Data Protection & Privacy Statement for the Pain Society of the Carolinas Website
The Pain Society of the Carolinas (PSOC) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. This online privacy statement explains how PSOC collects, uses, and safeguards information on its website. This Internet privacy statement applies only to information collected by PSOC through the website.
Visitors To PSOC Website
Users to the public areas of PSOC’s website browse anonymously. We do not collect any information that is personally identifiable such as name, address, phone number, or Email.
The Information That Is Collected Includes:
⤷ Time & date of your visit,
⤷ The Internet address of the computer,
⤷ Your browser & operating system,
⤷ Page views and length of time on that page,
⤷ Previous page visited.
In addition, the type of browser you have and the way you access our information (web or smartphone) may also be collected.
PSOC never collects personal information without your knowledge, such as when you create an account, make a purchase, register for an event, or complete a form on the website to submit questions, comments, take a survey, or request information.
PSOC collects data using Google Analytics and Google Advertising about your activities that do not personally or directly identify you when you visit our website, the website of entities for which we serve advertisements (our “Advertisers”), or the websites and online services where we display advertisements (“Publishers”).
This information may include the content you view, the date and time that you view this content, the products you purchase, or your location information associated with your IP address.
We use the information we collect to serve you more relevant advertisements (referred to as “Retargeting”). We collect information about where you saw the ads we serve you and what ads you clicked on.
Opt Out Of Email
To opt out of an Email list, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any Email.
We may change this privacy statement at any time and from time to time. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.
How Information Is Used
Information that is gathered from PSOC’s website or electronic communications, including demographic information, is used to determine the value of the information that is presented on our website.
Credit Card Information
PSOC does not disclose credit card account information or activity provided by its members.
When members choose to pay using their credit cards, PSOC stores and transmits encrypted information and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS), also referred to hereafter as PCI Compliant.
Confidentiality & Security
When you submit sensitive information to our website, your information is protected both online and offline. We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our websites to our employees, our affiliates’ employees, or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our normal business operations. We maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information.
Disclosure required by law or emergency circumstances.
PSOC may release personal information to third parties in order to comply with valid legal requests such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order.
In the event that PSOC is legally required to disclose your personal information to a third party, PSOC will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
Cookies are used by PSOC to identify a user as the user moves through the PSOC website to personalize a member’s visit, to offer greater functionality, and/or to track visitor practices.
The user’s browser allows PSOC to place some information on the user’s hard drive that identifies the computer utilized.
Two Types of Cookies Are Used:
⤷ A Session Cookie is a temporary file stored in memory on the user’s computer drive whenever a website is accessed and is terminated by closing the browser.
⤷ A Persistent Cookie is a file stored on the user’s hard drive that may be deleted manually by the user or expired by the server.
If you do not desire the functionality offered by the cookie, you have the option to disable the cookie either by indicating that you do not wish to have the cookie created when asked or by disabling the cookie function in your browser.