Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The Biomedical Engineering Society's Terms of Use

 

This page states the Terms of Use ("Terms") under which You may use www.bmes.org — the website of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Please read these Terms carefully. If You do not accept the Terms stated here, You may not use www.bmes.org and its Services. By using www.bmes.org, You agree to be bound by these Terms, including BMES’ Privacy Policy.

BMES may change, add, or remove portions of the Terms of Use at any point, and such changes shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is Your responsibility to review the Terms of Use prior to each use of the website, and by continuing to use the website, you agree to any changes, additions, and removals.

USE of BMES.ORG CONTENT. www.bmes.org authorizes you to view and access a single copy of the content available solely for your personal use. The contents and of all other websites under www.bmes.org’s control, are collectively referred to as Service which includes, but is not limited to, text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software, and other content, are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All www.bmes.org Content is the property of the Biomedical Engineering Society or its content suppliers or members.

USER OBLIGATIONS. By downloading, accessing, or using the Service in order to view information and materials or submit Material of any kind, You represent that You: (i) are at least eighteen (18) years of age, or between thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) years of age and using the Service with parental or legal guardian consent and supervision; (ii) are registered to the extent required, and have not been previously restricted, suspended or terminated by BMES; and (iii) are not using another authorized user’s account without that person’s permission.

You further agree to in no other way misuse www.bmes.org Content that appears on this website, other than those specifically permitted herein or by written agreement with www.bmes.org. Unless specifically permitted herein or in writing by the Biomedical Engineering Society. The use of the www.bmes.org Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

Privacy Policy

BMES respects the privacy of our members and other visitors to our website. To protect online privacy, BMES has implemented the following policy, which may be amended at any time. Amendments will be posted to this web page. 

What information does BMES collect?

BMES collects data to better serve our members and the profession we support. We may collect personally identifiable information about you, such as full name, phone number, and email address when you register for an account.  If you choose to make a purchase from us, we or our third-party payment processors will collect your payment information.  It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. 

How do we share your information? 

(a) Personally Identifiable Information from BMES Members, Meeting Registrants, and Other Customers. There are areas in the BMES website where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. When we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number, and educational and professional experience information), meeting or webinar registration, security identifiers, and product purchase information. 

Membership and registration information is used in the BMES database, which is used to generate BMES mailing and email lists. The mailing and email list may be used in connection with informing you about BMES meetings, member information, and events. 

(b) Non-Personally Identifiable Information from General Users. BMES does not collect personal information from users browsing our website. Users to the public areas of BMES’ website browse anonymously. BMES collects aggregate data from users browsing our website. BMES uses this information for purposes of statistical analysis of website traffic. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes, and BMES does not provide any personal identification information. 

How do we protect your information? 

BMES is concerned with protecting your privacy and data.  For your protection, we have taken steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the BMES website. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If for any reason you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can contact us. 

General BMES Web Server Security. 

All of the BMES web servers are registered as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between our servers to be verified when services are requested between computers. 

All the personal information collected from you on our website, including names and addresses, is stored behind a "firewall," and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors. 

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Sites? 

This website contains links to other websites, including third party organizations. BMES is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such websites, and you should read their terms and privacy policies before using them. 

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU ASSUME ALL RISK. THE SERVICE AND ITS INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND USER CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE,” “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BMES AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICE. BMES DOES NOT ENDORSE, RECOMMEND, OR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, USER MATERIALS, FEATURES, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OPINIONS, OR STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THROUGH LINKS ON THE SERVICE. BMES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BMES IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Updated: 01/20/2022