Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: The Fascia Research Society (FRS) was established as a membership organization to facilitate, encourage and support the dialogue and collaboration between clinicians, researchers and academicians, in order to further our understanding of the properties and functions of fasciae.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Membership application form

The data we collect from FRS members can be viewed here:

The information you enter is only shared with:

  • Board members, so that we can contact members who might be interested in committee work based on their responses on this form. 
  • Website administrators, so they can keep the website functioning.
  • Other FRS members in the member-only directory, which includes your name, areas of specialty and knowledge, location, and a contact link where you can send an email to the member but not view their email address.

Online forms on third-party websites

Purchase of Fascia Research Congress (FRC) recordings and Fascia Research Society (FRS) webinar recordings takes place at Vimeo's privacy policy is available here:

Webinar registration takes place at Zoom's privacy policy is available here: . If there is a fee for the webinar, it is processed at PayPal’s privacy policy is available here:

Purchase of Fascia Photos (a downloadable digital product) takes place at FastSpring's privacy policy is available here:

Membership marketplace form

This member-only optional form allows FRS members to view and list courses, supplies, and research projects available from FRS members. The information you enter on this form is only accessible by FRS members and website administrators.


If you upload images to the your member profile or to the member marketplace, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Members logged in to the web site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The main purpose of cookies on this site is to allow members, who can login to the site, to stay logged in for a certain period of time as long as they use the same browser.

Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form or login to the site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We keep visitor logs to collect information about pages accessed on the website, date and time of your visit, your IP address, and if you are logged in, your name. The logs are automatically erased every 3 days. Only the site administrators have access to visitor logs.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties. Names and email addresses of FRS members are subscribed to our Constant Contact newsletters which contain pertinent information for members, such as discounts, events, and fascia research news. Members can unsubscribe at any time from the newsletters. Effective May 25, 2018, we will not subscribe new or renewing members without their consent.

How long we retain your data

Only FRS members have personal data retained on this website. All users can see and edit their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We retain FRS member data in the website database even after your membership expires unless you request that we remove it. See the next section for information about removing your data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site you can see and edit your data at any time.  Also, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To request that your personal data be removed, please fill out the form at

Contact information

If you have any questions about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at, or send mail to:

Fascia Research Society
16192 Coastal Hwy
Lewes, DE 19958

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data by storing it on a hardened server at 24Shells, Inc. New Jersey data center. The server is monitored 24/7. Administrative access is highly restricted. Code patching takes place soon after reliable patches have been released. Data is backed up to a protected and closed AWS account. Data is encrypted in transit.

However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. If you have an account on this website, we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe: choose a strong password and keep it private, and log out of your user account and close your web browser when you are finished and on a shared or unsecured device.

What third parties we receive data from

When you make a purchase at this web site,, the credit card transaction occurs at We receive confirmation information and a transaction id from them.


We accept payments for membership through When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Privacy Policy for more details.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not automate any decision making or profiling with user data.