European Union (EU) strengthens data privacy for consumers

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A new law in the European Union (EU) strengthens data privacy for consumers.

Beginning May 25, 2018, the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU residents more control over how their personal data is handled. In the spirit of, and in compliance with, GDPR, we want you to know what personal data we collect, and what we do and don't do with it.

What kind of data we collect

The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is only interested in data that helps us deliver membership products and services to you. This includes:

  • Name, mailing address (shared with Sage Publishing for delivery of the World Journal), email address, phone, fax, payment history
  • World Society event attendance
  • Non-identifiable aggregated web site data
    • site visits
    • frequency
    • number of page views
    • geographical source of visits

Additionally, when you visit our website, we use cookies to deliver a better web experience during your session and for the next time you return.

What we do with data we collect

Our primary goal is delivering educational information and scientific research through the website, the World Journal, and the World Database. We use your personal data to make sure you receive important industry information, updates and special promotions.

What we don't do with data

We have never and will never sell your information to marketers or other vendors.

What's next?

EU citizens will receive a follow-up email that requires them to specify communication preferences and choose to continue receiving valuable communications and educational materials from the World Society. You can correct, amend or delete any of the information we have on file by contacting our management office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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