HIMSS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us. Accordingly,
we strive for compliance with all federal and state privacy laws and follow industry best practices
in order to best serve our community. We consider all members, subscribers, customers, registrants,
conference attendees and speakers part of the HIMSS community. The following guidelines have been
created to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.
Our location and contact information:
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5616
The information we collect is gathered from several sources. These include, but are not limited to:
our membership, conferences, webinars, distance learning, publications, and newsletter and magazine
subscriptions. From these sources we may collect postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers,
and/or demographic information for those individuals that volunteer such information. For each visitor to
our websites, our web server automatically collects the visitor's domain name and IP address only, but no
other identifiable information unless volunteered. In addition, we collect aggregate information on which
web pages visitors access or visit.
How We Use Collected Information
As part of a membership, purchase, subscription or registration agreement, members and registrants
will be contacted by us through mail, e-mail, and/or phone to communicate with them about their
subscription and/or registration. They will be contacted for renewal, surveys, updates concerning
their account profile and special offers related to their subscription and/or registration. We also
use the information to contact them for marketing purposes. Certain information - such as your
password and credit card number - is never disclosed in any form to any outside party.
We may share information in the following ways:
When you provide contact and demographic information to HIMSS, we may share this within HIMSS related
organizations(i.e.,: HIMSS Analytics, Government Health IT, HIMSS Foundation and the Institute for
e-Health Policy).We share aggregate demographic information and statistics with advertisers and other
interested parties.For events, we share contact and demographic information with exhibitors, corporate
supporters and sponsors.In some cases, a registrant can opt-out from receiving communications from these
third party vendors.
add to their shopping carts), record user-specific information such as what pages users access or visit,
and customize web page content based on a visitor's browser type or other information that the visitor
To best present offers that may be of interest to you, we have relationships with other carefully
selected companies that we allow to place ads on our web pages. As a result of your visit to our sites,
ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, and clickstream
HIMSS takes every precaution to protect your information from unauthorized use. When you submit
sensitive information via our websites, the information is protected both online and offline.
When our registration/subscription form asks for a credit card number or other sensitive information,
that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.
From time to time, we may use provided information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed
policy on this website. This will serve as your notification of these changes. If you are concerned about
how your information is used, bookmark this page and check back periodically.
postal address, e-mail link, or phone number.