Privacy Policy

Scope and ConsentAssociation Management Software “joyn” is a product of MetaPort Systems, LLC herein referred as “MetaPort”. MetaPort is an authorized service provider for 

Schizophrenia International Research Society(SIRS), herein referred as “Client”. You accept this Privacy Policy when you sign up for, access, or use our products, services, content, features, technologies or functions offered on our website on behalf of the client. This Privacy Policy applies US law and is intended to govern the use MetaPort services in the United States. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective as of the published effective date.

Collection of Personal InformationThe joyn system includes membership management, conference management abstract management and conference registration.

Membership Information –  When you login to the joyn or create an account in the joyn system, we collect and store the information, on behalf of our client, sent to us by your computer, mobile phone or other access device.

Information you provide to us: We may collect and store any information you provide us, on behalf of our client, when you use joyn system, including when you add information on a web form, add or update your account information, or when you otherwise correspond with us regarding joyn system support.

When you use joyn, we collect information about your transactions and your activities, on behalf of our client. In addition, if you create an account the account is created with the client membership database during which we may collect the following types of information:

  • Contact information, such as your name, address, phone, email and other similar information that client deems necessary.

Using Your Mobile Device –  We may offer you the ability to connect with joyn system using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The provisions of this Privacy Policy apply to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices.

When you download or use our mobile applications, or access one of our mobile optimized sites, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device’s setting’s menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device’s location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacture of your particular device.

How We Use the Personal Information We Collect –  Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to update our client membership database. In addition, we use the information to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:

  • Update client membership database;
  • process transactions and send notices about your transactions;
  • verify your identity, including during account creation and password reset processes;
  • Identify your membership level with our client association, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • manage and protect our information technology infrastructure;

We may contact you via electronic means or postal mail to notify you regarding your account, changes to your account, payment notification, renewal notices, reminder notice, registration confirmation, or as otherwise necessary to service your account. Finally, we may contact you as necessary to enforce our policies, applicable law, or any agreement we may have with you. To reach you as efficiently as possible, we may contact you via phone, and may use autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages as described in our User Agreement. Where applicable and permitted by law, you may decline to receive certain communications.

MarketingWe do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. The use of your personal information by our client is outside of this privacy policy. We respect your communication preferences. If you no longer wish to receive notifications via our application, you can adjust your preferences by contacting the association representative.

How We Use Cookies and Similar TechnologiesWhen you access our website or use MetaPort Services, we (including companies we work with) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, e-tags, “Flash cookies,” or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications (collectively “Cookies”). We use these technologies to recognize you as an affiliate of our client; customize MetaPort Services, and allow you to smoothly transition between pages and navigate content.

You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits, unless our Cookies are required to prevent fraud or ensure the security of websites we control. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with your use of our website and MetaPort Services.

How We Protect and Store Personal InformationThroughout this Privacy Policy, we use the term “personal information” to describe information that can be associated with a specific person or company and can be used to identify that affiliate.

Our operations are supported by a network of computers, cloud-based servers, and other infrastructure and information technology, including, but not limited to, the use of third-party service providers. We, and third-party service providers on our behalf, store and process your personal information in the United States and elsewhere in the world. If your information is transferred to other countries, including countries which may not have data protection laws that provide the same level of protection that exists in your country, we will protect the information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We protect your information using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to data centers, and information access authorization controls.

How We Share Personal Information with our clientWe update your personal information we collect from you, including your name, contact details, and transactions and activities directly into joyn system hosted for our client. Through annual licensing agreement our client own and operate the membership database. We do not directly share your information with any third parties however, use of your information by our client is not covered under this privacy policy.

How You Can Access or Change Your Personal InformationYou can review and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account and reviewing your account under update profile page. We also retain personal information from your account to collect any fees owed, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, prevent fraud, enforce our User Agreement, or take other actions as required or permitted by law.