Privacy Policy

Texas Society for Respiratory Care operates the www.tsrc.org website, which provides a community website intended to be used by respiratory therapists. The information posted is provided for the use by the respiratory care community. Any medical procedures or therapies described is for information purposes only and not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed health care provider.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information if anyone decided to use our website.

If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The personal information that we collect are used for providing and improving the website. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience while using our website, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. The TSRC does not sell or provide your information to third-party companies, except as described in this Privacy Policy. However, we may disclose information when legally compelled.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our website or complete a form, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our website. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website. Cookies can be removed by following instructions for your particular browser.

Our website does not contain a password protected area accessible to the public that would store cookies.

Service Providers

We may contract with third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our website management;
  • To provide communication of publications and events;
  • To perform website-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our website is used.

We want to inform our website users that these third parties have access to your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security

We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

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 members or third-party contractors who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Additional security should be taken on your part by not using an unsecure computer or public Wi-Fi when communicating with our website. Particularly, public Wi-Fi can be unsecure and public computers may contain various malware and other data-mining viruses.

Advertising

Our website, newsletters, emails, and other publications have been developed by the TSRC Communication Committee and member authors for the respiratory care community. There is no commercial involvement in the development of content or in the decision-making process for these products. The appearance of advertising on the websites, newsletter, emails, and publications is neither a guarantee nor an endorsement of the product, service, or company or the claims made for the product in such advertising. Any product visible in a published manor is the responsibility of the author or other third-party involved with the publication.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.