GSN Privacy Policy

The Gout Specialists Network (GSN) is a new initiative of the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society, Inc. (GUAES), which will provide physicians and patient users with the ability to establish a network of, and access to, specialists authorized to treat under the American College of Rheumatology Guidelines (“Services”). To utilize and access the Services and (“Site”) you agree to abide by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully.

Non-physician users are not required to input any personal informational into the Site. If you believe you have mistakenly submitted any information, please contact us.

While using, interacting with, participating in, or visiting the Site, physicians wishing to be part of the GSN must register and create a profile, as well as communicate other information from time to time through the Site to GUAES or its third party service providers. Such registrations and information may include Personal Information including but not limited to, your first and last name, professional description, photographs, content, email, billing address, phone number and/or credit or debit card information. You must not communicate the information of any person other than yourself. GUAES is the sole owner of the information collected and does not release, sell, or rent your Personal Information to third parties, vendors, or suppliers.

Physician users are required to make a username and password for their profile. Physicians are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their profile. GUAES is not responsible or liable for any such use. GUAES only stores usernames and passwords for retrieval purposes and cannot access the individual characters of any password. GUAES does not share or sell any username or password information.

Personal Information that physician users publish for the public portion of the Site may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. This Site should not be used by individuals under the age of majority in their state and we do not knowingly contact or collect any information from individuals under the age of 18. If you are a parent of a minor who you believe has incorrectly submitted information to our site, please contact us.

No medical information is collected nor should be transmitted through this Site. GUAES does not transmit or input any Protected Health Information as defined by HIPAA privacy regulations through this Site. ALL MEDICAL INFORMATION SHOULD ONLY BE COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PHYSICIAN. If you have transmitted any medical information or believe there to be a breach of HIPAA by GUAES, please contact us.

The only exceptions to our protection of Personal Information are (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (b) a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to our system or network, or in any cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct or a violation or alleged violation of this Privacy Policy or other agreement we, or a third party, may have with you.

Physicians joining the GSN agree that by creating a profile and/or submitting your contact information you allow us to contact you or send you newsletters and other information via such contact information. If your Personal Information changes, you no longer desire to be contacted directly, or you no longer wish to use or access the Site or the Services, we encourage you to correct, update or remove the Personal Information the next time we email or call you. You may also opt to unsubscribe from any individual form of communication via the “unsubscribe” option provided in the communication. You can also contact us directly via the contact information provided at the conclusion of this Privacy Policy at any time.

This Site contains third party service providers and information and links that we do not control. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties. Third party service providers on the Site may also place, view, and/or use cookies, pixels, beacons, log files or other such technologies. GSN does not use any of the information collected via these technologies to identify you or collect your Personal Information nor does GUAES provide any information to third parties. Users of this Site are subject to the privacy policy of any third party provider, when using a third party service through the Site. Users should consult any third party privacy policy and/or terms of use information. Most browsers accept cookies by default, however, you can attempt to disable cookies in your browser’s settings.

We take precautions to protect your information. Security of usernames and passwords is protected by secure server software (SSL). Payments on this Site are collected through PayPal, Inc. Financial data you input to consummate a transaction is processed by PayPal, Inc. and not GUAES. Only PayPal, Inc. receives your credit card number. GUAES does not gain access to or see your credit card number. All information collected via credit card and debit card transactions are subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of PayPal, Inc. If there is a breach of GUAES that results in the release of usernames and passwords, GUAES will notify affected individuals. All breach notifications related to third party service and information providers are the responsibility of their respective third party owner or service provider.

If you have any questions regarding privacy or this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:
(412) 456-4300

This Policy was last updated on October 31, 2017.