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Privacy Policy

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has a strong commitment to privacy, recognizing that we are a public association. This statement outlines the policies and procedures concerning information gathering and dissemination practices for our association.

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Collecting and Using User Information

SRS collects information in different ways from those who access our site. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our site. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law, or in other special cases described below.

Our site uses order forms for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect users’ contact information (e.g., name and e-mail address) and financial information (e.g., account or credit card numbers). Financial information is used to bill the user for products and services. The financial information is then destroyed or encrypted and is not kept on file. Contact information from the order form is used to send orders, contact the user regarding any problems with the order, and to provide the user with information about our association, including promotional materials. Users may opt out of receiving future communications; see the Updating User Profile section below.

Membership Directory

Current SRS members' contact information is made available through the Membership Directory, in both print and digital formats. This information is only available to other current SRS members. Members may opt out of being listed in either format of the Membership Directory; see the Updating User Profile section below.

Disclosure of Personal Information

It is SRS’s policy not to use or share the personal information about users in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, SRS may disclose personal information about users, or information regarding your use of our site, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our website Terms of Use or other user policies; to operate the site properly; or to protect SRS and our users.

Find a Specialist

SRS members may initially opt in to the Find a Specialist tool during their membership application process. Current SRS members may opt in to the tool using the My Profile section of the SRS Members' website. Members who qualify for a Find a Specialist listing may have name, practice address, practice phone number, and area of practice displayed via the public Find a Specialist tool. Members may opt out of this tool at anytime by using the My Profile section.

Updating User Profile

Users who have created an account with SRS have the ability to update or change all personal information provided. To do so, users can visit to submit these changes, or e-mail with the new information.

Opt In/Out of Communications

SRS provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us when we request information about the user. To update these preferences, users can visit or e-mail

Opt In/Out of Membership Directory

We also allow SRS members to opt out of displaying personal information in the Membership Directory. To update these preferences, users can visit or e-mail


Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, but we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.


A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. SRS may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes, to improve the products and services we provide, or to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your personal information. Additionally, be aware that if you visit non-SRS websites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. Third parties and other non-SRS websites may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. SRS is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website that collects your personally identifiable information.

Third Party Contracts

SRS contracts with third parties to provide meeting registration and abstract management resources. When you register to attend a meeting, use the speaker resources, or submit an abstract, you will be volunteering to provide SRS with specific contact information. SRS treats this information with complete confidentiality. Registrants are provided the opportunity to opt out of meeting communications at any time, and SRS will endeavor to respect your wishes. Registrants are also provided the opportunity to opt in to delegate lists provided to corporate supporters or published in meeting materials - such as programs, mobile app, etc - at the time of registration for each event. Similarly, at times SRS contracts with third parties to host educational programs. When you sign up for access to the educational program, you will be providing your name and contact information. SRS uses this information to process continuing medical education (CME) certificates to learners and required reports to the CME provider.

SRS Legal Notices

The website and its content are being provided for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for your independent medical judgment or constitute medical advice or treatment in any way. The content posted on the site is not intended to serve as the primary basis for making professional medical decisions. As with all clinical reference resources, the content on the site reflects medical science, protocols and/or procedures at the time of its development, but the content should be used with the clear understanding that continued research or practice may result in new knowledge or recommendations. Therefore, you should confirm the information on the site with other sources before undertaking any treatment or otherwise taking any actions related to or in reliance on such information. Your reliance upon any content within the Site is solely at your own risk.

SRS Statements and Practice Parameters

SRS statements and practice parameters assist healthcare professionals by providing information on clinical and scientific advances. These documents reflect the most current guidance available from the SRS on clinical topics related to spine deformity.

SRS statements are not to be construed as dictating an exclusive course of action; nor are they intended to replace the medical judgment of healthcare professionals. The unique circumstances of individual patients and environments are to be taken into account in any diagnosis and treatment plan. SRS statements reflect clinical and scientific advances as of the date of their publication and are subject to change.

Copyright Proprietary Notices

"SCOLIOSIS RESEARCH SOCIETY", "SRS", and the SRS logo are trademarks of the Scoliosis Research Society. Use of these marks in commerce other than as "fair use" is prohibited by law except by obtaining the express written permission of SRS.

General Copyright Policy

Copyrights to the materials included in this website are owned solely by SRS, except for materials which are created by others (or the copyright to which is otherwise owned by others) and for which a copyright notice is posted adjacent to such content or materials. The copyright to each item of material created or otherwise owned by another is owned by such creator or other owner. None of the materials included in this site may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SRS, the creator, or other owner, as the case may be. In this regard, the graphic images and layout of this site are the exclusive property of SRS and may not be copied, distributed, or displayed except using an HTML browser or as otherwise stated herein, without the expressed written permission of SRS. For general copyright permission requests email

Changes to This Policy

SRS reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy, our website Terms of Use, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with our website Terms of Use.

Terms of Use

The Scoliosis Research Society provides information on these web pages regarding research and links as a public service. The SRS believes that patients should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on the site prior to proceeding with any particular treatment. Just as no two individuals are exactly alike, no two patients with a spinal deformity are the same. Therefore, your spinal deformity surgeon will be the most important source of information about the management of your particular spinal problem.