• Product and Services E-mail Notification

    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (“CNS” 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.cns.org and all other CNS-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 CNS’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 CNS to create a better user experience. This information is kept confidential by CNS.
    • We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website.

    Website Data Collection and Use

    In connection with your use of the Website, CNS may collect the following information: email address; IP address; cookies; web beacons; clicks, page views, and time and duration of visits. CNS may use this information: to manage the Website and CNS’s products and services; to facilitate CNS’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 CNS uses to analyze Website use.

    We may automatically collect usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Website. CNS 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 CNS using the Website and your browser accepts cookies, CNS 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.

    CNS 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, CNS 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 CNS 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 CNS through the forms or surveys available on the Website, you agree that CNS 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 CNS 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 CNS if you choose to receive marketing and support communications from CNS. We endeavor to protect your email address from inappropriate use. You may opt-out of receiving future CNS emails by emailing that request to info@cns.org or by submitting the form below.

    If you opt in to email communications from CNS, you agree that we may grant permission to use your email address to select entities (e.g., Joint Sections). CNS will endeavor to confirm that these entities agree to comply with the conditions of use set by CNS, including: CNS determines the use may be beneficial to its members and users; the content of the correspondence is subject to advance approval by the CNS; the correspondence will be limited and for the purpose approved by the CNS; 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 CNS 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 CNS might be illegal or unethical; and, email addresses will not be made available for any communication that, in the sole judgment of the CNS, would tend to mislead, misinform, or deceive.


    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 CNS or this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact:

    Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    IT Department 
    10 North Martingale Road
    Suite 190 
    Schaumburg, IL 60173 

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