Privacy Statement

This privacy statement sets out how the Western Pain Society (WPS) uses and protects any information that you give the WPS when you use this Web site.
The WPS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Web site, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The WPS may change this policy by updating this page.
You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of
any changes.

Information we collect
You may browse many areas of our Web site, including our home page, without disclosing any personal information about you. Within these areas, we only collect and store the information that is automatically recognized by the Web server, such as your IP address and files you request from the server. We collect the personal data that you volunteer on registration, order, survey, or other forms, or by e-mail. Additionally, some areas of our Web site might be available only to certain persons, who will require a login and password to access these areas. In order to be granted a login and password, you may be asked some demographic information about yourself.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs, provide you with better service and, in particular, for the following reasons:


  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our offerings to members and guests
  • We may periodically send promotional e-mails about upcoming events and conferences, or other information we think you may find interesting, using the e-mail address that you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by e-mail, phone, fax, or mail. We may use the information to customize the Web site according to your interests


How we use cookies
We collect the anonymous information we mentioned above through the use of various technologies, one of which is called “cookies.” A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. Cookies may last for only a single-session or may span multiple sessions. Our Web site only uses single-session cookies. We also use cookies throughout the private sections of our Web site in order to prevent security breaches as well as to track user activity. Finally, cookies are employed in such applications as shopping carts, continuing education, or other applications that require the storage of user data from one screen to the next.

Links to other Web sites
Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other sites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the Web site in question.


Individual participation/access
You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. Before sending you any personal data, we will ask you to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you the personal data.

We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests and questions, or to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. At any time, you may request that we delete or correct your personal information in our logs. For such requests, please contact the

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. We have implemented technology and security policies as reasonable precautions in the storage of the personal information you disclose to us on our Web site. Our employees and processors who have access to personal data are obliged to respect the privacy of our visitors and the confidentiality of their personal data.

Last Updated September 4, 2012

Privacy support:
If you have any inquiries about our privacy statement, please contact:

Western Pain Society
360 S Garden Way, Suite 101
Eugene, OR 97402

This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not replace the care of your health care provider.
Talk to your health care provider before you stop taking or change your medication.