The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (the College) is committed to maintaining the privacy of the personal information of visitors to its sites, including College members. Our policies are designed to disclose the information collected and how it will be used. This policy applies solely to the information provided while visiting this website. The terms of the privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this website (such as by telephone or mail).

E-mail Addresses and Other Personal Information

Personal information such as postal and e-mail addresses that you provide to the College through our website may be used internally for maintaining member records, marketing purposes, and alerting customers or members of additional services available. Such information may also be provided to selected vendors that ACOS believes may have products or services of interest to our members. Phone numbers that you provide may also be used by the College when questions about products or services ordered arise.  


A cookie is a small file stored on the site user's computer or Web server and is used to aid Web navigation. Session cookies are temporary files created when a user signs in on the website or uses the personalized features (such as keeping track of items in the shopping cart). Session cookies are removed when a user logs off or when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are permanent files and must be deleted manually. Tracking or other information collected from persistent cookies or any session cookie is used strictly for the user's efficient navigation of the site. Information provided on a form (such as registering for a meeting) is maintained at the College solely for that intended use.

Credit Cards

All credit card transactions are conducted over a secure connection. Credit card information is not stored on the server and is not reused in any manner.


This site may contain links to other sites. The College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. The user will know when he is leaving because a different browser window will open.


This website is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13.   The College does not collect personal information from anyone it knows is under the age of 13.

Information Security

The College implements security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information.  We restrict access to personal information to the College’s business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services.  These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline if they fail to meet these obligations.

No Guarantee

Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure.  Accordingly, despite our efforts, the College cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

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