Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 6, 2019

Who we are

Our organization is the Infectious Diseases Society of Ohio (IDSO) and our website address is:

What personal data we collect on and why we collect it

We collect personal information that you provide us, including information on our membership page (name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address) and/or information on our contact us page (name, e-mail address, and message).  Membership page information is collected to help you become a member of IDSO.  If you become a member of IDSO, your e-mail address may be added to an IDSO member e-mail list, which we may use to contact you via e-mail in the future.  Contact page information is used to help with your questions or suggestions. 


Cookies may be used on

A cookie is a text file that a website can install on your computer that enables a website to tailor pages presented to you by storing information about you in the cookie text file (for more information, please refer to:

Links to other websites & embedded content from other websites

Pages on this website may include links to other websites.  These websites may collect data about you.  Please refer to their privacy policy for details.

Pages on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites.  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to learn more about our website usage (for more information, please refer to:

Web hosting accounts may also collect analytics data

Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of web data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage.   

Who we share your data with

We may share your data with payment processors in order to process payments.  We will not sell or rent your data to third party providers.

How long we retain your data

For customer service purposes, contact page entries may be retained for up to 6 months, and membership page entries may be retained indefinitely.   

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

The information you submit on our membership page or contact us page is sent to a password protected email address and is analyzed by a member of the IDSO staff.

How we protect your data

We use encryption (SSL) on to protect your data

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy periodically.  When the privacy policy is updated, the effective date listed at the top of this document will be revised and the new privacy policy will be posted.  Please review the privacy policy each time you visit  

Contact information

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this privacy policy (