Privacy Policy


The information contained on is provided as a public service for patients and medical professionals. SVS is very aware of privacy concerns and will not solicit personal information from you as you tour the site, although you may provide that information voluntarily. If you do elect to provide personal information, in no case will SVS sell, license, or transmit that information outside of, its contractors, agents, or other authorized organizations for any reason, unless you authorize us to do so.

Links to Other Sites

Links to other sites are available in order to provide you with additional useful information and services. However, SVS is not responsible for the privacy policies or actions of other parties that control other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy policies of any site you visit.

Use of Personal Information

SVS will not sell information to any outside organization for that organization’s use in its marketing or solicitation without the user’s express consent.

There may be instances where will offer you the opportunity to participate in surveys and other data gathering for research and other purposes. If you choose to participate, your individual data and your personal information will not be released to the data gathering organization. Grouped data will be analyzed and personal data will not be released.

Visit Information

When you visit, SVS automatically collects some basic information about your computer, including the following: your most recently visited URL, IP address (your computer’s unique signature), operating system (e.g. Windows XP), and browser software (e.g. Firefox, Safari, Chrome).
The information collected reflects the user population as a whole rather than focusing on individuals. It is used to better understand the people who visit This information allows SVS to identify the most popular pages on Aggregated data of non-personally identifiable information may be disclosed to the SVS Board to inform them of the number and categories of people who have visited