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The San Diego Orthopaedic Society takes your privacy seriously. This policy is designed to let you know what information is collected when you use, why we collect it, and how we use the information.

Principals that we adhere to:
  - To collect only information necessary to monitor and improve
  - To make the collection of personal information transparent
  - To be a responsible steward of the information we hold

This policy addresses collection, use, and security of and access to information obtained through use of The information presented here is not meant to be a contract of any type, either express or implied, and should not be treated as such by you. The information in this statement and/or the policies described here may change at any time, without prior notice to you. This policy does not describe information collection policies on any other site.
Information Collected and Its Use
We collect limited non-personally identifying information that your browser makes available automatically whenever you visit This information includes:
  - The Internet Protocol Address and the apparent Fully Qualified Domain Name ("Domain Name") used.
  - The type of browser and operating system you used;
  - The date and time you visited this site;
  - The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  - The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.

We also collect aggregated information from all of our visitors to measure performance, analyze traffic patterns and improve content.

Because is a membership site, basic services require you to register for an account. We ask you for some information in order to create an account and we will use that information to provide the service. For certain services, such as our online payment services, we may request payment information which may be stored temporarily in encrypted form on secure servers.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and the security purposes mentioned elsewhere in this notice, no other attempts are made to identify you or your usage habits. We strive to collect the minimum information necessary to comply with applicable law or provide the services requested.

We do not sell or rent your information, including email addresses, to any outside organization, unless legally required to do so under state or federal law. We do not disclose payment or other personal information other than as necessary to complete a financial transaction, upon explicit permission from the applicable user, or compelled by law.

Personal Information and Choice
"Personal identifiable information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name in combination with their social security number, drivers license number, or other financial information such as a payment card number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, subscribing to notifications, participating in a survey, completing an online form, or engaging in an online transaction. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey, provide personal information using an online form, or engage in an electronic transaction.

If personal identifiable information is requested on the web site or volunteered by you, federal or state law may protect it. However, this information is treated like any other information provided to, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

If you believe that your personal identifiable information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the person identified in the Contact Information Section of this statement.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal identifiable information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.
Information Accuracy, seeks to ensure that your information and expressed preferences are accurate and complete. As a user, you may access and change your information at any time by visiting the area of the site where it was submitted. provides the means to tell you how to stop receiving notifications.
Cookies uses "cookies" to enable streamlined services, such as streamlined logins. does not use cookies to track any personal information. Cookies are text files, or entries in larger files, utilized to distinguish between visitors to a website and to track information during multiple visits to a website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among websites. Most web browsers may be customized to reject cookies, to only accept or reject cookies by your intervention, or to delete cookies. Rejecting and/or removing cookies may lead to loss of functionality on those pages that require cookies to function fully. If you elected the "Save" option for signing in to, the cookie will contain your password in an encrypted form. Deleting such a cookie will require you to login next time you visit the site.
Security monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. By using this Web site you expressly consent to such monitoring. We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration or destruction of data.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are prohibited and may be punishable under the state Computer Trespass law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
Electronic Commerce
You have the option to do business with the us over the internet including making electronic payments for goods and services. Such transactions are allowed only under tightly controlled circumstances, where there are appropriate technological and other safeguards in place to protect financial and other sensitive, personally identifiable data.

Wherever possible, we do not see or collect financial information. Instead, designated banks route the data, transfer the funds and confirm payment to both you and the San Diego Orthopaedic Society. Additional measures, including but not limited to encryption are used to ensure the integrity and security of your financial information.
Third Party Links Disclaimer
The San Diego Orthopaedic Society's site has many links to other websites that are operated by third parties, such as other orthopedic associations, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party sites. Visitors linking to another site are encouraged to examine the privacy policy of those respective sites.
Children's Privacy Protection
The San Diego Orthopedic Society is not directed to children under 13, and does not knowingly collect personal information from children. For information on the Childrens Online Protection Act (COPPA), please see:
Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about the San Diego Orthopaedicx Association's use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please send an email to
This policy statement is effective from January 1, 2018 and was last edited on October 10, 2023.


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