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Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. As such, the following “Statement of Privacy” has been developed to govern the collection and usage of all member data, whether by the PAOS or the PAOS website (paos.org). For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to PAOS shall include both the member organization (PAOS) as well as the PAOS website (paos.org). The PAOS website is a Membership site and therefore by using said site, your consent to the data practices described in this statement is implied.

 

Collection of your Personal Information

PAOS may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase PAOS's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. PAOS may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by PAOS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PAOS website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PAOS's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

PAOS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from PAOS so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. PAOS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the PAOS website.

 

Use of your Personal Information

PAOS collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

PAOS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from PAOS and its affiliates. PAOS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

PAOS may sell, rent, or lease customer information to third parties for the following reasons: We may share your information with third parties if you have opted-in at our website.

PAOS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. PAOS may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PAOS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

PAOS will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PAOS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PAOS; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PAOS, or the public.

 

Security of your Personal Information

PAOS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption.

Disconnecting your PAOS Account from Third Party Websites You will be able to connect your PAOS account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR PAOS ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may disconnect their accounts from third party sites such as Facebook or Twitter, by simply de-activating the connection on our site.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe: We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from PAOS by selecting the opt-out option on our membership application/renewal form or by phone (800-804-7267).

 

Changes to this Statement

PAOS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. PAOS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PAOS is protecting your information.

 

Agreement Acceptance:

Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery considers the security of your personal information vital. Unless you designate your contact information to be released to organizations PAOS feels are beneficial to you, your information will be protected in our member’s only section of our website. This also means that all members are responsible for maintaining the integrity of our member’s information. Everyone will have access to the member list in order to contact classmates and friends. We ask that you protect our member’s personal information. It will be prohibitive to release member information to corporate or profitable interest. Violation of this policy will result in permanent termination of your membership.

By completing this application and sending it to our management service you indicate that you have read and understand the PAOS policy on protection of personal information and agree to the policy. By submitting my membership application, I authorize PAOS to distribute my contact information to agencies the PAOS Board of Directors feels are educational and pertinent to my practice of orthopedics.

If you do not authorize PAOS to release my contact or personal information under any circumstances, please select the Communications Opt-Out option below.

 

Contact Information

PAOS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that PAOS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact PAOS at: PAOS Inc. PO Box 10781 Scottsdale, AZ 85318 Telephone number: 800-804-7267 E-mail: info@paos.org

 

Effective as of January 30, 2014