Privacy in the ASPS Patient Education App

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons ("ASPS") is committed to protecting the privacy of the data it collects from you when you use its app. This statement describes the practices that ASPS follows to protect the privacy of personal data collected from you when you use this app. ASPS may occasionally update this privacy statement and other statements reference by it as new services and programs are introduced.

ASPS does not collect personally identifiable information from you , including e-mail addresses, without asking you. In some instances, ASPS may request that you voluntarily supply information, including e-mail address, street address, telephone number or other information, to allow the society to personalize and enhance your experience in the app or to provide the opportunity for follow up after your use of the app. Whether you provide information is entirely voluntary. When you voluntarily supply personally identifiable information, we assume that you have consented to our use of the personally identifiable information subject to this privacy policy.

ASPS does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable patient information in its app. You should not post any material in any area of our app that could be used to identify a patient. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a patient, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this app. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors under 18 years of age.

Use of information provided

If you voluntarily provide information, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information by the society. However, ASPS does not sell or rent personal information collected through this app to anyone.

The ASPS app may include the option to make purchases or register for events. To process these transactions, we may collect personal information or direct to you to third-party providers of the services. If we collect personal information, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors, service providers or other third parties so that they can provide use with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions and order fulfillment as well as you credit card issuer. By voluntarily providing your personal information, you consent to ASPS providing your personal information to third parties that may provide these services. You agree that we are not responsible or liable or any of their actions or omissions.

ASPS may collect certain standard, non-personally identifiable information that your device normally provides when you use an app, such as your IP address, UDID, browser type, access times. If such information is collected, ASPS will only use this information to support the operation of its app and to analyze the usage patterns of our app.

ASPS may use aggregate statistics about app users, such as volume, traffic patterns, login activity, referral sources and related site information to support the operation of its app. It may also provide this aggregate information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information about the users. ASPS may also disclose information in special cases when it has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights or property; (c) enforce the applicable Terms and Conditions of Use; or (d) act to protect the interests of our users or others. Occasionally ASPS may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose such information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. ASPS reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

If you have voluntarily provided personally identifiable information, ASPS may, from time to time, send mail or e-mail to you regarding products and services. If you do not want to receive such offers and mailings, you can easily indicate that by following the instructions on the correspondence.

Regarding cookies

ASPS may utilize standard technology to recognize your device so that we can provide certain features on our app to you. These technologies can allow us to determine that you have used the app in the past and thus save and remember preferences that you may have set while using our app. These technologies do not allow us to retrieve any other data from your device or obtain your e-mail address. ASPS may also make use of memory-based technologies in support of authenticating the user of certain ASPS applications. While you control the ability to modify your device and browser settings to either accept all cookies or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain features of our app or web site which require the use of cookies if your browser is set to reject cookies.

Other sites

This app may contain links to other sites. While ASPS strives to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, ASPS is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact us at

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Last Update - September 18, 2013