How We Collect Information
Active Collection of Information. ASCVTS actively collects information from its users both by asking specific questions and by permitting users to communicate directly with and through ASCVTS via e-mail, feedback forms, surveys, and discussion forums. Some of the information that users submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with users, such as full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so forth). Some areas of this site may require users to submit information in order to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, personal homepage, and order processing) or to participate in a particular activity. Users will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
Use and Disclosure of Information
If users provide personally identifiable information to ASCVTS, ASCVTS may combine that information with other actively collected information unless ASCVTS specifies otherwise at the point of collection. ASCVTS will take reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from being combined with passively collected information, unless users consent otherwise.
Updating Personally Identifiable Information
Users are encouraged to keep personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete by accessing the ASCVTS Profile Update page. ASCVTS will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in the possession of ASCVTS that users have previously submitted via the ASCVTS website.
We take reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as a user transmits information from his or her computer to the ASCVTS website and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the ASCVTS website may not be secure, and users should therefore take special care in deciding what information users send to ASCVTS via e-mail. Moreover, where users use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on the ASCVTS website, it is the user’s responsibility to safeguard them.
Links to Other Websites
The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655