The Maryland Acupuncture Society, Inc. (MAS) knows that you care how information about you is used and
shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
What Personal Information About Customers Does
the MAS website Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and
continually improve your experience at the MAS website. Here are the types
of information we gather.
- Information You Give Us: We receive and store
any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain
information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our
features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as
responding to your requests, improving our
store, and communicating with you.
- Automatic Information: We receive and store
certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like
many Web sites, we may use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information
when your Web browser accesses the MAS website.
- Information from Other Sources: We
receive information from the Maryland State Board of acupuncture containing the
names, license status, license numbers and office addresses of licensed
acupuncturists in Maryland.
What About Cookies?
- Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer
to your computer hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to
recognize your browser and to provide security features.
- The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will
tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have
the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies
altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of
the MAS website features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Does the MAS website Share the Information It
Information about our members and customers is an important part of our
mission, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share
customer information only as described below.
- Affiliated Acupuncture
share seminar discounts and address lists with certain affiliated professional
societies. At this time the organizations we allow to use our mailing list are
the Acupuncture Society of New York, The American Organization for Bodywork
Therapies of Asia, the AOMAlliance, and the Building Bridges of Integration
for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference.
- Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other
companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include
fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail,
removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing
marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid
listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer
service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their
functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
- Protection of the
MAS website and Others: We
release account and other personal information when we believe release is
appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our
Conditions of Use and other
agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of the MAS website, our
users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and
organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously,
however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise
disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial
purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy
- With Your Consent: Other than as set out
above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third
parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the
How Secure Is Information About
- We work to protect the security of your information
during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which
encrypts information you input.
- We reveal only the last digits of your credit
card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit
card number to the appropriate credit card company during order
- It is important for you to protect against
unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off
when finished using a shared computer.
What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to
Our site does not include third-party advertising. It does include links to other
websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to
these third-party websites.
Which Information Can I
The MAS website gives you access to a broad range of information about
your account and your interactions with the MAS website for the limited purpose of
viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.
What Choices Do I Have?
- As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide
information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take
advantage of MAS website features.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and
If you choose to visit the MAS website, your visit and any dispute over
privacy is subject to this Notice and our
Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages,
arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Maryland.
If you have any concern about privacy at the MAS website, please
us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.
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