Privacy Statement
Privacy Statement

Last Updated April 2012

NeuroPoint Alliance ("NPA") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it at all times.  NPA strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. This online privacy statement explains how NPA collects, uses and safeguards information on its Website. This Online Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by NPA through its Website. To protect online privacy, NPA has implemented the following policy.

Scope of the Online Privacy Policy
This policy applies to your use of the website (the "Site"), which is operated by or on behalf of NPA. This policy does not apply to your use of other websites to which this Site may link. This policy covers only information collected on this Site and does not cover any information collected offline by NPA.

Changes to the Online Privacy Statement

As our organization and/or scope of services change from time to time, this Online Privacy Statement is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Online Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason. We will post a notice that this Online Privacy Statement has been amended by revising the "Last updated" date at the top of this page.

Information Collection

Most data that NPA collects are used only to help NPA better serve its partners and the neurosurgical community. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our visitors knowingly provide.

From General Users.  NPA does not collect personal information from users browsing this Site, except through specific feedback forms. Completion of these forms is optional. By submitting a feedback form or otherwise submitting feedback (including but not limited to remarks, ideas, or suggestions for improving or changing Site of Site content) you automatically grant to NPA a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license to use or otherwise incorporate the feedback into the Site or in our services. Users of the public areas of the Site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

Information Uses

Personal information may be used for internal NPA purposes by authorized NPA and/or AANS staff.

At the current time, we are not aware of any other circumstances under which the NPA will provide or sell personal information collected online to third parties.

Tracking Activity on the Site & Use of Cookies

We track how our Site is used by both anonymous visitors and visitors who interact with the Site and we may store some information on your computer. One way we track is by using "cookies." A cookie is a small file or string of text on the Site user's computer that is used to aid Web navigation. Two types of cookies are commonly used. A session cookie is created by a Web site when that Web site is accessed; that type of cookie is automatically deleted by closing the Web browser. A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored on the hard drive of the user's computer for a period of time chosen by the Web site that sets the cookie, usually for a number of years, unless the user deletes it manually. This policy distinguishes between short-lived cookies and long-lasting cookies. Short-lived cookies include all session cookies and those persistent cookies that are set to be stored for no more than one week. NPA-related Web sites may at times require users to accept short-lived cookies in order for the Web sites to function properly. Long-lasting cookies may be used on the site to track visitor practices to help determine which site features and services are most important and guide editorial direction. Other long-lasting cookies may make it possible for the user allow the user to personalize the site for future use and provide other features and benefits. Users who do not desire the functionality created by the long-lasting cookie should have the option to disable the long-lasting cookie function, either by indicating when asked that they do not wish to have a long-lasting cookie created or by disabling the long-lasting cookie function on their Web browser. Further, you should have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. However, doing this will hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on our Site.

Another way we track site activity is by using transparent electronic images called "clear GIFs," "Web bugs," or "Web beacons" on this Site's Web pages. These images count the number of users who visit that page from specific banner ads outside or through e-mail links.

Retaining Personal Information

NPA retains personal information collected via the specific feedback forms or other feedback mechanism for at least five years as dictated by business and legal requirements.

Links to Other Sites

Users will find content on this Site that link to the sites of organizations who have resources for the purposes of education and information in connection with NPA. We do not control the contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.


From time to time this Site requests information from users by way of surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Survey information may be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction level associated with the site, with services offered by NPA, or with issues affecting the neurosurgery community.

Disclaimer Notice

This Site and the information it contains are provided as a service by NPA. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Restriction of Liability

NPA makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of its Site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NPA.