ASSH members may request ASSH member mailing labels or the ASSH member e-mail address list for research purposes.
All requests are to be submitted to the ASSH Central Office for review by the ASSH Research Division, and must be accompanied by the following:
- $250 Application Fee
- Sample of the proposed mailing material;
- Brief explanation of the research study and the survey question methodology
- A sample of the introductory message from the author(s) that identifies the author(s) as a member of the ASSH and provides information as to the purpose and nature of the study. The message should include (1) any industry relationships, including funding support, or conflicts of interest pertinent to the study; (2) the primary author’s contact information for participants in the event that questions arise regarding the study or its findings; (3) the statement “We have obtained your contact information with permission from the ASSH. This permission does not, however, constitute an endorsement, approval, recommendation, or certification by the ASSH of any information, product, process, service or organization presented or discussed in our communications with you.”
Survey requests will be evaluated by the Research Division based on the following:
• Research plan is judged to be reasonable and project has a high feasibility of completion
• Hypotheses and specific aims are clear and defined
• No meaningful conflicts of interest or administrative issues exist
• Research goals are pertinent to the mission of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
All requests for permission to use ASSH member mailing labels or e-mail addresses must be accompanied by a sample of the proposed mailing and are subject to approval by the ASSH Central Office. If permission to use ASSH member mailing labels is granted, the ASSH member information provided may be used solely to disseminate an exact copy of the sample submitted with the request.
Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing, permission to use the ASSH member mailing list does not constitute an endorsement, approval, recommendation, or certification of any information, product, process, service or organization presented or discussed in the mailing, and no reference should be made to imply such approval or endorsement.
Please Note the Following:
- Peel and stick labels with the mailing addresses of ASSH members are available on a rental basis for a one time use. Labels, and the information contained thereon, shall not be copied, reused, sold, electronically reproduced, transferred into customer files, or used by any party other than the one submitting the request and for the specifically requested purpose. The mailing label information provided may not be used to re-contact members on the mailing list or provide information to a third party to initiate such contact.
- All label counts provided are approximate and subject to change at any time. The ASSH shall not be responsible for shortages or overruns of materials based on estimates.
- All label orders are subject to a no-return policy. No refunds or credits will be made after an order has been processed.
- All orders must be approved prior to fulfillment.
- Orders will be processed in 5 business days following approval and receipt of payment.
- Labels are sent FedEx – 2 day.
Electronic Mailing List Policy:
- Requests for a copy of ASSH member e-mail addresses shall be submitted in writing to the Chair of the ASSH Website Committee. Such requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and authorized at the discretion of the Chair.
- Only ASSH members may request ASSH member e-mail addresses, and only requests to use the list for research purposes will be considered.
- If approved the ASSH Member e-mail information may be used a maximum of three times – the initial survey email, one follow-up request, and a follow up with the results of the survey (if applicable).
The cost of the mailing list when used for research purposes is as follows:
- $250 application fee (non-refundable)
- $250 processing fee (charged if research request is approved)
- Mailing label requests will incur an additional $20.50 shipping and handling fee
Unauthorized usage of ASSH Mailing List information:
In addition to any and all other remedies available to ASSH, each unauthorized use of the ASSH Mailing List shall result in a $1200.00 charge. Further, ASSH reserves the right to refuse any future request for use of the ASSH Mailing List from any organization or individual who has violated the ASSH Mailing List Policy.
Required to Order
- Completed request form and signed policy agreement and written request
- Sample of the mailing
- Sample of the cover message
- Payment - If payment is sent via check, order will not be fulfilled until payment has been processed.
Questions can be directed to Katherine Ort at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 880-1900.