STS Privacy Statement

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and a service to its members and others.  STS is committed to protecting the privacy of members and others who utilize its website. 

STS will not share financial information gathered on this site with third parties. STS detects and uses the IP addresses of visitors to the site in order to assist in diagnosis and solving problems with the server and to assist with the administration of the STS website.

STS uses an order form and "shopping cart" system for customers to purchase products and services offered on the site. STS utilizes browser cookies placed on the customer's machine to keep track of the customer's shopping cart.  STS also collects user contact information (such as name, address, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) and financial information (such as credit card numbers) for use in processing and fulfilling orders for products and services. STS may also use a purchaser's information to contact the purchaser when necessary. Financial information collected on the site is used only to bill the purchaser for products and services. Limited personally identifiable information (such as name and address) is occasionally shared with third parties, generally so these parties can send you promotional materials about educational programs or goods and services.

STS uses various technologies and security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under its control. STS uses modern security and encryption services to secure credit card transactions. 

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