Privacy Policy and Disclaimers

Privacy Policy:

The Society for In Vitro Biology respects the privacy of our members and those who visit our website. The Privacy Policy following governs how we collect, store, and use information about our visitors. The SIVB reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time based on new technologies, new business practices, and changing needs of our visitors. Questions or suggestions on how to improve this policy should be sent to [email protected].

What Information Is Being Collected?

For General Users
SIVB does not collect any personal identifying information from users just browsing our website. Our server collects aggregate data, such as your IP address and the number of hits per page. These data are gathered in this manner for quality control, statistical purposes and improvement of our site. They are not shared.

For SIVB Members, Meeting Registrants, and Other Customers
Personal information collected from you is used to fulfill a service such as meeting registration, membership renewal, newsletter notifications, election notices, etc. All data are submitted voluntarily. Information provided on our Membership Application(s) is used internally. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the SIVB may share personal data disclosed with consultants and staff for internal business purposes and as required by law, if such data are subpoenaed. This information is never forwarded to any third parties.

How Will Your Information Be Used?
SIVB uses information collected on the website to enhance its products and services. Demographic information is specifically used for the purpose of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with our website. SIVB ensures the security and privacy of any personally identifiable information that we collect.

Disclosure to Third Parties
SIVB distributes contact and membership information directly to its members annually in the printed SIVB Membership Directory. SIVB uses your email address to respond to your request(s) and to relay membership communication such as Officer and Bylaws Ballots, the In Vitro Report Newsletter notifications, and important meeting and membership correspondence. Periodically, SIVB may share personally identifiable information with organizations that we believe might have a product or service of interest to you. Limited data provided to third parties include name, affiliation and business address. Your email, telephone, and fax numbers will not be disclosed to third parties.

At any time, you may update your registered information by contacting SIVB at the SIVB Business Office or call 910-755-5431.

Opting Out
To opt out of online communications from SIVB, members can communicate their wishes:

  1. By sending an email to [email protected]
  2. By sending mail or fax to:
    Society for In Vitro Biology
    672 Old Mill Rd., Suite 284
    Millersville, MD 21108
    Fax: (410) 969-7941
  3. By calling the SIVB Business Office telephone number: (410) 969-7940

Do We Employ Cookies?
SIVB uses ‘Session Cookies’ that write a line of text temporarily to your computer’s RAM. Because a session cookie is never written to your hard drive, it is destroyed after 90 minutes away from our site or when you close your browser. Cookies are generated by our website to provide you with a personalized and enhanced online experience. These cookies make your navigation through our sites easier by saving your passwords, preferences, and profile information. Cookies also show how visitors use our site and enable us to make improvements based on actual visitor traffic patterns. The use of cookies in this manner is an association industry standard.

Security Capabilities and Financial Information
Financial information may be collected online when individuals register for meetings, submit abstracts, order publications, or make payment for membership. The online forms are within an SSL secured site using https. This encrypts the information during the transaction so as to secure the cardholder data from access by unauthorized users.


International Intellectual Property and Copyright laws protect all materials contained on the SIVB website. ‘Material’ includes all text, graphics, icons, photographs, software, audio, and video. Permission is granted to download, copy, or print material for personal, instructional, or noncommercial use.

Information contained on our website does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Society for In Vitro Biology. Information found on the SIVB website should not be relied on as medical, legal, business, or tax advice.

The SIVB website provides links to external sites for the convenience of our visitors. Such a link in no way implies that the content or operation of external sites has received SIVB’s endorsement, recommendation or preference. SIVB is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Websites maintained by third parties may collect information and use it in a way inconsistent with this privacy statement. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the SIVB’s websites, and to read the privacy statements of each website they visit. You are solely responsible for how you use any external site linked from this website.

The laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States of America apply, no matter where this website is viewed. Any suits filed against SIVB must be filed in the state of North Carolina.

SIVB Career Center:

Employers/Recruiter Disclaimer

  1. SIVB as the sponsor of this site extends no warranty or representation of any kind as to:
    1. Whether the placement of any offer of a position was authorized by the prospective employer;
    2. Whether the position remains open;
    3. Whether the description of the position is accurate and complete; and
    4. Whether the prospective employer subscribes to SIVB’s policies and supports SIVB’s objectives and mission (this is not a requirement for placement of position offers on this site).
  2. Candidates Disclaimer
    SIVB in addition extends no warranty or representation as to the credentials or experience of responders (either as to whether the responder is a member of SIVB and if so as to the responder’s standing within SIVB or as to the responder’s curriculum vitae, experience or repute. This is an open website not restricted to members of SIVB; SIVB undertakes no screening role as to responses of which it is aware and in other cases may be entirely unaware that a response has been submitted.


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