Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America Privacy Statement

Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America (“FHMSNA”) values the privacy and security of the information that you share with us through www.FHMSNA.org (the “Web Site”). It is important that you understand how we collect, use, and maintain your information. This Privacy Statement explains our online information practices, the choices you may make about how we collect and use your information at this Web Site, and the ways you may contact us. 

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Changes to this Privacy Statement are effective upon posting. Please check back periodically for updates. 

The amount, type, and use of the information we collect depend on how you use this Web Site. This Privacy Statement applies only to the practices of FHMSNA and its employees. FHMSNA will not apply the provisions of this Privacy Statement to Business Contact Information or Aggregated Information

Definitions

“Personal Information” includes, your name, address information, personal e-mail address and URL, telephone number, account username and password, credit/debit card numbers and associated billing addresses and expiration dates, bank account numbers, as well as other, similar information.

“Prospect Information” includes the same information as Personal Information except that Prospect Information is information that is submitted by an individual who is not the subject of the data submitted.

“Non-Identifying Personal Information” includes information about you, including, without limitation, your Internet service provider, browser type, domain name, the Web Site that referred you to us, the web pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and entry and exit points.

“Business Contact Information” includes the name, title, business address, or telephone number of an employee in an organization. It also includes departmental e-mail addresses that contain no individually identifiable information. Business Contact Information is not Personal Information.

“Aggregated Information” is any information about more than one individual where the individual identities are unknown and cannot be inferred from the information. Aggregated Information is not Personal Information.

Collection of Personal Information or Prospect Information

FHMSNA may collect Personal Information from you, but only if you provide it to us voluntarily. We also collect Personal Information that you provide to our suppliers, which they pass on to us so that we can fulfill your order. You must provide Personal Information in the form of a unique identifier (username, password) to enter certain parts of our website. In addition, in certain situations, such as when a purchaser buys a product as a gift and supplies the recipients’ name and address, we collect Prospect Information.

Collection and Use of Non-Identifying Personal Information

During your use of our Web Site, we will collect certain Non-Identifying Personal Information to enhance the functionality of the Web Site and to make your access more convenient and efficient. We retain Non-Identifying Personal Information and use it to establish Web Site activity trends, monitor Web Site performance, improve Web Site design and functionality, fulfill orders, inform current and potential customers and suppliers about our services, and for other business purposes. Our collection of Non-Identifying Personal Information may involve the use of cookies. Among other uses, cookies allow us to deliver content specific to your interests, to save you from re-entering your registration data at each connection, and to provide features such as online customer payment and shopping carts. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to configure your web browser to accept cookies, to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or to disable cookies altogether. No personal or unencrypted information will be encoded in cookies that are stored on your computer.

Children

FHMSNA does not sell products for purchase by children. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information or Prospect Information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, do not share personal information with us.

Use of Personal Information

FHMSNA may use and disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information as described in this document. In addition to the uses described in this document, we may use Personal Information or Prospect Information for purposes that include maintaining the Web Site, order fulfillment, and administration, and product surveys, administrative and analytical purposes like accounting, billing, and audits, and information system management, and other, similar uses. We may also use Personal Information or Prospect Information to provide current and potential customers and suppliers with information about our services.

We only collect, use, and disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information for purposes that are reasonable in the circumstances. We use only fair and lawful means to collect Personal Information or Prospect Information. 

We reserve the right to use or disclose Aggregated Information and Business Contact Information in ways that we think are appropriate.

Periodically, we may send you information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. Only FHMSNA (or agents working on behalf of FHMSNA and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. At any time you can easily opt out of FHMSNA's marketing list or update your information by notifying us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Agents

We disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information to other companies and individuals to perform functions for us under confidentiality agreements. These types of agents include mailing and delivery companies, marketing service providers, database managers, customer service representatives, and other agents who perform functions for or on our behalf. These agents may perform functions such as analyzing data, supplying marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. Where we disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information to organizations that perform services on our behalf, we will require those organizations to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to us and to protect the Personal Information or Prospect Information with appropriate safeguards. 

