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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (“IDSA”) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to and users of its websites and applications. This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy principles that we follow with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide through our website, including our domains and subdomains:, and  as well as through other channels and at our events you may attend, including our downloadable application (collectively referred to as our "Service"). Information 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.

Selected Collaborative Partners and Vendors
IDSA may share information with carefully selected collaborative partners in the following circumstances:

Mailing List: 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, except as noted here. IDSA reviews each list rental request on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the information being sent is relevant to our members.

Email List: IDSA may share its email list with selected third party collaborative partners and vendors whose products and services may be of interest to our members. Each arrangement to share IDSA’s email list is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the products and services offered are relevant to our members. All recipients can opt-out of receiving promotional emails from IDSA collaborative partners by following the unsubscribe/opt-out instructions included on each email message.

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 Service, 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 of Use or other agreements that govern your use of this Service; 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 and related terms of use or other terms and conditions of external sites before disclosing any personal information.


Our Service uses “cookies,” which are small text files that web servers typically send to users’ computer when they visit a website. Cookies are stored as text files on users’ hard drive, and can be accessed by web servers when the user visits a website or views an advertisement. A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user is using the Service but is deleted once the browser session is finished. A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user utilizes the Service and stores and uses that information in connection with future visits of the user to the Service. 

Our Service also uses electronic marketing technologies based on “tracking pixels” or “web beacons”. A tracking pixel or web beacon collects information from a webpage’s header, such as the IP address or browser, that provides information about individual surfing behavior and reading activities, downloads of publications and similar materials. We do this to optimize our offer according to your interests, to perform marketing and to improve personalized ads based on your personal interests.

Third-party cookies and/or web beacons are cookies or web beacons provided by our technology and/or advertising partners. Any third-party cookie or web beacon that we authorize for use on the Service only collects that information described below for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third-party cookie or web beacon, the third-party will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the Service.

The cookies and web beacons we use collect information about users of the Service, including: browser used to access the Service, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, users who have visited a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, device and operating system used to access the Service. The information we collect from these cookies and web beacons is used to determine information about a user’s visit to our Service, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance the users’ experience while visiting our Service and to improve the performance of our Service by, among other things, allowing us to monitor Service performance, making the Service easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the Service (including the ads and offers a user receives) to better match a user’s interests and preferences. 

Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive. If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent us from tracking your activities in relation to our Service, however, it may also disable some of the functions and features of the Service and the Service may not work properly.

By continuing to use our Service, you are agreeing to our placing cookies and/or web beacons on your computer in order to analyze the way you use our Service. 
If you do not wish to accept cookies or web beacons in connection with your use of our Service, please discontinue use of the Site.

Google Analytics
We use “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

We use Feathr to help enhance the customization of advertising, including by the use of session, persistent and third-party “cookies” that store a small piece of data on users’ computers and collect certain information about the users’ visit to our Service. We also use cookies to understand users’ browsing and buying activities so that we can measure the success of online advertising campaigns we run on our websites. 

Our Service also uses web beacons (either directly or from our partners), along with cookies, to determine if a user has visited a particular website. These beacons aid in providing more relevant advertising to the user, as well measuring the success of an advertising campaign. 

Learn more about Feathr’s privacy practices, and  access Feathr’s Privacy Platform.

Crazy Egg
We collect information about your interaction with our Services, including the resources that you access, pages viewed, how much time you spent on a page, and how you reached our website. We also log the details of your visits to our website and information generated in the course of using our website, such as mouse movements, scrolls, clicks, page visits, text entered, how long you spent on a page, and other details of your actions on our website. We may share this information with a trusted third-party to analyze and organize any collected data on our behalf and at our express direction.

Learn more about Crazy Egg’s privacy practices.

To opt-out of Crazy Egg, please use your browser’s “do not track” settings.

Do Not Track Signals
Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Other than as to usage of Crazy Egg, we currently generally do not respond to “do not track” signals.


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 networking 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.

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

Amendments and Updates
IDSA will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted here so that users will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices and this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: 5/2/2024

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