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.
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.
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
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 https://srs.execinc.com/edibo/Profile to submit these changes, or e-mail email@example.com 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 https://srs.execinc.com/edibo/Profile or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://srs.execinc.com/edibo/Profile or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to This Policy