• Product and Services E-mail Notification

    AANS/DSPN Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve (“DSPN” or “we”) knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our information gathering and dissemination practices for www.spinesection.org and all other DSPN-affiliated websites (collectively, “Website”). By visiting the Website, submitting information or using any of our products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

    General Principles:

    • We only use information collected on the Website for DSPN’s administrative, marketing, and business purposes.
    • We deploy technology designed to protect the information you send us.
    • Cookies are used to keep track of information and to allow DSPN to create a better user experience. This information is kept confidential by DSPN.
    • We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website.

    Website Data Collection and Use

    n connection with your use of the Website, DSPN may collect the following information: email address; IP address; cookies; web beacons; clicks, page views, and time and duration of visits. DSPN may use this information: to manage the Website and DSPN’s products and services; to facilitate DSPN’s administrative, financial, regulatory, and business purposes; to provide customer support; to analyze Website engagement, and to develop and enhance the Website; and to share with Google Analytics, the third-party vendor DSPN uses to analyze Website use.

    We may automatically collect usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Website. DSPN generally only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. However, if you have registered with DSPN using the Website and your browser accepts cookies, DSPN may automatically collect individualized information regarding your visits to provide you with a more personalized experience. Specifically, the Website uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart, and to save and verify your password information if you choose to remain logged in over multiple visits.

    DSPN Products, Programs, and Annual Meeting Registration

    The Website incorporates forms for members and other users to request information, products, and services and to register online for various programs, including the Annual Meeting. In connection with these forms, DSPN collects contact information (including names and email addresses), financial information (including payment amounts, but no credit card information is retained), and demographic information (including zip code, age, or income level). Contact and demographic information collected in the forms or related surveys is used to provide the products and programs, send information about the DSPN to members and other users, and to analyze Website use. Financial information collected in the forms is used to verify the purchaser’s qualifications and to bill for products and services. By submitting information to DSPN through the forms or surveys available on the Website, you agree that DSPN can collect, manage and use that information for the purposes set forth herein.

    Third Party Websites

    The Website may contain links to other sites. In the event you choose to access such third party websites, the DSPN is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. You should review the applicable privacy policy of third party website before providing personally identifiable information to them, as their privacy policies may differ from this Privacy Policy.

    Email Address Opt-In and Use

    You may provide your email address to DSPN if you choose to receive marketing and support communications from DSPN. We endeavor to protect your email address from inappropriate use. You may opt-out of receiving future DSPN emails by emailing that request to spinesection@cns.org or by submitting the form below.

    If you opt in to email communications from DSPN, you agree that we may grant permission to use your email address to select entities (e.g., Joint Sections). DSPN will endeavor to confirm that these entities agree to comply with the conditions of use set by DSPN, including: DSPN determines the use may be beneficial to its members and users; the content of the correspondence is subject to advance approval by the DSPN; the correspondence will be limited and for the purpose approved by the DSPN; the entity will not use the email addresses to create or update its own database, and will not duplicate, retransmit, or sell the email addresses; use of the email addresses does not imply DSPN endorsement, and no implication of endorsement will be made in any correspondence; email addresses will not be made available for any communication regarding drugs, medical equipment or devices involving the offer of a rebate, discount, or other remuneration, which in the sole judgment of the DSPN might be illegal or unethical; and, email addresses will not be made available for any communication that, in the sole judgment of the DSPN, would tend to mislead, misinform, or deceive.

    Security

    The website maintains security measures designed to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

    Contacting the Website

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of DSPN or this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact:

    AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve

    • Web Administrators
    • 10 North Martingale Road
    • Suite 190
    • Schaumburg, IL 60173
    • spinesection@cns.org

    Email Opt-Out and Data Access

    You have the right to request your Data and to transmit that data to another service provider. You may communicate this request by contacting DSPN support at spinesection@cns.org or (847) 240-2500.

    The Website provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving email communications from DSPN at the time information is initially requested. If you desire to remove your information from the DSPN records and to opt out of future communications or to no longer receive our service, you can take the following actions:

    • You can send an e-mail to spinesection@cns.org, identifying yourself and requesting to opt out of future correspondence.
    • You can call the following telephone number: (847) 240-2500.

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