Privacy Policy

Updated January, 11 2022

Who we are

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest national society for this specialty. Read more

Contact Information

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
14407 SW 2nd Place, Suite F-3
Newberry, FL, 32669

Phone: +1 352-331-4900

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Information

Personal information refers to the information we use to identify or contact you. We collect information you submit when you use our interactive tools and services. We may collect personal information in the following ways:

  • When you visit or use our online systems, whether web-based or mobile, we may collect your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s), professional details, and limited location information.
  • We may capture the IP address and type of the device you use to connect to online services, the type of operating system and the browser you use, and information about the site you came from, the parts of our online services you access, the type of mobile device you use, and the site you visit next.
  • We or our service providers may also use cookies, or other technologies, to collect and store information about your visit to, or use of, our online services. We may also associate the usage and other information we collect with personal information about you;
    • When you register for or use certain interactive tools (i.e. online forms, Find a Provider Search) and services
    • When you sign-up for newsletters, emails or other communications from us
    • When you participate in online surveys
    • When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the information discussed above in a number of ways, such as:

  • Processing payments and donations
  • Verifying your identity (when you access your account information)
  • Preventing fraud and enhancing the security of your account or our online services
  • Responding to your requests and communicating with you
  • Managing your preferences
  • Performing analytics concerning your use of our online services, including your responses to our emails and the pages you view
  • Providing tailored content and marketing messages
  • Operating, evaluating and improving our programs
    • Including developing new products and services
    • Improving existing products and services
    • Performing data analytics
    • Performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions
  • Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies

We may also use data that we collect on an aggregate or anonymous basis (meaning it does not identify any individuals) for various purposes, while permissible under applicable laws and regulations, to help deliver products, services, and content that are better tailored to the users of our services and for other purposes.

What We Disclose to Others

We may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain third parties. For example, we may share your information with:

  • Credit card processing companies, to process your payments and donations
  • Other websites in an effort to bring you improved service across our large range of member and patient benefits, when permissible under relevant laws and regulations
  • Other similar charities
  • Other third parties to comply with legal requirements such as the demands of applicable subpoenas and court orders; to verify and enforce our terms of use, or their rights, or other applicable policies; to address fraud, security or technical issues; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property or security or our members, customers or third parties.

Who We Share Information With

Is there a separate privacy policy for Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities?

Yes, the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department provides additional details about your privacy as it relates to your professional development in the CME Policies document.

How Can I Revoke My Consent?

If you want to be removed from all ASMBS communications, excluding information regarding your membership, please contact the ASMBS office in one of three ways:

  1. Email with the subject “Remove Me From List” and you will be removed from non-member communications within 3 days.
  2. Call the ASMBS Office at 352-331-4900 to ask to be removed from the list and you will be removed from non-member communications within 3 days.
  3. Mail your information to

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
14260 W. Newberry Road #418
Newberry, FL 32669-2765