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POSNA Privacy Policy

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (collectively "POSNA") is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintains the following privacy policy to protect the personal information you provide. Some of the personal information POSNA collects is provided online.

What Information May be Collected?

  1. Information from POSNA Members. POSNA collects certain personal information from its Members to ensure that POSNA records are accurate and up-to-date. This information includes:
    • First and last name
    • Home or office postal mailing address, including street name and name of city or town
    • E-mail address (when provided)
    • Telephone number(s)
    • Fax number(s) (when provided)
    • Personal website address (when provided)
    • Birth date
    • Gender
    • Orthopaedic residency program
    • POSNA Membership status
    • POSNA identification number
    • AAOS identification number
    • Credit card information (if purchases are made)
    • Educational background, including residency sites and dates of certification or recertification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS)
    • Participation in POSNA Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs
    • At their discretion, Members may supply POSNA with certain demographic information about their practices, including age specialties (adult, child), anatomical specialties, treatment specialties, and other census data.

  2. Information from Non-Orthopaedic Surgeons or Orthopaedic Surgeons who are not POSNA Members
    • POSNA collects certain personal information from non-orthopaedic surgeons or from orthopaedic surgeons who are not POSNA Members who wish to purchase or obtain POSNA materials or to register for a course. This information may include:
    • First and last name
    • Home or office postal mailing address, including street name and name of city or town
    • E-mail address (when provided)
    • Telephone number(s) (when provided)
    • Fax number(s) (when provided)
    • Credit card information (if purchases are made)
    • Profession and job title; institutional affiliation
  3. Information from suppliers of good and services to POSNA
    When POSNA pays an individual or entity for services or goods rendered, an honorarium or a stipend, POSNA collects at a minimum the following information:
    • First and last name
    • Home or office postal mailing address, including street name and name of city or town
    • Social Security Administration (SSA) number
  4. POSNA does not knowingly collect information from children under age 13.
  5. POSNA encrypts sensitive personal data, such as credit card information, while being transmitted on the Internet. Credit card information is transmitted securely using SSL encryption.
  6. The POSNA website is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information about its visitors. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not e-mail addresses. For example, POSNA can determine which Internet service provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our sites.

How will this Personal Information Be Used?

  1. Personal information may be used for internal AAOS purposes by authorized POSNA staff.
  2. Personal information will not be released to third parties except as noted below:
    • Upon request, the POSNA may provide the names and postal mailing addresses of its Members to orthopaedic specialty societies that are members of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) for use in encouraging participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
    • Upon request, the POSNA may provide the names and postal mailing addresses of its Members recruitment purposes only. The POSNA shall provide such list only once annually to recruitment agencies and the agency agrees to use it only once annually. The mailing to POSNA Members is subject to the approval of the POSNA.
    • Upon request, the POSNA may provide the names and postal mailing addresses of its Members to other not-for-profit organizations whose missions are consistent with the mission of the POSNA, upon the review and approval of the Executive Director.
    • The POSNA makes available the POSNA Membership Directory at no charge on the Internet to POSNA Members. A hard copy version of the POSNA Membership Directory is provided to POSNA Members at no charge. This Membership Directory contains the name, postal mailing address, telephone, E-mail and Fax number, membership status, and year of admittance to the POSNA.
    • Members of the public, through the POSNA website's Find an Doctor listing, may obtain limited information about the POSNA Member, including only the Member's name, postal mailing address, and telephone number. Use of this information to compile mailing lists—for any purpose—is expressly prohibited.
    • The Private Membership Directory, accessible to POSNA members, displays the same information as Find a Doctor but also includes E-mail addresses if known. Use of the Private Membership Directory for the use of compiling e-mail distribution lists—for any purpose—by an POSNA member or anyone working on his or her behalf, is expressly prohibited.
    • Annual Meeting registration lists, including the medical registrant’s name and postal mailing address, are available to exhibitors and sponsors in advance of and after the Annual Meeting.
    • POSNA may provide the names, postal mailing addresses, and telephone and Fax numbers of POSNA Members to third party organizations with whom the POSNA has contracted to provide courses, goods or services.
  3. At the current time, we are aware of no other circumstances under which POSNA will provide or sell personal information collected online to third parties.

Can the Personal Information Be Viewed and/or Corrected?
The POSNA encourages POSNA Members to update and correct their personal information regularly online. A review and update section is included on the POSNA web site under the Member Services (Update Your Profile) section to make these changes.

How Long will the Personal Information be Retained?
The POSNA retains personal information regarding POSNA Members indefinitely.
POSNA retains personal customer data provided for at least five years and as dictated by business and legal requirements.

Permission to Disseminate the Personal Information/Opt Out of its Being Disseminated?
There is currently no mechanism for orthopaedic surgeons, including POSNA Members, to opt-out of dissemination to third parties of the personal information described in this policy. It is possible for orthopaedic surgeons to opt out of all (but not only some) POSNA web site functions.
POSNA generally does not disseminate to third parties personal information provided from non-orthopaedic surgeons.

Effective Date:
This policy has been in effect since June 2008. It will continue in effect until further notice from POSNA. Modifications to this policy shall be posted as the “Privacy Policy” linked to the POSNA homepage.

We are unable to issue refunds online – please contact POSNA by phone, (847)698-1692 or by email, to request a refund.

Contact POSNA

9400 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Telephone: (847) 698-1692
Fax: (847) 268-9694

POSNA Staff:

  • Teri Stech, Executive Director
  • Cristina Cabral, Society Manager
  • Melody Raymond, Society Coordinator
  • Kaitlin McKinney, Communications Coordinator
  • Scottie Rangel, Meetings and Education Coordinator


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April 27 30, 2016
JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indiana

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