Privacy Policy

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) recognizes that your privacy on the Internet is very important to you. That's why protecting your personal information is of the utmost importance to the Academy. This Privacy Policy describes how we will and will not use the information you entrust to us. This statement applies solely to information collected on this Web site.

Though we are committed to insuring your privacy, we may be required to disclose personal information when required by law and necessary to comply with a court order or legal process.

Information Collection. AAPM&R uses information voluntarily submitted by members and others to provide you with personalized service tailored to your needs and to enable us to continually improve the convenience and functionality of this site.

General Users

AAPM&R does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of AAPM&R's Web site browse anonymously. AAPM&R's web server tracks the domain names and IP addresses (not the individual e-mail addresses) of all visitors to our site to measure the general number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc. but we do not use this information to determine any user's identity.

AAPM&R Members

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the Web site, members are asked to provide a unique user ID and password. AAPM&R's web server tracks the domain names and IP addresses (not the individual e-mail addresses) of members entering the members-only area but only for purposes of measuring the general number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc. 

  • Dues Renewal: Members may have the option to renew their membership dues online. When renewing online, members are asked to provide a unique user ID and password. This information is verified with membership information previously provided and updated. 

Meeting Registrants

Members and non-members may have the option to register for specific AAPM&R meetings online. When registering online, as with the paper version, registrants will be asked to provide basic contact information, including e-mail. For members, this information is verified with membership information previously provided and updated. For non-members, this basic contact information is entered into our database and a unique user ID is assigned to facilitate online meeting registration.

Use of Cookies. Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server to track information regarding users of the site. AAPM&R uses cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Disclosure of Information. AAPM&R makes member contact information and meeting registration information available to members and to qualified third parties. AAPM&R does not release, sell or rent member e-mail addresses for solicitation purposes.

E-mail Lists. AAPM&R maintains an e-mail list of members to enable us to keep you informed about important events. Members are given the option to unsubscribe at anytime. AAPM&R does not release, sell or rent the e-mail addresses on the list for solicitation purposes. In addition, we configure our listserve software to refuse to divulge the e-mail addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized AAPM&R staff, including other list subscribers.

Links to Other Sites. AAPM&R Web site contains links to other sites. AAPM&R is not responsible for the privacy practices of those Web sites. Inclusion of links to an outside web site, whether in an advertisement or content area of AAPM&R, is not an endorsement of the web site or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate.

Security. AAPM&R online dues renewal and meeting registration is designed to protect your privacy. When you make payments online with AAPM&R, all of your information, including your credit card number and delivery address, is passed through our secure server. Our secure server uses Secure Sockets Layer software (SSL), which encrypts your information and transmits it to us. SSL technology, the industry-leading standard, is designed to prevent someone other than AAPM&R from viewing and downloading your information.

AAPM&R employs digital certificates through VeriSign, the industry leader in Web security. As a VeriSign Secure Site, visitors can verify the site's authenticity and communicate with AAPM&R securely using SSL encryption that protects confidential information from interception and hacking.

When you make online payment(s) and provide credit card information, AAPM&R submits the requisite information to the appropriate clearinghouse to verify and validate the credit card. AAPM&R does not disclose credit card account information for any purpose.

While we're confident your dues renewal or meeting registration information is secure, if you feel at all unsure, please contact AAPM&R for information by mail or fax.

AAPM&R Merchandise. AAPM&R makes available through its Web site, links to the site(s) of third party vendors to sell certain products, including AAPM&R branded merchandise sold by a third party vendor. Although it may appear that you are on the AAPM&R Web site when you request such products and services, your personal and credit card information goes directly to the third party vendor for the purpose of billing and fulfilling your order, and is not received, stored or otherwise retained by AAPM&R in any way. If AAPM&R's third party vendor selling AAPM&R branded merchandise has trouble processing an order, your personal information could be used to contact you. AAPM&R may share personal information with its third party vendors for the sole purpose and only to the extent needed to support their business needs.

Third parties receiving personal information are expected to apply the same level of privacy protection as contained in this Privacy Policy, and may not use your personal information for any purpose other than as originally intended.

Changes in Terms of Privacy Policy. AAPM&R reserves the right to alter its privacy policies. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.

Contact Us. We want to assure you that AAPM&R is dedicated to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please send us an e-mail, call us at (847) 737-6000, fax us at (847) 737-6001, or write us at: AAPM&R, 9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 200, Rosemont, IL  60018.

10/12/04