Privacy Policy

The Mid-central States Orthopaedic Society is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy describes how MCSOS handles the information obtained from our website, membership and sponsor applications. This policy also establishes the type of information we collect, how we collect it, how we use it, why we use it, who we share it with, and the rights you are entitled to.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT

Protecting your privacy is a matter of great importance to MCSOS. MCSOS maintains processes and procedures, both physical and electronic, in order to safeguard your information and to comply with federal and state laws. Information we obtain from you, and information you voluntarily provide to us through the MCSOS website, may be used to provide you with information we believe may be of interest to you.

 

We DO NOT share the information with third parties, sponsors or exhibitors. We retain your information securely in our database and will only keep your information for a reasonable period of time, or until you provide us notice of your desire to resign your MCSOS membership.

 

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it to us when filling out the membership application and payments for membership. We do not require you to provide this information in order to view our website or have access to most of the site content.

Although MCSOS is a medical society, we do not request or collect any personal data related to a member's personal medical history or health.

 

We do not disclose personally identifiable information collected through our site unless we have your consent, or unless disclosure is otherwise permitted or required by law. Credit card transactions enabled by our website are processed through a third-party certified credit card processing company that is a partner with WIX.com. We do not collect or retain credit card information through our website.

 

The privacy policy of the processing company controls the information they retain.

Information we collect for internal purposes, billing and membership tracking include:

  • First and last name

  • Email address

  • Telephone number

  • Business name and address

  • Credit card number

 

INFORMATION GATHERED AUTOMATICALLY (COOKIES)

Our website uses "cookies" or other technologies to collect certain information about visitors and users to help us customize and enhance your online experience. By consenting to the use of cookies, you consent to our website using cookies in order to differentiate you from the other users of our website. Cookies are text files individually assigned to a user and can only be read by the web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, operating system, the site from which you arrived, geolocation information, and the date and time of your visit may be collected automatically as part of the software operation of the website. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior on our website, such as the amount of time you spent viewing a webpage or the number of times you returned to the website.

MCSOS uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services related to Internet usage. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other information held by Google Analytics.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, doing so may prevent you from using the full functionality of the website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

All personally identifiable information will be managed in accordance with applicable law.

 

We may use your information to:

  • Send relevant MCSOS member information by mail or email

  • Send surveys requesting feedback on the MCSOS Annual Meeting or request suggestions for future locations of the Annual Meeting

  • Membership fees and renewals

  • Confirm Annual Meeting registration and attendance

 

HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

MCSOS is the sole owner of all information obtained through our websites. MCSOS does not share, sell or otherwise disclose personal information about you to third parties. We do not rent, sell or otherwise disclose personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing use.

We do not share your personal information with third parties at any time.  

 

TRANSPARENCY

MCSOS is committed to member transparency as it relates to membership fees/dues, the cost of Annual Meeting registration and attendance as well as the cost of meals and activities that the MCSOS arranges for members attending the Annual Meeting. MCSOS members have the right to request details of expenses and fees that the MCSOS charges members for annual membership dues or attendance to the Annual Meeting.

 

Any questions related to transparency can be directed to the MCSOS by contacting:

MCSOS Executive Director: Rita Baker

PO Box 21373

Wichita, KS 67208-7373

mcsos1954@gmail.com

316-305-9378

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS

At your request, MCSOS will remove from its files any contact information you provided. If you use our website to make membership payments or dues renewals, or to pay to participate in the Annual Meeting, you have certain rights over your personal information. The rights you will be able to exercise will depend on how and why MCSOS uses your information. MCSOS will not discriminate against you for exercising your right to request that your personal information not be collected, sold or disclosed. However, in doing so you will limit the amount of information regarding the MCSOS you will receive.

All or some of these rights may not be available to you if we are required by law to keep the information or if the information is subject to a legal dispute. We reserve the right to update this policy without notice.

 

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

MCSOS has implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to protect the personally identifiable information we collect online. The forms used on our website to collect personally identifiable information are secure forms and are indicated by the letters "HTTPS" in the URL of the form.

However, when communicating via email, MCSOS is not responsible for the privacy of the messages in either direction. MCSOS cannot guarantee the security of any information you choose to disclose in an email. If you wish to communicate with MCSOS via a secure method, please call:

 

MCSOS Executive Director: Rita Baker

316-305-9378

EXTERNAL LINKS

MCSOS websites contain links to external websites not owned by us. MCSOS is not responsible for and assumes no liability for the privacy policies or practices or the content of other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website you visit, especially those that collect personally identifiable information.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

If our privacy policy changes, changes will be posted to the MCSOS website www.MCSOS.com. Your continued use of this site shall be deemed your acceptance of the modified privacy policy.

 

CONTACT US

If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, please contact:

MCSOS Executive Director: Rita Baker

PO Box 21373

Wichita, KS 67208-7373

mcsos1954@gmail.com

316-305-9378