Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) its events and website (www.americanmedspa.org), the Medical Spa Show and other affiliated websites. This Privacy notice explains how AmSpa collects, uses, shares and safeguards information on its various websites and apps. It will notify you of the following:

 ·       What personally identifiable information is collected from you by AmSpa, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
·       What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
·       The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
·       How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information. 

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, web-form, your use of this site, or other direct contact from you. We may share information with Sponsors or Exhibitors of our events to offer products or services that may be of interest to our Members and Attendees. The information shared in this fashion is limited and done under controlled circumstances. AmSpa also shares personal information with affiliated organizations and other trusted businesses or persons to perform functions on our behalf. These functions may include data hosting services, packaging, mailing and delivering services, payment processing, customer support and consulting services, and event registration services. We only provide those companies with access to information as is required to deliver the service and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.  Furthermore we may share information with courts, government entities, or law enforcement to the extent necessary to comply with legal requirements or to protect rights, property, or safety in urgent circumstances.

Changes to Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to update and modify this Notice at any time and for any reason.  We will notify you as and how required by law.

Email Newsletter/Membership

During newsletter signup or membership registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

Cookies

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a pieces of code or text placed on your computer by us or third-parties when you browse our site if your web browser preferences are set to allow cookies.  Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies by default.  You can change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However some website features and services may not function properly if you set your browser to refuse cookies. We may use cookies and other code such as clear gifs, and log file information to store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits, provide personalized content on our site and to provide targeted advertising on other sites, monitor effectiveness of marketing campaigns, and website analytics.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may request not to receive certain forms of communication from AmSpa and not to have your information shared with affiliated service providers and industry partners. If you prefer that we not disclose your information to affiliated service providers and industry partners as described in this notice, you may request us not to make those disclosures (except as required by law) by contacting us as described below. Please note if you elect to opt out of certain disclosures, we may not be able to offer you certain services and products. Please note that personally identifiable information does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state or local government records, widely distributed media or disclosures to the general public required by law. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via info@americanmedspa.org or 312-981-0993:

·       See what data we have about you, if any.
·       Change/correct any data we have about you.
·       Have us delete any data we have about you.
·       Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
·       EU Data Subjects please see the GDPR addendum below

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Any demographic information collected will be aggregated and not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees or affiliates who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. And affiliates and service providers are bound by confidentiality obligations.

While we take reasonable steps to maintain data security please be aware that no data transmitted over the internet can be completely secure from unauthorized access. So despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online sites.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy or have questions about it, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 312-981-0993 or via email at info@americanmedspa.org.

Links

This website contains links to other websites that we do not control. The policies and provision of these other sites will differ from this Privacy Notice.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content, conduct, or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Children

This website and our services are not intended for children under the age of 18. As such we do not knowingly market, solicit, or collect any information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that it has inadvertently received personal information from a User under the age of 18, it will delete such personal information from its records.

GDPR Addendum Policy

Scope

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union data protection law, went into effect on May 25, 2018. The following sections outline our GDPR policy. These apply to you if you are an individual located within the European Union (EU) and your personal data is processed in connection with The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa). Personal data means any information that allows you to be directly or indirectly identified, which is in our database for purposes of membership or other transactions with AMSPA or AMSPA-related organizations, including, without limitation, the Medical Spa Show.

Rights

Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

Right to be Informed: You have the right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed by us, how we use your Personal Data and your rights in relation to your Personal Data.

Right of access:  You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Data held by us about you and to access the information which we hold about you. You can view and edit your personal data within your member profile on americanmedspa.org. You may also request access or copies of your personal data by emailing info@americanmedspa.org.

Right of data portability: You may request us to provide you with your Personal Data which you have given us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you may request us to transmit your Personal Data directly to another controller where this is technically feasible.

This right only arises where we process your Personal Data on the legal basis of either your consent or where it is necessary to perform our contract with you and the processing is carried out by automated means. Requests should be made by email to info@americanmedspa.org. In order to comply with your request, we may ask you to verify your identity.

Right to rectification: You have the right to have any inaccurate Personal Data which we hold about you updated or corrected. If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified or completed. Updates to your personal data can be made through your member profile on americanmedspa.org or by emailing info@americanmedspa.org or by calling 312-981-0993.

Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your personal data. Requests should be made by email to info@americanmedspa.org. In some situations, deletion of certain personal data may mean that it is no longer possible for you to gain access to certain parts of our site, membership benefits or constituent transactions/activities. We are obligated to preserve transactional data for seven years to adhere to auditing standards and bookkeeping laws.

Right to restrict to processing: You have the right to ask us to restrict processing your Personal Data in certain cases, including if you believe that the Personal Data we hold about you is inaccurate or that our use of your Personal Data is unlawful. If you validly exercise this right, we will store your Personal Data and will not carry out any other processing on it until the issue is resolved. Requests should be made by email to info@americanmedspa.org.

Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent from the processing of your personal data at any time. In some situations, withdrawal of certain consent data may mean that it is no longer possible for you to gain access to certain parts of our site, membership benefits or constituent transactions/activities. Requests should be made to info@americanmedspa.org.