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Privacy Policy

Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies (“GEST”) respects the privacy of our users. Our GEST websites include and (the “Sites”) which are comprised of various web pages operated by GEST or affiliates of GEST.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our GEST Sites, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto. Please read this privacy policy carefully. GEST and GEST affiliates respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it at all times. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site.

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

  1. Personal Data provided by you
  2. Derivative Data from our Site logs
  3. Cookies and other technologies

Personal Data

Personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, disability, country and interests, professional information (education, training background, medical licensure information, profession, certifications) that you voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site or our mobile application, or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site and our mobile application, such as our newsletter or message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site and our mobile application 

Derivative Data

Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.

If you are using our mobile application, this information may also include your device name and type, your operating system, your phone number, your country, your likes and replies to a post, and other interactions with the application and other users via server log files, as well as any other information you choose to provide.

Financial Data

Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about GEST services from the Site or our mobile application. We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor or affiliates and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

Use of Information

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience.  Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site or our mobile application, such as the following purposes:

• To verify and update your current user information.
• Continuing Medical Education Credits to allow you to claim CME credits with a certifying body.
• Potential Conflicts of Interest to populate your disclosure information in the GEST registered user portal.
• Event Registrations to GEST meetings, courses, or events and compile registration and attendee lists, including the name, mailing address, to exhibitors in advance and/or after the meeting.
• Meeting Badges to embed Personal Data such as your name, location, registration type
• Purchases made on GEST website including prior registrations, examinations/assessments, videos, textbooks, journals, and educational content.
• Email Communications regarding your account, order, or responding to inquiries.
• Electronic Marketing campaigns to notify you about upcoming events or meetings, special offers, or other items related to GEST, our affiliates, and approved third parties. With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
• GEST activities such as committee or board member participation.
• Educational Content Submissions such as abstract, poster, or presentation submissions.
• Hotel Reservations require minimum information to be able to secure your lodging for meetings and events.
• Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
• Create and manage your account.
• Present targeted advertising, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site and our mobile application.
• Recommend GEST added content that is posted or released on our Site or mobile application
• Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site and our mobile application.
• Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site and our mobile application.
• Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site and our mobile application.
• Process payments and refunds.
• Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site and our mobile application.
• Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows: 

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, email delivery, website hosting services, website analytics, association/customer/event management software and data storage. An added feature to our Site is the ability to “sign in” or access content through your email or existing social media account. As such, it requires use to share your first/last name, email address and metadata to confirm as a registered user.

Third-Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site [or our mobile application]. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site [and our mobile application] and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.


We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company, any subsidiaries, CME/CE joint providership, or other related companies.

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.

Third-Party Websites

The Site and our mobile application may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site or our mobile application, these third parties are not covered by GEST Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site or our mobile application.


We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information.  While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

Policy for Children

We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

Options Regarding Information

Account Information

You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by:

• Logging into your account settings and updating your account
• Contacting us using the contact information provided below

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Emails and Communications

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
• Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the Site or our mobile application
• Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences
• Contacting us using the contact information provided below
• Opt out of some or all future communications from our email newsletters

International Users

The Sites are controlled, operated and administered by GEST and/or Affiliates from our offices within the USA. If you access the Sites from a location outside the USA, you consent to your Personal Data being stored within the United States as described within this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

GEST welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy:
Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies

Effective as of January 1, 2020