Terms of Use


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Internet site on the World Wide Web, www.himss.org, is a service that is intended to provide useful information for HIMSS members, consumers and other interested persons. While it is the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's intent to always present accurate information, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society makes no warranties regarding the correctness of the information provided on this Internet site, www.himss.org, and HIMSS does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. HIMSS accepts no liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on any of the information provided therein. By proceeding to use this service, each user expressly waives any and all rights of action that he or she may have against the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society arising out of use and/or reliance on the information on this service.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and its officers, Trustees, employees and agents assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, or in any respect for the content of such information, including, but not limited to, errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, damages incurred if material infects or contaminates a user's system or information, and the violation of property, privacy or personal rights of others. No guarantees or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose are made by HIMSS with respect to such information.
At certain places on this HIMSS Internet site, live links to other Internet addresses can be accessed. HIMSS does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses.


The contents of all material available on this Internet site are copyrighted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society unless otherwise indicated. All rights are reserved by the HIMSS and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of the HIMSS, or as indicated below. Members of HIMSS may download pages or other content for their own use, consistent with the mission and purpose of HIMSS.


The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of HIMSS appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate HIMSS' sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without HIMSS' prior express written permission.

Privacy Policy

Effective November 18, 2009
HIMSS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us. Accordingly, we strive for compliance with all federal and state privacy laws and follow industry best practices in order to best serve our community. We consider all members, subscribers, customers, registrants, conference attendees and speakers part of the HIMSS community. The following guidelines have been created to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.
Our location and contact information:
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1700 
Chicago, IL 60603-5616 

Collected Information

The information we collect is gathered from several sources. These include, but are not limited to: our membership, conferences, webinars, distance learning, publications, and newsletter and magazine subscriptions. From these sources we may collect postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and/or demographic information for those individuals that volunteer such information. For each visitor to our websites, our web server automatically collects the visitor’s domain name and IP address only, but no other identifiable information unless volunteered. In addition, we collect aggregate information on which web pages visitors access or visit.

How We Use Collected Information

As part of a membership, purchase, subscription or registration agreement, members and registrants will be contacted by us through mail, e-mail, and/or phone to communicate with them about their subscription and/or registration. They will be contacted for renewal, surveys, updates concerning their account profile and special offers related to their subscription and/or registration. We also use the information to contact them for marketing purposes. Certain information — such as your password and credit card number — is never disclosed in any form to any outside party.
We may share information in the following ways:
When you provide contact and demographic information to HIMSS, we may share this within HIMSS related organizations (i.e.,: HIMSS Analytics, Government Health IT, HIMSS Foundation and the Institute for e-Health Policy).
We share aggregate demographic information and statistics with advertisers and other interested parties.
For events, we share contact and demographic information with exhibitors, corporate supporters and sponsors. In some cases, a registrant can opt-out from receiving communications from these third party vendors.


We use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record session information (such as items that visitors add to their shopping carts), record user-specific information such as what pages users access or visit, and customize web page content based on a visitor’s browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Ad Servers

To best present offers that may be of interest to you, we have relationships with other carefully selected companies that we allow to place ads on our web pages. As a result of your visit to our sites, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, and clickstream information. The use of such information is governed by the privacy policy of these other companies.


HIMSS takes every precaution to protect your information from unauthorized use. When you submit sensitive information via our websites, the information is protected both online and offline. When our registration/subscription form asks for a credit card number or other sensitive information, that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL.

Policy Updates

From time to time, we may use provided information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If our information practices change we will immediately post any adjustments to our policy on this website. This will serve as your notification of these changes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and check back periodically.


If you feel that HIMSS is not following this stated Privacy Policy, please contact us through the above postal address, e-mail link, or phone number.