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Privacy Statement

The Wisconsin Medical Society has created this policy, which states our firm commitment to the privacy of our users. It discloses information gathering and dissemination practices of the Internet-based websites of the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society).

What information do we collect?
Information is collected from you when you perform a transaction online. You may be asked to provide information, including but not limited to, your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, date of birth or other information. We may also collect this information from public information sources such as licensing or regulatory entities or employer or government websites or databases. Information may be edited by you online or by contacting us.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To process your requests.
  • To provide information to our publicly searchable* health care provider database.

*Only information designated as “publicly viewable” will be available in our publicly searchable health care provider database.

We restrict access to information not designated as “publicly viewable” to those employees or third parties who need that information in order to provide products and services to you. We will not disclose “non-publicly viewable” information to any non-affiliated third parties without your prior authorization, except as necessary to conduct our business or as permitted or required by law. We will never disclose your “non-publicly viewable” information for promotional purposes, and we do not sell your information to third parties without your consent.

How do we protect your information? 
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your information.

We are committed to protecting your information. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

Do we use cookies? 
Yes. Cookies are small files that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). They enable the website’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to save your preferences for your convenience when you return to the website in the future.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences of your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of this site that will not be available to you, particularly the option to make purchases and on-line contributions, and some Web pages may not display properly.

Online Privacy Policy Only 
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms of Use and Disclaimer of Warranties
If you are using our DRconnection physician database, please also visit our Terms of Use and Disclaimers of Warranties sections on the DRconnection site, which establish the use, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the DRconnection service.

Internet Privacy and Security
You may wish to exchange information with us by e-mail. E-mail is not a secure medium, and information exchanged via e-mail may be intercepted by third parties. Please consider your security before submitting personal information through non-secure means.

Use of IP Addresses
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer various features of our site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as the name of your Internet service provider and its geographic location.

Online Surveys
Information you supply for online surveys is used only by the Wisconsin Medical Society. It is not sold or provided to vendors or e-mail list services.

Your Consent 
By using our website, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy 
If we change our privacy policy, we will post changes on this page.

Contacting Us
If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us via e-mail, or by mail at:

330 E. Lakeside Street
Madison, WI 53715

Updated October 21, 2010