Privacy Policy

Bleeding Disorders Association of South Carolina (BDASC) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Website. This notice explains our online information practices.  By visiting the Website, you accept the practices described in this notice.

Healthcare Disclaimer

This website is intended for general educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
If you have a medical concern, please do the following:

  • Always consult with your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
  • Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking care based on information you find here.
  • If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room immediately.
  • Using this website does not establish a doctor-patient relationship.
  • The website and its contributors make no guarantees, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or effectiveness of the information provided.
Information Collection and Use

BDASC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell your information to others outside of BDASC.

BDASC collects data from visitors to the site via various registration forms. Completion of any of these forms is optional. Information collected via the form is usually but not always entered into the BDASC database. The visitor may be placed on a list to receive BDASC’s e-mail communications as well as occasional communications by regular mail. Visitors who do not wish to receive communications from BDASC have the opportunity to opt out at any time. Form completion also allows visitors to register online for specific events, make donations online to BDASC and join BDASC or renew membership registrations.

At no time is visitors’ personal information shared with any individual, company, sponsor, vendor, organization or other entity outside of BDASC, except mailing houses contracted by BDASC for the sole purpose of disseminating BDASC’s materials.

Traffic Data

Each time a visitor comes to BDASC’s Web site, we count, track and aggregate the visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flow at our site (where traffic originates, how it flows within BDASC’s sites, etc.). To these ends, we may merge information about visitors and visits into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our advertisers/sponsors, but we will not disclose your individual identity. When we do present aggregated information to outside companies, no one will be able to identify or contact you.

Advertisers/sponsors and Links: Advertisers/sponsors, or Web sites that have links on our site, may also collect personally identifiable information directly from you. The information practices of companies collecting data on our site are not covered by this privacy policy.

We do not control the privacy policies of our advertisers/sponsors or other sites or businesses to which we provide hyperlinks or access. Please visit the sites of these businesses to review their privacy policies.

Users should also be aware that personal information disclosed voluntarily in comment or blog areas or bulletin boards may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

Except as stated in this privacy policy or at the time of collection, a user’s personally identifiable information will not be transferred to a party outside BDASC.

Data Security

BDASC has in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information collected online.  BDASC limits access of its constituent data to key personnel, on a needs only basis, to effectively carry out their duties. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.


BDASC’s Web site includes links to other online resources. BDASC is not responsible for the privacy practices or information on other sites. We encourage our visitors to read the privacy statements of every Web site they visit.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Other companies that place advertising on our site have the ability to assign their cookies to you in a process that BDASC does not control. However, cookies cannot be used to identify individuals, only machines, so these advertisers/sponsors will not know who you are.

Surveys and Polls

BDASC may, from time to time, conduct voluntary surveys and polls of visitors to the site to obtain aggregate demographic information. Such information may be compiled and shared in the aggregate with advertisers/sponsors, but no personal details will be traceable or associated with specific individuals.