Privacy Policy/Conflicts of Interest


Commitment to Privacy

Since our establishment, the Histiocyte Society has been dedicated to preserving the confidentiality of the personal information of our members. To demonstrate the importance of your privacy, the Histiocyte Society has established this policy outlining our usage of any personal information collected by our organization.This policy has been updated to reflect changes which comply with the newly established European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").

What is the GDPR?

On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. For Europeans, the GDPR expands upon data privacy rights and gives more control to an individual over their data. As an organization who serves individuals around the world, including in the EU, it is our obligation to comply with the changes.

The GDPR provides requirements organizations must comply with, as well as explains the rights Europeans have to control their data. Additional information about the GDPR can be found on the EU data protection website.

Collection of Information

The Histiocyte Society collects personal data via our online "information request" forms, email, over the phone, and/or by written request; it may include name, address, phone number and email address. In some cases, information regarding a patient may be collected, such as patient name, date of birth, diagnosis, date of diagnosis and the relationship to that patient. Physicians or other medical personnel may be asked to supply information regarding their institution of employment.  In the case where someone is making a contribution or dues payment, payment information (i.e. credit card data) will be collected and processed through a secure and PCI compliant merchant service. 

Use of Information

The type of information collected depends on how your use the services of the Histiocyte Society. Personal data is collected via account registration, online information forms, order forms, submission forms, event registration forms, over the phone, and/or by email. In most situations information requested will include name, address, phone number, institution and/or email address. In some cases, information regarding a physician or clinician’s field of study may be collected. Physicians or other medical personnel may be asked to supply information regarding their institution of employment. In the case where someone is making a payment, payment information (i.e. credit card data) will be collected and processed using a secure third party merchant and payment gateway.

When you create an online account through our website, your information is processed by our website and its forms, which are hosted by Blackbaud, and linked to our database, also hosted by Blackbaud.

You have the right to request that any or all of this information be deleted from our database at any time. Requests may take up to 30 days to be executed. Requests to review or delete your data should be made to privacy@histiocytesociety.org.

In addition to direct information collected, we employ the use of third party services, such as Google Analytics, to track website usage and visits. This information may include location, device type, page visitation information, and any demographic information you have made available to tracking services.

Online Privacy

Online security and privacy are of the utmost importance to the Histiocyte Society. Therefore, we work with our online system service provider, Blackbaud®, to ensure that our online data collection process is safe and secure. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

Contact Us

Should you have any questions/comments regarding our Privacy, please contact us at
+1 856-589-6606 or privacy@histiocytesociety.org

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Histiocyte Society
332 North Broadway - Pitman, NJ 08071
Phone: +1 856.589.6606 | Fax: +1 856.589.6614
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