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    IDSA Website Policies and Disclaimer



    Copyright, Disclaimer and Related Policies 

    All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) or other individuals or entities. Any reproduction, retransmission or republication of all or part of any posting or document found on this site is strictly prohibited, unless IDSA or the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit or republish the material. All other rights reserved.



    Names and Trademarks 

    The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos of IDSA and related entities appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate IDSA’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without IDSA’s prior written permission.

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    The IDSA site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites. Links are provided for the convenience of our site visitors. IDSA has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over them; therefore, IDSA takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those sites.

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    Privacy Policy



    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (“IDSA”) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. Information from website visitors (including our domains and subdomains:,,,, and is collected primarily to help better serve IDSA members and others. IDSA uses encryption and other technology to store personal information gathered online in an attempt to provide a secure environment that is protected from unauthorized third party access, alteration, theft, or misuse.

    Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and email address will not be released, sold or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.


    Our Service Providers
    We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

    Credit Card Account Information
    IDSA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, IDSA submits the information needed to secure payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

    Business Transfers

    Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

    Government and Legal Disclosures
    We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.


    We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.


    A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.


    While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

    If any user suspects that IDSA has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Policy, or for any other information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.


    Use of Personal Information

    Applicants to IDSA are asked to provide personal and professional information. We use this information in order to:

    1. Meet our mission to communicate information to our members,
    2. Provide notice of important events, activities, and proposals, 
    3. Provide opportunities for network and professional events,
    4. Provide a professional directory (member access only),
    5. Compile and provide mailing, approval, and attendance lists for meetings, and
    6. Provide a list of members of committees and the Board of Directors.

    IDSA may rent its mailing list to third parties, who use the list to inform our members of educational opportunities and services that may be of interest to them. The information provided includes your name, society-assigned member number, organization, department, and mailing address. IDSA does not rent its e-mail list or provide phone numbers of members. IDSA reviews each list rental request on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the information being sent is relevant to our members.

    Members may opt-out of having their information used for any of the above purposes by notifying IDSA.  See below for contact information.

    IDSA does not disclose credit card account information.

    Your Queries

    If you have any questions regarding the IDSA Privacy Policy, would like to change information that you have provided, or suspect that IDSA has handled your data in a manner that does not comply with this Privacy Policy, please contact IDSA at

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