FICS ONLINE Privacy Statement
May 24, 2005

Information Collection and Use
The ICS is the sole owner of the information collected on FICS ONLINE. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Some information about you has been obtained from the ICS member database. This information is used only for maintenance of your site and to assist in maintaining the ICS database.

When you log on to FICS ONLINE, a short string of code is stored in your Web browser’s memory. This “session-based” cookie lets us know you already entered your password as you go to different pages on the site. When you close your browser, this cookie is not saved or stored on your computer.

Log Files
Each time a computer accesses the Internet, it uses a temporary IP address. Servers identify these numeric addresses, but not the individual using it. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

We will share aggregate demographic information (number of unique visitors, number of downloads, etc.) with prospective sponsors in order to determine the reach and impact of sponsored programs.

FICS ONLINE contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the ICS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each Web site they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to FICS ONLINE.

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used to inform FICS ONLINE users of peer opinions and to help the ICS improve member services.

ICS takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit your personal information, credit card information, and member information via the site, your information is protected both online and off-line.

We use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online. We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screens when they enter our database. The server that we store personally identifiable information on is kept in secure environment.

If you have any questions about the security of FICS ONLINE, you can send an email to

Correction/Updating Personal Information
Members can update personal information either by completing the fields in their practice site, or by e-mailing for assistance.

Notification of Changes
When we make changes or additions to our privacy policy, we will post a notice of those changes and the date they will become effective on the FICS ONLINE Web site. You may view the privacy policy at any time through a link at the bottom of the FICS ONLINE homepage.