Privacy Policy

Scope of WTO Web Site Privacy Policy.
This Web site (this “Site”) is owned and operated by West Texas Orthopedics (“WTO”). WTO operates this Site on behalf of itself. This Web Site Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) describes how WTO may use, share and protect the personal information we collect through this Site. “Personal information” is information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information. Personal information may include, for example, your name, address, email address, credit card information and the information you provide. If you have not already reviewed the Terms and Conditions, please take a few minutes to do so.

Your Consent to This Privacy Policy.
Please feel free to browse this Site; however, your access to and use of this Site is subject to this WTO Web Site Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy). By browsing or using the interactive features of this Site, you are agreeing to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, you may not access or use this Site.

Changes to This Privacy Policy.
We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on this Site. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this Site. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement that all personal information collected from or about you through this Site after the revised Privacy Policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of this Site.

Click-Through Agreements.
Before you may use certain areas of this Site, you may be asked to indicate your acceptance of certain special terms and conditions by clicking on a button marked “O.K.” or “I agree.” Any special terms and conditions to which you agree will supplement and amend this Privacy Policy, but only with respect to your use of those areas of this Site.

Privacy Notices.
This Privacy Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time. For example, certain pages of this Site contain privacy notices providing details about the personal information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.

Online Education.
Some of the information on this site may be provided by third parties. The third party’s privacy policy, not this Privacy Policy, will apply to the personal information we collect when you participate in those areas.

What Personal Information Do We Collect Through This Site?
Information You Provide to Us
We collect the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use this Site, for example, the information you provide when you participate in a forum, subscribe to e-newsletters, participate in a member satisfaction survey, or send us questions and comments using our “contact us” page. This information may include, for example, your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
We may collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the address of the Web page you were visiting when you accessed this Site, the name and version of your operating system and browser, and the date and time of your visit. The information we receive depends on the settings on your network or Internet Service Provider (ISP). Please check with your network administrator or ISP if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. The information provided by your browser and stored in our web server logs does not identify you personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help us improve this Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In addition, under appropriate circumstances, for example, if we receive a subpoena or suspect fraud, we may share our Web server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses – with law enforcement authorities or others who may use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Information We Collect Using Cookies 
We use “cookies” to collect information and support certain features and functionality of this Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server or that is stored in your computer’s memory for the duration of your visit. For example, we may use cookies to collect statistical information about the ways visitors use this Site – which pages they visit, which links they use, how long they stay on each page and how often they return. This information is known as “click-stream information” and does not include your personal information. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this Site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this Site, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this Site.

Information We Collect Using Web Beacons, Clear Gifs, and Similar Web Technologies.
In addition to cookies, we may also use “Web beacons,” “clear gifs,” and similar Web technologies to collect information about our visitors and the ways they use this Site. For example, if we send an e-mail to you, the e-mail may contain a Web beacon. The Web beacon sends a signal back to us when you open the e-mail so that we can track the effectiveness of our e-mail campaigns. The information we collect using these technologies does not identify you personally, however we may link this information to information that identifies you personally, such as your e-mail address.

Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may update and supplement the information collected through this Site with information we collect in other ways, for example, information you provide to us when you register for a conference off-line.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We may use the personal information collected through this Site

  • to provide you with the information, and services you request
  • to provide you with a personalized online experience
  • to invite you to participate in surveys
  • to better understand your needs and interests
  • to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site
  • to improve our products and services
  • to improve our marketing and promotional efforts
  • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes; and
  • for any other purpose we identify in a specific Privacy Notice.

What Choices Do You Have?
You may browse this Site without providing any information that identifies you personally and may choose not to provide the information we request, although this may mean that you can not take advantage of other features of this Site.

All Email Communications
You may “opt out” of receiving all e-mail communications from WTO by following the instructions contained in the last e-mail communication you received, or by sending us an e-mail.

If you have questions about these options, please send an e-mail to

Unsolicited Comments and Feedback
Unless subject to a separate agreement between you and WTO, any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like (collectively, “Feedback”) that you send to us through this Site will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. WTO assumes no obligation to protect such Feedback from disclosure and will be free to reproduce, use and distribute the Feedback to others for any purpose and without restriction. By submitting Feedback through this Site, you are granting WTO a non-exclusive, unrestricted, perpetual and irrevocable license to use your Feedback and any related know-how for any purpose whatsoever, without compensating you in any way, including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products and services incorporating such Feedback.

WTO has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information that we have collected from or about you. WTO is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for any data it may collect that is subject to this regulation. It is important that you understand, however, that no Web site or database is completely secure or “hacker proof.” You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.

Links to Other Web Sites
This Site may contain links to Web sites that are owned and operated by unrelated third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected on any third-party Web site. In most cases, third-party Web sites have their own policies regarding privacy. We recommend you review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information about yourself.

Children and Minors
This Site is not directed at nor targeted to minors (under the age of 18). We do not use this Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to minors, and we ask that if you are a minor you not submit any personal information to us

WTO strives to maintain the privacy standards outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you believe that WTO is not living up to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please call (432) 221-4004.