Updated April 1, 2016
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We collect personal information that you provide through voluntary submissions via this Website. This information may include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and fax number when you register for or renew membership on this Website, when you register for courses or events offered through this Website, when you sign up for our mailing or email lists or other services, when you request information from us or submit an inquiry or comment to us online, or when otherwise voluntarily provided by you. We use this information to register you for membership(s) and courses you request, to respond to your inquiries and requests, to deliver alerts and other information you request, to provide services to you, and to enable functionality of this Website.
We also collect content you upload or post through voluntary submissions made through our online forums. Such information may include photos (including any data, such as time, location and date, embedded in the photo) and any other information you voluntarily provide. We use this information to populate/display the forum and facilitate online communication among registered users.
We may also collect device IP addresses from users to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer this Website.
Finally, we may use information collected through this Website to analyze Website usage, perform our own internal trend analysis, improve and administer this Website, enable Website functionality and personalize content.
Please see our Terms [link] for additional information.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
ISSVD will not share your personal information except in the following limited circumstances:
COOKIES AND TRACKING
While we do not currently use “cookies”, we reserve the right to do so in the future. If we do implement cookies, then when you view this Website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on this Website. Our cookies would help you navigate this Website as easily as possible, deliver content specific to your interests and prevent you from reentering all your registration data at each connection. [confirm with web developers]
CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE
This Website does not respond to “Do Not Track Signals.”
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We take the security of personally identifiable information seriously. Our Website has reasonable technical, physical and administrative security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration and destruction of the personal information collected through this Website that is under our control. Reasonable efforts are made to secure our web servers, networks, host operating systems and databases against unauthorized access. Please remember that the security measures taken above are not foolproof; no website can guarantee that personally identifiable information will be protected in all situations. We cannot and do not guarantee that your personal information will never be accessed by an unauthorized party or otherwise breached. If we learn of a breach, we will comply with applicable law; however, unless a statute provides you a right that cannot be waived, you specifically waive and covenant not to sue us for any data loss or breach of our system resulting in loss of personal information. See our Terms [link] for more information.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND/OR LINKS
HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT AND/OR UPDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have questions about this Policy, or if you wish to correct, update, amend or delete/remove personal information that you have provided to us, you may contact us by email at email@example.com.
You may choose to stop receiving communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our emails or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will retain your personal information for as long as we deem reasonably necessary or desirable, unless a different retention period is required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. We reserve the right to delete or destroy any information collected, including personal information, at any time.
To the extent that this Website allows forums for members to post questions, messages or other communication to the Website, please be aware that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information to other users. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in our forum. ISSVD is not responsible for the disclosure of any information to any authorized user of the forum.
NO CHILDREN UNDER 13
This Website is designed for members of the ISSVD who are licensed physicians or others who have attained or completed a college degree or an advanced clinical degree from an accredited institution. As such, this Website is not directed at or intended for use by children under the age of 13. This Website does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
This Website requires its users to identify their residency at the time of membership, event or course registration. If a non-U.S. resident or a user in a location outside the U.S. elects to register and use this Website, that user must consent to the transfer of his/her personal information to the U.S. and the processing of his or her personal information in the United States as described in this Policy. If you voluntarily submit personal information via our Website other than through registration, you consent to the transfer and processing of your personal information in the United States as described in this Policy. Please be advised that if you are located in the European Union or another region with laws related to data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, your personal information transferred to the U.S. may not have the same legal data protection as in your jurisdiction.
We may update or change our privacy practices and this Policy from time to time. If we update the Policy, we will publish an announcement on our Website. The date at the top of this policy reflects the date of the most recent update. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change constitutes your acceptance of the changes.