Privacy

Privacy Policy

AAPS respects the privacy of members and visitors accessing this website and other websites maintained by AAPS, and takes seriously its responsibilities regarding the privacy and security of customer information and visitor information. AAPS reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Changes to the Privacy Policy shall be announced via this website.

AAPS defines “personal data” to mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an “identifiable natural person” is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. AAPS may collect personal data including, but not limited to, your name, title, employer, address, telephone number, and email address. AAPS collects personal data from you through the use of registration forms, direct personal contact with you, and each time you email AAPS your details.

AAPS uses your personal data only when and where it is necessary to do so because it is relevant to AAPS's dealings with you or where AAPS has your consent to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, invoicing you for products and services you buy from AAPS, customer service, and network management. Purposes for which AAPS may use your personal data include direct marketing of AAPS products and services and customer surveys. AAPS will not disclose or share your personal data with any other party without your express consent, unless this is necessary to provide the services or products which you requested when providing us with your personal data, or as required by law. Aggregate data which has been de-identified may be used by AAPS and by third parties to track usage of AAPS's websites and applications. AAPS will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties.

You understand and agree that perfect security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. When you send credit card information to AAPS over the Internet, AAPS encrypts this information between your computer and our server. Other information you send to AAPS, including email messages, will not be encrypted unless AAPS advises you otherwise. AAPS may use cookies on its websites. AAPS has technical and organizational security measures intended to prevent unauthorized or unlawful disclosure or access to, or accidental or unlawful loss of or destruction, or alteration or unauthorized disclosure of or access to, or other damage to your personal data. These measures are intended to ensure an appropriate level of security in relation to the risks inherent in the processing and the nature of the personal data to be protected.

AAPS only keeps your information for as long as we are either required to by law, or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected. You may contact AAPS at any time if you would like to correct, update, supplement or delete personal data. You may also contact AAPS at any time to opt-out of receiving communications from AAPS at the point where AAPS requests information about you. You may send email to info@aaps.org  or you may send mail to the following postal address:

Privacy, AAPS
2107 Wilson Blvd.

Alexandria, VA 22201

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please email AAPS at info@aaps.org.

AAPS Cookies Policy

To enhance your experience on AAPS’s websites, many of AAPS’s web pages use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not provide your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to AAPS—for example, by registering for e-newsletters or completing a web form. Once you choose to provide personal information to a web page, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can be read only by the server that gave it to you.

Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there, and what they click on. Information supplied by analytics cookies helps AAPS analyze the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience. Analytics cookies do not collect or store personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. AAPS does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.

Some areas of AAPS websites allow users to log in and retrieve personal information and account details. Some of these areas use a cookie in order to remember account information.

You may also find embedded videos from external sites such as YouTube. Cookies that come from other sites like YouTube but work on AAPS.org are third-party cookies and are governed by such third-party’s privacy policy. Visitors may learn about third-party cookies policies on the third-party website’s privacy pages.

If you want to control which cookies you accept, configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser options so that you will not receive cookies and you can delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of this site will not function properly if you have refused cookies.