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Privacy Policy

The website is a publication from the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA). The IUGA values and respects your individual privacy and is committed to protecting it at all times. This Privacy Policy explains the types and uses of information collected from site visitors.

By visiting this website, you accept the privacy policy described here.

Defined Terms

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the following terms are defined:

Collection and Use of Information

This site is aimed at providing you with helpful patient information and allows you to visit the site without telling us who you are or revealing personally identifiable information. We do, however, collect web information and personally identifiable information for the purpose described below.

If you contact us by filling out the contact form on the website, we collect the following personally identifiable information:

This information is used for the purpose of answering the question you address and your personal information will not be stored after your question / case has been closed.

The IUGA attaches great importance to emphasize that we do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise retransmit any personally identifiable information we collect from this website.

 Automatically Collected Data

The IUGA collects generic information about visitors to this website. As you interact on this website, we may collect information about your computer or device and visit(s) through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies, Internet Protocol (IP) address tracking/URL tracking, and other tools (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”). The types of Automatically Collected Data collected on this website through the use of these and other tools, which we may add from time to time, may include: the search terms you used, new or returning user information, browser information, computer or device type, operating system, internet service provider, website usage, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks. This information is necessary for you to be able to view the website as well as for us to collect this information to have a record of the number of visitors, the webpages visited most often, the technology used by the visitor, and the country of origin of visitors.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Links to Other Web Sites

Links to third-party websites are provided solely for your information and convenience. If you use these links, you will leave our site. The IUGA is not responsible for the content or privacy policies on these other websites. We suggest that you carefully read the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Information Sharing

In exceptional cases, the IUGA may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the IUGA; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IUGA; or (c) protect the personal safety of IUGA personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.

No Guarantee

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, the IUGA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, however in no event will future changes to the Privacy Policy jeopardize or negate the assurances now stated in the Policy

Changes to this Policy

The IUGA reserves the right to modify, alter, or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason; however, in no event will future changes to the Privacy Policy jeopardize or negate the assurances now stated in the Policy. You should visit this page from time to time to review the current terms. To assist you in knowing when the Privacy Policy was last updated, the month and year of the most recent updated Policy will appear at the bottom of this page.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about our use of your information or if you would like to provide us with any feedback about this Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at We will make every reasonable effort to address your concerns and remedy any problems you bring to our attention.

This Privacy Statement was last revised on February 28, 2019.