Privacy Statement

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our websites. This privacy policy discloses the data collection practices of, including the information we automatically collect, the information our visitors supply to us voluntarily, and what we do with that information. For general legal information about using this website, please see our Terms of Use.

  1. Information collected automatically
  2. Third parties
  3. Security
  4. Contacting us
  5. When you leave our website
  6. Privacy and security resources

1. Information collected automatically on
Our website automatically collects and stores the following information:

  • The name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (e.g., or;
  • The Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using;
  • The browser software you use (e.g., Internet Explorer or Netscape) and your operating system (e.g., Windows XP or MacOS);
  • The date and time you access our site; and
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

How we use the information we collect automatically:
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. We are not able to use this data to identify or track individual users’ personal information.

2. Third parties
We share personal information with third-party service providers who:

  • Fulfill orders from website users;
  • Contact you on behalf of the Pennsylvania Medical Society; or
  • Facilitate some other aspect of the Web site’s activities, services or products.

These service providers have access to your information solely for providing these services on our behalf, and they are contractually prohibited from sharing your personal information with any other third parties.

We do not rent or sell phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, or personal or professional identifiers to third parties. The only information the Pennsylvania Medical Society sells is printed mailing labels for one-time use only. We monitor the use of these mailing labels to be sure the list is not duplicated and used more than once.

3. Security on Family Health and Wellness
We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline.


  • The Pennsylvania Medical Society will never email you and ask for your personal information, password or user name.
  • If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception.
  • If your communication includes sensitive information, like your credit card or social security number—and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms—contact us by postal mail or telephone rather than email.

Checking security certificate:
You can take some simple steps to help protect yourself against Internet scams by checking a Web site’s security certificate. Whenever you go to a secure login page, double-click on the lock that appears in the lower right corner of your browser to view the security certificate.

It should tell you:

  • Who the security certificate was issued to;
  • Who issued the certificate; and
  • The valid beginning and ending dates.
  • You should also be able to open up an “Issuers Statement” for more detailed information.

Additionally, always be sure your anti-virus software is current and that you’re using the most recent version of your browser. Visit your virus software and Internet browser Web sites to ensure you have the latest updates.

Contacting us
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices, or if you experience technical problems with the operation of this website, contact us at or (800) 228-7823.

4. When you leave our website
This website links to documents located on Web sites maintained by various other organizations. Once you access an individual document that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing that document.

5. Privacy and security resources
Consumer Information from the Federal Trade Commission

An independent, non-profit organization promoting standards for Web site privacy policies and informed consumer consent.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society reserves the right to amend or alter this Privacy Statement at any time without notice by posting such change to this site. For general legal information about using this website, please see our Terms of Use.