The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. ACPM strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, ACPM has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does ACPM Collect?
Most data ACPM collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.
From General Users. ACPM does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From ACPM’s Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on acpm.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. ACPM asks users to provide their name, organization name, business phone, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to ACPM through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contributions. ACPM only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
How Does ACPM Use Data Collected?
ACPM uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:
ACPM Member Services and Products. Generally, ACPM and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.
Disclosures to Third Parties. ACPM incorporates information users provide into the Membership Directory that it provides to members and sells to requesters. On occasion, ACPM may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or e-mail addresses. Users may request ACPM refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact ACPM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-466-2044 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.
Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), ACPM its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Web site. ACPM may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow ACPM (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.
Credit Card Account Information. ACPM does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, ACPM submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Web site contains links to other web sites. ACPM has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.
What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any User suspects ACPM has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us via email or by calling 202-466-2044.