Business Transfers

As we continue to develop our business, we might buy or sell business units. In these transactions, Personal Information or Prospect Information is often transferred, but it remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Statement unless an individual consents otherwise.

Protection of FHMSNA and Others

We may use or disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information without your consent in certain circumstances:

  • If we are required by law or by an order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other government entity, or by court rules concerning the production of records;
  • If we have reasonable grounds to believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, property, or safety of our users or others;
  • If we have reasonable grounds to believe that the information relates to breach of an agreement or violation of the law that has been, is being, or is about to be committed;
  • If it is necessary for fraud protection, risk reduction, or the establishment or collection of funds owed to us;
  • If it is necessary to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, to pursue remedies, or to limit damages to FHMSNA;
  • If the information is public;
  • For other reasons allowed or required by law.

When we are required or permitted to disclose information without consent, we will not disclose more information than is necessary to fulfill the disclosure purpose.

Consent

We will obtain your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not consent to our collection, use, or disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Statement, then do not share Personal Information with us. However, we are unable to offer some services, like processing purchases, without Personal Information. 

You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to reasonable notice and legal or contractual obligations. To withdraw your consent, simply tell us of the Personal Information that you no longer wish us to collect, use, or disclose through the Contact Information listed below. However, we are unable to offer some services, like processing purchases, without Personal Information.

There are limited situations in which applicable laws require or allow us to collect, use, or disclose Personal Information without your consent or after you withdraw your consent. We describe these situations under “Protection of FHMSNA  and Others” in the section on Use of Personal Information or Prospect Information in this Privacy Statement. 

Retention and Access

We will take reasonable steps to keep Personal Information or Prospect Information accurate, complete, current, and relevant to its intended use. We keep Personal Information or Prospect Information only as long as we need it for the reasons it was collected. When Personal Information or Prospect Information is no longer required for our purposes, we have procedures to destroy, delete, or erase it or to convert it to an anonymous form.

Any information that FHMSNA collects from visitors to this Web Site will be used, stored, or processed, in whole or in part, in the United States. The principal place in which we hold Personal Information or Prospect Information is Dallas, TX, U.S.A. All purchases from this Web Site are made in the United States.

At your request, we will provide you with reasonable access to your Personal Information, so that you can review what we have stored and, if you choose, request corrections to it. You may request access by writing to us at the address listed in the Contact Information below. After you request access, we will provide the Personal Information that you request as soon as practically possible and generally no later than thirty days following the request. If you wish to correct your Personal Information, please send us a written explanation of the particular information that you believe should be corrected. Where information will not or cannot be disclosed, we will tell you the reasons for non-disclosure.

Security

FHMSNA combines technical and physical safeguards with employee policies and procedures to protect your information. We work to protect your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information that you provide online at our Web Site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information, continue to assess new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, upgrade our information security systems.

Further, we permit only authorized FHMSNA employees and third parties to access any Personal Information or Prospect Information that you supply to us. If an employee misuses Personal Information or Prospect Information, we will take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If any third party individual or organization misuses Personal Information or Prospect Information, we will take action, up to and including termination of any agreement between FHMSNA and that individual or organization. 

Links to Other Web Sites

When you click on a link on this Website that takes you to a website operated by another company, you will be subject to that company’s website privacy policies. FHMSNA takes no responsibility for the content or actions of 3rd party websites you may be redirected to when clicking a link on sourececoast.com.

Dispute Resolution

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information or Prospect Information to us by using the Contact Information given below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding the use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Statement.  

Contact Information

In the event of questions about access to your Personal Information or Prospect Information; our collection, use, management, or disclosure of Personal Information or Prospect Information; or this Privacy Statement, contact us at:

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Effective Date

This Privacy Statement is effective as of 9/28/2021.

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Members of the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America:

As medical communities across the world are reeling under the shock of COVID 19, the pandemic has also brought home the stark truth about how unprepared we are to face a crisis like this, and how Technology led medicine will be our future. In this context, there has been a lot of talk about Telemedicine, regulatory changes surrounding it and whether there are reliable platforms that are secure, and protect our patient’s PHI.

