Privacy Policy

Last updated 9.20.12

The Southern California Psychiatric Society (SCPS) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it at all times. This online privacy statement explains how the SPCS collects, uses and safeguards information on its Web site(s). This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by the SCPS through its Web site(s).

Changes to the Internet Privacy Statement:
As our organization, membership and benefits change from time to time, this Privacy Policy is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. We will post a notice that this Privacy Policy has been amended by revising the "Last updated" date at the top of this page.

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, please send us an e-mail at scps2999@earthlink.net.

Please note that SCPS does use cookies on our Web site(s). No personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address) is collected as you browse but may be collected if you submit information to the Web site. SCPS is not responsible for any cookies that may be employed in our on-line database by MemberClicks or other web sites that are linkable via www.socalpsych.org or the SCPS Web site(s).

What information we collect and how we use it:
E-mail and physical addresses provided by you may be stored in our online Member's database or elsewhere.

How we use personal information -
Once collected, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
  • Register you for programs and services you have requested
  • Process, fulfill and follow up on your orders or membership application
  • Answer your e-mails or on-line requests
  • Send information you request
  • Send and process surveys
  • Ensure the SCPS site(s) is relevant to your needs
  • Deliver SCPS services such as newsletters, meetings or events
  • Notify you about new products/services special offers, upgrades and other related information from the SCPS and other approved third parties.

How we use your e-mail address:
The following defines how e-mail will be handled for physicians and medical students, SCPS members and non-physicians who have supplied their e-mail address to the SCPS.

Physicians: All physicians who have provided an e-mail address and have not opted out are sent a link to the monthly SCPS Newsletter.

Physicians, medical students, and non-physicians: The SCPS may also send "transactional or relational e-mail messages" to physicians, medical students, and non-physicians with whom we already have a relationship.

We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or rent your e-mail address to vendors for them to market their products or services to you. When we hire vendors to deliver e-mails to you on our behalf, we do not authorize them to use your information other than to communicate with you on our behalf. However, we have no control over their use of information they obtain.

How to opt out of e-mail:
To opt out of an e-mail list, click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any e-mail newsletter from the SCPS. You can also call the SCPS at 310-815-3650 to unsubscribe.

The SCPS may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the SCPS; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SCPS; or (c) protect the personal safety of SCPS personnel, SCPS members or members of the public in urgent circumstances.

Banner advertisements on our Web site(s) -- Online advertisements on the SCPS’s Web site(s) do not collect any personally identifiable information on individual visitors, unless you communicate with the advertiser.

This Web site is intended for adults age 18 and older. It is not intended for or designed to attract people under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information for any person we actually know to be under the age of 18. Parental control protections are commercially available to limit the access of minors to materials on the internet. Several such services are found at www.parentalcontrolbar.org or at www1.k9webprotection.com or at https://onlinefamily.norton.com.

How we safeguard information:
User ID and password -- Some areas of the site(s) require the use of a user ID and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information. This allows SCPS to verify who you are, thereby allowing you access to your account information and preventing unauthorized access.

No guarantee -- Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, SCPS cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.

Linking to other Internet site(s):
You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the SCPS Web site(s) or to an SCPS e-mail may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of the SCPS Privacy Policy. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.

How you can access and change information:
If you are a registered user of the SCPS Web site(s), subscriber to SCPS publications, purchaser of SCPS products or an SCPS member, you may review and update/correct your information by using your user name and password or by contacting the SCPS at (310) 815-3650.

Physicians may update or correct any information the SCPS may have on file by going online to the SCPS Web site or may call (310) 815-3650.

The SCPS regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or SCPS’s treatment of personal information by sending us an e-mail at scps2999@earthlink.net. Changes to our Internet Privacy Statement will be noted below so that you can be fully informed about the privacy protections we provide and your choices with regard to our use of personal information.