POMA Privacy Policy

The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate POMA’s commitment to the privacy of our members and other website visitors. This policy explains what types of information is collected by POMA’s website and how this information is used.

By using the www.poma.org site, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy so please read through it carefully. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please exit this site immediately.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

POMA members and other website visitors that register to use www.poma.org voluntarily provide contact information. This includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone number, e-mail address and similar data. POMA will disclose this information to third parties when necessary for the provision of services to you, for the protection of others and when required by law.

Aggregate information is information in summary form that does not contain personally identifiable information. POMA allows third parties to use aggregate information to aid in the development or implementation of programs, products and services.

Credit Card Account Information

POMA utilizes secure transaction methods (SSL) when collecting credit card information over the internet. POMA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse. POMA does not disclose to third parties credit card account information provided by its members or other website visitors. POMA does not retain credit card information.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

POMA uses your internet protocol (IP) address for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of code that are sent to your computer when you visit a website that allows the site to identify you when you return at a later date.  POMA uses “cookies” to remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed on your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of www.poma.org so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your web browser accordingly.

Links and Suggested Resources

www.poma.org contains links to other sites. POMA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to www.poma.org. Should you follow a link to another site, you are encouraged to review the privacy policy applicable to that website.

Surveys and Polls

We may offer surveys and/or interactive polls to users so they can share their opinions with other users, see what our users’ think about important issues or to target our content. Participation in the surveys and/or polls is optional, therefore the user has a choice whether or not to disclose information. Opinions and responses are not identifiable to any particular user. We may share aggregated demographic information with partners or supporters. We never share any information about specific individuals with any third parties.

Electronic Communications

We send electronic communications on a regular basis to our members. These communications are sent to your preferred address. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease communications from use. You may do so by clicking the link provided in the communication.

List Serves and Forums

Members are encouraged to join our discussion forums as a way to communicate with their peers. Participation is optional and is restricted to current members. Users of list serves and forums agree to use these for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on them any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or obscene material of any kind, including but not limited to any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. This applies to any posting that could be termed as Sexual Harassment and/or Discrimination.

Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms. If you choose to reject any portion of this policy and have your personally identifiable information removed from POMA records, please notify POMA at [email protected].

For suggestions, compliments or complaints regarding www.poma.org or this Privacy Policy, please email POMA at [email protected].