I am pleased to present a workshop entitled - Possibilities & the Regulatory Environment for the Practice of Telemedicine in the USA – facilitated by our colleagues from Capgemini Inc. This hour-long workshop will cover:

  1. Review the current Telemedicine practices in the USA – 5 mins
  2. Understand the Recent Regulatory Changes/Insurance Reimbursements relating to Telemedicine – 15 mins
  3. Telemedicine Platform Demo - 10 mins
  4. Q and A – 30 mins The workshop is aimed at sharing knowledge among the associates of the Hellenic Medical Societies as part of Capgemini’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. As such, Capgemini neither endorses any particular Telemedicine platform nor intends to sell its services as part of this presentation. 

The Telemedicine Web conference is scheduled for Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Time Slot: 7.00 pm - 8.00 pp  EST 

Please contact us to receive your connect information by visiting the page: https://www.hellenicfedmed.org/home/contact-us 

 

Brief profile of the presenters: Brief-Presenter-Profiles.pdf

About Capgemini: https://www.capgemini.com/our-company/

 

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Dear members and friends of the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America,

As New York City is suffering the worst loss of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives are changing with social distancing, remote technology and care for loved ones, patients and their families.

The Greek American doctors like the other health personnel are the heroes who relentlessly have fought to contain this deadly illness!

The Hellenic Medical Society of New York through its President Dr. Panos Manolas, its Executive Board and its many dedicated members have been educating Greek Americans through their Website and the media on the pandemic and installed a hotline for patients to call for health tips, medications, and food supplies.  Dr. George Tsioulias, a member of the Federation's Board has been performing emergency surgeries on COVID-19 patients and has saved lives. Dr. George Liakeas, former President of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York survived 10 days of intubation and has returned home.  Lastly, members of the Society have been describing the healthcare situation in New York on US media and Greek television and are advising to follow all pandemic precautions and restrictions.

In New Jersey, the second hardest-hit state of the nation, Dr. Elias Iliadis, President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of New Jersey, former President of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia, and a member of the Federation's Board has been in the front lines in the ICU at Cooper University Hospital in Southern New Jersey saving patient lives.

In Boston, the doctors of the Hellenic Medical and Dental Society of New England are offering their services and saving lives in Massachusetts. Dr. Stefanos Kales, Professor of Public Health at Harvard Medical School is publishing studies on COVID-19 epidemiology.

In California, one of the first states to be infested by the virus, doctors of the Hellenic Medical and Dental Society of Southern California are managing COVID-19 patients putting their lives in danger.

In Chicago, a hotspot for the pandemic, Hellenic doctors are in the line of battle and their dedication is much appreciated by the community.

Across the United States, we are all proud of our Hellenic health personnel who have stepped up to the plate and are offering critical services to control this unforeseen pandemic.

Using remote technology, all Hellenic medical professionals can network, learn from each other and help their fellow Americans and Greeks.

The Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America formed in Montreal, Canada in 2002 and established as a 501©3 organization is being reorganized on a Web platform to serve all member societies.   Its mission is to inform and network physicians and patients of Hellenic origin, offer existing medical societies funding for educational programs, support the formation of new Hellenic medical societies, and organize medical conferences in North America and Greece.

Through the years, the Federation has sponsored physician networking, medical student scholarships, and medical conferences in the United States and Greece.

The Board of Directors is constituted by the Presidents or assigned representatives of the existing Hellenic medical societies in the United States and Canada.

Webex conferences are planned to happen quarterly where issues regarding the mission, rotating representation and expansion of services will be discussed.

We are requesting Greek American physicians and health personnel to write to us their experiences with COVID-19 either treating patients or enduring the virus..

We are looking forward to an exciting future where Greek American physicians will continue to be leaders in their profession and the community.

 

Happy Easter to you and your families!

 

Best wishes,

Spyros G.E. Mezitis, MD, PhD

President

New York, New York