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The MSL Society Privacy Policy Commitment

The MSL Society is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe, secure user experience.  The following statement explains The MSL Society’s commitment to managing your personal information and sets out how and when personal information is collected, held, used or disclosed.

Information About All MSL Society Visitors

We gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most.  We only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate.  This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for you. We may share this information with our partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may understand how MSL Society visitors use our site, and also create a better overall experience for you.  We do not disclose information about your individual visits to The MSL Society to any outside parties, except when the law requires it.

Information About You Specifically

The MSL Society is a professional society website, we retain your personal information to assist in your career advancement or management including finding resources; or to facilitate other services to or by us.  For example, when you sign up to use the site, enter into a contest, or purchase a product, we collect more specific personal information about you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, qualifications or career history. If you choose to do so we may also retain sensitive information about you such as information about your membership in a professional or trade association or trade union.  We may also ask you for other information, such as information on your interests, your likes and dislikes regarding the site, the types of resources you are interested in, etc., in an effort to deliver to you the best possible site experience.  When you grant us your permission, we will communicate with you regularly with tips, advice and survey information on using the MSL Society website to maximize your Medical Science Liaison career development.  The MSL Society also provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of these types of communications.  If you choose to receive these types of communications at the time of registration, but later decide you no longer want to receive them, simply log in to your “My Account” and edit your account profile.  If you input your information on a co-branded registration page, such as that of a The MSL Society and partner company-sponsored contest, then your information will be collected, used and becomes the property of both The MSL Society and the partner co-sponsoring the contest.  In that instance, The MSL Society is not responsible for the information that the partner company receives or how it is used.  If you do not provide us with the information sought in the required fields The MSL Society may be limited in its ability to provide you with services.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

• To personalize your experience

(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

• To improve the society

(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

• To improve service

(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and support needs)

• To process transactions

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site features

• To send periodic emails

The email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Updating Account Information

We wish to ensure your personal information is complete, accurate and up to date.  The MSL Society allows you to change or correct your personal profile information at any time.  To do so, simply log into your account, and you will find options for editing the information you have submitted.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a third party secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into a third party Payment gateway provider database (i.e. PayPal or Google Checkout) and only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

The MSL Society Database

The information you provide is stored on The MSL Society database.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your computer's hard drive.  We use cookies for remembering user names and passwords and preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing.  Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster service, consistent, updated results, and a more personalized site experience.  You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies.  However, doing this will hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on our website.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


The MSL Society has areas on the site where you can submit feedback.  Any feedback that is submitted through this area becomes the property of The MSL Society.  We may use this feedback, such as success stories, for marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback on the site.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their account and going to the 'Edit Profile' page.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. The site is strictly for the age group of 18 and above. We do not collect any information on children. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old or older.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at www.themsls.org

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may make changes to our privacy commitment and we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

Thank you for using The MSL Society.  We're committed to providing you with the best resources and tools to advance your MSL career.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

If there are any questions regarding the Privacy Policy you may contact us using the following information:

Use the "Contact Us" link in the footer below or email us directly at: admin@themsls.org

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