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Cookies Policy

ASPS and its affiliates ("ASPS Parties") may utilize a standard Internet technology called "cookies" to recognize your device so that we can provide certain features on our website to you. While you control the ability to modify your browser settings to either accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is sent or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain features of our website which require the use of cookies if your browser is set to reject cookies.

What are cookies and why do we use them?

Cookies are files that are downloaded on your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. Cookies allow a website to complete certain functions such as identify a user session, recall your preferences (e.g. language), gather information about your browsing habits or show you advertising adapted to your preferences. Cookies can allow us to determine that you have visited the site in the past and thus save and remember preferences that you may have set while browsing our site. Cookies do not allow us to retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your e-mail address. Further, the ASPS Parties may also make use of memory-based cookies in support of authenticating the user of certain ASPS Party web applications.

We use analytic and advertising cookies (non-essential cookies) on our website and we ask your consent for using them. However, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that some or all features of the ASPS Parties' website may be unavailable if we do not have your consent to use cookies.

What personal data is collected and what types of cookies do we use?

Cookies and information captured through this site are stored for the retention period indicated below, however you can eliminate these cookies any time before the expiration date.

In addition to the below analytics and advertising cookies (non-essential), we also use cookies that are necessary for the appropriate functionality of our website and for security purposes (essential), the majority of which cookies are session cookies. More specifically, we use the following cookies:

Cookie nameCookie typeSourceRetention period
__adroll Targeting/Advertising AdRoll 13 Months
__ar_v4 Targeting/Advertising DoubleClick 13 Months
__atuvc Social Sharing: Share pages on social networks. AddThis 14 Months
__atuvs Social Sharing: Share pages on social networks. AddThis 1 Day
__ss Marketing Automation SharpSpring 1 Day
__ss_referrer Marketing Automation SharpSpring 1 Day
__ss_tk Marketing Automation SharpSpring Indefinite
__utma Analytics Google Analytics 2 Years
__utmb Analytics Google Analytics 30 minutes
__utmc Analytics Google Analytics Session
__utmt Analytics Google Analytics 10 minutes
__utmz Analytics Google Analytics 6 months
_ga Analytics Google Analytics 2 years
_gid Analytics Google Analytics 1 day
_vwo_uuid_v2 Testing: A/B Testing VWO 1 year
IGXSessionState Session (Persistence) ASPS Session
gwcc      
ASP.NET_SessionId Session (Persistence) ASPS Session
__ss Marketing Automation SharpSpring 1 Day
__ss_referrer Marketing Automation SharpSpring 1 Day
__utma Analytics Google Analytics 2 Years
__utmb Analytics Google Analytics 30 minutes
__utmc Analytics Google Analytics Session
__utmt Analytics Google Analytics 10 minutes
__utmz Analytics Google Analytics 6 months
_ga Analytics Google Analytics 2 years
_gid Analytics Google Analytics 1 day
_vwo_uuid_v2 Testing: A/B Testing VWO 1 year
gwcc      
__gads Targeting/Advertising DoubleClick 1 year
koitk Marketing Automation SharpSpring 10 years
loc Social Sharing AddThis 1 day
ouid Social Sharing AddThis 1 year
uid Social Sharing AddThis 1 year
uvc Social Sharing AddThis 1 year
vc Social Sharing AddThis 1 year
__atuvc Social Sharing AddThis 14 Months
__atuvs Social Sharing AddThis 1 Day
ASP.NET_SessionId Session (Persistence) ASPS Session
__ss Marketing Automation SharpSpring 1 Day
__ss_referrer Marketing Automation SharpSpring 1 Day
__ss_tk Marketing Automation SharpSpring Indefinite
__utma Analytics Google Analytics 2 Years
__utmb Analytics Google Analytics 30 minutes
__utmc Analytics Google Analytics Session
__utmt Analytics Google Analytics 10 minutes
__utmz Analytics Google Analytics 6 months
koitk Marketing Automation SharpSpring 10 years

The ASPS Parties may use at any time various Google products such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. You may opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google's Ads Settings. Additionally, you may use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to avoid having your data used by Google Analytics.

The ASPS Parties will not facilitate the merger of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features based on the DoubleClick cookie unless the ASPS Parties provides clear notice of, and you provide your affirmative consent to, such merger.

The ASPS Parties may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may insert ASPS Party ads on sites across the Internet. The ASPS Parties and third-party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and/or third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie), either alone or together, to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your previous visits to this site.

The ASPS Parties and third-party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and/or third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie), alone or together, to report how ASPS Party ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to this site. The ASPS Parties may use data from Google's interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to analyze how visitors use the site, to provide general profiles about visitors to the site, to analyze trends and statistics, and to improve design, content and marketing of this website, its services and products.

The ASPS Parties may use the "conversion tracking pixel" provided by Facebook.com ("Facebook") to record the efficacy of Facebook's advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. This tool allows the ASPS Parties to gather information on your actions after you are redirected to a third party's website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement on this website. The data the ASPS Parties collect using this tool are anonymous and not personally identifiable by the ASPS Parties. However, Facebook may save and process the collected data and may connect data to your Facebook account to use for Facebook's advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook's Data Policy. Facebook and its partners may use this data to show you advertisements on both Facebook.com and other third-party websites. Facebook or its partners may use cookies to facilitate the display of advertisements.

The ASPS Parties may use products for conversion tracking and tailored audiences provided by Twitter.com ("Twitter") that connects data from Twitter's advertising network to your actions performed on this website. For more information on the types of data collected, please see Twitter's privacy policy.

In addition, we also provide links to our social network accounts to facilitate easy sharing of content on social network platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. If you access these pages, third-party cookies will be downloaded to your computer for different purposes such as tracking, analytics or advertising. We have no control over these cookies.

With whom do we share this information?

Information collected through Google Analytics is shared with Google and its partners who may combine it with other information you've provided to them or they've collected from your use of their services. This information will be stored in Google's servers in the United States of America according to their privacy practices.

Social advertising cookies are shared with Facebook and Google, according to their privacy policies. Information collected when you access to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube will be associated with your account when you are logged into these social networks. By clicking on the symbol of the social network, new cookies and information about you will be collected through these platforms according to the respective privacy policies for those platforms.

What other technologies do we use in email marketing?

When we send you email marketing communications we employ pixel tags or web beacons for email tracking which includes clear gifs that help us better manage our email marketing communications by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier embedded in emails and let us know, for instance, which emails have been opened by recipients.

You can always opt-out of our marketing communications by using the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of our email communications or you can contact us.

You can control and delete cookies through your browser settings.

Or you can also use the following cookie management and disposal tools:

Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding our use of cookies you can contact us at: privacy@plasticsurgery.org. You can also contact us at:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
444 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
Phone: 847-228-9900

Last Updated: 1/22/2019

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