbook, nor does it claim to be an absolute authority on the subject of anatomy. The information is provided by AnatomyZone and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, AnatomyZone shall not be held liable for:

  • Any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the information contained on, or use, or inability to use the website or any material contained within. This includes without limitation any liability for loss of income, business, profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, goodwill, failure in exams, wasted time or clinical errors.
  • The deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store any user submission or other data communicated via the website or through other means.
  • Your failure to provide correct details to us, or your failure to retain confidential passwords in a secure manner.


General Legal Terms

These terms, and your agreement with AnatomyZone under them shall be governed by English law, under the jurisdiction of the courts in the UK.

You agree that if AnatomyZone does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained within these terms, that this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of our rights, and that those rights will remain available to AnatomyZone.

If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the terms without affecting the rest of the document. The remaining provisions of the terms will continue to be valid and enforceable.


Changes to these Terms

AnatomyZone reserves the right to make changes to this agreement, and amendments will be posted on this page (

In using the site, you are agreeing to the latest version of the terms, as displayed on this page.

We view your use of the site and its content as an agreement to these terms, and so we advise that you check back regularly to ensure that this remains the case.

AnatomyZone takes privacy very seriously. We don’t like having our data shared any more than you do, so we keep your information to ourselves. The policy below outlines how AnatomyZone will treat your data, and what it is used for – please take a moment to review the details.


Our Privacy Commitment

The following document defines how AnatomyZone will collect and use data collected from our users. Every effort is made to ensure the privacy of this data through various security measures employed on the site.

We may make changes to our privacy policy from time to time, and changes will be posted here (


What Information is Collected?

Whether you are registered as a AnatomyZone member or not, we collect data on all users through Google Analytics, and through our own software. This cannot be used to identify you personally, but tracks the number of visits to certain pages, time spent on the site, geographical location, and other technical details.

Registered users provide data including but not limited to name, email, profession and biographical information. The full extent of this can be seen by viewing the registration and profile pages of users.

When you contact us – whether it be by email, or through the site, these communications are likely to be stored for future reference, and to ensure that you receive a response.


How Do We Use Your Information?

To allow you to customise your experience on the site by creating a profile and setting preferences.

To provide your name on any comments you post.

To contact you via email about important changes to the site, to notify you of when content you submit is approved, or to respond to queries or comments you send to us.

To monitor for any unauthorised access to your account or misuse of the website.

For our own information on how many users are accessing the site, what they are interested in, and general trends in tutorials that are viewed. This will help us tailor the future development of the site to be more useful, or to deliver the best content to our users. Furthermore, such aggregate data may be provided to third parties, or included in publications and presentations. In these circumstances, no personally identifiable data will be included without first seeking express permission from the user in question.

From time to time we may post polls, surveys, or request feedback from our users for research purposes. These are entirely optional, and details of how the information will be used will be provided at the time.


How Don't We Use Your Details

Your personal details (name, email, job etc.) are NEVER given to third parties for marketing. We hate spam as much as you do, so we’re not going to subject you to it.


How Long is Information Stored

We keep your information for as long as you are a member of AnatomyZone. This may extend beyond this period if we feel it necessary in order to fulfil our obligations to you, protect our legal interests, or to undertake analysis of our website to benefit you and future users.


Disclosure of Your Information

AnatomyZone may disclose your details to the following groups, should the need arise:

  • Site editors – for the purpose of contacting you for responding to queries, or for following up suspicious or inappropriate activity on your account. The same privacy rules apply to our editors and moderators as to the site owners.
  • Third parties – we may disclose information, including name and contact details, to any third party claiming material posted by you is defamatory or violates their intellectual property rights or right to privacy.
  • We may use any and all information to adhere to any legal requirements to disclose to third parties (including, but not limited to, legal authorities or regulating bodies), or to enforce our legal rights.


Data Security

We take a large number of measures to ensure that user data is protected within our site databases. Various steps are required to authenticate users as genuine, and to prevent attacks on the site. Despite this, no information transmitted across the internet can be guaranteed to be secure, and so we cannot be responsible for your information as it makes its way to us – any transmission is at your own risk. Once the information reaches us, we will then do our utmost to ensure it remains private.


Your Use of the Website

By providing us with your data, you consent to the use of that information as defined within this document. Please review it regularly to check for any changes.

Should you wish to contact us regarding any aspect of our privacy policy, you may do so by using our contact form.

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

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Support AnatomyZone

If you have found AnatomyZone useful and you would like to support our aim of providing the best free online anatomy resource, please consider using the form below to make a contribution towards our development.

Any amount is welcome and appreciated

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