International Perfusion Association


Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – International Perfusion Association

Our Company:
International Perfusion Association
17080 Safety St., Suite 109
Fort Myers, FL 33908

1. Collection of Visitor Data:
When visitors engage with our site, we collect the following data:

  • Comments: Data from the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string for spam detection.
  • Gravatar Service: An anonymized string (hash) from your email may be provided to the Gravatar service for profile picture display.

2. Image Uploads:
Users uploading images should avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website.

3. Cookies:

  • Leaving a Comment: Opt-in to saving name, email, and website in cookies for one year.
  • Login Page: A temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies, discarded when the browser is closed.
  • Logging In: Cookies save login information, screen display choices; lasting two days to one year. “Remember Me” extends login persistence to two weeks.
  • Article Editing/Publishing: An additional cookie, containing no personal data, indicating the post ID, expires after 1 day.

4. Embedded Content:
Articles may contain embedded content (e.g., videos, images) behaving as if the visitor visited the external website. This content may collect data, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor interactions.

5. Password Reset:
If a password reset is requested, the IP address will be included in the reset email.

6. Comment Metadata:
Comments and associated metadata are retained indefinitely for automated follow-up comment recognition and approval.

7. User Registration:
For registered users, personal information provided during registration is stored in their user profile. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information (except for the username). Website administrators can access and edit this information.

8. Data Export and Erasure Requests:
Users with accounts or comments can request an exported file of their personal data or request the erasure of personal data, excluding data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

9. Automated Spam Detection:
Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection.

10. Text Messages (SMS)
We may collect personal information from individuals who opt-in to receive SMS marketing messages from us. The personal information we collect includes phone numbers and email addresses. We may also collect additional personal information, such as name and zip code, if provided by the individual. We will never send an unauthorized text (SMS) message to any user, and as a general rule, we never any text marketing messages to our users.

This policy aims to provide transparency and ensure the security and privacy of our users. Users are encouraged to review this policy regularly and contact us for any privacy-related queries.

Remember to tailor this policy to the specific needs and practices of your organization, and consult legal professionals to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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