Privacy Policy

By accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy set forth herein. If at any time you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. This Website is operated by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Inc. ("SASH”). “Website” means the website located at, any subsequent URL which may replace this URL, and all associated websites, URLs and micro sites. "You/your" means you as a User of the Website and/or Member of SASH. “User” means all users of this Website. “Member” means a member of SASH. SASH offers this Website, including all information, tools and services available from this Website, to you conditioned upon your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

SASH reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy by posting such changes or updates to the Website. Amendments to these Terms and Conditions will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. It is your responsibility to review any such changes or updates and check the Website from time to time to be sure you understand all Terms and Conditions, agreements and policies of the Website and are in compliance with them. You can tell if this Privacy Policy has changed by checking the last modified date that appears at the end of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

SASH values its Users and respects your privacy. SASH collects information about you through the Website in an effort to improve your online experience and to communicate with you about matters in which SASH believes you may be interested. Neither your name nor anything personal about you is sold or shared with any non-affiliated company or agency. However, as described in greater detail below, SASH may share your information under certain circumstances with businesses SASH works with to help the Website function.

This Privacy Policy describes the personal information SASH collects about you, why SASH collects it, how SASH uses it, and when SASH shares it with third parties. This Privacy Policy also describes the choices You can make about how SASH collects and uses certain of that information.

1. Types of Information Collected
SASH will ask you for certain kinds of personal information to provide the various services on the Website. This information includes:

Members - If you become a Member of SASH through the Website, you will be asked to provide you name, address, email address, and credit card information to SASH. You authorize SASH to store your name and email address and other personal information that you are asked to provide when you become a SASH Member. If you choose to be included in SASH’s Member directory on the Website, the information you provide to SASH in this regard will become public information, accessible by all Users of the Website. All information you provide to SASH is not used for any other purpose and is not sold to or shared with any person or entity not affiliated with SASH; although, as described in more detail below, SASH may provide this information to certain companies hired by SASH to help the Website function.

Email List - If you become a Member of SASH, you will be given the option to be added to SASH’s email list. You will have the option to opt out of receiving SASH’s emails, but You cannot opt out of receiving emails specifically relating to your membership as SASH may need to communicate directly with you in that regard. Your email address will not be sold to or shared with anyone who is not affiliated with or working for SASH. Your subscription to SASH’s general email list can be cancelled at any time. To be removed from SASH’s email list, please email SASH at [sash at sash dot net.] or click the “unsubscribe” button found at the bottom of the emails you receive from SASH.

2. Use of Your Personal Information

SASH uses the information collected from you for various purposes, including:
- to complete your membership transaction
- to keep you informed about the events and matters that SASH believes may be of interest to you
- to notify you of information regarding your membership
- to communicate with You by email, postal mail, telephone, text message, or other means

3. Sharing Information With Third Parties
3.1 SASH does not share, sell or trade with third parties (other than third parties hired by SASH to help the Website function) any of your personal information, such as email addresses, telephone numbers, or other specific details about you, except with your consent or as may be required by law. SASH does not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to such personal information.
3.2 SASH may provide access to your personal information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website, to limit SASH’s legal liability and protect SASH’s rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of other Users or visitors of this Website or the public.
3.3 SASH may also disclose information to outside companies that help bring you the services SASH offers. For example, SASH may work with an outside company to: (a) manage a database of Member information; (b) assist in distributing e-mails; (c) assist with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide data storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; (f) provide customer service by phone; and/or (g) provide other services designed to assist SASH in maximizing its business potential and maintaining the Website. SASH requires that these outside companies agree to this Privacy Policy and keep confidential all information SASH shares with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in their agreements with SASH.
3.4 SASH may also make non-personal information available, in aggregate form, to marketing partners, advertisers, and others in order to assist SASH in providing its services and identifying potential customers. This information will not include anything that is personal about you or allow any such third parties to identify you or access your personal information.
3.5 SASH may disclose your personal and non-personal information to any successor company, such as a company that acquires SASH. In the event SASH is acquired or merged with another company, your personal and non-personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.

4. Cookies and Pixel Tags
4.1 Several of the functions on the Website use cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved on your hard drive by your computer's browser. Cookies help SASH remember you when you return to the Website. Cookies also hold information SASH may need to personalize or enhance your experience and to gather Website statistical data, such as which pages are visited, the Internet provider's domain name and the addresses of the sites visited immediately before coming to and immediately after leaving the Website. However, none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate. The information in the cookies lets SASH anonymously trace your "clickstream" activity (i.e., the paths taken by visitors to the Website as they move from page to page) to enable SASH to better serve its customers by revealing which portions of the Website are the most popular. Cookies contain absolutely no personal information, and you may also disable cookies on your browser. Please review your browser's instructions for doing so.

