North American Spine Society

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 30 November 2023

Your privacy is important to the North American Spine Society ("NASS", "we", or " us"). We developed this Privacy Policy to describe how we collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process Personal Information about you, including through and any other NASS websites or applications that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “ Site”). If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

We may revise and update this Privacy Policy from time to time and will post the updated Privacy Policy to the Site. If these changes are material ( i.e., changes we believe you will find important), we will provide notice of changes by e-mail or by posting notice of the changes on our Site. Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent.

Personal Information” is information that, either alone or in combination with other information, identifies you. When we combine other information ( i.e., information that does not, on its own, identify you) with Personal Information about you, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.

NASS values the privacy and communication preferences of its members and customers, and maintains an e-mail communication and anti-spam policy. You may choose not to receive marketing e-mails from us and can opt out of such e-mails through your account settings or using the links at the bottom of the emails.

If you are using the Site or otherwise communicating with NASS from outside the United States, please be aware that Personal Information about you may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. The data protection laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Site, you consent to your information being transferred to the United States for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

We provide you with access to—and the ability to edit or delete—certain categories of Personal Information through the Profile page. Our opt-out features, described in Section 5, also enable you to exercise your right to object to certain processing activities.

If you would like to access, amend, erase, export (i.e., data portability), or object to or restrict the processing of Personal Information, you may submit a request to We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws.

Depending on where you live, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or other regulatory agency if you believe that we have violated any of the rights concerning Personal Information about you. We encourage you to first reach out to us at, so we have an opportunity to address your concerns directly before you do so.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from children, and if we do not have a lawful basis to process such Personal Information under applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such Personal Information.

We will retain Personal Information about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which Personal Information about you has been collected as outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law.

We have implemented security measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and alteration. Despite these efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties such as so-called hackers from illegally obtaining access to Personal Information. We do not represent or warrant that Personal Information about you will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

Our Site may contain links to third party websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites you choose to visit. If you provide any information directly to parties other than us, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of that information. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing Personal Information to third parties.

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

North American Spine Society

7075 Veterans Blvd.

Burr Ridge, IL 60527, USA

Phone: (630) 230-3600

Third Party Service Provider Assistance Provided
Your Membership Helps us recruit talented professionals for employment through our career services page
Pronto Marketing Assist our members in acquiring marketing and website solutions for their practices
Constant Contact Assists in sending e-mails and maintaining our mailing lists
Google Analytics Performs statistical analyses
A2Z Provides exhibitor booth management and the mobile app for our Annual Meeting
Guidebook Provides mobile apps for NASS’ smaller educational meetings
Aristotle Manages member information for advocacy purposes
Elsevier Fulfills subscriptions of The Spine Journal for members
GTXcel Hosts digital access to SpineLine
onPeak Provides housing services for NASS’ Annual Meeting
Content Delivery Networks A category of service providers, such as MaxCDN, that helps us deliver certain content (e.g., FontAwesome icons).
T3 Assists in planning & executing our Annual Meeting and other events.
Feathr Assists in using data analytics to offer targeted advertising or other content based upon interests.