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Privacy & User Consent


FSP respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. FSP strongly believes that electronic commerce and online activities will flourish only if consumers are assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, FSP has implemented the following policy.

Information Collection

Information collected by FSP is used primarily to help FSP better serve its members. FSP is the sole owner of the information collected on our site. It is our general policy to collect and store only information that is knowingly provided by our members and other visitors to our website. FSP will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

General Users. FSP does not collect any personal information from visitors browsing its website. Users of the public areas of FSP's website browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- is collected. This data is used only for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personal identifying information.

Information from Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the FSP website, members and other users are asked to register and provide certain limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. FSP asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to FSP through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations.

Use of Data Collected

FSP uses data collected to improve website content, to respond to users' interests, needs and preferences, and to develop new products and services.

Disclosure to Third Parties

If you participate in FSP's Consumer Referral Service, we make the member contact information you provided to us available to consumers who are seeking competent professional advice and service. We alert third parties that this information is to be used for the intended purpose only. However, your information may be copied from our website without our knowledge.

On a limited basis, FSP may make member contact information available to third parties that offer products and services that we believe are of value to our members. This data may include names, job titles, companies, business addresses, and/or e-mail addresses, and is provided on a limited-use basis only. These companies are prohibited by contract from sharing this information or using it for any reason other than its intended purpose.

On occasion, FSP may share business telephone numbers with third-party companies for purposes of surveying our members. These companies are prohibited by contract from sharing this information or using it for any reason other than its intended purpose.

FSP may share general demographic information with our partners, sponsors, and advertisers.

Personal identifiable information, such as your Social Security number, home contact (unless this is listed as your primary address) and credit card information is never shared with third parties.

Users may request FSP to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information. An opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact FSP at or 800-392-6900 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can edit your browsers to block cookies, at your discretion. FSP uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

Misuse of Information

If any user suspects FSP has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to or by calling 800-392-6900.

Notification of Changes

If FSP decides to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes on the website, so that our members and other users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Partners of FSP

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