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Cookies Policy

Last updated: April 18, 2018

General

Like most websites, we employ “cookies” or similar technologies. This Cookies Policy tells you about the use of Cookies and similar technologies on www.thoracic.org and www.atsjournals.org (collectively, “Website” or “Websites”). 

When you first access the Websites, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By continuing to browse the Websites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our Website that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Websites.  When you visit the Websites again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, American Thoracic Society) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).

The Cookies We Use

Cookies make the use of our Websites easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of our Websites to personal information that you previously submitted.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of our Websites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you. 

The specific types of first party and third party cookies placed by the Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Type of Cookies

Who serves these cookies

How to Refuse

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

 

ATS

Amazon Web Services

These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings, however (see How to Control Cookies, below).

 

Performance and Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognize you when you return to our Websites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Websites.

 

ATS

HubSpot

New Relic

SurveyMonkey, Inc.

Citrix

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

 

Analytical or Customization Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Websites. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Websites work, or to personalize our Websites to your interests.

 

ATS

Google Universal Analytics

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out:

Google Universal Analytics

 

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the Websites more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.

AddThis

Blue Kai

Doubleclick

Semasio

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out:

AddThis

Blue Kai

Doubleclick

Semasio

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices/,

http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/; or

http://youronlinechoices.com/.

 

Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Website and may also be used for advertising purposes.

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out:

Twitter

Facebook

YouTube

 

We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser.

How to Control Cookies

When you first access the Websites, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By continuing to browse the Websites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on the Websites. You can do this by clicking the appropriate opt-out provided in the cookie table above or by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Apple Safari

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices/,

http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/; or

http://youronlinechoices.com/.

Web Beacons

As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to our Websites. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our Websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance. 

Targeted Advertising

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

Changes to this Cookies Policy

We may occasionally amend this Cookie Policy to reflect company and customer feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time.

The provisions contained in this Cookie Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our use of cookies and similar technology on our Websites.

Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.

We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Cookie Policy to be informed of how ATS is committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Websites in order to enhance your experience.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Cookie Policy or our Websites, please contact us at: privacy@thoracic.org, by phone at 212-315-8600 or send a letter to:

American Thoracic Society
25 Broadway, 18th Floor 
New York, NY 10004

This Cookie Policy may be changed at any time without notice.