Privacy Policy

ppPectus Awareness and Support Foundation (herein referred to as "PASF") is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to provide you with personalized information, services and tools. We will not disclose individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving that user's permission. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

Optional Registration

Pectus.com does not require guests to register. Non-registered users may access all information presented on pectus.com, however registration does allow registrants to contribute in the forums, reviews, and the community. The personal information shared with PASF can be used to help tailor the content we provide on pectus.com. Additonally, PASF may on occasion notify registered users regarding news, events, updated information, and special features.


If you sign up for our newsletters and/or services and later change your mind, an unsubscribe option will always be available in our e-mail newsletter and posted on our web site.


Pectus.com uses cookies to deliver a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register. This cookie allows the user to easily retrieve saved information and to access personalized information.

IP Addresses

Pectus.com collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers and to audit the use of our site. When guests request pages from PASF sites, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.

E-mail Newsletters

PASF offers free electronic newsletters to users. PASF gathers the e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by replying to a newsletter and typing unsubscribe in the subject box. Users can also subscribe to the various medical e-mail newsletters at the time of registration. PASF delivers newsletters, marketing and product offerings via e-mail to only registered recipients. The e-mail tracking system recognizes the URL that was clicked, and records some information about you and your computer, such as the e-mail address that you provided to us, the browser, operating system and IP address.

Protecting Your Personal Information

Your personal information can be password protected. Users should take appropriate measures to protect the secrecy of their password.

PASF may disclose User information if required by law, or if PASF believes that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or with legal process served on PASF or protect and defend the rights or property of PASF or to act in an emergency to protect someone's safety.

PASF may share aggregate data about our users with business partners, advertisers or sponsors. For example, we will say the PASF audience is x percent females and y percent males. But our motivation in doing so is to deliver better content and services to you. PASF may carefully select third parties to send Users information regarding their products or services unless the User has opted-out as described above.

Privacy Policy For Children

PASF is for professionals and usage by children is not intended. The safety of children is very important to us. Children (under age 16) should always ask parents for permission before sending personal information to PASF, or to anyone online.

Links To Other Sites

When you are on PASF you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from PASF pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. While PASF strives to protect its users' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. PASF's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond PASF's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.


If you are sharing a computer, others can access your saved information. Another person sharing a computer can set up their own account by simply going to custom settings.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement or other PASF policies, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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