4.2 SASH may also use "pixel tags" (sometimes called "web beacons" or "clear gifs"), which are tiny graphic images, on the Website. Pixel tags may help SASH analyze the Users’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Website. SASH may work with service providers that help SASH track, collect, and analyze this information. Pixel tags on the web site may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the Website. This information may include your computer's Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. SASH may also track certain information about the identity of the websites you visit immediately before coming to our site. SASH does not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.

4.3 Pixel tags and cookies in SASH’s emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from SASH. 4.4 SASH may also work with business partners that use tracking technologies to deliver advertisements on SASH’s behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to the Website and Your interaction with SASH’s communications.

4.5 SASH may combine the information it collects through cookies and pixel tags with other information SASH has collected from you. This information may be used to improve the Website, to personalize your online experience, to help SASH deliver information to you, to determine the effectiveness of SASH’s marketing, and for other internal business purposes.

5. Your Security
5.1 SASH takes appropriate physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information it collects, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to SASH’s database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. Please note, however, that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting information, so please do not email SASH any confidential or financial information. In addition, it is SASH’s policy that credit card numbers or other personal information shall not be sent by email.

5.2 In order to process your credit cards, SASH uses a service that uses Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard in transferring information to process your membership application. SSL encrypts, or translates, your information into a highly indecipherable code, which is processed immediately. All credit card transactions occur in a secure area of the Website to protect you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected. Once you have entered the secure area, the page address (URL) will change from “http” to “https” to let you know you are in a secure area. Also, a key or a closed lock will appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen to notify You of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process.

5.3 Unfortunately, despite SASH’s best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While SASH will use all reasonable means to ensure the security of information you transmit to SASH, SASH cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties and will not be liable for the same. SASH will, however, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.

6. Links to Other Websites
6.1 While visiting the Website, you may link to websites operated by third parties, or you may come to the Website using a link found in a third party website. This does not mean that SASH endorses these third party websites. SASH does not make any representations or warranties about any third-party website you may access through the Website. Such linked websites are independent from SASH, and SASH has no control over, or responsibility for, their products, services, information, or other activities.

6.2 In addition, SASH’s Privacy Policy may differ from those of these other websites. If you provide personal information at one of those sites, you are subject to the privacy policy of the operator of that website, not the SASH Privacy Policy. Please make sure you understand the other website's privacy policy before providing personal information.

7. Opt-Out
If you have given SASH your email through the Website, we assume you want to hear from SASH. If you don’t want to hear from SASH, you can unsubscribe, except in the circumstances described in Paragraph 1. If you do not want to receive e-mail from SASH, You may click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email communication sent by SASH. Please allow 10 business days from when the request was received to complete the removal.

8. "Spoofing" And "Phishing"
A common Internet scam is known as "spoofing" or "phishing." This occurs when you receive an email from what appears to be a legitimate source requesting personal information from you. Please be aware that SASH will not send you any email requesting you to verify your credit card, bank information, password, or any other personal information. If you ever receive an email that appears to be from SASH requesting such information from You, DO NOT respond to it, and DO NOT click on any links appearing in the email. Instead, please forward the email to SASH at [sash at sash dot net.] as SASH will investigate instances of possible Internet fraud.

9. Children and Privacy
The Website is not meant for children, and SASH will not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18 without verified parental consent. By becoming a SASH Member and providing SASH with your personal information, you are verifying that you are at least 18 years old. SASH cannot and will not independently verify that its Users are at least 18 years old, but SASH will remove from its files any personally identifiable information of anyone SASH discovers to be under 18 years old.

10. Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask SASH for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information SASH shares with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates' direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request by email to [sash at sash dot net.] Please allow 30 days for a response.

11. Disclosure for Legal Purposes
You hereby authorize SASH to disclose any of your personal information pursuant to judicial and administrative proceedings, and in connection with law enforcement activities and as otherwise may be permitted by law, to law enforcement or government agencies if SASH believes the disclosure is necessary or appropriate. You also authorize SASH to disclose information if SASH believes the disclosure is necessary or appropriate in the event of an investigation of improper or illegal conduct in connection with the Website, such as fraud, misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that may put SASH at risk for liability.

If you have any questions about your privacy or security at the Website, please send an email to: [sash at sash dot net.] and include your name and email address in the message.

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