The National Society for Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for NSGC.
NSGC gathers three types of information about users:
**Data that users provide through site password registration. Access to NSGC members’ only areas is a privilege of membership in the NSGC. The password registration form requires that users give us contact information (like name and e-mail address). We may use this contact information to send you information about NSGC news and events. This contact information may also be used to contact you directly, if necessary.
**Aggregated tracking data provided by server logs, your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information and to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Our server logs may also collect information about the URL which referred you to NSGC as well as which pages receive the most traffic. This information helps us offer personalized information to users and to better tailor our future content to users' needs.
**Order forms and registration forms. Our site uses forms so that customers can register for NSGC events and order NSGC products. We collect site visitors' personal contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number). Contact information is used for administrative purposes such as order fulfillment. Users who register for an NSGC event or order NSGC products may receive notification of other upcoming events or sales promotions that may be of interest. Financial information collected is used only to bill the user for products and services ordered.
This website takes every precaution to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline. When our forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or Social Security number), the information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry-SSL. SSL Encryption is a method by which information transmitted across the Internet is scrambled to the point where it's virtually indecipherable by anyone who should intercept the data before it reaches its destination. Web pages where SSL encryption is activated are typically identified by a lock or key symbol displayed somewhere in your browser. Refer to your browser's documentation for the specific symbol and location. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information offline.
Information Provided to Third Parties
NSGC may provide aggregated demographic and site usage information to third parties such as site advertisers.
Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other Web sites. Linked sites are not under the control of nsgc.org and NSGC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. NSGC is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or organizations. NSGC provides links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by NSGC of the company, products, or services offered by that site or organization. If you feel that information found via a link from NSGC is offensive or counter-productive to NSGC's mission or values, please contact the NSGC Webmaster with your concern. Include the full link and the page on the NSGC site where the link is listed.
Change Personal Information
NSGC users with password authorization can change their password and other personal information by clicking on "Update My Profile" in the main navigation.
Contacting the NSGC Executive Office
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of NSGC, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact:
NSGC Executive Office
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Customer Satisfaction and Refund Policy
NSGC strives to be the leading voice, authority and advocate for the genetic counseling profession and to promote the genetic counseling profession as a recognized and integral part of health care delivery, education, research and public policy. If you feel in any way that NSGC is not holding true to its mission, please contact the NSGC Executive Office.
NSGC offers no refunds on membership.
Approval/Delivery of Goods
Upon authorization of your credit card, you will immediately become a member of the NSGC. You will have access to all on-line member benefits upon receipt of your Member ID and password.