Privacy Notice

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOOG) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its web site. To protect online privacy, the ACOOG has implemented the following policy.

Information Collection and Use

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists is the sole owner of the information collected on www.acoog.org. We will not sell, share, or rent this information in ways different from what is disclosed in this notice.

General Users

The ACOOG does not collect any personal information from users browsing its web site. Servers identify numeric IP addresses, but not the individual using it. Only aggregate data, such as number of hits per page, are collected. This aggregate data is used for purposes of analyzing trends and tracking site activity for administrative and content improvements.

Association Members

The ACOOG web site collects information if you indicate preferences for receiving certain categories of information through the site (committee updates, event registrations, etc.). This information is used only for maintenance of your member page and in maintaining the ACOOG membership database. Information that is voluntarily submitted is also made available to other ACOOG members through the membership directory and to those who register for conferences. On occasion, the ACOOG may provide limited data to third parties offering services in conjunction with a conference. Dependent upon the recipient, these limited data include name, mailing address or partial address (city, state) only and will NEVER include phone, fax, or email information.

ACOOG Information

Our web site provides you with the ability to submit, modify or delete information about yourself contained in the database and membership directory of the ACOOG. Information in the ACOOG database is covered by this privacy notice.

Cookies, Analytics and Traffic Data

Cookies are small text files which are transferred from our websites, applications or services and stored on your device. We use cookies to help us provide you with a personalized service, and to help make our websites, applications and services better for you.

Our cookies may be session cookies (temporary cookies that identify and track users within our websites, applications or services which are deleted when you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service) or persistent cookies (cookies which enable our websites, applications or services to “remember” who you are and to remember your preferences within our websites, applications or services and which will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser or leave your session in the application or service). We use the following different types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies which are needed for our websites, applications or services to function properly, for example, these cookies allow you to access secure areas of our website or to remember what you have put into your shopping basket.

Performance cookies and analytics technologies
These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.

Functionality cookies
These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting cookies
These cookies are used to deliver content more relevant to you and your interests or may limit the number of times you see certain content.

Web beacons and parameter tracking
We also use cookies and similar software known as web beacons to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our banners or ads on another website or in emails and to determine where the traffic is generated. These web beacons collect limited information which does not identify individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies.

IP Address and traffic analytics
We track web traffic analyic which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device information, the website that you visited before ours and the website you visit after leaving our site. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site they visit.

Credit Card Information

The ACOOG does not disclose credit card information provided by its members or other users. When members or customers choose to pay by credit card, the information needed to obtain payment is submitted securely through the appropriate merchant services channels.

Surveys

Occasionally, you may see a survey conducted by www.acoog.org. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

Security

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists takes every precaution to protect our users' information. If you have any questions about the security of www.acoog.org, please call (817) 377-0421.

Notification of Changes

If changes or additions are made to our privacy policy, the date of the update will be posted on the privacy statement. Member users will also be notified by email or special announcement on the individual log-in page.