Privacy Policy

Step Up for Ostomy reserves the right to change this policy at any time. This privacy policy will be kept current and posted on our website.

This Privacy Policy explains how Step Up for Ostomy may collect, use, and disclose information, including Personal Information we obtain through our websites. You may use Step Up for Ostomy website without disclosing personally identifiable information, and we will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. Any information you submit will be used as provided in this privacy policy only.

“Personal information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate an individual, such as name, address, email address, postal code, or phone number. There are several ways you may provide information on our website, including completing a survey, contacting us via online links, e-mail, participating in our ostomy zone community platform, or registering for an event online.


Consent will be obtained from the person whose personal information is collected, used and disclosed unless obtaining the consent would be inappropriate or not required by law.

Occasionally the person’s consent may be implied by the person’s conduct with the Step Up for Ostomy When it is appropriate, written consent will be obtained.

Written consent will be kept on file for as long as the information is reasonably necessary. A person may withdraw his /her consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. The person will be notified of any implications of the withdrawal.

Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention

Information collected will be limited to that required for the purposes identified by the Step Up for Ostomy. Step Up for Ostomy is committed to collecting information in a fair, open and lawful manner. The information we collect is used to provide you with information about our programs and services available through the Society.

Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than for which it was collected, except with the consent of the person or as required by law. If you have any concerns about the information you have provided to us or would like to review, update, or delete this information, please e-mail us at We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your requests.


Please note: We do not use “Cookies,” however our server collects and saves the default information customarily logged by World Wide Web server software. Our logs contain the following information for each request: date, time, originating IP address and domain name. This information helps us evaluate our marketing efforts and how visitors use our site so we can make improvements to the user experience. This information is anonymous.

Data Security:

Personal information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate and of a type required by the sensitivity of personal information.

Links to other sites

Step Up for Ostomy has links to other websites that are not under its control. Step Up for Ostomy is not responsible for the contents of any linked website, any link contained in the linked website or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not mean that Step Up for Ostomy endorses that website.

Please be aware that Step Up for Ostomy is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that request personal information from you.