Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS) web site and for reviewing our Privacy Policy. ISVS collects various types of Information from you through our website where you can express interest in our society, either over the phone, via printed forms, at international vascular surgery meetings, etc.  Some information is collected automatically through various web and internet technologies including Social Networking tools used by us.  Other Information is collected when you provide it to ISVS voluntarily. We may also obtain information from other national Vascular Surgery societies and partners.

The ISVS policy on the collection of personal information is as follows: Unless you provide additional information, ISVS collects only the following information as you browse through the ISVS web site:

Each time you visit our website, web analytical information is automatically gathered.  In general, this information does not identify you personally.  Examples of web analytical information include, but are not limited to:

  • IP address
  • Collection Date
  • Publisher Name
  • Connection Speed
  • Day of Week or Time of Day (hour)
  • Language settings
  • Country, State, Designated Market Area (DMA), City (relating to IP address, if available)
  • Domain (.com, .net, .mil, .org, .edu, etc.)

This information may be linked with personal information to accomplish the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

In addition to the web analytical information automatically collected when you visit our site, ISVS also collects, uses, and discloses Personal Information that you provide to us voluntarily online or offline.  Some examples include, but are not limited to, when you respond to an advertisement, a survey, or a request for information; set up a Social Network or other Site profile.  The exact nature of the Personal Information may vary depending on the type of response or service requested.

Internet Technologies

Cookies, web beacons, and other relevant internet technologies are used on our site to allow us to accomplish the uses set out above as well as to deliver site messaging and to keep track of your information.

What are cookies?

Cookies save a file to an Internet user’s computer and store a limited amount of information.  For example, some cookies help us remember your computer and streamline the login process, some are used to authenticate you as a user on our systems, and some cookies help us deliver advertising that is more customized to your needs on our Web site.

A cookie can either be stored in your computer’s memory temporarily and automatically deleted when you close your Web browser (a “session” cookie) or placed on your hard drive (a “persistent” cookie) by a Web server.  A persistent cookie is not deleted when the browser is closed and will stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete it manually or your browser deletes it based on an expiration period setting contained within the persistent cookie’s programming.

In addition to the general browser cookies, we may use Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash cookies” that are built for use with the Adobe® Flash® Player), for authentication purposes, to personalize and to enhance Web site presentation and functionality. Unlike traditional cookies, Flash cookies cannot be managed through your browser controls and are not saved in your browser’s temporary Internet files.  Flash cookies remain in your Flash Player folder until they are removed, as described below.

If you send an e-mail message to ISVS or complete a questionnaire, form, or other online survey's found on the web site, ISVS will maintain the information in accordance with applicable federal law.

Security Measures

ISVS will take commercially reasonable measures to secure and store your information to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure.  As a result, although we will utilize such measures, we do not guarantee you against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control, and you provide information to us at your own risk.  You should always take care with how you handle and disclose your personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure e-mail, Social Networks or other internet channels.

Site Hosting and Links

The ISVS website may contain links to websites hosted by educational partners, national societies, media outlets, etc.  Some of these websites may collect your personal information and may apply their own policies on how your personal information is used.  In addition, some sites may have additional policies that apply to the use of personal information collected on that site.  Please make sure to read the policies of any websites you visit on the Internet carefully.  Please be aware that ISVS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites that are not operated by or exclusively for ISVS, and the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you will be subject to the policies applicable on those websites.

Privacy Policy Changes

ISVS may update this Privacy Policy or revise it from time to time.  We make every reasonable attempt to ensure that all the information on the site is accurate and up to date. Nevertheless, we make no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained in the Site or in any site linked to or from the Site.  ISVS reserves the right to change the content described in this site at any time without notice, and we will not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the materials in this site.  We urge you to review this Privacy Policy frequently to obtain the current version.  Your continued provision of personal information or use of our services following any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

ISVS does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about ISVS web site visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law.