Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting The Endocrine Society Web site. We respect the privacy of our users, and have created this privacy statement in order to apprise you of our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to modify this information at any time, so please check back periodically for our latest privacy practices.

Collection and Use of Information

Personal Identifying Information

Personal identifying information is your name, street or e-mail address, phone number or any other information which, when used by itself or with other data, might identify you individually. The Endocrine Society does not collect this information from you on this Website, except where you send it to us voluntarily. For example, when you order materials from us online, we will ask you for personal identifying information so that we can contact you. We will not collect personal identifying information from you without your knowledge.

The Endocrine Society will use the personal identifying information that we collect to contact you in the future. Specifically, we will send promotional e-mails notifying you of events, products and services, significant developments, or other information that we believe might be of interest. We will not disclose your e-mail address to third parties.

The Endocrine Society will rent to third parties the names and mailing addresses that it gathers (but not e-mail addresses or phone numbers). These third parties may subsequently contact you by mail.

If you do not wish to have your personal identifying information used or disclosed for these purposes, you may "opt-out." To do so, please contact us at societyservices@endocrine.org. In your e-mail, please indicate one of the following opt-out choices:

  • NO OUTSIDE DISTRIBUTION (please do not disclose my name or address on a commercial mailing list)
  • NO EMAIL (please do not include me in lists for Society email correspondence)
  • NO MAIL (please do not include me on any internal promotional Endocrine Society mailings or on any commercial mailing lists)

Notwithstanding any of the above, we may release membership lists or personal identifying information if we determine that release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply our contractual rights or obligations, to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Endocrine Society, our members, or others, or to establish a legal claim or defense.

Non-Personal Information

In order to serve our members and Website visitors better, The Endocrine Society tracks and analyzes the traffic to our Website. We may collect information about your computer, and the sections of our Website that you have visited. For example, we may collect IP Addresses and use information on the types of computer or Web browser you use. This information is used in the aggregate to create statistics for our site and for our system administration. It enables us to analyze the use of our Website and design it to better reflect our users' interests. We do not use it to identify you on an individual basis.

In addition, we may place so-called "cookies" on the computers of visitors. This will enable you to return to our Website and use its services without logging in and identifying yourself each time. We do not use the cookies to track your activities other than on our Website.

Access and Correction of Information

If you wish to review the information that we have collected from you (for example, to confirm that we have the correct address), please contact us at societyservices@endocrine.org. We will respond to you promptly, and provide you with opportunity to correct any errors. 

Security

The Endocrine Society has certain security practices in place to ensure the privacy of our users. Current forms of security are utilized to protect our databases. However, while we have safeguards in place to prevent interception or unauthorized access, there is no absolute guarantee of security. In the unlikely event of a breach despite our efforts, The Endocrine Society shall not be responsible for the breach.