This website is a free service provided by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), a 501C3 organization incorporated in the State of Florida with its offices in Miami, Florida.
SLS.org (“the site”) does not collect personally identifiable information from most visitors. Only users who wish to receive materials, newsletters, or wish to contact or join SLS, or register for its activities are asked to provide personally identifiable information, which is entirely voluntary. In only that case do we use personally identifiable information, and its use is strictly limited to conducting communications with the user or to provide the requested materials.
Personal Data / Information You Provide:
To join SLS or to be added to the SLS database you will be required to give SLS certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, first and last name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, and country. This information may be used to contact you with marketing or promotional materials, information that may be of interest to you, updates, or transactional messages (such as receipts, renewal reminders, registration confirmations). You may opt-out of receiving any of these communications by following the unsubscribe link provided in the footer of all emails sent. Please note: If you opt out of receiving email communications, you will still receive certain transactional email notifications (such as payment receipts, conference registration confirmations) and information about products and services we are providing (such as automatic notification of expiring membership).
Tracking and Cookies Data
Use of Data
SLS Members are automatically enrolled in the “Find A Surgeon” service on the website. This information is publicly accessible and provides users with the name, city, state, phone, and fax numbers of members. Email addresses are also available if the member has requested that information be made public. You can remove yourself from the “Find A Surgeon” feature by logging into your profile and changing the access to “No” or by contacting Info@SLS.org and requesting to be removed from the service. Profile information is available to other members unless your information is set to “Private”. Current members can modify their setting to private when logged into their record or by contacting Info@SLS.org and requesting that all their information be set to private.
Current members can manage their data by logging into their profile or by contacting the SLS office at Info@SLS.org. Non-Members can manage their data by contacting the SLS office at Info@SLS.org.
Information you have shared with others (e.g. comments, photos, messages) may continue to be publicly visible on the site even after your account has been made private or removed.
Due to site back-up procedures, residual copies of your personal information may not be removed from our backup system for a limited period of time.
Contact information may be used to contact members and non-members with news, special offers, information about conferences and events, and other items that may be of interest. You can opt-out of this type of email communication via the unsubscribe link included in the footer of every email.
Data Protection Rights Under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
You have the right to have your information corrected if that information is inaccurate or incomplete. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your personal information that we possess in a readable format. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where SLS relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Withdrawal of Consent
Consent may be withdrawn at any time. If you are unable to access, update, or delete your information yourself, please contact Info@SLS.org so that we can assist you.
Third Party Service Providers
SLS may employ or contact with third parties to facilitate certain services and/or to provide certain services on our behalf. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose it or use it for any other purpose.
If you use a log-in and password to access this site, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. If you suspect that your login and/or password have been lost or stolen, contact us at Info@SLS.org and we will assist you in changing your site credentials.
Information Sharing with Third Parties
Links to Other Sites
You can contact us via email at Info@SLS.org, via telephone at (305) 665-9959, or via fax at (305) 667-4123.